Period
to 17 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,134 2,389 1,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.81% 33.84% 31.87%
As % of the General category 62.56% 61.41% 61.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,621 1,937 1,548
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £334 £330
90th Percentile £688 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £26.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% -27.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.81 £11.87
90th Percentile £27.15 £30.68 £78.98
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £26.19
% change year-on-year -10.95% -19.82% +4.76%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,411 3,890 3,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.85% 55.11% 51.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,596 3,111 2,513
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £699 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 21
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -4.60% -5.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.60 £12.37
90th Percentile £34.20 £38.13 £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year -9.88% -4.60% -4.40%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge 0 191 £525 -4.55% 1
Moorgate 0 54 £550 -
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 575 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (20.85%) Banking
3 340 (15.93%) SQL
4 339 (15.89%) Java
5 295 (13.82%) Microsoft
6 273 (12.79%) Windows
7 271 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 271 (12.70%) DevOps
8 261 (12.23%) Python
9 218 (10.22%) TDD
10 207 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
11 188 (8.81%) C#
12 183 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
13 182 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 181 (8.48%) Linux
15 178 (8.34%) JavaScript
16 172 (8.06%) Project Management
17 169 (7.92%) Active Directory
18 168 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
19 165 (7.73%) SQL Server
20 163 (7.64%) Microservices
21 160 (7.50%) Docker
22 159 (7.45%) Oracle
23 150 (7.03%) .NET
24 146 (6.84%) HTML
25 145 (6.79%) Apache Spark
26 144 (6.75%) Scrum
27 141 (6.61%) Asset Management
28 139 (6.51%) ITIL
29 138 (6.47%) Migration

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 145 (6.79%) Apache Spark
2 75 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 42 (1.97%) Apache
4 41 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 39 (1.83%) Confluence
6 34 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 33 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 29 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 26 (1.22%) Skype for Business
10 24 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.84%) CMS
12 17 (0.80%) JBoss
12 17 (0.80%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
13 16 (0.75%) IPython
14 14 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.61%) IIS
16 7 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 108 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.094%) InVision
9 1 (0.047%) InDesign
9 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.047%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 30 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 18 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.33%) Actimize
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.23%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.23%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.19%) HFM
11 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 271 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 207 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (4.22%) Office 365
4 42 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (1.78%) Serverless
6 29 (1.36%) PaaS
7 27 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (0.94%) GitHub
10 18 (0.84%) IaaS
11 17 (0.80%) SaaS
12 14 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
13 10 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.42%) Yammer
15 8 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.37%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.33%) Datadog
17 6 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.11%) Firewall
2 35 (1.64%) WAN
3 34 (1.59%) DNS
3 34 (1.59%) LAN
4 30 (1.41%) Network Security
5 28 (1.31%) DHCP
6 26 (1.22%) Skype
7 24 (1.12%) Internet
8 18 (0.84%) TCP/IP
9 16 (0.75%) BGP
9 16 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
9 16 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (0.75%) OSPF
10 15 (0.70%) SAN
11 14 (0.66%) MPLS
11 14 (0.66%) Unified Communications
11 14 (0.66%) VPN
11 14 (0.66%) Wireless
12 13 (0.61%) Telepresence
13 12 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 126 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
3 115 (5.39%) Big Data
4 72 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 65 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 60 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (2.11%) Star Schema
8 43 (2.01%) Apache Hive
9 41 (1.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 37 (1.73%) MongoDB
10 37 (1.73%) OLAP
11 35 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
11 35 (1.64%) Relational Database
12 32 (1.50%) Power BI
13 31 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (1.41%) MySQL
15 29 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (1.08%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 100 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 93 (4.36%) JIRA
3 87 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 54 (2.53%) Selenium
5 32 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (1.45%) Maven
7 28 (1.31%) TeamCity
8 26 (1.22%) NUnit
9 25 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 25 (1.17%) JUnit
9 25 (1.17%) MSTest
9 25 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 22 (1.03%) SpecFlow
10 22 (1.03%) Subversion
10 22 (1.03%) Visual Studio
11 19 (0.89%) Mockito
12 18 (0.84%) SoapUI
13 17 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (0.66%) Mocha
General
1 445 (20.85%) Banking
2 122 (5.72%) Front Office
3 94 (4.40%) Financial Institution
4 74 (3.47%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.06%) Retail
6 39 (1.83%) Legal
7 34 (1.59%) Retail Banking
8 32 (1.50%) Marketing
9 29 (1.36%) Back Office
10 22 (1.03%) Advertising
11 21 (0.98%) General Ledger
11 21 (0.98%) Law
11 21 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.61%) Billing
12 13 (0.61%) International Banking
13 6 (0.28%) Publishing
14 5 (0.23%) French Language
14 5 (0.23%) Games
15 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 619 (29.01%) Developer
2 340 (15.93%) Analyst
3 159 (7.45%) Java Developer
4 126 (5.90%) Project Manager
5 123 (5.76%) Business Analyst
5 123 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 120 (5.62%) Senior Developer
7 101 (4.73%) Architect
8 96 (4.50%) Python Developer
9 74 (3.47%) Consultant
9 74 (3.47%) Data Engineer
10 60 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
11 56 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
12 52 (2.44%) AWS DevOps
13 50 (2.34%) C# Developer
14 47 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
14 47 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
15 46 (2.16%) Azure Engineer
16 45 (2.11%) .NET Developer
17 44 (2.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (7.03%) .NET
2 146 (6.84%) HTML
3 104 (4.87%) AngularJS
4 90 (4.22%) REST
5 88 (4.12%) Kafka
6 87 (4.08%) CSS
7 86 (4.03%) NumPy
7 86 (4.03%) Spring
8 83 (3.89%) Pandas
9 78 (3.66%) Node.js
9 78 (3.66%) Web Services
10 74 (3.47%) PySpark
11 62 (2.91%) React
12 56 (2.62%) HTML5
13 55 (2.58%) RESTful
14 48 (2.25%) JSON
15 45 (2.11%) Spring Boot
15 45 (2.11%) XML
16 40 (1.87%) Middleware
16 40 (1.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 168 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (5.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 117 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
4 92 (4.31%) Fixed Income
5 82 (3.84%) User Experience
6 66 (3.09%) Hedge funds
7 64 (3.00%) Fintech
8 53 (2.48%) Tandem
9 52 (2.44%) Management Information System
10 49 (2.30%) Equities
11 47 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
12 46 (2.16%) Data Structures
12 46 (2.16%) Mobile App
13 38 (1.78%) Algorithms
14 35 (1.64%) Data Centre
15 32 (1.50%) Cloud Native
16 27 (1.27%) Derivative
17 21 (0.98%) Client/Server
17 21 (0.98%) iPhone
17 21 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 273 (12.79%) Windows
2 181 (8.48%) Linux
3 96 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 87 (4.08%) Windows 10
5 74 (3.47%) Windows 7
6 70 (3.28%) Unix
7 64 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (1.64%) Android
9 21 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.37%) CentOS
15 7 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.33%) Solaris
16 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.094%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (12.70%) DevOps
3 218 (10.22%) TDD
4 183 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
5 182 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 172 (8.06%) Project Management
7 163 (7.64%) Microservices
8 144 (6.75%) Scrum
9 141 (6.61%) Asset Management
10 139 (6.51%) ITIL
11 138 (6.47%) Migration
12 134 (6.28%) Analytics
13 119 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
14 112 (5.25%) Test Automation
15 109 (5.11%) Data Science
16 107 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
17 97 (4.55%) BDD
18 94 (4.40%) OO
19 89 (4.17%) Business Analysis
19 89 (4.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 340 (15.93%) SQL
2 339 (15.89%) Java
3 261 (12.23%) Python
4 188 (8.81%) C#
5 178 (8.34%) JavaScript
6 79 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 60 (2.81%) Java 8
8 47 (2.20%) C++
9 41 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 39 (1.83%) Scala
11 34 (1.59%) VBA
12 33 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 26 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 21 (0.98%) TypeScript
15 18 (0.84%) C
15 18 (0.84%) ES6
15 18 (0.84%) Kotlin
16 17 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.75%) Cython
17 16 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 130 (6.09%) Degree
2 36 (1.69%) CISSP
3 28 (1.31%) CISM
4 24 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (0.98%) Security Cleared
7 20 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 19 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 18 (0.84%) ISEB
10 17 (0.80%) CCNP
10 17 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (0.80%) PMP
11 13 (0.61%) CRISC
12 12 (0.56%) CCIE
12 12 (0.56%) CISA
12 12 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.52%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.47%) ACCA
15 9 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.31%) QA
2 57 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 37 (1.73%) PMO
4 23 (1.08%) SEPA
5 16 (0.75%) SLA
6 15 (0.70%) IFRS
7 12 (0.56%) GDPR
7 12 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.47%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.42%) PSD2
10 7 (0.33%) MiFID
11 6 (0.28%) COBIT
11 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.23%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.19%) TARGET2
14 2 (0.094%) GAAP
14 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.047%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 169 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 160 (7.50%) Docker
3 43 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 18 (0.84%) XenDesktop
6 17 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (0.80%) XenApp
7 12 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.28%) vSphere
11 5 (0.23%) XenServer
12 4 (0.19%) HDFS
12 4 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.14%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.094%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.094%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.047%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.047%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.047%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 123 (5.76%) Terraform
2 104 (4.87%) Kubernetes
3 89 (4.17%) Ansible
4 56 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (2.53%) SCCM
6 37 (1.73%) Puppet
7 35 (1.64%) Oozie
8 27 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (0.94%) Packer
10 12 (0.56%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.47%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.42%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 8 (0.37%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.37%) Netcool
14 6 (0.28%) SCOM
15 5 (0.23%) HP SIM
15 5 (0.23%) Kibana
15 5 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 295 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 159 (7.45%) Oracle
3 91 (4.26%) Splunk
4 86 (4.03%) VMware
5 78 (3.66%) Citrix
6 66 (3.09%) HP
7 62 (2.91%) Cisco
8 53 (2.48%) Google
9 40 (1.87%) SAP
10 39 (1.83%) IBM
11 36 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 26 (1.22%) Apple
12 26 (1.22%) Tableau
13 24 (1.12%) ServiceNow
14 23 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (0.94%) CheckPoint
16 19 (0.89%) Bloomberg
16 19 (0.89%) Ivanti
17 17 (0.80%) Juniper
18 14 (0.66%) Palo Alto