Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 553 1,251 2,166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 26.94% 25.37% 31.84%
As % of the General category 53.79% 56.86% 59.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 966 1,667
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £353 £313
90th Percentile £688 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +12.30% +24.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £27.28 £24.20 £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.52% +12.30% +20.65%

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 1,028 2,200 3,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.07% 44.62% 53.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 1,685 2,781
Median daily rate £525 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -0.95% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £290
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 46
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% -4.51% -10.24%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.42 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £23.50 £37.09
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +22.99% - -10.95%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 2 £600 +26.32%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 173 (31.28%) Banking
2 134 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (17.36%) SQL
4 84 (15.19%) Python
5 80 (14.47%) Java
5 80 (14.47%) Microsoft
6 72 (13.02%) Azure
7 67 (12.12%) Windows
8 58 (10.49%) Front Office
9 55 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 54 (9.76%) Risk Management
11 52 (9.40%) AWS
12 48 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
13 47 (8.50%) Project Management
13 47 (8.50%) Business Analysis
14 45 (8.14%) Investment Banking
15 44 (7.96%) JavaScript
15 44 (7.96%) SQL Server
15 44 (7.96%) Microservices
16 43 (7.78%) Oracle
16 43 (7.78%) Active Directory
17 41 (7.41%) Degree
18 40 (7.23%) Analytics
18 40 (7.23%) Data Analysis
18 40 (7.23%) Linux
19 39 (7.05%) Change Management
19 39 (7.05%) Derivative
19 39 (7.05%) DevOps
19 39 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
20 38 (6.87%) C++

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 18 (3.25%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.27%) CMS
3 7 (1.27%) Confluence
3 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Fuse
4 6 (1.08%) Apache
4 6 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.08%) IIS
4 6 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.72%) nginx
5 4 (0.72%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.54%) Mule
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.54%) SAS
7 2 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (4.34%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (3.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (3.62%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.36%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.36%) Revit
6 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.18%) Sketch
6 1 (0.18%) Snagit
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.72%) SAP FI
1 4 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.54%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.36%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.36%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.36%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.18%) RMDS
4 1 (0.18%) Salerio
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.02%) Azure
2 52 (9.40%) AWS
3 27 (4.88%) Office 365
4 19 (3.44%) GCP
5 17 (3.07%) Power Platform
5 17 (3.07%) SaaS
6 16 (2.89%) PaaS
7 13 (2.35%) GitHub
8 12 (2.17%) Amazon Kinesis
9 11 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.63%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (1.63%) IaaS
12 8 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.90%) Datadog
14 5 (0.90%) npm
14 5 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.16%) Firewall
2 21 (3.80%) DNS
3 11 (1.99%) Network Security
3 11 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.99%) WAN
4 10 (1.81%) Internet
4 10 (1.81%) Unified Communications
5 9 (1.63%) LAN
5 9 (1.63%) Skype
6 8 (1.45%) VPN
7 7 (1.27%) HTTP
8 6 (1.08%) DHCP
8 6 (1.08%) H.323
8 6 (1.08%) VoIP
9 5 (0.90%) BGP
9 5 (0.90%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.90%) MPLS
10 4 (0.72%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.72%) SAN
10 4 (0.72%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.07%) Power BI
4 16 (2.89%) Big Data
4 16 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.63%) Data Lake
7 9 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.63%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.45%) MySQL
9 7 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.08%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.90%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 27 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.89%) JIRA
3 16 (2.89%) Maven
4 9 (1.63%) Subversion
5 7 (1.27%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.27%) JUnit
6 6 (1.08%) GitLab
7 5 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.72%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.72%) Gradle
8 4 (0.72%) Hudson
8 4 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.72%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (0.54%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.54%) Liquibase
9 3 (0.54%) Selenium
9 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.54%) VisualSVN
General
1 173 (31.28%) Banking
2 58 (10.49%) Front Office
3 45 (8.14%) Investment Banking
4 28 (5.06%) Financial Institution
5 24 (4.34%) Legal
6 16 (2.89%) Retail
7 14 (2.53%) International Banking
8 13 (2.35%) Back Office
9 10 (1.81%) Marketing
10 7 (1.27%) Advertising
10 7 (1.27%) Public Sector
11 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.72%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.54%) French Language
12 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.36%) Billing
13 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.36%) Local Government
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (23.69%) Analyst
1 131 (23.69%) Developer
2 54 (9.76%) Business Analyst
3 42 (7.59%) Java Developer
4 36 (6.51%) Architect
5 29 (5.24%) Qualitative Analyst
5 29 (5.24%) Quantitative Analyst
6 22 (3.98%) Consultant
6 22 (3.98%) Data Engineer
6 22 (3.98%) Project Manager
7 21 (3.80%) Senior Developer
8 19 (3.44%) Administrator
9 17 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (2.89%) Quantitative Developer
11 13 (2.35%) Python Developer
12 12 (2.17%) Desktop Support
12 12 (2.17%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (2.17%) SQL Analyst
13 11 (1.99%) Analyst Developer
14 10 (1.81%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.79%) Spring
2 30 (5.42%) REST
3 26 (4.70%) HTML
3 26 (4.70%) Kafka
4 24 (4.34%) AngularJS
5 23 (4.16%) React
6 20 (3.62%) HTML5
7 19 (3.44%) Spring Boot
8 16 (2.89%) .NET
8 16 (2.89%) Node.js
9 13 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (2.17%) Middleware
10 12 (2.17%) Redux
10 12 (2.17%) XML
11 11 (1.99%) Web Services
12 10 (1.81%) Apache Camel
12 10 (1.81%) CSS
12 10 (1.81%) Hibernate
13 9 (1.63%) JMS
13 9 (1.63%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.05%) Derivative
3 30 (5.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (4.52%) Market Risk
5 18 (3.25%) Fixed Income
5 18 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.89%) Clustering
6 16 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.89%) User Experience
7 14 (2.53%) Credit Risk
8 12 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.99%) Energy Derivatives
10 10 (1.81%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.63%) Equities
11 9 (1.63%) Tandem
12 8 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.45%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.27%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 67 (12.12%) Windows
2 40 (7.23%) Linux
3 24 (4.34%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.98%) Windows 10
5 20 (3.62%) Unix
6 17 (3.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.99%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (1.63%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.27%) Android
11 7 (1.27%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.36%) AIX
13 2 (0.36%) Solaris
13 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.18%) CentOS
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (9.76%) Risk Management
4 47 (8.50%) Business Analysis
4 47 (8.50%) Project Management
5 44 (7.96%) Microservices
6 40 (7.23%) Analytics
6 40 (7.23%) Data Analysis
7 39 (7.05%) Change Management
7 39 (7.05%) DevOps
7 39 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (6.33%) Asset Management
9 34 (6.15%) Data Modelling
10 33 (5.97%) Migration
11 30 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (5.24%) TDD
13 28 (5.06%) Requirements Gathering
13 28 (5.06%) SDLC
14 27 (4.88%) High Availability
15 26 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 96 (17.36%) SQL
2 84 (15.19%) Python
3 80 (14.47%) Java
4 44 (7.96%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.87%) C++
6 31 (5.61%) C#
7 23 (4.16%) PowerShell
8 21 (3.80%) Java 8
9 13 (2.35%) Scala
10 9 (1.63%) C
11 8 (1.45%) Go
11 8 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.45%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.08%) Groovy
12 6 (1.08%) Kotlin
12 6 (1.08%) VBScript
13 5 (0.90%) Haskell
13 5 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (7.41%) Degree
2 12 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.63%) CISSP
3 9 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (1.45%) PhD
5 7 (1.27%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.08%) CCIE
6 6 (1.08%) CIMA
6 6 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.90%) CISM
8 4 (0.72%) ACCA
8 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.54%) CCNP
9 3 (0.54%) CFA
9 3 (0.54%) PMP
9 3 (0.54%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.25%) QA
2 11 (1.99%) MiFID
3 10 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.81%) PMO
4 7 (1.27%) COBIT
4 7 (1.27%) NIST
5 6 (1.08%) SLA
6 5 (0.90%) IFRS
7 4 (0.72%) EMIR
7 4 (0.72%) GDPR
8 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.36%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.18%) COREP
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 43 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.06%) Docker
3 18 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.72%) vSphere
6 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.18%) Xen
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (4.52%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.25%) SCCM
3 14 (2.53%) Terraform
4 13 (2.35%) Ansible
5 9 (1.63%) Puppet
6 7 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.90%) Nagios
8 5 (0.90%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (0.72%) Foglight
9 4 (0.72%) Grafana
9 4 (0.72%) MaaS360
9 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.72%) PowerCLI
9 4 (0.72%) Salt
10 3 (0.54%) Control-M
10 3 (0.54%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 80 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.78%) Oracle
3 23 (4.16%) Cisco
3 23 (4.16%) VMware
4 15 (2.71%) IBM
5 12 (2.17%) SAP
6 11 (1.99%) Citrix
7 10 (1.81%) Splunk
8 8 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.27%) Apple
9 7 (1.27%) HP
10 6 (1.08%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.08%) EMC
10 6 (1.08%) Google
11 5 (0.90%) Databricks
11 5 (0.90%) F5
11 5 (0.90%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.90%) Palo Alto
11 5 (0.90%) Polycom
11 5 (0.90%) SolarWinds