Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,180 556 1,195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 29.39% 26.36% 24.54%
As % of the General category 51.13% 44.34% 45.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 393 899
10th Percentile £400 £375 £329
25th Percentile £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
10th Percentile £20.39 - £14.52
25th Percentile - £12.75 £19.77
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +12.30%
75th Percentile £32.06 - -
90th Percentile £56.63 £31.55 £23.40
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +12.30%

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 2,308 1,254 2,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.48% 59.46% 53.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,760 915 2,003
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
25th Percentile £487 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £694
Central London median daily rate £563 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 33
10th Percentile £18.56 £13.38 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £16.51 £15.00
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +74.42% +14.97% -
75th Percentile £51.75 £36.69 £21.00
90th Percentile £62.35 £46.00 £28.60
Central London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +74.42% +13.16% +1.60%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge -4 3 £575 -4.17%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 351 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (24.92%) Social Skills
3 286 (24.24%) Banking
4 236 (20.00%) SQL
5 219 (18.56%) Azure
6 176 (14.92%) Microsoft
7 157 (13.31%) DevOps
8 146 (12.37%) Java
9 133 (11.27%) Python
10 131 (11.10%) Financial Institution
11 127 (10.76%) Migration
12 125 (10.59%) AWS
13 124 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 120 (10.17%) CI/CD
15 117 (9.92%) Legal
16 109 (9.24%) Analytics
17 104 (8.81%) Project Management
18 102 (8.64%) GDPR
19 100 (8.47%) Windows
20 95 (8.05%) Data Protection
20 95 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
21 93 (7.88%) SQL Server
22 87 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
22 87 (7.37%) Risk Management
22 87 (7.37%) Investment Banking
22 87 (7.37%) Software Engineering
22 87 (7.37%) Hedge funds
23 85 (7.20%) C#
23 85 (7.20%) SDLC
24 84 (7.12%) Analytical Skills

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 31 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.54%) Confluence
3 19 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.19%) IIS
5 8 (0.68%) CMS
5 8 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.51%) Apache
6 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.25%) Appian
7 3 (0.25%) JBoss
7 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.17%) Camunda
8 2 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.17%) SAS
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.085%) Mule
Applications
1 87 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) Sketch
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.085%) InVision
9 1 (0.085%) SPSS
9 1 (0.085%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.51%) SAP AFS
2 6 (0.51%) SAP Retail
3 5 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.17%) Cloudability
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.17%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 2 (0.17%) RMDS
6 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 219 (18.56%) Azure
2 125 (10.59%) AWS
3 73 (6.19%) Power Platform
4 72 (6.10%) Microsoft 365
5 50 (4.24%) GCP
6 41 (3.47%) Serverless
7 37 (3.14%) PaaS
8 33 (2.80%) SaaS
9 30 (2.54%) GitHub
10 26 (2.20%) IaaS
11 19 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (1.36%) Collibra
13 15 (1.27%) PowerApps
14 13 (1.10%) Amazon S3
14 13 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (1.10%) Snowflake
15 12 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
17 9 (0.76%) OpenShift
17 9 (0.76%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.22%) DNS
2 31 (2.63%) DHCP
3 29 (2.46%) Firewall
4 20 (1.69%) WAN
5 16 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.27%) Internet
6 15 (1.27%) VPN
7 14 (1.19%) LAN
8 13 (1.10%) MPLS
9 9 (0.76%) IP Telephony
9 9 (0.76%) Wireless
10 8 (0.68%) SD-WAN
11 7 (0.59%) BGP
11 7 (0.59%) OSPF
12 6 (0.51%) NAS
12 6 (0.51%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.42%) Intranet
13 5 (0.42%) Skype
13 5 (0.42%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.34%) Power BI
3 58 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 35 (2.97%) Oracle Database
6 34 (2.88%) Big Data
7 29 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (2.29%) Tableau
9 21 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.61%) Qlik Sense
11 18 (1.53%) Data Lake
11 18 (1.53%) QlikView
11 18 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (1.44%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.85%) MySQL
14 10 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.76%) Metadata
15 9 (0.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (5.59%) JIRA
2 54 (4.58%) Jenkins
3 43 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 27 (2.29%) GitLab
5 21 (1.78%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.36%) Selenium
6 16 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.19%) Bitbucket
8 12 (1.02%) Maven
8 12 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 11 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.59%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.59%) Subversion
12 6 (0.51%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.51%) Robot Framework
13 5 (0.42%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.34%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.34%) Zephyr
General
1 294 (24.92%) Social Skills
2 286 (24.24%) Banking
3 131 (11.10%) Financial Institution
4 117 (9.92%) Legal
5 87 (7.37%) Investment Banking
6 84 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
6 84 (7.12%) Front Office
7 34 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
8 33 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
9 31 (2.63%) Documentation Skills
10 30 (2.54%) Organisational Skills
11 28 (2.37%) Back Office
12 27 (2.29%) Retail
13 24 (2.03%) Public Sector
14 19 (1.61%) Marketing
15 13 (1.10%) International Banking
16 12 (1.02%) Advertising
16 12 (1.02%) Law
16 12 (1.02%) Telecoms
17 11 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 269 (22.80%) Developer
2 234 (19.83%) Analyst
3 103 (8.73%) Business Analyst
4 102 (8.64%) Project Manager
5 100 (8.47%) Architect
6 72 (6.10%) Java Developer
7 55 (4.66%) Consultant
8 43 (3.64%) C# Developer
9 39 (3.31%) Python Developer
10 36 (3.05%) IT Manager
11 34 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 34 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
12 33 (2.80%) Senior Developer
13 30 (2.54%) Data Analyst
14 29 (2.46%) IT Analyst
15 25 (2.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 25 (2.12%) Data Engineer
15 25 (2.12%) IT Project Manager
16 23 (1.95%) Security Consultant
17 22 (1.86%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (6.61%) .NET
2 40 (3.39%) HTML
3 39 (3.31%) AngularJS
4 33 (2.80%) CSS
5 31 (2.63%) React
6 29 (2.46%) Spring
7 28 (2.37%) .NET Framework
8 25 (2.12%) Kafka
9 21 (1.78%) REST
9 21 (1.78%) WPF
10 20 (1.69%) JSON
10 20 (1.69%) XML
11 18 (1.53%) RESTful
12 17 (1.44%) HTML5
13 16 (1.36%) ASP.NET
13 16 (1.36%) Web Services
14 14 (1.19%) Middleware
15 13 (1.10%) Spring Boot
15 13 (1.10%) SQLAlchemy
16 12 (1.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.37%) Hedge funds
2 52 (4.41%) Derivative
3 45 (3.81%) Fixed Income
3 45 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 40 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.39%) Equities
5 35 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.46%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.29%) Mobile App
7 27 (2.29%) User Experience
8 20 (1.69%) Market Risk
9 17 (1.44%) Reinsurance
10 16 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.27%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
13 13 (1.10%) Credit Risk
14 12 (1.02%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.47%) Windows
2 65 (5.51%) Linux
3 35 (2.97%) Unix
4 27 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.93%) Android
9 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.17%) Solaris
10 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.085%) AIX
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (13.31%) DevOps
3 127 (10.76%) Migration
4 124 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 120 (10.17%) CI/CD
6 109 (9.24%) Analytics
7 104 (8.81%) Project Management
8 95 (8.05%) Data Protection
8 95 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
9 87 (7.37%) Risk Management
9 87 (7.37%) Software Engineering
10 85 (7.20%) SDLC
11 82 (6.95%) Scrum
12 80 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (6.36%) Microservices
14 61 (5.17%) Project Delivery
15 59 (5.00%) ITIL
16 56 (4.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 56 (4.75%) User Stories
17 55 (4.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 236 (20.00%) SQL
2 146 (12.37%) Java
3 133 (11.27%) Python
4 85 (7.20%) C#
5 54 (4.58%) C++
6 53 (4.49%) JavaScript
7 51 (4.32%) PowerShell
8 42 (3.56%) VBA
9 37 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.86%) Bash
11 21 (1.78%) R
12 20 (1.69%) VB.NET
13 19 (1.61%) C
14 16 (1.36%) VB
15 15 (1.27%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.02%) Scala
17 11 (0.93%) Apple Swift
18 10 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 10 (0.85%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (6.44%) Degree
2 24 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.02%) CISSP
7 7 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.51%) ACCA
8 6 (0.51%) CCNP
8 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.51%) PMP
9 5 (0.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (0.34%) CCIE
10 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.25%) CISM
11 3 (0.25%) MCTS
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (8.64%) GDPR
2 52 (4.41%) QA
3 38 (3.22%) PMO
4 33 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (2.71%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.44%) IFRS
7 15 (1.27%) COBIT
8 14 (1.19%) NIST
9 13 (1.10%) PCI DSS
9 13 (1.10%) SLA
10 5 (0.42%) GAAP
10 5 (0.42%) MiFID
10 5 (0.42%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.34%) Accessibility
11 4 (0.34%) EMIR
11 4 (0.34%) GRC
12 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.17%) FRS 29
13 2 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 74 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 62 (5.25%) Docker
3 28 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.02%) vSphere
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.34%) KVM
7 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.25%) XenApp
8 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.17%) NFS
10 1 (0.085%) Firmware
10 1 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.085%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.085%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 56 (4.75%) Terraform
3 32 (2.71%) Ansible
4 26 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (1.36%) SCCM
6 11 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.76%) Packer
8 8 (0.68%) Puppet
9 7 (0.59%) SCOM
10 5 (0.42%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.42%) Control-M
10 5 (0.42%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.42%) Grafana
11 4 (0.34%) Icinga
11 4 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 3 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.17%) VxRail
Vendors
1 176 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 83 (7.03%) Oracle
3 40 (3.39%) SAP
3 40 (3.39%) VMware
4 32 (2.71%) Cisco
4 32 (2.71%) Google
5 24 (2.03%) Citrix
6 14 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 13 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (0.93%) Sybase
9 10 (0.85%) Databricks
9 10 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 8 (0.68%) BMC
11 8 (0.68%) DevExpress
11 8 (0.68%) Palo Alto
12 7 (0.59%) Alteryx
12 7 (0.59%) Cloudera
12 7 (0.59%) F5
12 7 (0.59%) Guidewire