Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,006 2,118 2,352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 23.97% 31.40% 33.05%
As % of the General category 53.57% 59.71% 59.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 1,635 1,879
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £363 £344
90th Percentile £700 £688 £725
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 21
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.08% -13.02% -6.52%
10th Percentile £16.08 £11.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £23.55 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £29.00 £18.85 £21.50
% change year-on-year +53.85% -12.33% -6.52%

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 1,878 3,547 3,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 44.75% 52.58% 55.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,364 2,685 3,105
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £304 £313 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £713
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 52
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -0.53% +2.89%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.87
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.11 £38.50
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £21.23
% change year-on-year +42.50% -5.77% +3.44%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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
Moorgate 0 16 £475 -13.64%
London Bridge -2 10 £475 -9.52%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 237 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (20.48%) Banking
3 188 (18.69%) SQL
4 152 (15.11%) Java
5 122 (12.13%) C#
6 114 (11.33%) Microsoft
7 102 (10.14%) Windows
8 99 (9.84%) Azure
9 98 (9.74%) .NET
10 94 (9.34%) Python
11 92 (9.15%) SQL Server
12 91 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
13 89 (8.85%) Oracle
14 83 (8.25%) JavaScript
14 83 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
15 81 (8.05%) Project Management
16 79 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 78 (7.75%) Migration
18 76 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
19 73 (7.26%) DevOps
20 71 (7.06%) AngularJS
20 71 (7.06%) HTML
20 71 (7.06%) Test Automation
21 70 (6.96%) CSS
21 70 (6.96%) Analytics
22 67 (6.66%) Microsoft Excel
23 65 (6.46%) Microservices
24 60 (5.96%) SDLC
24 60 (5.96%) Fintech
25 56 (5.57%) Degree

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 22 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.69%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.49%) Confluence
4 14 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.89%) CMS
6 8 (0.80%) Apache
7 5 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.50%) IIS
7 5 (0.50%) SAS
7 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.50%) WordPress
8 4 (0.40%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.30%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.30%) Mule
9 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.20%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 67 (6.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.60%) Sketch
6 4 (0.40%) InDesign
7 3 (0.30%) Zeplin
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.20%) InVision
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.099%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.099%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.099%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.89%) Misys Midas
2 9 (0.89%) SAP BPC
3 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.60%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.60%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.40%) HFM
7 4 (0.40%) Infor SunSystems
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.40%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 99 (9.84%) Azure
2 54 (5.37%) AWS
3 42 (4.17%) Office 365
4 28 (2.78%) Power Platform
5 24 (2.39%) GCP
6 11 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (0.80%) PowerApps
7 8 (0.80%) SaaS
8 7 (0.70%) PaaS
9 6 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.50%) IaaS
10 5 (0.50%) Serverless
11 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.40%) GitHub
11 4 (0.40%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.40%) Google Docs
11 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Flow
11 4 (0.40%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.78%) Firewall
2 12 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.09%) DNS
3 11 (1.09%) Network Security
3 11 (1.09%) WAN
4 9 (0.89%) LAN
4 9 (0.89%) Skype
5 8 (0.80%) VPN
6 7 (0.70%) DHCP
7 6 (0.60%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.50%) Internet
8 5 (0.50%) MPLS
8 5 (0.50%) SSL
9 4 (0.40%) Intranet
9 4 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.40%) SAN
9 4 (0.40%) Telepresence
9 4 (0.40%) VoIP
10 3 (0.30%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.30%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (2.68%) Power BI
5 24 (2.39%) Big Data
6 21 (2.09%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.59%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.09%) MySQL
12 10 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.89%) OLAP
13 9 (0.89%) QlikView
14 8 (0.80%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.80%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.70%) HBase
Development Applications
1 37 (3.68%) JIRA
2 30 (2.98%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.29%) Cucumber
4 13 (1.29%) Selenium
4 13 (1.29%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.89%) SpecFlow
7 8 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.60%) JUnit
9 4 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.40%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.40%) Maven
9 4 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.40%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.30%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.30%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.30%) Protractor
10 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 206 (20.48%) Banking
2 53 (5.27%) Front Office
3 40 (3.98%) Financial Institution
4 30 (2.98%) Legal
5 25 (2.49%) Marketing
6 23 (2.29%) Back Office
7 22 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.99%) Public Sector
9 15 (1.49%) General Ledger
10 14 (1.39%) Advertising
10 14 (1.39%) Retail
10 14 (1.39%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.29%) Law
12 11 (1.09%) Publishing
13 10 (0.99%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.50%) Billing
15 5 (0.50%) Electronics
16 4 (0.40%) French Language
16 4 (0.40%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 292 (29.03%) Developer
2 181 (17.99%) Analyst
3 76 (7.55%) Business Analyst
3 76 (7.55%) Project Manager
4 60 (5.96%) Java Developer
5 56 (5.57%) Architect
6 52 (5.17%) C# Developer
7 51 (5.07%) Consultant
8 29 (2.88%) Data Analyst
9 28 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
10 26 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
11 24 (2.39%) Senior Developer
11 24 (2.39%) SQL Developer
12 23 (2.29%) .NET Developer
12 23 (2.29%) Python Developer
13 22 (2.19%) Technical Analyst
14 21 (2.09%) Designer
14 21 (2.09%) Desktop Support
14 21 (2.09%) IT Manager
15 20 (1.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (9.74%) .NET
2 71 (7.06%) AngularJS
2 71 (7.06%) HTML
3 70 (6.96%) CSS
4 46 (4.57%) React
5 33 (3.28%) Spring
6 29 (2.88%) REST
7 28 (2.78%) XML
8 26 (2.58%) Web Services
9 22 (2.19%) ASP.NET
9 22 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
10 20 (1.99%) RESTful
11 15 (1.49%) Node.js
11 15 (1.49%) Spring Boot
11 15 (1.49%) WinForms
11 15 (1.49%) WPF
12 13 (1.29%) Kafka
12 13 (1.29%) Middleware
12 13 (1.29%) WCF
13 11 (1.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (3.98%) User Experience
4 27 (2.68%) Derivative
5 26 (2.58%) Fixed Income
6 23 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.99%) Equities
8 20 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.89%) Data Centre
9 19 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.49%) Market Risk
11 14 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.29%) Credit Risk
13 12 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.19%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.89%) iPhone
14 9 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.70%) Reinsurance
15 7 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 102 (10.14%) Windows
2 42 (4.17%) Linux
2 42 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 29 (2.88%) Unix
4 26 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.39%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.59%) Android
7 10 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.20%) Debian
12 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.20%) Solaris
12 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.099%) CentOS
13 1 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
3 81 (8.05%) Project Management
4 79 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (7.75%) Migration
6 76 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (7.26%) DevOps
8 71 (7.06%) Test Automation
9 70 (6.96%) Analytics
10 65 (6.46%) Microservices
11 60 (5.96%) Fintech
11 60 (5.96%) SDLC
12 54 (5.37%) Scrum
13 47 (4.67%) TDD
14 46 (4.57%) Asset Management
14 46 (4.57%) Data Analysis
15 44 (4.37%) Business Analysis
15 44 (4.37%) Data Modelling
16 43 (4.27%) Change Management
17 40 (3.98%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 188 (18.69%) SQL
2 152 (15.11%) Java
3 122 (12.13%) C#
4 94 (9.34%) Python
5 83 (8.25%) JavaScript
6 38 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 36 (3.58%) TypeScript
8 25 (2.49%) C++
9 21 (2.09%) VBA
10 18 (1.79%) Scala
11 16 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.49%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.29%) C
14 12 (1.19%) Java 8
15 10 (0.99%) R
16 9 (0.89%) Kotlin
16 9 (0.89%) PHP
17 7 (0.70%) Go
17 7 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (5.57%) Degree
2 12 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.09%) CISSP
4 10 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.80%) ACCA
5 8 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.60%) ISEB
7 6 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.50%) CCNP
8 5 (0.50%) CIMA
8 5 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.50%) PMP
9 4 (0.40%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.40%) MCITP
9 4 (0.40%) MCSE
10 3 (0.30%) MCSA
10 3 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.37%) QA
2 21 (2.09%) PMO
3 19 (1.89%) Solvency II
4 18 (1.79%) IFRS
5 17 (1.69%) GDPR
6 13 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.80%) SLA
9 5 (0.50%) Basel III
10 4 (0.40%) EMIR
10 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.40%) NIST
10 4 (0.40%) PSD2
10 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.30%) COBIT
11 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.30%) WCAG
12 2 (0.20%) COREP
12 2 (0.20%) MiFID
12 2 (0.20%) NCSC
System Software
1 48 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.29%) Docker
3 15 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.70%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.60%) vSphere
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.50%) XenApp
7 4 (0.40%) HDFS
7 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.099%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.099%) Xen
10 1 (0.099%) zsh
Systems Management
1 41 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 30 (2.98%) Ansible
3 25 (2.49%) Terraform
4 22 (2.19%) SCCM
5 6 (0.60%) Puppet
6 5 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.50%) Kibana
6 5 (0.50%) SCOM
6 5 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.30%) Control-M
8 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.30%) logstash
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.30%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 114 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 89 (8.85%) Oracle
3 40 (3.98%) SAP
4 29 (2.88%) Citrix
5 27 (2.68%) VMware
6 25 (2.49%) Cisco
7 23 (2.29%) Google
8 14 (1.39%) Adobe
9 13 (1.29%) Splunk
10 12 (1.19%) Informatica
11 11 (1.09%) Tableau
12 10 (0.99%) Bloomberg
12 10 (0.99%) Cognos
12 10 (0.99%) Hyperion
13 8 (0.80%) HP
13 8 (0.80%) IBM
14 7 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.70%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.60%) Reuters
15 6 (0.60%) Symantec