Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 499 1,856 2,265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 27.74% 30.07% 32.67%
As % of the General category 53.71% 61.83% 61.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 1,419 1,763
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £375 £350
90th Percentile £688 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 35
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +24.67%
10th Percentile £17.10 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £42.65 £29.40 £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +79.81% +4.09% +8.41%

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 929 3,002 3,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.64% 48.64% 52.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 2,269 2,828
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £313 £338 £315
90th Percentile £700 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 69
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.34% +10.08% +11.76%
10th Percentile £15.50 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.65 £39.88 £37.09
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £19.00
% change year-on-year +68.03% +9.63% +10.14%

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 1 October 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 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 140 (28.06%) Banking
2 128 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (19.84%) SQL
4 92 (18.44%) Microsoft
5 85 (17.03%) Azure
6 73 (14.63%) Java
7 72 (14.43%) Python
8 63 (12.63%) Windows
9 56 (11.22%) SQL Server
9 56 (11.22%) Front Office
10 48 (9.62%) JavaScript
11 46 (9.22%) DevOps
12 45 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
13 44 (8.82%) C#
14 42 (8.42%) Microservices
15 41 (8.22%) Oracle
15 41 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (8.02%) Asset Management
17 39 (7.82%) Migration
17 39 (7.82%) Risk Management
18 37 (7.41%) Analytics
19 36 (7.21%) AWS
20 35 (7.01%) Project Management
20 35 (7.01%) Active Directory
20 35 (7.01%) Degree
21 34 (6.81%) Microsoft Excel
22 32 (6.41%) Fixed Income
22 32 (6.41%) Kubernetes
23 31 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
23 31 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management

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 (3.61%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.00%) CMS
4 10 (2.00%) Confluence
5 7 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.00%) Apache
6 5 (1.00%) Tornado
6 5 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.80%) nginx
8 3 (0.60%) IIS
8 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (6.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 17 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.40%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.40%) Sketch
7 1 (0.20%) Figma
7 1 (0.20%) InVision
7 1 (0.20%) Snagit
7 1 (0.20%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.80%) SAP FI
1 4 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.60%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.40%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.40%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.20%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.20%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (17.03%) Azure
2 36 (7.21%) AWS
3 29 (5.81%) Office 365
4 26 (5.21%) GCP
5 20 (4.01%) Power Platform
6 14 (2.81%) PaaS
7 13 (2.61%) GitHub
8 12 (2.40%) SaaS
9 10 (2.00%) IaaS
10 8 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (1.00%) npm
13 4 (0.80%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.01%) Firewall
2 11 (2.20%) DNS
2 11 (2.20%) Skype
3 10 (2.00%) HTTPS
4 9 (1.80%) SSL
5 8 (1.60%) Internet
5 8 (1.60%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.40%) Kerberos
7 6 (1.20%) BGP
7 6 (1.20%) Network Security
7 6 (1.20%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.20%) WAN
8 5 (1.00%) Intranet
8 5 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.00%) LAN
8 5 (1.00%) VPN
9 4 (0.80%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.80%) H.323
9 4 (0.80%) SAN
9 4 (0.80%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (4.01%) Power BI
5 18 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.01%) Big Data
6 15 (3.01%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.60%) Apache Hive
9 8 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.40%) MySQL
11 6 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.20%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.00%) OLAP
12 5 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (5.21%) Git (software)
2 20 (4.01%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.81%) JIRA
4 8 (1.60%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.20%) GitLab
5 6 (1.20%) Hudson
5 6 (1.20%) Subversion
6 5 (1.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.00%) git-flow
6 5 (1.00%) PowerBuilder
6 5 (1.00%) ProC
7 4 (0.80%) Cypress.io
7 4 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.60%) Liquibase
8 3 (0.60%) Maven
8 3 (0.60%) Selenium
8 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.40%) JUnit
General
1 140 (28.06%) Banking
2 56 (11.22%) Front Office
3 31 (6.21%) Investment Banking
4 27 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 23 (4.61%) Legal
6 13 (2.61%) Back Office
6 13 (2.61%) International Banking
6 13 (2.61%) Marketing
7 12 (2.40%) Public Sector
8 11 (2.20%) Retail
9 8 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.40%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.20%) Electronics
12 5 (1.00%) Advertising
13 4 (0.80%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.60%) French Language
14 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.40%) Billing
15 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 138 (27.66%) Developer
2 119 (23.85%) Analyst
3 40 (8.02%) Business Analyst
4 35 (7.01%) Java Developer
5 31 (6.21%) Architect
6 19 (3.81%) Consultant
6 19 (3.81%) Support Analyst
7 17 (3.41%) Project Manager
8 16 (3.21%) C# Developer
9 15 (3.01%) Desktop Support
9 15 (3.01%) Network Engineer
10 14 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (2.81%) Financial Analyst
11 13 (2.61%) Quantitative Developer
12 12 (2.40%) Desktop Analyst
12 12 (2.40%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 12 (2.40%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.20%) Front Office Developer
13 11 (2.20%) IT Manager
13 11 (2.20%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.21%) .NET
2 27 (5.41%) AngularJS
3 26 (5.21%) CSS
4 25 (5.01%) REST
5 24 (4.81%) HTML
6 20 (4.01%) React
7 18 (3.61%) Kafka
7 18 (3.61%) Spring
8 17 (3.41%) HTML5
9 15 (3.01%) Redux
10 12 (2.40%) Node.js
10 12 (2.40%) Web Services
11 11 (2.20%) .NET Core
11 11 (2.20%) Middleware
12 10 (2.00%) Reactive Extensions
12 10 (2.00%) RESTful
13 9 (1.80%) PySpark
13 9 (1.80%) Spring Security
14 8 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (1.60%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.41%) Fixed Income
2 31 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.01%) Derivative
3 25 (5.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.81%) Credit Risk
5 14 (2.81%) Market Risk
6 13 (2.61%) User Experience
7 10 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.80%) Tandem
9 8 (1.60%) Clustering
10 7 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.20%) Energy Derivatives
12 5 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.00%) Equities
13 4 (0.80%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (12.63%) Windows
2 31 (6.21%) Linux
3 26 (5.21%) Windows 10
4 19 (3.81%) Unix
5 18 (3.61%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.20%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.00%) Android
7 10 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.40%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.60%) AIX
13 2 (0.40%) HPUX
14 1 (0.20%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (9.22%) DevOps
3 45 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (8.42%) Microservices
5 41 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (8.02%) Asset Management
7 39 (7.82%) Migration
7 39 (7.82%) Risk Management
8 37 (7.41%) Analytics
9 35 (7.01%) Project Management
10 31 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (6.01%) Change Management
11 30 (6.01%) SDLC
12 29 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (5.41%) Business Analysis
13 27 (5.41%) Data Analysis
13 27 (5.41%) Data Modelling
13 27 (5.41%) Scrum
14 26 (5.21%) Test Automation
15 23 (4.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 99 (19.84%) SQL
2 73 (14.63%) Java
3 72 (14.43%) Python
4 48 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 44 (8.82%) C#
6 24 (4.81%) C++
7 18 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 16 (3.21%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.21%) TypeScript
9 15 (3.01%) Java 8
10 13 (2.61%) Scala
11 11 (2.20%) C
11 11 (2.20%) Kotlin
12 10 (2.00%) VBA
13 9 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.60%) R
15 7 (1.40%) Perl
16 5 (1.00%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.00%) VBScript
17 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (7.01%) Degree
2 14 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.40%) CISSP
4 7 (1.40%) CCIE
4 7 (1.40%) CCNP
5 6 (1.20%) CIMA
5 6 (1.20%) CISM
5 6 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.80%) CCA
7 4 (0.80%) CFA
7 4 (0.80%) MCSE
7 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.80%) PMP
7 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.80%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.60%) ISEB
8 3 (0.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.61%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.00%) MiFID
3 4 (0.80%) COBIT
3 4 (0.80%) PMO
3 4 (0.80%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.60%) GDPR
4 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.40%) EMIR
5 2 (0.40%) IFRS
5 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) COREP
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) NIST
6 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 35 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.01%) Docker
3 18 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.40%) zsh
7 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.81%) Ansible
3 17 (3.41%) Terraform
4 10 (2.00%) SCCM
5 8 (1.60%) Puppet
6 7 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.20%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.60%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.60%) MaaS360
9 3 (0.60%) Nagios
9 3 (0.60%) Rancher
9 3 (0.60%) Zipkin
10 2 (0.40%) Control-M
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.40%) Salt
11 1 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 92 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.22%) Oracle
3 29 (5.81%) Cisco
4 20 (4.01%) VMware
5 18 (3.61%) SAP
6 13 (2.61%) Citrix
7 11 (2.20%) Splunk
8 10 (2.00%) IBM
8 10 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.60%) Google
10 7 (1.40%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.40%) Cloudera
10 7 (1.40%) EMC
10 7 (1.40%) F5
10 7 (1.40%) HP
10 7 (1.40%) Sybase
11 6 (1.20%) Apple
11 6 (1.20%) Hortonworks
11 6 (1.20%) Juniper
11 6 (1.20%) SaltStack