Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2420 2243 3011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.18% 33.43% 32.57%
As % of the General category 61.27% 63.13% 60.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1988 1784 2314
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £334 £333 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 31
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £26.63 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.66% +40.13% -
10th Percentile £11.96 £10.93 £12.04
90th Percentile £41.27 £75.83 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -44.44% +65.79% -

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 3950 3553 4990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 55.79% 52.95% 53.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3180 2872 3895
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £296
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 49
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.86 £11.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £36.95 £48.21 £40.40
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +7.89%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 - 12 £550 -
London Bridge +5 4 £550 -12.00%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 968 (40.00%) Banking
2 682 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
3 557 (23.02%) Java
4 438 (18.10%) SQL
5 316 (13.06%) Front Office
6 280 (11.57%) JavaScript
7 268 (11.07%) Investment Banking
8 264 (10.91%) Microsoft
9 239 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 239 (9.88%) TDD
10 229 (9.46%) Windows
11 228 (9.42%) C#
12 219 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
13 216 (8.93%) Project Management
14 214 (8.84%) SQL Server
15 212 (8.76%) HTML
16 207 (8.55%) Python
17 201 (8.31%) Linux
18 195 (8.06%) SDLC
19 189 (7.81%) .NET
20 171 (7.07%) AngularJS
21 163 (6.74%) Oracle
22 156 (6.45%) CSS
23 155 (6.40%) Degree
24 153 (6.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 151 (6.24%) Unix
26 146 (6.03%) DevOps
26 146 (6.03%) Test Automation
27 143 (5.91%) Financial Institution
28 140 (5.79%) Fixed Income

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 58 (2.40%) Apache
2 46 (1.90%) Apache Spark
3 43 (1.78%) Confluence
3 43 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 34 (1.40%) JBoss
5 30 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 22 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 19 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.66%) CMS
11 13 (0.54%) MQSeries
12 11 (0.45%) IIS
12 11 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.45%) SAS
13 10 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.37%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.33%) GemFire
15 8 (0.33%) nginx
16 7 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 111 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 104 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 27 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.66%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.25%) InVision
11 5 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.041%) InDesign
12 1 (0.041%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 49 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.36%) ION MarketView
3 20 (0.83%) Temenos T24
4 13 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 9 (0.37%) Eikon
6 9 (0.37%) Kondor
6 9 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.37%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.21%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
10 4 (0.17%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 112 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.02%) Office 365
4 22 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.74%) SaaS
6 16 (0.66%) PaaS
7 12 (0.50%) IaaS
8 10 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.37%) GitHub
9 9 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.37%) npm
10 8 (0.33%) Google Play
10 8 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.33%) Serverless
11 7 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.21%) Force.com
14 4 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.94%) Firewall
2 31 (1.28%) WAN
3 29 (1.20%) Internet
3 29 (1.20%) LAN
4 25 (1.03%) Network Security
5 23 (0.95%) VPN
6 22 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 21 (0.87%) SAN
7 21 (0.87%) Skype
8 16 (0.66%) DNS
9 15 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (0.54%) SSL
11 10 (0.41%) HTTP
11 10 (0.41%) Wireless
12 9 (0.37%) BGP
12 9 (0.37%) Multicast
13 8 (0.33%) EIGRP
13 8 (0.33%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.33%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 87 (3.60%) Big Data
4 83 (3.43%) RDBMS
5 71 (2.93%) Hadoop
6 65 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 64 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 63 (2.60%) NoSQL
9 62 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 54 (2.23%) MongoDB
11 44 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 42 (1.74%) KDB
13 40 (1.65%) Apache Hive
14 34 (1.40%) HBase
15 32 (1.32%) MySQL
16 30 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (1.03%) Power BI
18 24 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
18 24 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
19 23 (0.95%) Impala
Development Applications
1 126 (5.21%) JIRA
2 124 (5.12%) Git (software)
3 117 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 82 (3.39%) Maven
5 64 (2.64%) TeamCity
6 47 (1.94%) Cucumber
6 47 (1.94%) Selenium
6 47 (1.94%) Subversion
6 47 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (1.03%) Axure RP
8 24 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
9 21 (0.87%) SpecFlow
10 20 (0.83%) NUnit
11 19 (0.79%) Visual Studio
12 18 (0.74%) Gradle
13 17 (0.70%) WebDriver
14 16 (0.66%) JUnit
15 13 (0.54%) Ant
16 12 (0.50%) Moq
16 12 (0.50%) MSTest
General
1 968 (40.00%) Banking
2 316 (13.06%) Front Office
3 268 (11.07%) Investment Banking
4 143 (5.91%) Financial Institution
5 80 (3.31%) Legal
6 68 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 59 (2.44%) Back Office
8 56 (2.31%) Marketing
9 52 (2.15%) Advertising
10 51 (2.11%) Retail
11 42 (1.74%) Games
12 41 (1.69%) Retail Banking
13 28 (1.16%) Law
14 25 (1.03%) International Banking
15 21 (0.87%) Publishing
16 13 (0.54%) General Ledger
17 12 (0.50%) Billing
18 11 (0.45%) Electronics
18 11 (0.45%) Manufacturing
19 9 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 862 (35.62%) Developer
2 423 (17.48%) Analyst
3 282 (11.65%) Java Developer
4 216 (8.93%) Senior Developer
5 190 (7.85%) Project Manager
6 170 (7.02%) Business Analyst
7 107 (4.42%) C# Developer
8 96 (3.97%) Architect
9 94 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 90 (3.72%) Consultant
11 88 (3.64%) Python Developer
12 74 (3.06%) Front Office Developer
13 64 (2.64%) .NET Developer
14 62 (2.56%) SQL Developer
15 53 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
15 53 (2.19%) Support Analyst
16 52 (2.15%) IT Manager
16 52 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
17 50 (2.07%) Senior Manager
18 49 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (8.76%) HTML
2 189 (7.81%) .NET
3 171 (7.07%) AngularJS
4 156 (6.45%) CSS
5 114 (4.71%) HTML5
6 105 (4.34%) Spring
7 99 (4.09%) Web Services
8 97 (4.01%) REST
9 79 (3.26%) XML
10 78 (3.22%) React
11 72 (2.98%) Node.js
12 68 (2.81%) FIX Protocol
12 68 (2.81%) jQuery
13 61 (2.52%) Middleware
14 59 (2.44%) ASP.NET
15 48 (1.98%) Kafka
16 47 (1.94%) SOAP
17 45 (1.86%) Hibernate
18 41 (1.69%) WCF
19 40 (1.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 219 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (6.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 140 (5.79%) Fixed Income
4 139 (5.74%) Derivative
5 135 (5.58%) Equities
6 93 (3.84%) Computer Science
6 93 (3.84%) User Experience
7 82 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
8 65 (2.69%) Hedge funds
9 60 (2.48%) Data Centre
9 60 (2.48%) Mobile App
10 53 (2.19%) Fintech
11 46 (1.90%) Market Risk
12 41 (1.69%) Credit Risk
13 40 (1.65%) Management Information System
14 39 (1.61%) Virtual Team
15 32 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (1.16%) Data Structures
17 23 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
18 21 (0.87%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 229 (9.46%) Windows
2 201 (8.31%) Linux
3 151 (6.24%) Unix
4 66 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 43 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.24%) Solaris
7 27 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 27 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.03%) Android
9 22 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.33%) CentOS
12 7 (0.29%) AIX
13 6 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.21%) zOS
15 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 239 (9.88%) TDD
3 216 (8.93%) Project Management
4 195 (8.06%) SDLC
5 146 (6.03%) DevOps
5 146 (6.03%) Test Automation
6 136 (5.62%) Scrum
7 132 (5.45%) Asset Management
8 126 (5.21%) Risk Management
9 119 (4.92%) ITIL
9 119 (4.92%) Multithreading
10 117 (4.83%) Migration
11 112 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
12 111 (4.59%) Analytics
13 110 (4.55%) BDD
14 107 (4.42%) Data Modelling
15 102 (4.21%) Investment Management
16 101 (4.17%) Electronic Trading
16 101 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 557 (23.02%) Java
2 438 (18.10%) SQL
3 280 (11.57%) JavaScript
4 228 (9.42%) C#
5 207 (8.55%) Python
6 119 (4.92%) C++
7 78 (3.22%) VBA
8 50 (2.07%) T-SQL
9 49 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 48 (1.98%) Perl
11 47 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 43 (1.78%) Scala
13 37 (1.53%) Ruby
14 34 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.24%) VB
16 29 (1.20%) TypeScript
17 27 (1.12%) C
18 26 (1.07%) PL/SQL
18 26 (1.07%) R
19 25 (1.03%) ES6
Qualifications
1 155 (6.40%) Degree
2 44 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 29 (1.20%) PMP
5 26 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 24 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
8 23 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 20 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.79%) CCNP
10 19 (0.79%) CISSP
10 19 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.74%) SC Cleared
12 16 (0.66%) ISEB
13 15 (0.62%) PhD
14 14 (0.58%) MCSE
15 12 (0.50%) CCIE
15 12 (0.50%) DV Cleared
16 10 (0.41%) CISM
16 10 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.30%) QA
2 88 (3.64%) MiFID
3 64 (2.64%) PMO
4 47 (1.94%) GDPR
5 28 (1.16%) SLA
6 27 (1.12%) EMIR
7 24 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.58%) Solvency II
9 13 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.45%) SEPA
11 7 (0.29%) COBIT
11 7 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
11 7 (0.29%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.25%) FINREP
13 5 (0.21%) COREP
14 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.17%) IFRS
15 3 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 74 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 59 (2.44%) Docker
3 27 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.07%) HDFS
5 17 (0.70%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.33%) XenApp
10 6 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.21%) vSphere
12 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.083%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.083%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.083%) KVM
13 2 (0.083%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.083%) RHEV
13 2 (0.083%) Time Sharing Option
13 2 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 62 (2.56%) Ansible
2 31 (1.28%) SCCM
3 28 (1.16%) Puppet
4 25 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.99%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.70%) Oozie
7 16 (0.66%) Terraform
8 12 (0.50%) MOM
9 11 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.41%) Grafana
11 9 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.29%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.29%) Packer
14 6 (0.25%) Kibana
14 6 (0.25%) Mesos
14 6 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 264 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 163 (6.74%) Oracle
3 68 (2.81%) Cisco
4 67 (2.77%) Sybase
5 62 (2.56%) Bloomberg
6 55 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 53 (2.19%) VMware
8 49 (2.02%) TIBCO
9 46 (1.90%) Red Hat
10 43 (1.78%) IBM
10 43 (1.78%) Reuters
11 41 (1.69%) Citrix
12 38 (1.57%) CheckPoint
13 37 (1.53%) ION Trading
14 31 (1.28%) SAP
15 30 (1.24%) Splunk
16 28 (1.16%) ServiceNow
17 27 (1.12%) Adobe
18 26 (1.07%) Google
19 24 (0.99%) Tableau