Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,433 2,030 2,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.53% 32.65% 33.62%
As % of the General category 62.34% 62.44% 61.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,982 1,601 1,830
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.50%
10th Percentile £326 £331 £310
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 21
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -3.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.96 £14.86 £12.04
90th Percentile £30.60 £85.35 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.75 £22.13
% change year-on-year -14.94% -1.69% +22.92%

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 3,903 3,251 3,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 55.39% 52.28% 54.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,126 2,591 3,059
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 35
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £34.85 £53.98 £53.40
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +25.00%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 +5 15 £550 -12.00%
Moorgate - 7 - -
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 914 (37.57%) Banking
2 645 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
3 575 (23.63%) Java
4 423 (17.39%) SQL
5 284 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 277 (11.39%) Microsoft
7 273 (11.22%) Front Office
8 270 (11.10%) C#
9 245 (10.07%) TDD
10 241 (9.91%) SQL Server
11 240 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
12 237 (9.74%) Project Management
13 233 (9.58%) Windows
13 233 (9.58%) Investment Banking
14 225 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 211 (8.67%) .NET
16 200 (8.22%) Python
17 193 (7.93%) Linux
18 192 (7.89%) HTML
19 170 (6.99%) SDLC
20 169 (6.95%) Unix
20 169 (6.95%) Degree
21 165 (6.78%) Oracle
22 163 (6.70%) AngularJS
23 158 (6.49%) DevOps
24 148 (6.08%) Git (software)
25 147 (6.04%) Risk Management
26 142 (5.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 139 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
28 137 (5.63%) Asset 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 48 (1.97%) Apache Spark
2 44 (1.81%) Apache
3 43 (1.77%) JBoss
4 35 (1.44%) Confluence
5 34 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 30 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 26 (1.07%) MS Exchange
9 25 (1.03%) MQSeries
10 20 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 18 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 16 (0.66%) CMS
12 16 (0.66%) GemFire
13 15 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.53%) SAS
15 11 (0.45%) nginx
16 10 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
16 10 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 121 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (0.78%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.37%) InVision
11 5 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.16%) UXPin
13 2 (0.082%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.082%) Revit
14 1 (0.041%) InDesign
14 1 (0.041%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 38 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.44%) ION MarketView
3 21 (0.86%) Temenos T24
4 15 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.41%) Kondor
5 10 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 9 (0.37%) Markit EDM
7 8 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.25%) Workday HCM
10 5 (0.21%) Actimize
10 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 139 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (2.14%) Office 365
4 22 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.86%) SaaS
6 18 (0.74%) npm
6 18 (0.74%) PaaS
7 13 (0.53%) IaaS
8 11 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.41%) GitHub
10 9 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.37%) Serverless
11 8 (0.33%) Google Play
12 7 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 7 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.29%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.42%) Firewall
2 29 (1.19%) Network Security
3 24 (0.99%) Internet
3 24 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 24 (0.99%) WAN
4 22 (0.90%) LAN
4 22 (0.90%) VPN
5 21 (0.86%) Skype
6 17 (0.70%) SSL
7 16 (0.66%) DNS
7 16 (0.66%) SAN
8 15 (0.62%) Wireless
9 12 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (0.49%) Intranet
10 8 (0.33%) BGP
10 8 (0.33%) OSPF
10 8 (0.33%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (0.29%) SMS
12 6 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 109 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 83 (3.41%) Big Data
4 73 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
4 73 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 67 (2.75%) Hadoop
6 64 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 61 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 45 (1.85%) MongoDB
10 43 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (1.73%) Apache Hive
11 42 (1.73%) MySQL
11 42 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 40 (1.64%) KDB
13 37 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 35 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (1.40%) HBase
15 34 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
16 29 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 148 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 132 (5.43%) Jenkins
3 127 (5.22%) JIRA
4 99 (4.07%) Maven
5 65 (2.67%) TeamCity
6 58 (2.38%) Subversion
7 50 (2.06%) Selenium
8 44 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 44 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (1.03%) Visual Studio
11 22 (0.90%) NUnit
12 18 (0.74%) JUnit
13 17 (0.70%) Gradle
13 17 (0.70%) MSTest
13 17 (0.70%) SpecFlow
13 17 (0.70%) WebDriver
14 15 (0.62%) Axure RP
15 14 (0.58%) Mockito
16 13 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 914 (37.57%) Banking
2 273 (11.22%) Front Office
3 233 (9.58%) Investment Banking
4 131 (5.38%) Financial Institution
5 76 (3.12%) Legal
6 67 (2.75%) Marketing
7 65 (2.67%) Telecoms
8 57 (2.34%) Back Office
8 57 (2.34%) Retail Banking
9 54 (2.22%) Advertising
10 49 (2.01%) Retail
11 43 (1.77%) Games
12 30 (1.23%) Law
13 20 (0.82%) Publishing
14 19 (0.78%) International Banking
15 11 (0.45%) Billing
15 11 (0.45%) General Ledger
16 9 (0.37%) Electronics
16 9 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 818 (33.62%) Developer
2 395 (16.24%) Analyst
3 266 (10.93%) Java Developer
4 184 (7.56%) Project Manager
5 176 (7.23%) Senior Developer
6 159 (6.54%) Business Analyst
7 142 (5.84%) C# Developer
8 107 (4.40%) Architect
9 93 (3.82%) Consultant
10 81 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
11 77 (3.16%) .NET Developer
12 75 (3.08%) Python Developer
13 66 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
14 59 (2.42%) Senior Manager
15 58 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
16 51 (2.10%) Front Office Developer
17 50 (2.06%) Support Analyst
18 47 (1.93%) SQL Developer
19 46 (1.89%) JavaScript Developer
19 46 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (8.67%) .NET
2 192 (7.89%) HTML
3 163 (6.70%) AngularJS
4 121 (4.97%) CSS
5 103 (4.23%) Web Services
6 99 (4.07%) HTML5
7 93 (3.82%) Spring
8 90 (3.70%) REST
9 83 (3.41%) XML
10 80 (3.29%) React
11 74 (3.04%) Node.js
12 64 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
13 60 (2.47%) jQuery
14 57 (2.34%) J2EE
15 55 (2.26%) ASP.NET
16 54 (2.22%) SOAP
17 53 (2.18%) .NET Framework
18 52 (2.14%) WCF
19 49 (2.01%) Middleware
20 48 (1.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 240 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (5.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 136 (5.59%) Fixed Income
4 123 (5.06%) Derivative
5 99 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 98 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
7 97 (3.99%) Equities
8 78 (3.21%) User Experience
9 72 (2.96%) Mobile App
10 56 (2.30%) Market Risk
11 54 (2.22%) Data Centre
12 51 (2.10%) Fintech
12 51 (2.10%) Hedge funds
13 43 (1.77%) Credit Risk
14 42 (1.73%) Management Information System
15 32 (1.32%) Virtual Team
16 29 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (1.15%) Data Structures
18 26 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
19 24 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 233 (9.58%) Windows
2 193 (7.93%) Linux
3 169 (6.95%) Unix
4 67 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 47 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 30 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 28 (1.15%) Solaris
9 24 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 24 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.86%) Android
11 17 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.49%) AIX
13 8 (0.33%) zOS
14 6 (0.25%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.16%) CentOS
16 4 (0.16%) VMS
16 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (10.07%) TDD
3 237 (9.74%) Project Management
4 225 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 170 (6.99%) SDLC
6 158 (6.49%) DevOps
7 147 (6.04%) Risk Management
8 137 (5.63%) Asset Management
9 128 (5.26%) Migration
10 124 (5.10%) Test Automation
11 120 (4.93%) Multithreading
12 118 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
13 115 (4.73%) BDD
13 115 (4.73%) Scrum
14 114 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
15 112 (4.60%) ITIL
16 108 (4.44%) Analytics
17 106 (4.36%) Business Analysis
18 103 (4.23%) OO
18 103 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 575 (23.63%) Java
2 423 (17.39%) SQL
3 284 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 270 (11.10%) C#
5 200 (8.22%) Python
6 113 (4.64%) C++
7 81 (3.33%) VBA
8 57 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 54 (2.22%) Ruby
10 53 (2.18%) Bash Shell
11 51 (2.10%) Perl
12 46 (1.89%) T-SQL
13 40 (1.64%) Scala
14 33 (1.36%) VB
15 32 (1.32%) Shell Script
16 31 (1.27%) TypeScript
17 28 (1.15%) ES6
18 25 (1.03%) PL/SQL
19 24 (0.99%) VB.NET
20 21 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 169 (6.95%) Degree
2 42 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (1.64%) PMP
4 37 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 33 (1.36%) CISSP
6 32 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 23 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.78%) SC Cleared
11 18 (0.74%) MCSE
11 18 (0.74%) PhD
12 17 (0.70%) CISM
12 17 (0.70%) ISEB
13 14 (0.58%) CCNP
14 13 (0.53%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.53%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.32%) QA
2 65 (2.67%) GDPR
2 65 (2.67%) MiFID
3 57 (2.34%) PMO
4 32 (1.32%) EMIR
5 23 (0.95%) SLA
6 19 (0.78%) Solvency II
7 17 (0.70%) SEPA
8 16 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.53%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.29%) COBIT
11 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.16%) Basel III
12 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.16%) GCP
12 4 (0.16%) IFRS
12 4 (0.16%) ISO 8583
12 4 (0.16%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 61 (2.51%) Docker
3 31 (1.27%) HDFS
4 25 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.70%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.45%) XenApp
9 10 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.21%) vSphere
13 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.082%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.082%) Time Sharing Option
14 2 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.041%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 1 (0.041%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.041%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (3.04%) Ansible
2 48 (1.97%) Puppet
3 44 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.44%) SCCM
5 26 (1.07%) Kubernetes
6 18 (0.74%) Oozie
7 16 (0.66%) Terraform
8 14 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (0.53%) NetBackup
10 12 (0.49%) MOM
11 9 (0.37%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.29%) Mesos
14 6 (0.25%) Grafana
15 5 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.21%) SCOM
15 5 (0.21%) SCOrch
16 4 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
16 4 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 277 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 165 (6.78%) Oracle
3 65 (2.67%) Sybase
4 64 (2.63%) Cisco
4 64 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (2.26%) VMware
6 54 (2.22%) Bloomberg
7 50 (2.06%) TIBCO
8 49 (2.01%) Red Hat
9 48 (1.97%) Citrix
10 41 (1.69%) IBM
11 39 (1.60%) CheckPoint
11 39 (1.60%) ION Trading
12 38 (1.56%) Adobe
13 34 (1.40%) Reuters
14 32 (1.32%) SAP
15 28 (1.15%) Splunk
16 27 (1.11%) Tableau
17 25 (1.03%) ServiceNow
18 20 (0.82%) Informatica