Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,151 495 1,707
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 30.10% 27.93% 28.62%
As % of the General category 50.55% 45.54% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 338 1,307
10th Percentile £409 £360 £370
25th Percentile £488 £441 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £688 £617 £625
90th Percentile £776 £700 £700
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Median hourly rate £8.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -60.00% -4.76% +12.30%
Central London median hourly rate £8.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -60.00% -4.76% +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 2,277 1,087 3,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.54% 61.34% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,702 769 2,570
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £613
90th Percentile £770 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £563 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.20
25th Percentile £18.25 £17.13 £13.25
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +10.42% +11.39%
75th Percentile £35.00 £37.94 £21.50
90th Percentile £42.35 £46.00 £26.40
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% +9.52% +12.30%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 - 3 £575 -
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 334 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (23.37%) Social Skills
3 261 (22.68%) Banking
4 245 (21.29%) SQL
5 197 (17.12%) Azure
6 168 (14.60%) Java
7 146 (12.68%) Microsoft
8 142 (12.34%) Python
9 140 (12.16%) DevOps
10 129 (11.21%) Project Management
11 125 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 121 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
13 107 (9.30%) Degree
14 106 (9.21%) Analytics
15 102 (8.86%) Migration
16 99 (8.60%) AWS
17 95 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
17 95 (8.25%) SQL Server
18 93 (8.08%) C#
19 91 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
20 89 (7.73%) Investment Banking
21 88 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
22 82 (7.12%) Microservices
22 82 (7.12%) Legal
22 82 (7.12%) Windows
22 82 (7.12%) Financial Institution
23 81 (7.04%) .NET
23 81 (7.04%) Oracle
24 80 (6.95%) SDLC
25 79 (6.86%) 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 41 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.39%) Jupyter
4 13 (1.13%) Confluence
5 12 (1.04%) IIS
6 9 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.70%) CMS
8 6 (0.52%) Apache
8 6 (0.52%) nginx
9 4 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.35%) SAS
9 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.26%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.26%) JBoss
10 3 (0.26%) Tornado
11 2 (0.17%) Appian
11 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 95 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) Figma
8 1 (0.087%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.087%) Sketch
8 1 (0.087%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.35%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.26%) Cloudability
3 3 (0.26%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.26%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.17%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.17%) HFM
4 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.17%) RMDS
4 2 (0.17%) SAP AFS
Cloud Services
1 197 (17.12%) Azure
2 99 (8.60%) AWS
3 66 (5.73%) Microsoft 365
4 64 (5.56%) Power Platform
5 34 (2.95%) GCP
6 25 (2.17%) GitHub
7 24 (2.09%) PaaS
8 19 (1.65%) PowerApps
9 18 (1.56%) SaaS
10 16 (1.39%) IaaS
10 16 (1.39%) Serverless
11 15 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.30%) Power Automate
12 11 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (0.87%) Amazon ECS
13 10 (0.87%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 9 (0.78%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.95%) DNS
2 23 (2.00%) DHCP
2 23 (2.00%) Firewall
3 13 (1.13%) Unified Communications
3 13 (1.13%) WAN
4 12 (1.04%) MPLS
5 11 (0.96%) Internet
5 11 (0.96%) LAN
6 9 (0.78%) VPN
7 7 (0.61%) HTTP
7 7 (0.61%) Skype
7 7 (0.61%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.52%) SD-WAN
8 6 (0.52%) WebEx
8 6 (0.52%) Wireless
9 5 (0.43%) IP Telephony
9 5 (0.43%) NetScaler
9 5 (0.43%) SAN
10 4 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 77 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (5.04%) Power BI
4 42 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (3.04%) Big Data
6 30 (2.61%) NoSQL
7 28 (2.43%) QlikView
8 27 (2.35%) Oracle Database
8 27 (2.35%) Tableau
9 21 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (1.39%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.30%) Data Lake
12 13 (1.13%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.96%) Metadata
15 10 (0.87%) MongoDB
16 9 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
17 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.43%) JIRA
3 42 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.22%) Maven
5 14 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.04%) Selenium
8 11 (0.96%) GitLab
9 10 (0.87%) Subversion
10 9 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.52%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.43%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.35%) Appium
14 3 (0.26%) git-flow
14 3 (0.26%) Protractor
14 3 (0.26%) Robot Framework
14 3 (0.26%) Zephyr
General
1 269 (23.37%) Social Skills
2 261 (22.68%) Banking
3 89 (7.73%) Investment Banking
4 88 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (7.12%) Financial Institution
5 82 (7.12%) Legal
6 75 (6.52%) Front Office
7 50 (4.34%) Marketing
8 39 (3.39%) Presentation Skills
9 36 (3.13%) Influencing Skills
10 26 (2.26%) Documentation Skills
11 25 (2.17%) Public Sector
12 22 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
13 19 (1.65%) Retail
14 14 (1.22%) Back Office
15 13 (1.13%) International Banking
15 13 (1.13%) Telecoms
16 12 (1.04%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.78%) Billing
18 8 (0.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 307 (26.67%) Developer
2 228 (19.81%) Analyst
3 131 (11.38%) Business Analyst
4 107 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 96 (8.34%) Java Developer
6 92 (7.99%) Architect
7 47 (4.08%) Consultant
8 41 (3.56%) C# Developer
9 38 (3.30%) Python Developer
10 36 (3.13%) Data Engineer
11 30 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (2.35%) IT Manager
13 25 (2.17%) Senior Developer
14 22 (1.91%) Data Analyst
15 21 (1.82%) Business Manager
16 20 (1.74%) .NET Developer
16 20 (1.74%) Full Stack Developer
16 20 (1.74%) Infrastructure Manager
16 20 (1.74%) SQL Developer
17 19 (1.65%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (7.04%) .NET
2 55 (4.78%) AngularJS
3 46 (4.00%) Spring
4 37 (3.21%) React
5 34 (2.95%) HTML
6 29 (2.52%) CSS
6 29 (2.52%) RESTful
7 28 (2.43%) Kafka
8 24 (2.09%) REST
9 23 (2.00%) Spring Boot
9 23 (2.00%) Web Services
10 21 (1.82%) XML
11 18 (1.56%) JSON
11 18 (1.56%) Node.js
12 16 (1.39%) .NET Framework
12 16 (1.39%) D3.js
12 16 (1.39%) Shiny
13 11 (0.96%) ASP.NET
13 11 (0.96%) Middleware
14 10 (0.87%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.65%) Fixed Income
2 57 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 54 (4.69%) Derivative
4 47 (4.08%) Hedge funds
5 34 (2.95%) User Experience
6 30 (2.61%) Market Risk
6 30 (2.61%) Tandem
7 29 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 28 (2.43%) Equities
8 28 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (2.09%) Algorithms
11 22 (1.91%) Credit Risk
12 21 (1.82%) Data Centre
12 21 (1.82%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.65%) Social Media
14 17 (1.48%) Reinsurance
15 16 (1.39%) Public Cloud
16 15 (1.30%) Cloud Native
17 13 (1.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 82 (7.12%) Windows
2 45 (3.91%) Linux
3 38 (3.30%) Unix
4 23 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.91%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.22%) Android
7 14 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.087%) Solaris
12 1 (0.087%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.087%) VMS
12 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (12.16%) DevOps
3 129 (11.21%) Project Management
4 125 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 121 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (9.21%) Analytics
7 102 (8.86%) Migration
8 91 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
9 82 (7.12%) Microservices
10 80 (6.95%) SDLC
11 79 (6.86%) Asset Management
12 73 (6.34%) Risk Management
13 72 (6.26%) Business Analysis
14 70 (6.08%) Scrum
15 69 (5.99%) Data Analysis
16 65 (5.65%) Software Engineering
17 60 (5.21%) Change Management
18 59 (5.13%) Decision-Making
19 57 (4.95%) User Stories
20 56 (4.87%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 245 (21.29%) SQL
2 168 (14.60%) Java
3 142 (12.34%) Python
4 93 (8.08%) C#
5 55 (4.78%) VBA
6 48 (4.17%) C++
7 41 (3.56%) JavaScript
8 40 (3.48%) T-SQL
9 36 (3.13%) R
10 32 (2.78%) PowerShell
11 25 (2.17%) Scala
12 24 (2.09%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.65%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.30%) VB
15 12 (1.04%) Apple Swift
15 12 (1.04%) C
15 12 (1.04%) Java 8
16 11 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.96%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (9.30%) Degree
2 24 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.22%) PMP
5 12 (1.04%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.96%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.87%) PhD
8 9 (0.78%) CISSP
9 8 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.52%) ACCA
10 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.43%) CISM
11 5 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.35%) ISEB
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.26%) CIMA
13 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.26%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.47%) GDPR
2 43 (3.74%) QA
3 29 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 26 (2.26%) PMO
5 18 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.96%) NIST
7 10 (0.87%) SLA
8 9 (0.78%) COBIT
8 9 (0.78%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.70%) IFRS
10 7 (0.61%) GRC
10 7 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.43%) EMIR
11 5 (0.43%) MiFID
12 3 (0.26%) Accessibility
12 3 (0.26%) GAAP
12 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.17%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 59 (5.13%) Docker
2 58 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.52%) vSphere
5 6 (0.52%) XenApp
5 6 (0.52%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.35%) Platform Symphony
8 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.17%) KVM
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.087%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.087%) NFS
10 1 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.087%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (5.04%) Kubernetes
2 31 (2.69%) Terraform
3 22 (1.91%) Ansible
3 22 (1.91%) SCCM
4 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.43%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.26%) Puppet
9 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.17%) Istio
9 2 (0.17%) Nessus
9 2 (0.17%) Packer
9 2 (0.17%) SCOM
9 2 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.17%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.087%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 146 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 81 (7.04%) Oracle
3 48 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 32 (2.78%) VMware
5 30 (2.61%) Cisco
5 30 (2.61%) SAP
6 27 (2.35%) Alteryx
7 25 (2.17%) Citrix
8 23 (2.00%) Google
9 14 (1.22%) Databricks
10 13 (1.13%) ServiceNow
11 11 (0.96%) Bloomberg
12 10 (0.87%) Sybase
13 8 (0.70%) Avaya
13 8 (0.70%) Cloudera
13 8 (0.70%) EMC
13 8 (0.70%) Murex
14 7 (0.61%) Hortonworks
15 6 (0.52%) HP
15 6 (0.52%) Remedy