Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 675 960 2,139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 27.16% 24.54% 31.72%
As % of the General category 55.69% 54.18% 60.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 691 1,632
10th Percentile £400 £325 £363
25th Percentile £469 £418 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £619
90th Percentile £725 £689 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 14
10th Percentile £15.30 £13.69 "
25th Percentile £20.25 £16.73 £11.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.72 £18.18
Median % change year-on-year -3.04% +30.47% -6.77%
75th Percentile £26.56 £28.90 £20.43
90th Percentile £32.98 £49.10 £21.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.72 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.47% +26.84% -7.65%

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 1,212 1,772 3,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.77% 45.30% 52.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 1,304 2,684
10th Percentile £363 £304 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £694 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 30
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.19 £12.46 £13.86
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.98
Median % change year-on-year +19.44% -5.14% -9.64%
75th Percentile £23.54 £28.79 £31.63
90th Percentile £28.80 £43.70 £37.95
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £19.63
% change year-on-year +6.95% -4.71% -3.09%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +1 8 £600 +23.08%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 170 (25.19%) Banking
2 166 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (15.56%) SQL
4 104 (15.41%) Azure
5 88 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 80 (11.85%) Java
7 76 (11.26%) Python
8 73 (10.81%) Project Management
9 67 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 65 (9.63%) Degree
11 64 (9.48%) Front Office
11 64 (9.48%) Windows
12 62 (9.19%) AWS
12 62 (9.19%) DevOps
13 59 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
14 58 (8.59%) Analytics
15 57 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
15 57 (8.44%) Data Analysis
16 55 (8.15%) Microservices
17 52 (7.70%) Migration
17 52 (7.70%) Oracle
18 51 (7.56%) Risk Management
18 51 (7.56%) Microsoft 365
18 51 (7.56%) SDLC
19 50 (7.41%) Project Delivery
20 47 (6.96%) Active Directory
20 47 (6.96%) TDD
21 46 (6.81%) Business Analysis
22 44 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
23 43 (6.37%) Linux

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 19 (2.81%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.78%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.33%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (1.33%) nginx
5 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.74%) IIS
5 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (0.59%) Apache
6 4 (0.59%) CMS
6 4 (0.59%) Confluence
6 4 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.44%) Mule
8 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.30%) SAS
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.30%) Revit
5 2 (0.30%) Sketch
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Eikon
1 3 (0.44%) ION MarketView
1 3 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.30%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (0.30%) RMDS
2 2 (0.30%) Salerio
2 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 104 (15.41%) Azure
2 62 (9.19%) AWS
3 51 (7.56%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (3.41%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.81%) GCP
6 14 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (1.63%) IaaS
8 10 (1.48%) PaaS
9 9 (1.33%) SaaS
10 8 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
10 8 (1.19%) Serverless
11 7 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.89%) GitHub
13 5 (0.74%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.74%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.63%) DNS
2 29 (4.30%) Firewall
3 19 (2.81%) WAN
4 18 (2.67%) Internet
5 17 (2.52%) Unified Communications
6 16 (2.37%) LAN
7 14 (2.07%) Network Security
7 14 (2.07%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.78%) HTTP
8 12 (1.78%) Skype
9 11 (1.63%) DHCP
10 10 (1.48%) Ethernet
10 10 (1.48%) MPLS
11 9 (1.33%) SAN
12 7 (1.04%) NAS
13 6 (0.89%) FTP
13 6 (0.89%) VPN
13 6 (0.89%) Wireless
14 5 (0.74%) BGP
14 5 (0.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.41%) Big Data
4 22 (3.26%) Power BI
5 21 (3.11%) Tableau
6 16 (2.37%) Tableau Desktop
6 16 (2.37%) Tableau Server
7 15 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.07%) Data Lake
9 12 (1.78%) DB2
9 12 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.48%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.48%) Snowflake Schema
12 8 (1.19%) Parquet
12 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.04%) MySQL
13 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (0.89%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 30 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 18 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.67%) JIRA
3 18 (2.67%) Maven
4 5 (0.74%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.74%) Subversion
4 5 (0.74%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.59%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.59%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.59%) Gradle
5 4 (0.59%) JUnit
5 4 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.44%) GitLab
6 3 (0.44%) Selenium
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.30%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 170 (25.19%) Banking
2 64 (9.48%) Front Office
3 43 (6.37%) Investment Banking
4 33 (4.89%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.52%) Legal
6 14 (2.07%) International Banking
7 11 (1.63%) Public Sector
8 10 (1.48%) Marketing
8 10 (1.48%) Retail
9 8 (1.19%) Back Office
10 7 (1.04%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.44%) Advertising
12 3 (0.44%) Billing
13 2 (0.30%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.30%) Military
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (22.96%) Developer
2 147 (21.78%) Analyst
3 76 (11.26%) Business Analyst
4 55 (8.15%) Project Manager
5 54 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 44 (6.52%) Architect
7 28 (4.15%) Data Engineer
8 26 (3.85%) Qualitative Analyst
8 26 (3.85%) Quantitative Analyst
9 23 (3.41%) Python Developer
10 22 (3.26%) Consultant
11 20 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (2.81%) Senior Developer
13 18 (2.67%) Administrator
14 17 (2.52%) Analyst Developer
15 15 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (2.22%) Quantitative Developer
15 15 (2.22%) Risk Analyst
16 14 (2.07%) IT Manager
16 14 (2.07%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.93%) Spring
2 39 (5.78%) .NET
3 32 (4.74%) Kafka
4 25 (3.70%) React
4 25 (3.70%) Spring Boot
5 21 (3.11%) HTML
6 20 (2.96%) REST
7 18 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 16 (2.37%) Middleware
8 16 (2.37%) Node.js
9 15 (2.22%) Web Services
10 14 (2.07%) XML
11 9 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (1.33%) Flask
11 9 (1.33%) HTML5
12 8 (1.19%) Apache Camel
12 8 (1.19%) PostGIS
12 8 (1.19%) Redux
13 7 (1.04%) .NET Core
13 7 (1.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (5.93%) Fixed Income
4 30 (4.44%) Derivative
5 29 (4.30%) Market Risk
6 28 (4.15%) Management Information System
7 26 (3.85%) Credit Risk
7 26 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (2.96%) User Experience
9 18 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (2.37%) Data Structures
10 16 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (2.22%) Tandem
12 14 (2.07%) Replication
13 12 (1.78%) Data Centre
14 11 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.63%) iSeries
15 10 (1.48%) Algorithms
15 10 (1.48%) Equities
15 10 (1.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (9.48%) Windows
2 43 (6.37%) Linux
3 25 (3.70%) Unix
4 24 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.52%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.44%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (10.81%) Project Management
3 67 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (9.19%) DevOps
5 59 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
6 58 (8.59%) Analytics
7 57 (8.44%) Data Analysis
8 55 (8.15%) Microservices
9 52 (7.70%) Migration
10 51 (7.56%) Risk Management
10 51 (7.56%) SDLC
11 50 (7.41%) Project Delivery
12 47 (6.96%) TDD
13 46 (6.81%) Business Analysis
14 44 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 42 (6.22%) Asset Management
16 41 (6.07%) Test Automation
17 39 (5.78%) Change Management
18 33 (4.89%) ITIL
18 33 (4.89%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 105 (15.56%) SQL
2 80 (11.85%) Java
3 76 (11.26%) Python
4 39 (5.78%) C++
5 33 (4.89%) C#
5 33 (4.89%) PowerShell
6 30 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.67%) Java 8
7 18 (2.67%) Scala
8 13 (1.93%) TypeScript
9 9 (1.33%) R
9 9 (1.33%) VBA
10 8 (1.19%) Go
11 7 (1.04%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.74%) Kotlin
13 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.59%) Perl
14 3 (0.44%) Groovy
14 3 (0.44%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 65 (9.63%) Degree
2 18 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.48%) PhD
7 9 (1.33%) ACCA
7 9 (1.33%) CISSP
7 9 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.04%) PMP
10 6 (0.89%) CCNP
10 6 (0.89%) MCSE
10 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.74%) CIMA
11 5 (0.74%) GIAC
12 4 (0.59%) CISM
12 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.44%) CCIE
13 3 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.56%) PMO
2 21 (3.11%) QA
3 15 (2.22%) GDPR
4 13 (1.93%) IFRS
5 10 (1.48%) NIST
5 10 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.48%) SLA
6 8 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.04%) MiFID
8 4 (0.59%) COBIT
9 3 (0.44%) COREP
9 3 (0.44%) GAAP
9 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.30%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.30%) EMIR
10 2 (0.30%) GRC
10 2 (0.30%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.30%) UCITS
System Software
1 47 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.33%) Docker
3 15 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.04%) vSphere
6 6 (0.89%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.74%) PowerHA
7 5 (0.74%) XenApp
8 4 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.44%) Snort
9 3 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.44%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.15%) HDFS
10 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (6.22%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.22%) SCCM
3 13 (1.93%) Terraform
4 11 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.89%) Ansible
5 6 (0.89%) Puppet
6 4 (0.59%) Grafana
6 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.59%) Nagios
6 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.59%) PowerCLI
6 4 (0.59%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.44%) CASB
7 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (0.44%) Foglight
7 3 (0.44%) Salt
7 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.30%) Control-M
8 2 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 88 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 52 (7.70%) Oracle
3 22 (3.26%) VMware
4 16 (2.37%) Cisco
5 15 (2.22%) CheckPoint
5 15 (2.22%) SAP
6 14 (2.07%) IBM
7 12 (1.78%) Citrix
8 11 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.33%) Google
9 9 (1.33%) Sonus
9 9 (1.33%) Splunk
10 7 (1.04%) HP
11 6 (0.89%) F5
12 5 (0.74%) Databricks
12 5 (0.74%) EMC
12 5 (0.74%) Palo Alto
12 5 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.74%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.59%) Bloomberg