Period
to

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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,330 887 685
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 30.87% 28.38% 25.17%
As % of the General category 52.65% 47.46% 43.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 593 484
10th Percentile £350 £400 £327
25th Percentile £495 £488 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.61% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £700 £683 £618
90th Percentile £825 £738 £689
Central London median daily rate £585 £575 £520
% change year-on-year +1.74% +10.58% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
10th Percentile £23.00 - £17.29
25th Percentile - - £20.43
Median hourly rate £26.00 £8.00 £26.81
Median % change year-on-year +225.00% -70.16% +51.80%
75th Percentile £41.75 £11.00 £41.38
90th Percentile £46.70 £17.50 £51.80
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 £14.47 £26.81
% change year-on-year +79.74% -46.04% +41.09%

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 2,526 1,869 1,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.64% 59.81% 57.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,811 1,325 1,132
10th Percentile £339 £363 £304
25th Percentile £469 £463 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £511
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.58% -2.62%
75th Percentile £700 £660 £613
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £570 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 34
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £26.00 £11.88 £14.09
Median hourly rate £43.24 £23.23 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +86.18% +13.29% +6.49%
75th Percentile £53.75 £32.55 £38.75
90th Percentile £62.35 £37.75 £50.20
Central London median hourly rate £42.87 £21.00 £21.87
% change year-on-year +104.14% -3.97% +9.34%

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge -1 1 £750 +25.00%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 397 (29.85%) Agile
2 362 (27.22%) Banking
3 337 (25.34%) Social Skills
4 224 (16.84%) SQL
5 196 (14.74%) Financial Institution
6 187 (14.06%) Microsoft
7 183 (13.76%) Azure
8 177 (13.31%) Java
9 158 (11.88%) Python
10 148 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 144 (10.83%) DevOps
12 141 (10.60%) Legal
12 141 (10.60%) AWS
13 135 (10.15%) Project Management
14 130 (9.77%) Front Office
15 129 (9.70%) Windows
16 127 (9.55%) CI/CD
17 125 (9.40%) Migration
18 124 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
19 121 (9.10%) GDPR
20 120 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
21 117 (8.80%) Data Protection
22 112 (8.42%) Hedge funds
23 109 (8.20%) Oracle
23 109 (8.20%) Scrum
24 102 (7.67%) SQL Server
25 99 (7.44%) Microservices
26 96 (7.22%) Linux
27 95 (7.14%) C#
28 92 (6.92%) Project Delivery

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 45 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.63%) Confluence
3 33 (2.48%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 12 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.45%) CMS
9 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.38%) JBoss
9 5 (0.38%) Luigi
10 4 (0.30%) Apache
10 4 (0.30%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.30%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.23%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 67 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.68%) Sketch
7 6 (0.45%) InVision
8 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.23%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.075%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.075%) Marvel
10 1 (0.075%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 19 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (0.60%) Workday HCM
4 7 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.30%) Actimize
6 4 (0.30%) Eikon
6 4 (0.30%) Fidessa
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.23%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.23%) Workfront
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 183 (13.76%) Azure
2 141 (10.60%) AWS
3 80 (6.02%) Microsoft 365
4 45 (3.38%) Power Platform
5 43 (3.23%) Serverless
6 42 (3.16%) GCP
7 39 (2.93%) SaaS
8 36 (2.71%) Azure DevOps
9 27 (2.03%) PaaS
10 23 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
11 21 (1.58%) Amazon S3
11 21 (1.58%) IaaS
12 16 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (0.98%) GitHub
13 13 (0.98%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.83%) Azure AKS
14 11 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.83%) Figma
15 10 (0.75%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.46%) Firewall
2 31 (2.33%) DNS
2 31 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.43%) NX-OS
4 17 (1.28%) WAN
5 16 (1.20%) DHCP
6 14 (1.05%) SAN
7 12 (0.90%) LAN
8 11 (0.83%) Network Security
9 10 (0.75%) MPLS
9 10 (0.75%) NAS
9 10 (0.75%) SSL
9 10 (0.75%) VPN
10 9 (0.68%) SD-WAN
10 9 (0.68%) SSH
10 9 (0.68%) Wireless
11 8 (0.60%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.45%) Internet
12 6 (0.45%) VoIP
12 6 (0.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (3.31%) Big Data
4 36 (2.71%) Power BI
5 34 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 27 (2.03%) Data Lake
8 24 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 23 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.58%) MySQL
11 20 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (1.35%) Oracle Database
14 15 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.98%) DB2
16 12 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (0.90%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.90%) Metadata
17 10 (0.75%) DynamoDB
17 10 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 78 (5.86%) JIRA
2 63 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 56 (4.21%) Jenkins
4 31 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 19 (1.43%) GitLab
6 14 (1.05%) Bitbucket
6 14 (1.05%) Eclipse
6 14 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.90%) JUnit
7 12 (0.90%) Maven
8 10 (0.75%) Selenium
9 9 (0.68%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.60%) kappa
11 7 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
12 6 (0.45%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.45%) Gradle
12 6 (0.45%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.45%) Subversion
13 5 (0.38%) Postman
13 5 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 362 (27.22%) Banking
2 337 (25.34%) Social Skills
3 196 (14.74%) Financial Institution
4 141 (10.60%) Legal
5 130 (9.77%) Front Office
6 124 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
7 89 (6.69%) Investment Banking
8 41 (3.08%) Presentation Skills
9 37 (2.78%) Retail
10 32 (2.41%) Influencing Skills
11 30 (2.26%) Back Office
12 27 (2.03%) French Language
13 25 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
14 23 (1.73%) Marketing
15 22 (1.65%) Organisational Skills
16 19 (1.43%) Advertising
17 17 (1.28%) Retail Banking
18 15 (1.13%) International Banking
19 12 (0.90%) Billing
20 11 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 285 (21.43%) Developer
2 226 (16.99%) Analyst
3 121 (9.10%) Project Manager
4 105 (7.89%) Architect
5 89 (6.69%) Java Developer
6 87 (6.54%) Business Analyst
7 64 (4.81%) Consultant
8 46 (3.46%) Senior Developer
9 44 (3.31%) C# Developer
10 37 (2.78%) Support Engineer
11 34 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
12 29 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (2.18%) Network Engineer
13 28 (2.11%) Cloud Engineer
14 27 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (2.03%) IT Manager
15 26 (1.95%) Data Engineer
15 26 (1.95%) Designer
15 26 (1.95%) Programme Manager
15 26 (1.95%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (5.49%) .NET
2 67 (5.04%) HTML
3 64 (4.81%) Kafka
4 52 (3.91%) AngularJS
5 49 (3.68%) React
6 46 (3.46%) CSS
7 44 (3.31%) REST
8 41 (3.08%) HTML5
9 40 (3.01%) Spring
10 38 (2.86%) RESTful
11 32 (2.41%) Node.js
12 30 (2.26%) ASP.NET
13 27 (2.03%) Web Services
14 25 (1.88%) Spring Boot
15 24 (1.80%) .NET Framework
16 23 (1.73%) XML
17 22 (1.65%) WPF
18 20 (1.50%) JSON
18 20 (1.50%) Middleware
19 14 (1.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.42%) Hedge funds
2 53 (3.98%) Data Centre
3 52 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 41 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 40 (3.01%) Derivative
7 39 (2.93%) User Experience
8 32 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 30 (2.26%) Fixed Income
10 29 (2.18%) Virtual Team
11 27 (2.03%) Credit Risk
12 25 (1.88%) Market Risk
13 21 (1.58%) Equities
14 20 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
15 19 (1.43%) Cloud Native
16 17 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (1.05%) PMI
17 14 (1.05%) Reinsurance
18 13 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
19 12 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 129 (9.70%) Windows
2 96 (7.22%) Linux
3 44 (3.31%) Unix
4 31 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 30 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.58%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.53%) Android
8 7 (0.53%) CentOS
9 6 (0.45%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.30%) VMS
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.15%) HPUX
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.075%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.075%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (29.85%) Agile
2 148 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 144 (10.83%) DevOps
4 135 (10.15%) Project Management
5 127 (9.55%) CI/CD
6 125 (9.40%) Migration
7 120 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
8 117 (8.80%) Data Protection
9 109 (8.20%) Scrum
10 99 (7.44%) Microservices
11 92 (6.92%) Project Delivery
12 89 (6.69%) Risk Management
13 81 (6.09%) AOP
14 78 (5.86%) Analytics
15 74 (5.56%) Software Engineering
16 70 (5.26%) TDD
17 69 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
18 66 (4.96%) Business Analysis
18 66 (4.96%) Test Automation
19 65 (4.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 224 (16.84%) SQL
2 177 (13.31%) Java
3 158 (11.88%) Python
4 95 (7.14%) C#
5 70 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 61 (4.59%) PowerShell
7 46 (3.46%) C++
8 29 (2.18%) TypeScript
9 27 (2.03%) Bash
9 27 (2.03%) Scala
10 18 (1.35%) C
10 18 (1.35%) Perl
11 17 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.98%) Ruby
14 11 (0.83%) VBA
15 10 (0.75%) Go
15 10 (0.75%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.53%) ES6
17 6 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 86 (6.47%) Degree
2 34 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 14 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.68%) PMP
8 8 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.60%) PhD
9 6 (0.45%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.38%) ACCA
10 5 (0.38%) APMG
10 5 (0.38%) CISSP
10 5 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.30%) CISA
12 3 (0.23%) CIMA
12 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.23%) CISM
12 3 (0.23%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (9.10%) GDPR
2 66 (4.96%) PMO
3 39 (2.93%) QA
4 15 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.90%) Accessibility
7 10 (0.75%) IFRS
7 10 (0.75%) NIST
8 9 (0.68%) GRC
8 9 (0.68%) SLA
9 8 (0.60%) IFRS 17
10 7 (0.53%) MiFID
11 5 (0.38%) COBIT
12 4 (0.30%) P3O
12 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.30%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.23%) EMIR
13 3 (0.23%) WCAG
14 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 54 (4.06%) Docker
3 27 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.75%) vSphere
5 8 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.23%) Firmware
8 3 (0.23%) XenApp
9 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.075%) NFS
10 1 (0.075%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.075%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.075%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.075%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (3.98%) Terraform
2 35 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 33 (2.48%) Ansible
4 19 (1.43%) SCCM
5 16 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (0.90%) Puppet
7 9 (0.68%) vCenter Server
8 8 (0.60%) Control-M
9 7 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.30%) SCOM
11 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.30%) VxRail
11 4 (0.30%) WMI
12 3 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 187 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 109 (8.20%) Oracle
3 68 (5.11%) Cisco
4 51 (3.83%) SAP
5 37 (2.78%) VMware
6 30 (2.26%) F5
7 27 (2.03%) Google
8 25 (1.88%) ServiceNow
9 24 (1.80%) Arista
9 24 (1.80%) Juniper
10 23 (1.73%) Bloomberg
10 23 (1.73%) Citrix
10 23 (1.73%) Red Hat
11 22 (1.65%) Fortinet
12 19 (1.43%) DevExpress
12 19 (1.43%) HP
13 18 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.13%) IBM
14 15 (1.13%) Splunk
15 14 (1.05%) Informatica