Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,241 2,302 2,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.34% 33.94% 33.37%
As % of the General category 63.27% 61.04% 62.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,732 1,875 1,841
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.99%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £12.54
90th Percentile £25.50 £57.70 £48.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year +8.41% -15.85% -5.75%

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 3,542 3,771 3,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.12% 55.60% 53.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,740 3,008 2,969
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £308
90th Percentile £699 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 24
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.71 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £33.25 £48.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -4.76%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +2 48 £550 +62.96%
Moorgate -2 17 £525 -4.55%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 611 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (23.11%) Banking
3 415 (18.52%) Java
4 385 (17.18%) SQL
5 285 (12.72%) C#
6 264 (11.78%) Microsoft
7 250 (11.16%) Windows
8 241 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 240 (10.71%) .NET
10 237 (10.58%) SQL Server
11 230 (10.26%) Python
12 208 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
13 196 (8.75%) JavaScript
14 195 (8.70%) TDD
15 177 (7.90%) Project Management
16 176 (7.85%) Front Office
17 175 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
18 169 (7.54%) Degree
19 163 (7.27%) Scrum
20 159 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
21 158 (7.05%) HTML
21 158 (7.05%) Linux
22 156 (6.96%) Oracle
23 150 (6.69%) DevOps
24 143 (6.38%) Financial Institution
25 141 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
26 140 (6.25%) Migration
27 130 (5.80%) ITIL
28 118 (5.27%) User Experience
28 118 (5.27%) Greenfield Project

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 75 (3.35%) Apache Spark
2 73 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (1.92%) CMS
4 42 (1.87%) Confluence
5 32 (1.43%) Skype for Business
6 30 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 29 (1.29%) SAS
8 24 (1.07%) JBoss
8 24 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.03%) Apache
10 17 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.67%) MS Exchange
13 12 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (0.54%) NServiceBus
14 11 (0.49%) Ethereum
14 11 (0.49%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (0.45%) Hyperledger
15 10 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 108 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.62%) InVision
8 9 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.13%) UXPin
12 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.045%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 22 (0.98%) Actimize
2 17 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
4 11 (0.49%) R3 Corda
4 11 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (0.40%) ION MarketView
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.27%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 159 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (3.35%) Office 365
4 38 (1.70%) PaaS
5 33 (1.47%) GitHub
6 30 (1.34%) SaaS
7 28 (1.25%) IaaS
7 28 (1.25%) Serverless
8 26 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.67%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.54%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.40%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.81%) Firewall
2 48 (2.14%) WAN
3 45 (2.01%) LAN
4 37 (1.65%) Skype
5 30 (1.34%) DNS
5 30 (1.34%) HTTP
5 30 (1.34%) Internet
5 30 (1.34%) Network Security
6 26 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 25 (1.12%) DHCP
8 23 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
9 22 (0.98%) SAN
9 22 (0.98%) SMS
10 20 (0.89%) VPN
11 18 (0.80%) WebEx
12 16 (0.71%) Unified Communications
13 15 (0.67%) BGP
13 15 (0.67%) MPLS
14 14 (0.62%) OSPF
14 14 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (4.02%) Big Data
4 78 (3.48%) Hadoop
4 78 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 50 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (2.10%) Power BI
8 38 (1.70%) MySQL
9 37 (1.65%) Apache Hive
10 33 (1.47%) MongoDB
10 33 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (1.25%) Blockchain
12 25 (1.12%) NoSQL
13 24 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (0.98%) Oracle Database
16 19 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 110 (4.91%) Git (software)
2 107 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 95 (4.24%) JIRA
4 71 (3.17%) Maven
5 70 (3.12%) Selenium
6 41 (1.83%) SpecFlow
7 35 (1.56%) Cucumber
8 28 (1.25%) JUnit
8 28 (1.25%) TeamCity
9 20 (0.89%) Mockito
9 20 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 20 (0.89%) WebDriver
10 19 (0.85%) Subversion
10 19 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (0.71%) Visual Studio
12 15 (0.67%) webpack
13 13 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.58%) Gradle
13 13 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 518 (23.11%) Banking
2 176 (7.85%) Front Office
3 143 (6.38%) Financial Institution
4 110 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 73 (3.26%) Back Office
6 56 (2.50%) Legal
6 56 (2.50%) Retail
7 46 (2.05%) Advertising
8 38 (1.70%) Marketing
8 38 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 33 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 25 (1.12%) Law
11 19 (0.85%) General Ledger
12 13 (0.58%) Games
13 9 (0.40%) Billing
13 9 (0.40%) International Banking
13 9 (0.40%) Publishing
13 9 (0.40%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.27%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 734 (32.75%) Developer
2 359 (16.02%) Analyst
3 177 (7.90%) Java Developer
4 152 (6.78%) C# Developer
5 151 (6.74%) Business Analyst
6 149 (6.65%) Senior Developer
7 142 (6.34%) Project Manager
8 129 (5.76%) Architect
9 101 (4.51%) .NET Developer
10 93 (4.15%) Consultant
11 77 (3.44%) Python Developer
12 64 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
12 64 (2.86%) SQL Developer
13 60 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
14 52 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
15 44 (1.96%) Designer
15 44 (1.96%) React Developer
16 42 (1.87%) JavaScript Developer
16 42 (1.87%) Support Analyst
17 41 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (10.71%) .NET
2 158 (7.05%) HTML
3 108 (4.82%) AngularJS
4 97 (4.33%) Web Services
5 93 (4.15%) CSS
6 79 (3.53%) REST
7 73 (3.26%) Kafka
8 71 (3.17%) React
9 70 (3.12%) HTML5
10 64 (2.86%) Spring
11 62 (2.77%) XML
12 58 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 55 (2.45%) JSON
14 53 (2.37%) Middleware
15 51 (2.28%) ASP.NET
16 49 (2.19%) Node.js
17 48 (2.14%) RESTful
18 46 (2.05%) WCF
19 44 (1.96%) SOAP
20 41 (1.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 175 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
2 118 (5.27%) User Experience
3 112 (5.00%) Fixed Income
4 109 (4.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 102 (4.55%) Fintech
6 78 (3.48%) Computer Science
7 66 (2.95%) Equities
8 58 (2.59%) Derivative
8 58 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 53 (2.37%) Data Centre
9 53 (2.37%) Management Information System
10 38 (1.70%) Market Risk
11 37 (1.65%) Hedge funds
12 31 (1.38%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
13 28 (1.25%) Reinsurance
14 23 (1.03%) Tandem
14 23 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
15 21 (0.94%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 250 (11.16%) Windows
2 158 (7.05%) Linux
3 116 (5.18%) Unix
4 86 (3.84%) Windows 10
5 69 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 61 (2.72%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (1.29%) Android
10 23 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.45%) Solaris
14 9 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.27%) AIX
17 5 (0.22%) CentOS
17 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 208 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
4 195 (8.70%) TDD
5 177 (7.90%) Project Management
6 163 (7.27%) Scrum
7 150 (6.69%) DevOps
8 140 (6.25%) Migration
9 130 (5.80%) ITIL
10 117 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
11 114 (5.09%) Asset Management
12 110 (4.91%) OO
13 106 (4.73%) Test Automation
14 105 (4.69%) Analytics
15 103 (4.60%) SDLC
16 101 (4.51%) Change Management
17 98 (4.37%) Business Analysis
18 84 (3.75%) BDD
19 82 (3.66%) Microservices
19 82 (3.66%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 415 (18.52%) Java
2 385 (17.18%) SQL
3 285 (12.72%) C#
4 230 (10.26%) Python
5 196 (8.75%) JavaScript
6 83 (3.70%) Java 8
7 62 (2.77%) T-SQL
8 57 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 46 (2.05%) VBA
10 43 (1.92%) Scala
11 40 (1.78%) C
11 40 (1.78%) C++
12 29 (1.29%) R
12 29 (1.29%) Ruby
13 27 (1.20%) PHP
14 25 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 24 (1.07%) Perl
16 23 (1.03%) TypeScript
17 21 (0.94%) VB.NET
18 19 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (7.54%) Degree
2 42 (1.87%) CISSP
3 40 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.07%) CCNP
6 21 (0.94%) CISM
6 21 (0.94%) MCSE
7 17 (0.76%) CISA
7 17 (0.76%) Security Cleared
8 16 (0.71%) CCNA
8 16 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (0.67%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.62%) ISEB
10 14 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 13 (0.58%) CCIE
11 13 (0.58%) PMP
12 12 (0.54%) PhD
13 11 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.02%) QA
2 29 (1.29%) PMO
3 26 (1.16%) SLA
4 24 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.85%) GDPR
7 15 (0.67%) MiFID
7 15 (0.67%) PSD2
8 13 (0.58%) IFRS
9 12 (0.54%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.49%) COBIT
11 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.22%) EMIR
14 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.18%) WCAG
15 3 (0.13%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.13%) SEPA
16 2 (0.089%) Basel III
16 2 (0.089%) GAAP
System Software
1 95 (4.24%) Docker
2 89 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 53 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 17 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 15 (0.67%) XenApp
8 9 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.40%) vSphere
9 8 (0.36%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.27%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.22%) HDFS
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.22%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.18%) Xen
13 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.089%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 71 (3.17%) Ansible
2 66 (2.95%) Kubernetes
3 55 (2.45%) Terraform
4 37 (1.65%) SCCM
5 31 (1.38%) Puppet
6 19 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.67%) Packer
8 11 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.40%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.40%) Oozie
11 8 (0.36%) Sysdig
12 7 (0.31%) Control-M
13 6 (0.27%) Consul
13 6 (0.27%) Netcool
13 6 (0.27%) SCOM
13 6 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.27%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.27%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 264 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 156 (6.96%) Oracle
3 80 (3.57%) Cisco
4 76 (3.39%) Citrix
5 71 (3.17%) Splunk
6 65 (2.90%) SAP
7 64 (2.86%) VMware
8 47 (2.10%) IBM
9 40 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (1.43%) Bloomberg
11 31 (1.38%) Google
12 30 (1.34%) Apple
13 28 (1.25%) Tableau
14 27 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 26 (1.16%) HP
15 26 (1.16%) McAfee
15 26 (1.16%) TIBCO
16 23 (1.03%) Reuters
16 23 (1.03%) Sybase
17 21 (0.94%) Adobe