Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,235 2,391 2,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.88% 34.02% 33.37%
As % of the General category 62.55% 61.12% 63.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,717 1,964 1,763
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £338 £335
90th Percentile £690 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 8
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £26.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -43.66% +40.13%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.96 £10.93
90th Percentile £25.50 £41.27 £75.83
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% -44.44% +65.79%

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 3,573 3,912 3,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.97% 55.66% 52.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,778 3,148 2,841
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 19
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £14.40 £12.86 £11.20
90th Percentile £26.70 £36.95 £49.17
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.38% -2.44%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 0 106 £550 -
Moorgate 0 44 £550 -
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 604 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (21.74%) Banking
3 393 (17.58%) Java
4 377 (16.87%) SQL
5 296 (13.24%) Windows
6 294 (13.15%) Microsoft
7 250 (11.19%) C#
8 241 (10.78%) Python
9 233 (10.43%) SQL Server
10 232 (10.38%) DevOps
11 228 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 228 (10.20%) TDD
12 222 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 216 (9.66%) .NET
14 193 (8.64%) Linux
15 187 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
16 182 (8.14%) JavaScript
17 178 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
18 168 (7.52%) Project Management
19 163 (7.29%) Oracle
20 161 (7.20%) Degree
20 161 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
21 151 (6.76%) Scrum
22 145 (6.49%) Migration
22 145 (6.49%) HTML
23 131 (5.86%) Asset Management
24 130 (5.82%) ITIL
24 130 (5.82%) Front Office
24 130 (5.82%) Docker
25 127 (5.68%) Active Directory

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 93 (4.16%) Apache Spark
2 79 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (1.74%) Confluence
4 35 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 34 (1.52%) CMS
6 33 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 32 (1.43%) SharePoint
8 28 (1.25%) MS Exchange
9 27 (1.21%) Apache
9 27 (1.21%) Skype for Business
10 24 (1.07%) JBoss
11 23 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.94%) SAS
13 15 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.63%) IIS
14 14 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.49%) IPython
Applications
1 119 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.40%) InVision
9 7 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.045%) InDesign
12 1 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.045%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 22 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.67%) Actimize
4 13 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
5 11 (0.49%) R3 Corda
5 11 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 8 (0.36%) ION MarketView
7 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 222 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 178 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (3.62%) Office 365
4 32 (1.43%) Serverless
5 31 (1.39%) PaaS
6 30 (1.34%) GitHub
7 25 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (1.12%) SaaS
8 23 (1.03%) IaaS
9 22 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.40%) npm
15 8 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
15 8 (0.36%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.31%) Datadog
17 6 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.42%) Firewall
2 45 (2.01%) WAN
3 42 (1.88%) LAN
4 34 (1.52%) DNS
5 32 (1.43%) Skype
6 26 (1.16%) DHCP
6 26 (1.16%) Network Security
6 26 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 23 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
8 22 (0.98%) Internet
9 20 (0.89%) SAN
10 19 (0.85%) BGP
11 16 (0.72%) OSPF
12 15 (0.67%) HTTP
13 14 (0.63%) VPN
14 13 (0.58%) MPLS
14 13 (0.58%) Telepresence
14 13 (0.58%) Wireless
15 12 (0.54%) Unified Communications
16 10 (0.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
3 91 (4.07%) Big Data
4 80 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (3.22%) Hadoop
6 57 (2.55%) NoSQL
7 47 (2.10%) Relational Database
7 47 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (2.06%) MongoDB
8 46 (2.06%) Power BI
9 40 (1.79%) MySQL
10 32 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (1.34%) Apache Hive
13 27 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
14 25 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (0.85%) Blockchain
16 19 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 99 (4.43%) Jenkins
2 95 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 94 (4.21%) JIRA
4 66 (2.95%) Selenium
5 47 (2.10%) Maven
6 37 (1.66%) SpecFlow
7 35 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 25 (1.12%) Cucumber
8 25 (1.12%) JUnit
8 25 (1.12%) Mockito
9 24 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (1.03%) NUnit
10 23 (1.03%) WebDriver
11 22 (0.98%) Subversion
12 20 (0.89%) MSTest
12 20 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (0.76%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.72%) Gradle
15 13 (0.58%) webpack
General
1 486 (21.74%) Banking
2 130 (5.82%) Front Office
3 122 (5.46%) Financial Institution
4 88 (3.94%) Investment Banking
5 70 (3.13%) Back Office
6 50 (2.24%) Advertising
7 47 (2.10%) Retail
8 46 (2.06%) Legal
9 40 (1.79%) Marketing
10 28 (1.25%) Retail Banking
11 27 (1.21%) Telecoms
12 24 (1.07%) General Ledger
13 19 (0.85%) Law
14 12 (0.54%) Billing
14 12 (0.54%) International Banking
15 10 (0.45%) Games
15 10 (0.45%) Publishing
16 9 (0.40%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 699 (31.28%) Developer
2 358 (16.02%) Analyst
3 183 (8.19%) Java Developer
4 145 (6.49%) Senior Developer
5 129 (5.77%) Architect
5 129 (5.77%) Business Analyst
5 129 (5.77%) Project Manager
6 115 (5.15%) C# Developer
7 107 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 95 (4.25%) Consultant
9 87 (3.89%) Python Developer
10 74 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 74 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
11 63 (2.82%) SQL Developer
12 50 (2.24%) Desktop Support
13 49 (2.19%) Support Analyst
14 47 (2.10%) AWS DevOps
14 47 (2.10%) C# .NET Developer
15 45 (2.01%) AWS Engineer
16 44 (1.97%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (9.66%) .NET
2 145 (6.49%) HTML
3 100 (4.47%) AngularJS
4 84 (3.76%) CSS
5 73 (3.27%) NumPy
6 72 (3.22%) Kafka
6 72 (3.22%) REST
7 71 (3.18%) Spring
7 71 (3.18%) Web Services
8 69 (3.09%) Pandas
9 68 (3.04%) React
10 64 (2.86%) HTML5
11 58 (2.60%) XML
12 55 (2.46%) Node.js
13 53 (2.37%) JSON
14 45 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
14 45 (2.01%) Middleware
15 43 (1.92%) WPF
16 42 (1.88%) PySpark
17 41 (1.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 161 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (5.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 123 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
3 110 (4.92%) Fixed Income
3 110 (4.92%) User Experience
4 92 (4.12%) Fintech
5 84 (3.76%) Computer Science
6 65 (2.91%) Equities
7 60 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 47 (2.10%) Data Centre
9 46 (2.06%) Mobile App
10 45 (2.01%) Derivative
10 45 (2.01%) Hedge funds
11 44 (1.97%) Tandem
12 43 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
13 37 (1.66%) Algorithms
14 34 (1.52%) Data Structures
15 33 (1.48%) Market Risk
16 27 (1.21%) iPhone
17 25 (1.12%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 296 (13.24%) Windows
2 193 (8.64%) Linux
3 106 (4.74%) Unix
4 89 (3.98%) Windows 10
5 88 (3.94%) Windows Server
6 78 (3.49%) Windows 7
7 65 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (1.43%) Android
9 27 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.45%) Solaris
14 8 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.22%) CentOS
16 5 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (10.38%) DevOps
3 228 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 228 (10.20%) TDD
4 187 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
5 168 (7.52%) Project Management
6 151 (6.76%) Scrum
7 145 (6.49%) Migration
8 131 (5.86%) Asset Management
9 130 (5.82%) ITIL
10 125 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
11 117 (5.23%) OO
12 112 (5.01%) Test Automation
13 105 (4.70%) Microservices
14 103 (4.61%) Analytics
14 103 (4.61%) BDD
15 101 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
16 94 (4.21%) Business Analysis
17 88 (3.94%) SDLC
18 75 (3.36%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 393 (17.58%) Java
2 377 (16.87%) SQL
3 250 (11.19%) C#
4 241 (10.78%) Python
5 182 (8.14%) JavaScript
6 76 (3.40%) Java 8
7 71 (3.18%) PowerShell
8 60 (2.68%) T-SQL
9 49 (2.19%) Scala
10 46 (2.06%) VBA
11 35 (1.57%) C
12 34 (1.52%) C++
13 25 (1.12%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.07%) TypeScript
15 21 (0.94%) Kotlin
15 21 (0.94%) PHP
15 21 (0.94%) R
16 20 (0.89%) PL/SQL
17 17 (0.76%) Ruby
18 16 (0.72%) ES6
Qualifications
1 161 (7.20%) Degree
2 43 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.48%) CISSP
4 26 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 21 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 20 (0.89%) Master's Degree
9 19 (0.85%) CISM
10 14 (0.63%) CCNP
10 14 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.58%) MCSE
12 12 (0.54%) CISA
13 11 (0.49%) CCIE
14 10 (0.45%) ISEB
14 10 (0.45%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.45%) MCSA
15 9 (0.40%) PhD
15 9 (0.40%) SC Cleared
16 7 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.07%) QA
2 32 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 32 (1.43%) PMO
3 19 (0.85%) SLA
4 14 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.63%) PSD2
5 13 (0.58%) GDPR
6 12 (0.54%) IFRS
7 8 (0.36%) MiFID
7 8 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.36%) SEPA
7 8 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.27%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.18%) TARGET2
9 4 (0.18%) WCAG
10 3 (0.13%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) EMIR
11 2 (0.089%) Basel III
11 2 (0.089%) GAAP
System Software
1 130 (5.82%) Docker
2 127 (5.68%) Active Directory
3 50 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 18 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 17 (0.76%) XenApp
7 11 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.45%) vSphere
9 9 (0.40%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.36%) BitLocker
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.18%) XenServer
13 3 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.13%) HDFS
13 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.089%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 111 (4.97%) Terraform
2 95 (4.25%) Ansible
3 82 (3.67%) Kubernetes
4 53 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (1.97%) SCCM
6 40 (1.79%) Puppet
7 25 (1.12%) Packer
8 12 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.40%) Oozie
11 8 (0.36%) HP ALM
11 8 (0.36%) Netcool
12 7 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.31%) SCOM
12 7 (0.31%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.27%) Control-M
13 6 (0.27%) Kibana
14 5 (0.22%) logstash
14 5 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 294 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 163 (7.29%) Oracle
3 87 (3.89%) Citrix
4 79 (3.53%) Splunk
5 77 (3.45%) VMware
6 73 (3.27%) Cisco
7 55 (2.46%) SAP
8 43 (1.92%) HP
9 41 (1.83%) IBM
10 39 (1.74%) Red Hat
11 36 (1.61%) Tableau
12 35 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
13 32 (1.43%) Apple
14 30 (1.34%) Bloomberg
15 26 (1.16%) Sybase
16 24 (1.07%) Adobe
16 24 (1.07%) Google
17 22 (0.98%) McAfee
18 21 (0.94%) TIBCO
19 20 (0.89%) ServiceNow