Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,073 2,259 2,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.11% 32.54% 32.15%
As % of the General category 65.68% 61.34% 60.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,548 1,782 1,611
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £355 £345
90th Percentile £688 £699 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 9
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -18.70% +5.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.55 £22.18 £50.90
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.10 £21.75
% change year-on-year -0.52% -12.18% +1.75%

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 3,156 3,683 3,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.88% 53.05% 53.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,346 2,898 2,644
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £321
90th Percentile £688 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 34
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £15.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +33.92% -20.66%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £12.52
90th Percentile £62.75 £38.47 £29.98
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £15.98
% change year-on-year -1.18% +32.98% -20.10%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +8 144 £525 -4.55%
Moorgate +2 42 £500 -20.00%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 525 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (20.74%) Banking
3 325 (15.68%) SQL
4 299 (14.42%) Windows
5 292 (14.09%) Microsoft
6 270 (13.02%) Java
7 263 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 232 (11.19%) Python
9 218 (10.52%) Amazon AWS
10 208 (10.03%) DevOps
11 190 (9.17%) Migration
12 179 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 173 (8.35%) Project Management
14 171 (8.25%) SQL Server
15 167 (8.06%) Active Directory
16 161 (7.77%) Big Data
17 155 (7.48%) Linux
18 154 (7.43%) Microservices
18 154 (7.43%) Apache Spark
19 153 (7.38%) Analytics
20 152 (7.33%) C#
21 145 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
22 140 (6.75%) TDD
22 140 (6.75%) Windows 10
23 139 (6.71%) JavaScript
24 138 (6.66%) Data Science
25 134 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
26 129 (6.22%) Office 365
27 127 (6.13%) Data Modelling
27 127 (6.13%) Degree

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
1 154 (7.43%) Apache Spark
2 60 (2.89%) Apache
3 49 (2.36%) Confluence
4 47 (2.27%) Apache Airflow
5 39 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 33 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
7 31 (1.50%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.77%) SAS
9 16 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.72%) CMS
11 10 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.48%) IIS
12 8 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.34%) IBM Domino
13 7 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.29%) JBoss
14 6 (0.29%) MS Project Server
14 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.63%) Sketch
8 6 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.14%) InVision
10 2 (0.096%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.048%) Marvel
11 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.048%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 29 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.53%) Actimize
4 11 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 11 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.43%) Elite 3E
5 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.24%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 263 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 218 (10.52%) Amazon AWS
3 129 (6.22%) Office 365
4 71 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (2.36%) Power Platform
5 49 (2.36%) Serverless
6 36 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
7 31 (1.50%) PaaS
8 25 (1.21%) IaaS
9 22 (1.06%) SaaS
10 21 (1.01%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
11 20 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (0.92%) OpenShift
13 17 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (0.82%) GitHub
14 14 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.42%) Firewall
2 61 (2.94%) DNS
3 48 (2.32%) WAN
4 40 (1.93%) DHCP
5 39 (1.88%) LAN
6 34 (1.64%) Skype
7 31 (1.50%) Internet
7 31 (1.50%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (1.01%) Network Security
9 20 (0.96%) VPN
10 18 (0.87%) SAN
11 15 (0.72%) Wireless
12 14 (0.68%) BGP
12 14 (0.68%) MPLS
13 13 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (0.63%) OSPF
14 11 (0.53%) HTTP
14 11 (0.53%) Unified Communications
15 10 (0.48%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 161 (7.77%) Big Data
3 114 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (3.91%) Hadoop
5 51 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (2.41%) Apache Hive
7 48 (2.32%) Power BI
8 47 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (2.22%) Star Schema
10 44 (2.12%) OLAP
11 43 (2.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 43 (2.07%) OLAP Cube
12 37 (1.78%) NoSQL
13 28 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (1.25%) MySQL
14 26 (1.25%) Relational Database
15 24 (1.16%) Oracle Database
16 23 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (0.92%) Data Lake
18 18 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 105 (5.07%) JIRA
2 73 (3.52%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.75%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.35%) Selenium
5 21 (1.01%) Cucumber
6 20 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 19 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 17 (0.82%) Maven
9 16 (0.77%) MSI
10 15 (0.72%) JUnit
10 15 (0.72%) Subversion
11 13 (0.63%) Hudson
11 13 (0.63%) SpecFlow
12 11 (0.53%) NUnit
13 10 (0.48%) Jasmine
13 10 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 430 (20.74%) Banking
2 110 (5.31%) Front Office
3 99 (4.78%) Financial Institution
4 96 (4.63%) Investment Banking
5 50 (2.41%) Retail
6 49 (2.36%) Back Office
7 41 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 38 (1.83%) Legal
9 32 (1.54%) Marketing
10 28 (1.35%) Advertising
10 28 (1.35%) Telecoms
11 23 (1.11%) Law
12 11 (0.53%) Electronics
12 11 (0.53%) General Ledger
12 11 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.48%) Billing
14 8 (0.39%) Games
15 6 (0.29%) International Banking
15 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 465 (22.43%) Developer
2 312 (15.05%) Analyst
3 164 (7.91%) Project Manager
4 135 (6.51%) Business Analyst
5 133 (6.42%) Architect
5 133 (6.42%) Java Developer
6 103 (4.97%) Data Engineer
7 97 (4.68%) Consultant
8 74 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 59 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 54 (2.60%) Big Data Engineer
11 53 (2.56%) Python Developer
11 53 (2.56%) Python Engineer
12 52 (2.51%) Hadoop Engineer
13 46 (2.22%) C# Developer
13 46 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
14 45 (2.17%) Windows Engineer
15 42 (2.03%) .NET Developer
16 39 (1.88%) IT Manager
16 39 (1.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (6.08%) .NET
2 96 (4.63%) HTML
3 92 (4.44%) Node.js
4 82 (3.96%) Kafka
5 79 (3.81%) AngularJS
6 76 (3.67%) Spring
7 73 (3.52%) PySpark
8 66 (3.18%) CSS
8 66 (3.18%) React
9 60 (2.89%) Web Services
10 56 (2.70%) RESTful
11 55 (2.65%) REST
12 49 (2.36%) Middleware
13 45 (2.17%) HTML5
14 40 (1.93%) XML
15 39 (1.88%) ASP.NET
16 37 (1.78%) Spring Boot
17 32 (1.54%) JSON
18 28 (1.35%) NumPy
18 28 (1.35%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 134 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.29%) User Experience
3 66 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 66 (3.18%) Hedge funds
4 62 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 52 (2.51%) Data Centre
6 48 (2.32%) Fixed Income
7 43 (2.07%) Equities
8 39 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.88%) Tandem
9 38 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (1.78%) Mobile App
11 34 (1.64%) Data Structures
12 29 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
13 22 (1.06%) Derivative
14 21 (1.01%) Algorithms
14 21 (1.01%) Blackberry
15 19 (0.92%) SWIFT
16 18 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
17 17 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 299 (14.42%) Windows
2 155 (7.48%) Linux
3 140 (6.75%) Windows 10
4 90 (4.34%) Windows 7
5 82 (3.96%) Unix
5 82 (3.96%) Windows Server
6 28 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.21%) Android
8 23 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.34%) Solaris
11 7 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.14%) CentOS
12 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.096%) Debian
14 1 (0.048%) Fedora
14 1 (0.048%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.048%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (10.03%) DevOps
3 190 (9.17%) Migration
4 179 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 173 (8.35%) Project Management
6 154 (7.43%) Microservices
7 153 (7.38%) Analytics
8 145 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
9 140 (6.75%) TDD
10 138 (6.66%) Data Science
11 127 (6.13%) Data Modelling
12 118 (5.69%) Scrum
13 110 (5.31%) Asset Management
14 109 (5.26%) ITIL
15 107 (5.16%) Fintech
16 90 (4.34%) Information Security
17 89 (4.29%) Mentoring
18 85 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
19 84 (4.05%) SDLC
19 84 (4.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 325 (15.68%) SQL
2 270 (13.02%) Java
3 232 (11.19%) Python
4 152 (7.33%) C#
5 139 (6.71%) JavaScript
6 110 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 51 (2.46%) T-SQL
8 46 (2.22%) C++
9 42 (2.03%) Bash Shell
10 40 (1.93%) TypeScript
11 33 (1.59%) Java 8
12 31 (1.50%) ES6
13 27 (1.30%) Scala
13 27 (1.30%) VBA
14 25 (1.21%) Perl
14 25 (1.21%) R
15 19 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.82%) Kotlin
17 14 (0.68%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 127 (6.13%) Degree
2 48 (2.32%) CISSP
3 36 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 33 (1.59%) CISM
6 31 (1.50%) PMP
7 22 (1.06%) Security Cleared
8 18 (0.87%) CCNP
9 17 (0.82%) CCIE
9 17 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.77%) CRISC
11 15 (0.72%) CISA
12 14 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (0.68%) SC Cleared
13 12 (0.58%) Master's Degree
14 11 (0.53%) ISEB
14 11 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
15 9 (0.43%) ACCA
15 9 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.67%) QA
2 65 (3.14%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.54%) PMO
4 19 (0.92%) SEPA
5 15 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.68%) GDPR
6 14 (0.68%) MiFID
6 14 (0.68%) PSD2
7 11 (0.53%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.48%) NIST
9 8 (0.39%) IFRS
9 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.34%) COBIT
11 6 (0.29%) SLA
12 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.14%) Basel III
13 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.096%) EMIR
14 2 (0.096%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.096%) JSP 440
System Software
1 167 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 118 (5.69%) Docker
3 36 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 17 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 14 (0.68%) XenApp
7 13 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.53%) HDFS
9 10 (0.48%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.43%) vSphere
11 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.14%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.096%) Cronacle
14 2 (0.096%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.096%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.096%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 96 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 86 (4.15%) SCCM
3 54 (2.60%) Ansible
4 41 (1.98%) Oozie
5 37 (1.78%) Terraform
6 21 (1.01%) Puppet
7 18 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
8 11 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (0.39%) Nagios
10 8 (0.39%) Perfmon
11 7 (0.34%) Grafana
11 7 (0.34%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.29%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.29%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.24%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.24%) SCSM
13 5 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 292 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 107 (5.16%) Oracle
3 81 (3.91%) Google
4 73 (3.52%) Cisco
5 71 (3.42%) VMware
6 57 (2.75%) Citrix
7 49 (2.36%) Splunk
8 42 (2.03%) SAP
9 34 (1.64%) HP
10 29 (1.40%) ServiceNow
11 25 (1.21%) IBM
12 24 (1.16%) CheckPoint
12 24 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.11%) Palo Alto
14 21 (1.01%) Bloomberg
14 21 (1.01%) Symantec
15 20 (0.96%) Ivanti
15 20 (0.96%) Red Hat
16 17 (0.82%) Tableau
17 15 (0.72%) F5