Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,207 2,147 2,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.63% 31.61% 34.32%
As % of the General category 56.32% 59.71% 61.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1,622 1,967
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £319 £331
90th Percentile £700 £688 £703
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 17
City of London median hourly rate £28.00 £18.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.73% +16.88% -26.44%
10th Percentile £16.60 £13.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.50 £33.35
Central London median hourly rate £24.50 £18.85 £21.25
% change year-on-year +29.97% -11.29% -2.30%

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 2,143 3,596 3,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.73% 52.94% 56.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,602 2,735 3,160
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £291 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 50
City of London median hourly rate £19.85 £18.85 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% -10.72% -0.65%
10th Percentile £12.46 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £37.38
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.23
% change year-on-year +12.30% -11.90% -0.12%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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
Moorgate 0 42 £500 -9.09%
London Bridge -2 20 £475 -13.64% 1
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 306 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (20.13%) Banking
3 202 (16.74%) SQL
4 188 (15.58%) Java
5 177 (14.66%) Microsoft
6 154 (12.76%) Windows
7 147 (12.18%) Azure
8 138 (11.43%) C#
9 119 (9.86%) SQL Server
10 117 (9.69%) Python
11 113 (9.36%) .NET
12 111 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 105 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
14 103 (8.53%) Project Management
15 102 (8.45%) Microservices
16 99 (8.20%) DevOps
17 96 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
18 95 (7.87%) Migration
19 94 (7.79%) JavaScript
20 87 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
21 86 (7.13%) AngularJS
21 86 (7.13%) Oracle
22 84 (6.96%) Test Automation
23 80 (6.63%) AWS
24 79 (6.55%) Scrum
25 76 (6.30%) Office 365
26 74 (6.13%) Windows 10
26 74 (6.13%) HTML
26 74 (6.13%) Active Directory
27 72 (5.97%) 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 28 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.41%) Confluence
3 14 (1.16%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (0.75%) CMS
5 9 (0.75%) IIS
6 8 (0.66%) JBoss
6 8 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.50%) Apache
7 6 (0.50%) Jetty
7 6 (0.50%) SAS
8 5 (0.41%) Anypoint
8 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.33%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.25%) Hyperledger
10 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (5.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.58%) Sketch
7 4 (0.33%) InVision
7 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.25%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.17%) Snagit
9 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
5 9 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.58%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.50%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.41%) HFM
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.41%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 147 (12.18%) Azure
2 80 (6.63%) AWS
3 76 (6.30%) Office 365
4 49 (4.06%) Power Platform
5 20 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (1.66%) GCP
6 15 (1.24%) PaaS
7 14 (1.16%) Serverless
8 13 (1.08%) SaaS
9 12 (0.99%) IaaS
10 9 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.66%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.66%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.50%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.41%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
13 5 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.31%) Firewall
2 23 (1.91%) DNS
3 16 (1.33%) DHCP
3 16 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.33%) VPN
4 15 (1.24%) LAN
5 14 (1.16%) Network Security
5 14 (1.16%) WAN
6 12 (0.99%) Internet
7 8 (0.66%) Multicast
7 8 (0.66%) Skype
8 6 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.50%) NetScaler
8 6 (0.50%) SAN
9 4 (0.33%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.33%) MPLS
9 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.25%) Broadband
10 3 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.17%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (3.98%) Power BI
3 38 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (2.24%) Big Data
5 26 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.57%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.49%) MySQL
11 16 (1.33%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.83%) QlikView
15 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (4.39%) JIRA
2 28 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.07%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.07%) TeamCity
4 18 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.24%) Selenium
6 14 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.99%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.83%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.50%) JUnit
10 6 (0.50%) Maven
10 6 (0.50%) MSI
10 6 (0.50%) Subversion
11 5 (0.41%) NUnit
11 5 (0.41%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.41%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.33%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.33%) Travis CI
General
1 243 (20.13%) Banking
2 65 (5.39%) Front Office
3 51 (4.23%) Financial Institution
4 38 (3.15%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.82%) Legal
6 33 (2.73%) Marketing
7 30 (2.49%) Advertising
8 23 (1.91%) Back Office
9 20 (1.66%) Public Sector
9 20 (1.66%) Retail
10 18 (1.49%) Law
10 18 (1.49%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.16%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.99%) Electronics
14 11 (0.91%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.50%) Publishing
16 5 (0.41%) Billing
16 5 (0.41%) Games
17 3 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 336 (27.84%) Developer
2 195 (16.16%) Analyst
3 95 (7.87%) Project Manager
4 89 (7.37%) Business Analyst
5 78 (6.46%) Architect
6 76 (6.30%) Consultant
6 76 (6.30%) Java Developer
7 52 (4.31%) C# Developer
8 33 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
9 32 (2.65%) .NET Developer
10 31 (2.57%) Senior Developer
11 30 (2.49%) Python Developer
12 29 (2.40%) Desktop Support
13 28 (2.32%) Data Analyst
13 28 (2.32%) SQL Developer
14 27 (2.24%) DevOps Engineer
15 24 (1.99%) IT Analyst
15 24 (1.99%) Support Analyst
16 22 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 21 (1.74%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (9.36%) .NET
2 86 (7.13%) AngularJS
3 74 (6.13%) HTML
4 65 (5.39%) CSS
5 48 (3.98%) React
6 40 (3.31%) Spring
7 37 (3.07%) Web Services
8 35 (2.90%) RESTful
9 32 (2.65%) XML
10 26 (2.15%) ASP.NET
11 25 (2.07%) .NET Core
11 25 (2.07%) REST
12 23 (1.91%) Kafka
12 23 (1.91%) Node.js
13 21 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
13 21 (1.74%) Spring Boot
14 19 (1.57%) Middleware
15 16 (1.33%) HTML5
16 12 (0.99%) .NET Framework
16 12 (0.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (4.23%) User Experience
4 43 (3.56%) Equities
5 35 (2.90%) Fixed Income
6 31 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.40%) Derivative
8 22 (1.82%) Data Centre
8 22 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 18 (1.49%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.24%) Market Risk
13 13 (1.08%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.83%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.83%) iPhone
15 10 (0.83%) Reinsurance
16 9 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 154 (12.76%) Windows
2 74 (6.13%) Windows 10
3 59 (4.89%) Linux
4 43 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.73%) Unix
6 28 (2.32%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.41%) Android
9 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.50%) Solaris
12 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.083%) CentOS
14 1 (0.083%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.083%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 103 (8.53%) Project Management
4 102 (8.45%) Microservices
5 99 (8.20%) DevOps
6 96 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
7 95 (7.87%) Migration
8 87 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
9 84 (6.96%) Test Automation
10 79 (6.55%) Scrum
11 66 (5.47%) Asset Management
11 66 (5.47%) TDD
12 64 (5.30%) Analytics
13 63 (5.22%) SDLC
14 58 (4.81%) Fintech
15 48 (3.98%) ITIL
15 48 (3.98%) Project Delivery
16 46 (3.81%) Data Analysis
17 44 (3.65%) Business Analysis
18 43 (3.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 202 (16.74%) SQL
2 188 (15.58%) Java
3 138 (11.43%) C#
4 117 (9.69%) Python
5 94 (7.79%) JavaScript
6 57 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.56%) TypeScript
8 31 (2.57%) C++
9 19 (1.57%) Scala
10 18 (1.49%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.49%) VBA
11 17 (1.41%) Java 8
12 15 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.08%) VBScript
14 12 (0.99%) Go
15 11 (0.91%) R
15 11 (0.91%) Ruby
16 9 (0.75%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.75%) VB
17 8 (0.66%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 72 (5.97%) Degree
2 21 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.33%) CISSP
5 11 (0.91%) MCSE
6 10 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.66%) ACCA
7 8 (0.66%) CISM
7 8 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.58%) ISEB
8 7 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.50%) CCNA
9 6 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.50%) MCSA
9 6 (0.50%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.50%) PMP
10 5 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.06%) QA
2 25 (2.07%) PMO
3 24 (1.99%) GDPR
4 19 (1.57%) IFRS
5 17 (1.41%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.91%) SLA
7 10 (0.83%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.50%) EMIR
10 5 (0.41%) NIST
11 4 (0.33%) COBIT
11 4 (0.33%) MiFID
11 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.33%) PSD2
12 3 (0.25%) Basel III
12 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.25%) WCAG
13 2 (0.17%) COREP
13 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.15%) Docker
3 23 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.24%) XenDesktop
5 14 (1.16%) XenApp
6 10 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.50%) Xen
9 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.41%) vSphere
10 4 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.33%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.33%) HDFS
11 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.17%) KVM
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.083%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.73%) SCCM
3 32 (2.65%) Ansible
4 21 (1.74%) Terraform
5 20 (1.66%) Puppet
6 11 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.50%) Cobbler
8 6 (0.50%) SCOM
9 5 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.41%) Perfmon
9 5 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.33%) WSUS
10 4 (0.33%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 177 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 86 (7.13%) Oracle
3 49 (4.06%) SAP
4 47 (3.89%) VMware
5 41 (3.40%) Citrix
6 25 (2.07%) Google
7 22 (1.82%) Cisco
8 18 (1.49%) Bloomberg
9 16 (1.33%) Tableau
10 13 (1.08%) Hyperion
10 13 (1.08%) Splunk
11 12 (0.99%) Reuters
11 12 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.91%) Adobe
13 10 (0.83%) Symantec
14 9 (0.75%) Informatica
14 9 (0.75%) Ivanti
15 8 (0.66%) HP
16 7 (0.58%) Apple
16 7 (0.58%) Polycom