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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
London / City of London
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 935 1154 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.22% 35.10% 30.93%
As % of the General category 61.19% 64.33% 59.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 925 1199
Median daily rate £501 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
Median hourly rate £23.00 £47.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.57% +165.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £24.69 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.63 £53.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% +20.83%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1528 1794 2613
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.02% 54.56% 51.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1198 1456 2014
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £646 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 17
Median hourly rate £18.26 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.26 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £55.00 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 655 (33.40%) Banking
2 413 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
3 371 (18.92%) SQL
4 297 (15.15%) Java
5 287 (14.64%) SQL Server
6 244 (12.44%) Windows
7 216 (11.01%) Oracle
7 216 (11.01%) Microsoft
8 207 (10.56%) C#
9 197 (10.05%) Project Management
10 195 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 194 (9.89%) Investment Banking
12 183 (9.33%) Linux
13 176 (8.98%) .NET
14 170 (8.67%) TDD
15 167 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
16 163 (8.31%) Front Office
17 156 (7.96%) Unix
18 150 (7.65%) Scrum
19 147 (7.50%) JavaScript
20 145 (7.39%) Python
21 141 (7.19%) HTML
22 124 (6.32%) MS Excel
23 121 (6.17%) Financial Institution
24 120 (6.12%) DevOps
25 119 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
26 114 (5.81%) CSS
27 112 (5.71%) Degree
27 112 (5.71%) AngularJS
28 110 (5.61%) Migration

Finance
Top Related 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 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 63 (3.21%) Apache Spark
3 49 (2.50%) IIS
4 41 (2.09%) WebSphere
5 39 (1.99%) Apache
6 37 (1.89%) Confluence
7 33 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
8 25 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
11 17 (0.87%) MS Exchange
12 16 (0.82%) JBoss
13 14 (0.71%) SAS
14 13 (0.66%) Skype for Business
15 12 (0.61%) Apache Pig
15 12 (0.61%) Ethereum
15 12 (0.61%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.56%) Anypoint
16 11 (0.56%) CMS
17 8 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 124 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 68 (3.47%) MS Office
3 33 (1.68%) MS Project
4 29 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.20%) SPSS
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 40 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.51%) ION MarketView
6 8 (0.41%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.36%) Minerva
8 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
8 6 (0.31%) Summit
9 5 (0.25%) Endur
9 5 (0.25%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.25%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.20%) Global One
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.20%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 71 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.94%) IaaS
4 36 (1.84%) PaaS
5 28 (1.43%) Office 365
6 17 (0.87%) SaaS
7 13 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (0.56%) GitHub
9 9 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
13 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.10%) Datadog
14 2 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.03%) Firewall
2 39 (1.99%) SAN
3 37 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.63%) Network Security
5 29 (1.48%) LAN
5 29 (1.48%) WAN
6 24 (1.22%) DNS
7 17 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (0.87%) SSL
7 17 (0.87%) VPN
8 16 (0.82%) DHCP
8 16 (0.82%) Internet
9 15 (0.76%) LDAP
9 15 (0.76%) Wireless
10 13 (0.66%) HTTP
11 12 (0.61%) BGP
11 12 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (0.61%) NAS
11 12 (0.61%) OSPF
12 11 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 78 (3.98%) Hadoop
4 76 (3.88%) Big Data
5 75 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 57 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 39 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (1.94%) Relational Database
11 32 (1.63%) NoSQL
12 27 (1.38%) MongoDB
13 24 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (1.07%) QlikView
14 21 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 21 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 100 (5.10%) JIRA
2 51 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (2.45%) Git (software)
4 46 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 39 (1.99%) Subversion
6 31 (1.58%) Maven
7 29 (1.48%) Selenium
8 18 (0.92%) Cucumber
8 18 (0.92%) Visual Studio
9 15 (0.76%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.66%) Bitbucket
10 13 (0.66%) gulp
10 13 (0.66%) SpecFlow
11 12 (0.61%) CruiseControl
11 12 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.56%) JUnit
13 10 (0.51%) Hudson
13 10 (0.51%) webpack
14 9 (0.46%) Grunt
14 9 (0.46%) Mockito
General
1 655 (33.40%) Banking
2 194 (9.89%) Investment Banking
3 163 (8.31%) Front Office
4 121 (6.17%) Financial Institution
5 74 (3.77%) Retail
6 65 (3.31%) Legal
7 55 (2.80%) Back Office
8 42 (2.14%) Marketing
9 40 (2.04%) Advertising
9 40 (2.04%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.48%) Law
11 22 (1.12%) Retail Banking
12 17 (0.87%) Games
13 15 (0.76%) Electronics
13 15 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.61%) International Banking
15 11 (0.56%) Billing
16 9 (0.46%) Publishing
17 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
18 5 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 571 (29.12%) Developer
2 366 (18.66%) Analyst
3 190 (9.69%) Business Analyst
4 164 (8.36%) Architect
5 135 (6.88%) Java Developer
6 133 (6.78%) Senior Developer
7 116 (5.92%) Project Manager
8 90 (4.59%) Consultant
9 67 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
10 66 (3.37%) SQL Developer
11 64 (3.26%) C# Developer
12 61 (3.11%) .NET Developer
13 49 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
14 45 (2.29%) JavaScript Developer
15 41 (2.09%) Banking Analyst
16 40 (2.04%) Support Analyst
17 36 (1.84%) DevOps Engineer
18 35 (1.78%) Angular Developer
19 33 (1.68%) C# .NET Developer
20 32 (1.63%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (8.98%) .NET
2 141 (7.19%) HTML
3 114 (5.81%) CSS
4 112 (5.71%) AngularJS
5 107 (5.46%) Web Services
6 76 (3.88%) HTML5
7 66 (3.37%) XML
8 64 (3.26%) ASP.NET
9 60 (3.06%) REST
10 54 (2.75%) Spring
11 46 (2.35%) React
12 45 (2.29%) jQuery
13 44 (2.24%) WCF
14 41 (2.09%) CSS3
15 40 (2.04%) Hibernate
15 40 (2.04%) Middleware
16 34 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (1.68%) JSON
18 32 (1.63%) J2EE
19 31 (1.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 167 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (5.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 93 (4.74%) Fixed Income
4 88 (4.49%) Equities
5 79 (4.03%) Derivative
6 72 (3.67%) Fintech
7 60 (3.06%) Data Centre
8 58 (2.96%) User Experience
9 56 (2.86%) Management Information System
10 54 (2.75%) Computer Science
11 42 (2.14%) Market Risk
12 35 (1.78%) Hedge funds
13 30 (1.53%) Credit Risk
14 22 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 22 (1.12%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.97%) Blackberry
17 18 (0.92%) SWIFT
18 17 (0.87%) Algorithms
18 17 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 244 (12.44%) Windows
2 183 (9.33%) Linux
3 156 (7.96%) Unix
4 72 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 42 (2.14%) Windows 7
6 37 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.76%) Solaris
10 12 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.56%) Android
12 10 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.46%) CentOS
14 6 (0.31%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.25%) SUSE
15 5 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.15%) AIX
16 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (10.05%) Project Management
3 195 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 170 (8.67%) TDD
5 150 (7.65%) Scrum
6 120 (6.12%) DevOps
7 119 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
8 110 (5.61%) Migration
9 105 (5.35%) Business Analysis
10 97 (4.95%) Asset Management
11 93 (4.74%) Data Modelling
12 92 (4.69%) Analytics
13 87 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
14 86 (4.39%) ITIL
15 84 (4.28%) OO
15 84 (4.28%) Risk Management
15 84 (4.28%) SDLC
16 82 (4.18%) Change Management
17 79 (4.03%) CRM
17 79 (4.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 371 (18.92%) SQL
2 297 (15.15%) Java
3 207 (10.56%) C#
4 147 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 145 (7.39%) Python
6 71 (3.62%) PowerShell
7 65 (3.31%) T-SQL
8 58 (2.96%) C++
9 43 (2.19%) Scala
9 43 (2.19%) VBA
10 41 (2.09%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 37 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.73%) C
14 29 (1.48%) Perl
14 29 (1.48%) Ruby
15 20 (1.02%) VB
16 18 (0.92%) R
17 16 (0.82%) TypeScript
18 13 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 112 (5.71%) Degree
2 49 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (1.17%) ISEB
5 22 (1.12%) CCNP
6 20 (1.02%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.92%) ACCA
7 18 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.76%) CISSP
9 13 (0.66%) CISM
9 13 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.56%) CIMA
11 11 (0.56%) MCSE
12 9 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
12 9 (0.46%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.41%) PhD
13 8 (0.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.21%) QA
2 53 (2.70%) MiFID
3 47 (2.40%) PMO
4 30 (1.53%) SEPA
5 29 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 28 (1.43%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.97%) GDPR
8 16 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
9 13 (0.66%) EMIR
10 12 (0.61%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.56%) SLA
12 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.31%) IFRS
15 4 (0.20%) COBIT
15 4 (0.20%) IFRS 9
15 4 (0.20%) SDET
16 2 (0.10%) FINREP
16 2 (0.10%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
System Software
1 78 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.48%) Docker
4 13 (0.66%) XenDesktop
5 11 (0.56%) HDFS
6 10 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.46%) vSphere
7 9 (0.46%) XenApp
8 8 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.15%) XenServer
12 2 (0.10%) GPFS
12 2 (0.10%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 51 (2.60%) Puppet
2 34 (1.73%) Ansible
3 28 (1.43%) SCCM
4 19 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.92%) Tivoli
6 17 (0.87%) MOM
7 14 (0.71%) Control-M
7 14 (0.71%) Nagios
8 11 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
8 11 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.36%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.36%) Grafana
10 7 (0.36%) SCOM
10 7 (0.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 6 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (0.25%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 216 (11.01%) Microsoft
1 216 (11.01%) Oracle
2 71 (3.62%) VMware
3 64 (3.26%) Cisco
3 64 (3.26%) SAP
4 56 (2.86%) IBM
5 50 (2.55%) Citrix
6 37 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 32 (1.63%) Bloomberg
8 31 (1.58%) CheckPoint
9 28 (1.43%) Sybase
10 27 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.33%) HP
12 23 (1.17%) ServiceNow
13 21 (1.07%) Cognos
14 20 (1.02%) Splunk
15 19 (0.97%) Palo Alto
15 19 (0.97%) Tableau
16 18 (0.92%) WorldPay
17 17 (0.87%) Murex
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
HFG
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Thebes IT
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + FINANCE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £625 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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Premier IT
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Hatstand Limited
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City, London
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Thebes IT
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Spring Technology
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Oliver James Associates
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
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Hays Talent Solutions
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