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 26 June 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.

Financial
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 1080 1117 1835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.55% 33.59% 31.59%
As % of the General category 60.40% 62.86% 60.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 940 1457
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 21
Median hourly rate £28.32 £20.88 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.66% -8.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £16.75 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.46 £48.15 £39.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.57% -  

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 1788 1777 3046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 53.89% 53.44% 52.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1495 2385
Median daily rate £538 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 41
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £38.90 £38.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 733 (36.38%) Banking
2 474 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
3 414 (20.55%) SQL
4 361 (17.92%) Java
5 237 (11.76%) Investment Banking
6 231 (11.46%) C#
7 225 (11.17%) SQL Server
7 225 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 222 (11.02%) Windows
9 211 (10.47%) Front Office
10 201 (9.98%) Oracle
11 195 (9.68%) Linux
11 195 (9.68%) Microsoft
12 192 (9.53%) TDD
13 183 (9.08%) Project Management
14 169 (8.39%) JavaScript
15 164 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
16 161 (7.99%) Unix
17 159 (7.89%) .NET
18 156 (7.74%) Scrum
19 149 (7.39%) HTML
20 147 (7.30%) Python
21 125 (6.20%) CSS
22 124 (6.15%) SDLC
23 120 (5.96%) AngularJS
24 116 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
25 109 (5.41%) Migration
26 108 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 107 (5.31%) Multithreading
28 106 (5.26%) Test Automation

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 59 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 38 (1.89%) Apache
4 35 (1.74%) Confluence
5 31 (1.54%) IIS
6 29 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 27 (1.34%) Ethereum
8 26 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.94%) JBoss
10 15 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
11 14 (0.69%) MS Exchange
12 13 (0.65%) SAS
13 11 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.45%) CMS
16 8 (0.40%) Mule
17 7 (0.35%) Skype for Business
18 6 (0.30%) Apache Pig
19 5 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 89 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.15%) SPSS
10 2 (0.099%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.099%) Stata
11 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.050%) InDesign
11 1 (0.050%) InVision
11 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.050%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 38 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.99%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.40%) Global One
6 8 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.40%) Temenos T24
7 7 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.35%) Summit
8 6 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
9 5 (0.25%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.20%) Endur
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.20%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.34%) Office 365
4 26 (1.29%) PaaS
5 25 (1.24%) IaaS
6 16 (0.79%) SaaS
7 13 (0.65%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.40%) GitHub
10 7 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
14 3 (0.15%) Slack
14 3 (0.15%) Trello
15 2 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.099%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.83%) Firewall
2 33 (1.64%) SAN
3 31 (1.54%) LAN
4 27 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.24%) WAN
6 24 (1.19%) Network Security
7 20 (0.99%) Internet
8 18 (0.89%) HTTP
9 16 (0.79%) LDAP
10 13 (0.65%) DNS
10 13 (0.65%) FTP
10 13 (0.65%) NAS
11 12 (0.60%) BGP
11 12 (0.60%) SSL
11 12 (0.60%) VPN
12 10 (0.50%) OSPF
12 10 (0.50%) Wireless
13 8 (0.40%) Skype
13 8 (0.40%) SNMP
14 7 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 80 (3.97%) Big Data
4 72 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 59 (2.93%) Hadoop
6 57 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (2.13%) NoSQL
9 42 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (1.59%) Oracle Database
11 29 (1.44%) KDB
12 25 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.19%) MongoDB
14 23 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 22 (1.09%) Kdb+
16 21 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
17 20 (0.99%) Power BI
18 18 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
19 17 (0.84%) QlikView
19 17 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 103 (5.11%) JIRA
2 51 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 50 (2.48%) Selenium
4 49 (2.43%) Maven
4 49 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 42 (2.08%) Subversion
6 38 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 30 (1.49%) TeamCity
8 25 (1.24%) JUnit
9 20 (0.99%) Visual Studio
10 18 (0.89%) NUnit
11 17 (0.84%) SpecFlow
11 17 (0.84%) WebDriver
12 15 (0.74%) Mockito
13 14 (0.69%) Moq
14 13 (0.65%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.50%) MSTest
16 8 (0.40%) Jasmine
16 8 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
General
1 733 (36.38%) Banking
2 237 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 211 (10.47%) Front Office
4 96 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 76 (3.77%) Retail
6 60 (2.98%) Legal
7 42 (2.08%) Marketing
8 40 (1.99%) Advertising
9 38 (1.89%) Back Office
10 35 (1.74%) Telecoms
11 26 (1.29%) Law
12 24 (1.19%) Retail Banking
13 18 (0.89%) International Banking
14 16 (0.79%) Games
15 14 (0.69%) Publishing
16 13 (0.65%) Electronics
16 13 (0.65%) Manufacturing
17 11 (0.55%) French Language
18 7 (0.35%) Billing
19 6 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 675 (33.50%) Developer
2 388 (19.26%) Analyst
3 196 (9.73%) Java Developer
4 186 (9.23%) Senior Developer
5 167 (8.29%) Business Analyst
6 138 (6.85%) Project Manager
7 129 (6.40%) Architect
8 94 (4.67%) C# Developer
9 90 (4.47%) Senior Java Developer
10 89 (4.42%) Consultant
11 65 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 61 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
13 60 (2.98%) SQL Developer
14 56 (2.78%) Support Analyst
15 49 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
16 46 (2.28%) Python Developer
17 43 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
17 43 (2.13%) Test Analyst
18 42 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
19 40 (1.99%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (7.89%) .NET
2 149 (7.39%) HTML
3 125 (6.20%) CSS
4 120 (5.96%) AngularJS
5 80 (3.97%) Spring
5 80 (3.97%) Web Services
6 78 (3.87%) HTML5
7 70 (3.47%) XML
8 58 (2.88%) WCF
9 57 (2.83%) React
9 57 (2.83%) REST
10 54 (2.68%) ASP.NET
11 50 (2.48%) Hibernate
11 50 (2.48%) Middleware
12 48 (2.38%) jQuery
13 46 (2.28%) WPF
14 45 (2.23%) Node.js
15 38 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
16 32 (1.59%) SOAP
17 30 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 164 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 103 (5.11%) Fixed Income
4 95 (4.71%) Equities
5 90 (4.47%) Fintech
6 81 (4.02%) Derivative
7 74 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
8 71 (3.52%) Hedge funds
9 62 (3.08%) Data Centre
10 58 (2.88%) User Experience
11 50 (2.48%) Computer Science
12 39 (1.94%) Management Information System
12 39 (1.94%) Market Risk
13 28 (1.39%) Credit Risk
13 28 (1.39%) Data Structures
14 27 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.19%) NHS
16 22 (1.09%) Blackberry
17 20 (0.99%) Mobile App
18 15 (0.74%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 222 (11.02%) Windows
2 195 (9.68%) Linux
3 161 (7.99%) Unix
4 58 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 27 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.29%) Solaris
8 22 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.79%) Android
12 11 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.40%) CentOS
14 6 (0.30%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.25%) AIX
15 5 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.099%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.099%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 192 (9.53%) TDD
4 183 (9.08%) Project Management
5 156 (7.74%) Scrum
6 124 (6.15%) SDLC
7 116 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
8 109 (5.41%) Migration
9 107 (5.31%) Multithreading
10 106 (5.26%) Test Automation
11 103 (5.11%) Business Analysis
12 93 (4.62%) Analytics
13 92 (4.57%) OO
14 91 (4.52%) ITIL
15 89 (4.42%) DevOps
16 81 (4.02%) Asset Management
17 79 (3.92%) Low Latency
18 78 (3.87%) Data Management
18 78 (3.87%) Data Modelling
19 77 (3.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 414 (20.55%) SQL
2 361 (17.92%) Java
3 231 (11.46%) C#
4 169 (8.39%) JavaScript
5 147 (7.30%) Python
6 61 (3.03%) C++
7 57 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 52 (2.58%) Perl
9 49 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 44 (2.18%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.03%) C
12 39 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 37 (1.84%) Scala
14 35 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.69%) VBA
16 29 (1.44%) Ruby
17 20 (0.99%) R
18 18 (0.89%) VB
19 17 (0.84%) TypeScript
20 16 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 96 (4.76%) Degree
2 40 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 19 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (0.89%) CCNP
9 17 (0.84%) ISEB
9 17 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (0.74%) CISSP
10 15 (0.74%) PMP
11 13 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.45%) CCNA
13 9 (0.45%) MCSA
13 9 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
14 8 (0.40%) CISM
14 8 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.62%) MiFID
2 80 (3.97%) QA
3 60 (2.98%) PMO
4 34 (1.69%) SEPA
5 22 (1.09%) GDPR
6 20 (0.99%) Data Quality
7 17 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
7 17 (0.84%) SLA
8 16 (0.79%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.65%) EMIR
10 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.35%) COBIT
12 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.25%) FINREP
13 5 (0.25%) IFRS
14 4 (0.20%) IFRS 9
14 4 (0.20%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.099%) Basel III
15 2 (0.099%) COSO
System Software
1 73 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 37 (1.84%) Docker
3 28 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.60%) HDFS
5 11 (0.55%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.45%) vSphere
8 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.35%) XenApp
10 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.15%) LXC
11 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.15%) XenServer
12 2 (0.099%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.099%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.050%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (1.74%) Ansible
2 29 (1.44%) Puppet
2 29 (1.44%) SCCM
3 15 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 15 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.40%) Kibana
5 8 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 8 (0.40%) SCOM
5 8 (0.40%) Terraform
6 7 (0.35%) Grafana
6 7 (0.35%) Nagios
7 6 (0.30%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.30%) MOM
7 6 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.30%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.25%) Control-M
9 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 201 (9.98%) Oracle
2 195 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 57 (2.83%) SAP
4 54 (2.68%) VMware
5 49 (2.43%) IBM
6 48 (2.38%) Citrix
7 45 (2.23%) Cisco
8 42 (2.08%) Sybase
9 38 (1.89%) Bloomberg
9 38 (1.89%) Splunk
10 36 (1.79%) Red Hat
11 34 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 27 (1.34%) ION Trading
13 23 (1.14%) HP
13 23 (1.14%) Tableau
13 23 (1.14%) TIBCO
14 21 (1.04%) Murex
15 18 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (0.79%) Apple
17 15 (0.74%) CheckPoint
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 95000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £200- £250
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £525 per day + none
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Roc Search
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