The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Financial Institution 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 Financial Institution over the 3 months to 30 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.

Financial Institution
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 91 109
Rank change year-on-year -27 +18  
Contract jobs citing Financial Institution 33 72 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 2.12% 1.75%
As % of the General category 2.10% 3.91% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 42 69
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £215 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £636 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

Financial Institution 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 1572 1843 2693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.68% 54.14% 52.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1505 2089
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 £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.54 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.71% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.86 £55.00 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Financial Institution
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Financial Institution in the City of London

Financial Institution
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 Financial Institution in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Financial Institution in the City of London

Financial Institution
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Financial Institution in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Financial Institution in the City of London

Financial Institution
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 Financial Institution in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Financial Institution in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Financial Institution 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 Financial Institution.

1 117 (100.00%) Finance
2 30 (25.64%) DevOps
3 27 (23.08%) Hedge funds
4 26 (22.22%) Oracle
4 26 (22.22%) Linux
5 25 (21.37%) Python
6 23 (19.66%) SQL
7 21 (17.95%) Java
7 21 (17.95%) Fixed Income
7 21 (17.95%) High Availability
8 20 (17.09%) Equities
8 20 (17.09%) Asset Management
9 19 (16.24%) Retail
9 19 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (16.24%) Unix
10 18 (15.38%) Windows
10 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 17 (14.53%) Banking
11 17 (14.53%) Migration
12 16 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (12.82%) Project Management
14 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
14 14 (11.97%) Puppet
15 13 (11.11%) PCI DSS
15 13 (11.11%) Ansible
15 13 (11.11%) Management Information System
15 13 (11.11%) Degree
16 12 (10.26%) Firewall
16 12 (10.26%) Scrum
17 11 (9.40%) Service Delivery

Financial Institution
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 4 (3.42%) Confluence
1 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.85%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.56%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (1.71%) Relativity
3 2 (1.71%) Ringtail
3 2 (1.71%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 1 (0.85%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.85%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (5.98%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.56%) Office 365
5 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.26%) Firewall
2 9 (7.69%) Network Security
3 7 (5.98%) HTTP
4 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.27%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (4.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.42%) SSL
7 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.56%) Internet
7 3 (2.56%) NX-OS
7 3 (2.56%) VPN
8 2 (1.71%) 3G
8 2 (1.71%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.71%) LAN
8 2 (1.71%) Multicast
8 2 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.71%) WAN
8 2 (1.71%) Wireless
9 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.71%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.71%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.85%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.85%) KDB
7 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Subversion
2 6 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.27%) JIRA
4 3 (2.56%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.56%) CruiseControl
4 3 (2.56%) NUnit
5 2 (1.71%) Bower
5 2 (1.71%) gulp
5 2 (1.71%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (1.71%) Mocha
5 2 (1.71%) Protractor
5 2 (1.71%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.85%) MSI
6 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.85%) Phabricator
General
1 117 (100.00%) Finance
2 19 (16.24%) Retail
3 17 (14.53%) Banking
4 10 (8.55%) Legal
5 8 (6.84%) Front Office
5 8 (6.84%) Investment Banking
6 6 (5.13%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (24.79%) Developer
2 15 (12.82%) AWS DevOps
3 13 (11.11%) Analyst
3 13 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (9.40%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 8 (6.84%) Architect
7 7 (5.98%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.13%) Agile Coach
8 6 (5.13%) Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) AWS Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) DevOps Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) .NET
2 7 (5.98%) HTML
2 7 (5.98%) XML
3 6 (5.13%) CSS
4 5 (4.27%) Web Services
5 4 (3.42%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.42%) CSS3
5 4 (3.42%) HTML5
5 4 (3.42%) XSLT
6 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (2.56%) J2EE
6 3 (2.56%) Middleware
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.56%) Spring
6 3 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.71%) LINQ
7 2 (1.71%) SOAP
7 2 (1.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.08%) Hedge funds
2 21 (17.95%) Fixed Income
3 20 (17.09%) Equities
4 13 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 9 (7.69%) Data Centre
7 7 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (5.13%) Derivative
8 6 (5.13%) Virtual Team
9 5 (4.27%) Clustering
9 5 (4.27%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (3.42%) Credit Risk
11 3 (2.56%) Grid Computing
11 3 (2.56%) Market Risk
11 3 (2.56%) N-Tier
11 3 (2.56%) User Experience
12 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (1.71%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.22%) Linux
2 19 (16.24%) Unix
3 18 (15.38%) Windows
4 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Debian
6 1 (0.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.64%) DevOps
2 21 (17.95%) High Availability
3 20 (17.09%) Asset Management
4 19 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (14.53%) Migration
6 15 (12.82%) Project Management
7 12 (10.26%) Scrum
8 11 (9.40%) Service Delivery
9 10 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (8.55%) ITIL
10 9 (7.69%) Information Security
10 9 (7.69%) Release Management
10 9 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.84%) Continuous Deployment
11 8 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.84%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (6.84%) Data Migration
11 8 (6.84%) SDLC
11 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.37%) Python
2 23 (19.66%) SQL
3 21 (17.95%) Java
4 8 (6.84%) C#
4 8 (6.84%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.98%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.27%) Perl
7 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.42%) VBA
8 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.71%) C++
9 2 (1.71%) Ruby
10 1 (0.85%) C
10 1 (0.85%) Korn
10 1 (0.85%) PHP
10 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.85%) VB
10 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (5.13%) CISSP
3 5 (4.27%) CCNP
3 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.27%) CISM
3 5 (4.27%) CNA
3 5 (4.27%) GCIA
3 5 (4.27%) GCIH
3 5 (4.27%) GIAC
3 5 (4.27%) Network+ Certification
3 5 (4.27%) Novell Certification
3 5 (4.27%) SANS
4 2 (1.71%) CCIE
4 2 (1.71%) PhD
4 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) ACCA
5 1 (0.85%) CIMA
5 1 (0.85%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.71%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
2 2 (1.71%) MiFID
2 2 (1.71%) PMO
2 2 (1.71%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) Basel III
3 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.85%) EMIR
3 1 (0.85%) FINREP
3 1 (0.85%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.98%) Docker
3 2 (1.71%) GFS2
3 2 (1.71%) GlusterFS
3 2 (1.71%) OCFS2
3 2 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.71%) XenApp
4 1 (0.85%) Firmware
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (11.97%) Puppet
2 13 (11.11%) Ansible
3 5 (4.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.71%) CFEngine
4 2 (1.71%) DameWare
4 2 (1.71%) EnCase
4 2 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (1.71%) SCCM
4 2 (1.71%) SELinux
4 2 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.85%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (22.22%) Oracle
2 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.13%) Cisco
3 6 (5.13%) Sun
4 5 (4.27%) SmartStream
5 4 (3.42%) Citrix
5 4 (3.42%) IBM
6 3 (2.56%) F5
6 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.56%) Serena
6 3 (2.56%) Siebel
6 3 (2.56%) Splunk
6 3 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.71%) Altiris
7 2 (1.71%) Nuix
7 2 (1.71%) Remedy
7 2 (1.71%) Reuters
7 2 (1.71%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.71%) Symantec
7 2 (1.71%) WorldPay
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