Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Fintech skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fintech over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Technology (FinTech)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 78 45
Rank change year-on-year -8 -33 +19
Contract jobs citing Fintech 91 39 287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.50% 2.22% 4.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.49% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 36 257
10th Percentile £417 £394 £413
25th Percentile £509 £481 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £605 £569 £550
Median % change year-on-year +6.37% +3.41% +4.76%
75th Percentile £648 £667 £625
90th Percentile £800 £800 £693
Central London median daily rate £605 £600 £550
% change year-on-year +0.83% +9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £21.00

Fintech is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,301 1,565 5,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.56% 89.07% 90.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,441 1,148 4,446
10th Percentile £363 £313 £338
25th Percentile £460 £417 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 68
10th Percentile £11.15 £14.60 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.07 £17.50 £12.04
Median hourly rate £27.75 £35.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.83% +115.15% -11.76%
75th Percentile £38.50 £46.00 £23.56
90th Percentile £63.25 £51.55 £45.41
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 £34.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.64% +81.58% +1.60%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Fintech as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Fintech in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Fintech in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Fintech in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Fintech in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Fintech in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Fintech in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Fintech in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Fintech 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 Fintech.

1 29 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.77%) TDD
3 24 (26.37%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (25.27%) DevOps
4 23 (25.27%) Java
5 21 (23.08%) Microservices
6 19 (20.88%) Games
7 18 (19.78%) Kotlin
8 17 (18.68%) Banking
8 17 (18.68%) Spring
8 17 (18.68%) Finance
9 16 (17.58%) Python
9 16 (17.58%) Azure
10 15 (16.48%) RESTful
11 14 (15.38%) Kubernetes
12 13 (14.29%) GraphQL
13 12 (13.19%) Fixed Income
14 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
14 11 (12.09%) Docker
14 11 (12.09%) Social Skills
15 10 (10.99%) Migration
15 10 (10.99%) Front Office
16 9 (9.89%) AWS
16 9 (9.89%) User Experience
17 8 (8.79%) React
17 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
17 8 (8.79%) Electronic Trading
17 8 (8.79%) Spreadsheet
17 8 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (8.79%) Legacy Systems

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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 6 (6.59%) Apache
2 4 (4.40%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.30%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.20%) Sketch
4 1 (1.10%) Figma
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.10%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Azure
2 9 (9.89%) AWS
3 4 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (4.40%) GCP
3 4 (4.40%) Serverless
4 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.30%) SaaS
5 2 (2.20%) Firebase
5 2 (2.20%) GitHub
5 2 (2.20%) IaaS
5 2 (2.20%) PaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.10%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.10%) Force.com
6 1 (1.10%) Miro
6 1 (1.10%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) LAN
1 4 (4.40%) WAN
2 3 (3.30%) HTTP
2 3 (3.30%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) Apache Hive
1 4 (4.40%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.30%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.30%) Impala
2 3 (3.30%) Presto
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.20%) Big Data
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) Redis
4 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.10%) Power BI
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
1 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.20%) JBehave
2 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (1.10%) AppVeyor
3 1 (1.10%) Cypress.io
3 1 (1.10%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) JMeter
3 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.10%) Postman
3 1 (1.10%) Protractor
3 1 (1.10%) Selenium
3 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (20.88%) Games
2 17 (18.68%) Banking
2 17 (18.68%) Finance
3 11 (12.09%) Social Skills
4 10 (10.99%) Front Office
5 4 (4.40%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.20%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (46.15%) Developer
2 9 (9.89%) Consultant
2 9 (9.89%) Java Developer
3 8 (8.79%) Electronic Trading Consultant
3 8 (8.79%) Java Consultant
3 8 (8.79%) Pricing Consultant
4 6 (6.59%) Architect
5 5 (5.49%) Designer
6 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) React Developer
7 3 (3.30%) AWS Developer
7 3 (3.30%) Data Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (3.30%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (3.30%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.20%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.20%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.20%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.20%) Tester
8 2 (2.20%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) Spring
2 15 (16.48%) RESTful
3 13 (14.29%) GraphQL
4 8 (8.79%) React
5 6 (6.59%) React Native
6 4 (4.40%) .NET
7 3 (3.30%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.30%) Apache Camel
7 3 (3.30%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.30%) Kafka
7 3 (3.30%) Middleware
7 3 (3.30%) OSGi
8 2 (2.20%) Micronaut
8 2 (2.20%) Ratpack
8 2 (2.20%) REST
8 2 (2.20%) Serverless Framework
8 2 (2.20%) Vue.js
8 2 (2.20%) Web Services
8 2 (2.20%) WPF
8 2 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (13.19%) Fixed Income
3 9 (9.89%) User Experience
4 8 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (8.79%) Legacy Systems
5 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.40%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.40%) Cloud Native
7 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.20%) Derivative
8 2 (2.20%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.10%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Android
1 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.77%) TDD
3 23 (25.27%) DevOps
4 21 (23.08%) Microservices
5 10 (10.99%) Migration
6 8 (8.79%) Electronic Trading
6 8 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (5.49%) Data Pipeline
8 5 (5.49%) Data Science
8 5 (5.49%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (4.40%) Analytics
9 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
9 4 (4.40%) Front End Development
9 4 (4.40%) Machine Learning
9 4 (4.40%) Scrum
9 4 (4.40%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.40%) Thought Leadership
10 3 (3.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.27%) Java
2 18 (19.78%) Kotlin
3 16 (17.58%) Python
4 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.59%) C#
6 5 (5.49%) Scala
7 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.40%) SQL
8 3 (3.30%) C++
8 3 (3.30%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.20%) VBA
10 1 (1.10%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.10%) R
10 1 (1.10%) SOQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 8 (8.79%) Terraform
3 3 (3.30%) Ansible
4 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.40%) Cisco
3 2 (2.20%) Google
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle
3 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.10%) Adobe
4 1 (1.10%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (1.10%) Xamarin