Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 61 126
Rank change year-on-year +13 +65 +23
Contract jobs citing Fintech 261 271 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.35% 3.90% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 4.48% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 208 105
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £368
90th Percentile £709 £689 £645
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £494
% change year-on-year +4.76% +6.33% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 - -

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 5,392 6,044 6,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.90% 87.09% 89.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,232 4,810 4,780
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £680 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 101 58
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.85 £13.00 £13.17
90th Percentile £52.75 £33.00 £30.98
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.61% - -1.58%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Fintech as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fintech in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fintech in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fintech in the City of London

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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 Fintech in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fintech in the City of London

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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 Fintech within the City of London region over the 6 months to 14 October 2019. 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
London Bridge - 1 £600 - 2
Fintech
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 95 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (35.25%) Finance
3 75 (28.74%) Java
4 69 (26.44%) Docker
5 61 (23.37%) DevOps
6 54 (20.69%) Microservices
6 54 (20.69%) Python
7 50 (19.16%) Kubernetes
8 49 (18.77%) AWS
9 48 (18.39%) Greenfield Project
10 47 (18.01%) TDD
11 45 (17.24%) C#
12 43 (16.48%) Banking
12 43 (16.48%) Azure
13 39 (14.94%) SQL
14 38 (14.56%) Scrum
15 31 (11.88%) .NET
16 30 (11.49%) Serverless
17 28 (10.73%) JavaScript
18 27 (10.34%) Node.js
19 25 (9.58%) JIRA
20 24 (9.20%) Terraform
21 23 (8.81%) Ansible
21 23 (8.81%) SDLC
21 23 (8.81%) BDD
21 23 (8.81%) Git (software)
21 23 (8.81%) Scala
21 23 (8.81%) Linux
22 22 (8.43%) Confluence
23 21 (8.05%) REST

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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 22 (8.43%) Confluence
2 11 (4.21%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.92%) Apache
4 4 (1.53%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.15%) Appian
5 3 (1.15%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.77%) CMS
6 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.38%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.77%) AWS
2 43 (16.48%) Azure
3 30 (11.49%) Serverless
4 18 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (5.75%) Amazon S3
6 14 (5.36%) GCP
7 13 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (4.21%) Amazon ECS
8 11 (4.21%) GitHub
8 11 (4.21%) Route 53
8 11 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.92%) CloudFront
10 4 (1.53%) Apigee
11 3 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.15%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.77%) G Suite
12 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) HTTP
2 3 (1.15%) DNS
2 3 (1.15%) Firewall
3 2 (0.77%) LAN
3 2 (0.77%) VPN
3 2 (0.77%) WAN
4 1 (0.38%) DSL
4 1 (0.38%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.05%) MySQL
2 16 (6.13%) Big Data
3 15 (5.75%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.21%) Data Lake
5 10 (3.83%) Cosmos DB
6 9 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.45%) Redis
7 8 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.68%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.30%) BigQuery
9 6 (2.30%) Blockchain
9 6 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.53%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.15%) Power BI
12 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (9.58%) JIRA
2 23 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.07%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (2.68%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.68%) Fiddler
5 7 (2.68%) Selenium
5 7 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.68%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.15%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.77%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.77%) PhpStorm
7 2 (0.77%) Subversion
8 1 (0.38%) GitLab
8 1 (0.38%) Grunt
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 92 (35.25%) Finance
2 43 (16.48%) Banking
3 12 (4.60%) Games
4 7 (2.68%) Advertising
5 6 (2.30%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Back Office
7 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 102 (39.08%) Developer
2 27 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (8.05%) Analyst
4 20 (7.66%) AWS Engineer
5 19 (7.28%) Java Developer
6 17 (6.51%) Python Developer
7 15 (5.75%) React Developer
8 14 (5.36%) Business Analyst
9 13 (4.98%) AWS DevOps
9 13 (4.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
11 11 (4.21%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.83%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (3.83%) Java Developer - Fintech
12 10 (3.83%) Scala Developer
13 9 (3.45%) Azure DevOps
13 9 (3.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 8 (3.07%) .NET Developer
14 8 (3.07%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.88%) .NET
2 27 (10.34%) Node.js
3 21 (8.05%) REST
3 21 (8.05%) Spring
4 19 (7.28%) Kafka
4 19 (7.28%) React
5 17 (6.51%) .NET Core
5 17 (6.51%) AngularJS
6 13 (4.98%) RESTful
6 13 (4.98%) Spring Boot
7 10 (3.83%) JSON
7 10 (3.83%) OAuth
8 9 (3.45%) HTML
9 8 (3.07%) Flask
9 8 (3.07%) Redux
9 8 (3.07%) WebSockets
10 7 (2.68%) CSS
10 7 (2.68%) HTML5
10 7 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (2.30%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.39%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.07%) PKI
5 7 (2.68%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.30%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (2.30%) User Experience
7 5 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.15%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.15%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.15%) Wiki
9 2 (0.77%) Contract for Difference
9 2 (0.77%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.77%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.38%) Digital Currency
10 1 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.81%) Linux
2 14 (5.36%) Unix
3 7 (2.68%) Android
4 5 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.53%) Windows
6 3 (1.15%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (23.37%) DevOps
3 54 (20.69%) Microservices
4 47 (18.01%) TDD
5 38 (14.56%) Scrum
6 23 (8.81%) BDD
6 23 (8.81%) SDLC
7 18 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 17 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (5.36%) ETL
10 13 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.98%) Test Automation
10 13 (4.98%) Waterfall
11 12 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (4.21%) API Design
12 11 (4.21%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.21%) Project Management
13 10 (3.83%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (3.45%) API Development
14 9 (3.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.74%) Java
2 54 (20.69%) Python
3 45 (17.24%) C#
4 39 (14.94%) SQL
5 28 (10.73%) JavaScript
6 23 (8.81%) Scala
7 13 (4.98%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.83%) Kotlin
9 8 (3.07%) Go
10 7 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.92%) ES6
11 5 (1.92%) PHP
11 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.53%) Java 8
12 4 (1.53%) Ruby
13 3 (1.15%) Perl
14 2 (0.77%) ES7
15 1 (0.38%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 5 (1.92%) AWS Certification
1 5 (1.92%) Degree
2 4 (1.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.38%) GPEN
3 1 (0.38%) GWAPT
3 1 (0.38%) GXPN
3 1 (0.38%) MBA
3 1 (0.38%) MCSA
3 1 (0.38%) MCSE
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.38%) OSCE
3 1 (0.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.98%) QA
2 8 (3.07%) PMO
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.77%) GDPR
3 2 (0.77%) IFRS
3 2 (0.77%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.38%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (26.44%) Docker
2 5 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.77%) XenApp
3 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (19.16%) Kubernetes
2 24 (9.20%) Terraform
3 23 (8.81%) Ansible
4 11 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.15%) Istio
6 2 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.77%) Puppet
6 2 (0.77%) SCCM
7 1 (0.38%) Packer
Vendors
1 16 (6.13%) Atlassian
2 11 (4.21%) Google
3 7 (2.68%) Splunk
4 6 (2.30%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.53%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.77%) Citrix
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle
7 2 (0.77%) Sophos
7 2 (0.77%) Sybase
7 2 (0.77%) Tableau
7 2 (0.77%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.38%) Apple
8 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco
8 1 (0.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.38%) Reuters
8 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.38%) VMware
8 1 (0.38%) Zend