Period
to 13 July 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 13 July 2020 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
England > London
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 4,195 10,269 11,716
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 24.26% 24.67% 25.05%
As % of the General category 51.48% 54.20% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,140 7,313 8,527
Median daily rate £525 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +3.96%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £341
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £515 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +0.98% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 91
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% - -21.07%
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £44.18 £35.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -19.87%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8,149 18,945 22,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.13% 45.51% 47.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,612 13,169 15,795
Median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £338 £345 £316
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 228 275
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -12.50% +12.94%
10th Percentile £16.02 £13.34 £13.34
90th Percentile £54.70 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.32 £23.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +18.76% +0.31% +8.16%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in London.

Daily rate trend for Finance in London

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in London over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in London.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in London

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in London over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in London

Finance
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the London region over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. 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
Central London 0 833 £513 -2.38% 233
West London -2 70 £525 +26.13% 48
East London +1 41 £475 -9.52% 9
South London -25 40 £500 +5.26% 15
North London +16 11 £460 +8.24% 7
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Finance 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 London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 1,322 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 995 (23.72%) Banking
3 930 (22.17%) Java
4 787 (18.76%) Python
5 765 (18.24%) SQL
6 760 (18.12%) AWS
7 639 (15.23%) Azure
8 633 (15.09%) DevOps
9 610 (14.54%) Front Office
10 542 (12.92%) Web Services
11 532 (12.68%) Asset Management
12 524 (12.49%) JavaScript
13 502 (11.97%) Software Engineering
14 447 (10.66%) Fixed Income
15 441 (10.51%) Microservices
16 429 (10.23%) Change Management
17 402 (9.58%) C#
18 398 (9.49%) SQL Server
19 395 (9.42%) Kubernetes
20 386 (9.20%) Derivative
21 382 (9.11%) Microsoft
22 374 (8.92%) Oracle
23 370 (8.82%) .NET
24 365 (8.70%) Docker
25 354 (8.44%) React
26 351 (8.37%) Investment Banking
27 350 (8.34%) AngularJS
28 349 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
28 349 (8.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
29 344 (8.20%) Migration

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 97 (2.31%) Confluence
2 82 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 75 (1.79%) Apache
4 73 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 39 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 38 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (0.67%) Skype for Business
8 25 (0.60%) CMS
9 22 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 21 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 21 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
11 19 (0.45%) SAS
12 18 (0.43%) IIS
13 17 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
13 17 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.31%) JBoss
15 11 (0.26%) Jupyter
16 10 (0.24%) Mule
17 7 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 206 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.69%) Sketch
7 15 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.29%) InVision
9 10 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.14%) InDesign
11 5 (0.12%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.072%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.072%) Figma
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.024%) Revit
13 1 (0.024%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 27 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 25 (0.60%) SimCorp Dimension
5 24 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (0.52%) NetSuite
6 22 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
8 19 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
9 15 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (0.31%) Elite 3E
10 13 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (0.31%) SAP BPC
10 13 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (0.29%) ION MarketView
11 12 (0.29%) Misys Midas
11 12 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
12 11 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 10 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 760 (18.12%) AWS
2 639 (15.23%) Azure
3 315 (7.51%) GCP
4 222 (5.29%) Serverless
5 176 (4.20%) AWS Lambda
6 140 (3.34%) Amazon ECS
6 140 (3.34%) OpenShift
7 128 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
8 111 (2.65%) Amazon S3
9 102 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 99 (2.36%) Power Platform
11 95 (2.26%) Office 365
12 74 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
13 66 (1.57%) SaaS
14 62 (1.48%) GitHub
15 57 (1.36%) PaaS
16 43 (1.03%) IaaS
17 42 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
18 41 (0.98%) Apigee
19 31 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 104 (2.48%) Firewall
2 45 (1.07%) DNS
3 38 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 34 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.76%) Skype
6 31 (0.74%) Internet
6 31 (0.74%) SSL
6 31 (0.74%) WAN
7 29 (0.69%) HTTPS
8 27 (0.64%) Intranet
9 25 (0.60%) Network Security
10 24 (0.57%) LAN
10 24 (0.57%) VPN
11 22 (0.52%) HTTP
12 20 (0.48%) SAN
13 19 (0.45%) BGP
14 17 (0.41%) VLAN
15 16 (0.38%) Multicast
15 16 (0.38%) OSPF
16 14 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 192 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 137 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 133 (3.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 131 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
5 131 (3.12%) Big Data
6 122 (2.91%) NoSQL
7 119 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
8 118 (2.81%) MySQL
9 102 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 99 (2.36%) Power BI
11 92 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 88 (2.10%) MongoDB
13 68 (1.62%) Oracle Database
14 62 (1.48%) RDBMS
15 57 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 56 (1.33%) Hadoop
17 51 (1.22%) Redis
18 44 (1.05%) Data Lake
19 38 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 275 (6.56%) Jenkins
2 199 (4.74%) JIRA
3 195 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 115 (2.74%) Artifactory
5 100 (2.38%) RStudio
6 66 (1.57%) GitLab
7 55 (1.31%) JUnit
8 54 (1.29%) Cucumber
9 48 (1.14%) TeamCity
10 44 (1.05%) Selenium
11 43 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 40 (0.95%) Maven
13 31 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (0.74%) Subversion
14 29 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
15 28 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 25 (0.60%) Bitbucket
17 24 (0.57%) Visual Studio
18 18 (0.43%) Mockito
18 18 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 995 (23.72%) Banking
2 610 (14.54%) Front Office
3 351 (8.37%) Investment Banking
4 134 (3.19%) Marketing
5 131 (3.12%) Public Sector
6 129 (3.08%) Financial Institution
7 112 (2.67%) Back Office
7 112 (2.67%) Telecoms
8 93 (2.22%) Legal
9 85 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 68 (1.62%) Electronics
11 58 (1.38%) Retail
12 43 (1.03%) Retail Banking
13 42 (1.00%) Law
14 33 (0.79%) Billing
15 32 (0.76%) General Ledger
16 21 (0.50%) Advertising
17 20 (0.48%) Games
18 19 (0.45%) Publishing
19 17 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,410 (33.61%) Developer
2 545 (12.99%) Analyst
3 409 (9.75%) Java Developer
4 287 (6.84%) AWS Engineer
5 284 (6.77%) Architect
6 247 (5.89%) Business Analyst
7 239 (5.70%) AWS Developer
8 230 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 218 (5.20%) Python Developer
10 216 (5.15%) Consultant
11 168 (4.00%) Software Engineer
12 161 (3.84%) Senior Developer
13 143 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
13 143 (3.41%) SQL Developer
14 139 (3.31%) C# Developer
15 133 (3.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 133 (3.17%) Python Engineer
16 129 (3.08%) .NET Developer
17 122 (2.91%) Java Engineer
18 108 (2.57%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 542 (12.92%) Web Services
2 370 (8.82%) .NET
3 354 (8.44%) React
4 350 (8.34%) AngularJS
5 189 (4.51%) Spring
6 181 (4.31%) HTML
7 175 (4.17%) CSS
8 169 (4.03%) Vue.js
9 145 (3.46%) REST
10 135 (3.22%) ASP.NET
10 135 (3.22%) Node.js
11 115 (2.74%) .NET Core
12 111 (2.65%) J2EE
13 110 (2.62%) Kafka
14 95 (2.26%) Spring Boot
15 85 (2.03%) gRPC
16 79 (1.88%) Middleware
17 77 (1.84%) J2SE
18 68 (1.62%) HTML5
18 68 (1.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 447 (10.66%) Fixed Income
2 386 (9.20%) Derivative
3 349 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
3 349 (8.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 333 (7.94%) Hedge funds
5 310 (7.39%) Equities
6 172 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
7 157 (3.74%) User Experience
8 99 (2.36%) Data Centre
9 97 (2.31%) Management Information System
10 67 (1.60%) Credit Risk
11 60 (1.43%) Reference Data
12 53 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 53 (1.26%) Mobile App
13 48 (1.14%) Cloud Native
13 48 (1.14%) Market Risk
13 48 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 46 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
15 43 (1.03%) Public Cloud
16 39 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 254 (6.05%) Windows
2 244 (5.82%) Linux
3 109 (2.60%) Unix
4 74 (1.76%) Android
5 73 (1.74%) Windows 10
6 57 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 51 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 37 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 36 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 28 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (0.29%) Solaris
15 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.14%) Debian
17 5 (0.12%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.095%) CentOS
18 4 (0.095%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.095%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,322 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (15.09%) DevOps
3 532 (12.68%) Asset Management
4 502 (11.97%) Software Engineering
5 441 (10.51%) Microservices
6 429 (10.23%) Change Management
7 344 (8.20%) Migration
8 327 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
9 318 (7.58%) Analytics
10 309 (7.37%) Investment Management
11 302 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
12 288 (6.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 273 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 271 (6.46%) Scrum
15 268 (6.39%) Project Management
16 250 (5.96%) Decision-Making
17 240 (5.72%) Test Automation
18 230 (5.48%) Business Analysis
19 225 (5.36%) TDD
20 197 (4.70%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 930 (22.17%) Java
2 787 (18.76%) Python
3 765 (18.24%) SQL
4 524 (12.49%) JavaScript
5 402 (9.58%) C#
6 148 (3.53%) R
7 125 (2.98%) C++
8 115 (2.74%) Java 8
9 100 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 98 (2.34%) TypeScript
11 92 (2.19%) VBA
12 91 (2.17%) T-SQL
13 68 (1.62%) Kotlin
14 67 (1.60%) C
14 67 (1.60%) Scala
15 64 (1.53%) Bash Shell
16 47 (1.12%) Go
17 46 (1.10%) Shell Script
18 39 (0.93%) Perl
19 35 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 249 (5.94%) Degree
2 141 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 125 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 65 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (1.07%) CCNP
7 36 (0.86%) CISSP
8 31 (0.74%) CCIE
9 27 (0.64%) PMP
10 26 (0.62%) Master's Degree
11 25 (0.60%) CIMA
12 24 (0.57%) ACCA
13 21 (0.50%) CISM
13 21 (0.50%) DV Cleared
14 20 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (0.45%) ISTQB
16 16 (0.38%) ISEB
17 15 (0.36%) CCNA
17 15 (0.36%) Sun Certification
18 14 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (3.91%) QA
2 67 (1.60%) PMO
3 61 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 45 (1.07%) SLA
5 41 (0.98%) GDPR
6 27 (0.64%) IFRS
7 25 (0.60%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 16 (0.38%) Basel III
11 14 (0.33%) MiFID
11 14 (0.33%) NIST
12 13 (0.31%) PSD2
13 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 7 (0.17%) Basel II
14 7 (0.17%) COBIT
14 7 (0.17%) CRD IV
14 7 (0.17%) GAAP
15 6 (0.14%) EMIR
15 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 365 (8.70%) Docker
2 127 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 55 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
5 23 (0.55%) XenApp
6 18 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 17 (0.41%) vSphere
8 14 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.095%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 4 (0.095%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.095%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.072%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.048%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.048%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.048%) HDFS
14 2 (0.048%) zsh
Systems Management
1 395 (9.42%) Kubernetes
2 234 (5.58%) Terraform
3 167 (3.98%) Ansible
4 46 (1.10%) Puppet
5 37 (0.88%) SCCM
6 30 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (0.60%) Prometheus
9 13 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.31%) vRealize
10 12 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.26%) Data Guard
11 11 (0.26%) Zipkin
12 9 (0.21%) Grafana
13 8 (0.19%) Kibana
14 7 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.17%) SCOM
15 6 (0.14%) AirWatch
15 6 (0.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 382 (9.11%) Microsoft
2 374 (8.92%) Oracle
3 238 (5.67%) Google
4 213 (5.08%) SAP
5 127 (3.03%) Cisco
6 82 (1.95%) Bloomberg
6 82 (1.95%) VMware
7 77 (1.84%) Tableau
8 61 (1.45%) Citrix
9 53 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
10 51 (1.22%) Sybase
11 50 (1.19%) IBM
11 50 (1.19%) Splunk
12 45 (1.07%) Red Hat
13 39 (0.93%) Adobe
14 31 (0.74%) Charles River
14 31 (0.74%) Informatica
15 30 (0.72%) GoldenSource
15 30 (0.72%) HP
16 29 (0.69%) Workday