Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 7,655 11,350 11,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.79% 24.24% 25.19%
As % of the General category 52.65% 52.10% 51.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,419 8,125 8,815
London median daily rate £543 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 94 54
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% -20.75%
10th Percentile £15.88 £15.08 £13.60
90th Percentile £43.50 £37.98 £47.83
England median hourly rate £26.75 £23.83 £22.75
% change year-on-year +12.28% +4.73% -9.00%

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 14,539 21,784 23,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.29% 46.52% 49.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,261 15,522 16,746
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £310
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £490 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +0.51% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 249 229
London median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £22.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.75% +7.98%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.31 £13.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.60 £23.14
% change year-on-year +1.85% -6.66% +15.70%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor 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 14 December 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
Central London 0 1,757 £525 - 710
West London -1 137 £425 -7.61% 106
East London -3 129 £548 +9.50% 77
South London +6 120 £475 - 46
North London 0 24 £450 - 13
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 2,213 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,554 (20.30%) Banking
3 1,272 (16.62%) SQL
4 1,260 (16.46%) Java
5 988 (12.91%) Azure
6 979 (12.79%) Python
7 961 (12.55%) AWS
8 900 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 889 (11.61%) JavaScript
10 845 (11.04%) C#
11 802 (10.48%) DevOps
12 688 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 687 (8.97%) Front Office
14 682 (8.91%) .NET
15 645 (8.43%) SQL Server
16 639 (8.35%) Project Management
17 630 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
18 629 (8.22%) Oracle
18 629 (8.22%) Windows
19 621 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
20 613 (8.01%) Analytics
21 603 (7.88%) Migration
22 572 (7.47%) Microservices
23 565 (7.38%) Scrum
24 547 (7.15%) React
25 544 (7.11%) TDD
26 526 (6.87%) AngularJS
27 507 (6.62%) Asset Management
28 504 (6.58%) Software Engineering
29 492 (6.43%) Problem-Solving

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
1 171 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 165 (2.16%) Apache Spark
3 141 (1.84%) Confluence
4 82 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
5 71 (0.93%) SAS
6 70 (0.91%) Apache
7 65 (0.85%) IIS
8 60 (0.78%) MS Exchange
9 43 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 31 (0.40%) CMS
11 27 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 22 (0.29%) JBoss
12 22 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 22 (0.29%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 15 (0.20%) Jupyter
15 13 (0.17%) Anypoint
15 13 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 382 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 253 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
3 149 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 80 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 78 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 45 (0.59%) Sketch
7 36 (0.47%) InVision
8 32 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 30 (0.39%) Photoshop
10 29 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.091%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.078%) Figma
14 4 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.052%) SPSS
14 4 (0.052%) Zeplin
15 3 (0.039%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.039%) Snagit
16 2 (0.026%) Adobe XD
16 2 (0.026%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 100 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 88 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 62 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 49 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 48 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
5 48 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
6 47 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
7 43 (0.56%) NetSuite
8 38 (0.50%) FINCAD Analytics
8 38 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
9 33 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 32 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
10 32 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 32 (0.42%) SAP FI
11 31 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
12 27 (0.35%) SAP CO
13 26 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
14 21 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
14 21 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
15 20 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 988 (12.91%) Azure
2 961 (12.55%) AWS
3 334 (4.36%) Office 365
4 298 (3.89%) GCP
5 274 (3.58%) Power Platform
6 178 (2.33%) Serverless
7 144 (1.88%) Amazon S3
8 142 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
9 134 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
10 126 (1.65%) SaaS
11 124 (1.62%) PaaS
12 119 (1.55%) OpenShift
13 103 (1.35%) IaaS
14 98 (1.28%) GitHub
15 80 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
16 76 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
17 72 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
18 64 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
19 50 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
19 50 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 178 (2.33%) Firewall
2 97 (1.27%) WAN
3 96 (1.25%) DNS
4 90 (1.18%) VPN
5 87 (1.14%) LAN
6 74 (0.97%) Network Security
7 67 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 65 (0.85%) Internet
9 60 (0.78%) DHCP
10 54 (0.71%) MPLS
11 50 (0.65%) Skype
12 41 (0.54%) HTTP
13 40 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
14 38 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
15 35 (0.46%) Wireless
16 34 (0.44%) SAN
17 33 (0.43%) BGP
18 31 (0.40%) Multicast
19 27 (0.35%) NetScaler
20 26 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 645 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 328 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
3 311 (4.06%) Big Data
4 268 (3.50%) Power BI
5 221 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 212 (2.77%) NoSQL
7 197 (2.57%) Relational Database
8 180 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 173 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 154 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
11 153 (2.00%) MySQL
12 134 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 120 (1.57%) MongoDB
14 111 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
15 102 (1.33%) Data Lake
16 95 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 95 (1.24%) RDBMS
17 91 (1.19%) Amazon Athena
18 83 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
19 82 (1.07%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 377 (4.92%) JIRA
2 330 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 268 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 125 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 94 (1.23%) Selenium
6 90 (1.18%) Visual Studio
7 77 (1.01%) Maven
8 75 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 69 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 69 (0.90%) webpack
10 68 (0.89%) Artifactory
11 67 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 65 (0.85%) RStudio
13 59 (0.77%) Cucumber
14 55 (0.72%) JUnit
14 55 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
15 44 (0.57%) Bitbucket
16 40 (0.52%) Subversion
17 33 (0.43%) Jasmine
18 31 (0.40%) GitLab
General
1 1,554 (20.30%) Banking
2 687 (8.97%) Front Office
3 335 (4.38%) Investment Banking
4 317 (4.14%) Marketing
5 274 (3.58%) Financial Institution
6 268 (3.50%) Public Sector
7 235 (3.07%) Telecoms
8 223 (2.91%) Retail
9 201 (2.63%) Manufacturing
10 183 (2.39%) Legal
11 146 (1.91%) Back Office
12 133 (1.74%) Electronics
13 93 (1.21%) Advertising
13 93 (1.21%) Law
14 65 (0.85%) Retail Banking
15 51 (0.67%) General Ledger
16 49 (0.64%) Publishing
17 46 (0.60%) Billing
18 35 (0.46%) Games
19 19 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,184 (28.53%) Developer
2 1,166 (15.23%) Analyst
3 623 (8.14%) Architect
4 540 (7.05%) Project Manager
5 521 (6.81%) Business Analyst
6 513 (6.70%) Java Developer
7 435 (5.68%) Consultant
8 372 (4.86%) Senior Developer
9 304 (3.97%) C# Developer
10 260 (3.40%) Python Developer
11 238 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
12 234 (3.06%) React Developer
13 207 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
14 199 (2.60%) .NET Developer
15 184 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
16 174 (2.27%) Financial Analyst
17 172 (2.25%) Software Engineer
18 156 (2.04%) Data Analyst
19 155 (2.02%) AWS Engineer
20 140 (1.83%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 682 (8.91%) .NET
2 547 (7.15%) React
3 526 (6.87%) AngularJS
4 484 (6.32%) Web Services
5 428 (5.59%) HTML
6 381 (4.98%) CSS
7 360 (4.70%) Node.js
8 241 (3.15%) Kafka
9 205 (2.68%) Spring
10 198 (2.59%) REST
11 182 (2.38%) J2EE
12 150 (1.96%) ASP.NET
13 138 (1.80%) Vue.js
13 138 (1.80%) XML
14 137 (1.79%) Redux
15 136 (1.78%) HTML5
16 125 (1.63%) RESTful
16 125 (1.63%) Spring Boot
17 118 (1.54%) .NET Framework
18 115 (1.50%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 630 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 364 (4.76%) Derivative
4 358 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
5 349 (4.56%) Fixed Income
6 335 (4.38%) User Experience
7 297 (3.88%) Equities
8 248 (3.24%) Hedge funds
9 207 (2.70%) Management Information System
10 186 (2.43%) Data Centre
11 129 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 124 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
13 114 (1.49%) Data Structures
14 111 (1.45%) Mobile App
15 110 (1.44%) Public Cloud
16 101 (1.32%) Virtual Team
17 96 (1.25%) Algorithms
18 73 (0.95%) Credit Risk
19 55 (0.72%) Blog
19 55 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 629 (8.22%) Windows
2 438 (5.72%) Linux
3 265 (3.46%) Windows 10
4 252 (3.29%) Unix
5 145 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 112 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 92 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 84 (1.10%) Android
9 73 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (0.34%) Solaris
13 11 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.14%) VMS
14 9 (0.12%) AIX
14 9 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.10%) CentOS
16 5 (0.065%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.052%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,213 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 802 (10.48%) DevOps
3 688 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 639 (8.35%) Project Management
5 621 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 613 (8.01%) Analytics
7 603 (7.88%) Migration
8 572 (7.47%) Microservices
9 565 (7.38%) Scrum
10 544 (7.11%) TDD
11 507 (6.62%) Asset Management
12 504 (6.58%) Software Engineering
13 492 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
14 396 (5.17%) Change Management
15 354 (4.62%) Project Delivery
16 338 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
17 324 (4.23%) Fintech
18 319 (4.17%) ITIL
19 305 (3.98%) Test Automation
20 294 (3.84%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,272 (16.62%) SQL
2 1,260 (16.46%) Java
3 979 (12.79%) Python
4 889 (11.61%) JavaScript
5 845 (11.04%) C#
6 246 (3.21%) PowerShell
7 231 (3.02%) C++
8 193 (2.52%) TypeScript
9 191 (2.50%) R
10 140 (1.83%) Scala
11 112 (1.46%) T-SQL
12 105 (1.37%) VBA
13 101 (1.32%) Java 8
14 97 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 92 (1.20%) Ruby
16 77 (1.01%) C
16 77 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 75 (0.98%) PHP
18 70 (0.91%) Shell Script
19 68 (0.89%) ES6
Qualifications
1 444 (5.80%) Degree
2 200 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 136 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 98 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (1.16%) CISSP
6 80 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 77 (1.01%) PMP
8 68 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 67 (0.88%) CISM
10 65 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 60 (0.78%) CCNP
12 59 (0.77%) ACCA
13 49 (0.64%) CIMA
14 40 (0.52%) PhD
15 39 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 31 (0.40%) AWS Certification
17 31 (0.40%) Master's Degree
18 30 (0.39%) CCNA
19 29 (0.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (3.33%) QA
2 193 (2.52%) PMO
3 109 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 90 (1.18%) GDPR
5 75 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 65 (0.85%) SLA
7 61 (0.80%) NIST
8 58 (0.76%) MiFID
9 42 (0.55%) IFRS
10 32 (0.42%) COBIT
11 31 (0.40%) PCI DSS
12 29 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 28 (0.37%) EMIR
14 26 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 24 (0.31%) PSD2
16 22 (0.29%) Solvency II
17 19 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
18 12 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
19 10 (0.13%) GAAP
20 9 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 438 (5.72%) Docker
2 284 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 101 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.46%) XenDesktop
5 32 (0.42%) XenApp
6 30 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (0.37%) vSphere
8 24 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 20 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 20 (0.26%) HDFS
9 20 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.10%) Xen
13 7 (0.091%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.065%) KVM
15 5 (0.065%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.065%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 342 (4.47%) Kubernetes
2 261 (3.41%) Terraform
3 208 (2.72%) Ansible
4 116 (1.52%) SCCM
5 107 (1.40%) Puppet
6 102 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
8 31 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 28 (0.37%) AirWatch
10 26 (0.34%) Control-M
11 19 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
12 17 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
12 17 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (0.22%) Nagios
13 14 (0.18%) Packer
13 14 (0.18%) Salt
14 13 (0.17%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.16%) SCOM
16 11 (0.14%) Data Guard
16 11 (0.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 900 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 629 (8.22%) Oracle
3 481 (6.28%) SAP
4 211 (2.76%) Google
5 195 (2.55%) Cisco
6 185 (2.42%) VMware
7 146 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 131 (1.71%) Tableau
9 127 (1.66%) Citrix
10 102 (1.33%) Bloomberg
11 95 (1.24%) Splunk
12 79 (1.03%) Reuters
12 79 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 77 (1.01%) Red Hat
14 76 (0.99%) IBM
15 73 (0.95%) MuleSoft
16 72 (0.94%) Adobe
16 72 (0.94%) Sybase
17 61 (0.80%) Dell
18 56 (0.73%) Cognos