Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 2018 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 11,304 9,744 10,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.07% 24.41% 24.00%
As % of the General category 56.07% 53.38% 53.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,137 7,076 7,839
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £333 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £673
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 47 72
London median hourly rate £21.00 £29.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.52% +30.58% -
10th Percentile £14.45 £15.75 £12.53
90th Percentile £47.83 £59.50 £98.50
England median hourly rate £21.63 £28.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.12% +35.71% +3.70%

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 20,160 18,255 19,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.71% 45.73% 44.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,496 12,980 14,361
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 187 213
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £14.95 £11.33 £10.05
90th Percentile £56.54 £56.75 £50.35
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% -1.96% +13.33%

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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 2018. 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 2,812 £525 +1.94% 627
East London 0 317 £500 -4.76% 102
West London 0 299 £475 +19.20% 178
South London -5 244 £480 +1.05% 27
North London -1 32 £475 +46.15% 15
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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 3,037 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 2,892 (25.58%) Banking
3 2,021 (17.88%) SQL
4 1,717 (15.19%) Java
5 1,307 (11.56%) Microsoft
6 1,292 (11.43%) C#
7 1,190 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 1,128 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,055 (9.33%) SQL Server
10 1,044 (9.24%) Project Management
11 1,022 (9.04%) .NET
12 1,018 (9.01%) Python
13 979 (8.66%) Windows
14 936 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
15 914 (8.09%) Oracle
16 905 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
17 894 (7.91%) Linux
18 891 (7.88%) DevOps
19 886 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
20 845 (7.48%) TDD
21 827 (7.32%) Scrum
22 790 (6.99%) Front Office
23 768 (6.79%) Migration
24 760 (6.72%) Analytics
25 748 (6.62%) Investment Banking
26 723 (6.40%) HTML
27 713 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
28 698 (6.17%) AngularJS
29 695 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
30 691 (6.11%) Change Management

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
1 270 (2.39%) Apache Spark
2 226 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 196 (1.73%) Confluence
4 137 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
5 131 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 127 (1.12%) Apache
7 126 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 120 (1.06%) SAS
9 112 (0.99%) CMS
10 88 (0.78%) MS Exchange
11 87 (0.77%) IIS
12 82 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 68 (0.60%) Skype for Business
14 59 (0.52%) JBoss
15 54 (0.48%) OpenStack
16 40 (0.35%) NServiceBus
17 35 (0.31%) Apache Pig
17 35 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
18 34 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
19 33 (0.29%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 695 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 371 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 274 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 193 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 183 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
6 70 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 57 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 54 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
9 46 (0.41%) InVision
10 42 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.11%) InDesign
12 9 (0.080%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.053%) UXPin
15 5 (0.044%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.044%) SPSS
16 4 (0.035%) HipChat
17 3 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
17 3 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.027%) Stata
Business Applications
1 134 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 86 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 81 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 68 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 66 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
5 66 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 53 (0.47%) SAP FI
7 49 (0.43%) ION MarketView
8 48 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
8 48 (0.42%) SAP CO
8 48 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
9 46 (0.41%) NetSuite
10 44 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
11 40 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 38 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
13 37 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
14 36 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
15 35 (0.31%) Markit EDM
16 33 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 30 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 905 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
2 713 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 273 (2.42%) Office 365
4 172 (1.52%) PaaS
5 155 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
6 150 (1.33%) GitHub
7 125 (1.11%) SaaS
8 121 (1.07%) Serverless
9 115 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 114 (1.01%) IaaS
11 86 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
12 83 (0.73%) Amazon S3
13 81 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
14 76 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
15 65 (0.58%) npm
16 59 (0.52%) OpenShift
17 56 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 45 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
19 43 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 41 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 270 (2.39%) Firewall
2 142 (1.26%) WAN
3 140 (1.24%) Internet
4 139 (1.23%) LAN
5 114 (1.01%) DNS
6 108 (0.96%) Network Security
7 100 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 99 (0.88%) SAN
8 99 (0.88%) Skype
9 98 (0.87%) SMS
10 93 (0.82%) VPN
11 85 (0.75%) HTTP
12 67 (0.59%) Intranet
13 64 (0.57%) Wireless
14 62 (0.55%) DHCP
15 59 (0.52%) MPLS
16 58 (0.51%) BGP
17 55 (0.49%) OSPF
18 52 (0.46%) FTP
19 48 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,055 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 469 (4.15%) Big Data
3 424 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 353 (3.12%) Hadoop
5 327 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 319 (2.82%) Blockchain
7 294 (2.60%) NoSQL
8 269 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 223 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 219 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
11 215 (1.90%) MongoDB
12 208 (1.84%) MySQL
13 171 (1.51%) Apache Hive
14 169 (1.50%) Power BI
15 125 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 125 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 119 (1.05%) Oracle Database
17 95 (0.84%) OLAP
17 95 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 84 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 618 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 508 (4.49%) JIRA
3 485 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 246 (2.18%) Maven
5 231 (2.04%) Selenium
6 178 (1.57%) Visual Studio
7 173 (1.53%) TeamCity
8 164 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 161 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 145 (1.28%) Subversion
11 139 (1.23%) Cucumber
12 114 (1.01%) webpack
13 111 (0.98%) JUnit
14 107 (0.95%) NUnit
15 92 (0.81%) SpecFlow
16 69 (0.61%) WebDriver
17 67 (0.59%) MSTest
18 66 (0.58%) Eclipse
19 64 (0.57%) Jasmine
20 60 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,892 (25.58%) Banking
2 790 (6.99%) Front Office
3 748 (6.62%) Investment Banking
4 514 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 435 (3.85%) Retail
6 360 (3.18%) Legal
7 347 (3.07%) Marketing
8 293 (2.59%) Telecoms
9 179 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 176 (1.56%) Retail Banking
11 155 (1.37%) Advertising
12 149 (1.32%) Back Office
13 125 (1.11%) Law
14 124 (1.10%) Electronics
15 71 (0.63%) Games
16 64 (0.57%) Billing
16 64 (0.57%) General Ledger
17 41 (0.36%) Publishing
18 39 (0.35%) French Language
19 38 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3,196 (28.27%) Developer
2 1,916 (16.95%) Analyst
3 908 (8.03%) Project Manager
4 874 (7.73%) Business Analyst
5 802 (7.09%) Architect
6 742 (6.56%) Java Developer
7 686 (6.07%) C# Developer
8 607 (5.37%) Senior Developer
9 549 (4.86%) Consultant
10 397 (3.51%) .NET Developer
11 315 (2.79%) Financial Analyst
12 292 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
13 281 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
14 261 (2.31%) React Developer
15 239 (2.11%) C# .NET Developer
16 238 (2.11%) JavaScript Developer
17 235 (2.08%) Senior Java Developer
18 218 (1.93%) Data Analyst
19 216 (1.91%) Designer
20 206 (1.82%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,022 (9.04%) .NET
2 723 (6.40%) HTML
3 698 (6.17%) AngularJS
4 584 (5.17%) CSS
5 506 (4.48%) React
6 466 (4.12%) Web Services
7 424 (3.75%) REST
8 385 (3.41%) Node.js
9 363 (3.21%) HTML5
10 357 (3.16%) Spring
11 309 (2.73%) ASP.NET
11 309 (2.73%) RESTful
12 284 (2.51%) XML
13 240 (2.12%) Kafka
14 231 (2.04%) JSON
15 223 (1.97%) WCF
16 189 (1.67%) Redux
17 187 (1.65%) SOAP
18 184 (1.63%) .NET Framework
19 181 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 936 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 527 (4.66%) User Experience
3 499 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 467 (4.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 428 (3.79%) Fintech
6 383 (3.39%) Fixed Income
7 350 (3.10%) Computer Science
8 297 (2.63%) Derivative
9 282 (2.49%) Management Information System
10 273 (2.42%) Data Centre
11 258 (2.28%) Algorithms
12 226 (2.00%) Equities
13 209 (1.85%) Hedge funds
14 205 (1.81%) Mobile App
15 173 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
16 156 (1.38%) Data Structures
17 104 (0.92%) Credit Risk
18 95 (0.84%) Market Risk
19 94 (0.83%) Virtual Team
20 79 (0.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 979 (8.66%) Windows
2 894 (7.91%) Linux
3 602 (5.33%) Unix
4 229 (2.03%) Windows 10
5 211 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 186 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 171 (1.51%) Android
8 150 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 143 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 118 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 90 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 84 (0.74%) Solaris
13 54 (0.48%) AIX
14 24 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 18 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.12%) VMS
17 12 (0.11%) CentOS
17 12 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.097%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.097%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,037 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,128 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,044 (9.24%) Project Management
4 891 (7.88%) DevOps
5 886 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
6 845 (7.48%) TDD
7 827 (7.32%) Scrum
8 768 (6.79%) Migration
9 760 (6.72%) Analytics
10 691 (6.11%) Change Management
11 654 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
12 592 (5.24%) Business Analysis
13 545 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
14 511 (4.52%) Test Automation
15 506 (4.48%) SDLC
16 470 (4.16%) OO
17 469 (4.15%) ITIL
18 466 (4.12%) Asset Management
19 449 (3.97%) Microservices
20 412 (3.64%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2,021 (17.88%) SQL
2 1,717 (15.19%) Java
3 1,292 (11.43%) C#
4 1,190 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 1,018 (9.01%) Python
6 344 (3.04%) C++
7 304 (2.69%) Java 8
8 265 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 234 (2.07%) VBA
10 221 (1.96%) Perl
11 210 (1.86%) T-SQL
12 206 (1.82%) Scala
13 198 (1.75%) Bash Shell
14 190 (1.68%) C
15 185 (1.64%) Ruby
16 174 (1.54%) TypeScript
17 158 (1.40%) ES6
18 156 (1.38%) R
19 138 (1.22%) Shell Script
20 108 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 676 (5.98%) Degree
2 304 (2.69%) Security Cleared
3 224 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 141 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (1.10%) CISSP
6 117 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 115 (1.02%) PMP
8 110 (0.97%) PMI Certification
9 90 (0.80%) CCNP
10 84 (0.74%) CISM
11 79 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 74 (0.65%) ISEB
13 70 (0.62%) Master's Degree
14 58 (0.51%) CCNA
15 57 (0.50%) CISA
16 56 (0.50%) PhD
17 49 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 46 (0.41%) CCIE
18 46 (0.41%) ISTQB
19 45 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (3.67%) QA
2 308 (2.72%) PMO
3 196 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 184 (1.63%) GDPR
5 116 (1.03%) SLA
6 74 (0.65%) MiFID
7 61 (0.54%) IFRS
8 58 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 54 (0.48%) PSD2
10 46 (0.41%) COBIT
11 42 (0.37%) PCI DSS
12 41 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 39 (0.35%) Solvency II
14 32 (0.28%) GCP
15 28 (0.25%) EMIR
16 24 (0.21%) IFRS 9
17 21 (0.19%) SEPA
18 19 (0.17%) ISO 20022
19 18 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
20 12 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 429 (3.80%) Docker
2 380 (3.36%) Active Directory
3 170 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (0.48%) HDFS
6 50 (0.44%) XenApp
7 46 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 43 (0.38%) Apache Flume
9 38 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (0.32%) vSphere
11 32 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
13 26 (0.23%) NFS
14 21 (0.19%) Firmware
15 19 (0.17%) Hyper-V
16 18 (0.16%) OpenAM
16 18 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
17 17 (0.15%) ProxySG
18 14 (0.12%) BitLocker
19 13 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 327 (2.89%) Ansible
2 266 (2.35%) Puppet
3 244 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
4 203 (1.80%) Kubernetes
5 186 (1.65%) Terraform
6 141 (1.25%) SCCM
7 82 (0.73%) Oozie
8 54 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 43 (0.38%) Salt
10 40 (0.35%) Packer
11 38 (0.34%) Mesos
12 36 (0.32%) Control-M
13 23 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
14 22 (0.19%) Consul
15 20 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
15 20 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
16 18 (0.16%) Data Guard
16 18 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
16 18 (0.16%) Nagios
17 17 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,307 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 914 (8.09%) Oracle
3 586 (5.18%) SAP
4 297 (2.63%) Cisco
5 274 (2.42%) VMware
6 218 (1.93%) Citrix
7 186 (1.65%) IBM
8 171 (1.51%) Tableau
9 164 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 154 (1.36%) Google
11 152 (1.34%) Red Hat
12 134 (1.19%) Bloomberg
13 133 (1.18%) Adobe
13 133 (1.18%) Splunk
14 119 (1.05%) Sybase
15 106 (0.94%) ServiceNow
16 101 (0.89%) HP
17 93 (0.82%) Reuters
18 83 (0.73%) F5
19 81 (0.72%) TIBCO