Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 11,415 10,770 10,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.89% 25.00% 23.40%
As % of the General category 55.88% 54.20% 53.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,200 7,839 7,974
London median daily rate £525 £520 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +5.05% +4.21%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £669
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 47 61
London median hourly rate £20.75 £26.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.95% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £57.25 £100.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +21.95% -2.38%

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 20,427 19,872 19,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.53% 46.13% 43.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,654 14,203 14,487
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 183 194
London median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.36% +10.00% -7.39%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.76 £52.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.72
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.53% +3.88%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 2,800 £525 - 676
East London 0 331 £475 -7.77% 91
West London -2 294 £475 +5.56% 200
South London -4 245 £500 - 37
North London +3 37 £450 -7.69% 16
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 3,208 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 2,860 (25.05%) Banking
3 2,019 (17.69%) SQL
4 1,754 (15.37%) Java
5 1,302 (11.41%) Microsoft
6 1,298 (11.37%) C#
7 1,259 (11.03%) JavaScript
8 1,089 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,072 (9.39%) Python
10 1,061 (9.29%) Windows
11 1,051 (9.21%) SQL Server
12 1,031 (9.03%) .NET
13 1,006 (8.81%) Project Management
14 955 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
15 943 (8.26%) DevOps
16 925 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
17 921 (8.07%) Oracle
18 903 (7.91%) TDD
19 890 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
20 872 (7.64%) Linux
21 848 (7.43%) Scrum
22 844 (7.39%) Front Office
23 791 (6.93%) HTML
24 789 (6.91%) Migration
25 773 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
26 769 (6.74%) Analytics
27 738 (6.47%) Investment Banking
28 699 (6.12%) AngularJS
29 673 (5.90%) Degree
30 650 (5.69%) Business Intelligence

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
1 306 (2.68%) Apache Spark
2 254 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 229 (2.01%) Confluence
4 167 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 136 (1.19%) CMS
6 121 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 118 (1.03%) Apache
8 109 (0.95%) SAS
9 106 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 96 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 90 (0.79%) IIS
12 78 (0.68%) Skype for Business
13 69 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 49 (0.43%) JBoss
15 46 (0.40%) OpenStack
16 43 (0.38%) Apache Solr
17 42 (0.37%) Hyperledger
17 42 (0.37%) NServiceBus
18 41 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
19 39 (0.34%) Ethereum
Applications
1 637 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 377 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 255 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 169 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 155 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 64 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 62 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 47 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 40 (0.35%) InVision
10 26 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.088%) InDesign
12 9 (0.079%) Acrobat
12 9 (0.079%) Chatbot
13 7 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.044%) SPSS
15 4 (0.035%) Stata
15 4 (0.035%) UXPin
16 3 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.026%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 139 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 80 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 80 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
3 72 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 64 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 63 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 58 (0.51%) ION MarketView
7 55 (0.48%) SAP FI
8 52 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
9 48 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
9 48 (0.42%) SAP CO
10 47 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
11 40 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
12 38 (0.33%) NetSuite
12 38 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 35 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 34 (0.30%) Markit EDM
15 31 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
15 31 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
16 30 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 955 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 773 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 347 (3.04%) Office 365
4 194 (1.70%) PaaS
5 159 (1.39%) GitHub
6 152 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 130 (1.14%) SaaS
8 124 (1.09%) Serverless
9 122 (1.07%) IaaS
10 119 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 118 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
12 89 (0.78%) Amazon S3
13 82 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
14 74 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
15 71 (0.62%) OpenShift
16 66 (0.58%) npm
17 59 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 43 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 42 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
20 34 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 298 (2.61%) Firewall
2 184 (1.61%) WAN
3 181 (1.59%) LAN
4 153 (1.34%) DNS
5 144 (1.26%) Internet
6 137 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 117 (1.02%) Network Security
8 111 (0.97%) Skype
8 111 (0.97%) SMS
9 96 (0.84%) VPN
10 86 (0.75%) SAN
11 82 (0.72%) Wireless
12 81 (0.71%) HTTP
13 73 (0.64%) DHCP
14 67 (0.59%) BGP
15 65 (0.57%) MPLS
16 58 (0.51%) OSPF
17 50 (0.44%) Kerberos
18 49 (0.43%) Unified Communications
19 45 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,051 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 487 (4.27%) Big Data
3 434 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
4 370 (3.24%) Hadoop
5 350 (3.07%) Relational Database
6 302 (2.65%) NoSQL
7 289 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 267 (2.34%) Blockchain
9 219 (1.92%) MongoDB
10 215 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 196 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
12 188 (1.65%) Power BI
13 175 (1.53%) Apache Hive
14 171 (1.50%) MySQL
15 139 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 119 (1.04%) Oracle Database
17 107 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
18 94 (0.82%) RDBMS
19 92 (0.81%) OLAP
20 89 (0.78%) HBase
Development Applications
1 606 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 549 (4.81%) Jenkins
3 525 (4.60%) JIRA
4 249 (2.18%) Maven
5 235 (2.06%) Selenium
6 183 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 166 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 162 (1.42%) Visual Studio
9 147 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 147 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 126 (1.10%) Subversion
10 126 (1.10%) webpack
11 109 (0.95%) JUnit
12 98 (0.86%) SpecFlow
13 93 (0.81%) NUnit
14 66 (0.58%) WebDriver
15 58 (0.51%) Jasmine
15 58 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
16 55 (0.48%) Gradle
17 53 (0.46%) MSTest
General
1 2,860 (25.05%) Banking
2 844 (7.39%) Front Office
3 738 (6.47%) Investment Banking
4 549 (4.81%) Financial Institution
5 398 (3.49%) Retail
6 336 (2.94%) Legal
7 322 (2.82%) Marketing
8 271 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 194 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 186 (1.63%) Back Office
11 163 (1.43%) Retail Banking
12 147 (1.29%) Advertising
13 127 (1.11%) Law
14 118 (1.03%) Electronics
15 85 (0.74%) General Ledger
16 68 (0.60%) Billing
17 64 (0.56%) Games
18 63 (0.55%) Publishing
19 62 (0.54%) Private Banking
20 40 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,423 (29.99%) Developer
2 1,805 (15.81%) Analyst
3 893 (7.82%) Project Manager
4 827 (7.24%) Architect
5 783 (6.86%) Business Analyst
6 761 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 713 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 604 (5.29%) Senior Developer
9 559 (4.90%) Consultant
10 415 (3.64%) .NET Developer
11 317 (2.78%) Financial Analyst
12 310 (2.72%) React Developer
13 281 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
14 270 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
15 259 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
16 248 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
17 245 (2.15%) Python Developer
18 238 (2.08%) SQL Developer
19 213 (1.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 208 (1.82%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,031 (9.03%) .NET
2 791 (6.93%) HTML
3 699 (6.12%) AngularJS
4 615 (5.39%) CSS
5 548 (4.80%) React
6 458 (4.01%) Web Services
7 422 (3.70%) REST
8 400 (3.50%) Node.js
9 393 (3.44%) Spring
10 381 (3.34%) HTML5
11 291 (2.55%) ASP.NET
11 291 (2.55%) XML
12 280 (2.45%) RESTful
13 279 (2.44%) Kafka
14 236 (2.07%) JSON
15 210 (1.84%) Redux
15 210 (1.84%) WCF
16 205 (1.80%) Middleware
17 195 (1.71%) WPF
18 178 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 925 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 547 (4.79%) User Experience
3 517 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
4 493 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 466 (4.08%) Fintech
6 439 (3.85%) Fixed Income
7 371 (3.25%) Computer Science
8 314 (2.75%) Derivative
9 292 (2.56%) Data Centre
10 277 (2.43%) Algorithms
11 261 (2.29%) Management Information System
12 255 (2.23%) Equities
13 190 (1.66%) Mobile App
14 184 (1.61%) Hedge funds
14 184 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
15 156 (1.37%) Data Structures
16 96 (0.84%) Credit Risk
16 96 (0.84%) Market Risk
17 93 (0.81%) Virtual Team
18 87 (0.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,061 (9.29%) Windows
2 872 (7.64%) Linux
3 593 (5.19%) Unix
4 288 (2.52%) Windows 10
5 233 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 211 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 194 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 173 (1.52%) Android
8 173 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 110 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 75 (0.66%) Solaris
12 42 (0.37%) AIX
13 24 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 24 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.16%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.13%) CentOS
17 12 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,208 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,089 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,006 (8.81%) Project Management
4 943 (8.26%) DevOps
5 903 (7.91%) TDD
6 890 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
7 848 (7.43%) Scrum
8 789 (6.91%) Migration
9 769 (6.74%) Analytics
10 650 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
11 622 (5.45%) Change Management
12 550 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
13 538 (4.71%) Test Automation
14 519 (4.55%) Business Analysis
15 505 (4.42%) OO
16 493 (4.32%) SDLC
17 474 (4.15%) Asset Management
17 474 (4.15%) Microservices
18 472 (4.13%) ITIL
19 408 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2,019 (17.69%) SQL
2 1,754 (15.37%) Java
3 1,298 (11.37%) C#
4 1,259 (11.03%) JavaScript
5 1,072 (9.39%) Python
6 334 (2.93%) C++
7 294 (2.58%) Java 8
8 288 (2.52%) PowerShell
9 226 (1.98%) Scala
10 207 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 200 (1.75%) VBA
12 190 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 186 (1.63%) TypeScript
14 181 (1.59%) C
15 175 (1.53%) Ruby
16 172 (1.51%) Perl
17 158 (1.38%) ES6
18 152 (1.33%) R
19 135 (1.18%) Shell Script
20 117 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 673 (5.90%) Degree
2 280 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 209 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 152 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 113 (0.99%) CISSP
7 105 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 101 (0.88%) PMP
9 91 (0.80%) CCNP
10 90 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 76 (0.67%) CISM
12 72 (0.63%) Master's Degree
13 68 (0.60%) ISEB
14 62 (0.54%) CCNA
15 59 (0.52%) CISA
16 56 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
17 55 (0.48%) PhD
18 48 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 47 (0.41%) CCIE
20 43 (0.38%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 424 (3.71%) QA
2 269 (2.36%) PMO
3 193 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 147 (1.29%) GDPR
5 132 (1.16%) SLA
6 69 (0.60%) MiFID
7 60 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 58 (0.51%) IFRS
9 57 (0.50%) PSD2
10 43 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 38 (0.33%) COBIT
11 38 (0.33%) PCI DSS
12 37 (0.32%) GCP
13 36 (0.32%) Solvency II
14 26 (0.23%) EMIR
15 22 (0.19%) ISO 20022
16 19 (0.17%) IFRS 9
17 15 (0.13%) HIPAA
18 14 (0.12%) SEPA
19 12 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 478 (4.19%) Docker
2 413 (3.62%) Active Directory
3 179 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (0.60%) XenDesktop
5 67 (0.59%) XenApp
6 66 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 64 (0.56%) HDFS
8 55 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 51 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 46 (0.40%) vSphere
11 39 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 25 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 24 (0.21%) Hyper-V
14 23 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 19 (0.17%) OpenAM
16 16 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 16 (0.14%) ProxySG
17 15 (0.13%) NFS
18 14 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 344 (3.01%) Ansible
2 264 (2.31%) Puppet
3 258 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
4 254 (2.23%) Kubernetes
5 236 (2.07%) Terraform
6 167 (1.46%) SCCM
7 79 (0.69%) Oozie
8 56 (0.49%) Packer
9 52 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 46 (0.40%) Salt
11 41 (0.36%) Mesos
12 40 (0.35%) Control-M
13 22 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 20 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 20 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (0.18%) Nagios
15 19 (0.17%) AirWatch
15 19 (0.17%) Consul
15 19 (0.17%) HP ALM
16 18 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1,302 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 921 (8.07%) Oracle
3 569 (4.98%) SAP
4 320 (2.80%) Cisco
5 299 (2.62%) VMware
6 232 (2.03%) Citrix
7 208 (1.82%) IBM
8 195 (1.71%) Google
8 195 (1.71%) Tableau
9 166 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 151 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 144 (1.26%) Bloomberg
12 130 (1.14%) Splunk
13 116 (1.02%) Sybase
14 108 (0.95%) Adobe
15 103 (0.90%) ServiceNow
16 96 (0.84%) Reuters
17 94 (0.82%) HP
18 88 (0.77%) TIBCO
19 79 (0.69%) Apple