Period
to

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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 11,001 6,874 4,215
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 28.01% 25.43% 24.14%
As % of the General category 45.68% 44.10% 42.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,868 4,993 3,173
10th Percentile £420 £388 £375
25th Percentile £508 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -2.33%
75th Percentile £713 £675 £650
90th Percentile £803 £738 £750
England median daily rate £575 £530 £520
% change year-on-year +8.49% +1.92% +2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 19
10th Percentile £24.42 £10.40 £17.81
25th Percentile £34.14 £16.08 £20.50
Median hourly rate £44.50 £23.00 £27.18
Median % change year-on-year +93.48% -15.36% +29.40%
75th Percentile £49.25 £34.88 £43.60
90th Percentile £52.49 £45.75 £48.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £24.95
% change year-on-year +84.21% -23.85% +24.75%

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 24,082 15,588 10,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 61.31% 57.66% 57.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,542 11,003 7,122
10th Percentile £388 £350 £320
25th Percentile £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £728 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 170 151
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.75 £14.38
25th Percentile £25.68 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +24.14% +9.43% +26.19%
75th Percentile £50.00 £47.25 £42.98
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +2 1,364 £585 +1.74% 533
East London 0 82 £580 +33.33% 94
West London -2 72 £552 +16.21% 97
South London -9 46 £550 +10.00% 25
North London -3 8 £338 -20.59% 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 3,706 (33.69%) Agile
2 2,952 (26.83%) Social Skills
3 2,632 (23.93%) Banking
4 1,887 (17.15%) Azure
5 1,710 (15.54%) SQL
6 1,608 (14.62%) Python
7 1,482 (13.47%) AWS
8 1,429 (12.99%) Java
9 1,409 (12.81%) DevOps
10 1,281 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 1,197 (10.88%) Microsoft
12 1,153 (10.48%) CI/CD
13 1,142 (10.38%) Project Management
13 1,142 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
14 1,121 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
15 1,081 (9.83%) Front Office
16 1,057 (9.61%) Analytics
17 1,052 (9.56%) Change Management
18 988 (8.98%) JavaScript
19 954 (8.67%) Migration
20 938 (8.53%) Scrum
21 906 (8.24%) C#
22 880 (8.00%) Software Engineering
23 807 (7.34%) React
24 770 (7.00%) Investment Banking
25 769 (6.99%) .NET
26 763 (6.94%) Oracle
27 756 (6.87%) Asset Management
28 749 (6.81%) Microservices
29 740 (6.73%) GCP

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
1 282 (2.56%) Confluence
2 254 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 192 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 138 (1.25%) Apache
5 74 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
6 47 (0.43%) IIS
7 44 (0.40%) SAS
7 44 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 42 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 36 (0.33%) CMS
10 33 (0.30%) MS Exchange
11 32 (0.29%) JBoss
12 26 (0.24%) Mule
13 23 (0.21%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 19 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
17 17 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
17 17 (0.15%) Red Hat Fuse
18 16 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 453 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 291 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 232 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 160 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 134 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 44 (0.40%) Sketch
7 29 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.25%) InVision
9 22 (0.20%) Adobe XD
10 21 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 19 (0.17%) Photoshop
12 17 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 14 (0.13%) Chatbot
14 10 (0.091%) Zeplin
15 7 (0.064%) UserZoom
16 6 (0.055%) InDesign
16 6 (0.055%) InfoPath
17 5 (0.045%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.045%) SPSS
18 4 (0.036%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 117 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 62 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 41 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 36 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 35 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 30 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
8 28 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 28 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 28 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 28 (0.25%) SAP CO
8 28 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
9 27 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 27 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 24 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 24 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 23 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 21 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
13 20 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
13 20 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,887 (17.15%) Azure
2 1,482 (13.47%) AWS
3 740 (6.73%) GCP
4 348 (3.16%) Power Platform
5 347 (3.15%) Microsoft 365
6 285 (2.59%) SaaS
7 274 (2.49%) Azure DevOps
8 271 (2.46%) Serverless
9 200 (1.82%) PaaS
10 179 (1.63%) GitHub
11 162 (1.47%) IaaS
12 161 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
13 127 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
13 127 (1.15%) Amazon S3
14 110 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
15 107 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
16 100 (0.91%) OpenShift
17 84 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
18 82 (0.75%) Azure AKS
19 73 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 244 (2.22%) Firewall
2 142 (1.29%) DNS
3 132 (1.20%) Network Security
4 118 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 86 (0.78%) WAN
6 65 (0.59%) LAN
6 65 (0.59%) VPN
7 64 (0.58%) SAN
8 59 (0.54%) DHCP
8 59 (0.54%) Internet
9 47 (0.43%) Wireless
10 46 (0.42%) Multicast
11 42 (0.38%) SD-WAN
12 40 (0.36%) BGP
12 40 (0.36%) HTTP
13 39 (0.35%) MPLS
13 39 (0.35%) SSL
14 29 (0.26%) NX-OS
15 27 (0.25%) Kerberos
16 26 (0.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 605 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 380 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 311 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 294 (2.67%) Power BI
5 253 (2.30%) Big Data
6 210 (1.91%) NoSQL
7 202 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 158 (1.44%) Data Lake
9 139 (1.26%) Tableau
10 138 (1.25%) MongoDB
11 137 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 132 (1.20%) MySQL
13 122 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 119 (1.08%) Hadoop
15 113 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 98 (0.89%) Metadata
17 96 (0.87%) RDBMS
18 72 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
19 64 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 57 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 640 (5.82%) JIRA
2 489 (4.45%) Git (software)
3 466 (4.24%) Jenkins
4 233 (2.12%) GitLab
5 174 (1.58%) Maven
6 168 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 119 (1.08%) Selenium
8 98 (0.89%) Cucumber
9 91 (0.83%) Gradle
10 90 (0.82%) Cypress.io
11 89 (0.81%) Visual Studio
12 84 (0.76%) Bitbucket
13 81 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
14 70 (0.64%) JUnit
15 63 (0.57%) Artifactory
16 62 (0.56%) Postman
17 53 (0.48%) Subversion
18 50 (0.45%) JMeter
19 48 (0.44%) Eclipse
20 45 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2,952 (26.83%) Social Skills
2 2,632 (23.93%) Banking
3 1,142 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1,081 (9.83%) Front Office
5 770 (7.00%) Investment Banking
6 548 (4.98%) Presentation Skills
7 447 (4.06%) Financial Institution
8 405 (3.68%) Legal
9 386 (3.51%) Public Sector
10 339 (3.08%) Marketing
11 337 (3.06%) Retail
12 260 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
13 250 (2.27%) Telecoms
14 225 (2.05%) Manufacturing
15 196 (1.78%) Back Office
16 162 (1.47%) Electronics
17 149 (1.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 144 (1.31%) Organisational Skills
19 105 (0.95%) Retail Banking
20 103 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 2,443 (22.21%) Developer
2 1,830 (16.63%) Analyst
3 1,137 (10.34%) Architect
4 1,113 (10.12%) Project Manager
5 1,033 (9.39%) Business Analyst
6 638 (5.80%) Java Developer
7 424 (3.85%) Python Developer
8 414 (3.76%) Consultant
8 414 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
9 407 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 406 (3.69%) Software Engineer
11 375 (3.41%) Financial Analyst
12 349 (3.17%) AWS Engineer
13 323 (2.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 296 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
15 295 (2.68%) .NET Developer
16 269 (2.45%) C# Developer
17 262 (2.38%) Finance Business Analyst
18 254 (2.31%) Python Engineer
19 247 (2.25%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 807 (7.34%) React
2 769 (6.99%) .NET
3 430 (3.91%) HTML
4 390 (3.55%) Kafka
5 382 (3.47%) AngularJS
6 373 (3.39%) CSS
7 340 (3.09%) REST
8 320 (2.91%) Spring
9 264 (2.40%) Node.js
10 258 (2.35%) .NET Core
11 241 (2.19%) Spring Boot
12 219 (1.99%) RESTful
13 210 (1.91%) ASP.NET
14 182 (1.65%) Web Services
15 180 (1.64%) .NET Framework
16 178 (1.62%) XML
17 177 (1.61%) JSON
18 172 (1.56%) Pandas
19 167 (1.52%) HTML5
20 159 (1.45%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 561 (5.10%) Derivative
2 478 (4.35%) Equities
3 477 (4.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 471 (4.28%) Hedge funds
5 444 (4.04%) Fixed Income
6 412 (3.75%) User Experience
7 278 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 263 (2.39%) Data Centre
9 240 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 207 (1.88%) Renewable Energy
11 201 (1.83%) Public Cloud
11 201 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
12 190 (1.73%) Virtual Team
13 173 (1.57%) Data Structures
14 159 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
15 146 (1.33%) Cloud Native
16 142 (1.29%) Algorithms
17 125 (1.14%) Market Risk
18 124 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
19 118 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 707 (6.43%) Windows
2 644 (5.85%) Linux
3 330 (3.00%) Unix
4 154 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 94 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 62 (0.56%) Android
8 56 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 47 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 40 (0.36%) VMS
11 34 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
13 25 (0.23%) CentOS
14 18 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
15 17 (0.15%) Solaris
15 17 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (0.13%) HPUX
17 12 (0.11%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.100%) zOS
19 8 (0.073%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,706 (33.69%) Agile
2 1,409 (12.81%) DevOps
3 1,281 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,153 (10.48%) CI/CD
5 1,142 (10.38%) Project Management
6 1,121 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
7 1,057 (9.61%) Analytics
8 1,052 (9.56%) Change Management
9 954 (8.67%) Migration
10 938 (8.53%) Scrum
11 880 (8.00%) Software Engineering
12 756 (6.87%) Asset Management
13 749 (6.81%) Microservices
14 728 (6.62%) Project Delivery
15 641 (5.83%) Risk Management
16 640 (5.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 622 (5.65%) Investment Management
18 616 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
19 593 (5.39%) Decision-Making
20 584 (5.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,710 (15.54%) SQL
2 1,608 (14.62%) Python
3 1,429 (12.99%) Java
4 988 (8.98%) JavaScript
5 906 (8.24%) C#
6 514 (4.67%) TypeScript
7 304 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 292 (2.65%) C++
9 194 (1.76%) Scala
10 184 (1.67%) Bash
11 160 (1.45%) C
12 141 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 138 (1.25%) Go
13 138 (1.25%) Shell Script
14 126 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 108 (0.98%) Perl
16 97 (0.88%) R
17 90 (0.82%) VBA
18 61 (0.55%) Ruby
19 52 (0.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 640 (5.82%) Degree
2 241 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 197 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 145 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 125 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 119 (1.08%) PMP
7 96 (0.87%) CISSP
8 65 (0.59%) Master's Degree
9 62 (0.56%) CISM
10 61 (0.55%) CISA
11 59 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 58 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (0.42%) ACCA
14 44 (0.40%) CRISC
15 43 (0.39%) PhD
16 42 (0.38%) APMP
16 42 (0.38%) CIMA
17 41 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
19 37 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 452 (4.11%) QA
2 371 (3.37%) PMO
3 211 (1.92%) GDPR
4 198 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 128 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 103 (0.94%) NIST
7 96 (0.87%) SLA
8 84 (0.76%) IFRS
9 77 (0.70%) MiFID
10 56 (0.51%) Accessibility
11 53 (0.48%) PCI DSS
12 51 (0.46%) IFRS 17
13 47 (0.43%) ISO 20022
14 45 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 42 (0.38%) COBIT
16 41 (0.37%) GRC
17 36 (0.33%) EMIR
18 30 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 30 (0.27%) SEPA
18 30 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 583 (5.30%) Docker
2 297 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 186 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 51 (0.46%) vSphere
6 46 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (0.32%) XenApp
8 33 (0.30%) HDFS
9 26 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 22 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (0.19%) Firmware
12 17 (0.15%) NFS
13 15 (0.14%) Hyper-V
14 14 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.064%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.045%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 4 (0.036%) Ceph
18 4 (0.036%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 620 (5.64%) Kubernetes
2 569 (5.17%) Terraform
3 339 (3.08%) Ansible
4 96 (0.87%) SCCM
5 68 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 62 (0.56%) Puppet
7 58 (0.53%) Grafana
8 50 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 48 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 44 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
11 41 (0.37%) Prometheus
12 28 (0.25%) Istio
13 27 (0.25%) Packer
13 27 (0.25%) vCenter Server
14 24 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 24 (0.22%) Kibana
15 23 (0.21%) logstash
16 21 (0.19%) BladeLogic
17 20 (0.18%) Control-M
17 20 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,197 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 763 (6.94%) Oracle
3 524 (4.76%) SAP
4 283 (2.57%) Google
5 272 (2.47%) VMware
6 229 (2.08%) Cisco
7 199 (1.81%) ServiceNow
8 178 (1.62%) Databricks
9 156 (1.42%) Citrix
10 151 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 151 (1.37%) Splunk
11 141 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 119 (1.08%) Bloomberg
13 111 (1.01%) IBM
14 86 (0.78%) Adobe
15 71 (0.65%) Informatica
16 68 (0.62%) Workday
17 64 (0.58%) Atlassian
18 58 (0.53%) F5
18 58 (0.53%) Sybase