Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5,908 4,813 10,199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 25.39% 22.50% 24.74%
As % of the General category 44.64% 40.75% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,333 3,566 7,244
10th Percentile £372 £363 £360
25th Percentile £461 £425 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £535 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% -
75th Percentile £656 £650 £627
90th Percentile £725 £725 £713
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 62
10th Percentile £12.40 £15.88 £11.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.50 £15.69
Median hourly rate £26.65 £24.90 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +7.03% +26.08% -5.95%
75th Percentile £36.67 £33.75 £27.91
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.90 £34.48
England median hourly rate £22.11 £24.95 £20.00
% change year-on-year -11.38% +24.75% -6.98%

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 13,235 11,812 23,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 56.87% 55.21% 56.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,404 8,387 16,478
10th Percentile £350 £300 £317
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 203 290
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.75 £11.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £28.02 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.83% +15.00% -6.98%
75th Percentile £47.25 £38.75 £34.51
90th Percentile £64.00 £53.75 £48.86
England median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.82% +4.28% +1.08%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 0 812 £550 +7.84% 449
West London -2 47 £550 +22.22% 74
East London 0 41 £475 -4.52% 91
South London +21 29 £500 +5.26% 11
North London +4 11 £388 -18.42% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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 1,848 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1,291 (21.85%) Banking
3 1,155 (19.55%) Social Skills
4 1,008 (17.06%) SQL
5 1,003 (16.98%) Java
6 986 (16.69%) Azure
7 926 (15.67%) Python
8 879 (14.88%) AWS
9 837 (14.17%) JavaScript
10 773 (13.08%) Front Office
11 698 (11.81%) Software Engineering
12 623 (10.55%) DevOps
13 622 (10.53%) Change Management
14 618 (10.46%) Asset Management
15 615 (10.41%) Analytics
16 590 (9.99%) React
17 567 (9.60%) Web Services
18 549 (9.29%) Kubernetes
19 530 (8.97%) Project Management
20 527 (8.92%) Microsoft
21 509 (8.62%) Oracle
22 505 (8.55%) Docker
23 482 (8.16%) Investment Management
24 474 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
25 472 (7.99%) Terraform
25 472 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
26 468 (7.92%) Degree
27 458 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
28 447 (7.57%) Migration
29 446 (7.55%) 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
1 160 (2.71%) Confluence
2 154 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 125 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 100 (1.69%) Apache
5 58 (0.98%) Red Hat Fuse
6 45 (0.76%) Mule
7 37 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
8 36 (0.61%) IIS
8 36 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 35 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
10 32 (0.54%) SAS
10 32 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 25 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 25 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 21 (0.36%) JBoss
13 20 (0.34%) CMS
13 20 (0.34%) Jupyter
14 18 (0.30%) nginx
15 13 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 211 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 139 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 96 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 76 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 51 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.34%) Sketch
8 11 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.15%) InVision
9 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.14%) Figma
11 7 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.10%) Revit
13 4 (0.068%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.051%) Marvel
14 3 (0.051%) Zeplin
15 2 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.034%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 59 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 45 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 37 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
5 33 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
6 31 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 30 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
8 26 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 26 (0.44%) SAP FI
9 24 (0.41%) SAP CO
9 24 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
10 19 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
11 17 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
11 17 (0.29%) NetSuite
11 17 (0.29%) Oracle FAH
12 16 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
13 15 (0.25%) HFM
13 15 (0.25%) Summit
14 13 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
14 13 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 986 (16.69%) Azure
2 879 (14.88%) AWS
3 440 (7.45%) GCP
4 343 (5.81%) Serverless
5 224 (3.79%) Amazon S3
6 219 (3.71%) AWS Lambda
7 218 (3.69%) Microsoft 365
8 211 (3.57%) Power Platform
9 168 (2.84%) Amazon SQS
10 162 (2.74%) AWS Step Functions
11 135 (2.29%) SaaS
12 98 (1.66%) PaaS
13 93 (1.57%) IaaS
14 91 (1.54%) GitHub
15 78 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
16 77 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
17 60 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
18 51 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
19 45 (0.76%) OpenShift
20 41 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 126 (2.13%) Firewall
2 81 (1.37%) DNS
3 67 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 64 (1.08%) Network Security
5 55 (0.93%) WAN
6 54 (0.91%) HTTP
7 48 (0.81%) Internet
8 45 (0.76%) LAN
9 35 (0.59%) VPN
10 28 (0.47%) SAN
11 26 (0.44%) Unified Communications
12 24 (0.41%) NAS
13 23 (0.39%) DHCP
13 23 (0.39%) Skype
14 22 (0.37%) BGP
14 22 (0.37%) FTP
14 22 (0.37%) Multicast
14 22 (0.37%) SSL
15 21 (0.36%) OSPF
16 20 (0.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 216 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 201 (3.40%) Big Data
4 200 (3.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 190 (3.22%) Relational Database
6 181 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
7 177 (3.00%) Power BI
8 137 (2.32%) NoSQL
9 119 (2.01%) Tableau
10 93 (1.57%) MongoDB
11 84 (1.42%) Data Lake
12 83 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 82 (1.39%) Hadoop
14 71 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
15 62 (1.05%) Oracle Database
16 54 (0.91%) RDBMS
17 47 (0.80%) MySQL
18 43 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
19 39 (0.66%) Apache Hive
19 39 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 338 (5.72%) JIRA
2 319 (5.40%) Git (software)
3 227 (3.84%) Jenkins
4 122 (2.06%) Maven
5 61 (1.03%) Bitbucket
6 59 (1.00%) Cucumber
7 54 (0.91%) TeamCity
8 49 (0.83%) JUnit
9 43 (0.73%) Gradle
10 41 (0.69%) GitLab
10 41 (0.69%) Subversion
11 37 (0.63%) Artifactory
11 37 (0.63%) Mockito
12 36 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
13 30 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 27 (0.46%) Visual Studio
15 23 (0.39%) Selenium
16 22 (0.37%) Cypress.io
16 22 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 1,291 (21.85%) Banking
2 1,155 (19.55%) Social Skills
3 773 (13.08%) Front Office
4 474 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
5 361 (6.11%) Investment Banking
6 289 (4.89%) Public Sector
7 288 (4.87%) Marketing
8 209 (3.54%) Telecoms
9 189 (3.20%) Manufacturing
10 184 (3.11%) Financial Institution
11 161 (2.73%) Presentation Skills
12 155 (2.62%) Electronics
13 146 (2.47%) Legal
14 124 (2.10%) Retail
15 111 (1.88%) Influencing Skills
16 85 (1.44%) Back Office
17 46 (0.78%) Organisational Skills
18 43 (0.73%) Law
19 40 (0.68%) General Ledger
20 36 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,727 (29.23%) Developer
2 937 (15.86%) Analyst
3 532 (9.00%) Architect
4 520 (8.80%) Business Analyst
5 439 (7.43%) Java Developer
6 419 (7.09%) Project Manager
7 393 (6.65%) React Developer
8 323 (5.47%) Consultant
9 247 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 211 (3.57%) AWS Developer
11 183 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
12 180 (3.05%) Software Engineer
13 167 (2.83%) Python Developer
14 164 (2.78%) Financial Analyst
15 161 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
16 148 (2.51%) C# Developer
17 139 (2.35%) Data Engineer
18 138 (2.34%) Designer
19 136 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
20 135 (2.29%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 590 (9.99%) React
2 567 (9.60%) Web Services
3 430 (7.28%) .NET
4 370 (6.26%) Node.js
5 360 (6.09%) Spring
6 272 (4.60%) AngularJS
7 245 (4.15%) REST
8 209 (3.54%) HTML
9 202 (3.42%) Spring Boot
10 190 (3.22%) Kafka
11 157 (2.66%) CSS
12 126 (2.13%) .NET Core
13 125 (2.12%) RESTful
14 119 (2.01%) Middleware
14 119 (2.01%) XML
15 110 (1.86%) JSON
16 95 (1.61%) HTML5
17 84 (1.42%) React Native
18 81 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
19 72 (1.22%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 308 (5.21%) Derivative
2 288 (4.87%) User Experience
3 260 (4.40%) Fixed Income
4 255 (4.32%) Equities
5 250 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 217 (3.67%) Hedge funds
7 151 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 134 (2.27%) Data Structures
9 132 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
10 108 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
11 107 (1.81%) Data Centre
12 99 (1.68%) Market Risk
13 98 (1.66%) Algorithms
14 95 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 94 (1.59%) Credit Risk
16 91 (1.54%) Mobile App
17 82 (1.39%) Cloud Native
18 79 (1.34%) Virtual Team
19 72 (1.22%) Public Cloud
20 62 (1.05%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 351 (5.94%) Linux
2 341 (5.77%) Windows
3 183 (3.10%) Unix
4 84 (1.42%) Android
4 84 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 67 (1.13%) Windows 10
6 57 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 39 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 23 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
13 12 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (0.14%) Solaris
16 6 (0.10%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.085%) CentOS
17 5 (0.085%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.068%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,848 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (11.81%) Software Engineering
3 623 (10.55%) DevOps
4 622 (10.53%) Change Management
5 618 (10.46%) Asset Management
6 615 (10.41%) Analytics
7 530 (8.97%) Project Management
8 482 (8.16%) Investment Management
9 472 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
10 458 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 447 (7.57%) Migration
12 446 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
13 439 (7.43%) Microservices
14 411 (6.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 391 (6.62%) Scrum
16 320 (5.42%) Test Automation
17 303 (5.13%) SDLC
18 295 (4.99%) Risk Management
19 288 (4.87%) Business Analysis
20 282 (4.77%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,008 (17.06%) SQL
2 1,003 (16.98%) Java
3 926 (15.67%) Python
4 837 (14.17%) JavaScript
5 362 (6.13%) C#
6 327 (5.53%) TypeScript
7 198 (3.35%) Kotlin
8 196 (3.32%) PowerShell
9 178 (3.01%) C++
10 175 (2.96%) Java 8
11 174 (2.95%) Scala
12 95 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 92 (1.56%) PL/SQL
14 71 (1.20%) R
15 57 (0.96%) VBA
16 53 (0.90%) C
17 50 (0.85%) Shell Script
18 47 (0.80%) Bash Shell
19 40 (0.68%) VB
20 37 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 468 (7.92%) Degree
2 183 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 142 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 101 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 74 (1.25%) CISSP
6 56 (0.95%) CISM
6 56 (0.95%) PhD
7 53 (0.90%) PMP
8 52 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 35 (0.59%) CCNP
11 27 (0.46%) ACCA
11 27 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (0.44%) Master's Degree
13 25 (0.42%) DV Cleared
14 23 (0.39%) CRISC
15 21 (0.36%) CIMA
16 20 (0.34%) ISEB
17 19 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
18 18 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (3.55%) QA
2 111 (1.88%) Data Quality
2 111 (1.88%) PMO
3 75 (1.27%) GDPR
4 66 (1.12%) SLA
5 62 (1.05%) NIST
6 51 (0.86%) IFRS
7 44 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 38 (0.64%) MiFID
9 34 (0.58%) PCI DSS
10 25 (0.42%) COBIT
10 25 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.36%) GRC
11 21 (0.36%) ISO 20022
12 14 (0.24%) PSD2
13 13 (0.22%) COREP
13 13 (0.22%) IFRS 9
14 10 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 9 (0.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 505 (8.55%) Docker
2 195 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 87 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (0.49%) vSphere
7 17 (0.29%) Platform Symphony
8 15 (0.25%) HDFS
8 15 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.20%) XenApp
10 11 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.15%) GridGain
11 9 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.10%) PowerHA
14 5 (0.085%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.085%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.068%) Xen
Systems Management
1 549 (9.29%) Kubernetes
2 472 (7.99%) Terraform
3 190 (3.22%) Ansible
4 67 (1.13%) Puppet
5 53 (0.90%) SCCM
6 44 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 44 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (0.44%) Prometheus
8 25 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (0.34%) Grafana
9 20 (0.34%) Istio
10 17 (0.29%) Packer
11 16 (0.27%) Control-M
12 14 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (0.22%) FortiGate
14 12 (0.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 11 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
16 10 (0.17%) vCenter Server
17 9 (0.15%) HP ALM
17 9 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 527 (8.92%) Microsoft
2 509 (8.62%) Oracle
3 328 (5.55%) SAP
4 165 (2.79%) Google
5 124 (2.10%) VMware
6 113 (1.91%) Cisco
7 107 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 73 (1.24%) Splunk
9 71 (1.20%) IBM
10 66 (1.12%) Citrix
11 64 (1.08%) Bloomberg
11 64 (1.08%) Databricks
12 48 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 48 (0.81%) Red Hat
13 47 (0.80%) CheckPoint
13 47 (0.80%) ServiceNow
14 39 (0.66%) Adobe
14 39 (0.66%) Sparx
15 38 (0.64%) Informatica
16 37 (0.63%) F5