Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9,737 4,436 6,571
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 25.89% 24.74% 22.09%
As % of the General category 44.81% 43.22% 41.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,986 3,382 4,716
10th Percentile £413 £360 £350
25th Percentile £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £638
90th Percentile £788 £713 £725
England median daily rate £553 £517 £500
% change year-on-year +6.96% +3.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 24 43
10th Percentile £21.00 £13.80 £16.19
25th Percentile £27.25 £22.81 £18.70
Median hourly rate £44.50 £26.65 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +66.98% +26.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.31 £31.86
90th Percentile £51.98 £77.08 £44.40
England median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.58% +6.67% -10.00%

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 21,730 10,263 15,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.79% 57.24% 53.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,607 7,421 11,409
10th Percentile £375 £318 £298
25th Percentile £475 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.58% +1.46% -0.97%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 106 231
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.50 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.09 £20.00 £16.56
Median hourly rate £35.08 £27.08 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +29.55% +29.79% +6.97%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.63 £29.96
90th Percentile £61.75 £59.88 £51.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year -14.78% +25.51% +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 0 1,213 £575 +9.52% 720
East London +1 66 £500 - 129
South London +7 40 £538 +2.38% 22
West London -22 33 £500 +5.26% 148
North London -2 7 £500 +21.21% 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3,290 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2,671 (27.43%) Social Skills
3 2,106 (21.63%) Banking
4 1,697 (17.43%) Azure
5 1,532 (15.73%) SQL
6 1,437 (14.76%) Python
7 1,377 (14.14%) AWS
8 1,357 (13.94%) Java
9 1,257 (12.91%) DevOps
10 1,168 (12.00%) CI/CD
11 1,156 (11.87%) Microsoft
12 1,111 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 1,059 (10.88%) JavaScript
14 1,044 (10.72%) Analytics
15 937 (9.62%) Front Office
16 931 (9.56%) Project Management
17 888 (9.12%) Software Engineering
18 871 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
19 857 (8.80%) Change Management
20 811 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
21 778 (7.99%) React
22 777 (7.98%) Scrum
23 767 (7.88%) Migration
24 762 (7.83%) C#
25 745 (7.65%) Asset Management
26 705 (7.24%) Kubernetes
27 687 (7.06%) Oracle
28 676 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
29 661 (6.79%) Docker
30 659 (6.77%) Terraform

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
1 257 (2.64%) Confluence
2 222 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 176 (1.81%) Apache Spark
4 92 (0.94%) Apache
5 88 (0.90%) IIS
6 85 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 46 (0.47%) CMS
8 43 (0.44%) SAS
9 40 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
10 37 (0.38%) nginx
11 32 (0.33%) WebSphere
12 29 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 28 (0.29%) MS Exchange
14 24 (0.25%) JBoss
15 23 (0.24%) Gunicorn
15 23 (0.24%) Jupyter
16 21 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 20 (0.21%) Appian
18 17 (0.17%) Mule
19 15 (0.15%) Camunda
Applications
1 438 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 219 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 184 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 142 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
5 118 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 47 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 45 (0.46%) Sketch
8 31 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 30 (0.31%) Chatbot
10 28 (0.29%) Adobe XD
11 18 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 17 (0.17%) InVision
13 16 (0.16%) Zeplin
14 14 (0.14%) Photoshop
15 8 (0.082%) Oracle Smart View
16 4 (0.041%) AutoCAD
16 4 (0.041%) Revit
16 4 (0.041%) SPSS
17 3 (0.031%) InDesign
17 3 (0.031%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 108 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 42 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 33 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 32 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 30 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 30 (0.31%) Sentinel
6 27 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 27 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 26 (0.27%) ION MarketView
7 26 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 26 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 26 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 26 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 25 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
9 23 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
9 23 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
10 22 (0.23%) Endur
10 22 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
11 21 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,697 (17.43%) Azure
2 1,377 (14.14%) AWS
3 619 (6.36%) GCP
4 372 (3.82%) Power Platform
5 367 (3.77%) Serverless
6 347 (3.56%) Microsoft 365
7 223 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
7 223 (2.29%) SaaS
8 219 (2.25%) GitHub
9 215 (2.21%) Amazon S3
10 204 (2.10%) PaaS
11 148 (1.52%) IaaS
12 138 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 129 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
14 118 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
15 117 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
16 110 (1.13%) OpenShift
17 109 (1.12%) AWS Step Functions
18 103 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
19 87 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 196 (2.01%) Firewall
2 122 (1.25%) DNS
3 97 (1.00%) Network Security
4 95 (0.98%) Internet
5 91 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 71 (0.73%) DHCP
7 69 (0.71%) WAN
8 68 (0.70%) LAN
9 55 (0.56%) BGP
9 55 (0.56%) VPN
10 53 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 48 (0.49%) HTTP
12 45 (0.46%) Multicast
13 39 (0.40%) SAN
14 38 (0.39%) RTMP
15 36 (0.37%) Wireless
16 32 (0.33%) Intranet
17 28 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
17 28 (0.29%) SD-WAN
18 26 (0.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 332 (3.41%) Power BI
3 325 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
4 282 (2.90%) Big Data
5 273 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 246 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 182 (1.87%) Tableau
8 171 (1.76%) Data Lake
9 170 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 145 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 136 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 135 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
13 129 (1.32%) Metadata
14 121 (1.24%) Hadoop
15 119 (1.22%) MongoDB
16 117 (1.20%) Oracle Database
17 112 (1.15%) MySQL
18 95 (0.98%) RDBMS
19 93 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 71 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 565 (5.80%) JIRA
2 509 (5.23%) Git (software)
3 475 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 202 (2.07%) Maven
5 175 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 163 (1.67%) GitLab
7 130 (1.34%) Selenium
8 118 (1.21%) Cucumber
9 92 (0.94%) Gradle
10 89 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
11 83 (0.85%) Bitbucket
12 77 (0.79%) Artifactory
13 76 (0.78%) Visual Studio
14 62 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 59 (0.61%) JUnit
16 57 (0.59%) Cypress.io
16 57 (0.59%) SonarQube
16 57 (0.59%) Subversion
17 50 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
18 38 (0.39%) Hudson
General
1 2,671 (27.43%) Social Skills
2 2,106 (21.63%) Banking
3 937 (9.62%) Front Office
4 811 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 615 (6.32%) Investment Banking
6 605 (6.21%) Presentation Skills
7 451 (4.63%) Marketing
8 400 (4.11%) Public Sector
9 365 (3.75%) Financial Institution
10 347 (3.56%) Legal
11 308 (3.16%) Retail
12 295 (3.03%) Telecoms
13 279 (2.87%) Manufacturing
14 238 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
15 230 (2.36%) Electronics
16 168 (1.73%) Back Office
17 140 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
18 101 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
19 95 (0.98%) Retail Banking
20 89 (0.91%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2,409 (24.74%) Developer
2 1,524 (15.65%) Analyst
3 947 (9.73%) Architect
4 804 (8.26%) Project Manager
5 797 (8.19%) Business Analyst
6 602 (6.18%) Java Developer
7 479 (4.92%) Consultant
8 428 (4.40%) Python Developer
9 413 (4.24%) Senior Developer
10 396 (4.07%) Software Engineer
11 342 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
12 300 (3.08%) React Developer
13 287 (2.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 275 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
15 258 (2.65%) C# Developer
16 232 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
17 227 (2.33%) Financial Analyst
18 223 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
19 221 (2.27%) Python Engineer
20 217 (2.23%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 778 (7.99%) React
2 591 (6.07%) .NET
3 418 (4.29%) HTML
4 411 (4.22%) AngularJS
5 390 (4.01%) Node.js
6 353 (3.63%) CSS
7 301 (3.09%) Spring
8 281 (2.89%) REST
9 270 (2.77%) Kafka
10 196 (2.01%) RESTful
11 194 (1.99%) Spring Boot
12 177 (1.82%) Web Services
13 171 (1.76%) JSON
14 156 (1.60%) Middleware
15 148 (1.52%) Material-UI
16 142 (1.46%) HTML5
17 131 (1.35%) XML
18 126 (1.29%) Pandas
19 125 (1.28%) .NET Core
20 123 (1.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 497 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 470 (4.83%) Derivative
3 444 (4.56%) User Experience
4 424 (4.35%) Equities
5 401 (4.12%) Hedge funds
6 362 (3.72%) Fixed Income
7 249 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 210 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
9 189 (1.94%) Data Centre
10 179 (1.84%) Data Structures
11 177 (1.82%) Public Cloud
12 170 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
13 167 (1.72%) Algorithms
14 156 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
15 144 (1.48%) Renewable Energy
16 142 (1.46%) Virtual Team
17 138 (1.42%) Cloud Native
18 125 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
19 107 (1.10%) Mobile App
20 95 (0.98%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 611 (6.28%) Windows
2 607 (6.23%) Linux
3 298 (3.06%) Unix
4 124 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 110 (1.13%) Windows 10
6 105 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 76 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 59 (0.61%) Android
9 43 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 41 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (0.27%) Solaris
13 25 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
14 19 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
16 16 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.12%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
19 10 (0.10%) CentOS
20 6 (0.062%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,290 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1,257 (12.91%) DevOps
3 1,168 (12.00%) CI/CD
4 1,111 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,044 (10.72%) Analytics
6 931 (9.56%) Project Management
7 888 (9.12%) Software Engineering
8 871 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
9 857 (8.80%) Change Management
10 777 (7.98%) Scrum
11 767 (7.88%) Migration
12 745 (7.65%) Asset Management
13 676 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
14 611 (6.28%) Microservices
15 562 (5.77%) Full Stack Development
16 540 (5.55%) SDLC
17 533 (5.47%) Investment Management
18 517 (5.31%) Project Delivery
19 510 (5.24%) Risk Management
20 491 (5.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 1,532 (15.73%) SQL
2 1,437 (14.76%) Python
3 1,357 (13.94%) Java
4 1,059 (10.88%) JavaScript
5 762 (7.83%) C#
6 580 (5.96%) TypeScript
7 318 (3.27%) C++
8 271 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 181 (1.86%) Java 8
10 173 (1.78%) Scala
10 173 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 145 (1.49%) Bash
12 140 (1.44%) VBA
13 139 (1.43%) C
14 133 (1.37%) Kotlin
15 117 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 96 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 81 (0.83%) R
18 71 (0.73%) Perl
19 70 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 603 (6.19%) Degree
2 215 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 158 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 131 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 128 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 127 (1.30%) PMP
7 84 (0.86%) CISSP
8 65 (0.67%) CISM
9 57 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 53 (0.54%) CIMA
11 49 (0.50%) ACCA
12 47 (0.48%) CRISC
13 44 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
14 42 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
15 41 (0.42%) APMP
16 39 (0.40%) CISA
17 36 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 27 (0.28%) AWS Certification
19 27 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (3.86%) QA
2 339 (3.48%) PMO
3 263 (2.70%) GDPR
4 211 (2.17%) Data Quality
5 108 (1.11%) IFRS
6 93 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 86 (0.88%) SLA
8 76 (0.78%) NIST
9 72 (0.74%) Accessibility
10 69 (0.71%) MiFID
11 67 (0.69%) COBIT
12 42 (0.43%) PCI DSS
12 42 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 37 (0.38%) GAAP
14 34 (0.35%) EMIR
15 32 (0.33%) GRC
16 29 (0.30%) ISO 20022
17 19 (0.20%) Basel III
17 19 (0.20%) NCSC
18 18 (0.18%) FINREP
System Software
1 661 (6.79%) Docker
2 358 (3.68%) Active Directory
3 147 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.35%) NFS
6 30 (0.31%) vSphere
7 29 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 29 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.17%) HDFS
10 17 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.13%) XenApp
12 11 (0.11%) Firmware
13 10 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.092%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 8 (0.082%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 8 (0.082%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 705 (7.24%) Kubernetes
2 659 (6.77%) Terraform
3 353 (3.63%) Ansible
4 93 (0.96%) Prometheus
5 87 (0.89%) Grafana
6 81 (0.83%) SCCM
7 76 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
8 71 (0.73%) Puppet
9 53 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
10 42 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 35 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
11 35 (0.36%) logstash
12 34 (0.35%) Kibana
13 30 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
14 27 (0.28%) BladeLogic
15 21 (0.22%) Istio
16 19 (0.20%) Packer
17 18 (0.18%) Netcool
17 18 (0.18%) QRadar
18 17 (0.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,156 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 687 (7.06%) Oracle
3 548 (5.63%) SAP
4 258 (2.65%) Google
5 217 (2.23%) VMware
6 146 (1.50%) ServiceNow
7 130 (1.34%) Citrix
8 126 (1.29%) Cisco
9 109 (1.12%) Adobe
10 104 (1.07%) IBM
11 103 (1.06%) Splunk
12 100 (1.03%) Databricks
13 90 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 89 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 84 (0.86%) Informatica
16 67 (0.69%) Sybase
17 62 (0.64%) Cloudera
18 61 (0.63%) TIBCO
19 57 (0.59%) MuleSoft
20 54 (0.55%) Workday