Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 11,649 9,694 11,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.98% 23.32% 25.53%
As % of the General category 55.01% 54.05% 54.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,568 7,020 7,980
London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.69%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 86
London median hourly rate £20.94 £25.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% -11.21% +34.88%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £84.18 £100.00
England median hourly rate £22.35 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.62% - +44.93%

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 21,176 17,936 20,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.41% 43.16% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,356 12,842 14,282
London median daily rate £501 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £312 £306 £290
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 187 225
London median hourly rate £22.02 £24.41 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.81% +0.74% +25.12%
10th Percentile £14.30 £11.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £64.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.59%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 2,839 £525 +5.00% 820
South London -2 269 £478 +6.11% 34
East London 0 260 £545 +10.38% 107
West London 0 249 £481 +13.18% 212
North London +2 28 £488 +39.09% 15
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3,560 (30.56%) Banking
2 3,153 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
3 2,179 (18.71%) Java
4 1,920 (16.48%) SQL
5 1,280 (10.99%) C#
6 1,257 (10.79%) Project Management
7 1,217 (10.45%) Microsoft
8 1,182 (10.15%) JavaScript
9 1,144 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,044 (8.96%) .NET
11 1,040 (8.93%) Windows
12 998 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
13 995 (8.54%) Investment Banking
14 989 (8.49%) Python
15 974 (8.36%) Linux
16 957 (8.22%) Front Office
17 929 (7.97%) SQL Server
18 927 (7.96%) Oracle
19 917 (7.87%) TDD
20 864 (7.42%) DevOps
21 827 (7.10%) HTML
22 816 (7.00%) Degree
23 789 (6.77%) Scrum
24 770 (6.61%) Change Management
25 739 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
26 697 (5.98%) Analytics
27 688 (5.91%) Unix
28 686 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
29 673 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
30 668 (5.73%) Migration

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
1 207 (1.78%) SharePoint
2 193 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 189 (1.62%) Confluence
4 167 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 162 (1.39%) Apache
6 157 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 125 (1.07%) JBoss
8 115 (0.99%) CMS
9 108 (0.93%) SAS
10 94 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 91 (0.78%) MS Exchange
12 90 (0.77%) WebLogic
13 87 (0.75%) OpenStack
14 85 (0.73%) IIS
15 70 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 66 (0.57%) Skype for Business
17 44 (0.38%) Apache Solr
18 43 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
19 35 (0.30%) MQSeries
20 31 (0.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 625 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 434 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 267 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 211 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 206 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 86 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 85 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
8 61 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 52 (0.45%) InVision
10 49 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 17 (0.15%) SPSS
12 12 (0.10%) InDesign
13 8 (0.069%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
14 6 (0.052%) Stata
14 6 (0.052%) UXPin
15 4 (0.034%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.026%) Revit
16 3 (0.026%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 134 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 129 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 86 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 86 (0.74%) SAP FI
4 81 (0.70%) ION MarketView
5 78 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 77 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
7 71 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
8 70 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
9 66 (0.57%) SAP CO
9 66 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
10 57 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
11 55 (0.47%) Temenos T24
12 50 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
13 47 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
13 47 (0.40%) Elite 3E
14 46 (0.39%) Markit EDM
15 42 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
16 36 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
17 34 (0.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 739 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
2 536 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 230 (1.97%) Office 365
4 107 (0.92%) SaaS
5 100 (0.86%) GitHub
6 91 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
6 91 (0.78%) PaaS
7 81 (0.70%) IaaS
8 72 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 62 (0.53%) npm
10 59 (0.51%) Serverless
11 51 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 48 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 47 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 43 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 38 (0.33%) Amazon S3
16 30 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
17 26 (0.22%) Force.com
18 24 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 208 (1.79%) Firewall
2 178 (1.53%) Internet
3 143 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 118 (1.01%) LAN
5 117 (1.00%) WAN
6 107 (0.92%) SAN
7 94 (0.81%) VPN
8 93 (0.80%) Network Security
9 88 (0.76%) DNS
10 84 (0.72%) Skype
11 75 (0.64%) SMS
12 69 (0.59%) Wireless
13 63 (0.54%) SSL
14 61 (0.52%) HTTP
15 52 (0.45%) BGP
16 44 (0.38%) NAS
17 43 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
17 43 (0.37%) MPLS
18 40 (0.34%) DHCP
18 40 (0.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 929 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 409 (3.51%) Big Data
3 336 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 312 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 305 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 295 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 281 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 268 (2.30%) Blockchain
9 265 (2.27%) MongoDB
10 224 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 216 (1.85%) MySQL
12 166 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
13 159 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 147 (1.26%) Oracle Database
15 129 (1.11%) Power BI
16 124 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 112 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
18 110 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
19 98 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
20 96 (0.82%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 603 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 514 (4.41%) JIRA
3 473 (4.06%) Jenkins
4 275 (2.36%) Maven
5 269 (2.31%) TeamCity
6 234 (2.01%) Selenium
7 208 (1.79%) Subversion
8 138 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 137 (1.18%) Cucumber
10 135 (1.16%) JUnit
11 121 (1.04%) NUnit
12 96 (0.82%) MSTest
13 94 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
14 85 (0.73%) Visual Studio
15 84 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
16 79 (0.68%) Gradle
17 69 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 67 (0.58%) Mockito
19 66 (0.57%) SpecFlow
20 64 (0.55%) Jasmine
General
1 3,560 (30.56%) Banking
2 995 (8.54%) Investment Banking
3 957 (8.22%) Front Office
4 549 (4.71%) Financial Institution
5 512 (4.40%) Marketing
6 385 (3.31%) Legal
7 335 (2.88%) Telecoms
8 318 (2.73%) Retail
9 236 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 207 (1.78%) Retail Banking
11 206 (1.77%) Back Office
12 180 (1.55%) Advertising
13 169 (1.45%) Electronics
14 133 (1.14%) Law
15 101 (0.87%) Billing
16 84 (0.72%) Games
17 65 (0.56%) Publishing
18 60 (0.52%) General Ledger
18 60 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
19 49 (0.42%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,403 (29.21%) Developer
2 2,210 (18.97%) Analyst
3 1,036 (8.89%) Business Analyst
4 1,013 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 1,007 (8.64%) Project Manager
6 659 (5.66%) Senior Developer
7 658 (5.65%) C# Developer
8 635 (5.45%) Architect
9 589 (5.06%) Consultant
10 369 (3.17%) .NET Developer
11 328 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
12 307 (2.64%) Financial Analyst
13 296 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
14 268 (2.30%) SQL Developer
15 243 (2.09%) C# .NET Developer
16 217 (1.86%) JavaScript Developer
17 215 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
18 211 (1.81%) Senior Manager
19 210 (1.80%) Support Analyst
20 207 (1.78%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,044 (8.96%) .NET
2 827 (7.10%) HTML
3 650 (5.58%) AngularJS
4 618 (5.31%) CSS
5 481 (4.13%) Web Services
6 480 (4.12%) HTML5
7 440 (3.78%) Spring
8 383 (3.29%) REST
8 383 (3.29%) XML
9 375 (3.22%) React
10 342 (2.94%) Node.js
11 328 (2.82%) ASP.NET
12 284 (2.44%) RESTful
13 240 (2.06%) FIX Protocol
13 240 (2.06%) jQuery
14 239 (2.05%) SOAP
15 223 (1.91%) JSON
16 219 (1.88%) .NET Framework
17 209 (1.79%) WCF
18 196 (1.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 998 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 609 (5.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 443 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 437 (3.75%) Derivative
5 412 (3.54%) Fixed Income
6 403 (3.46%) User Experience
7 388 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 348 (2.99%) Fintech
9 336 (2.88%) Equities
10 296 (2.54%) Management Information System
11 233 (2.00%) Mobile App
12 224 (1.92%) Data Centre
13 206 (1.77%) Credit Risk
14 184 (1.58%) Market Risk
15 156 (1.34%) Virtual Team
16 151 (1.30%) Hedge funds
17 139 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
18 123 (1.06%) Data Structures
19 108 (0.93%) Algorithms
20 72 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,040 (8.93%) Windows
2 974 (8.36%) Linux
3 688 (5.91%) Unix
4 249 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 189 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 176 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 145 (1.24%) Windows 10
8 144 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 108 (0.93%) Android
10 95 (0.82%) Solaris
11 86 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 85 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 52 (0.45%) AIX
14 27 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.18%) zOS
17 20 (0.17%) CentOS
17 20 (0.17%) Windows XP
18 16 (0.14%) SUSE
19 13 (0.11%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,153 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,257 (10.79%) Project Management
3 1,144 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 917 (7.87%) TDD
5 864 (7.42%) DevOps
6 789 (6.77%) Scrum
7 770 (6.61%) Change Management
8 697 (5.98%) Analytics
9 686 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
10 673 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
11 668 (5.73%) Migration
12 616 (5.29%) Test Automation
13 610 (5.24%) Business Analysis
14 600 (5.15%) SDLC
15 555 (4.76%) Risk Management
16 519 (4.46%) Asset Management
17 495 (4.25%) OO
18 479 (4.11%) PRINCE2
19 455 (3.91%) ITIL
20 429 (3.68%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2,179 (18.71%) Java
2 1,920 (16.48%) SQL
3 1,280 (10.99%) C#
4 1,182 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 989 (8.49%) Python
6 424 (3.64%) C++
7 262 (2.25%) Perl
8 259 (2.22%) VBA
9 249 (2.14%) PowerShell
10 228 (1.96%) T-SQL
11 224 (1.92%) Ruby
12 221 (1.90%) Bash Shell
13 212 (1.82%) Scala
14 170 (1.46%) PL/SQL
15 158 (1.36%) TypeScript
16 143 (1.23%) C
17 142 (1.22%) Shell Script
18 126 (1.08%) R
19 117 (1.00%) ES6
20 81 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 816 (7.00%) Degree
2 315 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 221 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 154 (1.32%) PMP
5 147 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 142 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 122 (1.05%) CISSP
8 98 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 80 (0.69%) PhD
10 79 (0.68%) Master's Degree
11 78 (0.67%) CISM
12 76 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 67 (0.58%) CCNP
14 62 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
15 61 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 60 (0.52%) ISEB
16 60 (0.52%) MCSE
17 55 (0.47%) AWS Certification
18 47 (0.40%) CCIE
18 47 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 519 (4.46%) QA
2 378 (3.24%) PMO
3 308 (2.64%) MiFID
4 279 (2.40%) GDPR
5 115 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 97 (0.83%) EMIR
7 94 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 86 (0.74%) SLA
9 63 (0.54%) PCI DSS
10 55 (0.47%) IFRS
11 46 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 39 (0.33%) Solvency II
13 34 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
13 34 (0.29%) SEPA
14 26 (0.22%) PSD2
15 24 (0.21%) COBIT
16 19 (0.16%) IFRS 9
17 18 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 16 (0.14%) GCP
19 14 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 404 (3.47%) Docker
2 370 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 141 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (0.57%) HDFS
5 52 (0.45%) XenApp
6 45 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 45 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (0.33%) Apache Flume
8 37 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 29 (0.25%) vSphere
10 25 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 22 (0.19%) Firmware
13 20 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
14 17 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 15 (0.13%) NFS
15 15 (0.13%) SRDF
16 14 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 14 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 12 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 401 (3.44%) Ansible
2 349 (3.00%) Puppet
3 271 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 149 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 140 (1.20%) Terraform
6 136 (1.17%) SCCM
7 47 (0.40%) Nagios
8 36 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 27 (0.23%) Oozie
10 26 (0.22%) Packer
11 24 (0.21%) Cobbler
12 22 (0.19%) Mesos
13 20 (0.17%) NetBackup
14 19 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
14 19 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
15 18 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
16 17 (0.15%) Consul
16 17 (0.15%) Kibana
16 17 (0.15%) logstash
17 16 (0.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,217 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 927 (7.96%) Oracle
3 541 (4.64%) SAP
4 281 (2.41%) VMware
5 246 (2.11%) Cisco
6 240 (2.06%) Citrix
7 229 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 204 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 189 (1.62%) Sybase
10 185 (1.59%) IBM
11 182 (1.56%) Adobe
12 177 (1.52%) Bloomberg
13 148 (1.27%) Tableau
14 124 (1.06%) TIBCO
15 123 (1.06%) Splunk
16 122 (1.05%) Google
17 99 (0.85%) ION Trading
18 97 (0.83%) HP
19 93 (0.80%) Reuters
20 92 (0.79%) CheckPoint