Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 10,370 11,413 9,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.57% 24.72% 24.12%
As % of the General category 57.22% 55.10% 53.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,320 8,200 7,040
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +0.50%
10th Percentile £360 £326 £325
90th Percentile £713 £701 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 67 52
London median hourly rate £21.09 £21.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.91% -40.69% +38.10%
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.90 £15.78
90th Percentile £47.73 £56.95 £80.00
England median hourly rate £24.02 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.74% -25.00% +33.33%

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 18,124 20,712 18,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.93% 44.87% 44.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,762 14,830 12,859
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 242 183
London median hourly rate £24.68 £25.06 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +0.23% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.75 £14.28 £11.32
90th Percentile £54.25 £49.88 £64.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -4.31%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 -1 2,604 £525 - 586
East London 0 291 £550 +4.76% 51
West London +3 227 £425 -13.49% 84
South London 0 217 £500 +5.26% 24
North London -10 22 £450 -2.70% 12
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 3,034 (29.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2,411 (23.25%) Banking
3 1,620 (15.62%) SQL
4 1,499 (14.46%) Java
5 1,196 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
6 1,191 (11.49%) DevOps
7 1,155 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,125 (10.85%) Microsoft
9 1,078 (10.40%) JavaScript
9 1,078 (10.40%) Python
10 967 (9.32%) Project Management
11 930 (8.97%) C#
12 908 (8.76%) Oracle
13 892 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 871 (8.40%) SQL Server
15 868 (8.37%) Windows
16 848 (8.18%) .NET
17 826 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
18 814 (7.85%) Analytics
19 813 (7.84%) Scrum
20 807 (7.78%) TDD
21 771 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
22 726 (7.00%) Migration
23 694 (6.69%) HTML
24 687 (6.62%) Degree
25 683 (6.59%) Microservices
26 668 (6.44%) Linux
27 651 (6.28%) Front Office
28 643 (6.20%) Docker
29 608 (5.86%) 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
1 350 (3.38%) Apache Spark
2 228 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 220 (2.12%) Confluence
4 152 (1.47%) Apache
5 115 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 115 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 102 (0.98%) CMS
7 88 (0.85%) SAS
8 87 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 83 (0.80%) IIS
10 80 (0.77%) Skype for Business
11 79 (0.76%) Tomcat
12 55 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 52 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
14 51 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 37 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
16 35 (0.34%) nginx
17 32 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 29 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
19 28 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 524 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 311 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 207 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 129 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
5 112 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 66 (0.64%) InVision
7 60 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 52 (0.50%) Photoshop
9 37 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.22%) Chatbot
11 19 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.039%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.039%) Flinto
14 2 (0.019%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.019%) LaTeX
15 1 (0.010%) EViews
15 1 (0.010%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.010%) Revit
15 1 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 107 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 76 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 61 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 56 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 54 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
7 48 (0.46%) SAP FI
8 47 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
9 43 (0.41%) NetSuite
10 41 (0.40%) SAP BPC
11 39 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
11 39 (0.38%) SAP CO
12 38 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
12 38 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
13 37 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 36 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
15 32 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
16 27 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
16 27 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
17 24 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1,196 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1,155 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 355 (3.42%) Office 365
4 342 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 237 (2.29%) Serverless
6 173 (1.67%) SaaS
7 167 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
8 161 (1.55%) Amazon S3
9 147 (1.42%) OpenShift
10 146 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
11 139 (1.34%) PaaS
12 126 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
13 110 (1.06%) GitHub
14 108 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
15 92 (0.89%) IaaS
16 85 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
17 81 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
18 56 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 53 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
20 51 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 231 (2.23%) Firewall
2 142 (1.37%) DNS
3 135 (1.30%) WAN
4 119 (1.15%) Internet
5 111 (1.07%) LAN
6 99 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 95 (0.92%) Network Security
8 89 (0.86%) VPN
9 78 (0.75%) DHCP
10 76 (0.73%) Skype
11 64 (0.62%) SAN
12 61 (0.59%) BGP
13 58 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 52 (0.50%) MPLS
15 49 (0.47%) Multicast
15 49 (0.47%) OSPF
16 39 (0.38%) EIGRP
17 37 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
18 35 (0.34%) Wireless
19 32 (0.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 871 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 491 (4.73%) Big Data
3 458 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
4 287 (2.77%) NoSQL
5 277 (2.67%) Hadoop
6 241 (2.32%) Relational Database
7 218 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 178 (1.72%) Power BI
9 155 (1.49%) MongoDB
10 154 (1.49%) MySQL
11 144 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 136 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
13 122 (1.18%) Oracle Database
14 120 (1.16%) Apache Hive
15 114 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
16 107 (1.03%) RDBMS
17 106 (1.02%) Data Lake
18 105 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
19 95 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 91 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 542 (5.23%) Jenkins
2 529 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 480 (4.63%) JIRA
4 188 (1.81%) Maven
5 176 (1.70%) Selenium
6 159 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 155 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 112 (1.08%) JUnit
9 109 (1.05%) Cucumber
10 101 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 91 (0.88%) Artifactory
12 89 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
13 87 (0.84%) Bitbucket
14 82 (0.79%) Subversion
15 73 (0.70%) Visual Studio
16 71 (0.68%) GitLab
17 68 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
18 62 (0.60%) gulp
19 60 (0.58%) Gradle
20 58 (0.56%) Axure RP
General
1 2,411 (23.25%) Banking
2 651 (6.28%) Front Office
3 605 (5.83%) Financial Institution
4 429 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 402 (3.88%) Marketing
6 374 (3.61%) Retail
7 264 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 247 (2.38%) Legal
9 186 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 159 (1.53%) Retail Banking
11 152 (1.47%) Back Office
12 129 (1.24%) Law
13 124 (1.20%) Electronics
14 92 (0.89%) General Ledger
15 81 (0.78%) Advertising
16 68 (0.66%) Billing
17 54 (0.52%) Games
18 44 (0.42%) French Language
18 44 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
19 36 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2,792 (26.92%) Developer
2 1,591 (15.34%) Analyst
3 805 (7.76%) Project Manager
4 786 (7.58%) Architect
5 723 (6.97%) Business Analyst
6 649 (6.26%) Java Developer
7 532 (5.13%) Consultant
8 443 (4.27%) C# Developer
9 441 (4.25%) Senior Developer
10 356 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
11 329 (3.17%) .NET Developer
12 303 (2.92%) React Developer
13 249 (2.40%) Financial Analyst
14 245 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
15 244 (2.35%) Python Developer
16 230 (2.22%) Data Engineer
17 216 (2.08%) Full Stack Developer
17 216 (2.08%) SQL Developer
18 200 (1.93%) Designer
19 190 (1.83%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 848 (8.18%) .NET
2 694 (6.69%) HTML
3 595 (5.74%) AngularJS
4 529 (5.10%) CSS
5 509 (4.91%) Web Services
6 503 (4.85%) React
7 448 (4.32%) Node.js
8 423 (4.08%) REST
9 329 (3.17%) HTML5
10 325 (3.13%) Spring
11 257 (2.48%) Kafka
12 234 (2.26%) RESTful
13 226 (2.18%) ASP.NET
14 223 (2.15%) Redux
15 221 (2.13%) XML
16 194 (1.87%) JSON
17 161 (1.55%) J2EE
18 160 (1.54%) jQuery
19 157 (1.51%) Spring Boot
20 152 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 826 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 524 (5.05%) User Experience
3 497 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
4 429 (4.14%) Fintech
5 337 (3.25%) Hedge funds
6 302 (2.91%) Fixed Income
7 299 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 285 (2.75%) Mobile App
9 227 (2.19%) Management Information System
10 225 (2.17%) Algorithms
11 214 (2.06%) Derivative
12 201 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
13 181 (1.75%) Data Structures
14 157 (1.51%) Data Centre
14 157 (1.51%) Virtual Team
15 155 (1.49%) Equities
16 124 (1.20%) Credit Risk
17 96 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
18 74 (0.71%) Public Cloud
19 70 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 868 (8.37%) Windows
2 668 (6.44%) Linux
3 289 (2.79%) Unix
4 265 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 238 (2.30%) Windows 10
6 160 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 159 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 143 (1.38%) Android
9 138 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 84 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 66 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (0.35%) Solaris
13 19 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.12%) CentOS
14 12 (0.12%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.087%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.077%) AIX
17 6 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.058%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.048%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,034 (29.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,191 (11.49%) DevOps
3 967 (9.32%) Project Management
4 892 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 814 (7.85%) Analytics
6 813 (7.84%) Scrum
7 807 (7.78%) TDD
8 771 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
9 726 (7.00%) Migration
10 683 (6.59%) Microservices
11 608 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
12 546 (5.27%) Test Automation
13 529 (5.10%) Asset Management
14 517 (4.99%) Change Management
15 496 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
16 472 (4.55%) ITIL
17 464 (4.47%) Software Engineering
18 448 (4.32%) Data Science
19 443 (4.27%) Risk Management
20 425 (4.10%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,620 (15.62%) SQL
2 1,499 (14.46%) Java
3 1,078 (10.40%) JavaScript
3 1,078 (10.40%) Python
4 930 (8.97%) C#
5 286 (2.76%) PowerShell
6 270 (2.60%) C++
7 238 (2.30%) T-SQL
8 227 (2.19%) Java 8
9 224 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 177 (1.71%) VBA
11 175 (1.69%) R
12 170 (1.64%) Scala
13 155 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 154 (1.49%) PL/SQL
15 133 (1.28%) ES6
16 120 (1.16%) C
17 119 (1.15%) Perl
18 102 (0.98%) Ruby
19 90 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 687 (6.62%) Degree
2 306 (2.95%) Security Cleared
3 218 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 123 (1.19%) CISSP
5 118 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 111 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 82 (0.79%) CCNP
8 81 (0.78%) CISM
9 79 (0.76%) PMP
10 73 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 71 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 70 (0.68%) ACCA
13 66 (0.64%) PhD
14 55 (0.53%) ISEB
15 54 (0.52%) Master's Degree
16 52 (0.50%) CCIE
16 52 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 50 (0.48%) CIMA
18 47 (0.45%) ISTQB
19 45 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (4.56%) QA
2 249 (2.40%) PMO
3 165 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 124 (1.20%) GDPR
5 96 (0.93%) PSD2
6 90 (0.87%) SLA
7 89 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 84 (0.81%) IFRS
9 57 (0.55%) MiFID
10 52 (0.50%) SEPA
11 49 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 47 (0.45%) IFRS 9
12 47 (0.45%) PCI DSS
13 36 (0.35%) COBIT
14 29 (0.28%) Solvency II
15 21 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
16 19 (0.18%) Basel III
17 14 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
18 13 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
18 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 643 (6.20%) Docker
2 462 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 150 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (0.73%) XenApp
5 62 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 54 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 53 (0.51%) HDFS
8 49 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 38 (0.37%) Hyper-V
11 30 (0.29%) Apache Flume
12 28 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 25 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (0.24%) vSphere
14 16 (0.15%) OpenAM
15 15 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (0.11%) NFS
17 10 (0.096%) ProxySG
18 9 (0.087%) OpenDJ
18 9 (0.087%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 532 (5.13%) Kubernetes
2 391 (3.77%) Terraform
3 372 (3.59%) Ansible
4 234 (2.26%) Puppet
5 232 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 169 (1.63%) SCCM
7 43 (0.41%) Oozie
8 40 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 34 (0.33%) Control-M
10 33 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 33 (0.32%) Packer
11 30 (0.29%) NetBackup
12 28 (0.27%) Kibana
13 25 (0.24%) Mesos
14 24 (0.23%) logstash
15 21 (0.20%) vCenter Server
16 20 (0.19%) Grafana
16 20 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
17 19 (0.18%) Nagios
18 18 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,125 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 908 (8.76%) Oracle
3 498 (4.80%) SAP
4 330 (3.18%) Google
5 294 (2.84%) VMware
6 240 (2.31%) Cisco
7 222 (2.14%) Citrix
8 173 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 163 (1.57%) Splunk
10 155 (1.49%) Tableau
11 144 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 133 (1.28%) IBM
13 131 (1.26%) Adobe
14 127 (1.22%) HP
15 126 (1.22%) ServiceNow
16 105 (1.01%) CheckPoint
17 79 (0.76%) Informatica
18 77 (0.74%) Bloomberg
19 62 (0.60%) Workday
20 61 (0.59%) MuleSoft