Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 11,445 9,657 10,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.82% 24.07% 24.45%
As % of the General category 55.23% 53.87% 53.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,210 6,968 7,879
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.37%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 50 77
London median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.85% +23.81% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.93 £15.51 £14.69
90th Percentile £54.67 £82.63 £100.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.22% +31.96% +25.00%

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 20,721 17,926 19,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.94% 44.68% 45.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,820 12,754 14,329
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £298
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 183 205
London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +0.72% +16.80%
10th Percentile £14.35 £11.32 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.88 £64.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.93
% change year-on-year +4.86% -7.15% +19.16%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 2,836 £525 +5.00% 690
South London -3 279 £475 +0.53% 46
West London -4 267 £484 +13.82% 214
East London 0 264 £525 +5.00% 103
North London -4 32 £475 +58.33% 21
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3,135 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
2 3,061 (26.75%) Banking
3 1,986 (17.35%) SQL
4 1,905 (16.64%) Java
5 1,315 (11.49%) Microsoft
6 1,290 (11.27%) C#
7 1,171 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,159 (10.13%) Project Management
9 1,135 (9.92%) JavaScript
10 1,085 (9.48%) .NET
11 1,011 (8.83%) SQL Server
12 998 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
13 981 (8.57%) Python
14 963 (8.41%) Windows
15 960 (8.39%) Linux
16 926 (8.09%) Oracle
17 919 (8.03%) DevOps
18 868 (7.58%) TDD
19 857 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
20 846 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
21 796 (6.96%) Front Office
22 786 (6.87%) Investment Banking
23 784 (6.85%) Scrum
24 749 (6.54%) Migration
25 747 (6.53%) Degree
26 742 (6.48%) Change Management
27 718 (6.27%) Analytics
28 715 (6.25%) HTML
29 698 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
30 654 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 237 (2.07%) Apache Spark
2 228 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 204 (1.78%) Confluence
4 162 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 137 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 128 (1.12%) Apache
7 117 (1.02%) SAS
8 116 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 110 (0.96%) CMS
10 95 (0.83%) JBoss
11 94 (0.82%) WebLogic
12 91 (0.80%) MS Exchange
13 76 (0.66%) IIS
14 71 (0.62%) OpenStack
15 58 (0.51%) Skype for Business
16 46 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
17 42 (0.37%) Apache Solr
18 37 (0.32%) Apache Pig
19 35 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 35 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 698 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 381 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 279 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 211 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
5 202 (1.76%) MS Visio
6 78 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 74 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 53 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 53 (0.46%) InVision
9 52 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.11%) InDesign
11 10 (0.087%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
12 9 (0.079%) SPSS
13 7 (0.061%) UXPin
14 6 (0.052%) Stata
15 4 (0.035%) HipChat
16 3 (0.026%) Acrobat
16 3 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 134 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 94 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 88 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 74 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 73 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
6 62 (0.54%) SAP CO
6 62 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
7 59 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
8 53 (0.46%) ION MarketView
8 53 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
9 50 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 49 (0.43%) NetSuite
11 48 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
12 47 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
13 40 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
14 39 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
15 37 (0.32%) Markit EDM
16 32 (0.28%) Temenos T24
16 32 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
17 31 (0.27%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 846 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
2 654 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 237 (2.07%) Office 365
4 143 (1.25%) GitHub
5 139 (1.21%) PaaS
6 134 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
7 125 (1.09%) SaaS
8 106 (0.93%) IaaS
9 103 (0.90%) Serverless
10 88 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 74 (0.65%) Amazon S3
12 73 (0.64%) npm
13 70 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
14 60 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
15 59 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 54 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 52 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
18 42 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
19 34 (0.30%) Route 53
20 31 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 247 (2.16%) Firewall
2 167 (1.46%) Internet
3 133 (1.16%) WAN
4 127 (1.11%) LAN
5 109 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 100 (0.87%) DNS
7 97 (0.85%) Network Security
8 92 (0.80%) SAN
9 85 (0.74%) Skype
10 84 (0.73%) VPN
11 82 (0.72%) SMS
12 64 (0.56%) Intranet
13 58 (0.51%) Wireless
14 57 (0.50%) HTTP
15 54 (0.47%) SSL
16 50 (0.44%) FTP
17 47 (0.41%) MPLS
18 45 (0.39%) DHCP
19 44 (0.38%) BGP
20 41 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,011 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 414 (3.62%) Big Data
3 362 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 331 (2.89%) Blockchain
5 317 (2.77%) Hadoop
6 294 (2.57%) Relational Database
7 278 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 234 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 225 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
10 218 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 213 (1.86%) MySQL
12 209 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 156 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 149 (1.30%) Power BI
15 142 (1.24%) Oracle Database
16 133 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
17 106 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 105 (0.92%) RDBMS
19 94 (0.82%) OLAP
20 91 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 622 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 511 (4.46%) JIRA
3 508 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 280 (2.45%) Maven
5 262 (2.29%) TeamCity
6 253 (2.21%) Selenium
7 179 (1.56%) Subversion
8 154 (1.35%) Cucumber
9 149 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 148 (1.29%) Visual Studio
11 131 (1.14%) NUnit
12 125 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
13 121 (1.06%) JUnit
14 99 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
15 92 (0.80%) webpack
16 91 (0.80%) SpecFlow
17 83 (0.73%) MSTest
18 71 (0.62%) Jasmine
19 66 (0.58%) WebDriver
20 65 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 3,061 (26.75%) Banking
2 796 (6.96%) Front Office
3 786 (6.87%) Investment Banking
4 531 (4.64%) Financial Institution
5 417 (3.64%) Retail
6 411 (3.59%) Marketing
7 398 (3.48%) Legal
8 304 (2.66%) Telecoms
9 200 (1.75%) Retail Banking
10 193 (1.69%) Back Office
11 190 (1.66%) Manufacturing
12 151 (1.32%) Advertising
13 134 (1.17%) Electronics
14 119 (1.04%) Law
15 77 (0.67%) Billing
16 71 (0.62%) Games
17 63 (0.55%) General Ledger
18 62 (0.54%) Publishing
19 49 (0.43%) French Language
20 47 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3,207 (28.02%) Developer
2 2,013 (17.59%) Analyst
3 950 (8.30%) Project Manager
4 929 (8.12%) Business Analyst
5 827 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 709 (6.19%) Architect
7 692 (6.05%) C# Developer
8 646 (5.64%) Senior Developer
9 582 (5.09%) Consultant
10 388 (3.39%) .NET Developer
11 367 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
12 298 (2.60%) Financial Analyst
13 286 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
14 259 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
15 242 (2.11%) JavaScript Developer
16 238 (2.08%) C# .NET Developer
17 225 (1.97%) SQL Developer
18 197 (1.72%) React Developer
19 193 (1.69%) Data Analyst
20 190 (1.66%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,085 (9.48%) .NET
2 715 (6.25%) HTML
3 642 (5.61%) AngularJS
4 580 (5.07%) CSS
5 467 (4.08%) Web Services
6 423 (3.70%) React
7 389 (3.40%) REST
8 386 (3.37%) Spring
9 365 (3.19%) HTML5
10 339 (2.96%) Node.js
11 334 (2.92%) RESTful
12 333 (2.91%) ASP.NET
13 329 (2.87%) XML
14 219 (1.91%) JSON
15 210 (1.83%) .NET Framework
16 203 (1.77%) WCF
17 200 (1.75%) Kafka
18 196 (1.71%) SOAP
19 176 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
20 174 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 998 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 553 (4.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 490 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
4 450 (3.93%) User Experience
5 381 (3.33%) Fintech
6 378 (3.30%) Computer Science
7 360 (3.15%) Fixed Income
8 307 (2.68%) Management Information System
9 296 (2.59%) Derivative
10 255 (2.23%) Data Centre
11 242 (2.11%) Equities
12 215 (1.88%) Mobile App
13 193 (1.69%) Hedge funds
14 187 (1.63%) Algorithms
15 170 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
16 127 (1.11%) Credit Risk
16 127 (1.11%) Data Structures
17 109 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
18 108 (0.94%) Virtual Team
19 101 (0.88%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 963 (8.41%) Windows
2 960 (8.39%) Linux
3 633 (5.53%) Unix
4 229 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 174 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 174 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 155 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 146 (1.28%) Android
7 146 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 99 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (0.78%) Solaris
10 72 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 64 (0.56%) AIX
12 27 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
14 14 (0.12%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.096%) VMS
16 10 (0.087%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.087%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,135 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,171 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,159 (10.13%) Project Management
4 919 (8.03%) DevOps
5 868 (7.58%) TDD
6 857 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
7 784 (6.85%) Scrum
8 749 (6.54%) Migration
9 742 (6.48%) Change Management
10 718 (6.27%) Analytics
11 635 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
12 606 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
13 603 (5.27%) Business Analysis
14 564 (4.93%) Test Automation
15 523 (4.57%) SDLC
16 492 (4.30%) Asset Management
17 476 (4.16%) ITIL
18 473 (4.13%) Risk Management
19 472 (4.12%) PRINCE2
20 453 (3.96%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,986 (17.35%) SQL
2 1,905 (16.64%) Java
3 1,290 (11.27%) C#
4 1,135 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 981 (8.57%) Python
6 376 (3.29%) C++
7 328 (2.87%) Java 8
8 276 (2.41%) PowerShell
9 256 (2.24%) VBA
10 249 (2.18%) Perl
11 233 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 224 (1.96%) T-SQL
13 218 (1.90%) Ruby
14 203 (1.77%) Scala
15 179 (1.56%) C
16 163 (1.42%) TypeScript
17 147 (1.28%) R
18 135 (1.18%) PL/SQL
18 135 (1.18%) Shell Script
19 130 (1.14%) ES6
Qualifications
1 747 (6.53%) Degree
2 334 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 233 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 148 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 145 (1.27%) PMP
6 134 (1.17%) CISSP
7 118 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 117 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 91 (0.80%) CISM
10 79 (0.69%) ISEB
10 79 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 70 (0.61%) CCNP
12 65 (0.57%) PhD
13 62 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 56 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 56 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 55 (0.48%) CISA
16 53 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (0.45%) ISTQB
18 47 (0.41%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 471 (4.12%) QA
2 370 (3.23%) PMO
3 241 (2.11%) GDPR
4 182 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 135 (1.18%) MiFID
6 94 (0.82%) SLA
7 80 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 68 (0.59%) IFRS
9 56 (0.49%) EMIR
10 53 (0.46%) PCI DSS
11 41 (0.36%) COBIT
12 38 (0.33%) PSD2
13 34 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 32 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
14 32 (0.28%) SEPA
15 31 (0.27%) Solvency II
16 23 (0.20%) IFRS 9
17 21 (0.18%) GCP
18 17 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 12 (0.10%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 449 (3.92%) Docker
2 375 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 139 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (0.46%) HDFS
5 52 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (0.38%) XenApp
7 39 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (0.33%) Apache Flume
9 35 (0.31%) vSphere
10 32 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 25 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (0.21%) Firmware
13 23 (0.20%) NFS
13 23 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 22 (0.19%) Hyper-V
15 16 (0.14%) ProxySG
16 14 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 13 (0.11%) OpenAM
18 11 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
19 10 (0.087%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 391 (3.42%) Ansible
2 324 (2.83%) Puppet
3 284 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 182 (1.59%) Kubernetes
5 166 (1.45%) Terraform
6 138 (1.21%) SCCM
7 69 (0.60%) Oozie
8 64 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 37 (0.32%) Mesos
10 34 (0.30%) Packer
11 33 (0.29%) Nagios
12 29 (0.25%) Salt
13 27 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
14 26 (0.23%) Control-M
15 25 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
16 22 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
17 20 (0.17%) BladeLogic
18 19 (0.17%) Consul
19 18 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
20 17 (0.15%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 1,315 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 926 (8.09%) Oracle
3 565 (4.94%) SAP
4 266 (2.32%) Cisco
5 262 (2.29%) VMware
6 196 (1.71%) Citrix
7 180 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 180 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
8 174 (1.52%) IBM
9 159 (1.39%) Adobe
9 159 (1.39%) Sybase
10 155 (1.35%) Tableau
11 148 (1.29%) Bloomberg
12 131 (1.14%) Splunk
13 121 (1.06%) Google
14 105 (0.92%) HP
15 103 (0.90%) ServiceNow
16 98 (0.86%) TIBCO
17 95 (0.83%) Reuters
18 79 (0.69%) F5