Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 7,733 3,978 10,021
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 25.43% 25.44% 24.80%
As % of the General category 44.02% 43.50% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,588 2,999 7,097
10th Percentile £400 £379 £363
25th Percentile £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £535 £538
Median % change year-on-year +7.48% -0.47% +2.38%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £638
90th Percentile £749 £750 £725
England median daily rate £550 £525 £505
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 16 49
10th Percentile £12.20 £18.98 £11.10
25th Percentile £16.51 £23.76 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £27.58 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.99% +31.35% +5.87%
75th Percentile £37.44 £46.82 £22.93
90th Percentile £61.90 £48.38 £29.96
England median hourly rate £16.95 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.95% +10.00% -9.09%

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 17,567 9,145 22,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.78% 58.49% 55.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,351 6,527 15,907
10th Percentile £356 £325 £315
25th Percentile £450 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £658 £638 £621
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 135 282
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.70 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.69 £15.76
Median hourly rate £29.50 £27.99 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.39% +33.29% +2.39%
75th Percentile £46.50 £46.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £64.00 £59.15 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.75% +4.11% +7.99%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 1,060 £575 +9.52% 636
West London -1 58 £475 -5.00% 84
East London 0 48 £495 +4.21% 102
South London +20 43 £523 +0.72% 32
North London +4 10 £425 -13.71% 10
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2,457 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1,835 (23.73%) Banking
3 1,719 (22.23%) Social Skills
4 1,369 (17.70%) SQL
5 1,286 (16.63%) Java
6 1,199 (15.50%) Azure
7 1,131 (14.63%) Python
8 1,103 (14.26%) AWS
9 944 (12.21%) JavaScript
10 867 (11.21%) DevOps
11 785 (10.15%) Front Office
12 738 (9.54%) Analytics
13 736 (9.52%) Oracle
14 735 (9.50%) Project Management
15 724 (9.36%) React
16 712 (9.21%) Software Engineering
17 690 (8.92%) Microsoft
18 684 (8.85%) Kubernetes
19 682 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
20 672 (8.69%) Change Management
21 632 (8.17%) Degree
22 626 (8.10%) Asset Management
23 595 (7.69%) Docker
24 585 (7.56%) Migration
25 582 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
26 567 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
27 566 (7.32%) Microservices
28 563 (7.28%) Scrum
29 554 (7.16%) Web Services
30 547 (7.07%) 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
1 221 (2.86%) Confluence
2 189 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 161 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 106 (1.37%) Apache
5 65 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 53 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
7 46 (0.59%) IIS
8 40 (0.52%) SAS
9 38 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
11 34 (0.44%) MS Exchange
12 32 (0.41%) CMS
12 32 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 30 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 23 (0.30%) Jupyter
14 23 (0.30%) nginx
14 23 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
15 22 (0.28%) Skype for Business
16 20 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 19 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 308 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 182 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 158 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 98 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 92 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.39%) Sketch
7 25 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.28%) InVision
9 21 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 18 (0.23%) Oracle Smart View
12 16 (0.21%) Figma
13 15 (0.19%) Chatbot
14 13 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (0.078%) Zeplin
16 5 (0.065%) Adobe XD
16 5 (0.065%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.065%) UserZoom
17 4 (0.052%) Revit
18 3 (0.039%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 90 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 72 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 51 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 48 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
5 42 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 39 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 35 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
8 34 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
9 33 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
10 27 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
11 24 (0.31%) SAP FI
12 23 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 22 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
13 22 (0.28%) Oracle FAH
13 22 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 20 (0.26%) ION MarketView
15 19 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
15 19 (0.25%) SAP CO
16 18 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
16 18 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,199 (15.50%) Azure
2 1,103 (14.26%) AWS
3 510 (6.60%) GCP
4 400 (5.17%) Serverless
5 275 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
6 257 (3.32%) Microsoft 365
7 250 (3.23%) Power Platform
8 249 (3.22%) Amazon S3
9 188 (2.43%) Amazon SQS
10 186 (2.41%) GitHub
11 180 (2.33%) AWS Step Functions
12 144 (1.86%) IaaS
13 135 (1.75%) SaaS
14 121 (1.56%) PaaS
15 108 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
16 88 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
17 76 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
18 74 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
19 69 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
20 66 (0.85%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 167 (2.16%) Firewall
2 107 (1.38%) DNS
3 98 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 92 (1.19%) Network Security
5 84 (1.09%) HTTP
6 73 (0.94%) Internet
7 58 (0.75%) WAN
8 56 (0.72%) SSL
9 55 (0.71%) SAN
10 51 (0.66%) VPN
11 46 (0.59%) DHCP
12 45 (0.58%) NAS
13 44 (0.57%) LAN
14 33 (0.43%) Unified Communications
15 30 (0.39%) BGP
16 29 (0.38%) Multicast
16 29 (0.38%) Skype
17 28 (0.36%) FTP
18 24 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
18 24 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 297 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
3 270 (3.49%) Big Data
4 269 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 234 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 228 (2.95%) Power BI
7 189 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 183 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
9 130 (1.68%) Tableau
10 124 (1.60%) Hadoop
11 121 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
12 112 (1.45%) MongoDB
13 109 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 106 (1.37%) Data Lake
15 92 (1.19%) Oracle Database
16 81 (1.05%) Metadata
17 78 (1.01%) Redis
18 76 (0.98%) RDBMS
19 65 (0.84%) Apache Hive
20 57 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 453 (5.86%) Git (software)
2 443 (5.73%) JIRA
3 359 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 185 (2.39%) Maven
5 93 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 76 (0.98%) Subversion
7 70 (0.91%) Cucumber
8 67 (0.87%) Bitbucket
9 65 (0.84%) JUnit
10 59 (0.76%) Visual Studio
11 58 (0.75%) Gradle
12 57 (0.74%) GitLab
13 55 (0.71%) Mockito
14 50 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
15 45 (0.58%) Cypress.io
16 43 (0.56%) Jasmine
16 43 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
17 42 (0.54%) Selenium
18 38 (0.49%) Hudson
19 34 (0.44%) Artifactory
General
1 1,835 (23.73%) Banking
2 1,719 (22.23%) Social Skills
3 785 (10.15%) Front Office
4 567 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
5 528 (6.83%) Investment Banking
6 388 (5.02%) Presentation Skills
7 359 (4.64%) Marketing
8 324 (4.19%) Public Sector
9 245 (3.17%) Financial Institution
10 241 (3.12%) Telecoms
11 223 (2.88%) Legal
12 213 (2.75%) Manufacturing
13 212 (2.74%) Retail
14 176 (2.28%) Influencing Skills
15 165 (2.13%) Electronics
16 134 (1.73%) Back Office
17 88 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
18 78 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
19 61 (0.79%) Retail Banking
20 57 (0.74%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2,092 (27.05%) Developer
2 1,175 (15.19%) Analyst
3 707 (9.14%) Architect
4 655 (8.47%) Business Analyst
5 648 (8.38%) Project Manager
6 565 (7.31%) Java Developer
7 425 (5.50%) Consultant
8 381 (4.93%) React Developer
9 310 (4.01%) Senior Developer
10 223 (2.88%) Software Engineer
11 209 (2.70%) Python Developer
12 195 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
13 194 (2.51%) C# Developer
14 192 (2.48%) Designer
15 187 (2.42%) Full Stack Developer
16 182 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
17 181 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
18 176 (2.28%) Data Engineer
19 175 (2.26%) AWS Developer
20 163 (2.11%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 724 (9.36%) React
2 554 (7.16%) Web Services
3 514 (6.65%) .NET
4 458 (5.92%) Spring
5 416 (5.38%) Node.js
6 377 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 315 (4.07%) HTML
8 295 (3.81%) REST
9 276 (3.57%) Spring Boot
10 259 (3.35%) Kafka
11 240 (3.10%) Material-UI
12 229 (2.96%) CSS
13 192 (2.48%) RESTful
14 163 (2.11%) XML
15 158 (2.04%) JSON
16 153 (1.98%) HTML5
17 120 (1.55%) Middleware
18 118 (1.53%) .NET Core
19 98 (1.27%) GraphQL
20 84 (1.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 383 (4.95%) User Experience
2 352 (4.55%) Derivative
3 336 (4.35%) Fixed Income
4 320 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 232 (3.00%) Equities
6 218 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 191 (2.47%) Hedge funds
8 176 (2.28%) Data Structures
9 158 (2.04%) Algorithms
10 152 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
11 137 (1.77%) Cloud Native
12 134 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
13 130 (1.68%) Virtual Team
14 117 (1.51%) Data Centre
15 116 (1.50%) Market Risk
16 115 (1.49%) Credit Risk
16 115 (1.49%) Public Cloud
17 114 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
18 101 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
18 101 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 506 (6.54%) Linux
2 431 (5.57%) Windows
3 279 (3.61%) Unix
4 79 (1.02%) Android
5 78 (1.01%) Windows 10
6 77 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 73 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 48 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
12 21 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.12%) Solaris
17 8 (0.10%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.091%) VMS
19 6 (0.078%) Mac OS
20 5 (0.065%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,457 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 867 (11.21%) DevOps
3 738 (9.54%) Analytics
4 735 (9.50%) Project Management
5 712 (9.21%) Software Engineering
6 682 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 672 (8.69%) Change Management
8 626 (8.10%) Asset Management
9 585 (7.56%) Migration
10 582 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
11 566 (7.32%) Microservices
12 563 (7.28%) Scrum
13 547 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
14 491 (6.35%) Full Stack Development
15 458 (5.92%) Investment Management
16 448 (5.79%) SDLC
17 435 (5.63%) Test Automation
18 410 (5.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 388 (5.02%) Project Delivery
20 378 (4.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,369 (17.70%) SQL
2 1,286 (16.63%) Java
3 1,131 (14.63%) Python
4 944 (12.21%) JavaScript
5 534 (6.91%) C#
6 443 (5.73%) TypeScript
7 258 (3.34%) C++
8 249 (3.22%) PowerShell
9 238 (3.08%) Scala
10 231 (2.99%) Java 8
11 174 (2.25%) Kotlin
12 142 (1.84%) T-SQL
13 131 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 103 (1.33%) VBA
15 88 (1.14%) C
15 88 (1.14%) R
16 85 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 66 (0.85%) Shell Script
18 59 (0.76%) Go
19 55 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 632 (8.17%) Degree
2 199 (2.57%) Security Cleared
3 151 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 109 (1.41%) CISSP
5 97 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 82 (1.06%) CISM
7 67 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 66 (0.85%) PMP
9 61 (0.79%) PhD
10 50 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 44 (0.57%) CRISC
12 40 (0.52%) Master's Degree
13 35 (0.45%) ACCA
14 33 (0.43%) CIMA
15 32 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (0.40%) CISA
17 30 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
18 27 (0.35%) ISEB
19 25 (0.32%) GIAC
20 23 (0.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (3.61%) QA
2 181 (2.34%) PMO
3 151 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 137 (1.77%) GDPR
5 76 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 72 (0.93%) SLA
7 65 (0.84%) NIST
8 62 (0.80%) IFRS
9 61 (0.79%) MiFID
10 54 (0.70%) Accessibility
11 47 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 44 (0.57%) PCI DSS
13 28 (0.36%) GRC
14 27 (0.35%) ISO 20022
15 22 (0.28%) COBIT
16 18 (0.23%) EMIR
16 18 (0.23%) GAAP
16 18 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 16 (0.21%) PSD2
18 14 (0.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 595 (7.69%) Docker
2 249 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 122 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (0.44%) vSphere
6 30 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
8 22 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.22%) XenApp
10 15 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.18%) NFS
12 13 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.16%) HDFS
14 11 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 10 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.078%) GridGain
17 6 (0.078%) KVM
17 6 (0.078%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 684 (8.85%) Kubernetes
2 510 (6.60%) Terraform
3 296 (3.83%) Ansible
4 103 (1.33%) Puppet
5 79 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (0.87%) SCCM
7 62 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 40 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
9 28 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 26 (0.34%) Prometheus
11 24 (0.31%) Istio
12 22 (0.28%) Grafana
13 21 (0.27%) Packer
14 20 (0.26%) Control-M
15 19 (0.25%) Kibana
15 19 (0.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 15 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
17 14 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
17 14 (0.18%) Oozie
18 10 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 736 (9.52%) Oracle
2 690 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 447 (5.78%) SAP
4 227 (2.94%) Google
5 171 (2.21%) VMware
6 153 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
7 116 (1.50%) Cisco
8 99 (1.28%) IBM
9 90 (1.16%) Citrix
10 88 (1.14%) Adobe
11 87 (1.13%) Databricks
12 81 (1.05%) ServiceNow
13 73 (0.94%) Splunk
14 71 (0.92%) Informatica
15 63 (0.81%) Bloomberg
16 53 (0.69%) Alteryx
16 53 (0.69%) Red Hat
17 48 (0.62%) CheckPoint
18 43 (0.56%) Murex
19 40 (0.52%) Workday