Period
to 27 November 2020

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 November 2020 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 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 4,115 8,208 11,234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 25.66% 23.31% 24.18%
As % of the General category 52.14% 53.33% 51.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,310 5,886 8,114
Median daily rate £525 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +3.81% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
90th Percentile £725 £725 £713
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 99
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £19.33 £16.19 £15.20
90th Percentile £78.95 £44.10 £40.27
England median hourly rate £30.98 £25.57 £24.00
% change year-on-year +21.16% +6.54% +6.67%

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 7,892 15,391 21,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.22% 43.71% 46.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,421 10,835 15,389
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £315 £320
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £495 £485
% change year-on-year +1.01% +2.06% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 198 254
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.28 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.33% -0.93% +6.82%
10th Percentile £17.75 £12.44 £13.56
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £55.60
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.32 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.39% +3.83% -2.27%

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 November 2020.

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 November 2020.

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 November 2020. 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 +1 604 £525 - 392
West London +1 43 £477 +12.12% 65
South London -22 21 £538 +13.16% 10
East London -5 14 £513 -6.82% 53
North London +3 9 £455 -4.21% 6
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 1,340 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1,127 (27.39%) Banking
3 1,015 (24.67%) Java
4 861 (20.92%) Python
5 757 (18.40%) AWS
6 751 (18.25%) SQL
7 701 (17.04%) Front Office
8 672 (16.33%) Azure
9 648 (15.75%) Asset Management
10 641 (15.58%) JavaScript
11 607 (14.75%) Web Services
12 563 (13.68%) Software Engineering
13 533 (12.95%) Fixed Income
14 514 (12.49%) DevOps
15 511 (12.42%) Change Management
16 469 (11.40%) Derivative
17 428 (10.40%) React
18 421 (10.23%) Investment Management
19 413 (10.04%) Equities
20 399 (9.70%) Kubernetes
20 399 (9.70%) Microservices
21 398 (9.67%) AngularJS
22 390 (9.48%) Docker
23 385 (9.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
24 383 (9.31%) SQL Server
25 376 (9.14%) GCP
26 359 (8.72%) Investment Banking
27 345 (8.38%) Microsoft
28 343 (8.34%) Hedge funds
29 341 (8.29%) Oracle

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
1 155 (3.77%) Apache
2 118 (2.87%) Confluence
3 104 (2.53%) Apache Spark
4 77 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 73 (1.77%) Red Hat Fuse
6 53 (1.29%) Mule
7 33 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 32 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (0.61%) JBoss
10 24 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 22 (0.53%) CMS
12 18 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
12 18 (0.44%) Skype for Business
13 17 (0.41%) IIS
14 12 (0.29%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.27%) Jupyter
15 11 (0.27%) MTS
15 11 (0.27%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
16 10 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 164 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 93 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.36%) Sketch
7 10 (0.24%) InVision
8 6 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.073%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.073%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.073%) Figma
11 2 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.049%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.024%) Blender
12 1 (0.024%) InDesign
12 1 (0.024%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (0.83%) ION MarketView
2 32 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.78%) Markit EDM
3 26 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
3 26 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 23 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 21 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 20 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.34%) SAP FI
9 12 (0.29%) SAP CO
9 12 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
10 11 (0.27%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 11 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (0.24%) NetSuite
12 9 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.22%) HFM
12 9 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
12 9 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 757 (18.40%) AWS
2 672 (16.33%) Azure
3 376 (9.14%) GCP
4 268 (6.51%) Serverless
5 213 (5.18%) AWS Lambda
6 145 (3.52%) Amazon S3
7 132 (3.21%) Amazon ECS
8 128 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
9 117 (2.84%) Power Platform
10 105 (2.55%) Office 365
11 84 (2.04%) OpenShift
11 84 (2.04%) PaaS
12 78 (1.90%) Apigee
13 67 (1.63%) GitHub
14 66 (1.60%) SaaS
15 63 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
16 58 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
16 58 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
17 49 (1.19%) IaaS
18 45 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 103 (2.50%) Firewall
2 54 (1.31%) DNS
3 42 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.85%) WAN
5 33 (0.80%) Network Security
6 30 (0.73%) HTTP
7 29 (0.70%) Internet
8 27 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (0.63%) VPN
10 25 (0.61%) BGP
10 25 (0.61%) Skype
11 23 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 22 (0.53%) LAN
12 22 (0.53%) Multicast
13 20 (0.49%) DHCP
14 18 (0.44%) VoIP
15 17 (0.41%) SAN
15 17 (0.41%) SSL
16 16 (0.39%) Unified Communications
17 15 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 145 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 139 (3.38%) MySQL
4 134 (3.26%) NoSQL
5 126 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
6 118 (2.87%) Relational Database
7 109 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 109 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 98 (2.38%) Big Data
9 92 (2.24%) Power BI
10 89 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
11 85 (2.07%) MongoDB
12 77 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 64 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 54 (1.31%) RDBMS
15 53 (1.29%) Apache Ignite
16 48 (1.17%) Hadoop
16 48 (1.17%) Tableau
17 42 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 260 (6.32%) Jenkins
2 195 (4.74%) JIRA
3 181 (4.40%) Git (software)
4 116 (2.82%) Artifactory
5 84 (2.04%) GitLab
6 58 (1.41%) Maven
7 49 (1.19%) Cucumber
7 49 (1.19%) RStudio
8 45 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 44 (1.07%) JUnit
10 38 (0.92%) Subversion
11 35 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 33 (0.80%) Selenium
13 27 (0.66%) webpack
14 22 (0.53%) Cypress.io
15 21 (0.51%) Mockito
16 20 (0.49%) Hudson
17 19 (0.46%) JMeter
18 18 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,127 (27.39%) Banking
2 701 (17.04%) Front Office
3 359 (8.72%) Investment Banking
4 197 (4.79%) Public Sector
5 196 (4.76%) Marketing
6 167 (4.06%) Telecoms
7 159 (3.86%) Financial Institution
8 157 (3.82%) Manufacturing
9 124 (3.01%) Electronics
10 104 (2.53%) Back Office
11 94 (2.28%) Retail
12 87 (2.11%) Legal
13 63 (1.53%) Retail Banking
14 38 (0.92%) Advertising
15 30 (0.73%) Law
16 28 (0.68%) Billing
17 18 (0.44%) French Language
17 18 (0.44%) International Banking
18 15 (0.36%) Local Government
19 13 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,410 (34.26%) Developer
2 603 (14.65%) Analyst
3 399 (9.70%) Java Developer
4 338 (8.21%) Architect
5 296 (7.19%) Business Analyst
6 286 (6.95%) Software Engineer
7 252 (6.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 232 (5.64%) Python Developer
9 221 (5.37%) Consultant
10 179 (4.35%) Project Manager
11 176 (4.28%) AWS Developer
12 175 (4.25%) AWS Engineer
13 170 (4.13%) Senior Developer
14 157 (3.82%) JavaScript Developer
15 138 (3.35%) React Developer
16 136 (3.30%) Python Engineer
17 122 (2.96%) Java Engineer
18 113 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
19 110 (2.67%) Financial Analyst
20 100 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 607 (14.75%) Web Services
2 428 (10.40%) React
3 398 (9.67%) AngularJS
4 312 (7.58%) .NET
5 221 (5.37%) Node.js
6 211 (5.13%) Spring
7 200 (4.86%) Vue.js
8 190 (4.62%) HTML
9 178 (4.33%) REST
10 165 (4.01%) Kafka
11 138 (3.35%) CSS
12 125 (3.04%) gRPC
13 122 (2.96%) Middleware
14 112 (2.72%) Spring Boot
15 87 (2.11%) XML
16 86 (2.09%) .NET Core
17 85 (2.07%) Redux
18 84 (2.04%) HTML5
19 82 (1.99%) ASP.NET
20 74 (1.80%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 533 (12.95%) Fixed Income
2 469 (11.40%) Derivative
3 413 (10.04%) Equities
4 343 (8.34%) Hedge funds
5 331 (8.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 289 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
7 147 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 147 (3.57%) User Experience
8 79 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 66 (1.60%) Blog
10 65 (1.58%) Data Centre
10 65 (1.58%) Market Risk
11 58 (1.41%) Credit Risk
12 55 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 52 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
14 50 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 50 (1.22%) Public Cloud
15 49 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
16 46 (1.12%) Mobile App
16 46 (1.12%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 294 (7.14%) Linux
2 227 (5.52%) Windows
3 103 (2.50%) Unix
4 61 (1.48%) Windows 10
5 54 (1.31%) Android
6 52 (1.26%) Windows Server
7 43 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 37 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 20 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 19 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (0.24%) CentOS
14 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
15 9 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.19%) Solaris
17 7 (0.17%) AIX
17 7 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,340 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 648 (15.75%) Asset Management
3 563 (13.68%) Software Engineering
4 514 (12.49%) DevOps
5 511 (12.42%) Change Management
6 421 (10.23%) Investment Management
7 399 (9.70%) Microservices
8 385 (9.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 318 (7.73%) Migration
10 298 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
11 293 (7.12%) Analytics
12 275 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
13 273 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 267 (6.49%) Scrum
15 233 (5.66%) TDD
16 231 (5.61%) Project Management
17 206 (5.01%) Risk Management
18 197 (4.79%) Data Modelling
19 188 (4.57%) Test Automation
20 182 (4.42%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1,015 (24.67%) Java
2 861 (20.92%) Python
3 751 (18.25%) SQL
4 641 (15.58%) JavaScript
5 294 (7.14%) C#
6 208 (5.05%) Kotlin
7 147 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 124 (3.01%) C++
9 118 (2.87%) R
10 102 (2.48%) PowerShell
11 96 (2.33%) Java 8
12 94 (2.28%) Scala
13 88 (2.14%) C
14 71 (1.73%) VBA
15 59 (1.43%) T-SQL
16 48 (1.17%) Perl
17 47 (1.14%) Shell Script
18 44 (1.07%) Bash Shell
19 33 (0.80%) Go
20 32 (0.78%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 193 (4.69%) Degree
2 130 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 97 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (1.43%) CCNP
6 57 (1.39%) CISSP
7 49 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (0.80%) CCIE
9 30 (0.73%) CISM
10 24 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 23 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 20 (0.49%) PMI Certification
12 20 (0.49%) PMP
12 20 (0.49%) Sun Certification
13 19 (0.46%) CISA
13 19 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
14 17 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (0.39%) CCNA
16 15 (0.36%) ACCA
16 15 (0.36%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.52%) QA
2 62 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 50 (1.22%) PMO
4 48 (1.17%) NIST
4 48 (1.17%) SLA
5 37 (0.90%) GDPR
6 30 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.56%) PSD2
8 22 (0.53%) COREP
9 19 (0.46%) MiFID
10 18 (0.44%) IFRS
10 18 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 16 (0.39%) COBIT
12 15 (0.36%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.22%) FINREP
14 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.15%) EMIR
16 5 (0.12%) FATCA
16 5 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 390 (9.48%) Docker
2 123 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 57 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.22%) XenApp
8 8 (0.19%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.19%) vSphere
9 7 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.12%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.097%) HDFS
11 4 (0.097%) Xen
12 3 (0.073%) KVM
12 3 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.049%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.049%) Time Sharing Option
13 2 (0.049%) zsh
Systems Management
1 399 (9.70%) Kubernetes
2 207 (5.03%) Terraform
3 118 (2.87%) Ansible
4 46 (1.12%) Puppet
5 44 (1.07%) SCCM
6 36 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.44%) Prometheus
8 17 (0.41%) Salt
9 16 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (0.34%) Consul
10 14 (0.34%) Control-M
10 14 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.32%) Packer
12 12 (0.29%) FortiGate
12 12 (0.29%) Grafana
12 12 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (0.19%) CASB
14 8 (0.19%) Istio
14 8 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 345 (8.38%) Microsoft
2 341 (8.29%) Oracle
3 219 (5.32%) Google
4 217 (5.27%) SAP
5 124 (3.01%) Cisco
6 118 (2.87%) Bloomberg
7 79 (1.92%) VMware
8 78 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 63 (1.53%) Splunk
10 53 (1.29%) Murex
11 51 (1.24%) Sybase
12 50 (1.22%) IBM
13 46 (1.12%) ION Trading
14 44 (1.07%) Red Hat
15 39 (0.95%) Reuters
16 34 (0.83%) MuleSoft
17 33 (0.80%) Atlassian
18 32 (0.78%) Citrix
19 31 (0.75%) F5
19 31 (0.75%) ServiceNow