Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 3,543 9,458 11,424
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 26.44% 24.47% 24.89%
As % of the General category 53.04% 54.79% 52.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,735 6,748 8,256
Median daily rate £538 £539 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +2.62% -
10th Percentile £381 £360 £350
90th Percentile £750 £723 £700
England median daily rate £517 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +1.37% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 56 105
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% -15.56%
10th Percentile £22.50 £11.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.98 £42.50 £36.05
England median hourly rate £34.25 £21.00 £23.83
% change year-on-year +63.10% -11.86% +11.58%

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 6,680 17,261 21,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.85% 44.66% 47.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,621 11,988 15,536
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £328 £325 £319
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 200 256
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -4.06% +4.46%
10th Percentile £15.40 £12.76 £13.31
90th Percentile £54.60 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.83 £22.00
% change year-on-year +37.49% +3.77% -2.22%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +1 549 £525 - 349
West London +6 53 £525 +26.13% 51
South London -21 20 £575 +21.05% 7
East London 0 17 £500 -7.41% 35
North London +11 11 £460 -11.33% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1,211 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 986 (27.83%) Banking
3 954 (26.93%) Java
4 820 (23.14%) Python
5 745 (21.03%) AWS
6 668 (18.85%) SQL
7 667 (18.83%) Front Office
8 647 (18.26%) Asset Management
9 635 (17.92%) Azure
10 604 (17.05%) Web Services
11 563 (15.89%) Fixed Income
12 532 (15.02%) JavaScript
12 532 (15.02%) Software Engineering
12 532 (15.02%) DevOps
13 483 (13.63%) Change Management
14 482 (13.60%) Derivative
15 431 (12.16%) Investment Management
16 424 (11.97%) Hedge funds
17 404 (11.40%) Microservices
18 402 (11.35%) Equities
19 391 (11.04%) AngularJS
20 378 (10.67%) GCP
21 370 (10.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 366 (10.33%) Investment Banking
23 363 (10.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
24 356 (10.05%) React
25 350 (9.88%) Kubernetes
26 343 (9.68%) SQL Server
27 323 (9.12%) Docker
28 318 (8.98%) 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
1 112 (3.16%) Apache
2 93 (2.62%) Confluence
3 67 (1.89%) Apache Spark
4 65 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 30 (0.85%) Red Hat Fuse
6 24 (0.68%) Mule
7 23 (0.65%) Skype for Business
7 23 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 20 (0.56%) CMS
8 20 (0.56%) JBoss
9 18 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (0.51%) IIS
10 16 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.34%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.31%) MTS
13 10 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
14 9 (0.25%) Jupyter
14 9 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 150 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.51%) Sketch
7 10 (0.28%) InVision
8 8 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.11%) Figma
11 3 (0.085%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.085%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.056%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.056%) InDesign
12 2 (0.056%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.028%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.028%) Revit
13 1 (0.028%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 47 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 36 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 27 (0.76%) ION MarketView
4 26 (0.73%) Eagle PACE
5 18 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
7 13 (0.37%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.31%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 11 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (0.28%) SAP BPC
9 10 (0.28%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.25%) SAP ERP
11 8 (0.23%) Front Arena
11 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 745 (21.03%) AWS
2 635 (17.92%) Azure
3 378 (10.67%) GCP
4 253 (7.14%) Serverless
5 222 (6.27%) AWS Lambda
6 154 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
7 128 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
8 123 (3.47%) Amazon S3
9 97 (2.74%) OpenShift
10 94 (2.65%) Office 365
11 82 (2.31%) Power Platform
12 81 (2.29%) Apigee
13 78 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 64 (1.81%) PaaS
15 60 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
16 58 (1.64%) SaaS
17 54 (1.52%) GitHub
18 38 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
18 38 (1.07%) IaaS
19 33 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.57%) Firewall
2 48 (1.35%) DNS
3 32 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
4 28 (0.79%) HTTPS
4 28 (0.79%) SSL
5 27 (0.76%) Skype
6 26 (0.73%) Network Security
7 25 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 24 (0.68%) Internet
8 24 (0.68%) WAN
9 22 (0.62%) VPN
10 21 (0.59%) BGP
11 19 (0.54%) Intranet
11 19 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 18 (0.51%) Multicast
13 16 (0.45%) HTTP
14 15 (0.42%) DHCP
15 14 (0.40%) SAN
16 13 (0.37%) Kerberos
16 13 (0.37%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 153 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
3 147 (4.15%) Amazon Redshift
4 146 (4.12%) MySQL
5 134 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
6 119 (3.36%) NoSQL
7 102 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 94 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
9 92 (2.60%) Big Data
10 78 (2.20%) MongoDB
11 71 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 68 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 67 (1.89%) Power BI
14 50 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 46 (1.30%) RDBMS
16 41 (1.16%) Hadoop
17 36 (1.02%) Data Lake
18 34 (0.96%) Oracle Database
19 31 (0.87%) Amazon Aurora
19 31 (0.87%) Redis
Development Applications
1 253 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 163 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 141 (3.98%) JIRA
4 132 (3.73%) Artifactory
5 90 (2.54%) RStudio
6 83 (2.34%) GitLab
7 55 (1.55%) JUnit
8 51 (1.44%) Maven
9 42 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 36 (1.02%) Subversion
11 34 (0.96%) TeamCity
12 28 (0.79%) Selenium
13 20 (0.56%) Mockito
14 18 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (0.45%) webpack
17 15 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
18 14 (0.40%) Hudson
18 14 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 986 (27.83%) Banking
2 667 (18.83%) Front Office
3 366 (10.33%) Investment Banking
4 154 (4.35%) Marketing
5 141 (3.98%) Public Sector
6 131 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 128 (3.61%) Financial Institution
8 125 (3.53%) Back Office
9 120 (3.39%) Manufacturing
10 93 (2.62%) Electronics
11 77 (2.17%) Legal
12 64 (1.81%) Retail
13 58 (1.64%) Retail Banking
14 30 (0.85%) Billing
15 26 (0.73%) Advertising
16 24 (0.68%) Law
17 18 (0.51%) French Language
18 15 (0.42%) General Ledger
19 13 (0.37%) International Banking
20 11 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,248 (35.22%) Developer
2 505 (14.25%) Analyst
3 395 (11.15%) Java Developer
4 275 (7.76%) Architect
5 265 (7.48%) AWS Engineer
6 249 (7.03%) AWS Developer
7 248 (7.00%) Software Engineer
8 240 (6.77%) Business Analyst
9 219 (6.18%) Python Developer
10 218 (6.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 185 (5.22%) Consultant
12 155 (4.37%) Project Manager
13 139 (3.92%) Java Engineer
14 136 (3.84%) AWS Software Engineer
14 136 (3.84%) Python Engineer
15 135 (3.81%) Senior Developer
16 132 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
17 108 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
17 108 (3.05%) SQL Developer
18 102 (2.88%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (17.05%) Web Services
2 391 (11.04%) AngularJS
3 356 (10.05%) React
4 265 (7.48%) .NET
5 233 (6.58%) Vue.js
6 190 (5.36%) Spring
7 153 (4.32%) HTML
8 142 (4.01%) Node.js
9 141 (3.98%) REST
10 132 (3.73%) CSS
11 122 (3.44%) Kafka
12 116 (3.27%) gRPC
13 97 (2.74%) ASP.NET
14 95 (2.68%) .NET Core
15 91 (2.57%) Spring Boot
16 84 (2.37%) J2EE
17 82 (2.31%) Swagger
18 74 (2.09%) Middleware
19 71 (2.00%) OAuth
20 65 (1.83%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 563 (15.89%) Fixed Income
2 482 (13.60%) Derivative
3 424 (11.97%) Hedge funds
4 402 (11.35%) Equities
5 370 (10.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 250 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
7 148 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
8 97 (2.74%) User Experience
9 89 (2.51%) Management Information System
10 74 (2.09%) Data Centre
11 55 (1.55%) Reference Data
12 49 (1.38%) Credit Risk
13 48 (1.35%) Market Risk
14 45 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
15 40 (1.13%) Blog
15 40 (1.13%) Credit Derivative
15 40 (1.13%) Virtual Team
16 39 (1.10%) Mobile App
17 33 (0.93%) Algorithms
17 33 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 237 (6.69%) Linux
2 196 (5.53%) Windows
3 82 (2.31%) Unix
4 56 (1.58%) Windows 10
5 46 (1.30%) Android
6 42 (1.19%) Windows Server
7 37 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 33 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.25%) CentOS
13 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.20%) AIX
14 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.20%) Solaris
15 6 (0.17%) Debian
15 6 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,211 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 647 (18.26%) Asset Management
3 532 (15.02%) DevOps
3 532 (15.02%) Software Engineering
4 483 (13.63%) Change Management
5 431 (12.16%) Investment Management
6 404 (11.40%) Microservices
7 363 (10.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 318 (8.98%) Migration
9 238 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
10 237 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
11 236 (6.66%) Analytics
12 233 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 228 (6.44%) Scrum
14 202 (5.70%) Business Analysis
15 198 (5.59%) Decision-Making
16 193 (5.45%) Project Management
17 174 (4.91%) TDD
18 164 (4.63%) Test Automation
19 157 (4.43%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 954 (26.93%) Java
2 820 (23.14%) Python
3 668 (18.85%) SQL
4 532 (15.02%) JavaScript
5 270 (7.62%) C#
6 138 (3.90%) R
7 119 (3.36%) Kotlin
8 109 (3.08%) Java 8
9 103 (2.91%) C++
10 101 (2.85%) TypeScript
11 76 (2.15%) C
11 76 (2.15%) PowerShell
12 70 (1.98%) VBA
13 61 (1.72%) T-SQL
14 53 (1.50%) Scala
15 46 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 46 (1.30%) Shell Script
16 38 (1.07%) Perl
17 31 (0.87%) Go
18 20 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 186 (5.25%) Degree
2 127 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 108 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 67 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (1.47%) CCNP
6 47 (1.33%) CISSP
7 44 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (0.87%) CCIE
9 26 (0.73%) Sun Certification
10 23 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 22 (0.62%) PMP
12 21 (0.59%) CISM
13 18 (0.51%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.48%) PMI Certification
15 16 (0.45%) CCNA
16 15 (0.42%) CISA
16 15 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (0.42%) SANS
17 14 (0.40%) CIMA
17 14 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (3.78%) QA
2 57 (1.61%) PMO
3 51 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 32 (0.90%) NIST
5 31 (0.87%) GDPR
6 28 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.59%) SLA
8 15 (0.42%) MiFID
9 12 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (0.34%) PSD2
10 10 (0.28%) IFRS
11 9 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.23%) COBIT
13 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.14%) COREP
14 5 (0.14%) EMIR
14 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.11%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 323 (9.12%) Docker
2 105 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 49 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.31%) XenApp
8 10 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.11%) vSphere
11 3 (0.085%) KVM
11 3 (0.085%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.085%) Xen
12 2 (0.056%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.056%) zsh
13 1 (0.028%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.028%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.028%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 350 (9.88%) Kubernetes
2 146 (4.12%) Terraform
3 104 (2.94%) Ansible
4 40 (1.13%) Puppet
5 35 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.90%) SCCM
7 24 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.31%) Control-M
10 11 (0.31%) Zipkin
11 10 (0.28%) Salt
12 9 (0.25%) Consul
13 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.23%) Packer
14 7 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.20%) FortiGate
15 6 (0.17%) AirWatch
16 5 (0.14%) CASB
Vendors
1 311 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 282 (7.96%) Oracle
3 256 (7.23%) Google
4 207 (5.84%) SAP
5 117 (3.30%) Cisco
6 105 (2.96%) Bloomberg
7 62 (1.75%) VMware
8 51 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (1.38%) Tableau
10 48 (1.35%) IBM
11 47 (1.33%) Sybase
12 42 (1.19%) Splunk
13 41 (1.16%) Reuters
14 39 (1.10%) Murex
14 39 (1.10%) Red Hat
15 33 (0.93%) Citrix
16 31 (0.87%) ION Trading
17 26 (0.73%) FactSet
17 26 (0.73%) MuleSoft
18 24 (0.68%) ServiceNow