Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 11,263 11,450 10,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.62% 25.41% 23.08%
As % of the General category 55.17% 54.72% 53.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,034 8,525 7,547
London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £677 £669
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 55 61
London median hourly rate £18.74 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.82% - -2.22%
10th Percentile £14.25 £15.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.83 £100.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.30% +8.33% -2.33%

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 20,415 20,925 19,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.63% 46.44% 43.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,581 15,162 13,905
London median daily rate £525 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +5.37% -
10th Percentile £321 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 175 209
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% -7.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.29 £10.70
90th Percentile £55.85 £47.30 £58.49
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.22 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.37% +11.57% +2.17%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -1 2,720 £525 - 854
East London 0 319 £463 -9.76% 106
West London -2 246 £473 +5.00% 248
South London -8 227 £475 -5.00% 45
North London 0 33 £463 - 14
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3,242 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2,834 (25.16%) Banking
3 1,919 (17.04%) SQL
4 1,748 (15.52%) Java
5 1,254 (11.13%) Microsoft
6 1,244 (11.05%) C#
7 1,223 (10.86%) JavaScript
8 1,127 (10.01%) Python
9 1,103 (9.79%) Windows
10 1,074 (9.54%) DevOps
11 1,054 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,036 (9.20%) SQL Server
13 1,021 (9.07%) Oracle
14 1,014 (9.00%) .NET
15 1,007 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
16 978 (8.68%) Project Management
17 926 (8.22%) TDD
18 868 (7.71%) Front Office
19 856 (7.60%) Linux
20 850 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
21 849 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
22 848 (7.53%) Scrum
23 842 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
24 824 (7.32%) HTML
25 761 (6.76%) Migration
26 726 (6.45%) Analytics
27 719 (6.38%) AngularJS
28 686 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
29 683 (6.06%) Investment Banking
30 646 (5.74%) Test Automation

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
1 298 (2.65%) Apache Spark
2 231 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 210 (1.86%) Confluence
4 184 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 136 (1.21%) Apache
6 129 (1.15%) CMS
7 104 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 100 (0.89%) IIS
9 99 (0.88%) SAS
10 89 (0.79%) MS Exchange
11 83 (0.74%) Tomcat
12 78 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 71 (0.63%) Skype for Business
14 50 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 49 (0.44%) JBoss
16 42 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
17 40 (0.36%) OpenStack
18 38 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 38 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
19 35 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 558 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 375 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 232 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 145 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 132 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 62 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 52 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 35 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 23 (0.20%) InVision
10 16 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.080%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.044%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.044%) InDesign
12 5 (0.044%) SPSS
13 4 (0.036%) Stata
14 2 (0.018%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.018%) Mathematica
14 2 (0.018%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.009%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 126 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 107 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
3 88 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 85 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 84 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 66 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 60 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
8 56 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
9 53 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
10 48 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
11 46 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 45 (0.40%) SAP FI
13 40 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 40 (0.36%) SAP CO
14 39 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
15 38 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
16 37 (0.33%) ION MarketView
17 33 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
18 31 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
19 30 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,007 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
2 850 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 370 (3.29%) Office 365
4 196 (1.74%) PaaS
5 147 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 137 (1.22%) GitHub
7 136 (1.21%) SaaS
8 134 (1.19%) Serverless
9 132 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
10 124 (1.10%) IaaS
11 96 (0.85%) OpenShift
12 92 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
13 90 (0.80%) Amazon S3
14 89 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
15 70 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
16 64 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
17 59 (0.52%) npm
18 48 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 40 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
20 35 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 255 (2.26%) Firewall
2 162 (1.44%) WAN
3 161 (1.43%) DNS
4 147 (1.31%) LAN
5 120 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 110 (0.98%) Network Security
7 108 (0.96%) Internet
8 104 (0.92%) VPN
9 99 (0.88%) Skype
10 83 (0.74%) DHCP
11 81 (0.72%) HTTP
12 78 (0.69%) Wireless
13 76 (0.67%) SAN
14 75 (0.67%) SMS
15 67 (0.59%) BGP
16 61 (0.54%) MPLS
17 59 (0.52%) OSPF
18 55 (0.49%) Kerberos
19 42 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
20 39 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,036 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 441 (3.92%) Big Data
3 420 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
4 371 (3.29%) Hadoop
5 337 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 332 (2.95%) Relational Database
7 318 (2.82%) NoSQL
8 240 (2.13%) MongoDB
9 221 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 192 (1.70%) Power BI
11 167 (1.48%) MySQL
12 157 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 149 (1.32%) Blockchain
13 149 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
14 122 (1.08%) Oracle Database
15 121 (1.07%) Apache Hive
16 111 (0.99%) RDBMS
17 95 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
18 87 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
19 82 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 573 (5.09%) Jenkins
2 558 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 503 (4.47%) JIRA
4 288 (2.56%) Maven
5 279 (2.48%) Selenium
6 194 (1.72%) TeamCity
7 170 (1.51%) Cucumber
8 139 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 119 (1.06%) Subversion
9 119 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 118 (1.05%) JUnit
11 115 (1.02%) Visual Studio
12 107 (0.95%) webpack
13 97 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 95 (0.84%) SpecFlow
15 94 (0.83%) WebDriver
16 79 (0.70%) Gradle
17 76 (0.67%) NUnit
18 71 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
19 66 (0.59%) Artifactory
General
1 2,834 (25.16%) Banking
2 868 (7.71%) Front Office
3 683 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 556 (4.94%) Financial Institution
5 363 (3.22%) Retail
6 302 (2.68%) Marketing
7 275 (2.44%) Legal
8 233 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 220 (1.95%) Back Office
10 183 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 159 (1.41%) Advertising
12 149 (1.32%) Retail Banking
13 145 (1.29%) Law
14 113 (1.00%) Electronics
15 106 (0.94%) General Ledger
16 65 (0.58%) Billing
17 62 (0.55%) Games
18 58 (0.51%) Private Banking
19 53 (0.47%) Publishing
20 36 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,446 (30.60%) Developer
2 1,757 (15.60%) Analyst
3 818 (7.26%) Architect
4 784 (6.96%) Project Manager
5 773 (6.86%) Java Developer
6 748 (6.64%) Business Analyst
7 698 (6.20%) C# Developer
8 575 (5.11%) Senior Developer
9 540 (4.79%) Consultant
10 408 (3.62%) .NET Developer
11 359 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
12 330 (2.93%) React Developer
13 285 (2.53%) Python Developer
14 279 (2.48%) Financial Analyst
15 270 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
16 255 (2.26%) SQL Developer
17 221 (1.96%) Support Analyst
18 217 (1.93%) JavaScript Developer
19 213 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
20 204 (1.81%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,014 (9.00%) .NET
2 824 (7.32%) HTML
3 719 (6.38%) AngularJS
4 627 (5.57%) CSS
5 588 (5.22%) React
6 500 (4.44%) Web Services
7 439 (3.90%) Node.js
8 435 (3.86%) REST
9 427 (3.79%) Spring
10 386 (3.43%) HTML5
11 290 (2.57%) XML
12 262 (2.33%) ASP.NET
13 259 (2.30%) Kafka
14 250 (2.22%) JSON
15 248 (2.20%) Middleware
16 238 (2.11%) RESTful
17 221 (1.96%) WPF
18 203 (1.80%) Redux
19 202 (1.79%) WCF
20 183 (1.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 849 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 563 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 545 (4.84%) User Experience
4 500 (4.44%) Fintech
5 481 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 462 (4.10%) Fixed Income
7 347 (3.08%) Derivative
8 342 (3.04%) Computer Science
9 271 (2.41%) Equities
10 265 (2.35%) Data Centre
11 244 (2.17%) Algorithms
12 238 (2.11%) Management Information System
13 206 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
14 201 (1.78%) Hedge funds
15 184 (1.63%) Mobile App
16 158 (1.40%) Data Structures
17 113 (1.00%) Credit Risk
18 99 (0.88%) Market Risk
19 98 (0.87%) Blackberry
20 84 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,103 (9.79%) Windows
2 856 (7.60%) Linux
3 517 (4.59%) Unix
4 303 (2.69%) Windows 10
5 251 (2.23%) Windows 7
6 247 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 210 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 179 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 151 (1.34%) Android
10 91 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 83 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 58 (0.51%) Solaris
13 34 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 32 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 24 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 21 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 20 (0.18%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.16%) AIX
19 15 (0.13%) CentOS
20 13 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,242 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,074 (9.54%) DevOps
3 1,054 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 978 (8.68%) Project Management
5 926 (8.22%) TDD
6 848 (7.53%) Scrum
7 842 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
8 761 (6.76%) Migration
9 726 (6.45%) Analytics
10 686 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
11 646 (5.74%) Test Automation
12 597 (5.30%) Microservices
13 588 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
14 526 (4.67%) Asset Management
15 514 (4.56%) Change Management
16 505 (4.48%) ITIL
17 497 (4.41%) OO
18 483 (4.29%) Business Analysis
19 466 (4.14%) BDD
20 463 (4.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,919 (17.04%) SQL
2 1,748 (15.52%) Java
3 1,244 (11.05%) C#
4 1,223 (10.86%) JavaScript
5 1,127 (10.01%) Python
6 306 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 303 (2.69%) Java 8
8 301 (2.67%) C++
9 243 (2.16%) Scala
10 215 (1.91%) T-SQL
11 204 (1.81%) TypeScript
12 183 (1.62%) VBA
13 180 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 159 (1.41%) C
15 158 (1.40%) PL/SQL
16 155 (1.38%) ES6
16 155 (1.38%) Perl
17 150 (1.33%) Ruby
18 137 (1.22%) Shell Script
19 120 (1.07%) R
Qualifications
1 634 (5.63%) Degree
2 305 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 221 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 141 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 119 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 114 (1.01%) CISSP
7 95 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
8 74 (0.66%) PMP
9 73 (0.65%) CISM
9 73 (0.65%) Master's Degree
10 72 (0.64%) CCNP
11 71 (0.63%) ISEB
12 69 (0.61%) PMI Certification
13 68 (0.60%) AWS Certification
14 63 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 55 (0.49%) PhD
16 52 (0.46%) CISA
17 45 (0.40%) ACCA
17 45 (0.40%) CCNA
18 42 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 443 (3.93%) QA
2 268 (2.38%) PMO
3 133 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 125 (1.11%) GDPR
5 119 (1.06%) SLA
6 63 (0.56%) IFRS
7 62 (0.55%) PSD2
8 59 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 54 (0.48%) MiFID
10 52 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 41 (0.36%) PCI DSS
12 32 (0.28%) Solvency II
13 31 (0.28%) COBIT
14 22 (0.20%) HIPAA
15 21 (0.19%) EMIR
16 19 (0.17%) ISO 20022
17 14 (0.12%) Basel III
17 14 (0.12%) IFRS 9
18 13 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
19 12 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 548 (4.87%) Docker
2 443 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 193 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
5 79 (0.70%) XenApp
6 78 (0.69%) XenDesktop
7 56 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 53 (0.47%) vSphere
10 46 (0.41%) HDFS
11 33 (0.29%) Hyper-V
12 29 (0.26%) Apache Flume
13 24 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
14 21 (0.19%) BitLocker
15 17 (0.15%) OpenAM
16 14 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 13 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 13 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
18 11 (0.098%) NFS
Systems Management
1 362 (3.21%) Ansible
2 337 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 334 (2.97%) Terraform
4 260 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 254 (2.26%) Puppet
6 152 (1.35%) SCCM
7 57 (0.51%) Packer
8 55 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
9 38 (0.34%) Mesos
10 37 (0.33%) Oozie
11 33 (0.29%) HP ALM
12 29 (0.26%) Control-M
12 29 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 27 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (0.24%) Salt
14 24 (0.21%) Nagios
15 22 (0.20%) Kibana
15 22 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
16 21 (0.19%) WSUS
17 20 (0.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,254 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 1,021 (9.07%) Oracle
3 482 (4.28%) SAP
4 316 (2.81%) VMware
5 290 (2.57%) Cisco
6 278 (2.47%) Citrix
7 202 (1.79%) Google
8 196 (1.74%) Tableau
9 185 (1.64%) IBM
10 184 (1.63%) Splunk
11 171 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 150 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
13 131 (1.16%) Bloomberg
14 114 (1.01%) HP
15 109 (0.97%) Sybase
16 105 (0.93%) Reuters
17 103 (0.91%) Adobe
18 95 (0.84%) ServiceNow
19 83 (0.74%) TIBCO
20 82 (0.73%) Apple