Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 11,262 11,901 10,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.23% 25.21% 23.27%
As % of the General category 55.23% 54.75% 54.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,061 8,770 7,500
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.38%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £319
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 54 61
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -16.00% -
10th Percentile £15.08 £13.60 £11.40
90th Percentile £37.98 £47.83 £100.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.49% -9.00% +12.36%

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 20,390 21,737 19,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.87% 46.04% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,563 15,654 13,704
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 192 196
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +11.73% -6.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £67.89 £47.80 £53.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.60 £23.68
% change year-on-year -9.77% +12.33% -5.28%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 2,719 £525 - 713
East London 0 364 £500 -4.76% 109
South London -10 229 £475 -3.06% 44
West London -2 218 £460 -4.17% 211
North London +2 36 £450 -2.70% 17
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 3,343 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
2 2,682 (23.81%) Banking
3 1,852 (16.44%) SQL
4 1,768 (15.70%) Java
5 1,270 (11.28%) Microsoft
6 1,217 (10.81%) DevOps
7 1,189 (10.56%) JavaScript
8 1,162 (10.32%) Python
9 1,158 (10.28%) C#
10 1,086 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
11 1,069 (9.49%) Oracle
12 1,047 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 1,034 (9.18%) Windows
14 1,030 (9.15%) SQL Server
15 1,029 (9.14%) Project Management
16 996 (8.84%) TDD
17 979 (8.69%) Microsoft Azure
18 976 (8.67%) .NET
19 856 (7.60%) HTML
20 850 (7.55%) Linux
21 827 (7.34%) Front Office
22 823 (7.31%) Scrum
23 813 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
24 802 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
25 748 (6.64%) Migration
26 726 (6.45%) Analytics
27 721 (6.40%) AngularJS
28 690 (6.13%) Test Automation
29 682 (6.06%) Degree
30 659 (5.85%) Microservices

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
1 312 (2.77%) Apache Spark
2 259 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 236 (2.10%) Confluence
4 179 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
5 123 (1.09%) Apache
6 115 (1.02%) CMS
7 108 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 101 (0.90%) SAS
9 95 (0.84%) IIS
10 87 (0.77%) MS Exchange
10 87 (0.77%) Tomcat
11 83 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 61 (0.54%) Skype for Business
13 57 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 51 (0.45%) JBoss
15 47 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
16 44 (0.39%) OpenStack
17 41 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 35 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 33 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 572 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 385 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 241 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 137 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 125 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 81 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 51 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 38 (0.34%) InVision
9 25 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 13 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.062%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
13 5 (0.044%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.036%) SPSS
14 4 (0.036%) Stata
15 3 (0.027%) Mathematica
16 2 (0.018%) InDesign
16 2 (0.018%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 125 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 107 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 88 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 80 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 76 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
6 59 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
7 56 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 55 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
9 47 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
9 47 (0.42%) SAP FI
10 42 (0.37%) NetSuite
11 39 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 39 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
11 39 (0.35%) SAP CO
12 38 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
13 33 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
14 29 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
14 29 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 27 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
15 27 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,086 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
2 979 (8.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 371 (3.29%) Office 365
4 202 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 165 (1.47%) PaaS
6 150 (1.33%) SaaS
7 147 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
8 142 (1.26%) GitHub
9 133 (1.18%) Serverless
10 111 (0.99%) IaaS
11 101 (0.90%) OpenShift
12 98 (0.87%) Amazon S3
13 77 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
14 75 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
15 65 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 63 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
17 58 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 49 (0.44%) npm
19 44 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
20 35 (0.31%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 221 (1.96%) Firewall
2 162 (1.44%) DNS
3 144 (1.28%) WAN
4 133 (1.18%) Internet
5 131 (1.16%) LAN
6 118 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 103 (0.91%) Network Security
8 92 (0.82%) VPN
9 80 (0.71%) Skype
10 73 (0.65%) Wireless
11 71 (0.63%) DHCP
12 56 (0.50%) BGP
13 53 (0.47%) HTTP
13 53 (0.47%) SAN
14 51 (0.45%) MPLS
15 47 (0.42%) Kerberos
15 47 (0.42%) OSPF
16 39 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
17 38 (0.34%) SMS
18 36 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,030 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 435 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
3 407 (3.61%) Big Data
4 343 (3.05%) Hadoop
5 307 (2.73%) NoSQL
6 303 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 287 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 235 (2.09%) MongoDB
9 189 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 186 (1.65%) Power BI
11 161 (1.43%) MySQL
12 136 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 133 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
14 118 (1.05%) Oracle Database
15 109 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 107 (0.95%) Apache Hive
17 100 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
18 93 (0.83%) Data Lake
19 92 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
20 82 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 638 (5.67%) Jenkins
2 538 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 513 (4.56%) JIRA
4 300 (2.66%) Maven
5 278 (2.47%) Selenium
6 206 (1.83%) TeamCity
7 172 (1.53%) Cucumber
8 134 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 122 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 121 (1.07%) JUnit
11 114 (1.01%) Subversion
12 111 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 97 (0.86%) WebDriver
14 88 (0.78%) Visual Studio
15 87 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 87 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
16 84 (0.75%) webpack
17 83 (0.74%) SpecFlow
18 76 (0.67%) NUnit
19 74 (0.66%) Gradle
General
1 2,682 (23.81%) Banking
2 827 (7.34%) Front Office
3 584 (5.19%) Financial Institution
3 584 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 388 (3.45%) Retail
5 352 (3.13%) Marketing
6 275 (2.44%) Legal
7 244 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 221 (1.96%) Back Office
9 197 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 155 (1.38%) Law
11 152 (1.35%) Retail Banking
12 148 (1.31%) Advertising
13 129 (1.15%) Electronics
14 120 (1.07%) General Ledger
15 67 (0.59%) Billing
16 66 (0.59%) Private Banking
17 58 (0.52%) Publishing
18 54 (0.48%) Games
19 37 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,368 (29.91%) Developer
2 1,717 (15.25%) Analyst
3 801 (7.11%) Java Developer
4 784 (6.96%) Project Manager
5 777 (6.90%) Architect
6 726 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 621 (5.51%) C# Developer
8 584 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 568 (5.04%) Consultant
10 449 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 354 (3.14%) .NET Developer
12 326 (2.89%) React Developer
13 293 (2.60%) Python Developer
14 247 (2.19%) SQL Developer
15 234 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
16 222 (1.97%) Financial Analyst
17 219 (1.94%) C# .NET Developer
18 208 (1.85%) Angular Developer
19 206 (1.83%) Support Analyst
20 200 (1.78%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 976 (8.67%) .NET
2 856 (7.60%) HTML
3 721 (6.40%) AngularJS
4 601 (5.34%) CSS
5 589 (5.23%) React
6 509 (4.52%) Web Services
7 471 (4.18%) Spring
8 462 (4.10%) Node.js
9 461 (4.09%) REST
10 410 (3.64%) HTML5
11 261 (2.32%) XML
12 256 (2.27%) Kafka
13 252 (2.24%) ASP.NET
14 241 (2.14%) JSON
15 223 (1.98%) RESTful
16 220 (1.95%) Middleware
17 214 (1.90%) Spring Boot
18 212 (1.88%) WPF
19 203 (1.80%) Redux
20 163 (1.45%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 802 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 617 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
3 488 (4.33%) User Experience
4 479 (4.25%) Fintech
5 473 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 423 (3.76%) Fixed Income
7 329 (2.92%) Derivative
8 266 (2.36%) Equities
9 251 (2.23%) Management Information System
10 246 (2.18%) Hedge funds
11 238 (2.11%) Algorithms
12 235 (2.09%) Data Centre
13 213 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
14 208 (1.85%) Mobile App
15 157 (1.39%) Data Structures
16 138 (1.23%) Credit Risk
17 99 (0.88%) Virtual Team
18 94 (0.83%) Blackberry
19 91 (0.81%) Market Risk
20 87 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,034 (9.18%) Windows
2 850 (7.55%) Linux
3 458 (4.07%) Unix
4 265 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 250 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 236 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 233 (2.07%) Windows 7
8 164 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 156 (1.39%) Android
10 69 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 61 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (0.43%) Solaris
13 30 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 30 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.13%) CentOS
17 14 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (0.11%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,343 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,217 (10.81%) DevOps
3 1,047 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,029 (9.14%) Project Management
5 996 (8.84%) TDD
6 823 (7.31%) Scrum
7 813 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
8 748 (6.64%) Migration
9 726 (6.45%) Analytics
10 690 (6.13%) Test Automation
11 659 (5.85%) Microservices
12 650 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
13 619 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
14 552 (4.90%) Asset Management
15 498 (4.42%) ITIL
16 497 (4.41%) BDD
17 485 (4.31%) OO
18 480 (4.26%) Business Analysis
19 475 (4.22%) Change Management
20 454 (4.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,852 (16.44%) SQL
2 1,768 (15.70%) Java
3 1,189 (10.56%) JavaScript
4 1,162 (10.32%) Python
5 1,158 (10.28%) C#
6 311 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 299 (2.65%) Java 8
8 282 (2.50%) C++
9 242 (2.15%) Scala
10 217 (1.93%) TypeScript
11 212 (1.88%) T-SQL
12 180 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 177 (1.57%) VBA
14 173 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 156 (1.39%) R
16 150 (1.33%) C
17 147 (1.31%) Perl
18 146 (1.30%) Ruby
19 136 (1.21%) ES6
20 117 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 682 (6.06%) Degree
2 359 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 258 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 144 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 115 (1.02%) CISSP
6 97 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 77 (0.68%) Master's Degree
9 75 (0.67%) AWS Certification
10 74 (0.66%) CISM
11 69 (0.61%) ISEB
12 66 (0.59%) PhD
13 65 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 63 (0.56%) CCNP
15 61 (0.54%) PMI Certification
16 59 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 58 (0.52%) CISA
18 55 (0.49%) PMP
19 54 (0.48%) ACCA
20 49 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (4.09%) QA
2 307 (2.73%) PMO
3 140 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 137 (1.22%) GDPR
5 110 (0.98%) SLA
6 87 (0.77%) IFRS
7 82 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 70 (0.62%) PSD2
9 60 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 56 (0.50%) MiFID
11 44 (0.39%) PCI DSS
12 31 (0.28%) IFRS 9
13 30 (0.27%) COBIT
14 23 (0.20%) EMIR
14 23 (0.20%) HIPAA
14 23 (0.20%) Solvency II
15 22 (0.20%) SEPA
16 20 (0.18%) Basel III
17 16 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
18 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 620 (5.51%) Docker
2 444 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 156 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 81 (0.72%) XenApp
6 79 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 49 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 42 (0.37%) vSphere
10 34 (0.30%) HDFS
11 32 (0.28%) Hyper-V
12 28 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 21 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
14 18 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 17 (0.15%) OpenAM
16 14 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 13 (0.12%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.098%) OpenDJ
18 11 (0.098%) XenServer
19 9 (0.080%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 423 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 422 (3.75%) Terraform
3 395 (3.51%) Ansible
4 293 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
5 270 (2.40%) Puppet
6 152 (1.35%) SCCM
7 72 (0.64%) Packer
8 57 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 38 (0.34%) Mesos
10 36 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 31 (0.28%) Kibana
11 31 (0.28%) Nagios
12 30 (0.27%) Oozie
13 29 (0.26%) Control-M
14 28 (0.25%) HP ALM
15 26 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 22 (0.20%) logstash
17 20 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
18 19 (0.17%) HP Fortify
18 19 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,270 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 1,069 (9.49%) Oracle
3 477 (4.24%) SAP
4 290 (2.58%) VMware
5 257 (2.28%) Citrix
6 247 (2.19%) Google
7 243 (2.16%) Cisco
8 203 (1.80%) Splunk
9 191 (1.70%) Tableau
10 190 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 172 (1.53%) IBM
12 145 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
13 134 (1.19%) Bloomberg
14 126 (1.12%) HP
15 113 (1.00%) Reuters
16 112 (0.99%) Sybase
17 108 (0.96%) Adobe
18 102 (0.91%) ServiceNow
19 81 (0.72%) TIBCO
20 74 (0.66%) Informatica