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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 4682 5414 5159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.93% 24.12% 24.24%
As % of the General category 53.45% 54.21% 52.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3361 4001 3673
Median daily rate £500 £498 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +5.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 42
Median hourly rate £47.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +4.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £11.70 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £58.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +44.57% +16.90%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8759 9987 9810
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 44.78% 44.50% 46.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6132 7274 6923
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 109 111
Median hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 949 £513 +2.50% 399
Canary Wharf 0 71 £525 +14.75%
Bromley 0 33 £550 +22.22% 3
Docklands, London 0 27 £560 -4.68%
Croydon 0 21 £450 +2.56% 7
Kingston Upon Thames +5 11 £370 +4.22% 9
Uxbridge +3 9 £400 -5.88% 3
West End of London +3 8 £413 -8.33% 32
Wimbledon 0 8 £538 +19.44% 1
Brentford - 8 £500 -
New Malden - 8 - -
Westminster 0 6 £440 +1.37% 3
Feltham - 6 £450 -
Hammersmith -5 4 £388 +5.08% 3
Twickenham - 3 £330 - 2
Chessington +2 1 £300 - 1
Lewisham +1 1 £300 -25.00%
Paddington -1 1 £515 +17.04%
Barnet - 1 £413 -
Enfield - 1 £265 -
Hayes - 1 £225 -
Surbiton - 1 £475 - 4
West Drayton - 1 £575 - 2
Osterley - 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £275 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 2922 (30.39%) Banking
2 2296 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1682 (17.50%) SQL
4 1421 (14.78%) Java
5 1140 (11.86%) Project Management
6 1055 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 975 (10.14%) Oracle
8 954 (9.92%) Microsoft
9 892 (9.28%) SQL Server
10 857 (8.91%) Linux
11 845 (8.79%) Investment Banking
12 836 (8.70%) C#
13 823 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
14 817 (8.50%) JavaScript
15 806 (8.38%) Windows
16 748 (7.78%) HTML
17 731 (7.60%) Scrum
18 701 (7.29%) Degree
19 699 (7.27%) Unix
20 674 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
21 668 (6.95%) Front Office
22 660 (6.86%) .NET
23 640 (6.66%) TDD
24 633 (6.58%) Python
25 624 (6.49%) MS Excel
26 599 (6.23%) Change Management
27 567 (5.90%) DevOps
28 564 (5.87%) CSS
29 546 (5.68%) Migration
30 526 (5.47%) Analytics

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
1 295 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 238 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 172 (1.79%) Confluence
4 134 (1.39%) Apache
5 130 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 114 (1.19%) IIS
7 102 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 99 (1.03%) SAS
9 95 (0.99%) CMS
10 79 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 67 (0.70%) MS Exchange
12 66 (0.69%) JBoss
13 61 (0.63%) Apache Pig
13 61 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 52 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 46 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 43 (0.45%) Skype for Business
17 39 (0.41%) Mule
18 33 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
19 31 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 624 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 341 (3.55%) MS Office
3 267 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 191 (1.99%) MS Project
5 159 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 84 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 41 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 22 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 19 (0.20%) SPSS
11 12 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.083%) Flinto
13 7 (0.073%) LaTeX
14 5 (0.052%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.052%) InVision
15 4 (0.042%) Mathematica
16 3 (0.031%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.031%) GNU Octave
16 3 (0.031%) InDesign
16 3 (0.031%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 169 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 146 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 84 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 70 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
5 64 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 62 (0.64%) SAP FI
7 50 (0.52%) SAP CO
8 49 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
9 42 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
10 39 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
10 39 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
11 38 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
12 32 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
13 26 (0.27%) ION MarketView
14 22 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
15 20 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
16 19 (0.20%) NetSuite
16 19 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
17 18 (0.19%) Sonata
18 16 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 396 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 304 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (1.19%) Office 365
4 112 (1.16%) PaaS
5 88 (0.92%) IaaS
6 75 (0.78%) SaaS
7 52 (0.54%) GitHub
8 50 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
12 22 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.16%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.16%) OpenShift
14 15 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.11%) Force.com
16 10 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
16 10 (0.10%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.10%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 239 (2.49%) Firewall
2 143 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 136 (1.41%) WAN
4 135 (1.40%) SAN
5 127 (1.32%) LAN
6 119 (1.24%) Internet
7 116 (1.21%) DNS
8 109 (1.13%) Network Security
9 99 (1.03%) VPN
10 65 (0.68%) HTTP
11 61 (0.63%) SSL
12 60 (0.62%) LDAP
13 59 (0.61%) Wireless
14 57 (0.59%) BGP
15 54 (0.56%) DHCP
16 53 (0.55%) OSPF
17 47 (0.49%) MPLS
18 46 (0.48%) VoIP
19 44 (0.46%) Intranet
20 42 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 892 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 449 (4.67%) Big Data
3 353 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 336 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 293 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 237 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 207 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 201 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 171 (1.78%) NoSQL
10 150 (1.56%) MongoDB
10 150 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 143 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 128 (1.33%) Apache Hive
13 114 (1.19%) QlikView
14 102 (1.06%) RDBMS
15 93 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
16 91 (0.95%) MySQL
17 90 (0.94%) DB2
18 88 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
19 84 (0.87%) HBase
Development Applications
1 441 (4.59%) JIRA
2 321 (3.34%) Jenkins
3 320 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 227 (2.36%) Maven
5 163 (1.70%) Subversion
6 145 (1.51%) Selenium
7 139 (1.45%) JUnit
8 138 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 131 (1.36%) TeamCity
10 107 (1.11%) Cucumber
11 74 (0.77%) Mockito
12 72 (0.75%) Gradle
13 67 (0.70%) Visual Studio
14 57 (0.59%) Hudson
15 53 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 47 (0.49%) NUnit
17 43 (0.45%) HP UFT
18 40 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
19 38 (0.40%) Bitbucket
19 38 (0.40%) gulp
General
1 2922 (30.39%) Banking
2 845 (8.79%) Investment Banking
3 668 (6.95%) Front Office
4 481 (5.00%) Retail
5 449 (4.67%) Financial Institution
6 376 (3.91%) Marketing
7 346 (3.60%) Legal
8 333 (3.46%) Telecoms
9 235 (2.44%) Back Office
10 230 (2.39%) Manufacturing
11 166 (1.73%) Electronics
12 155 (1.61%) Law
13 134 (1.39%) Advertising
14 119 (1.24%) Retail Banking
15 75 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
16 58 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 53 (0.55%) Games
18 51 (0.53%) General Ledger
19 47 (0.49%) Publishing
20 45 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2536 (26.38%) Developer
2 1896 (19.72%) Analyst
3 997 (10.37%) Business Analyst
4 821 (8.54%) Project Manager
5 779 (8.10%) Architect
6 580 (6.03%) Consultant
7 579 (6.02%) Java Developer
8 315 (3.28%) C# Developer
9 313 (3.26%) Senior Developer
10 260 (2.70%) SQL Developer
11 258 (2.68%) Financial Analyst
12 254 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
13 236 (2.45%) .NET Developer
14 200 (2.08%) Administrator
15 199 (2.07%) JavaScript Developer
16 180 (1.87%) Data Analyst
17 177 (1.84%) DevOps Engineer
18 176 (1.83%) Programme Manager
19 159 (1.65%) Banking Analyst
20 158 (1.64%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 748 (7.78%) HTML
2 660 (6.86%) .NET
3 564 (5.87%) CSS
4 502 (5.22%) AngularJS
5 450 (4.68%) HTML5
6 425 (4.42%) Web Services
7 341 (3.55%) Spring
8 327 (3.40%) XML
9 306 (3.18%) REST
10 260 (2.70%) CSS3
11 232 (2.41%) Node.js
12 230 (2.39%) React
13 215 (2.24%) JSON
14 205 (2.13%) jQuery
15 199 (2.07%) SOAP
16 186 (1.93%) ASP.NET
17 176 (1.83%) Middleware
18 149 (1.55%) Hibernate
19 144 (1.50%) J2EE
20 137 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 823 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 466 (4.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 394 (4.10%) Derivative
4 371 (3.86%) User Experience
5 354 (3.68%) Equities
6 336 (3.49%) Fixed Income
7 313 (3.26%) Fintech
8 272 (2.83%) Computer Science
9 266 (2.77%) Data Centre
10 264 (2.75%) Management Information System
11 182 (1.89%) Market Risk
12 151 (1.57%) Credit Risk
13 138 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 118 (1.23%) Mobile App
15 116 (1.21%) Algorithms
16 114 (1.19%) Hedge funds
17 97 (1.01%) SWIFT
18 96 (1.00%) Data Structures
19 75 (0.78%) Reference Data
20 74 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 857 (8.91%) Linux
2 806 (8.38%) Windows
3 699 (7.27%) Unix
4 225 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 158 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 118 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 100 (1.04%) Solaris
8 100 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 86 (0.89%) Android
10 80 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 51 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 46 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 37 (0.38%) CentOS
14 28 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 25 (0.26%) SUSE
16 24 (0.25%) AIX
17 16 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.094%) VMS
18 9 (0.094%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2296 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1140 (11.86%) Project Management
3 1055 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 731 (7.60%) Scrum
5 674 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
6 640 (6.66%) TDD
7 599 (6.23%) Change Management
8 567 (5.90%) DevOps
9 546 (5.68%) Migration
10 526 (5.47%) Analytics
11 525 (5.46%) Business Analysis
12 459 (4.77%) Risk Management
13 454 (4.72%) ITIL
14 452 (4.70%) SDLC
15 422 (4.39%) PRINCE2
16 404 (4.20%) Data Modelling
17 394 (4.10%) Programme Management
18 367 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
19 354 (3.68%) Asset Management
20 341 (3.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1682 (17.50%) SQL
2 1421 (14.78%) Java
3 836 (8.70%) C#
4 817 (8.50%) JavaScript
5 633 (6.58%) Python
6 402 (4.18%) C++
7 236 (2.45%) Scala
8 227 (2.36%) Shell Script
9 218 (2.27%) PowerShell
10 217 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 214 (2.23%) Perl
12 210 (2.18%) VBA
13 173 (1.80%) C
14 172 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 133 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 123 (1.28%) Ruby
17 119 (1.24%) R
18 78 (0.81%) VB
19 71 (0.74%) MATLAB
20 70 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 701 (7.29%) Degree
2 288 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 205 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 115 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 99 (1.03%) PMP
7 98 (1.02%) ISEB
8 86 (0.89%) CISSP
9 75 (0.78%) CCNP
10 62 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 59 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 51 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 48 (0.50%) ACCA
14 45 (0.47%) CCIE
14 45 (0.47%) CCNA
14 45 (0.47%) CISM
14 45 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 42 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
16 40 (0.42%) ISTQB
16 40 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (3.77%) QA
2 303 (3.15%) PMO
3 293 (3.05%) MiFID
4 130 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 103 (1.07%) SLA
6 90 (0.94%) EMIR
7 83 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
8 54 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 53 (0.55%) SEPA
10 52 (0.54%) IFRS
11 45 (0.47%) FATCA
11 45 (0.47%) GDPR
12 41 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 41 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 38 (0.40%) Solvency II
14 31 (0.32%) IFRS 9
15 28 (0.29%) Basel III
15 28 (0.29%) ISO20022
16 24 (0.25%) COBIT
17 15 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 260 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 159 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (1.52%) Docker
4 52 (0.54%) HDFS
5 44 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 42 (0.44%) XenApp
7 39 (0.41%) vSphere
8 38 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 32 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 30 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
12 29 (0.30%) Apache Flume
13 28 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
14 23 (0.24%) GPFS
15 21 (0.22%) NFS
16 20 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 20 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 16 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
18 13 (0.14%) KVM
19 11 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 231 (2.40%) Puppet
2 204 (2.12%) Ansible
3 137 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (0.83%) SCCM
5 54 (0.56%) Nagios
6 52 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
7 45 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
8 35 (0.36%) Control-M
9 34 (0.35%) SCOM
10 32 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 31 (0.32%) Kubernetes
12 28 (0.29%) Terraform
13 26 (0.27%) MOM
13 26 (0.27%) NetBackup
13 26 (0.27%) Oozie
14 25 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
15 23 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
16 22 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
17 21 (0.22%) Kibana
18 20 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 975 (10.14%) Oracle
2 954 (9.92%) Microsoft
3 522 (5.43%) SAP
4 271 (2.82%) VMware
5 269 (2.80%) Cisco
6 213 (2.22%) IBM
7 205 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 184 (1.91%) Citrix
9 174 (1.81%) Sybase
10 156 (1.62%) HP
11 132 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 104 (1.08%) ServiceNow
13 101 (1.05%) Bloomberg
14 100 (1.04%) CheckPoint
15 94 (0.98%) Tableau
16 90 (0.94%) Splunk
17 84 (0.87%) Informatica
18 82 (0.85%) Adobe
19 78 (0.81%) Atlassian
20 75 (0.78%) Google
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