Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 11796 10503 12250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.34% 23.22% 25.97%
As % of the General category 54.73% 53.81% 55.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8781 7648 8892
London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 62 82
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.85% +1.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.40 £10.65
90th Percentile £47.83 £100.00 £100.00
England median hourly rate £22.17 £22.84 £21.75
% change year-on-year -2.90% +4.99% +20.83%

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 21553 19518 22128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.31% 43.15% 46.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15594 14027 15712
London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 203 239
London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.79% +14.16%
10th Percentile £13.57 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.74 £52.17
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.50 £24.54
% change year-on-year +3.31% -0.16% +13.98%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 0 2718 £525 +5.00% 449
East London 0 249 £515 +8.42% 45
West London +6 240 £475 +5.56% 43
South London -3 226 £490 +3.70% 19
North London -3 24 £463 -13.95% 6
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3854 (32.67%) Banking
2 3203 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
3 2186 (18.53%) Java
4 1960 (16.62%) SQL
5 1253 (10.62%) Project Management
6 1172 (9.94%) Microsoft
7 1167 (9.89%) JavaScript
8 1160 (9.83%) Investment Banking
9 1158 (9.82%) C#
10 1127 (9.55%) Front Office
11 1119 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 1082 (9.17%) Windows
13 1043 (8.84%) Python
14 1037 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
15 1006 (8.53%) Linux
16 954 (8.09%) .NET
17 948 (8.04%) TDD
18 910 (7.71%) Scrum
18 910 (7.71%) Oracle
19 909 (7.71%) SQL Server
20 874 (7.41%) HTML
21 861 (7.30%) DevOps
22 832 (7.05%) Degree
23 798 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
24 781 (6.62%) Change Management
25 730 (6.19%) Analytics
26 698 (5.92%) Migration
27 697 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
28 687 (5.82%) Unix
29 675 (5.72%) AngularJS

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
1 238 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 213 (1.81%) Apache Spark
3 196 (1.66%) Confluence
4 176 (1.49%) Apache
5 147 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 135 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 112 (0.95%) CMS
8 105 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 99 (0.84%) JBoss
10 92 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 91 (0.77%) IIS
12 85 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 81 (0.69%) Skype for Business
14 68 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 67 (0.57%) WebLogic
16 64 (0.54%) SAS
17 46 (0.39%) Apache Solr
18 35 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
19 31 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
19 31 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 613 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 471 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 251 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 216 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 200 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
6 91 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 85 (0.72%) Photoshop
8 62 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
9 45 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 42 (0.36%) InVision
11 13 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
11 13 (0.11%) SPSS
12 10 (0.085%) Chatbot
13 9 (0.076%) InDesign
14 8 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
15 6 (0.051%) InfoPath
16 4 (0.034%) UXPin
17 3 (0.025%) GIMP
17 3 (0.025%) Quicktime
17 3 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 149 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 115 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 95 (0.81%) ION MarketView
4 93 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 81 (0.69%) SAP CO
6 78 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
7 68 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
8 63 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
8 63 (0.53%) Temenos T24
9 56 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
10 55 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
11 54 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
12 47 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
13 43 (0.36%) Markit EDM
14 41 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
15 34 (0.29%) NetSuite
16 33 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
17 30 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
18 29 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
19 27 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 697 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 489 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 236 (2.00%) Office 365
4 97 (0.82%) GitHub
5 96 (0.81%) SaaS
6 78 (0.66%) PaaS
7 75 (0.64%) IaaS
8 65 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 59 (0.50%) Serverless
10 56 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 49 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 43 (0.36%) npm
13 43 (0.36%) OpenShift
14 42 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
15 40 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
16 35 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 26 (0.22%) Google Analytics
18 24 (0.20%) Force.com
19 23 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 223 (1.89%) Firewall
2 160 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 157 (1.33%) Internet
4 143 (1.21%) LAN
5 133 (1.13%) SAN
6 132 (1.12%) WAN
7 100 (0.85%) Network Security
8 93 (0.79%) VPN
9 92 (0.78%) DNS
10 83 (0.70%) Skype
11 78 (0.66%) SMS
11 78 (0.66%) Wireless
12 69 (0.58%) HTTP
13 64 (0.54%) BGP
14 62 (0.53%) SSL
15 53 (0.45%) EIGRP
16 51 (0.43%) OSPF
17 49 (0.42%) MPLS
18 46 (0.39%) DHCP
19 45 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 909 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 445 (3.77%) Big Data
3 376 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 313 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 303 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 302 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 297 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 273 (2.31%) MongoDB
9 251 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 234 (1.98%) Blockchain
11 186 (1.58%) MySQL
12 176 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
13 161 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 160 (1.36%) RDBMS
15 124 (1.05%) Oracle Database
15 124 (1.05%) Power BI
16 117 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
17 112 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 103 (0.87%) QlikView
19 95 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 588 (4.98%) Git (software)
2 518 (4.39%) JIRA
3 482 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 280 (2.37%) Maven
5 227 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 206 (1.75%) Subversion
7 173 (1.47%) Selenium
8 165 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 135 (1.14%) Cucumber
10 113 (0.96%) JUnit
11 105 (0.89%) NUnit
12 93 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
13 88 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 85 (0.72%) Bitbucket
14 85 (0.72%) MSTest
15 75 (0.64%) Visual Studio
16 72 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
17 69 (0.58%) Gradle
18 67 (0.57%) Grunt
19 63 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 3854 (32.67%) Banking
2 1160 (9.83%) Investment Banking
3 1127 (9.55%) Front Office
4 617 (5.23%) Financial Institution
5 613 (5.20%) Marketing
6 427 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 421 (3.57%) Legal
8 332 (2.81%) Manufacturing
9 330 (2.80%) Retail
10 272 (2.31%) Electronics
11 228 (1.93%) Back Office
12 211 (1.79%) Retail Banking
13 171 (1.45%) Advertising
14 151 (1.28%) Law
15 84 (0.71%) Billing
16 82 (0.70%) Games
17 74 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 63 (0.53%) General Ledger
18 63 (0.53%) Publishing
19 51 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3474 (29.45%) Developer
2 2303 (19.52%) Analyst
3 1135 (9.62%) Business Analyst
4 1047 (8.88%) Project Manager
5 1043 (8.84%) Java Developer
6 644 (5.46%) Senior Developer
7 632 (5.36%) Architect
8 606 (5.14%) Consultant
9 563 (4.77%) C# Developer
10 340 (2.88%) .NET Developer
11 300 (2.54%) Financial Analyst
12 295 (2.50%) SQL Developer
13 275 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
14 271 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
15 246 (2.09%) Python Developer
16 235 (1.99%) JavaScript Developer
17 231 (1.96%) IT Manager
18 224 (1.90%) C# .NET Developer
19 221 (1.87%) Banking Analyst
19 221 (1.87%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 954 (8.09%) .NET
2 874 (7.41%) HTML
3 675 (5.72%) AngularJS
4 660 (5.60%) CSS
5 552 (4.68%) HTML5
6 466 (3.95%) Web Services
7 443 (3.76%) Spring
8 402 (3.41%) REST
9 355 (3.01%) XML
10 350 (2.97%) React
11 349 (2.96%) Node.js
12 310 (2.63%) ASP.NET
13 267 (2.26%) jQuery
14 263 (2.23%) FIX Protocol
15 248 (2.10%) RESTful
16 239 (2.03%) CSS3
17 238 (2.02%) JSON
18 221 (1.87%) SOAP
19 200 (1.70%) Middleware
20 191 (1.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1037 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 663 (5.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 544 (4.61%) Derivative
4 466 (3.95%) Fixed Income
5 430 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
6 418 (3.54%) Fintech
7 409 (3.47%) User Experience
8 395 (3.35%) Equities
9 371 (3.15%) Computer Science
10 288 (2.44%) Management Information System
11 246 (2.09%) Data Centre
12 214 (1.81%) Mobile App
13 213 (1.81%) Market Risk
14 209 (1.77%) Credit Risk
15 188 (1.59%) Virtual Team
16 149 (1.26%) Hedge funds
17 132 (1.12%) Data Structures
18 130 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
19 101 (0.86%) Algorithms
20 80 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1082 (9.17%) Windows
2 1006 (8.53%) Linux
3 687 (5.82%) Unix
4 273 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 172 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 162 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 149 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 130 (1.10%) Android
9 119 (1.01%) Windows 10
10 108 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 96 (0.81%) Solaris
12 77 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 46 (0.39%) AIX
14 34 (0.29%) CentOS
15 27 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 22 (0.19%) SUSE
18 17 (0.14%) Windows XP
18 17 (0.14%) zOS
19 16 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3203 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1253 (10.62%) Project Management
3 1119 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 948 (8.04%) TDD
5 910 (7.71%) Scrum
6 861 (7.30%) DevOps
7 798 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
8 781 (6.62%) Change Management
9 730 (6.19%) Analytics
10 698 (5.92%) Migration
11 663 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
12 655 (5.55%) SDLC
13 651 (5.52%) Business Analysis
14 596 (5.05%) Test Automation
15 520 (4.41%) Programme Management
16 500 (4.24%) Asset Management
17 497 (4.21%) Risk Management
18 489 (4.15%) OO
19 478 (4.05%) ITIL
20 477 (4.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2186 (18.53%) Java
2 1960 (16.62%) SQL
3 1167 (9.89%) JavaScript
4 1158 (9.82%) C#
5 1043 (8.84%) Python
6 469 (3.98%) C++
7 280 (2.37%) PowerShell
8 259 (2.20%) VBA
9 236 (2.00%) Perl
10 223 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 210 (1.78%) Scala
12 203 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 180 (1.53%) Ruby
14 164 (1.39%) Shell Script
15 158 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 134 (1.14%) TypeScript
17 131 (1.11%) R
18 125 (1.06%) C
19 97 (0.82%) VB
20 95 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 832 (7.05%) Degree
2 345 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 248 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 158 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 130 (1.10%) PMP
6 122 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 119 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 106 (0.90%) CISSP
9 95 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 93 (0.79%) CCNP
11 81 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 77 (0.65%) PhD
13 67 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 67 (0.57%) MCSE
14 65 (0.55%) ISEB
15 61 (0.52%) CISM
16 60 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 58 (0.49%) CCIE
18 55 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
19 46 (0.39%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 496 (4.20%) QA
2 423 (3.59%) MiFID
3 366 (3.10%) PMO
4 250 (2.12%) GDPR
5 125 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 108 (0.92%) SLA
7 104 (0.88%) EMIR
8 99 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 59 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 45 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 39 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
12 38 (0.32%) IFRS
12 38 (0.32%) PSD2
13 35 (0.30%) Solvency II
14 31 (0.26%) SEPA
15 23 (0.19%) COBIT
16 19 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 14 (0.12%) COREP
17 14 (0.12%) NIST 800
18 13 (0.11%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 402 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 358 (3.03%) Docker
3 141 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (0.55%) HDFS
5 41 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.35%) XenApp
6 38 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (0.28%) vSphere
8 30 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
8 30 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 28 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 18 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.10%) Firmware
14 12 (0.10%) SRDF
15 11 (0.093%) NFS
15 11 (0.093%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 387 (3.28%) Ansible
2 325 (2.76%) Puppet
3 225 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 147 (1.25%) Kubernetes
4 147 (1.25%) SCCM
5 144 (1.22%) Terraform
6 45 (0.38%) Nagios
7 40 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 37 (0.31%) Kibana
9 36 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
10 34 (0.29%) logstash
11 33 (0.28%) Packer
12 29 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
13 26 (0.22%) Control-M
14 25 (0.21%) NetBackup
15 24 (0.20%) Oozie
16 22 (0.19%) BladeLogic
16 22 (0.19%) Consul
17 21 (0.18%) Grafana
17 21 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1172 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 910 (7.71%) Oracle
3 639 (5.42%) SAP
4 277 (2.35%) VMware
5 248 (2.10%) Cisco
6 222 (1.88%) Citrix
7 220 (1.87%) Sybase
8 219 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
9 213 (1.81%) IBM
10 188 (1.59%) Red Hat
11 184 (1.56%) Bloomberg
12 169 (1.43%) Adobe
13 164 (1.39%) TIBCO
14 147 (1.25%) Tableau
15 135 (1.14%) Google
16 132 (1.12%) Splunk
17 122 (1.03%) HP
17 122 (1.03%) ServiceNow
18 108 (0.92%) ION Trading
19 103 (0.87%) Reuters