Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5,468 10,478 11,470
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 21.95% 24.52% 24.61%
As % of the General category 50.32% 53.13% 51.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,959 7,501 8,307
Median daily rate £535 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £325
90th Percentile £725 £713 £705
England median daily rate £505 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 70 64
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.63 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.12% +14.55% -33.85%
10th Percentile £17.32 £16.60 £12.83
90th Percentile £41.87 £39.53 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.98 £24.00
% change year-on-year +40.11% +4.08% -17.07%

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 10,866 19,723 22,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.61% 46.16% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,524 13,903 15,857
Median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 224 293
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.30 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.37% +8.21% +1.63%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.59% +4.28%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 0 1,283 £516 -1.67% 373
West London -3 99 £500 +19.05% 56
East London -2 78 £498 -5.24% 29
South London -22 60 £500 - 16
North London +10 15 £425 -5.56% 19
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 1,598 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,079 (19.73%) Banking
3 997 (18.23%) Java
4 990 (18.11%) SQL
5 773 (14.14%) Azure
6 770 (14.08%) AWS
7 769 (14.06%) Python
8 665 (12.16%) DevOps
9 618 (11.30%) JavaScript
10 588 (10.75%) Front Office
11 564 (10.31%) Microsoft
12 548 (10.02%) C#
13 535 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
14 495 (9.05%) Oracle
15 492 (9.00%) Analytics
16 483 (8.83%) .NET
17 472 (8.63%) SQL Server
18 457 (8.36%) Migration
19 455 (8.32%) Web Services
20 445 (8.14%) Software Engineering
21 443 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
22 433 (7.92%) Microservices
23 431 (7.88%) Asset Management
24 427 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
25 422 (7.72%) Project Management
26 421 (7.70%) Problem-Solving
27 396 (7.24%) React
28 386 (7.06%) Windows
29 382 (6.99%) AngularJS
30 379 (6.93%) Scrum

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
1 111 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 106 (1.94%) Confluence
3 92 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 61 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 55 (1.01%) SAS
6 40 (0.73%) Apache
7 37 (0.68%) IIS
8 36 (0.66%) Skype for Business
9 34 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 34 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 30 (0.55%) CMS
11 29 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
14 19 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
16 13 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
17 11 (0.20%) Anypoint
18 10 (0.18%) Jupyter
Applications
1 268 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 83 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.60%) Sketch
6 20 (0.37%) InVision
6 20 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.091%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.091%) InDesign
10 5 (0.091%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.073%) Figma
12 3 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.037%) SPSS
14 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 56 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 46 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 38 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
5 35 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 35 (0.64%) FINCAD Analytics
5 35 (0.64%) NetSuite
6 30 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
6 30 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
7 28 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
8 26 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
8 26 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 25 (0.46%) Markit EDM
10 22 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
10 22 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
11 21 (0.38%) SAP FI
12 18 (0.33%) SAP BPC
13 17 (0.31%) Elite 3E
13 17 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
14 16 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 773 (14.14%) Azure
2 770 (14.08%) AWS
3 290 (5.30%) GCP
4 178 (3.26%) Power Platform
5 172 (3.15%) Office 365
6 163 (2.98%) Serverless
7 148 (2.71%) OpenShift
8 116 (2.12%) Amazon S3
8 116 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
9 115 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
10 97 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 95 (1.74%) Amazon ECS
12 93 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
13 88 (1.61%) SaaS
14 87 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
15 82 (1.50%) PaaS
16 66 (1.21%) IaaS
17 59 (1.08%) GitHub
18 35 (0.64%) AWS Step Functions
19 29 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 144 (2.63%) Firewall
2 72 (1.32%) DNS
3 61 (1.12%) VPN
4 59 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 57 (1.04%) LAN
6 55 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
7 54 (0.99%) WAN
8 48 (0.88%) Network Security
9 42 (0.77%) Skype
10 38 (0.69%) DHCP
11 36 (0.66%) MPLS
12 33 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
13 29 (0.53%) OSPF
14 28 (0.51%) BGP
14 28 (0.51%) HTTP
15 27 (0.49%) Internet
15 27 (0.49%) Multicast
16 26 (0.48%) SAN
17 23 (0.42%) Wireless
18 22 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 472 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 221 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 191 (3.49%) NoSQL
4 185 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 182 (3.33%) Big Data
6 171 (3.13%) Power BI
7 138 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 132 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
9 118 (2.16%) MongoDB
10 113 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
11 111 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 109 (1.99%) MySQL
13 107 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 98 (1.79%) Redis
15 92 (1.68%) Hadoop
16 88 (1.61%) RDBMS
17 87 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
18 78 (1.43%) Oracle Database
19 65 (1.19%) Amazon Athena
20 61 (1.12%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 285 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 276 (5.05%) JIRA
3 239 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 84 (1.54%) Artifactory
5 79 (1.44%) TeamCity
6 73 (1.34%) RStudio
7 70 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
8 67 (1.23%) Cucumber
8 67 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 65 (1.19%) Maven
9 65 (1.19%) Selenium
10 63 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 50 (0.91%) JUnit
12 45 (0.82%) Visual Studio
13 42 (0.77%) Bitbucket
14 40 (0.73%) GitLab
15 38 (0.69%) webpack
16 35 (0.64%) Subversion
17 34 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
18 28 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,079 (19.73%) Banking
2 588 (10.75%) Front Office
3 295 (5.40%) Investment Banking
4 204 (3.73%) Marketing
5 185 (3.38%) Public Sector
6 152 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 150 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 136 (2.49%) Legal
9 130 (2.38%) Manufacturing
10 93 (1.70%) Retail
11 91 (1.66%) Back Office
11 91 (1.66%) Electronics
12 60 (1.10%) Law
13 52 (0.95%) Retail Banking
14 49 (0.90%) General Ledger
15 41 (0.75%) Billing
16 34 (0.62%) Advertising
17 28 (0.51%) Publishing
18 20 (0.37%) Games
19 18 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,637 (29.94%) Developer
2 770 (14.08%) Analyst
3 421 (7.70%) Architect
4 384 (7.02%) Java Developer
5 373 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 324 (5.93%) Business Analyst
7 312 (5.71%) Consultant
8 257 (4.70%) Senior Developer
9 213 (3.90%) C# Developer
10 209 (3.82%) Python Developer
11 175 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 170 (3.11%) AWS Engineer
13 157 (2.87%) .NET Developer
14 156 (2.85%) React Developer
15 152 (2.78%) AWS Developer
16 137 (2.51%) SQL Developer
17 119 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
18 113 (2.07%) Designer
19 110 (2.01%) Full Stack Developer
20 107 (1.96%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (8.83%) .NET
2 455 (8.32%) Web Services
3 396 (7.24%) React
4 382 (6.99%) AngularJS
5 291 (5.32%) HTML
6 276 (5.05%) CSS
7 223 (4.08%) Node.js
8 191 (3.49%) Spring
9 157 (2.87%) REST
10 146 (2.67%) Kafka
11 142 (2.60%) J2EE
12 131 (2.40%) ASP.NET
13 117 (2.14%) RESTful
14 110 (2.01%) Spring Boot
15 101 (1.85%) .NET Core
16 100 (1.83%) XML
17 95 (1.74%) Vue.js
18 92 (1.68%) HTML5
19 89 (1.63%) Redux
20 88 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 535 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 354 (6.47%) Fixed Income
3 330 (6.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 312 (5.71%) Derivative
5 274 (5.01%) Equities
6 263 (4.81%) User Experience
7 247 (4.52%) Hedge funds
8 242 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
9 135 (2.47%) Data Centre
10 108 (1.98%) Data Structures
11 105 (1.92%) Management Information System
12 89 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
13 76 (1.39%) Algorithms
13 76 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
14 74 (1.35%) Credit Risk
15 70 (1.28%) Public Cloud
16 63 (1.15%) Mobile App
16 63 (1.15%) Reference Data
17 59 (1.08%) Market Risk
18 58 (1.06%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 386 (7.06%) Windows
2 298 (5.45%) Linux
3 170 (3.11%) Unix
4 141 (2.58%) Windows 10
5 84 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 82 (1.50%) Android
7 77 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 71 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 43 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
11 38 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.33%) Solaris
14 16 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.11%) VMS
18 5 (0.091%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.055%) Debian
20 2 (0.037%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,598 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (12.16%) DevOps
3 492 (9.00%) Analytics
4 457 (8.36%) Migration
5 445 (8.14%) Software Engineering
6 443 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
7 433 (7.92%) Microservices
8 431 (7.88%) Asset Management
9 427 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 422 (7.72%) Project Management
11 421 (7.70%) Problem-Solving
12 379 (6.93%) Scrum
13 361 (6.60%) TDD
14 335 (6.13%) Change Management
15 297 (5.43%) Test Automation
16 284 (5.19%) Project Delivery
17 253 (4.63%) Decision-Making
18 227 (4.15%) SDLC
19 224 (4.10%) ERP
19 224 (4.10%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 997 (18.23%) Java
2 990 (18.11%) SQL
3 769 (14.06%) Python
4 618 (11.30%) JavaScript
5 548 (10.02%) C#
6 186 (3.40%) PowerShell
7 174 (3.18%) R
8 153 (2.80%) C++
9 116 (2.12%) TypeScript
10 97 (1.77%) Java 8
10 97 (1.77%) Scala
11 93 (1.70%) T-SQL
12 92 (1.68%) VBA
13 83 (1.52%) C
14 76 (1.39%) Kotlin
15 50 (0.91%) PL/SQL
16 49 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 48 (0.88%) Go
18 46 (0.84%) Perl
19 42 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 304 (5.56%) Degree
2 139 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 110 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 77 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 54 (0.99%) CCNP
7 46 (0.84%) CISSP
8 39 (0.71%) ACCA
8 39 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 39 (0.71%) PMP
9 33 (0.60%) CIMA
9 33 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (0.48%) CISM
12 25 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 22 (0.40%) Master's Degree
14 20 (0.37%) CCNA
15 19 (0.35%) ISEB
15 19 (0.35%) ISTQB
16 17 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (3.71%) QA
2 121 (2.21%) PMO
3 84 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 62 (1.13%) GDPR
5 60 (1.10%) SLA
6 52 (0.95%) IFRS
7 37 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 33 (0.60%) Solvency II
9 23 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 20 (0.37%) NIST
11 17 (0.31%) MiFID
12 16 (0.29%) Basel III
12 16 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.22%) COBIT
13 12 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
14 11 (0.20%) EMIR
14 11 (0.20%) PSD2
15 10 (0.18%) GAAP
16 9 (0.16%) CRD IV
17 8 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 368 (6.73%) Docker
2 186 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 62 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.57%) vSphere
5 28 (0.51%) XenApp
6 25 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (0.27%) Hyper-V
12 11 (0.20%) HDFS
12 11 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (0.15%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 5 (0.091%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.073%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.055%) ProxySG
18 2 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 347 (6.35%) Kubernetes
2 288 (5.27%) Terraform
3 184 (3.37%) Ansible
4 75 (1.37%) Puppet
5 63 (1.15%) SCCM
6 58 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
8 27 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (0.37%) AirWatch
10 15 (0.27%) Nagios
10 15 (0.27%) vRealize
11 14 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
12 13 (0.24%) Cacti
12 13 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
12 13 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (0.24%) Kibana
12 13 (0.24%) NetMRI
12 13 (0.24%) SCOM
12 13 (0.24%) Statseeker
12 13 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 564 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 495 (9.05%) Oracle
3 321 (5.87%) SAP
4 169 (3.09%) Google
5 141 (2.58%) Cisco
6 115 (2.10%) VMware
7 100 (1.83%) Citrix
7 100 (1.83%) Tableau
8 94 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 71 (1.30%) Splunk
10 67 (1.23%) Adobe
11 64 (1.17%) Bloomberg
11 64 (1.17%) Sybase
12 56 (1.02%) IBM
13 51 (0.93%) ServiceNow
14 43 (0.79%) Informatica
14 43 (0.79%) Red Hat
15 42 (0.77%) Cognos
16 41 (0.75%) MuleSoft
17 36 (0.66%) HP