Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9,025 3,669 8,895
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 25.61% 26.62% 24.09%
As % of the General category 44.45% 44.68% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,540 2,790 6,349
10th Percentile £408 £375 £356
25th Percentile £488 £450 £443
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £693 £650 £638
90th Percentile £769 £750 £725
England median daily rate £550 £525 £510
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 11 55
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.75 £12.35
25th Percentile £15.95 £21.00 £17.81
Median hourly rate £29.50 £37.93 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -22.21% +80.60% +12.30%
75th Percentile £58.75 £44.07 £26.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £78.50 £36.85
England median hourly rate £15.89 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.97% +3.57% -7.55%

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 20,302 8,211 20,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.61% 59.56% 54.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,415 5,902 14,338
10th Percentile £363 £320 £310
25th Percentile £462 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £675 £644 £619
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 80 271
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £12.76
25th Percentile £18.75 £19.39 £16.25
Median hourly rate £30.35 £30.95 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.92% +47.36% +10.53%
75th Percentile £49.88 £40.38 £29.96
90th Percentile £62.63 £53.78 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £18.74
% change year-on-year -15.91% +17.40% +3.69%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 1,190 £575 +9.52% 705
East London +4 57 £500 +5.26% 118
South London +26 56 £525 -8.70% 31
West London -15 43 £450 -10.00% 110
North London -1 6 £450 -2.17% 15
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 2,967 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2,283 (25.30%) Social Skills
3 2,036 (22.56%) Banking
4 1,548 (17.15%) SQL
5 1,480 (16.40%) Java
6 1,419 (15.72%) Azure
7 1,309 (14.50%) AWS
8 1,278 (14.16%) Python
9 1,085 (12.02%) DevOps
10 1,077 (11.93%) JavaScript
11 926 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 900 (9.97%) Microsoft
13 879 (9.74%) Analytics
14 873 (9.67%) Project Management
15 849 (9.41%) Front Office
16 803 (8.90%) Oracle
17 785 (8.70%) Software Engineering
18 771 (8.54%) Kubernetes
19 767 (8.50%) React
20 757 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
21 756 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
22 709 (7.86%) Change Management
23 704 (7.80%) Asset Management
24 698 (7.73%) Degree
25 689 (7.63%) Scrum
26 687 (7.61%) Docker
27 668 (7.40%) C#
28 664 (7.36%) Migration
29 629 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
30 622 (6.89%) Web Services

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 (2.64%) Confluence
2 198 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 197 (2.18%) SharePoint
4 105 (1.16%) Apache
5 62 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 54 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
7 52 (0.58%) SAS
8 51 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 48 (0.53%) CMS
10 47 (0.52%) IIS
11 38 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 34 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 33 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 29 (0.32%) nginx
15 27 (0.30%) MS Exchange
16 26 (0.29%) Jupyter
17 22 (0.24%) Appian
18 15 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
19 14 (0.16%) JBoss
20 12 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 419 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 230 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 205 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 104 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 98 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.30%) Sketch
8 21 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 21 (0.23%) Figma
9 19 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (0.21%) InVision
10 18 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 17 (0.19%) Chatbot
12 16 (0.18%) Oracle Smart View
13 8 (0.089%) Zeplin
14 5 (0.055%) Camtasia
15 3 (0.033%) Adobe XD
15 3 (0.033%) InDesign
15 3 (0.033%) UserZoom
16 2 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 85 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 53 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 45 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 42 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 39 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
6 37 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
7 36 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 36 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
8 31 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
9 30 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 28 (0.31%) ION MarketView
11 25 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
11 25 (0.28%) SAP FI
12 20 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
12 20 (0.22%) Sentinel
13 19 (0.21%) SAP CO
14 18 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
14 18 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 18 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
15 17 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1,419 (15.72%) Azure
2 1,309 (14.50%) AWS
3 563 (6.24%) GCP
4 445 (4.93%) Serverless
5 318 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
6 309 (3.42%) Power Platform
7 291 (3.22%) Amazon S3
8 263 (2.91%) Microsoft 365
9 222 (2.46%) GitHub
10 208 (2.30%) Amazon SQS
11 191 (2.12%) AWS Step Functions
12 171 (1.89%) SaaS
13 154 (1.71%) PaaS
14 145 (1.61%) IaaS
15 122 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
16 107 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
17 105 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
18 83 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
19 82 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
20 68 (0.75%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 177 (1.96%) Firewall
2 114 (1.26%) DNS
3 100 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 88 (0.98%) Network Security
5 81 (0.90%) HTTP
6 77 (0.85%) Internet
7 59 (0.65%) DHCP
8 57 (0.63%) LAN
9 56 (0.62%) WAN
10 54 (0.60%) VPN
11 49 (0.54%) SAN
11 49 (0.54%) SSL
12 37 (0.41%) NAS
13 35 (0.39%) BGP
13 35 (0.39%) Kerberos
14 31 (0.34%) RTMP
15 29 (0.32%) Intranet
15 29 (0.32%) Unified Communications
16 28 (0.31%) Multicast
16 28 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 328 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
3 295 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 294 (3.26%) Big Data
5 281 (3.11%) Power BI
6 276 (3.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 224 (2.48%) NoSQL
8 207 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
9 153 (1.70%) Tableau
10 147 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 142 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
12 140 (1.55%) Oracle Database
13 137 (1.52%) Hadoop
14 134 (1.48%) Data Lake
15 116 (1.29%) Metadata
16 115 (1.27%) MongoDB
17 102 (1.13%) RDBMS
18 89 (0.99%) Redis
19 80 (0.89%) MySQL
20 73 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 514 (5.70%) JIRA
2 509 (5.64%) Git (software)
3 439 (4.86%) Jenkins
4 243 (2.69%) Maven
5 132 (1.46%) TeamCity
6 96 (1.06%) Selenium
7 93 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 90 (1.00%) GitLab
9 80 (0.89%) Gradle
10 77 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
11 74 (0.82%) Bitbucket
11 74 (0.82%) Subversion
12 73 (0.81%) JUnit
12 73 (0.81%) Visual Studio
13 63 (0.70%) Mockito
14 52 (0.58%) Jasmine
15 51 (0.57%) Hudson
16 49 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
17 45 (0.50%) Cypress.io
18 43 (0.48%) Artifactory
General
1 2,283 (25.30%) Social Skills
2 2,036 (22.56%) Banking
3 849 (9.41%) Front Office
4 757 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
5 600 (6.65%) Investment Banking
6 569 (6.30%) Presentation Skills
7 423 (4.69%) Marketing
8 358 (3.97%) Public Sector
9 299 (3.31%) Financial Institution
10 275 (3.05%) Legal
11 271 (3.00%) Retail
12 257 (2.85%) Telecoms
13 238 (2.64%) Manufacturing
14 200 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
15 171 (1.89%) Electronics
16 150 (1.66%) Back Office
17 129 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
18 83 (0.92%) Retail Banking
19 81 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
19 81 (0.90%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2,397 (26.56%) Developer
2 1,359 (15.06%) Analyst
3 839 (9.30%) Architect
4 782 (8.66%) Project Manager
5 737 (8.17%) Business Analyst
6 615 (6.81%) Java Developer
7 496 (5.50%) Consultant
8 391 (4.33%) Senior Developer
9 368 (4.08%) React Developer
10 343 (3.80%) Software Engineer
11 314 (3.48%) Python Developer
12 241 (2.67%) C# Developer
13 235 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
14 215 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
15 213 (2.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 212 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
17 203 (2.25%) Data Engineer
18 200 (2.22%) AWS Engineer
19 199 (2.20%) Programme Manager
20 196 (2.17%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 767 (8.50%) React
2 622 (6.89%) Web Services
3 552 (6.12%) .NET
4 463 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 452 (5.01%) Node.js
5 452 (5.01%) Spring
6 390 (4.32%) HTML
7 312 (3.46%) REST
8 302 (3.35%) CSS
9 290 (3.21%) Spring Boot
10 284 (3.15%) Kafka
11 255 (2.83%) Material-UI
12 218 (2.42%) RESTful
13 179 (1.98%) JSON
14 174 (1.93%) XML
15 155 (1.72%) HTML5
16 137 (1.52%) Middleware
17 123 (1.36%) .NET Framework
18 95 (1.05%) GraphQL
19 91 (1.01%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 411 (4.55%) Derivative
2 393 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 384 (4.25%) User Experience
4 381 (4.22%) Fixed Income
5 295 (3.27%) Equities
6 233 (2.58%) Hedge funds
7 228 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 165 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 162 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
9 162 (1.80%) Data Structures
10 151 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
11 143 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
12 138 (1.53%) Cloud Native
13 127 (1.41%) Virtual Team
14 125 (1.39%) Public Cloud
15 122 (1.35%) Data Centre
16 115 (1.27%) Market Risk
17 102 (1.13%) Credit Risk
18 100 (1.11%) Legacy Systems
18 100 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 554 (6.14%) Linux
2 497 (5.51%) Windows
3 285 (3.16%) Unix
4 98 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 91 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 74 (0.82%) Android
7 67 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 60 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 37 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
12 25 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.20%) Solaris
14 14 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (0.11%) VMS
17 7 (0.078%) AIX
18 6 (0.066%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.033%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,967 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,085 (12.02%) DevOps
3 926 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 879 (9.74%) Analytics
5 873 (9.67%) Project Management
6 785 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 756 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
8 709 (7.86%) Change Management
9 704 (7.80%) Asset Management
10 689 (7.63%) Scrum
11 664 (7.36%) Migration
12 629 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
13 608 (6.74%) Microservices
14 597 (6.61%) Full Stack Development
15 520 (5.76%) SDLC
16 495 (5.48%) Investment Management
17 458 (5.07%) Project Delivery
18 452 (5.01%) Test Automation
19 432 (4.79%) Risk Management
20 406 (4.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,548 (17.15%) SQL
2 1,480 (16.40%) Java
3 1,278 (14.16%) Python
4 1,077 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 668 (7.40%) C#
6 545 (6.04%) TypeScript
7 313 (3.47%) C++
8 267 (2.96%) Java 8
9 251 (2.78%) Scala
10 238 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 191 (2.12%) Kotlin
12 172 (1.91%) T-SQL
13 146 (1.62%) VBA
14 144 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 131 (1.45%) C
16 110 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 89 (0.99%) R
18 82 (0.91%) Shell Script
19 69 (0.76%) VB
20 60 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 698 (7.73%) Degree
2 208 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 161 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 126 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 108 (1.20%) CISSP
6 89 (0.99%) PMP
7 88 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 84 (0.93%) CISM
9 60 (0.66%) CRISC
10 57 (0.63%) Master's Degree
11 48 (0.53%) PhD
12 47 (0.52%) CIMA
13 45 (0.50%) CISA
14 41 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
15 37 (0.41%) ACCA
16 31 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 29 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
18 26 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
20 24 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (3.21%) QA
2 247 (2.74%) PMO
3 220 (2.44%) GDPR
4 179 (1.98%) Data Quality
5 89 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 86 (0.95%) MiFID
7 79 (0.88%) NIST
8 63 (0.70%) Accessibility
9 62 (0.69%) IFRS
9 62 (0.69%) SLA
10 60 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 51 (0.57%) COBIT
12 45 (0.50%) PCI DSS
13 37 (0.41%) GRC
14 33 (0.37%) GAAP
15 30 (0.33%) EMIR
16 24 (0.27%) ISO 20022
17 22 (0.24%) ITGC
18 20 (0.22%) Basel III
19 19 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 687 (7.61%) Docker
2 291 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 156 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (0.39%) vSphere
6 27 (0.30%) NFS
7 25 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 24 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 15 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (0.17%) XenApp
11 14 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.14%) HDFS
13 12 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
15 8 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.078%) KVM
16 7 (0.078%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.055%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 771 (8.54%) Kubernetes
2 596 (6.60%) Terraform
3 329 (3.65%) Ansible
4 92 (1.02%) Puppet
5 81 (0.90%) SCCM
6 75 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 50 (0.55%) Prometheus
9 49 (0.54%) Grafana
10 37 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 30 (0.33%) Kibana
12 24 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 23 (0.25%) Control-M
14 21 (0.23%) Istio
15 18 (0.20%) Data Guard
16 17 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
17 15 (0.17%) Packer
18 14 (0.16%) logstash
18 14 (0.16%) vCenter Server
19 13 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 900 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 803 (8.90%) Oracle
3 479 (5.31%) SAP
4 235 (2.60%) Google
5 212 (2.35%) VMware
6 153 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
7 123 (1.36%) Cisco
8 115 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 107 (1.19%) Adobe
10 106 (1.17%) Citrix
11 104 (1.15%) IBM
12 103 (1.14%) Informatica
13 92 (1.02%) Databricks
14 87 (0.96%) Splunk
15 69 (0.76%) Bloomberg
16 64 (0.71%) Red Hat
17 63 (0.70%) Alteryx
18 55 (0.61%) Workday
19 53 (0.59%) MuleSoft
19 53 (0.59%) Sybase