Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9,790 11,333 10,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.74% 24.89% 25.00%
As % of the General category 54.84% 52.80% 50.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,866 8,126 7,840
London median daily rate £540 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.96% +5.58%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £338
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
England median daily rate £506 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.20% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 96 47
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.20% -20.95% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.50 £15.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £57.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.00% +21.95%

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 17,853 21,462 21,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.12% 47.14% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,435 15,285 15,240
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 252 215
London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.08 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +9.95% +8.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.80 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.07 £22.61 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.01% +2.77% +4.76%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 2,339 £525 - 657
South London +2 187 £475 -5.00% 44
West London -2 182 £421 -11.32% 138
East London -4 154 £538 +13.16% 88
North London -13 13 £519 +15.28% 10
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 2,902 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
2 2,222 (22.70%) Banking
3 1,546 (15.79%) Java
4 1,506 (15.38%) SQL
5 1,258 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
6 1,167 (11.92%) Python
7 1,165 (11.90%) DevOps
8 1,117 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,065 (10.88%) Microsoft
10 1,040 (10.62%) JavaScript
11 983 (10.04%) C#
12 919 (9.39%) Project Management
13 905 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 895 (9.14%) Windows
15 808 (8.25%) .NET
15 808 (8.25%) Migration
16 747 (7.63%) SQL Server
17 740 (7.56%) Front Office
18 738 (7.54%) Analytics
19 716 (7.31%) Scrum
20 706 (7.21%) TDD
20 706 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
21 696 (7.11%) Docker
22 673 (6.87%) Oracle
23 670 (6.84%) Microservices
24 651 (6.65%) AngularJS
24 651 (6.65%) Linux
25 629 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
26 624 (6.37%) Degree
27 601 (6.14%) Business Intelligence

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
1 322 (3.29%) Apache Spark
2 216 (2.21%) Confluence
3 191 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 176 (1.80%) Apache
5 109 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 97 (0.99%) CMS
7 92 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 87 (0.89%) IIS
8 87 (0.89%) SAS
9 78 (0.80%) MS Exchange
10 57 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 46 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 40 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 38 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
14 27 (0.28%) JBoss
15 26 (0.27%) nginx
16 25 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 23 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 21 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
18 21 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 457 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 331 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 206 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 120 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 112 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 90 (0.92%) Sketch
7 57 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 48 (0.49%) InVision
9 43 (0.44%) Photoshop
10 41 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
11 16 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 15 (0.15%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.082%) Flinto
13 8 (0.082%) Zeplin
14 6 (0.061%) Marvel
15 5 (0.051%) SPSS
16 4 (0.041%) Adobe XD
16 4 (0.041%) Stata
17 3 (0.031%) InDesign
17 3 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 108 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 93 (0.95%) SAP S/4HANA
3 53 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 52 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 50 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 49 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
7 46 (0.47%) NetSuite
7 46 (0.47%) SAP FI
7 46 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 44 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 40 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
9 40 (0.41%) SAP BPC
9 40 (0.41%) SAP CO
10 39 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
11 37 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
12 32 (0.33%) SAP ERP
13 29 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 28 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
15 25 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
16 24 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1,258 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1,117 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 419 (4.28%) Office 365
4 318 (3.25%) Serverless
5 301 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 280 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 269 (2.75%) Amazon S3
8 227 (2.32%) Power Platform
9 218 (2.23%) OpenShift
10 208 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
11 193 (1.97%) SaaS
12 175 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 174 (1.78%) PaaS
14 164 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
15 140 (1.43%) IaaS
16 139 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
17 132 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
18 120 (1.23%) GitHub
19 74 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
20 71 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 273 (2.79%) Firewall
2 157 (1.60%) DNS
2 157 (1.60%) WAN
3 117 (1.20%) LAN
4 110 (1.12%) Skype
5 98 (1.00%) Internet
6 93 (0.95%) DHCP
7 85 (0.87%) VPN
8 82 (0.84%) Network Security
9 80 (0.82%) TCP/IP
10 54 (0.55%) SAN
11 48 (0.49%) BGP
12 46 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 44 (0.45%) MPLS
14 43 (0.44%) HTTP
15 37 (0.38%) FTP
15 37 (0.38%) Intranet
16 36 (0.37%) Wireless
17 35 (0.36%) Multicast
17 35 (0.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 747 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 516 (5.27%) Big Data
3 460 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
4 271 (2.77%) NoSQL
5 264 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 226 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 225 (2.30%) Power BI
8 217 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 199 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
10 170 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
11 163 (1.66%) MySQL
11 163 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 125 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 119 (1.22%) MongoDB
14 117 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
15 112 (1.14%) Data Lake
16 106 (1.08%) Apache Hive
17 105 (1.07%) Oracle Database
18 92 (0.94%) RDBMS
19 84 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 492 (5.03%) JIRA
2 458 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 411 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 162 (1.65%) Artifactory
5 125 (1.28%) TeamCity
6 115 (1.17%) Selenium
7 111 (1.13%) Maven
8 103 (1.05%) RStudio
9 99 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
10 95 (0.97%) JUnit
11 92 (0.94%) GitLab
12 87 (0.89%) Visual Studio
13 82 (0.84%) Bitbucket
14 75 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
15 74 (0.76%) Cucumber
16 73 (0.75%) webpack
17 68 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
18 57 (0.58%) Axure RP
18 57 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
18 57 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 2,222 (22.70%) Banking
2 740 (7.56%) Front Office
3 549 (5.61%) Financial Institution
4 476 (4.86%) Investment Banking
5 375 (3.83%) Retail
6 365 (3.73%) Marketing
7 285 (2.91%) Public Sector
8 262 (2.68%) Telecoms
9 218 (2.23%) Legal
10 200 (2.04%) Manufacturing
11 166 (1.70%) Back Office
12 137 (1.40%) Retail Banking
13 129 (1.32%) Electronics
14 122 (1.25%) Advertising
15 100 (1.02%) Law
16 58 (0.59%) Publishing
17 56 (0.57%) General Ledger
18 48 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 43 (0.44%) Games
20 42 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,649 (27.06%) Developer
2 1,453 (14.84%) Analyst
3 779 (7.96%) Architect
4 770 (7.87%) Project Manager
5 694 (7.09%) Business Analyst
6 682 (6.97%) Java Developer
7 537 (5.49%) Consultant
8 396 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 382 (3.90%) C# Developer
10 331 (3.38%) React Developer
11 303 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
12 295 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
13 281 (2.87%) .NET Developer
14 247 (2.52%) Financial Analyst
15 239 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
16 228 (2.33%) Data Engineer
17 219 (2.24%) AWS Engineer
17 219 (2.24%) Python Developer
18 204 (2.08%) Angular Developer
19 202 (2.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 808 (8.25%) .NET
2 651 (6.65%) AngularJS
3 593 (6.06%) Web Services
4 573 (5.85%) React
5 518 (5.29%) HTML
6 488 (4.98%) CSS
7 467 (4.77%) Node.js
8 287 (2.93%) Kafka
9 261 (2.67%) REST
10 250 (2.55%) Spring
11 224 (2.29%) HTML5
12 215 (2.20%) Redux
13 207 (2.11%) XML
14 202 (2.06%) J2EE
15 177 (1.81%) .NET Core
16 163 (1.66%) RESTful
17 161 (1.64%) ASP.NET
18 160 (1.63%) .NET Framework
19 157 (1.60%) JSON
20 130 (1.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 706 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 478 (4.88%) User Experience
3 462 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
4 310 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 300 (3.06%) Fixed Income
6 298 (3.04%) Hedge funds
7 274 (2.80%) Derivative
8 260 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 221 (2.26%) Data Centre
10 191 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
11 189 (1.93%) Mobile App
12 181 (1.85%) Equities
13 170 (1.74%) Virtual Team
14 162 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
15 149 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
16 140 (1.43%) Data Structures
17 128 (1.31%) Algorithms
18 91 (0.93%) Public Cloud
19 87 (0.89%) SWIFT
20 83 (0.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 895 (9.14%) Windows
2 651 (6.65%) Linux
3 341 (3.48%) Windows 10
4 301 (3.07%) Unix
5 222 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 172 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 118 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 114 (1.16%) Android
9 107 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 76 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 54 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (0.34%) Solaris
13 19 (0.19%) CentOS
14 11 (0.11%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.092%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.072%) VMS
17 6 (0.061%) AIX
17 6 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.051%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,902 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1,165 (11.90%) DevOps
3 919 (9.39%) Project Management
4 905 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 808 (8.25%) Migration
6 738 (7.54%) Analytics
7 716 (7.31%) Scrum
8 706 (7.21%) TDD
9 670 (6.84%) Microservices
10 629 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
11 601 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
12 563 (5.75%) Software Engineering
13 547 (5.59%) Asset Management
14 504 (5.15%) Fintech
15 486 (4.96%) Project Delivery
16 451 (4.61%) SDLC
17 449 (4.59%) Change Management
18 446 (4.56%) Test Automation
19 433 (4.42%) ITIL
20 422 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,546 (15.79%) Java
2 1,506 (15.38%) SQL
3 1,167 (11.92%) Python
4 1,040 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 983 (10.04%) C#
6 335 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 274 (2.80%) C++
8 263 (2.69%) TypeScript
9 225 (2.30%) T-SQL
10 171 (1.75%) Scala
11 163 (1.66%) R
12 161 (1.64%) Java 8
13 146 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 133 (1.36%) ES6
14 133 (1.36%) VBA
15 109 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 107 (1.09%) Perl
17 101 (1.03%) Ruby
18 95 (0.97%) Shell Script
19 92 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 624 (6.37%) Degree
2 251 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 192 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 113 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (1.11%) CISSP
6 95 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 94 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 91 (0.93%) PMP
9 68 (0.69%) CCNP
10 67 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 66 (0.67%) CISM
12 65 (0.66%) AWS Certification
13 63 (0.64%) PhD
14 59 (0.60%) ACCA
15 48 (0.49%) CIMA
16 44 (0.45%) CCIE
16 44 (0.45%) CISA
17 42 (0.43%) Master's Degree
18 41 (0.42%) ISTQB
19 35 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (3.72%) QA
2 228 (2.33%) PMO
3 145 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 108 (1.10%) GDPR
5 76 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 74 (0.76%) SLA
7 73 (0.75%) PSD2
8 60 (0.61%) MiFID
9 53 (0.54%) NIST
10 49 (0.50%) IFRS
11 39 (0.40%) SEPA
12 35 (0.36%) COBIT
13 33 (0.34%) PCI DSS
13 33 (0.34%) Solvency II
14 31 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 21 (0.21%) EMIR
16 16 (0.16%) GAAP
17 15 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
18 14 (0.14%) Basel III
19 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 696 (7.11%) Docker
2 430 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 124 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (0.54%) XenApp
5 51 (0.52%) XenDesktop
6 44 (0.45%) HDFS
7 41 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 40 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 40 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (0.33%) vSphere
10 20 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 19 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 13 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 12 (0.12%) ProxySG
15 10 (0.10%) OpenAM
16 8 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (0.072%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 519 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 429 (4.38%) Terraform
3 353 (3.61%) Ansible
4 203 (2.07%) SCCM
5 141 (1.44%) Puppet
6 140 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 37 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 34 (0.35%) Control-M
10 31 (0.32%) Grafana
10 31 (0.32%) Oozie
11 27 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
12 26 (0.27%) Kibana
13 23 (0.23%) AirWatch
14 21 (0.21%) logstash
15 19 (0.19%) Nagios
16 18 (0.18%) Consul
17 17 (0.17%) NetBackup
17 17 (0.17%) Prometheus
17 17 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,065 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 673 (6.87%) Oracle
3 537 (5.49%) SAP
4 294 (3.00%) Google
5 236 (2.41%) VMware
6 217 (2.22%) Cisco
7 206 (2.10%) Citrix
8 204 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 143 (1.46%) Tableau
10 133 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 118 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 117 (1.20%) Bloomberg
13 116 (1.18%) Adobe
14 107 (1.09%) Splunk
15 103 (1.05%) Reuters
16 93 (0.95%) CheckPoint
16 93 (0.95%) IBM
17 66 (0.67%) MuleSoft
18 61 (0.62%) HP
19 60 (0.61%) TIBCO