Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 4,924 6,042 10,636
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 24.74% 21.89% 24.47%
As % of the General category 52.69% 50.86% 52.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,492 4,472 7,775
Median daily rate £525 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% -
10th Percentile £363 £353 £350
90th Percentile £713 £725 £713
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 71
Median hourly rate £26.65 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £16.40 £15.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £78.03 £46.30 £34.51
England median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -2.13% +9.30%

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 9,345 11,880 20,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.96% 43.04% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,768 8,516 14,607
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £338 £315 £323
90th Percentile £725 £718 £700
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 142 204
Median hourly rate £27.76 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.19% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.42 £12.83
90th Percentile £63.80 £52.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate £24.42 £20.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year +22.08% -2.02% -5.06%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 0 633 £525 +0.72% 475
West London -8 36 £530 +6.00% 123
East London +4 34 £495 -1.00% 101
South London +9 22 £550 +15.79% 14
North London -1 7 £338 -22.86% 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1,578 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1,167 (23.70%) Banking
3 992 (20.15%) Java
4 895 (18.18%) Python
5 850 (17.26%) SQL
6 830 (16.86%) Azure
7 826 (16.77%) AWS
8 808 (16.41%) JavaScript
9 772 (15.68%) Front Office
10 686 (13.93%) Software Engineering
11 643 (13.06%) Asset Management
12 581 (11.80%) Web Services
13 555 (11.27%) Change Management
14 550 (11.17%) React
15 530 (10.76%) DevOps
16 458 (9.30%) Kubernetes
17 451 (9.16%) Docker
18 450 (9.14%) Investment Management
19 443 (9.00%) Analytics
20 422 (8.57%) Microsoft
21 411 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
22 410 (8.33%) Microservices
23 408 (8.29%) GCP
24 401 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
25 396 (8.04%) Oracle
26 395 (8.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
27 394 (8.00%) .NET
28 371 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
29 367 (7.45%) Derivative
30 363 (7.37%) Terraform

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
1 149 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 140 (2.84%) Apache
3 137 (2.78%) Confluence
4 106 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 82 (1.67%) Red Hat Fuse
6 54 (1.10%) Mule
7 30 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
8 26 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 26 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 25 (0.51%) SAS
10 24 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 21 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.39%) CMS
13 19 (0.39%) JBoss
14 17 (0.35%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.32%) MS Exchange
16 15 (0.30%) Jupyter
17 14 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 177 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 29 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.37%) Sketch
8 10 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.18%) InVision
10 3 (0.061%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.061%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.061%) Figma
11 2 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.041%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.041%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.041%) Marvel
11 2 (0.041%) Revit
11 2 (0.041%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.020%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 38 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 34 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
4 26 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.47%) ION MarketView
6 21 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
7 20 (0.41%) Markit EDM
8 18 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (0.32%) SAP FI
10 14 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
10 14 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
10 14 (0.28%) SAP CO
10 14 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
12 12 (0.24%) HFM
12 12 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
13 11 (0.22%) Summit
13 11 (0.22%) thinkFolio
14 9 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
14 9 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 830 (16.86%) Azure
2 826 (16.77%) AWS
3 408 (8.29%) GCP
4 299 (6.07%) Serverless
5 203 (4.12%) AWS Lambda
6 197 (4.00%) Amazon S3
7 163 (3.31%) Power Platform
8 159 (3.23%) Microsoft 365
9 110 (2.23%) Amazon SQS
10 107 (2.17%) AWS Step Functions
10 107 (2.17%) SaaS
11 94 (1.91%) PaaS
12 83 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
13 74 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
14 71 (1.44%) IaaS
15 65 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
16 63 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 63 (1.28%) GitHub
17 50 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
18 41 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 128 (2.60%) Firewall
2 61 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.20%) DNS
4 56 (1.14%) WAN
5 45 (0.91%) LAN
6 44 (0.89%) Network Security
7 41 (0.83%) HTTP
8 40 (0.81%) Internet
9 32 (0.65%) Skype
10 29 (0.59%) Multicast
11 28 (0.57%) VPN
12 20 (0.41%) VoIP
13 19 (0.39%) BGP
13 19 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (0.39%) OSPF
14 18 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (0.37%) Wireshark
15 17 (0.35%) SAN
15 17 (0.35%) Unified Communications
16 16 (0.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 182 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 155 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 153 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
5 148 (3.01%) Big Data
6 133 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
7 126 (2.56%) Power BI
8 120 (2.44%) NoSQL
9 92 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 87 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 85 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
12 80 (1.62%) Tableau
13 76 (1.54%) Oracle Database
14 75 (1.52%) Hadoop
14 75 (1.52%) MySQL
15 67 (1.36%) Apache Ignite
16 60 (1.22%) RDBMS
17 59 (1.20%) Data Lake
18 39 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 38 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 303 (6.15%) JIRA
2 246 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 229 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 89 (1.81%) Maven
5 60 (1.22%) Cucumber
6 58 (1.18%) GitLab
7 52 (1.06%) Bitbucket
8 51 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 49 (1.00%) Artifactory
10 39 (0.79%) JUnit
11 34 (0.69%) Selenium
11 34 (0.69%) Subversion
12 31 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 29 (0.59%) webpack
14 24 (0.49%) Gradle
14 24 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
14 24 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
15 23 (0.47%) Cypress.io
16 22 (0.45%) Mockito
17 19 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,167 (23.70%) Banking
2 772 (15.68%) Front Office
3 305 (6.19%) Investment Banking
4 262 (5.32%) Public Sector
5 245 (4.98%) Marketing
6 214 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 201 (4.08%) Manufacturing
8 162 (3.29%) Financial Institution
9 161 (3.27%) Electronics
10 107 (2.17%) Legal
11 106 (2.15%) Retail
12 63 (1.28%) Back Office
13 39 (0.79%) Law
14 34 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 32 (0.65%) Advertising
16 23 (0.47%) General Ledger
17 22 (0.45%) Billing
18 19 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.26%) French Language
19 13 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1,609 (32.68%) Developer
2 748 (15.19%) Analyst
3 422 (8.57%) Architect
4 395 (8.02%) Java Developer
5 391 (7.94%) Business Analyst
6 319 (6.48%) React Developer
7 265 (5.38%) Consultant
8 263 (5.34%) Software Engineer
9 257 (5.22%) Project Manager
10 230 (4.67%) Senior Developer
11 218 (4.43%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 197 (4.00%) Python Developer
13 184 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
14 180 (3.66%) AWS Developer
15 133 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
16 126 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
16 126 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
17 124 (2.52%) Senior Java Developer
18 119 (2.42%) .NET Developer
19 117 (2.38%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (11.80%) Web Services
2 550 (11.17%) React
3 394 (8.00%) .NET
4 350 (7.11%) Node.js
5 344 (6.99%) AngularJS
6 268 (5.44%) Spring
7 210 (4.26%) REST
8 193 (3.92%) HTML
9 181 (3.68%) Kafka
10 165 (3.35%) Spring Boot
11 147 (2.99%) CSS
12 125 (2.54%) Vue.js
13 124 (2.52%) Middleware
14 122 (2.48%) XML
15 109 (2.21%) RESTful
16 103 (2.09%) .NET Core
17 101 (2.05%) Redux
18 97 (1.97%) JSON
19 96 (1.95%) HTML5
20 93 (1.89%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 411 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (7.45%) Derivative
3 326 (6.62%) Equities
3 326 (6.62%) Fixed Income
4 291 (5.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 257 (5.22%) User Experience
6 251 (5.10%) Hedge funds
7 114 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
8 104 (2.11%) Data Structures
9 95 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 93 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
11 88 (1.79%) Credit Risk
11 88 (1.79%) Management Information System
11 88 (1.79%) Mobile App
12 85 (1.73%) Data Centre
13 82 (1.67%) Market Risk
14 76 (1.54%) Blog
15 69 (1.40%) Algorithms
16 63 (1.28%) Public Cloud
17 58 (1.18%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 303 (6.15%) Linux
2 280 (5.69%) Windows
3 124 (2.52%) Unix
4 73 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 71 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 66 (1.34%) Android
7 49 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 36 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
11 22 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.39%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
14 10 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.16%) Solaris
16 7 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.12%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.061%) AIX
18 3 (0.061%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,578 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (13.93%) Software Engineering
3 643 (13.06%) Asset Management
4 555 (11.27%) Change Management
5 530 (10.76%) DevOps
6 450 (9.14%) Investment Management
7 443 (9.00%) Analytics
8 410 (8.33%) Microservices
9 401 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
10 395 (8.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 371 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
12 348 (7.07%) Project Management
13 332 (6.74%) Scrum
14 331 (6.72%) Migration
15 327 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 280 (5.69%) TDD
17 258 (5.24%) Test Automation
18 243 (4.94%) Risk Management
19 242 (4.91%) Programme Management
20 235 (4.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 992 (20.15%) Java
2 895 (18.18%) Python
3 850 (17.26%) SQL
4 808 (16.41%) JavaScript
5 312 (6.34%) C#
6 263 (5.34%) Kotlin
7 261 (5.30%) TypeScript
8 157 (3.19%) Scala
9 149 (3.03%) C++
10 141 (2.86%) PowerShell
11 135 (2.74%) Java 8
12 73 (1.48%) C
13 69 (1.40%) R
14 68 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 67 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 60 (1.22%) VBA
17 53 (1.08%) Shell Script
18 44 (0.89%) Bash Shell
19 32 (0.65%) Clojure
19 32 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 323 (6.56%) Degree
2 157 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 124 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 90 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (1.22%) CISSP
7 46 (0.93%) CCNP
8 37 (0.75%) PhD
9 36 (0.73%) CISM
9 36 (0.73%) PMP
10 31 (0.63%) PMI Certification
11 25 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 25 (0.51%) Master's Degree
12 24 (0.49%) CCIE
13 22 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.37%) FFIEC
15 16 (0.32%) ACCA
15 16 (0.32%) CRISC
16 14 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 14 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (3.07%) QA
2 82 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 75 (1.52%) PMO
4 61 (1.24%) NIST
5 59 (1.20%) SLA
6 47 (0.95%) GDPR
7 37 (0.75%) IFRS
8 31 (0.63%) MiFID
9 30 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (0.55%) COREP
11 24 (0.49%) COBIT
12 20 (0.41%) PCI DSS
12 20 (0.41%) PSD2
13 15 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 15 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.22%) FINREP
15 10 (0.20%) ISO 20022
15 10 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 8 (0.16%) Basel III
16 8 (0.16%) EMIR
System Software
1 451 (9.16%) Docker
2 144 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 78 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (0.51%) vSphere
6 17 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.26%) HDFS
10 8 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.14%) GridGain
12 6 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.12%) Xen
12 6 (0.12%) XenApp
13 4 (0.081%) KVM
13 4 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.081%) Platform Symphony
14 3 (0.061%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.061%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 458 (9.30%) Kubernetes
2 363 (7.37%) Terraform
3 137 (2.78%) Ansible
4 59 (1.20%) SCCM
5 40 (0.81%) Puppet
6 27 (0.55%) Prometheus
7 26 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (0.39%) Grafana
10 17 (0.35%) Istio
11 14 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
11 14 (0.28%) Salt
12 12 (0.24%) Control-M
12 12 (0.24%) FortiGate
12 12 (0.24%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
13 11 (0.22%) Packer
13 11 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 8 (0.16%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 422 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 396 (8.04%) Oracle
3 256 (5.20%) SAP
4 148 (3.01%) Google
5 113 (2.29%) Cisco
6 103 (2.09%) VMware
7 93 (1.89%) Bloomberg
8 87 (1.77%) Splunk
9 79 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 58 (1.18%) Murex
11 57 (1.16%) IBM
12 45 (0.91%) Red Hat
13 44 (0.89%) Atlassian
14 42 (0.85%) Citrix
15 39 (0.79%) Sparx
16 36 (0.73%) Databricks
16 36 (0.73%) HP
17 34 (0.69%) Remedy
18 33 (0.67%) CheckPoint
18 33 (0.67%) Informatica