City firms are adopting the flexible working patterns of those in the tech industry.

Recruitment company Astbury Marsden said flexi-time was on the rise because financial companies were having to show they could be more adaptable in its recent survey.

It compared the decline in traditional nine-to-fives to the model adopted by Fintech firms such as those flourishing at Canary Wharf’s high-tech accelerator hub Level 39.

Astbury Marsden’s Adam Jackson said: “Firms are having to show, that like the tech industry, that they can offer flexible working.”

The survey found 34% of City men said they had flexibility in the hours they worked – an increase of 6% compared to its 2014 findings.

The varied clocking on times have resulted from flexi-time, staff choice or employees working compressed hours.

Women working in the City had even greater flexibility with 30% organising their own work schedule compared to 23% last year.

They were also more likely to work part-time or job share.

More than half of men and women said they could work from home regularly.