The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 357 429 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.04% 16.33% 15.90%
As % of the General category 49.24% 50.89% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 239 199
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£401 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 19
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £26.60 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -19.51%
Finance
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
725 843 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.51% 32.09% 33.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 445 384
Average daily rate £415 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 59
Average hourly rate £20.50 £28.00 £34.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.78% -19.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the East of England region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the East of England region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 104 £400 -7.24% 51
Essex 0 100 £400 -5.88% 35
Cambridgeshire -5 68 £378 -0.65% 40
Bedfordshire -7 43 £425 -3.40% 25
Suffolk +2 28 £468 +10.00% 13
Norfolk -2 14 £403 +23.84% 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 164 (19.88%) SQL
2 157 (19.03%) Project Management
3 150 (18.18%) Oracle
4 143 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (14.18%) Microsoft
6 113 (13.70%) Windows
7 99 (12.00%) .NET
8 93 (11.27%) MS Excel
9 85 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 81 (9.82%) Banking
11 80 (9.70%) MS Office
12 79 (9.58%) PRINCE2
13 75 (9.09%) SAP
14 73 (8.85%) Active Directory
15 69 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
16 67 (8.12%) Business Analysis
16 67 (8.12%) ITIL
17 66 (8.00%) Citrix
18 65 (7.88%) SQL Server
19 64 (7.76%) C#
19 64 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
20 60 (7.27%) Degree
21 59 (7.15%) Telecoms
22 58 (7.03%) E-Commerce
22 58 (7.03%) HTML
22 58 (7.03%) Windows 7
23 56 (6.79%) Scrum
24 54 (6.55%) QA
25 50 (6.06%) Retail
25 50 (6.06%) TDD

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (1.09%) Apache
4 9 (1.09%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.09%) SAS
5 8 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.85%) Lync
7 6 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.61%) JBoss
8 5 (0.61%) CMS
8 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.48%) IIS
10 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.24%) CICS
11 2 (0.24%) Documentum
Applications
1 93 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 80 (9.70%) MS Office
3 25 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.82%) MS Project
5 12 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.12%) Simulink
9 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 29 (3.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (2.55%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (2.30%) Oracle Financials
5 17 (2.06%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (2.06%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (1.33%) SAP ERP
7 10 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (1.21%) Agresso
8 9 (1.09%) SAP FI
8 9 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (1.09%) SAP CO
8 9 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
10 6 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle iProcurement
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.73%) SaaS
2 4 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.82%) WAN
1 15 (1.82%) TCP/IP
1 15 (1.82%) Firewall
2 14 (1.70%) Network Security
3 13 (1.58%) Internet
4 11 (1.33%) LAN
5 6 (0.73%) VoIP
5 6 (0.73%) VPN
5 6 (0.73%) DNS
5 6 (0.73%) DHCP
6 5 (0.61%) Broadband
7 4 (0.48%) SMS
7 4 (0.48%) SAN
7 4 (0.48%) Wireless
8 3 (0.36%) LDAP
8 3 (0.36%) ADSL
8 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.36%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.24%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.70%) MySQL
5 14 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.58%) QlikView
7 12 (1.45%) BusinessObjects XI
7 12 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (1.33%) OLAP
8 11 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 10 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.09%) Snowflake Schema
11 8 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.97%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (1.82%) Visual Studio
1 15 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.70%) Subversion
3 13 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.45%) Selenium
4 12 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (1.33%) Maven
6 10 (1.21%) JIRA
6 10 (1.21%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.21%) Jasmine
7 9 (1.09%) Ant
7 9 (1.09%) JUnit
7 9 (1.09%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.97%) IntelliJ
8 8 (0.97%) Mockito
9 7 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (0.73%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.48%) NUnit
11 4 (0.48%) Mocha
11 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
General
1 81 (9.82%) Banking
2 59 (7.15%) Telecoms
3 50 (6.06%) Retail
4 28 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.15%) Law
6 24 (2.91%) Legal
7 14 (1.70%) Marketing
8 11 (1.33%) Advertising
9 9 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.09%) General Ledger
10 8 (0.97%) Local Government
10 8 (0.97%) Automotive
11 7 (0.85%) Back Office
11 7 (0.85%) Electronics
12 6 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.61%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.48%) French Language
14 4 (0.48%) Billing
15 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 272 (32.97%) Analyst
2 118 (14.30%) Project Manager
3 117 (14.18%) Developer
4 109 (13.21%) Business Analyst
5 78 (9.45%) Consultant
6 64 (7.76%) Architect
7 53 (6.42%) Service Analyst
7 53 (6.42%) Service Desk Analyst
8 38 (4.61%) C# Developer
9 31 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 30 (3.64%) Help Desk Analyst
11 27 (3.27%) Senior Manager
11 27 (3.27%) Oracle Consultant
11 27 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (2.79%) Senior Project Manager
12 23 (2.79%) Support Analyst
13 22 (2.67%) Data Analyst
14 20 (2.42%) SAP Manager
15 18 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (2.06%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (12.00%) .NET
2 58 (7.03%) HTML
3 45 (5.45%) CSS
4 32 (3.88%) XML
5 30 (3.64%) .NET Framework
5 30 (3.64%) WCF
6 21 (2.55%) jQuery
7 17 (2.06%) Spring
7 17 (2.06%) Web Services
7 17 (2.06%) XHTML
7 17 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 15 (1.82%) Middleware
9 13 (1.58%) REST
10 12 (1.45%) SOAP
11 11 (1.33%) Ajax
11 11 (1.33%) CSS3
12 10 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (1.21%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (1.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.70%) Blackberry
3 30 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.82%) User Experience
6 13 (1.58%) NHS
7 12 (1.45%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.21%) PMI
9 10 (1.21%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.21%) Open Source
10 8 (0.97%) Data Extraction
10 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.97%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.85%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.73%) DTV
12 6 (0.73%) IVR
13 5 (0.61%) Economics
13 5 (0.61%) Statistics
13 5 (0.61%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 113 (13.70%) Windows
2 58 (7.03%) Windows 7
3 45 (5.45%) Linux
4 27 (3.27%) UNIX
5 19 (2.30%) Solaris
6 9 (1.09%) AIX
6 9 (1.09%) Windows XP
6 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.85%) Windows Vista
8 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.48%) HPUX
9 4 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.36%) zOS
10 3 (0.36%) Android
11 2 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.24%) VMS
11 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (19.03%) Project Management
2 143 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (9.58%) PRINCE2
5 67 (8.12%) ITIL
5 67 (8.12%) Business Analysis
6 64 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
7 58 (7.03%) E-Commerce
8 56 (6.79%) Scrum
9 50 (6.06%) TDD
10 48 (5.82%) MVC
11 46 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (5.33%) ERP
12 44 (5.33%) ETL
13 41 (4.97%) SOA
14 40 (4.85%) Migration
15 39 (4.73%) Change Management
15 39 (4.73%) Waterfall
16 36 (4.36%) CRM
17 34 (4.12%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (19.88%) SQL
2 64 (7.76%) C#
3 49 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 46 (5.58%) Java
5 24 (2.91%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.58%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.45%) Python
8 11 (1.33%) VBA
9 9 (1.09%) C
10 7 (0.85%) VB
10 7 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.61%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.61%) Perl
12 4 (0.48%) Ruby
13 3 (0.36%) PHP
13 3 (0.36%) VBScript
14 2 (0.24%) C++
14 2 (0.24%) COBOL
14 2 (0.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 60 (7.27%) Degree
2 37 (4.48%) ISEB
3 32 (3.88%) PMI Certification
4 24 (2.91%) PMP
5 21 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 14 (1.70%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.58%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.85%) VCP4
10 7 (0.85%) MCP
11 6 (0.73%) CISSP
11 6 (0.73%) CISA
12 5 (0.61%) ACCA
12 5 (0.61%) CIMA
12 5 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.55%) QA
2 15 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 15 (1.82%) SLA
3 10 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) GAAP
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.48%) XenApp
4 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.24%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.24%) vSphere
5 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.12%) ACF2
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.12%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
2 7 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.73%) SCOM
4 5 (0.61%) SCCM
5 4 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.12%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.12%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 150 (18.18%) Oracle
2 117 (14.18%) Microsoft
3 75 (9.09%) SAP
4 66 (8.00%) Citrix
5 31 (3.76%) HP
6 22 (2.67%) Cisco
7 18 (2.18%) Remedy
7 18 (2.18%) VMware
8 16 (1.94%) Business Objects
9 15 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
9 15 (1.82%) BMC
10 13 (1.58%) IBM
10 13 (1.58%) Planview
10 13 (1.58%) Tableau
11 11 (1.33%) F5
11 11 (1.33%) EMC
12 7 (0.85%) Cognos
12 7 (0.85%) Hyperion
12 7 (0.85%) Informatica
12 7 (0.85%) ServiceNow
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