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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 465 351 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.42% 14.47% 16.24%
As % of the General category 46.83% 46.86% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 180 267
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.66%
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
993 749 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.92% 30.89% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 399 535
Average daily rate £400 £371 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 75 88
Average hourly rate £20.50 £32.05 £20.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.03% +54.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 153 £390 -2.50% 57
Essex -3 103 £400 -15.78% 38
Cambridgeshire +1 91 £313 -19.87% 54
Bedfordshire -4 50 £425 - 11
Suffolk +19 30 £425 +5.26% 15
Norfolk +2 29 £400 +60.00% 4
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 220 (23.63%) SQL
2 174 (18.69%) Project Management
3 169 (18.15%) Oracle
4 158 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (14.82%) Windows
6 122 (13.10%) Microsoft
7 121 (13.00%) MS Excel
8 105 (11.28%) Java
9 100 (10.74%) SQL Server
10 97 (10.42%) ITIL
11 95 (10.20%) PRINCE2
12 92 (9.88%) Retail
13 90 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (9.02%) E-Commerce
15 83 (8.92%) .NET
16 82 (8.81%) MS Office
17 76 (8.16%) Active Directory
18 74 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
19 73 (7.84%) Citrix
20 72 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
20 72 (7.73%) Windows 7
21 71 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
22 68 (7.30%) SAP
23 67 (7.20%) Linux
24 66 (7.09%) Banking
25 64 (6.87%) Degree
26 62 (6.66%) HTML
27 59 (6.34%) Telecoms
27 59 (6.34%) Waterfall
28 57 (6.12%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 47 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.30%) WebLogic
3 36 (3.87%) Tomcat
4 26 (2.79%) MS Exchange
5 25 (2.69%) Apache
6 18 (1.93%) IIS
7 16 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 16 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 16 (1.72%) SAS
8 14 (1.50%) MQSeries
9 13 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.18%) JBoss
11 10 (1.07%) Lync
12 8 (0.86%) CMS
13 5 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
14 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.43%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 121 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 82 (8.81%) MS Office
3 18 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.72%) MS Project
5 13 (1.40%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.64%) SPSS
7 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.11%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 32 (3.44%) Oracle Payables
2 31 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 30 (3.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 22 (2.36%) Agresso
5 21 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (1.50%) Oracle Assets
8 14 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 13 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
10 12 (1.29%) Oracle Cash Management
10 12 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 5 (0.54%) SAP FI
14 5 (0.54%) SAP CO
14 5 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
15 4 (0.43%) BASE24
15 4 (0.43%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.97%) SaaS
2 5 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.54%) IBM SmartCloud
3 4 (0.43%) Office 365
4 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.79%) TCP/IP
2 22 (2.36%) LAN
3 21 (2.26%) Firewall
4 18 (1.93%) WAN
4 18 (1.93%) Internet
5 11 (1.18%) Broadband
6 9 (0.97%) SAN
6 9 (0.97%) VPN
7 8 (0.86%) ADSL
7 8 (0.86%) DNS
8 6 (0.64%) DHCP
8 6 (0.64%) VoIP
9 5 (0.54%) ATM
9 5 (0.54%) SMS
9 5 (0.54%) Wireless
9 5 (0.54%) Network Security
10 4 (0.43%) FTP
10 4 (0.43%) HTTP
11 3 (0.32%) LDAP
11 3 (0.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 71 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (3.11%) Oracle Database
6 25 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (2.58%) MySQL
8 23 (2.47%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (1.93%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.72%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (1.40%) DB2
13 13 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (1.18%) Data Mart
16 10 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
17 9 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
17 9 (0.97%) OLAP
17 9 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.36%) Eclipse
3 21 (2.26%) Subversion
4 20 (2.15%) JUnit
5 16 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
5 16 (1.72%) Ant
6 15 (1.61%) Maven
7 12 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.18%) IntelliJ
8 11 (1.18%) Selenium
8 11 (1.18%) Mockito
9 10 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (0.75%) JIRA
11 6 (0.64%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.64%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.43%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.43%) MSTest
13 4 (0.43%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.43%) NUnit
General
1 92 (9.88%) Retail
2 66 (7.09%) Banking
3 59 (6.34%) Telecoms
4 47 (5.05%) Manufacturing
5 28 (3.01%) Legal
6 25 (2.69%) Law
7 19 (2.04%) Marketing
8 18 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.83%) Advertising
9 17 (1.83%) General Ledger
10 13 (1.40%) Local Government
11 6 (0.64%) Back Office
12 5 (0.54%) Billing
12 5 (0.54%) Automotive
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
13 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 278 (29.86%) Analyst
2 157 (16.86%) Developer
3 133 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 110 (11.82%) Business Analyst
5 86 (9.24%) Architect
6 51 (5.48%) Consultant
6 51 (5.48%) Service Analyst
6 51 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 34 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (3.22%) Java Developer
8 30 (3.22%) Support Analyst
8 30 (3.22%) Test Analyst
9 28 (3.01%) Systems Analyst
10 27 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (2.47%) Help Desk Analyst
12 22 (2.36%) .NET Developer
13 21 (2.26%) C# Developer
14 20 (2.15%) Technical Architect
15 18 (1.93%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (1.83%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.92%) .NET
2 62 (6.66%) HTML
3 53 (5.69%) Web Services
4 50 (5.37%) XML
5 45 (4.83%) J2EE
6 41 (4.40%) CSS
7 32 (3.44%) Spring
8 21 (2.26%) ASP.NET
8 21 (2.26%) jQuery
9 20 (2.15%) SOAP
10 19 (2.04%) Hibernate
11 18 (1.93%) JSP
12 17 (1.83%) REST
12 17 (1.83%) Ajax
13 16 (1.72%) JSON
13 16 (1.72%) WCF
14 15 (1.61%) J2SE
15 14 (1.50%) HTML5
15 14 (1.50%) .NET Framework
16 13 (1.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.69%) Blackberry
2 48 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (2.90%) User Experience
4 25 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.04%) NHS
7 17 (1.83%) Mainframe
8 16 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 16 (1.72%) Data Integration
9 14 (1.50%) PMI
10 13 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.18%) Clustering
11 11 (1.18%) FMCG
11 11 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.07%) Replication
13 9 (0.97%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.86%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.86%) Open Source
14 8 (0.86%) Smartphone
15 7 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 138 (14.82%) Windows
2 72 (7.73%) Windows 7
3 67 (7.20%) Linux
4 57 (6.12%) UNIX
5 27 (2.90%) Solaris
5 27 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.07%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.64%) Android
13 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.43%) AIX
15 3 (0.32%) HPUX
16 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.11%) zOS
17 1 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (18.69%) Project Management
2 158 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (10.42%) ITIL
4 95 (10.20%) PRINCE2
5 90 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 84 (9.02%) E-Commerce
7 74 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
8 72 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (6.34%) Waterfall
10 57 (6.12%) ETL
11 55 (5.91%) Change Management
12 51 (5.48%) Scrum
13 50 (5.37%) Migration
14 45 (4.83%) UML
15 42 (4.51%) ERP
15 42 (4.51%) Incident Management
16 40 (4.30%) TDD
16 40 (4.30%) Business Analysis
17 39 (4.19%) Document Management
18 38 (4.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 220 (23.63%) SQL
2 105 (11.28%) Java
3 53 (5.69%) JavaScript
4 50 (5.37%) C#
5 37 (3.97%) PL/SQL
6 34 (3.65%) T-SQL
7 23 (2.47%) Perl
8 17 (1.83%) Python
9 10 (1.07%) VBA
10 9 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 8 (0.86%) PHP
12 7 (0.75%) VB
13 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.43%) SAS Macro
14 4 (0.43%) Ruby
14 4 (0.43%) C
14 4 (0.43%) C++
14 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.32%) JCL
15 3 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 64 (6.87%) Degree
2 47 (5.05%) ISEB
3 30 (3.22%) PMI Certification
4 21 (2.26%) ISTQB
5 18 (1.93%) PMP
6 17 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (1.50%) Security Cleared
8 12 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (1.07%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.75%) ACCA
13 6 (0.64%) CIMA
13 6 (0.64%) MCSE
13 6 (0.64%) CISSP
13 6 (0.64%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.43%) MCP
15 3 (0.32%) MCSA
15 3 (0.32%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.30%) QA
2 17 (1.83%) SLA
3 10 (1.07%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) GAAP
6 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.75%) XenApp
5 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.43%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.32%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.21%) KVM
7 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.21%) RACF
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.75%) SCCM
2 7 (0.75%) SCOM
3 4 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.32%) Opsview
5 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.21%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.21%) Puppet
5 2 (0.21%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.11%) OPNET
6 1 (0.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 169 (18.15%) Oracle
2 122 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 73 (7.84%) Citrix
4 68 (7.30%) SAP
5 37 (3.97%) HP
6 32 (3.44%) VMware
7 28 (3.01%) Remedy
8 27 (2.90%) IBM
9 21 (2.26%) Teradata
10 20 (2.15%) Sun
11 19 (2.04%) Sybase
12 17 (1.83%) Cisco
13 15 (1.61%) Atlassian
14 14 (1.50%) PeopleSoft
14 14 (1.50%) BMC
15 13 (1.40%) Splunk
16 12 (1.29%) Informatica
17 11 (1.18%) Avaya
18 10 (1.07%) Business Objects
19 9 (0.97%) Cognos
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Curve Group
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge
Volaris
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per day + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Top Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £50000 per annum + PRO RATA (6 MONTHS FTC)
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £550.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Top Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Santander
Rate: 35 Hours per week with day in lieu
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Santander
Rate: 35 Hours per week with day in lieu
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Huxley Associates
Rate: £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago