The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the East of England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 466 322 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.30% 13.56% 16.97%
As % of the General category 50.16% 42.42% 48.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 140 298
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £615 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 37
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £41.00 £39.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
929 759 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.51% 31.96% 35.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 334 560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 72 86
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.01 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.88 £41.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 143 £379 -2.25% 46
Essex +2 96 £400 +6.66% 28
Bedfordshire 0 83 £425 - 10
Cambridgeshire -11 69 £325 -18.75% 47
Suffolk -2 44 £450 -3.22% 10
Norfolk -7 16 £445 +78.00% 5
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 243 (23.62%) SQL
2 198 (19.24%) Oracle
3 180 (17.49%) Project Management
4 135 (13.12%) Windows
5 119 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 116 (11.27%) Retail
6 116 (11.27%) Java
7 110 (10.69%) E-Commerce
8 107 (10.40%) SQL Server
9 103 (10.01%) Microsoft
10 100 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
11 90 (8.75%) MS Excel
12 86 (8.36%) .NET
13 83 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
14 82 (7.97%) ITIL
15 80 (7.77%) Migration
16 76 (7.39%) PRINCE2
17 72 (7.00%) MS Office
17 72 (7.00%) Manufacturing
18 71 (6.90%) Linux
18 71 (6.90%) Degree
19 70 (6.80%) UNIX
19 70 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
20 69 (6.71%) Banking
21 67 (6.51%) Telecoms
22 66 (6.41%) XML
23 62 (6.03%) SAP
23 62 (6.03%) HTML
23 62 (6.03%) Change Management
24 61 (5.93%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.57%) WebLogic
2 42 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 36 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.50%) WebSphere
4 32 (3.11%) IIS
5 29 (2.82%) Apache
6 27 (2.62%) MQSeries
7 20 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.97%) SAS
11 8 (0.78%) CMS
11 8 (0.78%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.68%) Lync
13 6 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 90 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 72 (7.00%) MS Office
3 27 (2.62%) MS Project
4 21 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (1.26%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.49%) SPSS
8 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.19%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.097%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 34 (3.30%) Oracle Payables
2 32 (3.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 30 (2.92%) Oracle Receivables
4 25 (2.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
6 20 (1.94%) Oracle Financials
7 19 (1.85%) Agresso
7 19 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
8 15 (1.46%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 7 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.49%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.49%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
11 4 (0.39%) Tridion
11 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.07%) SaaS
1 11 (1.07%) IBM SmartCloud
2 7 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.68%) Office 365
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.097%) Taleo
4 1 (0.097%) PaaS
4 1 (0.097%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.53%) Internet
2 22 (2.14%) Firewall
3 18 (1.75%) LAN
4 16 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.46%) HTTP
6 13 (1.26%) SAN
7 12 (1.17%) WAN
7 12 (1.17%) Network Security
8 9 (0.87%) VPN
9 7 (0.68%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.49%) DNS
10 5 (0.49%) FTP
10 5 (0.49%) VoIP
10 5 (0.49%) ATM
10 5 (0.49%) Broadband
11 4 (0.39%) ADSL
11 4 (0.39%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.39%) Intranet
12 3 (0.29%) NAS
12 3 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (2.53%) Oracle Database
6 21 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.04%) DB2
7 19 (1.85%) RDBMS
8 18 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.55%) MySQL
10 15 (1.46%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.36%) Data Mart
12 12 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
15 7 (0.68%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 23 (2.24%) Subversion
2 18 (1.75%) Ant
3 16 (1.55%) Eclipse
3 16 (1.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.36%) JUnit
5 10 (0.97%) Maven
6 9 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 8 (0.78%) Log4j
7 8 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.68%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.58%) JIRA
9 6 (0.58%) Selenium
10 5 (0.49%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.49%) Mockito
11 4 (0.39%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.39%) VisualVM
11 4 (0.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 116 (11.27%) Retail
2 72 (7.00%) Manufacturing
3 69 (6.71%) Banking
4 67 (6.51%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.53%) Marketing
6 25 (2.43%) Legal
7 21 (2.04%) General Ledger
8 18 (1.75%) Back Office
9 15 (1.46%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.46%) Law
10 14 (1.36%) Local Government
11 9 (0.87%) Automotive
12 7 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.58%) Advertising
14 5 (0.49%) Games
14 5 (0.49%) French Language
15 4 (0.39%) Billing
16 3 (0.29%) German Language
16 3 (0.29%) Electronics
17 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 294 (28.57%) Analyst
2 151 (14.67%) Developer
3 149 (14.48%) Project Manager
4 142 (13.80%) Business Analyst
5 100 (9.72%) Architect
6 43 (4.18%) Consultant
7 37 (3.60%) Test Analyst
7 37 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
8 34 (3.30%) Systems Analyst
9 27 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (2.53%) Support Analyst
10 26 (2.53%) Java Developer
11 23 (2.24%) Service Desk Analyst
11 23 (2.24%) Service Analyst
12 21 (2.04%) .NET Developer
13 20 (1.94%) Data Analyst
13 20 (1.94%) Administrator
13 20 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
14 19 (1.85%) Service Manager
15 18 (1.75%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (8.36%) .NET
2 66 (6.41%) XML
3 62 (6.03%) HTML
4 59 (5.73%) J2EE
5 44 (4.28%) Web Services
6 37 (3.60%) CSS
7 27 (2.62%) JSP
8 25 (2.43%) jQuery
9 24 (2.33%) Spring
10 23 (2.24%) ASP.NET
11 22 (2.14%) WCF
12 21 (2.04%) XHTML
13 18 (1.75%) Middleware
14 17 (1.65%) SOAP
14 17 (1.65%) HTML5
15 16 (1.55%) Hibernate
16 15 (1.46%) JSON
17 14 (1.36%) Ajax
18 13 (1.26%) .NET Framework
18 13 (1.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (3.21%) Management Information System
2 24 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 19 (1.85%) NHS
4 15 (1.46%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.46%) Data Integration
5 14 (1.36%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.17%) W3C
7 11 (1.07%) Mathematics
8 9 (0.87%) Smartphone
8 9 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 9 (0.87%) Clustering
9 8 (0.78%) Web 2.0
9 8 (0.78%) Visualisation
9 8 (0.78%) Open Source
10 7 (0.68%) PKI
10 7 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.58%) Replication
11 6 (0.58%) PMI
12 5 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 135 (13.12%) Windows
2 71 (6.90%) Linux
3 70 (6.80%) UNIX
4 47 (4.57%) Windows 7
5 36 (3.50%) Solaris
6 21 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.07%) AIX
10 10 (0.97%) Android
11 8 (0.78%) HPUX
11 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.68%) SUSE
13 6 (0.58%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.29%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (17.49%) Project Management
2 119 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 110 (10.69%) E-Commerce
4 100 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 83 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
6 82 (7.97%) ITIL
7 80 (7.77%) Migration
8 76 (7.39%) PRINCE2
9 62 (6.03%) Change Management
10 57 (5.54%) ETL
11 46 (4.47%) Waterfall
12 44 (4.28%) ERP
13 42 (4.08%) Business Analysis
14 41 (3.98%) Data Migration
14 41 (3.98%) Service Delivery
15 39 (3.79%) OO
15 39 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (3.69%) Integration Testing
17 36 (3.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 243 (23.62%) SQL
2 116 (11.27%) Java
3 59 (5.73%) JavaScript
4 45 (4.37%) T-SQL
5 38 (3.69%) C#
6 18 (1.75%) Perl
7 17 (1.65%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.07%) Python
8 11 (1.07%) VBScript
8 11 (1.07%) PHP
9 9 (0.87%) VB
10 8 (0.78%) XPath
11 7 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.58%) VBA
12 6 (0.58%) VB6
12 6 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.49%) C
14 4 (0.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 4 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 71 (6.90%) Degree
2 53 (5.15%) ISEB
3 28 (2.72%) ISTQB
3 28 (2.72%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 17 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.68%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.68%) PMP
8 7 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.58%) CCDP
9 6 (0.58%) MCSA
10 5 (0.49%) CCNP
10 5 (0.49%) MCSE
10 5 (0.49%) CISSP
10 5 (0.49%) ACCA
10 5 (0.49%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.64%) QA
2 20 (1.94%) SLA
3 8 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.68%) COBIT
4 7 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.49%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) GAAP
System Software
1 42 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.78%) XenApp
5 7 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.49%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.49%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.19%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.19%) RACF
9 2 (0.19%) vSphere
9 2 (0.19%) KVM
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.097%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.097%) XenServer
10 1 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 37 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.46%) Tivoli
3 7 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (0.49%) SCCM
4 5 (0.49%) Puppet
5 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.39%) Opsview
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.39%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.29%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.19%) SCOM
8 1 (0.097%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.097%) OPNET
8 1 (0.097%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.097%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 198 (19.24%) Oracle
2 103 (10.01%) Microsoft
3 62 (6.03%) SAP
4 61 (5.93%) IBM
5 57 (5.54%) HP
6 48 (4.66%) Citrix
7 39 (3.79%) VMware
8 26 (2.53%) Sun
9 22 (2.14%) Cisco
9 22 (2.14%) Sybase
10 15 (1.46%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.36%) Hyperion
12 13 (1.26%) JBoss
13 12 (1.17%) NetApp
13 12 (1.17%) Teradata
13 12 (1.17%) webMethods
14 11 (1.07%) Remedy
14 11 (1.07%) Atlassian
14 11 (1.07%) Splunk
15 10 (0.97%) Dell
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Suffolk
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Suffolk
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Suffolk
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 21 days ago