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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 466 369 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.10% 15.27% 17.25%
As % of the General category 46.60% 49.20% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 188 304
Average daily rate
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£404 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 34
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 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
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
1000 750 1153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.40% 31.04% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 393 569
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 72 88
Average hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.11 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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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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 0 155 £391 +8.68% 63
Essex -3 102 £425 -10.52% 32
Cambridgeshire 0 84 £320 -14.66% 66
Bedfordshire -2 60 £425 - 13
Suffolk +12 28 £425 -4.49% 14
Norfolk -2 28 £400 +60.00% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 222 (23.85%) SQL
2 178 (19.12%) Project Management
3 166 (17.83%) Oracle
4 147 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (14.72%) Windows
6 121 (13.00%) MS Excel
7 116 (12.46%) Microsoft
8 104 (11.17%) Java
9 100 (10.74%) SQL Server
10 99 (10.63%) Retail
11 93 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 93 (9.99%) PRINCE2
12 91 (9.77%) ITIL
13 84 (9.02%) E-Commerce
14 80 (8.59%) MS Office
15 77 (8.27%) .NET
16 76 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
17 75 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
18 73 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
19 71 (7.63%) Citrix
20 70 (7.52%) Active Directory
21 69 (7.41%) SAP
21 69 (7.41%) Windows 7
22 68 (7.30%) Linux
22 68 (7.30%) Telecoms
23 67 (7.20%) Banking
23 67 (7.20%) Degree
24 62 (6.66%) HTML
25 60 (6.44%) UNIX
26 57 (6.12%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 45 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.19%) WebLogic
3 38 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 26 (2.79%) Apache
5 24 (2.58%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.93%) IIS
6 18 (1.93%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.83%) MQSeries
8 16 (1.72%) SAS
9 14 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.07%) Lync
12 9 (0.97%) JBoss
13 8 (0.86%) CMS
14 6 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
15 5 (0.54%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 121 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 80 (8.59%) MS Office
3 17 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.72%) MS Project
5 13 (1.40%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.64%) SPSS
6 6 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.11%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 32 (3.44%) Oracle Payables
2 30 (3.22%) Oracle General Ledger
3 29 (3.11%) Oracle Receivables
4 22 (2.36%) Agresso
5 19 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (1.50%) Oracle Assets
9 12 (1.29%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
9 12 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
10 10 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
12 5 (0.54%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.54%) SAP FI
13 4 (0.43%) Oracle HRMS
13 4 (0.43%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.07%) SaaS
2 6 (0.64%) IBM SmartCloud
3 5 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.43%) Office 365
5 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 24 (2.58%) LAN
3 21 (2.26%) Firewall
4 20 (2.15%) Internet
5 18 (1.93%) WAN
6 10 (1.07%) Broadband
7 9 (0.97%) VPN
7 9 (0.97%) SAN
8 8 (0.86%) DNS
9 7 (0.75%) ADSL
10 6 (0.64%) DHCP
10 6 (0.64%) VoIP
11 5 (0.54%) Wireless
11 5 (0.54%) Network Security
11 5 (0.54%) HTTP
11 5 (0.54%) ATM
12 4 (0.43%) SMS
12 4 (0.43%) FTP
13 3 (0.32%) LDAP
13 3 (0.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 73 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (3.11%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.69%) MySQL
8 21 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (1.93%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.83%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.61%) DB2
13 13 (1.40%) Data Mart
13 13 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
16 9 (0.97%) OLAP
17 8 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 26 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.58%) Eclipse
3 22 (2.36%) JUnit
3 22 (2.36%) Subversion
4 18 (1.93%) Ant
5 16 (1.72%) Maven
6 13 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
7 11 (1.18%) IntelliJ
7 11 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (1.18%) Mockito
8 10 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.07%) Selenium
9 7 (0.75%) LoadRunner
9 7 (0.75%) JIRA
10 6 (0.64%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.54%) Log4j
12 4 (0.43%) NUnit
12 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.43%) MSTest
13 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 99 (10.63%) Retail
2 68 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 67 (7.20%) Banking
4 51 (5.48%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.79%) Legal
6 25 (2.69%) Law
7 23 (2.47%) Marketing
8 19 (2.04%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.83%) General Ledger
10 16 (1.72%) Advertising
11 13 (1.40%) Local Government
12 7 (0.75%) Back Office
12 7 (0.75%) Automotive
13 5 (0.54%) Billing
14 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 271 (29.11%) Analyst
2 155 (16.65%) Developer
3 135 (14.50%) Project Manager
4 106 (11.39%) Business Analyst
5 85 (9.13%) Architect
6 49 (5.26%) Consultant
7 45 (4.83%) Service Analyst
7 45 (4.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 35 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (3.44%) Java Developer
10 31 (3.33%) Test Analyst
11 30 (3.22%) Support Analyst
12 29 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
12 29 (3.11%) Systems Analyst
13 23 (2.47%) Help Desk Analyst
14 20 (2.15%) Technical Architect
14 20 (2.15%) .NET Developer
15 19 (2.04%) IT Project Manager
16 18 (1.93%) Service Manager
16 18 (1.93%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (8.27%) .NET
2 62 (6.66%) HTML
3 53 (5.69%) Web Services
3 53 (5.69%) XML
4 49 (5.26%) J2EE
5 41 (4.40%) CSS
6 33 (3.54%) Spring
7 21 (2.26%) ASP.NET
7 21 (2.26%) jQuery
8 20 (2.15%) Hibernate
8 20 (2.15%) SOAP
9 19 (2.04%) JSP
10 18 (1.93%) Ajax
10 18 (1.93%) REST
11 17 (1.83%) JSON
12 15 (1.61%) WCF
12 15 (1.61%) J2SE
13 13 (1.40%) HTML5
14 12 (1.29%) JDBC
15 11 (1.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.37%) Blackberry
2 47 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.90%) User Experience
5 20 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.04%) NHS
7 18 (1.93%) PMI
8 17 (1.83%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.72%) Mathematics
9 16 (1.72%) Data Integration
10 13 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (1.29%) FMCG
12 11 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.18%) Clustering
13 10 (1.07%) Replication
14 9 (0.97%) Smartphone
14 9 (0.97%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.86%) Open Source
15 8 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 137 (14.72%) Windows
2 69 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 68 (7.30%) Linux
4 60 (6.44%) UNIX
5 28 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (3.01%) Solaris
6 15 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.07%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.97%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.75%) Android
11 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.54%) HPUX
14 4 (0.43%) AIX
15 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.11%) zOS
15 1 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (19.12%) Project Management
2 147 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 93 (9.99%) PRINCE2
4 91 (9.77%) ITIL
5 84 (9.02%) E-Commerce
6 76 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
7 75 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 57 (6.12%) ETL
8 57 (6.12%) Waterfall
9 53 (5.69%) Change Management
10 50 (5.37%) Migration
11 49 (5.26%) Scrum
12 45 (4.83%) ERP
12 45 (4.83%) UML
13 42 (4.51%) Incident Management
14 40 (4.30%) Document Management
15 39 (4.19%) Enterprise Architecture
16 37 (3.97%) Risk Management
17 35 (3.76%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 222 (23.85%) SQL
2 104 (11.17%) Java
3 53 (5.69%) JavaScript
4 45 (4.83%) C#
5 35 (3.76%) T-SQL
6 34 (3.65%) PL/SQL
7 24 (2.58%) Perl
8 17 (1.83%) Python
9 9 (0.97%) VBA
9 9 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.86%) PHP
11 7 (0.75%) VB
12 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.54%) XPath
13 4 (0.43%) Ruby
13 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.43%) SAS Macro
13 4 (0.43%) C++
14 3 (0.32%) C
14 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (7.20%) Degree
2 42 (4.51%) ISEB
3 34 (3.65%) PMI Certification
4 21 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 20 (2.15%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.93%) PMP
7 15 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.86%) ACCA
12 7 (0.75%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.75%) CISSP
13 6 (0.64%) MCSE
13 6 (0.64%) CIMA
14 3 (0.32%) MCITP
14 3 (0.32%) MCSA
14 3 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.40%) QA
2 17 (1.83%) SLA
3 9 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.75%) 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
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 70 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.75%) XenApp
5 4 (0.43%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.32%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.21%) RACF
7 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.21%) KVM
8 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 26 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.86%) SCCM
3 7 (0.75%) SCOM
4 4 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.32%) Opsview
6 2 (0.21%) Puppet
6 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.21%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.11%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.11%) OPNET
7 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 166 (17.83%) Oracle
2 116 (12.46%) Microsoft
3 71 (7.63%) Citrix
4 69 (7.41%) SAP
5 38 (4.08%) HP
6 32 (3.44%) VMware
7 30 (3.22%) IBM
8 25 (2.69%) Remedy
9 21 (2.26%) Teradata
9 21 (2.26%) Sun
10 19 (2.04%) Sybase
11 16 (1.72%) Cisco
12 15 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
12 15 (1.61%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.40%) Splunk
14 12 (1.29%) BMC
14 12 (1.29%) Informatica
15 11 (1.18%) Avaya
16 10 (1.07%) Hyperion
17 9 (0.97%) Business Objects
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