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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 453 307 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.96% 12.66% 14.74%
As % of the General category 51.42% 42.05% 42.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 156 247
Average daily rate
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£415 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
881 730 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 31.03% 30.10% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 375 509
Average daily rate £413 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 76
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.90 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £39.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +2 125 £409 +2.18% 30
Cambridgeshire +6 118 £375 -11.76% 33
Essex +4 104 £425 -5.55% 32
Bedfordshire -3 43 £428 +0.58% 16
Suffolk +18 37 £425 -5.60% 3
Norfolk +10 24 £400 +23.07% 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 206 (22.29%) SQL
2 183 (19.81%) Oracle
3 180 (19.48%) Project Management
4 173 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (14.50%) Microsoft
6 121 (13.10%) MS Excel
7 119 (12.88%) Windows
8 103 (11.15%) PRINCE2
9 99 (10.71%) .NET
10 98 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 88 (9.52%) E-Commerce
12 85 (9.20%) MS Office
13 84 (9.09%) Java
14 82 (8.87%) Retail
15 78 (8.44%) HTML
16 76 (8.23%) SQL Server
16 76 (8.23%) ITIL
16 76 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
17 74 (8.01%) SAP
17 74 (8.01%) Active Directory
18 73 (7.90%) Telecoms
19 72 (7.79%) Banking
20 70 (7.58%) Windows 7
21 67 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
22 66 (7.14%) Degree
22 66 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
23 64 (6.93%) ETL
23 64 (6.93%) C#
23 64 (6.93%) Citrix
23 64 (6.93%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.87%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.14%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.92%) WebLogic
4 22 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 19 (2.06%) Apache
5 19 (2.06%) SAS
6 18 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
7 14 (1.52%) Lync
8 13 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.97%) CMS
11 8 (0.87%) IIS
12 7 (0.76%) JBoss
12 7 (0.76%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
13 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 121 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 85 (9.20%) MS Office
3 28 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (2.60%) MS Project
5 22 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.41%) Photoshop
6 13 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.65%) SPSS
7 6 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 31 (3.35%) Oracle Payables
2 30 (3.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 28 (3.03%) Oracle Receivables
4 26 (2.81%) Oracle General Ledger
4 26 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (2.16%) Oracle Financials
6 19 (2.06%) Agresso
7 14 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
8 13 (1.41%) Oracle Cash Management
8 13 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
9 12 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.87%) Oracle iProcurement
11 7 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
11 7 (0.76%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.76%) SAP CO
12 6 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 5 (0.54%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.08%) SaaS
2 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.81%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.49%) WAN
3 19 (2.06%) LAN
4 17 (1.84%) Internet
5 13 (1.41%) Firewall
6 10 (1.08%) Broadband
7 9 (0.97%) VoIP
8 8 (0.87%) VPN
9 7 (0.76%) ADSL
9 7 (0.76%) DNS
10 6 (0.65%) Wireless
10 6 (0.65%) SAN
10 6 (0.65%) DHCP
11 5 (0.54%) SMS
12 4 (0.43%) HTTP
12 4 (0.43%) ATM
12 4 (0.43%) Network Security
13 3 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (0.32%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (2.71%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.49%) MySQL
6 22 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.62%) OLAP
9 15 (1.62%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
13 11 (1.19%) BusinessObjects XI
14 10 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 10 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.97%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 28 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.38%) Eclipse
3 20 (2.16%) Subversion
3 20 (2.16%) JUnit
4 16 (1.73%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.62%) Ant
5 15 (1.62%) Maven
6 14 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (1.52%) Selenium
7 12 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.19%) Mockito
8 11 (1.19%) IntelliJ
9 10 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (0.97%) Jasmine
11 7 (0.76%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.76%) JIRA
12 6 (0.65%) Axure RP
12 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.54%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 82 (8.87%) Retail
2 73 (7.90%) Telecoms
3 72 (7.79%) Banking
4 48 (5.19%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.81%) Law
5 26 (2.81%) Legal
6 21 (2.27%) Marketing
7 19 (2.06%) Advertising
8 15 (1.62%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.52%) General Ledger
10 8 (0.87%) Billing
10 8 (0.87%) Back Office
11 7 (0.76%) Electronics
12 6 (0.65%) Automotive
12 6 (0.65%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) German Language
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Games
13 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 280 (30.30%) Analyst
2 154 (16.67%) Developer
3 131 (14.18%) Project Manager
4 113 (12.23%) Business Analyst
5 81 (8.77%) Architect
6 69 (7.47%) Consultant
7 52 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 52 (5.63%) Service Analyst
8 33 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 33 (3.57%) .NET Developer
8 33 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 27 (2.92%) Support Analyst
9 27 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
11 25 (2.71%) Systems Analyst
12 24 (2.60%) Help Desk Analyst
12 24 (2.60%) Oracle Consultant
13 23 (2.49%) Java Developer
14 21 (2.27%) Data Analyst
15 19 (2.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (10.71%) .NET
2 78 (8.44%) HTML
3 55 (5.95%) CSS
4 50 (5.41%) XML
5 38 (4.11%) Web Services
6 29 (3.14%) J2EE
6 29 (3.14%) WCF
7 27 (2.92%) Spring
7 27 (2.92%) .NET Framework
8 25 (2.71%) jQuery
9 23 (2.49%) ASP.NET
10 20 (2.16%) SOAP
10 20 (2.16%) REST
11 17 (1.84%) HTML5
11 17 (1.84%) JSON
11 17 (1.84%) Ajax
11 17 (1.84%) XHTML
12 15 (1.62%) JSP
13 14 (1.52%) CSS3
14 13 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.95%) Blackberry
3 27 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.81%) User Experience
5 20 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (1.73%) Mathematics
8 15 (1.62%) PMI
8 15 (1.62%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.41%) Data Integration
9 13 (1.41%) NHS
10 11 (1.19%) FMCG
11 10 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.97%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.97%) Smartphone
12 9 (0.97%) Clustering
13 8 (0.87%) Replication
13 8 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.76%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 119 (12.88%) Windows
2 70 (7.58%) Windows 7
3 58 (6.28%) Linux
4 57 (6.17%) UNIX
5 29 (3.14%) Solaris
6 20 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (1.19%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.08%) Windows 8
9 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.76%) AIX
10 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.65%) HPUX
12 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.43%) Android
13 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.22%) VMS
15 2 (0.22%) CentOS
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (19.48%) Project Management
2 173 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (11.15%) PRINCE2
4 98 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 76 (8.23%) ITIL
6 76 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
7 64 (6.93%) ETL
7 64 (6.93%) Scrum
8 59 (6.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 57 (6.17%) Waterfall
10 56 (6.06%) Business Analysis
10 56 (6.06%) TDD
11 50 (5.41%) MVC
12 49 (5.30%) ERP
12 49 (5.30%) Change Management
13 48 (5.19%) Migration
14 44 (4.76%) UML
15 42 (4.55%) SOA
16 40 (4.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 206 (22.29%) SQL
2 84 (9.09%) Java
3 64 (6.93%) C#
4 61 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 40 (4.33%) PL/SQL
6 22 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 20 (2.16%) Perl
8 15 (1.62%) Python
9 11 (1.19%) VB
10 10 (1.08%) VBA
11 9 (0.97%) C
12 7 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.76%) PHP
13 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.43%) C++
14 4 (0.43%) SAS Macro
14 4 (0.43%) Ruby
15 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (7.14%) Degree
2 44 (4.76%) ISEB
3 39 (4.22%) PMI Certification
4 26 (2.81%) PMP
5 16 (1.73%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.73%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.65%) MCP
12 5 (0.54%) ACCA
12 5 (0.54%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.43%) CIMA
13 4 (0.43%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.32%) AAT
14 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.65%) QA
2 13 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.87%) SLA
3 8 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 74 (8.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.43%) XenApp
4 3 (0.32%) vSphere
4 3 (0.32%) MetaFrame
4 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.11%) KVM
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.65%) SCCM
2 6 (0.65%) SCOM
3 4 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.11%) Opsview
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 183 (19.81%) Oracle
2 134 (14.50%) Microsoft
3 74 (8.01%) SAP
4 64 (6.93%) Citrix
5 32 (3.46%) HP
6 24 (2.60%) Remedy
7 23 (2.49%) VMware
8 18 (1.95%) Teradata
8 18 (1.95%) IBM
9 15 (1.62%) Planview
9 15 (1.62%) Business Objects
9 15 (1.62%) Sun
10 14 (1.52%) Informatica
11 13 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
11 13 (1.41%) Cisco
11 13 (1.41%) Avaya
12 12 (1.30%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.19%) Cognos
13 11 (1.19%) BMC
14 9 (0.97%) Polycom
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