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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 397 519 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.56% 16.42% 15.13%
As % of the General category 48.36% 54.12% 49.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 283 279
Median daily rate £450 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 20
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -10.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.33 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.23 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.01 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +28.78%
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
821 959 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.18% 30.35% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 480 529
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 93 81
Median hourly rate £29.50 £23.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.88% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £42.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +7.95%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -1 112 £425 +13.33% 21
Hertfordshire -1 105 £425 -10.52% 25
Cambridgeshire -1 65 £450 +9.09% 36
Suffolk +7 55 £475 +5.55% 7
Bedfordshire +2 36 £425 - 20
Norfolk +2 21 £438 +25.00% 3
East Anglia -2 3 £550 -4.34%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 175 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 134 (16.16%) Project Management
4 129 (15.56%) Windows
5 120 (14.48%) SQL
6 116 (13.99%) Microsoft
7 108 (13.03%) Oracle
7 108 (13.03%) MS Excel
8 85 (10.25%) Active Directory
9 81 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
10 79 (9.53%) SQL Server
11 77 (9.29%) PRINCE2
12 75 (9.05%) Scrum
13 73 (8.81%) MS Office
14 67 (8.08%) Java
15 64 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
16 60 (7.24%) ITIL
17 56 (6.76%) Document Management
18 55 (6.63%) Web Services
19 54 (6.51%) SAP
19 54 (6.51%) Windows 7
20 53 (6.39%) Citrix
21 52 (6.27%) Incident Management
22 51 (6.15%) Business Analysis
23 49 (5.91%) ERP
24 48 (5.79%) Banking
24 48 (5.79%) Retail
25 47 (5.67%) .NET
25 47 (5.67%) Marketing
25 47 (5.67%) Degree

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.77%) IIS
3 21 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.33%) SAS
6 10 (1.21%) Apache
6 10 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.97%) CMS
8 7 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.72%) Documentum
9 6 (0.72%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.60%) JBoss
11 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.48%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.36%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.24%) DNN
Applications
1 108 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 73 (8.81%) MS Office
3 23 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.05%) MS Project
6 5 (0.60%) FrameMaker
6 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
8 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 23 (2.77%) Hyperion Planning
2 17 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (1.45%) SAP ERP
5 11 (1.33%) SAP CRM
5 11 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.72%) HFM
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.48%) CODA-Financials
10 4 (0.48%) Primavera
10 4 (0.48%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.21%) Office 365
2 9 (1.09%) IBM Blueworks
3 8 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.97%) SaaS
4 4 (0.48%) IaaS
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.36%) Yammer
6 2 (0.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Slack
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) Force.com
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.65%) Firewall
2 19 (2.29%) DNS
3 15 (1.81%) Internet
4 12 (1.45%) ATM
4 12 (1.45%) SAN
5 9 (1.09%) BIG-IP
5 9 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (1.09%) NAS
6 8 (0.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (0.97%) WAN
7 7 (0.84%) LAN
8 6 (0.72%) MPLS
8 6 (0.72%) Network Security
9 5 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.60%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.48%) Intranet
11 3 (0.36%) DHCP
11 3 (0.36%) SMTP
11 3 (0.36%) SSL
11 3 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.53%) Essbase
5 17 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (1.69%) MySQL
6 14 (1.69%) QlikView
7 13 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (1.21%) Big Data
10 9 (1.09%) DB2
10 9 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (0.72%) Data Mart
13 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (1.33%) JIRA
2 5 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.48%) Selenium
3 4 (0.48%) Subversion
3 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.36%) Toad
4 3 (0.36%) VisualVM
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.12%) ERwin
6 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.12%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.12%) NUnit
6 1 (0.12%) Protractor
6 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.12%) Xcode
General
1 48 (5.79%) Banking
1 48 (5.79%) Retail
2 47 (5.67%) Marketing
3 44 (5.31%) Law
4 41 (4.95%) Manufacturing
5 31 (3.74%) Legal
6 22 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.41%) Billing
8 17 (2.05%) Automotive
8 17 (2.05%) General Ledger
9 14 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.57%) Electronics
11 12 (1.45%) Back Office
11 12 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.97%) Local Government
12 8 (0.97%) Publishing
13 7 (0.84%) Advertising
13 7 (0.84%) German Language
13 7 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 246 (29.67%) Analyst
2 121 (14.60%) Project Manager
3 101 (12.18%) Developer
4 98 (11.82%) Business Analyst
5 83 (10.01%) Consultant
6 62 (7.48%) Architect
6 62 (7.48%) Service Analyst
7 52 (6.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 40 (4.83%) Help Desk Analyst
9 35 (4.22%) Java Developer
10 32 (3.86%) Financial Analyst
11 31 (3.74%) IT Analyst
12 30 (3.62%) IT Manager
13 29 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.65%) Test Analyst
16 21 (2.53%) Support Analyst
17 20 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
18 19 (2.29%) SQL Developer
19 18 (2.17%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.63%) Web Services
2 47 (5.67%) .NET
3 43 (5.19%) HTML
4 32 (3.86%) SOAP
5 26 (3.14%) AngularJS
6 21 (2.53%) CSS
6 21 (2.53%) REST
7 19 (2.29%) Middleware
7 19 (2.29%) XML
8 17 (2.05%) Spring
9 13 (1.57%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.57%) ASP.NET
9 13 (1.57%) Hibernate
10 12 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (1.33%) Silverlight
12 10 (1.21%) J2EE
13 8 (0.97%) jQuery
14 7 (0.84%) HTML5
14 7 (0.84%) RESTful
15 6 (0.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.07%) Blackberry
3 33 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.57%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.33%) Reference Data
8 9 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.09%) EPoS
9 6 (0.72%) Clustering
9 6 (0.72%) CMDB
9 6 (0.72%) Data Extraction
9 6 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (0.72%) Statistics
9 6 (0.72%) SWIFT
9 6 (0.72%) User Experience
9 6 (0.72%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.60%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.56%) Windows
2 54 (6.51%) Windows 7
3 42 (5.07%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.50%) Linux
5 21 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.33%) Unix
9 8 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.84%) Solaris
11 4 (0.48%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.36%) AIX
12 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.24%) CentOS
13 2 (0.24%) Fedora
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.12%) Android
14 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 134 (16.16%) Project Management
4 77 (9.29%) PRINCE2
5 75 (9.05%) Scrum
6 64 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
7 60 (7.24%) ITIL
8 56 (6.76%) Document Management
9 52 (6.27%) Incident Management
10 51 (6.15%) Business Analysis
11 49 (5.91%) ERP
12 45 (5.43%) Change Management
12 45 (5.43%) CRM
13 43 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (4.95%) Migration
15 39 (4.70%) ETL
15 39 (4.70%) Programme Management
16 36 (4.34%) Change Control
16 36 (4.34%) Information Security
16 36 (4.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 120 (14.48%) SQL
2 67 (8.08%) Java
3 34 (4.10%) C#
4 18 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.05%) C
6 16 (1.93%) PL/SQL
7 14 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.45%) Python
9 8 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.84%) C++
10 7 (0.84%) Ruby
11 6 (0.72%) VBA
12 5 (0.60%) PHP
12 5 (0.60%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.48%) Perl
13 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.48%) VB
14 3 (0.36%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.24%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.24%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 47 (5.67%) Degree
2 32 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.65%) ISEB
4 19 (2.29%) CISM
4 19 (2.29%) CISSP
5 18 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 14 (1.69%) PMP
7 12 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.84%) MCP
9 6 (0.72%) CRISC
9 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.60%) CISA
10 5 (0.60%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.48%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.48%) ACCA
11 4 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.48%) CLAS
11 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.10%) QA
2 20 (2.41%) SLA
3 19 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.72%) GxP
4 6 (0.72%) SEPA
5 4 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) GAAP
7 2 (0.24%) GCP
7 2 (0.24%) GLP
7 2 (0.24%) GMP
7 2 (0.24%) P3O
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) DO-254
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 85 (10.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.21%) vSphere
6 7 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.24%) iptables
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.24%) Postfix
9 2 (0.24%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.24%) Snort
10 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (1.45%) SCCM
2 9 (1.09%) Puppet
3 5 (0.60%) Backup Exec
3 5 (0.60%) Control-M
4 4 (0.48%) WSUS
5 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.36%) OpenView
5 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.36%) Opsview
5 3 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (0.24%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.24%) Nagios
6 2 (0.24%) OSSEC
6 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.12%) Ansible
7 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 116 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 108 (13.03%) Oracle
3 54 (6.51%) SAP
4 53 (6.39%) Citrix
5 36 (4.34%) VMware
6 28 (3.38%) HP
7 24 (2.90%) Hyperion
8 21 (2.53%) Cisco
9 19 (2.29%) CheckPoint
10 17 (2.05%) IBM
11 13 (1.57%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.33%) Dell
13 10 (1.21%) F5
14 9 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.09%) Varonis
15 8 (0.97%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.84%) Cognos
17 6 (0.72%) Blue Coat
17 6 (0.72%) CODA
17 6 (0.72%) Sybase
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