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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 468 364 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.24% 15.05% 16.76%
As % of the General category 46.80% 48.47% 44.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 188 285
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 £190 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 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 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
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 751 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.57% 31.05% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 395 548
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 85
Average hourly rate £20.50 £32.10 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.13% +60.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £13.00 £9.98
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 0 157 £391 +10.21% 65
Essex -3 103 £413 -13.15% 35
Cambridgeshire 0 87 £316 -16.22% 59
Bedfordshire -3 56 £425 - 13
Suffolk +16 28 £425 -4.49% 13
Norfolk 0 28 £400 +60.00% 4
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 224 (23.78%) SQL
2 179 (19.00%) Project Management
3 167 (17.73%) Oracle
4 151 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (14.65%) Windows
6 124 (13.16%) MS Excel
7 120 (12.74%) Microsoft
8 103 (10.93%) Java
9 100 (10.62%) SQL Server
10 97 (10.30%) Retail
11 96 (10.19%) PRINCE2
12 95 (10.08%) ITIL
13 92 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (8.92%) MS Office
14 84 (8.92%) E-Commerce
15 76 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
15 76 (8.07%) .NET
16 74 (7.86%) Active Directory
17 73 (7.75%) Citrix
17 73 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
18 72 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
19 71 (7.54%) Windows 7
20 69 (7.32%) SAP
21 68 (7.22%) Banking
22 67 (7.11%) Linux
23 66 (7.01%) Telecoms
24 65 (6.90%) Degree
25 61 (6.48%) HTML
26 59 (6.26%) UNIX
26 59 (6.26%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 46 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.14%) WebLogic
3 36 (3.82%) Tomcat
4 25 (2.65%) Apache
5 24 (2.55%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.91%) IIS
6 18 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 16 (1.70%) MQSeries
7 16 (1.70%) SAS
8 15 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.06%) Lync
11 8 (0.85%) CMS
11 8 (0.85%) JBoss
12 5 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
13 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.42%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 124 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 84 (8.92%) MS Office
3 18 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.70%) MS Project
5 13 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.64%) SPSS
6 6 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.42%) 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 (3.40%) Oracle Payables
2 30 (3.18%) Oracle General Ledger
3 29 (3.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 22 (2.34%) Agresso
5 20 (2.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
8 14 (1.49%) Oracle Assets
9 12 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
12 6 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 5 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
13 5 (0.53%) SAP CO
13 5 (0.53%) SAP FI
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
14 4 (0.42%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.96%) SaaS
2 5 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
3 4 (0.42%) Office 365
4 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.87%) TCP/IP
2 24 (2.55%) LAN
3 21 (2.23%) Firewall
4 19 (2.02%) Internet
5 18 (1.91%) WAN
6 10 (1.06%) Broadband
7 9 (0.96%) VPN
7 9 (0.96%) SAN
8 8 (0.85%) DNS
9 7 (0.74%) ADSL
10 6 (0.64%) DHCP
10 6 (0.64%) VoIP
11 5 (0.53%) Wireless
11 5 (0.53%) Network Security
11 5 (0.53%) ATM
11 5 (0.53%) SMS
12 4 (0.42%) FTP
12 4 (0.42%) HTTP
13 3 (0.32%) LDAP
13 3 (0.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 73 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.55%) MySQL
8 22 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (1.80%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.70%) NoSQL
11 15 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (1.59%) DB2
12 13 (1.38%) Data Mart
12 13 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.96%) OLAP
15 9 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 26 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.44%) Eclipse
3 21 (2.23%) JUnit
3 21 (2.23%) Subversion
4 17 (1.80%) Ant
5 15 (1.59%) Maven
5 15 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (1.17%) IntelliJ
6 11 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (1.17%) Mockito
6 11 (1.17%) Selenium
7 10 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.74%) LoadRunner
8 7 (0.74%) JIRA
9 6 (0.64%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.42%) MSTest
10 4 (0.42%) Log4j
10 4 (0.42%) NUnit
10 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.32%) CruiseControl
General
1 97 (10.30%) Retail
2 68 (7.22%) Banking
3 66 (7.01%) Telecoms
4 50 (5.31%) Manufacturing
5 29 (3.08%) Legal
6 26 (2.76%) Law
7 23 (2.44%) Marketing
8 19 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.80%) Advertising
9 17 (1.80%) General Ledger
10 13 (1.38%) Local Government
11 8 (0.85%) Automotive
12 6 (0.64%) Back Office
13 5 (0.53%) Billing
14 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 281 (29.83%) Analyst
2 153 (16.24%) Developer
3 141 (14.97%) Project Manager
4 111 (11.78%) Business Analyst
5 84 (8.92%) Architect
6 51 (5.41%) Consultant
7 48 (5.10%) Service Analyst
7 48 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 34 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (3.29%) Test Analyst
9 31 (3.29%) Java Developer
10 30 (3.18%) Systems Analyst
10 30 (3.18%) Support Analyst
11 29 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (2.55%) Help Desk Analyst
13 20 (2.12%) Technical Architect
13 20 (2.12%) IT Project Manager
14 19 (2.02%) .NET Developer
15 18 (1.91%) Service Manager
15 18 (1.91%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.07%) .NET
2 61 (6.48%) HTML
3 52 (5.52%) Web Services
3 52 (5.52%) XML
4 47 (4.99%) J2EE
5 40 (4.25%) CSS
6 32 (3.40%) Spring
7 20 (2.12%) ASP.NET
7 20 (2.12%) jQuery
8 19 (2.02%) JSP
8 19 (2.02%) SOAP
8 19 (2.02%) Hibernate
9 17 (1.80%) Ajax
9 17 (1.80%) REST
10 16 (1.70%) JSON
11 15 (1.59%) J2SE
12 14 (1.49%) WCF
13 13 (1.38%) HTML5
14 12 (1.27%) Middleware
14 12 (1.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.52%) Blackberry
2 49 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.87%) User Experience
5 20 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.02%) NHS
7 18 (1.91%) PMI
8 17 (1.80%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.70%) Mathematics
9 16 (1.70%) Data Integration
10 13 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (1.27%) FMCG
12 11 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.17%) Clustering
13 10 (1.06%) Replication
14 9 (0.96%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.85%) Open Source
15 8 (0.85%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.85%) Smartphone
16 7 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 138 (14.65%) Windows
2 71 (7.54%) Windows 7
3 67 (7.11%) Linux
4 59 (6.26%) UNIX
5 28 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (2.87%) Solaris
7 15 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.96%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.64%) Android
13 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.42%) AIX
14 4 (0.42%) HPUX
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.11%) SUSE
16 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (19.00%) Project Management
2 151 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (10.19%) PRINCE2
4 95 (10.08%) ITIL
5 92 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 84 (8.92%) E-Commerce
7 76 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
8 72 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (6.26%) Waterfall
10 58 (6.16%) ETL
11 53 (5.63%) Change Management
12 50 (5.31%) Scrum
12 50 (5.31%) Migration
13 46 (4.88%) UML
14 44 (4.67%) ERP
15 43 (4.56%) Incident Management
16 40 (4.25%) Document Management
17 38 (4.03%) Enterprise Architecture
18 37 (3.93%) Business Analysis
18 37 (3.93%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 224 (23.78%) SQL
2 103 (10.93%) Java
3 52 (5.52%) JavaScript
4 44 (4.67%) C#
5 36 (3.82%) PL/SQL
6 35 (3.72%) T-SQL
7 24 (2.55%) Perl
8 17 (1.80%) Python
9 10 (1.06%) VBA
10 9 (0.96%) PowerShell
11 8 (0.85%) PHP
12 7 (0.74%) VB
13 5 (0.53%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.42%) C
14 4 (0.42%) C++
14 4 (0.42%) SAS Macro
14 4 (0.42%) Ruby
14 4 (0.42%) XPath
14 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.32%) JCL
Qualifications
1 65 (6.90%) Degree
2 48 (5.10%) ISEB
3 34 (3.61%) PMI Certification
4 21 (2.23%) ISTQB
5 19 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.91%) PMP
7 17 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (1.70%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.85%) ACCA
14 7 (0.74%) CISSP
14 7 (0.74%) CIMA
15 6 (0.64%) MCSE
15 6 (0.64%) Sun Certification
16 3 (0.32%) CISA
16 3 (0.32%) CISM
16 3 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.35%) QA
2 17 (1.80%) SLA
3 10 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.53%) 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 74 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.74%) XenApp
5 4 (0.42%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.42%) 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 25 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.85%) SCCM
3 7 (0.74%) SCOM
4 4 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.32%) Opsview
6 2 (0.21%) Puppet
6 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.21%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.21%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.11%) OPNET
7 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 167 (17.73%) Oracle
2 120 (12.74%) Microsoft
3 73 (7.75%) Citrix
4 69 (7.32%) SAP
5 38 (4.03%) HP
6 33 (3.50%) VMware
7 28 (2.97%) IBM
8 26 (2.76%) Remedy
9 21 (2.23%) Teradata
10 20 (2.12%) Sun
11 19 (2.02%) Sybase
12 17 (1.80%) PeopleSoft
13 16 (1.70%) Cisco
14 15 (1.59%) Atlassian
15 13 (1.38%) Splunk
16 12 (1.27%) BMC
16 12 (1.27%) Informatica
17 11 (1.17%) Avaya
18 10 (1.06%) Hyperion
18 10 (1.06%) Business Objects
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Santander
Rate: 35 Hours per week with day in lieu
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Santander
Rate: 35 Hours per week with day in lieu
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £50,000 Pro Rata
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Huxley Associates
Rate: £175 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The SmartList
Posted: 2 days ago
Norfolk
People Source
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £100 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £95 to £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago