The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Essex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 196 70 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.06% 16.51% 16.63%
As % of the General category 71.27% 50.00% 53.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 39 36
Average daily rate £425 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -8.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £430 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.01 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.87% +62.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.55 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.33 £38.80 £34.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.87% -22.44%
General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
275 140 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.17% 33.02% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 61 59
Average daily rate £400 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 14
Average hourly rate £35.80 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.33% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £46.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Finance
East of England

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Essex region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Essex region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +1 25 £550 +80.32% 5
Brentwood +4 22 £450 +29.49% 8
Colchester 0 18 £413 +3.12% 2
Chelmsford -3 10 £325 -18.75% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £300 -
Harlow - 1 - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Witham - - - - 2
Billericay - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 67 (24.36%) SQL
2 58 (21.09%) Windows
3 48 (17.45%) Oracle
4 38 (13.82%) Project Management
5 36 (13.09%) Active Directory
5 36 (13.09%) MS Excel
5 36 (13.09%) Banking
6 35 (12.73%) MS Office
7 30 (10.91%) Microsoft
7 30 (10.91%) Citrix
8 28 (10.18%) .NET
9 26 (9.45%) Linux
9 26 (9.45%) IBM
10 25 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 24 (8.73%) SQL Server
12 23 (8.36%) Blackberry
12 23 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (8.00%) Java
13 22 (8.00%) ITIL
13 22 (8.00%) Degree
13 22 (8.00%) Windows 7
14 21 (7.64%) Incident Management
15 20 (7.27%) Tivoli
15 20 (7.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 20 (7.27%) Telecoms
16 19 (6.91%) NetApp
17 18 (6.55%) VMware ESX
18 17 (6.18%) XML
19 16 (5.82%) Solaris
19 16 (5.82%) VMware

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 11 (4.00%) IIS
1 11 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.91%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.91%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.18%) Apache
5 4 (1.45%) GlassFish
5 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (13.09%) MS Excel
2 35 (12.73%) MS Office
3 10 (3.64%) MS Project
4 5 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Oracle CRM
1 4 (1.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 4 (1.45%) Magento
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.73%) BASE24
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.73%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.73%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) AWD
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.82%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.55%) LDAP
1 7 (2.55%) Firewall
2 6 (2.18%) SAN
3 5 (1.82%) DNS
4 4 (1.45%) VoIP
4 4 (1.45%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.09%) DHCP
5 3 (1.09%) ATM
6 2 (0.73%) LAN
6 2 (0.73%) FTP
6 2 (0.73%) VPN
6 2 (0.73%) WAN
6 2 (0.73%) SMTP
6 2 (0.73%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.73%) Network Security
6 2 (0.73%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.73%) NAS
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.36%) FWSM
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.18%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.09%) DB2
6 2 (0.73%) MS Access
6 2 (0.73%) DTS
6 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.73%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.73%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.09%) Subversion
3 3 (1.09%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.09%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.36%) Moq
5 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.36%) NUnit
5 1 (0.36%) ERwin
General
1 36 (13.09%) Banking
2 20 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.27%) Law
4 8 (2.91%) Legal
4 8 (2.91%) Retail
5 7 (2.55%) Marketing
6 6 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.82%) French Language
8 4 (1.45%) Automotive
8 4 (1.45%) Back Office
9 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.73%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 94 (34.18%) Analyst
2 47 (17.09%) Project Manager
3 31 (11.27%) Business Analyst
4 18 (6.55%) Developer
4 18 (6.55%) Support Analyst
5 14 (5.09%) Architect
6 12 (4.36%) Capacity Management Analyst
6 12 (4.36%) Capacity Analyst
7 9 (3.27%) Administrator
7 9 (3.27%) Service Analyst
7 9 (3.27%) Help Desk Analyst
7 9 (3.27%) Consultant
7 9 (3.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (2.91%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (2.91%) IT Support
9 7 (2.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (2.55%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (2.18%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.18%) .NET
2 17 (6.18%) XML
3 12 (4.36%) Middleware
4 9 (3.27%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.27%) HTML
5 7 (2.55%) COM+
6 6 (2.18%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.82%) WPF
7 5 (1.82%) CSS
7 5 (1.82%) SOAP
8 4 (1.45%) Web Services
8 4 (1.45%) J2EE
8 4 (1.45%) JSON
9 3 (1.09%) XML Schema
9 3 (1.09%) XSD
9 3 (1.09%) XSLT
10 2 (0.73%) LINQ
10 2 (0.73%) WCF
10 2 (0.73%) JRules
10 2 (0.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.36%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.27%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.82%) PKI
4 4 (1.45%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.45%) iPhone
5 3 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.09%) NHS
6 2 (0.73%) Clustering
6 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.73%) PMI
6 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.36%) DataPower
7 1 (0.36%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.36%) Tandem
7 1 (0.36%) VAX
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.36%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 58 (21.09%) Windows
2 26 (9.45%) Linux
3 22 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (5.82%) Solaris
5 15 (5.45%) AIX
6 11 (4.00%) UNIX
7 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.45%) Android
11 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.73%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.82%) Project Management
2 25 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 23 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (8.00%) ITIL
5 21 (7.64%) Incident Management
6 15 (5.45%) Test Automation
6 15 (5.45%) Capacity Management
7 14 (5.09%) ERP
8 13 (4.73%) Migration
8 13 (4.73%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (4.36%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (4.00%) Data Modelling
10 11 (4.00%) Service Management
11 10 (3.64%) Document Management
12 9 (3.27%) Project Planning
12 9 (3.27%) SOA
12 9 (3.27%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.91%) OO
13 8 (2.91%) UML
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.36%) SQL
2 22 (8.00%) Java
3 14 (5.09%) VBScript
4 12 (4.36%) C#
4 12 (4.36%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.91%) VB
6 6 (2.18%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.82%) VB6
8 4 (1.45%) XAML
8 4 (1.45%) C
8 4 (1.45%) PHP
9 3 (1.09%) Perl
10 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 22 (8.00%) Degree
2 8 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.18%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.18%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.18%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.45%) MCSE
4 4 (1.45%) MCSA
4 4 (1.45%) ISEB
5 3 (1.09%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.73%) GIAC
6 2 (0.73%) CISSP
6 2 (0.73%) SSCP
6 2 (0.73%) MCTS
6 2 (0.73%) GSEC
6 2 (0.73%) APMP
6 2 (0.73%) MCSM
7 1 (0.36%) PMP
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.91%) QA
2 7 (2.55%) COBIT
2 7 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.45%) SLA
4 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.36%) GxP
5 1 (0.36%) Basel II
System Software
1 36 (13.09%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.55%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.45%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.09%) XenApp
5 3 (1.09%) XenServer
6 2 (0.73%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 20 (7.27%) Tivoli
1 20 (7.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.73%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (17.45%) Oracle
2 30 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.91%) Citrix
3 26 (9.45%) IBM
4 19 (6.91%) NetApp
5 16 (5.82%) VMware
6 14 (5.09%) SAP
7 11 (4.00%) HP
8 8 (2.91%) JBoss
9 5 (1.82%) webMethods
9 5 (1.82%) Cisco
10 4 (1.45%) McAfee
10 4 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.45%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.09%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.09%) BMC
11 3 (1.09%) Avaya
11 3 (1.09%) Software AG
11 3 (1.09%) Apple
12 2 (0.73%) Teradata
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Essex
Annapurna
Rate: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400-£500pd
Posted: 21 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Essex
TRG
Rate: 280-340 Per Day
Posted: 26 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per day
Posted: 26 days ago