The 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 97 139 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 22.66% 21.03% 19.66%
As % of the General category 65.99% 67.15% 64.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 74 34
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£406 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £35.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.51%
Finance
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
147 207 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.35% 31.32% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 98 46
Average daily rate £415 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £14.10 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Brentwood +1 27 £450 - 7
Colchester -2 15 £250 -39.39% 3
Chelmsford +3 10 £148 -65.29% 2
Basildon -2 6 £613 +36.11% 5
Southend-on-Sea +7 3 £445 - 2
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - - 1
Rayleigh - - - - 2
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 58 (28.16%) Windows
2 50 (24.27%) MS Office
3 49 (23.79%) Citrix
4 47 (22.82%) Active Directory
5 43 (20.87%) Project Management
5 43 (20.87%) MS Excel
6 38 (18.45%) Windows 7
7 34 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (16.02%) Document Management
8 33 (16.02%) Blackberry
9 32 (15.53%) Incident Management
10 29 (14.08%) Microsoft
10 29 (14.08%) PRINCE2
10 29 (14.08%) SQL
11 28 (13.59%) Banking
12 27 (13.11%) Oracle
13 26 (12.62%) ITIL
13 26 (12.62%) Law
14 25 (12.14%) Telecoms
15 20 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (9.22%) PMP
16 19 (9.22%) PMI Certification
16 19 (9.22%) SQL Server
16 19 (9.22%) Migration
17 17 (8.25%) Business Analysis
18 16 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (7.77%) Degree
19 14 (6.80%) Linux
20 13 (6.31%) .NET

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.43%) JBoss
3 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.97%) IIS
4 2 (0.97%) Documentum
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 50 (24.27%) MS Office
2 43 (20.87%) MS Excel
3 12 (5.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.37%) MS Project
5 5 (2.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (4.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (3.40%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (3.40%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (2.91%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (2.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.94%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.97%) Agresso
7 2 (0.97%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.49%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.43%) Network Security
2 4 (1.94%) SAN
2 4 (1.94%) Firewall
2 4 (1.94%) DHCP
2 4 (1.94%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.94%) DNS
3 3 (1.46%) VoIP
4 2 (0.97%) Broadband
4 2 (0.97%) LDAP
4 2 (0.97%) VPN
4 2 (0.97%) Wireless
4 2 (0.97%) Internet
4 2 (0.97%) NAS
5 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.49%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.46%) MySQL
7 3 (1.46%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.46%) DB2
8 2 (0.97%) MS Access
8 2 (0.97%) EDMS
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.97%) WebFOCUS
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) NUnit
1 3 (1.46%) Selenium
2 2 (0.97%) SpecFlow
2 2 (0.97%) ERwin
3 1 (0.49%) MSI
3 1 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.49%) AccuRev
General
1 28 (13.59%) Banking
2 26 (12.62%) Law
3 25 (12.14%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.37%) Legal
5 7 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.40%) Automotive
6 5 (2.43%) Retail
6 5 (2.43%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.94%) Local Government
7 4 (1.94%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.94%) French Language
8 2 (0.97%) Front Office
8 2 (0.97%) Back Office
8 2 (0.97%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (33.50%) Analyst
2 35 (16.99%) Project Manager
3 33 (16.02%) Service Analyst
3 33 (16.02%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (15.05%) Help Desk Analyst
5 21 (10.19%) Architect
5 21 (10.19%) Developer
6 19 (9.22%) Business Analyst
7 15 (7.28%) Consultant
8 12 (5.83%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Information Architect
10 8 (3.88%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.88%) Oracle Consultant
11 7 (3.40%) Coordinator
12 6 (2.91%) Data Architect
12 6 (2.91%) Project Coordinator
12 6 (2.91%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 6 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
13 5 (2.43%) Oracle Financials Consultant
13 5 (2.43%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.31%) .NET
2 9 (4.37%) HTML
2 9 (4.37%) XML
3 7 (3.40%) CSS
4 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.46%) Spring
4 3 (1.46%) Java EE
4 3 (1.46%) Spring MVC
4 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (1.46%) CSS3
5 2 (0.97%) Autofac
5 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (0.97%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (0.97%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (0.97%) Middleware
5 2 (0.97%) JAAS
5 2 (0.97%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.97%) Flash
6 1 (0.49%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.02%) Blackberry
2 20 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.46%) AS400
4 3 (1.46%) Clustering
4 3 (1.46%) NHS
4 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.46%) Open Source
4 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.97%) iSeries
6 1 (0.49%) User Experience
6 1 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.49%) DTV
6 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.49%) EFT
6 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 58 (28.16%) Windows
2 38 (18.45%) Windows 7
3 14 (6.80%) Linux
4 7 (3.40%) Solaris
4 7 (3.40%) Windows Vista
5 5 (2.43%) UNIX
5 5 (2.43%) AIX
6 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.97%) HPUX
7 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.49%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.87%) Project Management
2 34 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (16.02%) Document Management
4 32 (15.53%) Incident Management
5 29 (14.08%) PRINCE2
6 26 (12.62%) ITIL
7 20 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (9.22%) Migration
9 17 (8.25%) Business Analysis
10 13 (6.31%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (6.31%) Change Management
10 13 (6.31%) Workflow
11 12 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.34%) Service Management
12 11 (5.34%) Change Control
13 10 (4.85%) Wealth Management
14 8 (3.88%) Information Architecture
14 8 (3.88%) Data Modelling
14 8 (3.88%) UML
15 7 (3.40%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.08%) SQL
2 10 (4.85%) Java
3 7 (3.40%) C#
4 6 (2.91%) VBA
5 5 (2.43%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.94%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.49%) XQuery
9 1 (0.49%) XPath
9 1 (0.49%) VBScript
9 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (9.22%) PMP
1 19 (9.22%) PMI Certification
2 16 (7.77%) Degree
3 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.94%) MCSE
5 3 (1.46%) ISEB
5 3 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.97%) CISSP
6 2 (0.97%) MCSA
6 2 (0.97%) MCP
6 2 (0.97%) MCSD
6 2 (0.97%) MCITP
6 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.97%) CISA
7 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.94%) SLA
1 4 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.94%) QA
1 4 (1.94%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.49%) GAAP
System Software
1 47 (22.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.94%) XenApp
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.97%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.97%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.97%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.49%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 49 (23.79%) Citrix
2 29 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 27 (13.11%) Oracle
4 11 (5.34%) HP
5 8 (3.88%) VMware
6 6 (2.91%) IBM
7 3 (1.46%) SunGard
7 3 (1.46%) NetApp
7 3 (1.46%) EMC
8 2 (0.97%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.97%) Lagan
8 2 (0.97%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.97%) BMC
8 2 (0.97%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.97%) SAP
9 1 (0.49%) Cognos
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco
9 1 (0.49%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.49%) Sun
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