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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 96 72 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.88% 15.48% 19.75%
As % of the General category 53.63% 52.17% 55.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 50
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £630 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -50.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
179 138 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.06% 29.68% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 42 99
Average daily rate £425 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £543 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 27
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £39.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Colchester -2 16 £368 -13.52%
Brentwood +1 14 £525 +17.97% 10
Chelmsford +9 13 £400 +16.78% 2
Basildon 0 6 - - 3
Southend-on-Sea 0 2 - -
Witham - 1 £325 - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Thurrock - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Halstead - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Loughton - - - - 1
Purfleet - - - -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 60 (21.74%) Windows
2 58 (21.01%) SQL
3 44 (15.94%) Oracle
4 43 (15.58%) Project Management
5 34 (12.32%) MS Excel
5 34 (12.32%) Microsoft
6 33 (11.96%) ITIL
6 33 (11.96%) MS Office
7 32 (11.59%) Citrix
8 31 (11.23%) Banking
9 29 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (9.42%) SQL Server
11 25 (9.06%) IBM
12 24 (8.70%) Java
13 23 (8.33%) .NET
13 23 (8.33%) Active Directory
14 21 (7.61%) VMware
14 21 (7.61%) Windows 7
15 20 (7.25%) Incident Management
15 20 (7.25%) Degree
16 19 (6.88%) Management Information System
16 19 (6.88%) WebLogic
17 18 (6.52%) Linux
17 18 (6.52%) Blackberry
17 18 (6.52%) Migration
18 17 (6.16%) Firewall
19 16 (5.80%) PRINCE2
20 15 (5.43%) Project Planning
20 15 (5.43%) Business Analysis
21 14 (5.07%) Test Scripting

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 19 (6.88%) WebLogic
2 12 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.99%) Apache
4 9 (3.26%) IIS
5 8 (2.90%) GlassFish
6 7 (2.54%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.09%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.72%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.72%) CMS
11 1 (0.36%) CICS
11 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 33 (11.96%) MS Office
3 11 (3.99%) MS Project
4 8 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.54%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.45%) Magento
4 4 (1.45%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (1.09%) BASE24
5 3 (1.09%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.36%) Agresso
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.99%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.16%) Firewall
2 5 (1.81%) VoIP
3 4 (1.45%) Network Security
3 4 (1.45%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.45%) SAN
3 4 (1.45%) WAN
3 4 (1.45%) ATM
3 4 (1.45%) LAN
4 3 (1.09%) Internet
5 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.72%) NAS
5 2 (0.72%) LDAP
5 2 (0.72%) VPN
6 1 (0.36%) FTP
6 1 (0.36%) IPv4
6 1 (0.36%) IPv6
6 1 (0.36%) OSPF
6 1 (0.36%) BGP
6 1 (0.36%) CTI
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.17%) Data Mart
6 6 (2.17%) WebFOCUS
7 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.45%) MS Access
8 3 (1.09%) DB2
8 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.72%) DTS
9 2 (0.72%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.36%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 9 (3.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (1.45%) VisualVM
3 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.36%) JUnit
4 1 (0.36%) Maven
4 1 (0.36%) QADirector
4 1 (0.36%) Lombardi
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) Moq
4 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (11.23%) Banking
2 13 (4.71%) Local Government
3 12 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.62%) Marketing
4 10 (3.62%) Law
5 9 (3.26%) Retail
6 8 (2.90%) Legal
6 8 (2.90%) Automotive
7 6 (2.17%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.81%) French Language
9 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 83 (30.07%) Analyst
2 49 (17.75%) Project Manager
3 30 (10.87%) Architect
4 20 (7.25%) Business Analyst
4 20 (7.25%) Developer
5 17 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (6.16%) Service Analyst
6 15 (5.43%) Consultant
7 14 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.71%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (3.62%) Help Desk Analyst
10 10 (3.62%) Security Analyst
11 7 (2.54%) Administrator
11 7 (2.54%) Applications Support
11 7 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (2.54%) Oracle Consultant
12 6 (2.17%) Capacity Management Analyst
12 6 (2.17%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.33%) .NET
2 13 (4.71%) XML
3 7 (2.54%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.17%) COM+
4 6 (2.17%) Middleware
5 5 (1.81%) HTML
5 5 (1.81%) JSON
6 4 (1.45%) WPF
6 4 (1.45%) Web Services
6 4 (1.45%) J2EE
7 3 (1.09%) SOAP
7 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.72%) HTML5
8 2 (0.72%) jQuery
8 2 (0.72%) LINQ
8 2 (0.72%) JRules
8 2 (0.72%) CSS
9 1 (0.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.88%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.52%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.71%) NHS
4 9 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.81%) PMI
6 4 (1.45%) iPhone
6 4 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.09%) PKI
7 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.72%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.72%) Tandem
9 1 (0.36%) AS400
9 1 (0.36%) Replication
9 1 (0.36%) EMV
9 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.74%) Windows
2 21 (7.61%) Windows 7
3 18 (6.52%) Linux
4 11 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.62%) UNIX
6 8 (2.90%) Solaris
7 7 (2.54%) AIX
8 5 (1.81%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.45%) Android
9 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.09%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.36%) SUSE
12 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.58%) Project Management
2 33 (11.96%) ITIL
3 29 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (7.25%) Incident Management
5 18 (6.52%) Migration
6 16 (5.80%) PRINCE2
7 15 (5.43%) Project Planning
7 15 (5.43%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.07%) Test Scripting
8 14 (5.07%) Service Delivery
8 14 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (4.71%) Information Security
9 13 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (4.71%) Test Automation
9 13 (4.71%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (4.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (4.35%) CRM
11 10 (3.62%) Document Management
11 10 (3.62%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.01%) SQL
2 24 (8.70%) Java
3 10 (3.62%) VBScript
4 8 (2.90%) C#
5 7 (2.54%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.45%) C
6 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.45%) PHP
6 4 (1.45%) VBA
6 4 (1.45%) XAML
7 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.72%) VB6
8 2 (0.72%) VB
8 2 (0.72%) COBOL
8 2 (0.72%) JCL
9 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 20 (7.25%) Degree
2 8 (2.90%) PMI Certification
3 7 (2.54%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.81%) CISSP
4 5 (1.81%) ISEB
4 5 (1.81%) MCSA
5 4 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.45%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.09%) PMP
7 2 (0.72%) APMP
7 2 (0.72%) GSEC
7 2 (0.72%) GIAC
7 2 (0.72%) SSCP
8 1 (0.36%) CISM
8 1 (0.36%) CIMA
8 1 (0.36%) CCNA
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.62%) QA
2 7 (2.54%) COBIT
3 6 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.45%) SLA
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.54%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.17%) XenApp
5 5 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.45%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.45%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.72%) RACF
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.36%) XenServer
8 1 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (3.26%) Tivoli
1 9 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.45%) Opsview
4 2 (0.72%) Puppet
4 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.72%) SCCM
5 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.36%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 44 (15.94%) Oracle
2 34 (12.32%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.59%) Citrix
4 25 (9.06%) IBM
5 21 (7.61%) VMware
6 12 (4.35%) webMethods
6 12 (4.35%) SAP
6 12 (4.35%) JBoss
6 12 (4.35%) HP
7 10 (3.62%) NetApp
8 6 (2.17%) Cisco
9 5 (1.81%) Teradata
9 5 (1.81%) Software AG
9 5 (1.81%) Lagan
10 4 (1.45%) Splunk
10 4 (1.45%) Qualys
10 4 (1.45%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.45%) ScanSafe
11 3 (1.09%) Apple
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Loughton
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 27 days ago