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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 136 106 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.76% 24.31% 17.35%
As % of the General category 65.38% 69.28% 62.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 66 53
Average daily rate £375 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £47.55 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
208 153 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 39.39% 35.09% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 83 73
Average daily rate £388 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £216 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 24
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.25 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% -17.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 8 February 2016.

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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chelmsford +3 33 £344 +114.84% 5
Brentwood 0 26 £400 -8.57% 9
Colchester -5 10 £375 +50.00% 2
Southend-on-Sea -10 2 £481 +5.19%
Saffron Walden 0 1 £425 -20.93%
Basildon -9 1 - - 1
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 80 (30.08%) SQL
2 54 (20.30%) Windows
3 41 (15.41%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (14.66%) Active Directory
4 39 (14.66%) Citrix
4 39 (14.66%) SQL Server
5 38 (14.29%) Project Management
6 35 (13.16%) .NET
6 35 (13.16%) Banking
7 33 (12.41%) Microsoft
8 32 (12.03%) MS Excel
9 31 (11.65%) Incident Management
10 30 (11.28%) MS Office
11 29 (10.90%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (9.77%) C#
12 26 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (9.02%) ITIL
13 24 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (9.02%) Windows 7
14 22 (8.27%) Oracle
15 20 (7.52%) Law
15 20 (7.52%) Change Management
15 20 (7.52%) ASP.NET
15 20 (7.52%) Blackberry
15 20 (7.52%) Degree
15 20 (7.52%) Document Management
16 19 (7.14%) HP
16 19 (7.14%) Firewall

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.50%) IIS
2 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.75%) Apache
3 2 (0.75%) JBoss
3 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 30 (11.28%) MS Office
3 3 (1.13%) MS Project
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.38%) CODA-Financials
2 7 (2.63%) Cognos Planning
3 4 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.75%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.75%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.38%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.13%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (0.75%) IaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.14%) Firewall
2 10 (3.76%) DHCP
2 10 (3.76%) DNS
3 9 (3.38%) Network Security
4 8 (3.01%) WAN
5 7 (2.63%) SAN
6 6 (2.26%) NetScaler
7 5 (1.88%) Internet
8 3 (1.13%) HTTP
8 3 (1.13%) SSL
8 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (0.75%) LDAP
9 2 (0.75%) NetScreen
10 1 (0.38%) Extranet
10 1 (0.38%) Intranet
10 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.90%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.01%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (2.63%) DB2
6 7 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.88%) QlikView
9 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.75%) Hyperion Smart View
10 2 (0.75%) MS Access
10 2 (0.75%) MySQL
10 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (3.38%) HP UFT
2 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.13%) ERwin
3 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.13%) MSI
4 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.38%) JIRA
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.38%) Selenium
4 1 (0.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 35 (13.16%) Banking
2 20 (7.52%) Law
3 16 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.89%) Retail
5 10 (3.76%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.76%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.88%) Automotive
8 2 (0.75%) French Language
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (29.32%) Analyst
2 43 (16.17%) Developer
3 38 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 29 (10.90%) Applications Support
4 29 (10.90%) Service Analyst
5 28 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 25 (9.40%) SQL Developer
7 22 (8.27%) .NET Developer
7 22 (8.27%) Applications Support Analyst
8 20 (7.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (6.77%) C# Developer
9 18 (6.77%) Help Desk Analyst
10 14 (5.26%) Architect
10 14 (5.26%) Team Leader
11 12 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 12 (4.51%) IT Manager
12 11 (4.14%) Consultant
12 11 (4.14%) Senior Developer
12 11 (4.14%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.16%) .NET
2 20 (7.52%) ASP.NET
3 17 (6.39%) XML
4 14 (5.26%) WCF
5 13 (4.89%) HTML
6 11 (4.14%) WPF
7 10 (3.76%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (2.63%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.63%) RESTful
8 7 (2.63%) Web Services
9 6 (2.26%) HTML5
9 6 (2.26%) Middleware
10 5 (1.88%) jQuery
11 4 (1.50%) Entity Framework
12 3 (1.13%) LINQ
13 2 (0.75%) ADO.NET
13 2 (0.75%) Django
13 2 (0.75%) OpenGL
13 2 (0.75%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.52%) Blackberry
2 11 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.26%) Biology
3 6 (2.26%) Clustering
3 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.88%) Data Extraction
4 5 (1.88%) Reinsurance
5 4 (1.50%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.50%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.50%) HP Storage
5 4 (1.50%) Life Science
6 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.75%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (0.75%) Chemistry
7 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.75%) Physics
7 2 (0.75%) PMI
7 2 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.30%) Windows
2 24 (9.02%) Windows 7
3 11 (4.14%) Unix
3 11 (4.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.26%) Linux
5 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.88%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.88%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.41%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (14.29%) Project Management
3 31 (11.65%) Incident Management
4 29 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (9.02%) ITIL
6 20 (7.52%) Change Management
6 20 (7.52%) Document Management
7 17 (6.39%) PRINCE2
8 14 (5.26%) MVC
9 13 (4.89%) SOA
9 13 (4.89%) Software Testing
9 13 (4.89%) Time Management
10 12 (4.51%) Statistical Analysis
11 11 (4.14%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.14%) Migration
11 11 (4.14%) Scrum
12 10 (3.76%) ETL
12 10 (3.76%) Wealth Management
13 9 (3.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (30.08%) SQL
2 26 (9.77%) C#
3 10 (3.76%) T-SQL
4 9 (3.38%) Java
5 7 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.88%) Perl
8 4 (1.50%) C
9 3 (1.13%) Python
9 3 (1.13%) VBA
10 2 (0.75%) C++
10 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.75%) VB
10 2 (0.75%) VBScript
11 1 (0.38%) Clojure
11 1 (0.38%) Scala
11 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (7.52%) Degree
2 10 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (3.76%) PMI Certification
3 9 (3.38%) CCNP
4 8 (3.01%) ISEB
4 8 (3.01%) PMP
5 7 (2.63%) CCSA
6 6 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.88%) PhD
7 5 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.13%) CCIE
9 3 (1.13%) MCITP
9 3 (1.13%) MCSE
10 2 (0.75%) CCNA
10 2 (0.75%) CCSP
11 1 (0.38%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.01%) SLA
2 3 (1.13%) QA
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO22301
System Software
1 39 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.01%) XenApp
3 4 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.13%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.75%) XenServer
6 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
2 6 (2.26%) SCCM
3 4 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.13%) Puppet
4 3 (1.13%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 39 (14.66%) Citrix
2 33 (12.41%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.27%) Oracle
4 19 (7.14%) HP
5 11 (4.14%) CODA
5 11 (4.14%) Cognos
6 10 (3.76%) Cisco
6 10 (3.76%) VMware
7 8 (3.01%) DevExpress
8 7 (2.63%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.63%) IBM
9 5 (1.88%) 3PAR
9 5 (1.88%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.13%) Capita
11 2 (0.75%) Dell
11 2 (0.75%) Juniper
11 2 (0.75%) Rally
11 2 (0.75%) SunGard
11 2 (0.75%) Symantec
12 1 (0.38%) CA
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