The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 12 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 30 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.49% 13.03% 10.22%
As % of the General category 63.83% 65.96% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 16
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£450 £463 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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 Suffolk region.

General Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
47 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 18.01% 19.75% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 28
Average daily rate £450 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Ipswich +2 29 £450 -5.26% 1
Felixstowe - 1 £275 -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 16 (29.63%) PeopleSoft
2 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.81%) Project Management
6 8 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (12.96%) ISEB
7 7 (12.96%) Oracle
7 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 7 (12.96%) Banking
7 7 (12.96%) QA
7 7 (12.96%) Information Security
8 6 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (11.11%) C#
8 6 (11.11%) VBA
8 6 (11.11%) .NET
8 6 (11.11%) MS Office
8 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
9 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (9.26%) Cash Management
9 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (9.26%) HP
9 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.26%) EFT
9 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
10 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
10 4 (7.41%) MVC

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.85%) Documentum
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) PBX
1 1 (1.85%) VoIP
1 1 (1.85%) DPNSS
1 1 (1.85%) QSIG
1 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) OLAP
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
3 1 (1.85%) Maven
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Ant
3 1 (1.85%) JUnit
General
1 7 (12.96%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Business Analyst
3 12 (22.22%) Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.26%) MI Developer
6 4 (7.41%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Tester
7 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Change Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Author
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Author
8 2 (3.70%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) XML
2 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.56%) ADO
3 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.56%) HTML
4 2 (3.70%) MDX
4 2 (3.70%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 2 (3.70%) WCF
5 1 (1.85%) Spring Web Flow
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
5 1 (1.85%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.85%) Java SE
5 1 (1.85%) Java EE
5 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.85%) Spring
5 1 (1.85%) JDBC
5 1 (1.85%) JSP
5 1 (1.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) EFT
2 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.56%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) IVR
4 1 (1.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.81%) Project Management
4 7 (12.96%) Information Security
5 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
6 5 (9.26%) Cash Management
7 4 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (7.41%) OO
7 4 (7.41%) MVC
8 3 (5.56%) OOD
8 3 (5.56%) Scrum
8 3 (5.56%) Content Management
8 3 (5.56%) Transition Management
8 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.70%) SIEM
9 2 (3.70%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) C#
2 6 (11.11%) VBA
3 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.56%) VB
4 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) ISEB
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PMP
3 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) PeopleSoft
2 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle
4 5 (9.26%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) Kofax
5 2 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) Avaya
6 1 (1.85%) Lotus