Period
to 16 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 207 90 468
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.42% 7.66% 11.67%
As % of the General category 16.63% 16.45% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 64 306
10th Percentile £252 £234 £263
25th Percentile £358 £306 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £446 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.44% -0.83% -10.00%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £529
90th Percentile £717 £569 £625
England median daily rate £550 £525 £510
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
10th Percentile " £10.98 £17.30
25th Percentile £11.25 £12.81 £23.00
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.25 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.15% -53.57% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £19.31 £38.75
90th Percentile £48.94 £20.93 £39.50
England median hourly rate £15.89 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.97% +3.57% -7.55%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,245 547 1,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 50.63% 46.55% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 308 1,145
10th Percentile £149 £206 £200
25th Percentile £263 £300 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £540 £513 £525
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 60 143
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.23 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £23.88 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -43.46% +49.22% -7.43%
75th Percentile £27.00 £45.56 £41.38
90th Percentile £47.18 £50.28 £48.95
England median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.91% +17.65% +3.80%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the East of England region over the 6 months to 16 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire 0 79 £510 +13.33% 60
Bedfordshire +6 42 £550 +22.91% 10
Cambridgeshire -12 32 £438 -2.78% 50
Essex -18 21 £429 +16.20% 25
Norfolk -3 15 £375 +9.09% 12
Suffolk +1 11 £375 +7.14% 10
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 52 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
1 52 (25.12%) Social Skills
2 36 (17.39%) Project Management
3 35 (16.91%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (16.91%) Azure
4 34 (16.43%) Microsoft
5 32 (15.46%) Migration
6 29 (14.01%) Retail
7 26 (12.56%) SAP
8 25 (12.08%) Analytics
9 24 (11.59%) DevOps
10 23 (11.11%) Programme Management
11 21 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (10.14%) Manufacturing
12 20 (9.66%) Power Platform
13 19 (9.18%) Project Delivery
14 18 (8.70%) PRINCE2
14 18 (8.70%) Public Sector
15 17 (8.21%) Dynamics 365
16 16 (7.73%) Decision-Making
16 16 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (7.73%) Power BI
16 16 (7.73%) Marketing
17 15 (7.25%) Data Migration
17 15 (7.25%) SQL Server
17 15 (7.25%) Legacy Systems
18 14 (6.76%) JavaScript
18 14 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (6.76%) Waterfall
19 13 (6.28%) SaaS

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.90%) Confluence
1 6 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.48%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 11 (5.31%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.93%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.97%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.91%) Azure
2 20 (9.66%) Power Platform
3 17 (8.21%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (6.28%) SaaS
5 7 (3.38%) GCP
6 6 (2.90%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (2.42%) AWS
7 5 (2.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.93%) Azure Logic Apps
8 4 (1.93%) Azure Service Bus
8 4 (1.93%) Power Automate
8 4 (1.93%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.97%) Google Data Studio
9 2 (0.97%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.48%) GitHub
10 1 (0.48%) IaaS
10 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.90%) Firewall
2 3 (1.45%) WAN
3 2 (0.97%) LAN
3 2 (0.97%) VoIP
3 2 (0.97%) VPN
4 1 (0.48%) DHCP
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) FTP
4 1 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) MPLS
4 1 (0.48%) Network Security
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.73%) Power BI
2 15 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.35%) Big Data
5 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.42%) BigQuery
6 5 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.93%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.93%) QlikView
7 4 (1.93%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.45%) Cloud Spanner
8 3 (1.45%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.97%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.97%) MS Access
9 2 (0.97%) MySQL
9 2 (0.97%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.86%) JIRA
2 5 (2.42%) MorphX
3 4 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.97%) Postman
4 2 (0.97%) ProC
4 2 (0.97%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.48%) ER Studio
5 1 (0.48%) ERwin
5 1 (0.48%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.48%) JMeter
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.48%) Pylint
5 1 (0.48%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.48%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.48%) Subversion
5 1 (0.48%) TestRail
General
1 52 (25.12%) Social Skills
2 29 (14.01%) Retail
3 21 (10.14%) Manufacturing
4 18 (8.70%) Public Sector
5 16 (7.73%) Marketing
6 14 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (6.28%) Legal
8 11 (5.31%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (5.31%) Telecoms
9 10 (4.83%) Electronics
10 7 (3.38%) Banking
10 7 (3.38%) Local Government
11 6 (2.90%) General Ledger
11 6 (2.90%) Presentation Skills
12 5 (2.42%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (1.45%) Aerospace
13 3 (1.45%) Billing
14 2 (0.97%) Automotive
14 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.97%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (26.57%) Project Manager
2 28 (13.53%) Analyst
3 19 (9.18%) Consultant
4 15 (7.25%) Developer
4 15 (7.25%) IT Manager
5 12 (5.80%) Architect
6 11 (5.31%) IT Project Manager
7 10 (4.83%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.35%) Business Manager
8 9 (4.35%) Programme Manager
9 8 (3.86%) Integration Manager
9 8 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.86%) Technical Manager
10 7 (3.38%) Applications Manager
10 7 (3.38%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.38%) Functional Consultant
10 7 (3.38%) Integration Project Manager
11 6 (2.90%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (2.90%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.42%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.83%) .NET
2 6 (2.90%) AngularJS
3 5 (2.42%) HTML
3 5 (2.42%) HTML5
4 4 (1.93%) React
5 3 (1.45%) JSON
5 3 (1.45%) Kafka
6 2 (0.97%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.97%) Angular 2
6 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.97%) CSS
6 2 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.97%) Middleware
6 2 (0.97%) NumPy
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.97%) PyTorch
6 2 (0.97%) RESTful
7 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (0.48%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.25%) Legacy Systems
2 11 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.38%) NHS
4 5 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.93%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.93%) iPad
6 3 (1.45%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.45%) FMCG
6 3 (1.45%) User Experience
7 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.97%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.48%) CMDB
8 1 (0.48%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.48%) LIMS
8 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.48%) PACS
8 1 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.48%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.90%) Windows
2 4 (1.93%) Linux
2 4 (1.93%) Unix
3 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (17.39%) Project Management
3 35 (16.91%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (15.46%) Migration
5 25 (12.08%) Analytics
6 24 (11.59%) DevOps
7 23 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 21 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (9.18%) Project Delivery
10 18 (8.70%) PRINCE2
11 16 (7.73%) Decision-Making
11 16 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (7.25%) Data Migration
13 14 (6.76%) Waterfall
14 13 (6.28%) Risk Management
15 12 (5.80%) ERP
15 12 (5.80%) Internal Audit
15 12 (5.80%) Performance Improvement
16 11 (5.31%) GAP Analysis
16 11 (5.31%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.76%) JavaScript
2 12 (5.80%) SQL
3 11 (5.31%) Java
3 11 (5.31%) Python
4 10 (4.83%) C#
5 5 (2.42%) X++
6 4 (1.93%) Scala
6 4 (1.93%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.45%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.97%) Groovy
8 2 (0.97%) VBA
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) ES6
9 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (6.28%) Degree
2 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.38%) PMP
3 7 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.97%) ISEB
6 2 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.48%) ACCA
7 1 (0.48%) APMP
7 1 (0.48%) CIMA
7 1 (0.48%) CISA
7 1 (0.48%) CISM
7 1 (0.48%) CISMP
7 1 (0.48%) CISSP
7 1 (0.48%) HNC
7 1 (0.48%) HND
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) PMO
2 3 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.48%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) GMP
4 1 (0.48%) GRC
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.45%) Docker
3 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.90%) Kubernetes
1 6 (2.90%) Terraform
2 2 (0.97%) Ansible
2 2 (0.97%) Kibana
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.97%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.56%) SAP
3 11 (5.31%) Oracle
4 7 (3.38%) Cloudera
4 7 (3.38%) Google
5 4 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.93%) VMware
6 3 (1.45%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.45%) Cisco
6 3 (1.45%) Citrix
6 3 (1.45%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.45%) Workday
7 2 (0.97%) BT
7 2 (0.97%) Progress
7 2 (0.97%) Remedy
7 2 (0.97%) Splunk
8 1 (0.48%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.48%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.48%) Juniper
8 1 (0.48%) Sophos