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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / East of England
Rank 7 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Finance 293 380 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.49% 15.56% 13.79%
As % of the General category 46.51% 50.60% 46.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 210 220
Median daily rate £400 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £543 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.26% -13.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £16.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £30.00 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +37.93% +26.08%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 630 751 772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.01% 30.75% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 397 446
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 58 43
Median hourly rate £32.25 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.59% -12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the East of England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -3 79 £369 -18.05% 38
Essex -12 63 £428 +17.93% 18
Cambridgeshire +6 59 £400 -5.88% 47
Bedfordshire +12 38 £450 +38.46% 13
Norfolk +1 36 £380 -7.59% 5
Suffolk +2 19 £375 -21.05% 6
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 157 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (17.92%) Java
3 112 (17.15%) Project Management
4 104 (15.93%) SQL
5 98 (15.01%) SAP
6 82 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 81 (12.40%) Scrum
8 79 (12.10%) Oracle
9 78 (11.94%) Programme Management
10 76 (11.64%) Microsoft
11 75 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
12 69 (10.57%) Telecoms
13 68 (10.41%) SOA
14 66 (10.11%) Windows
15 65 (9.95%) Web Services
16 62 (9.49%) ITIL
16 62 (9.49%) TDD
17 61 (9.34%) CRM
18 60 (9.19%) Manufacturing
19 58 (8.88%) Banking
19 58 (8.88%) Marketing
20 55 (8.42%) HTML
21 50 (7.66%) .NET
21 50 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
22 49 (7.50%) MS Excel
22 49 (7.50%) PRINCE2
23 48 (7.35%) Risk Management
24 46 (7.04%) Hibernate
24 46 (7.04%) Linux
25 44 (6.74%) Migration

Finance
Top Related 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 33 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.68%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (3.37%) IIS
4 19 (2.91%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.60%) Apache
6 16 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (1.53%) JBoss
9 7 (1.07%) CMS
10 6 (0.92%) Mule
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.61%) Confluence
13 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 49 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.29%) MS Office
3 21 (3.22%) MS Project
4 17 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.31%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.15%) InVision
8 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (5.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (2.30%) SAP HR
3 14 (2.14%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (1.53%) SAP ERP
5 8 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (1.07%) SAP CO
6 7 (1.07%) SAP CRM
6 7 (1.07%) SAP FI
6 7 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.77%) Primavera
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.46%) Endur
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.46%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.68%) Office 365
3 10 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.07%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.44%) DNS
2 25 (3.83%) Firewall
3 22 (3.37%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.60%) SSL
5 14 (2.14%) Internet
6 12 (1.84%) WAN
7 11 (1.68%) LAN
8 10 (1.53%) HTTP
9 9 (1.38%) Wireless
10 5 (0.77%) LDAP
10 5 (0.77%) MPLS
11 4 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (0.61%) FTP
11 4 (0.61%) Network Security
11 4 (0.61%) SAN
11 4 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.61%) WLAN
12 3 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.99%) MySQL
6 13 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.53%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 10 (1.53%) QlikView
9 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.92%) OLAP
11 6 (0.92%) OLTP
12 5 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.77%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 27 (4.13%) Selenium
2 23 (3.52%) Cucumber
3 22 (3.37%) WebDriver
4 21 (3.22%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.45%) JIRA
6 13 (1.99%) Git (software)
7 12 (1.84%) LSMW
8 11 (1.68%) JBehave
8 11 (1.68%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.53%) Maven
10 9 (1.38%) JUnit
11 8 (1.23%) Appium
11 8 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.23%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.61%) AccuRev
15 3 (0.46%) Subversion
16 2 (0.31%) JMeter
16 2 (0.31%) Rational Rose
General
1 69 (10.57%) Telecoms
2 60 (9.19%) Manufacturing
3 58 (8.88%) Banking
3 58 (8.88%) Marketing
4 38 (5.82%) Electronics
5 37 (5.67%) Retail
6 25 (3.83%) Legal
7 9 (1.38%) Automotive
7 9 (1.38%) Billing
8 8 (1.23%) Advertising
8 8 (1.23%) Back Office
9 7 (1.07%) Publishing
10 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.61%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.61%) German Language
12 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Law
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 136 (20.83%) Analyst
2 89 (13.63%) Developer
2 89 (13.63%) Project Manager
3 63 (9.65%) Architect
4 41 (6.28%) Business Analyst
5 38 (5.82%) Solutions Architect
6 35 (5.36%) Consultant
7 29 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 24 (3.68%) Test Analyst
9 23 (3.52%) Programme Manager
10 21 (3.22%) IT Manager
10 21 (3.22%) Technical Manager
11 18 (2.76%) Applications Support
12 17 (2.60%) Financial Analyst
13 16 (2.45%) C# Developer
14 15 (2.30%) Designer
14 15 (2.30%) Support Engineer
15 14 (2.14%) Administrator
15 14 (2.14%) Data Business Analyst
16 13 (1.99%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.95%) Web Services
2 55 (8.42%) HTML
3 50 (7.66%) .NET
4 46 (7.04%) Hibernate
5 44 (6.74%) Spring
6 41 (6.28%) J2EE
7 34 (5.21%) XML
8 31 (4.75%) ASP.NET
9 21 (3.22%) Middleware
10 20 (3.06%) Apache Flex
11 19 (2.91%) AngularJS
11 19 (2.91%) RESTful
11 19 (2.91%) XSLT
12 17 (2.60%) SOAP
13 16 (2.45%) Java EE
14 15 (2.30%) CSS
15 14 (2.14%) JSP
16 13 (1.99%) JSON
17 12 (1.84%) BAPI
18 11 (1.68%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.37%) PMI
5 16 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.99%) Clustering
7 10 (1.53%) NHS
8 9 (1.38%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.07%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.92%) User Experience
12 4 (0.61%) EFT
12 4 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.61%) EPoS
12 4 (0.61%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.46%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.46%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.46%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.11%) Windows
2 46 (7.04%) Linux
3 21 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (3.06%) Windows 7
5 14 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.68%) Unix
6 11 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.61%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) Android
11 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) Fedora
12 2 (0.31%) Solaris
12 2 (0.31%) VME
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (17.15%) Project Management
3 82 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (12.40%) Scrum
5 78 (11.94%) Programme Management
6 75 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
7 68 (10.41%) SOA
8 62 (9.49%) ITIL
8 62 (9.49%) TDD
9 61 (9.34%) CRM
10 49 (7.50%) PRINCE2
11 48 (7.35%) Risk Management
12 44 (6.74%) Migration
13 40 (6.13%) Digital Marketing
14 36 (5.51%) Change Management
15 35 (5.36%) OO
16 33 (5.05%) Analytics
16 33 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 29 (4.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 117 (17.92%) Java
2 104 (15.93%) SQL
3 40 (6.13%) JavaScript
4 38 (5.82%) C#
5 27 (4.13%) Ruby
6 17 (2.60%) PL/SQL
6 17 (2.60%) Python
7 15 (2.30%) C
7 15 (2.30%) Perl
8 13 (1.99%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.68%) PHP
11 9 (1.38%) XPath
12 8 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.23%) VB
12 8 (1.23%) VBScript
13 6 (0.92%) ABAP
13 6 (0.92%) C++
13 6 (0.92%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (5.67%) Degree
2 28 (4.29%) PMI Certification
3 24 (3.68%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.45%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.99%) PMP
5 13 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (1.84%) RHCE
7 11 (1.68%) ISEB
7 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.53%) CISM
9 8 (1.23%) CISSP
9 8 (1.23%) MCSE
10 7 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.92%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.92%) MCP
11 6 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.77%) CCNP
12 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.77%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.98%) QA
2 25 (3.83%) PMO
3 22 (3.37%) SLA
4 12 (1.84%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.77%) GDPR
7 3 (0.46%) IFRS
7 3 (0.46%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.15%) GxP
9 1 (0.15%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.91%) VMware ESX
4 18 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.46%) Docker
7 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.31%) Firmware
8 2 (0.31%) vSphere
8 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (2.60%) Puppet
2 11 (1.68%) Salt
3 8 (1.23%) MOM
4 5 (0.77%) Ansible
4 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.46%) SCCM
5 3 (0.46%) SCOM
5 3 (0.46%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.31%) WSUS
7 1 (0.15%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 1 (0.15%) Control-M
7 1 (0.15%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.15%) QRadar
7 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 98 (15.01%) SAP
2 79 (12.10%) Oracle
3 76 (11.64%) Microsoft
4 33 (5.05%) VMware
5 23 (3.52%) Adobe
6 21 (3.22%) Epicor
7 18 (2.76%) Avaya
8 15 (2.30%) Cisco
9 14 (2.14%) IBM
10 12 (1.84%) HP
11 9 (1.38%) Citrix
12 8 (1.23%) WSO2
13 7 (1.07%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.07%) F5
14 6 (0.92%) BEA
14 6 (0.92%) EMC
14 6 (0.92%) Nokia
14 6 (0.92%) Talend
15 5 (0.77%) Planview
15 5 (0.77%) Tableau
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