The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 30 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.

Financial
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3  
Contract jobs citing Finance 62 154 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.23% 34.22% 23.04%
As % of the General category 46.62% 80.63% 63.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 76 72
Median daily rate £438 £369 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -12.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +2.99% +0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -19.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.57% +18.57%  

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 Essex with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 133 191 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.68% 42.44% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 96 101
Median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £210 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 15
Median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.47% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.60 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Essex

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Essex over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Essex

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Essex

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 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
Southend-on-Sea -15 9 £493 +31.33%
Chelmsford 0 5 £430 +27.40% 2
Basildon -1 4 £290 -
Colchester -4 4 £400 +3.22% 3
Brentwood -7 4 £400 +66.66% 1
Witham 0 1 - -
Saffron Walden -2 1 - -
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Essex region with a requirement for Finance.

1 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.54%) SAP
2 41 (31.54%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (29.23%) Telecoms
4 37 (28.46%) Manufacturing
5 34 (26.15%) Programme Management
5 34 (26.15%) Marketing
6 30 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
7 28 (21.54%) SOA
7 28 (21.54%) Scrum
7 28 (21.54%) Electronics
7 28 (21.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 27 (20.77%) TDD
9 23 (17.69%) Java
10 22 (16.92%) Oracle
11 19 (14.62%) ITIL
11 19 (14.62%) Project Management
12 18 (13.85%) PRINCE2
12 18 (13.85%) SQL
13 17 (13.08%) MS Excel
14 16 (12.31%) SQL Server
14 16 (12.31%) SOAP
14 16 (12.31%) Web Services
15 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (11.54%) Coaching
16 14 (10.77%) DevOps
16 14 (10.77%) Middleware
17 13 (10.00%) Banking
17 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 11 (8.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (5.38%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.62%) Mule
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.77%) Apache
5 1 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.77%) SAS
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.15%) MS Office
3 7 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.38%) MS Project
4 6 (4.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (21.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.85%) SAP CO
2 5 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (3.08%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.77%) Epicor Vantage
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.77%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.77%) Summit
4 1 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) Internet
2 6 (4.62%) LAN
2 6 (4.62%) WAN
3 4 (3.08%) HTTP
3 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.08%) Wireless
4 3 (2.31%) Firewall
4 3 (2.31%) SSL
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.54%) DSL
5 2 (1.54%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.54%) Frame Relay
5 2 (1.54%) MPLS
6 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.77%) Intranet
6 1 (0.77%) LDAP
6 1 (0.77%) SAN
6 1 (0.77%) VPN
6 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.77%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.62%) QlikView
7 5 (3.85%) OLAP
7 5 (3.85%) OLTP
8 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.54%) MySQL
10 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.77%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.77%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 7 (5.38%) SoapUI
2 6 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.62%) Maven
3 5 (3.85%) JIRA
4 4 (3.08%) AccuRev
4 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.54%) JMeter
5 2 (1.54%) Subversion
6 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.77%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.77%) JUnit
6 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.77%) Mockito
6 1 (0.77%) PVCS
6 1 (0.77%) Selenium
6 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (29.23%) Telecoms
2 37 (28.46%) Manufacturing
3 34 (26.15%) Marketing
4 28 (21.54%) Electronics
5 13 (10.00%) Banking
6 7 (5.38%) Automotive
7 6 (4.62%) Legal
8 3 (2.31%) Advertising
8 3 (2.31%) Retail
9 2 (1.54%) German Language
9 2 (1.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.77%) Billing
10 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.77%) Law
10 1 (0.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (23.85%) Analyst
2 24 (18.46%) Developer
3 17 (13.08%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.46%) Architect
5 9 (6.92%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.15%) Consultant
6 8 (6.15%) ETL Developer
6 8 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.38%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.62%) Development Manager
8 6 (4.62%) Integration Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Security Officer
8 6 (4.62%) SOA Architect
8 6 (4.62%) Test Automation Specialist
8 6 (4.62%) Test Specialist
9 5 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Functional Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.31%) SOAP
1 16 (12.31%) Web Services
2 14 (10.77%) Middleware
3 11 (8.46%) JSON
3 11 (8.46%) RESTful
3 11 (8.46%) XSLT
4 9 (6.92%) .NET
4 9 (6.92%) Swagger
5 8 (6.15%) J2EE
6 7 (5.38%) XML
7 6 (4.62%) Apache Camel
7 6 (4.62%) Play Framework
7 6 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (3.08%) JPA
9 3 (2.31%) HTML
9 3 (2.31%) JAX-WS
9 3 (2.31%) JMS
9 3 (2.31%) MDX
9 3 (2.31%) REST
9 3 (2.31%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.92%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.38%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.85%) PMI
5 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.31%) NHS
6 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.54%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.54%) User Experience
7 1 (0.77%) Clustering
7 1 (0.77%) Fintech
7 1 (0.77%) Life Science
7 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.77%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.46%) Linux
2 4 (3.08%) Unix
2 4 (3.08%) Windows
3 3 (2.31%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.54%) CentOS
4 2 (1.54%) Fedora
4 2 (1.54%) VME
5 1 (0.77%) MVS
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.54%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (26.15%) Programme Management
4 30 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
5 28 (21.54%) Scrum
5 28 (21.54%) SOA
6 27 (20.77%) TDD
7 19 (14.62%) ITIL
7 19 (14.62%) Project Management
8 18 (13.85%) PRINCE2
9 15 (11.54%) Coaching
9 15 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (10.77%) DevOps
11 12 (9.23%) ETL
11 12 (9.23%) Mentoring
11 12 (9.23%) Migration
12 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (7.69%) Configuration Management
13 10 (7.69%) Data Migration
14 9 (6.92%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.69%) Java
2 18 (13.85%) SQL
3 10 (7.69%) C#
4 9 (6.92%) XPath
5 7 (5.38%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.38%) VBScript
6 6 (4.62%) ABAP
6 6 (4.62%) Ruby
6 6 (4.62%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.31%) Perl
7 3 (2.31%) VB
8 2 (1.54%) C
8 2 (1.54%) Groovy
8 2 (1.54%) Python
8 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.77%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.77%) C++
9 1 (0.77%) COBOL
9 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.23%) Degree
2 7 (5.38%) PMI Certification
2 7 (5.38%) PMP
3 6 (4.62%) CISM
3 6 (4.62%) CISSP
4 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.85%) SSCP
5 3 (2.31%) CCNP
5 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.31%) ISEB
5 3 (2.31%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) CCA
6 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.54%) MCP
6 2 (1.54%) MCSE
6 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) PMO
2 4 (3.08%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) SLA
3 3 (2.31%) IFRS
3 3 (2.31%) IFRS 9
4 2 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.77%) MiFID
5 1 (0.77%) P3O
5 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.31%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (31.54%) SAP
2 22 (16.92%) Oracle
3 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.15%) WSO2
5 3 (2.31%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (2.31%) Cisco
5 3 (2.31%) Citrix
5 3 (2.31%) IBM
6 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.54%) EMC
6 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.77%) Adobe
7 1 (0.77%) Epicor
7 1 (0.77%) F5
7 1 (0.77%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.77%) Infor
7 1 (0.77%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.77%) webMethods
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