Period
to 8 April 2020

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 6 months to 8 April 2020 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
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 8 3
Rank change year-on-year -15 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 47 142 176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 7.53% 17.32% 24.44%
As % of the General category 27.65% 50.18% 59.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 95 130
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £382
90th Percentile £572 £600 £639
East of England median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.46% -14.75%
East of England median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -38.46% -1.52%

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 Essex with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 170 283 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.24% 34.51% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 169 194
Median daily rate £425 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -2.44% +31.83%
10th Percentile £185 £337 £350
90th Percentile £608 £600 £660
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 22
Median hourly rate £21.57 £20.00 £39.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.85% -48.89% +10.23%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.55 £17.81
90th Percentile £59.83 £57.85 £52.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.31
% change year-on-year -12.50% -6.14% -1.06%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Essex

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Finance in Essex

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in Essex over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in Essex

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in Essex.

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 6 months to 8 April 2020. 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
Southend-on-Sea +21 13 £500 -4.31% 1
Colchester 0 9 - - 4
Chelmsford -7 4 £512 -0.10% 2
Halstead - 2 £525 -
Billericay - 1 £313 -
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Finance.

1 14 (29.79%) Change Management
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) Risk Management
4 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (23.40%) Line Management
4 11 (23.40%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (23.40%) Public Sector
5 10 (21.28%) Matrix Organization
5 10 (21.28%) Project Governance
5 10 (21.28%) Resource Management
6 9 (19.15%) Open Workbench
6 9 (19.15%) Project Delivery
7 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
7 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (14.89%) Programme Management
8 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (14.89%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (14.89%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (12.77%) Conflict Management
9 6 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
9 6 (12.77%) SQL
9 6 (12.77%) .NET
9 6 (12.77%) Windows
9 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (12.77%) Local Government
10 5 (10.64%) Marketing
10 5 (10.64%) UniData
10 5 (10.64%) jBASE
10 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis

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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) Mule
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Open Workbench
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) NetScaler
2 3 (6.38%) GPON
2 3 (6.38%) VDSL
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) mvBase
1 5 (10.64%) OpenQM
1 5 (10.64%) UniData
2 1 (2.13%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Maven
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (23.40%) Public Sector
2 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.77%) Local Government
3 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
4 5 (10.64%) Electronics
4 5 (10.64%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Business Systems Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Build Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Product Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Product Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Product Owner
6 2 (4.26%) RF Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Product Owner
7 1 (2.13%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) RESTful
2 3 (6.38%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) Middleware
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.13%) Swagger
4 1 (2.13%) WireMock
4 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.38%) Social Media
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Change Management
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) Risk Management
4 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (23.40%) Line Management
4 11 (23.40%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (21.28%) Matrix Organization
5 10 (21.28%) Project Governance
5 10 (21.28%) Resource Management
6 9 (19.15%) Project Delivery
7 7 (14.89%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (14.89%) Commercial Awareness
7 7 (14.89%) Programme Management
8 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.77%) Conflict Management
8 6 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (10.64%) Information Assurance
10 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.64%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) CCA
1 4 (8.51%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 22301
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.51%) XenApp
2 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) jBASE
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
1 5 (10.64%) SAP
1 5 (10.64%) VMware
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 3 (6.38%) Ericsson
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Talend
4 1 (2.13%) WSO2