Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 53 160 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.83% 16.93% 28.57%
As % of the General category 31.93% 47.06% 61.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 128 146
Essex median daily rate £438 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +2.44% +20.59%
10th Percentile £313 £397 £313
90th Percentile £619 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 11
Essex median hourly rate - £20.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.44% +80.00%
East of England median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £33.52
% change year-on-year +42.50% -40.33% +67.58%

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 166 340 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 30.80% 35.98% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 216 214
Essex median daily rate £400 £523 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.44% +1.95% +46.43%
10th Percentile £176 £324 £309
90th Percentile £619 £600 £638
East of England median daily rate £423 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -6.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 30
Essex median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £39.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -49.84% +12.32%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.55 £19.75
90th Percentile £22.71 £49.13 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% -47.22% +73.08%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 6 months to 28 January 2020.

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 6 months to 28 January 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 +25 13 £506 -11.96% 4
Chelmsford -2 10 £400 -21.95% 3
Harlow +4 5 £200 -61.90% 1
Halstead - 2 £525 -
Colchester -1 1 - - 8
Billericay - 1 £313 -
Ongar - 1 £375 -
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (28.30%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (28.30%) Project Delivery
2 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
2 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.64%) Public Sector
4 11 (20.75%) Line Management
4 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
4 11 (20.75%) Workflow
5 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (18.87%) Change Management
5 10 (18.87%) Programme Management
5 10 (18.87%) Resource Management
6 9 (16.98%) Local Government
6 9 (16.98%) Project Governance
6 9 (16.98%) Matrix Organization
7 8 (15.09%) DevOps
7 8 (15.09%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (15.09%) Open Workbench
7 8 (15.09%) Marketing
7 8 (15.09%) TDD
7 8 (15.09%) Degree
7 8 (15.09%) Manufacturing
7 8 (15.09%) Electronics
7 8 (15.09%) SAP
7 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (13.21%) C
8 7 (13.21%) Service Management
8 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (13.21%) Translating Business Requirements

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 5 (9.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (15.09%) Open Workbench
3 4 (7.55%) Windchill
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Azure
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) GPON
1 3 (5.66%) VDSL
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) mvBase
1 3 (5.66%) OpenQM
1 3 (5.66%) UniData
2 2 (3.77%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) JIRA
2 2 (3.77%) Fiddler
2 2 (3.77%) NUnit
2 2 (3.77%) Postman
2 2 (3.77%) ReSharper
2 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (22.64%) Public Sector
2 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
3 9 (16.98%) Local Government
4 8 (15.09%) Electronics
4 8 (15.09%) Manufacturing
4 8 (15.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Project Manager
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Build Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Product Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Product Owner
6 3 (5.66%) Scrum Master
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Product Owner
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.77%) RF Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Administrator
8 1 (1.89%) Project Leader
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) REST
2 3 (5.66%) RESTful
2 3 (5.66%) SOAP
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (9.43%) Social Media
4 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Project Delivery
2 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
3 11 (20.75%) Line Management
3 11 (20.75%) Workflow
4 10 (18.87%) Change Management
4 10 (18.87%) Programme Management
4 10 (18.87%) Resource Management
5 9 (16.98%) Matrix Organization
5 9 (16.98%) Project Governance
6 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (15.09%) DevOps
6 8 (15.09%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (15.09%) TDD
7 7 (13.21%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (13.21%) Conflict Management
7 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (13.21%) Service Management
7 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (13.21%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) C
2 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.77%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CCA
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) COBIT
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) XenApp
2 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) SAP
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) Ericsson
3 3 (5.66%) jBASE
3 3 (5.66%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle