Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 233 181 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 29.64% 20.78% 27.71%
As % of the General category 74.44% 54.68% 61.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 100 187
Essex median daily rate £513 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.19% +14.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £230
90th Percentile £600 £538 £560
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 39
Essex median hourly rate £38.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% +5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £19.73 £15.75 £15.70
90th Percentile £43.88 £39.80 £40.88
East of England median hourly rate £33.52 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +67.58% +5.26% +15.15%

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 313 331 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 39.82% 38.00% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 189 277
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £309 £225 £231
90th Percentile £604 £525 £508
East of England median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 71 84
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.24% +5.83%
10th Percentile £18.25 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.00 £44.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year +20.30% +27.88% -13.33%

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Essex over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 November 2017. 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
Brentwood +1 25 £323 -14.00%
Basildon +4 13 £475 +21.79%
Chelmsford -2 13 £475 +26.67% 1
Witham 0 11 £450 -21.74%
Southend-on-Sea -35 5 £490 +17.37% 1
Colchester +5 4 £438 -12.50% 1
Harlow +2 1 £288 -23.33% 1
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 145 (62.23%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (55.79%) SAP
3 123 (52.79%) Marketing
4 122 (52.36%) TDD
5 120 (51.50%) Business Intelligence
6 119 (51.07%) Middleware
7 118 (50.64%) Manufacturing
8 117 (50.21%) Programme Management
8 117 (50.21%) SOA
8 117 (50.21%) Digital Marketing
9 116 (49.79%) Electronics
9 116 (49.79%) Telecoms
10 91 (39.06%) XML
11 83 (35.62%) Oracle
12 81 (34.76%) JSON
12 81 (34.76%) Greenfield Project
13 80 (34.33%) Maven
14 75 (32.19%) Mule
14 75 (32.19%) WSO2
15 72 (30.90%) Apache Camel
15 72 (30.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 72 (30.90%) Oracle Service Bus
16 71 (30.47%) WireMock
16 71 (30.47%) Swagger
16 71 (30.47%) XPath
16 71 (30.47%) XSLT
17 46 (19.74%) Scrum
18 45 (19.31%) SOAP
19 43 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (17.17%) Web Services

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 75 (32.19%) Mule
2 72 (30.90%) Oracle Service Bus
2 72 (30.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (6.01%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.72%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.29%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (5.15%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.43%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.72%) SAP MM
3 3 (1.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.29%) Cognos Planning
3 3 (1.29%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.29%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.86%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.86%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.43%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.58%) Wireless
1 6 (2.58%) Wireshark
2 5 (2.15%) 802.11
2 5 (2.15%) ADSL
2 5 (2.15%) Bluetooth
2 5 (2.15%) Broadband
2 5 (2.15%) IPv4
2 5 (2.15%) IPv6
2 5 (2.15%) UPnP
2 5 (2.15%) VDSL
2 5 (2.15%) WAN
3 4 (1.72%) NAS
4 3 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.86%) FTP
5 2 (0.86%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.86%) Internet
5 2 (0.86%) SMTP
6 1 (0.43%) DNS
6 1 (0.43%) SNMP
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.86%) RDBMS
3 9 (3.86%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.43%) QlikView
4 8 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.58%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.29%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 3 (1.29%) Cognos Connection
7 3 (1.29%) Cognos Event Studio
7 3 (1.29%) Cognos Query Studio
7 3 (1.29%) MOLAP
7 3 (1.29%) OLAP
7 3 (1.29%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.43%) MS Access
9 1 (0.43%) MySQL
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 80 (34.33%) Maven
2 37 (15.88%) Jenkins
3 18 (7.73%) JIRA
4 15 (6.44%) SoapUI
5 11 (4.72%) JUnit
6 9 (3.86%) Ant
7 8 (3.43%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.58%) Gradle
9 6 (2.58%) JMeter
10 5 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.15%) Selenium
11 4 (1.72%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.72%) Redmine
11 4 (1.72%) Trac
12 3 (1.29%) LoadUI
13 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (0.43%) XMLSpy
General
1 123 (52.79%) Marketing
2 118 (50.64%) Manufacturing
3 116 (49.79%) Electronics
3 116 (49.79%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.43%) Back Office
5 7 (3.00%) Automotive
6 5 (2.15%) Local Government
7 3 (1.29%) Legal
7 3 (1.29%) Retail
8 2 (0.86%) Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 103 (44.21%) Developer
2 59 (25.32%) Integration Developer
3 58 (24.89%) Agile Developer
4 55 (23.61%) SOA Developer
5 49 (21.03%) Senior Developer
6 29 (12.45%) Lead Developer
7 27 (11.59%) Analyst
7 27 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 26 (11.16%) Senior Agile Developer
9 20 (8.58%) Middleware Engineer
10 16 (6.87%) Integration Engineer
11 11 (4.72%) Tester
12 10 (4.29%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.29%) Senior Manager
13 9 (3.86%) Architect
13 9 (3.86%) Business Analyst
13 9 (3.86%) Consultant
14 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Developer
14 8 (3.43%) QlikView Developer
15 6 (2.58%) SOA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (51.07%) Middleware
2 91 (39.06%) XML
3 81 (34.76%) JSON
4 72 (30.90%) Apache Camel
5 71 (30.47%) Swagger
5 71 (30.47%) WireMock
5 71 (30.47%) XSLT
6 45 (19.31%) SOAP
7 40 (17.17%) Web Services
8 24 (10.30%) RESTful
9 14 (6.01%) REST
10 12 (5.15%) .NET
11 11 (4.72%) WSDL
12 10 (4.29%) XSD
13 9 (3.86%) Ajax
13 9 (3.86%) CSS
13 9 (3.86%) HTML
13 9 (3.86%) Java EE
13 9 (3.86%) JAXB
13 9 (3.86%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 81 (34.76%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.58%) User Experience
5 5 (2.15%) STB
6 4 (1.72%) NHS
7 3 (1.29%) Replication
8 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.86%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.43%) IPTV
9 1 (0.43%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.87%) Linux
2 13 (5.58%) Windows
3 9 (3.86%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.29%) Unix
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (62.23%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (52.36%) TDD
3 120 (51.50%) Business Intelligence
4 117 (50.21%) Digital Marketing
4 117 (50.21%) Programme Management
4 117 (50.21%) SOA
5 46 (19.74%) Scrum
6 43 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (13.73%) DevOps
8 27 (11.59%) Configuration Management
9 19 (8.15%) Coaching
10 16 (6.87%) Mentoring
10 16 (6.87%) Project Management
11 12 (5.15%) Release Management
12 10 (4.29%) OO
13 9 (3.86%) Change Management
13 9 (3.86%) Code Coverage
13 9 (3.86%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (3.86%) Risk Management
13 9 (3.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 71 (30.47%) XPath
2 29 (12.45%) Java
3 26 (11.16%) SQL
4 14 (6.01%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.86%) Groovy
6 7 (3.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.58%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.58%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.15%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.15%) Perl
8 5 (2.15%) PHP
8 5 (2.15%) Ruby
8 5 (2.15%) X++
9 3 (1.29%) C#
9 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.86%) ABAP
10 2 (0.86%) C
11 1 (0.43%) Python
11 1 (0.43%) VB
11 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (2.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.15%) Degree
4 3 (1.29%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) ISEB
5 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PMP
5 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.58%) QA
2 5 (2.15%) PMO
3 4 (1.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) EMIR
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) IFRS
5 1 (0.43%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) MiFID
5 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.15%) Firmware
3 3 (1.29%) vSphere
4 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
1 27 (11.59%) Puppet
2 4 (1.72%) Ansible
2 4 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 130 (55.79%) SAP
2 83 (35.62%) Oracle
3 75 (32.19%) WSO2
4 15 (6.44%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.29%) CA Agile Central
6 9 (3.86%) CA
7 5 (2.15%) IBM
7 5 (2.15%) VMware
8 3 (1.29%) Cognos
8 3 (1.29%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.86%) Brocade
9 2 (0.86%) CommVault
10 1 (0.43%) Ariba
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco
10 1 (0.43%) Clearswift
10 1 (0.43%) HP
10 1 (0.43%) Huawei
10 1 (0.43%) Juniper
10 1 (0.43%) McAfee
10 1 (0.43%) NetApp