The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 9 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 14.75% 15.83% 10.27%
As % of the General category 100.00% 79.17% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 10
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£230 £525 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.19% +56.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.09 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.66 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

General Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
9 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 14.75% 20.00% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 14
Average daily rate £203 £550 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.18% +54.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £370 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £650 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £29.09 £12.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.68% -20.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.02 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.15 £12.50 £25.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Aberdeen region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) MCSE
3 6 (33.33%) LDAP
4 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) PMI Certification
4 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
5 4 (22.22%) PMP
6 3 (16.67%) ERP
6 3 (16.67%) C
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) SAP
6 3 (16.67%) Network Security
6 3 (16.67%) APMP
7 2 (11.11%) Retail
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.11%) SAP MM
7 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (11.11%) Information Management
7 2 (11.11%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP MM
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (5.56%) FRx
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) LDAP
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
4 4 (22.22%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) SAP MM Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Project Officer
6 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Project Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Report Developer
6 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) EDI
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) BAPI
2 1 (5.56%) SAP PI
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) ABAP
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (33.33%) MCSE
2 5 (27.78%) PMI Certification
3 4 (22.22%) PMP
4 3 (16.67%) APMP
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards