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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 6 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Finance 9 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.84% 12.82% 6.37%
As % of the General category 90.00% 68.18% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
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£325 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £625 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.09 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.56%
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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
10 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.16% 18.80% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Average daily rate £323 £575 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.91% +70.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £328 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £650 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.09 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
1 5 (38.46%) PMI Certification
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) PMP
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) ERP
3 3 (23.08%) C
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 3 (23.08%) APMP
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (15.38%) SAP MM
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 2 (15.38%) LDAP
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP MM
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (7.69%) FRx
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Functional Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) SAP MM Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Officer
4 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Report Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) EDI
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) BAPI
2 1 (7.69%) SAP PI
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Information Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) ABAP
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) PMI Certification
2 4 (30.77%) PMP
3 3 (23.08%) APMP
4 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards