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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 11 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 8 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 17.02% 11.01% 12.90%
As % of the General category 61.54% 70.59% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 9
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£230 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.17 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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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
13 17 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 27.66% 15.60% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 21
Average daily rate £328 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £229 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £573 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.17 £21.25 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% +34.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) HP
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (42.86%) LDAP
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) ERP
5 3 (21.43%) Teamcenter
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) CAD
6 2 (14.29%) PLM
6 2 (14.29%) Information Management
6 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.14%) EDI

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Teamcenter
2 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (7.14%) FRx
3 1 (7.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) SAP MM Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Project Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Report Developer
3 1 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSL
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
2 1 (7.14%) Swing
2 1 (7.14%) EDI
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) BAPI
2 1 (7.14%) SAP PI
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Information Management
3 2 (14.29%) PLM
3 2 (14.29%) CAD
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) ABAP
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
2 1 (7.14%) X++
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) MCSE
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Siemens
4 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
4 1 (7.14%) Tableau