The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 94 97 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 60.65% 65.10% 57.04%
As % of the General category 69.12% 75.19% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 57
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £216 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
Finance
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

General Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
136 129 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 87.74% 86.58% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 102 70
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 80 (50.63%) Banking
2 73 (46.20%) Retail
3 67 (42.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (23.42%) Retail Banking
5 31 (19.62%) Project Management
6 27 (17.09%) SAS
7 19 (12.03%) Migration
8 18 (11.39%) Business Analysis
8 18 (11.39%) PRINCE2
9 17 (10.76%) MS Excel
9 17 (10.76%) Validation
9 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (9.49%) MS Project
10 15 (9.49%) SQL
11 14 (8.86%) Microsoft
11 14 (8.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 13 (8.23%) Credit Risk
12 13 (8.23%) Requirements Management
12 13 (8.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (8.23%) Oracle
13 12 (7.59%) MS Office
13 12 (7.59%) Resource Management
14 11 (6.96%) SAP
15 10 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (5.70%) OLAP
16 9 (5.70%) MS Visio
16 9 (5.70%) Data Analysis
17 8 (5.06%) Workflow
17 8 (5.06%) UML
17 8 (5.06%) Change Control

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 27 (17.09%) SAS
2 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.49%) MS Project
3 12 (7.59%) MS Office
4 9 (5.70%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.90%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.63%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 9 (5.70%) OLAP
3 8 (5.06%) OLAP Cube
4 7 (4.43%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.90%) Essbase
7 3 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.63%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.63%) DataStage
9 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
General
1 80 (50.63%) Banking
2 73 (46.20%) Retail
3 37 (23.42%) Retail Banking
4 7 (4.43%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 66 (41.77%) Analyst
2 47 (29.75%) Business Analyst
3 42 (26.58%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.76%) Lead Business Analyst
5 10 (6.33%) Developer
6 9 (5.70%) Lead Project Manager
7 8 (5.06%) SAS Analyst
7 8 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) PMO Manager
9 6 (3.80%) Financial Business Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Programmer
11 4 (2.53%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (2.53%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.16%) .NET
1 5 (3.16%) XML
2 3 (1.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.23%) Credit Risk
3 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.16%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.63%) DataPower
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.53%) UNIX
1 4 (2.53%) AIX
2 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.63%) Linux
2 1 (0.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (19.62%) Project Management
3 19 (12.03%) Migration
4 18 (11.39%) Business Analysis
4 18 (11.39%) PRINCE2
5 17 (10.76%) Validation
6 13 (8.23%) Requirements Management
7 12 (7.59%) Resource Management
8 10 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (5.70%) Data Analysis
10 8 (5.06%) Workflow
10 8 (5.06%) UML
10 8 (5.06%) Change Control
10 8 (5.06%) Use Case
11 7 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.80%) ETL
12 6 (3.80%) Test Scripting
12 6 (3.80%) Waterfall
13 5 (3.16%) Stakeholder Analysis
13 5 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.49%) SQL
2 6 (3.80%) VBA
3 5 (3.16%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.90%) C#
5 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.63%) R
6 1 (0.63%) PL/1
6 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (1.90%) PMP
2 3 (1.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.27%) ISEB
3 2 (1.27%) CIMA
4 1 (0.63%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (8.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.23%) Oracle
3 11 (6.96%) SAP
4 5 (3.16%) Pega
5 4 (2.53%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.90%) Teradata
7 2 (1.27%) HP
7 2 (1.27%) IBM
7 2 (1.27%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.63%) Imperva
8 1 (0.63%) Tableau
Halifax
Church International
Rate: up to £430 per day DOE
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £288.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £288.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Halifax
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago