The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Halifax region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 103 70 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 54.50% 59.32% 55.09%
As % of the General category 68.21% 76.92% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 54 135
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £277 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £417 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.87% -22.44%
General Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
151 91 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 79.89% 77.12% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 68 204
Average daily rate £350 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £420 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Finance
West Yorkshire

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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.

1 100 (52.63%) Banking
2 64 (33.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (28.95%) Retail
4 42 (22.11%) Retail Banking
5 31 (16.32%) Project Management
6 22 (11.58%) Change Management
7 19 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (9.47%) Test Scripting
9 17 (8.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (8.42%) Change Control
11 14 (7.37%) MS Project
12 13 (6.84%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.84%) SQL
12 13 (6.84%) QA
13 12 (6.32%) Migration
13 12 (6.32%) UML
14 11 (5.79%) MS Office
14 11 (5.79%) ISEB
14 11 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
14 11 (5.79%) Data Analysis
15 10 (5.26%) Software Testing
15 10 (5.26%) SharePoint
16 9 (4.74%) Java
16 9 (4.74%) Business Objects
16 9 (4.74%) Mainframe
16 9 (4.74%) Risk Management
16 9 (4.74%) Resource Management
16 9 (4.74%) ISTQB
16 9 (4.74%) WebSphere
17 8 (4.21%) WebSphere Message Broker

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.74%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.11%) SAS
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.05%) CICS
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (7.37%) MS Project
2 11 (5.79%) MS Office
2 11 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.68%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.11%) ATM
2 3 (1.58%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) NFC
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.53%) FWSM
3 1 (0.53%) LAN
3 1 (0.53%) WAN
3 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.16%) DB2
1 6 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.58%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.05%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.05%) OLAP
4 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) ClearCase
1 4 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.58%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.05%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.05%) ERwin
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 100 (52.63%) Banking
2 55 (28.95%) Retail
3 42 (22.11%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.58%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) German Language
6 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 78 (41.05%) Analyst
2 31 (16.32%) Test Analyst
3 25 (13.16%) Project Manager
4 19 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.37%) PMO Analyst
6 11 (5.79%) Developer
7 10 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.74%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.16%) Contracts Manager
10 5 (2.63%) Consultant
10 5 (2.63%) PMO Manager
10 5 (2.63%) Business Manager
11 4 (2.11%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.11%) Architect
11 4 (2.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.11%) Technical Analyst
12 3 (1.58%) Technical Specialist
12 3 (1.58%) WebSphere Specialist
12 3 (1.58%) Programmer
12 3 (1.58%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.21%) .NET
1 8 (4.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (2.11%) Java EE
2 4 (2.11%) Web Services
2 4 (2.11%) XML
3 3 (1.58%) XSD
3 3 (1.58%) XSLT
3 3 (1.58%) J2EE
3 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.58%) CSS
4 2 (1.05%) Middleware
5 1 (0.53%) WCF
5 1 (0.53%) jQuery
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.53%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.74%) Mainframe
2 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.58%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.05%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.53%) DataPower
6 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.16%) Linux
1 6 (3.16%) UNIX
2 5 (2.63%) Windows
3 4 (2.11%) AIX
4 2 (1.05%) zOS
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (33.68%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (16.32%) Project Management
3 22 (11.58%) Change Management
4 18 (9.47%) Test Scripting
5 17 (8.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (8.42%) Change Control
7 13 (6.84%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.32%) UML
8 12 (6.32%) Migration
9 11 (5.79%) Data Analysis
10 10 (5.26%) Software Testing
11 9 (4.74%) Resource Management
11 9 (4.74%) Risk Management
12 8 (4.21%) SOA
13 7 (3.68%) Service Management
13 7 (3.68%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.68%) Business Analysis
13 7 (3.68%) Test Strategy
14 6 (3.16%) Use Case
14 6 (3.16%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.84%) SQL
2 9 (4.74%) Java
3 5 (2.63%) C#
4 2 (1.05%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.53%) COBOL
5 1 (0.53%) VB
5 1 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (5.79%) ISEB
2 9 (4.74%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.16%) CISSP
4 4 (2.11%) CISA
4 4 (2.11%) CISM
5 3 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.05%) CCNA
6 2 (1.05%) CRISC
7 1 (0.53%) CCNP
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.84%) QA
2 4 (2.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) MiFID
4 1 (0.53%) EMIR
4 1 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.53%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (4.74%) Business Objects
2 8 (4.21%) Oracle
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.68%) IBM
4 5 (2.63%) SAP
5 4 (2.11%) Cisco
5 4 (2.11%) BMC
5 4 (2.11%) Remedy
6 3 (1.58%) Teradata
6 3 (1.58%) HP
7 1 (0.53%) Juniper
7 1 (0.53%) NetApp
7 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.53%) BT
7 1 (0.53%) VMware
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable upon experience
Posted: 22 days ago