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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 95 64 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 54.29% 58.72% 55.43%
As % of the General category 67.86% 75.29% 65.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 48 131
Average daily rate £355 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £279 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £425 £459
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 £23.00 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+18.61% -22.44%
General Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
140 85 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 80.00% 77.98% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 61 202
Average daily rate £353 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £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 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
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 24 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 24 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.

1 101 (52.88%) Banking
2 67 (35.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (28.80%) Retail
4 43 (22.51%) Retail Banking
5 29 (15.18%) Project Management
6 23 (12.04%) Change Management
7 19 (9.95%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (9.42%) Test Scripting
8 18 (9.42%) Change Control
9 17 (8.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (7.85%) QA
11 14 (7.33%) MS Project
12 13 (6.81%) PRINCE2
13 12 (6.28%) UML
13 12 (6.28%) ISEB
13 12 (6.28%) Migration
14 11 (5.76%) MS Office
14 11 (5.76%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (5.24%) ISTQB
15 10 (5.24%) Software Testing
15 10 (5.24%) Resource Management
15 10 (5.24%) SQL
15 10 (5.24%) SharePoint
16 9 (4.71%) Risk Management
16 9 (4.71%) Microsoft
16 9 (4.71%) Java
16 9 (4.71%) WebSphere
16 9 (4.71%) Data Analysis
17 8 (4.19%) Business Analysis
17 8 (4.19%) WebSphere Message Broker

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.71%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.62%) SAS
4 3 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.05%) CICS
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (7.33%) MS Project
2 11 (5.76%) MS Office
2 11 (5.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.19%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.14%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.14%) ATM
2 3 (1.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) NFC
3 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.52%) FWSM
3 1 (0.52%) LAN
3 1 (0.52%) WAN
3 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.14%) DB2
2 5 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.05%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.05%) OLAP
5 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.09%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.57%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.05%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.05%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.05%) ERwin
5 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 101 (52.88%) Banking
2 55 (28.80%) Retail
3 43 (22.51%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 79 (41.36%) Analyst
2 31 (16.23%) Test Analyst
3 24 (12.57%) Project Manager
4 22 (11.52%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.33%) PMO Analyst
6 11 (5.76%) Test Leader
7 10 (5.24%) Developer
8 9 (4.71%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.14%) Contracts Manager
10 5 (2.62%) Business Manager
10 5 (2.62%) PMO Manager
11 4 (2.09%) PMO Assistant
11 4 (2.09%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.09%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.09%) Architect
11 4 (2.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 3 (1.57%) Programmer
12 3 (1.57%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (1.57%) Consultant
12 3 (1.57%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.19%) .NET
1 8 (4.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (2.09%) Java EE
2 4 (2.09%) Web Services
2 4 (2.09%) XML
3 3 (1.57%) XSD
3 3 (1.57%) XSLT
3 3 (1.57%) J2EE
3 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.57%) CSS
4 2 (1.05%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) WCF
5 1 (0.52%) jQuery
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.19%) Mainframe
2 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.09%) Credit Risk
3 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.05%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.52%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.14%) Linux
1 6 (3.14%) UNIX
2 5 (2.62%) Windows
3 4 (2.09%) AIX
4 2 (1.05%) zOS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (35.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (15.18%) Project Management
3 23 (12.04%) Change Management
4 18 (9.42%) Test Scripting
4 18 (9.42%) Change Control
5 17 (8.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (6.81%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.28%) UML
7 12 (6.28%) Migration
8 10 (5.24%) Software Testing
8 10 (5.24%) Resource Management
9 9 (4.71%) Risk Management
9 9 (4.71%) Data Analysis
10 8 (4.19%) Business Analysis
10 8 (4.19%) SOA
11 7 (3.66%) Service Management
11 7 (3.66%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.66%) Validation
11 7 (3.66%) Test Strategy
12 6 (3.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.24%) SQL
2 9 (4.71%) Java
3 5 (2.62%) C#
4 2 (1.05%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.52%) COBOL
5 1 (0.52%) VB
5 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (6.28%) ISEB
2 10 (5.24%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.14%) CISSP
4 4 (2.09%) CISA
4 4 (2.09%) CISM
5 3 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.05%) CCNA
6 2 (1.05%) CRISC
7 1 (0.52%) CCNP
7 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.85%) QA
2 4 (2.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) MiFID
4 1 (0.52%) EMIR
4 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.52%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (9.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.19%) Oracle
3 7 (3.66%) Business Objects
3 7 (3.66%) IBM
4 5 (2.62%) Remedy
4 5 (2.62%) SAP
4 5 (2.62%) BMC
5 4 (2.09%) Cisco
6 3 (1.57%) HP
7 2 (1.05%) Teradata
8 1 (0.52%) BT
8 1 (0.52%) VMware
8 1 (0.52%) Juniper
8 1 (0.52%) NetApp
8 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 days ago