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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 84 83 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 53.16% 50.00% 62.18%
As % of the General category 70.59% 80.58% 69.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 59 120
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
119 103 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 75.32% 62.05% 89.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 77 179
Average daily rate £413 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £310 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 66 (42.58%) Banking
2 59 (38.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (27.10%) Retail
4 24 (15.48%) SAS
5 21 (13.55%) Retail Banking
6 19 (12.26%) SQL
7 18 (11.61%) Project Management
7 18 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (10.97%) Business Analysis
8 17 (10.97%) Credit Risk
9 16 (10.32%) Change Management
9 16 (10.32%) Data Analysis
10 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
11 13 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (7.74%) WebSphere
13 11 (7.10%) QA
13 11 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (7.10%) Microsoft
14 10 (6.45%) IBM
14 10 (6.45%) VBA
14 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
14 10 (6.45%) Test Scripting
15 9 (5.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 9 (5.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 9 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (5.81%) Oracle
15 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
15 9 (5.81%) Linux
15 9 (5.81%) ETL
16 8 (5.16%) Mainframe

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (15.48%) SAS
2 12 (7.74%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.58%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.87%) MS Project
3 3 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.29%) SSL
1 2 (1.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.23%) MS Access
4 4 (2.58%) DB2
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.94%) Xcelsius
5 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (1.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (1.94%) OLAP
6 2 (1.29%) Essbase
6 2 (1.29%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.65%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.58%) ClearQuest
2 4 (2.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.29%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.29%) Rational Rose
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (42.58%) Banking
2 42 (27.10%) Retail
3 21 (13.55%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 69 (44.52%) Analyst
2 34 (21.94%) Business Analyst
3 20 (12.90%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.97%) Test Analyst
5 9 (5.81%) PMO Manager
5 9 (5.81%) SAS Analyst
5 9 (5.81%) Developer
6 6 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (3.87%) Lead Business Analyst
7 5 (3.23%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 5 (3.23%) Administrator
7 5 (3.23%) Data Analyst
8 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (2.58%) Communications Manager
8 4 (2.58%) Test Manager
8 4 (2.58%) Consultant
8 4 (2.58%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (2.58%) Test Leader
8 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (4.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (3.23%) .NET
4 3 (1.94%) XML
5 2 (1.29%) Middleware
5 2 (1.29%) jQuery
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.65%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.65%) WCF
6 1 (0.65%) JSON
6 1 (0.65%) WSDL
6 1 (0.65%) XSD
6 1 (0.65%) XSLT
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.65%) CSS
6 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.97%) Credit Risk
3 8 (5.16%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.58%) Copywriting
5 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.29%) Clustering
6 2 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.29%) DataPower
6 2 (1.29%) iSeries
6 2 (1.29%) User Experience
6 2 (1.29%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.81%) Linux
2 7 (4.52%) AIX
3 5 (3.23%) Windows
4 4 (2.58%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (11.61%) Project Management
3 17 (10.97%) Business Analysis
4 16 (10.32%) Change Management
4 16 (10.32%) Data Analysis
5 13 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 10 (6.45%) Test Scripting
7 9 (5.81%) ETL
8 8 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.16%) Resource Management
9 7 (4.52%) Validation
9 7 (4.52%) Migration
10 6 (3.87%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.87%) Software Testing
10 6 (3.87%) Change Control
11 5 (3.23%) Business Transformation
11 5 (3.23%) ITIL
11 5 (3.23%) Risk Management
11 5 (3.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.26%) SQL
2 10 (6.45%) VBA
3 4 (2.58%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.29%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (5.16%) ISEB
2 7 (4.52%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.29%) APMP
5 1 (0.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.10%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) COREP
3 1 (0.65%) Basel III
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.45%) IBM
3 9 (5.81%) Oracle
4 6 (3.87%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.58%) Teradata
6 2 (1.29%) Remedy
6 2 (1.29%) HP
6 2 (1.29%) BMC
7 1 (0.65%) Pega
7 1 (0.65%) Ab Initio
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