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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 92 89 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 52.27% 48.90% 59.64%
As % of the General category 68.66% 76.72% 67.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 62 110
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£396 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.90% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £505
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 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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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 Halifax region.

General Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
134 116 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 76.14% 63.74% 88.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 86 166
Average daily rate £396 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £505 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 79 (46.75%) Banking
2 66 (39.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 45 (26.63%) Retail
4 24 (14.20%) Retail Banking
5 22 (13.02%) SAS
5 22 (13.02%) Project Management
6 20 (11.83%) SQL
7 19 (11.24%) Business Analysis
8 17 (10.06%) Data Analysis
8 17 (10.06%) Change Management
9 16 (9.47%) MS Excel
9 16 (9.47%) Credit Risk
10 14 (8.28%) WebSphere
11 13 (7.69%) QA
11 13 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (7.10%) Test Scripting
12 12 (7.10%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (6.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 11 (6.51%) Linux
13 11 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (5.92%) VBA
14 10 (5.92%) ISEB
14 10 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (5.92%) IBM
14 10 (5.92%) Microsoft
14 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
15 9 (5.33%) Mainframe
15 9 (5.33%) Oracle
15 9 (5.33%) SQL Server
15 9 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (13.02%) SAS
2 14 (8.28%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
Applications
1 16 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.14%) MS Project
4 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) MS Office
5 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.78%) ATM
2 2 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (2.96%) DB2
4 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.96%) MS Access
5 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.37%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.78%) Xcelsius
6 3 (1.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.78%) OLAP
7 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.59%) Essbase
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.59%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 5 (2.96%) ClearCase
1 5 (2.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.37%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.18%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Continuum
General
1 79 (46.75%) Banking
2 45 (26.63%) Retail
3 24 (14.20%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (46.75%) Analyst
2 36 (21.30%) Business Analyst
3 20 (11.83%) Project Manager
4 19 (11.24%) Test Analyst
5 9 (5.33%) Developer
6 7 (4.14%) SAS Analyst
6 7 (4.14%) PMO Manager
7 6 (3.55%) Lead Business Analyst
7 6 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (3.55%) Data Analyst
7 6 (3.55%) Test Leader
8 5 (2.96%) Administrator
8 5 (2.96%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 4 (2.37%) PMO Analyst
9 4 (2.37%) WebSphere Developer
9 4 (2.37%) Communications Manager
9 4 (2.37%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (2.37%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (2.37%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 3 (1.78%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (4.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (3.55%) .NET
4 4 (2.37%) XML
5 2 (1.18%) XSD
5 2 (1.18%) XSLT
5 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.18%) Middleware
5 2 (1.18%) jQuery
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.59%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.59%) JSON
6 1 (0.59%) WCF
6 1 (0.59%) CSS
6 1 (0.59%) SOAP
6 1 (0.59%) Web Services
6 1 (0.59%) WSDL
6 1 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Credit Risk
2 9 (5.33%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.37%) Copywriting
4 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.18%) Clustering
5 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.18%) DataPower
5 2 (1.18%) iSeries
5 2 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.59%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.51%) Linux
2 7 (4.14%) Windows
2 7 (4.14%) AIX
3 6 (3.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (13.02%) Project Management
3 19 (11.24%) Business Analysis
4 17 (10.06%) Data Analysis
4 17 (10.06%) Change Management
5 13 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (7.10%) Test Scripting
7 10 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.73%) Software Testing
8 8 (4.73%) Resource Management
9 7 (4.14%) Change Control
9 7 (4.14%) Risk Management
9 7 (4.14%) Validation
9 7 (4.14%) Migration
9 7 (4.14%) ETL
10 6 (3.55%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.96%) SOA
11 5 (2.96%) Data Management
12 4 (2.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.83%) SQL
2 10 (5.92%) VBA
3 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.78%) Java
5 2 (1.18%) C#
5 2 (1.18%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 10 (5.92%) ISEB
2 9 (5.33%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.18%) CCNA
4 2 (1.18%) APMP
4 2 (1.18%) CRISC
4 2 (1.18%) CISSP
4 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.69%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.59%) MiFID
4 1 (0.59%) Basel III
4 1 (0.59%) EMIR
4 1 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.59%) COREP
4 1 (0.59%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 12 (7.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (5.92%) IBM
1 10 (5.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.33%) Oracle
3 7 (4.14%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.37%) Teradata
5 2 (1.18%) HP
5 2 (1.18%) BMC
5 2 (1.18%) Remedy
6 1 (0.59%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.59%) Pega
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