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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 80 86 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 47.06% 52.44% 66.38%
As % of the General category 74.07% 65.15% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 77 61
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£353 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
Finance
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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
108 132 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 63.53% 80.49% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 115 74
Average daily rate £356 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (46.51%) Banking
2 77 (44.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 66 (38.37%) Retail
4 38 (22.09%) Project Management
5 26 (15.12%) Retail Banking
6 25 (14.53%) SAS
7 19 (11.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 18 (10.47%) ETL
9 17 (9.88%) Migration
10 15 (8.72%) Validation
10 15 (8.72%) OLAP
11 14 (8.14%) SQL
11 14 (8.14%) SAP
11 14 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (8.14%) OLAP Cube
12 13 (7.56%) Credit Risk
12 13 (7.56%) Oracle
13 12 (6.98%) MS Visio
13 12 (6.98%) PRINCE2
13 12 (6.98%) Requirements Management
14 11 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (5.81%) MS Project
16 9 (5.23%) Resource Management
16 9 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (5.23%) Business Analysis
17 8 (4.65%) Change Management
17 8 (4.65%) MS Office
17 8 (4.65%) Microsoft
18 7 (4.07%) SQL Server

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (14.53%) SAS
2 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.81%) MS Project
3 8 (4.65%) MS Office
4 7 (4.07%) MS Excel
4 7 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.74%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.58%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.58%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.74%) DHCP
1 3 (1.74%) SAN
1 3 (1.74%) Firewall
2 2 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.58%) LAN
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 15 (8.72%) OLAP
3 14 (8.14%) OLAP Cube
4 7 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.07%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.74%) DB2
8 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.58%) DataStage
9 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
General
1 80 (46.51%) Banking
2 66 (38.37%) Retail
3 26 (15.12%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.49%) General Ledger
4 6 (3.49%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (32.56%) Analyst
2 54 (31.40%) Project Manager
3 37 (21.51%) Business Analyst
4 20 (11.63%) Developer
5 13 (7.56%) Lead Project Manager
6 10 (5.81%) Consultant
6 10 (5.81%) Lead Business Analyst
7 9 (5.23%) Banking Business Analyst
7 9 (5.23%) SAS Consultant
8 7 (4.07%) SAS Developer
8 7 (4.07%) PMO Analyst
9 6 (3.49%) SAS Analyst
9 6 (3.49%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.91%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) Implementation Manager
10 5 (2.91%) Financial Business Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (2.33%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.91%) XML
2 4 (2.33%) .NET
3 3 (1.74%) Web Services
3 3 (1.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.58%) CSS
4 1 (0.58%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.56%) Credit Risk
3 5 (2.91%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.74%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.74%) Clustering
4 3 (1.74%) IVR
5 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.16%) DataPower
5 2 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.58%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.49%) UNIX
1 6 (3.49%) AIX
2 5 (2.91%) Windows
3 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.58%) Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (44.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 38 (22.09%) Project Management
3 18 (10.47%) ETL
4 17 (9.88%) Migration
5 15 (8.72%) Validation
6 12 (6.98%) PRINCE2
6 12 (6.98%) Requirements Management
7 11 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.23%) Resource Management
8 9 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.23%) Business Analysis
9 8 (4.65%) Change Management
10 7 (4.07%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (3.49%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.49%) Data Architecture
11 6 (3.49%) Data Management
11 6 (3.49%) Data Analysis
12 5 (2.91%) UML
12 5 (2.91%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.14%) SQL
2 6 (3.49%) T-SQL
2 6 (3.49%) VBA
3 4 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (0.58%) PL/1
4 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (3.49%) ISEB
3 3 (1.74%) Degree
4 2 (1.16%) APMP
4 2 (1.16%) CIMA
4 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.16%) CCNP
5 1 (0.58%) CCIE
5 1 (0.58%) CCNA
5 1 (0.58%) CCDP
5 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (8.14%) SAP
2 13 (7.56%) Oracle
3 8 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.33%) VMware
5 3 (1.74%) IBM
5 3 (1.74%) Imperva
6 2 (1.16%) Pega
6 2 (1.16%) F5
6 2 (1.16%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.16%) Cisco
7 1 (0.58%) Informatica
7 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.58%) BT
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