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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 89 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 55.63% 56.62% 53.42%
As % of the General category 71.20% 70.00% 77.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 58
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £281 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £454 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.35 £19.70
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -16.98%
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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
125 110 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 78.13% 80.88% 69.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 83 76
Average daily rate £396 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -5.52%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 84 (50.60%) Banking
2 82 (49.40%) Retail
3 79 (47.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (24.70%) Retail Banking
5 38 (22.89%) Project Management
6 21 (12.65%) PRINCE2
6 21 (12.65%) SAS
7 19 (11.45%) Validation
7 19 (11.45%) Migration
8 17 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (9.04%) MS Excel
10 15 (9.04%) MS Project
10 15 (9.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 15 (9.04%) Requirements Management
11 14 (8.43%) Business Analysis
12 13 (7.83%) MS Office
12 13 (7.83%) OLAP
12 13 (7.83%) SAP
12 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
13 12 (7.23%) Resource Management
13 12 (7.23%) OLAP Cube
14 11 (6.63%) SQL
14 11 (6.63%) MS Visio
15 10 (6.02%) ETL
15 10 (6.02%) Oracle
15 10 (6.02%) Credit Risk
16 8 (4.82%) UML
16 8 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 21 (12.65%) SAS
2 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (9.04%) MS Project
1 15 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.83%) MS Office
3 11 (6.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.41%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.81%) Firewall
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 13 (7.83%) OLAP
3 12 (7.23%) OLAP Cube
4 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.20%) Essbase
7 2 (1.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.60%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.60%) DataStage
8 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.60%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 84 (50.60%) Banking
2 82 (49.40%) Retail
3 41 (24.70%) Retail Banking
4 7 (4.22%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (35.54%) Analyst
2 52 (31.33%) Project Manager
3 44 (26.51%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.43%) Lead Business Analyst
5 13 (7.83%) Lead Project Manager
6 10 (6.02%) Developer
7 9 (5.42%) Consultant
8 7 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.22%) PMO Manager
8 7 (4.22%) SAS Consultant
9 6 (3.61%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.61%) Senior Business Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Programme Manager
10 5 (3.01%) SAS Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Financial Business Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Banking Business Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) PMO Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.41%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.01%) .NET
1 5 (3.01%) XML
2 3 (1.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.02%) Credit Risk
3 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.81%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.20%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.20%) DataPower
6 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.41%) UNIX
1 4 (2.41%) AIX
2 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (47.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 38 (22.89%) Project Management
3 21 (12.65%) PRINCE2
4 19 (11.45%) Validation
4 19 (11.45%) Migration
5 15 (9.04%) Requirements Management
6 14 (8.43%) Business Analysis
7 12 (7.23%) Resource Management
8 10 (6.02%) ETL
9 8 (4.82%) UML
9 8 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.22%) Workflow
10 7 (4.22%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.22%) Change Management
10 7 (4.22%) Use Case
10 7 (4.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.22%) Change Control
11 6 (3.61%) Test Scripting
11 6 (3.61%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.01%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.63%) SQL
2 5 (3.01%) VBA
3 4 (2.41%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.81%) C#
5 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.60%) Perl
6 1 (0.60%) PL/1
6 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (1.81%) ISEB
2 3 (1.81%) PMP
2 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.20%) CIMA
3 2 (1.20%) APMP
4 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.60%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (7.83%) SAP
1 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.02%) Oracle
3 5 (3.01%) Pega
4 4 (2.41%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.81%) Imperva
6 2 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.60%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.60%) IBM
7 1 (0.60%) F5
7 1 (0.60%) Tableau
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