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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 58 97 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 49.15% 58.08% 60.09%
As % of the General category 65.91% 79.51% 68.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 76 108
Average daily rate
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£413 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £288 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.60 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
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
88 122 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 74.58% 73.05% 87.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 101 163
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 £280 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.60 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 October 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 22 October 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 64 (43.84%) Banking
2 50 (34.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (29.45%) Retail
4 27 (18.49%) SAS
5 22 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (13.70%) Retail Banking
6 20 (13.70%) SQL
7 18 (12.33%) Project Management
8 17 (11.64%) MS Excel
9 16 (10.96%) Data Analysis
9 16 (10.96%) Business Analysis
9 16 (10.96%) Credit Risk
10 13 (8.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (8.90%) Microsoft
11 12 (8.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 11 (7.53%) Change Management
12 11 (7.53%) ETL
13 10 (6.85%) VBA
14 9 (6.16%) Resource Management
14 9 (6.16%) WebSphere
14 9 (6.16%) SQL Server
14 9 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (5.48%) IBM
16 7 (4.79%) Mainframe
16 7 (4.79%) WebSphere MQ
16 7 (4.79%) Linux
16 7 (4.79%) Oracle
16 7 (4.79%) MS Project
16 7 (4.79%) Migration

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 27 (18.49%) SAS
2 9 (6.16%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.79%) MS Project
3 6 (4.11%) MS Office
4 5 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (8.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 9 (6.16%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.42%) OLAP
5 5 (3.42%) MS Access
6 4 (2.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (2.05%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (2.05%) Xcelsius
7 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.05%) Base SAS
7 3 (2.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (1.37%) Essbase
8 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.37%) DB2
9 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.68%) OLTP
9 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.37%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.37%) ClearQuest
General
1 64 (43.84%) Banking
2 43 (29.45%) Retail
3 20 (13.70%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 60 (41.10%) Analyst
2 33 (22.60%) Business Analyst
3 24 (16.44%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.85%) Test Analyst
4 10 (6.85%) PMO Manager
5 9 (6.16%) SAS Analyst
6 8 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.48%) Developer
7 6 (4.11%) Lead Business Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Consultant
8 5 (3.42%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.74%) Communications Manager
9 4 (2.74%) Risk Analyst
9 4 (2.74%) Administrator
9 4 (2.74%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.05%) Payments Business Analyst
10 3 (2.05%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 3 (2.05%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (4.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (1.37%) .NET
4 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.68%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (0.68%) JSON
4 1 (0.68%) jQuery
4 1 (0.68%) Middleware
4 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.96%) Credit Risk
3 7 (4.79%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.74%) Copywriting
5 2 (1.37%) Clustering
5 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) User Experience
5 2 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.37%) DataPower
5 2 (1.37%) iSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.79%) Linux
2 5 (3.42%) Windows
2 5 (3.42%) AIX
3 3 (2.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (12.33%) Project Management
3 16 (10.96%) Data Analysis
3 16 (10.96%) Business Analysis
4 13 (8.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (7.53%) Change Management
5 11 (7.53%) ETL
6 9 (6.16%) Resource Management
6 9 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.79%) Migration
8 6 (4.11%) Data Management
8 6 (4.11%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.42%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.74%) SEO
10 4 (2.74%) Business Transformation
11 3 (2.05%) Analytics
11 3 (2.05%) Customer Insight
11 3 (2.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (2.05%) Change Control
11 3 (2.05%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.70%) SQL
2 10 (6.85%) VBA
3 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (1.37%) APMP
2 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.68%) ISEB
2 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Basel III
2 1 (0.68%) COREP
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.48%) IBM
3 7 (4.79%) Oracle
4 6 (4.11%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.74%) Teradata
6 3 (2.05%) SAP
7 2 (1.37%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Pega
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