The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Finance 77 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.25% 12.12% 9.39%
As % of the General category 70.00% 69.84% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 28
Median daily rate £425 £408 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £519 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 0
Median hourly rate £52.16 £30.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +15.15%
Finance
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
110 63 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.07% 17.36% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 39 34
Median daily rate £313 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.69% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £252 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 4
Median hourly rate £27.00 £34.20 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +36.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Lancashire region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Lancashire region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +2 29 £450 +16.12%
Preston +7 18 £425 -14.08% 1
Chorley -1 7 £450 -5.26% 1
Lytham St Annes - 2 £425 -
Burnley +3 1 - - 2
Lancaster - 1 £550 -
Blackburn - 1 £300 - 1
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 52 (37.96%) Project Management
2 33 (24.09%) Migration
3 27 (19.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (18.25%) Security Cleared
5 24 (17.52%) Java
5 24 (17.52%) Oracle
6 23 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (15.33%) SC Cleared
8 19 (13.87%) Programme Management
8 19 (13.87%) ITIL
8 19 (13.87%) Windows
9 18 (13.14%) Linux
10 17 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (12.41%) Manufacturing
11 16 (11.68%) PRINCE2
11 16 (11.68%) SQL
11 16 (11.68%) Waterfall
12 15 (10.95%) PL/SQL
12 15 (10.95%) SAP
13 13 (9.49%) Change Management
14 12 (8.76%) Business Analysis
14 12 (8.76%) IFS
15 11 (8.03%) Risk Management
15 11 (8.03%) Apache
15 11 (8.03%) Python
15 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
16 10 (7.30%) COBOL
16 10 (7.30%) Mainframe
16 10 (7.30%) Data Analysis
16 10 (7.30%) Bash Shell

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (8.03%) Apache
2 6 (4.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.38%) Tuxedo
3 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.92%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.46%) CMS
4 2 (1.46%) Drupal
4 2 (1.46%) FileNet
4 2 (1.46%) IIS
4 2 (1.46%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.46%) WordPress
5 1 (0.73%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.73%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.38%) MS Office
2 6 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.46%) MS Project
3 2 (1.46%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.73%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.73%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.46%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.46%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.73%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.57%) IaaS
2 5 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) Skype
2 2 (1.46%) DNS
2 2 (1.46%) Firewall
2 2 (1.46%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.46%) LDAP
2 2 (1.46%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.73%) ATM
3 1 (0.73%) GSM
3 1 (0.73%) LAN
3 1 (0.73%) Network Security
3 1 (0.73%) RFID
3 1 (0.73%) SAN
3 1 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) QlikView
2 8 (5.84%) Qlik Sense
2 8 (5.84%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.65%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.92%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.46%) Big Data
6 2 (1.46%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (1.46%) MySQL
6 2 (1.46%) Power BI
6 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.46%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (6.57%) JIRA
2 3 (2.19%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.19%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.46%) NetBeans
General
1 17 (12.41%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.38%) Electronics
2 6 (4.38%) Marketing
2 6 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.92%) Retail
4 3 (2.19%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.19%) Back Office
5 1 (0.73%) Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Military
5 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (26.28%) Analyst
2 26 (18.98%) Project Manager
3 16 (11.68%) Developer
4 15 (10.95%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.03%) IFS Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Architect
7 8 (5.84%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Senior Business Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Senior Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Portfolio Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) Technical Business Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Consultant
10 5 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Delivery Project Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.65%) .NET
2 4 (2.92%) Middleware
3 2 (1.46%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (1.46%) Highcharts JS
3 2 (1.46%) HTML
3 2 (1.46%) jQuery
4 1 (0.73%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.73%) CSS
4 1 (0.73%) Flash
4 1 (0.73%) HTML5
4 1 (0.73%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.73%) Web Services
4 1 (0.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Mainframe
2 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.92%) User Experience
5 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.46%) Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.46%) PKI
6 2 (1.46%) PMI
6 2 (1.46%) Replication
6 2 (1.46%) Tandem
6 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.73%) Contactless
7 1 (0.73%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.73%) Economics
7 1 (0.73%) RIA
7 1 (0.73%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.87%) Windows
2 18 (13.14%) Linux
3 9 (6.57%) Unix
3 9 (6.57%) VME
4 8 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.11%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.65%) AIX
6 5 (3.65%) Solaris
7 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.96%) Project Management
2 33 (24.09%) Migration
3 27 (19.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (13.87%) ITIL
5 19 (13.87%) Programme Management
6 17 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (11.68%) PRINCE2
7 16 (11.68%) Waterfall
8 13 (9.49%) Change Management
9 12 (8.76%) Business Analysis
10 11 (8.03%) Risk Management
11 10 (7.30%) Data Analysis
12 9 (6.57%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (6.57%) OO
12 9 (6.57%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (6.57%) Open Source
12 9 (6.57%) Service Design
12 9 (6.57%) UML
12 9 (6.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.52%) Java
2 16 (11.68%) SQL
3 15 (10.95%) PL/SQL
4 11 (8.03%) Python
5 10 (7.30%) Bash Shell
5 10 (7.30%) COBOL
6 5 (3.65%) JCL
6 5 (3.65%) PHP
7 4 (2.92%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.92%) VB
8 2 (1.46%) C
8 2 (1.46%) REXX
9 1 (0.73%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (18.25%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.92%) Degree
6 3 (2.19%) CISSP
6 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.73%) APMP
8 1 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.73%) CISA
8 1 (0.73%) CISM
8 1 (0.73%) CISMP
8 1 (0.73%) CLAS
8 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.19%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) GAAP
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) COBIT
3 1 (0.73%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.92%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) Firmware
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.46%) XenApp
3 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.57%) Puppet
2 4 (2.92%) SCCM
3 3 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.19%) WSUS
4 2 (1.46%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (17.52%) Oracle
2 15 (10.95%) SAP
3 12 (8.76%) IFS
4 9 (6.57%) HP
4 9 (6.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.57%) SaltStack
4 9 (6.57%) ServiceNow
5 8 (5.84%) VMware
6 7 (5.11%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.38%) Citrix
8 5 (3.65%) Cognos
8 5 (3.65%) Micro Focus
9 3 (2.19%) CODA
9 3 (2.19%) Concur
9 3 (2.19%) Fujitsu
9 3 (2.19%) Maconomy
10 2 (1.46%) AppSense
10 2 (1.46%) Ektron
10 2 (1.46%) Nintex
10 2 (1.46%) Tableau