The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Lancashire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 14 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Finance 43 21 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.19% 7.72% 16.48%
As % of the General category 68.25% 44.68% 64.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 41
Average daily rate
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£408 £270 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.92% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
63 47 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.46% 17.28% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 53
Average daily rate £400 £299 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.89% -13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £350 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -56.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Finance
North West

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 July 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -9 14 £513 -
Lytham St Annes +5 7 £425 +61.90%
Preston -4 2 - - 1
Blackburn +1 1 £400 -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 35 (28.46%) PRINCE2
1 35 (28.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (25.20%) Project Management
3 28 (22.76%) Supplier Management
4 23 (18.70%) ISEB
5 22 (17.89%) Telecoms
5 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
6 17 (13.82%) Internet
6 17 (13.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 15 (12.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (12.20%) Test Strategy
7 15 (12.20%) Validation
7 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
8 14 (11.38%) Degree
9 13 (10.57%) Banking
9 13 (10.57%) APMP
10 12 (9.76%) UNIX
10 12 (9.76%) Oracle
10 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
10 12 (9.76%) Business Analysis
11 11 (8.94%) .NET
11 11 (8.94%) CRM
11 11 (8.94%) Middleware
12 10 (8.13%) Workflow
12 10 (8.13%) ITIL
12 10 (8.13%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (7.32%) Java
13 9 (7.32%) Scrum
13 9 (7.32%) MVS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (4.88%) MQSeries
2 5 (4.07%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.07%) Escenic
2 5 (4.07%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.07%) CMS
2 5 (4.07%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.63%) CICS
3 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Documentum
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (4.88%) MS Project
2 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.81%) Maximo
2 1 (0.81%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.82%) Internet
2 5 (4.07%) SAN
3 3 (2.44%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.44%) LAN
3 3 (2.44%) WLAN
3 3 (2.44%) Wireless
4 2 (1.63%) Firewall
5 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.07%) MySQL
2 5 (4.07%) Big Data
3 2 (1.63%) DB2
3 2 (1.63%) IMS/DB
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Maven
General
1 22 (17.89%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.57%) Banking
3 6 (4.88%) Local Government
4 5 (4.07%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.25%) Marketing
6 2 (1.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (22.76%) Project Manager
2 22 (17.89%) Architect
3 18 (14.63%) Analyst
4 13 (10.57%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.94%) Environment Manager
6 9 (7.32%) Developer
7 8 (6.50%) Test Manager
7 8 (6.50%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.50%) Integration Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Digital Project Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Senior Programmer
10 5 (4.07%) Senior Java Programmer
10 5 (4.07%) Developer Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Java Programmer
10 5 (4.07%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.94%) .NET
1 11 (8.94%) Middleware
2 8 (6.50%) XML
3 6 (4.88%) HTML
3 6 (4.88%) HTML5
3 6 (4.88%) jQuery
3 6 (4.88%) Ajax
4 5 (4.07%) Spring
4 5 (4.07%) JSF
4 5 (4.07%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (4.07%) CSS3
4 5 (4.07%) Java RMI
4 5 (4.07%) J2EE
4 5 (4.07%) EJB
4 5 (4.07%) CSS
4 5 (4.07%) Struts
4 5 (4.07%) Web Services
4 5 (4.07%) Hibernate
4 5 (4.07%) LAMP
5 3 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.69%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.25%) Reference Data
4 4 (3.25%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.44%) Data Extraction
5 3 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.81%) Open Source
7 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) UNIX
2 9 (7.32%) MVS
3 7 (5.69%) Windows
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.46%) PRINCE2
1 35 (28.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (25.20%) Project Management
3 28 (22.76%) Supplier Management
4 15 (12.20%) Test Strategy
4 15 (12.20%) Validation
5 12 (9.76%) Business Analysis
6 11 (8.94%) CRM
7 10 (8.13%) Workflow
7 10 (8.13%) ITIL
8 9 (7.32%) Scrum
8 9 (7.32%) PRINCE
9 8 (6.50%) Migration
9 8 (6.50%) RUP
9 8 (6.50%) Data Migration
9 8 (6.50%) Integration Testing
10 7 (5.69%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.88%) UML
11 6 (4.88%) Test Management
11 6 (4.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.32%) Java
2 6 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.07%) Scala
3 5 (4.07%) C#
4 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.63%) PL/1
6 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.81%) SQL
6 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (18.70%) ISEB
2 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.82%) ISEB Practitioner
4 15 (12.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (11.38%) Degree
6 13 (10.57%) APMP
7 4 (3.25%) PMP
7 4 (3.25%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.44%) MCSE
8 3 (2.44%) CCNA
9 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.76%) Oracle
3 5 (4.07%) JBoss
4 4 (3.25%) IBM
4 4 (3.25%) VocaLink
5 3 (2.44%) Cisco
5 3 (2.44%) HP
5 3 (2.44%) Citrix
5 3 (2.44%) VMware
6 2 (1.63%) Software AG
6 2 (1.63%) webMethods
6 2 (1.63%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.63%) SAP
6 2 (1.63%) Intel
6 2 (1.63%) Planview
7 1 (0.81%) Kronos
7 1 (0.81%) Infor
7 1 (0.81%) Siebel
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe
7 1 (0.81%) Primavera