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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 15 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 35 17 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.69% 9.88% 11.24%
As % of the General category 49.30% 53.13% 52.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 18
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£378 £280 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.82% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.83 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
71 32 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.60% 18.60% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 36
Average daily rate £344 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.76% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Average hourly rate £26.83 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.34% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £35.00 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £35.00 £34.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 December 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 December 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 -6 11 £378 +7.85%
Preston - 7 £305 - 1
Lytham St Annes -3 2 £345 +62.35% 1
Burnley - 1 £240 -
Colne - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) Windows
3 15 (18.29%) Oracle
4 13 (15.85%) Project Management
5 12 (14.63%) Telecoms
5 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (13.41%) Business Analysis
7 10 (12.20%) Mainframe
7 10 (12.20%) Marketing
8 9 (10.98%) Banking
8 9 (10.98%) PCI DSS
8 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
8 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.98%) VMware
8 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
8 9 (10.98%) Linux
9 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
9 8 (9.76%) SQL
9 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
9 8 (9.76%) Supplier Management
10 7 (8.54%) Degree
10 7 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (8.54%) ISEB
11 6 (7.32%) IBM
11 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.32%) T-SQL
11 6 (7.32%) JCL
11 6 (7.32%) Financial Institution
11 6 (7.32%) Performance Tuning

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (2.44%) CICS
1 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
1 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Portal
1 2 (2.44%) Quickr
2 1 (1.22%) Lync
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS Project
3 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.44%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.44%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.22%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) FTP
2 1 (1.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) Intranet
2 1 (1.22%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.88%) Data Mart
4 4 (4.88%) OLAP
4 4 (4.88%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (2.44%) DB2
5 2 (2.44%) IMS/DB
5 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.22%) QlikView
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.22%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) JIRA
2 2 (2.44%) LSMW
2 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.22%) Toad
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.20%) Marketing
3 9 (10.98%) Banking
4 6 (7.32%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (13.41%) Architect
1 11 (13.41%) Project Manager
2 9 (10.98%) Consultant
3 8 (9.76%) Developer
3 8 (9.76%) Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (6.10%) Test Manager
4 5 (6.10%) DBA
5 4 (4.88%) Administrator
5 4 (4.88%) Linux Specialist
6 3 (3.66%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (3.66%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.66%) Trainer
6 3 (3.66%) SQL DBA
6 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (2.44%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Test Environment Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Payroll Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Knowledge Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) XML
2 2 (2.44%) Spring
2 2 (2.44%) ISPF
2 2 (2.44%) Dojo
2 2 (2.44%) jQuery
2 2 (2.44%) JSR 286
3 1 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.22%) WCF
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.22%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
3 1 (1.22%) SOAP
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.44%) CESG
3 2 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (2.44%) VSAM
4 1 (1.22%) Life Science
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
4 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Windows
2 9 (10.98%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) UNIX
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Project Management
2 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.41%) Business Analysis
4 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.76%) Supplier Management
5 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
6 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.10%) Time Management
7 5 (6.10%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.10%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.88%) ITIL
9 3 (3.66%) RUP
9 3 (3.66%) CRM
9 3 (3.66%) Security Management
9 3 (3.66%) Migration
9 3 (3.66%) Scrum
9 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) SQL
2 6 (7.32%) T-SQL
2 6 (7.32%) JCL
3 5 (6.10%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.66%) VB
5 2 (2.44%) PL/1
5 2 (2.44%) C#
5 2 (2.44%) COBOL
5 2 (2.44%) Java
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) R
6 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.54%) ISEB
3 7 (8.54%) Degree
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.88%) MCSE
5 3 (3.66%) PMP
5 3 (3.66%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.44%) CISSP
7 1 (1.22%) MBA
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.22%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.98%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) IBM
5 5 (6.10%) HP
5 5 (6.10%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (6.10%) SAP
6 2 (2.44%) Syncsort
6 2 (2.44%) CA
6 2 (2.44%) Lotus
6 2 (2.44%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.22%) webMethods
7 1 (1.22%) Symantec
7 1 (1.22%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.22%) Aquila
7 1 (1.22%) Planview
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Compaq
7 1 (1.22%) Dell
7 1 (1.22%) Intel
Lancashire
Church International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lytham St Annes
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago