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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 13 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 47 86 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.35% 19.03% 12.31%
As % of the General category 52.22% 85.15% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 58 11
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£378 £483 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.76% +53.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £315 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £585 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.83 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +0.56%
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
90 101 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.82% 22.35% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 64 18
Average daily rate £390 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.19% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.72 £31.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.88%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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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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 -1 23 £451 -15.65% 2
Preston +1 6 £350 -19.02% 5
Burnley -2 4 £300 -38.93% 1
Chorley - 4 - -
Lytham St Annes +9 3 £415 +5.12% 1
Morecambe - 1 - -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 28 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.47%) Security Cleared
2 25 (27.47%) Migration
3 21 (23.08%) Mainframe
4 18 (19.78%) SC Cleared
5 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
6 15 (16.48%) UNIX
7 13 (14.29%) Project Management
8 12 (13.19%) Windows
9 11 (12.09%) SQL
9 11 (12.09%) Oracle
9 11 (12.09%) VMware
10 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
10 10 (10.99%) Cisco
10 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (10.99%) VME
11 9 (9.89%) Service Management
12 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
12 8 (8.79%) VMS
12 8 (8.79%) CheckPoint
12 8 (8.79%) CRM
12 8 (8.79%) Linux
12 8 (8.79%) Java
12 8 (8.79%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (8.79%) Scala
12 8 (8.79%) Open Source
12 8 (8.79%) vSphere
12 8 (8.79%) Supplier Management
12 8 (8.79%) Business Analysis
12 8 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 3 (3.30%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
2 8 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (8.79%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.20%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.20%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.10%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) FTP
1 1 (1.10%) HTTP
1 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.10%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) DB2
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.20%) IMS/DB
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (2.20%) LSMW
1 2 (2.20%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.10%) Toad
General
1 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
1 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
1 4 (4.40%) General Ledger
2 3 (3.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.08%) Architect
2 20 (21.98%) Project Manager
3 16 (17.58%) Technical Architect
4 13 (14.29%) Analyst
5 12 (13.19%) Business Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Developer
7 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Data Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Administrator
11 2 (2.20%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.20%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Agile Business Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Service Manager
11 2 (2.20%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
11 2 (2.20%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) Middleware
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) XML
3 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.30%) jQuery
3 3 (3.30%) Entity Framework
3 3 (3.30%) .NET
4 2 (2.20%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.10%) Spring
5 1 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.10%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 8 (8.79%) Open Source
3 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) PMI
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.10%) CESG
6 1 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.10%) Life Science
6 1 (1.10%) CMDB
6 1 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.10%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) UNIX
2 12 (13.19%) Windows
3 10 (10.99%) VME
4 8 (8.79%) VMS
4 8 (8.79%) Linux
5 5 (5.49%) MVS
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.47%) Migration
3 13 (14.29%) Project Management
4 9 (9.89%) Service Management
5 8 (8.79%) CRM
5 8 (8.79%) Business Analysis
5 8 (8.79%) Supplier Management
6 7 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
6 7 (7.69%) ITIL
6 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.69%) Workflow
7 6 (6.59%) Change Management
7 6 (6.59%) Security Management
8 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.49%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.49%) Data Architecture
9 4 (4.40%) Programme Management
9 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.09%) SQL
2 8 (8.79%) Scala
2 8 (8.79%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.30%) C#
4 2 (2.20%) PL/1
4 2 (2.20%) JCL
4 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby
5 1 (1.10%) Groovy
5 1 (1.10%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) Degree
4 4 (4.40%) ISEB
5 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.30%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.10%) HND
7 1 (1.10%) APMP
7 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.10%) ACCA
7 1 (1.10%) CIMA
7 1 (1.10%) MBA
7 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.10%) PMP
7 1 (1.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.10%) QA
1 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.79%) vSphere
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.10%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.09%) Oracle
2 11 (12.09%) VMware
3 10 (10.99%) Cisco
4 8 (8.79%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.59%) SAP
6 5 (5.49%) IBM
7 2 (2.20%) webMethods
7 2 (2.20%) Symantec
7 2 (2.20%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.20%) Syncsort
7 2 (2.20%) ICL
8 1 (1.10%) Aquila
8 1 (1.10%) Curam
8 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.10%) HP
8 1 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
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