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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 13 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 39 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.70% 9.64% 12.10%
As % of the General category 47.56% 71.11% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 13
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£378 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £224 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £44.92 - £27.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 - £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.38 - £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -18.25%
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
82 45 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.40% 13.55% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 24
Average daily rate £386 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £479 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 6
Average hourly rate £31.17 £25.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.21% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £30.00 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -18.63%

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 1 April 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
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 1 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 April 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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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
Preston +4 8 £371 -14.11% 2
Chorley - 8 £440 - 1
Burnley +1 3 £450 -
Lytham St Annes - 3 £415 -
Blackburn +2 1 £325 +49.42% 3
Accrington - - - -
Lancaster - - - - 2
Nelson - - - - 1
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 26 (33.77%) Security Cleared
2 24 (31.17%) Migration
3 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
4 17 (22.08%) Mainframe
5 14 (18.18%) Project Management
6 12 (15.58%) Windows
6 12 (15.58%) Supplier Management
7 11 (14.29%) VMware
8 10 (12.99%) Oracle
8 10 (12.99%) Cisco
8 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
9 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
9 9 (11.69%) Security Management
10 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
10 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.39%) UNIX
10 8 (10.39%) ITIL
10 8 (10.39%) Linux
10 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
10 8 (10.39%) VMS
10 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
10 8 (10.39%) vSphere
11 6 (7.79%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (7.79%) IBM
11 6 (7.79%) MS Visio
11 6 (7.79%) SAP
11 6 (7.79%) Service Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 4 (5.19%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.79%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (7.79%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.60%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.60%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.30%) Agresso
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) FTP
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.30%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) IMS/DB
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) DB2
2 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) LSMW
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
1 2 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.30%) Toad
2 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
1 5 (6.49%) Banking
2 4 (5.19%) General Ledger
2 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Project Manager
2 9 (11.69%) Developer
3 8 (10.39%) Architect
3 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Applications Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Payroll Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) .NET Framework
1 4 (5.19%) jQuery
1 4 (5.19%) Entity Framework
1 4 (5.19%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) XML
3 2 (2.60%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.30%) J2EE
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.30%) SOAP
4 1 (1.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) PMI
4 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) Life Science
4 1 (1.30%) CMDB
4 1 (1.30%) CESG
4 1 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) UNIX
2 8 (10.39%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) VMS
3 5 (6.49%) VME
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Migration
2 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.18%) Project Management
4 12 (15.58%) Supplier Management
5 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
5 9 (11.69%) Security Management
6 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
6 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.39%) ITIL
7 6 (7.79%) Service Management
8 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.19%) Asset Management
9 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.19%) MVC
10 3 (3.90%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.90%) Scrum
10 3 (3.90%) RUP
10 3 (3.90%) CRM
10 3 (3.90%) Performance Testing
10 3 (3.90%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) C#
1 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
1 4 (5.19%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) Java
2 3 (3.90%) Scala
3 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.60%) JCL
3 2 (2.60%) PL/1
4 1 (1.30%) Groovy
4 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (33.77%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) Degree
4 4 (5.19%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.90%) ISEB
5 3 (3.90%) PMP
6 1 (1.30%) MBA
6 1 (1.30%) CIMA
6 1 (1.30%) ACCA
6 1 (1.30%) CISSP
6 1 (1.30%) HND
6 1 (1.30%) APMP
6 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.30%) QA
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.39%) vSphere
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) VMware
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) Cisco
3 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
5 6 (7.79%) IBM
5 6 (7.79%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) ICL
6 2 (2.60%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.60%) Syncsort
6 2 (2.60%) HP
6 2 (2.60%) webMethods
6 2 (2.60%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.30%) Aquila
7 1 (1.30%) Curam
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Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago