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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 12 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 62 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.53% 9.95% 7.64%
As % of the General category 71.26% 63.08% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 26 9
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£491 £416 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.93% +18.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £607 £463 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.52 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
87 65 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.58% 15.78% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 14
Average daily rate £489 £406 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.44% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 - £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.98 - £43.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Blackpool +3 34 £515 -4.54% 1
Preston +17 14 £413 - 1
Skelmersdale 0 6 £325 -
Chorley +1 1 - - 1
Fleetwood - 1 £330 -
Burnley - 1 £338 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 27 (24.77%) Project Management
2 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (21.10%) UNIX
4 20 (18.35%) CRM
4 20 (18.35%) Middleware
5 18 (16.51%) Workflow
6 17 (15.60%) MVS
7 15 (13.76%) PRINCE2
7 15 (13.76%) SQL
7 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
8 12 (11.01%) ITIL
9 11 (10.09%) Oracle
9 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 10 (9.17%) Service Management
11 9 (8.26%) Change Management
11 9 (8.26%) Data Modelling
12 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
12 8 (7.34%) Java
12 8 (7.34%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.34%) Open Source
12 8 (7.34%) APMP
13 7 (6.42%) Waterfall
13 7 (6.42%) Test Strategy
13 7 (6.42%) SDLC
13 7 (6.42%) VME
13 7 (6.42%) Strategic Planning
13 7 (6.42%) Software Testing
13 7 (6.42%) Mainframe

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (1.83%) SAS
2 1 (0.92%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Project
2 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.75%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.92%) Maximo
4 1 (0.92%) Summit
4 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.92%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) ATM
1 3 (2.75%) ISDN
1 3 (2.75%) VoIP
1 3 (2.75%) Ethernet
1 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) QlikView
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.92%) ERwin
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
1 6 (5.50%) Banking
2 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
2 1 (0.92%) Local Government
2 1 (0.92%) Marketing
2 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (21.10%) Architect
2 17 (15.60%) Technical Architect
3 14 (12.84%) Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Project Manager
5 10 (9.17%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Project Planner
6 9 (8.26%) Service Manager
7 8 (7.34%) Test Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Systems Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Service Level Manager
9 5 (4.59%) Data Manager
9 5 (4.59%) Tester
10 4 (3.67%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Delivery Manager
11 3 (2.75%) IT Services Manager
11 3 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.75%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.75%) Java Developer
12 2 (1.83%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) Middleware
2 4 (3.67%) Web Services
3 1 (0.92%) .NET
3 1 (0.92%) J2EE
3 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.92%) Spring
3 1 (0.92%) Java SE
3 1 (0.92%) Java EE
3 1 (0.92%) Velocity
3 1 (0.92%) Java EE 5
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.92%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) PMI
5 2 (1.83%) NHS
5 2 (1.83%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.92%) Life Science
6 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.92%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) UNIX
2 17 (15.60%) MVS
3 7 (6.42%) VME
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) Project Management
1 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.35%) CRM
3 18 (16.51%) Workflow
4 15 (13.76%) PRINCE2
5 12 (11.01%) ITIL
6 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (9.17%) Service Management
8 9 (8.26%) Data Modelling
8 9 (8.26%) Change Management
9 8 (7.34%) Risk Management
9 8 (7.34%) Open Source
10 7 (6.42%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.42%) Test Strategy
10 7 (6.42%) Strategic Planning
10 7 (6.42%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.42%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.42%) SDLC
11 6 (5.50%) Dependency Management
11 6 (5.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.76%) SQL
2 8 (7.34%) Java
3 6 (5.50%) PL/SQL
3 6 (5.50%) Scala
4 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.83%) COBOL
6 1 (0.92%) C++
6 1 (0.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.92%) VBA
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby
6 1 (0.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (7.34%) APMP
4 7 (6.42%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (5.50%) ISEB
6 5 (4.59%) ISTQB
6 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.83%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.83%) Degree
7 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.92%) OCAJ
8 1 (0.92%) OCP
8 1 (0.92%) OCA
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) P3O
2 2 (1.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.09%) Oracle
3 3 (2.75%) SAP
4 2 (1.83%) Informatica
4 2 (1.83%) Baan
4 2 (1.83%) Infor
5 1 (0.92%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.92%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.92%) IBM
5 1 (0.92%) Hyperion
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