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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 39 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.78% 8.51% 8.60%
As % of the General category 70.91% 66.07% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 10
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£418 £408 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +42.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.96 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
55 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.62% 12.87% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 16
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £314 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Average hourly rate £31.40 £25.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% +72.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +5 16 £406 -20.73% 1
Preston +21 11 £495 - 1
Skelmersdale - 3 £475 -
Chorley - 2 £475 - 1
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) Project Management
3 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
4 14 (15.91%) Mainframe
5 13 (14.77%) UNIX
6 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 11 (12.50%) Change Management
7 11 (12.50%) Migration
8 10 (11.36%) ITIL
8 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
8 10 (11.36%) SQL
9 9 (10.23%) Oracle
9 9 (10.23%) Service Management
10 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.09%) Middleware
10 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 8 (9.09%) Java
10 8 (9.09%) CRM
10 8 (9.09%) VME
10 8 (9.09%) Open Source
11 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
11 7 (7.95%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.95%) Data Modelling
12 6 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
12 6 (6.82%) Programme Management
12 6 (6.82%) Workflow
12 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.82%) Scala

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.41%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (5.68%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (5.68%) MS Project
3 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.14%) Maximo
4 1 (1.14%) Summit
4 1 (1.14%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.14%) QlikView
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.14%) Local Government
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Architect
2 17 (19.32%) Project Manager
3 14 (15.91%) Technical Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Developer
4 9 (10.23%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) Service Manager
6 6 (6.82%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.68%) Service Level Manager
8 4 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.41%) Tester
9 3 (3.41%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Project Planner
9 3 (3.41%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Services Delivery Manager
10 2 (2.27%) Applications Developer
10 2 (2.27%) IT Services Manager
10 2 (2.27%) Project Controller
10 2 (2.27%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) Middleware
2 4 (4.55%) Web Services
3 3 (3.41%) Entity Framework
3 3 (3.41%) .NET
3 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.41%) jQuery
4 1 (1.14%) Java EE 5
4 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.14%) Java SE
4 1 (1.14%) Java EE
4 1 (1.14%) J2EE
4 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.14%) Spring
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.14%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.41%) PMI
2 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) NHS
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Life Science
4 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.14%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) UNIX
2 8 (9.09%) VME
3 5 (5.68%) MVS
4 2 (2.27%) Windows
5 1 (1.14%) Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.14%) VMS
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) Project Management
3 11 (12.50%) Change Management
3 11 (12.50%) Migration
4 10 (11.36%) ITIL
4 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.23%) Service Management
6 8 (9.09%) CRM
6 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (9.09%) Open Source
7 7 (7.95%) Strategic Planning
7 7 (7.95%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.82%) Workflow
8 6 (6.82%) Programme Management
8 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.82%) SDLC
9 5 (5.68%) Software Delivery
9 5 (5.68%) Data Architecture
9 5 (5.68%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) SQL
2 8 (9.09%) Java
3 6 (6.82%) Scala
4 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.41%) C#
5 2 (2.27%) COBOL
5 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.14%) VBScript
6 1 (1.14%) VBA
6 1 (1.14%) Ruby
6 1 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.55%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) ISEB
4 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.41%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.27%) APMP
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.14%) HND
7 1 (1.14%) OCAJ
7 1 (1.14%) OCP
7 1 (1.14%) OCA
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
1 2 (2.27%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Oracle
3 5 (5.68%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) SAP
4 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.14%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.14%) VMware
5 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco
5 1 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
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