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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 21 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 28 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.36% 10.93% 8.86%
As % of the General category 51.85% 54.02% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 26
Median daily rate £350 £485 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.78% +32.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £634 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.33 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +76.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
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
54 87 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.06% 20.23% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 51
Median daily rate £350 £474 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.12% +35.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £635 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 5
Median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £82.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -51.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +14.76%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -20 9 £480 -9.00% 1
Preston -1 7 £270 +28.57% 2
Blackburn - 4 £363 - 1
Chorley +6 1 £296 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.06%) SAP
3 13 (18.06%) Migration
4 12 (16.67%) Java
4 12 (16.67%) SQL
5 11 (15.28%) .NET
5 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
6 10 (13.89%) Oracle
6 10 (13.89%) Project Management
7 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 9 (12.50%) Retail
8 7 (9.72%) Programme Management
8 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
8 7 (9.72%) Test Scripting
8 7 (9.72%) ERP
8 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
8 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
8 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
9 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (8.33%) IFS
9 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
9 6 (8.33%) C#
9 6 (8.33%) HP
9 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.94%) Marketing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (4.17%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.39%) ResourceLink
4 1 (1.39%) Sage CRM
4 1 (1.39%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) IaaS
2 3 (4.17%) PaaS
2 3 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Firewall
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
1 1 (1.39%) LAN
1 1 (1.39%) Network Security
1 1 (1.39%) Softphone
1 1 (1.39%) Symposium
1 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.94%) SAP HANA
4 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.78%) Big Data
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.78%) Power BI
6 2 (2.78%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (2.78%) QlikView
6 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.78%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.39%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.78%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.39%) Rational Robot
General
1 9 (12.50%) Retail
2 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 5 (6.94%) Marketing
5 3 (4.17%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.78%) Advertising
6 2 (2.78%) Back Office
6 2 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (2.78%) Legal
7 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Developer
3 9 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Consultant
5 5 (6.94%) IFS Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Cognos Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Finance Business Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Financial Business Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) IFS Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) IFS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 3 (4.17%) WPF
2 3 (4.17%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.78%) Ajax
3 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.78%) CSS
3 2 (2.78%) HTML
3 2 (2.78%) J2EE
3 2 (2.78%) LINQ
3 2 (2.78%) WCF
3 2 (2.78%) WinForms
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.39%) Flash
4 1 (1.39%) jQuery
4 1 (1.39%) RESTful
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) XSD
4 1 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.56%) RIA
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) AIX
1 5 (6.94%) Solaris
2 4 (5.56%) Windows
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (18.06%) Migration
4 10 (13.89%) Project Management
5 7 (9.72%) ERP
5 7 (9.72%) Programme Management
5 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (9.72%) Test Scripting
6 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.94%) Change Management
7 5 (6.94%) Data Management
7 5 (6.94%) ITIL
7 5 (6.94%) OO
7 5 (6.94%) Project Planning
7 5 (6.94%) Scrum
7 5 (6.94%) TDD
7 5 (6.94%) UML
8 4 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) Java
1 12 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.33%) C#
4 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) C
6 2 (2.78%) Delphi
6 2 (2.78%) Perl
6 2 (2.78%) Ruby
6 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.39%) PHP
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) ACCA
5 1 (1.39%) APMP
5 1 (1.39%) CAPM
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) CIMA
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.39%) Puppet
1 1 (1.39%) SCCM
1 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
1 13 (18.06%) SAP
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle
3 6 (8.33%) HP
3 6 (8.33%) IFS
4 4 (5.56%) Cognos
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) Sage
6 2 (2.78%) Citrix
6 2 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.78%) Nintex
6 2 (2.78%) Tableau
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) CODA
7 1 (1.39%) Concur
7 1 (1.39%) Huawei
7 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.39%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.39%) VMware