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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 10 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Finance 46 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.45% 10.24% 6.73%
As % of the General category 51.69% 61.76% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 6
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£378 £350 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £195 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.54 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.02% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
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
89 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.23% 16.59% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 14 24
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £34.02 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £30.00 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £34.00 £31.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Preston -4 7 £310 -17.33% 3
Burnley -15 3 £240 -
Lytham St Annes -1 2 £345 +72.50%
Blackburn +1 1 £325 - 3
Accrington - - - -
Colne - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (30.11%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.81%) Windows
3 18 (19.35%) VMware
4 17 (18.28%) Linux
4 17 (18.28%) SC Cleared
5 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.20%) Migration
6 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (15.05%) Mainframe
8 13 (13.98%) Project Management
8 13 (13.98%) Oracle
8 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.83%) Supplier Management
10 10 (10.75%) Cisco
11 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
11 9 (9.68%) SQL
11 9 (9.68%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.68%) PCI DSS
12 8 (8.60%) vSphere
12 8 (8.60%) Data Analysis
12 8 (8.60%) Banking
12 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
12 8 (8.60%) VMS
12 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
13 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
13 7 (7.53%) ITIL
13 7 (7.53%) Marketing
14 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
14 6 (6.45%) UNIX

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.15%) WebSphere Process Server
1 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Portal
1 2 (2.15%) Quickr
1 2 (2.15%) CICS
1 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.08%) IIS
2 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.08%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Project
2 5 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.30%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.15%) ResourceLink
1 2 (2.15%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.08%) Agresso
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) FTP
2 1 (1.08%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.08%) Intranet
2 1 (1.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.23%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (3.23%) OLAP
4 3 (3.23%) Data Mart
5 2 (2.15%) IMS/DB
5 2 (2.15%) DB2
5 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) Easytrieve
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) LSMW
2 2 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.08%) Toad
3 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (8.60%) Banking
2 7 (7.53%) Marketing
3 6 (6.45%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.23%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.15%) Advertising
5 2 (2.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) Project Manager
2 10 (10.75%) Developer
2 10 (10.75%) Architect
3 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.60%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Analyst
4 7 (7.53%) Consultant
5 5 (5.38%) Test Manager
5 5 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.38%) Administrator
6 4 (4.30%) Linux Specialist
6 4 (4.30%) DBA
7 3 (3.23%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Payroll Manager
8 2 (2.15%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) .NET
2 3 (3.23%) XML
3 2 (2.15%) Spring
3 2 (2.15%) ISPF
3 2 (2.15%) jQuery
3 2 (2.15%) Dojo
3 2 (2.15%) JSR 286
3 2 (2.15%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.08%) HTML
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) CSS
4 1 (1.08%) SOAP
4 1 (1.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.08%) WCF
4 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.15%) VSAM
3 2 (2.15%) CESG
3 2 (2.15%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.08%) Clustering
4 1 (1.08%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.08%) Social Media
4 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.08%) Life Science
4 1 (1.08%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.81%) Windows
2 17 (18.28%) Linux
3 8 (8.60%) VMS
4 6 (6.45%) UNIX
5 4 (4.30%) VME
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (17.20%) Migration
2 13 (13.98%) Project Management
3 11 (11.83%) Supplier Management
4 9 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 8 (8.60%) Data Analysis
5 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.53%) ITIL
7 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.45%) Security Management
8 5 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.38%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.30%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.30%) Time Management
9 4 (4.30%) Service Management
10 3 (3.23%) RUP
10 3 (3.23%) CRM
10 3 (3.23%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.68%) SQL
2 6 (6.45%) JCL
3 5 (5.38%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.30%) Java
5 2 (2.15%) Scala
5 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.15%) PL/1
5 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.15%) C#
5 2 (2.15%) COBOL
5 2 (2.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (30.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) ISEB
3 5 (5.38%) Degree
4 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.30%) MCSE
5 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.23%) PMP
5 3 (3.23%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.15%) CISSP
7 1 (1.08%) MBA
7 1 (1.08%) CIMA
7 1 (1.08%) ACCA
7 1 (1.08%) APMP
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.60%) vSphere
3 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 18 (19.35%) VMware
2 13 (13.98%) Oracle
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.75%) Cisco
4 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.45%) SAP
6 5 (5.38%) HP
6 5 (5.38%) IBM
7 3 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.15%) ICL
8 2 (2.15%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.15%) Syncsort
8 2 (2.15%) CA
8 2 (2.15%) Lotus
8 2 (2.15%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.15%) webMethods
8 2 (2.15%) Symantec
9 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.08%) Compaq
9 1 (1.08%) Dell
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