The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Lancashire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Finance 80 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.52% 11.71% 17.39%
As % of the General category 86.02% 55.32% 62.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 10 27
Average daily rate £483 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.32% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £390 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.87% -22.44%
General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
93 47 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.53% 21.17% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 19 36
Average daily rate £400 £303 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% -19.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Finance
North West

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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -2 28 £535 - 4
Burnley - 11 £491 -
Preston -8 10 £400 +9.58% 1
Lytham St Annes -8 2 £365 -
Lancaster -3 1 £330 - 1
Chorley - - - - 1
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 30 (31.25%) PRINCE2
2 27 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (23.96%) Project Management
3 23 (23.96%) Supplier Management
4 21 (21.88%) ISEB
5 15 (15.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 15 (15.63%) Internet
5 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
5 15 (15.63%) Test Strategy
6 14 (14.58%) Telecoms
7 13 (13.54%) Validation
7 13 (13.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (12.50%) APMP
9 11 (11.46%) Degree
10 10 (10.42%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (10.42%) Migration
10 10 (10.42%) Java
10 10 (10.42%) .NET
10 10 (10.42%) ITIL
11 9 (9.38%) XML
11 9 (9.38%) Oracle
11 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
11 9 (9.38%) Mainframe
11 9 (9.38%) PRINCE
11 9 (9.38%) Banking
12 8 (8.33%) Integration Testing
12 8 (8.33%) Computer Science
13 7 (7.29%) jQuery
13 7 (7.29%) Business Analysis
13 7 (7.29%) WebSphere

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (7.29%) WebSphere
1 7 (7.29%) WebLogic
2 6 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.25%) MQSeries
2 6 (6.25%) CMS
2 6 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (6.25%) Escenic
3 2 (2.08%) CICS
3 2 (2.08%) SAS
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.04%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.63%) Internet
2 5 (5.21%) SAN
3 3 (3.13%) IP Telephony
3 3 (3.13%) Wireless
3 3 (3.13%) LAN
3 3 (3.13%) WLAN
4 1 (1.04%) Firewall
4 1 (1.04%) DHCP
4 1 (1.04%) FTP
4 1 (1.04%) HTTP
4 1 (1.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) MySQL
2 6 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 6 (6.25%) Big Data
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.04%) DB2
4 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 14 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.17%) Local Government
5 3 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Billing
6 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Project Manager
2 19 (19.79%) Analyst
3 10 (10.42%) Developer
4 9 (9.38%) Environment Manager
5 8 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Integration Manager
6 7 (7.29%) Digital Project Manager
6 7 (7.29%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Programmer
7 6 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Java Programmer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior Java Programmer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (5.21%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) .NET
2 9 (9.38%) XML
3 7 (7.29%) jQuery
3 7 (7.29%) Ajax
3 7 (7.29%) HTML5
3 7 (7.29%) HTML
4 6 (6.25%) Java RMI
4 6 (6.25%) EJB
4 6 (6.25%) CSS
4 6 (6.25%) Struts
4 6 (6.25%) J2EE
4 6 (6.25%) LAMP
4 6 (6.25%) Hibernate
4 6 (6.25%) Spring
4 6 (6.25%) JSF
4 6 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (6.25%) CSS3
5 4 (4.17%) Web Services
6 3 (3.13%) JSON
7 2 (2.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Mainframe
2 8 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.13%) NHS
4 3 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) UNIX
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) MVS
5 1 (1.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.25%) PRINCE2
2 27 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (23.96%) Project Management
3 23 (23.96%) Supplier Management
4 15 (15.63%) Test Strategy
5 13 (13.54%) Validation
6 10 (10.42%) Migration
6 10 (10.42%) ITIL
7 9 (9.38%) PRINCE
8 8 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 7 (7.29%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.29%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.29%) Scrum
9 7 (7.29%) RUP
10 6 (6.25%) UML
10 6 (6.25%) OOP
10 6 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (6.25%) OOD
10 6 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.42%) Java
2 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.25%) C#
3 6 (6.25%) Scala
4 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.13%) JCL
5 2 (2.08%) REXX
6 1 (1.04%) SELCOPY
6 1 (1.04%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) ISEB
2 15 (15.63%) ISEB Practitioner
2 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (12.50%) APMP
5 11 (11.46%) Degree
6 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.13%) CCNA
7 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.13%) MCSE
8 1 (1.04%) PMP
8 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) vSphere
2 1 (1.04%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.04%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Oracle
2 7 (7.29%) JBoss
3 4 (4.17%) IBM
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.13%) VMware
4 3 (3.13%) Citrix
4 3 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (2.08%) SAP
5 2 (2.08%) VocaLink
5 2 (2.08%) Capita
6 1 (1.04%) Planview
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) Intel
6 1 (1.04%) CA
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