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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 12 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 47 22 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.83% 9.28% 18.07%
As % of the General category 65.28% 47.83% 61.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 42
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£378 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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
72 46 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.59% 19.41% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 52
Average daily rate £378 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £244 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £82.00 £14.75 £34.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+455.93% -56.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 September 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 30 September 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
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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
Lytham St Annes +10 19 £375 -16.66%
Blackpool -11 4 £378 -
Skelmersdale +2 2 - -
Preston -14 2 - - 2
Chorley - 2 - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 33 (23.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (20.86%) PRINCE2
3 28 (20.14%) Project Management
4 26 (18.71%) ISEB
4 26 (18.71%) Supplier Management
5 24 (17.27%) Security Cleared
6 20 (14.39%) Telecoms
6 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
7 18 (12.95%) Oracle
7 18 (12.95%) Business Analysis
8 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (12.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 17 (12.23%) Internet
9 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
9 16 (11.51%) Windows
10 15 (10.79%) Validation
10 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (10.79%) Test Strategy
11 14 (10.07%) Degree
12 13 (9.35%) Banking
12 13 (9.35%) APMP
13 11 (7.91%) Marketing
13 11 (7.91%) CRM
14 10 (7.19%) UNIX
14 10 (7.19%) Workflow
14 10 (7.19%) Financial Institution
14 10 (7.19%) Middleware
14 10 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (6.47%) Integration Testing
15 9 (6.47%) MVS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 6 (4.32%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.60%) MQSeries
3 4 (2.88%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.88%) CMS
3 4 (2.88%) Escenic
3 4 (2.88%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (2.16%) CICS
5 2 (1.44%) Quickr
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.72%) Documentum
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Project
1 8 (5.76%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (5.04%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.72%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.23%) Internet
2 2 (1.44%) FTP
2 2 (1.44%) SAN
3 1 (0.72%) Intranet
3 1 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.88%) Data Mart
4 4 (2.88%) OLAP
4 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.88%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.88%) Big Data
4 4 (2.88%) MySQL
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.72%) QlikView
6 1 (0.72%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.72%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 20 (14.39%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.35%) Banking
3 11 (7.91%) Marketing
4 10 (7.19%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.32%) Local Government
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (17.99%) Project Manager
2 23 (16.55%) Architect
3 19 (13.67%) Analyst
4 14 (10.07%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (7.91%) Environment Manager
6 9 (6.47%) Developer
6 9 (6.47%) Test Manager
6 9 (6.47%) Integration Manager
7 8 (5.76%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.04%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) Digital Project Manager
9 6 (4.32%) Consultant
9 6 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) DBA
10 5 (3.60%) Programmer
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Programmer
11 4 (2.88%) Senior Java Programmer
11 4 (2.88%) Linux Specialist
11 4 (2.88%) Java Programmer
11 4 (2.88%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.19%) Middleware
2 9 (6.47%) .NET
3 6 (4.32%) Spring
4 5 (3.60%) jQuery
4 5 (3.60%) HTML
4 5 (3.60%) CSS
5 4 (2.88%) Struts
5 4 (2.88%) XML
5 4 (2.88%) Java RMI
5 4 (2.88%) EJB
5 4 (2.88%) J2EE
5 4 (2.88%) LAMP
5 4 (2.88%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.88%) JSF
5 4 (2.88%) Ajax
5 4 (2.88%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (2.88%) HTML5
5 4 (2.88%) CSS3
6 2 (1.44%) ISPF
6 2 (1.44%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) Mainframe
1 8 (5.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.88%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.88%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.44%) VSAM
5 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) CESG
5 1 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.72%) Open Source
5 1 (0.72%) Social Media
5 1 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) Windows
2 10 (7.19%) UNIX
3 9 (6.47%) Linux
3 9 (6.47%) MVS
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (20.86%) PRINCE2
3 28 (20.14%) Project Management
4 26 (18.71%) Supplier Management
5 18 (12.95%) Business Analysis
6 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (10.79%) Validation
7 15 (10.79%) Test Strategy
8 11 (7.91%) CRM
9 10 (7.19%) Workflow
10 9 (6.47%) Service Delivery
10 9 (6.47%) Integration Testing
11 8 (5.76%) ITIL
12 7 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.04%) PRINCE
12 7 (5.04%) Scrum
12 7 (5.04%) Test Scripting
13 6 (4.32%) Data Migration
13 6 (4.32%) Data Protection
13 6 (4.32%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.32%) Java
1 6 (4.32%) SQL
1 6 (4.32%) T-SQL
2 5 (3.60%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.60%) C#
3 4 (2.88%) JCL
3 4 (2.88%) Scala
4 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.16%) VB
5 2 (1.44%) COBOL
5 2 (1.44%) R
6 1 (0.72%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 26 (18.71%) ISEB
2 24 (17.27%) Security Cleared
3 17 (12.23%) ISEB Practitioner
4 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (10.07%) Degree
6 13 (9.35%) APMP
7 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.88%) MCSE
8 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.16%) PMP
9 3 (2.16%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.88%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.72%) Firmware
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.95%) Oracle
3 7 (5.04%) VMware
4 5 (3.60%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (3.60%) HP
4 5 (3.60%) IBM
5 4 (2.88%) VocaLink
5 4 (2.88%) JBoss
6 2 (1.44%) SAP
6 2 (1.44%) Software AG
6 2 (1.44%) CA
6 2 (1.44%) Lotus
6 2 (1.44%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.44%) webMethods
6 2 (1.44%) Planview
7 1 (0.72%) Infor
7 1 (0.72%) Primavera
7 1 (0.72%) Kronos
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe
7 1 (0.72%) Siebel
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