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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 14 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 42 95 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.57% 18.38% 12.81%
As % of the General category 52.50% 84.82% 50.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 63 12
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£381 £483 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.03% +64.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £575 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £31.40 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
80 112 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.22% 21.66% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 67 19
Average daily rate £384 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.93% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £330 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £19.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.89 £26.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 -2 25 £396 -25.93% 1
Burnley -4 4 £300 -38.93%
Chorley - 4 £475 - 1
Preston -1 2 £350 -19.02% 6
Skelmersdale - 2 £475 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.96%) Migration
3 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
4 20 (21.51%) Mainframe
5 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 17 (18.28%) SC Cleared
7 15 (16.13%) UNIX
8 14 (15.05%) Project Management
9 12 (12.90%) Windows
10 11 (11.83%) VMware
10 11 (11.83%) VME
11 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (10.75%) Service Management
11 10 (10.75%) SQL
11 10 (10.75%) Cisco
12 9 (9.68%) Oracle
12 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
12 9 (9.68%) Supplier Management
13 8 (8.60%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (8.60%) Spreadsheet
13 8 (8.60%) Open Source
13 8 (8.60%) vSphere
13 8 (8.60%) Scala
13 8 (8.60%) CRM
13 8 (8.60%) Linux
13 8 (8.60%) Java
13 8 (8.60%) MS Visio
13 8 (8.60%) VMS
13 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
14 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.23%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (8.60%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (8.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.30%) MS Project
4 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.08%) Summit
2 1 (1.08%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Firewall
1 1 (1.08%) FTP
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
1 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.08%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.08%) Toad
1 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.08%) LSMW
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
1 3 (3.23%) General Ledger
2 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Local Government
3 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (23.66%) Architect
1 22 (23.66%) Project Manager
2 16 (17.20%) Technical Architect
3 11 (11.83%) Analyst
4 10 (10.75%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Tester
6 4 (4.30%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Data Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (2.15%) Project Controller
8 2 (2.15%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.15%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) Middleware
2 4 (4.30%) Web Services
3 3 (3.23%) .NET
3 3 (3.23%) jQuery
3 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
3 3 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.15%) XML
4 2 (2.15%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.08%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) SOAP
5 1 (1.08%) J2EE
5 1 (1.08%) Spring
5 1 (1.08%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Mainframe
2 8 (8.60%) Open Source
3 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) PMI
5 2 (2.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.08%) CESG
6 1 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.08%) Life Science
6 1 (1.08%) CMDB
6 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.08%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) UNIX
2 12 (12.90%) Windows
3 11 (11.83%) VME
4 8 (8.60%) Linux
4 8 (8.60%) VMS
5 5 (5.38%) MVS
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.96%) Migration
3 14 (15.05%) Project Management
4 10 (10.75%) Service Management
5 9 (9.68%) Supplier Management
6 8 (8.60%) CRM
7 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.53%) Change Management
7 7 (7.53%) Security Management
7 7 (7.53%) ITIL
7 7 (7.53%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.53%) Strategic Planning
8 6 (6.45%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.45%) Workflow
9 5 (5.38%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.38%) Data Architecture
10 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (4.30%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) SQL
2 8 (8.60%) Scala
2 8 (8.60%) Java
3 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.23%) C#
4 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.08%) COBOL
5 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.08%) JCL
5 1 (1.08%) PL/1
5 1 (1.08%) Ruby
5 1 (1.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) Degree
4 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.15%) ISEB
6 1 (1.08%) CIMA
6 1 (1.08%) MBA
6 1 (1.08%) HND
6 1 (1.08%) CISSP
6 1 (1.08%) ACCA
6 1 (1.08%) PMP
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.08%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) SLA
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.60%) vSphere
3 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.83%) VMware
3 10 (10.75%) Cisco
4 9 (9.68%) Oracle
5 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.38%) IBM
7 4 (4.30%) SAP
8 2 (2.15%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.15%) ICL
8 2 (2.15%) webMethods
8 2 (2.15%) Symantec
9 1 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.08%) HP
9 1 (1.08%) Curam
9 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.08%) Syncsort