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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 76 53 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.19% 13.77% 18.40%
As % of the General category 69.72% 72.60% 84.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 57
Median daily rate £430 £388 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.96% -21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £671 £596 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Median hourly rate £23.75 £30.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.94%
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
109 73 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.66% 18.96% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 46 63
Median daily rate £350 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £252 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 7
Median hourly rate £27.00 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.30 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £47.80 £30.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 -2 31 £450 +16.12%
Preston +9 17 £425 -13.14% 7
Chorley +2 9 £450 -5.26% 2
Burnley +12 2 - - 1
Lytham St Annes - 2 £425 -
Accrington - 1 £350 -
Blackburn - 1 £300 - 1
Lancaster - 1 £550 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 58 (39.19%) Project Management
2 42 (28.38%) Migration
3 37 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (22.30%) Oracle
5 29 (19.59%) Waterfall
6 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
6 27 (18.24%) Linux
7 26 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (16.22%) Java
9 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
10 20 (13.51%) ITIL
10 20 (13.51%) Windows
10 20 (13.51%) Risk Management
10 20 (13.51%) Programme Management
11 19 (12.84%) SQL
11 19 (12.84%) Mainframe
12 18 (12.16%) COBOL
12 18 (12.16%) Manufacturing
12 18 (12.16%) VME
13 17 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (10.81%) Red Hat
15 15 (10.14%) Tuxedo
15 15 (10.14%) PL/SQL
15 15 (10.14%) PRINCE2
16 14 (9.46%) Micro Focus
17 13 (8.78%) Business Analysis
17 13 (8.78%) Supplier Management
18 12 (8.11%) Change Management
18 12 (8.11%) IFS

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 15 (10.14%) Tuxedo
2 11 (7.43%) Apache
3 6 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.70%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.35%) CMS
5 2 (1.35%) Drupal
5 2 (1.35%) FileNet
5 2 (1.35%) IIS
5 2 (1.35%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.35%) WordPress
6 1 (0.68%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.05%) MS Office
4 2 (1.35%) MS Project
4 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.35%) Open Workbench
4 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.68%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.35%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) IaaS
2 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) Skype
2 2 (1.35%) DNS
2 2 (1.35%) Firewall
2 2 (1.35%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.35%) LDAP
2 2 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.68%) ATM
3 1 (0.68%) GSM
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) Network Security
3 1 (0.68%) RFID
3 1 (0.68%) SAN
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.76%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (6.08%) QlikView
3 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.05%) Qlik Sense
5 5 (3.38%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.03%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.35%) MySQL
7 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) JIRA
2 3 (2.03%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.35%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.35%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.68%) Rational Robot
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (12.16%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.05%) Electronics
2 6 (4.05%) Marketing
2 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.03%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.35%) Military
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Avionics
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (25.00%) Analyst
2 24 (16.22%) Project Manager
3 18 (12.16%) Developer
4 16 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 14 (9.46%) Delivery Manager
6 11 (7.43%) IFS Analyst
7 10 (6.76%) Architect
8 9 (6.08%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Senior Manager
9 8 (5.41%) Technical Manager
10 7 (4.73%) Senior Business Analyst
10 7 (4.73%) Technical Delivery Manager
11 6 (4.05%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 6 (4.05%) Portfolio Manager
11 6 (4.05%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) Technical Business Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) Test Assurance Manager
11 6 (4.05%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) .NET
2 4 (2.70%) Middleware
3 2 (1.35%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (1.35%) Highcharts JS
3 2 (1.35%) HTML
3 2 (1.35%) jQuery
3 2 (1.35%) WPF
4 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.68%) CSS
4 1 (0.68%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.68%) Flash
4 1 (0.68%) HTML5
4 1 (0.68%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) WinForms
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) XSD
4 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Mainframe
2 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.70%) User Experience
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) Clustering
6 2 (1.35%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.35%) PKI
6 2 (1.35%) PMI
6 2 (1.35%) Replication
6 2 (1.35%) Tandem
6 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.68%) RIA
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.24%) Linux
2 20 (13.51%) Windows
3 18 (12.16%) VME
4 17 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.76%) Unix
6 6 (4.05%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.38%) AIX
7 5 (3.38%) Solaris
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.19%) Project Management
2 42 (28.38%) Migration
3 37 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (19.59%) Waterfall
5 26 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (13.51%) ITIL
6 20 (13.51%) Programme Management
6 20 (13.51%) Risk Management
7 16 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (10.14%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.78%) Business Analysis
9 13 (8.78%) Supplier Management
10 12 (8.11%) Change Management
11 11 (7.43%) Agile Project Management
11 11 (7.43%) OO
12 10 (6.76%) UML
13 9 (6.08%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (6.08%) Open Source
13 9 (6.08%) Service Design
13 9 (6.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.22%) Java
2 19 (12.84%) SQL
3 18 (12.16%) COBOL
4 15 (10.14%) PL/SQL
5 11 (7.43%) Python
6 10 (6.76%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.38%) JCL
7 5 (3.38%) PHP
8 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.70%) VB
9 3 (2.03%) C
10 2 (1.35%) C#
10 2 (1.35%) C++
10 2 (1.35%) REXX
10 2 (1.35%) VBA
10 2 (1.35%) VBScript
11 1 (0.68%) Ada
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.70%) CISSP
5 4 (2.70%) Degree
6 2 (1.35%) CISA
6 2 (1.35%) CISM
6 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) APMP
7 1 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.68%) CISMP
7 1 (0.68%) CLAS
7 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.03%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) COBIT
2 2 (1.35%) COSO
2 2 (1.35%) GAAP
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.70%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.35%) Firmware
3 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.35%) XenApp
3 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.08%) Puppet
2 4 (2.70%) SCCM
3 3 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.35%) CA Endevor
4 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.35%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (22.30%) Oracle
2 16 (10.81%) Red Hat
3 14 (9.46%) Micro Focus
4 12 (8.11%) IFS
5 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (7.43%) SAP
6 10 (6.76%) HP
7 9 (6.08%) SaltStack
7 9 (6.08%) ServiceNow
8 7 (4.73%) VMware
9 6 (4.05%) Citrix
10 4 (2.70%) Cognos
11 3 (2.03%) CODA
11 3 (2.03%) Concur
11 3 (2.03%) Fujitsu
11 3 (2.03%) Maconomy
12 2 (1.35%) AppSense
12 2 (1.35%) Ektron
12 2 (1.35%) Nintex
12 2 (1.35%) Wyse