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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 13 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Finance 36 21 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.76% 7.09% 17.51%
As % of the General category 60.00% 42.00% 64.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 38
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£388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £441 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
60 50 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.60% 16.89% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 45
Average daily rate £375 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 August 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 22 August 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 +4 10 £419 -6.94% 4
Blackpool -16 4 £440 - 2
Preston -8 2 - - 7
Chorley - - - - 3
Blackburn - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 36 (27.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (26.72%) PRINCE2
3 33 (25.19%) Project Management
4 27 (20.61%) Supplier Management
5 23 (17.56%) Security Cleared
5 23 (17.56%) ISEB
6 21 (16.03%) Telecoms
7 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
8 17 (12.98%) Internet
8 17 (12.98%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (12.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (11.45%) Validation
10 15 (11.45%) Oracle
10 15 (11.45%) Test Strategy
11 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
11 14 (10.69%) Windows
11 14 (10.69%) Degree
12 13 (9.92%) Business Analysis
12 13 (9.92%) APMP
13 12 (9.16%) UNIX
13 12 (9.16%) .NET
14 11 (8.40%) ITIL
14 11 (8.40%) CRM
14 11 (8.40%) Banking
15 10 (7.63%) Spreadsheet
15 10 (7.63%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (7.63%) Workflow
15 10 (7.63%) Middleware
16 9 (6.87%) MVS
16 9 (6.87%) PRINCE

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.58%) MQSeries
2 5 (3.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.82%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.82%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.82%) CMS
2 5 (3.82%) Escenic
2 5 (3.82%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.53%) CICS
3 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) Documentum
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.11%) MS Project
3 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.76%) Maximo
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.98%) Internet
2 5 (3.82%) SAN
3 3 (2.29%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.29%) LAN
3 3 (2.29%) WLAN
3 3 (2.29%) Wireless
4 2 (1.53%) Firewall
4 2 (1.53%) FTP
5 1 (0.76%) HTTP
5 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.82%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 5 (3.82%) Big Data
4 3 (2.29%) Data Mart
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.29%) OLAP
5 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.76%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.76%) DB2
6 1 (0.76%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 21 (16.03%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.40%) Banking
3 6 (4.58%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.58%) Marketing
3 6 (4.58%) Local Government
4 2 (1.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (21.37%) Project Manager
2 21 (16.03%) Architect
3 18 (13.74%) Analyst
4 12 (9.16%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.40%) Environment Manager
6 8 (6.11%) Test Manager
6 8 (6.11%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.11%) Integration Manager
7 7 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Digital Project Manager
7 7 (5.34%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Programmer
9 5 (3.82%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Java Programmer
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Developer Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Java Programmer
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) .NET
2 10 (7.63%) Middleware
3 5 (3.82%) Ajax
3 5 (3.82%) Spring
3 5 (3.82%) JSF
3 5 (3.82%) Hibernate
3 5 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (3.82%) jQuery
3 5 (3.82%) XML
3 5 (3.82%) EJB
3 5 (3.82%) CSS
3 5 (3.82%) Struts
3 5 (3.82%) J2EE
3 5 (3.82%) HTML
3 5 (3.82%) Java RMI
3 5 (3.82%) LAMP
3 5 (3.82%) HTML5
3 5 (3.82%) CSS3
4 2 (1.53%) ISPF
5 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Mainframe
1 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.05%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.05%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.29%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.29%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.53%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.76%) VSAM
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) CESG
6 1 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) Open Source
6 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.76%) Firmware
6 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.69%) Windows
2 12 (9.16%) UNIX
3 9 (6.87%) MVS
4 7 (5.34%) Linux
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) AIX
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (26.72%) PRINCE2
3 33 (25.19%) Project Management
4 27 (20.61%) Supplier Management
5 15 (11.45%) Validation
5 15 (11.45%) Test Strategy
6 13 (9.92%) Business Analysis
7 11 (8.40%) ITIL
7 11 (8.40%) CRM
8 10 (7.63%) Workflow
9 9 (6.87%) PRINCE
10 8 (6.11%) Migration
10 8 (6.11%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.11%) Data Migration
10 8 (6.11%) Integration Testing
10 8 (6.11%) Scrum
11 7 (5.34%) Test Scripting
11 7 (5.34%) RUP
12 6 (4.58%) UML
12 6 (4.58%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.82%) Scala
1 5 (3.82%) Java
1 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
1 5 (3.82%) C#
2 3 (2.29%) SQL
2 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
2 3 (2.29%) JCL
2 3 (2.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.53%) R
3 2 (1.53%) VB
3 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.76%) COBOL
4 1 (0.76%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 23 (17.56%) Security Cleared
1 23 (17.56%) ISEB
2 17 (12.98%) ISEB Practitioner
3 16 (12.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (10.69%) Degree
5 13 (9.92%) APMP
6 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.82%) MCSE
7 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.29%) CCNA
8 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.29%) PMP
8 3 (2.29%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.76%) CISSP
9 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.82%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.45%) Oracle
3 8 (6.11%) VMware
4 5 (3.82%) JBoss
4 5 (3.82%) HP
5 4 (3.05%) VocaLink
6 3 (2.29%) Planview
6 3 (2.29%) Cisco
6 3 (2.29%) IBM
6 3 (2.29%) Citrix
6 3 (2.29%) SAP
7 2 (1.53%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.53%) webMethods
7 2 (1.53%) Software AG
7 2 (1.53%) CA
7 2 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.76%) Kronos
8 1 (0.76%) Infor
8 1 (0.76%) Siebel
8 1 (0.76%) Compaq
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