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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 59 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.79% 10.95% 10.96%
As % of the General category 63.44% 52.87% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 10
Average daily rate £400 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £303 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £479 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £29.69 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.85% -15.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
93 87 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.31% 20.71% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 16
Average daily rate £401 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £29.69 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.37% -1.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool +4 27 £442 +16.95% 1
Preston +7 13 £236 -23.79% 1
Lytham St Annes -2 4 £356 +3.26% 1
Chorley -5 3 £338 -23.29% 1
Burnley +20 1 £425 +77.08%
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 41 (32.28%) Project Management
2 40 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.47%) Waterfall
4 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
5 22 (17.32%) Oracle
6 21 (16.54%) Risk Management
7 17 (13.39%) Unix
7 17 (13.39%) Manufacturing
8 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (12.60%) Programme Management
9 15 (11.81%) SQL
9 15 (11.81%) CRM
10 14 (11.02%) Linux
10 14 (11.02%) Middleware
10 14 (11.02%) MVS
10 14 (11.02%) Workflow
10 14 (11.02%) Supplier Management
11 13 (10.24%) Migration
11 13 (10.24%) Mainframe
12 12 (9.45%) Micro Focus
12 12 (9.45%) Red Hat
12 12 (9.45%) COBOL
12 12 (9.45%) Tuxedo
12 12 (9.45%) VME
12 12 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (8.66%) C++
14 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
15 9 (7.09%) User Stories
15 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (7.09%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (9.45%) Tuxedo
2 9 (7.09%) SAS
3 1 (0.79%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.36%) MS Office
4 2 (1.57%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.57%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.79%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.79%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.79%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Boomi
1 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) ATM
1 5 (3.94%) Ethernet
1 5 (3.94%) ISDN
1 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.94%) VoIP
2 2 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.94%) Base SAS
3 5 (3.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.36%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.36%) QlikView
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.57%) GIS
6 2 (1.57%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.79%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.57%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (1.57%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.57%) Rational Robot
3 2 (1.57%) Subversion
3 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.79%) ERwin
4 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.79%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (13.39%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.51%) Banking
3 4 (3.15%) Law
3 4 (3.15%) Marketing
4 2 (1.57%) Military
4 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Avionics
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (14.96%) Developer
2 17 (13.39%) Analyst
3 16 (12.60%) Architect
4 14 (11.02%) Delivery Manager
5 13 (10.24%) Project Manager
6 11 (8.66%) Technical Architect
7 9 (7.09%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) Technical Manager
7 9 (7.09%) Test Manager
8 8 (6.30%) Technical Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Systems Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Test Assurance Manager
10 5 (3.94%) Data Manager
10 5 (3.94%) Project Planner
11 4 (3.15%) SAS Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Technical Business Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Test Analyst
12 3 (2.36%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.02%) Middleware
2 7 (5.51%) Web Services
3 4 (3.15%) .NET
4 3 (2.36%) CSS
4 3 (2.36%) HTML
4 3 (2.36%) XML
5 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.57%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (1.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.57%) GTK+
5 2 (1.57%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (1.57%) jQuery
5 2 (1.57%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.57%) Qt
5 2 (1.57%) WinForms
5 2 (1.57%) WPF
5 2 (1.57%) XSD
5 2 (1.57%) XSLT
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Mainframe
2 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.36%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.57%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.57%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.57%) PMI
6 2 (1.57%) Replication
6 2 (1.57%) SCORM
6 2 (1.57%) User Experience
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.79%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.39%) Unix
2 14 (11.02%) Linux
2 14 (11.02%) MVS
3 12 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (9.45%) VME
4 6 (4.72%) Windows
5 2 (1.57%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.28%) Project Management
2 40 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.47%) Waterfall
4 21 (16.54%) Risk Management
5 16 (12.60%) Programme Management
5 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (11.81%) CRM
7 14 (11.02%) Supplier Management
7 14 (11.02%) Workflow
8 13 (10.24%) Migration
9 9 (7.09%) ERP
9 9 (7.09%) Test Management
9 9 (7.09%) User Stories
10 8 (6.30%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (6.30%) PRINCE2
10 8 (6.30%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.30%) UML
11 7 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.51%) Open Source
12 6 (4.72%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.81%) SQL
2 12 (9.45%) COBOL
3 11 (8.66%) C++
4 9 (7.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.30%) Python
6 6 (4.72%) Java
7 4 (3.15%) VBA
8 3 (2.36%) Ada
8 3 (2.36%) C
8 3 (2.36%) C#
8 3 (2.36%) VBScript
9 2 (1.57%) PHP
9 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.79%) JCL
10 1 (0.79%) Perl
10 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.79%) R
10 1 (0.79%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.36%) ISEB
4 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.57%) APMP
5 2 (1.57%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.57%) CISA
5 2 (1.57%) CISM
5 2 (1.57%) CISSP
5 2 (1.57%) Degree
5 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) MBA
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.57%) COBIT
2 2 (1.57%) COSO
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.32%) Oracle
3 12 (9.45%) Micro Focus
3 12 (9.45%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.15%) Infor
5 2 (1.57%) Adobe
5 2 (1.57%) Baan
5 2 (1.57%) Cognos
5 2 (1.57%) Informatica
5 2 (1.57%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) CA
6 1 (0.79%) Capita
6 1 (0.79%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Quark
6 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
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