The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 159 161 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.50% 17.48% 14.19%
As % of the General category 56.99% 63.14% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 82 103
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
- +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

General Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
279 255 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.19% 27.69% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 140 223
Average daily rate £350 £368 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £283 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Leeds region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Leeds region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 72 (20.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 67 (18.77%) Project Management
3 62 (17.37%) Banking
4 53 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (14.01%) SQL
6 47 (13.17%) Oracle
7 40 (11.20%) Scrum
8 35 (9.80%) Retail
9 34 (9.52%) .NET
10 33 (9.24%) Java
11 32 (8.96%) Migration
12 31 (8.68%) Business Analysis
13 28 (7.84%) VB.NET
14 27 (7.56%) SQL Server
15 25 (7.00%) C#
15 25 (7.00%) PRINCE2
15 25 (7.00%) MS Excel
16 24 (6.72%) Software Engineering
17 22 (6.16%) OO
17 22 (6.16%) Web Services
18 21 (5.88%) Microsoft
18 21 (5.88%) WinForms
18 21 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
19 20 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (5.60%) ITIL
20 19 (5.32%) PL/SQL
20 19 (5.32%) Change Management
21 18 (5.04%) Project Planning
22 17 (4.76%) Waterfall
22 17 (4.76%) Windows

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.24%) CMS
3 6 (1.68%) ColdFusion
4 5 (1.40%) SAS
5 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Drupal
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.28%) CICS
7 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.48%) MS Project
2 16 (4.48%) MS Office
3 10 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.28%) Niku Workbench
7 1 (0.28%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.28%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.28%) LAN
1 1 (0.28%) VoIP
1 1 (0.28%) WAN
1 1 (0.28%) HTTP
1 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.28%) VPN
1 1 (0.28%) CTI
1 1 (0.28%) Intranet
1 1 (0.28%) Internet
1 1 (0.28%) MPLS
1 1 (0.28%) H.323
1 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.28%) VLAN
1 1 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.56%) DB2
9 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.28%) Big Data
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.28%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.24%) Subversion
3 7 (1.96%) JUnit
4 6 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (1.68%) JIRA
5 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.84%) Maven
6 3 (0.84%) ERwin
6 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.56%) Xcode
7 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.28%) Ant
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 62 (17.37%) Banking
2 35 (9.80%) Retail
3 10 (2.80%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.68%) Legal
5 5 (1.40%) Games
6 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.56%) Back Office
7 2 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 110 (30.81%) Analyst
2 70 (19.61%) Business Analyst
3 67 (18.77%) Developer
4 56 (15.69%) Project Manager
5 20 (5.60%) Consultant
6 19 (5.32%) Software Engineer
7 18 (5.04%) .NET Developer
8 16 (4.48%) VB.NET Developer
9 15 (4.20%) Agile Business Analyst
10 14 (3.92%) Business Manager
11 12 (3.36%) PMO Analyst
11 12 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (3.36%) Architect
12 11 (3.08%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.08%) Java Software Engineer
12 11 (3.08%) Business Project Manager
13 9 (2.52%) Contracts Manager
13 9 (2.52%) PMO Manager
13 9 (2.52%) Systems Analyst
14 8 (2.24%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.52%) .NET
2 22 (6.16%) Web Services
3 21 (5.88%) WinForms
4 14 (3.92%) HTML
4 14 (3.92%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.92%) CSS
4 14 (3.92%) WCF
5 13 (3.64%) XML
6 10 (2.80%) J2EE
6 10 (2.80%) jQuery
7 7 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.96%) Struts
8 4 (1.12%) ADO
8 4 (1.12%) XSLT
9 3 (0.84%) SOAP
9 3 (0.84%) Middleware
9 3 (0.84%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (0.56%) Android SDK
10 2 (0.56%) RESTful
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (2.52%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.96%) NHS
5 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.12%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.12%) PMI
6 4 (1.12%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (0.56%) IVR
7 2 (0.56%) Statistics
7 2 (0.56%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.28%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.28%) Tandem
8 1 (0.28%) Open Source
8 1 (0.28%) DTV
8 1 (0.28%) Replication
8 1 (0.28%) Equities
8 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.76%) Windows
2 4 (1.12%) Linux
2 4 (1.12%) UNIX
3 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.56%) Android
4 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.28%) VMS
5 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 67 (18.77%) Project Management
3 53 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (11.20%) Scrum
5 32 (8.96%) Migration
6 31 (8.68%) Business Analysis
7 25 (7.00%) PRINCE2
8 24 (6.72%) Software Engineering
9 22 (6.16%) OO
10 20 (5.60%) ITIL
10 20 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (5.32%) Change Management
12 18 (5.04%) Project Planning
13 17 (4.76%) UML
13 17 (4.76%) Waterfall
14 15 (4.20%) E-Commerce
14 15 (4.20%) MVC
15 13 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (3.36%) Risk Management
17 11 (3.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.01%) SQL
2 33 (9.24%) Java
3 28 (7.84%) VB.NET
4 25 (7.00%) C#
5 19 (5.32%) PL/SQL
6 12 (3.36%) C++
7 10 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.24%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.96%) VB
9 7 (1.96%) X++
10 6 (1.68%) VB6
11 4 (1.12%) VBA
12 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.56%) Erlang
13 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.56%) PHP
13 2 (0.56%) COBOL
14 1 (0.28%) C
14 1 (0.28%) ABAP
14 1 (0.28%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 9 (2.52%) Degree
2 7 (1.96%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.68%) ISEB
4 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.84%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.84%) PMP
5 2 (0.56%) APMP
5 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.28%) CCA
6 1 (0.28%) CISSP
6 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.48%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.84%) FATCA
2 3 (0.84%) AIFMD
2 3 (0.84%) SLA
2 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.56%) ACF2
2 2 (0.56%) RACF
2 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (0.84%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.28%) OpenView
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.28%) OVSD
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 47 (13.17%) Oracle
2 21 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.08%) SAP
4 10 (2.80%) JD Edwards
5 9 (2.52%) IBM
6 8 (2.24%) Perforce
7 7 (1.96%) CA
8 4 (1.12%) EMC
8 4 (1.12%) Citrix
8 4 (1.12%) VMware
9 3 (0.84%) Avaya
9 3 (0.84%) HP
9 3 (0.84%) Siebel
10 2 (0.56%) Unisys
10 2 (0.56%) Adobe
10 2 (0.56%) Sage
10 2 (0.56%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.56%) Appcelerator
11 1 (0.28%) Verint
11 1 (0.28%) Xamarin
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