The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 28 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.20% 9.30% 8.19%
As % of the General category 35.44% 41.79% 32.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 14
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£338 £325 £60
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +441.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £12.30 £9.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% -56.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £9.88 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £9.89 £115.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
Finance
East Midlands

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

General Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
79 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 31.60% 22.26% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 28
Average daily rate £338 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £175 £60
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Average hourly rate £10.44 £9.88 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -73.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £9.44 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.88 £143.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Leicester +8 16 £340 +2.25% 5
Kegworth -2 2 - -
Loughborough - 1 £425 -
Lutterworth - - - -
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Finance
East Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
3 13 (18.84%) Migration
4 12 (17.39%) Remedy
4 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.94%) Retail
6 9 (13.04%) Project Management
6 9 (13.04%) Oracle
6 9 (13.04%) MS Office
7 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
8 7 (10.14%) UNIX
8 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
9 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
9 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
10 5 (7.25%) Change Control
10 5 (7.25%) VMware
10 5 (7.25%) Financial Institution
10 5 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (7.25%) IT Governance
10 5 (7.25%) VBScript
10 5 (7.25%) HTML
10 5 (7.25%) Java
10 5 (7.25%) DB2
10 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (7.25%) SAS
10 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (7.25%) SAS
2 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.04%) MS Office
3 5 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) CA Clarity
2 2 (2.90%) Agresso
3 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.25%) DB2
3 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.90%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.90%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.45%) OLAP
5 1 (1.45%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.94%) Retail
2 5 (7.25%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Business Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Developer
4 10 (14.49%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Coordinator
7 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Support Specialist
9 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) HTML
2 4 (5.80%) JSP
2 4 (5.80%) Struts
2 4 (5.80%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) Java EE
3 3 (4.35%) Spring
3 3 (4.35%) .NET
3 3 (4.35%) XSLT
4 2 (2.90%) CSS
4 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.45%) HTML5
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) PKI
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Open Source
3 1 (1.45%) Equities
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) UNIX
3 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Migration
2 9 (13.04%) Project Management
3 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.25%) Change Control
4 5 (7.25%) IT Governance
4 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.80%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (5.80%) Change Management
5 4 (5.80%) Analytics
6 3 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (4.35%) Workflow
6 3 (4.35%) Resource Management
6 3 (4.35%) ETL
7 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.90%) ERP
7 2 (2.90%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.90%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
1 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.25%) VBScript
2 5 (7.25%) Java
3 4 (5.80%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) SQL
4 3 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) HNC
2 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Control-M
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Remedy
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) Informatica
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Tableau
5 1 (1.45%) Cognos
5 1 (1.45%) HP