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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Finance 45 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.25% 11.45% 6.13%
As % of the General category 45.00% 42.22% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 6
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£250 £275 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £370 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
Average hourly rate £10.44 £12.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.48% -34.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
100 90 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 33.90% 27.11% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 34
Average daily rate £300 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £215 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 11
Average hourly rate £10.44 £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.48% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -1 14 £250 -9.09% 13
Loughborough - 9 - -
Hinckley -2 1 - -
Kegworth - 1 £135 -
Finance
East Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 22 (28.57%) Financial Institution
2 21 (27.27%) Banking
3 16 (20.78%) Hedge funds
4 12 (15.58%) SQL
5 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 11 (14.29%) SLA
5 11 (14.29%) International Banking
6 10 (12.99%) Windows
7 9 (11.69%) C#
7 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
7 9 (11.69%) Coaching
8 8 (10.39%) MS Office
9 7 (9.09%) Project Management
9 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
10 6 (7.79%) Windows XP
10 6 (7.79%) HTML
11 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
11 5 (6.49%) VBA
11 5 (6.49%) .NET
11 5 (6.49%) Oracle
11 5 (6.49%) CSS
11 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
12 4 (5.19%) UNIX
12 4 (5.19%) SAP
12 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
12 4 (5.19%) ITIL
12 4 (5.19%) Business Objects
12 4 (5.19%) Software Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.30%) AquaLogic Service Bus
2 1 (1.30%) AquaLogic
2 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) SAP CO
1 3 (3.90%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (3.90%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.60%) Agresso
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.30%) MS Access
4 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) PROIV
General
1 22 (28.57%) Financial Institution
2 21 (27.27%) Banking
3 11 (14.29%) International Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (50.65%) Analyst
2 25 (32.47%) Service Analyst
3 17 (22.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) Developer
5 13 (16.88%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.79%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 6 (7.79%) Team Leader
6 6 (7.79%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Financial Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.19%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) MI Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) SAP Manager
8 3 (3.90%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Junior Developer
8 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.90%) SAP Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Junior
9 2 (2.60%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) HTML
2 5 (6.49%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) CSS
3 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (3.90%) WinForms
5 2 (2.60%) XML
5 2 (2.60%) Ajax
6 1 (1.30%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.30%) RESTful
6 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.30%) Java EE
6 1 (1.30%) WCF
6 1 (1.30%) LINQ
6 1 (1.30%) jQuery
6 1 (1.30%) XSLT
6 1 (1.30%) SOAP
6 1 (1.30%) Web Services
6 1 (1.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Hedge funds
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) Linux
5 1 (1.30%) AIX
5 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) Coaching
2 7 (9.09%) Project Management
2 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL
3 4 (5.19%) Software Testing
3 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (5.19%) Line Management
4 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
4 3 (3.90%) Change Control
4 3 (3.90%) Waterfall
4 3 (3.90%) Integration Testing
4 3 (3.90%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
4 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
4 3 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (3.90%) Migration
4 3 (3.90%) Workflow
4 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) C#
3 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.49%) VBA
4 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.90%) Java
5 2 (2.60%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) COBOL
6 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.60%) ISEB
2 1 (1.30%) PMP
2 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) SAP
2 4 (5.19%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.90%) HP
3 3 (3.90%) Remedy
4 2 (2.60%) NetApp
4 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.30%) Brocade
5 1 (1.30%) VMware
5 1 (1.30%) Sybase
5 1 (1.30%) Cognos
5 1 (1.30%) EMC
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