The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 41 41 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.67% 16.80% 13.64%
As % of the General category 51.90% 59.42% 50.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 21
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£445 £405 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.87% +30.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
- +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
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 Merseyside region.

General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
79 69 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.11% 28.28% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 36
Average daily rate £445 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.75% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £32.75 £10.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £11.50 £61.00
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 Merseyside

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

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

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 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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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
Liverpool +3 37 £435 -5.94% 14
Southport - - - - 2
St Helens - - - - 1
Wirral - - - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.68%) SQL
3 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 9 (12.68%) SAP
3 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.86%) Java
4 7 (9.86%) Marketing
4 7 (9.86%) Solvency II
5 6 (8.45%) Banking
5 6 (8.45%) Financial Modelling
5 6 (8.45%) ITIL
5 6 (8.45%) UNIX
6 5 (7.04%) Windows
6 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.04%) XML
6 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.04%) Cognos
6 5 (7.04%) Project Management
6 5 (7.04%) Change Management
6 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
6 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
6 5 (7.04%) Degree
6 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.04%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (5.63%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.63%) Risk Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Cognos TM1
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.63%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (4.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.41%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) SAN
2 1 (1.41%) Intranet
2 1 (1.41%) Extranet
2 1 (1.41%) Wireless
2 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.41%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) WLAN
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) DB2
2 2 (2.82%) OLAP
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Essbase
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.41%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.41%) ERwin
2 1 (1.41%) ProC
2 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 7 (9.86%) Marketing
2 6 (8.45%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.23%) Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Electronics
5 3 (4.23%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) Developer
3 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.86%) Consultant
4 6 (8.45%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Operations Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Functional Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle Financials Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Performance Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Actuary
7 3 (4.23%) Pricing Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Planning Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) XML
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) J2EE
4 1 (1.41%) Struts
4 1 (1.41%) XSLT
4 1 (1.41%) Spring
4 1 (1.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) DTV
1 3 (4.23%) Statistics
2 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.82%) FMCG
3 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Firmware
3 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) VSAM
3 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) UNIX
2 5 (7.04%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) Linux
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.82%) Solaris
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.41%) HPUX
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (8.45%) ITIL
2 6 (8.45%) Financial Modelling
3 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
3 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (7.04%) Project Management
3 5 (7.04%) Change Management
3 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
4 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
4 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.23%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (4.23%) Performance Management
5 3 (4.23%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (4.23%) Financial Analysis
5 3 (4.23%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.23%) Change Control
5 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.82%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) Java
3 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.23%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) C++
5 2 (2.82%) VBA
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) JCL
6 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) COBOL
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) CIMA
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) MCSE
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.41%) ACCA
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) Solvency II
2 3 (4.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle
1 9 (12.68%) SAP
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Cognos
3 3 (4.23%) Citrix
3 3 (4.23%) IBM
4 2 (2.82%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.41%) Perforce
5 1 (1.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Casewise
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) Sybase
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