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 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 5 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 46 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.69% 13.56% 12.56%
As % of the General category 62.16% 54.55% 57.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +34.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £190 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
74 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.02% 24.86% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 30
Average daily rate £363 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £108 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 2015.

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 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
Liverpool +1 33 £438 -16.66% 6
Bootle -1 4 £425 +41.66%
Wirral - 3 - - 1
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (18.28%) SQL
2 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.98%) Project Management
3 13 (13.98%) Oracle
3 13 (13.98%) Banking
4 12 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 10 (10.75%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (10.75%) Programme Management
5 10 (10.75%) ITIL
6 9 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 9 (9.68%) UNIX
6 9 (9.68%) XML
6 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
6 9 (9.68%) Java
6 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 8 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (8.60%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
8 7 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (7.53%) Integration Testing
8 7 (7.53%) Data Analysis
8 7 (7.53%) Change Management
9 6 (6.45%) ETL
9 6 (6.45%) IBM
9 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
9 6 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (6.45%) Retail
9 6 (6.45%) QA
9 6 (6.45%) Supplier Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) SAS
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.08%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.30%) MS Office
4 1 (1.08%) MS Project
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (2.15%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Network Security
1 1 (1.08%) VLAN
1 1 (1.08%) SSH
1 1 (1.08%) SSL
1 1 (1.08%) LAN
1 1 (1.08%) WAN
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
1 1 (1.08%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.08%) Firewall
1 1 (1.08%) EIGRP
1 1 (1.08%) BGP
1 1 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) DB2
5 2 (2.15%) OLAP
5 2 (2.15%) Data Mart
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.08%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) Essbase
6 1 (1.08%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) ERwin
General
1 13 (13.98%) Banking
2 6 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Electronics
4 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.15%) Local Government
4 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (21.51%) Analyst
2 15 (16.13%) Project Manager
3 14 (15.05%) Developer
4 9 (9.68%) Consultant
5 8 (8.60%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (4.30%) Programme Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.30%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.30%) PMO Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Resource Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Risk Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.68%) XML
2 4 (4.30%) SOAP
3 3 (3.23%) J2EE
3 3 (3.23%) Middleware
4 2 (2.15%) XML Messaging
4 2 (2.15%) Web Services
4 2 (2.15%) Spring
4 2 (2.15%) MDX
5 1 (1.08%) JAX-WS
5 1 (1.08%) RESTful
5 1 (1.08%) ISPF
5 1 (1.08%) XSLT
5 1 (1.08%) JDBC
5 1 (1.08%) JSP
5 1 (1.08%) HTML
5 1 (1.08%) JAXB
5 1 (1.08%) WSDL
5 1 (1.08%) POJO
5 1 (1.08%) JiBX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.15%) NHS
4 2 (2.15%) DTV
4 2 (2.15%) PMI
5 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.08%) FMCG
5 1 (1.08%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) UNIX
2 3 (3.23%) zOS
3 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.15%) Windows
3 2 (2.15%) AIX
3 2 (2.15%) HPUX
3 2 (2.15%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) Project Management
2 10 (10.75%) Programme Management
2 10 (10.75%) ITIL
3 9 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (7.53%) Integration Testing
5 7 (7.53%) Data Analysis
5 7 (7.53%) Change Management
6 6 (6.45%) ETL
6 6 (6.45%) Supplier Management
7 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.38%) Process Management
7 5 (5.38%) Migration
7 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.30%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.30%) Service Management
8 4 (4.30%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.28%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) Java
3 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.23%) Perl
5 2 (2.15%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.15%) REXX
5 2 (2.15%) JCL
6 1 (1.08%) C
6 1 (1.08%) VB
6 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.38%) ISEB
5 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.15%) CIMA
8 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.08%) CCA
8 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.08%) CISSP
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.08%) PMP
8 1 (1.08%) CCIE
8 1 (1.08%) CCNP
8 1 (1.08%) CCDP
8 1 (1.08%) CCAB
8 1 (1.08%) ACCA
8 1 (1.08%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) FATCA
3 1 (1.08%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.08%) XenApp
1 1 (1.08%) XenServer
1 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.08%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Netcool
1 2 (2.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (2.15%) SCCM
1 2 (2.15%) SCOM
2 1 (1.08%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.08%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.45%) IBM
4 5 (5.38%) CA
5 4 (4.30%) Tableau
5 4 (4.30%) SAP
6 3 (3.23%) Computacenter
6 3 (3.23%) Sybase
6 3 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (2.15%) Remedy
7 2 (2.15%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.15%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.15%) Perforce
7 2 (2.15%) Cognos
7 2 (2.15%) Citrix
8 1 (1.08%) Teradata
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco
8 1 (1.08%) VMware
8 1 (1.08%) Informatica
8 1 (1.08%) CODA
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