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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 50 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.80% 11.61% 20.31%
As % of the General category 60.24% 48.15% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 24
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£438 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £182 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
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
83 54 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.20% 24.11% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 30
Average daily rate £358 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £181 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 October 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 22 October 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 +5 34 £450 +18.42% 14
Wirral +1 4 - -
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Southport - - - - 1
St Helens - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (14.63%) Retail
4 11 (13.41%) Oracle
5 10 (12.20%) SQL
5 10 (12.20%) UNIX
5 10 (12.20%) ITIL
5 10 (12.20%) Telecoms
6 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
6 9 (10.98%) Performance Management
6 9 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (9.76%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (9.76%) Operations Management
7 8 (9.76%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.54%) Workflow
8 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.54%) SLA
8 7 (8.54%) Project Management
8 7 (8.54%) Linux
8 7 (8.54%) Billing
8 7 (8.54%) Financial Modelling
8 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (7.32%) Coaching
9 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
9 6 (7.32%) Banking
9 6 (7.32%) Fujitsu
9 6 (7.32%) SAP
9 6 (7.32%) XML
9 6 (7.32%) SQL Server

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Spreadsheet
1 8 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (2.44%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.22%) SAP PM
5 1 (1.22%) SAP PS
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) SAN
2 1 (1.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.44%) OLAP
4 2 (2.44%) Essbase
5 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.22%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.22%) DB2
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.22%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.22%) ERwin
2 1 (1.22%) ProC
2 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 12 (14.63%) Retail
2 10 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.54%) Billing
4 6 (7.32%) Banking
5 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.66%) Electronics
6 3 (3.66%) Marketing
7 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
7 2 (2.44%) Legal
8 1 (1.22%) Law
8 1 (1.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Developer
3 6 (7.32%) Consultant
4 5 (6.10%) Operations Manager
4 5 (6.10%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Financials Developer
5 4 (4.88%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 4 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (4.88%) Service Analyst
5 4 (4.88%) Administrator
6 3 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Commercial Manager
6 3 (3.66%) DBA
6 3 (3.66%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Planning Manager
6 3 (3.66%) HPUX Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) Technical Developer
6 3 (3.66%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) XML
2 3 (3.66%) .NET
3 2 (2.44%) HTML
3 2 (2.44%) XSLT
4 1 (1.22%) JSP
4 1 (1.22%) Struts
4 1 (1.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (3.66%) NHS
3 3 (3.66%) DTV
3 3 (3.66%) Statistics
4 2 (2.44%) FMCG
4 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.44%) IVR
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) UNIX
2 7 (8.54%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.88%) Windows
3 4 (4.88%) HPUX
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.44%) Solaris
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (12.20%) ITIL
3 9 (10.98%) Performance Management
3 9 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (9.76%) Operations Management
4 8 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.54%) Workflow
5 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.54%) Project Management
5 7 (8.54%) Financial Modelling
6 6 (7.32%) Coaching
6 6 (7.32%) Service Management
7 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.88%) Procure-to-pay
8 4 (4.88%) Programme Management
8 4 (4.88%) Change Management
8 4 (4.88%) CMMI
9 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.66%) Benchmarking
9 3 (3.66%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) Java
3 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.66%) C#
4 3 (3.66%) VBA
5 2 (2.44%) C++
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) Degree
4 3 (3.66%) CIMA
4 3 (3.66%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) PMP
5 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) ACCA
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Firmware
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.32%) Fujitsu
3 6 (7.32%) SAP
3 6 (7.32%) HP
4 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.66%) Citrix
6 2 (2.44%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.44%) Cognos
7 1 (1.22%) Perforce
7 1 (1.22%) CODA
7 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.22%) Sybase
7 1 (1.22%) Brocade
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