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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 45 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.85% 10.53% 10.20%
As % of the General category 66.18% 35.71% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 9
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £243 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £407 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.42 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.28% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
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
68 56 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.94% 29.47% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 17
Average daily rate £300 £381 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% +27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £12.42 £12.75 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% +4.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +4 35 £319 -1.92% 26
Wirral - 3 £250 - 1
Southport - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.71%) Oracle
3 13 (13.54%) SQL
3 13 (13.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (12.50%) Retail
4 12 (12.50%) Project Management
4 12 (12.50%) UNIX
5 11 (11.46%) ITIL
5 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
5 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.46%) Banking
6 10 (10.42%) XML
7 9 (9.38%) Java
7 9 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.33%) Service Management
8 8 (8.33%) SLA
8 8 (8.33%) Linux
8 8 (8.33%) Operations Management
8 8 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
9 7 (7.29%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (7.29%) Billing
9 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.29%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (6.25%) Coaching
10 6 (6.25%) Migration
10 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
10 6 (6.25%) Workflow

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (13.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
3 7 (7.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.08%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.04%) SAP PM
5 1 (1.04%) SAP PS
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) SAN
2 2 (2.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.08%) Cognos Query Studio
5 2 (2.08%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (2.08%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (2.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (2.08%) Essbase
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.04%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.04%) SAP BW
General
1 12 (12.50%) Retail
2 11 (11.46%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Billing
4 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.08%) Local Government
6 2 (2.08%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.08%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.04%) Law
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Analyst
2 19 (19.79%) Developer
3 13 (13.54%) Consultant
4 8 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
5 7 (7.29%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Cognos Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Operations Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) HPUX Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) HPUX Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Risk Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 3 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) XML
2 4 (4.17%) SOAP
2 4 (4.17%) HTML
2 4 (4.17%) Spring
3 3 (3.13%) XSLT
3 3 (3.13%) JSP
3 3 (3.13%) J2EE
4 2 (2.08%) JDBC
4 2 (2.08%) .NET
4 2 (2.08%) JAXB
4 2 (2.08%) Web Services
4 2 (2.08%) WSDL
4 2 (2.08%) POJO
4 2 (2.08%) JiBX
4 2 (2.08%) JAX-WS
5 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.04%) HTML5
5 1 (1.04%) CSS3
5 1 (1.04%) Struts
5 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (5.21%) NHS
3 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.13%) PMI
5 2 (2.08%) IVR
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.50%) UNIX
2 8 (8.33%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) HPUX
3 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.08%) Solaris
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.50%) Project Management
2 11 (11.46%) ITIL
3 9 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.33%) Service Management
4 8 (8.33%) Operations Management
5 7 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.25%) Coaching
6 6 (6.25%) Migration
6 6 (6.25%) Workflow
6 6 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 5 (5.21%) WFM
7 5 (5.21%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.21%) CMMI
7 5 (5.21%) Procure-to-pay
8 4 (4.17%) Change Management
8 4 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) SQL
2 9 (9.38%) Java
3 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.08%) VBA
6 2 (2.08%) C#
6 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.04%) PHP
7 1 (1.04%) C++
7 1 (1.04%) C
7 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.13%) ISEB
6 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.04%) Degree
7 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) SLA
2 6 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Firmware
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Netcool
1 2 (2.08%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (2.08%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.08%) SCCM
1 2 (2.08%) SCOM
2 1 (1.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Oracle
2 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.25%) Fujitsu
4 5 (5.21%) Tableau
4 5 (5.21%) Cognos
4 5 (5.21%) HP
4 5 (5.21%) CA
5 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.08%) Remedy
6 2 (2.08%) Perforce
6 2 (2.08%) SAP
6 2 (2.08%) IBM
6 2 (2.08%) CODA
6 2 (2.08%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.08%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.04%) Brocade
7 1 (1.04%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.04%) Citrix
7 1 (1.04%) Sybase
7 1 (1.04%) Business Objects
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