The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Finance 94 79 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.53% 13.96% 11.67%
As % of the General category 61.44% 60.77% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 18
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£389 £250 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.50% -40.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £199 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
Finance
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

General Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
153 130 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.65% 22.97% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 81 30
Average daily rate £360 £255 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £388 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 - £23.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Tyne and Wear +7 71 £365 +48.97% 10
Durham -4 7 £400 +60.00% 4
Teesside -1 2 £500 +122.22%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 65 (33.33%) Oracle
2 53 (27.18%) SQL
3 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
4 35 (17.95%) ITIL
5 31 (15.90%) Java
5 31 (15.90%) Microsoft
6 29 (14.87%) SC Cleared
7 27 (13.85%) Oracle Reports
7 27 (13.85%) SAP
8 26 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (11.28%) Oracle EBS
9 22 (11.28%) SQL Server
9 22 (11.28%) Project Management
9 22 (11.28%) Oracle General Ledger
9 22 (11.28%) Oracle Payables
10 21 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (10.26%) Banking
11 20 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (10.26%) PL/SQL
11 20 (10.26%) Oracle EBS R12
11 20 (10.26%) jQuery
12 19 (9.74%) Oracle Receivables
12 19 (9.74%) JavaScript
12 19 (9.74%) Workflow
13 18 (9.23%) Manufacturing
13 18 (9.23%) Web Development
13 18 (9.23%) VBA
13 18 (9.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 17 (8.72%) Twitter Bootstrap

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 16 (8.21%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (5.64%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.13%) AquaLogic
4 7 (3.59%) JBoss
5 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.54%) SAS
7 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.03%) Lync
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.64%) MS Office
1 11 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.08%) MS Project
2 6 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (11.28%) Oracle EBS
1 22 (11.28%) Oracle Payables
1 22 (11.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 20 (10.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (9.74%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (6.67%) SAP FI
6 11 (5.64%) SAP FI/CO
6 11 (5.64%) SAP CO
7 8 (4.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (3.08%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 6 (3.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (2.05%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle Assets
11 2 (1.03%) SAP R/3
12 1 (0.51%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.59%) LDAP
2 3 (1.54%) SAN
3 2 (1.03%) 2G
4 1 (0.51%) Telnet
4 1 (0.51%) Firewall
4 1 (0.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.85%) Oracle Reports
2 22 (11.28%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (9.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 15 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 10 (5.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 8 (4.10%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.10%) RDBMS
8 8 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.08%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (2.05%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.54%) Base SAS
11 3 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.51%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (3.59%) Ant
3 4 (2.05%) Selenium
4 3 (1.54%) StarTeam
5 2 (1.03%) JIRA
5 2 (1.03%) Toad
5 2 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.51%) JUnit
6 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (10.26%) Banking
2 18 (9.23%) Manufacturing
3 17 (8.72%) General Ledger
4 10 (5.13%) Back Office
5 9 (4.62%) Marketing
6 6 (3.08%) Electronics
6 6 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.08%) Billing
7 3 (1.54%) Retail
7 3 (1.54%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (27.18%) Developer
2 37 (18.97%) Analyst
3 31 (15.90%) Project Manager
4 20 (10.26%) Consultant
5 16 (8.21%) SQL Developer
6 15 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.64%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (4.62%) SAP Consultant
8 9 (4.62%) Oracle Consultant
9 8 (4.10%) Architect
9 8 (4.10%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Coordinator
10 7 (3.59%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 7 (3.59%) VBA Developer
11 6 (3.08%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.08%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.56%) Service Manager
12 5 (2.56%) Administrator
12 5 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.26%) jQuery
2 17 (8.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 15 (7.69%) J2EE
3 15 (7.69%) SOAP
4 13 (6.67%) Web Services
5 10 (5.13%) XML
5 10 (5.13%) Middleware
6 9 (4.62%) .NET
6 9 (4.62%) JPA
7 8 (4.10%) Java EE
8 7 (3.59%) JDBC
8 7 (3.59%) JMS
8 7 (3.59%) JNDI
9 4 (2.05%) Ajax
9 4 (2.05%) jBPM
9 4 (2.05%) HTML
9 4 (2.05%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.05%) Java EE 5
9 4 (2.05%) Java SE
10 3 (1.54%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.59%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.59%) Clustering
3 6 (3.08%) NHS
3 6 (3.08%) DTV
4 4 (2.05%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.03%) Informatics
6 2 (1.03%) Social Media
6 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.72%) Linux
2 12 (6.15%) UNIX
3 10 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.54%) Windows
4 3 (1.54%) VME
4 3 (1.54%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.95%) ITIL
2 26 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (11.28%) Project Management
4 19 (9.74%) Workflow
5 18 (9.23%) Web Development
6 16 (8.21%) Problem Management
6 16 (8.21%) Reverse Engineering
7 15 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 14 (7.18%) Test Scripting
8 14 (7.18%) Risk Management
8 14 (7.18%) Change Management
9 13 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 13 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 12 (6.15%) Service Management
11 11 (5.64%) SOA
11 11 (5.64%) Migration
11 11 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (5.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.18%) SQL
2 31 (15.90%) Java
3 20 (10.26%) PL/SQL
4 19 (9.74%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.23%) VBA
6 8 (4.10%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 4 (2.05%) C#
9 3 (1.54%) COBOL
9 3 (1.54%) ABAP
10 2 (1.03%) C
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.56%) ISEB
4 5 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (2.05%) Degree
5 4 (2.05%) OCAJ
5 4 (2.05%) OCP
5 4 (2.05%) OCA
5 4 (2.05%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.51%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.21%) SLA
2 8 (4.10%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.51%) GxP
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) OpenView
2 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.51%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (33.33%) Oracle
2 31 (15.90%) Microsoft
3 27 (13.85%) SAP
4 15 (7.69%) HP
5 10 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.62%) Informatica
7 7 (3.59%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.05%) Cerner
9 3 (1.54%) EnterpriseDB
9 3 (1.54%) Splunk
10 2 (1.03%) Apple
10 2 (1.03%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.03%) Symbian
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco
11 1 (0.51%) Dell
11 1 (0.51%) Borland
11 1 (0.51%) Serena
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