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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Finance 106 91 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.42% 14.09% 15.64%
As % of the General category 61.63% 61.49% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 27
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£360 £263 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -38.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £452 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%
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
172 148 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.40% 22.91% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 94 34
Average daily rate £325 £265 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -37.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £198 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 85 £350 +32.70% 26
Durham -4 6 £338 +35.00% 2
Teesside -1 2 £500 +122.22%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 60 (31.58%) Oracle
2 49 (25.79%) SQL
3 39 (20.53%) Microsoft
4 34 (17.89%) Security Cleared
5 32 (16.84%) ITIL
6 30 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (15.26%) Java
8 27 (14.21%) SC Cleared
9 26 (13.68%) SAP
10 24 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (12.63%) Oracle Reports
10 24 (12.63%) Project Management
11 22 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (11.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (11.05%) SQL Server
13 20 (10.53%) jQuery
14 19 (10.00%) JavaScript
14 19 (10.00%) Banking
14 19 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
15 18 (9.47%) Web Development
15 18 (9.47%) VBA
15 18 (9.47%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 17 (8.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (8.95%) PL/SQL
16 17 (8.95%) Web Services
17 16 (8.42%) MS Office
17 16 (8.42%) Business Analysis
17 16 (8.42%) Oracle Payables
17 16 (8.42%) Oracle General Ledger
17 16 (8.42%) Reverse Engineering

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (5.79%) Oracle Workflow
1 11 (5.79%) WebLogic
2 10 (5.26%) AquaLogic
3 5 (2.63%) JBoss
4 2 (1.05%) Lync
4 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) CMS
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (8.42%) MS Office
2 13 (6.84%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.16%) MS Project
4 3 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (8.42%) Oracle Payables
2 16 (8.42%) Oracle General Ledger
3 15 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (6.84%) SAP FI
4 13 (6.84%) Oracle Financials
4 13 (6.84%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (5.79%) SAP CO
5 11 (5.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (3.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 6 (3.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 6 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (1.58%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (1.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 3 (1.58%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (1.58%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (1.05%) SAP R/3
11 1 (0.53%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.68%) LDAP
2 3 (1.58%) SAN
3 2 (1.05%) 2G
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.63%) Oracle Reports
2 22 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (11.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (11.05%) SQL Server
4 18 (9.47%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 15 (7.89%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.68%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (3.68%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.16%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (2.11%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.53%) QlikView
11 1 (0.53%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Ant
2 5 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.58%) Selenium
4 2 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.05%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.05%) Toad
4 2 (1.05%) JIRA
5 1 (0.53%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.53%) JUnit
5 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.53%) JBehave
5 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (10.00%) Banking
2 15 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 13 (6.84%) General Ledger
4 9 (4.74%) Back Office
5 6 (3.16%) Billing
5 6 (3.16%) Marketing
6 4 (2.11%) Electronics
6 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.58%) Legal
7 3 (1.58%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.05%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (27.37%) Developer
2 41 (21.58%) Analyst
3 33 (17.37%) Project Manager
4 20 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.42%) SQL Developer
6 15 (7.89%) Consultant
7 12 (6.32%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (4.74%) SAP Consultant
8 9 (4.74%) Architect
9 8 (4.21%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.68%) VBA Developer
10 7 (3.68%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 7 (3.68%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.16%) Administrator
11 6 (3.16%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.63%) SAP Architect
12 5 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (2.63%) ETL Developer
12 5 (2.63%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.53%) jQuery
2 17 (8.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 17 (8.95%) Web Services
3 13 (6.84%) J2EE
4 12 (6.32%) SOAP
5 10 (5.26%) Middleware
6 9 (4.74%) .NET
7 8 (4.21%) Java EE
8 7 (3.68%) JNDI
8 7 (3.68%) XML
8 7 (3.68%) JDBC
8 7 (3.68%) JMS
8 7 (3.68%) JPA
9 4 (2.11%) Java EE 5
9 4 (2.11%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.11%) Java SE
9 4 (2.11%) jBPM
10 3 (1.58%) Ajax
10 3 (1.58%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.68%) Clustering
2 7 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.16%) NHS
4 5 (2.63%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.63%) Open Source
5 4 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.11%) DTV
6 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.05%) Social Media
6 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.05%) Informatics
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.89%) Linux
2 10 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (4.21%) UNIX
4 7 (3.68%) Windows
5 6 (3.16%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.58%) Android
6 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.05%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.84%) ITIL
2 30 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (12.63%) Project Management
4 18 (9.47%) Web Development
5 16 (8.42%) Business Analysis
5 16 (8.42%) Reverse Engineering
6 14 (7.37%) Service Management
6 14 (7.37%) Workflow
7 13 (6.84%) Change Management
7 13 (6.84%) PRINCE2
7 13 (6.84%) Problem Management
8 12 (6.32%) Mentoring
8 12 (6.32%) Migration
9 11 (5.79%) Risk Management
9 11 (5.79%) SOA
9 11 (5.79%) Test Scripting
10 10 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.79%) SQL
2 29 (15.26%) Java
3 19 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.47%) VBA
5 17 (8.95%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.68%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 4 (2.11%) C#
8 3 (1.58%) ABAP
9 2 (1.05%) COBOL
10 1 (0.53%) C
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.16%) Degree
4 4 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.11%) OCP
4 4 (2.11%) OCA
4 4 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (2.11%) OCAJ
5 3 (1.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.05%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) CCNA
7 1 (0.53%) MCSE
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.84%) SLA
2 6 (3.16%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) GxP
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.63%) OpenView
2 1 (0.53%) WMI
2 1 (0.53%) SCCM
2 1 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 60 (31.58%) Oracle
2 39 (20.53%) Microsoft
3 26 (13.68%) SAP
4 11 (5.79%) HP
5 10 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.68%) Informatica
7 6 (3.16%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.11%) Cerner
9 3 (1.58%) Splunk
10 2 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.05%) EnterpriseDB
10 2 (1.05%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.05%) Apple
10 2 (1.05%) Siebel
10 2 (1.05%) Symbian
11 1 (0.53%) Serena
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco
11 1 (0.53%) Dell
11 1 (0.53%) Borland
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