The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 8 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 14 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 15.05% 15.66% 9.47%
As % of the General category 60.87% 40.63% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Median daily rate £351 £263 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.52% -25.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £162 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £440 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £44.00 £38.00 £29.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +28.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.20 £25.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.46 £53.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +60.60%

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

General Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
23 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 24.73% 38.55% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 17
Median daily rate £408 £291 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.91% +45.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.88 £18.74 £26.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +44.44%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Preston region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Finance.

1 11 (52.38%) Programme Management
2 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) Degree
5 6 (28.57%) Banking
6 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle
7 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
7 4 (19.05%) Avionics
7 4 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
8 3 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 3 (14.29%) C
8 3 (14.29%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) Perl
8 3 (14.29%) XML
8 3 (14.29%) Ada
8 3 (14.29%) HOOD
8 3 (14.29%) Migration

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) ResourceLink
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
3 1 (4.76%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (9.52%) VectorCAST
3 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.76%) Rational Robot
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
2 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (19.05%) Avionics
5 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
5 2 (9.52%) Marketing
5 2 (9.52%) Military
6 1 (4.76%) Electronics
6 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Project Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 3 (14.29%) WinForms
2 3 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (9.52%) Ajax
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (9.52%) RESTful
3 2 (9.52%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) WCF
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (4.76%) Qt
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) XSD
4 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
1 1 (4.76%) PKI
1 1 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Programme Management
2 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) HOOD
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Hazard Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) OO
6 2 (9.52%) OOD
6 2 (9.52%) UML
7 1 (4.76%) Benchmarking
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Ada
2 3 (14.29%) C
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) COBOL
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) HND
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.76%) Brocade
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) EMC