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 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 15.60% 10.23% 7.89%
As % of the General category 68.00% 52.94% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Median daily rate £425 £489 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% +22.32%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £30.52 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.94%
Finance
Lancashire

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
25 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.94% 19.32% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Median hourly rate £27.00 £37.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% -11.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%

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 27 June 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Preston region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 13 (44.83%) Programme Management
2 12 (41.38%) Manufacturing
3 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
3 7 (24.14%) Migration
4 6 (20.69%) Project Planning
4 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) HP
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 5 (17.24%) AIX
5 5 (17.24%) Solaris
5 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
6 4 (13.79%) SAP
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 4 (13.79%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) MS Office
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.90%) OO
8 2 (6.90%) Cognos
8 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
8 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) 3ds Max
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.45%) Doxygen
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) SAP BW
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
2 2 (6.90%) ClearQuest
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) NetBeans
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.45%) Rational Robot
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (41.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.90%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Avionics
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 2 (6.90%) AIX Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Build Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) PHP Developer
3 2 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Storage Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Transition Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Product Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) CodeIgniter
1 2 (6.90%) Highcharts JS
1 2 (6.90%) jQuery
1 2 (6.90%) WPF
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Flash
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.45%) WinForms
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) XSD
2 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) RIA
3 1 (3.45%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) AIX
1 5 (17.24%) Solaris
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Programme Management
2 7 (24.14%) Migration
3 6 (20.69%) Project Planning
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) ETL
6 2 (6.90%) HMVC
6 2 (6.90%) Kanban
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) OOD
6 2 (6.90%) Product Management
6 2 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
2 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) Ada
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) HP
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Adobe
3 2 (6.90%) CODA
3 2 (6.90%) Cognos
3 2 (6.90%) Concur
3 2 (6.90%) Maconomy
3 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Autodesk
4 1 (3.45%) PTC