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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 13 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 18.06% 8.42% 6.56%
As % of the General category 43.33% 28.57% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate £236 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.79% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £302 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £376 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £29.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
30 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 41.67% 29.47% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 3
Average daily rate £263 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 1
Average hourly rate £37.75 £35.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% +18.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 17 (58.62%) Manufacturing
2 16 (55.17%) Programme Management
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) ERP
4 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
5 5 (17.24%) C++
5 5 (17.24%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) Java
6 4 (13.79%) ClearCase
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Infor
6 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) Ada
7 3 (10.34%) UML
7 3 (10.34%) .NET
7 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.34%) C
7 3 (10.34%) C#
7 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
7 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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.

Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe Captivate
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.45%) Doxygen
3 1 (3.45%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Boomi
1 1 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) GIS
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) ClearCase
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.90%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (6.90%) NetBeans
3 2 (6.90%) Rational Robot
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.45%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (58.62%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Avionics
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) ERP Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) PHP Developer
3 2 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Programme Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Project Planner
3 2 (6.90%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.90%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
2 2 (6.90%) GTK+
2 2 (6.90%) Highcharts JS
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) jQuery
2 2 (6.90%) OpenGL
2 2 (6.90%) Qt
2 2 (6.90%) WinForms
2 2 (6.90%) WPF
2 2 (6.90%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) XSD
2 2 (6.90%) XSLT
3 1 (3.45%) MDX
3 1 (3.45%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Learning Management System
2 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.90%) PMI
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) SCORM
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) VxWorks
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Programme Management
2 6 (20.69%) ERP
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Defect Management
5 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.34%) UML
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) HMVC
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.90%) SOLID
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) TDD
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C++
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) Ada
4 3 (10.34%) C
4 3 (10.34%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 2 (6.90%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) BC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Infor
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Adobe
3 2 (6.90%) Baan
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Capita
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos
4 1 (3.45%) Quark
4 1 (3.45%) VMware