The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Preston region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 24 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 1 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 0.93% 4.69% 7.14%
As % of the General category 50.00% 60.00% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -16.52%
General Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.85% 7.81% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 16
Average daily rate £425 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Finance
Lancashire

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
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 1 August 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) WebLogic
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE
2 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) EJB
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) Struts
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) UML
2 5 (41.67%) OOP
2 5 (41.67%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (41.67%) JBoss
2 5 (41.67%) RUP
2 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 5 (41.67%) MQSeries
2 5 (41.67%) Java RMI
2 5 (41.67%) OOD
2 5 (41.67%) CMS
2 5 (41.67%) LAMP
2 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Ajax
2 5 (41.67%) Ruby on Rails

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) WebLogic
1 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
1 5 (41.67%) MQSeries
1 5 (41.67%) CMS
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
1 5 (41.67%) Escenic
1 5 (41.67%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (8.33%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
1 5 (41.67%) Hadoop
1 5 (41.67%) Big Data
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Programmer
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Java Programmer
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Java Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Developer Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Programmer
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Java Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) J2EE
1 5 (41.67%) EJB
1 5 (41.67%) CSS
1 5 (41.67%) Struts
1 5 (41.67%) XML
1 5 (41.67%) Java RMI
1 5 (41.67%) LAMP
1 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
1 5 (41.67%) Ajax
1 5 (41.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (41.67%) jQuery
1 5 (41.67%) HTML5
1 5 (41.67%) Spring
1 5 (41.67%) JSF
1 5 (41.67%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) UML
1 5 (41.67%) OOP
1 5 (41.67%) OOA/OOD
1 5 (41.67%) RUP
1 5 (41.67%) OOD
1 5 (41.67%) Scrum
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
1 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Document Management
4 1 (8.33%) CAFM
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
1 5 (41.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) JBoss
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) Primavera
4 1 (8.33%) Kronos
4 1 (8.33%) Infor