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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing Finance 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 13.10% 0.93% 4.76%
As % of the General category 61.11% 50.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£495 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.52 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
18 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 21.43% 1.85% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £489 £425 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.12% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £425 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.52 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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
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 31 July 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (47.06%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 5 (29.41%) Programme Management
4 3 (17.65%) PMI
4 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
4 3 (17.65%) MS Project
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (5.88%) Line Management
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) People Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (5.88%) ResourceLink
General
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Service Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Service Level Manager
3 2 (11.76%) IT Services Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Lead
4 1 (5.88%) Payroll Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 5 (29.41%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) People Management
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) HND
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint