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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 16.67% 3.13% 11.11%
As % of the General category 65.38% 75.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
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£475 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.52 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
Finance
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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
26 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 25.49% 4.17% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
Average daily rate £475 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.52 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (35.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (20.00%) ERP
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) People Management
6 2 (10.00%) Line Management
6 2 (10.00%) BC Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) Infor
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (5.00%) Boomi
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Service Manager
1 6 (30.00%) Service Level Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) IT Services Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Project Planner
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) PMO Lead
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) ICT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) ERP
4 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
4 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) People Management
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (5.00%) Business Development
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) BC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) Baan
1 2 (10.00%) Infor
2 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint