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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Finance 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 17.02% 12.63% 5.77%
As % of the General category 50.00% 46.15% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Median daily rate £270 £210 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £399 £309
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +0.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £47.33 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +30.30%
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
16 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 34.04% 27.37% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 16
Median daily rate £270 £263 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -17.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £490 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +49.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.15 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £47.33 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

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
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 9 December 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 9 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (29.17%) SAP
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
3 6 (25.00%) .NET
3 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (20.83%) AIX
4 5 (20.83%) Solaris
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
4 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
4 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) HP
4 5 (20.83%) Banking
4 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
4 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
5 4 (16.67%) SAP HANA
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) RIA
5 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Windows
6 3 (12.50%) WinForms
6 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (12.50%) XML
6 3 (12.50%) Cognos
6 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (12.50%) Degree

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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (4.17%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SAP HANA
2 2 (8.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.17%) ClearQuest
3 1 (4.17%) Rational Robot
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Banking
1 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
1 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) AIX Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Cognos Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Architect
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos BI Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Product Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (12.50%) WinForms
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) Ajax
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (8.33%) RESTful
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) WCF
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.17%) WPF
4 1 (4.17%) XSD
4 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) RIA
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) AIX
1 5 (20.83%) Solaris
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
3 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Kanban
6 2 (8.33%) MVC
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) OOD
6 2 (8.33%) Product Management
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Benchmarking
7 1 (4.17%) ETL
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
1 7 (29.17%) SAP
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Cognos
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) CODA
5 1 (4.17%) Concur
5 1 (4.17%) Maconomy
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) VMware