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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 14 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 6.54% - 4.62%
As % of the General category 25.00% - 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£305 - £401
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 - £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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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
28 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 26.17% 5.26% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 3
Average daily rate £300 £475 £482
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £475 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £475 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.69 - £29.07
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 - £27.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 - £30.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 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 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) MS Project
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) ResourceLink
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) PL/1
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) JCL
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) XML Messaging
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) E-Learning
3 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) IMS/DB
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Implementation Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Payroll Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Assurance Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Transition Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Trainer
2 1 (11.11%) Trainer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) E-Learning
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Transition Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) PL/1
1 1 (11.11%) JCL
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) webMethods
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Aquila
2 1 (11.11%) Syncsort