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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 14 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 7 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 6.14% 9.52% 12.73%
As % of the General category 35.00% 83.33% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.92 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.56%
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
20 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 17.54% 11.43% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Average daily rate £300 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £465 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 2 (14.29%) ResourceLink
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) PMI
4 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.14%) PL/1
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) JCL
4 1 (7.14%) webMethods
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) DB2
4 1 (7.14%) MS Project
4 1 (7.14%) SAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) IMS/DB
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Payroll Manager
3 1 (7.14%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Assurance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Trainer
3 1 (7.14%) Trainer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) PMI
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) E-Learning
1 1 (7.14%) CMDB
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) PL/1
1 1 (7.14%) JCL
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.14%) HND
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) webMethods
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Aquila
2 1 (7.14%) Syncsort
2 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) IBM