The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 4 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Finance 41 45 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 18.47% 19.31% 8.00%
As % of the General category 58.57% 59.21% 55.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £384 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £215 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £492 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.38 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
Finance
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

General Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
70 76 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 31.53% 32.62% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 11
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.38 £6.92 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.82% -48.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Sheffield region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Sheffield region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 21 (26.25%) SQL
1 21 (26.25%) Banking
2 18 (22.50%) UNIX
3 16 (20.00%) Linux
4 13 (16.25%) Oracle
4 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
5 12 (15.00%) ETL
6 10 (12.50%) Migration
6 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (11.25%) Retail
7 9 (11.25%) WebSphere
7 9 (11.25%) Java
8 8 (10.00%) Project Management
8 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
9 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
9 7 (8.75%) Windows
10 6 (7.50%) VBA
10 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
11 5 (6.25%) Data Management
11 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
11 5 (6.25%) ERP
11 5 (6.25%) HTTP
11 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
11 5 (6.25%) MVC
11 5 (6.25%) Change Management
11 5 (6.25%) Ab Initio
12 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
12 4 (5.00%) DataStage

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.25%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.75%) SAS
4 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) HTTP
2 3 (3.75%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) SAN
3 2 (2.50%) LDAP
3 2 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (1.25%) FCoE
4 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.25%) Multicast
4 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.25%) LAN
4 1 (1.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.00%) DataStage
4 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.00%) Couchbase
4 4 (5.00%) CouchDB
4 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (3.75%) Base SAS
5 3 (3.75%) DB2
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.25%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
1 1 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (26.25%) Banking
2 9 (11.25%) Retail
3 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Advertising
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Analyst
2 17 (21.25%) Developer
3 11 (13.75%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.75%) Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Ab Initio Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.25%) Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) SAS Developer
7 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) Middleware
1 4 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (5.00%) Spring
1 4 (5.00%) jQuery
1 4 (5.00%) Spring MVC
1 4 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (3.75%) .NET
3 2 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.50%) J2EE
3 2 (2.50%) XML
3 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.25%) RESTful
4 1 (1.25%) WCF
4 1 (1.25%) WPF
4 1 (1.25%) LINQ
4 1 (1.25%) XSLT
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.75%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) Statistics
3 2 (2.50%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.50%) iSeries
3 2 (2.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.50%) FMCG
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.25%) Life Science
4 1 (1.25%) CMDB
4 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) UNIX
2 16 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (8.75%) Windows
4 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.75%) Solaris
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.00%) ETL
2 10 (12.50%) Migration
3 8 (10.00%) Project Management
4 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.25%) Data Management
5 5 (6.25%) ERP
5 5 (6.25%) MVC
5 5 (6.25%) Change Management
6 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.00%) CRM
6 4 (5.00%) TDD
6 4 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.00%) Web Development
6 4 (5.00%) BDD
6 4 (5.00%) ATDD
7 3 (3.75%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (3.75%) Requirements Management
7 3 (3.75%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) Java
3 6 (7.50%) VBA
4 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.00%) Perl
6 3 (3.75%) C#
7 2 (2.50%) Jython
7 2 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) SAS Macro
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) ISEB
1 2 (2.50%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
1 2 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.25%) PMP
2 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.25%) CCNP
2 1 (1.25%) CCNA
2 1 (1.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) SRDF
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.25%) KVM
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) Xen
2 1 (1.25%) NFS
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Oracle
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Ab Initio
3 4 (5.00%) IBM
4 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) Infor
6 1 (1.25%) DataSynapse
6 1 (1.25%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) EMC
6 1 (1.25%) Intel
6 1 (1.25%) BMC
6 1 (1.25%) NetApp
6 1 (1.25%) Lotus
6 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
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