The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 23 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 31.08% 60.47% 38.37%
As % of the General category 54.76% 77.61% 53.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 14
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£488 £360 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £495 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
Finance
Scotland

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

General Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
42 67 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 56.76% 77.91% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 33
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £245 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

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

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 14 (24.56%) Java
1 14 (24.56%) Banking
2 13 (22.81%) Project Management
3 10 (17.54%) PMI Certification
3 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
3 10 (17.54%) Spring
3 10 (17.54%) Hibernate
4 9 (15.79%) JMS
4 9 (15.79%) SQL
4 9 (15.79%) PMP
4 9 (15.79%) JPA
5 8 (14.04%) Oracle
5 8 (14.04%) Web Services
5 8 (14.04%) Investment Banking
6 7 (12.28%) Asset Management
6 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.53%) RDBMS
7 6 (10.53%) HTML
7 6 (10.53%) Service Management
7 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
8 5 (8.77%) Reference Data
8 5 (8.77%) Spring Integration
8 5 (8.77%) Degree
8 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
8 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
8 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
8 5 (8.77%) PMI
9 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (7.02%) OO

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) SAS
2 1 (1.75%) FileNet
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (7.02%) MS Project
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Markit EDM
2 2 (3.51%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) SAN
2 2 (3.51%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) RDBMS
1 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) OLAP
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.51%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (3.51%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.51%) TKPROF
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.75%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Toad
2 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.75%) JSUnit
3 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
General
1 14 (24.56%) Banking
2 8 (14.04%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Front Office
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Senior Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Java Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
4 7 (12.28%) Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Information Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) DBA
7 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Security Risk Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Trainer
8 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) Hibernate
1 10 (17.54%) Spring
2 9 (15.79%) JMS
2 9 (15.79%) JPA
3 8 (14.04%) Web Services
4 6 (10.53%) HTML
5 5 (8.77%) Spring Integration
6 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.51%) HTML5
7 2 (3.51%) CSS
7 2 (3.51%) XML
7 2 (3.51%) ODBC
7 2 (3.51%) Dojo
8 1 (1.75%) Ajax
8 1 (1.75%) REST
8 1 (1.75%) CSS3
8 1 (1.75%) Sass
8 1 (1.75%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) PMI
1 5 (8.77%) Reference Data
2 3 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 3 (5.26%) iPad
2 3 (5.26%) Replication
2 3 (5.26%) E-Learning
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) CESG
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.75%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.75%) Equities
4 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) UNIX
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Project Management
2 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
3 7 (12.28%) Asset Management
4 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.53%) Service Management
5 4 (7.02%) OO
5 4 (7.02%) Information Security
5 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.26%) Release Management
6 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.51%) Investment Management
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.51%) Test Planning
7 2 (3.51%) ITSM
7 2 (3.51%) Scrum
7 2 (3.51%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.51%) Perl
5 2 (3.51%) C
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) PMI Certification
2 9 (15.79%) PMP
3 5 (8.77%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.51%) CISSP
5 2 (3.51%) CISM
5 2 (3.51%) MBA
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) MiFID
2 1 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.75%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (3.51%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe
4 2 (3.51%) Veritas
4 2 (3.51%) Sybase
4 2 (3.51%) Murex
4 2 (3.51%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) EMC
5 1 (1.75%) BMC
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Reuters
5 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.75%) Sun