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 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 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 32 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 28.07% 58.46% 30.77%
As % of the General category 42.11% 70.37% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 10
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£413 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.62 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.56%
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
76 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 66.67% 83.08% 59.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 26
Average daily rate £405 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £306 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.06 £22.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.41% +95.65%
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 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 22 (31.43%) Java
2 18 (25.71%) Banking
3 15 (21.43%) Spring
4 14 (20.00%) Project Management
5 13 (18.57%) Oracle
6 12 (17.14%) Hibernate
7 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (14.29%) SQL
8 10 (14.29%) Web Services
8 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 9 (12.86%) JMS
9 9 (12.86%) PMI Certification
9 9 (12.86%) Asset Management
10 8 (11.43%) PMP
10 8 (11.43%) Reference Data
10 8 (11.43%) JPA
11 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (10.00%) PL/SQL
11 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (8.57%) HTML
12 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
13 5 (7.14%) Spring Integration
13 5 (7.14%) Degree
13 5 (7.14%) Release Management
13 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
13 5 (7.14%) Document Management
13 5 (7.14%) Business Analysis
13 5 (7.14%) J2EE
13 5 (7.14%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.14%) FileNet
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) MS Office
3 4 (5.71%) MS Project
4 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.29%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) HTTP
1 2 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.86%) TKPROF
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.43%) OLAP
5 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.29%) Toad
2 3 (4.29%) Maven
3 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.86%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.86%) TestComplete
3 2 (2.86%) Build Forge
4 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.43%) JSUnit
4 1 (1.43%) Ant
4 1 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.43%) Subversion
4 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 18 (25.71%) Banking
2 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Front Office
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Developer
2 17 (24.29%) Java Developer
3 10 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 9 (12.86%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Trainer
8 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Tester
9 2 (2.86%) Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) DBA
9 2 (2.86%) Development Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (2.86%) Performance Tester
9 2 (2.86%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) Spring
2 12 (17.14%) Hibernate
3 10 (14.29%) Web Services
4 9 (12.86%) JMS
5 8 (11.43%) JPA
6 6 (8.57%) HTML
7 5 (7.14%) J2EE
7 5 (7.14%) Spring Integration
8 3 (4.29%) XML
8 3 (4.29%) Java EE
9 2 (2.86%) Apache Flex
9 2 (2.86%) ODBC
10 1 (1.43%) XSLT
10 1 (1.43%) CSS
10 1 (1.43%) JSP
10 1 (1.43%) Struts
10 1 (1.43%) jQuery
10 1 (1.43%) HTML5
10 1 (1.43%) REST
10 1 (1.43%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Reference Data
2 4 (5.71%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.71%) PMI
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.29%) E-Learning
4 2 (2.86%) CESG
4 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) Open Source
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) UNIX
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Project Management
2 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 9 (12.86%) Asset Management
5 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.14%) Document Management
6 5 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 5 (7.14%) Release Management
6 5 (7.14%) OO
7 4 (5.71%) Performance Testing
7 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.29%) Service Management
9 2 (2.86%) ITSM
9 2 (2.86%) ITIL
9 2 (2.86%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (2.86%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.86%) SOA
9 2 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) Java
2 10 (14.29%) SQL
3 7 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) Perl
5 2 (2.86%) C
6 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.43%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) PMI Certification
2 8 (11.43%) PMP
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.86%) CISSP
5 2 (2.86%) CISM
5 2 (2.86%) MBA
6 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
1 1 (1.43%) MiFID
1 1 (1.43%) QA
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.43%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Control-M
2 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.86%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.43%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.71%) HP
4 3 (4.29%) Adobe
4 3 (4.29%) Sybase
5 2 (2.86%) EMC
5 2 (2.86%) CA
5 2 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) Veritas
6 1 (1.43%) BMC
6 1 (1.43%) Sun
6 1 (1.43%) Cognos
6 1 (1.43%) IBM