The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Stoke-on-Trent region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 8 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 16.13% 2.50% 3.03%
As % of the General category 45.45% 10.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 35.48% 25.00% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 12
Average daily rate £330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £252 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Finance
Staffordshire

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Financial Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
5 3 (21.43%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) WinForms
6 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (14.29%) JSON
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (7.14%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 4 (28.57%) DBA
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Report Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) WinForms
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) WPF
3 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
3 1 (7.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) OO
1 4 (28.57%) Financial Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) MVVM
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Business Objects