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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 8 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 18.37% 4.17% 7.25%
As % of the General category 52.94% 16.67% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Average daily rate £320 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £175 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £175 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+18.61% -22.44%
General Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
17 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 34.69% 25.00% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 19
Average daily rate £320 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £330 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £6.50 £7.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
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 24 April 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 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (33.33%) Financial Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
6 3 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (25.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (25.00%) WinForms
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (16.67%) VB
7 2 (16.67%) OOD
7 2 (16.67%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) DBA
2 4 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Report Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) WinForms
2 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) XSD
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) MDX
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) WF
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Financial Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
4 1 (8.33%) LotusScript
4 1 (8.33%) VB6
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Lotus
2 1 (8.33%) DevExpress