The 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 21.95% 19.35% 7.14%
As % of the General category 56.25% 85.71% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
Finance
Staffordshire

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

General Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
16 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 39.02% 22.58% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 13
Average daily rate £350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016, 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 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 13 (86.67%) C#
3 11 (73.33%) E-Commerce
4 8 (53.33%) N-Tier
4 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 8 (53.33%) CSS
5 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) WinForms
5 7 (46.67%) TypeScript
6 6 (40.00%) Web Development
6 6 (40.00%) HTML5
6 6 (40.00%) High Availability
6 6 (40.00%) CSS3
6 6 (40.00%) VB.NET
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 4 (26.67%) VB
8 4 (26.67%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) Games
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (20.00%) Project Management
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (20.00%) Degree
9 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (20.00%) VB6
9 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
9 3 (20.00%) Online Games

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) AccuRev
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (26.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Web Developer
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) CSS
2 8 (53.33%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) WinForms
4 6 (40.00%) CSS3
4 6 (40.00%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET
6 2 (13.33%) Ajax
6 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
6 2 (13.33%) REST
6 2 (13.33%) WCF
6 2 (13.33%) WF
6 2 (13.33%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) XSD
7 1 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) N-Tier
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Online Games
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) E-Commerce
2 6 (40.00%) High Availability
2 6 (40.00%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) OOD
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) TypeScript
3 6 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (26.67%) VB
6 3 (20.00%) VB6
7 1 (6.67%) ActionScript
7 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) DevExpress