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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 5 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 14.63% 14.71% 2.70%
As % of the General category 33.33% 55.56% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£375 £550 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +100.00%
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 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.66%
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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
18 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 43.90% 26.47% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 17
Average daily rate £325 £410 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £550 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 October 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 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (27.27%) OOP
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) DataStage
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) MS Project
4 1 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) DataStage
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Project Manager
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) WPF
3 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) OOP
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft