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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 13 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs citing Finance 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 24.39% 9.76% 2.67%
As % of the General category 50.00% 40.00% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
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£375 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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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
20 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 48.78% 24.39% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 17
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £383
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 £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) OO
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) WinForms
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) DataStage

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) DataStage
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) WPF
2 1 (10.00%) WinForms
2 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft