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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 10 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing Finance 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 13.33% 4.88% 2.63%
As % of the General category 57.14% 11.76% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
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£425 £550 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +94.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £550 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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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
7 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 23.33% 41.46% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 13
Average daily rate £438 £365 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% +15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £221 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) MS Project
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) DataStage
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) WPF
5 1 (7.14%) MVVM
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) DataStage
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Developer
3 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) WPF
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) OO
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) MVVM
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft