The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 31 July 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 West Lothian 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 8 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 13.16% 4.17% 5.56%
As % of the General category 71.43% 42.86% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
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£400 £434 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.72% +2.00%
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 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
7 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 18.42% 9.72% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 15
Average daily rate £400 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
Scotland

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the West Lothian region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the West Lothian region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

Finance
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston +4 5 £400 -7.72% 3
Bathgate - 4 - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Finance
Scotland

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 (42.86%) PeopleSoft
1 3 (42.86%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) CBAP
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Business Objects