The 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 15 5
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Finance 31 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 39.24% 5.71% 15.69%
As % of the General category 96.88% 57.14% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
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£300 £190 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -20.00%
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 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.51%
Finance
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

General Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
32 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 40.51% 10.00% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate £300 £190 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -44.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £190 £406
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 £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 2015. 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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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 +13 31 £300 +57.89% 2
Linlithgow - - - -
Finance
Scotland

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (28.21%) Law
2 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (23.08%) Oracle
4 7 (17.95%) Project Management
5 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 6 (15.38%) Coaching
6 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
6 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
6 5 (12.82%) Windows
6 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
7 4 (10.26%) UNIX
7 4 (10.26%) Cisco
7 4 (10.26%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (10.26%) Performance Management
7 4 (10.26%) Degree
8 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.69%) Banking
8 3 (7.69%) Cryptography
8 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
8 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
8 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
8 3 (7.69%) ITIL V2
8 3 (7.69%) Splunk
8 3 (7.69%) Linux
8 3 (7.69%) Intranet

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) TPMS
3 1 (2.56%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Intranet
2 2 (5.13%) LDAP
3 1 (2.56%) RIP
3 1 (2.56%) OSPF
3 1 (2.56%) BGP
3 1 (2.56%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.56%) FWSM
3 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
General
1 11 (28.21%) Law
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
3 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Programme Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Data Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Voice Project Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Security Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Security Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Process Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Management Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Junior
9 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) VME
4 1 (2.56%) AIX
4 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
1 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (17.95%) Project Management
3 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 6 (15.38%) Coaching
4 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
4 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.26%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (10.26%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL V2
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.13%) Workflow
7 2 (5.13%) Service Management
7 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) COBOL
1 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.56%) VCP4
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) COBIT
3 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) MetaFrame
1 1 (2.56%) XenApp
1 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Avaya
3 3 (7.69%) Splunk
3 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.13%) CA
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) Sun
4 2 (5.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) ICL
5 1 (2.56%) FrontRange
5 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft