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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 20 7
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing Finance 21 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 32.31% 3.85% 11.90%
As % of the General category 95.45% 27.27% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£305 - £395
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 £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.91%
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
22 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 33.85% 14.10% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate £305 £425 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.23% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £392 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £425 £395
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 £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 21 £305 - 3
Linlithgow - - - -
Finance
Scotland

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (18.52%) Supplier Management
5 4 (14.81%) UNIX
5 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (14.81%) Coaching
6 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL V2
6 3 (11.11%) Splunk
6 3 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (11.11%) ArcSight
6 3 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
6 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 3 (11.11%) Cryptography
6 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) Windows
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Intranet
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Law
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.11%) Banking
7 2 (7.41%) Retail

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Intranet
2 2 (7.41%) LDAP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
General
1 3 (11.11%) Law
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Programme Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Security Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Management Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) IT Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Procurement Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Cryptography
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.70%) VME
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) Supplier Management
4 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (14.81%) Coaching
6 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL V2
6 3 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 3 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.41%) Change Control
8 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) COBOL
1 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
1 3 (11.11%) Splunk
1 3 (11.11%) ArcSight
2 2 (7.41%) CA
2 2 (7.41%) Sun
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) ICL