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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 25 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 38.46% - 2.50%
As % of the General category 80.65% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
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£310 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.66 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -
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
31 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 47.69% 2.17% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate £310 £420 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £420 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £389
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 £22.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.84%

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 2 June 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston - 24 £310 - 2
Finance
Scotland

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 35 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 15 (26.79%) Law
3 11 (19.64%) Oracle
4 9 (16.07%) Project Management
4 9 (16.07%) Business Analysis
5 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.29%) ITIL
5 8 (14.29%) .NET
5 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.71%) Java
7 6 (10.71%) Supplier Management
7 6 (10.71%) Degree
7 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (8.93%) Windows
8 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
8 5 (8.93%) Cisco
8 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
9 4 (7.14%) Avaya
9 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.14%) SQL
9 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 4 (7.14%) Change Control
9 4 (7.14%) Coaching
10 3 (5.36%) Twitter
10 3 (5.36%) ITIL V2
10 3 (5.36%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (5.36%) Lync
10 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
10 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) Lync
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) Node.js
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) TPMS
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Intranet
2 2 (3.57%) LDAP
3 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.79%) FWSM
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.79%) RIP
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) OSPF
3 1 (1.79%) BGP
3 1 (1.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 15 (26.79%) Law
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Analyst
2 21 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 16 (28.57%) Project Manager
4 9 (16.07%) Financial Business Analyst
4 9 (16.07%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Programme Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Voice Project Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Data Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Junior
8 4 (7.14%) Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Junior Business Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Development Project Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Development Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) HTML
2 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.57%) HTML5
2 2 (3.57%) CSS3
2 2 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) UNIX
3 1 (1.79%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Project Management
1 9 (16.07%) Business Analysis
2 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (14.29%) ITIL
3 7 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.71%) Supplier Management
4 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.14%) Change Control
5 4 (7.14%) Coaching
6 3 (5.36%) ITIL V2
6 3 (5.36%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (3.57%) MVC
7 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.57%) TDD
7 2 (3.57%) Migration
7 2 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) Java
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) Python
4 1 (1.79%) COBOL
4 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.79%) CCNP
3 1 (1.79%) CCNA
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) XenApp
2 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.79%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Cisco
3 4 (7.14%) Avaya
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) Twitter
4 3 (5.36%) Citrix
5 2 (3.57%) CA
5 2 (3.57%) EMC
5 2 (3.57%) Sun
5 2 (3.57%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.57%) Splunk
6 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.79%) FrontRange
6 1 (1.79%) ICL