The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 50 62 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 66.67% 66.67% 52.94%
As % of the General category 87.72% 79.49% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 77
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £277 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £446 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +37.93% +22.53%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 57 78 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 76.00% 83.87% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 67 100
Median daily rate £383 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Halifax

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Halifax

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Halifax over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Halifax

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Halifax

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Finance.

1 42 (56.00%) Banking
2 22 (29.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (26.67%) Retail
4 13 (17.33%) Retail Banking
5 11 (14.67%) SQL
6 9 (12.00%) Project Management
6 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
7 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (9.33%) Data Management
8 7 (9.33%) Change Management
8 7 (9.33%) Unix
8 7 (9.33%) Windows
8 7 (9.33%) SAS
9 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (8.00%) Service Management
9 6 (8.00%) Data Quality
9 6 (8.00%) Credit Risk
9 6 (8.00%) PMO
10 5 (6.67%) QA
10 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.67%) ITIL
10 5 (6.67%) Cisco
10 5 (6.67%) IBM
10 5 (6.67%) Workflow
10 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.33%) StreamWeaver
11 4 (5.33%) Legal
11 4 (5.33%) Migration
11 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.33%) SAS
2 4 (5.33%) StreamWeaver
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Firewall
2 3 (4.00%) FTP
2 3 (4.00%) Network Security
3 2 (2.67%) SMS
3 2 (2.67%) Telepresence
4 1 (1.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (2.67%) Informix
3 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.33%) Big Data
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.33%) OLAP
4 1 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
General
1 42 (56.00%) Banking
2 20 (26.67%) Retail
3 13 (17.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Legal
5 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Business Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 5 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Data Quality Specialist
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Business Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Defect Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Lead Project Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Release Manager
7 3 (4.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
1 3 (4.00%) ISPF
1 3 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.33%) jQuery
2 1 (1.33%) WCF
2 1 (1.33%) WinForms
2 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Credit Risk
3 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) iSeries
4 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.00%) Tandem
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Unix
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) zOS
3 2 (2.67%) AIX
3 2 (2.67%) Android
3 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
2 9 (12.00%) Project Management
3 7 (9.33%) Change Management
3 7 (9.33%) Data Management
4 6 (8.00%) Service Management
5 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.67%) ITIL
5 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.67%) Workflow
6 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.33%) Defect Management
6 4 (5.33%) Migration
6 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.00%) B2B
7 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.00%) JCL
3 3 (4.00%) VBA
4 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) CCNA
1 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.00%) CCSA
2 3 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) Data Quality
1 6 (8.00%) PMO
2 5 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Cisco
2 5 (6.67%) IBM
3 3 (4.00%) Axway
3 3 (4.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.00%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (1.33%) F5
4 1 (1.33%) NetIQ
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
4 1 (1.33%) Splunk