Period
to 9 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 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.

Financial
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 58 90 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.42% 19.57% 12.09%
As % of the General category 44.96% 72.00% 52.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 84 47
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £433 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% +15.33% -23.86%
10th Percentile £344 £343 £262
90th Percentile £709 £747 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £25.56 £43.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.56% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £22.71 £18.22 £24.14
90th Percentile £42.13 £51.52 £69.07
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.62% -7.50% +31.06%

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

All General Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 129 125 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.72% 27.17% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 77 93
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £405 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +10.20% -23.04%
10th Percentile £320 £305 £134
90th Percentile £596 £636 £555
North West median daily rate £410 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% -4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £34.99 £42.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.68% +6.92% -0.63%
10th Percentile £20.05 £23.95 £12.09
90th Percentile £44.53 £51.52 £65.17
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £26.50 £23.92
% change year-on-year -10.75% +10.77% -21.62%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Lancashire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Lancashire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Lancashire over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Lancashire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Lancashire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Lancashire over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Lancashire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -11 26 £510 -16.39% 8
Preston -2 14 £368 -8.13% 17
Blackburn -5 4 £488 +34.48% 10
Accrington - 2 £428 -
Skelmersdale -2 1 - -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (25.86%) Oracle
3 15 (25.86%) ITIL
4 14 (24.14%) Project Management
5 11 (18.97%) User Experience
6 10 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (17.24%) Windows
6 10 (17.24%) Systems Engineering
7 9 (15.52%) Serverless
7 9 (15.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (15.52%) SFIA
7 9 (15.52%) PRINCE2
7 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
7 9 (15.52%) AWS Certification
8 8 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (13.79%) Linux
8 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
8 8 (13.79%) Business Analysis
9 7 (12.07%) Service Management
9 7 (12.07%) Security Management
9 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
9 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
9 7 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (12.07%) Docker
9 7 (12.07%) OpenShift
9 7 (12.07%) Kubernetes
10 6 (10.34%) Software Delivery
10 6 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Infor LN
2 1 (1.72%) Primavera
2 1 (1.72%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (15.52%) Serverless
3 8 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (12.07%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) LAN
1 1 (1.72%) Network Security
1 1 (1.72%) PBX
1 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.45%) Big Data
2 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.45%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.45%) HBase
2 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.45%) MySQL
2 2 (3.45%) Pentaho
2 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) ERwin
2 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.72%) Selenium
2 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.62%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Local Government
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (15.52%) Analyst
1 9 (15.52%) Project Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Service Manager
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Manager
6 4 (6.90%) AWS Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.17%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Portfolio Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Portfolio Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Service Transition Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Transition Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Service Level Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.72%) Ajax
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.72%) DHTML
2 1 (1.72%) DOM
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) J2EE
2 1 (1.72%) Java EE
2 1 (1.72%) Java SE
2 1 (1.72%) JAXB
2 1 (1.72%) JPA
2 1 (1.72%) JSF
2 1 (1.72%) JSP
2 1 (1.72%) Servlets
2 1 (1.72%) Spring
2 1 (1.72%) XHTML
2 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) User Experience
2 9 (15.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.72%) BYOD
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 7 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.45%) Unix
6 1 (1.72%) Android
6 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.72%) VME
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (25.86%) ITIL
4 14 (24.14%) Project Management
5 10 (17.24%) Systems Engineering
6 9 (15.52%) PRINCE2
6 9 (15.52%) SFIA
7 8 (13.79%) Business Analysis
7 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
8 7 (12.07%) Security Management
8 7 (12.07%) Service Management
9 6 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (10.34%) Change Management
9 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
9 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.34%) Software Delivery
9 6 (10.34%) User Stories
10 5 (8.62%) DevOps
10 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.62%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) COBOL
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) AWS Certification
2 6 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.45%) PMP
4 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) APMP
5 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) P3O
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.45%) CA
4 2 (3.45%) Informatica
4 2 (3.45%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) Tableau
5 1 (1.72%) Avaya
5 1 (1.72%) Baan
5 1 (1.72%) Infor
5 1 (1.72%) Nortel
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) VMware