Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 75 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.49% 17.53% 12.32%
As % of the General category 47.77% 74.58% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 75 40
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +35.62% -17.59%
10th Percentile £325 £321 £267
90th Percentile £600 £667 £452
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% -2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £26.00 £43.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.53% - -9.15%
10th Percentile £21.69 £23.58 £26.83
90th Percentile £37.33 £52.67 £52.40
North West median hourly rate £26.21 £24.04 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.05% -43.45% -1.16%

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 157 118 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.87% 23.51% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 74 66
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £433 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +23.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £198
90th Percentile £578 £646 £488
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 37
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £42.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +3.64% +8.55%
10th Percentile £25.18 £25.92 £11.33
90th Percentile £44.70 £58.82 £53.80
North West median hourly rate £26.21 £21.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year +24.10% -15.52% -9.09%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 -7 22 £520 -0.95% 2
Preston -11 22 £363 +9.39% 5
Accrington -2 2 £390 +4.00%
Blackburn -12 2 £400 +6.67% 3
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 26 (34.67%) Oracle
2 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.33%) SQL Server
4 16 (21.33%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (20.00%) Project Management
5 15 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (18.67%) Systems Engineering
7 13 (17.33%) Serverless
7 13 (17.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (17.33%) Migration
7 13 (17.33%) ITIL
7 13 (17.33%) Linux
7 13 (17.33%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (17.33%) AWS Certification
8 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (16.00%) Windows
9 11 (14.67%) Red Hat
9 11 (14.67%) Security Management
9 11 (14.67%) Docker
9 11 (14.67%) OpenShift
9 11 (14.67%) Kubernetes
10 9 (12.00%) DevOps
10 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
10 9 (12.00%) Change Management
10 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Project
10 9 (12.00%) C#
10 9 (12.00%) SQL
11 8 (10.67%) ETL
11 8 (10.67%) Data Transformation

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 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.33%) IIS
1 1 (1.33%) SAS
1 1 (1.33%) Tuxedo
1 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) Infor LN
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) Primavera
2 1 (1.33%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (17.33%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (17.33%) Serverless
3 11 (14.67%) OpenShift
4 3 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.33%) GitHub
5 1 (1.33%) IaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Office 365
5 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) DHCP
1 1 (1.33%) DNS
1 1 (1.33%) Network Security
1 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.67%) Big Data
4 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.33%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) HBase
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.33%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (5.33%) HP UFT
1 4 (5.33%) Selenium
1 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.33%) ERwin
2 1 (1.33%) Gatling
2 1 (1.33%) JMeter
2 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.33%) MSI
2 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (4.00%) Retail
1 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.67%) Banking
2 2 (2.67%) Billing
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (12.00%) Analyst
2 8 (10.67%) Architect
2 8 (10.67%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.33%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Programme Manager
4 6 (8.00%) Programme Office Manager
5 4 (5.33%) AWS Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Consultant
5 4 (5.33%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Senior Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Technical Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Tester
6 3 (4.00%) ETL Tester
6 3 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) .NET
2 3 (4.00%) CSS
3 2 (2.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.33%) Ajax
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.33%) DHTML
4 1 (1.33%) DOM
4 1 (1.33%) J2EE
4 1 (1.33%) Java EE
4 1 (1.33%) Java SE
4 1 (1.33%) JAXB
4 1 (1.33%) JPA
4 1 (1.33%) JSF
4 1 (1.33%) JSP
4 1 (1.33%) Servlets
4 1 (1.33%) Spring
4 1 (1.33%) XHTML
4 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.67%) User Experience
4 3 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) Linux
2 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (16.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.33%) Android
3 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.33%) Unix
3 1 (1.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.00%) Project Management
2 15 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (18.67%) Systems Engineering
4 13 (17.33%) ITIL
4 13 (17.33%) Migration
5 11 (14.67%) Security Management
6 9 (12.00%) Change Management
6 9 (12.00%) DevOps
6 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
7 8 (10.67%) Data Transformation
7 8 (10.67%) ETL
8 7 (9.33%) Decision-Making
9 6 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.00%) Process Improvement
10 5 (6.67%) SFIA
10 5 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) C#
1 9 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.33%) COBOL
3 1 (1.33%) Java
3 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) AWS Certification
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.33%) APMP
5 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.33%) PMP
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) PMO
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) P3O
3 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.33%) GDPR
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) HDFS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) Oracle
2 11 (14.67%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.67%) Hortonworks
5 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.33%) Baan
6 1 (1.33%) CA
6 1 (1.33%) Citrix
6 1 (1.33%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.33%) Infor
6 1 (1.33%) Informatica
6 1 (1.33%) MapR
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) Tableau
6 1 (1.33%) Talend
6 1 (1.33%) VMware