Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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.

Financial
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 83 80 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.40% 12.36% 11.94%
As % of the General category 70.34% 54.05% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 51 86
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% -25.00% +32.89%
10th Percentile £335 £250 £317
90th Percentile £737 £550 £633
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.13% -1.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 10
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £38.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.47% +45.08%
10th Percentile £18.22 £24.14 £29.10
90th Percentile £51.52 £69.07 £58.85
North West median hourly rate £37.00 £37.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year - +21.23% +96.90%

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 118 148 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 26.16% 22.87% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 104
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £371 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -24.13% +30.48%
10th Percentile £305 £137 £306
90th Percentile £615 £553 £640
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £418
% change year-on-year +3.13% -4.19% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 31
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £39.88 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.58% -0.31% -26.49%
10th Percentile £18.57 £12.29 £21.50
90th Percentile £51.52 £64.19 £56.97
North West median hourly rate £22.35 £23.92 £30.52
% change year-on-year -6.59% -21.62% +52.60%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +12 21 £610 +51.55% 3
Preston -12 18 £400 +6.67%
Blackburn -1 4 £363 +3.57%
Chorley -1 2 £310 -31.11% 1
Skelmersdale +6 1 - -
Morecambe - 1 £100 -
Burnley - 1 - -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 26 (31.33%) Oracle
2 18 (21.69%) SQL
3 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
3 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (15.66%) SFIA
5 12 (14.46%) Analytics
5 12 (14.46%) WebSphere
5 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
6 11 (13.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (13.25%) ITIL
6 11 (13.25%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (13.25%) Programme Management
7 10 (12.05%) Data Modelling
7 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
8 9 (10.84%) Web Services
8 9 (10.84%) Visualisation
8 9 (10.84%) Data Visualisation
8 9 (10.84%) MongoDB
9 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (9.64%) Windows
9 8 (9.64%) Java
9 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.64%) Scrum
10 7 (8.43%) Manufacturing
10 7 (8.43%) Apache CXF
10 7 (8.43%) Performance Management
10 7 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
11 6 (7.23%) Metadata Management

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 12 (14.46%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.23%) SAS
3 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.20%) Apache
4 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.20%) Mongoose
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (2.41%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.20%) INSURE/90
5 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle iSupplier
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.61%) Route 53
2 3 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.20%) FinancialForce
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) DNS
2 2 (2.41%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.20%) DHCP
3 1 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.20%) VLAN
3 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.23%) Apache Hive
2 6 (7.23%) Big Data
2 6 (7.23%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (7.23%) Data Lake
2 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.23%) Hadoop
2 6 (7.23%) HBase
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.23%) Pentaho
2 6 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.41%) DB2
5 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.20%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.20%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.20%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) ERwin
1 6 (7.23%) JUnit
2 4 (4.82%) GitLab
2 4 (4.82%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.20%) Maven
3 1 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) Toad
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.43%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.02%) Retail
3 4 (4.82%) Marketing
4 3 (3.61%) Advertising
5 2 (2.41%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Avionics
6 1 (1.20%) Back Office
6 1 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.20%) Local Government
6 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Developer
2 12 (14.46%) Applications Developer
3 11 (13.25%) Consultant
3 11 (13.25%) WebSphere Developer
4 10 (12.05%) Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Business Manager
7 6 (7.23%) Data Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Lead Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Lead Data Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Administrator
9 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Lead
9 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 3 (3.61%) AWS Consultant
10 3 (3.61%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (10.84%) Web Services
3 7 (8.43%) Apache CXF
4 6 (7.23%) Apache Camel
5 5 (6.02%) XML
6 4 (4.82%) .NET
6 4 (4.82%) XML Messaging
7 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (3.61%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (3.61%) WinForms
8 2 (2.41%) CSS
8 2 (2.41%) HTML
9 1 (1.20%) Ajax
9 1 (1.20%) J2EE
9 1 (1.20%) SOAP
9 1 (1.20%) Spring
9 1 (1.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.61%) User Experience
6 2 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.41%) NHS
7 1 (1.20%) AS400
7 1 (1.20%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Unix
3 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.82%) AIX
4 4 (4.82%) HPUX
4 4 (4.82%) Solaris
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.61%) CentOS
5 3 (3.61%) Linux
5 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.66%) SFIA
3 12 (14.46%) Analytics
4 11 (13.25%) ITIL
4 11 (13.25%) Programme Management
5 10 (12.05%) Data Modelling
6 9 (10.84%) Data Visualisation
6 9 (10.84%) Visualisation
7 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.64%) Scrum
8 7 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (8.43%) Performance Management
9 6 (7.23%) Data Architecture
9 6 (7.23%) Data Integration
9 6 (7.23%) Data Management
9 6 (7.23%) Information Assurance
9 6 (7.23%) IT Governance
9 6 (7.23%) Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Service Management
9 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) Java
3 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.82%) C#
6 3 (3.61%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.41%) R
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) RPG
8 1 (1.20%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.20%) APMG
5 1 (1.20%) Degree
5 1 (1.20%) HND
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) Data Quality
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
1 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Backup Exec
1 3 (3.61%) Grafana
1 3 (3.61%) Packer
1 3 (3.61%) Prometheus
1 3 (3.61%) Puppet
1 3 (3.61%) Terraform
2 1 (1.20%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Oracle
2 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.23%) CA
3 6 (7.23%) Informatica
3 6 (7.23%) Tableau
3 6 (7.23%) VMware
4 5 (6.02%) Cisco
4 5 (6.02%) IFS
5 4 (4.82%) SAP
5 4 (4.82%) Symantec
6 3 (3.61%) Black Duck
6 3 (3.61%) webMethods
7 2 (2.41%) Epicor
7 2 (2.41%) IBM
7 2 (2.41%) Jaspersoft
8 1 (1.20%) Avaya
8 1 (1.20%) Citrix
8 1 (1.20%) Cognos
8 1 (1.20%) CommVault
8 1 (1.20%) NetApp