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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
North West / Lancashire
Rank 7 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Finance 35 72 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 16.67% 16.71% 10.79%
As % of the General category 54.69% 63.16% 48.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 52 21
Median daily rate £369 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £472 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.33 £44.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +5.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £40.00 £30.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.37 £59.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% +27.94%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 64 114 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 30.48% 26.45% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 67 44
Median daily rate £369 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £474 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +41.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £20.59 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £69.07 £61.40
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +3 14 £350 - 1
Preston -2 13 £418 -13.31% 1
Blackpool -2 1 £375 -6.25%
Nelson - 1 £236 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 18 (30.51%) Retail
2 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.73%) SQL
4 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
4 13 (22.03%) Programme Management
5 11 (18.64%) Manufacturing
6 9 (15.25%) .NET
6 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
7 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
7 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
7 8 (13.56%) Degree
8 7 (11.86%) JIRA
8 7 (11.86%) Data Migration
8 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
8 7 (11.86%) Migration
8 7 (11.86%) DB2
8 7 (11.86%) Oracle
8 7 (11.86%) ITIL
9 6 (10.17%) Web Services
9 6 (10.17%) C
9 6 (10.17%) C#
9 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
9 6 (10.17%) Data Management
9 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Banking
9 6 (10.17%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
10 5 (8.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis

Finance
Top Related 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 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) SAS
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) IaaS
1 3 (5.08%) PaaS
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) DB2
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.17%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (5.08%) MySQL
5 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.69%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) JIRA
2 4 (6.78%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.39%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.39%) StarTeam
3 2 (3.39%) VectorCAST
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.69%) Toad
General
1 18 (30.51%) Retail
2 11 (18.64%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (10.17%) Banking
5 5 (8.47%) General Ledger
6 4 (6.78%) Aerospace
6 4 (6.78%) Avionics
6 4 (6.78%) Marketing
7 2 (3.39%) Advertising
7 2 (3.39%) Military
8 1 (1.69%) Electronics
8 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Business Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Financial Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Designer
6 4 (6.78%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Change Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Customer Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) SAP Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Designer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.39%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) Ajax
3 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) WCF
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.39%) J2EE
4 2 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (3.39%) LINQ
4 2 (3.39%) RESTful
4 2 (3.39%) SOAP
4 2 (3.39%) WinForms
4 2 (3.39%) WPF
5 1 (1.69%) jQuery
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.69%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) SCORM
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) Programme Management
3 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.86%) Data Migration
4 7 (11.86%) ITIL
4 7 (11.86%) Migration
5 6 (10.17%) Data Management
5 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
6 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
6 5 (8.47%) Change Management
6 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.47%) OO
6 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.78%) ERP
7 4 (6.78%) Scrum
7 4 (6.78%) UML
7 4 (6.78%) Use Case
7 4 (6.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) C
2 6 (10.17%) C#
3 5 (8.47%) Java
3 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.47%) Perl
4 3 (5.08%) Ada
5 2 (3.39%) COBOL
5 2 (3.39%) Python
5 2 (3.39%) Ruby
5 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.69%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) IBM
4 4 (6.78%) SAP
5 3 (5.08%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) DataFlux
7 1 (1.69%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.69%) Adobe
7 1 (1.69%) Brocade
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco
7 1 (1.69%) EMC
7 1 (1.69%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.69%) ICL
7 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
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