The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Preston. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 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.

Financial
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Finance 13 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 13.27% 12.37% 7.41%
As % of the General category 72.22% 35.29% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £418 £482 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.31% +29.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £475 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £488 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 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 £39.87 £30.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £47.33 £59.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.57% +18.57%  

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 Preston with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18 34 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 18.37% 35.05% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Median daily rate £415 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.68% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £165 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £480 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 4
Median hourly rate £43.25 £38.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.81% +4.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £20.54 £26.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Preston

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Preston

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Preston over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Preston

Finance
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 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 Preston region with a requirement for Finance.

1 10 (47.62%) Programme Management
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (28.57%) Banking
4 6 (28.57%) Degree
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 5 (23.81%) .NET
5 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Avionics
6 4 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 3 (14.29%) Ada
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) C
7 3 (14.29%) Perl
7 3 (14.29%) Aerospace
7 3 (14.29%) HOOD
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 3 (14.29%) SDLC
7 3 (14.29%) Conceptual Models
7 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Ajax
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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:

Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.76%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (9.52%) VectorCAST
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 9 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (19.05%) Avionics
5 3 (14.29%) Aerospace
6 2 (9.52%) Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) Military
7 1 (4.76%) Electronics
7 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Database Architect
5 1 (4.76%) e-Learning Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Product Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) Ajax
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (9.52%) RESTful
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
2 2 (9.52%) WCF
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) WinForms
2 2 (9.52%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.76%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) e-Learning
1 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
1 1 (4.76%) PKI
1 1 (4.76%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Programme Management
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Conceptual Models
4 3 (14.29%) HOOD
4 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Hazard Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) OOD
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Ada
2 3 (14.29%) C
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) COBOL
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) HND
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) Brocade
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) SAP