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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 3 15
Rank change year-on-year -28 +12  
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 2.47% 16.51% 7.62%
As % of the General category 30.00% 72.00% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 3
Median daily rate - £425 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.40% -11.53%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.57% -  

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 20 25 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 8.23% 22.94% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 8
Median daily rate £325 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £477 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.40% -27.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.59 £20.50 £30.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £52.16 £44.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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

Finance
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

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 13 (68.42%) Programme Management
2 12 (63.16%) Manufacturing
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
5 4 (21.05%) Rational Statemate
5 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Avionics
5 4 (21.05%) Ada
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) Perl
6 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
6 3 (15.79%) UML
6 3 (15.79%) Toad
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) HOOD
6 3 (15.79%) Military
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (15.79%) Aerospace
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 3 (15.79%) TKPROF
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Marketing
7 2 (10.53%) Data Migration

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 1 (5.26%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle iSupplier
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) TKPROF
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (21.05%) Rational Statemate
3 3 (15.79%) Toad
4 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (5.26%) VectorCAST
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (63.16%) Manufacturing
2 4 (21.05%) Avionics
3 3 (15.79%) Aerospace
3 3 (15.79%) Military
4 2 (10.53%) Marketing
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Electronics
5 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Database Architect
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Ada Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Ada Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Change Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (5.26%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
1 1 (5.26%) Learning Management System
1 1 (5.26%) PKI
1 1 (5.26%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Programme Management
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) HOOD
4 3 (15.79%) UML
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.53%) ERP
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.26%) Hazard Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security
6 1 (5.26%) Source to Pay
6 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Ada
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) C
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) HND
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) MIL-STD-498
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Brocade
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) EMC
3 1 (5.26%) SAP