The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 374 221 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.46% 17.75% 14.13%
As % of the General category 59.37% 59.57% 47.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 119 64
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £248 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £540 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.20 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.95 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.10 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -19.51%
Finance
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
630 371 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.20% 29.80% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 203 123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.92 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £8.75 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £22.43 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Manchester region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 10 £300 - 2
Stockport +3 6 £344 - 7
Bolton +7 5 £300 -7.69% 3
Altrincham +2 5 £380 +78.82% 10
Rochdale - 3 £300 - 1
Cheadle -1 1 £430 -14.85% 1
Salford -3 1 £395 +5.33% 1
Wigan - 1 £450 - 3
Sale - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 120 (17.57%) Banking
2 118 (17.28%) SQL
3 110 (16.11%) Project Management
4 90 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (12.88%) Oracle
6 75 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (10.10%) Microsoft
8 58 (8.49%) PRINCE2
9 52 (7.61%) Retail
10 47 (6.88%) Windows
11 46 (6.73%) Migration
12 45 (6.59%) Programme Management
13 43 (6.30%) MS Office
13 43 (6.30%) SAP
14 40 (5.86%) Business Analysis
15 38 (5.56%) SQL Server
16 37 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
16 37 (5.42%) Telecoms
17 34 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
18 33 (4.83%) ITIL
19 32 (4.69%) Mainframe
20 31 (4.54%) MS Excel
20 31 (4.54%) IBM
21 30 (4.39%) Citrix
22 29 (4.25%) UNIX
22 29 (4.25%) Java
23 28 (4.10%) Service Delivery
24 27 (3.95%) Risk Management
24 27 (3.95%) .NET
25 26 (3.81%) VMware

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (3.22%) SAS
2 14 (2.05%) CICS
2 14 (2.05%) NetWeaver
3 12 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.02%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.59%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.44%) Lync
9 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.29%) Confluence
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.29%) IIS
9 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 43 (6.30%) MS Office
2 31 (4.54%) MS Excel
3 23 (3.37%) MS Project
4 18 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) InDesign
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 23 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
4 13 (1.90%) Agresso
5 12 (1.76%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (1.61%) SAP SRM
7 7 (1.02%) SAP FI
7 7 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.88%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.73%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.44%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) Office 365
1 3 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.20%) SAN
2 9 (1.32%) Firewall
3 8 (1.17%) LAN
4 5 (0.73%) NetScaler
5 4 (0.59%) WAN
5 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.59%) Internet
6 3 (0.44%) Intranet
6 3 (0.44%) VoIP
7 2 (0.29%) Network Security
7 2 (0.29%) NAS
7 2 (0.29%) VPN
7 2 (0.29%) DNS
8 1 (0.15%) SSL
8 1 (0.15%) DHCP
8 1 (0.15%) PBX
8 1 (0.15%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.15%) VLAN
8 1 (0.15%) OSPF
8 1 (0.15%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.20%) SAP BW
4 12 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 11 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 10 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.17%) DataStage
8 7 (1.02%) MS Access
8 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.88%) Base SAS
9 6 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
9 6 (0.88%) DB2
9 6 (0.88%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Axure RP
2 6 (0.88%) Subversion
2 6 (0.88%) JIRA
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.59%) NUnit
5 3 (0.44%) QAComplete
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.29%) JUnit
6 2 (0.29%) Xcode
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.29%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.15%) Calabash
7 1 (0.15%) Appium
7 1 (0.15%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 120 (17.57%) Banking
2 52 (7.61%) Retail
3 37 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.93%) Legal
5 19 (2.78%) Marketing
6 16 (2.34%) Retail Banking
6 16 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.20%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.32%) Electronics
9 8 (1.17%) Advertising
9 8 (1.17%) Law
10 5 (0.73%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.73%) Local Government
11 4 (0.59%) Billing
12 3 (0.44%) Back Office
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (22.40%) Analyst
2 122 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 91 (13.32%) Business Analyst
4 66 (9.66%) Developer
5 61 (8.93%) Consultant
6 34 (4.98%) Architect
7 33 (4.83%) Programme Manager
8 25 (3.66%) Senior Manager
9 24 (3.51%) DBA
10 19 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (2.64%) Senior Business Analyst
11 18 (2.64%) Infrastructure Manager
12 17 (2.49%) Systems Analyst
12 17 (2.49%) PMO Consultant
13 16 (2.34%) Business Systems Analyst
13 16 (2.34%) Data Analyst
13 16 (2.34%) Senior Project Manager
14 15 (2.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 15 (2.20%) IT Project Manager
15 13 (1.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.95%) .NET
2 18 (2.64%) Middleware
3 17 (2.49%) CSS
4 16 (2.34%) HTML
5 15 (2.20%) XML
6 12 (1.76%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (1.46%) Spring
7 10 (1.46%) J2EE
8 8 (1.17%) Web Services
8 8 (1.17%) jQuery
9 6 (0.88%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.88%) CSS3
9 6 (0.88%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.59%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (0.59%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.59%) HTML5
12 3 (0.44%) JSON
12 3 (0.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.69%) Mainframe
3 12 (1.76%) Management Information System
3 12 (1.76%) VSAM
4 9 (1.32%) DTV
4 9 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (1.32%) User Experience
5 8 (1.17%) Reference Data
5 8 (1.17%) Life Science
5 8 (1.17%) Data Structures
6 6 (0.88%) Credit Risk
7 5 (0.73%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.59%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.59%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.44%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.44%) Informatics
9 3 (0.44%) FMCG
9 3 (0.44%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.88%) Windows
2 29 (4.25%) UNIX
3 16 (2.34%) AIX
4 13 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (1.76%) Solaris
5 12 (1.76%) Linux
5 12 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.02%) Android
9 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.29%) VMS
11 2 (0.29%) NetWare
11 2 (0.29%) zOS
11 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (16.11%) Project Management
2 90 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (8.49%) PRINCE2
5 46 (6.73%) Migration
6 45 (6.59%) Programme Management
7 40 (5.86%) Business Analysis
8 37 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (4.83%) ITIL
10 28 (4.10%) Service Delivery
11 27 (3.95%) Risk Management
12 26 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (3.81%) Data Migration
13 25 (3.66%) Change Management
14 20 (2.93%) Data Analysis
14 20 (2.93%) Matrix Management
14 20 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (2.64%) Wealth Management
15 18 (2.64%) Scrum
16 17 (2.49%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 118 (17.28%) SQL
2 29 (4.25%) Java
3 19 (2.78%) VBA
4 18 (2.64%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.49%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.34%) C#
7 13 (1.90%) COBOL
8 12 (1.76%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.88%) Assembly Language
10 5 (0.73%) JCL
10 5 (0.73%) C
11 4 (0.59%) REXX
12 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.44%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.44%) VBScript
12 3 (0.44%) VB
13 2 (0.29%) ABAP
13 2 (0.29%) SAS Macro
13 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (3.51%) Degree
2 20 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 13 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.46%) VCP4
5 9 (1.32%) ISEB
6 8 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.02%) CISSP
8 6 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.88%) CCNA
9 5 (0.73%) CCA
9 5 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (0.73%) CCEA
9 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.73%) CCIA
9 5 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.59%) CISA
10 4 (0.59%) CISM
11 3 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.20%) QA
2 8 (1.17%) SLA
3 6 (0.88%) P3O
4 5 (0.73%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.44%) COBIT
6 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.29%) FATCA
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 19 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.17%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.73%) XenServer
4 5 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.29%) RACF
6 2 (0.29%) vSphere
6 2 (0.29%) UAG
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.73%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) SCOM
5 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.15%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 88 (12.88%) Oracle
2 69 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.30%) SAP
4 31 (4.54%) IBM
5 30 (4.39%) Citrix
6 26 (3.81%) VMware
7 16 (2.34%) Business Objects
8 12 (1.76%) Cisco
9 10 (1.46%) HP
10 8 (1.17%) Cognos
10 8 (1.17%) CA
11 7 (1.02%) Teradata
11 7 (1.02%) Avaloq
12 5 (0.73%) 3PAR
12 5 (0.73%) Symantec
13 4 (0.59%) Informatica
13 4 (0.59%) Lotus
13 4 (0.59%) Sybase
13 4 (0.59%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.59%) Kony
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