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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 257 245 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.71% 20.08% 17.44%
As % of the General category 59.63% 55.94% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 119 151
Average daily rate
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£384 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £272 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
- +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.77 £19.60 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
431 438 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.05% 35.90% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 201 255
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £9.45 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £17.88 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 August 2014. 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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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
Stockport +1 11 £351 +17.08% 6
Bolton +1 3 £375 - 1
Cheadle -3 1 £325 -2.25% 3
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 12
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 114 (22.22%) Banking
2 83 (16.18%) SQL
3 81 (15.79%) Project Management
4 80 (15.59%) Oracle
5 74 (14.42%) Microsoft
6 73 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (12.09%) SQL Server
8 57 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 57 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 56 (10.92%) Windows
10 49 (9.55%) Migration
11 40 (7.80%) Mainframe
12 38 (7.41%) Telecoms
12 38 (7.41%) Information Security
13 35 (6.82%) UNIX
13 35 (6.82%) MS Project
14 34 (6.63%) IBM
14 34 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (6.63%) Management Information System
15 33 (6.43%) Retail
16 32 (6.24%) .NET
17 31 (6.04%) SAP
18 29 (5.65%) ITIL
19 28 (5.46%) Change Management
20 26 (5.07%) HTML
20 26 (5.07%) Java
20 26 (5.07%) Data Migration
21 25 (4.87%) CSS
22 24 (4.68%) C#
22 24 (4.68%) Agile Software Development

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 13 (2.53%) SharePoint
1 13 (2.53%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.36%) MQSeries
5 6 (1.17%) CMS
6 5 (0.97%) Escenic
6 5 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.97%) SAS
6 5 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (0.78%) Apache
8 3 (0.58%) CICS
8 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.39%) Lync
9 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 57 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.82%) MS Project
3 20 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 18 (3.51%) MS Office
5 7 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.95%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.95%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.75%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (1.36%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.78%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.78%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.39%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) SaaS
1 1 (0.19%) PaaS
1 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.14%) Firewall
2 6 (1.17%) Internet
3 4 (0.78%) Network Security
3 4 (0.78%) LAN
4 3 (0.58%) WAN
4 3 (0.58%) VPN
4 3 (0.58%) SAN
5 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.39%) LDAP
5 2 (0.39%) ATM
6 1 (0.19%) VoIP
6 1 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) DHCP
6 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.09%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.95%) MS Access
7 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.36%) Big Data
7 7 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.36%) MySQL
8 6 (1.17%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.97%) QlikView
10 4 (0.78%) PowerCenter
10 4 (0.78%) DB2
10 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.14%) Eclipse
2 9 (1.75%) Toad
2 9 (1.75%) NUnit
3 8 (1.56%) NetBeans
4 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.58%) JIRA
5 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.39%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.39%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.19%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (0.19%) JMeter
7 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
General
1 114 (22.22%) Banking
2 38 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.43%) Retail
4 20 (3.90%) Back Office
5 16 (3.12%) Marketing
6 13 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.34%) Front Office
8 11 (2.14%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.56%) Advertising
9 8 (1.56%) Legal
10 7 (1.36%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.36%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.97%) Billing
11 5 (0.97%) Electronics
12 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.39%) Law
14 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 129 (25.15%) Analyst
2 94 (18.32%) Project Manager
3 79 (15.40%) Developer
4 58 (11.31%) Business Analyst
5 36 (7.02%) Consultant
6 26 (5.07%) Programme Manager
7 25 (4.87%) Architect
8 21 (4.09%) Systems Analyst
9 19 (3.70%) Senior Manager
10 15 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (2.73%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.34%) Senior Project Manager
12 12 (2.34%) Administrator
12 12 (2.34%) Risk Analyst
13 11 (2.14%) Business Systems Analyst
14 10 (1.95%) Security Consultant
14 10 (1.95%) IT Project Manager
15 9 (1.75%) Service Desk Analyst
15 9 (1.75%) Service Analyst
15 9 (1.75%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.24%) .NET
2 26 (5.07%) HTML
3 25 (4.87%) CSS
4 23 (4.48%) Web Services
5 17 (3.31%) HTML5
6 15 (2.92%) Middleware
6 15 (2.92%) Ajax
7 13 (2.53%) Spring
7 13 (2.53%) XML
7 13 (2.53%) CSS3
7 13 (2.53%) jQuery
8 12 (2.34%) DOM
9 11 (2.14%) WCF
10 9 (1.75%) Java EE
11 8 (1.56%) Java SE
11 8 (1.56%) JMS
11 8 (1.56%) J2EE
11 8 (1.56%) JPA
11 8 (1.56%) JAX-RS
11 8 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.80%) Mainframe
2 34 (6.63%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.12%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.34%) Economics
5 11 (2.14%) Data Extraction
6 10 (1.95%) Open Source
7 8 (1.56%) PMI
8 6 (1.17%) FMCG
9 5 (0.97%) DTV
10 4 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.78%) Social Media
10 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.58%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.58%) Statistics
11 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.58%) NHS
11 3 (0.58%) Firmware
11 3 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.39%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.92%) Windows
2 35 (6.82%) UNIX
3 15 (2.92%) Windows 7
4 13 (2.53%) Linux
5 12 (2.34%) AIX
6 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.97%) Android
8 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
10 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) zOS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) Fedora
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (15.79%) Project Management
2 73 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 57 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 49 (9.55%) Migration
5 38 (7.41%) Information Security
6 34 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (5.65%) ITIL
8 28 (5.46%) Change Management
9 26 (5.07%) Data Migration
10 24 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (3.70%) TDD
12 18 (3.51%) Business Analysis
12 18 (3.51%) UML
13 17 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (3.12%) OO
15 15 (2.92%) ETL
16 14 (2.73%) ERP
16 14 (2.73%) Risk Management
16 14 (2.73%) Programme Management
16 14 (2.73%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 83 (16.18%) SQL
2 26 (5.07%) Java
3 24 (4.68%) C#
4 22 (4.29%) T-SQL
4 22 (4.29%) VBA
5 17 (3.31%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.92%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.56%) C
8 5 (0.97%) Perl
8 5 (0.97%) VB
8 5 (0.97%) Scala
9 3 (0.58%) Groovy
9 3 (0.58%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.58%) PHP
10 2 (0.39%) COBOL
10 2 (0.39%) Python
10 2 (0.39%) SQR
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (3.70%) CISSP
2 17 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 16 (3.12%) Degree
4 10 (1.95%) PMP
4 10 (1.95%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.95%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.75%) CRISC
5 9 (1.75%) CISM
6 8 (1.56%) GIAC
7 5 (0.97%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.97%) ISEB
7 5 (0.97%) CCNA
7 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.58%) CCNP
8 3 (0.58%) MCSE
8 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.58%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.51%) QA
2 11 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.95%) COBIT
4 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) Basel III
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 13 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.58%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.58%) SCCM
3 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 80 (15.59%) Oracle
2 74 (14.42%) Microsoft
3 34 (6.63%) IBM
4 31 (6.04%) SAP
5 10 (1.95%) Cisco
5 10 (1.95%) HP
6 9 (1.75%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.56%) JBoss
8 7 (1.36%) Citrix
8 7 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.36%) Sage
8 7 (1.36%) VMware
9 6 (1.17%) McAfee
9 6 (1.17%) Juniper
9 6 (1.17%) Sun
10 5 (0.97%) Sybase
10 5 (0.97%) EMC
10 5 (0.97%) Intel
10 5 (0.97%) NetApp
11 4 (0.78%) Informatica
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