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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 259 250 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.02% 20.58% 21.08%
As % of the General category 55.94% 58.69% 52.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 115 184
Average daily rate
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£380 £363 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 8
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
463 426 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.99% 35.06% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 188 285
Average daily rate £385 £365 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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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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
Stockport +4 7 £350 - 8
Bolton +4 5 £375 - 1
Oldham - 3 - - 1
Rochdale +1 2 £375 -
Cheadle -2 1 £325 -2.25%
Altrincham -3 1 £275 -11.29% 6
Bury - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 119 (21.96%) Banking
2 92 (16.97%) SQL
3 91 (16.79%) Project Management
4 88 (16.24%) Oracle
5 80 (14.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (12.36%) Microsoft
7 63 (11.62%) PRINCE2
8 57 (10.52%) SQL Server
9 56 (10.33%) Windows
10 53 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (9.04%) Migration
12 46 (8.49%) MS Excel
13 45 (8.30%) Mainframe
14 43 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
15 42 (7.75%) Telecoms
16 38 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
16 38 (7.01%) Retail
16 38 (7.01%) Information Security
17 34 (6.27%) IBM
17 34 (6.27%) SAP
17 34 (6.27%) Management Information System
18 31 (5.72%) UNIX
18 31 (5.72%) Data Migration
19 30 (5.54%) ITIL
20 28 (5.17%) .NET
21 27 (4.98%) Change Management
22 26 (4.80%) Java
22 26 (4.80%) MS Project
23 25 (4.61%) MS Office
23 25 (4.61%) VBA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.40%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.66%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.66%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.29%) SAS
4 7 (1.29%) MQSeries
5 6 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.92%) Escenic
6 5 (0.92%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (0.92%) CMS
6 5 (0.92%) CICS
7 4 (0.74%) Apache
8 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.55%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.37%) Lync
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.80%) MS Project
3 25 (4.61%) MS Office
4 15 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (1.66%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (1.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.29%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.74%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.74%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.55%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.37%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.37%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.37%) Agresso
11 2 (0.37%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) SaaS
1 1 (0.18%) PaaS
1 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.40%) Firewall
2 6 (1.11%) LAN
2 6 (1.11%) Internet
3 5 (0.92%) SAN
3 5 (0.92%) WAN
3 5 (0.92%) VPN
4 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.37%) LDAP
5 2 (0.37%) VoIP
5 2 (0.37%) ATM
5 2 (0.37%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.37%) Network Security
5 2 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.18%) NAS
6 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.40%) MS Access
7 9 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.29%) MySQL
9 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.11%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.11%) Big Data
9 6 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.74%) DB2
11 4 (0.74%) PowerCenter
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.55%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 10 (1.85%) NUnit
1 10 (1.85%) Eclipse
1 10 (1.85%) Toad
2 7 (1.29%) NetBeans
3 5 (0.92%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.37%) JIRA
5 2 (0.37%) Subversion
5 2 (0.37%) JMeter
5 2 (0.37%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.18%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 119 (21.96%) Banking
2 42 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.01%) Retail
4 20 (3.69%) Back Office
5 17 (3.14%) Marketing
6 14 (2.58%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.21%) Front Office
8 10 (1.85%) Advertising
9 9 (1.66%) Legal
9 9 (1.66%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.29%) General Ledger
11 6 (1.11%) Electronics
12 4 (0.74%) Law
13 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.55%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 142 (26.20%) Analyst
2 108 (19.93%) Project Manager
3 74 (13.65%) Developer
4 68 (12.55%) Business Analyst
5 44 (8.12%) Consultant
6 25 (4.61%) Systems Analyst
7 22 (4.06%) Architect
8 20 (3.69%) Senior Manager
9 19 (3.51%) Programme Manager
9 19 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (2.95%) Business Systems Analyst
11 13 (2.40%) Administrator
11 13 (2.40%) Senior Project Manager
11 13 (2.40%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.03%) Security Consultant
12 11 (2.03%) Senior Business Analyst
12 11 (2.03%) Risk Analyst
13 10 (1.85%) SAP Consultant
14 9 (1.66%) Service Analyst
14 9 (1.66%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.17%) .NET
2 23 (4.24%) HTML
3 22 (4.06%) CSS
3 22 (4.06%) Web Services
4 17 (3.14%) HTML5
5 15 (2.77%) Middleware
6 13 (2.40%) CSS3
7 12 (2.21%) Spring
7 12 (2.21%) Ajax
7 12 (2.21%) jQuery
7 12 (2.21%) WCF
7 12 (2.21%) DOM
8 11 (2.03%) XML
9 10 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (1.48%) Java EE
10 8 (1.48%) J2EE
10 8 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (1.48%) WebCenter
11 7 (1.29%) JPA
11 7 (1.29%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.30%) Mainframe
2 43 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.27%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.32%) IBM Mainframe
5 16 (2.95%) Data Extraction
6 12 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.21%) Economics
7 10 (1.85%) Open Source
8 8 (1.48%) PMI
9 7 (1.29%) FMCG
10 6 (1.11%) DTV
10 6 (1.11%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.92%) User Experience
11 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.74%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.55%) Social Media
13 3 (0.55%) NHS
13 3 (0.55%) Firmware
13 3 (0.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.33%) Windows
2 31 (5.72%) UNIX
3 16 (2.95%) Windows 7
4 14 (2.58%) Linux
5 13 (2.40%) AIX
6 8 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.55%) Android
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.55%) Solaris
9 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.37%) NetWare
10 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.79%) Project Management
2 80 (14.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (11.62%) PRINCE2
4 53 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (9.04%) Migration
6 38 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (7.01%) Information Security
7 31 (5.72%) Data Migration
8 30 (5.54%) ITIL
9 27 (4.98%) Change Management
10 23 (4.24%) Business Analysis
11 22 (4.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (3.51%) ERP
13 18 (3.32%) TDD
14 17 (3.14%) UML
14 17 (3.14%) OO
15 16 (2.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 16 (2.95%) Mentoring
16 15 (2.77%) Service Delivery
16 15 (2.77%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 92 (16.97%) SQL
2 26 (4.80%) Java
3 25 (4.61%) VBA
4 23 (4.24%) C#
5 21 (3.87%) T-SQL
6 16 (2.95%) PL/SQL
7 14 (2.58%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.48%) C
9 7 (1.29%) VB
10 5 (0.92%) Scala
10 5 (0.92%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.92%) Perl
11 4 (0.74%) PHP
11 4 (0.74%) COBOL
12 3 (0.55%) Groovy
12 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.37%) Python
13 2 (0.37%) VBScript
13 2 (0.37%) SQR
14 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (3.51%) Degree
2 18 (3.32%) CISSP
3 13 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.21%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.03%) CISM
5 11 (2.03%) PMP
5 11 (2.03%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.66%) ISEB
6 9 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.29%) CRISC
7 7 (1.29%) GIAC
8 6 (1.11%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.74%) HNC
11 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.55%) ACCA
11 3 (0.55%) CIMA
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.55%) HND
11 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.95%) QA
2 11 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.03%) COBIT
3 7 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.37%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.37%) Basel III
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
6 1 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 17 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.55%) RHEV
4 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.55%) SCCM
3 2 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (16.24%) Oracle
2 67 (12.36%) Microsoft
3 34 (6.27%) IBM
3 34 (6.27%) SAP
4 10 (1.85%) HP
4 10 (1.85%) Citrix
5 9 (1.66%) CheckPoint
5 9 (1.66%) Cisco
6 8 (1.48%) JBoss
6 8 (1.48%) Sage
7 7 (1.29%) VMware
8 6 (1.11%) Sun
8 6 (1.11%) Intel
8 6 (1.11%) McAfee
9 5 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.92%) Juniper
9 5 (0.92%) NetApp
9 5 (0.92%) Sybase
10 4 (0.74%) Fortinet
10 4 (0.74%) Nokia
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