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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 469 257 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.88% 20.51% 19.61%
As % of the General category 72.04% 60.47% 56.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 141 111
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 16
Average hourly rate £18.48 £18.00 £16.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
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
651 425 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.09% 33.92% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 245 185
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.98 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Bolton -3 2 £250 -33.33% 4
Stockport -3 2 £275 -33.33% 17
Wigan - 2 £100 -
Altrincham - 1 £390 - 8
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 213 (23.72%) Banking
2 168 (18.71%) Project Management
3 119 (13.25%) Oracle
4 108 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 99 (11.02%) PRINCE2
6 91 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (9.91%) SQL
8 79 (8.80%) Retail
9 68 (7.57%) Microsoft
10 63 (7.02%) Migration
10 63 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
11 59 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
12 57 (6.35%) ITIL
13 55 (6.12%) Programme Management
14 53 (5.90%) SAP
15 51 (5.68%) MS Project
16 50 (5.57%) Telecoms
17 49 (5.46%) Business Analysis
17 49 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
18 48 (5.35%) UNIX
19 47 (5.23%) MS Office
19 47 (5.23%) Oracle EBS R12
20 46 (5.12%) Degree
20 46 (5.12%) Windows
20 46 (5.12%) MS Excel
21 40 (4.45%) Risk Management
22 38 (4.23%) Mainframe
22 38 (4.23%) CRM
22 38 (4.23%) SAS
23 35 (3.90%) Data Migration

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (4.23%) SAS
2 18 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.00%) CICS
5 7 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.45%) Lync
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.33%) IIS
8 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.33%) Confluence
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 51 (5.68%) MS Project
2 47 (5.23%) MS Office
3 46 (5.12%) MS Excel
4 31 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 63 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (5.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
4 24 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
5 20 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 17 (1.89%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (1.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 9 (1.00%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (1.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 8 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle Payroll
12 7 (0.78%) Agresso
13 6 (0.67%) Oracle iProcurement
14 5 (0.56%) SAP ERP
14 5 (0.56%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
15 4 (0.45%) SAP GRC
15 4 (0.45%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.22%) PaaS
2 2 (0.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.89%) LAN
1 8 (0.89%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.78%) SAN
3 6 (0.67%) Firewall
3 6 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.56%) Intranet
4 5 (0.56%) DNS
4 5 (0.56%) WAN
5 4 (0.45%) DHCP
5 4 (0.45%) Network Security
5 4 (0.45%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.33%) Wireless
6 3 (0.33%) FTP
6 3 (0.33%) Internet
7 2 (0.22%) HTTP
7 2 (0.22%) NAS
7 2 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.22%) SSL
7 2 (0.22%) RTP
8 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 22 (2.45%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.23%) Oracle BI EE
6 15 (1.67%) Base SAS
6 15 (1.67%) OLAP
6 15 (1.67%) OLAP Cube
7 11 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.00%) DB2
10 8 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.78%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.56%) MS Access
13 5 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (0.67%) Subversion
1 6 (0.67%) JIRA
2 5 (0.56%) Rational Performance Tester
2 5 (0.56%) Rational Functional Tester
2 5 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.56%) Axure RP
2 5 (0.56%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.33%) Moq
3 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.22%) JUnit
4 2 (0.22%) Toad
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.22%) Xcode
5 1 (0.11%) NUnit
5 1 (0.11%) MorphX
5 1 (0.11%) Selenium
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.11%) TestDirector
General
1 213 (23.72%) Banking
2 79 (8.80%) Retail
3 50 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 30 (3.34%) Manufacturing
6 29 (3.23%) Legal
6 29 (3.23%) Marketing
7 24 (2.67%) General Ledger
7 24 (2.67%) Local Government
8 19 (2.12%) Electronics
9 11 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.56%) Back Office
10 5 (0.56%) Law
10 5 (0.56%) Advertising
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
11 2 (0.22%) Billing
11 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 211 (23.50%) Analyst
2 168 (18.71%) Project Manager
3 105 (11.69%) Business Analyst
4 100 (11.14%) Consultant
5 81 (9.02%) Developer
6 75 (8.35%) Architect
7 44 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
9 27 (3.01%) Senior Manager
10 23 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
11 22 (2.45%) Programme Manager
11 22 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
11 22 (2.45%) Data Analyst
12 18 (2.00%) Functional Consultant
12 18 (2.00%) Senior Business Analyst
12 18 (2.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 17 (1.89%) Senior Project Manager
13 17 (1.89%) IT Project Manager
14 16 (1.78%) Test Manager
15 15 (1.67%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.45%) Middleware
2 26 (2.90%) .NET
2 26 (2.90%) XML
3 20 (2.23%) HTML
4 18 (2.00%) J2EE
5 17 (1.89%) CSS
6 16 (1.78%) Web Services
7 14 (1.56%) WCF
8 12 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (1.22%) Spring
10 10 (1.11%) JSON
11 9 (1.00%) jQuery
12 7 (0.78%) HTML5
12 7 (0.78%) XML Messaging
12 7 (0.78%) XSD
13 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.56%) SOAP
13 5 (0.56%) XSLT
13 5 (0.56%) JMS
13 5 (0.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.23%) Mainframe
3 26 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.12%) DTV
5 14 (1.56%) Credit Risk
6 12 (1.34%) User Experience
7 10 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (0.89%) VSAM
9 8 (0.89%) Life Science
10 7 (0.78%) Clustering
11 6 (0.67%) PMI
11 6 (0.67%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.67%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.67%) FMCG
11 6 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.56%) E-Learning
12 5 (0.56%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (5.35%) UNIX
2 46 (5.12%) Windows
3 22 (2.45%) Linux
4 15 (1.67%) AIX
5 12 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.78%) Android
8 6 (0.67%) Solaris
9 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.45%) zOS
9 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.22%) HPUX
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.71%) Project Management
2 108 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 99 (11.02%) PRINCE2
4 91 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (7.02%) Migration
6 57 (6.35%) ITIL
7 55 (6.12%) Programme Management
8 49 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (5.46%) Business Analysis
9 40 (4.45%) Risk Management
10 38 (4.23%) CRM
11 35 (3.90%) Data Migration
12 34 (3.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 32 (3.56%) Change Management
14 31 (3.45%) Scrum
14 31 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (3.23%) Service Delivery
15 29 (3.23%) ERP
16 27 (3.01%) ETL
17 26 (2.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (9.91%) SQL
2 32 (3.56%) Java
3 21 (2.34%) JavaScript
4 18 (2.00%) C#
5 12 (1.34%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.22%) JCL
7 10 (1.11%) VBA
7 10 (1.11%) C
8 9 (1.00%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.89%) COBOL
10 7 (0.78%) REXX
11 5 (0.56%) ABAP
12 3 (0.33%) VB
12 3 (0.33%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.22%) C++
13 2 (0.22%) VBScript
13 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.22%) Ruby
13 2 (0.22%) X++
13 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (5.12%) Degree
2 31 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 23 (2.56%) ISEB
6 18 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.67%) PMP
10 6 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.45%) CIMA
11 4 (0.45%) ACCA
11 4 (0.45%) CCA
12 3 (0.33%) CISSP
12 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.22%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.22%) HND
13 2 (0.22%) CCNP
13 2 (0.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.78%) QA
2 8 (0.89%) SLA
3 5 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.45%) FINREP
5 3 (0.33%) P3O
5 3 (0.33%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.11%) GMP
System Software
1 14 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.67%) NFS
4 3 (0.33%) RACF
4 3 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.22%) XenApp
5 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.45%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.22%) SCOM
3 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.22%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.11%) Ansible
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.11%) SCCM
4 1 (0.11%) Puppet
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.11%) MOM
4 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.11%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.11%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 119 (13.25%) Oracle
2 68 (7.57%) Microsoft
3 53 (5.90%) SAP
4 34 (3.79%) IBM
5 17 (1.89%) HP
6 16 (1.78%) Citrix
7 15 (1.67%) VMware
8 14 (1.56%) Teradata
9 12 (1.34%) Hyperion
10 9 (1.00%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.89%) Symantec
11 8 (0.89%) Cisco
12 7 (0.78%) Sybase
12 7 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (0.78%) CA
13 6 (0.67%) Amdocs
13 6 (0.67%) Twitter
14 5 (0.56%) Green Hat
14 5 (0.56%) 3PAR
15 4 (0.45%) Xamarin
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