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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 253 528 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.11% 28.03% 19.24%
As % of the General category 48.37% 66.08% 55.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 306 148
Median daily rate £425 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.74 £13.60 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +35.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.65 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.25% +21.21%
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
523 799 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.17% 42.41% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 442 271
Median daily rate £400 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £271 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £12.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.60 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +12.38%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -12 3 £413 +37.50% 11
Altrincham 0 1 £370 +40.95% 6
Wigan -2 1 - -
Bolton -6 1 £400 +33.33% 7
Salford -14 1 £350 -33.96%
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Finance.

1 122 (20.64%) Banking
2 92 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (13.20%) Oracle
5 75 (12.69%) Project Management
6 60 (10.15%) SQL
7 59 (9.98%) Mainframe
8 54 (9.14%) Java
9 47 (7.95%) Windows
10 46 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
11 43 (7.28%) Microsoft
12 41 (6.94%) Migration
13 40 (6.77%) Data Centre
14 37 (6.26%) Change Management
15 36 (6.09%) MS Excel
16 35 (5.92%) Unix
16 35 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
17 34 (5.75%) CA
18 33 (5.58%) Risk Management
19 32 (5.41%) ITIL
20 31 (5.25%) Retail
21 30 (5.08%) SQL Server
22 29 (4.91%) Business Analysis
23 26 (4.40%) SAP
23 26 (4.40%) JavaScript
23 26 (4.40%) Web Services
23 26 (4.40%) PRINCE2
23 26 (4.40%) IBM
24 25 (4.23%) Active Directory
25 22 (3.72%) Linux

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.54%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.20%) SAS
3 12 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.52%) CICS
5 8 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.51%) Apache
8 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.51%) CMS
8 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.51%) JBoss
9 2 (0.34%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.72%) MS Office
3 13 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.03%) MS Project
5 3 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (3.72%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.02%) BASE24
4 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.02%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.51%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.17%) Dynamics SL
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.51%) IaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.34%) Office 365
4 2 (0.34%) PaaS
4 2 (0.34%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.21%) Firewall
2 17 (2.88%) Network Security
3 8 (1.35%) HTTP
4 6 (1.02%) ATM
4 6 (1.02%) FTP
4 6 (1.02%) LAN
4 6 (1.02%) LDAP
5 5 (0.85%) Extranet
5 5 (0.85%) WAN
6 4 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.68%) DNS
6 4 (0.68%) SSL
6 4 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.51%) DHCP
7 3 (0.51%) Internet
7 3 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.34%) SAN
8 2 (0.34%) VoIP
8 2 (0.34%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.17%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.38%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.18%) DB2
6 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.02%) MySQL
7 6 (1.02%) SAP BW
7 6 (1.02%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.85%) SAP BI
8 5 (0.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (0.68%) MS Access
9 4 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.69%) JIRA
1 10 (1.69%) Selenium
2 5 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.68%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.51%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.51%) TestNG
4 3 (0.51%) Toad
5 2 (0.34%) Ant
5 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.34%) Gradle
5 2 (0.34%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.34%) Subversion
5 2 (0.34%) VersionOne
5 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.17%) The Grinder
General
1 122 (20.64%) Banking
2 31 (5.25%) Retail
3 18 (3.05%) Marketing
4 16 (2.71%) Law
5 14 (2.37%) Legal
5 14 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.69%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.85%) Back Office
9 5 (0.85%) Front Office
9 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.68%) Advertising
10 4 (0.68%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Billing
11 3 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.34%) International Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 145 (24.53%) Analyst
2 78 (13.20%) Developer
2 78 (13.20%) Project Manager
3 51 (8.63%) Consultant
4 43 (7.28%) Architect
5 39 (6.60%) Operations Analyst
6 36 (6.09%) Business Analyst
7 32 (5.41%) Mainframe Analyst
7 32 (5.41%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
8 23 (3.89%) Java Developer
9 18 (3.05%) Security Consultant
10 17 (2.88%) Administrator
11 16 (2.71%) Support Analyst
12 15 (2.54%) Programme Manager
13 14 (2.37%) Business Manager
13 14 (2.37%) Financial Analyst
13 14 (2.37%) PMO Analyst
14 13 (2.20%) Technical Analyst
15 12 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (2.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.40%) Web Services
2 21 (3.55%) .NET
3 17 (2.88%) J2EE
4 15 (2.54%) HTML
5 14 (2.37%) Middleware
6 13 (2.20%) CSS
7 12 (2.03%) JSON
8 11 (1.86%) Hibernate
8 11 (1.86%) XML
9 10 (1.69%) SOAP
9 10 (1.69%) Spring
10 7 (1.18%) jQuery
10 7 (1.18%) WCF
11 6 (1.02%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.02%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.02%) Entity Framework
11 6 (1.02%) JSP
11 6 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.85%) Grails
12 5 (0.85%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.98%) Mainframe
2 46 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.77%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.35%) User Experience
6 7 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (1.18%) Tandem
7 6 (1.02%) EMV
7 6 (1.02%) PKI
8 5 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.85%) EFT
9 4 (0.68%) Replication
9 4 (0.68%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.51%) Clustering
10 3 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.51%) Fintech
10 3 (0.51%) Health Informatics
10 3 (0.51%) Informatics
10 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.95%) Windows
2 35 (5.92%) Unix
3 22 (3.72%) Linux
4 11 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.69%) AIX
6 8 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.02%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.85%) HPUX
10 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.68%) zOS
11 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.34%) Android
12 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.17%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 83 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (12.69%) Project Management
4 41 (6.94%) Migration
5 37 (6.26%) Change Management
6 35 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (5.58%) Risk Management
8 32 (5.41%) ITIL
9 29 (4.91%) Business Analysis
10 26 (4.40%) PRINCE2
11 20 (3.38%) E-Commerce
11 20 (3.38%) Scrum
11 20 (3.38%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.21%) Coaching
12 19 (3.21%) Data Management
12 19 (3.21%) SDLC
12 19 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (3.21%) Validation
13 18 (3.05%) TDD
14 17 (2.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 60 (10.15%) SQL
2 54 (9.14%) Java
3 26 (4.40%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.20%) VBA
5 12 (2.03%) C#
6 10 (1.69%) Python
7 8 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.18%) COBOL
9 5 (0.85%) Perl
9 5 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.68%) Groovy
10 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.51%) C
11 3 (0.51%) PHP
11 3 (0.51%) Ruby
12 2 (0.34%) JCL
12 2 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (2.71%) ISEB
2 13 (2.20%) Degree
3 11 (1.86%) CISM
3 11 (1.86%) CISSP
4 8 (1.35%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.02%) PMP
5 6 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.85%) ACCA
6 5 (0.85%) CIMA
6 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.68%) MCDST
7 4 (0.68%) MCP
7 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) APMP
9 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.54%) QA
2 13 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.18%) COBIT
3 7 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.02%) AIFMD
4 6 (1.02%) UCITS
5 5 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.68%) SLA
7 3 (0.51%) P3O
8 1 (0.17%) GMP
8 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.51%) RACF
6 2 (0.34%) KVM
6 2 (0.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
1 9 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (1.18%) Puppet
3 6 (1.02%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.51%) SCCM
7 2 (0.34%) DameWare
7 2 (0.34%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.34%) Nagios
7 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.34%) Salt
7 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.34%) WMI
7 2 (0.34%) zSecure
8 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (13.20%) Oracle
2 43 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.75%) CA
4 26 (4.40%) IBM
4 26 (4.40%) SAP
5 17 (2.88%) Splunk
6 11 (1.86%) Cisco
6 11 (1.86%) VMware
7 10 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 10 (1.69%) HP
7 10 (1.69%) Intel Security
8 8 (1.35%) F5
8 8 (1.35%) Symantec
9 6 (1.02%) Citrix
10 5 (0.85%) Qualys
11 4 (0.68%) Google
11 4 (0.68%) IBM Sterling
11 4 (0.68%) IronPort
11 4 (0.68%) NetIQ
11 4 (0.68%) WorldPay
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