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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 261 247 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.00% 20.86% 20.10%
As % of the General category 56.37% 58.81% 55.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 123 158
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £273 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £18.10 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
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
463 420 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.70% 35.47% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 197 235
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 25
Average hourly rate £12.65 £17.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.74% +3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.17 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.07 £23.00 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 5 £350 +4.47% 15
Oldham - 4 £350 - 1
Salford +3 2 £375 -34.78% 2
Rochdale +1 2 £375 - 2
Bolton - 2 £375 - 2
Altrincham -2 1 £275 -28.57% 5
Wigan - - - - 1
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 3
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 109 (20.60%) Banking
2 96 (18.15%) Project Management
3 79 (14.93%) SQL
4 78 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (13.61%) Oracle
6 71 (13.42%) Microsoft
7 54 (10.21%) PRINCE2
8 49 (9.26%) Windows
8 49 (9.26%) SQL Server
9 48 (9.07%) Mainframe
10 47 (8.88%) IBM
11 46 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (8.32%) Migration
13 42 (7.94%) Telecoms
14 41 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
15 40 (7.56%) MS Excel
16 38 (7.18%) Retail
17 33 (6.24%) Information Security
17 33 (6.24%) MS Office
18 30 (5.67%) Change Management
18 30 (5.67%) ITIL
18 30 (5.67%) Data Migration
19 28 (5.29%) .NET
20 27 (5.10%) SAP
20 27 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
20 27 (5.10%) Management Information System
21 26 (4.91%) IBM Mainframe
22 25 (4.73%) Business Analysis
22 25 (4.73%) UNIX
23 24 (4.54%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 11 (2.08%) CICS
2 9 (1.70%) SAS
3 8 (1.51%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.76%) Apache
7 3 (0.57%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.57%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.38%) JBoss
8 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.19%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.24%) MS Office
3 19 (3.59%) MS Project
4 9 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
1 13 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.95%) Agresso
5 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.57%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.57%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.38%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.38%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.19%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) SaaS
1 1 (0.19%) PaaS
1 1 (0.19%) Office 365
1 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.46%) Firewall
2 7 (1.32%) LAN
3 6 (1.13%) SAN
4 5 (0.95%) WAN
4 5 (0.95%) VPN
5 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.57%) Internet
5 3 (0.57%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.38%) Network Security
6 2 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.38%) VoIP
7 1 (0.19%) LDAP
7 1 (0.19%) ATM
7 1 (0.19%) DNS
7 1 (0.19%) NAS
7 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (3.02%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.70%) MS Access
7 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.32%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.95%) DB2
10 5 (0.95%) DataStage
11 4 (0.76%) Easytrieve
11 4 (0.76%) MySQL
11 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.57%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (2.46%) NUnit
2 8 (1.51%) Toad
3 7 (1.32%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.13%) NetBeans
5 5 (0.95%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.38%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.38%) Subversion
7 2 (0.38%) JIRA
7 2 (0.38%) JMeter
8 1 (0.19%) Xcode
8 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.19%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.19%) Selenium
8 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
General
1 109 (20.60%) Banking
2 42 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.18%) Retail
4 19 (3.59%) Back Office
5 15 (2.84%) Marketing
6 11 (2.08%) Front Office
6 11 (2.08%) Advertising
7 10 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.51%) Legal
10 7 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.95%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.76%) Law
13 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.57%) Electronics
14 2 (0.38%) Local Government
14 2 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 129 (24.39%) Analyst
2 99 (18.71%) Project Manager
3 64 (12.10%) Business Analyst
4 63 (11.91%) Developer
5 45 (8.51%) Consultant
6 33 (6.24%) Architect
7 23 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
8 21 (3.97%) Programme Manager
9 18 (3.40%) Senior Manager
10 16 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (2.84%) Business Systems Analyst
12 12 (2.27%) Administrator
12 12 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
13 11 (2.08%) Security Consultant
13 11 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.08%) IT Project Manager
13 11 (2.08%) Risk Analyst
14 10 (1.89%) Senior Project Manager
15 9 (1.70%) .NET Developer
15 9 (1.70%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.29%) .NET
2 22 (4.16%) Web Services
3 16 (3.02%) CSS
3 16 (3.02%) HTML
4 14 (2.65%) WCF
4 14 (2.65%) Middleware
5 11 (2.08%) DOM
6 10 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 10 (1.89%) CSS3
7 9 (1.70%) HTML5
7 9 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (1.51%) WebCenter
8 8 (1.51%) Ajax
9 7 (1.32%) Spring
9 7 (1.32%) Java EE
9 7 (1.32%) jQuery
9 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.13%) JAX-RS
10 6 (1.13%) Java SE
10 6 (1.13%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.07%) Mainframe
2 41 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 26 (4.91%) IBM Mainframe
5 13 (2.46%) Data Extraction
6 11 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.70%) Reference Data
8 8 (1.51%) Open Source
8 8 (1.51%) VSAM
9 7 (1.32%) Economics
10 6 (1.13%) User Experience
10 6 (1.13%) FMCG
11 5 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.76%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.76%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.57%) DTV
13 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.26%) Windows
2 25 (4.73%) UNIX
3 17 (3.21%) Windows 7
4 15 (2.84%) AIX
5 12 (2.27%) Linux
6 9 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.76%) Android
8 4 (0.76%) Solaris
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.38%) NetWare
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.15%) Project Management
2 78 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (10.21%) PRINCE2
4 46 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (8.32%) Migration
6 33 (6.24%) Information Security
7 30 (5.67%) ITIL
7 30 (5.67%) Change Management
7 30 (5.67%) Data Migration
8 27 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (4.73%) Business Analysis
10 24 (4.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (3.59%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.59%) ERP
12 17 (3.21%) MVC
12 17 (3.21%) TDD
12 17 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (3.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (2.65%) Programme Management
14 14 (2.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (14.93%) SQL
2 22 (4.16%) VBA
3 20 (3.78%) T-SQL
3 20 (3.78%) C#
4 18 (3.40%) Java
5 13 (2.46%) PL/SQL
6 10 (1.89%) COBOL
7 8 (1.51%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.32%) C
8 7 (1.32%) VB
9 5 (0.95%) Perl
9 5 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.76%) JCL
10 4 (0.76%) Assembly Language
10 4 (0.76%) REXX
11 3 (0.57%) PHP
11 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.38%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.38%) SQR
12 2 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (3.78%) CISSP
2 18 (3.40%) Degree
3 14 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.08%) CISM
5 10 (1.89%) ISEB
6 9 (1.70%) CRISC
7 7 (1.32%) GIAC
7 7 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.13%) PMP
8 6 (1.13%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.13%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.76%) HNC
9 4 (0.76%) CCNA
9 4 (0.76%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.57%) CIMA
10 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.08%) COBIT
1 11 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.70%) QA
3 7 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.57%) SLA
6 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.19%) Basel III
System Software
1 17 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) Firmware
3 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.57%) RHEV
4 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.57%) NetBackup
1 3 (0.57%) SCCM
1 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.19%) SCOM
3 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 72 (13.61%) Oracle
2 71 (13.42%) Microsoft
3 47 (8.88%) IBM
4 27 (5.10%) SAP
5 10 (1.89%) HP
6 9 (1.70%) Citrix
6 9 (1.70%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.51%) Cisco
8 7 (1.32%) Intel
8 7 (1.32%) VMware
9 6 (1.13%) McAfee
9 6 (1.13%) Sage
9 6 (1.13%) Sun
10 5 (0.95%) Sybase
10 5 (0.95%) Juniper
10 5 (0.95%) CA
10 5 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.95%) 3PAR
11 4 (0.76%) Fortinet
11 4 (0.76%) Symantec
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