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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
North West / Manchester
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 204 328 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.19% 18.24% 24.12%
As % of the General category 50.12% 57.75% 60.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 215 186
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £596 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £18.99 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +60.60%

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
407 568 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.31% 31.59% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 331 326
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 10
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.89% -0.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £17.81 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.78 £33.70 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +44.44%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Bolton +6 14 £390 +2.63% 4
Salford -2 8 £425 +70.00% 1
Stockport +7 5 £425 -19.81% 4
Altrincham -1 2 £375 +1.35% 5
Bury - 2 £431 - 1
Oldham - 1 - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 77 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (13.74%) Banking
3 58 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (12.61%) SQL
4 56 (12.61%) SAP
5 55 (12.39%) Oracle
6 54 (12.16%) Project Management
7 52 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (11.26%) Java
9 45 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
10 42 (9.46%) Windows
11 38 (8.56%) Microsoft
11 38 (8.56%) Telecoms
12 37 (8.33%) Migration
13 34 (7.66%) Programme Management
13 34 (7.66%) JavaScript
14 32 (7.21%) SQL Server
15 29 (6.53%) Retail
15 29 (6.53%) Marketing
16 28 (6.31%) Linux
17 26 (5.86%) MS Excel
18 25 (5.63%) Change Management
19 24 (5.41%) Risk Management
20 23 (5.18%) Manufacturing
20 23 (5.18%) ITIL
20 23 (5.18%) Scrum
20 23 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
21 21 (4.73%) Digital Marketing
21 21 (4.73%) Validation
21 21 (4.73%) PRINCE2

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 10 (2.25%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.03%) SAS
3 8 (1.80%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.13%) CICS
6 4 (0.90%) IIS
6 4 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.45%) CMS
8 2 (0.45%) Confluence
8 2 (0.45%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Jetty
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.23%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.38%) MS Office
3 9 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (2.03%) MS Project
4 8 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (4.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (3.15%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
3 12 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (2.03%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (1.80%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.80%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (1.58%) SAP ERP
7 6 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (1.35%) SAP GRC
7 6 (1.35%) SAP HR
8 5 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (1.13%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.90%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.90%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.03%) SaaS
4 8 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.90%) IaaS
6 4 (0.90%) PaaS
7 3 (0.68%) Office 365
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.45%) GitHub
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.05%) Firewall
2 9 (2.03%) LAN
2 9 (2.03%) Network Security
2 9 (2.03%) WAN
3 8 (1.80%) DNS
3 8 (1.80%) VoIP
4 6 (1.35%) Internet
5 4 (0.90%) DHCP
5 4 (0.90%) SAN
5 4 (0.90%) SSL
5 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.68%) Extranet
6 3 (0.68%) NFC
6 3 (0.68%) RFID
6 3 (0.68%) VPN
7 2 (0.45%) FTP
7 2 (0.45%) HTTP
7 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.83%) SAP BW
3 13 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.48%) Big Data
5 11 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.58%) MySQL
8 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 6 (1.35%) OLAP
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.13%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (2.25%) JIRA
2 9 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.03%) JUnit
3 8 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.35%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.13%) Selenium
6 4 (0.90%) Gradle
6 4 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.68%) Maven
7 3 (0.68%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.68%) TestNG
7 3 (0.68%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.45%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.45%) JBehave
8 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.45%) NUnit
8 2 (0.45%) Subversion
8 2 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 61 (13.74%) Banking
2 38 (8.56%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.53%) Marketing
3 29 (6.53%) Retail
4 23 (5.18%) Manufacturing
5 20 (4.50%) Electronics
6 19 (4.28%) Legal
7 9 (2.03%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.80%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.80%) Law
9 6 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.13%) Games
11 4 (0.90%) Publishing
12 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Advertising
14 1 (0.23%) Back Office
14 1 (0.23%) French Language
14 1 (0.23%) German Language
14 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (21.85%) Analyst
2 64 (14.41%) Developer
3 55 (12.39%) Consultant
4 48 (10.81%) Project Manager
5 33 (7.43%) Architect
6 29 (6.53%) Business Analyst
7 25 (5.63%) Java Developer
8 15 (3.38%) Financial Analyst
9 14 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (2.70%) Administrator
11 10 (2.25%) IT Manager
11 10 (2.25%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.03%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.03%) Oracle Consultant
12 9 (2.03%) Support Analyst
13 8 (1.80%) Finance Manager
13 8 (1.80%) Report Analyst
13 8 (1.80%) SAP Analyst
13 8 (1.80%) Test Manager
14 7 (1.58%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.50%) HTML
2 19 (4.28%) Web Services
3 18 (4.05%) Spring
4 16 (3.60%) .NET
5 14 (3.15%) AngularJS
5 14 (3.15%) HTML5
5 14 (3.15%) J2EE
6 12 (2.70%) SOAP
7 11 (2.48%) CSS
8 10 (2.25%) Hibernate
8 10 (2.25%) REST
9 9 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.80%) XML
11 7 (1.58%) CSS3
11 7 (1.58%) jQuery
11 7 (1.58%) Spring Boot
12 6 (1.35%) Java EE
12 6 (1.35%) JPA
12 6 (1.35%) Node.js
12 6 (1.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.28%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.28%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.58%) Mobile App
3 7 (1.58%) User Experience
4 6 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (1.13%) Clustering
5 5 (1.13%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.90%) e-Learning
6 4 (0.90%) PMI
7 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.68%) Internet of Things
7 3 (0.68%) Life Science
8 2 (0.45%) AS400
8 2 (0.45%) FMCG
8 2 (0.45%) IVR
8 2 (0.45%) New Media
8 2 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.46%) Windows
2 28 (6.31%) Linux
3 18 (4.05%) Unix
4 13 (2.93%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.48%) AIX
6 8 (1.80%) Android
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.90%) HPUX
10 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.45%) Solaris
11 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.45%) zOS
12 1 (0.23%) CentOS
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
3 54 (12.16%) Project Management
4 52 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (8.33%) Migration
6 34 (7.66%) Programme Management
7 25 (5.63%) Change Management
8 24 (5.41%) Risk Management
9 23 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (5.18%) ITIL
9 23 (5.18%) Scrum
10 21 (4.73%) Digital Marketing
10 21 (4.73%) PRINCE2
10 21 (4.73%) Validation
11 20 (4.50%) ERP
12 19 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (4.05%) TDD
14 17 (3.83%) Data Analysis
14 17 (3.83%) ETL
15 16 (3.60%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.61%) SQL
2 50 (11.26%) Java
3 34 (7.66%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.38%) Python
5 12 (2.70%) C#
6 7 (1.58%) C
7 5 (1.13%) Ruby
8 4 (0.90%) PHP
8 4 (0.90%) VBA
9 3 (0.68%) Groovy
9 3 (0.68%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.68%) RPG
9 3 (0.68%) RPG IV
9 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.45%) F#
10 2 (0.45%) Go
10 2 (0.45%) Perl
10 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.15%) Degree
3 13 (2.93%) ISEB
3 13 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.03%) CISSP
5 7 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.90%) CISM
8 3 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.68%) PMP
9 2 (0.45%) ACCA
9 2 (0.45%) APMP
9 2 (0.45%) CCIE
9 2 (0.45%) CCNP
9 2 (0.45%) CIMA
9 2 (0.45%) CISA
9 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.45%) SANS
9 2 (0.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.25%) Data Quality
1 10 (2.25%) QA
2 9 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.13%) Docker
2 5 (1.13%) XenDesktop
3 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.45%) KVM
5 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.45%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) Varnish
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (2.93%) Puppet
2 6 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.35%) SCCM
3 5 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.13%) WSUS
4 3 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.68%) QRadar
5 2 (0.45%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.45%) Nagios
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.45%) Salt
5 2 (0.45%) SCOM
5 2 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) OpenView
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.23%) yum
Vendors
1 56 (12.61%) SAP
2 55 (12.39%) Oracle
3 38 (8.56%) Microsoft
4 12 (2.70%) Splunk
5 11 (2.48%) Cisco
6 9 (2.03%) Citrix
7 8 (1.80%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.80%) Google
7 8 (1.80%) HP
7 8 (1.80%) IBM
8 6 (1.35%) Ariba
8 6 (1.35%) Concur
8 6 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.35%) VMware
9 5 (1.13%) Intel Security
9 5 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.13%) Veritas
10 4 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.90%) Perforce
10 4 (0.90%) WorldPay
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