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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 538 266 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.59% 20.02% 19.47%
As % of the General category 67.50% 59.38% 55.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 148 113
Average daily rate
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£413 £384 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.49% +6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 16
Average hourly rate £18.48 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -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
797 448 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.35% 33.71% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 256 195
Average daily rate £400 £384 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 21
Average hourly rate £33.64 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.09 £12.55 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £17.95 £17.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Stockport -1 4 £300 -4.38% 15
Salford - 4 £530 - 1
Bolton +2 3 £300 -20.00% 4
Altrincham - 1 £390 - 5
Wigan - 1 £100 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 234 (24.97%) Banking
2 164 (17.50%) Project Management
3 139 (14.83%) Oracle
4 117 (12.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 111 (11.85%) SQL
6 89 (9.50%) PRINCE2
7 88 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (9.18%) Retail
9 80 (8.54%) Migration
10 72 (7.68%) Microsoft
11 67 (7.15%) ITIL
12 65 (6.94%) Oracle EBS
13 64 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
14 61 (6.51%) Telecoms
15 58 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (5.66%) MS Excel
16 53 (5.66%) SAP
17 52 (5.55%) Mainframe
17 52 (5.55%) Middleware
18 50 (5.34%) UNIX
19 49 (5.23%) SAS
20 47 (5.02%) MS Office
20 47 (5.02%) Programme Management
20 47 (5.02%) Oracle EBS R12
21 46 (4.91%) Risk Management
21 46 (4.91%) SQL Server
22 42 (4.48%) MS Project
23 41 (4.38%) Business Analysis
24 40 (4.27%) Data Migration
24 40 (4.27%) Security Cleared

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 49 (5.23%) SAS
2 23 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.71%) CICS
5 5 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.43%) IIS
7 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.32%) LiveLink
7 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.21%) CMS
8 2 (0.21%) Lync
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 53 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.02%) MS Office
3 42 (4.48%) MS Project
4 19 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 65 (6.94%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (5.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (2.88%) Oracle General Ledger
4 26 (2.77%) Oracle Financials
5 18 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 16 (1.71%) Oracle Receivables
7 14 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (0.96%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 9 (0.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 8 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.85%) Oracle Payroll
12 7 (0.75%) Agresso
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
13 6 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (0.64%) SAP ERP
14 5 (0.53%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
15 4 (0.43%) SAP GRC
15 4 (0.43%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.21%) PaaS
1 2 (0.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.49%) Firewall
2 10 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.96%) SAN
4 7 (0.75%) LAN
5 6 (0.64%) WAN
5 6 (0.64%) FTP
5 6 (0.64%) DNS
5 6 (0.64%) Internet
5 6 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.53%) SSL
6 5 (0.53%) DHCP
7 4 (0.43%) SMS
7 4 (0.43%) 3G
7 4 (0.43%) Network Security
7 4 (0.43%) NAS
7 4 (0.43%) 4G
7 4 (0.43%) Wireless
8 3 (0.32%) LDAP
8 3 (0.32%) SMTP
8 3 (0.32%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (3.84%) Oracle Database
3 30 (3.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 28 (2.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 23 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (2.35%) Base SAS
7 17 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (1.81%) OLAP
7 17 (1.81%) OLAP Cube
8 11 (1.17%) DB2
8 11 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.17%) DataStage
9 10 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
10 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.53%) SoapUI
3 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.53%) Rational Performance Tester
3 5 (0.53%) Rational Functional Tester
3 5 (0.53%) Toad
4 4 (0.43%) JIRA
5 3 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.32%) Moq
6 2 (0.21%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.21%) Subversion
6 2 (0.21%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.11%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.11%) Xcode
7 1 (0.11%) NUnit
7 1 (0.11%) LSMW
General
1 234 (24.97%) Banking
2 86 (9.18%) Retail
3 61 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.95%) Retail Banking
5 35 (3.74%) Legal
6 29 (3.09%) Marketing
7 28 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 25 (2.67%) Local Government
9 24 (2.56%) General Ledger
10 17 (1.81%) Electronics
11 10 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.85%) Law
13 6 (0.64%) Advertising
14 3 (0.32%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Back Office
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.11%) Automotive
16 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.11%) Billing
16 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 212 (22.63%) Analyst
2 167 (17.82%) Project Manager
3 106 (11.31%) Consultant
4 94 (10.03%) Architect
4 94 (10.03%) Developer
5 87 (9.28%) Business Analyst
6 52 (5.55%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (3.52%) Oracle Consultant
8 25 (2.67%) Senior Manager
9 23 (2.45%) Data Analyst
10 22 (2.35%) Programme Manager
11 20 (2.13%) Test Analyst
12 19 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
12 19 (2.03%) Functional Consultant
13 18 (1.92%) Infrastructure Manager
13 18 (1.92%) SAS Developer
14 17 (1.81%) Delivery Manager
15 16 (1.71%) Test Manager
16 14 (1.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 14 (1.49%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.55%) Middleware
2 22 (2.35%) .NET
2 22 (2.35%) XML
3 16 (1.71%) HTML
4 15 (1.60%) Web Services
4 15 (1.60%) J2EE
5 14 (1.49%) WCF
6 13 (1.39%) CSS
6 13 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (1.07%) jQuery
7 10 (1.07%) Java EE 5
7 10 (1.07%) Spring
8 9 (0.96%) JSON
9 7 (0.75%) XML Messaging
9 7 (0.75%) HTML5
10 6 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (0.64%) SOAP
10 6 (0.64%) JMS
11 5 (0.53%) WSDL
11 5 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.55%) Mainframe
3 21 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.03%) Data Centre
5 17 (1.81%) DTV
6 15 (1.60%) Credit Risk
7 13 (1.39%) Data Integration
7 13 (1.39%) VSAM
8 12 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
9 10 (1.07%) User Experience
10 9 (0.96%) Clustering
10 9 (0.96%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.75%) PMI
11 7 (0.75%) BYOD
11 7 (0.75%) Data Extraction
12 6 (0.64%) FMCG
13 5 (0.53%) PKI
14 4 (0.43%) Statistics
14 4 (0.43%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.43%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 50 (5.34%) UNIX
2 39 (4.16%) Windows
3 24 (2.56%) Linux
4 23 (2.45%) AIX
5 15 (1.60%) Solaris
6 9 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.64%) zOS
8 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.53%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.43%) HPUX
10 4 (0.43%) Android
11 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (17.50%) Project Management
2 117 (12.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 89 (9.50%) PRINCE2
4 88 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (8.54%) Migration
6 67 (7.15%) ITIL
7 58 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
8 47 (5.02%) Programme Management
9 46 (4.91%) Risk Management
10 41 (4.38%) Business Analysis
11 40 (4.27%) Data Migration
12 39 (4.16%) ETL
12 39 (4.16%) CRM
12 39 (4.16%) Change Management
13 37 (3.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 34 (3.63%) ERP
15 31 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 29 (3.09%) Service Delivery
17 26 (2.77%) Data Modelling
18 25 (2.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (11.85%) SQL
2 35 (3.74%) Java
3 21 (2.24%) JavaScript
4 18 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 17 (1.81%) C#
6 12 (1.28%) COBOL
7 11 (1.17%) JCL
8 10 (1.07%) VBA
9 7 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.64%) ABAP
10 6 (0.64%) C
11 5 (0.53%) REXX
12 4 (0.43%) VB
13 3 (0.32%) PHP
13 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.21%) Ruby
14 2 (0.21%) X++
14 2 (0.21%) C++
15 1 (0.11%) VBScript
15 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (4.27%) Security Cleared
2 38 (4.06%) Degree
3 32 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.67%) ISEB
4 25 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 16 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (1.39%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.64%) CIMA
9 6 (0.64%) PMP
9 6 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.53%) ACCA
10 5 (0.53%) CISSP
11 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.43%) CCA
11 4 (0.43%) CISA
12 2 (0.21%) CISM
12 2 (0.21%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.49%) QA
2 12 (1.28%) SLA
3 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.43%) FINREP
5 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.21%) COBIT
6 2 (0.21%) P3O
7 1 (0.11%) GMP
7 1 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 13 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.28%) Time Sharing Option
3 11 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.64%) NFS
5 4 (0.43%) RACF
6 3 (0.32%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 3 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.21%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.32%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (0.32%) zSecure
3 2 (0.21%) SCCM
3 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.11%) MOM
4 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.11%) WSUS
4 1 (0.11%) SCOM
4 1 (0.11%) Puppet
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.11%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 139 (14.83%) Oracle
2 72 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 53 (5.66%) SAP
4 36 (3.84%) IBM
5 19 (2.03%) VMware
6 17 (1.81%) CA
7 16 (1.71%) Hyperion
7 16 (1.71%) HP
8 13 (1.39%) Teradata
9 12 (1.28%) Citrix
10 10 (1.07%) Informatica
11 9 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.85%) Symantec
13 7 (0.75%) Cisco
13 7 (0.75%) Sybase
13 7 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
14 6 (0.64%) Amdocs
14 6 (0.64%) Twitter
15 5 (0.53%) Green Hat
16 4 (0.43%) Facebook
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