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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 254 240 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.81% 20.27% 21.82%
As % of the General category 55.10% 57.28% 54.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 120 184
Average daily rate
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£381 £363 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £266 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 8
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.10%
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
461 419 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.15% 35.39% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 191 279
Average daily rate £386 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £251 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 27
Average hourly rate £12.77 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.83 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 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 1 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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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 +5 7 £350 - 9
Bolton +4 5 £375 -
Oldham - 4 £350 - 2
Rochdale +1 2 £375 - 1
Altrincham -1 1 £275 -11.29% 5
Cheadle -2 1 £325 -2.25%
Bury - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 115 (21.22%) Banking
2 98 (18.08%) Project Management
3 91 (16.79%) SQL
4 84 (15.50%) Oracle
5 78 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 69 (12.73%) Microsoft
7 60 (11.07%) PRINCE2
8 54 (9.96%) Windows
9 53 (9.78%) SQL Server
10 50 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (8.67%) Mainframe
11 47 (8.67%) Migration
12 45 (8.30%) MS Excel
13 44 (8.12%) Telecoms
14 43 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (7.01%) Retail
16 37 (6.83%) Information Security
16 37 (6.83%) IBM
17 35 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (6.09%) Data Migration
19 32 (5.90%) Management Information System
20 31 (5.72%) SAP
21 30 (5.54%) ITIL
22 28 (5.17%) UNIX
22 28 (5.17%) Change Management
23 27 (4.98%) VBA
24 26 (4.80%) .NET
24 26 (4.80%) MS Office
25 25 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
26 24 (4.43%) MS Project

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 10 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.48%) SAS
4 7 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.11%) CICS
6 5 (0.92%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.74%) Apache
7 4 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (0.55%) Escenic
8 3 (0.55%) CMS
8 3 (0.55%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.80%) MS Office
3 24 (4.43%) MS Project
4 13 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (1.66%) Oracle 11i
6 8 (1.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.29%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.92%) Agresso
9 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.55%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.55%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.55%) SAP PM
11 2 (0.37%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.37%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.37%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) IaaS
1 1 (0.18%) SaaS
1 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.21%) Firewall
2 6 (1.11%) LAN
3 5 (0.92%) WAN
3 5 (0.92%) VPN
3 5 (0.92%) SAN
3 5 (0.92%) Internet
4 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.37%) VoIP
5 2 (0.37%) ATM
5 2 (0.37%) Network Security
5 2 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.37%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.18%) NAS
6 1 (0.18%) LDAP
6 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (3.69%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.58%) MS Access
5 13 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.11%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.92%) MySQL
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.74%) DB2
10 4 (0.74%) PowerCenter
10 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.74%) Big Data
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.85%) NUnit
1 10 (1.85%) Toad
2 9 (1.66%) Eclipse
3 7 (1.29%) NetBeans
4 5 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.37%) JIRA
6 2 (0.37%) Subversion
6 2 (0.37%) JMeter
6 2 (0.37%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.18%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 115 (21.22%) Banking
2 44 (8.12%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.01%) Retail
4 20 (3.69%) Back Office
5 19 (3.51%) Marketing
6 12 (2.21%) Retail Banking
6 12 (2.21%) Front Office
6 12 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.03%) Advertising
8 9 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.48%) Legal
10 7 (1.29%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.92%) Electronics
12 4 (0.74%) Law
13 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.55%) Billing
14 2 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 136 (25.09%) Analyst
2 107 (19.74%) Project Manager
3 71 (13.10%) Developer
4 64 (11.81%) Business Analyst
5 45 (8.30%) Consultant
6 26 (4.80%) Systems Analyst
7 25 (4.61%) Architect
8 19 (3.51%) Senior Manager
9 17 (3.14%) Programme Manager
9 17 (3.14%) Business Systems Analyst
9 17 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (2.21%) IT Project Manager
10 12 (2.21%) Senior Project Manager
10 12 (2.21%) Administrator
11 11 (2.03%) Security Consultant
11 11 (2.03%) Senior Business Analyst
11 11 (2.03%) Java Developer
11 11 (2.03%) Risk Analyst
12 9 (1.66%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (1.66%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.80%) .NET
2 22 (4.06%) Web Services
3 21 (3.87%) HTML
4 20 (3.69%) CSS
5 15 (2.77%) HTML5
6 14 (2.58%) Middleware
7 12 (2.21%) WCF
7 12 (2.21%) DOM
8 11 (2.03%) CSS3
9 10 (1.85%) jQuery
9 10 (1.85%) Ajax
9 10 (1.85%) Spring
9 10 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (1.66%) XML
11 8 (1.48%) Java EE
11 8 (1.48%) WebCenter
11 8 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (1.29%) JAX-RS
12 7 (1.29%) JPA
12 7 (1.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.67%) Mainframe
2 43 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.90%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.87%) IBM Mainframe
5 16 (2.95%) Data Extraction
6 11 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.03%) Economics
7 9 (1.66%) Reference Data
7 9 (1.66%) Open Source
8 7 (1.29%) FMCG
8 7 (1.29%) PMI
9 5 (0.92%) User Experience
9 5 (0.92%) DTV
9 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.55%) VSAM
11 3 (0.55%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.96%) Windows
2 28 (5.17%) UNIX
3 16 (2.95%) Windows 7
4 13 (2.40%) AIX
4 13 (2.40%) Linux
5 8 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.55%) Android
8 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.55%) Solaris
8 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.37%) NetWare
9 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (18.08%) Project Management
2 78 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (11.07%) PRINCE2
4 50 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (8.67%) Migration
6 37 (6.83%) Information Security
7 35 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (6.09%) Data Migration
9 30 (5.54%) ITIL
10 28 (5.17%) Change Management
11 25 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (4.24%) Business Analysis
13 19 (3.51%) ERP
14 16 (2.95%) TDD
14 16 (2.95%) Service Delivery
14 16 (2.95%) OO
14 16 (2.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 15 (2.77%) Data Cleansing
15 15 (2.77%) UML
15 15 (2.77%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (16.79%) SQL
2 27 (4.98%) VBA
3 23 (4.24%) Java
4 21 (3.87%) C#
5 20 (3.69%) T-SQL
6 16 (2.95%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.21%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.48%) VB
9 7 (1.29%) C
10 5 (0.92%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.92%) COBOL
10 5 (0.92%) Perl
11 3 (0.55%) Scala
11 3 (0.55%) PHP
11 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.37%) SQR
12 2 (0.37%) VBScript
12 2 (0.37%) Groovy
13 1 (0.18%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 21 (3.87%) Degree
2 18 (3.32%) CISSP
3 13 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.21%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.03%) CISM
6 10 (1.85%) PMP
6 10 (1.85%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.66%) ISEB
7 9 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.29%) CRISC
8 7 (1.29%) GIAC
9 6 (1.11%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.74%) HNC
12 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.55%) HND
12 3 (0.55%) CIMA
12 3 (0.55%) ACCA
12 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.21%) QA
2 11 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.03%) COBIT
3 7 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.55%) RHEV
3 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.55%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.55%) SCCM
3 2 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 84 (15.50%) Oracle
2 69 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.83%) IBM
4 31 (5.72%) SAP
5 10 (1.85%) Citrix
6 9 (1.66%) HP
6 9 (1.66%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.48%) Sage
8 7 (1.29%) Cisco
8 7 (1.29%) Intel
8 7 (1.29%) VMware
9 6 (1.11%) McAfee
9 6 (1.11%) Sun
10 5 (0.92%) Juniper
10 5 (0.92%) Sybase
10 5 (0.92%) JBoss
10 5 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.74%) Fortinet
11 4 (0.74%) Nokia
11 4 (0.74%) Sophos
Greater Manchester
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester
Argyll Scott
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester
Argyll Scott
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Volt
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £365 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago