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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 407 249 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.85% 20.10% 20.49%
As % of the General category 67.38% 56.59% 57.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 136 97
Average daily rate
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£410 £372 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £80.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.75% +433.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £48.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £112.00 £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
604 440 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.84% 35.51% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 240 162
Average daily rate £400 £363 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 19
Average hourly rate £15.98 £23.00 £14.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.54% +63.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £11.69 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £120.00 £79.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 12 £408 -1.21% 11
Oldham +4 6 £400 +14.28%
Bolton -5 6 £350 - 3
Altrincham +7 1 - - 7
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 168 (21.71%) Banking
2 146 (18.86%) Project Management
3 95 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (11.89%) PRINCE2
5 85 (10.98%) SQL
5 85 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (10.34%) Oracle
7 62 (8.01%) Retail
7 62 (8.01%) Programme Management
8 55 (7.11%) SAP
8 55 (7.11%) Microsoft
9 53 (6.85%) Migration
10 47 (6.07%) ITIL
10 47 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
11 46 (5.94%) MS Project
12 44 (5.68%) UNIX
13 43 (5.56%) Windows
14 41 (5.30%) Business Analysis
15 38 (4.91%) MS Excel
16 37 (4.78%) SQL Server
17 33 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
17 33 (4.26%) Risk Management
17 33 (4.26%) Degree
18 31 (4.01%) MS Office
18 31 (4.01%) MS PowerPoint
19 30 (3.88%) Telecoms
19 30 (3.88%) Java
19 30 (3.88%) SAS
19 30 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
20 29 (3.75%) Service Delivery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (3.88%) SAS
2 12 (1.55%) NetWeaver
2 12 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.16%) CICS
3 9 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.39%) Confluence
6 3 (0.39%) Lync
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.13%) IIS
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.13%) CMS
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 46 (5.94%) MS Project
2 38 (4.91%) MS Excel
3 31 (4.01%) MS Office
3 31 (4.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 33 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (2.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (2.20%) Oracle Financials
4 15 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (1.42%) Agresso
5 11 (1.42%) SAP SRM
6 10 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (1.03%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 8 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.52%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.52%) SAP GRC
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.26%) Office 365
2 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) PaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.42%) SAN
2 6 (0.78%) Firewall
2 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.78%) LAN
3 5 (0.65%) WAN
3 5 (0.65%) Intranet
3 5 (0.65%) Internet
4 3 (0.39%) Wireless
4 3 (0.39%) Network Security
5 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.26%) NAS
5 2 (0.26%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.26%) RTP
5 2 (0.26%) FTP
5 2 (0.26%) VoIP
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) PBX
6 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 14 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (1.68%) SAP BW
6 12 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 10 (1.29%) Base SAS
9 9 (1.16%) Oracle Discoverer
10 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.90%) DB2
12 6 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.78%) Oracle OWB
12 6 (0.78%) DataStage
13 5 (0.65%) MS Access
13 5 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.03%) JIRA
2 7 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (0.90%) Subversion
2 7 (0.90%) Axure RP
3 6 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.39%) Moq
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.26%) Lombardi
6 2 (0.26%) Toad
6 2 (0.26%) JUnit
7 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.13%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.13%) Xcode
7 1 (0.13%) NUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Appium
7 1 (0.13%) QAComplete
7 1 (0.13%) Calabash
7 1 (0.13%) Grunt
7 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
General
1 168 (21.71%) Banking
2 62 (8.01%) Retail
3 30 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.36%) Retail Banking
5 22 (2.84%) Legal
5 22 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.71%) Marketing
7 13 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.68%) General Ledger
8 11 (1.42%) Electronics
8 11 (1.42%) Local Government
9 5 (0.65%) Advertising
10 4 (0.52%) Back Office
11 3 (0.39%) Law
11 3 (0.39%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (22.22%) Analyst
2 150 (19.38%) Project Manager
3 96 (12.40%) Business Analyst
4 72 (9.30%) Developer
5 56 (7.24%) Architect
6 55 (7.11%) Consultant
7 33 (4.26%) Senior Manager
7 33 (4.26%) Programme Manager
8 32 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (2.84%) Infrastructure Manager
10 21 (2.71%) Senior Project Manager
11 20 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (2.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 16 (2.07%) IT Project Manager
14 15 (1.94%) Data Analyst
14 15 (1.94%) Senior Business Analyst
15 14 (1.81%) PMO Consultant
15 14 (1.81%) PMO Lead
16 13 (1.68%) Designer
17 12 (1.55%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.36%) .NET
2 22 (2.84%) HTML
3 20 (2.58%) Middleware
3 20 (2.58%) CSS
4 19 (2.45%) XML
5 15 (1.94%) J2EE
6 13 (1.68%) Spring
7 10 (1.29%) WCF
8 9 (1.16%) jQuery
9 8 (1.03%) HTML5
9 8 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (1.03%) Web Services
10 7 (0.90%) JSON
11 6 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (0.78%) XML Messaging
11 6 (0.78%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.65%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.65%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.65%) CSS3
13 4 (0.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.36%) Mainframe
3 19 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.68%) Credit Risk
5 11 (1.42%) DTV
5 11 (1.42%) Life Science
6 10 (1.29%) User Experience
7 9 (1.16%) VSAM
8 8 (1.03%) FMCG
9 6 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.65%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.65%) BYOD
10 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.52%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.52%) Social Network
11 4 (0.52%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.52%) Statistics
11 4 (0.52%) Clustering
11 4 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.68%) UNIX
2 43 (5.56%) Windows
3 18 (2.33%) Linux
4 16 (2.07%) AIX
5 12 (1.55%) Solaris
6 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.78%) Android
10 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.39%) zOS
12 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.26%) VMS
12 2 (0.26%) HPUX
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (18.86%) Project Management
2 95 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 92 (11.89%) PRINCE2
4 85 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (8.01%) Programme Management
6 53 (6.85%) Migration
7 47 (6.07%) ITIL
8 41 (5.30%) Business Analysis
9 33 (4.26%) Risk Management
10 30 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (3.75%) Service Delivery
12 28 (3.62%) Change Management
13 27 (3.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 24 (3.10%) ERP
14 24 (3.10%) Data Migration
15 23 (2.97%) Scrum
16 22 (2.84%) CRM
16 22 (2.84%) Service Management
17 21 (2.71%) Matrix Management
17 21 (2.71%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 85 (10.98%) SQL
2 30 (3.88%) Java
3 24 (3.10%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.20%) PL/SQL
4 17 (2.20%) C#
5 10 (1.29%) VBA
6 9 (1.16%) COBOL
7 8 (1.03%) C
7 8 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.65%) ABAP
8 5 (0.65%) REXX
9 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.39%) Assembly Language
10 3 (0.39%) JCL
11 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.26%) X++
11 2 (0.26%) Ruby
11 2 (0.26%) VBScript
12 1 (0.13%) VB
12 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (4.26%) Degree
2 22 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.03%) ISEB
7 7 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.52%) CCA
10 3 (0.39%) CCNA
10 3 (0.39%) PMP
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.26%) CISA
11 2 (0.26%) CISM
11 2 (0.26%) CISSP
11 2 (0.26%) HND
12 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.81%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) P3O
3 6 (0.78%) SLA
4 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.52%) FINREP
4 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) COBIT
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) GMP
7 1 (0.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 17 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.39%) RACF
4 2 (0.26%) vSphere
4 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.26%) NFS
5 1 (0.13%) XenServer
5 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.13%) UAG
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (0.52%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.26%) SCCM
3 2 (0.26%) SCOM
3 2 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.13%) MOM
4 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.13%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 80 (10.34%) Oracle
2 55 (7.11%) SAP
2 55 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.10%) IBM
4 23 (2.97%) Citrix
5 22 (2.84%) VMware
6 17 (2.20%) Business Objects
7 12 (1.55%) HP
8 10 (1.29%) Teradata
8 10 (1.29%) CA
9 8 (1.03%) Cisco
10 7 (0.90%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.78%) Twitter
11 6 (0.78%) Sybase
12 5 (0.65%) Symantec
12 5 (0.65%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.65%) Avaloq
13 4 (0.52%) Facebook
14 3 (0.39%) Dell
14 3 (0.39%) Ariba
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