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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 309 214 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.34% 19.40% 17.53%
As % of the General category 58.63% 55.30% 54.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 112 123
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
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 £10.30 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £43.40 £24.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -5.51%
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
527 387 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.40% 35.09% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 186 194
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 22
Average hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.91% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +6 4 £350 -7.89% 9
Salford +5 4 £375 -34.78% 1
Oldham - 4 £350 - 1
Rochdale +1 2 £375 -
Wigan -1 2 £338 +68.75% 1
Bolton - 2 £375 - 1
Altrincham +3 1 £275 -28.57% 4
Cheadle 0 1 £470 +41.35% 2
Sale - - - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bury - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 120 (21.16%) Banking
2 109 (19.22%) Project Management
3 99 (17.46%) SQL
4 83 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (12.35%) Oracle
6 68 (11.99%) Microsoft
7 58 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (9.70%) Windows
9 51 (8.99%) Retail
10 49 (8.64%) PRINCE2
11 45 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (7.76%) SQL Server
13 43 (7.58%) IBM
14 42 (7.41%) Migration
15 41 (7.23%) MS Office
16 38 (6.70%) Telecoms
16 38 (6.70%) Mainframe
17 36 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
18 31 (5.47%) .NET
19 30 (5.29%) MS Excel
19 30 (5.29%) Change Management
19 30 (5.29%) Information Security
20 27 (4.76%) ITIL
21 26 (4.59%) T-SQL
21 26 (4.59%) Business Analysis
21 26 (4.59%) Data Migration
22 25 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
22 25 (4.41%) Service Delivery
23 24 (4.23%) Management Information System
23 24 (4.23%) VBA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 14 (2.47%) SAS
2 11 (1.94%) CICS
3 9 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.53%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.53%) Apache
7 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.35%) CMS
8 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 41 (7.23%) MS Office
2 30 (5.29%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.59%) MS Project
4 7 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.88%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.71%) Agresso
4 4 (0.71%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.53%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Office 365
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) PaaS
3 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.47%) Firewall
2 8 (1.41%) SAN
2 8 (1.41%) LAN
3 5 (0.88%) WAN
4 4 (0.71%) NetScaler
4 4 (0.71%) VPN
5 3 (0.53%) Internet
5 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.53%) Network Security
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.18%) VLAN
7 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.18%) VoIP
7 1 (0.18%) DNS
7 1 (0.18%) SSL
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.59%) MS Access
8 8 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 6 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.88%) DataStage
11 5 (0.88%) DB2
11 5 (0.88%) Cognos Report Studio
11 5 (0.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 4 (0.71%) Big Data
12 4 (0.71%) Cognos Transformer
12 4 (0.71%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 11 (1.94%) NUnit
2 5 (0.88%) NetBeans
2 5 (0.88%) Eclipse
2 5 (0.88%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.71%) Subversion
4 3 (0.53%) Toad
4 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.35%) QAComplete
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.35%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.35%) JMeter
5 2 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.18%) Xcode
6 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.18%) PHPUnit
General
1 120 (21.16%) Banking
2 51 (8.99%) Retail
3 38 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.35%) Legal
5 14 (2.47%) Retail Banking
5 14 (2.47%) Marketing
6 12 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.76%) Back Office
7 10 (1.76%) Advertising
8 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.88%) Billing
9 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.88%) Law
10 4 (0.71%) Electronics
11 3 (0.53%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.35%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 131 (23.10%) Analyst
2 112 (19.75%) Project Manager
3 67 (11.82%) Developer
4 62 (10.93%) Business Analyst
5 48 (8.47%) Consultant
6 30 (5.29%) Architect
7 22 (3.88%) Programme Manager
8 21 (3.70%) Senior Manager
9 19 (3.35%) Systems Analyst
10 18 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (2.82%) Senior Business Analyst
12 15 (2.65%) DBA
13 14 (2.47%) Administrator
14 13 (2.29%) Senior Project Manager
15 12 (2.12%) Business Systems Analyst
15 12 (2.12%) Test Manager
15 12 (2.12%) IT Project Manager
16 11 (1.94%) SQL DBA
16 11 (1.94%) Data Analyst
16 11 (1.94%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.47%) .NET
2 18 (3.17%) Middleware
3 17 (3.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 14 (2.47%) CSS
5 13 (2.29%) HTML
5 13 (2.29%) Web Services
6 11 (1.94%) WCF
7 9 (1.59%) CSS3
7 9 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (1.41%) HTML5
8 8 (1.41%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.23%) XML
10 6 (1.06%) Ajax
10 6 (1.06%) jQuery
10 6 (1.06%) Java EE
11 5 (0.88%) Java SE
11 5 (0.88%) Spring
11 5 (0.88%) JMS
11 5 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.70%) Mainframe
3 24 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (1.59%) Reference Data
6 8 (1.41%) Data Extraction
6 8 (1.41%) Open Source
6 8 (1.41%) VSAM
7 7 (1.23%) User Experience
8 6 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.88%) Economics
9 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.71%) FMCG
10 4 (0.71%) PMI
10 4 (0.71%) DTV
11 3 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.70%) Windows
2 21 (3.70%) UNIX
3 20 (3.53%) Windows 7
4 12 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.12%) Linux
5 11 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.76%) AIX
7 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.88%) Android
10 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.71%) Solaris
10 4 (0.71%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.35%) NetWare
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.18%) zOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (19.22%) Project Management
2 83 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (8.64%) PRINCE2
5 42 (7.41%) Migration
6 36 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (5.29%) Change Management
7 30 (5.29%) Information Security
8 27 (4.76%) ITIL
9 26 (4.59%) Business Analysis
9 26 (4.59%) Data Migration
10 25 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (4.41%) Service Delivery
11 21 (3.70%) TDD
12 20 (3.53%) Programme Management
13 19 (3.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 18 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (3.17%) Risk Management
15 17 (3.00%) Workflow
15 17 (3.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 99 (17.46%) SQL
2 26 (4.59%) T-SQL
3 24 (4.23%) VBA
4 21 (3.70%) C#
5 17 (3.00%) Java
6 10 (1.76%) COBOL
7 9 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.41%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.88%) JCL
9 5 (0.88%) Perl
9 5 (0.88%) C
9 5 (0.88%) VB
10 4 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.71%) Assembly Language
10 4 (0.71%) REXX
11 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.35%) VBScript
12 2 (0.35%) SQR
12 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.18%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (3.70%) CISSP
2 16 (2.82%) Degree
3 11 (1.94%) CISM
4 10 (1.76%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.59%) ISEB
5 9 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (1.59%) CRISC
6 7 (1.23%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.23%) CCNA
6 7 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.06%) CCA
7 6 (1.06%) PMP
7 6 (1.06%) GIAC
8 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.71%) CCIA
9 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.71%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.12%) QA
2 11 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.76%) COBIT
4 8 (1.41%) SLA
5 7 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.71%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.18%) GxP
8 1 (0.18%) FATCA
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.23%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.71%) XenServer
4 4 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.53%) Firmware
5 3 (0.53%) RHEV
6 2 (0.35%) UAG
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
1 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (0.71%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.53%) SCCM
3 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 70 (12.35%) Oracle
2 68 (11.99%) Microsoft
3 43 (7.58%) IBM
4 23 (4.06%) SAP
5 15 (2.65%) VMware
5 15 (2.65%) Citrix
6 12 (2.12%) Cisco
7 11 (1.94%) HP
8 8 (1.41%) Cognos
8 8 (1.41%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.06%) 3PAR
9 6 (1.06%) McAfee
10 5 (0.88%) Juniper
10 5 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.88%) Sun
10 5 (0.88%) Sybase
11 4 (0.71%) EMC
11 4 (0.71%) Intel
11 4 (0.71%) NetApp
11 4 (0.71%) Nokia
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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