The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
North West / Merseyside
Rank 11 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 29 81 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.24% 25.23% 18.55%
As % of the General category 58.00% 64.29% 73.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 27
Median daily rate £438 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £503 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £26.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.60% +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 Merseyside region.

General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
50 126 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.38% 39.25% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 70 40
Median daily rate £450 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +30.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Merseyside region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Merseyside region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Liverpool -11 22 £469 +10.29% 8
Bootle -1 2 - - 1
Birkenhead - 1 £600 -
Southport - 1 £375 - 1
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Finance.

1 19 (25.00%) Oracle
2 17 (22.37%) SAP
3 16 (21.05%) Windows
3 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
6 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (14.47%) ITIL
7 11 (14.47%) XML
7 11 (14.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (14.47%) Windows Server
8 10 (13.16%) SAP FI
9 9 (11.84%) CSS
9 9 (11.84%) HTML
9 9 (11.84%) SQL
9 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
9 9 (11.84%) CRM
9 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (11.84%) ITIL V3
10 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.53%) Java
10 8 (10.53%) Project Management
10 8 (10.53%) MVC
10 8 (10.53%) Spring
11 7 (9.21%) Banking
11 7 (9.21%) Release Management
11 7 (9.21%) jQuery
11 7 (9.21%) SOAP
11 7 (9.21%) MS Office
11 7 (9.21%) Sun

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 5 (6.58%) IIS
1 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.95%) Apache
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
3 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.63%) MS Project
4 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (13.16%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.95%) SAP BPC
2 3 (3.95%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (2.63%) SAP CO
3 2 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.63%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.95%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (6.58%) DB2
6 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.63%) MySQL
8 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.63%) RavenDB
9 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.32%) MS Access
9 1 (1.32%) OLAP
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Subversion
2 5 (6.58%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.26%) JUnit
4 3 (3.95%) JIRA
4 3 (3.95%) LSMW
5 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.32%) MSTest
6 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.21%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Legal
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Front Office
3 1 (1.32%) International Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Developer
3 10 (13.16%) Consultant
4 9 (11.84%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Applications Support
5 7 (9.21%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.58%) MiFID Business Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Sun Support
7 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 4 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Developer
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Finance Business Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) HR Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) XML
2 9 (11.84%) CSS
2 9 (11.84%) HTML
3 8 (10.53%) Spring
4 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
4 7 (9.21%) jQuery
4 7 (9.21%) SOAP
5 6 (7.89%) .NET
5 6 (7.89%) CSS3
6 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.58%) EJB
6 5 (6.58%) EJB 3.0
6 5 (6.58%) Hibernate
6 5 (6.58%) HTML5
6 5 (6.58%) JSON
7 4 (5.26%) Web Services
8 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.95%) BAPI
8 3 (3.95%) ODBC
8 3 (3.95%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.95%) Equities
5 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.63%) Derivative
5 2 (2.63%) Fintech
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) NHS
6 1 (1.32%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.32%) Psychology
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 11 (14.47%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.21%) Unix
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.47%) ITIL
3 9 (11.84%) CRM
3 9 (11.84%) ITIL V3
4 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (10.53%) MVC
4 8 (10.53%) Project Management
5 7 (9.21%) Release Management
6 6 (7.89%) Migration
7 5 (6.58%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (6.58%) Investment Management
7 5 (6.58%) Practice Management
7 5 (6.58%) Scrum
7 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (5.26%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) SQL
2 8 (10.53%) Java
3 5 (6.58%) C#
3 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) Perl
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
5 1 (1.32%) Scala
5 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) CISM
3 2 (2.63%) CISSP
4 1 (1.32%) CISA
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) MiFID
2 3 (3.95%) QA
3 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.32%) GDPR
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (25.00%) Oracle
2 17 (22.37%) SAP
3 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.21%) Sun
5 4 (5.26%) Teradata
6 2 (2.63%) IBM
6 2 (2.63%) Sybase
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco
7 1 (1.32%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.32%) Google
7 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.32%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.32%) McKesson
7 1 (1.32%) Perforce
7 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds