The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 545 1035 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.58% 23.13% 17.73%
As % of the General category 52.20% 62.88% 56.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 669 343
Median daily rate £414 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 4
Median hourly rate £37.00 £30.52 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.23% +139.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £14.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.73 £55.12 £17.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.80 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +21.21%
Finance
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1044 1646 1007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.84% 36.78% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 961 560
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 47
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £30.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-29.48% +18.81%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -3 252 £430 +1.11% 96
Cheshire -1 143 £425 -5.55% 32
Merseyside -2 48 £363 -9.37% 20
Lancashire +1 43 £375 -24.43% 11
Cumbria +5 11 £375 +25.00% 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 249 (19.68%) Banking
2 240 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 199 (15.73%) Project Management
5 186 (14.70%) Oracle
6 162 (12.81%) Java
7 138 (10.91%) SQL
8 118 (9.33%) Migration
9 107 (8.46%) Microsoft
10 103 (8.14%) SAP
10 103 (8.14%) Windows
11 91 (7.19%) MS Excel
12 90 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
13 89 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
14 86 (6.80%) Business Analysis
15 78 (6.17%) Change Management
16 76 (6.01%) Programme Management
17 73 (5.77%) ITIL
18 70 (5.53%) SQL Server
19 69 (5.45%) Unix
20 68 (5.38%) Mainframe
20 68 (5.38%) Waterfall
21 67 (5.30%) PRINCE2
22 66 (5.22%) Risk Management
22 66 (5.22%) Data Centre
23 64 (5.06%) Web Services
24 60 (4.74%) PL/SQL
24 60 (4.74%) Security Cleared
25 59 (4.66%) Scrum
26 58 (4.58%) Degree

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 43 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 28 (2.21%) SAS
4 19 (1.50%) Apache
5 16 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (0.95%) CICS
7 11 (0.87%) IIS
8 8 (0.63%) JBoss
8 8 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.40%) CMS
11 4 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.32%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.24%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 91 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 57 (4.51%) MS Office
3 38 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (2.53%) MS Project
5 14 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.16%) SPSS
10 1 (0.079%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 44 (3.48%) Unit4 Business World
2 34 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (1.34%) SAP FI
6 12 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.63%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.47%) BASE24
9 6 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.40%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.32%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
12 3 (0.24%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.26%) IaaS
3 8 (0.63%) Office 365
4 7 (0.55%) SaaS
5 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.32%) PaaS
7 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.079%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.079%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.079%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.24%) Firewall
2 33 (2.61%) Network Security
3 15 (1.19%) Internet
4 14 (1.11%) LAN
4 14 (1.11%) WAN
5 13 (1.03%) HTTP
6 9 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.55%) FTP
7 7 (0.55%) LDAP
8 6 (0.47%) ATM
8 6 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.47%) SSL
9 5 (0.40%) Extranet
10 4 (0.32%) BGP
10 4 (0.32%) DNS
10 4 (0.32%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.32%) Intranet
10 4 (0.32%) SAN
10 4 (0.32%) Softphone
10 4 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.19%) Oracle Database
3 36 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.03%) DB2
10 12 (0.95%) Big Data
10 12 (0.95%) MySQL
10 12 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
10 12 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.71%) OLAP
12 9 (0.71%) QlikView
12 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 47 (3.72%) JIRA
2 26 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.66%) Selenium
4 18 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.42%) Subversion
5 14 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.87%) JUnit
6 11 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (0.79%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.55%) ClearCase
9 6 (0.47%) Gradle
9 6 (0.47%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.47%) TestComplete
10 5 (0.40%) ERwin
11 4 (0.32%) Ant
11 4 (0.32%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.32%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.32%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.32%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 249 (19.68%) Banking
2 58 (4.58%) Retail
3 55 (4.35%) Marketing
4 46 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 43 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.29%) Electronics
6 29 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 21 (1.66%) Legal
8 19 (1.50%) Law
9 18 (1.42%) Back Office
10 17 (1.34%) Retail Banking
11 15 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.19%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.87%) General Ledger
13 9 (0.71%) Billing
14 7 (0.55%) Advertising
15 6 (0.47%) Publishing
16 5 (0.40%) Front Office
17 4 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 325 (25.69%) Analyst
2 181 (14.31%) Developer
3 157 (12.41%) Project Manager
4 125 (9.88%) Business Analyst
5 113 (8.93%) Consultant
6 87 (6.88%) Architect
7 63 (4.98%) Java Developer
8 42 (3.32%) Financial Analyst
9 39 (3.08%) Operations Analyst
10 33 (2.61%) Mainframe Analyst
11 32 (2.53%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
12 29 (2.29%) Senior Developer
13 27 (2.13%) Programme Manager
13 27 (2.13%) Senior Manager
13 27 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (2.06%) Security Consultant
14 26 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
15 24 (1.90%) Support Analyst
16 23 (1.82%) Administrator
16 23 (1.82%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (5.06%) Web Services
2 53 (4.19%) XML
3 51 (4.03%) J2EE
4 48 (3.79%) Spring
5 47 (3.72%) .NET
6 40 (3.16%) SOAP
7 34 (2.69%) JSON
7 34 (2.69%) Middleware
8 30 (2.37%) HTML
8 30 (2.37%) JDBC
9 26 (2.06%) CSS
10 24 (1.90%) RESTful
11 22 (1.74%) JAXB
11 22 (1.74%) WSDL
12 21 (1.66%) JAX-WS
13 15 (1.19%) Hibernate
14 14 (1.11%) jQuery
14 14 (1.11%) XSLT
15 12 (0.95%) Apache Camel
16 11 (0.87%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.38%) Mainframe
3 66 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 37 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.42%) User Experience
7 15 (1.19%) Visualisation
8 12 (0.95%) Credit Risk
9 9 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (0.63%) IVR
10 8 (0.63%) PKI
11 7 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 7 (0.55%) Life Science
11 7 (0.55%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.55%) Replication
11 7 (0.55%) Tandem
12 6 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.47%) EMV
12 6 (0.47%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 103 (8.14%) Windows
2 69 (5.45%) Unix
3 52 (4.11%) Linux
4 36 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.50%) AIX
7 13 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.63%) Solaris
9 8 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.55%) Android
11 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.40%) zOS
13 4 (0.32%) HPUX
13 4 (0.32%) VME
14 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 199 (15.73%) Project Management
4 118 (9.33%) Migration
5 89 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
6 86 (6.80%) Business Analysis
7 78 (6.17%) Change Management
8 76 (6.01%) Programme Management
9 73 (5.77%) ITIL
10 68 (5.38%) Waterfall
11 67 (5.30%) PRINCE2
12 66 (5.22%) Risk Management
13 59 (4.66%) Scrum
14 52 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 51 (4.03%) TDD
16 49 (3.87%) ETL
17 43 (3.40%) ERP
17 43 (3.40%) Software Engineering
18 41 (3.24%) Service Delivery
19 40 (3.16%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 162 (12.81%) Java
2 138 (10.91%) SQL
3 60 (4.74%) PL/SQL
4 45 (3.56%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.82%) Python
6 21 (1.66%) C#
7 16 (1.26%) PowerShell
7 16 (1.26%) VBA
8 15 (1.19%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.11%) COBOL
9 14 (1.11%) PHP
9 14 (1.11%) VB
10 11 (0.87%) C
10 11 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.63%) Ruby
12 5 (0.40%) Apple Swift
12 5 (0.40%) C++
12 5 (0.40%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.58%) Degree
3 50 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.06%) CISSP
5 24 (1.90%) CISM
6 21 (1.66%) ISEB
7 11 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.63%) PMP
11 7 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.47%) ACCA
12 6 (0.47%) CIMA
12 6 (0.47%) CISA
12 6 (0.47%) CISMP
13 5 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.53%) QA
2 17 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.55%) COBIT
5 7 (0.55%) SLA
6 6 (0.47%) AIFMD
6 6 (0.47%) UCITS
7 5 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.32%) P3O
9 2 (0.16%) GAAP
9 2 (0.16%) SEPA
10 1 (0.079%) FATCA
10 1 (0.079%) GMP
10 1 (0.079%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.079%) MiFID
System Software
1 34 (2.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.24%) RACF
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.16%) KVM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.079%) Docker
7 1 (0.079%) Firmware
7 1 (0.079%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.079%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (1.50%) Puppet
2 13 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.87%) Tivoli
4 10 (0.79%) SCCM
5 9 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.40%) WSUS
8 4 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.16%) DameWare
9 2 (0.16%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.16%) Nagios
9 2 (0.16%) Salt
9 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.16%) WMI
9 2 (0.16%) zSecure
10 1 (0.079%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 186 (14.70%) Oracle
2 107 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 103 (8.14%) SAP
4 50 (3.95%) IBM
5 36 (2.85%) CA
6 30 (2.37%) Cisco
7 28 (2.21%) HP
8 23 (1.82%) VMware
9 22 (1.74%) ServiceNow
10 21 (1.66%) Splunk
11 20 (1.58%) Citrix
12 19 (1.50%) Hyperion
13 18 (1.42%) IFS
14 15 (1.19%) Intel Security
15 14 (1.11%) SaltStack
16 11 (0.87%) Talend
17 10 (0.79%) CheckPoint
17 10 (0.79%) Cognos
17 10 (0.79%) Symantec
18 9 (0.71%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £480 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago