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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 648 581 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.36% 20.95% 18.95%
As % of the General category 60.17% 58.10% 57.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 304 342
Average daily rate
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£378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 19
Average hourly rate £16.12 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.90% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £125.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.10
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -0.58%
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
1077 1000 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.85% 36.06% 32.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 482 520
Average daily rate £376 £370 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +3.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.15 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +76.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £57.00
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 the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 November 2014.

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 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester 0 308 £375 +2.38% 134
Cheshire 0 192 £393 +4.66% 40
Merseyside +8 45 £300 -5.88% 16
Lancashire -3 44 £375 +31.00% 13
Cumbria +1 2 £215 -38.57% 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 250 (20.58%) Banking
2 211 (17.37%) Project Management
3 196 (16.13%) SQL
4 179 (14.73%) Oracle
5 173 (14.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 133 (10.95%) Microsoft
7 120 (9.88%) Windows
8 114 (9.38%) Retail
9 105 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
10 102 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (7.98%) Security Cleared
12 96 (7.90%) SQL Server
13 89 (7.33%) PRINCE2
14 79 (6.50%) .NET
14 79 (6.50%) Telecoms
15 78 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
16 75 (6.17%) Migration
17 70 (5.76%) ITIL
18 69 (5.68%) MS Excel
19 67 (5.51%) UNIX
20 65 (5.35%) Business Analysis
21 64 (5.27%) SAP
22 60 (4.94%) Java
22 60 (4.94%) IBM
23 59 (4.86%) SC Cleared
24 57 (4.69%) Information Security
25 56 (4.61%) Mainframe
26 55 (4.53%) MS Office
26 55 (4.53%) Change Management
27 53 (4.36%) Service Delivery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 34 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.22%) SAS
3 17 (1.40%) CICS
4 15 (1.23%) IIS
5 14 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (0.74%) JBoss
9 8 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.41%) CMS
11 5 (0.41%) Apache
11 5 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.25%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 69 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 55 (4.53%) MS Office
3 41 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (2.80%) MS Project
5 18 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.082%) InDesign
9 1 (0.082%) SPSS
9 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 52 (4.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 40 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (1.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 13 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
6 13 (1.07%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.82%) Oracle Payroll
8 10 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (0.74%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 8 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.58%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 7 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
11 7 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 7 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.49%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.49%) SAP HR
13 5 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.49%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.082%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.082%) Route 53
4 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.082%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.082%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.88%) Firewall
2 18 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.23%) SAN
4 12 (0.99%) DNS
5 11 (0.91%) LAN
6 10 (0.82%) Network Security
7 9 (0.74%) WAN
8 7 (0.58%) HTTP
9 5 (0.41%) VPN
10 4 (0.33%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.25%) Internet
11 3 (0.25%) FTP
11 3 (0.25%) VoIP
12 2 (0.16%) 4G
12 2 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.16%) 3G
12 2 (0.16%) DMZ
12 2 (0.16%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.16%) 2G
13 1 (0.082%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
6 25 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 21 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (1.73%) DB2
8 18 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.07%) OLAP
11 9 (0.74%) OLAP Cube
11 9 (0.74%) MS Access
11 9 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.66%) QlikView
12 8 (0.66%) SAP BW
12 8 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (1.07%) Subversion
2 11 (0.91%) NUnit
3 8 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.66%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.49%) JIRA
5 6 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.49%) NetBeans
6 5 (0.41%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.25%) QAComplete
8 3 (0.25%) JMeter
8 3 (0.25%) Toad
8 3 (0.25%) Maven
9 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.16%) ERwin
9 2 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.16%) LSMW
General
1 250 (20.58%) Banking
2 114 (9.38%) Retail
3 79 (6.50%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.21%) Marketing
5 37 (3.05%) Retail Banking
6 36 (2.96%) Advertising
7 32 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 30 (2.47%) Legal
9 23 (1.89%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.32%) Billing
11 14 (1.15%) Local Government
12 13 (1.07%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.99%) Back Office
13 12 (0.99%) Electronics
14 9 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.66%) Law
16 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.25%) Front Office
18 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
19 1 (0.082%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 265 (21.81%) Analyst
2 194 (15.97%) Project Manager
3 156 (12.84%) Developer
4 135 (11.11%) Consultant
5 111 (9.14%) Business Analyst
6 78 (6.42%) Architect
7 40 (3.29%) Administrator
8 37 (3.05%) Senior Manager
8 37 (3.05%) Oracle Consultant
9 34 (2.80%) Systems Analyst
10 33 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
11 32 (2.63%) Programme Manager
12 29 (2.39%) Security Consultant
13 27 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
14 26 (2.14%) Senior Project Manager
15 25 (2.06%) Java Developer
15 25 (2.06%) DBA
16 24 (1.98%) Senior Business Analyst
17 23 (1.89%) Data Analyst
18 22 (1.81%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.50%) .NET
2 38 (3.13%) Middleware
3 37 (3.05%) HTML
4 33 (2.72%) XML
5 28 (2.30%) Web Services
6 27 (2.22%) CSS
7 25 (2.06%) Spring
8 24 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
9 22 (1.81%) J2EE
10 21 (1.73%) ASP.NET
11 18 (1.48%) .NET Framework
12 16 (1.32%) JDBC
13 15 (1.23%) WCF
14 13 (1.07%) JMS
14 13 (1.07%) JSP
14 13 (1.07%) jQuery
14 13 (1.07%) HTML5
15 12 (0.99%) CSS3
15 12 (0.99%) Java EE
16 9 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.61%) Mainframe
3 34 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.30%) IBM Mainframe
5 16 (1.32%) Data Extraction
5 16 (1.32%) User Experience
6 14 (1.15%) NHS
6 14 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
7 12 (0.99%) DTV
8 11 (0.91%) Clustering
9 10 (0.82%) Reference Data
9 10 (0.82%) VSAM
9 10 (0.82%) PMI
10 9 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.74%) Open Source
11 8 (0.66%) Statistics
11 8 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.58%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.88%) Windows
2 67 (5.51%) UNIX
3 49 (4.03%) Linux
4 27 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.23%) AIX
8 14 (1.15%) Solaris
9 12 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.66%) Android
12 6 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.33%) HPUX
13 4 (0.33%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.16%) NetWare
16 1 (0.082%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.082%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (17.37%) Project Management
2 173 (14.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 102 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (7.33%) PRINCE2
5 78 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
6 75 (6.17%) Migration
7 70 (5.76%) ITIL
8 65 (5.35%) Business Analysis
9 57 (4.69%) Information Security
10 55 (4.53%) Change Management
11 53 (4.36%) Service Delivery
12 42 (3.46%) Supplier Management
13 41 (3.37%) CRM
14 40 (3.29%) Risk Management
14 40 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (3.21%) Data Analysis
16 37 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 36 (2.96%) Data Migration
17 36 (2.96%) Workflow
18 35 (2.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (16.13%) SQL
2 60 (4.94%) Java
3 46 (3.79%) T-SQL
4 37 (3.05%) C#
5 29 (2.39%) VBA
6 27 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 23 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.15%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.15%) VB
10 12 (0.99%) COBOL
11 10 (0.82%) Perl
11 10 (0.82%) JCL
12 9 (0.74%) C
13 7 (0.58%) ABAP
14 5 (0.41%) PHP
15 4 (0.33%) X++
15 4 (0.33%) Python
15 4 (0.33%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.33%) REXX
Qualifications
1 97 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 59 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 48 (3.95%) Degree
4 29 (2.39%) CISSP
4 29 (2.39%) ISEB
5 21 (1.73%) PMP
5 21 (1.73%) PMI Certification
6 20 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.23%) MCSE
8 14 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.99%) CISM
11 10 (0.82%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.74%) MCITP
12 9 (0.74%) CRISC
13 8 (0.66%) MCTS
14 7 (0.58%) GIAC
14 7 (0.58%) CCNA
15 6 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.22%) QA
2 24 (1.98%) SLA
3 17 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.99%) COBIT
6 9 (0.74%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) Basel II
9 1 (0.082%) FATCA
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.082%) GxP
System Software
1 35 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.66%) Firmware
4 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.33%) XenServer
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.25%) RHEV
7 2 (0.16%) GPFS
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.082%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.082%) XenApp
8 1 (0.082%) UAG
8 1 (0.082%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 19 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.25%) SCCM
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.16%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.082%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.082%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.082%) Legato
5 1 (0.082%) OpenView
5 1 (0.082%) Nagios
5 1 (0.082%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.082%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.082%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.082%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 179 (14.73%) Oracle
2 133 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.27%) SAP
4 60 (4.94%) IBM
5 33 (2.72%) VMware
6 32 (2.63%) HP
7 25 (2.06%) Cisco
8 23 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.48%) Citrix
9 18 (1.48%) Cognos
10 14 (1.15%) CheckPoint
11 13 (1.07%) Cyber-Ark
12 10 (0.82%) Business Objects
12 10 (0.82%) McAfee
13 9 (0.74%) Teradata
14 8 (0.66%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.66%) Juniper
14 8 (0.66%) Hyperion
15 7 (0.58%) CA
15 7 (0.58%) Nokia
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £9.15 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £350 to £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Curve Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Vertical IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago