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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 666 581 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.69% 20.42% 16.60%
As % of the General category 61.67% 58.27% 54.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 305 284
Average daily rate
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£378 £370 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.02% +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.85 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% +4.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.74 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.41 £116.00 £59.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
1080 997 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.55% 35.04% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 493 457
Average daily rate £375 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 57 69
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £12.19 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £42.95 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 0 313 £378 +0.66% 128
Cheshire 0 209 £400 +6.66% 39
Merseyside +7 49 £300 -5.88% 18
Lancashire -4 36 £378 +34.82% 5
Cumbria +3 3 £215 -38.57% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 247 (20.05%) Banking
2 216 (17.53%) Project Management
3 208 (16.88%) Oracle
4 204 (16.56%) SQL
5 170 (13.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 141 (11.44%) Microsoft
7 113 (9.17%) Retail
8 112 (9.09%) Windows
9 105 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
10 103 (8.36%) Security Cleared
11 93 (7.55%) SQL Server
12 92 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
13 91 (7.39%) PRINCE2
14 81 (6.57%) Migration
15 78 (6.33%) Telecoms
16 77 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
17 76 (6.17%) .NET
18 73 (5.93%) MS Excel
19 72 (5.84%) Business Analysis
20 70 (5.68%) Java
21 69 (5.60%) ITIL
22 68 (5.52%) SAP
22 68 (5.52%) UNIX
23 62 (5.03%) SC Cleared
24 61 (4.95%) IBM
25 59 (4.79%) Service Delivery
26 58 (4.71%) Oracle EBS R12
27 54 (4.38%) Mainframe
27 54 (4.38%) Change Management
28 53 (4.30%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 35 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.52%) SAS
3 18 (1.46%) CICS
4 16 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.06%) IIS
6 12 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 11 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
7 11 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (0.81%) JBoss
9 9 (0.73%) NetWeaver
10 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.49%) CMS
13 5 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.41%) Apache
13 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.32%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 73 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.30%) MS Office
3 42 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (2.76%) MS Project
5 20 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.081%) InDesign
10 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (4.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 53 (4.30%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
4 18 (1.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 17 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 17 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (1.06%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 13 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.81%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 9 (0.73%) Agresso
9 9 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
10 8 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.65%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 8 (0.65%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
11 7 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 6 (0.49%) SAP SRM
12 6 (0.49%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.49%) SaaS
2 4 (0.32%) Office 365
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.16%) IaaS
5 1 (0.081%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.081%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.081%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.081%) Route 53
5 1 (0.081%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.68%) Firewall
2 17 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.22%) SAN
4 14 (1.14%) LAN
5 13 (1.06%) WAN
6 10 (0.81%) DNS
6 10 (0.81%) HTTP
7 6 (0.49%) VPN
7 6 (0.49%) Network Security
8 5 (0.41%) Internet
9 4 (0.32%) 3G
9 4 (0.32%) 2G
9 4 (0.32%) 4G
9 4 (0.32%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.32%) FTP
9 4 (0.32%) VoIP
10 3 (0.24%) ATM
10 3 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.16%) DHCP
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
7 21 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.54%) DB2
10 14 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.97%) SAP BW
11 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (0.89%) OLAP
13 10 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 9 (0.73%) Base SAS
14 9 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.73%) MS Access
15 8 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Subversion
2 10 (0.81%) NUnit
3 8 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.57%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.49%) JIRA
6 5 (0.41%) NetBeans
7 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.32%) Maven
7 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.24%) Selenium
8 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.24%) QAComplete
8 3 (0.24%) Toad
8 3 (0.24%) JMeter
9 2 (0.16%) ERwin
9 2 (0.16%) LSMW
9 2 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 247 (20.05%) Banking
2 113 (9.17%) Retail
3 78 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 35 (2.84%) Advertising
6 33 (2.68%) Marketing
7 30 (2.44%) Legal
7 30 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.95%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.38%) Billing
9 17 (1.38%) Local Government
10 15 (1.22%) General Ledger
11 14 (1.14%) Law
12 10 (0.81%) Electronics
12 10 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.65%) Back Office
14 5 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Publishing
15 2 (0.16%) Games
15 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 252 (20.45%) Analyst
2 206 (16.72%) Project Manager
3 173 (14.04%) Developer
4 141 (11.44%) Consultant
5 109 (8.85%) Business Analyst
6 79 (6.41%) Architect
7 40 (3.25%) Oracle Consultant
8 39 (3.17%) Administrator
9 34 (2.76%) Programme Manager
10 33 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
10 33 (2.68%) Java Developer
11 32 (2.60%) Systems Analyst
12 31 (2.52%) Senior Manager
13 27 (2.19%) Senior Project Manager
14 26 (2.11%) Security Consultant
15 25 (2.03%) DBA
16 24 (1.95%) Designer
17 22 (1.79%) Senior Analyst
17 22 (1.79%) Data Analyst
18 21 (1.70%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (6.17%) .NET
2 42 (3.41%) XML
3 39 (3.17%) HTML
4 38 (3.08%) Middleware
5 34 (2.76%) Spring
6 28 (2.27%) J2EE
7 26 (2.11%) CSS
8 22 (1.79%) ASP.NET
8 22 (1.79%) Web Services
9 21 (1.70%) Oracle Fusion
10 19 (1.54%) .NET Framework
11 18 (1.46%) JDBC
12 15 (1.22%) JSP
12 15 (1.22%) SOAP
13 13 (1.06%) WCF
13 13 (1.06%) HTML5
14 12 (0.97%) JMS
15 11 (0.89%) CSS3
15 11 (0.89%) Java EE
16 10 (0.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.38%) Mainframe
3 29 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.19%) IBM Mainframe
5 20 (1.62%) User Experience
6 14 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
6 14 (1.14%) Data Extraction
7 12 (0.97%) Reference Data
8 11 (0.89%) Mobile App
8 11 (0.89%) PMI
9 10 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.81%) DTV
10 9 (0.73%) VSAM
10 9 (0.73%) NHS
10 9 (0.73%) Clustering
10 9 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.57%) FMCG
11 7 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 112 (9.09%) Windows
2 68 (5.52%) UNIX
3 46 (3.73%) Linux
4 25 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (1.62%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.22%) Solaris
9 13 (1.06%) AIX
10 12 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.57%) Android
12 7 (0.57%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.41%) HPUX
14 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.16%) NetWare
17 1 (0.081%) zOS
17 1 (0.081%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (17.53%) Project Management
2 170 (13.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 105 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (7.39%) PRINCE2
5 81 (6.57%) Migration
6 77 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 72 (5.84%) Business Analysis
8 69 (5.60%) ITIL
9 59 (4.79%) Service Delivery
10 54 (4.38%) Change Management
11 48 (3.90%) Information Security
11 48 (3.90%) CRM
12 47 (3.81%) Data Analysis
13 41 (3.33%) Risk Management
14 40 (3.25%) Workflow
15 37 (3.00%) Supplier Management
15 37 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 37 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 36 (2.92%) Programme Management
17 32 (2.60%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 204 (16.56%) SQL
2 70 (5.68%) Java
3 37 (3.00%) C#
3 37 (3.00%) T-SQL
4 30 (2.44%) VBA
5 29 (2.35%) PL/SQL
6 26 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.62%) Shell Script
8 12 (0.97%) PowerShell
8 12 (0.97%) Perl
8 12 (0.97%) VB
9 11 (0.89%) COBOL
9 11 (0.89%) JCL
10 9 (0.73%) C
11 6 (0.49%) ABAP
12 5 (0.41%) PHP
13 4 (0.32%) Python
13 4 (0.32%) Assembly Language
13 4 (0.32%) REXX
13 4 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 103 (8.36%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.98%) Degree
4 30 (2.44%) ISEB
4 30 (2.44%) CISSP
5 25 (2.03%) PMI Certification
6 24 (1.95%) PMP
7 19 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 14 (1.14%) CISM
10 13 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.06%) MCSE
11 10 (0.81%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.73%) CRISC
13 8 (0.65%) CCNA
14 6 (0.49%) MCITP
14 6 (0.49%) CISA
14 6 (0.49%) GIAC
14 6 (0.49%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.92%) QA
2 29 (2.35%) SLA
3 19 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.81%) COBIT
6 9 (0.73%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.16%) Basel II
10 1 (0.081%) FATCA
10 1 (0.081%) GxP
System Software
1 30 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.65%) XenDesktop
3 8 (0.65%) Firmware
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (0.41%) XenServer
5 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.24%) RHEV
7 2 (0.16%) GPFS
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) UAG
8 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.081%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.081%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.081%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.081%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.73%) SCCM
3 4 (0.32%) SCOM
3 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (0.24%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.16%) Netcool
5 2 (0.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.081%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.081%) Nagios
6 1 (0.081%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.081%) MOM
6 1 (0.081%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.081%) OpenView
6 1 (0.081%) Legato
6 1 (0.081%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 208 (16.88%) Oracle
2 141 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 68 (5.52%) SAP
4 61 (4.95%) IBM
5 37 (3.00%) VMware
6 33 (2.68%) HP
7 30 (2.44%) Cisco
8 21 (1.70%) Cognos
8 21 (1.70%) Citrix
8 21 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.22%) Business Objects
10 13 (1.06%) Cyber-Ark
11 11 (0.89%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.89%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.81%) Sybase
12 10 (0.81%) CA
12 10 (0.81%) Tableau
13 9 (0.73%) Informatica
13 9 (0.73%) Juniper
13 9 (0.73%) McAfee
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £175 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aldermore Bank
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £175 - £201 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago