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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / North West
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 422 751 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.48% 19.39% 21.73%
As % of the General category 55.60% 60.03% 61.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 517 404
Median daily rate £413 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +126.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.48 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.37 £55.79 £38.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £27.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.72% +66.66%

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
759 1251 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.64% 32.29% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 790 653
Median daily rate £405 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 54 46
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.62% +40.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.18 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.54 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 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
Manchester +1 209 £405 +4.51% 82
Cheshire -1 113 £420 -1.17% 39
Merseyside -10 28 £438 +3.55% 14
Lancashire -7 27 £350 -18.12% 6
Cumbria +2 4 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 180 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (18.08%) Banking
3 125 (13.21%) Oracle
4 120 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 115 (12.16%) SQL
6 112 (11.84%) Project Management
7 107 (11.31%) SAP
8 104 (10.99%) Java
9 100 (10.57%) Microsoft
10 99 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
11 93 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
12 88 (9.30%) Migration
13 79 (8.35%) Windows
14 72 (7.61%) SQL Server
15 65 (6.87%) MS Excel
16 57 (6.03%) ITIL
17 56 (5.92%) Programme Management
18 55 (5.81%) Change Management
19 54 (5.71%) Risk Management
19 54 (5.71%) Scrum
19 54 (5.71%) Retail
19 54 (5.71%) ETL
19 54 (5.71%) Business Analysis
20 51 (5.39%) JavaScript
20 51 (5.39%) Data Centre
21 50 (5.29%) Linux
22 47 (4.97%) Telecoms
23 43 (4.55%) Validation
24 42 (4.44%) ERP
25 41 (4.33%) Unix

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 29 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.54%) SAS
3 18 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.48%) IIS
5 10 (1.06%) CICS
5 10 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.95%) Apache
6 9 (0.95%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.42%) CMS
9 4 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.32%) Confluence
10 3 (0.32%) JBoss
11 2 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 65 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.02%) MS Office
3 24 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (1.59%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (2.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (2.33%) SAP FI
4 20 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (2.11%) Oracle Financials
5 18 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
6 13 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
7 12 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
8 10 (1.06%) SAP CO
8 10 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (0.95%) SAP HR
10 8 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (0.74%) SAP BPC
11 7 (0.74%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
13 5 (0.53%) SAP GRC
13 5 (0.53%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.69%) Office 365
3 14 (1.48%) SaaS
4 10 (1.06%) IaaS
5 9 (0.95%) PaaS
6 6 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.59%) Firewall
2 18 (1.90%) Network Security
3 13 (1.37%) LAN
3 13 (1.37%) WAN
4 10 (1.06%) Internet
5 7 (0.74%) DNS
5 7 (0.74%) SAN
5 7 (0.74%) VoIP
6 5 (0.53%) ATM
6 5 (0.53%) LDAP
6 5 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.42%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.32%) AMQP
8 3 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.32%) DHCP
8 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.32%) SSL
9 2 (0.21%) 4G
9 2 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.43%) Oracle Database
6 21 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
6 21 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (2.11%) Big Data
8 18 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (1.69%) DB2
9 16 (1.69%) MySQL
9 16 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.48%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.48%) SAP BW
10 14 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (1.27%) OLAP
13 11 (1.16%) SAP HANA
14 10 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 23 (2.43%) JIRA
2 18 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.69%) JUnit
4 13 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.16%) Subversion
6 10 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 10 (1.06%) ERwin
7 8 (0.85%) Selenium
7 8 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.74%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.42%) Gradle
10 3 (0.32%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.32%) Maven
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.32%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.32%) TestNG
10 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 171 (18.08%) Banking
2 54 (5.71%) Retail
3 47 (4.97%) Telecoms
4 39 (4.12%) Marketing
5 37 (3.91%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.22%) Electronics
7 18 (1.90%) Legal
8 17 (1.80%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.37%) Back Office
10 12 (1.27%) General Ledger
10 12 (1.27%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.06%) Advertising
12 9 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.85%) Law
14 7 (0.74%) Billing
15 5 (0.53%) Games
16 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.42%) Front Office
16 4 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 225 (23.78%) Analyst
2 138 (14.59%) Developer
3 98 (10.36%) Consultant
4 91 (9.62%) Business Analyst
5 83 (8.77%) Project Manager
6 74 (7.82%) Architect
7 42 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 31 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
9 24 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (2.11%) Administrator
11 18 (1.90%) IT Manager
11 18 (1.90%) Operations Analyst
12 17 (1.80%) Infrastructure Manager
13 16 (1.69%) Data Analyst
13 16 (1.69%) DBA
13 16 (1.69%) Support Analyst
14 15 (1.59%) Finance Business Analyst
14 15 (1.59%) Security Consultant
14 15 (1.59%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (1.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.12%) Web Services
2 38 (4.02%) Spring
3 37 (3.91%) .NET
3 37 (3.91%) HTML
4 36 (3.81%) XML
5 29 (3.07%) CSS
6 26 (2.75%) AngularJS
7 24 (2.54%) SOAP
8 21 (2.22%) Hibernate
8 21 (2.22%) J2EE
9 20 (2.11%) JSON
10 19 (2.01%) jQuery
11 18 (1.90%) HTML5
12 16 (1.69%) REST
13 13 (1.37%) Middleware
14 12 (1.27%) .NET Framework
14 12 (1.27%) ASP.NET
14 12 (1.27%) CSS3
14 12 (1.27%) RESTful
15 11 (1.16%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 35 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.28%) Mainframe
5 14 (1.48%) User Experience
6 12 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.16%) Replication
7 11 (1.16%) Visualisation
8 9 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.85%) Clustering
9 8 (0.85%) Derivative
9 8 (0.85%) Fintech
10 6 (0.63%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.63%) Life Science
10 6 (0.63%) Tandem
11 5 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.53%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 79 (8.35%) Windows
2 50 (5.29%) Linux
3 41 (4.33%) Unix
4 31 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.11%) AIX
6 13 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.16%) Android
7 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.85%) HPUX
8 8 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.32%) zOS
11 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 112 (11.84%) Project Management
4 99 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
5 88 (9.30%) Migration
6 57 (6.03%) ITIL
7 56 (5.92%) Programme Management
8 55 (5.81%) Change Management
9 54 (5.71%) Business Analysis
9 54 (5.71%) ETL
9 54 (5.71%) Risk Management
9 54 (5.71%) Scrum
10 43 (4.55%) Validation
11 42 (4.44%) ERP
12 39 (4.12%) Data Modelling
13 35 (3.70%) OO
14 34 (3.59%) Data Management
14 34 (3.59%) TDD
15 32 (3.38%) Data Migration
16 31 (3.28%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 115 (12.16%) SQL
2 104 (10.99%) Java
3 51 (5.39%) JavaScript
4 27 (2.85%) C#
5 26 (2.75%) Python
6 17 (1.80%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.27%) C
9 11 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.06%) Ruby
11 9 (0.95%) Perl
12 8 (0.85%) COBOL
12 8 (0.85%) VBA
13 7 (0.74%) PHP
14 6 (0.63%) C++
15 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.32%) Groovy
16 3 (0.32%) JCL
16 3 (0.32%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (4.02%) Security Cleared
2 31 (3.28%) Degree
3 29 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.43%) CISSP
5 19 (2.01%) ISEB
6 16 (1.69%) CISM
7 10 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.95%) CISA
9 8 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.63%) ACCA
10 6 (0.63%) CIMA
10 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.53%) PMP
12 4 (0.42%) CRISC
12 4 (0.42%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.32%) APMP
13 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.49%) QA
2 19 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.85%) SLA
5 6 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.53%) MiFID
7 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.32%) COBIT
8 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.21%) GDPR
9 2 (0.21%) SEPA
10 1 (0.11%) BS25999
10 1 (0.11%) COSO
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.11%) P3O
10 1 (0.11%) SDET
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.16%) XenDesktop
3 6 (0.63%) Docker
4 5 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.21%) KVM
7 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.21%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.11%) RACF
8 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.11%) Varnish
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (1.59%) SCCM
2 13 (1.37%) Puppet
3 11 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (1.16%) WSUS
4 8 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.32%) SCOM
6 2 (0.21%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.21%) Ansible
6 2 (0.21%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.21%) Nagios
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.21%) Salt
6 2 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.11%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 125 (13.21%) Oracle
2 107 (11.31%) SAP
3 100 (10.57%) Microsoft
4 26 (2.75%) IBM
5 21 (2.22%) Cisco
6 18 (1.90%) Citrix
6 18 (1.90%) Hyperion
7 14 (1.48%) Intel Security
8 13 (1.37%) CA
9 12 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.27%) Splunk
10 11 (1.16%) HP
11 10 (1.06%) Tableau
12 9 (0.95%) Google
12 9 (0.95%) Teradata
13 8 (0.85%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.85%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.85%) Talend
13 8 (0.85%) Veritas
14 7 (0.74%) IDERA
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