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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 708 827 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.91% 22.25% 21.26%
As % of the General category 57.42% 63.18% 63.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 508 374
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 9
Median hourly rate £27.00 £30.52 £30.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -0.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £14.68 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.27 £58.77 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
1233 1309 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.92% 35.22% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 724 584
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 41
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.14 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.03% -37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.73 £49.04 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -2 334 £400 +2.56% 124
Cheshire 0 214 £425 +3.03% 23
Lancashire +1 75 £430 +6.17% 10
Merseyside -3 37 £378 +0.66% 26
Cumbria +6 7 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 339 (23.40%) Banking
2 309 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (16.98%) Project Management
4 239 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 206 (14.22%) Java
6 195 (13.46%) Oracle
7 159 (10.97%) SQL
8 134 (9.25%) Migration
9 129 (8.90%) Windows
10 116 (8.01%) Microsoft
11 109 (7.52%) SAP
12 107 (7.38%) MS Excel
13 102 (7.04%) Programme Management
14 101 (6.97%) Waterfall
15 96 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
15 96 (6.63%) XML
16 91 (6.28%) PRINCE2
17 89 (6.14%) Web Services
18 86 (5.94%) JavaScript
18 86 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
19 84 (5.80%) ITIL
20 83 (5.73%) Risk Management
21 82 (5.66%) Business Analysis
22 80 (5.52%) Retail
23 79 (5.45%) Degree
24 76 (5.24%) J2EE
25 74 (5.11%) TDD
26 73 (5.04%) SQL Server
27 71 (4.90%) Scrum
28 69 (4.76%) 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 56 (3.86%) WebSphere
2 51 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 21 (1.45%) SAS
5 20 (1.38%) Apache
6 19 (1.31%) CICS
6 19 (1.31%) JBoss
7 15 (1.04%) MS Exchange
8 13 (0.90%) IIS
9 12 (0.83%) Tuxedo
10 11 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 9 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.55%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.48%) CMS
14 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 107 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.93%) MS Office
3 41 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (2.55%) MS Project
5 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.14%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.069%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (2.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (2.14%) Unit4 Business World
3 22 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 4 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.21%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.90%) IaaS
3 10 (0.69%) Office 365
4 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.28%) SoftLayer
8 3 (0.21%) PaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.14%) SaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Veeva
10 1 (0.069%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.069%) GitHub
10 1 (0.069%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.76%) Firewall
2 24 (1.66%) Network Security
3 19 (1.31%) HTTP
4 16 (1.10%) SAN
4 16 (1.10%) WAN
5 15 (1.04%) Internet
5 15 (1.04%) LAN
6 11 (0.76%) LDAP
7 10 (0.69%) DNS
7 10 (0.69%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.55%) Skype
8 8 (0.55%) VPN
9 7 (0.48%) FTP
9 7 (0.48%) Intranet
10 6 (0.41%) DHCP
10 6 (0.41%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.41%) SSL
11 5 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.35%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (1.79%) DB2
5 24 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (1.59%) MySQL
6 23 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.69%) QlikView
10 9 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.62%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.55%) SAP BW
12 7 (0.48%) MS Access
12 7 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
12 7 (0.48%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 48 (3.31%) JIRA
2 32 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 30 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (1.93%) Selenium
5 27 (1.86%) Subversion
6 24 (1.66%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
8 15 (1.04%) JUnit
9 14 (0.97%) ClearCase
9 14 (0.97%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.69%) Gradle
10 10 (0.69%) SpecFlow
10 10 (0.69%) TestComplete
11 9 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (0.55%) Ant
12 8 (0.55%) Mockito
13 7 (0.48%) ERwin
13 7 (0.48%) Maven
14 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.35%) Checkstyle
General
1 339 (23.40%) Banking
2 80 (5.52%) Retail
3 62 (4.28%) Manufacturing
4 57 (3.93%) Marketing
5 50 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 44 (3.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 40 (2.76%) Legal
8 37 (2.55%) Electronics
9 35 (2.42%) Retail Banking
10 29 (2.00%) Law
11 24 (1.66%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.24%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.76%) Back Office
14 9 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.48%) Advertising
15 7 (0.48%) Local Government
16 6 (0.41%) Publishing
17 5 (0.35%) Billing
17 5 (0.35%) Front Office
18 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 316 (21.81%) Analyst
2 250 (17.25%) Developer
3 193 (13.32%) Project Manager
4 132 (9.11%) Business Analyst
5 118 (8.14%) Architect
6 92 (6.35%) Consultant
7 87 (6.00%) Java Developer
8 43 (2.97%) IT Manager
9 39 (2.69%) Senior Developer
10 38 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
11 37 (2.55%) Senior Manager
12 35 (2.42%) Programme Manager
13 33 (2.28%) Financial Analyst
13 33 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (2.00%) Finance Manager
14 29 (2.00%) Infrastructure Manager
14 29 (2.00%) Test Analyst
15 28 (1.93%) Service Analyst
16 24 (1.66%) Operations Analyst
16 24 (1.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (6.63%) XML
2 89 (6.14%) Web Services
3 76 (5.24%) J2EE
4 66 (4.55%) Spring
5 58 (4.00%) .NET
6 54 (3.73%) CSS
7 52 (3.59%) HTML
8 49 (3.38%) Middleware
9 46 (3.17%) SOAP
10 44 (3.04%) JDBC
11 33 (2.28%) WSDL
12 31 (2.14%) jQuery
12 31 (2.14%) XSLT
13 30 (2.07%) JSON
14 28 (1.93%) JAXB
15 26 (1.79%) RESTful
16 25 (1.73%) JAX-WS
17 24 (1.66%) Hibernate
18 19 (1.31%) JSP
19 14 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.49%) Mainframe
3 63 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 36 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.28%) User Experience
6 20 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.24%) Cryptography
7 18 (1.24%) PMI
8 16 (1.10%) Online Banking
9 15 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
10 14 (0.97%) Clustering
11 13 (0.90%) Credit Risk
11 13 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.83%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.83%) Data Integration
13 11 (0.76%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.69%) PKI
15 9 (0.62%) Digital Media
15 9 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 129 (8.90%) Windows
2 69 (4.76%) Unix
3 63 (4.35%) Linux
4 41 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 25 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.52%) AIX
8 22 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.04%) VME
10 14 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.76%) Solaris
13 8 (0.55%) Android
13 8 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.48%) zOS
15 5 (0.35%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.14%) CentOS
17 1 (0.069%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (16.98%) Project Management
3 239 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 134 (9.25%) Migration
5 102 (7.04%) Programme Management
6 101 (6.97%) Waterfall
7 96 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
8 91 (6.28%) PRINCE2
9 84 (5.80%) ITIL
10 83 (5.73%) Risk Management
11 82 (5.66%) Business Analysis
12 74 (5.11%) TDD
13 71 (4.90%) Scrum
14 68 (4.69%) Change Management
15 65 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 64 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
17 58 (4.00%) Software Engineering
18 50 (3.45%) Service Delivery
19 48 (3.31%) SDLC
20 46 (3.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 206 (14.22%) Java
2 159 (10.97%) SQL
3 86 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 63 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 31 (2.14%) C#
6 30 (2.07%) PHP
7 28 (1.93%) COBOL
8 24 (1.66%) Python
9 19 (1.31%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.31%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.24%) C
11 16 (1.10%) VB
12 15 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.90%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.90%) VBA
14 11 (0.76%) Ruby
15 8 (0.55%) C++
16 7 (0.48%) Assembly Language
17 6 (0.41%) JCL
17 6 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (5.45%) Degree
2 60 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 48 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 21 (1.45%) ISEB
6 19 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.17%) CISSP
8 15 (1.04%) CISM
9 13 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.69%) MCSE
12 10 (0.69%) PMP
13 9 (0.62%) MCDST
14 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.48%) APMP
15 7 (0.48%) MBA
16 6 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.35%) QA
2 22 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.55%) COBIT
5 8 (0.55%) SLA
6 6 (0.41%) AIFMD
6 6 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.41%) UCITS
7 5 (0.35%) COSO
8 4 (0.28%) P3O
9 2 (0.14%) FATCA
9 2 (0.14%) GAAP
9 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.069%) Basel II
10 1 (0.069%) GMP
10 1 (0.069%) IAS 39
System Software
1 57 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.48%) Docker
4 7 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.35%) XenApp
7 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.28%) vSphere
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.21%) RACF
9 2 (0.14%) Firmware
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.069%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.069%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.069%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.069%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.069%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (1.04%) Puppet
2 13 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (0.90%) SCCM
3 11 (0.76%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.35%) SCOM
7 4 (0.28%) CA Wily
7 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.28%) Nagios
8 3 (0.21%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.21%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 195 (13.46%) Oracle
2 116 (8.01%) Microsoft
3 109 (7.52%) SAP
4 61 (4.21%) IBM
5 46 (3.17%) VMware
6 37 (2.55%) Citrix
7 34 (2.35%) HP
8 31 (2.14%) Cisco
9 25 (1.73%) ServiceNow
10 21 (1.45%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.24%) CA
11 18 (1.24%) Splunk
12 17 (1.17%) Talend
13 14 (0.97%) Symantec
14 12 (0.83%) Hyperion
14 12 (0.83%) IFS
15 11 (0.76%) Micro Focus
16 10 (0.69%) Intel Security
16 10 (0.69%) SaltStack
17 8 (0.55%) F5
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: 400 GBP (Per Day)
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Competitive Daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Accrington, Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: Competitive Daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £320 - £400 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £459 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Manchester
People Source Consulting
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Manchester
People Source Consulting
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