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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 750 514 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.94% 18.44% 14.33%
As % of the General category 59.57% 59.63% 51.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 277 175
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.97 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.77 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -19.51%
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
1259 862 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.83% 30.92% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 454 302
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 56
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +96.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £10.80 £6.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 +2 374 £425 +6.25% 139
Cheshire 0 218 £400 +14.28% 63
Merseyside +1 48 £298 -20.40% 20
Lancashire -1 47 £379 -5.31% 13
Cumbria -7 2 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 269 (19.23%) Banking
2 227 (16.23%) SQL
3 226 (16.15%) Oracle
3 226 (16.15%) Project Management
4 197 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 152 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (10.36%) Microsoft
7 118 (8.43%) Migration
8 116 (8.29%) Security Cleared
9 115 (8.22%) Retail
10 114 (8.15%) PRINCE2
11 112 (8.01%) Windows
12 99 (7.08%) Java
13 97 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
14 91 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
15 90 (6.43%) SAP
15 90 (6.43%) SC Cleared
16 82 (5.86%) MS Excel
17 81 (5.79%) Oracle EBS R12
17 81 (5.79%) Business Analysis
18 80 (5.72%) Oracle EBS
19 79 (5.65%) Programme Management
20 77 (5.50%) Telecoms
21 76 (5.43%) SQL Server
22 72 (5.15%) UNIX
22 72 (5.15%) ITIL
22 72 (5.15%) CRM
23 66 (4.72%) Degree
24 65 (4.65%) IBM
25 64 (4.57%) Mainframe

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 41 (2.93%) SAS
2 26 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.79%) CICS
4 19 (1.36%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.07%) NetWeaver
7 12 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (0.64%) IIS
10 7 (0.50%) JBoss
11 6 (0.43%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.43%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.21%) CMS
14 3 (0.21%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 82 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 60 (4.29%) MS Office
3 57 (4.07%) MS Project
4 27 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.14%) SPSS
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.071%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.071%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 81 (5.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 80 (5.72%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 30 (2.14%) Oracle Financials
5 24 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 18 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
7 17 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
8 16 (1.14%) Agresso
9 15 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (1.00%) SAP FI
11 12 (0.86%) Oracle Payroll
11 12 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (0.86%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 11 (0.79%) SAP SRM
12 11 (0.79%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 11 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
12 11 (0.79%) SAP CO
13 9 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
14 8 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
14 8 (0.57%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.36%) Office 365
1 5 (0.36%) SaaS
1 5 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (0.21%) PaaS
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.071%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.071%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.071%) Route 53
4 1 (0.071%) IaaS
4 1 (0.071%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.57%) SAN
2 21 (1.50%) Firewall
3 16 (1.14%) HTTP
4 15 (1.07%) LAN
4 15 (1.07%) WAN
4 15 (1.07%) Internet
5 9 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.57%) VPN
7 5 (0.36%) 3G
7 5 (0.36%) 2G
7 5 (0.36%) Network Security
7 5 (0.36%) 4G
7 5 (0.36%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.29%) Intranet
8 4 (0.29%) DNS
8 4 (0.29%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.21%) DHCP
9 3 (0.21%) VoIP
9 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (2.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 27 (1.93%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (1.43%) DB2
7 18 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (1.22%) SAP BW
9 15 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (0.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 13 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.86%) Base SAS
11 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 10 (0.71%) DataStage
13 10 (0.71%) MS Access
13 10 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
14 9 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (1.07%) Subversion
2 13 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.79%) JIRA
4 9 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (0.57%) JUnit
5 8 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
5 8 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.50%) Axure RP
6 7 (0.50%) Selenium
7 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.36%) Maven
9 4 (0.29%) NUnit
9 4 (0.29%) QAComplete
10 3 (0.21%) Mockito
10 3 (0.21%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.21%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.21%) LSMW
10 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 269 (19.23%) Banking
2 115 (8.22%) Retail
3 77 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 49 (3.50%) Retail Banking
5 46 (3.29%) Marketing
6 45 (3.22%) Manufacturing
7 33 (2.36%) Local Government
8 29 (2.07%) Legal
9 23 (1.64%) Electronics
9 23 (1.64%) Financial Institution
10 22 (1.57%) Advertising
11 21 (1.50%) General Ledger
12 19 (1.36%) Law
13 16 (1.14%) Billing
14 7 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.36%) Back Office
17 3 (0.21%) Publishing
18 2 (0.14%) Games
18 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 292 (20.87%) Analyst
2 221 (15.80%) Project Manager
3 176 (12.58%) Developer
4 161 (11.51%) Consultant
5 155 (11.08%) Business Analyst
6 92 (6.58%) Architect
7 61 (4.36%) Oracle Consultant
8 47 (3.36%) Programme Manager
9 46 (3.29%) Java Developer
10 40 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
11 38 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
12 36 (2.57%) Senior Manager
13 32 (2.29%) Senior Business Analyst
13 32 (2.29%) Administrator
14 31 (2.22%) Designer
15 26 (1.86%) Senior Project Manager
15 26 (1.86%) Infrastructure Manager
16 25 (1.79%) DBA
17 24 (1.72%) Data Analyst
18 23 (1.64%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.50%) .NET
1 63 (4.50%) XML
2 51 (3.65%) HTML
3 40 (2.86%) J2EE
4 38 (2.72%) Spring
5 35 (2.50%) Web Services
6 34 (2.43%) CSS
7 33 (2.36%) Middleware
8 23 (1.64%) SOAP
9 21 (1.50%) jQuery
10 19 (1.36%) .NET Framework
11 18 (1.29%) ASP.NET
12 17 (1.22%) JDBC
13 15 (1.07%) JSP
13 15 (1.07%) JSON
13 15 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
14 14 (1.00%) XSLT
15 11 (0.79%) WSDL
15 11 (0.79%) HTML5
16 10 (0.71%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.57%) Mainframe
3 27 (1.93%) Management Information System
4 23 (1.64%) DTV
5 19 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
6 18 (1.29%) User Experience
7 15 (1.07%) VSAM
8 10 (0.71%) Life Science
8 10 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 10 (0.71%) Reference Data
8 10 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
9 9 (0.64%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.64%) PMI
9 9 (0.64%) NHS
10 8 (0.57%) Online Banking
11 7 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.50%) Data Extraction
11 7 (0.50%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 112 (8.01%) Windows
2 72 (5.15%) UNIX
3 47 (3.36%) Linux
4 26 (1.86%) AIX
4 26 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.22%) Solaris
8 11 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.71%) VMS
10 9 (0.64%) Android
11 8 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.36%) VME
14 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.21%) zOS
15 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (16.15%) Project Management
2 197 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 152 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
4 118 (8.43%) Migration
5 114 (8.15%) PRINCE2
6 91 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (5.79%) Business Analysis
8 79 (5.65%) Programme Management
9 72 (5.15%) CRM
9 72 (5.15%) ITIL
10 63 (4.50%) Service Delivery
11 56 (4.00%) Change Management
12 51 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (3.36%) Data Analysis
14 45 (3.22%) Risk Management
14 45 (3.22%) Data Migration
15 38 (2.72%) Workflow
16 37 (2.64%) Continuous Improvement
17 35 (2.50%) Service Management
18 34 (2.43%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (16.23%) SQL
2 99 (7.08%) Java
3 43 (3.07%) JavaScript
4 38 (2.72%) PL/SQL
5 33 (2.36%) C#
6 26 (1.86%) T-SQL
7 24 (1.72%) VBA
8 17 (1.22%) COBOL
8 17 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.14%) C
10 9 (0.64%) JCL
11 7 (0.50%) Objective-C
11 7 (0.50%) ABAP
11 7 (0.50%) Assembly Language
12 6 (0.43%) VB
12 6 (0.43%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.36%) REXX
13 5 (0.36%) C++
13 5 (0.36%) PHP
14 4 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 116 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 90 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.72%) Degree
4 28 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.64%) ISEB
6 21 (1.50%) PMP
6 21 (1.50%) VCP4
7 19 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 19 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (1.22%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.07%) CISSP
10 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.57%) CCNA
14 7 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.43%) MCSE
16 5 (0.36%) CCA
16 5 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (0.36%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.57%) QA
2 22 (1.57%) SLA
3 7 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.50%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.43%) P3O
5 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) Basel II
7 2 (0.14%) FATCA
7 2 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 36 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.71%) vSphere
4 8 (0.57%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (0.36%) XenServer
7 4 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.21%) XenApp
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.14%) RACF
9 2 (0.14%) Firmware
9 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.14%) UAG
9 2 (0.14%) GPFS
10 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.071%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.071%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.071%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.071%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 15 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.71%) SCCM
3 5 (0.36%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.29%) SCOM
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.14%) OpenView
6 2 (0.14%) Netcool
6 2 (0.14%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.071%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.071%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.071%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.071%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.071%) Puppet
7 1 (0.071%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 226 (16.15%) Oracle
2 145 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 90 (6.43%) SAP
4 65 (4.65%) IBM
5 51 (3.65%) VMware
6 40 (2.86%) Citrix
7 39 (2.79%) Cisco
8 31 (2.22%) HP
9 20 (1.43%) Cognos
9 20 (1.43%) Business Objects
9 20 (1.43%) CheckPoint
10 16 (1.14%) CA
11 13 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.93%) Teradata
11 13 (0.93%) Cyber-Ark
12 11 (0.79%) Tableau
13 8 (0.57%) Informatica
14 7 (0.50%) Hyperion
14 7 (0.50%) Nokia
14 7 (0.50%) Lotus
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