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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 717 719 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.80% 22.08% 18.53%
As % of the General category 57.92% 61.35% 57.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 419 275
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Average hourly rate £40.50 £18.00 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.69 £12.42 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.72 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +4.76%
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
1238 1172 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.46% 36.00% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 670 461
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 51
Average hourly rate £18.99 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.48% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.48 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.67 £43.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 340 £400 -3.03% 177
Cheshire -2 196 £425 +7.59% 52
Merseyside +1 67 £419 +40.75% 9
Lancashire +4 60 £400 +5.96% 9
Cumbria +8 12 £400 - 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 486 (28.03%) Banking
2 286 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (15.05%) Project Management
4 254 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 206 (11.88%) SQL
6 203 (11.71%) Oracle
7 188 (10.84%) Migration
8 176 (10.15%) Microsoft
9 141 (8.13%) Retail
10 137 (7.90%) MS Excel
11 121 (6.98%) Java
12 118 (6.81%) Security Cleared
13 113 (6.52%) ITIL
14 112 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
15 111 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
15 111 (6.40%) Risk Management
16 105 (6.06%) Waterfall
17 103 (5.94%) JavaScript
18 102 (5.88%) Windows
19 96 (5.54%) PRINCE2
20 95 (5.48%) SAP
21 93 (5.36%) SQL Server
21 93 (5.36%) SC Cleared
22 89 (5.13%) SAS
23 86 (4.96%) Middleware
24 83 (4.79%) Mainframe
25 82 (4.73%) ERP
25 82 (4.73%) Programme Management
26 78 (4.50%) Unix
27 73 (4.21%) HTML

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 89 (5.13%) SAS
2 42 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 39 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 22 (1.27%) JBoss
5 18 (1.04%) CICS
6 17 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
8 12 (0.69%) Node.js
8 12 (0.69%) Tuxedo
9 10 (0.58%) IIS
10 9 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.46%) Confluence
12 7 (0.40%) Apache
13 6 (0.35%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.29%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.29%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.23%) eRoom
15 4 (0.23%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 137 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.75%) MS Office
3 46 (2.65%) MS Project
4 29 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.058%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.058%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 69 (3.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 52 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
4 35 (2.02%) Oracle ERP
5 24 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 19 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.69%) SAP BPC
9 12 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
10 10 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
11 9 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
12 8 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
13 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (0.35%) HFM
13 6 (0.35%) SAP FI
13 6 (0.35%) Unica
14 5 (0.29%) BASE24
14 5 (0.29%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.40%) PaaS
2 6 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.17%) IaaS
3 3 (0.17%) SaaS
3 3 (0.17%) SoftLayer
4 2 (0.12%) GitHub
4 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.058%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.058%) Boomi
5 1 (0.058%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.058%) Office 365
5 1 (0.058%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.058%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.61%) Internet
2 26 (1.50%) HTTP
3 24 (1.38%) Firewall
4 13 (0.75%) SAN
5 12 (0.69%) ATM
6 11 (0.63%) Network Security
6 11 (0.63%) WAN
7 10 (0.58%) LAN
7 10 (0.58%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.52%) VoIP
9 7 (0.40%) DNS
9 7 (0.40%) ISDN
9 7 (0.40%) LDAP
10 6 (0.35%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.29%) 4G
11 5 (0.29%) Intranet
11 5 (0.29%) Wireless
12 4 (0.23%) 3G
12 4 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (2.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 37 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (2.08%) Base SAS
6 34 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 34 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
8 24 (1.38%) OLAP
9 23 (1.33%) DB2
10 22 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.10%) SAP BW
12 18 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.87%) OLAP Cube
15 14 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
16 13 (0.75%) Relational Database
17 12 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 58 (3.34%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.73%) Subversion
3 26 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 20 (1.15%) JIRA
5 20 (1.15%) Selenium
6 16 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
7 14 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 11 (0.63%) gulp
8 11 (0.63%) Maven
8 11 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (0.58%) Grunt
10 9 (0.52%) ClearCase
10 9 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.35%) Gerrit
11 6 (0.35%) Gradle
12 4 (0.23%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.23%) SoapUI
General
1 486 (28.03%) Banking
2 141 (8.13%) Retail
3 67 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 66 (3.81%) Retail Banking
5 63 (3.63%) Manufacturing
6 46 (2.65%) Marketing
7 35 (2.02%) Legal
8 20 (1.15%) Electronics
9 19 (1.10%) Advertising
9 19 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.04%) Law
11 17 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.63%) Games
14 7 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.35%) Local Government
16 5 (0.29%) Back Office
17 4 (0.23%) Front Office
17 4 (0.23%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 390 (22.49%) Analyst
2 255 (14.71%) Developer
3 197 (11.36%) Project Manager
4 157 (9.05%) Business Analyst
5 154 (8.88%) Architect
6 145 (8.36%) Consultant
7 61 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
8 56 (3.23%) Java Developer
9 46 (2.65%) SAS Developer
10 45 (2.60%) Banking Analyst
11 42 (2.42%) Test Analyst
12 41 (2.36%) IT Manager
13 40 (2.31%) Senior Manager
14 38 (2.19%) Tester
15 37 (2.13%) Programme Manager
16 36 (2.08%) Financial Analyst
17 35 (2.02%) Infrastructure Manager
17 35 (2.02%) Senior Analyst
18 33 (1.90%) Delivery Manager
18 33 (1.90%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.96%) Middleware
2 73 (4.21%) HTML
3 65 (3.75%) Web Services
4 64 (3.69%) XML
5 56 (3.23%) .NET
6 48 (2.77%) CSS
7 45 (2.60%) jQuery
8 36 (2.08%) HTML5
8 36 (2.08%) J2EE
9 33 (1.90%) AngularJS
10 24 (1.38%) Java EE
10 24 (1.38%) JSON
10 24 (1.38%) Spring
11 20 (1.15%) WSDL
12 15 (0.87%) .NET Framework
12 15 (0.87%) ASP.NET
12 15 (0.87%) XSLT
13 13 (0.75%) React
13 13 (0.75%) SOAP
14 12 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.79%) Mainframe
3 66 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 33 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.50%) iPad
5 26 (1.50%) User Experience
6 20 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
7 18 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 16 (0.92%) Data Integration
8 16 (0.92%) PMI
9 15 (0.87%) Clustering
9 15 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.58%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.52%) Contactless
12 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.52%) NHS
13 8 (0.46%) Replication
14 7 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 102 (5.88%) Windows
2 78 (4.50%) Unix
3 67 (3.86%) Linux
4 43 (2.48%) AIX
5 28 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.92%) Mac OS
9 16 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.92%) Windows Vista
10 13 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.69%) VME
12 11 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.63%) MVS
13 10 (0.58%) Solaris
14 8 (0.46%) Android
15 7 (0.40%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.29%) HPUX
16 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (15.05%) Project Management
3 254 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 188 (10.84%) Migration
5 113 (6.52%) ITIL
6 111 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
6 111 (6.40%) Risk Management
7 105 (6.06%) Waterfall
8 96 (5.54%) PRINCE2
9 82 (4.73%) ERP
9 82 (4.73%) Programme Management
10 64 (3.69%) Service Management
11 63 (3.63%) Test Scripting
12 62 (3.58%) Change Management
13 56 (3.23%) Business Analysis
13 56 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
14 54 (3.11%) SDLC
15 53 (3.06%) Analytics
15 53 (3.06%) Data Migration
15 53 (3.06%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 206 (11.88%) SQL
2 121 (6.98%) Java
3 103 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 47 (2.71%) C#
5 41 (2.36%) C++
6 37 (2.13%) Python
7 30 (1.73%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.61%) C
9 25 (1.44%) COBOL
10 22 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.04%) Objective-C
12 16 (0.92%) Perl
13 11 (0.63%) PHP
14 10 (0.58%) VBA
15 8 (0.46%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.46%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.40%) ABAP
16 7 (0.40%) Ruby
16 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 118 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 93 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.21%) Degree
4 29 (1.67%) ISEB
5 22 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 22 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 17 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (0.75%) CISSP
8 13 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (0.75%) MCTS
9 12 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (0.69%) PMP
10 10 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.58%) CISA
10 10 (0.58%) CISM
11 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.40%) MBA
11 7 (0.40%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.29%) QA
2 25 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.58%) P3O
6 10 (0.58%) SLA
7 9 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.46%) COBIT
9 5 (0.29%) COSO
10 3 (0.17%) FATCA
10 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.058%) Basel II
11 1 (0.058%) IAS 39
11 1 (0.058%) ISO22301
System Software
1 22 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 22 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.35%) XenApp
3 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.29%) vSphere
4 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.17%) RACF
6 2 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.12%) Veritas File System
6 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.058%) Docker
7 1 (0.058%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.058%) iptables
7 1 (0.058%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.058%) KVM
7 1 (0.058%) Squid
Systems Management
1 18 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.92%) Tivoli
3 11 (0.63%) Puppet
3 11 (0.63%) SCCM
4 8 (0.46%) Ansible
5 7 (0.40%) SCOM
6 4 (0.23%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.23%) Nagios
6 4 (0.23%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.23%) QRadar
7 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.17%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.17%) Netcool
7 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.17%) Proventia
7 3 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.12%) vRealize
8 2 (0.12%) WSUS
9 1 (0.058%) zSecure
Vendors
1 203 (11.71%) Oracle
2 176 (10.15%) Microsoft
3 95 (5.48%) SAP
4 58 (3.34%) IBM
5 37 (2.13%) HP
6 30 (1.73%) VMware
7 26 (1.50%) Citrix
8 24 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 23 (1.33%) CA
10 20 (1.15%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.04%) Cisco
12 16 (0.92%) Teradata
13 14 (0.81%) Informatica
14 12 (0.69%) Micro Focus
15 11 (0.63%) Hyperion
16 10 (0.58%) Sage
16 10 (0.58%) Splunk
17 8 (0.46%) BT
17 8 (0.46%) Cognos
18 7 (0.40%) Adobe
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