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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 965 561 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.31% 18.18% 20.22%
As % of the General category 61.78% 58.32% 57.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 327 313
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +7.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £255 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 21
Average hourly rate £30.52 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.20% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £15.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.97 £17.75 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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
1562 962 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.12% 31.18% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 531 504
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 36 59
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.91 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.97 £42.00 £33.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 517 £400 +4.57% 179
Cheshire -1 251 £425 +2.16% 67
Lancashire +4 65 £493 +23.12% 11
Merseyside -2 59 £400 -10.11% 16
Cumbria -11 9 £300 -25.00% 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 481 (27.05%) Banking
2 309 (17.38%) Project Management
3 268 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 233 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
5 220 (12.37%) SQL
6 211 (11.87%) Oracle
7 206 (11.59%) Microsoft
8 163 (9.17%) Retail
9 149 (8.38%) PRINCE2
10 136 (7.65%) ITIL
10 136 (7.65%) MS Excel
11 134 (7.54%) Migration
12 121 (6.81%) UNIX
12 121 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
13 115 (6.47%) Business Analysis
14 110 (6.19%) SAP
15 106 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
16 105 (5.91%) SQL Server
16 105 (5.91%) Windows
17 102 (5.74%) Java
18 93 (5.23%) Retail Banking
19 92 (5.17%) Programme Management
20 91 (5.12%) Risk Management
21 88 (4.95%) Telecoms
22 81 (4.56%) Oracle EBS
22 81 (4.56%) CRM
23 79 (4.44%) Middleware
24 77 (4.33%) MS Office
25 76 (4.27%) SAS
25 76 (4.27%) IBM

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 76 (4.27%) SAS
2 42 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.36%) WebSphere
3 17 (0.96%) CICS
4 8 (0.45%) JBoss
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.22%) Node.js
7 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.22%) CMS
7 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.22%) IIS
7 4 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 136 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 77 (4.33%) MS Office
3 61 (3.43%) MS Project
4 41 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 81 (4.56%) Oracle EBS
2 64 (3.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 34 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 33 (1.86%) Oracle General Ledger
5 31 (1.74%) Oracle Financials
6 30 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
7 21 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 13 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
9 12 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.56%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 10 (0.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 8 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
12 8 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
12 8 (0.45%) Agresso
12 8 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
13 7 (0.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.22%) IaaS
3 3 (0.17%) SaaS
3 3 (0.17%) Office 365
4 2 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.056%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.056%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.056%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.056%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.056%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.056%) Boomi
5 1 (0.056%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.12%) TCP/IP
2 17 (0.96%) Internet
2 17 (0.96%) Firewall
3 12 (0.67%) WAN
4 11 (0.62%) SAN
5 10 (0.56%) DNS
5 10 (0.56%) LAN
5 10 (0.56%) HTTP
6 9 (0.51%) DHCP
7 7 (0.39%) FTP
7 7 (0.39%) SSL
8 6 (0.34%) ATM
8 6 (0.34%) VoIP
8 6 (0.34%) Wireless
8 6 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.28%) Network Security
9 5 (0.28%) NAS
10 4 (0.22%) 4G
10 4 (0.22%) ISDN
10 4 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (2.81%) Oracle Database
4 50 (2.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 49 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (2.25%) Base SAS
7 37 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
9 22 (1.24%) OLAP
10 21 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (1.18%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.18%) OLAP Cube
11 19 (1.07%) DB2
11 19 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (0.67%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.62%) DataStage
15 11 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.67%) Subversion
3 12 (0.67%) JIRA
4 11 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.51%) Selenium
5 9 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.39%) JUnit
8 5 (0.28%) Toad
8 5 (0.28%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (0.28%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (0.28%) Mockito
8 5 (0.28%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.17%) Moq
9 3 (0.17%) Hudson
9 3 (0.17%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.17%) TestDirector
General
1 481 (27.05%) Banking
2 163 (9.17%) Retail
3 93 (5.23%) Retail Banking
4 88 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 63 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.87%) Marketing
7 48 (2.70%) Legal
8 40 (2.25%) General Ledger
9 34 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 33 (1.86%) Electronics
11 28 (1.57%) Local Government
12 19 (1.07%) Law
13 18 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.96%) Advertising
15 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.28%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.22%) Publishing
17 3 (0.17%) Back Office
17 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.11%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 454 (25.53%) Analyst
2 296 (16.65%) Project Manager
3 227 (12.77%) Business Analyst
4 208 (11.70%) Developer
5 154 (8.66%) Architect
6 140 (7.87%) Consultant
7 69 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
8 58 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
9 43 (2.42%) Senior Business Analyst
10 40 (2.25%) Programme Manager
10 40 (2.25%) Java Developer
11 39 (2.19%) Senior Manager
12 38 (2.14%) Support Analyst
12 38 (2.14%) Oracle Consultant
13 35 (1.97%) Technical Architect
14 33 (1.86%) Test Analyst
15 32 (1.80%) Service Manager
16 31 (1.74%) Data Analyst
17 30 (1.69%) Test Manager
18 28 (1.57%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.44%) Middleware
2 57 (3.21%) Web Services
3 51 (2.87%) .NET
4 46 (2.59%) XML
5 45 (2.53%) HTML
6 41 (2.31%) J2EE
7 35 (1.97%) Spring
8 32 (1.80%) CSS
9 29 (1.63%) SOAP
10 28 (1.57%) JSON
11 27 (1.52%) WSDL
12 22 (1.24%) HTML5
13 18 (1.01%) jQuery
14 17 (0.96%) WCF
15 16 (0.90%) AngularJS
16 13 (0.73%) Servlets
16 13 (0.73%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
18 11 (0.62%) RESTful
18 11 (0.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 121 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.22%) Mainframe
3 46 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 43 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 33 (1.86%) DTV
6 23 (1.29%) IBM Mainframe
7 20 (1.12%) Data Integration
8 19 (1.07%) Data Extraction
9 18 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 15 (0.84%) User Experience
10 15 (0.84%) Credit Risk
11 13 (0.73%) VSAM
11 13 (0.73%) PMI
12 12 (0.67%) NHS
12 12 (0.67%) E-Learning
13 10 (0.56%) Online Banking
13 10 (0.56%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.45%) PKI
14 8 (0.45%) Clustering
14 8 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 121 (6.81%) UNIX
2 105 (5.91%) Windows
3 52 (2.92%) Linux
4 29 (1.63%) AIX
5 23 (1.29%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.07%) MVS
8 17 (0.96%) Solaris
9 16 (0.90%) Windows XP
9 16 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.79%) Android
11 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.51%) zOS
13 8 (0.45%) VME
14 7 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.34%) HPUX
16 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (17.38%) Project Management
2 268 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 233 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (8.38%) PRINCE2
5 136 (7.65%) ITIL
6 134 (7.54%) Migration
7 115 (6.47%) Business Analysis
8 106 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
9 92 (5.17%) Programme Management
10 91 (5.12%) Risk Management
11 81 (4.56%) CRM
12 74 (4.16%) Change Management
13 69 (3.88%) ETL
13 69 (3.88%) SDLC
14 60 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 59 (3.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 57 (3.21%) Service Management
17 54 (3.04%) Waterfall
18 53 (2.98%) Service Delivery
18 53 (2.98%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 220 (12.37%) SQL
2 102 (5.74%) Java
3 59 (3.32%) JavaScript
4 31 (1.74%) T-SQL
5 29 (1.63%) PL/SQL
6 23 (1.29%) C#
7 17 (0.96%) COBOL
7 17 (0.96%) VBA
8 16 (0.90%) JCL
9 14 (0.79%) C++
10 13 (0.73%) Python
11 12 (0.67%) C
11 12 (0.67%) REXX
12 10 (0.56%) VB
13 9 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.45%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.45%) Scala
14 8 (0.45%) Perl
14 8 (0.45%) PHP
15 7 (0.39%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 74 (4.16%) Security Cleared
2 65 (3.66%) Degree
3 50 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.02%) ISEB
5 35 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 33 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 30 (1.69%) PMI Certification
8 22 (1.24%) CIMA
9 20 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.01%) ACCA
12 17 (0.96%) MCTS
12 17 (0.96%) PMP
13 15 (0.84%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.73%) APMP
15 12 (0.67%) CISSP
16 10 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 9 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
18 7 (0.39%) CCNP
18 7 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.69%) QA
2 24 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (0.79%) SLA
4 13 (0.73%) P3O
5 10 (0.56%) FATCA
6 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.34%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.22%) FINREP
9 2 (0.11%) GAAP
9 2 (0.11%) GAMP
10 1 (0.056%) GMP
10 1 (0.056%) COBIT
10 1 (0.056%) HL7
10 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.79%) Time Sharing Option
4 8 (0.45%) XenApp
5 7 (0.39%) NFS
6 6 (0.34%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 5 (0.28%) RACF
7 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.11%) vSphere
10 2 (0.11%) XenServer
10 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.11%) Xen
10 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.056%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.056%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (0.39%) SCCM
4 5 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.22%) OMEGAMON
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.22%) StatsD
5 4 (0.22%) zSecure
6 3 (0.17%) SCOM
7 2 (0.11%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.11%) Puppet
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.056%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.056%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.056%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.056%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.056%) Oozie
Vendors
1 211 (11.87%) Oracle
2 206 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 110 (6.19%) SAP
4 76 (4.27%) IBM
5 39 (2.19%) VMware
6 36 (2.02%) Citrix
7 29 (1.63%) HP
8 26 (1.46%) Teradata
9 20 (1.12%) Hyperion
10 19 (1.07%) CA
11 15 (0.84%) Sybase
12 11 (0.62%) Cisco
12 11 (0.62%) Cognos
12 11 (0.62%) Informatica
12 11 (0.62%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.51%) Symantec
14 8 (0.45%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.39%) Ariba
15 7 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (0.39%) Amdocs
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