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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 684 559 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.74% 20.45% 14.87%
As % of the General category 62.18% 59.47% 52.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 304 226
Average daily rate
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£386 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £226 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.95 £129.95 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
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
1100 940 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.97% 34.39% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 495 374
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 63
Average hourly rate £18.07 £25.04 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.85% +46.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £9.35 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.70 £48.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +1 328 £400 +1.58% 138
Cheshire 0 209 £393 +12.14% 61
Lancashire -1 47 £378 +7.85% 11
Merseyside +7 46 £300 -7.69% 28
Cumbria +3 3 £215 -50.14% 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 240 (18.40%) Banking
2 224 (17.18%) Oracle
3 215 (16.49%) SQL
4 212 (16.26%) Project Management
5 176 (13.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 142 (10.89%) Microsoft
7 133 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (9.05%) Security Cleared
9 116 (8.90%) Windows
10 114 (8.74%) Retail
11 101 (7.75%) Migration
12 100 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
13 98 (7.52%) PRINCE2
14 91 (6.98%) Java
15 82 (6.29%) SQL Server
15 82 (6.29%) SC Cleared
16 79 (6.06%) Business Analysis
17 78 (5.98%) MS Excel
18 77 (5.90%) ITIL
19 72 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
19 72 (5.52%) Oracle EBS R12
20 71 (5.44%) SAP
20 71 (5.44%) Telecoms
21 70 (5.37%) .NET
21 70 (5.37%) UNIX
22 66 (5.06%) Service Delivery
23 65 (4.98%) Oracle EBS
24 63 (4.83%) IBM
25 59 (4.52%) CRM
26 57 (4.37%) Mainframe

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 42 (3.22%) SAS
2 30 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.84%) CICS
4 17 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.07%) NetWeaver
6 13 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.92%) IIS
8 11 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.61%) JBoss
11 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.31%) iPlanet
12 4 (0.31%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.23%) CMS
13 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 78 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.14%) MS Office
3 42 (3.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (3.07%) MS Project
5 26 (1.99%) MS Visio
6 19 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.15%) SPSS
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.077%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 72 (5.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 65 (4.98%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.99%) Oracle Financials
4 22 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
5 17 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
5 17 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 16 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.84%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 11 (0.84%) Agresso
8 11 (0.84%) SAP SRM
9 10 (0.77%) SAP FI
10 9 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (0.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 8 (0.61%) SAP CO
11 8 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle Payroll
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.46%) SaaS
2 4 (0.31%) Office 365
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.077%) Route 53
5 1 (0.077%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.077%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.077%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.61%) SAN
2 19 (1.46%) Firewall
3 13 (1.00%) LAN
3 13 (1.00%) WAN
3 13 (1.00%) HTTP
4 11 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.84%) Internet
5 7 (0.54%) DNS
6 4 (0.31%) 2G
6 4 (0.31%) 3G
6 4 (0.31%) VPN
6 4 (0.31%) FTP
6 4 (0.31%) 4G
6 4 (0.31%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.23%) VoIP
7 3 (0.23%) Network Security
8 2 (0.15%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.15%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 27 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (1.46%) DB2
8 19 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (1.30%) SAP BW
10 15 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (1.07%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
13 11 (0.84%) Base SAS
13 11 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 10 (0.77%) MS Access
14 10 (0.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.61%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (0.84%) Subversion
2 10 (0.77%) JIRA
2 10 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.54%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.54%) NUnit
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.38%) NetBeans
7 4 (0.31%) Maven
7 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.31%) Selenium
8 3 (0.23%) QAComplete
8 3 (0.23%) JUnit
8 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.23%) Toad
8 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.23%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.23%) Axure RP
General
1 240 (18.40%) Banking
2 114 (8.74%) Retail
3 71 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 45 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 33 (2.53%) Legal
6 32 (2.45%) Marketing
7 27 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.07%) Advertising
8 24 (1.84%) Local Government
8 24 (1.84%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.38%) Law
10 17 (1.30%) General Ledger
11 16 (1.23%) Billing
12 9 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.69%) Electronics
13 6 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.31%) Back Office
15 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
15 2 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 268 (20.55%) Analyst
2 200 (15.34%) Project Manager
3 172 (13.19%) Developer
4 144 (11.04%) Consultant
5 130 (9.97%) Business Analyst
6 85 (6.52%) Architect
7 53 (4.06%) Oracle Consultant
8 42 (3.22%) Programme Manager
9 39 (2.99%) Java Developer
10 38 (2.91%) Senior Manager
11 37 (2.84%) Administrator
12 36 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
13 31 (2.38%) Designer
13 31 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
14 30 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
14 30 (2.30%) Senior Project Manager
15 27 (2.07%) Senior Business Analyst
16 26 (1.99%) DBA
17 25 (1.92%) Test Manager
18 23 (1.76%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (5.37%) .NET
2 48 (3.68%) XML
3 44 (3.37%) HTML
4 38 (2.91%) Spring
5 36 (2.76%) J2EE
6 35 (2.68%) Middleware
7 29 (2.22%) CSS
8 27 (2.07%) Web Services
9 20 (1.53%) ASP.NET
10 19 (1.46%) SOAP
10 19 (1.46%) JDBC
11 18 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
12 16 (1.23%) JSP
13 15 (1.15%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.07%) jQuery
14 14 (1.07%) JMS
15 13 (1.00%) HTML5
16 12 (0.92%) XSLT
17 11 (0.84%) Java EE
18 10 (0.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.37%) Mainframe
3 23 (1.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 22 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.23%) User Experience
5 16 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
6 13 (1.00%) VSAM
7 12 (0.92%) Reference Data
7 12 (0.92%) Data Extraction
8 11 (0.84%) NHS
9 9 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 9 (0.69%) DTV
10 8 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.61%) Clustering
10 8 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.54%) PMI
12 6 (0.46%) Online Banking
13 5 (0.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.90%) Windows
2 70 (5.37%) UNIX
3 55 (4.22%) Linux
4 27 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (1.61%) AIX
7 18 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.38%) Solaris
8 17 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.69%) VMS
9 9 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.46%) Android
12 5 (0.38%) HPUX
13 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.31%) VME
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (16.26%) Project Management
2 176 (13.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 133 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (7.75%) Migration
5 98 (7.52%) PRINCE2
6 79 (6.06%) Business Analysis
7 77 (5.90%) ITIL
8 72 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (5.06%) Service Delivery
10 59 (4.52%) CRM
11 53 (4.06%) Programme Management
12 48 (3.68%) Change Management
13 46 (3.53%) Data Analysis
14 41 (3.14%) Risk Management
15 40 (3.07%) Workflow
15 40 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (2.91%) Data Modelling
16 38 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (2.76%) Data Migration
18 35 (2.68%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (16.49%) SQL
2 91 (6.98%) Java
3 34 (2.61%) JavaScript
4 33 (2.53%) PL/SQL
5 32 (2.45%) C#
6 30 (2.30%) T-SQL
7 27 (2.07%) VBA
8 18 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.23%) COBOL
10 12 (0.92%) JCL
11 10 (0.77%) PowerShell
11 10 (0.77%) C
12 9 (0.69%) VB
13 7 (0.54%) ABAP
13 7 (0.54%) Perl
14 5 (0.38%) PHP
14 5 (0.38%) REXX
14 5 (0.38%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.31%) SAS Macro
15 4 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 118 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 82 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.91%) Degree
4 28 (2.15%) ISEB
5 25 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 19 (1.46%) PMP
7 18 (1.38%) CISSP
7 18 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 13 (1.00%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.92%) MCSE
12 9 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.61%) CISM
13 8 (0.61%) CCNA
14 6 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.38%) CCIA
15 5 (0.38%) CRISC
15 5 (0.38%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.30%) SLA
1 30 (2.30%) QA
2 15 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.77%) Solvency II
4 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.46%) COBIT
7 5 (0.38%) P3O
7 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) Basel II
8 2 (0.15%) GxP
8 2 (0.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 38 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.69%) vSphere
4 8 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.38%) Firmware
5 5 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.38%) XenServer
6 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.15%) UAG
7 2 (0.15%) XenApp
7 2 (0.15%) GPFS
8 1 (0.077%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.077%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.77%) SCCM
3 4 (0.31%) SCOM
3 4 (0.31%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.15%) Netcool
5 2 (0.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.077%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.077%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.077%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.077%) MOM
6 1 (0.077%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.077%) Nagios
6 1 (0.077%) Legato
6 1 (0.077%) OpenView
Vendors
1 224 (17.18%) Oracle
2 142 (10.89%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.44%) SAP
4 63 (4.83%) IBM
5 57 (4.37%) VMware
6 36 (2.76%) Cisco
7 31 (2.38%) Citrix
8 30 (2.30%) HP
9 21 (1.61%) Cognos
9 21 (1.61%) Business Objects
10 20 (1.53%) CheckPoint
11 15 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.15%) CA
12 12 (0.92%) Cyber-Ark
13 11 (0.84%) Informatica
14 9 (0.69%) Tableau
14 9 (0.69%) McAfee
15 8 (0.61%) Fujitsu
15 8 (0.61%) Teradata
15 8 (0.61%) Hyperion
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £37925 - £43750 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £380 - £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago