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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 815 619 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.21% 20.47% 19.70%
As % of the General category 63.62% 62.78% 54.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 363 251
Average daily rate
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£409 £401 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +11.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
Average hourly rate £39.56 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £35.00 £12.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £96.00 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
1281 986 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.90% 32.61% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 558 400
Average daily rate £413 £390 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +10.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 51
Average hourly rate £24.38 £35.00 £20.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +70.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +1 407 £410 +10.14% 158
Cheshire -1 236 £425 - 79
Merseyside +1 46 £400 -5.88% 13
Lancashire -11 42 £381 -21.03% 12
Cumbria +2 13 £375 - 6
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 362 (23.26%) Banking
2 274 (17.61%) Project Management
3 232 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 199 (12.79%) SQL
5 195 (12.53%) Oracle
6 191 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
7 150 (9.64%) Microsoft
8 148 (9.51%) PRINCE2
9 136 (8.74%) Migration
10 126 (8.10%) Retail
11 120 (7.71%) Java
12 116 (7.46%) SAP
13 106 (6.81%) Programme Management
14 104 (6.68%) UNIX
14 104 (6.68%) Windows
15 102 (6.56%) MS Excel
16 99 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
17 94 (6.04%) Business Analysis
17 94 (6.04%) Security Cleared
18 90 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
19 89 (5.72%) ITIL
20 81 (5.21%) Degree
21 79 (5.08%) MS Project
22 76 (4.88%) SC Cleared
23 73 (4.69%) SQL Server
23 73 (4.69%) IBM
23 73 (4.69%) CRM
23 73 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
24 72 (4.63%) Retail Banking
25 71 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (3.66%) SAS
2 33 (2.12%) WebSphere
3 30 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.16%) CICS
5 13 (0.84%) NetWeaver
6 8 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 7 (0.45%) MQSeries
8 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.32%) JBoss
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.19%) IIS
11 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.19%) Confluence
11 3 (0.19%) Lync
11 3 (0.19%) Node.js
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 102 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 79 (5.08%) MS Project
3 71 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (3.53%) MS Office
5 41 (2.63%) MS Visio
6 18 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 73 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 62 (3.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 28 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
5 21 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.90%) Agresso
9 12 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
9 12 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.77%) SAP FI
10 11 (0.71%) SAP SRM
11 10 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.64%) SAP CO
12 8 (0.51%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
12 8 (0.51%) Oracle Payroll
13 6 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
13 6 (0.39%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 5 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
14 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (0.26%) IaaS
2 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.26%) PaaS
3 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.19%) Office 365
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.064%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.48%) Internet
2 18 (1.16%) Firewall
3 17 (1.09%) HTTP
4 16 (1.03%) WAN
5 14 (0.90%) SAN
6 13 (0.84%) LAN
7 11 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.45%) Network Security
9 6 (0.39%) Wireless
9 6 (0.39%) VPN
10 5 (0.32%) Intranet
10 5 (0.32%) DHCP
10 5 (0.32%) DNS
10 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.26%) NAS
11 4 (0.26%) ATM
11 4 (0.26%) FTP
12 3 (0.19%) OSPF
12 3 (0.19%) 3G
12 3 (0.19%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 31 (1.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 25 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.48%) Base SAS
8 21 (1.35%) DB2
8 21 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 19 (1.22%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (0.96%) SAP BW
13 14 (0.90%) Big Data
14 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.71%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.71%) Informix
16 11 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 10 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.03%) Subversion
3 15 (0.96%) JIRA
4 14 (0.90%) Selenium
5 13 (0.84%) JUnit
6 12 (0.77%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.51%) Mockito
8 8 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (0.45%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.19%) Toad
11 3 (0.19%) Introscope
11 3 (0.19%) Maven
11 3 (0.19%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.19%) Moq
11 3 (0.19%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.13%) Appium
General
1 362 (23.26%) Banking
2 126 (8.10%) Retail
3 72 (4.63%) Retail Banking
4 60 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 49 (3.15%) Marketing
7 35 (2.25%) Local Government
8 28 (1.80%) Legal
8 28 (1.80%) Electronics
9 22 (1.41%) General Ledger
10 21 (1.35%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (1.22%) Law
13 11 (0.71%) Advertising
14 7 (0.45%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.32%) Back Office
15 5 (0.32%) Billing
16 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.13%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 352 (22.62%) Analyst
2 275 (17.67%) Project Manager
3 207 (13.30%) Business Analyst
4 194 (12.47%) Developer
5 131 (8.42%) Architect
6 123 (7.90%) Consultant
7 59 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
8 56 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (3.41%) Java Developer
10 48 (3.08%) Programme Manager
11 47 (3.02%) Senior Manager
12 46 (2.96%) Senior Business Analyst
13 38 (2.44%) Oracle Consultant
14 34 (2.19%) Senior Project Manager
15 32 (2.06%) Infrastructure Manager
16 28 (1.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 28 (1.80%) Technical Architect
17 27 (1.74%) Data Analyst
18 26 (1.67%) Designer
19 25 (1.61%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.18%) XML
2 56 (3.60%) HTML
3 55 (3.53%) .NET
4 51 (3.28%) J2EE
5 50 (3.21%) Web Services
6 44 (2.83%) Spring
7 40 (2.57%) Middleware
8 39 (2.51%) CSS
9 30 (1.93%) SOAP
10 25 (1.61%) JSON
11 22 (1.41%) jQuery
11 22 (1.41%) WSDL
12 21 (1.35%) HTML5
13 17 (1.09%) AngularJS
14 14 (0.90%) ASP.NET
14 14 (0.90%) JDBC
15 11 (0.71%) JSP
15 11 (0.71%) Servlets
15 11 (0.71%) XSLT
15 11 (0.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.31%) Mainframe
3 45 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 28 (1.80%) DTV
5 20 (1.29%) IBM Mainframe
6 15 (0.96%) Open Source
7 14 (0.90%) User Experience
7 14 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 14 (0.90%) PMI
8 13 (0.84%) Life Science
8 13 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 12 (0.77%) Data Extraction
9 12 (0.77%) NHS
10 11 (0.71%) VSAM
11 10 (0.64%) Online Banking
12 9 (0.58%) FMCG
12 9 (0.58%) BYOD
13 7 (0.45%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
14 6 (0.39%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 104 (6.68%) UNIX
1 104 (6.68%) Windows
2 55 (3.53%) Linux
3 28 (1.80%) AIX
4 21 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.09%) Solaris
6 14 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.77%) VME
8 11 (0.71%) Android
9 10 (0.64%) VMS
10 9 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.45%) MVS
11 7 (0.45%) zOS
12 6 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (17.61%) Project Management
2 232 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 191 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (9.51%) PRINCE2
5 136 (8.74%) Migration
6 106 (6.81%) Programme Management
7 94 (6.04%) Business Analysis
8 90 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
9 89 (5.72%) ITIL
10 73 (4.69%) CRM
11 64 (4.11%) Change Management
12 56 (3.60%) Risk Management
13 54 (3.47%) Data Analysis
14 53 (3.41%) Service Delivery
15 52 (3.34%) Service Management
16 45 (2.89%) Data Migration
17 44 (2.83%) Supplier Management
18 42 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 39 (2.51%) User Acceptance Testing
19 39 (2.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 199 (12.79%) SQL
2 120 (7.71%) Java
3 60 (3.86%) JavaScript
4 38 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 24 (1.54%) C#
6 22 (1.41%) C
7 19 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 14 (0.90%) VBA
9 13 (0.84%) COBOL
10 10 (0.64%) C++
11 9 (0.58%) REXX
11 9 (0.58%) Perl
11 9 (0.58%) Objective-C
11 9 (0.58%) Scala
12 8 (0.51%) Python
12 8 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.45%) JCL
13 7 (0.45%) ABAP
14 6 (0.39%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.39%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 94 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 81 (5.21%) Degree
3 76 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.99%) PMI Certification
5 28 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 24 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 20 (1.29%) ISEB
8 19 (1.22%) PMP
9 17 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 14 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.84%) CISSP
12 10 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.58%) MCTS
14 8 (0.51%) CCNA
15 7 (0.45%) CCNP
15 7 (0.45%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.39%) CCA
17 5 (0.32%) CIMA
18 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.19%) QA
2 14 (0.90%) SLA
3 10 (0.64%) FATCA
4 8 (0.51%) P3O
5 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.26%) FINREP
7 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.064%) GAAP
9 1 (0.064%) GMP
9 1 (0.064%) GxP
9 1 (0.064%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.064%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.64%) vSphere
4 8 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.26%) XenApp
5 4 (0.26%) RACF
6 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.19%) NFS
6 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.13%) XenServer
7 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.064%) Xen
8 1 (0.064%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.064%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (0.84%) SCCM
2 7 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.32%) SCOM
5 4 (0.26%) StatsD
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.13%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.13%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.13%) Netcool
7 2 (0.13%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.13%) MOM
8 1 (0.064%) OpenView
8 1 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.064%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 195 (12.53%) Oracle
2 150 (9.64%) Microsoft
3 116 (7.46%) SAP
4 73 (4.69%) IBM
5 49 (3.15%) VMware
6 44 (2.83%) Citrix
7 30 (1.93%) Cisco
8 28 (1.80%) HP
9 21 (1.35%) Business Objects
10 19 (1.22%) CA
10 19 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 19 (1.22%) Teradata
11 13 (0.84%) Sybase
11 13 (0.84%) Tableau
12 11 (0.71%) Cognos
13 10 (0.64%) ArcSight
13 10 (0.64%) McAfee
14 9 (0.58%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.51%) Symantec
15 8 (0.51%) Informatica
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
North West
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago