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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 603 611 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.77% 21.42% 20.44%
As % of the General category 58.49% 59.96% 59.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 331 392
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 12
Average hourly rate £15.40 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.70 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.57 £17.86 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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
1031 1019 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.09% 35.72% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 505 568
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 £252 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 64 39
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.86 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% -14.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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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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 0 261 £375 +3.44% 152
Cheshire 0 195 £400 +6.66% 94
Merseyside +4 51 £438 +13.63% 18
Lancashire +1 47 £376 +7.50% 13
Cumbria - 3 £400 - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 251 (21.55%) Banking
2 195 (16.74%) Project Management
3 181 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 180 (15.45%) SQL
5 164 (14.08%) Oracle
6 150 (12.88%) Microsoft
7 118 (10.13%) Windows
8 102 (8.76%) SQL Server
8 102 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
9 98 (8.41%) Security Cleared
10 95 (8.15%) Retail
11 91 (7.81%) PRINCE2
12 89 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
13 82 (7.04%) Migration
14 80 (6.87%) Telecoms
15 79 (6.78%) UNIX
16 76 (6.52%) .NET
17 75 (6.44%) ITIL
17 75 (6.44%) MS Excel
18 69 (5.92%) SAP
19 68 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
20 65 (5.58%) Mainframe
20 65 (5.58%) Business Analysis
21 64 (5.49%) Change Management
22 62 (5.32%) Information Security
22 62 (5.32%) IBM
23 58 (4.98%) SC Cleared
24 55 (4.72%) CRM
25 54 (4.64%) Oracle EBS R12
26 53 (4.55%) Linux

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 36 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.97%) SAS
3 18 (1.55%) CICS
4 14 (1.20%) IIS
5 13 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.86%) CMS
8 9 (0.77%) JBoss
9 7 (0.60%) Apache
9 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.43%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.26%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 75 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.95%) MS Office
3 45 (3.86%) MS Project
4 32 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.086%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.086%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 54 (4.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 44 (3.78%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (1.12%) Oracle Payroll
5 13 (1.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 12 (1.03%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 11 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
7 11 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.60%) SAP EWM
10 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
10 7 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
10 7 (0.60%) Agresso
10 7 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.52%) SAP BPC
12 5 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (0.43%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.43%) SaaS
2 2 (0.17%) Office 365
3 1 (0.086%) Route 53
3 1 (0.086%) IaaS
3 1 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.086%) PaaS
3 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.086%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.26%) Firewall
2 21 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.12%) SAN
4 12 (1.03%) DNS
5 9 (0.77%) LAN
5 9 (0.77%) Network Security
6 8 (0.69%) VPN
7 7 (0.60%) WAN
8 5 (0.43%) VoIP
9 3 (0.26%) Internet
9 3 (0.26%) H.323
9 3 (0.26%) FTP
9 3 (0.26%) PSTN
9 3 (0.26%) ATM
9 3 (0.26%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.26%) Wireless
9 3 (0.26%) MGW
10 2 (0.17%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (2.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 25 (2.15%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (1.72%) DB2
9 19 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (1.12%) OLAP
12 12 (1.03%) MS Access
13 9 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.69%) MySQL
14 8 (0.69%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.69%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.60%) QlikView
15 7 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.12%) NUnit
2 10 (0.86%) Subversion
3 9 (0.77%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.69%) Toad
5 6 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.52%) NetBeans
5 6 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.26%) JMeter
8 3 (0.26%) JIRA
9 2 (0.17%) Selenium
9 2 (0.17%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.17%) ERwin
9 2 (0.17%) Maven
10 1 (0.086%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.086%) ProC
General
1 251 (21.55%) Banking
2 95 (8.15%) Retail
3 80 (6.87%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.35%) Marketing
5 38 (3.26%) Advertising
6 32 (2.75%) Retail Banking
7 26 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.89%) Legal
10 20 (1.72%) Back Office
11 18 (1.55%) Local Government
12 13 (1.12%) Billing
13 12 (1.03%) Electronics
14 11 (0.94%) Front Office
15 10 (0.86%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.60%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.43%) Law
19 1 (0.086%) Military
19 1 (0.086%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (21.46%) Analyst
2 192 (16.48%) Project Manager
3 137 (11.76%) Developer
4 125 (10.73%) Consultant
5 108 (9.27%) Business Analyst
6 92 (7.90%) Architect
7 43 (3.69%) Senior Manager
8 39 (3.35%) Systems Analyst
9 35 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (3.00%) Security Consultant
10 32 (2.75%) Programme Manager
10 32 (2.75%) Senior Project Manager
10 32 (2.75%) Oracle Consultant
11 30 (2.58%) Administrator
12 24 (2.06%) Technical Architect
13 23 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (1.72%) Business Systems Analyst
15 19 (1.63%) Data Analyst
15 19 (1.63%) Payroll Consultant
16 18 (1.55%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (6.52%) .NET
2 49 (4.21%) Middleware
3 29 (2.49%) HTML
3 29 (2.49%) Web Services
4 23 (1.97%) CSS
5 22 (1.89%) XML
6 20 (1.72%) ASP.NET
7 18 (1.55%) Spring
7 18 (1.55%) WCF
8 17 (1.46%) J2EE
9 16 (1.37%) .NET Framework
9 16 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (1.12%) HTML5
10 13 (1.12%) JMS
10 13 (1.12%) JDBC
11 12 (1.03%) CSS3
11 12 (1.03%) jQuery
11 12 (1.03%) Java EE
12 11 (0.94%) DOM
13 9 (0.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.58%) Mainframe
3 44 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.75%) IBM Mainframe
5 20 (1.72%) Data Extraction
6 17 (1.46%) Reference Data
7 16 (1.37%) NHS
8 14 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
10 12 (1.03%) DTV
11 11 (0.94%) Clustering
12 10 (0.86%) VSAM
12 10 (0.86%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.86%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.86%) User Experience
13 9 (0.77%) Open Source
14 8 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.69%) FMCG
14 8 (0.69%) PMI
15 7 (0.60%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 118 (10.13%) Windows
2 79 (6.78%) UNIX
3 53 (4.55%) Linux
4 30 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.97%) Windows 7
5 23 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.63%) Solaris
7 18 (1.55%) AIX
8 12 (1.03%) MVS
9 9 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.52%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.34%) HPUX
12 4 (0.34%) Android
13 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.17%) NetWare
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (16.74%) Project Management
2 181 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 91 (7.81%) PRINCE2
4 89 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (7.04%) Migration
6 75 (6.44%) ITIL
7 68 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
8 65 (5.58%) Business Analysis
9 64 (5.49%) Change Management
10 62 (5.32%) Information Security
11 55 (4.72%) CRM
12 49 (4.21%) Service Delivery
13 43 (3.69%) Data Migration
14 40 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 39 (3.35%) Risk Management
16 37 (3.18%) Workflow
16 37 (3.18%) Supplier Management
16 37 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (3.09%) Data Analysis
18 34 (2.92%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (15.45%) SQL
2 51 (4.38%) Java
3 38 (3.26%) T-SQL
4 36 (3.09%) C#
5 27 (2.32%) VBA
6 23 (1.97%) JavaScript
7 21 (1.80%) PL/SQL
8 19 (1.63%) VB
9 18 (1.55%) PowerShell
10 13 (1.12%) C
11 12 (1.03%) COBOL
12 10 (0.86%) Perl
13 8 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.69%) JCL
14 6 (0.52%) ABAP
14 6 (0.52%) PHP
15 4 (0.34%) Python
15 4 (0.34%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.34%) REXX
15 4 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 98 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.98%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.78%) Degree
4 28 (2.40%) ISEB
5 27 (2.32%) CISSP
6 19 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (1.55%) PMP
8 16 (1.37%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.20%) MCSE
10 13 (1.12%) CISM
11 12 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.77%) MCITP
12 9 (0.77%) CRISC
13 8 (0.69%) MCTS
13 8 (0.69%) GIAC
14 6 (0.52%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.52%) CIMA
15 4 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.72%) SLA
2 16 (1.37%) QA
2 16 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.12%) COBIT
4 7 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.60%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.17%) Basel II
6 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.086%) WCAG
6 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.086%) Basel III
System Software
1 38 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.69%) Firmware
4 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.26%) RHEV
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.086%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.086%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.69%) SCCM
3 6 (0.52%) BladeLogic
4 5 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.17%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.086%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.086%) SCOM
7 1 (0.086%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.086%) Legato
7 1 (0.086%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.086%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.086%) Nagios
7 1 (0.086%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 164 (14.08%) Oracle
2 150 (12.88%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.92%) SAP
4 62 (5.32%) IBM
5 29 (2.49%) HP
6 25 (2.15%) VMware
7 19 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.55%) Cisco
9 14 (1.20%) Citrix
10 13 (1.12%) TIBCO
11 11 (0.94%) CA
11 11 (0.94%) Cognos
11 11 (0.94%) Cyber-Ark
12 10 (0.86%) Splunk
12 10 (0.86%) Business Objects
12 10 (0.86%) CheckPoint
13 9 (0.77%) Intel
14 8 (0.69%) Avaya
14 8 (0.69%) Hyperion
14 8 (0.69%) Sun
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