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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 794 833 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.75% 21.46% 19.16%
As % of the General category 57.66% 59.67% 61.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 498 332
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 5
Average hourly rate £31.87 £18.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.02% -48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.60 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £73.50 £88.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -21.73%
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
1377 1396 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.25% 35.96% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 732 534
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 64 48
Average hourly rate £22.54 £21.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £57.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -3 334 £400 -0.92% 128
Cheshire 0 282 £425 +3.65% 37
Lancashire +4 66 £425 +12.21% 15
Merseyside +3 54 £375 +11.94% 9
Cumbria +5 8 - - 4
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 395 (26.32%) Banking
2 308 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (15.66%) Project Management
4 209 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 202 (13.46%) Oracle
6 192 (12.79%) Java
7 168 (11.19%) SQL
8 150 (9.99%) Migration
9 137 (9.13%) Windows
10 132 (8.79%) Microsoft
11 120 (7.99%) SAP
12 116 (7.73%) Waterfall
13 113 (7.53%) JavaScript
13 113 (7.53%) MS Excel
14 99 (6.60%) Programme Management
15 97 (6.46%) XML
15 97 (6.46%) ITIL
16 96 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
17 91 (6.06%) Risk Management
17 91 (6.06%) Degree
18 89 (5.93%) Retail
18 89 (5.93%) SQL Server
19 84 (5.60%) Web Services
19 84 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
20 78 (5.20%) Linux
21 76 (5.06%) PRINCE2
21 76 (5.06%) Business Analysis
22 73 (4.86%) TDD
23 71 (4.73%) HTML
24 69 (4.60%) .NET

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 54 (3.60%) WebSphere
2 39 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.20%) SAS
4 29 (1.93%) JBoss
5 26 (1.73%) CICS
6 23 (1.53%) Apache
6 23 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (1.13%) IIS
7 17 (1.13%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 14 (0.93%) Tuxedo
9 11 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 9 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.47%) Confluence
11 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.40%) CMS
13 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 113 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.66%) MS Office
3 41 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (2.07%) MS Project
5 17 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.067%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 44 (2.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 34 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 28 (1.87%) Oracle Payables
5 20 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
5 20 (1.33%) Unit4 Business World
6 19 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.73%) SAP BPC
9 9 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
10 7 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 5 (0.33%) BASE24
12 5 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 4 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.87%) IaaS
3 10 (0.67%) Office 365
4 7 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 7 (0.47%) PaaS
5 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.27%) SaaS
7 4 (0.27%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.13%) Veeva
9 1 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.067%) GitHub
9 1 (0.067%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.53%) Firewall
2 29 (1.93%) HTTP
3 26 (1.73%) Internet
4 18 (1.20%) WAN
5 17 (1.13%) Network Security
6 15 (1.00%) LAN
7 14 (0.93%) SAN
8 11 (0.73%) DNS
8 11 (0.73%) VPN
9 10 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.40%) ATM
10 6 (0.40%) DHCP
10 6 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.40%) LDAP
11 5 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.33%) Intranet
11 5 (0.33%) Skype
12 4 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.27%) EIGRP
12 4 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
3 29 (1.93%) Oracle Database
4 25 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (1.67%) DB2
5 24 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (1.53%) MySQL
7 20 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (1.27%) SAP BW
9 16 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (0.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 13 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.67%) OLAP
12 10 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 7 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 7 (0.47%) MS Access
14 7 (0.47%) Relational Database
15 6 (0.40%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 40 (2.66%) JIRA
2 36 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.13%) Subversion
4 30 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (1.67%) Selenium
6 24 (1.60%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.07%) ClearCase
7 16 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (0.87%) Maven
10 11 (0.73%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
12 9 (0.60%) Gradle
12 9 (0.60%) JUnit
12 9 (0.60%) TestComplete
13 8 (0.53%) Mockito
13 8 (0.53%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.40%) Ant
14 6 (0.40%) ERwin
15 5 (0.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 395 (26.32%) Banking
2 89 (5.93%) Retail
3 60 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 53 (3.53%) Marketing
5 50 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 44 (2.93%) Retail Banking
7 42 (2.80%) Legal
8 37 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 31 (2.07%) Electronics
10 28 (1.87%) Law
11 19 (1.27%) Investment Banking
12 18 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.80%) Games
13 12 (0.80%) Local Government
14 11 (0.73%) Advertising
15 9 (0.60%) Back Office
16 8 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.33%) Front Office
17 5 (0.33%) German Language
18 4 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 322 (21.45%) Analyst
2 260 (17.32%) Developer
3 173 (11.53%) Project Manager
4 155 (10.33%) Business Analyst
5 136 (9.06%) Architect
6 96 (6.40%) Consultant
7 82 (5.46%) Java Developer
8 48 (3.20%) IT Manager
9 38 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
9 38 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
10 31 (2.07%) .NET Developer
10 31 (2.07%) Senior Manager
11 30 (2.00%) Financial Analyst
12 29 (1.93%) SQL Developer
13 28 (1.87%) Banking Analyst
13 28 (1.87%) Senior Developer
13 28 (1.87%) Technical Analyst
14 27 (1.80%) Infrastructure Manager
14 27 (1.80%) Programme Manager
14 27 (1.80%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (6.46%) XML
2 84 (5.60%) Web Services
3 71 (4.73%) HTML
4 69 (4.60%) .NET
5 66 (4.40%) J2EE
6 65 (4.33%) CSS
7 59 (3.93%) Middleware
8 51 (3.40%) Spring
9 49 (3.26%) jQuery
10 30 (2.00%) XSLT
11 29 (1.93%) HTML5
12 27 (1.80%) JDBC
13 26 (1.73%) SOAP
13 26 (1.73%) WSDL
14 24 (1.60%) AngularJS
14 24 (1.60%) JSON
15 20 (1.33%) Hibernate
16 19 (1.27%) Java EE
17 17 (1.13%) .NET Framework
18 16 (1.07%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.46%) Mainframe
3 57 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 41 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 29 (1.93%) User Experience
6 21 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 19 (1.27%) PMI
9 17 (1.13%) Cryptography
9 17 (1.13%) Online Banking
10 16 (1.07%) Clustering
11 13 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 13 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.80%) Credit Risk
12 12 (0.80%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.60%) Contactless
13 9 (0.60%) iPad
13 9 (0.60%) Tandem
14 8 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 137 (9.13%) Windows
2 78 (5.20%) Linux
3 64 (4.26%) Unix
4 36 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.20%) AIX
6 29 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 24 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.40%) Windows XP
9 20 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.93%) VME
11 13 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.73%) Windows Vista
13 10 (0.67%) Android
13 10 (0.67%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.47%) Solaris
15 7 (0.47%) zOS
16 5 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (15.66%) Project Management
3 209 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 150 (9.99%) Migration
5 116 (7.73%) Waterfall
6 99 (6.60%) Programme Management
7 97 (6.46%) ITIL
8 96 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
9 91 (6.06%) Risk Management
10 76 (5.06%) Business Analysis
10 76 (5.06%) PRINCE2
11 73 (4.86%) TDD
12 68 (4.53%) ERP
13 67 (4.46%) Change Management
13 67 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (4.06%) Scrum
15 58 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
16 55 (3.66%) Test Scripting
17 51 (3.40%) SDLC
18 49 (3.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 192 (12.79%) Java
2 168 (11.19%) SQL
3 113 (7.53%) JavaScript
4 49 (3.26%) C#
5 35 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 35 (2.33%) Python
6 29 (1.93%) COBOL
7 26 (1.73%) C++
8 24 (1.60%) PHP
9 22 (1.47%) C
10 20 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 17 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.80%) Ruby
15 11 (0.73%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.73%) VB
15 11 (0.73%) VBA
16 9 (0.60%) VBScript
17 8 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (6.06%) Degree
2 66 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.33%) PMI Certification
6 17 (1.13%) ISEB
7 16 (1.07%) CISSP
8 13 (0.87%) CISM
9 12 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.80%) MCSE
10 11 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.67%) CCNP
12 9 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.53%) CISA
13 8 (0.53%) PMP
14 7 (0.47%) MBA
14 7 (0.47%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.06%) QA
2 24 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.47%) COBIT
6 6 (0.40%) SLA
7 5 (0.33%) COSO
8 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.13%) FATCA
9 2 (0.13%) GAAP
9 2 (0.13%) P3O
9 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.13%) UCITS
10 1 (0.067%) Basel II
10 1 (0.067%) IAS 39
System Software
1 51 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.47%) Docker
4 7 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.40%) vSphere
6 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (0.33%) XenApp
7 4 (0.27%) RACF
7 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.20%) Veritas File System
8 3 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Firmware
9 2 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.067%) Squid
10 1 (0.067%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (1.27%) Puppet
2 16 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.93%) Tivoli
4 11 (0.73%) SCCM
5 8 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.33%) SCOM
7 4 (0.27%) Ansible
7 4 (0.27%) CA Wily
7 4 (0.27%) Nagios
7 4 (0.27%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.27%) QRadar
8 3 (0.20%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.20%) Proventia
8 3 (0.20%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.20%) vRealize
8 3 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 202 (13.46%) Oracle
2 132 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 120 (7.99%) SAP
4 61 (4.06%) IBM
5 43 (2.86%) VMware
6 35 (2.33%) Citrix
7 30 (2.00%) HP
8 27 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.67%) Cisco
10 14 (0.93%) Micro Focus
11 13 (0.87%) CA
11 13 (0.87%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.67%) SaltStack
12 10 (0.67%) Talend
13 9 (0.60%) Symantec
14 8 (0.53%) EMC
15 7 (0.47%) Hyperion
15 7 (0.47%) Juniper
15 7 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (0.47%) Sun
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