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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 515 905 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.38% 21.90% 20.31%
As % of the General category 56.35% 60.58% 60.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 615 391
Median daily rate £413 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +0.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 13
Median hourly rate £22.85 £39.01 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.43% +131.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.99 £26.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +30.30%
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
914 1494 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.07% 36.16% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 943 641
Median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 49
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% +22.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 249 £425 +6.25% 99
Cheshire -1 150 £415 -2.35% 41
Merseyside -4 43 £400 -5.88% 14
Lancashire -17 27 £338 -29.31% 11
Cumbria -1 3 £331 -17.18% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 174 (16.63%) Banking
1 174 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (14.24%) Oracle
3 140 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 129 (12.33%) Project Management
5 128 (12.24%) SQL
6 122 (11.66%) SAP
7 118 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
8 102 (9.75%) Microsoft
9 96 (9.18%) Migration
10 95 (9.08%) Java
11 84 (8.03%) Windows
12 83 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
13 80 (7.65%) SQL Server
14 66 (6.31%) ETL
15 65 (6.21%) MS Excel
16 63 (6.02%) Data Centre
17 57 (5.45%) Programme Management
18 56 (5.35%) Change Management
18 56 (5.35%) ITIL
18 56 (5.35%) Mainframe
18 56 (5.35%) Business Analysis
19 55 (5.26%) Risk Management
20 54 (5.16%) Unix
21 53 (5.07%) Scrum
22 52 (4.97%) Telecoms
23 51 (4.88%) Marketing
24 50 (4.78%) Linux
25 48 (4.59%) ERP
25 48 (4.59%) Manufacturing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (2.68%) SAS
2 23 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.24%) IIS
5 10 (0.96%) CICS
6 8 (0.76%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.67%) Apache
8 6 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.38%) CMS
10 4 (0.38%) JBoss
11 2 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.19%) Confluence
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.82%) MS Office
3 20 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.53%) MS Project
5 15 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.096%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (3.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 34 (3.25%) Unit4 Business World
3 30 (2.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (2.01%) Oracle Financials
6 20 (1.91%) SAP FI
7 19 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 11 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
11 9 (0.86%) SAP BPC
11 9 (0.86%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (0.76%) SAP HR
13 7 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
14 6 (0.57%) BASE24
14 6 (0.57%) SAP ERP
15 5 (0.48%) Oracle E-Business Tax
15 5 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.24%) SaaS
3 9 (0.86%) IaaS
3 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.76%) Office 365
5 7 (0.67%) PaaS
6 6 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.38%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.096%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.096%) GitHub
10 1 (0.096%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.44%) Firewall
2 24 (2.29%) Network Security
3 14 (1.34%) LAN
4 13 (1.24%) WAN
5 9 (0.86%) Internet
6 6 (0.57%) ATM
6 6 (0.57%) LDAP
6 6 (0.57%) SSL
7 5 (0.48%) DNS
7 5 (0.48%) VoIP
8 4 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.38%) SAN
8 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.29%) DHCP
9 3 (0.29%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.29%) HTTP
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (2.96%) Oracle BI EE
4 31 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 26 (2.49%) Oracle Database
7 23 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (1.72%) Big Data
10 16 (1.53%) DB2
10 16 (1.53%) Essbase
10 16 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (1.43%) OLAP
11 15 (1.43%) SAP BW
11 15 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.34%) Data Mart
12 14 (1.34%) MySQL
12 14 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 20 (1.91%) JIRA
2 17 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.43%) JUnit
4 14 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
5 12 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.05%) ERwin
7 10 (0.96%) Selenium
7 10 (0.96%) Subversion
8 8 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.76%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.38%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.29%) Gradle
10 3 (0.29%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.29%) LSMW
10 3 (0.29%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.29%) TestNG
General
1 174 (16.63%) Banking
2 52 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 51 (4.88%) Marketing
4 48 (4.59%) Manufacturing
5 42 (4.02%) Retail
6 30 (2.87%) Electronics
7 24 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 19 (1.82%) General Ledger
8 19 (1.82%) Legal
9 18 (1.72%) Back Office
10 14 (1.34%) Investment Banking
10 14 (1.34%) Law
11 13 (1.24%) Advertising
12 11 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.96%) Billing
14 8 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.57%) Publishing
16 5 (0.48%) Front Office
17 2 (0.19%) International Banking
17 2 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 257 (24.57%) Analyst
2 159 (15.20%) Developer
3 117 (11.19%) Consultant
4 105 (10.04%) Project Manager
5 87 (8.32%) Business Analyst
6 77 (7.36%) Architect
7 41 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 40 (3.82%) Financial Analyst
9 31 (2.96%) Operations Analyst
10 29 (2.77%) Mainframe Analyst
10 29 (2.77%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
11 23 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (2.10%) Administrator
13 20 (1.91%) Senior Developer
14 18 (1.72%) Infrastructure Manager
14 18 (1.72%) Security Consultant
14 18 (1.72%) Support Analyst
15 17 (1.63%) Business Manager
15 17 (1.63%) Finance Business Analyst
15 17 (1.63%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.92%) .NET
1 41 (3.92%) Web Services
2 40 (3.82%) XML
3 36 (3.44%) Spring
4 29 (2.77%) JSON
5 28 (2.68%) HTML
6 26 (2.49%) SOAP
7 25 (2.39%) CSS
8 24 (2.29%) J2EE
9 20 (1.91%) AngularJS
10 18 (1.72%) Hibernate
11 17 (1.63%) MDX
11 17 (1.63%) Middleware
12 16 (1.53%) jQuery
12 16 (1.53%) RESTful
13 13 (1.24%) ASP.NET
14 12 (1.15%) .NET Framework
14 12 (1.15%) HTML5
14 12 (1.15%) Struts
15 11 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 56 (5.35%) Mainframe
4 34 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.15%) Visualisation
6 11 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.05%) Replication
7 10 (0.96%) Life Science
7 10 (0.96%) User Experience
8 9 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (0.76%) Fintech
10 7 (0.67%) Tandem
11 6 (0.57%) Clustering
11 6 (0.57%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.57%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.57%) EMV
11 6 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.57%) NHS
12 5 (0.48%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 84 (8.03%) Windows
2 54 (5.16%) Unix
3 50 (4.78%) Linux
4 29 (2.77%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.58%) AIX
6 10 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.86%) Android
7 9 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.76%) HPUX
9 6 (0.57%) Solaris
10 5 (0.48%) zOS
11 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 129 (12.33%) Project Management
4 118 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
5 96 (9.18%) Migration
6 66 (6.31%) ETL
7 57 (5.45%) Programme Management
8 56 (5.35%) Business Analysis
8 56 (5.35%) Change Management
8 56 (5.35%) ITIL
9 55 (5.26%) Risk Management
10 53 (5.07%) Scrum
11 48 (4.59%) ERP
12 44 (4.21%) Analytics
13 40 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 39 (3.73%) Waterfall
15 37 (3.54%) Validation
16 36 (3.44%) Data Modelling
17 35 (3.35%) PRINCE2
18 33 (3.15%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 128 (12.24%) SQL
2 95 (9.08%) Java
3 47 (4.49%) JavaScript
4 29 (2.77%) C#
5 20 (1.91%) T-SQL
6 18 (1.72%) Python
7 13 (1.24%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.05%) PowerShell
9 10 (0.96%) Ruby
10 9 (0.86%) C
10 9 (0.86%) COBOL
10 9 (0.86%) VBA
11 7 (0.67%) PHP
12 6 (0.57%) C++
12 6 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.57%) VB
13 5 (0.48%) Groovy
13 5 (0.48%) Perl
14 3 (0.29%) JCL
14 3 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 45 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 36 (3.44%) SC Cleared
3 30 (2.87%) Degree
4 25 (2.39%) CISSP
5 23 (2.20%) ISEB
6 21 (2.01%) CISM
7 10 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.86%) CISA
9 7 (0.67%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.48%) ACCA
11 5 (0.48%) CIMA
11 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.38%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.38%) PMP
13 3 (0.29%) APMP
13 3 (0.29%) CRISC
13 3 (0.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.58%) QA
2 22 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.57%) COBIT
5 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.48%) MiFID
6 5 (0.48%) SLA
7 4 (0.38%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.19%) P3O
8 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) SEPA
9 1 (0.096%) BS25999
9 1 (0.096%) COSO
9 1 (0.096%) GMP
9 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 21 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.05%) XenDesktop
3 6 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.38%) Docker
6 2 (0.19%) KVM
6 2 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.096%) Firmware
7 1 (0.096%) NFS
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.096%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.096%) RACF
7 1 (0.096%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.096%) Varnish
7 1 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.096%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (1.53%) SCCM
2 13 (1.24%) Puppet
3 12 (1.15%) WSUS
4 11 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (0.86%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.19%) Ansible
8 2 (0.19%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.19%) Nagios
8 2 (0.19%) Salt
9 1 (0.096%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.096%) SCOM
9 1 (0.096%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 149 (14.24%) Oracle
2 122 (11.66%) SAP
3 102 (9.75%) Microsoft
4 31 (2.96%) CA
5 28 (2.68%) Hyperion
5 28 (2.68%) IBM
6 21 (2.01%) Cisco
6 21 (2.01%) Citrix
7 16 (1.53%) HP
7 16 (1.53%) Intel Security
8 14 (1.34%) Talend
9 13 (1.24%) Splunk
10 12 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.96%) Cognos
11 10 (0.96%) Tableau
12 9 (0.86%) CheckPoint
12 9 (0.86%) Teradata
13 8 (0.76%) Google
13 8 (0.76%) Sun
14 7 (0.67%) Informatica
North West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
UK SBS
Rate: From £47,361 to £50,926 per annum Dependent upon qualifications and ex
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sainsbury's
Posted: 21 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
North West
Gibbs S3
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago