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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 678 833 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.53% 22.05% 18.56%
As % of the General category 57.70% 61.93% 59.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 485 332
Median daily rate £413 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 6
Median hourly rate £42.24 £30.52 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.40% +47.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.59 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.24 £47.71 £32.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +15.15%
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
1175 1345 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.11% 35.61% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 715 540
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 38
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.59 £47.71 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -3 332 £410 +2.50% 120
Cheshire -1 167 £425 - 27
Lancashire +6 77 £425 +4.29% 7
Merseyside -3 42 £356 -16.23% 18
Cumbria +9 8 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 336 (23.00%) Banking
2 297 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (16.84%) Project Management
4 233 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 203 (13.89%) Oracle
6 198 (13.55%) Java
7 162 (11.09%) SQL
8 129 (8.83%) Migration
9 128 (8.76%) Windows
10 125 (8.56%) Microsoft
11 120 (8.21%) SAP
12 115 (7.87%) MS Excel
13 105 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
14 102 (6.98%) Programme Management
15 92 (6.30%) Waterfall
16 91 (6.23%) PRINCE2
17 89 (6.09%) XML
18 87 (5.95%) Web Services
19 85 (5.82%) ITIL
19 85 (5.82%) Risk Management
20 82 (5.61%) JavaScript
21 81 (5.54%) Business Analysis
21 81 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
22 77 (5.27%) Degree
23 75 (5.13%) Change Management
24 73 (5.00%) J2EE
24 73 (5.00%) Unix
24 73 (5.00%) TDD
25 72 (4.93%) Retail
25 72 (4.93%) SQL Server

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 54 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 44 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 21 (1.44%) Apache
4 21 (1.44%) JBoss
4 21 (1.44%) SAS
5 19 (1.30%) CICS
6 14 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 13 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (0.89%) IIS
8 10 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.55%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.48%) CMS
10 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.41%) Tuxedo
12 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 115 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 66 (4.52%) MS Office
3 40 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (2.67%) MS Project
5 11 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.14%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.14%) SPSS
11 1 (0.068%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 49 (3.35%) Unit4 Business World
2 44 (3.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 5 (0.34%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.34%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.21%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.82%) IaaS
3 10 (0.68%) Office 365
4 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.21%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) SaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Veeva
8 1 (0.068%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.068%) GitHub
8 1 (0.068%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.87%) Firewall
2 28 (1.92%) Network Security
3 18 (1.23%) HTTP
4 16 (1.10%) Internet
5 14 (0.96%) WAN
6 13 (0.89%) LAN
6 13 (0.89%) LDAP
6 13 (0.89%) SAN
7 10 (0.68%) DNS
8 9 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.55%) Skype
9 8 (0.55%) VPN
10 7 (0.48%) FTP
10 7 (0.48%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.48%) SSL
11 6 (0.41%) DHCP
11 6 (0.41%) Intranet
12 5 (0.34%) Extranet
13 4 (0.27%) BGP
13 4 (0.27%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 33 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (1.78%) DB2
5 26 (1.78%) MySQL
6 25 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.68%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.68%) QlikView
12 9 (0.62%) Qlik Sense
12 9 (0.62%) Star Schema
13 8 (0.55%) SAP BW
14 7 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.48%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 46 (3.15%) JIRA
2 32 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 27 (1.85%) Selenium
3 27 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (1.78%) Subversion
5 24 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 19 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
7 15 (1.03%) ClearCase
7 15 (1.03%) JUnit
8 13 (0.89%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.68%) Gradle
9 10 (0.68%) SpecFlow
9 10 (0.68%) TestComplete
10 9 (0.62%) ERwin
11 8 (0.55%) Ant
11 8 (0.55%) Mockito
12 6 (0.41%) ClearQuest
12 6 (0.41%) Maven
13 5 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.34%) PeopleTools
General
1 336 (23.00%) Banking
2 72 (4.93%) Retail
3 65 (4.45%) Marketing
4 64 (4.38%) Manufacturing
5 53 (3.63%) Telecoms
6 46 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 41 (2.81%) Legal
8 39 (2.67%) Electronics
9 32 (2.19%) Retail Banking
10 31 (2.12%) Law
11 24 (1.64%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.37%) Investment Banking
13 17 (1.16%) Back Office
14 11 (0.75%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
16 8 (0.55%) Advertising
16 8 (0.55%) Billing
17 7 (0.48%) Local Government
18 6 (0.41%) Front Office
18 6 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 340 (23.27%) Analyst
2 239 (16.36%) Developer
3 198 (13.55%) Project Manager
4 125 (8.56%) Business Analyst
5 110 (7.53%) Consultant
6 107 (7.32%) Architect
7 84 (5.75%) Java Developer
8 40 (2.74%) Financial Analyst
8 40 (2.74%) IT Manager
9 39 (2.67%) Operations Analyst
10 37 (2.53%) Programme Manager
11 36 (2.46%) Senior Developer
12 34 (2.33%) Senior Manager
13 32 (2.19%) Service Analyst
14 31 (2.12%) Delivery Manager
15 30 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
16 29 (1.98%) Finance Manager
16 29 (1.98%) Test Analyst
17 28 (1.92%) Infrastructure Manager
18 26 (1.78%) Mainframe Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (6.09%) XML
2 87 (5.95%) Web Services
3 73 (5.00%) J2EE
4 63 (4.31%) Spring
5 52 (3.56%) .NET
6 48 (3.29%) CSS
6 48 (3.29%) HTML
7 46 (3.15%) Middleware
8 45 (3.08%) SOAP
9 44 (3.01%) JDBC
10 34 (2.33%) JSON
11 33 (2.26%) WSDL
12 29 (1.98%) XSLT
13 28 (1.92%) JAXB
13 28 (1.92%) jQuery
14 25 (1.71%) JAX-WS
15 24 (1.64%) RESTful
16 22 (1.51%) Hibernate
17 17 (1.16%) JSP
18 14 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 81 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.79%) Mainframe
3 63 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 40 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 29 (1.98%) User Experience
6 21 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.03%) Online Banking
7 15 (1.03%) Visualisation
8 14 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 14 (0.96%) Clustering
8 14 (0.96%) Credit Risk
8 14 (0.96%) Cryptography
8 14 (0.96%) PMI
8 14 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 13 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
10 12 (0.82%) Data Integration
11 10 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.68%) PKI
12 8 (0.55%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 128 (8.76%) Windows
2 73 (5.00%) Unix
3 61 (4.18%) Linux
4 40 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 22 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.44%) AIX
8 17 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.75%) Solaris
11 11 (0.75%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.62%) VME
13 8 (0.55%) Android
13 8 (0.55%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.48%) zOS
15 5 (0.34%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.14%) CentOS
17 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (16.84%) Project Management
3 233 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 129 (8.83%) Migration
5 105 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
6 102 (6.98%) Programme Management
7 92 (6.30%) Waterfall
8 91 (6.23%) PRINCE2
9 85 (5.82%) ITIL
9 85 (5.82%) Risk Management
10 81 (5.54%) Business Analysis
11 75 (5.13%) Change Management
12 73 (5.00%) TDD
13 71 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 70 (4.79%) Scrum
15 66 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
16 54 (3.70%) Software Engineering
17 53 (3.63%) SDLC
17 53 (3.63%) Service Delivery
18 52 (3.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 198 (13.55%) Java
2 162 (11.09%) SQL
3 82 (5.61%) JavaScript
4 59 (4.04%) PL/SQL
5 31 (2.12%) PHP
6 25 (1.71%) C#
6 25 (1.71%) Python
7 21 (1.44%) COBOL
8 19 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 19 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.10%) VB
10 15 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.03%) C
10 15 (1.03%) VBA
11 14 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.82%) Ruby
13 7 (0.48%) Assembly Language
14 6 (0.41%) C++
14 6 (0.41%) JCL
14 6 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (5.27%) Degree
2 55 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.64%) ISEB
5 20 (1.37%) CISSP
5 20 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.23%) CISM
7 17 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 15 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.68%) MCDST
12 10 (0.68%) MCSE
13 7 (0.48%) APMP
13 7 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.48%) PMP
14 6 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.12%) QA
2 18 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.62%) SLA
6 7 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.41%) AIFMD
7 6 (0.41%) COBIT
7 6 (0.41%) UCITS
8 4 (0.27%) P3O
8 4 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.14%) GAAP
10 1 (0.068%) COSO
10 1 (0.068%) FATCA
10 1 (0.068%) GMP
10 1 (0.068%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.068%) SEPA
System Software
1 58 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.48%) Docker
5 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.27%) vSphere
6 4 (0.27%) XenApp
7 3 (0.21%) RACF
7 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.14%) Firmware
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.068%) Squid
9 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.068%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.068%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 16 (1.10%) Puppet
2 14 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (0.96%) SCCM
2 14 (0.96%) Tivoli
3 8 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.27%) SCOM
6 3 (0.21%) CA Wily
6 3 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.21%) Nagios
6 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.21%) vRealize
6 3 (0.21%) WSUS
7 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 203 (13.89%) Oracle
2 125 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 120 (8.21%) SAP
4 57 (3.90%) IBM
5 43 (2.94%) VMware
6 36 (2.46%) Citrix
7 32 (2.19%) CA
8 30 (2.05%) HP
9 26 (1.78%) Cisco
10 25 (1.71%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.30%) Splunk
11 19 (1.30%) Talend
12 18 (1.23%) Hyperion
13 15 (1.03%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.89%) Symantec
15 12 (0.82%) IFS
16 11 (0.75%) Intel Security
17 10 (0.68%) SaltStack
18 9 (0.62%) Cognos
19 8 (0.55%) Sun
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