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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / North West
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 440 722 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.64% 18.91% 21.79%
As % of the General category 54.73% 58.09% 60.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 499 413
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 17
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +128.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.69 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.23 £49.50 £41.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +60.60%

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
804 1243 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.40% 32.55% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 781 665
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 61
Median hourly rate £38.46 £26.83 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.34% +49.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.73 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +43.23%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +1 211 £383 -4.37% 109
Cheshire +1 122 £400 -5.32% 53
Lancashire -1 38 £375 -6.25% 7
Merseyside -13 26 £438 +9.37% 10
Cumbria +6 7 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 205 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (18.09%) Banking
3 128 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 124 (12.89%) Oracle
5 122 (12.68%) Project Management
6 116 (12.06%) SAP
7 108 (11.23%) SQL
8 106 (11.02%) Microsoft
8 106 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
9 105 (10.91%) Java
10 102 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
11 85 (8.84%) Windows
12 76 (7.90%) Migration
13 73 (7.59%) SQL Server
14 72 (7.48%) MS Excel
15 64 (6.65%) ITIL
15 64 (6.65%) Programme Management
15 64 (6.65%) Retail
16 58 (6.03%) Scrum
16 58 (6.03%) Linux
17 57 (5.93%) Business Analysis
18 55 (5.72%) JavaScript
18 55 (5.72%) Change Management
19 51 (5.30%) Risk Management
19 51 (5.30%) Telecoms
20 49 (5.09%) ETL
21 48 (4.99%) Manufacturing
21 48 (4.99%) Validation
22 47 (4.89%) ERP
22 47 (4.89%) Web Services

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 29 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.60%) SAS
3 22 (2.29%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.46%) IIS
5 10 (1.04%) Apache
5 10 (1.04%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.94%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.83%) CICS
8 6 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.52%) Confluence
9 5 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.42%) JBoss
10 4 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.31%) CMS
12 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 72 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 42 (4.37%) MS Office
3 29 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.87%) MS Project
5 17 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (2.49%) Oracle EBS R12
1 24 (2.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (2.39%) SAP FI
3 20 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (1.87%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (1.77%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (1.46%) Unit4 Business World
7 13 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (1.35%) SAP CO
7 13 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 11 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (1.14%) SAP HR
10 10 (1.04%) Oracle Cash Management
11 9 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.83%) SAP ERP
13 7 (0.73%) SAP BPC
14 6 (0.62%) SAP GRC
15 5 (0.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.87%) Office 365
3 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.56%) SaaS
4 11 (1.14%) IaaS
4 11 (1.14%) PaaS
5 8 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.10%) Slack
8 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.01%) Firewall
2 13 (1.35%) LAN
2 13 (1.35%) Network Security
2 13 (1.35%) WAN
3 11 (1.14%) Internet
4 9 (0.94%) VoIP
5 8 (0.83%) DNS
5 8 (0.83%) SAN
5 8 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.62%) SSL
7 5 (0.52%) LDAP
7 5 (0.52%) VPN
8 4 (0.42%) DHCP
8 4 (0.42%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.31%) AMQP
9 3 (0.31%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.31%) Extranet
9 3 (0.31%) IPsec
9 3 (0.31%) NFC
9 3 (0.31%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.60%) Big Data
5 24 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.08%) DB2
7 20 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
8 18 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (1.77%) MySQL
9 17 (1.77%) SAP BW
9 17 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (3.33%) JIRA
2 21 (2.18%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.87%) JUnit
4 13 (1.35%) Eclipse
4 13 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.04%) ERwin
6 10 (1.04%) Subversion
7 9 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
8 8 (0.83%) Selenium
8 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.73%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.52%) Gradle
11 4 (0.42%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.31%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.31%) LSMW
12 3 (0.31%) Maven
12 3 (0.31%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 174 (18.09%) Banking
2 64 (6.65%) Retail
3 51 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 48 (4.99%) Manufacturing
5 42 (4.37%) Marketing
6 23 (2.39%) Legal
7 22 (2.29%) Electronics
8 20 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 20 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (1.66%) General Ledger
10 11 (1.14%) Advertising
10 11 (1.14%) Back Office
10 11 (1.14%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.94%) Law
12 5 (0.52%) Billing
12 5 (0.52%) Games
13 4 (0.42%) Avionics
13 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 237 (24.64%) Analyst
2 146 (15.18%) Developer
3 110 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 93 (9.67%) Consultant
5 82 (8.52%) Project Manager
6 69 (7.17%) Architect
7 49 (5.09%) Java Developer
8 33 (3.43%) Financial Analyst
9 26 (2.70%) Administrator
10 22 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (1.98%) Data Analyst
11 19 (1.98%) SAP Consultant
12 18 (1.87%) IT Manager
12 18 (1.87%) SAP Analyst
13 17 (1.77%) Infrastructure Manager
13 17 (1.77%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (1.66%) DBA
14 16 (1.66%) Programme Manager
15 15 (1.56%) Delivery Manager
15 15 (1.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.89%) Web Services
2 42 (4.37%) Spring
3 40 (4.16%) HTML
4 37 (3.85%) XML
5 34 (3.53%) .NET
6 29 (3.01%) CSS
7 28 (2.91%) AngularJS
8 27 (2.81%) SOAP
9 22 (2.29%) J2EE
10 21 (2.18%) HTML5
11 20 (2.08%) jQuery
12 19 (1.98%) Hibernate
12 19 (1.98%) JSON
12 19 (1.98%) REST
13 17 (1.77%) Middleware
14 16 (1.66%) ASP.NET
15 15 (1.56%) CSS3
15 15 (1.56%) RESTful
16 14 (1.46%) XML Messaging
17 12 (1.25%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 106 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 37 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 16 (1.66%) Data Structures
4 16 (1.66%) Mainframe
5 14 (1.46%) User Experience
6 10 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 9 (0.94%) Clustering
7 9 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (0.94%) Derivative
8 8 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.73%) Life Science
9 7 (0.73%) PMI
9 7 (0.73%) Replication
10 6 (0.62%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.62%) Fintech
10 6 (0.62%) OTC Derivatives
10 6 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.52%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.52%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 85 (8.84%) Windows
2 58 (6.03%) Linux
3 38 (3.95%) Unix
4 27 (2.81%) AIX
5 26 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.14%) Android
9 11 (1.14%) HPUX
9 11 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.73%) Solaris
11 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.42%) zOS
12 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 122 (12.68%) Project Management
4 102 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
5 76 (7.90%) Migration
6 64 (6.65%) ITIL
6 64 (6.65%) Programme Management
7 58 (6.03%) Scrum
8 57 (5.93%) Business Analysis
9 55 (5.72%) Change Management
10 51 (5.30%) Risk Management
11 49 (5.09%) ETL
12 48 (4.99%) Validation
13 47 (4.89%) ERP
14 46 (4.78%) Data Modelling
15 40 (4.16%) OO
15 40 (4.16%) PRINCE2
16 38 (3.95%) Waterfall
17 37 (3.85%) Data Management
18 35 (3.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 108 (11.23%) SQL
2 105 (10.91%) Java
3 55 (5.72%) JavaScript
4 30 (3.12%) Python
5 26 (2.70%) C#
6 14 (1.46%) C
6 14 (1.46%) Perl
7 13 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.04%) Ruby
10 8 (0.83%) PHP
10 8 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.73%) VBA
12 5 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.42%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.42%) C++
13 4 (0.42%) COBOL
13 4 (0.42%) Groovy
13 4 (0.42%) VB
14 3 (0.31%) RPG
Qualifications
1 36 (3.74%) Degree
1 36 (3.74%) Security Cleared
2 29 (3.01%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.91%) ISEB
4 17 (1.77%) CISSP
5 11 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.83%) CISM
7 8 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (0.73%) CISA
8 7 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.62%) HND
9 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.52%) APMP
10 5 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.52%) PMP
11 4 (0.42%) ACCA
11 4 (0.42%) CRISC
11 4 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.42%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.33%) QA
2 16 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.04%) SLA
4 9 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.52%) MiFID
7 4 (0.42%) GDPR
7 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.10%) BS25999
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) COSO
9 1 (0.10%) SDET
System Software
1 26 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.14%) XenDesktop
3 8 (0.83%) Docker
4 5 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.21%) KVM
7 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.21%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) Firmware
8 1 (0.10%) NFS
8 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.10%) RACF
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.10%) Varnish
8 1 (0.10%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (1.66%) Puppet
1 16 (1.66%) SCCM
2 13 (1.35%) WSUS
3 11 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.62%) SCOM
6 4 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.42%) Netcool
7 3 (0.31%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.31%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.31%) QRadar
7 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.21%) Ansible
8 2 (0.21%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.21%) Nagios
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.21%) Salt
8 2 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 124 (12.89%) Oracle
2 116 (12.06%) SAP
3 106 (11.02%) Microsoft
4 30 (3.12%) IBM
5 22 (2.29%) Hyperion
6 17 (1.77%) Citrix
6 17 (1.77%) Splunk
7 16 (1.66%) Cisco
8 13 (1.35%) HP
8 13 (1.35%) Intel Security
8 13 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.14%) Veritas
11 10 (1.04%) Google
12 9 (0.94%) Talend
13 8 (0.83%) Tableau
14 7 (0.73%) CheckPoint
14 7 (0.73%) IDERA
14 7 (0.73%) Teradata
14 7 (0.73%) VMware
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