The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 593 436 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.69% 18.11% 21.31%
As % of the General category 60.08% 52.78% 59.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 224 343
Average daily rate £400 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £20.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -11.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £10.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.50 £26.70 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
987 826 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.11% 34.30% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 364 550
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 53 46
Average hourly rate £31.53 £20.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.79% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £7.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Finance
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 235 £375 +5.78% 99
Cheshire 0 199 £400 +9.58% 62
Lancashire +3 80 £490 +49.61% 16
Merseyside +7 29 £425 +54.54% 21
Cumbria - 2 £375 - 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 245 (21.38%) Banking
2 201 (17.54%) Project Management
3 168 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (14.14%) SQL
5 156 (13.61%) Oracle
6 130 (11.34%) Microsoft
7 117 (10.21%) Migration
8 114 (9.95%) Windows
9 113 (9.86%) MS Excel
10 93 (8.12%) PRINCE2
11 87 (7.59%) UNIX
11 87 (7.59%) ITIL
11 87 (7.59%) SQL Server
12 76 (6.63%) Retail
13 71 (6.20%) Telecoms
14 68 (5.93%) Risk Management
15 66 (5.76%) Change Management
16 65 (5.67%) .NET
17 64 (5.58%) Security Cleared
18 63 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
19 60 (5.24%) SAP
20 57 (4.97%) Middleware
21 56 (4.89%) Java
21 56 (4.89%) Business Analysis
22 52 (4.54%) Supplier Management
23 51 (4.45%) HTML
24 50 (4.36%) Information Security
25 47 (4.10%) Mainframe
26 46 (4.01%) SC Cleared
27 45 (3.93%) Degree

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (3.49%) WebSphere
2 34 (2.97%) SAS
3 28 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.40%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (0.79%) IIS
8 8 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.61%) CMS
9 7 (0.61%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.61%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
10 6 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
10 6 (0.52%) Escenic
10 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (0.44%) CICS
12 4 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 113 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 43 (3.75%) MS Office
3 38 (3.32%) MS Project
4 24 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (3.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 40 (3.49%) Oracle Financials
3 38 (3.32%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (1.92%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 18 (1.57%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
9 11 (0.96%) Exstream
10 10 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
11 9 (0.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 9 (0.79%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 8 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
12 8 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (0.61%) SAP FI
14 6 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
14 6 (0.52%) SAP CO
14 6 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
14 6 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.26%) IaaS
1 3 (0.26%) PaaS
2 1 (0.087%) Office 365
2 1 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.79%) Internet
2 21 (1.83%) LDAP
3 19 (1.66%) LAN
3 19 (1.66%) DNS
4 17 (1.48%) WAN
5 16 (1.40%) SNMP
5 16 (1.40%) Firewall
6 12 (1.05%) Intranet
7 10 (0.87%) VPN
8 9 (0.79%) DHCP
9 8 (0.70%) SMTP
9 8 (0.70%) SAN
10 7 (0.61%) MPLS
10 7 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.52%) Network Security
11 6 (0.52%) HTTP
11 6 (0.52%) Wireless
12 5 (0.44%) Extranet
12 5 (0.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (2.71%) Oracle Database
4 23 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 21 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.22%) DB2
7 14 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.05%) Big Data
8 12 (1.05%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.96%) MySQL
10 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (0.79%) MS Access
11 9 (0.79%) Base SAS
11 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.61%) PowerCenter
14 6 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Subversion
1 9 (0.79%) JIRA
2 8 (0.70%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.70%) Eclipse
3 7 (0.61%) Maven
4 6 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.35%) NUnit
6 4 (0.35%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.26%) Toad
7 3 (0.26%) Gradle
7 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.26%) FishEye
8 2 (0.17%) Moq
8 2 (0.17%) JUnit
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.17%) ERwin
9 1 (0.087%) JMeter
9 1 (0.087%) ProC
General
1 245 (21.38%) Banking
2 76 (6.63%) Retail
3 71 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.32%) Retail Banking
5 30 (2.62%) Financial Institution
6 27 (2.36%) Legal
7 18 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.48%) Marketing
9 13 (1.13%) Local Government
10 10 (0.87%) Billing
11 9 (0.79%) Advertising
11 9 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.70%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.70%) Back Office
13 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.35%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Front Office
14 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 289 (25.22%) Analyst
2 207 (18.06%) Project Manager
3 109 (9.51%) Developer
4 107 (9.34%) Business Analyst
5 79 (6.89%) Consultant
6 68 (5.93%) Architect
7 39 (3.40%) Senior Manager
8 36 (3.14%) Senior Project Manager
9 34 (2.97%) Programme Manager
10 32 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
11 31 (2.71%) Designer
12 30 (2.62%) Support Analyst
13 29 (2.53%) .NET Developer
14 24 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
15 23 (2.01%) Administrator
15 23 (2.01%) Test Manager
16 22 (1.92%) Senior Developer
17 21 (1.83%) Tester
18 20 (1.75%) Data Analyst
18 20 (1.75%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.67%) .NET
2 57 (4.97%) Middleware
3 51 (4.45%) HTML
4 42 (3.66%) CSS
5 32 (2.79%) XML
6 30 (2.62%) ASP.NET
7 27 (2.36%) jQuery
8 24 (2.09%) Web Services
9 23 (2.01%) J2EE
10 21 (1.83%) Spring
11 19 (1.66%) HTML5
12 17 (1.48%) Ajax
13 15 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (1.05%) Hibernate
15 11 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
15 11 (0.96%) CSS3
16 10 (0.87%) .NET Framework
17 9 (0.79%) JMS
17 9 (0.79%) XSLT
17 9 (0.79%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.10%) Mainframe
2 42 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.48%) Data Extraction
4 16 (1.40%) PMI
5 15 (1.31%) NHS
6 13 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
8 11 (0.96%) GIS
8 11 (0.96%) Reference Data
9 8 (0.70%) Credit Risk
9 8 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.61%) FMCG
10 7 (0.61%) Economics
11 6 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.52%) AS400
12 5 (0.44%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.44%) Clustering
13 4 (0.35%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.35%) Social Media
13 4 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 114 (9.95%) Windows
2 87 (7.59%) UNIX
3 45 (3.93%) Linux
4 36 (3.14%) AIX
5 16 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.31%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.52%) MVS
11 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.35%) NetWare
12 3 (0.26%) Solaris
12 3 (0.26%) VME
12 3 (0.26%) Android
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.17%) OS/400
13 2 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (17.54%) Project Management
2 168 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 117 (10.21%) Migration
4 93 (8.12%) PRINCE2
5 87 (7.59%) ITIL
6 68 (5.93%) Risk Management
7 66 (5.76%) Change Management
8 63 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (4.89%) Business Analysis
10 52 (4.54%) Supplier Management
11 50 (4.36%) Information Security
12 44 (3.84%) Service Delivery
13 42 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (3.58%) Data Analysis
15 40 (3.49%) Change Control
16 33 (2.88%) Validation
16 33 (2.88%) Service Management
16 33 (2.88%) TDD
17 31 (2.71%) UML
17 31 (2.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 162 (14.14%) SQL
2 56 (4.89%) Java
3 41 (3.58%) C#
4 35 (3.05%) JavaScript
5 24 (2.09%) PL/SQL
6 18 (1.57%) VBA
7 15 (1.31%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.05%) VB.NET
8 12 (1.05%) C
9 11 (0.96%) Perl
9 11 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.87%) Python
11 8 (0.70%) C++
11 8 (0.70%) VBScript
12 7 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.52%) Scala
13 6 (0.52%) PHP
13 6 (0.52%) JCL
14 5 (0.44%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 46 (4.01%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.93%) Degree
4 40 (3.49%) ISEB
5 24 (2.09%) PMI Certification
6 23 (2.01%) CISSP
6 23 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 22 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (1.66%) PMP
9 17 (1.48%) MCSE
9 17 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (1.05%) APMP
11 11 (0.96%) CISA
11 11 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.96%) CCNA
12 9 (0.79%) CCNP
12 9 (0.79%) MCP
13 7 (0.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.40%) QA
2 24 (2.09%) SLA
3 11 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.79%) COBIT
5 6 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) Basel III
8 2 (0.17%) BS7799
9 1 (0.087%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 42 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.44%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.35%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.26%) XenApp
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.17%) RACF
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.087%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.087%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.087%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.087%) vSphere
7 1 (0.087%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (1.13%) Tivoli
2 10 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
4 7 (0.61%) BladeLogic
5 6 (0.52%) SCCM
6 4 (0.35%) Netcool
7 3 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.26%) OpenView
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.26%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.17%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.17%) CA Endevor
8 2 (0.17%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.087%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.087%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.087%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.087%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.087%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 156 (13.61%) Oracle
2 130 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 60 (5.24%) SAP
4 40 (3.49%) IBM
5 35 (3.05%) HP
6 29 (2.53%) Cisco
7 21 (1.83%) Citrix
8 20 (1.75%) Cyber-Ark
9 18 (1.57%) Dell
10 16 (1.40%) Teradata
11 15 (1.31%) JBoss
12 14 (1.22%) Informatica
13 12 (1.05%) Splunk
13 12 (1.05%) Business Objects
14 10 (0.87%) VMware
15 8 (0.70%) Juniper
15 8 (0.70%) TIBCO
16 7 (0.61%) CheckPoint
16 7 (0.61%) Lotus
16 7 (0.61%) Cognos
Manchester, Lancashire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £90 - £150 per annum + Perm option up to £25,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £19 - £20 per annum + Pro Rata
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 - £320 per day + Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aston Carter
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago