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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 745 805 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.04% 22.11% 20.29%
As % of the General category 58.25% 63.59% 62.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 512 362
Median daily rate £400 £403 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Median hourly rate £24.00 £39.56 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.32% +5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £18.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £75.00 £96.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.57%
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
1279 1266 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.69% 34.77% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 703 558
Median daily rate £400 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 38
Median hourly rate £26.06 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.00 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £59.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -3 326 £400 - 134
Cheshire 0 253 £425 - 32
Lancashire +12 73 £450 +18.11% 14
Merseyside -4 48 £375 -6.25% 10
Cumbria -5 6 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 360 (24.49%) Banking
2 311 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (17.35%) Project Management
4 213 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 207 (14.08%) Java
6 195 (13.27%) Oracle
7 159 (10.82%) SQL
8 146 (9.93%) Migration
9 134 (9.12%) Windows
9 134 (9.12%) Microsoft
10 114 (7.76%) MS Excel
11 108 (7.35%) Waterfall
12 102 (6.94%) SAP
13 101 (6.87%) JavaScript
14 100 (6.80%) ITIL
15 95 (6.46%) Risk Management
15 95 (6.46%) Programme Management
16 94 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
17 90 (6.12%) XML
18 88 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
18 88 (5.99%) Degree
19 85 (5.78%) Web Services
20 83 (5.65%) Business Analysis
21 82 (5.58%) PRINCE2
22 81 (5.51%) Retail
23 78 (5.31%) SQL Server
24 76 (5.17%) Change Management
25 74 (5.03%) TDD
26 71 (4.83%) J2EE
27 67 (4.56%) Linux

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 51 (3.47%) WebSphere
2 49 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.70%) JBoss
3 25 (1.70%) SAS
4 22 (1.50%) Apache
4 22 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 20 (1.36%) CICS
6 16 (1.09%) IIS
7 15 (1.02%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.95%) Tuxedo
9 11 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.54%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.48%) CMS
13 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 114 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.95%) MS Office
3 42 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.79%) MS Project
5 15 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.14%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.068%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.068%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
4 20 (1.36%) Unit4 Business World
5 14 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.75%) SAP BPC
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 5 (0.34%) BASE24
10 5 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
10 5 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
11 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.88%) IaaS
3 10 (0.68%) Office 365
4 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.41%) PaaS
6 5 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.27%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.14%) Veeva
9 1 (0.068%) GitHub
9 1 (0.068%) SaaS
9 1 (0.068%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.59%) Firewall
2 26 (1.77%) HTTP
3 21 (1.43%) Internet
3 21 (1.43%) Network Security
4 18 (1.22%) WAN
5 17 (1.16%) SAN
6 16 (1.09%) LAN
7 10 (0.68%) DNS
7 10 (0.68%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.61%) LDAP
9 8 (0.54%) Skype
9 8 (0.54%) VPN
10 7 (0.48%) Intranet
11 6 (0.41%) ATM
11 6 (0.41%) DHCP
11 6 (0.41%) FTP
11 6 (0.41%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.34%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.31%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
4 26 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (1.70%) DB2
5 25 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (1.50%) MySQL
8 14 (0.95%) SAP BW
8 14 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.82%) QlikView
11 11 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.61%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.61%) MS Access
12 9 (0.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 8 (0.54%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.48%) OLAP
14 7 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 46 (3.13%) JIRA
2 33 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 27 (1.84%) Subversion
6 22 (1.50%) Selenium
7 15 (1.02%) ClearCase
7 15 (1.02%) Cucumber
8 12 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
9 11 (0.75%) Gradle
9 11 (0.75%) TestComplete
10 10 (0.68%) JUnit
10 10 (0.68%) Maven
10 10 (0.68%) SpecFlow
11 9 (0.61%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.54%) Ant
12 8 (0.54%) Mockito
13 6 (0.41%) ERwin
14 5 (0.34%) Checkstyle
General
1 360 (24.49%) Banking
2 81 (5.51%) Retail
3 48 (3.27%) Manufacturing
4 44 (2.99%) Marketing
5 43 (2.93%) Legal
6 42 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 42 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.59%) Retail Banking
8 27 (1.84%) Law
9 25 (1.70%) Electronics
10 19 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 16 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.68%) Advertising
12 10 (0.68%) Local Government
13 9 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.54%) Back Office
15 5 (0.34%) Billing
15 5 (0.34%) Front Office
16 4 (0.27%) Games
16 4 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 309 (21.02%) Analyst
2 247 (16.80%) Developer
3 182 (12.38%) Project Manager
4 152 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 120 (8.16%) Architect
6 97 (6.60%) Consultant
7 83 (5.65%) Java Developer
8 50 (3.40%) IT Manager
9 43 (2.93%) Delivery Manager
10 38 (2.59%) Senior Manager
11 32 (2.18%) Programme Manager
12 31 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
13 30 (2.04%) Senior Developer
14 29 (1.97%) Financial Analyst
14 29 (1.97%) Service Analyst
15 27 (1.84%) Finance Manager
15 27 (1.84%) Infrastructure Manager
15 27 (1.84%) SQL Developer
16 26 (1.77%) .NET Developer
17 25 (1.70%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (6.12%) XML
2 85 (5.78%) Web Services
3 71 (4.83%) J2EE
4 64 (4.35%) CSS
5 63 (4.29%) HTML
6 62 (4.22%) .NET
7 55 (3.74%) Spring
8 46 (3.13%) Middleware
9 38 (2.59%) jQuery
10 33 (2.24%) SOAP
11 32 (2.18%) JDBC
12 29 (1.97%) XSLT
13 24 (1.63%) WSDL
14 23 (1.56%) JSON
15 20 (1.36%) Hibernate
16 19 (1.29%) HTML5
17 17 (1.16%) .NET Framework
17 17 (1.16%) RESTful
18 16 (1.09%) AngularJS
18 16 (1.09%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 60 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 40 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 36 (2.45%) User Experience
6 22 (1.50%) PMI
7 21 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
8 20 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.16%) Cryptography
9 17 (1.16%) Online Banking
10 16 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.02%) Clustering
11 15 (1.02%) Credit Risk
12 13 (0.88%) Blackberry
12 13 (0.88%) Data Integration
13 12 (0.82%) Visualisation
14 9 (0.61%) Tandem
15 8 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.54%) iPad
15 8 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 134 (9.12%) Windows
2 67 (4.56%) Linux
3 66 (4.49%) Unix
4 40 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.70%) AIX
7 25 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 25 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.02%) VME
9 14 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.75%) Android
10 11 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.75%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.48%) zOS
13 6 (0.41%) Solaris
14 5 (0.34%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (17.35%) Project Management
3 213 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 146 (9.93%) Migration
5 108 (7.35%) Waterfall
6 100 (6.80%) ITIL
7 95 (6.46%) Programme Management
7 95 (6.46%) Risk Management
8 88 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
9 83 (5.65%) Business Analysis
10 82 (5.58%) PRINCE2
11 76 (5.17%) Change Management
12 74 (5.03%) TDD
13 67 (4.56%) Scrum
14 66 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 53 (3.61%) Service Delivery
17 51 (3.47%) ERP
18 50 (3.40%) Software Engineering
19 48 (3.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 207 (14.08%) Java
2 159 (10.82%) SQL
3 101 (6.87%) JavaScript
4 54 (3.67%) PL/SQL
5 37 (2.52%) C#
6 31 (2.11%) COBOL
6 31 (2.11%) Python
7 27 (1.84%) PHP
8 18 (1.22%) C
8 18 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 16 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.02%) C++
10 15 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.02%) VB
10 15 (1.02%) VBA
11 13 (0.88%) Ruby
12 7 (0.48%) JCL
12 7 (0.48%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (5.99%) Degree
2 64 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 50 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.63%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.09%) CISSP
7 15 (1.02%) ISEB
8 14 (0.95%) CISM
9 13 (0.88%) MCSE
9 13 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (0.68%) PMP
13 9 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.61%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.61%) MCDST
14 7 (0.48%) APMP
14 7 (0.48%) MBA
14 7 (0.48%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.59%) QA
2 21 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.48%) SLA
7 6 (0.41%) AIFMD
7 6 (0.41%) COBIT
7 6 (0.41%) UCITS
8 5 (0.34%) COSO
9 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.20%) P3O
11 2 (0.14%) FATCA
11 2 (0.14%) GAAP
12 1 (0.068%) Basel II
12 1 (0.068%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.61%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.48%) Docker
5 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.41%) vSphere
6 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.34%) XenApp
7 3 (0.20%) RACF
8 2 (0.14%) Firmware
8 2 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.068%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.068%) iptables
9 1 (0.068%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.068%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.068%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (1.02%) Puppet
2 13 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (0.88%) SCCM
3 9 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.34%) SCOM
5 4 (0.27%) CA Wily
5 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.27%) Nagios
5 4 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.20%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.20%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.20%) vRealize
7 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.14%) DameWare
7 2 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 195 (13.27%) Oracle
2 134 (9.12%) Microsoft
3 102 (6.94%) SAP
4 65 (4.42%) IBM
5 48 (3.27%) VMware
6 38 (2.59%) Citrix
7 31 (2.11%) Cisco
7 31 (2.11%) HP
8 26 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 24 (1.63%) Red Hat
10 14 (0.95%) Micro Focus
10 14 (0.95%) Splunk
11 13 (0.88%) Symantec
12 12 (0.82%) CA
12 12 (0.82%) Talend
13 10 (0.68%) IFS
13 10 (0.68%) SaltStack
14 9 (0.61%) Intel Security
15 8 (0.54%) EMC
15 8 (0.54%) Hyperion
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