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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 576 589 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.03% 20.23% 19.62%
As % of the General category 57.60% 57.30% 55.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 321 420
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 10
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.06 £21.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
1000 1028 1166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.31% 35.31% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 509 635
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 57 52
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 259 £385 +8.45% 148
Cheshire 0 183 £401 +6.93% 82
Merseyside +1 43 £445 +9.87% 24
Lancashire +5 36 £388 +10.71% 22
Cumbria -1 3 £400 +14.28% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 264 (22.17%) Banking
2 207 (17.38%) Project Management
3 202 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 173 (14.53%) SQL
5 157 (13.18%) Oracle
6 147 (12.34%) Microsoft
7 128 (10.75%) Windows
8 118 (9.91%) PRINCE2
8 118 (9.91%) SQL Server
9 106 (8.90%) Migration
10 96 (8.06%) Security Cleared
11 91 (7.64%) MS Excel
12 90 (7.56%) UNIX
13 82 (6.88%) ITIL
13 82 (6.88%) Telecoms
14 80 (6.72%) Retail
15 79 (6.63%) .NET
16 77 (6.47%) Information Security
17 73 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
18 71 (5.96%) SAP
19 65 (5.46%) Change Management
20 63 (5.29%) SC Cleared
21 61 (5.12%) Management Information System
22 60 (5.04%) Mainframe
23 58 (4.87%) MS Project
23 58 (4.87%) Java
23 58 (4.87%) Supplier Management
24 55 (4.62%) Business Analysis
25 51 (4.28%) Linux
25 51 (4.28%) CRM

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.43%) SAS
3 16 (1.34%) IIS
4 15 (1.26%) CMS
4 15 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.09%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.84%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.76%) CICS
9 8 (0.67%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
11 6 (0.50%) Apache
12 5 (0.42%) Escenic
12 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.25%) Lync
14 2 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 91 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 58 (4.87%) MS Project
3 32 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 30 (2.52%) MS Office
5 25 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.084%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 45 (3.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 36 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (1.34%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 16 (1.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 11 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
6 11 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.84%) Oracle Payroll
7 10 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
9 8 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.59%) SAP EWM
10 7 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.42%) SAP SD
11 5 (0.42%) SAP ERP
12 4 (0.34%) SAP PM
13 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.084%) IaaS
1 1 (0.084%) SaaS
1 1 (0.084%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.02%) Firewall
2 23 (1.93%) Internet
3 17 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.09%) DNS
5 12 (1.01%) SAN
6 10 (0.84%) LAN
7 9 (0.76%) Network Security
8 8 (0.67%) Wireless
9 6 (0.50%) VPN
10 5 (0.42%) WAN
11 4 (0.34%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.34%) VoIP
11 4 (0.34%) WLAN
11 4 (0.34%) ATM
12 3 (0.25%) PSTN
12 3 (0.25%) H.323
12 3 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (0.25%) MGW
13 2 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (2.52%) Oracle BI EE
5 29 (2.43%) Oracle Database
6 24 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (1.76%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.43%) DB2
11 14 (1.18%) MS Access
12 11 (0.92%) QlikView
13 9 (0.76%) Big Data
14 8 (0.67%) MySQL
15 7 (0.59%) OLAP
15 7 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.59%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
15 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Eclipse
2 9 (0.76%) Toad
2 9 (0.76%) NUnit
3 8 (0.67%) NetBeans
4 7 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.50%) Subversion
5 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.34%) JIRA
6 4 (0.34%) ERwin
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.17%) Selenium
8 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.17%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.17%) Moq
8 2 (0.17%) JMeter
9 1 (0.084%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.084%) MSI
9 1 (0.084%) ProC
9 1 (0.084%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 264 (22.17%) Banking
2 82 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 80 (6.72%) Retail
4 38 (3.19%) Marketing
5 34 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.60%) Retail Banking
7 30 (2.52%) Advertising
8 21 (1.76%) Back Office
8 21 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.68%) Local Government
10 18 (1.51%) Legal
11 14 (1.18%) Electronics
12 12 (1.01%) Front Office
13 10 (0.84%) General Ledger
13 10 (0.84%) Billing
14 8 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Law
17 1 (0.084%) Military
17 1 (0.084%) French Language
Job Titles
1 257 (21.58%) Analyst
2 223 (18.72%) Project Manager
3 135 (11.34%) Developer
4 110 (9.24%) Business Analyst
5 99 (8.31%) Consultant
6 87 (7.30%) Architect
7 50 (4.20%) Senior Manager
8 39 (3.27%) Senior Project Manager
9 38 (3.19%) Programme Manager
10 36 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (2.94%) Security Consultant
11 35 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
12 31 (2.60%) Administrator
13 24 (2.02%) Test Manager
14 23 (1.93%) Senior Analyst
14 23 (1.93%) Oracle Consultant
14 23 (1.93%) Designer
15 21 (1.76%) Java Developer
16 18 (1.51%) IT Project Manager
16 18 (1.51%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.63%) .NET
2 48 (4.03%) Middleware
3 40 (3.36%) HTML
4 32 (2.69%) Web Services
5 29 (2.43%) CSS
6 27 (2.27%) XML
7 25 (2.10%) HTML5
8 23 (1.93%) J2EE
9 21 (1.76%) ASP.NET
9 21 (1.76%) Spring
10 19 (1.60%) jQuery
11 16 (1.34%) Ajax
11 16 (1.34%) JMS
12 15 (1.26%) WCF
13 14 (1.18%) Java EE
13 14 (1.18%) CSS3
14 13 (1.09%) .NET Framework
15 12 (1.01%) DOM
16 11 (0.92%) JDBC
16 11 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.12%) Management Information System
2 60 (5.04%) Mainframe
3 23 (1.93%) IBM Mainframe
4 22 (1.85%) Data Extraction
5 17 (1.43%) NHS
6 15 (1.26%) PMI
6 15 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.18%) DTV
8 13 (1.09%) Reference Data
9 12 (1.01%) Economics
9 12 (1.01%) Open Source
10 11 (0.92%) Clustering
11 9 (0.76%) FMCG
11 9 (0.76%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.67%) Statistics
12 8 (0.67%) GIS
13 7 (0.59%) IVR
13 7 (0.59%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.75%) Windows
2 90 (7.56%) UNIX
3 51 (4.28%) Linux
4 32 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.51%) AIX
8 17 (1.43%) Solaris
9 12 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.01%) MVS
10 8 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.67%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.25%) Android
12 2 (0.17%) HPUX
13 1 (0.084%) OS/400
13 1 (0.084%) zOS
13 1 (0.084%) Fedora
13 1 (0.084%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (17.38%) Project Management
2 202 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 118 (9.91%) PRINCE2
4 106 (8.90%) Migration
5 82 (6.88%) ITIL
6 77 (6.47%) Information Security
7 73 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
8 65 (5.46%) Change Management
9 58 (4.87%) Supplier Management
10 55 (4.62%) Business Analysis
11 51 (4.28%) CRM
12 50 (4.20%) Data Migration
13 42 (3.53%) Validation
14 41 (3.44%) Risk Management
15 38 (3.19%) Data Analysis
16 36 (3.02%) Programme Management
17 35 (2.94%) Service Delivery
17 35 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (2.77%) User Acceptance Testing
19 32 (2.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 173 (14.53%) SQL
2 58 (4.87%) Java
3 39 (3.27%) C#
4 31 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 27 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 25 (2.10%) PL/SQL
7 24 (2.02%) VBA
8 19 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 15 (1.26%) C
10 14 (1.18%) VB
11 10 (0.84%) Perl
12 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.42%) Scala
14 4 (0.34%) JCL
14 4 (0.34%) ABAP
14 4 (0.34%) PHP
14 4 (0.34%) C++
14 4 (0.34%) COBOL
15 3 (0.25%) Python
15 3 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 96 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 63 (5.29%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.11%) Degree
4 40 (3.36%) ISEB
5 35 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 28 (2.35%) CISSP
7 22 (1.85%) PMP
7 22 (1.85%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (1.26%) MCSE
10 13 (1.09%) APMP
11 12 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.92%) CISM
13 10 (0.84%) CRISC
13 10 (0.84%) GIAC
14 8 (0.67%) MCITP
14 8 (0.67%) MCTS
15 7 (0.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.02%) QA
2 15 (1.26%) SLA
3 14 (1.18%) COBIT
3 14 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.50%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.25%) Basel III
8 2 (0.17%) BS7799
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.084%) WCAG
9 1 (0.084%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 38 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.25%) RHEV
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.084%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.59%) SCCM
3 6 (0.50%) BladeLogic
4 5 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.17%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.084%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.084%) OpenView
7 1 (0.084%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.084%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.084%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 157 (13.18%) Oracle
2 147 (12.34%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.96%) SAP
4 47 (3.95%) IBM
5 22 (1.85%) VMware
6 20 (1.68%) HP
7 18 (1.51%) Cisco
8 15 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.26%) Splunk
9 14 (1.18%) Citrix
9 14 (1.18%) TIBCO
10 13 (1.09%) Cyber-Ark
11 11 (0.92%) JBoss
12 10 (0.84%) Avaya
12 10 (0.84%) CheckPoint
12 10 (0.84%) CA
13 9 (0.76%) Sun
14 8 (0.67%) Tumbleweed
14 8 (0.67%) Verint
14 8 (0.67%) McAfee
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