The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Finance 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 15.15% 26.32% 25.00%
As % of the General category 55.56% 62.50% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £370 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £340 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +31.57% -1.29%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 27.27% 42.11% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £370 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £340 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Bolton

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Bolton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Bolton

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Bolton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Bolton region with a requirement for Finance.

1 6 (26.09%) NetApp
1 6 (26.09%) PeopleSoft
1 6 (26.09%) IBM
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
1 6 (26.09%) Change Management
1 6 (26.09%) NAS
2 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 4 (17.39%) Office 365
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Coaching
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.04%) RightFax
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (13.04%) IronPort
4 3 (13.04%) DNS
4 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.04%) Intel

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton 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 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) NAS
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
3 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Ant
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Gradle
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Storage Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) HR Manager
4 3 (13.04%) IT Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Junior PMO
5 2 (8.70%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) NetApp Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Service Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Site Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Handset
1 2 (8.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Change Management
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Coaching
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) ITSM
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PMO
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (8.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) IBM
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
1 6 (26.09%) NetApp
1 6 (26.09%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Intel
3 3 (13.04%) IronPort
3 3 (13.04%) RightFax
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Verint
5 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.35%) Guidewire
5 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow