Period
to 23 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 23 August 2019 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 13 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 321 348 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.38% 10.71% 17.15%
As % of the General category 35.99% 33.98% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 237 311
Manchester median daily rate £464 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.75% +3.75% -3.03%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £267
90th Percentile £650 £588 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate £12.20 £170.00 £20.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -92.82% +722.35% +2.14%
North West median hourly rate £21.05 £26.00 £38.74
% change year-on-year -19.06% -32.88% +2.28%

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

All General Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 892 1,024 1,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.63% 31.53% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 626 669
Manchester median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £275 £233 £213
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 54 36
Manchester median hourly rate £16.87 £16.71 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +23.76% -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.49 £11.39 £10.74
90th Percentile £29.90 £35.00 £34.13
North West median hourly rate £17.75 £18.79 £16.18
% change year-on-year -5.53% +16.13% -21.07%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Manchester

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Manchester

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Manchester

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Manchester

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -3 12 £425 +11.11% 9
Salford +8 7 £475 +32.87% 11
Altrincham +3 4 £406 +4.17% 4
Oldham - 3 £500 - 1
Stockport +4 1 - - 12
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Finance.

1 71 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (21.18%) Banking
3 46 (14.33%) SQL
4 40 (12.46%) JavaScript
4 40 (12.46%) Microsoft
5 37 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (9.35%) Migration
8 29 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (8.72%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.72%) Windows
10 27 (8.41%) Oracle
10 27 (8.41%) Degree
11 26 (8.10%) Azure
11 26 (8.10%) HTML
11 26 (8.10%) Java
11 26 (8.10%) CSS
11 26 (8.10%) DevOps
12 25 (7.79%) .NET
12 25 (7.79%) Scrum
13 24 (7.48%) SAP
13 24 (7.48%) Retail
13 24 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (7.17%) Python
15 22 (6.85%) SQL Server
15 22 (6.85%) Power BI
15 22 (6.85%) Power Platform
16 21 (6.54%) SDLC
16 21 (6.54%) Project Management
17 20 (6.23%) C#

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 14 (4.36%) Confluence
2 8 (2.49%) CMS
3 7 (2.18%) SAS
4 4 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.62%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.62%) WordPress
7 1 (0.31%) Apache
7 1 (0.31%) JBoss
7 1 (0.31%) nginx
7 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (3.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.25%) Eikon
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.93%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.62%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.31%) HFM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.31%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.10%) Azure
2 22 (6.85%) Power Platform
3 19 (5.92%) AWS
4 7 (2.18%) Office 365
5 6 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.25%) GitHub
6 4 (1.25%) SaaS
7 3 (0.93%) Serverless
7 3 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.62%) GCP
8 2 (0.62%) PaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.31%) IaaS
9 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.25%) Firewall
1 4 (1.25%) SSL
2 3 (0.93%) DNS
2 3 (0.93%) HTTP
2 3 (0.93%) IPsec
2 3 (0.93%) SMS
2 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.62%) LAN
3 2 (0.62%) Network Security
3 2 (0.62%) PPP
4 1 (0.31%) BGP
4 1 (0.31%) DWDM
4 1 (0.31%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.31%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.31%) ISDN
4 1 (0.31%) SAN
4 1 (0.31%) VoIP
4 1 (0.31%) WAN
4 1 (0.31%) Wireless
4 1 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.85%) Power BI
1 22 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.18%) QlikView
4 7 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.56%) Big Data
5 5 (1.56%) DB2
6 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.93%) MySQL
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.31%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 19 (5.92%) JIRA
2 15 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.80%) Selenium
4 8 (2.49%) Maven
5 7 (2.18%) Ant
5 7 (2.18%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.18%) gulp
6 6 (1.87%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.56%) Gradle
7 5 (1.56%) JUnit
8 4 (1.25%) FishEye
8 4 (1.25%) Subversion
9 3 (0.93%) Appium
9 3 (0.93%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.93%) TestNG
9 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.62%) Artifactory
General
1 68 (21.18%) Banking
2 24 (7.48%) Retail
3 18 (5.61%) Public Sector
4 17 (5.30%) Legal
5 10 (3.12%) Marketing
6 9 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.18%) Games
7 7 (2.18%) Law
8 6 (1.87%) Back Office
8 6 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.56%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.25%) Electronics
10 4 (1.25%) Front Office
10 4 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.93%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.62%) Advertising
13 1 (0.31%) Billing
13 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (20.56%) Developer
2 54 (16.82%) Analyst
3 40 (12.46%) Consultant
4 26 (8.10%) Project Manager
5 22 (6.85%) Architect
6 18 (5.61%) Business Analyst
7 12 (3.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.12%) SAP Consultant
9 10 (3.12%) Support Analyst
10 9 (2.80%) .NET Developer
10 9 (2.80%) Data Scientist
10 9 (2.80%) IT Manager
10 9 (2.80%) Java Developer
10 9 (2.80%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
11 8 (2.49%) Data Analyst
11 8 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.49%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (2.49%) SAP Financial Consultant
12 7 (2.18%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.72%) AngularJS
2 26 (8.10%) CSS
2 26 (8.10%) HTML
3 25 (7.79%) .NET
4 20 (6.23%) React
5 12 (3.74%) Node.js
5 12 (3.74%) Spring
6 10 (3.12%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.80%) HTML5
8 8 (2.49%) Sass
9 7 (2.18%) .NET Core
9 7 (2.18%) CSS3
9 7 (2.18%) OOCSS
9 7 (2.18%) XSL
10 6 (1.87%) JSON
10 6 (1.87%) REST
10 6 (1.87%) Spring MVC
11 5 (1.56%) MDX
11 5 (1.56%) Web Services
11 5 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.23%) User Experience
3 16 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.18%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.18%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.56%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.25%) Derivative
8 4 (1.25%) Equities
8 4 (1.25%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.25%) iPad
8 4 (1.25%) iPhone
9 3 (0.93%) Clustering
9 3 (0.93%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (0.93%) PKI
9 3 (0.93%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.72%) Windows
2 13 (4.05%) Linux
2 13 (4.05%) Unix
2 13 (4.05%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.80%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.87%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.56%) Android
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) MVS
8 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (9.35%) Migration
5 29 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (8.10%) DevOps
7 25 (7.79%) Scrum
8 21 (6.54%) Project Management
8 21 (6.54%) SDLC
9 19 (5.92%) Analytics
10 18 (5.61%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 18 (5.61%) Front End Development
11 17 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.30%) Information Security
11 17 (5.30%) Test Automation
12 16 (4.98%) MVC
13 15 (4.67%) ITIL
14 14 (4.36%) Web Development
15 13 (4.05%) BDD
15 13 (4.05%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.33%) SQL
2 40 (12.46%) JavaScript
3 26 (8.10%) Java
4 23 (7.17%) Python
5 20 (6.23%) C#
6 5 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.25%) C++
7 4 (1.25%) Perl
7 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.62%) ES6
8 2 (0.62%) Go
8 2 (0.62%) Java 8
8 2 (0.62%) PHP
8 2 (0.62%) Ruby
8 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (8.41%) Degree
2 7 (2.18%) PhD
3 6 (1.87%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.56%) CISM
4 5 (1.56%) CISSP
5 4 (1.25%) CISA
5 4 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.93%) ISEB
7 2 (0.62%) CRISC
7 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) ACCA
8 1 (0.31%) APMP
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) NCDA
8 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.31%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.49%) EMIR
1 8 (2.49%) PMO
2 4 (1.25%) MiFID
2 4 (1.25%) PSD2
2 4 (1.25%) QA
3 3 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.62%) GDPR
4 2 (0.62%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.31%) Basel III
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) COSO
5 1 (0.31%) FATCA
5 1 (0.31%) IFRS
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (4.67%) Docker
2 13 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.31%) RACF
5 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.74%) Kubernetes
1 12 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.80%) Puppet
3 7 (2.18%) SCCM
4 6 (1.87%) Terraform
5 4 (1.25%) Ansible
6 3 (0.93%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.93%) Kibana
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.31%) Istio
8 1 (0.31%) logstash
8 1 (0.31%) PowerBroker
8 1 (0.31%) Salt
8 1 (0.31%) systemd
Vendors
1 40 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.41%) Oracle
3 24 (7.48%) SAP
4 8 (2.49%) Tableau
5 5 (1.56%) SnapLogic
6 4 (1.25%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.25%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.25%) CQG
6 4 (1.25%) FactSet
6 4 (1.25%) Fidessa
6 4 (1.25%) Reuters
6 4 (1.25%) VMware
6 4 (1.25%) Workday
7 3 (0.93%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.93%) Citrix
7 3 (0.93%) Intapp
7 3 (0.93%) Progress
7 3 (0.93%) Sony
8 2 (0.62%) Forcepoint
8 2 (0.62%) ServiceNow