Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 302 428 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.75% 15.06% 16.04%
As % of the General category 39.37% 46.67% 50.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 292 402
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £290
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Manchester median hourly rate £15.32 £21.67 £12.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.33% +66.97% -29.76%
10th Percentile £14.80 £18.80 £12.16
90th Percentile £130.75 £29.26 £26.58
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £40.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year -32.52% +19.85% +11.40%

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 767 917 1,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.75% 32.27% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 568 718
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £239 £225 £263
90th Percentile £573 £579 £543
North West median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 22
Manchester median hourly rate £25.58 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +16.67% +7.54%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.25 £43.75 £41.35
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.89 £26.00
% change year-on-year +8.04% -15.81% -14.81%

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

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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 20 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 October 2018. 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 -2 13 £375 +2.74% 5
Stockport +11 8 £413 -31.54% 5
Salford +2 8 £440 +13.55% 3
Cheadle - 3 £350 - 4
Wigan - 2 £225 - 1
Sale - 1 £375 -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 67 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (21.19%) Banking
3 54 (17.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (10.60%) Project Management
5 30 (9.93%) Migration
6 29 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (9.60%) Retail
7 28 (9.27%) Microsoft
8 27 (8.94%) SQL
8 27 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (8.61%) JavaScript
10 24 (7.95%) Scrum
10 24 (7.95%) Java
11 22 (7.28%) Oracle
11 22 (7.28%) Degree
12 21 (6.95%) Legal
12 21 (6.95%) Windows
12 21 (6.95%) SAS
13 20 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (5.96%) Analytics
16 17 (5.63%) ITIL
17 16 (5.30%) SAP
17 16 (5.30%) HTML
17 16 (5.30%) Marketing
17 16 (5.30%) Decision-Making
18 15 (4.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 15 (4.97%) Data Centre
18 15 (4.97%) TDD
18 15 (4.97%) Test Automation

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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 21 (6.95%) SAS
2 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.66%) Commerce Server
3 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.66%) nginx
4 1 (0.33%) Apache
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) MTS
4 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.33%) InVision
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.66%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.66%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.97%) Office 365
2 7 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.99%) GitHub
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.66%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.98%) Firewall
1 9 (2.98%) Network Security
2 6 (1.99%) Internet
3 5 (1.66%) VPN
4 4 (1.32%) SMS
5 3 (0.99%) HTTP
6 2 (0.66%) DHCP
6 2 (0.66%) DNS
6 2 (0.66%) Intranet
6 2 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.66%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.66%) Sourcefire
6 2 (0.66%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.33%) ATM
7 1 (0.33%) DKIM
7 1 (0.33%) DMARC
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) Wireless
7 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (4.97%) Hadoop
2 15 (4.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 14 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.30%) Big Data
5 10 (3.31%) Base SAS
6 9 (2.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 8 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.32%) DB2
9 6 (1.99%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.32%) HBase
11 4 (1.32%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.32%) Power BI
11 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.99%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.31%) JIRA
3 9 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.98%) Selenium
4 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.66%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.99%) ERwin
5 3 (0.99%) Grunt
5 3 (0.99%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.99%) Subversion
6 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.66%) gulp
6 2 (0.66%) Hudson
6 2 (0.66%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.66%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.66%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.66%) TestRail
6 2 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 64 (21.19%) Banking
2 29 (9.60%) Retail
3 21 (6.95%) Legal
4 16 (5.30%) Marketing
5 8 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.65%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.66%) Electronics
7 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.66%) Law
8 4 (1.32%) Advertising
8 4 (1.32%) Billing
8 4 (1.32%) Publishing
9 3 (0.99%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (17.55%) Analyst
2 51 (16.89%) Developer
3 39 (12.91%) Project Manager
4 26 (8.61%) Consultant
5 22 (7.28%) Architect
6 21 (6.95%) Business Analyst
7 9 (2.98%) IT Manager
7 9 (2.98%) Security Consultant
8 7 (2.32%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (2.32%) Java Developer
8 7 (2.32%) Python Developer
8 7 (2.32%) Service Analyst
8 7 (2.32%) Tester
9 6 (1.99%) Automation Tester
9 6 (1.99%) Data Analyst
9 6 (1.99%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (1.99%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (1.99%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (1.99%) Test Analyst
10 5 (1.66%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.30%) HTML
2 15 (4.97%) CSS
3 14 (4.64%) .NET
4 8 (2.65%) RESTful
5 7 (2.32%) React
6 6 (1.99%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.99%) Node.js
7 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.66%) JSON
7 5 (1.66%) JSP
8 4 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.32%) EJB
8 4 (1.32%) Flask
8 4 (1.32%) Java EE
8 4 (1.32%) REST
8 4 (1.32%) SOAP
8 4 (1.32%) Spring
9 3 (0.99%) jQuery
9 3 (0.99%) Redux
9 3 (0.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.64%) User Experience
5 10 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.99%) iPad
7 5 (1.66%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.32%) Robotics
9 3 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (0.99%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.99%) FMCG
9 3 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.66%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.95%) Windows
2 13 (4.30%) Unix
3 8 (2.65%) Linux
4 7 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.99%) Android
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) HPUX
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (17.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (10.60%) Project Management
4 30 (9.93%) Migration
5 29 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (7.95%) Scrum
8 18 (5.96%) Analytics
9 17 (5.63%) ITIL
10 16 (5.30%) Decision-Making
11 15 (4.97%) TDD
11 15 (4.97%) Test Automation
12 14 (4.64%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.64%) Information Security
13 13 (4.30%) Mentoring
13 13 (4.30%) PRINCE2
13 13 (4.30%) Time Management
14 12 (3.97%) ETL
15 11 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.94%) SQL
2 26 (8.61%) JavaScript
3 24 (7.95%) Java
4 14 (4.64%) Python
5 10 (3.31%) C#
6 7 (2.32%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.32%) VBA
8 3 (0.99%) C
8 3 (0.99%) C++
8 3 (0.99%) Groovy
8 3 (0.99%) PHP
8 3 (0.99%) Scala
8 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.66%) Go
9 2 (0.66%) PHP 5
9 2 (0.66%) PHP 7
9 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.66%) Prolog
9 2 (0.66%) R
10 1 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 22 (7.28%) Degree
2 9 (2.98%) CISSP
3 5 (1.66%) CCNA
3 5 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.66%) ISEB
4 4 (1.32%) CISA
4 4 (1.32%) CISM
4 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.99%) CEH
5 3 (0.99%) CREST Certified
5 3 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.99%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.66%) CCENT
6 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.33%) ACCA
7 1 (0.33%) CCAB
7 1 (0.33%) CIMA
7 1 (0.33%) GIAC
7 1 (0.33%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.98%) QA
2 8 (2.65%) GDPR
2 8 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.32%) COBIT
3 7 (2.32%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.99%) PMO
5 5 (1.66%) COSO
6 4 (1.32%) SLA
7 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.66%) IFRS
9 1 (0.33%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 7 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 3 (0.99%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.99%) SRDF
3 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.66%) Docker
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.66%) QRadar
3 3 (0.99%) SCCM
3 3 (0.99%) SnapMirror
3 3 (0.99%) SnapVault
4 2 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.66%) FlexNet
4 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.28%) Oracle
3 16 (5.30%) SAP
4 8 (2.65%) Cisco
4 8 (2.65%) Tableau
5 7 (2.32%) CheckPoint
5 7 (2.32%) Citrix
5 7 (2.32%) Informatica
6 6 (1.99%) Blue Prism
7 5 (1.66%) CA
7 5 (1.66%) McAfee
7 5 (1.66%) Sage
8 4 (1.32%) CyberArk
8 4 (1.32%) Google
8 4 (1.32%) Moogsoft
8 4 (1.32%) Remedy
8 4 (1.32%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.32%) Splunk
9 3 (0.99%) Automation Anywhere
9 3 (0.99%) UiPath