Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 6 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing Finance 149 333 353
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 10.37% 12.36% 11.50%
As % of the General category 35.31% 37.00% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 220 231
Median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +5.13%
10th Percentile £312 £311 £275
90th Percentile £648 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.20 £90.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.89% -86.48% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £13.11
% change year-on-year +39.36% +91.57% -69.15%

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 422 900 1,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 29.37% 33.41% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 555 614
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £243
90th Percentile £589 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 68
Median hourly rate £27.22 £20.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.08% +14.74% +39.44%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.98 £12.69
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.96 £33.25
Median hourly rate £27.20 £25.34 £18.03
% change year-on-year +7.34% +40.52% -5.55%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Manchester

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Finance in Manchester

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in Manchester

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in Manchester

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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
Salford +1 7 £375 -12.79% 2
Altrincham +2 6 £440 +17.33% 2
Cheadle - 6 £475 - 2
Stockport +3 4 £400 - 1
Bolton -3 2 - - 4
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 35 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.15%) Microsoft
3 27 (18.12%) Banking
4 26 (17.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (14.77%) Azure
6 21 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (13.42%) Windows
8 19 (12.75%) SAP
9 18 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (10.74%) Risk Management
12 15 (10.07%) Telecoms
12 15 (10.07%) Public Sector
13 14 (9.40%) Information Security
13 14 (9.40%) Project Management
13 14 (9.40%) Citrix
13 14 (9.40%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (9.40%) AWS
14 13 (8.72%) SQL
14 13 (8.72%) Migration
15 12 (8.05%) Java
15 12 (8.05%) Active Directory
15 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
15 12 (8.05%) ETL
15 12 (8.05%) Waterfall
15 12 (8.05%) DevOps
15 12 (8.05%) Windows 10
16 11 (7.38%) Test Automation
16 11 (7.38%) SharePoint
16 11 (7.38%) 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 11 (7.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.70%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.68%) OnBase
4 2 (1.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.67%) Mule
5 1 (0.67%) SAS
5 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.01%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.01%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.67%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.77%) Azure
2 14 (9.40%) AWS
3 9 (6.04%) Power Platform
4 8 (5.37%) Office 365
5 5 (3.36%) PaaS
5 5 (3.36%) SaaS
6 4 (2.68%) IaaS
7 3 (2.01%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.34%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.34%) Serverless
9 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) AdWords
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.67%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) Firewall
2 3 (2.01%) DNS
2 3 (2.01%) LAN
2 3 (2.01%) WAN
3 2 (1.34%) 5G
4 1 (0.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.67%) Network Security
4 1 (0.67%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.67%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.04%) Power BI
2 7 (4.70%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.03%) DataStage
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.68%) Big Data
6 3 (2.01%) GIS
6 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.34%) MySQL
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.67%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.67%) DB2
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Selenium
2 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.01%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (2.01%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.34%) JMeter
4 2 (1.34%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.34%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.67%) Gatling
5 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) Gradle
5 1 (0.67%) gulp
5 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.67%) JUnit
5 1 (0.67%) Maven
5 1 (0.67%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (18.12%) Banking
2 15 (10.07%) Public Sector
2 15 (10.07%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.38%) Manufacturing
3 11 (7.38%) Marketing
4 7 (4.70%) Electronics
4 7 (4.70%) Retail
5 6 (4.03%) Legal
6 5 (3.36%) Law
7 3 (2.01%) Back Office
7 3 (2.01%) Billing
8 1 (0.67%) Local Government
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (24.16%) Analyst
2 16 (10.74%) Architect
2 16 (10.74%) Consultant
2 16 (10.74%) Developer
3 12 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 10 (6.71%) Systems Analyst
4 10 (6.71%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (4.70%) Security Consultant
7 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 6 (4.03%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.03%) Test Consultant
8 5 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (3.36%) Deskside Support
8 5 (3.36%) Process Analyst
9 4 (2.68%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.71%) .NET
2 5 (3.36%) Web Services
3 3 (2.01%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.01%) HTML
3 3 (2.01%) RESTful
4 2 (1.34%) CSS
4 2 (1.34%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.34%) J2EE
4 2 (1.34%) Node.js
4 2 (1.34%) React
4 2 (1.34%) Spring
4 2 (1.34%) Velocity
5 1 (0.67%) JMS
5 1 (0.67%) LDAP
5 1 (0.67%) Middleware
5 1 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.67%) SAML
5 1 (0.67%) SOAP
5 1 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.71%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.04%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.68%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.68%) Social Media
5 3 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.01%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.01%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.34%) Life Science
6 2 (1.34%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Blog
7 1 (0.67%) Derivative
7 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.67%) FMCG
7 1 (0.67%) iPad
7 1 (0.67%) iPhone
7 1 (0.67%) Photography
7 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.42%) Windows
2 12 (8.05%) Windows 10
3 9 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.03%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.36%) Unix
6 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (2.01%) Linux
8 2 (1.34%) Android
8 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (10.74%) Risk Management
6 14 (9.40%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (9.40%) Information Security
6 14 (9.40%) Project Management
7 13 (8.72%) Migration
8 12 (8.05%) DevOps
8 12 (8.05%) ETL
8 12 (8.05%) Waterfall
9 11 (7.38%) Decision-Making
9 11 (7.38%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.04%) Programme Management
10 9 (6.04%) Project Planning
10 9 (6.04%) Workshop Facilitation
11 8 (5.37%) ERP
12 7 (4.70%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.72%) SQL
2 12 (8.05%) Java
3 11 (7.38%) C#
4 8 (5.37%) C
5 6 (4.03%) C++
6 5 (3.36%) Python
7 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.34%) Go
9 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.67%) Groovy
9 1 (0.67%) Java 8
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) R
9 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.04%) Degree
3 4 (2.68%) CISM
3 4 (2.68%) CISSP
3 4 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.01%) CISA
5 2 (1.34%) CCNP
5 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.34%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.34%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.67%) ACCA
6 1 (0.67%) CIMA
6 1 (0.67%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.67%) CRISC
6 1 (0.67%) ICAEW
6 1 (0.67%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) QA
2 3 (2.01%) PMO
3 2 (1.34%) GDPR
3 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.67%) COBIT
4 1 (0.67%) P3O
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.71%) XenApp
3 5 (3.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 5 (3.36%) vSphere
3 5 (3.36%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.68%) Docker
5 2 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.68%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.01%) Ansible
4 2 (1.34%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (1.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.75%) SAP
3 14 (9.40%) Citrix
4 8 (5.37%) Oracle
5 7 (4.70%) MuleSoft
5 7 (4.70%) VMware
6 6 (4.03%) Informatica
7 5 (3.36%) McAfee
8 4 (2.68%) Kofax
9 2 (1.34%) Facebook
9 2 (1.34%) Instagram
9 2 (1.34%) Okta
9 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.34%) Splunk
9 2 (1.34%) Symantec
9 2 (1.34%) Zscaler
10 1 (0.67%) Kony
10 1 (0.67%) Pinterest
10 1 (0.67%) Twitter
10 1 (0.67%) YouTube