Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 341 447 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.16% 16.70% 18.25%
As % of the General category 40.36% 50.85% 53.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 263 463
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £286 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £613
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate £90.25 - £23.24
10th Percentile £25.45 - £19.61
90th Percentile £163.05 - £28.67
North West median hourly rate £13.11 £42.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -69.15% +55.96% +7.22%

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 845 879 1,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 27.65% 32.84% 33.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 480 727
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £551
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 14
Manchester median hourly rate £16.25 £13.86 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -4.41% -19.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.33 £11.30
90th Percentile £38.75 £35.20 £37.98
North West median hourly rate £18.45 £23.95 £25.98
% change year-on-year -22.96% -7.80% -16.10%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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
Stockport +4 8 £400 +45.45% 10
Bolton -3 6 £398 +8.53% 8
Altrincham 0 5 £390 +2.30% 9
Cheadle -1 4 £381 +22.00% 5
Salford -2 4 £275 -35.29% 5
Wigan - 3 £225 -
Oldham +1 1 £375 - 2
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 86 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (18.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (16.13%) SQL
3 55 (16.13%) Project Management
4 41 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (11.73%) SAP
6 38 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (10.85%) JavaScript
7 37 (10.85%) Manufacturing
7 37 (10.85%) Banking
8 36 (10.56%) Microsoft
9 35 (10.26%) PRINCE2
10 34 (9.97%) Management Information System
11 33 (9.68%) Java
12 32 (9.38%) Test Automation
13 29 (8.50%) Programme Management
13 29 (8.50%) Retail
14 28 (8.21%) Marketing
14 28 (8.21%) Legal
14 28 (8.21%) Python
14 28 (8.21%) Big Data
15 27 (7.92%) ITIL
15 27 (7.92%) Oracle
15 27 (7.92%) SQL Server
16 26 (7.62%) HTML
16 26 (7.62%) Migration
16 26 (7.62%) Open Source
17 25 (7.33%) Telecoms
17 25 (7.33%) .NET
17 25 (7.33%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (4.40%) SAS
2 8 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.76%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.47%) Commerce Server
4 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.88%) Apache
6 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.59%) CICS
7 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.59%) IIS
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.29%) Moodle
8 1 (0.29%) MTS
8 1 (0.29%) nginx
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.59%) InVision
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) BPCS
2 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.17%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.88%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.59%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.59%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.59%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.59%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (4.11%) SaaS
2 9 (2.64%) PaaS
3 7 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.76%) Office 365
5 5 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.17%) GitHub
6 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.59%) iPaaS
7 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.29%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.29%) NuGet
8 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.76%) Network Security
2 4 (1.17%) SMS
3 3 (0.88%) Firewall
4 2 (0.59%) DMARC
4 2 (0.59%) Internet
4 2 (0.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) BGP
5 1 (0.29%) Broadband
5 1 (0.29%) DHCP
5 1 (0.29%) DKIM
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.29%) LAN
5 1 (0.29%) OSPF
5 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.29%) VoIP
5 1 (0.29%) VPN
5 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.21%) Big Data
2 27 (7.92%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (4.40%) Hadoop
5 13 (3.81%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.23%) MySQL
6 11 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.35%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.35%) HBase
8 7 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.05%) DB2
8 7 (2.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.05%) Pentaho
8 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.76%) Base SAS
9 6 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 6 (1.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 5 (1.47%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (5.57%) JIRA
2 14 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.81%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.93%) Selenium
5 9 (2.64%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.35%) GitLab
6 8 (2.35%) PyCharm
7 7 (2.05%) ERwin
7 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.47%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.17%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.17%) Gradle
10 3 (0.88%) Grunt
10 3 (0.88%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.88%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.88%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.88%) Subversion
11 2 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 37 (10.85%) Banking
1 37 (10.85%) Manufacturing
2 29 (8.50%) Retail
3 28 (8.21%) Legal
3 28 (8.21%) Marketing
4 25 (7.33%) Telecoms
5 22 (6.45%) Electronics
6 12 (3.52%) Law
7 8 (2.35%) Billing
8 7 (2.05%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.17%) Local Government
10 4 (1.17%) Publishing
11 3 (0.88%) Advertising
12 2 (0.59%) Back Office
12 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.29%) Automotive
13 1 (0.29%) Games
13 1 (0.29%) Military
13 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (19.65%) Analyst
2 66 (19.35%) Developer
3 53 (15.54%) Project Manager
4 31 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 26 (7.62%) Consultant
6 22 (6.45%) Architect
7 13 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (3.81%) Java Developer
8 10 (2.93%) Financial Analyst
8 10 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (2.64%) Forecast Analyst
9 9 (2.64%) Systems Analyst
10 8 (2.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (2.35%) Digital Project Manager
10 8 (2.35%) GDPR Project Manager
10 8 (2.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 8 (2.35%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.05%) Functional Consultant
11 7 (2.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.62%) HTML
2 25 (7.33%) .NET
3 23 (6.74%) CSS
4 15 (4.40%) AngularJS
5 13 (3.81%) React
5 13 (3.81%) REST
6 12 (3.52%) Spring
7 11 (3.23%) Web Services
8 10 (2.93%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.64%) Hibernate
9 9 (2.64%) RESTful
10 8 (2.35%) JSON
10 8 (2.35%) SOAP
11 7 (2.05%) J2EE
11 7 (2.05%) XML
12 6 (1.76%) HTML5
12 6 (1.76%) JPA
12 6 (1.76%) XSLT
13 5 (1.47%) CSS3
13 5 (1.47%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.97%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.16%) User Experience
4 10 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.93%) Virtual Team
5 8 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.76%) iPad
7 6 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.17%) Life Science
9 4 (1.17%) Robotics
10 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.59%) CMDB
11 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.59%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.28%) Linux
2 14 (4.11%) Windows
3 13 (3.81%) Unix
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.88%) Android
6 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (18.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (16.13%) Project Management
4 41 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (10.26%) PRINCE2
6 32 (9.38%) Test Automation
7 29 (8.50%) Programme Management
8 27 (7.92%) ITIL
9 26 (7.62%) Migration
9 26 (7.62%) Open Source
10 25 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (6.74%) Digital Marketing
11 23 (6.74%) Scrum
11 23 (6.74%) SFIA
11 23 (6.74%) TDD
12 21 (6.16%) Data Management
12 21 (6.16%) Data Modelling
12 21 (6.16%) Decision-Making
12 21 (6.16%) Machine Learning
12 21 (6.16%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (16.13%) SQL
2 37 (10.85%) JavaScript
3 33 (9.68%) Java
4 28 (8.21%) Python
5 13 (3.81%) C#
6 10 (2.93%) Go
7 8 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.05%) Java 8
9 6 (1.76%) PHP
10 5 (1.47%) Groovy
10 5 (1.47%) RPG
10 5 (1.47%) RPG IV
10 5 (1.47%) Scala
10 5 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.47%) XPath
11 3 (0.88%) C
11 3 (0.88%) JCL
11 3 (0.88%) VBA
12 2 (0.59%) C++
12 2 (0.59%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (6.45%) Degree
2 20 (5.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 14 (4.11%) CISSP
4 12 (3.52%) CISM
5 7 (2.05%) CCDP
5 7 (2.05%) CCIE
5 7 (2.05%) CCNP
5 7 (2.05%) Chartered Engineer
5 7 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.17%) CIMA
8 3 (0.88%) ACCA
8 3 (0.88%) APMP
8 3 (0.88%) ISEB
9 2 (0.59%) APMG
9 2 (0.59%) CISA
9 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.74%) QA
2 22 (6.45%) GDPR
3 11 (3.23%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.05%) GCP
5 6 (1.76%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.17%) PMO
7 4 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.88%) COBIT
9 2 (0.59%) COSO
9 2 (0.59%) IFRS
9 2 (0.59%) SLA
10 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 11 (3.23%) Docker
2 6 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.47%) XenApp
3 5 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.88%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.59%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (6.16%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.23%) Ansible
3 10 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.64%) Puppet
5 7 (2.05%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (1.17%) SCCM
7 2 (0.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.59%) MIIS
8 1 (0.29%) Ambari
8 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.29%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.29%) Oozie
8 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (11.73%) SAP
2 36 (10.56%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.92%) Oracle
4 16 (4.69%) Tableau
5 10 (2.93%) Cisco
6 9 (2.64%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.64%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.35%) Citrix
7 8 (2.35%) Informatica
8 7 (2.05%) CA
8 7 (2.05%) Intapp
9 6 (1.76%) Blue Prism
9 6 (1.76%) Google
10 5 (1.47%) Infor
10 5 (1.47%) Ivanti
11 4 (1.17%) IBM
11 4 (1.17%) Sage
11 4 (1.17%) Zend
12 3 (0.88%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.88%) JD Edwards