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 3 months to 30 March 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Finance 227 316 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.15% 17.58% 25.75%
As % of the General category 54.83% 53.11% 61.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 209 213
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £260 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +2.99% +0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £18.99 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.57% +18.57%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 414 595 679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 31.27% 33.11% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 349 340
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% -15.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.64 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £18.99 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +4 17 £369 +27.15% 2
Salford - 6 £425 - 4
Stockport +2 4 £275 -48.11% 11
Altrincham -1 2 £375 +1.35% 8
Bury -1 1 £425 -8.10% 1
Oldham - 1 - -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Finance.

1 82 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (16.74%) Banking
3 71 (15.24%) SQL
4 67 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (13.52%) SAP
6 59 (12.66%) Java
7 58 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 56 (12.02%) Project Management
8 56 (12.02%) Oracle
9 43 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (8.37%) Microsoft
11 37 (7.94%) Windows
11 37 (7.94%) Migration
12 36 (7.73%) Telecoms
12 36 (7.73%) Programme Management
13 33 (7.08%) SQL Server
14 32 (6.87%) Marketing
15 31 (6.65%) ERP
16 30 (6.44%) JavaScript
17 29 (6.22%) MS Excel
17 29 (6.22%) Manufacturing
18 28 (6.01%) Retail
19 26 (5.58%) Data Analysis
19 26 (5.58%) ETL
20 25 (5.36%) Digital Marketing
21 24 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
21 24 (5.15%) Linux
21 24 (5.15%) Python
21 24 (5.15%) PRINCE2
21 24 (5.15%) Electronics

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 12 (2.58%) Apache Spark
2 11 (2.36%) SAS
2 11 (2.36%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.86%) Confluence
3 4 (0.86%) IIS
3 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (0.64%) EPiServer
4 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.43%) CMS
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.21%) Jetty
6 1 (0.21%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.21%) nginx
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.22%) MS Office
3 13 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.36%) MS Project
5 6 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (5.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (3.00%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (2.36%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (2.36%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (1.93%) SAP FI
6 8 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (1.72%) SAP CO
6 8 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (1.50%) SAP ERP
8 6 (1.29%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (1.29%) SAP GRC
8 6 (1.29%) SAP HR
9 5 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (1.07%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.86%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.93%) SaaS
5 7 (1.50%) PaaS
6 6 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.86%) IaaS
7 4 (0.86%) Office 365
8 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.43%) GitHub
10 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.22%) Firewall
2 8 (1.72%) DNS
2 8 (1.72%) Network Security
3 6 (1.29%) VoIP
4 5 (1.07%) Internet
4 5 (1.07%) LAN
4 5 (1.07%) WAN
5 4 (0.86%) SSL
6 3 (0.64%) DHCP
6 3 (0.64%) Extranet
6 3 (0.64%) LDAP
6 3 (0.64%) NAS
6 3 (0.64%) NFC
6 3 (0.64%) RFID
6 3 (0.64%) SAN
6 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.64%) VPN
7 2 (0.43%) FTP
7 2 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.22%) SAP BW
4 12 (2.58%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.36%) Big Data
5 11 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.07%) GIS
8 5 (1.07%) MySQL
8 5 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.86%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.86%) OLAP
9 4 (0.86%) QlikView
9 4 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (3.00%) JIRA
2 12 (2.58%) JUnit
3 11 (2.36%) Selenium
4 9 (1.93%) WebDriver
5 8 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.29%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.86%) Gradle
8 3 (0.64%) Maven
8 3 (0.64%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.43%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.43%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.43%) JBehave
9 2 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.43%) NUnit
9 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 78 (16.74%) Banking
2 36 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 32 (6.87%) Marketing
4 29 (6.22%) Manufacturing
5 28 (6.01%) Retail
6 24 (5.15%) Electronics
7 21 (4.51%) Legal
8 12 (2.58%) Financial Institution
9 11 (2.36%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.72%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.50%) Games
12 6 (1.29%) Law
13 4 (0.86%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.64%) Publishing
15 2 (0.43%) Advertising
15 2 (0.43%) French Language
15 2 (0.43%) German Language
15 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.43%) Swedish Language
16 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 113 (24.25%) Analyst
2 76 (16.31%) Developer
3 58 (12.45%) Consultant
4 45 (9.66%) Project Manager
5 36 (7.73%) Architect
5 36 (7.73%) Business Analyst
6 27 (5.79%) Java Developer
7 17 (3.65%) Financial Analyst
8 15 (3.22%) Data Analyst
8 15 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (2.36%) Security Architect
9 11 (2.36%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.15%) SAP Analyst
11 9 (1.93%) IT Manager
11 9 (1.93%) Oracle Consultant
11 9 (1.93%) Report Analyst
11 9 (1.93%) SAP Consultant
11 9 (1.93%) SQL Developer
12 8 (1.72%) ETL Developer
12 8 (1.72%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.72%) Spring
2 21 (4.51%) Web Services
3 20 (4.29%) .NET
3 20 (4.29%) HTML
4 19 (4.08%) J2EE
5 18 (3.86%) HTML5
6 17 (3.65%) SOAP
7 16 (3.43%) AngularJS
8 14 (3.00%) XML
9 13 (2.79%) REST
10 11 (2.36%) CSS
10 11 (2.36%) CSS3
11 10 (2.15%) Hibernate
11 10 (2.15%) Spring Boot
12 9 (1.93%) Java EE
12 9 (1.93%) JPA
12 9 (1.93%) Middleware
13 7 (1.50%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.29%) JSON
14 6 (1.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 9 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (1.29%) User Experience
6 5 (1.07%) Clustering
6 5 (1.07%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.86%) e-Learning
7 4 (0.86%) iPad
7 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.86%) PMI
8 3 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.64%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.64%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.64%) Life Science
9 2 (0.43%) AS400
9 2 (0.43%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.94%) Windows
2 24 (5.15%) Linux
3 19 (4.08%) Unix
4 14 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.50%) Android
7 6 (1.29%) AIX
7 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.07%) zOS
9 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) HPUX
11 1 (0.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (12.02%) Project Management
5 37 (7.94%) Migration
6 36 (7.73%) Programme Management
7 31 (6.65%) ERP
8 26 (5.58%) Data Analysis
8 26 (5.58%) ETL
9 25 (5.36%) Digital Marketing
10 24 (5.15%) PRINCE2
11 23 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
11 23 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (4.72%) Change Management
13 21 (4.51%) ITIL
13 21 (4.51%) Risk Management
13 21 (4.51%) Scrum
13 21 (4.51%) TDD
14 20 (4.29%) BDD
14 20 (4.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 71 (15.24%) SQL
2 59 (12.66%) Java
3 30 (6.44%) JavaScript
4 24 (5.15%) Python
5 9 (1.93%) C
5 9 (1.93%) C#
6 6 (1.29%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.29%) VBA
7 5 (1.07%) PHP
7 5 (1.07%) Ruby
8 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.64%) ABAP
9 3 (0.64%) Groovy
9 3 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.64%) RPG
9 3 (0.64%) RPG IV
9 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.64%) VB
10 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (4.08%) Degree
2 14 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.58%) ISEB
4 11 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.93%) CISSP
6 6 (1.29%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.86%) CISM
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.64%) PMP
9 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.43%) CCNP
9 2 (0.43%) CISA
9 2 (0.43%) MCITP
9 2 (0.43%) MCSE
9 2 (0.43%) MCTS
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.43%) SANS
9 2 (0.43%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.51%) PMO
2 16 (3.43%) QA
3 8 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.29%) SLA
6 2 (0.43%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) SDET
7 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.07%) Docker
2 5 (1.07%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) NFS
4 1 (0.21%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.21%) Varnish
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (1.93%) Puppet
2 7 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.29%) SCCM
4 5 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.07%) WSUS
5 3 (0.64%) Ansible
5 3 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.64%) QRadar
6 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.43%) MOM
6 2 (0.43%) OpenView
6 2 (0.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.21%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.21%) yum
Vendors
1 63 (13.52%) SAP
2 56 (12.02%) Oracle
3 39 (8.37%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.15%) Cisco
4 10 (2.15%) Citrix
4 10 (2.15%) Google
4 10 (2.15%) IBM
5 8 (1.72%) Splunk
6 7 (1.50%) HP
7 6 (1.29%) Ariba
7 6 (1.29%) Concur
7 6 (1.29%) PeopleSoft
7 6 (1.29%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.29%) Sybase
7 6 (1.29%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.29%) VMware
8 5 (1.07%) Intel Security
9 4 (0.86%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.86%) Intel
9 4 (0.86%) JD Edwards
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