Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 307 423 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.58% 14.51% 14.99%
As % of the General category 38.66% 45.88% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 304 330
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £300 £283 £300
90th Percentile £588 £604 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Manchester median hourly rate £15.32 £21.12 £12.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.49% +65.78% -6.29%
10th Percentile £14.80 £16.52 £12.12
90th Percentile £15.83 £27.76 £13.74
North West median hourly rate £26.11 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.41% -12.50% +31.06%

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 794 922 1,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.78% 31.63% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 576 660
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £248 £249
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
North West median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 18
Manchester median hourly rate £23.15 £21.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.24% -25.66% +71.21%
10th Percentile £11.28 £12.00 £12.37
90th Percentile £38.75 £39.05 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.15% -11.54% -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

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 12 December 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
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 12 December 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 -1 19 £413 +25.00% 7
Salford -1 9 £433 +11.61% 5
Stockport +3 5 £525 +10.53% 8
Cheadle - 5 £400 - 8
Sale - 1 £375 - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 4
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 72 (23.45%) Banking
2 59 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 38 (12.38%) SQL
6 33 (10.75%) Windows
7 32 (10.42%) Project Management
8 30 (9.77%) Migration
9 28 (9.12%) ITIL
9 28 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (8.14%) Legal
11 24 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (7.82%) Retail
12 23 (7.49%) Oracle
13 20 (6.51%) SQL Server
13 20 (6.51%) .NET
14 19 (6.19%) Scrum
14 19 (6.19%) Degree
15 18 (5.86%) Java
15 18 (5.86%) Analytics
16 17 (5.54%) JavaScript
16 17 (5.54%) Resource Management
17 16 (5.21%) C#
17 16 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (5.21%) SAP
17 16 (5.21%) SAS
18 15 (4.89%) Unix
18 15 (4.89%) Windows Server
19 14 (4.56%) User Experience
19 14 (4.56%) Analytical Skills

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 16 (5.21%) SAS
2 7 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.30%) Confluence
3 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.65%) Apache
5 2 (0.65%) nginx
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) JBoss
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) InVision
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.30%) Eikon
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.65%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.65%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) BASE24
4 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.91%) Office 365
3 8 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.65%) GitHub
6 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.33%) Boomi
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.91%) Firewall
2 11 (3.58%) Network Security
3 6 (1.95%) VPN
4 4 (1.30%) Internet
5 3 (0.98%) DNS
5 3 (0.98%) HTTP
5 3 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.98%) Sourcefire
6 2 (0.65%) DHCP
6 2 (0.65%) Intranet
6 2 (0.65%) LAN
6 2 (0.65%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.65%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.33%) ATM
7 1 (0.33%) DKIM
7 1 (0.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.33%) SMS
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (4.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 10 (3.26%) Big Data
4 10 (3.26%) Hadoop
4 10 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.93%) DB2
6 8 (2.61%) Base SAS
7 7 (2.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.30%) MySQL
9 4 (1.30%) Power BI
9 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.65%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 12 (3.91%) JIRA
2 7 (2.28%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.28%) Selenium
2 7 (2.28%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.30%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.98%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.65%) Hudson
5 2 (0.65%) JMeter
5 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.65%) TestRail
6 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.33%) NUnit
6 1 (0.33%) ReSharper
General
1 72 (23.45%) Banking
2 25 (8.14%) Legal
3 24 (7.82%) Retail
4 13 (4.23%) Marketing
5 9 (2.93%) Law
6 8 (2.61%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.95%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.63%) Front Office
9 4 (1.30%) Billing
9 4 (1.30%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.98%) Electronics
10 3 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 2 (0.65%) Back Office
12 1 (0.33%) Automotive
12 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 52 (16.94%) Developer
2 49 (15.96%) Analyst
3 35 (11.40%) Project Manager
4 30 (9.77%) Architect
5 21 (6.84%) Consultant
6 17 (5.54%) Business Analyst
7 12 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (3.26%) SQL Developer
9 9 (2.93%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (2.61%) Security Consultant
11 7 (2.28%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.28%) IT Manager
12 6 (1.95%) Coordinator
12 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Architect
12 6 (1.95%) Security Engineer
12 6 (1.95%) Senior Manager
12 6 (1.95%) Technical Architect
12 6 (1.95%) Test Analyst
12 6 (1.95%) Tester
13 5 (1.63%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.51%) .NET
2 11 (3.58%) HTML
3 10 (3.26%) CSS
4 8 (2.61%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.63%) JSP
5 5 (1.63%) Node.js
5 5 (1.63%) REST
5 5 (1.63%) Web Services
6 4 (1.30%) Flask
6 4 (1.30%) JSON
6 4 (1.30%) XML
7 3 (0.98%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.98%) EJB
7 3 (0.98%) HTML5
7 3 (0.98%) Middleware
7 3 (0.98%) React
7 3 (0.98%) Redux
7 3 (0.98%) SOAP
7 3 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (4.56%) Data Centre
1 14 (4.56%) User Experience
2 10 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (2.93%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.95%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.63%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.30%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.98%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (0.98%) EMC VNX
7 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.98%) Equities
7 3 (0.98%) FMCG
7 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.98%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.65%) CMDB
8 2 (0.65%) IVR
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.75%) Windows
2 15 (4.89%) Unix
2 15 (4.89%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.26%) Linux
4 4 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.65%) Android
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) HPUX
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Solaris
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (10.42%) Project Management
4 30 (9.77%) Migration
5 28 (9.12%) ITIL
5 28 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (6.19%) Scrum
8 18 (5.86%) Analytics
9 17 (5.54%) Resource Management
10 14 (4.56%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.23%) Decision-Making
11 13 (4.23%) PRINCE2
11 13 (4.23%) Service Management
12 12 (3.91%) Business Analysis
12 12 (3.91%) ETL
12 12 (3.91%) Information Security
13 11 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (3.58%) Service Design
14 10 (3.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.38%) SQL
2 18 (5.86%) Java
3 17 (5.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.21%) C#
5 13 (4.23%) Python
6 10 (3.26%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.61%) VBA
8 4 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.98%) R
10 2 (0.65%) C++
10 2 (0.65%) PHP
10 2 (0.65%) Prolog
10 2 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.33%) ABAP
11 1 (0.33%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.33%) C
11 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.33%) Perl
11 1 (0.33%) Ruby
11 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.19%) Degree
2 10 (3.26%) CISSP
3 6 (1.95%) CCNA
3 6 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.63%) ISEB
4 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.30%) CEH
5 4 (1.30%) CISM
5 4 (1.30%) CREST Certified
5 4 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.98%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.65%) CCENT
7 2 (0.65%) CISA
7 2 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.26%) PMO
2 6 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.95%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) SLA
3 5 (1.63%) COBIT
4 4 (1.30%) COSO
5 3 (0.98%) GDPR
6 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.33%) IFRS
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.28%) Docker
2 7 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 3 (0.98%) SRDF
4 2 (0.65%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.33%) vCloud
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.33%) XenApp
5 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) QRadar
2 5 (1.63%) SCCM
3 4 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.98%) SnapMirror
4 3 (0.98%) SnapVault
5 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.33%) FlexNet
6 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.49%) Oracle
3 16 (5.21%) SAP
4 8 (2.61%) CheckPoint
4 8 (2.61%) Cisco
4 8 (2.61%) Citrix
5 7 (2.28%) Tableau
6 6 (1.95%) Reuters
7 5 (1.63%) CyberArk
7 5 (1.63%) Google
7 5 (1.63%) McAfee
7 5 (1.63%) Sophos
8 4 (1.30%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.30%) FactSet
8 4 (1.30%) Informatica
8 4 (1.30%) NetApp
8 4 (1.30%) Remedy
8 4 (1.30%) Speakerbus
8 4 (1.30%) Splunk
8 4 (1.30%) Wallstreet Suite