Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 350 503 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.70% 17.44% 17.29%
As % of the General category 40.56% 50.45% 52.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 321 442
Manchester median daily rate £418 £390 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% -4.88% +0.31%
10th Percentile £306 £267 £275
90th Percentile £588 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.03% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate £170.00 £19.00 £20.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +794.74% -6.13% +9.52%
10th Percentile £160.00 £18.00 £13.40
90th Percentile £180.00 £20.00 £28.16
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £40.00 £37.88
% change year-on-year -40.88% +5.61% +24.10%

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 863 997 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 26.38% 34.57% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 586 743
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £258 £213 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £552
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 17
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 £13.86 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.02% -4.41% -23.64%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £11.60
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.75 £43.90
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £22.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +5.23% -19.27% -22.14%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 12 £398 +8.16% 6
Stockport +12 8 £413 +17.86% 3
Salford +2 8 £358 -7.74% 3
Altrincham -3 5 £390 +0.65% 9
Wigan - 3 £225 - 2
Cheadle -4 2 £350 +12.00% 5
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 87 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (17.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (15.43%) Banking
4 51 (14.57%) Project Management
5 45 (12.86%) SQL
6 41 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (11.43%) JavaScript
8 37 (10.57%) Java
9 34 (9.71%) Retail
10 32 (9.14%) PRINCE2
11 31 (8.86%) Oracle
11 31 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (8.57%) Management Information System
13 28 (8.00%) Legal
14 27 (7.71%) Migration
14 27 (7.71%) Microsoft
15 26 (7.43%) HTML
16 25 (7.14%) SAP
16 25 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (6.86%) Python
17 24 (6.86%) TDD
17 24 (6.86%) Degree
17 24 (6.86%) Decision-Making
17 24 (6.86%) Big Data
18 23 (6.57%) Test Automation
18 23 (6.57%) CSS
18 23 (6.57%) SAS
18 23 (6.57%) Manufacturing
18 23 (6.57%) Scrum

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 23 (6.57%) SAS
2 7 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.43%) Commerce Server
5 4 (1.14%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.86%) Apache
6 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.57%) CICS
7 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.57%) IIS
7 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.57%) nginx
8 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
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%) MTS
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.57%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.57%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.57%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.29%) Magento
4 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.14%) SaaS
3 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.43%) Office 365
4 5 (1.43%) PaaS
5 4 (1.14%) GitHub
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.57%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.29%) NuGet
7 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.57%) Network Security
2 8 (2.29%) Firewall
3 5 (1.43%) SMS
4 4 (1.14%) HTTP
5 3 (0.86%) Internet
6 2 (0.57%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.29%) BGP
7 1 (0.29%) Broadband
7 1 (0.29%) DHCP
7 1 (0.29%) DMARC
7 1 (0.29%) DNS
7 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.29%) LAN
7 1 (0.29%) OSPF
7 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.29%) VoIP
7 1 (0.29%) VPN
7 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (6.86%) Big Data
3 22 (6.29%) Hadoop
4 20 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 14 (4.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 13 (3.71%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.14%) Base SAS
7 11 (3.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 10 (2.86%) MySQL
9 8 (2.29%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.29%) HBase
10 7 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.00%) Pentaho
10 7 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.71%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.43%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (4.57%) JIRA
2 12 (3.43%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.43%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.29%) Selenium
4 7 (2.00%) ERwin
5 5 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.14%) GitLab
6 4 (1.14%) PyCharm
7 3 (0.86%) Gradle
7 3 (0.86%) Grunt
7 3 (0.86%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.86%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (0.86%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.86%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.86%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.86%) Subversion
8 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (15.43%) Banking
2 34 (9.71%) Retail
3 28 (8.00%) Legal
4 23 (6.57%) Manufacturing
5 22 (6.29%) Marketing
6 17 (4.86%) Telecoms
7 13 (3.71%) Electronics
8 6 (1.71%) Law
9 5 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.43%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.14%) Advertising
10 4 (1.14%) Local Government
10 4 (1.14%) Publishing
11 2 (0.57%) Automotive
11 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Front Office
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Military
12 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (20.29%) Developer
2 64 (18.29%) Project Manager
3 58 (16.57%) Analyst
4 28 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 23 (6.57%) Architect
6 22 (6.29%) Consultant
7 15 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 9 (2.57%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (2.29%) Data Architect
9 8 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (2.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (2.29%) Security Consultant
10 7 (2.00%) .NET Developer
10 7 (2.00%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (2.00%) IT Manager
10 7 (2.00%) Python Developer
11 6 (1.71%) Business Manager
11 6 (1.71%) Digital Project Manager
11 6 (1.71%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (1.71%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.43%) HTML
2 23 (6.57%) CSS
3 19 (5.43%) .NET
4 15 (4.29%) AngularJS
5 12 (3.43%) Spring
6 11 (3.14%) React
7 10 (2.86%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.86%) REST
8 9 (2.57%) JSON
9 8 (2.29%) Hibernate
9 8 (2.29%) RESTful
9 8 (2.29%) Web Services
10 7 (2.00%) EJB
10 7 (2.00%) J2EE
10 7 (2.00%) JSP
11 6 (1.71%) JPA
11 6 (1.71%) SOAP
12 5 (1.43%) Dojo
12 5 (1.43%) jQuery
12 5 (1.43%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.57%) User Experience
4 12 (3.43%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.71%) iPad
6 6 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.14%) Life Science
8 4 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.14%) Robotics
9 3 (0.86%) CMDB
9 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.86%) NHS
10 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.57%) Linux
1 16 (4.57%) Unix
1 16 (4.57%) Windows
2 5 (1.43%) Android
2 5 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (17.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 51 (14.57%) Project Management
4 41 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (9.14%) PRINCE2
6 30 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (7.71%) Migration
8 24 (6.86%) Decision-Making
8 24 (6.86%) TDD
9 23 (6.57%) Scrum
9 23 (6.57%) Test Automation
10 22 (6.29%) Analytics
10 22 (6.29%) ITIL
10 22 (6.29%) Open Source
11 20 (5.71%) Resource Management
12 19 (5.43%) Data Modelling
12 19 (5.43%) Programme Management
12 19 (5.43%) Supplier Management
13 18 (5.14%) E-Commerce
14 17 (4.86%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.86%) SQL
2 40 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 37 (10.57%) Java
4 24 (6.86%) Python
5 14 (4.00%) C#
6 9 (2.57%) Go
7 7 (2.00%) Java 8
7 7 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.71%) PHP
9 5 (1.43%) Groovy
9 5 (1.43%) Scala
10 4 (1.14%) C
11 3 (0.86%) C++
11 3 (0.86%) Ruby
11 3 (0.86%) VBA
12 2 (0.57%) COBOL
12 2 (0.57%) JCL
12 2 (0.57%) PHP 5
12 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (6.86%) Degree
2 16 (4.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 12 (3.43%) CISSP
4 10 (2.86%) CISM
5 9 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.43%) CCDP
7 5 (1.43%) CCIE
7 5 (1.43%) CCNP
7 5 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (1.14%) CCNA
9 3 (0.86%) APMP
9 3 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.57%) APMG
10 2 (0.57%) CCENT
10 2 (0.57%) CISA
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB
10 2 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.14%) QA
2 17 (4.86%) GDPR
3 12 (3.43%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.43%) GCP
4 5 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.14%) PMO
5 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.86%) COBIT
6 3 (0.86%) SLA
7 2 (0.57%) COSO
7 2 (0.57%) IFRS
8 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 7 (2.00%) Docker
2 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.86%) XenApp
3 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (0.57%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.57%) SRDF
4 2 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.43%) Ansible
3 5 (1.43%) Puppet
3 5 (1.43%) SCCM
4 3 (0.86%) QRadar
5 2 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.57%) FlexNet
5 2 (0.57%) MIIS
5 2 (0.57%) SnapMirror
5 2 (0.57%) SnapVault
5 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.29%) Ambari
6 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.29%) Oozie
6 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (8.86%) Oracle
2 27 (7.71%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.14%) SAP
4 12 (3.43%) Informatica
4 12 (3.43%) Tableau
5 11 (3.14%) Cisco
5 11 (3.14%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.00%) CA
6 7 (2.00%) Citrix
6 7 (2.00%) Google
7 6 (1.71%) Blue Prism
8 5 (1.43%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.14%) hybris
9 4 (1.14%) Moogsoft
9 4 (1.14%) Remedy
9 4 (1.14%) Sage
9 4 (1.14%) Zend
10 3 (0.86%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.86%) Automation Anywhere
10 3 (0.86%) UiPath