Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 390 474 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.91% 14.83% 22.64%
As % of the General category 45.56% 49.74% 61.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 305 532
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £256
90th Percentile £613 £591 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year +1.07% -1.06% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £12.74 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.84% -6.29% -36.77%
10th Percentile £13.22 £12.12 £12.62
90th Percentile £27.01 £13.74 £30.55
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -9.33% +131.95%

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 856 953 1,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.53% 29.82% 36.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 609 797
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £263 £246
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 30
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £28.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.66% +79.37% -13.70%
10th Percentile £13.72 £11.86 £11.90
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £27.75 £34.32
% change year-on-year -21.51% -19.14% +80.63%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +2 19 £345 -14.81% 9
Altrincham +2 10 £388 +4.73% 2
Stockport 0 7 £475 +11.76% 10
Oldham - 7 £606 - 3
Salford -1 3 £525 +23.53% 3
Cheadle - 2 £413 - 1
Rochdale - 1 - - 3
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 97 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (15.38%) Banking
3 56 (14.36%) SQL
4 55 (14.10%) SAP
5 53 (13.59%) Microsoft
6 52 (13.33%) Project Management
7 50 (12.82%) Programme Management
8 49 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 48 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (12.05%) Java
11 44 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (10.00%) JIRA
13 38 (9.74%) Manufacturing
14 37 (9.49%) Telecoms
15 36 (9.23%) .NET
15 36 (9.23%) ITIL
16 35 (8.97%) Windows
16 35 (8.97%) SQL Server
17 34 (8.72%) Python
18 31 (7.95%) Marketing
19 30 (7.69%) Linux
19 30 (7.69%) Git (software)
20 29 (7.44%) DevOps
20 29 (7.44%) PRINCE2
20 29 (7.44%) Electronics
20 29 (7.44%) Scrum
20 29 (7.44%) Digital Marketing
21 28 (7.18%) TDD
21 28 (7.18%) Risk Management
22 27 (6.92%) Oracle

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 17 (4.36%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.05%) SAS
4 6 (1.54%) Confluence
5 5 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.03%) Commerce Server
6 4 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.03%) JBoss
7 3 (0.77%) Apache
7 3 (0.77%) CMS
7 3 (0.77%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.26%) Moodle
9 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.51%) Revit
6 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.59%) Unit4 Business World
2 13 (3.33%) SAP FI
3 12 (3.08%) SAP CO
3 12 (3.08%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (1.03%) BPCS
5 4 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.51%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.26%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.56%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.03%) Office 365
5 4 (1.03%) PaaS
6 3 (0.77%) SaaS
7 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.26%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.26%) Serverless
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.54%) SMS
2 5 (1.28%) Internet
2 5 (1.28%) Network Security
3 2 (0.51%) Firewall
3 2 (0.51%) HTTP
3 2 (0.51%) Intranet
3 2 (0.51%) NAS
4 1 (0.26%) DNS
4 1 (0.26%) NFC
4 1 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.26%) SAN
4 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.41%) Big Data
3 15 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 14 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.54%) OLAP
8 5 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (1.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (1.03%) DB2
9 4 (1.03%) MySQL
9 4 (1.03%) Power BI
10 3 (0.77%) Base SAS
10 3 (0.77%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (10.00%) JIRA
2 30 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.87%) TeamCity
4 13 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.82%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.05%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.54%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.03%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.03%) Grunt
9 4 (1.03%) gulp
9 4 (1.03%) Maven
9 4 (1.03%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.77%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.77%) JUnit
11 2 (0.51%) GitLab
11 2 (0.51%) LSMW
11 2 (0.51%) PyCharm
11 2 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 60 (15.38%) Banking
2 38 (9.74%) Manufacturing
3 37 (9.49%) Telecoms
4 31 (7.95%) Marketing
5 29 (7.44%) Electronics
6 21 (5.38%) Retail
7 17 (4.36%) General Ledger
8 12 (3.08%) Law
9 11 (2.82%) Billing
10 10 (2.56%) Back Office
11 9 (2.31%) Legal
11 9 (2.31%) Local Government
12 8 (2.05%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.28%) Retail Banking
13 5 (1.28%) Retail Finance
14 4 (1.03%) Advertising
15 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.26%) French Language
17 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (21.03%) Analyst
2 74 (18.97%) Developer
3 50 (12.82%) Project Manager
4 32 (8.21%) Business Analyst
5 23 (5.90%) Consultant
6 22 (5.64%) Architect
7 18 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (4.10%) IT Manager
8 16 (4.10%) Java Developer
9 15 (3.85%) Programme Manager
9 15 (3.85%) Senior Manager
10 14 (3.59%) Scala Developer
11 11 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (2.82%) Senior Project Manager
11 11 (2.82%) Software Developer
12 10 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 10 (2.56%) IT Project Manager
12 10 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
13 9 (2.31%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.23%) .NET
2 22 (5.64%) HTML
3 21 (5.38%) CSS
4 16 (4.10%) Web Services
5 14 (3.59%) AngularJS
5 14 (3.59%) Node.js
6 12 (3.08%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.82%) Akka
7 11 (2.82%) HTML5
7 11 (2.82%) React
7 11 (2.82%) XML
8 9 (2.31%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.31%) CSS3
8 9 (2.31%) REST
9 8 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (2.05%) Middleware
9 8 (2.05%) SOAP
9 8 (2.05%) Spring
9 8 (2.05%) WCF
9 8 (2.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.08%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.05%) User Experience
5 7 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.77%) Life Science
7 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.51%) Fintech
8 2 (0.51%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.51%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.51%) PMI
8 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) FMCG
9 1 (0.26%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.26%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.97%) Windows
2 30 (7.69%) Linux
3 12 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.56%) Unix
6 8 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.54%) Android
8 6 (1.54%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.03%) AIX
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.77%) zOS
11 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.51%) Solaris
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.26%) CentOS
12 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (13.33%) Project Management
3 50 (12.82%) Programme Management
4 49 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (9.23%) ITIL
7 29 (7.44%) DevOps
7 29 (7.44%) Digital Marketing
7 29 (7.44%) PRINCE2
7 29 (7.44%) Scrum
8 28 (7.18%) Risk Management
8 28 (7.18%) TDD
9 24 (6.15%) Data Analysis
10 22 (5.64%) Migration
10 22 (5.64%) Waterfall
11 21 (5.38%) ERP
12 20 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (4.87%) Change Management
14 18 (4.62%) Business Analysis
14 18 (4.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 56 (14.36%) SQL
2 47 (12.05%) Java
3 34 (8.72%) Python
4 27 (6.92%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.64%) C#
6 14 (3.59%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.31%) Groovy
8 9 (2.31%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.05%) Clojure
9 8 (2.05%) XPath
10 5 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.03%) C
11 4 (1.03%) RPG
11 4 (1.03%) RPG IV
12 3 (0.77%) R
13 2 (0.51%) Go
13 2 (0.51%) VBA
14 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (6.15%) Degree
2 16 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.28%) CISM
5 5 (1.28%) CISSP
6 4 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.77%) ACCA
7 3 (0.77%) CIMA
7 3 (0.77%) CISA
7 3 (0.77%) CRISC
7 3 (0.77%) ISEB
7 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) CCDP
8 2 (0.51%) CCIE
8 2 (0.51%) CCNP
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.36%) PMO
2 9 (2.31%) GDPR
2 9 (2.31%) QA
3 5 (1.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.77%) COBIT
4 3 (0.77%) COSO
4 3 (0.77%) IFRS
4 3 (0.77%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.51%) GCP
5 2 (0.51%) PSD2
5 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.26%) EMIR
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (6.92%) Docker
2 18 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.77%) XenApp
4 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.26%) Firmware
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.05%) Puppet
4 7 (1.79%) Ansible
5 5 (1.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (1.28%) SCCM
6 3 (0.77%) FlexNet
6 3 (0.77%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (0.77%) WSUS
7 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.26%) PowerBroker
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (14.10%) SAP
2 53 (13.59%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.92%) Oracle
4 14 (3.59%) Tableau
5 12 (3.08%) PeopleSoft
6 9 (2.31%) Google
7 8 (2.05%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.05%) IBM
8 7 (1.79%) Cognos
8 7 (1.79%) VMware
9 5 (1.28%) HP
10 4 (1.03%) Cisco
10 4 (1.03%) Citrix
10 4 (1.03%) Infor
10 4 (1.03%) Sage
10 4 (1.03%) Sophos
11 3 (0.77%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.77%) Perforce
11 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.77%) Snow