The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 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
England / North East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -28 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 52 126 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.21% 14.48% 14.68%
As % of the General category 39.39% 61.76% 61.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 85 56
Median daily rate £400 £378 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -2.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £194 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +44.57% +16.90%  

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 the North East with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 132 204 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.31% 23.45% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 131 88
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £197 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £11.33 £15.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.06% -37.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the North East

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the North East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the North East

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the North East

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Tyne and Wear -39 34 £400 +6.66% 12
Durham +9 15 £425 +58.87% 9
Teesside - 1 £350 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North East region with a requirement for Finance.

1 45 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.62%) Project Management
3 35 (25.18%) Microsoft
4 33 (23.74%) DevOps
5 30 (21.58%) Scrum
6 28 (20.14%) C#
7 27 (19.42%) .NET
7 27 (19.42%) ITIL
7 27 (19.42%) PRINCE2
7 27 (19.42%) TDD
8 24 (17.27%) BDD
9 23 (16.55%) Sitecore
9 23 (16.55%) MVC
10 22 (15.83%) ASP.NET
11 18 (12.95%) Oracle
11 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (12.23%) MS Excel
13 15 (10.79%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
14 14 (10.07%) SQL
15 13 (9.35%) Telecoms
16 12 (8.63%) SQL Server
17 11 (7.91%) MS Office
17 11 (7.91%) Windows
17 11 (7.91%) OO
17 11 (7.91%) Change Management
17 11 (7.91%) Configuration Management
17 11 (7.91%) Unit4 Business World
17 11 (7.91%) Manufacturing
17 11 (7.91%) ServiceNow

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 9 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.60%) SAS
3 4 (2.88%) CMS
4 2 (1.44%) Confluence
4 2 (1.44%) Documentum
4 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.44%) IIS
4 2 (1.44%) JBoss
4 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.91%) MS Office
3 7 (5.04%) MS Project
3 7 (5.04%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.72%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Unit4 Business World
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.44%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.16%) Office 365
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) Firewall
1 2 (1.44%) Intranet
1 2 (1.44%) OpenScape
2 1 (0.72%) AMQP
2 1 (0.72%) DHCP
2 1 (0.72%) DNS
2 1 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) LDAP
2 1 (0.72%) MPLS
2 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.60%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.60%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.16%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.44%) Big Data
5 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.44%) HBase
5 2 (1.44%) MySQL
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.60%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.88%) Maven
3 4 (2.88%) SonarQube
3 4 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (2.88%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.44%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.44%) JIRA
4 2 (1.44%) Sahi
4 2 (1.44%) Selenium
4 2 (1.44%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.44%) WATIR
5 1 (0.72%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.72%) JMeter
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (9.35%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.91%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.04%) Banking
3 7 (5.04%) Marketing
4 5 (3.60%) Electronics
4 5 (3.60%) Retail
5 4 (2.88%) Billing
5 4 (2.88%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Advertising
6 2 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.44%) Publishing
6 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (30.94%) Developer
2 34 (24.46%) Project Manager
3 23 (16.55%) Sitecore Developer
4 15 (10.79%) Analyst
5 13 (9.35%) .NET Developer
6 10 (7.19%) Architect
7 9 (6.47%) Senior Manager
8 8 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) Senior Project Manager
9 7 (5.04%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) IT Manager
9 7 (5.04%) IT Project Manager
9 7 (5.04%) ServiceNow Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Designer
11 4 (2.88%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Consultant
11 4 (2.88%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.88%) Test Analyst
12 3 (2.16%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.42%) .NET
2 22 (15.83%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.76%) XML
4 7 (5.04%) HTML
5 6 (4.32%) CSS
6 4 (2.88%) JSON
6 4 (2.88%) REST
6 4 (2.88%) Web Services
6 4 (2.88%) WPF
7 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.44%) CSS3
8 2 (1.44%) Django
8 2 (1.44%) EDIFACT
8 2 (1.44%) HTML5
8 2 (1.44%) jQuery
8 2 (1.44%) LINQ
8 2 (1.44%) Middleware
8 2 (1.44%) Play Framework
8 2 (1.44%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.47%) Virtual Team
3 8 (5.76%) User Experience
4 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.04%) PMI
5 5 (3.60%) CMDB
6 3 (2.16%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.16%) IVR
7 2 (1.44%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.44%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.44%) Fintech
7 2 (1.44%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.91%) Windows
2 9 (6.47%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) AIX
3 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.44%) Unix
4 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) HPUX
5 1 (0.72%) MVS
5 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.62%) Project Management
3 33 (23.74%) DevOps
4 30 (21.58%) Scrum
5 27 (19.42%) ITIL
5 27 (19.42%) PRINCE2
5 27 (19.42%) TDD
6 24 (17.27%) BDD
7 23 (16.55%) MVC
8 11 (7.91%) Change Management
8 11 (7.91%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.91%) OO
9 10 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.19%) Programme Management
9 10 (7.19%) Service Management
9 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.47%) Analytics
10 9 (6.47%) Change Control
10 9 (6.47%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.76%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.14%) C#
2 14 (10.07%) SQL
3 9 (6.47%) Java
4 8 (5.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.60%) Perl
5 5 (3.60%) Python
6 4 (2.88%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.88%) Ruby
7 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.44%) ABAP
8 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.44%) Scala
8 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (10.79%) BPSS Clearance
2 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.47%) Degree
4 8 (5.76%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.32%) APMP
6 5 (3.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.44%) ISEB
8 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.72%) CCNA
9 1 (0.72%) CCNP
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.72%) CISSP
9 1 (0.72%) HND
9 1 (0.72%) MCP
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.72%) PMP
9 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.16%) PMO
3 2 (1.44%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.16%) Docker
3 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) Puppet
2 6 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.60%) Ansible
4 2 (1.44%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (25.18%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.55%) Sitecore
3 18 (12.95%) Oracle
4 11 (7.91%) ServiceNow
5 9 (6.47%) SAP
6 5 (3.60%) HP
7 3 (2.16%) Serena
8 2 (1.44%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.44%) Borland
8 2 (1.44%) BT
8 2 (1.44%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.44%) IBM
8 2 (1.44%) Pega
8 2 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.44%) Siemens
8 2 (1.44%) VMware
8 2 (1.44%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco
9 1 (0.72%) JD Edwards
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