Period
to 25 February 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 25 February 2021 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 West
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 292 464 758
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 11.07% 10.06% 13.28%
As % of the General category 32.88% 34.99% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 297 520
Median daily rate £437 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £213 £287 £280
90th Percentile £660 £638 £594
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 25
Median hourly rate £17.90 £32.00 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.06% +1.41% +48.56%
10th Percentile £12.51 £14.13 £17.08
90th Percentile £34.00 £53.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £23.34
% change year-on-year - +0.69% +9.98%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 888 1,326 1,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.67% 28.75% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 820 1,207
Median daily rate £437 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £206 £215 £263
90th Percentile £612 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 87 142
Median hourly rate £17.90 £19.71 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.18% -9.42% +16.30%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.80 £12.89
90th Percentile £46.95 £51.75 £43.90
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -5.84%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the North West

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in the North West

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. 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
Manchester +1 131 £500 +11.11% 127
Cheshire 0 57 £430 +3.61% 40
Merseyside -1 42 £370 -22.11% 16
Lancashire 0 10 £437 +16.40% 6
Cumbria +15 9 £188 -72.61%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 North West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 65 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (15.41%) Public Sector
3 39 (13.36%) Banking
4 38 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (11.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (10.96%) Microsoft
7 30 (10.27%) SAP
8 29 (9.93%) Project Management
8 29 (9.93%) Programme Management
9 28 (9.59%) Marketing
10 27 (9.25%) Telecoms
11 26 (8.90%) Manufacturing
11 26 (8.90%) Analytics
12 25 (8.56%) Digital Marketing
13 22 (7.53%) Data Analysis
13 22 (7.53%) SQL
14 21 (7.19%) Oracle
14 21 (7.19%) Electronics
14 21 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
15 20 (6.85%) Windows
15 20 (6.85%) Java
15 20 (6.85%) Project Delivery
15 20 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (6.51%) Azure
16 19 (6.51%) AWS
17 17 (5.82%) Git (software)
17 17 (5.82%) ERP
17 17 (5.82%) Data Modelling
17 17 (5.82%) Microservices

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.03%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.68%) CMS
3 2 (0.68%) Jetty
3 2 (0.68%) Luigi
3 2 (0.68%) Mule
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
3 2 (0.68%) SAS
3 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (5.14%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (1.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.68%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.68%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.34%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.34%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.51%) AWS
1 19 (6.51%) Azure
2 11 (3.77%) Power Platform
2 11 (3.77%) Serverless
3 8 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (2.74%) AWS CloudTrail
3 8 (2.74%) SaaS
4 7 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (2.40%) Amazon ECS
4 7 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (2.40%) GCP
5 6 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.71%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (1.71%) PaaS
7 4 (1.37%) Coveralls
8 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.68%) GitHub
9 2 (0.68%) npm
9 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.68%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.11%) Firewall
2 8 (2.74%) Wireless
3 6 (2.05%) Calico
3 6 (2.05%) LAN
3 6 (2.05%) Network Security
4 5 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (1.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (1.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.37%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (1.37%) Internet
5 4 (1.37%) WAN
6 3 (1.03%) ATM
6 3 (1.03%) Intranet
6 3 (1.03%) VPN
7 2 (0.68%) DNS
7 2 (0.68%) HTTP
7 2 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.68%) SNMP
7 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.77%) Power BI
2 7 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.05%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.03%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.03%) Big Data
5 3 (1.03%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.03%) HBase
5 3 (1.03%) Impala
5 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.68%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.68%) Spark SQL
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.68%) Tableau
7 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.14%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.40%) SonarQube
4 6 (2.05%) JIRA
4 6 (2.05%) Maven
5 5 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.03%) Android Studio
6 3 (1.03%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.03%) Subversion
6 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.68%) JUnit
7 2 (0.68%) Mockito
7 2 (0.68%) Xcode
8 1 (0.34%) Gradle
8 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 45 (15.41%) Public Sector
2 39 (13.36%) Banking
3 28 (9.59%) Marketing
4 27 (9.25%) Telecoms
5 26 (8.90%) Manufacturing
6 21 (7.19%) Electronics
7 15 (5.14%) Law
8 11 (3.77%) Local Government
9 9 (3.08%) Financial Institution
10 8 (2.74%) Retail
11 7 (2.40%) Legal
12 3 (1.03%) Back Office
12 3 (1.03%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.68%) Advertising
13 2 (0.68%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.68%) French Language
14 1 (0.34%) German Language
14 1 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 46 (15.75%) Developer
2 45 (15.41%) Analyst
3 29 (9.93%) Architect
3 29 (9.93%) Project Manager
4 14 (4.79%) Security Engineer
5 10 (3.42%) Consultant
5 10 (3.42%) Data Analyst
5 10 (3.42%) Java Developer
5 10 (3.42%) Network Engineer
5 10 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (3.08%) Data Architect
6 9 (3.08%) Programme Manager
7 8 (2.74%) Business Analyst
7 8 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (2.74%) Data Modeller
7 8 (2.74%) Procurement Specialist
7 8 (2.74%) Project Officer
7 8 (2.74%) Project Support Officer
7 8 (2.74%) Support Officer
8 7 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.42%) RESTful
2 8 (2.74%) XML
3 7 (2.40%) Django
3 7 (2.40%) JSON
3 7 (2.40%) React
3 7 (2.40%) Web Services
4 6 (2.05%) .NET
4 6 (2.05%) Spring
4 6 (2.05%) Spring Boot
5 5 (1.71%) CSS
5 5 (1.71%) HTML
5 5 (1.71%) Middleware
5 5 (1.71%) Node.js
5 5 (1.71%) REST
5 5 (1.71%) SOAP
6 4 (1.37%) Apache Camel
6 4 (1.37%) Flask
7 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.03%) Kafka
7 3 (1.03%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.77%) User Experience
3 9 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.08%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.08%) NHS
4 7 (2.40%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (2.05%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (2.05%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.37%) Social Media
7 3 (1.03%) Blog
7 3 (1.03%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.03%) Equities
8 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.68%) Tandem
8 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.85%) Windows
2 11 (3.77%) Linux
3 9 (3.08%) Unix
4 6 (2.05%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.71%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.37%) Android
6 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.68%) VMS
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (11.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (9.93%) Programme Management
4 29 (9.93%) Project Management
5 26 (8.90%) Analytics
6 25 (8.56%) Digital Marketing
7 22 (7.53%) Data Analysis
8 21 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (6.85%) Project Delivery
10 17 (5.82%) Data Modelling
10 17 (5.82%) DevOps
10 17 (5.82%) ERP
10 17 (5.82%) Microservices
11 14 (4.79%) Data Architecture
12 13 (4.45%) Migration
12 13 (4.45%) Risk Management
12 13 (4.45%) TDD
12 13 (4.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.53%) SQL
2 20 (6.85%) Java
3 16 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.14%) Python
5 8 (2.74%) C#
6 7 (2.40%) R
7 5 (1.71%) C++
7 5 (1.71%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.71%) Scala
7 5 (1.71%) XPath
8 4 (1.37%) Apple Swift
8 4 (1.37%) Kotlin
8 4 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.03%) Java 8
9 3 (1.03%) VB
10 2 (0.68%) C
10 2 (0.68%) Perl
10 2 (0.68%) RPG
10 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.14%) Degree
3 11 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.37%) DBS Check
4 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.68%) HNC
6 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.68%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (0.34%) CCIE
7 1 (0.34%) CCNP
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.34%) CISSP
7 1 (0.34%) HND
7 1 (0.34%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.42%) PMO
2 7 (2.40%) QA
3 5 (1.71%) NIST
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) P3O
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.34%) MiFID
5 1 (0.34%) NCSC
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (2.40%) Docker
1 7 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.05%) VMware NSX
3 5 (1.71%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.03%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.68%) vSphere
5 2 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.34%) NFS
6 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (4.45%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.74%) Ansible
3 7 (2.40%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.40%) Istio
4 5 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.37%) CASB
5 4 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (1.03%) Terraform
7 2 (0.68%) Netcool
7 2 (0.68%) Puppet
7 2 (0.68%) SCOM
7 2 (0.68%) SELinux
7 2 (0.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (0.68%) WMI
8 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.27%) SAP
3 21 (7.19%) Oracle
4 15 (5.14%) F5
5 10 (3.42%) Splunk
5 10 (3.42%) VMware
6 9 (3.08%) Cisco
7 8 (2.74%) Juniper
7 8 (2.74%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (2.74%) Remedy
8 7 (2.40%) Blue Coat
8 7 (2.40%) Fortinet
9 6 (2.05%) Google
10 5 (1.71%) Sparx
11 3 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.03%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.03%) Solace
11 3 (1.03%) Symantec
11 3 (1.03%) Talend
11 3 (1.03%) TIBCO