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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / North West
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Finance 486 726 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.69% 18.99% 21.74%
As % of the General category 57.18% 57.57% 59.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 492 436
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £265 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 14
Median hourly rate £42.49 £44.24 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +145.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.69 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £50.03 £70.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +37.93% +26.08%  

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 West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 850 1261 1285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.69% 32.98% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 776 674
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 55 64
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.77 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.20% +33.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.37 £50.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the North West

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the North West

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +1 222 £375 -6.25% 122
Cheshire +1 164 £400 -5.88% 57
Lancashire -2 35 £369 -7.81% 4
Merseyside -12 22 £393 +4.66% 7
Cumbria +8 15 £520 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 194 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (18.83%) Banking
3 131 (13.70%) SAP
4 129 (13.49%) SQL
5 121 (12.66%) Project Management
6 119 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 118 (12.34%) Java
7 118 (12.34%) Oracle
8 109 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
9 108 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
10 105 (10.98%) Microsoft
11 73 (7.64%) MS Excel
12 70 (7.32%) Windows
13 68 (7.11%) Migration
14 65 (6.80%) Programme Management
15 62 (6.49%) Retail
15 62 (6.49%) SQL Server
16 61 (6.38%) Manufacturing
17 57 (5.96%) JavaScript
18 56 (5.86%) ITIL
18 56 (5.86%) ETL
18 56 (5.86%) Scrum
18 56 (5.86%) Telecoms
19 55 (5.75%) Data Analysis
20 53 (5.54%) Business Analysis
21 52 (5.44%) Spring
22 51 (5.33%) ERP
22 51 (5.33%) Data Modelling
22 51 (5.33%) Web Services
23 49 (5.13%) Linux

Finance
Top Related 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 27 (2.82%) SAS
2 25 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.51%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.15%) IIS
6 10 (1.05%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.73%) Apache
7 7 (0.73%) Confluence
8 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.42%) CICS
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.31%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 73 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.08%) MS Office
3 25 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.20%) MS Project
5 18 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.26%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (2.62%) SAP FI
3 19 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
4 18 (1.88%) SAP CO
4 18 (1.88%) SAP FI/CO
4 18 (1.88%) SAP HR
5 17 (1.78%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (1.36%) Unit4 Business World
8 12 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
9 11 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
11 9 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
12 7 (0.73%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.63%) SAP GRC
14 5 (0.52%) SAP BPC
14 5 (0.52%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.88%) Office 365
3 13 (1.36%) SaaS
4 11 (1.15%) PaaS
5 10 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.73%) IaaS
7 6 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.21%) GitHub
10 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.10%) Slack
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.41%) Firewall
2 10 (1.05%) WAN
3 9 (0.94%) DNS
3 9 (0.94%) Internet
3 9 (0.94%) LAN
3 9 (0.94%) Network Security
4 7 (0.73%) SAN
4 7 (0.73%) VoIP
5 6 (0.63%) SSL
5 6 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.52%) LDAP
6 5 (0.52%) Skype
6 5 (0.52%) VPN
7 4 (0.42%) AMQP
7 4 (0.42%) Broadband
7 4 (0.42%) DHCP
8 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.31%) NAS
8 3 (0.31%) NFC
8 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.51%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (2.20%) Big Data
6 20 (2.09%) Oracle BI EE
7 18 (1.88%) DB2
7 18 (1.88%) MySQL
7 18 (1.88%) SAP BW
8 17 (1.78%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.26%) GIS
12 12 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (1.05%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (3.87%) JIRA
2 26 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.09%) JUnit
4 16 (1.67%) Eclipse
4 16 (1.67%) Selenium
5 13 (1.36%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.15%) Subversion
7 10 (1.05%) ERwin
8 9 (0.94%) Gradle
8 9 (0.94%) IntelliJ
8 9 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.84%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.73%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.63%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.52%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.42%) Maven
13 4 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.31%) LSMW
General
1 180 (18.83%) Banking
2 62 (6.49%) Retail
3 61 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 56 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 44 (4.60%) Marketing
6 26 (2.72%) Electronics
7 24 (2.51%) Legal
8 21 (2.20%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (1.88%) General Ledger
11 14 (1.46%) Back Office
11 14 (1.46%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.05%) Advertising
13 7 (0.73%) Games
13 7 (0.73%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.63%) Law
15 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.42%) Avionics
15 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 247 (25.84%) Analyst
2 164 (17.15%) Developer
3 98 (10.25%) Business Analyst
4 97 (10.15%) Consultant
5 89 (9.31%) Project Manager
6 61 (6.38%) Architect
7 58 (6.07%) Java Developer
8 36 (3.77%) Financial Analyst
9 32 (3.35%) Data Analyst
10 27 (2.82%) SAP Consultant
11 21 (2.20%) Administrator
12 18 (1.88%) SAP Analyst
12 18 (1.88%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (1.78%) Finance Business Analyst
13 17 (1.78%) IT Manager
14 14 (1.46%) DBA
14 14 (1.46%) Infrastructure Manager
14 14 (1.46%) Programme Manager
14 14 (1.46%) Security Consultant
14 14 (1.46%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.44%) Spring
2 51 (5.33%) Web Services
3 43 (4.50%) HTML
4 42 (4.39%) XML
5 37 (3.87%) SOAP
6 35 (3.66%) .NET
7 32 (3.35%) J2EE
8 30 (3.14%) CSS
9 26 (2.72%) AngularJS
10 25 (2.62%) HTML5
11 23 (2.41%) JSON
11 23 (2.41%) REST
12 22 (2.30%) jQuery
12 22 (2.30%) RESTful
13 19 (1.99%) CSS3
14 17 (1.78%) Hibernate
14 17 (1.78%) Middleware
15 14 (1.46%) ASP.NET
15 14 (1.46%) EJB
15 14 (1.46%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 108 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.93%) Data Centre
4 17 (1.78%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.05%) User Experience
6 9 (0.94%) Clustering
6 9 (0.94%) Derivative
6 9 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 8 (0.84%) Credit Risk
8 7 (0.73%) Life Science
8 7 (0.73%) OTC Derivatives
8 7 (0.73%) PMI
8 7 (0.73%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.63%) e-Learning
9 6 (0.63%) Fintech
9 6 (0.63%) IVR
9 6 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 70 (7.32%) Windows
2 49 (5.13%) Linux
3 32 (3.35%) Unix
4 21 (2.20%) AIX
5 20 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.26%) Android
8 10 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.94%) HPUX
10 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.63%) Solaris
12 5 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.52%) zOS
13 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.10%) VMS
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (12.66%) Project Management
3 119 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 109 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
5 68 (7.11%) Migration
6 65 (6.80%) Programme Management
7 56 (5.86%) ETL
7 56 (5.86%) ITIL
7 56 (5.86%) Scrum
8 55 (5.75%) Data Analysis
9 53 (5.54%) Business Analysis
10 51 (5.33%) Data Modelling
10 51 (5.33%) ERP
11 48 (5.02%) Change Management
12 46 (4.81%) Risk Management
13 42 (4.39%) Validation
14 41 (4.29%) Waterfall
15 40 (4.18%) PRINCE2
16 38 (3.97%) TDD
17 35 (3.66%) OO
Programming Languages
1 129 (13.49%) SQL
2 118 (12.34%) Java
3 57 (5.96%) JavaScript
4 36 (3.77%) Python
5 22 (2.30%) C#
6 16 (1.67%) C
7 14 (1.46%) PL/SQL
7 14 (1.46%) VBA
8 13 (1.36%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.26%) Perl
10 11 (1.15%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.05%) PHP
12 9 (0.94%) Ruby
13 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.52%) ABAP
14 5 (0.52%) VB
15 4 (0.42%) C++
15 4 (0.42%) Groovy
15 4 (0.42%) RPG
15 4 (0.42%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 46 (4.81%) Degree
2 39 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.93%) ISEB
5 15 (1.57%) CISSP
6 11 (1.15%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.73%) HND
8 7 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (0.63%) CISM
9 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.52%) CISA
10 5 (0.52%) PMP
11 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.42%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.31%) ACCA
12 3 (0.31%) CCIE
12 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.45%) QA
2 31 (3.24%) PMO
3 15 (1.57%) SLA
4 12 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.63%) GDPR
6 6 (0.63%) MiFID
6 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.10%) BS25999
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) COSO
9 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.10%) SDET
9 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 25 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.94%) Docker
3 8 (0.84%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.10%) NFS
6 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.10%) RACF
6 1 (0.10%) Varnish
6 1 (0.10%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (1.36%) SCCM
2 10 (1.05%) Puppet
2 10 (1.05%) WSUS
3 8 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.63%) SCOM
5 4 (0.42%) Ansible
5 4 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (0.42%) Netcool
6 3 (0.31%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.31%) QRadar
6 3 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.21%) OpenView
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 131 (13.70%) SAP
2 118 (12.34%) Oracle
3 105 (10.98%) Microsoft
4 27 (2.82%) IBM
5 24 (2.51%) Hyperion
6 17 (1.78%) Splunk
7 15 (1.57%) Citrix
8 13 (1.36%) Cisco
8 13 (1.36%) HP
9 12 (1.26%) Google
9 12 (1.26%) Intel Security
9 12 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 9 (0.94%) Talend
10 9 (0.94%) Veritas
11 8 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.84%) Tableau
12 7 (0.73%) IDERA
12 7 (0.73%) Sybase
12 7 (0.73%) Teradata
12 7 (0.73%) VMware
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