Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1012 1130 1912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.73% 16.47% 22.52%
As % of the General category 52.87% 53.89% 61.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 771 1262
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £275
90th Percentile £615 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 27
North West median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +31.06% +96.90%
10th Percentile £12.81 £15.60 £12.74
90th Percentile £57.01 £65.17 £56.97
England median hourly rate £22.42 £22.84 £22.25
% change year-on-year -1.81% +2.63% +23.61%

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 1914 2097 3114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.53% 30.57% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1215 1356 1841
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £263
90th Percentile £610 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 77 122
North West median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -18.09% +60.63%
10th Percentile £12.07 £12.33 £12.35
90th Percentile £54.60 £54.39 £54.00
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 0 433 £418 -1.71% 105
Cheshire +2 354 £420 -1.18% 83
Lancashire +6 81 £433 +15.33% 8
Merseyside 0 59 £450 +14.29% 12
Cumbria -8 8 - - 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 261 (25.79%) Banking
2 219 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 124 (12.25%) SQL
5 115 (11.36%) Project Management
6 114 (11.26%) Oracle
7 113 (11.17%) Java
8 107 (10.57%) Microsoft
8 107 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
9 96 (9.49%) SAP
10 94 (9.29%) ITIL
11 78 (7.71%) Programme Management
12 74 (7.31%) Migration
13 73 (7.21%) Scrum
14 70 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (6.72%) JavaScript
16 65 (6.42%) TDD
17 62 (6.13%) Web Services
18 61 (6.03%) Linux
18 61 (6.03%) Git (software)
19 60 (5.93%) Windows
20 59 (5.83%) Change Management
21 56 (5.53%) PRINCE2
21 56 (5.53%) HTML
22 55 (5.43%) Risk Management
23 53 (5.24%) CSS
23 53 (5.24%) Waterfall
24 52 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
25 51 (5.04%) Manufacturing
25 51 (5.04%) Business Analysis

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 36 (3.56%) SAS
2 25 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 17 (1.68%) CMS
4 16 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.89%) Confluence
7 7 (0.69%) IIS
8 6 (0.59%) Apache
8 6 (0.59%) ExpressionEngine
8 6 (0.59%) JBoss
8 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.59%) WordPress
9 4 (0.40%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.30%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.20%) Revit
9 1 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.78%) SAP FI
3 16 (1.58%) SAP CO
4 15 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (1.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 13 (1.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 9 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.49%) HFM
9 5 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.58%) PaaS
3 15 (1.48%) Office 365
4 8 (0.79%) OpenShift
4 8 (0.79%) SaaS
5 6 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.40%) IaaS
8 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.20%) GitHub
9 2 (0.20%) npm
9 2 (0.20%) Route 53
9 2 (0.20%) Serverless
9 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.20%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.19%) Internet
1 12 (1.19%) SMS
2 6 (0.59%) Firewall
2 6 (0.59%) Network Security
2 6 (0.59%) VPN
3 5 (0.49%) DNS
3 5 (0.49%) Intranet
4 4 (0.40%) HTTP
4 4 (0.40%) SAN
4 4 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.30%) LAN
5 3 (0.30%) NAS
5 3 (0.30%) WAN
6 2 (0.20%) BGP
6 2 (0.20%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.20%) OSPF
6 2 (0.20%) PSTN
6 2 (0.20%) VLAN
6 2 (0.20%) VoIP
6 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.85%) Big Data
3 38 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (2.96%) Hadoop
5 21 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 21 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.78%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (0.99%) Apache Hive
10 10 (0.99%) GIS
10 10 (0.99%) MySQL
11 9 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.69%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 61 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.94%) JIRA
3 23 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.98%) JUnit
5 19 (1.88%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.48%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.28%) Gradle
8 11 (1.09%) SonarQube
9 9 (0.89%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.79%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.79%) gulp
10 8 (0.79%) Maven
11 7 (0.69%) ERwin
11 7 (0.69%) IntelliJ
11 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.59%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.59%) Grunt
13 5 (0.49%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
General
1 261 (25.79%) Banking
2 51 (5.04%) Manufacturing
3 48 (4.74%) Retail
3 48 (4.74%) Retail Banking
4 43 (4.25%) Marketing
5 41 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.47%) Electronics
7 20 (1.98%) Legal
8 18 (1.78%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.58%) Back Office
10 14 (1.38%) Local Government
11 13 (1.28%) General Ledger
12 12 (1.19%) Law
12 12 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.99%) Advertising
13 10 (0.99%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.69%) Retail Finance
15 5 (0.49%) Billing
16 3 (0.30%) Front Office
16 3 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 223 (22.04%) Analyst
2 182 (17.98%) Developer
3 102 (10.08%) Project Manager
4 88 (8.70%) Architect
5 84 (8.30%) Consultant
6 83 (8.20%) Business Analyst
7 51 (5.04%) Java Developer
8 40 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (3.36%) IT Manager
9 34 (3.36%) Programme Manager
10 32 (3.16%) Test Manager
11 31 (3.06%) Test Analyst
12 29 (2.87%) Senior Manager
13 28 (2.77%) Data Analyst
14 23 (2.27%) JavaScript Developer
15 21 (2.08%) .NET Developer
15 21 (2.08%) Administrator
15 21 (2.08%) Banking Analyst
15 21 (2.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 21 (2.08%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (6.13%) Web Services
2 56 (5.53%) HTML
3 53 (5.24%) CSS
4 50 (4.94%) .NET
5 43 (4.25%) Spring
6 30 (2.96%) REST
7 29 (2.87%) AngularJS
7 29 (2.87%) SOAP
8 27 (2.67%) HTML5
9 25 (2.47%) CSS3
10 24 (2.37%) J2EE
11 23 (2.27%) React
12 22 (2.17%) Hibernate
12 22 (2.17%) Middleware
12 22 (2.17%) Node.js
13 21 (2.08%) ASP.NET
13 21 (2.08%) Java EE
13 21 (2.08%) jQuery
14 20 (1.98%) JSON
15 19 (1.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.87%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.37%) User Experience
5 14 (1.38%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 10 (0.99%) Data Structures
8 9 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.79%) Credit Risk
9 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (0.69%) Life Science
10 7 (0.69%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.59%) PMI
12 5 (0.49%) Fintech
12 5 (0.49%) Market Risk
13 4 (0.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.03%) Linux
2 60 (5.93%) Windows
3 44 (4.35%) Unix
4 22 (2.17%) AIX
5 16 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.38%) Android
7 13 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.79%) Solaris
11 8 (0.79%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.49%) HPUX
14 4 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.40%) zOS
15 2 (0.20%) CentOS
15 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 115 (11.36%) Project Management
4 94 (9.29%) ITIL
5 78 (7.71%) Programme Management
6 74 (7.31%) Migration
7 73 (7.21%) Scrum
8 70 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
9 65 (6.42%) TDD
10 59 (5.83%) Change Management
11 56 (5.53%) PRINCE2
12 55 (5.43%) Risk Management
13 53 (5.24%) Waterfall
14 51 (5.04%) Business Analysis
15 48 (4.74%) Analytics
16 47 (4.64%) Data Protection
17 45 (4.45%) Test Automation
18 44 (4.35%) Data Modelling
19 43 (4.25%) Data Analysis
20 40 (3.95%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 124 (12.25%) SQL
2 113 (11.17%) Java
3 68 (6.72%) JavaScript
4 42 (4.15%) C#
5 31 (3.06%) Python
6 29 (2.87%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.58%) TypeScript
8 15 (1.48%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.28%) VBA
10 11 (1.09%) PHP
11 10 (0.99%) Clojure
11 10 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.99%) R
12 9 (0.89%) C
13 5 (0.49%) C++
13 5 (0.49%) Perl
14 4 (0.40%) Groovy
14 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.30%) Go
16 2 (0.20%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 50 (4.94%) Degree
2 24 (2.37%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 13 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (1.19%) CISSP
6 11 (1.09%) CISM
7 10 (0.99%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.69%) ISEB
8 7 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.59%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.59%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.49%) CCNP
10 5 (0.49%) CISA
10 5 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.40%) CCIE
11 4 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.40%) CRISC
12 3 (0.30%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.64%) PMO
2 24 (2.37%) GDPR
3 16 (1.58%) QA
4 13 (1.28%) SLA
5 11 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.59%) IFRS
6 6 (0.59%) IFRS 9
7 5 (0.49%) COBIT
7 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.40%) COSO
8 4 (0.40%) MiFID
9 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.099%) Basel II
10 1 (0.099%) GCP
10 1 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.099%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.099%) MIL-STD-1553
10 1 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 27 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.47%) Docker
3 9 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.49%) XenApp
5 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.099%) iptables
8 1 (0.099%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.099%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.099%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.099%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.89%) Puppet
3 8 (0.79%) SCCM
3 8 (0.79%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.40%) Ansible
6 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.40%) WSUS
7 3 (0.30%) FlexNet
7 3 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (0.30%) PowerBroker
7 3 (0.30%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.30%) Terraform
8 2 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 114 (11.26%) Oracle
2 107 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 96 (9.49%) SAP
4 28 (2.77%) IBM
5 15 (1.48%) Cognos
5 15 (1.48%) Perforce
5 15 (1.48%) Tableau
6 14 (1.38%) HP
7 13 (1.28%) Cisco
7 13 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
8 11 (1.09%) VMware
9 10 (0.99%) Citrix
9 10 (0.99%) ServiceNow
10 9 (0.89%) CA
10 9 (0.89%) Informatica
11 8 (0.79%) Hyperion
11 8 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.59%) Google
12 6 (0.59%) Sage
12 6 (0.59%) Veritas