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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Finance 509 720 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.27% 19.19% 22.75%
As % of the General category 53.19% 58.25% 64.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 507 521
Median daily rate £415 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.62% +0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
Median hourly rate £47.86 £21.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.88% -31.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.28 £20.50 £14.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.16 £58.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.57% -  

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 957 1236 1308
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.46% 32.95% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 791 737
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 38
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +28.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.73 £47.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 0 228 £400 - 103
Cheshire +1 189 £425 - 61
Merseyside -15 22 £375 - 15
Lancashire -23 17 £425 -1.16% 6
Cumbria +2 8 £325 - 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 245 (24.87%) Banking
2 210 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (16.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 128 (12.99%) SQL
5 118 (11.98%) Project Management
6 116 (11.78%) SAP
7 114 (11.57%) Oracle
8 109 (11.07%) Java
9 102 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
10 88 (8.93%) Microsoft
11 74 (7.51%) Retail
12 73 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
13 70 (7.11%) Migration
14 66 (6.70%) Windows
15 65 (6.60%) Change Management
15 65 (6.60%) Data Analysis
16 64 (6.50%) Waterfall
16 64 (6.50%) Manufacturing
16 64 (6.50%) PRINCE2
17 62 (6.29%) ITIL
18 60 (6.09%) Business Analysis
19 59 (5.99%) JavaScript
20 57 (5.79%) Scrum
20 57 (5.79%) Programme Management
20 57 (5.79%) Risk Management
21 56 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
21 56 (5.69%) Data Modelling
22 53 (5.38%) Unix
22 53 (5.38%) Spring
23 52 (5.28%) Linux

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 25 (2.54%) SAS
2 23 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 22 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.02%) Confluence
5 9 (0.91%) Apache
6 8 (0.81%) CMS
6 8 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.71%) IIS
8 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
11 3 (0.30%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.30%) JBoss
11 3 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.81%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) Mingle
8 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (2.34%) SAP FI
1 23 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (1.83%) SAP CO
2 18 (1.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 16 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.91%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle HRMS
7 6 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.51%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.41%) Magento
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.30%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.44%) Office 365
3 19 (1.93%) PaaS
4 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.12%) SaaS
6 10 (1.02%) IaaS
7 6 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.20%) Trello
12 1 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.10%) GitHub
12 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.12%) Firewall
2 10 (1.02%) Internet
3 9 (0.91%) NAS
3 9 (0.91%) SAN
3 9 (0.91%) VPN
4 8 (0.81%) DNS
5 7 (0.71%) Intranet
5 7 (0.71%) RFID
5 7 (0.71%) WAN
6 6 (0.61%) LAN
6 6 (0.61%) Network Security
6 6 (0.61%) Skype
6 6 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.51%) Broadband
8 4 (0.41%) AMQP
8 4 (0.41%) VoIP
9 3 (0.30%) Extranet
9 3 (0.30%) FTP
9 3 (0.30%) NFC
9 3 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.64%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.03%) MySQL
6 17 (1.73%) Big Data
6 17 (1.73%) SAP BW
7 16 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (1.42%) DB2
8 14 (1.42%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.32%) GIS
9 13 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.22%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.22%) QlikView
10 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.02%) MS Access
12 8 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (4.67%) JIRA
2 36 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.52%) Gradle
5 13 (1.32%) Subversion
6 12 (1.22%) IntelliJ
6 12 (1.22%) JUnit
7 11 (1.12%) Selenium
8 9 (0.91%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.81%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.71%) ERwin
11 6 (0.61%) Toad
12 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.41%) Rational Statemate
13 4 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.41%) Zephyr
General
1 245 (24.87%) Banking
2 74 (7.51%) Retail
3 64 (6.50%) Manufacturing
4 32 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.94%) Marketing
6 28 (2.84%) Legal
7 22 (2.23%) Financial Institution
7 22 (2.23%) Retail Banking
8 21 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.73%) Electronics
10 15 (1.52%) Back Office
11 10 (1.02%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.91%) Law
13 8 (0.81%) Games
14 6 (0.61%) Military
15 5 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.41%) Avionics
16 4 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 258 (26.19%) Analyst
2 164 (16.65%) Developer
3 113 (11.47%) Consultant
3 113 (11.47%) Project Manager
4 102 (10.36%) Business Analyst
5 68 (6.90%) Architect
6 54 (5.48%) Java Developer
7 38 (3.86%) Data Analyst
8 34 (3.45%) SAP Consultant
9 31 (3.15%) Security Consultant
10 27 (2.74%) Financial Analyst
11 26 (2.64%) Security Architect
12 24 (2.44%) Administrator
12 24 (2.44%) Banking Analyst
13 21 (2.13%) Senior Consultant
13 21 (2.13%) Systems Analyst
14 20 (2.03%) Senior Developer
14 20 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (1.93%) Senior Security Consultant
15 19 (1.93%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.38%) Spring
2 47 (4.77%) J2EE
3 45 (4.57%) Web Services
4 43 (4.37%) HTML
5 42 (4.26%) SOAP
6 29 (2.94%) CSS
6 29 (2.94%) XML
7 27 (2.74%) jQuery
8 26 (2.64%) Middleware
8 26 (2.64%) REST
9 25 (2.54%) .NET
10 24 (2.44%) AngularJS
11 23 (2.34%) HTML5
12 21 (2.13%) RESTful
13 20 (2.03%) JSON
14 18 (1.83%) CSS3
15 17 (1.73%) Struts
16 16 (1.62%) Hibernate
16 16 (1.62%) Java EE
16 16 (1.62%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.74%) Virtual Team
4 22 (2.23%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.42%) Life Science
6 12 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.02%) User Experience
9 9 (0.91%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.61%) Derivative
11 6 (0.61%) IVR
12 5 (0.51%) Clustering
12 5 (0.51%) CMDB
12 5 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (0.51%) OTC Derivatives
12 5 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 66 (6.70%) Windows
2 53 (5.38%) Unix
3 52 (5.28%) Linux
4 21 (2.13%) AIX
5 17 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.12%) Android
7 11 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.81%) Solaris
10 7 (0.71%) HPUX
10 7 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.41%) zOS
13 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.30%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.10%) OS/400
14 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (16.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 118 (11.98%) Project Management
4 73 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (7.11%) Migration
6 65 (6.60%) Change Management
6 65 (6.60%) Data Analysis
7 64 (6.50%) PRINCE2
7 64 (6.50%) Waterfall
8 62 (6.29%) ITIL
9 60 (6.09%) Business Analysis
10 57 (5.79%) Programme Management
10 57 (5.79%) Risk Management
10 57 (5.79%) Scrum
11 56 (5.69%) Data Modelling
12 50 (5.08%) Information Security
13 41 (4.16%) ERP
14 40 (4.06%) ETL
14 40 (4.06%) TDD
15 39 (3.96%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 128 (12.99%) SQL
2 109 (11.07%) Java
3 59 (5.99%) JavaScript
4 24 (2.44%) Python
5 20 (2.03%) C
6 19 (1.93%) PL/SQL
7 17 (1.73%) VBA
8 15 (1.52%) C#
8 15 (1.52%) PHP
9 13 (1.32%) Perl
9 13 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.81%) C++
12 6 (0.61%) ABAP
13 5 (0.51%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.51%) VB
14 4 (0.41%) Ada
14 4 (0.41%) RPG
14 4 (0.41%) RPG IV
14 4 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (4.97%) Degree
2 31 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 29 (2.94%) CISSP
4 24 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.23%) CISM
6 19 (1.93%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.62%) ISEB
8 8 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.51%) CCNA
11 4 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (0.41%) HND
12 3 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.30%) CISA
12 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.30%) PMP
12 3 (0.30%) SAS Certification
12 3 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.54%) PMO
2 19 (1.93%) QA
3 15 (1.52%) GDPR
4 13 (1.32%) SLA
5 8 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.61%) IFRS
6 6 (0.61%) IFRS 9
7 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.20%) MiFID
10 1 (0.10%) Basel II
10 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.10%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.10%) MIL-STD-498
10 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.81%) Docker
2 8 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.71%) XenApp
4 6 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.30%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.10%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.10%) Xen
8 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.13%) Puppet
2 15 (1.52%) Ansible
3 14 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.51%) SCOM
6 4 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.41%) Netcool
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.30%) QRadar
7 3 (0.30%) SCCM
7 3 (0.30%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.20%) Mesos
8 2 (0.20%) MOM
8 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (11.78%) SAP
2 114 (11.57%) Oracle
3 88 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 41 (4.16%) IBM
5 20 (2.03%) Hyperion
6 17 (1.73%) HP
7 16 (1.62%) Cisco
7 16 (1.62%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.52%) Splunk
9 14 (1.42%) Citrix
10 13 (1.32%) Google
10 13 (1.32%) Veritas
11 12 (1.22%) VMware
12 9 (0.91%) Sybase
12 9 (0.91%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.71%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.71%) NetApp
14 6 (0.61%) Apple
14 6 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
14 6 (0.61%) Perforce
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