Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 316 677 866
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 12.31% 12.95% 14.33%
As % of the General category 39.21% 39.82% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 458 575
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £297
90th Percentile £619 £588 £588
England median daily rate £515 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +0.98% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.67 £13.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.87% +80.55% -69.15%
10th Percentile £18.61 £13.37 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £42.85 £48.80
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.88
% change year-on-year +66.67% -4.00% -20.45%

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 806 1,700 2,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.39% 32.52% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 1,056 1,250
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £244 £256 £262
90th Percentile £615 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 118
Median hourly rate £29.75 £23.17 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.41% +30.46% +9.77%
10th Percentile £14.33 £13.11 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £42.53 £42.65
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +19.57% +4.55% +3.53%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 -1 130 £425 -5.56% 65
Cheshire 0 98 £400 -5.88% 27
Merseyside +8 44 £433 -1.70% 4
Lancashire +14 22 £400 - 9
Cumbria -5 5 - - 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 64 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (17.09%) Banking
3 53 (16.77%) SQL
4 48 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (13.29%) Windows
5 42 (13.29%) Microsoft
5 42 (13.29%) Project Management
6 40 (12.66%) Oracle
7 35 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (11.08%) Public Sector
8 34 (10.76%) ERP
9 33 (10.44%) Risk Management
9 33 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (10.13%) Migration
11 31 (9.81%) Degree
11 31 (9.81%) AWS
12 30 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (9.18%) Azure
14 28 (8.86%) Java
15 27 (8.54%) ITIL
16 26 (8.23%) Manufacturing
17 25 (7.91%) Information Security
17 25 (7.91%) SAP
17 25 (7.91%) DevOps
18 24 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
19 23 (7.28%) Change Management
19 23 (7.28%) Telecoms
19 23 (7.28%) Waterfall
20 22 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
21 21 (6.65%) Unix

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 17 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.90%) IIS
2 6 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.27%) CMS
3 4 (1.27%) OnBase
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.63%) SAS
5 2 (0.63%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) Mule
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Oracle Receivables
2 11 (3.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 9 (2.85%) Oracle Assets
3 9 (2.85%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (1.90%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (1.58%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.95%) ContrOCC
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle iSupplier
8 3 (0.95%) SAP APO
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.32%) BASE24
10 1 (0.32%) Magento
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.81%) AWS
2 29 (9.18%) Azure
3 12 (3.80%) Office 365
4 11 (3.48%) Power Platform
5 10 (3.16%) Serverless
6 8 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.22%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.90%) SaaS
9 5 (1.58%) Amazon Cognito
9 5 (1.58%) PaaS
10 4 (1.27%) AWS CodeCommit
10 4 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.27%) Coveralls
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.95%) IaaS
11 3 (0.95%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.16%) DNS
1 10 (3.16%) Firewall
2 8 (2.53%) LAN
2 8 (2.53%) WAN
3 6 (1.90%) Skype
4 5 (1.58%) HTTP
4 5 (1.58%) Intranet
4 5 (1.58%) Network Security
5 3 (0.95%) DHCP
5 3 (0.95%) DMZ
5 3 (0.95%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.95%) SAN
5 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.95%) VoIP
5 3 (0.95%) VPN
5 3 (0.95%) Wireless
6 2 (0.63%) 5G
6 2 (0.63%) BGP
6 2 (0.63%) Extranet
6 2 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.48%) Power BI
3 10 (3.16%) Big Data
4 8 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.90%) DataStage
5 6 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.63%) QlikView
9 2 (0.63%) Redis
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.16%) JIRA
1 10 (3.16%) Selenium
2 8 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.90%) Gradle
3 6 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.58%) JUnit
5 4 (1.27%) Bitbucket Server
5 4 (1.27%) Maven
5 4 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.27%) Postman
5 4 (1.27%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.27%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.27%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.95%) JMeter
6 3 (0.95%) MSI
6 3 (0.95%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (0.63%) GitLab
8 1 (0.32%) gulp
General
1 54 (17.09%) Banking
2 35 (11.08%) Public Sector
3 26 (8.23%) Manufacturing
4 23 (7.28%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.75%) Marketing
6 13 (4.11%) Retail
7 12 (3.80%) Back Office
7 12 (3.80%) Legal
8 10 (3.16%) Electronics
9 9 (2.85%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.58%) Law
11 4 (1.27%) Local Government
12 3 (0.95%) Billing
12 3 (0.95%) Front Office
12 3 (0.95%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.63%) Publishing
14 1 (0.32%) Games
14 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (20.25%) Analyst
2 41 (12.97%) Developer
3 27 (8.54%) Architect
4 24 (7.59%) Business Analyst
4 24 (7.59%) Project Manager
5 17 (5.38%) Consultant
6 13 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
7 12 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (3.80%) IT Manager
7 12 (3.80%) Network Engineer
8 10 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (2.85%) Administrator
9 9 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (2.85%) Senior Manager
10 8 (2.53%) Designer
11 7 (2.22%) Security Consultant
11 7 (2.22%) Senior Project Manager
11 7 (2.22%) Service Manager
12 6 (1.90%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.43%) .NET
2 12 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (3.16%) HTML
4 8 (2.53%) CSS
4 8 (2.53%) Middleware
4 8 (2.53%) Node.js
4 8 (2.53%) Web Services
5 7 (2.22%) React
5 7 (2.22%) REST
5 7 (2.22%) SOAP
5 7 (2.22%) XML
6 5 (1.58%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.58%) RESTful
7 4 (1.27%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.27%) jQuery
8 3 (0.95%) .NET Core
8 3 (0.95%) Flash
8 3 (0.95%) JSON
8 3 (0.95%) Spring
8 3 (0.95%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.85%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.53%) User Experience
6 7 (2.22%) NHS
7 5 (1.58%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.27%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.95%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.95%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.95%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (0.95%) Life Science
9 3 (0.95%) Social Media
10 2 (0.63%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.29%) Windows
2 21 (6.65%) Unix
3 20 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.38%) Linux
5 13 (4.11%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.27%) Android
8 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.63%) AIX
9 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) HPUX
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (13.29%) Project Management
4 35 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (10.76%) ERP
6 33 (10.44%) Risk Management
7 32 (10.13%) Migration
8 30 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (8.54%) ITIL
10 25 (7.91%) DevOps
10 25 (7.91%) Information Security
11 24 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (7.28%) Change Management
12 23 (7.28%) Waterfall
13 20 (6.33%) Programme Management
14 18 (5.70%) Decision-Making
15 17 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (5.38%) Test Automation
16 16 (5.06%) ETL
16 16 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 53 (16.77%) SQL
2 28 (8.86%) Java
3 16 (5.06%) C#
3 16 (5.06%) Python
4 12 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.53%) C
6 7 (2.22%) C++
7 6 (1.90%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.58%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.27%) Groovy
9 4 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.95%) Go
10 3 (0.95%) Java 8
10 3 (0.95%) PHP
10 3 (0.95%) Ruby
10 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.63%) ES6
11 2 (0.63%) R
11 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (9.81%) Degree
2 17 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.22%) CISM
5 7 (2.22%) ISEB
6 6 (1.90%) CISSP
6 6 (1.90%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (1.58%) CCNP
7 5 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.27%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.27%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.95%) CCNA
9 3 (0.95%) CIPD
9 3 (0.95%) CISA
9 3 (0.95%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.95%) ISACA
9 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.38%) SLA
2 13 (4.11%) QA
3 8 (2.53%) PMO
4 7 (2.22%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.58%) PSD2
5 5 (1.58%) RMADS
6 4 (1.27%) GDPR
7 3 (0.95%) GPG13
8 2 (0.63%) IFRS
8 2 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.32%) COBIT
9 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.32%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.32%) NCSC
9 1 (0.32%) P3O
System Software
1 19 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.75%) Docker
3 9 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.85%) XenApp
4 5 (1.58%) vSphere
5 4 (1.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.32%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.32%) RACF
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.85%) SCCM
2 7 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.58%) Ansible
4 5 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.58%) Puppet
4 5 (1.58%) Terraform
5 2 (0.63%) SCOM
5 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.63%) WSUS
6 1 (0.32%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.32%) Grafana
6 1 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.32%) Kibana
6 1 (0.32%) logstash
6 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 42 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 40 (12.66%) Oracle
3 25 (7.91%) SAP
4 17 (5.38%) Citrix
5 15 (4.75%) VMware
6 8 (2.53%) Cisco
6 8 (2.53%) McAfee
6 8 (2.53%) MuleSoft
7 6 (1.90%) Informatica
8 4 (1.27%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.27%) CA
8 4 (1.27%) EMC
8 4 (1.27%) Kofax
8 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.27%) Sun
8 4 (1.27%) Symantec
9 3 (0.95%) Google
9 3 (0.95%) HP
9 3 (0.95%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.95%) Tableau