Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 731 1,003 1,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.15% 17.64% 15.99%
As % of the General category 46.71% 53.32% 52.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 734 700
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £293
90th Percentile £594 £615 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 27
North West median hourly rate £26.11 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.41% -12.50% +31.06%
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.36 £15.50
90th Percentile £52.78 £57.81 £63.63
England median hourly rate £23.65 £22.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +3.96% -4.21% +5.56%

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 1,565 1,881 1,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.02% 33.09% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 1,200 1,274
North West median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -4.76%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £613 £550
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 87 78
North West median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.15% -11.54% -14.81%
10th Percentile £12.62 £12.21 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.45 £56.00 £56.81
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.47 £23.72
% change year-on-year -9.33% +11.62% -5.14%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -7 307 £425 - 228
Cheshire -2 218 £413 +0.61% 87
Merseyside +3 90 £482 +7.11% 36
Lancashire -14 60 £475 +9.83% 34
Cumbria +3 11 - - 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 165 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (17.92%) Banking
3 101 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (12.86%) Project Management
5 81 (11.08%) Microsoft
6 76 (10.40%) Windows
7 75 (10.26%) SQL
8 69 (9.44%) Migration
9 68 (9.30%) Oracle
10 67 (9.17%) Java
11 65 (8.89%) ITIL
12 57 (7.80%) SAP
13 56 (7.66%) Scrum
14 53 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
16 51 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (6.70%) Risk Management
18 47 (6.43%) Programme Management
19 41 (5.61%) Retail
20 40 (5.47%) Manufacturing
20 40 (5.47%) SQL Server
20 40 (5.47%) JavaScript
21 38 (5.20%) PRINCE2
21 38 (5.20%) Legal
22 37 (5.06%) Business Analysis
23 35 (4.79%) .NET
24 34 (4.65%) Degree
25 33 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
25 33 (4.51%) C#
25 33 (4.51%) Microsoft Office

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 21 (2.87%) SAS
2 16 (2.19%) Confluence
2 16 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.09%) Apache
5 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.55%) CICS
8 4 (0.55%) JBoss
9 3 (0.41%) CMS
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.41%) IIS
9 3 (0.41%) Jetty
9 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.55%) InVision
8 3 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.96%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.82%) HFM
5 6 (0.82%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.55%) Eikon
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.41%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.27%) BASE24
9 2 (0.27%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.97%) Office 365
4 12 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (1.50%) Serverless
6 9 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.09%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.96%) GitHub
9 6 (0.82%) IaaS
9 6 (0.82%) SaaS
10 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.55%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (0.55%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.41%) PaaS
12 2 (0.27%) FinancialForce
12 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.28%) Firewall
2 23 (3.15%) Network Security
3 11 (1.50%) WAN
4 10 (1.37%) LAN
4 10 (1.37%) VPN
5 8 (1.09%) Internet
5 8 (1.09%) SAN
6 6 (0.82%) NAS
6 6 (0.82%) SMS
7 5 (0.68%) BGP
7 5 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (0.68%) Intranet
8 4 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.55%) HTTP
8 4 (0.55%) MPLS
8 4 (0.55%) Wireless
9 3 (0.41%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.41%) Sourcefire
9 3 (0.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.74%) Big Data
4 16 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (1.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 12 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.50%) DB2
8 9 (1.23%) MySQL
9 8 (1.09%) Base SAS
9 8 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 6 (0.82%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (3.56%) JIRA
2 19 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.33%) Selenium
4 15 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.64%) WebDriver
6 10 (1.37%) Gradle
6 10 (1.37%) JMeter
7 9 (1.23%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.82%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.82%) Maven
9 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.55%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.41%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.41%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.41%) webpack
11 2 (0.27%) Grunt
11 2 (0.27%) gulp
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 131 (17.92%) Banking
2 41 (5.61%) Retail
3 40 (5.47%) Manufacturing
4 38 (5.20%) Legal
5 32 (4.38%) Marketing
6 31 (4.24%) Telecoms
7 25 (3.42%) Law
8 20 (2.74%) Investment Banking
9 19 (2.60%) Electronics
10 15 (2.05%) Billing
10 15 (2.05%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.78%) Retail Banking
12 9 (1.23%) Front Office
13 7 (0.96%) Advertising
13 7 (0.96%) Back Office
14 4 (0.55%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.27%) Automotive
16 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 132 (18.06%) Analyst
2 120 (16.42%) Developer
3 87 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 68 (9.30%) Architect
5 55 (7.52%) Business Analyst
6 46 (6.29%) Consultant
7 28 (3.83%) Java Developer
8 26 (3.56%) IT Manager
9 23 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
11 21 (2.87%) Senior Manager
12 18 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
12 18 (2.46%) IT Project Manager
12 18 (2.46%) Tester
13 15 (2.05%) Security Consultant
13 15 (2.05%) SQL Developer
14 13 (1.78%) Service Analyst
14 13 (1.78%) Service Manager
15 12 (1.64%) .NET Developer
15 12 (1.64%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.79%) .NET
2 25 (3.42%) HTML
3 24 (3.28%) CSS
4 17 (2.33%) Spring
5 16 (2.19%) SOAP
6 14 (1.92%) RESTful
7 12 (1.64%) JSON
8 11 (1.50%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.50%) HTML5
8 11 (1.50%) JSP
8 11 (1.50%) REST
8 11 (1.50%) Web Services
8 11 (1.50%) XML
9 10 (1.37%) React
9 10 (1.37%) Spring Boot
9 10 (1.37%) Taurus
10 9 (1.23%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.23%) CSS3
10 9 (1.23%) Node.js
11 7 (0.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.51%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.51%) User Experience
3 16 (2.19%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.19%) Virtual Team
4 15 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 7 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.96%) Taxonomies
9 6 (0.82%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.82%) FMCG
9 6 (0.82%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.40%) Windows
2 33 (4.51%) Linux
3 32 (4.38%) Unix
4 26 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.78%) Android
7 10 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.82%) HPUX
10 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 94 (12.86%) Project Management
4 69 (9.44%) Migration
5 65 (8.89%) ITIL
6 56 (7.66%) Scrum
7 53 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
9 49 (6.70%) Risk Management
10 47 (6.43%) Programme Management
11 38 (5.20%) PRINCE2
12 37 (5.06%) Business Analysis
13 32 (4.38%) Waterfall
14 29 (3.97%) Analytics
14 29 (3.97%) Service Management
15 27 (3.69%) Change Management
15 27 (3.69%) CRM
15 27 (3.69%) Decision-Making
15 27 (3.69%) Service Design
16 26 (3.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (10.26%) SQL
2 67 (9.17%) Java
3 40 (5.47%) JavaScript
4 33 (4.51%) C#
5 23 (3.15%) Python
6 16 (2.19%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.78%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.50%) PHP
9 10 (1.37%) VBA
10 9 (1.23%) Java 8
11 7 (0.96%) C
11 7 (0.96%) C++
12 5 (0.68%) COBOL
13 4 (0.55%) JCL
13 4 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.55%) X++
14 3 (0.41%) Perl
14 3 (0.41%) R
14 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (4.65%) Degree
2 20 (2.74%) CISSP
2 20 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.64%) CISM
6 11 (1.50%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.23%) CCNA
8 8 (1.09%) CCNP
9 7 (0.96%) ISEB
9 7 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.82%) CISA
10 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.68%) PMP
12 4 (0.55%) CEH
12 4 (0.55%) PCI QSA
12 4 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.28%) PMO
2 21 (2.87%) QA
3 19 (2.60%) SLA
4 10 (1.37%) GDPR
5 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.68%) COBIT
6 5 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.55%) COSO
7 4 (0.55%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.41%) P3O
9 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.27%) RMADS
9 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) IFRS
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.14%) SEPA
10 1 (0.14%) TARGET2
System Software
1 21 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.19%) Docker
3 8 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.68%) NFS
4 5 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.41%) SRDF
7 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.14%) vCloud
8 1 (0.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.23%) SCCM
3 7 (0.96%) Ansible
3 7 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (0.82%) QRadar
5 5 (0.68%) NetApp OnCommand
5 5 (0.68%) Terraform
6 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.41%) Puppet
7 3 (0.41%) SnapMirror
7 3 (0.41%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 81 (11.08%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.30%) Oracle
3 57 (7.80%) SAP
4 21 (2.87%) Cisco
5 12 (1.64%) CheckPoint
5 12 (1.64%) Hyperion
5 12 (1.64%) VMware
6 11 (1.50%) Citrix
6 11 (1.50%) Tableau
7 10 (1.37%) IBM
8 9 (1.23%) NetApp
9 8 (1.09%) Brocade
9 8 (1.09%) Juniper
9 8 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.96%) HP
10 7 (0.96%) Informatica
10 7 (0.96%) McAfee
10 7 (0.96%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.82%) Reuters
11 6 (0.82%) Splunk