Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 840 945 1,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.62% 16.05% 20.98%
As % of the General category 52.27% 53.33% 59.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 618 1,200
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 22
North West median hourly rate £26.83 £41.24 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.94% +1.82% +135.91%
10th Percentile £11.24 £16.00 £13.20
90th Percentile £57.81 £54.00 £51.99
England median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.13
% change year-on-year -21.82% +9.45% +43.57%

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 1,607 1,772 2,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.88% 30.09% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 1,097 1,799
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.19% -3.03% +9.27%
10th Percentile £256 £239 £256
90th Percentile £611 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 93 129
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £22.90 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.24% -14.65% +19.24%
10th Percentile £12.94 £11.33 £12.35
90th Percentile £55.33 £50.00 £49.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.88%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -6 330 £425 +3.03% 223
Cheshire +1 283 £413 -0.60% 122
Lancashire +9 84 £455 +21.33% 28
Merseyside +5 63 £456 +4.29% 28
Cumbria -7 6 - - 4
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 177 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (16.67%) Banking
3 111 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (12.26%) Project Management
4 103 (12.26%) SQL
5 97 (11.55%) SAP
6 95 (11.31%) Microsoft
7 86 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
8 83 (9.88%) Programme Management
9 79 (9.40%) ITIL
9 79 (9.40%) Oracle
10 77 (9.17%) Migration
11 70 (8.33%) Java
12 67 (7.98%) Windows
13 59 (7.02%) JavaScript
13 59 (7.02%) Scrum
14 57 (6.79%) Manufacturing
15 56 (6.67%) HTML
16 54 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
17 53 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (6.31%) SQL Server
18 52 (6.19%) Degree
19 51 (6.07%) PRINCE2
20 50 (5.95%) Change Management
21 49 (5.83%) Risk Management
21 49 (5.83%) DevOps
22 48 (5.71%) User Experience
22 48 (5.71%) Linux
22 48 (5.71%) Web Services
22 48 (5.71%) CSS

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 35 (4.17%) SAS
2 17 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 16 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.67%) Confluence
6 9 (1.07%) JBoss
6 9 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.95%) Apache
8 7 (0.83%) CMS
9 5 (0.60%) IIS
10 4 (0.48%) Commerce Server
11 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.12%) CICS
13 1 (0.12%) Mongoose
13 1 (0.12%) Totara
13 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.60%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.48%) InVision
6 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 23 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (2.50%) SAP FI
3 20 (2.38%) SAP CO
4 19 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (2.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 17 (2.02%) Unit4 Business World
6 12 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
6 12 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (1.19%) HFM
8 9 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
9 8 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.60%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 5 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.55%) OpenShift
3 13 (1.55%) PaaS
4 11 (1.31%) SaaS
5 9 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.95%) Office 365
7 7 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.83%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.60%) Route 53
8 5 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.48%) IaaS
10 3 (0.36%) FinancialForce
10 3 (0.36%) GitHub
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 3 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.24%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.24%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.67%) Firewall
2 9 (1.07%) Internet
2 9 (1.07%) SMS
3 8 (0.95%) DNS
4 5 (0.60%) SAN
5 4 (0.48%) HTTP
5 4 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.36%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.36%) Network Security
7 2 (0.24%) Intranet
7 2 (0.24%) NFC
7 2 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.24%) VoIP
7 2 (0.24%) VPN
7 2 (0.24%) WLAN
8 1 (0.12%) BGP
8 1 (0.12%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.17%) Big Data
3 26 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.67%) MySQL
5 14 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.07%) MS Access
10 8 (0.95%) DB2
10 8 (0.95%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.83%) GIS
11 7 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 6 (0.71%) OLAP
13 5 (0.60%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.60%) SAP HANA
14 4 (0.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 46 (5.48%) JIRA
2 38 (4.52%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.79%) SonarQube
5 14 (1.67%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 12 (1.43%) JUnit
7 12 (1.43%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.31%) GitLab
9 10 (1.19%) Gradle
9 10 (1.19%) Maven
10 7 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.71%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.71%) Selenium
12 5 (0.60%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.60%) PyCharm
12 5 (0.60%) ReSharper
12 5 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.48%) Grunt
General
1 140 (16.67%) Banking
2 57 (6.79%) Manufacturing
3 43 (5.12%) Marketing
4 42 (5.00%) Retail
5 41 (4.88%) Retail Banking
6 37 (4.40%) Telecoms
7 29 (3.45%) Electronics
8 22 (2.62%) General Ledger
9 18 (2.14%) Law
9 18 (2.14%) Legal
10 17 (2.02%) Back Office
10 17 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.55%) Billing
12 11 (1.31%) Investment Banking
13 10 (1.19%) Financial Institution
14 9 (1.07%) Local Government
15 7 (0.83%) Advertising
16 5 (0.60%) Retail Finance
17 3 (0.36%) Front Office
18 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 188 (22.38%) Analyst
2 135 (16.07%) Developer
3 75 (8.93%) Consultant
3 75 (8.93%) Project Manager
4 71 (8.45%) Business Analyst
5 60 (7.14%) Architect
6 34 (4.05%) IT Manager
7 29 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (2.74%) Java Developer
10 22 (2.62%) Data Analyst
10 22 (2.62%) Programme Manager
10 22 (2.62%) Test Analyst
11 21 (2.50%) Senior Manager
12 20 (2.38%) Financial Analyst
13 18 (2.14%) Test Manager
14 15 (1.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (1.79%) SAP Analyst
14 15 (1.79%) Security Consultant
14 15 (1.79%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.67%) HTML
2 48 (5.71%) CSS
2 48 (5.71%) Web Services
3 47 (5.60%) .NET
4 22 (2.62%) REST
4 22 (2.62%) XML
5 21 (2.50%) HTML5
6 20 (2.38%) React
7 19 (2.26%) ASP.NET
7 19 (2.26%) JSON
8 18 (2.14%) Spring
9 16 (1.90%) AngularJS
9 16 (1.90%) Middleware
10 15 (1.79%) CSS3
11 14 (1.67%) Node.js
12 13 (1.55%) SOAP
13 11 (1.31%) JSP
13 11 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
14 10 (1.19%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.71%) User Experience
3 34 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.43%) Virtual Team
6 10 (1.19%) Mainframe
7 8 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.60%) Fintech
9 5 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (0.60%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.48%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.48%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.48%) Replication
11 3 (0.36%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.98%) Windows
2 48 (5.71%) Linux
3 24 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.38%) Unix
5 19 (2.26%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.43%) Android
8 10 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.71%) CentOS
12 5 (0.60%) AIX
13 4 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.36%) HPUX
14 3 (0.36%) Solaris
14 3 (0.36%) zOS
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 103 (12.26%) Project Management
4 83 (9.88%) Programme Management
5 79 (9.40%) ITIL
6 77 (9.17%) Migration
7 59 (7.02%) Scrum
8 53 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
9 51 (6.07%) PRINCE2
10 50 (5.95%) Change Management
11 49 (5.83%) DevOps
11 49 (5.83%) Risk Management
12 45 (5.36%) Data Analysis
13 40 (4.76%) Analytics
13 40 (4.76%) ERP
14 39 (4.64%) Business Analysis
14 39 (4.64%) Test Automation
15 38 (4.52%) Waterfall
16 37 (4.40%) SDLC
17 35 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 103 (12.26%) SQL
2 70 (8.33%) Java
3 59 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 43 (5.12%) Python
5 32 (3.81%) C#
6 16 (1.90%) PL/SQL
7 14 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 14 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.19%) Groovy
8 10 (1.19%) R
9 8 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.95%) XPath
10 7 (0.83%) C
10 7 (0.83%) VBA
11 6 (0.71%) RPG
11 6 (0.71%) RPG IV
12 5 (0.60%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.48%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.48%) VB
13 4 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (6.19%) Degree
2 25 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.19%) CCNP
6 10 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.19%) CISSP
7 9 (1.07%) CISM
8 8 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.83%) CCDP
9 7 (0.83%) CCIE
9 7 (0.83%) Chartered Engineer
9 7 (0.83%) CIMA
9 7 (0.83%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.71%) ACCA
10 6 (0.71%) ISEB
11 4 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.88%) PMO
2 18 (2.14%) QA
3 14 (1.67%) GDPR
4 12 (1.43%) SLA
5 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.48%) COBIT
6 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.48%) GCP
7 3 (0.36%) IFRS
8 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.24%) MiFID
8 2 (0.24%) PSD2
9 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) GAAP
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) P3O
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (3.69%) Docker
2 22 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.07%) XenApp
4 8 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.36%) vSphere
8 2 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.12%) Firmware
9 1 (0.12%) iptables
9 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.62%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.79%) Puppet
4 13 (1.55%) Ansible
5 11 (1.31%) SCCM
6 6 (0.71%) Terraform
6 6 (0.71%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.60%) Grafana
7 5 (0.60%) Packer
7 5 (0.60%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.36%) WSUS
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.12%) Nagios
11 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 97 (11.55%) SAP
2 95 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 79 (9.40%) Oracle
4 18 (2.14%) Cisco
4 18 (2.14%) Tableau
5 16 (1.90%) IBM
6 15 (1.79%) Hyperion
7 14 (1.67%) VMware
8 13 (1.55%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.55%) Citrix
9 11 (1.31%) Cognos
9 11 (1.31%) Google
10 9 (1.07%) Intapp
10 9 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.95%) Sage
11 8 (0.95%) Symantec
12 7 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (0.83%) Perforce
13 6 (0.71%) Adobe
13 6 (0.71%) Salesforce.com