Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 768 853 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.55% 15.24% 17.42%
As % of the General category 48.30% 52.88% 55.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 602 637
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.44%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £277
90th Percentile £594 £625 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £451
% change year-on-year - +10.99% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 25
North West median hourly rate £26.11 £26.83 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -36.87% +4.94%
10th Percentile £14.80 £10.91 £16.60
90th Percentile £44.98 £58.52 £52.48
England median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% -12.73% +22.22%

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 1,590 1,613 1,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.05% 28.81% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 990 1,064
North West median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £236
90th Percentile £588 £606 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 85 94
North West median hourly rate £26.21 £21.24 £23.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -11.32% -9.33%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.28 £11.33
90th Percentile £44.40 £56.95 £49.93
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.87% +5.60% -1.96%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -1 321 £425 -2.86% 268
Cheshire 0 245 £416 +0.30% 83
Lancashire -15 76 £406 -22.62% 29
Merseyside -5 68 £466 +0.81% 37
Cumbria +8 6 £313 - 13
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (22.14%) Banking
3 108 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 106 (13.80%) Project Management
5 96 (12.50%) SQL
6 85 (11.07%) Microsoft
7 77 (10.03%) Oracle
8 74 (9.64%) Windows
9 73 (9.51%) ITIL
10 72 (9.38%) Migration
11 64 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
12 60 (7.81%) Java
12 60 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
13 57 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
14 55 (7.16%) SQL Server
15 51 (6.64%) C#
16 49 (6.38%) .NET
17 48 (6.25%) JavaScript
17 48 (6.25%) Retail
18 47 (6.12%) Scrum
18 47 (6.12%) Programme Management
18 47 (6.12%) SAP
19 45 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
20 44 (5.73%) Risk Management
20 44 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
21 42 (5.47%) DevOps
22 39 (5.08%) User Experience
23 37 (4.82%) CSS
24 36 (4.69%) Legal
24 36 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure

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 33 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.34%) Tomcat
3 14 (1.82%) Confluence
4 11 (1.43%) JBoss
5 9 (1.17%) Apache
5 9 (1.17%) SAS
5 9 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (1.17%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (0.91%) CICS
7 6 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.52%) CMS
8 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.52%) IIS
9 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.39%) Jetty
9 3 (0.39%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 45 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.65%) InVision
6 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 20 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.65%) HFM
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.52%) Eikon
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.39%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.39%) Office 365
4 21 (2.73%) Dynamics 365
4 21 (2.73%) Serverless
5 13 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.56%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.17%) Slack
8 7 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.78%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.78%) PaaS
10 5 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.65%) IaaS
10 5 (0.65%) SaaS
11 4 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.52%) Amazon Glacier
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.39%) Boomi
12 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.91%) Firewall
2 24 (3.13%) Network Security
3 15 (1.95%) VPN
3 15 (1.95%) WAN
4 14 (1.82%) LAN
5 10 (1.30%) Skype
6 9 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.04%) Multicast
8 7 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (0.91%) WebEx
9 6 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (0.78%) NAS
9 6 (0.78%) SAN
10 5 (0.65%) BIG-IP
10 5 (0.65%) DHCP
10 5 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.65%) Internet
11 4 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.34%) DB2
5 17 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.69%) MySQL
7 13 (1.69%) Power BI
8 12 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.56%) Star Schema
9 9 (1.17%) Big Data
9 9 (1.17%) PerformancePoint
10 8 (1.04%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
11 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.78%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (3.52%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.26%) JIRA
3 21 (2.73%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.82%) Gradle
4 14 (1.82%) Selenium
5 8 (1.04%) JMeter
5 8 (1.04%) JUnit
5 8 (1.04%) Maven
6 7 (0.91%) WebDriver
7 6 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.78%) HP UFT
7 6 (0.78%) Mockito
8 4 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.39%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.39%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.26%) TestNG
General
1 170 (22.14%) Banking
2 48 (6.25%) Retail
3 36 (4.69%) Legal
4 33 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 32 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 29 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 29 (3.78%) Law
7 26 (3.39%) Marketing
8 24 (3.13%) Financial Institution
9 17 (2.21%) Electronics
10 12 (1.56%) Billing
10 12 (1.56%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.17%) Back Office
12 8 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (1.04%) Wholesale Banking
13 7 (0.91%) Front Office
14 6 (0.78%) Advertising
14 6 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.78%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (17.32%) Analyst
2 132 (17.19%) Developer
3 96 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 60 (7.81%) Architect
5 56 (7.29%) Business Analyst
6 42 (5.47%) Consultant
7 31 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (3.13%) Designer
8 24 (3.13%) Senior Manager
9 23 (2.99%) Java Developer
9 23 (2.99%) Programme Manager
10 21 (2.73%) Delivery Manager
11 20 (2.60%) SQL Developer
12 18 (2.34%) IT Manager
13 16 (2.08%) .NET Developer
13 16 (2.08%) Financial Analyst
14 15 (1.95%) Tester
15 14 (1.82%) Network Engineer
16 13 (1.69%) Coordinator
16 13 (1.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.38%) .NET
2 37 (4.82%) CSS
3 35 (4.56%) HTML
4 31 (4.04%) AngularJS
5 28 (3.65%) REST
6 26 (3.39%) Spring
7 24 (3.13%) Web Services
8 22 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 22 (2.86%) JSON
9 20 (2.60%) SOAP
10 19 (2.47%) HTML5
11 18 (2.34%) React
12 17 (2.21%) Node.js
12 17 (2.21%) Spring Boot
13 14 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (1.69%) .NET Framework
14 13 (1.69%) CSS3
14 13 (1.69%) RESTful
15 11 (1.43%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.08%) User Experience
3 23 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.34%) Mainframe
7 16 (2.08%) Fintech
8 14 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (1.69%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (0.91%) Taxonomies
12 7 (0.91%) VSAM
13 6 (0.78%) Clustering
14 5 (0.65%) Cyberattack
14 5 (0.65%) Life Science
14 5 (0.65%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.64%) Windows
2 35 (4.56%) Linux
3 24 (3.13%) Unix
4 20 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.47%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.69%) Android
8 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.65%) HPUX
12 3 (0.39%) AIX
12 3 (0.39%) Solaris
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.13%) MVS
14 1 (0.13%) VME
14 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 106 (13.80%) Project Management
4 73 (9.51%) ITIL
5 72 (9.38%) Migration
6 60 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
8 47 (6.12%) Programme Management
8 47 (6.12%) Scrum
9 44 (5.73%) Risk Management
10 42 (5.47%) DevOps
11 35 (4.56%) Analytics
11 35 (4.56%) CRM
12 34 (4.43%) Change Management
12 34 (4.43%) Service Management
13 32 (4.17%) Business Analysis
13 32 (4.17%) ERP
14 31 (4.04%) Test Automation
15 28 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (3.52%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (12.50%) SQL
2 60 (7.81%) Java
3 51 (6.64%) C#
4 48 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.34%) VBA
6 12 (1.56%) Java 8
7 11 (1.43%) PHP
8 10 (1.30%) Python
8 10 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.04%) COBOL
9 8 (1.04%) JCL
10 7 (0.91%) C
11 6 (0.78%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 5 (0.65%) C++
12 5 (0.65%) Groovy
13 3 (0.39%) ES6
13 3 (0.39%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (4.17%) Degree
2 17 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (1.95%) AWS Certification
4 14 (1.82%) CCNP
4 14 (1.82%) CISSP
5 10 (1.30%) CISM
6 9 (1.17%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.04%) CCIE
7 8 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.91%) CISA
8 7 (0.91%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.78%) ISEB
9 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.78%) PMP
9 6 (0.78%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.52%) PCI QSA
10 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.56%) PMO
2 23 (2.99%) QA
3 12 (1.56%) SLA
4 9 (1.17%) GDPR
5 7 (0.91%) COBIT
5 7 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.65%) IFRS
6 5 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.65%) PSD2
7 4 (0.52%) COSO
7 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.52%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.26%) P3O
10 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.13%) EMIR
10 1 (0.13%) FATCA
10 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (2.47%) Active Directory
1 19 (2.47%) Docker
2 8 (1.04%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.65%) NFS
5 2 (0.26%) HDFS
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.13%) Firmware
6 1 (0.13%) vCloud
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.17%) SCCM
3 7 (0.91%) Ansible
3 7 (0.91%) Terraform
4 6 (0.78%) Puppet
5 5 (0.65%) NetApp OnCommand
5 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.39%) Grafana
6 3 (0.39%) Packer
6 3 (0.39%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.26%) QRadar
7 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 85 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 77 (10.03%) Oracle
3 47 (6.12%) SAP
4 32 (4.17%) Cisco
5 18 (2.34%) CheckPoint
6 12 (1.56%) IBM
6 12 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.43%) Adobe
7 11 (1.43%) Hyperion
8 9 (1.17%) Citrix
8 9 (1.17%) VMware
9 8 (1.04%) NetApp
10 7 (0.91%) F5
10 7 (0.91%) Juniper
10 7 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.78%) HP
11 6 (0.78%) Reuters
11 6 (0.78%) Sophos
11 6 (0.78%) Tableau
12 5 (0.65%) MicroStrategy