Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 740 994 1,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.50% 17.70% 16.84%
As % of the General category 48.24% 51.85% 54.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 694 843
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% -2.35%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £288
90th Percentile £588 £589 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 31
North West median hourly rate £26.00 £40.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.20% +19.85% +11.40%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.31 £20.25
90th Percentile £58.10 £51.71 £59.31
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.30% +8.33% -2.33%

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 1,534 1,917 2,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.91% 34.13% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1,207 1,422
North West median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £258 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 90 83
North West median hourly rate £23.34 £21.89 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -12.44% -18.09%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £47.45 £53.05
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £23.72
% change year-on-year -9.62% +9.64% +3.88%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -8 302 £425 +6.25% 240
Cheshire -2 257 £400 -3.03% 94
Merseyside +9 81 £473 +12.84% 50
Lancashire -15 46 £462 +8.70% 25
Cumbria +8 19 £500 - 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 179 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (16.49%) Banking
3 121 (16.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 106 (14.32%) Project Management
5 73 (9.86%) SQL
5 73 (9.86%) Microsoft
6 69 (9.32%) Java
7 65 (8.78%) Oracle
7 65 (8.78%) Scrum
8 62 (8.38%) Migration
9 60 (8.11%) Risk Management
10 57 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
11 55 (7.43%) SAP
11 55 (7.43%) Retail
12 53 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (6.89%) Windows
14 50 (6.76%) JavaScript
15 49 (6.62%) ITIL
16 48 (6.49%) Programme Management
17 43 (5.81%) Manufacturing
17 43 (5.81%) Waterfall
18 42 (5.68%) PRINCE2
19 39 (5.27%) Degree
20 36 (4.86%) Business Analysis
21 35 (4.73%) Information Security
21 35 (4.73%) Test Automation
22 34 (4.59%) Legal
23 33 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
23 33 (4.46%) HTML

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 30 (4.05%) SAS
2 13 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.35%) Confluence
4 9 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.95%) Apache
5 7 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.41%) CMS
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.27%) CICS
10 2 (0.27%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.27%) JBoss
10 2 (0.27%) nginx
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 33 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.54%) InVision
7 3 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.95%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.81%) HFM
6 6 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.27%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.05%) Office 365
2 20 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (1.62%) SaaS
5 9 (1.22%) IaaS
6 8 (1.08%) GitHub
7 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.54%) Taleo
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.27%) FinancialForce
9 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.14%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.43%) Network Security
2 17 (2.30%) Firewall
3 15 (2.03%) SMS
4 14 (1.89%) Internet
5 8 (1.08%) VPN
6 6 (0.81%) WAN
7 5 (0.68%) LAN
7 5 (0.68%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.54%) Intranet
9 3 (0.41%) ATM
9 3 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.41%) HTTP
9 3 (0.41%) MPLS
9 3 (0.41%) SAN
10 2 (0.27%) AMQP
10 2 (0.27%) BGP
10 2 (0.27%) VLAN
10 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (3.38%) Big Data
3 24 (3.24%) SQL Server
4 18 (2.43%) Hadoop
5 15 (2.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 13 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.49%) Base SAS
8 10 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 8 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (1.08%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.95%) DB2
11 7 (0.95%) MySQL
11 7 (0.95%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.81%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.81%) HBase
12 6 (0.81%) Power BI
12 6 (0.81%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (2.70%) JIRA
1 20 (2.70%) Selenium
2 19 (2.57%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.03%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.49%) WebDriver
5 8 (1.08%) JMeter
6 6 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.81%) ERwin
6 6 (0.81%) Subversion
6 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.68%) Gradle
8 4 (0.54%) Grunt
8 4 (0.54%) webpack
9 3 (0.41%) gulp
9 3 (0.41%) JUnit
9 3 (0.41%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.41%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 122 (16.49%) Banking
2 55 (7.43%) Retail
3 43 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 34 (4.59%) Legal
5 32 (4.32%) Marketing
6 29 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.57%) Electronics
8 18 (2.43%) Retail Banking
9 15 (2.03%) Law
10 12 (1.62%) Billing
11 10 (1.35%) Advertising
11 10 (1.35%) Investment Banking
12 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.95%) Interactive Media
13 7 (0.95%) Local Government
14 6 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.68%) Front Office
16 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.54%) Publishing
17 3 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 145 (19.59%) Analyst
2 125 (16.89%) Developer
3 96 (12.97%) Project Manager
4 71 (9.59%) Architect
5 68 (9.19%) Business Analyst
6 56 (7.57%) Consultant
7 27 (3.65%) Java Developer
8 25 (3.38%) IT Manager
9 22 (2.97%) Financial Analyst
10 21 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (2.57%) Delivery Manager
11 19 (2.57%) Service Analyst
12 18 (2.43%) Security Consultant
12 18 (2.43%) Test Analyst
13 17 (2.30%) IT Project Manager
13 17 (2.30%) Tester
14 15 (2.03%) Finance Business Analyst
14 15 (2.03%) Technical Architect
15 14 (1.89%) Infrastructure Manager
15 14 (1.89%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.46%) HTML
2 31 (4.19%) .NET
2 31 (4.19%) CSS
3 21 (2.84%) AngularJS
4 19 (2.57%) React
5 17 (2.30%) Spring
6 15 (2.03%) jQuery
7 14 (1.89%) Node.js
7 14 (1.89%) RESTful
8 12 (1.62%) CSS3
8 12 (1.62%) HTML5
9 11 (1.49%) SOAP
10 10 (1.35%) JSON
10 10 (1.35%) REST
11 9 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (1.22%) Spring Boot
11 9 (1.22%) Web Services
11 9 (1.22%) XML
12 8 (1.08%) JSP
12 8 (1.08%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.65%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.65%) User Experience
4 19 (2.57%) Virtual Team
5 16 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.08%) iPad
8 8 (1.08%) PMI
9 7 (0.95%) Taxonomies
10 6 (0.81%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.81%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.68%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.68%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.68%) FMCG
11 5 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (6.89%) Windows
2 27 (3.65%) Unix
3 26 (3.51%) Linux
4 15 (2.03%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.62%) Android
5 12 (1.62%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.27%) HPUX
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.14%) VME
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (16.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 106 (14.32%) Project Management
4 65 (8.78%) Scrum
5 62 (8.38%) Migration
6 60 (8.11%) Risk Management
7 53 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
7 53 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (6.62%) ITIL
9 48 (6.49%) Programme Management
10 43 (5.81%) Waterfall
11 42 (5.68%) PRINCE2
12 36 (4.86%) Business Analysis
13 35 (4.73%) Information Security
13 35 (4.73%) Test Automation
14 32 (4.32%) Analytics
14 32 (4.32%) Change Management
14 32 (4.32%) Project Planning
15 31 (4.19%) Decision-Making
16 28 (3.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 73 (9.86%) SQL
2 69 (9.32%) Java
3 50 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 28 (3.78%) C#
4 28 (3.78%) Python
5 14 (1.89%) PHP
6 12 (1.62%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.35%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.22%) C
9 8 (1.08%) Java 8
10 7 (0.95%) X++
11 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.54%) C++
12 4 (0.54%) Perl
12 4 (0.54%) VBA
13 3 (0.41%) COBOL
13 3 (0.41%) Groovy
13 3 (0.41%) Scala
14 2 (0.27%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 39 (5.27%) Degree
2 25 (3.38%) CISSP
3 24 (3.24%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.57%) CISM
4 19 (2.57%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.76%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.49%) ISEB
7 10 (1.35%) CCNA
8 9 (1.22%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.95%) CISA
9 7 (0.95%) PMP
10 6 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.54%) PCI QSA
12 3 (0.41%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.92%) QA
2 21 (2.84%) PMO
3 20 (2.70%) SLA
4 17 (2.30%) GDPR
5 11 (1.49%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.08%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.95%) COBIT
8 5 (0.68%) COSO
9 4 (0.54%) IFRS
10 3 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.41%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.41%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.27%) P3O
11 2 (0.27%) RMADS
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 19 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (0.81%) ProxySG
3 6 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.68%) Docker
5 3 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (0.41%) SRDF
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (1.35%) SCCM
2 7 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (0.95%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.68%) QRadar
4 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.41%) SnapMirror
4 3 (0.41%) SnapVault
5 2 (0.27%) Ansible
5 2 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.27%) FlexNet
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.27%) Terraform
6 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 73 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.78%) Oracle
3 55 (7.43%) SAP
4 15 (2.03%) Cisco
5 13 (1.76%) Hyperion
6 12 (1.62%) Informatica
7 10 (1.35%) CheckPoint
7 10 (1.35%) Citrix
7 10 (1.35%) IBM
7 10 (1.35%) Tableau
8 8 (1.08%) CA
9 7 (0.95%) McAfee
9 7 (0.95%) Splunk
9 7 (0.95%) VMware
10 6 (0.81%) Blue Coat
10 6 (0.81%) Blue Prism
10 6 (0.81%) Juniper
10 6 (0.81%) Sage
10 6 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.68%) Adobe