Period
to 3 December 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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Finance 255 523 709
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 11.29% 9.76% 11.98%
As % of the General category 34.98% 33.48% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 330 480
Median daily rate £413 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £185 £275 £300
90th Percentile £538 £638 £594
England median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 31
Median hourly rate £34.25 £29.71 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.28% +2.45% -21.62%
10th Percentile £16.76 £13.73 £12.45
90th Percentile £76.50 £52.11 £53.75
England median hourly rate £30.98 £27.50 £23.65
% change year-on-year +12.65% +16.28% +5.11%

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 729 1,562 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.29% 29.15% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 946 1,116
Median daily rate £425 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +1.81%
10th Percentile £176 £220 £263
90th Percentile £583 £600 £580
England median daily rate £500 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 96 156
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -6.17% -5.81%
10th Percentile £14.57 £12.75 £11.94
90th Percentile £56.25 £42.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate £30.43 £22.00 £21.69
% change year-on-year +38.30% +1.44% -3.61%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -2 113 £450 - 96
Cheshire +7 76 £400 - 29
Merseyside -3 22 £325 -33.33% 19
Cumbria +22 13 - - 1
Lancashire +4 6 £500 +0.10% 11
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 56 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (12.94%) Banking
3 33 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (12.16%) Public Sector
5 30 (11.76%) SQL
6 29 (11.37%) Project Management
6 29 (11.37%) Microsoft
7 28 (10.98%) Windows
8 26 (10.20%) SAP
8 26 (10.20%) AWS
8 26 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (8.24%) Cisco
10 21 (8.24%) Manufacturing
10 21 (8.24%) Migration
10 21 (8.24%) Programme Management
10 21 (8.24%) Telecoms
11 20 (7.84%) Java
11 20 (7.84%) Azure
11 20 (7.84%) DevOps
12 19 (7.45%) Project Delivery
12 19 (7.45%) JavaScript
13 18 (7.06%) F5
13 18 (7.06%) Degree
14 17 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (6.67%) Financial Institution
14 17 (6.67%) Data Analysis
15 16 (6.27%) Marketing
16 15 (5.88%) Digital Marketing

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 5 (1.96%) CMS
2 4 (1.57%) Confluence
3 3 (1.18%) IIS
4 2 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.78%) Luigi
4 2 (0.78%) Mule
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.39%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.39%) SAS
5 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.53%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.78%) BASE24
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.78%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.78%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.20%) AWS
2 20 (7.84%) Azure
3 12 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (4.31%) Power Platform
5 10 (3.92%) AWS CloudTrail
5 10 (3.92%) Serverless
6 8 (3.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.75%) GCP
8 6 (2.35%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (1.96%) Coveralls
10 4 (1.57%) Office 365
10 4 (1.57%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.18%) npm
11 3 (1.18%) SaaS
11 3 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.78%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.88%) Firewall
2 14 (5.49%) Wireless
3 8 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (3.14%) LAN
4 7 (2.75%) HTTP
5 6 (2.35%) SAN
5 6 (2.35%) WAN
6 5 (1.96%) Calico
6 5 (1.96%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (1.57%) Internet
7 4 (1.57%) Network Security
7 4 (1.57%) Skype
7 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.78%) ATM
8 2 (0.78%) DNS
8 2 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.78%) SNMP
8 2 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.92%) Power BI
3 8 (3.14%) Big Data
3 8 (3.14%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.18%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.18%) MySQL
8 2 (0.78%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.78%) Spark SQL
8 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.78%) Tableau
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.49%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.92%) JIRA
4 5 (1.96%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.18%) Gradle
6 3 (1.18%) Maven
6 3 (1.18%) Selenium
7 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.78%) JUnit
7 2 (0.78%) MSI
7 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.39%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.39%) Postman
8 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.39%) webpack
8 1 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 33 (12.94%) Banking
2 31 (12.16%) Public Sector
3 21 (8.24%) Manufacturing
3 21 (8.24%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 16 (6.27%) Marketing
6 15 (5.88%) Electronics
7 12 (4.71%) Law
8 7 (2.75%) Legal
8 7 (2.75%) Local Government
9 5 (1.96%) Retail
10 4 (1.57%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.78%) Back Office
12 1 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (17.25%) Developer
2 40 (15.69%) Analyst
3 22 (8.63%) Architect
4 18 (7.06%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.27%) Network Engineer
6 13 (5.10%) Consultant
7 10 (3.92%) Project Officer
7 10 (3.92%) Project Support Officer
7 10 (3.92%) Support Officer
8 9 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.14%) Data Engineer
9 8 (3.14%) Java Developer
10 7 (2.75%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (2.75%) Designer
11 6 (2.35%) AWS Engineer
11 6 (2.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (2.35%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.35%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.49%) HTML
2 10 (3.92%) CSS
2 10 (3.92%) JSON
3 8 (3.14%) Node.js
3 8 (3.14%) RESTful
4 7 (2.75%) .NET
4 7 (2.75%) Django
5 6 (2.35%) React
5 6 (2.35%) Spring Boot
6 5 (1.96%) Middleware
6 5 (1.96%) XML
7 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.57%) HTML5
7 4 (1.57%) jQuery
7 4 (1.57%) Spring
7 4 (1.57%) Web Services
8 3 (1.18%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.18%) Flask
8 3 (1.18%) REST
8 3 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.31%) User Experience
3 8 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.75%) Analytical Mindset
4 7 (2.75%) NHS
5 6 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.96%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.96%) Tandem
7 4 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.57%) Life Science
7 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.18%) CMDB
8 3 (1.18%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.78%) AS400
9 2 (0.78%) EMV
9 2 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.98%) Windows
2 14 (5.49%) Linux
3 9 (3.53%) Unix
4 8 (3.14%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.35%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.78%) AIX
7 2 (0.78%) Android
7 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (11.37%) Project Management
5 22 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (8.24%) Migration
6 21 (8.24%) Programme Management
7 20 (7.84%) DevOps
8 19 (7.45%) Project Delivery
9 17 (6.67%) Data Analysis
10 15 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
11 14 (5.49%) Load Balancing
11 14 (5.49%) Risk Management
12 13 (5.10%) Change Management
12 13 (5.10%) Decision-Making
12 13 (5.10%) Test Automation
13 12 (4.71%) ITIL
14 11 (4.31%) Analytics
14 11 (4.31%) Asset Management
14 11 (4.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.76%) SQL
2 20 (7.84%) Java
3 19 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.71%) Python
5 11 (4.31%) C#
6 8 (3.14%) R
7 6 (2.35%) C
7 6 (2.35%) C++
8 5 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.57%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.78%) Java 8
10 2 (0.78%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.78%) Perl
10 2 (0.78%) PHP
10 2 (0.78%) RPG
10 2 (0.78%) Scala
10 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (7.06%) Degree
2 13 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.57%) ISEB
4 4 (1.57%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.78%) APMG
6 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.78%) HNC
6 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.39%) CSPO
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.39%) MCTS
7 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.14%) SLA
2 6 (2.35%) QA
3 5 (1.96%) PMO
4 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.78%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.78%) NCSC
4 2 (0.78%) RMADS
5 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (4.31%) Docker
2 7 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.96%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.39%) GPFS
5 1 (0.39%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (5.49%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.71%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.75%) Ansible
3 7 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.75%) Terraform
4 6 (2.35%) Istio
5 5 (1.96%) SCCM
6 4 (1.57%) Puppet
6 4 (1.57%) SCOM
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.78%) Netcool
7 2 (0.78%) SELinux
7 2 (0.78%) WMI
7 2 (0.78%) WSUS
8 1 (0.39%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.39%) Knative
Vendors
1 29 (11.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.20%) SAP
3 21 (8.24%) Cisco
4 18 (7.06%) F5
5 15 (5.88%) Juniper
6 14 (5.49%) Oracle
7 11 (4.31%) Blue Coat
7 11 (4.31%) Fortinet
8 8 (3.14%) IBM
9 7 (2.75%) VMware
10 6 (2.35%) Splunk
11 5 (1.96%) Brocade
11 5 (1.96%) EMC
11 5 (1.96%) Emulex
11 5 (1.96%) Talend
12 4 (1.57%) Google
12 4 (1.57%) Symantec
13 3 (1.18%) Ab Initio
13 3 (1.18%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.18%) Vertica