Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 867 976 1,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.92% 18.01% 19.05%
As % of the General category 51.12% 54.83% 57.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 612 1,027
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £290 £285 £263
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.33% +4.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 20
North West median hourly rate £13.11 £42.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.15% +31.78% +67.53%
10th Percentile £10.74 £16.00 £18.68
90th Percentile £48.11 £53.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -18.33% +41.18% +18.06%

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 1,696 1,780 2,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.19% 32.85% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,022 1,035 1,565
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 111 95
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £26.83 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.46% -17.45% +18.18%
10th Percentile £12.31 £11.33 £13.39
90th Percentile £43.20 £52.50 £47.75
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year +7.10% -6.82% +19.24%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -6 352 £413 +10.00% 209
Cheshire -2 305 £400 -2.44% 81
Merseyside +18 75 £400 +6.67% 26
Lancashire +5 73 £475 +26.67% 14
Cumbria -9 14 £600 +22.45% 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 205 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (15.92%) SQL
2 138 (15.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 128 (14.76%) Project Management
4 121 (13.96%) Banking
5 90 (10.38%) Oracle
6 89 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
7 88 (10.15%) SAP
8 85 (9.80%) ITIL
9 84 (9.69%) JavaScript
10 82 (9.46%) Java
11 79 (9.11%) Migration
12 78 (9.00%) Microsoft
13 74 (8.54%) Manufacturing
14 73 (8.42%) Programme Management
15 66 (7.61%) Windows
16 65 (7.50%) Risk Management
17 62 (7.15%) SQL Server
18 61 (7.04%) PRINCE2
18 61 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
18 61 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
19 60 (6.92%) Scrum
20 58 (6.69%) HTML
21 57 (6.57%) Degree
21 57 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
22 55 (6.34%) User Experience
23 53 (6.11%) .NET
24 51 (5.88%) DevOps
25 50 (5.77%) Linux
26 49 (5.65%) 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 28 (3.23%) SAS
2 13 (1.50%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.38%) Apache
3 12 (1.38%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.38%) Confluence
4 10 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.69%) JBoss
6 6 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.58%) CMS
7 5 (0.58%) Commerce Server
7 5 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.46%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.35%) CICS
9 3 (0.35%) IIS
10 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.12%) MTS
11 1 (0.12%) Totara
Applications
1 61 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.92%) InVision
7 7 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
7 7 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.81%) Adobe Premiere
7 7 (0.81%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.12%) HipChat
9 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 30 (3.46%) Oracle EBS
1 30 (3.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 16 (1.85%) SAP CO
2 16 (1.85%) SAP FI
2 16 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 14 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (1.38%) Oracle Cash Management
5 11 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
5 11 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (1.04%) HFM
7 8 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.81%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.58%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.00%) SaaS
3 19 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.96%) PaaS
5 13 (1.50%) Office 365
5 13 (1.50%) OpenShift
6 11 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.69%) Taleo
10 4 (0.46%) GitHub
10 4 (0.46%) IaaS
11 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.35%) FinancialForce
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 3 (0.35%) Route 53
11 3 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.54%) Firewall
2 12 (1.38%) SMS
3 11 (1.27%) Network Security
4 10 (1.15%) DNS
5 9 (1.04%) Internet
6 8 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.69%) BGP
7 6 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.69%) OSPF
7 6 (0.69%) SAN
7 6 (0.69%) VPN
7 6 (0.69%) WAN
8 5 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.58%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (0.58%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.58%) VoIP
9 4 (0.46%) DHCP
9 4 (0.46%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (0.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.15%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.96%) Big Data
3 30 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.54%) MySQL
5 21 (2.42%) Hadoop
6 20 (2.31%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.92%) Apache Hive
10 8 (0.92%) DB2
11 7 (0.81%) Base SAS
11 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.81%) HBase
11 7 (0.81%) MS Access
11 7 (0.81%) Pentaho
11 7 (0.81%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 38 (4.38%) JIRA
2 28 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.31%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.61%) Gradle
6 12 (1.38%) GitLab
7 11 (1.27%) JUnit
8 10 (1.15%) Selenium
9 9 (1.04%) Axure RP
9 9 (1.04%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.04%) PyCharm
9 9 (1.04%) SonarQube
9 9 (1.04%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.81%) ERwin
10 7 (0.81%) Maven
11 6 (0.69%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.58%) Subversion
13 4 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.46%) JProfiler
General
1 121 (13.96%) Banking
2 74 (8.54%) Manufacturing
3 48 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 45 (5.19%) Retail
5 41 (4.73%) Marketing
6 37 (4.27%) Legal
7 34 (3.92%) Electronics
8 23 (2.65%) Law
9 20 (2.31%) General Ledger
10 17 (1.96%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (1.50%) Billing
13 12 (1.38%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.92%) Advertising
14 8 (0.92%) Local Government
15 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.46%) Interactive Media
16 4 (0.46%) Military
17 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 163 (18.80%) Developer
2 151 (17.42%) Analyst
3 96 (11.07%) Project Manager
4 72 (8.30%) Consultant
5 67 (7.73%) Business Analyst
6 56 (6.46%) Architect
7 29 (3.34%) Java Developer
8 26 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 25 (2.88%) Designer
10 22 (2.54%) UX Designer
11 21 (2.42%) Financial Analyst
11 21 (2.42%) IT Manager
11 21 (2.42%) Oracle Consultant
11 21 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (2.19%) Functional Consultant
12 19 (2.19%) Senior Manager
13 18 (2.08%) Data Analyst
13 18 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (1.96%) .NET Developer
14 17 (1.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.69%) HTML
2 53 (6.11%) .NET
3 49 (5.65%) CSS
4 34 (3.92%) Web Services
5 33 (3.81%) Spring
6 32 (3.69%) AngularJS
7 23 (2.65%) HTML5
8 21 (2.42%) React
8 21 (2.42%) XML
9 20 (2.31%) jQuery
10 19 (2.19%) REST
11 17 (1.96%) SOAP
12 16 (1.85%) JSON
13 15 (1.73%) Hibernate
14 14 (1.61%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.61%) Middleware
14 14 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
15 13 (1.50%) CSS3
15 13 (1.50%) J2EE
15 13 (1.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.34%) User Experience
3 48 (5.54%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.42%) Virtual Team
5 18 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.73%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.61%) Mainframe
8 13 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.15%) PMI
10 8 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.69%) iPad
13 5 (0.58%) Clustering
13 5 (0.58%) Robotics
14 4 (0.46%) NHS
14 4 (0.46%) Replication
14 4 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (7.61%) Windows
2 50 (5.77%) Linux
3 33 (3.81%) Unix
4 17 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.92%) Android
7 8 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.92%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.46%) CentOS
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.23%) AIX
11 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (15.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 128 (14.76%) Project Management
4 85 (9.80%) ITIL
5 79 (9.11%) Migration
6 73 (8.42%) Programme Management
7 65 (7.50%) Risk Management
8 61 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
8 61 (7.04%) PRINCE2
9 60 (6.92%) Scrum
10 57 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
11 51 (5.88%) DevOps
12 48 (5.54%) SDLC
12 48 (5.54%) SFIA
13 47 (5.42%) Decision-Making
14 46 (5.31%) Test Automation
15 43 (4.96%) Change Management
16 42 (4.84%) Waterfall
17 41 (4.73%) Resource Management
18 37 (4.27%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 138 (15.92%) SQL
2 84 (9.69%) JavaScript
3 82 (9.46%) Java
4 45 (5.19%) Python
5 38 (4.38%) C#
6 19 (2.19%) PL/SQL
7 16 (1.85%) Groovy
8 15 (1.73%) Java 8
9 13 (1.50%) Go
9 13 (1.50%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.50%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.50%) VB
10 12 (1.38%) PHP
11 10 (1.15%) VBScript
12 9 (1.04%) C
13 8 (0.92%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.81%) XPath
15 6 (0.69%) Ruby
16 5 (0.58%) RPG
Qualifications
1 57 (6.57%) Degree
2 32 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 31 (3.58%) Security Cleared
4 27 (3.11%) SC Cleared
5 24 (2.77%) CISSP
6 21 (2.42%) CISM
7 20 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (2.08%) CCNP
8 18 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.50%) Chartered Engineer
9 13 (1.50%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.38%) CCDP
10 12 (1.38%) CCIE
11 7 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (0.69%) CIMA
12 6 (0.69%) ISEB
13 5 (0.58%) APMG
13 5 (0.58%) APMP
13 5 (0.58%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.58%) QA
2 29 (3.34%) GDPR
3 25 (2.88%) PMO
4 14 (1.61%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.15%) COBIT
5 10 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.15%) SLA
6 9 (1.04%) GCP
7 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.58%) COSO
9 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.35%) IFRS
10 2 (0.23%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.23%) PSD2
11 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.12%) EMIR
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.12%) MiFID
11 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 26 (3.00%) Docker
2 15 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.15%) XenApp
5 10 (1.15%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.69%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.46%) vSphere
8 3 (0.35%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.35%) QEMU
8 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.23%) XenServer
10 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.12%) Firmware
10 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 31 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.08%) Ansible
4 17 (1.96%) Puppet
5 14 (1.61%) SCCM
6 7 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.58%) Terraform
7 5 (0.58%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.46%) Packer
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.35%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.35%) Grafana
9 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.35%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.35%) QRadar
10 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 90 (10.38%) Oracle
2 88 (10.15%) SAP
3 78 (9.00%) Microsoft
4 24 (2.77%) Cisco
5 22 (2.54%) Hyperion
6 21 (2.42%) IBM
7 19 (2.19%) Citrix
7 19 (2.19%) Tableau
8 16 (1.85%) Atlassian
8 16 (1.85%) VMware
9 10 (1.15%) Google
9 10 (1.15%) Informatica
9 10 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.04%) Intapp
10 9 (1.04%) ServiceNow
11 8 (0.92%) CA
12 7 (0.81%) Cognos
12 7 (0.81%) Infor
12 7 (0.81%) Ivanti
13 6 (0.69%) Sage