Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 831 1,094 1,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.65% 19.01% 18.21%
As % of the General category 49.49% 53.81% 56.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 718 942
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% -1.79%
10th Percentile £300 £287 £275
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 26
North West median hourly rate £24.83 £40.00 £37.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.94% +5.61% +22.34%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.79 £20.50
90th Percentile £48.20 £53.00 £59.31
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +21.95% -2.38%

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 1,679 2,033 2,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.57% 35.33% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,010 1,222 1,506
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £238 £259
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.50% +4.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 95 82
North West median hourly rate £23.40 £22.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% -19.27% -22.14%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £43.00 £50.53 £49.57
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.06 £23.68
% change year-on-year -0.24% +5.83% +5.24%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -10 349 £413 +5.77% 190
Cheshire -2 290 £400 -3.03% 68
Merseyside +15 84 £433 +15.33% 25
Lancashire -6 52 £475 +11.76% 26
Cumbria -3 19 £600 +22.45% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 201 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 132 (15.88%) Project Management
4 123 (14.80%) Banking
5 110 (13.24%) SQL
6 92 (11.07%) Java
7 81 (9.75%) Microsoft
8 79 (9.51%) JavaScript
9 76 (9.15%) ITIL
10 72 (8.66%) Migration
10 72 (8.66%) Risk Management
11 71 (8.54%) Oracle
12 67 (8.06%) PRINCE2
13 66 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
14 63 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
14 63 (7.58%) Scrum
15 62 (7.46%) Retail
15 62 (7.46%) Windows
15 62 (7.46%) SAP
16 57 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
17 54 (6.50%) Manufacturing
18 52 (6.26%) Programme Management
19 50 (6.02%) HTML
20 47 (5.66%) Decision-Making
21 46 (5.54%) .NET
21 46 (5.54%) Degree
22 45 (5.42%) CSS
23 44 (5.29%) SQL Server
23 44 (5.29%) Management Information System
24 41 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel

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 32 (3.85%) SAS
2 12 (1.44%) Confluence
3 9 (1.08%) Apache
3 9 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.72%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.60%) Commerce Server
7 4 (0.48%) CICS
7 4 (0.48%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.24%) IIS
9 2 (0.24%) nginx
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.60%) InVision
7 3 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
5 9 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (1.08%) SAP CO
5 9 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 9 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.60%) HFM
9 5 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.48%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.36%) Magento
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.89%) SaaS
3 23 (2.77%) Office 365
4 20 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (1.20%) GitHub
7 9 (1.08%) IaaS
7 9 (1.08%) PaaS
8 8 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.96%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.60%) Taleo
10 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.36%) FinancialForce
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.24%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.93%) Firewall
1 16 (1.93%) SMS
2 15 (1.81%) Network Security
3 13 (1.56%) Internet
4 8 (0.96%) Unified Communications
5 7 (0.84%) BGP
6 6 (0.72%) DNS
6 6 (0.72%) VPN
6 6 (0.72%) WAN
7 5 (0.60%) OSPF
7 5 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.48%) DHCP
8 4 (0.48%) HTTP
8 4 (0.48%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.36%) LAN
9 3 (0.36%) MPLS
9 3 (0.36%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.36%) SAN
9 3 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (4.45%) Big Data
4 27 (3.25%) Hadoop
5 16 (1.93%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 14 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.56%) MySQL
9 12 (1.44%) Base SAS
10 11 (1.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 10 (1.20%) Apache Hive
12 9 (1.08%) HBase
12 9 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.96%) Pentaho
14 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (3.73%) JIRA
2 30 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.89%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.81%) Selenium
5 14 (1.68%) Gradle
6 12 (1.44%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.08%) ERwin
8 7 (0.84%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.84%) Subversion
9 6 (0.72%) JUnit
9 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.60%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.60%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.48%) GitLab
11 4 (0.48%) Grunt
11 4 (0.48%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.48%) MSI
11 4 (0.48%) webpack
General
1 123 (14.80%) Banking
2 62 (7.46%) Retail
3 54 (6.50%) Manufacturing
4 38 (4.57%) Legal
5 35 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.37%) Marketing
7 19 (2.29%) Electronics
7 19 (2.29%) Law
8 13 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.44%) Advertising
10 11 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.20%) Local Government
12 8 (0.96%) Billing
13 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.84%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.84%) Interactive Media
14 4 (0.48%) Automotive
14 4 (0.48%) Military
14 4 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 163 (19.61%) Developer
2 135 (16.25%) Analyst
3 122 (14.68%) Project Manager
4 68 (8.18%) Architect
5 59 (7.10%) Business Analyst
6 57 (6.86%) Consultant
7 37 (4.45%) Java Developer
8 22 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (2.53%) Financial Analyst
10 16 (1.93%) .NET Developer
10 16 (1.93%) PHP Developer
10 16 (1.93%) Senior Manager
11 15 (1.81%) C# Developer
11 15 (1.81%) Data Analyst
11 15 (1.81%) IT Manager
11 15 (1.81%) Security Architect
12 14 (1.68%) Data Architect
12 14 (1.68%) Delivery Manager
12 14 (1.68%) Oracle Consultant
12 14 (1.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.02%) HTML
2 46 (5.54%) .NET
3 45 (5.42%) CSS
4 37 (4.45%) AngularJS
5 34 (4.09%) Spring
6 25 (3.01%) jQuery
7 24 (2.89%) React
8 20 (2.41%) HTML5
9 18 (2.17%) JSON
10 17 (2.05%) Web Services
11 16 (1.93%) REST
12 15 (1.81%) CSS3
12 15 (1.81%) Hibernate
12 15 (1.81%) J2EE
12 15 (1.81%) Spring Boot
12 15 (1.81%) XML
13 14 (1.68%) Node.js
13 14 (1.68%) SOAP
14 12 (1.44%) ASP.NET
14 12 (1.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.09%) User Experience
4 28 (3.37%) Virtual Team
5 26 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.20%) PMI
10 9 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.96%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.96%) NHS
12 7 (0.84%) Clustering
13 6 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.72%) iPad
13 6 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.60%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.46%) Windows
2 36 (4.33%) Unix
3 35 (4.21%) Linux
4 15 (1.81%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.44%) Android
6 10 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 132 (15.88%) Project Management
4 76 (9.15%) ITIL
5 72 (8.66%) Migration
5 72 (8.66%) Risk Management
6 67 (8.06%) PRINCE2
7 63 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (7.58%) Scrum
8 57 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (6.26%) Programme Management
10 47 (5.66%) Decision-Making
11 41 (4.93%) SDLC
12 40 (4.81%) Analytics
12 40 (4.81%) Project Planning
13 39 (4.69%) Test Automation
14 37 (4.45%) TDD
14 37 (4.45%) Waterfall
15 36 (4.33%) Information Security
15 36 (4.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (13.24%) SQL
2 92 (11.07%) Java
3 79 (9.51%) JavaScript
4 40 (4.81%) C#
5 39 (4.69%) Python
6 19 (2.29%) PHP
6 19 (2.29%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.17%) Java 8
8 15 (1.81%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.44%) C
9 12 (1.44%) Go
9 12 (1.44%) Groovy
10 10 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.20%) VB
11 9 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.08%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.84%) VBScript
13 6 (0.72%) C++
13 6 (0.72%) Ruby
13 6 (0.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 46 (5.54%) Degree
2 33 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.49%) CISSP
4 28 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 28 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 25 (3.01%) CISM
6 17 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (1.44%) PMI Certification
9 11 (1.32%) CCNP
10 9 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
11 8 (0.96%) CCDP
11 8 (0.96%) CCIE
12 7 (0.84%) ISEB
13 6 (0.72%) CCNA
14 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.48%) APMP
15 4 (0.48%) CIMA
15 4 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.97%) QA
2 26 (3.13%) GDPR
3 19 (2.29%) PMO
4 18 (2.17%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.68%) SLA
6 9 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.96%) COBIT
8 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.72%) COSO
10 5 (0.60%) GCP
11 4 (0.48%) IFRS
11 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.36%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.24%) P3O
14 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 19 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.68%) Docker
3 11 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.72%) XenApp
4 6 (0.72%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.60%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (0.36%) QEMU
7 3 (0.36%) SRDF
7 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 19 (2.29%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.81%) SCCM
3 11 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.84%) Ansible
4 7 (0.84%) Cisco IPCC
5 6 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (0.72%) Puppet
6 5 (0.60%) QRadar
7 4 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.36%) SnapMirror
8 3 (0.36%) SnapVault
8 3 (0.36%) Terraform
8 3 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.24%) FlexNet
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 71 (8.54%) Oracle
3 62 (7.46%) SAP
4 21 (2.53%) Cisco
5 18 (2.17%) Citrix
6 17 (2.05%) Hyperion
6 17 (2.05%) IBM
7 16 (1.93%) Informatica
8 14 (1.68%) Tableau
9 12 (1.44%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.44%) VMware
10 9 (1.08%) CA
11 8 (0.96%) Google
12 7 (0.84%) Sage
12 7 (0.84%) Splunk
12 7 (0.84%) Zend
13 6 (0.72%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.72%) Blue Coat
13 6 (0.72%) Blue Prism
13 6 (0.72%) Salesforce.com