Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 419 762 883
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 10.31% 13.54% 15.30%
As % of the General category 36.06% 39.48% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 515 640
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £309 £300
90th Percentile £638 £598 £625
England median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +9.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 15 19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.21 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.54% +63.81% -62.35%
10th Percentile £18.34 £17.08 £10.57
90th Percentile £52.78 £49.85 £62.62
England median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +36.00% +2.04% -15.34%

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 1,162 1,930 2,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.59% 34.29% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 1,171 1,300
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £257
90th Percentile £612 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 117 106
Median hourly rate £23.25 £22.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +22.45% -6.45%
10th Percentile £14.37 £13.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £43.00 £59.50
Median hourly rate £23.94 £22.92 £22.42
% change year-on-year +4.47% +2.21% +4.28%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 6 April 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 0 198 £450 - 157
Cheshire -1 86 £400 -5.33% 31
Merseyside +3 68 £475 +2.70% 29
Lancashire +3 33 £400 -1.54% 14
Cumbria -12 14 £686 +119.65% 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 86 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (15.51%) Project Management
3 62 (14.80%) Microsoft
4 60 (14.32%) SQL
5 59 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (12.89%) Windows
7 49 (11.69%) SAP
8 48 (11.46%) Banking
9 43 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
10 41 (9.79%) Oracle
11 40 (9.55%) Java
11 40 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (9.31%) AWS
13 36 (8.59%) ITIL
13 36 (8.59%) Public Sector
14 35 (8.35%) ERP
14 35 (8.35%) Migration
15 34 (8.11%) Azure
16 33 (7.88%) Degree
17 31 (7.40%) Management Information System
17 31 (7.40%) .NET
17 31 (7.40%) Active Directory
18 30 (7.16%) C#
18 30 (7.16%) Microsoft Excel
18 30 (7.16%) DevOps
19 28 (6.68%) Project Delivery
20 27 (6.44%) Programme Management
20 27 (6.44%) Waterfall
21 26 (6.21%) Risk Management

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 24 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.86%) IIS
3 9 (2.15%) CMS
4 6 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.95%) Mule
5 4 (0.95%) OnBase
6 3 (0.72%) Apache
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.72%) SAS
7 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.48%) JBoss
7 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.48%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.24%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (7.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (2.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.91%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (1.67%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (1.43%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.43%) SAP FI
5 6 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.72%) ContrOCC
8 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle iSupplier
8 3 (0.72%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.31%) AWS
2 34 (8.11%) Azure
3 18 (4.30%) Office 365
3 18 (4.30%) Power Platform
4 9 (2.15%) SaaS
5 8 (1.91%) PaaS
6 7 (1.67%) PowerApps
7 6 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.43%) IaaS
7 6 (1.43%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.43%) Serverless
8 5 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.95%) Amazon Cognito
9 4 (0.95%) GCP
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle CX
10 3 (0.72%) Coveralls
10 3 (0.72%) Datadog
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.06%) Firewall
2 11 (2.63%) DNS
3 9 (2.15%) WAN
4 8 (1.91%) Intranet
4 8 (1.91%) LAN
5 7 (1.67%) DMZ
5 7 (1.67%) Network Security
6 6 (1.43%) DHCP
6 6 (1.43%) Internet
6 6 (1.43%) Skype
7 5 (1.19%) Extranet
8 4 (0.95%) HTTP
9 3 (0.72%) BGP
9 3 (0.72%) SAN
9 3 (0.72%) VPN
10 2 (0.48%) 5G
10 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.48%) FTP
10 2 (0.48%) MPLS
10 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.30%) Power BI
3 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.15%) Big Data
5 8 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.67%) DataStage
7 6 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.72%) GIS
9 3 (0.72%) MySQL
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.72%) QlikView
9 3 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (3.58%) JIRA
2 13 (3.10%) Selenium
3 12 (2.86%) Maven
4 9 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.19%) Gradle
6 5 (1.19%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.95%) JMeter
7 4 (0.95%) JUnit
7 4 (0.95%) Postman
7 4 (0.95%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.95%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.72%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.72%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (0.72%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.48%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (11.46%) Banking
2 36 (8.59%) Public Sector
3 26 (6.21%) Manufacturing
4 25 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.06%) Marketing
6 15 (3.58%) Retail
7 12 (2.86%) Back Office
8 10 (2.39%) Electronics
9 9 (2.15%) Law
9 9 (2.15%) Legal
10 5 (1.19%) Local Government
11 4 (0.95%) Billing
12 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.72%) Games
12 3 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.72%) Publishing
13 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 85 (20.29%) Analyst
2 66 (15.75%) Developer
3 44 (10.50%) Architect
4 40 (9.55%) Project Manager
5 28 (6.68%) Business Analyst
6 27 (6.44%) Consultant
7 19 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.06%) IT Manager
9 16 (3.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 13 (3.10%) Systems Analyst
11 12 (2.86%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.63%) .NET Developer
12 11 (2.63%) Network Engineer
12 11 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (2.39%) Service Analyst
14 9 (2.15%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (2.15%) AWS Developer
14 9 (2.15%) SQL Developer
15 8 (1.91%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
15 8 (1.91%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.40%) .NET
2 17 (4.06%) Web Services
3 14 (3.34%) HTML
3 14 (3.34%) Spring
4 12 (2.86%) CSS
4 12 (2.86%) RESTful
4 12 (2.86%) XML
5 11 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
6 10 (2.39%) Hibernate
6 10 (2.39%) React
6 10 (2.39%) SOAP
6 10 (2.39%) Spring Boot
7 9 (2.15%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.15%) Middleware
8 7 (1.67%) Node.js
9 6 (1.43%) jQuery
9 6 (1.43%) REST
9 6 (1.43%) XSLT
10 5 (1.19%) Flash
10 5 (1.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.40%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.39%) User Experience
5 9 (2.15%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.91%) NHS
7 7 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.19%) Life Science
9 5 (1.19%) Social Media
10 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.72%) Clustering
11 3 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.72%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.72%) LIMS
12 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.89%) Windows
2 24 (5.73%) Windows Server
3 17 (4.06%) Windows 10
4 16 (3.82%) Linux
4 16 (3.82%) Unix
5 13 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.19%) Android
8 5 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.24%) AIX
11 1 (0.24%) HPUX
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (15.51%) Project Management
3 59 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (8.59%) ITIL
6 35 (8.35%) ERP
6 35 (8.35%) Migration
7 30 (7.16%) DevOps
8 28 (6.68%) Project Delivery
9 27 (6.44%) Programme Management
9 27 (6.44%) Waterfall
10 26 (6.21%) Risk Management
11 25 (5.97%) Change Management
11 25 (5.97%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (5.73%) Decision-Making
13 21 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (5.01%) ETL
13 21 (5.01%) Test Automation
14 20 (4.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 60 (14.32%) SQL
2 40 (9.55%) Java
3 30 (7.16%) C#
4 26 (6.21%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.34%) Python
6 10 (2.39%) Java 8
7 8 (1.91%) C
8 7 (1.67%) C++
9 5 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.19%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.95%) Go
10 4 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.72%) Groovy
11 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.72%) Ruby
11 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.48%) ABAP
12 2 (0.48%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (7.88%) Degree
2 21 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.15%) TOGAF Certification
5 8 (1.91%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.67%) CCNP
6 7 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.67%) ISEB
7 6 (1.43%) CISM
7 6 (1.43%) CISSP
7 6 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.43%) PMP
7 6 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.19%) CCNA
9 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.95%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.72%) CISA
10 3 (0.72%) ISACA
11 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.10%) QA
1 13 (3.10%) SLA
2 9 (2.15%) PMO
3 8 (1.91%) GDPR
4 6 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.19%) PSD2
5 5 (1.19%) RMADS
6 3 (0.72%) GPG13
6 3 (0.72%) IFRS
7 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.24%) NCSC
8 1 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 31 (7.40%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.34%) Docker
3 11 (2.63%) XenApp
4 7 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 7 (1.67%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.95%) vSphere
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) RACF
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.15%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.43%) Ansible
2 6 (1.43%) Puppet
2 6 (1.43%) SCCM
3 5 (1.19%) Terraform
4 4 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.48%) Nagios
6 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.24%) Grafana
7 1 (0.24%) Kibana
7 1 (0.24%) logstash
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 62 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.69%) SAP
3 41 (9.79%) Oracle
4 23 (5.49%) Citrix
5 12 (2.86%) Cisco
6 11 (2.63%) VMware
7 9 (2.15%) Google
7 9 (2.15%) MuleSoft
8 8 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.67%) Informatica
9 7 (1.67%) Tableau
10 6 (1.43%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.19%) McAfee
12 4 (0.95%) Kofax
12 4 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.95%) Splunk
12 4 (0.95%) Sun
12 4 (0.95%) Talend
13 3 (0.72%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.72%) Twitter