The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 239 199 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.07% 24.84% 23.03%
As % of the General category 59.45% 64.82% 52.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 105 93
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £544 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
Finance
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
402 307 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.48% 38.33% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 159 144
Average daily rate £439 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £40.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -13.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Cheshire region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Cheshire region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +12 62 £375 +7.14% 11
Knutsford 0 37 £400 -5.88% 4
Warrington -21 16 £494 -4.58% 8
Macclesfield +7 11 £326 - 1
Crewe +4 7 £363 - 7
Alderley Edge - 4 - -
Runcorn - 3 £370 - 1
Sandbach - 2 - -
Winsford - 2 - - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £238 - 6
Middlewich - 1 £300 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 155 (33.99%) Banking
2 104 (22.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 82 (17.98%) Project Management
4 78 (17.11%) Oracle
5 72 (15.79%) Java
6 68 (14.91%) SQL
7 62 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (10.53%) SDLC
9 46 (10.09%) Retail
10 45 (9.87%) Microsoft
11 43 (9.43%) Migration
12 42 (9.21%) Windows
13 40 (8.77%) Business Analysis
14 37 (8.11%) Retail Banking
15 36 (7.89%) Web Services
15 36 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
16 35 (7.68%) Degree
17 33 (7.24%) XML
18 32 (7.02%) CRM
18 32 (7.02%) HTML
18 32 (7.02%) JavaScript
18 32 (7.02%) J2EE
19 31 (6.80%) MS Excel
19 31 (6.80%) Oracle EBS
20 27 (5.92%) PRINCE2
20 27 (5.92%) IBM
20 27 (5.92%) Spring
20 27 (5.92%) Software Engineering
21 26 (5.70%) .NET
22 25 (5.48%) Business Intelligence

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (4.61%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.41%) SAS
4 8 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (1.32%) CICS
6 5 (1.10%) JBoss
7 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.44%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.44%) Node.js
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.22%) eRoom
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.22%) CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.51%) MS Project
3 15 (3.29%) MS Office
3 15 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (6.80%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (5.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (1.32%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (1.10%) Oracle Payroll
5 5 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.10%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.10%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (1.10%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-GL
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.88%) IaaS
2 3 (0.66%) PaaS
2 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.73%) Internet
2 14 (3.07%) HTTP
3 8 (1.75%) Firewall
4 5 (1.10%) VPN
4 5 (1.10%) WAN
5 4 (0.88%) DHCP
5 4 (0.88%) LAN
5 4 (0.88%) DNS
6 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.66%) 3G
6 3 (0.66%) ATM
6 3 (0.66%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.66%) 2G
6 3 (0.66%) Network Security
6 3 (0.66%) 4G
7 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.44%) WebEx
7 2 (0.44%) Wireless
8 1 (0.22%) H.323
8 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 11 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.97%) Big Data
6 9 (1.97%) DB2
6 9 (1.97%) Informix
7 8 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.88%) MS Access
10 4 (0.88%) DTS
10 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (2.63%) Selenium
2 11 (2.41%) JUnit
2 11 (2.41%) Cucumber
3 10 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.19%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.97%) Subversion
5 8 (1.75%) Mockito
6 7 (1.54%) JIRA
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.66%) Maven
8 3 (0.66%) Introscope
8 3 (0.66%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.44%) Hudson
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.22%) Cactus
10 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 155 (33.99%) Banking
2 46 (10.09%) Retail
3 37 (8.11%) Retail Banking
4 21 (4.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 18 (3.95%) Local Government
6 9 (1.97%) Marketing
7 8 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.32%) Advertising
8 6 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.66%) Legal
9 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.44%) Billing
10 2 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.44%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 127 (27.85%) Analyst
2 90 (19.74%) Business Analyst
3 85 (18.64%) Developer
4 64 (14.04%) Project Manager
5 44 (9.65%) Consultant
6 35 (7.68%) Senior Analyst
6 35 (7.68%) Java Developer
7 34 (7.46%) Architect
8 31 (6.80%) Senior Business Analyst
9 22 (4.82%) Oracle Consultant
10 17 (3.73%) Financial Business Analyst
11 15 (3.29%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 13 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.41%) Business Manager
13 11 (2.41%) Banking Business Analyst
14 10 (2.19%) Designer
15 9 (1.97%) PMO Analyst
15 9 (1.97%) Payments Business Analyst
15 9 (1.97%) Oracle Developer
16 8 (1.75%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.89%) Web Services
2 33 (7.24%) XML
3 32 (7.02%) HTML
3 32 (7.02%) J2EE
4 27 (5.92%) Spring
5 26 (5.70%) .NET
6 24 (5.26%) SOAP
7 21 (4.61%) WSDL
8 18 (3.95%) CSS
8 18 (3.95%) JSON
9 13 (2.85%) JDBC
9 13 (2.85%) HTML5
10 12 (2.63%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.41%) Servlets
12 10 (2.19%) XSLT
12 10 (2.19%) JAX-RPC
12 10 (2.19%) JAX-RS
13 9 (1.97%) jQuery
13 9 (1.97%) RESTful
13 9 (1.97%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.29%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.54%) Online Banking
6 6 (1.32%) PMI
6 6 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.10%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (0.88%) CMDB
8 4 (0.88%) PKI
8 4 (0.88%) User Experience
9 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.66%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.66%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.66%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.44%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.44%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.21%) Windows
2 23 (5.04%) Linux
3 21 (4.61%) UNIX
4 12 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.75%) AIX
6 7 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.32%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.32%) Windows Vista
7 6 (1.32%) Android
7 6 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.44%) MVS
9 2 (0.44%) Solaris
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) HPUX
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) zOS
10 1 (0.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (22.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 82 (17.98%) Project Management
3 62 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (10.53%) SDLC
5 43 (9.43%) Migration
6 40 (8.77%) Business Analysis
7 32 (7.02%) CRM
8 27 (5.92%) PRINCE2
8 27 (5.92%) Software Engineering
9 25 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (5.04%) Waterfall
11 20 (4.39%) ITIL
12 18 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (3.73%) Change Management
14 16 (3.51%) TDD
15 15 (3.29%) Risk Management
16 14 (3.07%) Service Delivery
16 14 (3.07%) Data Analysis
16 14 (3.07%) Integration Testing
16 14 (3.07%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.79%) Java
2 68 (14.91%) SQL
3 32 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.85%) PL/SQL
5 12 (2.63%) C
6 9 (1.97%) C++
7 8 (1.75%) Python
7 8 (1.75%) Objective-C
8 6 (1.32%) Perl
9 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.10%) R
10 4 (0.88%) XPath
10 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.88%) PHP
10 4 (0.88%) C#
11 3 (0.66%) VB
11 3 (0.66%) VBA
12 2 (0.44%) REXX
12 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (7.68%) Degree
2 18 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.73%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.73%) PMI Certification
4 13 (2.85%) PMP
5 7 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.10%) CISSP
7 4 (0.88%) ISEB
7 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.44%) MCP
9 2 (0.44%) MCSE
9 2 (0.44%) CCNP
9 2 (0.44%) CCNA
9 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.44%) MCITP
9 2 (0.44%) CIPD
9 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.22%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.41%) QA
2 7 (1.54%) FATCA
3 6 (1.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) GxP
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) GAAP
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.88%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.44%) XenApp
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.32%) SCCM
3 4 (0.88%) StatsD
4 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) MOM
6 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.22%) OVSD
6 1 (0.22%) Oozie
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 78 (17.11%) Oracle
2 45 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.92%) IBM
4 17 (3.73%) SAP
5 15 (3.29%) Citrix
6 14 (3.07%) VMware
7 13 (2.85%) HP
8 9 (1.97%) Cisco
8 9 (1.97%) Tableau
9 7 (1.54%) Cognos
10 6 (1.32%) Teradata
10 6 (1.32%) McAfee
10 6 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.32%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.10%) F5
11 5 (1.10%) Cyber-Ark
11 5 (1.10%) Nokia
11 5 (1.10%) TippingPoint
11 5 (1.10%) Blue Coat
11 5 (1.10%) Juniper
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