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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 166 216 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.34% 22.45% 21.40%
As % of the General category 61.25% 52.55% 58.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 148 100
Median daily rate £425 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £573 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.78 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +18.18%
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
271 411 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.83% 42.72% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 235 157
Median daily rate £413 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £308 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £383
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -1 60 £413 +11.48% 7
Knutsford 0 26 £425 - 3
Warrington -6 19 £500 -4.76% 2
Macclesfield +5 14 £425 +11.84%
Northwich - 2 - - 1
Crewe +7 1 £550 - 3
Wilmslow -6 1 £550 +57.14% 2
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 155 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (32.14%) Banking
3 100 (22.32%) Java
4 82 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (16.96%) Oracle
6 72 (16.07%) Project Management
7 63 (14.06%) SQL
8 58 (12.95%) XML
9 52 (11.61%) Waterfall
10 50 (11.16%) TDD
11 48 (10.71%) Degree
11 48 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (10.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 45 (10.04%) Web Services
14 44 (9.82%) Microsoft
15 43 (9.60%) MS Excel
15 43 (9.60%) J2EE
16 41 (9.15%) Software Engineering
17 39 (8.71%) SAP
18 38 (8.48%) IBM
19 37 (8.26%) Scrum
20 36 (8.04%) Windows
20 36 (8.04%) Spring
20 36 (8.04%) Integration Testing
21 35 (7.81%) Business Analysis
21 35 (7.81%) WebSphere
22 33 (7.37%) JavaScript
22 33 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
23 31 (6.92%) SQL Server
24 30 (6.70%) JDBC

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 35 (7.81%) WebSphere
2 18 (4.02%) JBoss
2 18 (4.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.01%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.79%) CICS
5 8 (1.79%) IIS
6 7 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (1.34%) SAS
8 5 (1.12%) Apache
9 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.67%) CMS
9 3 (0.67%) iPlanet
9 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (0.45%) eRoom
10 2 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.02%) MS Office
3 16 (3.57%) MS Project
4 12 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.45%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.22%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
2 5 (1.12%) Amazon S3
2 5 (1.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.45%) Office 365
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
3 2 (0.45%) SoftLayer
3 2 (0.45%) Veeva
4 1 (0.22%) GitHub
4 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.90%) Internet
2 11 (2.46%) Firewall
3 9 (2.01%) HTTP
4 8 (1.79%) Network Security
5 6 (1.34%) SAN
5 6 (1.34%) WAN
6 5 (1.12%) LDAP
7 4 (0.89%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.89%) LAN
8 3 (0.67%) 2G
8 3 (0.67%) 3G
8 3 (0.67%) 4G
8 3 (0.67%) GSM
8 3 (0.67%) Intranet
8 3 (0.67%) LTE
8 3 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.67%) SSL
8 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.67%) UMTS
9 2 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.79%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.90%) MySQL
5 11 (2.46%) Amazon Redshift
6 10 (2.23%) DB2
7 9 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.01%) Star Schema
8 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.56%) Data Mart
10 6 (1.34%) Essbase
10 6 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.12%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.12%) OLAP
11 5 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.91%) JIRA
4 21 (4.69%) Subversion
5 19 (4.24%) Talend Open Studio
6 14 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 14 (3.13%) Selenium
7 11 (2.46%) JUnit
8 10 (2.23%) ClearCase
8 10 (2.23%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.23%) TestComplete
9 9 (2.01%) ERwin
10 7 (1.56%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.56%) Mockito
11 5 (1.12%) Gradle
11 5 (1.12%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.89%) FindBugs
12 4 (0.89%) Introscope
12 4 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 144 (32.14%) Banking
2 46 (10.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 19 (4.24%) Retail
4 12 (2.68%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.79%) Legal
6 7 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.34%) Marketing
7 6 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.12%) Advertising
8 5 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.89%) Publishing
10 3 (0.67%) Billing
10 3 (0.67%) Law
10 3 (0.67%) Local Government
10 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (21.65%) Developer
2 74 (16.52%) Analyst
3 54 (12.05%) Project Manager
4 49 (10.94%) Java Developer
5 48 (10.71%) Business Analyst
6 35 (7.81%) Architect
7 30 (6.70%) Consultant
8 28 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 17 (3.79%) Programme Manager
10 15 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (3.13%) Senior Manager
12 13 (2.90%) Test Manager
13 12 (2.68%) Finance Manager
14 11 (2.46%) Applications Developer
14 11 (2.46%) Designer
14 11 (2.46%) ETL Developer
14 11 (2.46%) HTML Developer
15 10 (2.23%) Java Applications Developer
15 10 (2.23%) Senior Applications Developer
15 10 (2.23%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.95%) XML
2 45 (10.04%) Web Services
3 43 (9.60%) J2EE
4 36 (8.04%) Spring
5 30 (6.70%) JDBC
6 29 (6.47%) WSDL
7 27 (6.03%) SOAP
8 26 (5.80%) .NET
8 26 (5.80%) HTML
9 24 (5.36%) Middleware
10 22 (4.91%) CSS
11 21 (4.69%) JAXB
11 21 (4.69%) JAX-WS
12 19 (4.24%) JSON
13 17 (3.79%) RESTful
14 13 (2.90%) Apache Camel
14 13 (2.90%) XSLT
15 12 (2.68%) JSP
15 12 (2.68%) Servlets
16 11 (2.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.57%) User Experience
3 14 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 14 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.46%) PMI
5 10 (2.23%) Data Integration
5 10 (2.23%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.79%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.34%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.34%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.12%) Clustering
9 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.12%) Replication
10 4 (0.89%) IVR
10 4 (0.89%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.04%) Windows
2 27 (6.03%) Unix
3 22 (4.91%) Linux
4 17 (3.79%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.56%) AIX
6 7 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.12%) Android
7 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 72 (16.07%) Project Management
4 52 (11.61%) Waterfall
5 50 (11.16%) TDD
6 48 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (9.15%) Software Engineering
8 37 (8.26%) Scrum
9 36 (8.04%) Integration Testing
10 35 (7.81%) Business Analysis
11 33 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (6.70%) ITIL
13 29 (6.47%) Kanban
14 28 (6.25%) PRINCE2
15 26 (5.80%) Change Management
15 26 (5.80%) Programme Management
16 25 (5.58%) BDD
16 25 (5.58%) Risk Management
16 25 (5.58%) System Integration Testing
17 24 (5.36%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.32%) Java
2 63 (14.06%) SQL
3 33 (7.37%) JavaScript
4 21 (4.69%) PL/SQL
5 13 (2.90%) C#
6 11 (2.46%) PHP
6 11 (2.46%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.79%) C
7 8 (1.79%) VB
8 7 (1.56%) Assembly Language
8 7 (1.56%) COBOL
8 7 (1.56%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.56%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.12%) Ruby
10 4 (0.89%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.89%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.89%) Python
10 4 (0.89%) VBScript
11 3 (0.67%) FQL
12 2 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 48 (10.71%) Degree
2 12 (2.68%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.79%) MCSE
3 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.34%) ISEB
4 6 (1.34%) MBA
4 6 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.12%) CISM
5 5 (1.12%) CISSP
5 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.12%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.89%) CIPD
6 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.89%) CISMP
6 4 (0.89%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.67%) APMP
7 3 (0.67%) CCNA
7 3 (0.67%) CCNP
7 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.01%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.89%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.67%) QA
4 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) FATCA
5 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.12%) Docker
3 5 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.67%) vSphere
5 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.56%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.67%) CA Wily
3 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.67%) SCCM
3 3 (0.67%) vRealize
4 2 (0.45%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.45%) Puppet
5 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.22%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 76 (16.96%) Oracle
2 44 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 39 (8.71%) SAP
4 38 (8.48%) IBM
5 19 (4.24%) Talend
6 15 (3.35%) VMware
7 14 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 13 (2.90%) Hyperion
9 12 (2.68%) HP
10 9 (2.01%) Cisco
11 8 (1.79%) Citrix
11 8 (1.79%) Sun
12 7 (1.56%) Chordiant
13 5 (1.12%) Perforce
13 5 (1.12%) Sybase
13 5 (1.12%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.89%) Avaya
14 4 (0.89%) CA
14 4 (0.89%) Juniper
14 4 (0.89%) Red Hat
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