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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 182 224 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.70% 29.71% 25.42%
As % of the General category 52.15% 65.88% 62.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 152 119
Average daily rate £425 £393 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +14.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.28 £174.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -91.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
349 340 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.77% 45.09% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 200 176
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.83% -50.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Knutsford 0 61 £425 +6.25% 6
Chester 0 32 £381 +1.66% 13
Warrington -15 27 £500 +56.86% 13
Macclesfield 0 9 £550 +4.76%
Crewe -3 6 - - 1
Wilmslow +4 3 £375 - 6
Alderley Edge - 2 £213 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 232 (48.74%) Banking
2 112 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (15.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (14.50%) Project Management
5 53 (11.13%) Migration
6 51 (10.71%) SQL
7 50 (10.50%) Java
7 50 (10.50%) Microsoft
8 49 (10.29%) ITIL
9 47 (9.87%) MS Excel
10 43 (9.03%) Risk Management
11 40 (8.40%) Retail
12 37 (7.77%) Windows
12 37 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (7.56%) JavaScript
13 36 (7.56%) Oracle
14 35 (7.35%) Waterfall
15 30 (6.30%) Middleware
15 30 (6.30%) Service Management
15 30 (6.30%) HTML
16 27 (5.67%) Business Analysis
16 27 (5.67%) Web Services
17 26 (5.46%) SQL Server
18 25 (5.25%) Retail Banking
19 24 (5.04%) Unix
20 23 (4.83%) TDD
21 22 (4.62%) Degree
22 21 (4.41%) XML
22 21 (4.41%) Git (software)
23 20 (4.20%) SDLC

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 18 (3.78%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.73%) JBoss
2 13 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (1.05%) SAS
6 4 (0.84%) Confluence
7 3 (0.63%) CICS
8 2 (0.42%) eRoom
8 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.42%) IIS
8 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.20%) MS Office
3 11 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.47%) MS Project
4 7 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.63%) Maximo
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) HFM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.63%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.57%) Internet
2 13 (2.73%) HTTP
3 6 (1.26%) Firewall
4 3 (0.63%) 2G
4 3 (0.63%) 3G
4 3 (0.63%) 4G
5 2 (0.42%) LDAP
5 2 (0.42%) MPLS
5 2 (0.42%) NetScreen
5 2 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.42%) SAN
5 2 (0.42%) VoIP
5 2 (0.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.21%) GSM
6 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.21%) LTE
6 1 (0.21%) Network Security
6 1 (0.21%) UMTS
6 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.26%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.26%) DB2
9 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.84%) DTS
11 3 (0.63%) Base SAS
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.42%) Cognos Transformer
12 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.31%) Subversion
3 9 (1.89%) JIRA
3 9 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.84%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.84%) Hudson
5 4 (0.84%) Maven
5 4 (0.84%) Selenium
5 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.63%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.63%) Gradle
6 3 (0.63%) Mockito
7 2 (0.42%) JUnit
7 2 (0.42%) Moq
7 2 (0.42%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 232 (48.74%) Banking
2 40 (8.40%) Retail
3 25 (5.25%) Retail Banking
4 12 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (1.89%) Advertising
6 8 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.26%) Marketing
8 4 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.42%) Back Office
9 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (23.32%) Analyst
2 72 (15.13%) Developer
3 60 (12.61%) Project Manager
4 46 (9.66%) Business Analyst
5 33 (6.93%) Architect
6 29 (6.09%) Java Developer
7 23 (4.83%) Banking Analyst
7 23 (4.83%) Consultant
8 18 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (3.57%) Service Manager
10 15 (3.15%) Risk Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Audit Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Portfolio Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Risk Analyst
12 13 (2.73%) Senior Manager
13 12 (2.52%) Applications Support
13 12 (2.52%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (2.52%) Oracle Developer
13 12 (2.52%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.30%) HTML
1 30 (6.30%) Middleware
2 27 (5.67%) Web Services
3 21 (4.41%) XML
4 18 (3.78%) .NET
5 16 (3.36%) CSS
6 15 (3.15%) jQuery
7 14 (2.94%) JSON
8 13 (2.73%) Spring
9 12 (2.52%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.52%) HTML5
9 12 (2.52%) J2EE
9 12 (2.52%) Java EE
10 11 (2.31%) WSDL
11 9 (1.89%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.47%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.47%) SOAP
13 6 (1.26%) XSLT
14 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (0.84%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.31%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.10%) Mainframe
4 9 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.05%) User Experience
6 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.84%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Clustering
7 3 (0.63%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Contactless
8 2 (0.42%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.42%) DLPAR
8 2 (0.42%) FMCG
8 2 (0.42%) HACMP
8 2 (0.42%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.42%) IVR
8 2 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.77%) Windows
2 24 (5.04%) Unix
3 16 (3.36%) AIX
4 15 (3.15%) Linux
5 12 (2.52%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.68%) Mac OS
8 7 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.47%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.05%) Solaris
11 4 (0.84%) Android
11 4 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.21%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (15.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 69 (14.50%) Project Management
4 53 (11.13%) Migration
5 49 (10.29%) ITIL
6 43 (9.03%) Risk Management
7 35 (7.35%) Waterfall
8 30 (6.30%) Service Management
9 27 (5.67%) Business Analysis
10 23 (4.83%) TDD
11 20 (4.20%) SDLC
11 20 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (3.99%) Change Management
12 19 (3.99%) PRINCE2
12 19 (3.99%) Programme Management
13 18 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
14 17 (3.57%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.71%) SQL
2 50 (10.50%) Java
3 36 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 19 (3.99%) C++
5 15 (3.15%) Python
6 14 (2.94%) C#
7 12 (2.52%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.89%) Objective-C
9 8 (1.68%) C
9 8 (1.68%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.26%) Perl
11 5 (1.05%) VBA
12 4 (0.84%) Groovy
13 3 (0.63%) VB
14 2 (0.42%) COBOL
14 2 (0.42%) JCL
14 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.42%) REXX
14 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.21%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 22 (4.62%) Degree
2 9 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.26%) MBA
5 6 (1.26%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.63%) CIPD
7 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.42%) ACCA
8 2 (0.42%) APMP
8 2 (0.42%) CIMA
8 2 (0.42%) CISSP
8 2 (0.42%) ISEB
8 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CCEA
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 18 (3.78%) QA
3 6 (1.26%) P3O
4 5 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) Basel II
6 1 (0.21%) FATCA
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.63%) vSphere
3 3 (0.63%) XenApp
4 2 (0.42%) RACF
4 2 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.42%) Veritas File System
4 2 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (2.52%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.26%) SCCM
3 3 (0.63%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.42%) Netcool
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.42%) Puppet
4 2 (0.42%) SCOM
4 2 (0.42%) vRealize
5 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.21%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.56%) Oracle
3 19 (3.99%) IBM
4 15 (3.15%) ServiceNow
4 15 (3.15%) VMware
5 11 (2.31%) SAP
6 10 (2.10%) Citrix
7 9 (1.89%) Teradata
8 8 (1.68%) HP
9 7 (1.47%) BT
10 6 (1.26%) Cognos
10 6 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.84%) Apple
11 4 (0.84%) Avaya
11 4 (0.84%) BMC
11 4 (0.84%) Remedy
11 4 (0.84%) Tableau
12 3 (0.63%) ATG
12 3 (0.63%) CA
12 3 (0.63%) Cisco
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £351 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Mason Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + TBC (get in contact)
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £425 - 525 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago