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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 282 238 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.50% 24.04% 23.43%
As % of the General category 61.57% 58.77% 62.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 171 88
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -61.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -21.73%
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
458 405 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.41% 40.91% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 235 137
Average daily rate £425 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.35 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% -59.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 73 £425 +13.33% 1
Chester +1 63 £375 -3.22% 12
Macclesfield +8 41 £445 +36.71% 2
Warrington +3 40 £500 - 7
Crewe +1 4 £375 +3.44%
Alderley Edge +3 3 £443 - 3
Northwich 0 2 - -
Sandbach 0 1 £275 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 171 (37.42%) Banking
2 142 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (19.47%) Java
4 81 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (17.29%) Project Management
6 68 (14.88%) Oracle
7 60 (13.13%) SQL
8 53 (11.60%) Waterfall
9 48 (10.50%) Microsoft
10 47 (10.28%) MS Excel
11 46 (10.07%) XML
12 42 (9.19%) Degree
12 42 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (8.97%) JavaScript
14 39 (8.53%) WebSphere
15 38 (8.32%) TDD
15 38 (8.32%) SQL Server
15 38 (8.32%) Windows
16 37 (8.10%) SAP
16 37 (8.10%) IBM
17 36 (7.88%) Web Services
17 36 (7.88%) Pharmaceutical
18 33 (7.22%) Middleware
18 33 (7.22%) Migration
18 33 (7.22%) Business Analysis
19 31 (6.78%) ITIL
19 31 (6.78%) HTML
20 29 (6.35%) J2EE
21 28 (6.13%) .NET
21 28 (6.13%) PRINCE2

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 39 (8.53%) WebSphere
2 24 (5.25%) JBoss
3 20 (4.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 14 (3.06%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.19%) CICS
6 9 (1.97%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (1.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (1.97%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (1.97%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.75%) IIS
8 5 (1.09%) Apache
8 5 (1.09%) SAS
9 4 (0.88%) iPlanet
10 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.66%) CMS
10 3 (0.66%) Confluence
10 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.66%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (0.44%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.60%) MS Office
3 14 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.63%) MS Project
5 11 (2.41%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Maximo
4 2 (0.44%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
2 5 (1.09%) Amazon S3
2 5 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.88%) SoftLayer
4 2 (0.44%) Office 365
4 2 (0.44%) Veeva
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.60%) Internet
2 16 (3.50%) HTTP
3 10 (2.19%) Firewall
4 6 (1.31%) WAN
5 4 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.88%) LDAP
5 4 (0.88%) Network Security
5 4 (0.88%) SAN
5 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.88%) VoIP
6 3 (0.66%) GSM
6 3 (0.66%) LAN
6 3 (0.66%) LTE
6 3 (0.66%) UMTS
7 2 (0.44%) 2G
7 2 (0.44%) 3G
7 2 (0.44%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.44%) PBX
7 2 (0.44%) SSL
7 2 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.63%) DB2
3 12 (2.63%) MySQL
4 11 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.09%) Star Schema
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 26 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (3.72%) Subversion
3 16 (3.50%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.50%) JIRA
4 11 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.19%) Selenium
5 10 (2.19%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (1.97%) ClearCase
6 9 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.75%) TestComplete
8 7 (1.53%) Mockito
9 5 (1.09%) Checkstyle
9 5 (1.09%) ERwin
9 5 (1.09%) FindBugs
9 5 (1.09%) Gradle
9 5 (1.09%) JUnit
9 5 (1.09%) Maven
9 5 (1.09%) SonarQube
General
1 171 (37.42%) Banking
2 36 (7.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 24 (5.25%) Retail
4 14 (3.06%) Retail Banking
5 9 (1.97%) Advertising
5 9 (1.97%) Marketing
6 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.31%) Legal
7 6 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Local Government
9 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.66%) Back Office
10 3 (0.66%) Billing
10 3 (0.66%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 93 (20.35%) Developer
2 90 (19.69%) Analyst
3 53 (11.60%) Project Manager
4 50 (10.94%) Business Analyst
5 41 (8.97%) Java Developer
6 40 (8.75%) Architect
7 19 (4.16%) Consultant
8 17 (3.72%) Senior Developer
9 12 (2.63%) IT Manager
9 12 (2.63%) Test Manager
10 11 (2.41%) Applications Support
10 11 (2.41%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (2.41%) C# Developer
10 11 (2.41%) ETL Developer
10 11 (2.41%) HTML Developer
10 11 (2.41%) Oracle Developer
10 11 (2.41%) Programme Manager
10 11 (2.41%) Senior Manager
11 10 (2.19%) PMO Manager
11 10 (2.19%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.07%) XML
2 36 (7.88%) Web Services
3 33 (7.22%) Middleware
4 31 (6.78%) HTML
5 29 (6.35%) J2EE
6 28 (6.13%) .NET
7 26 (5.69%) CSS
8 24 (5.25%) Spring
9 19 (4.16%) jQuery
10 17 (3.72%) WSDL
11 15 (3.28%) JDBC
12 13 (2.84%) JSP
13 12 (2.63%) Java EE
13 12 (2.63%) JSON
13 12 (2.63%) Servlets
13 12 (2.63%) SOAP
14 11 (2.41%) XSLT
15 9 (1.97%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.97%) ASP.NET
15 9 (1.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.50%) Mainframe
3 12 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.41%) Data Integration
4 11 (2.41%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (2.41%) User Experience
5 10 (2.19%) PMI
6 8 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.53%) Clustering
8 6 (1.31%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.31%) Online Banking
9 5 (1.09%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.09%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.88%) Replication
11 3 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.32%) Windows
2 24 (5.25%) Unix
3 18 (3.94%) Linux
4 13 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.63%) AIX
6 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.31%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.09%) Android
10 5 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.88%) Solaris
12 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.66%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.22%) HPUX
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 79 (17.29%) Project Management
4 53 (11.60%) Waterfall
5 42 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (8.32%) TDD
7 33 (7.22%) Business Analysis
7 33 (7.22%) Migration
8 31 (6.78%) ITIL
9 28 (6.13%) PRINCE2
9 28 (6.13%) SDLC
9 28 (6.13%) Software Engineering
10 26 (5.69%) Scrum
10 26 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (5.47%) Change Management
11 25 (5.47%) Programme Management
12 23 (5.03%) Integration Testing
12 23 (5.03%) Risk Management
13 21 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 89 (19.47%) Java
2 60 (13.13%) SQL
3 41 (8.97%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.16%) C#
5 16 (3.50%) PL/SQL
6 11 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.19%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.75%) C++
8 8 (1.75%) COBOL
8 8 (1.75%) PHP
8 8 (1.75%) VB
9 7 (1.53%) Assembly Language
9 7 (1.53%) C
9 7 (1.53%) Python
9 7 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.88%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.88%) VBScript
11 3 (0.66%) FQL
11 3 (0.66%) Ruby
11 3 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (9.19%) Degree
2 10 (2.19%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.53%) MBA
4 7 (1.53%) MCSE
4 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.09%) ISEB
6 5 (1.09%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.88%) APMP
7 4 (0.88%) CCNP
7 4 (0.88%) CIPD
7 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.88%) CISMP
7 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.44%) CCNA
9 2 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.44%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.75%) QA
2 5 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) FATCA
5 1 (0.22%) Basel II
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.09%) Docker
3 5 (1.09%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.66%) vSphere
5 2 (0.44%) RACF
5 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.44%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (2.41%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.88%) CA Wily
2 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.88%) Puppet
3 3 (0.66%) vRealize
4 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.22%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 68 (14.88%) Oracle
2 48 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.10%) IBM
3 37 (8.10%) SAP
4 14 (3.06%) VMware
5 12 (2.63%) ServiceNow
6 10 (2.19%) Talend
7 9 (1.97%) HP
8 7 (1.53%) Chordiant
8 7 (1.53%) Citrix
8 7 (1.53%) Sun
9 6 (1.31%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.31%) Sybase
9 6 (1.31%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.09%) Cisco
10 5 (1.09%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.09%) Perforce
10 5 (1.09%) Teradata
11 4 (0.88%) ATG
11 4 (0.88%) CA
Chester, Cheshire
Palm Mason
Rate: per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Bray leino
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: Competitive Day rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FDM Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Alderley Edge
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £470.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago