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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 216 168 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.48% 21.46% 24.31%
As % of the General category 52.55% 58.54% 56.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 100 96
Average daily rate
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£419 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £490 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £11.78 £35.00 £32.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.34% +7.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +3.12%
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
411 287 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.77% 36.65% 43.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 157 154
Average daily rate £425 £401 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +6 46 £370 +42.30% 10
Knutsford 0 44 £425 -4.38% 4
Warrington -3 29 £525 +10.52% 16
Macclesfield +3 8 £380 - 2
Wilmslow - 4 £350 - 2
Crewe - 3 - - 10
Runcorn - 2 £450 -
Winsford - 1 - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 160 (35.01%) Banking
2 103 (22.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 77 (16.85%) Project Management
4 76 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (14.44%) SQL
6 59 (12.91%) Java
7 56 (12.25%) Oracle
8 51 (11.16%) Retail
9 49 (10.72%) Business Analysis
10 44 (9.63%) SDLC
11 41 (8.97%) Microsoft
12 40 (8.75%) Retail Banking
13 37 (8.10%) Web Services
14 36 (7.88%) Migration
15 31 (6.78%) MS Excel
15 31 (6.78%) JavaScript
16 30 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (6.35%) XML
18 27 (5.91%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (5.91%) Windows
18 27 (5.91%) HTML
18 27 (5.91%) Degree
18 27 (5.91%) Waterfall
19 26 (5.69%) Software Engineering
20 24 (5.25%) Spring
20 24 (5.25%) J2EE
21 23 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
22 22 (4.81%) SQL Server
22 22 (4.81%) SOAP
22 22 (4.81%) Linux

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.60%) WebSphere
2 15 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (1.09%) SAS
4 5 (1.09%) JBoss
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.44%) Node.js
6 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.22%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (3.28%) MS Office
4 11 (2.41%) MS Project
5 8 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.50%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.88%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.88%) IaaS
3 3 (0.66%) PaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.44%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.41%) Internet
2 9 (1.97%) HTTP
3 6 (1.31%) Firewall
4 4 (0.88%) DHCP
4 4 (0.88%) VPN
4 4 (0.88%) DNS
5 3 (0.66%) LAN
5 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.44%) Wireless
6 2 (0.44%) WAN
6 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.44%) WebEx
7 1 (0.22%) 3G
7 1 (0.22%) H.323
7 1 (0.22%) SSL
7 1 (0.22%) SAN
7 1 (0.22%) DMZ
7 1 (0.22%) CTI
7 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.22%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (3.72%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.53%) Big Data
5 7 (1.53%) Informix
5 7 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.66%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (2.19%) JUnit
1 10 (2.19%) Selenium
2 9 (1.97%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.97%) Subversion
2 9 (1.97%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.75%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.31%) Mockito
4 6 (1.31%) JIRA
5 5 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.66%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.44%) Hudson
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.44%) Maven
7 2 (0.44%) Cactus
7 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.22%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.22%) Introscope
8 1 (0.22%) Xcode
General
1 160 (35.01%) Banking
2 51 (11.16%) Retail
3 40 (8.75%) Retail Banking
4 27 (5.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (2.19%) Advertising
6 9 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.75%) Local Government
8 6 (1.31%) Legal
9 5 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.09%) Marketing
10 4 (0.88%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (32.60%) Analyst
2 106 (23.19%) Business Analyst
3 85 (18.60%) Developer
4 61 (13.35%) Project Manager
5 37 (8.10%) Senior Analyst
6 32 (7.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 30 (6.56%) Java Developer
8 29 (6.35%) Architect
9 28 (6.13%) Consultant
10 18 (3.94%) Financial Business Analyst
11 16 (3.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 13 (2.84%) Banking Business Analyst
12 13 (2.84%) Business Manager
13 11 (2.41%) Technical Architect
14 9 (1.97%) Security Consultant
14 9 (1.97%) Business Project Manager
14 9 (1.97%) Oracle Consultant
14 9 (1.97%) PMO Analyst
14 9 (1.97%) Payments Business Analyst
15 8 (1.75%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.10%) Web Services
2 29 (6.35%) XML
3 27 (5.91%) HTML
4 24 (5.25%) J2EE
4 24 (5.25%) Spring
5 22 (4.81%) SOAP
6 21 (4.60%) .NET
6 21 (4.60%) WSDL
7 19 (4.16%) CSS
8 18 (3.94%) JSON
9 14 (3.06%) HTML5
10 13 (2.84%) Servlets
11 10 (2.19%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.97%) XSLT
12 9 (1.97%) jQuery
13 8 (1.75%) JAX-RPC
13 8 (1.75%) RESTful
14 7 (1.53%) JAX-RS
14 7 (1.53%) JAX-WS
14 7 (1.53%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.19%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.19%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.97%) Online Banking
5 6 (1.31%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.09%) PMI
7 4 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.88%) PKI
7 4 (0.88%) CMDB
7 4 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.66%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.66%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.66%) GIS
9 2 (0.44%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.44%) IVR
9 2 (0.44%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.44%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.91%) Windows
2 22 (4.81%) Linux
3 19 (4.16%) UNIX
4 9 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.75%) Android
6 6 (1.31%) AIX
7 5 (1.09%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Vista
7 5 (1.09%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.44%) MVS
10 1 (0.22%) VME
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (22.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 77 (16.85%) Project Management
3 76 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (10.72%) Business Analysis
5 44 (9.63%) SDLC
6 36 (7.88%) Migration
7 27 (5.91%) Waterfall
8 26 (5.69%) Software Engineering
9 23 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (4.60%) CRM
11 20 (4.38%) ITIL
11 20 (4.38%) PRINCE2
11 20 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 18 (3.94%) Risk Management
13 17 (3.72%) Supplier Management
13 17 (3.72%) TDD
14 16 (3.50%) Information Security
14 16 (3.50%) Business Transformation
14 16 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (3.28%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (14.44%) SQL
2 59 (12.91%) Java
3 31 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.50%) PL/SQL
5 10 (2.19%) C
5 10 (2.19%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.97%) Python
6 9 (1.97%) Objective-C
7 8 (1.75%) C++
8 7 (1.53%) Perl
9 6 (1.31%) XPath
10 5 (1.09%) PHP
11 4 (0.88%) VB
11 4 (0.88%) VBA
11 4 (0.88%) R
12 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.22%) ABAP
14 1 (0.22%) REXX
14 1 (0.22%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 27 (5.91%) Degree
2 12 (2.63%) PMI Certification
3 9 (1.97%) PMP
3 9 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.09%) ISEB
5 5 (1.09%) CISSP
6 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.44%) MCP
6 2 (0.44%) MCSE
6 2 (0.44%) ACCA
6 2 (0.44%) CIMA
6 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.44%) MCITP
6 2 (0.44%) CIPD
6 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.75%) QA
2 7 (1.53%) FATCA
3 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.66%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) GAMP
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) GAAP
System Software
1 9 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.88%) StatsD
2 4 (0.88%) SCCM
3 3 (0.66%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.22%) Puppet
5 1 (0.22%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.22%) Oozie
5 1 (0.22%) OVSD
5 1 (0.22%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 56 (12.25%) Oracle
2 41 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.38%) IBM
4 19 (4.16%) SAP
5 12 (2.63%) Citrix
5 12 (2.63%) VMware
6 9 (1.97%) HP
7 8 (1.75%) Cognos
7 8 (1.75%) Tableau
8 6 (1.31%) Teradata
9 5 (1.09%) Cisco
10 4 (0.88%) BMC
10 4 (0.88%) ArcSight
10 4 (0.88%) McAfee
11 3 (0.66%) Remedy
11 3 (0.66%) Perforce
11 3 (0.66%) Nokia
11 3 (0.66%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.66%) F5
11 3 (0.66%) ServiceNow
Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Rate: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Competative
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + Free Breakfast/Lunch
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + all inclusive day rate
Posted: 21 days ago