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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 232 191 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.52% 23.70% 18.14%
As % of the General category 57.71% 63.67% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 91 73
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£411 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.61 - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -18.25%
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
402 300 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.22% 37.22% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 141 120
Average daily rate £425 £389 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.04 £15.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -18.63%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +16 56 £388 +10.71% 9
Warrington -3 35 £500 +11.11% 15
Knutsford 0 30 £395 +10.87% 15
Macclesfield - 5 - - 3
Nantwich +1 4 £288 -11.53%
Runcorn - 4 £325 - 1
Crewe -2 2 - - 9
Wilmslow -7 1 - -
Northwich - 1 - -
Sandbach - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 126 (29.44%) Banking
2 92 (21.50%) Oracle
3 87 (20.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (16.12%) Project Management
5 63 (14.72%) SQL
6 59 (13.79%) Java
7 50 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (10.75%) Retail
9 43 (10.05%) Oracle EBS R12
10 42 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
11 41 (9.58%) CRM
11 41 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
12 40 (9.35%) Windows
13 39 (9.11%) Microsoft
13 39 (9.11%) Security Cleared
14 38 (8.88%) SC Cleared
14 38 (8.88%) HTML
15 37 (8.64%) XML
16 36 (8.41%) Migration
17 34 (7.94%) Degree
18 31 (7.24%) Web Services
18 31 (7.24%) PRINCE2
19 30 (7.01%) JavaScript
20 28 (6.54%) J2EE
20 28 (6.54%) Retail Banking
20 28 (6.54%) Business Analysis
21 27 (6.31%) MS Excel
22 24 (5.61%) .NET
22 24 (5.61%) Spring
23 23 (5.37%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (2.80%) SAS
1 12 (2.80%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (1.40%) CICS
5 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.93%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 4 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.70%) IIS
7 2 (0.47%) Node.js
7 2 (0.47%) JBoss
8 1 (0.23%) eRoom
8 1 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.23%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.74%) MS Project
3 15 (3.50%) MS Office
3 15 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) SPSS
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 43 (10.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 42 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (3.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (1.87%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (1.87%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 8 (1.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.64%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 7 (1.64%) Oracle CRM
5 7 (1.64%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (1.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.70%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.70%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.70%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.70%) IaaS
1 3 (0.70%) PaaS
2 1 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.50%) HTTP
2 14 (3.27%) Internet
3 11 (2.57%) Firewall
4 8 (1.87%) WAN
5 6 (1.40%) LAN
6 5 (1.17%) 2G
6 5 (1.17%) 3G
6 5 (1.17%) VPN
6 5 (1.17%) 4G
7 4 (0.93%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.70%) Network Security
8 3 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.70%) ATM
9 1 (0.23%) SSH
9 1 (0.23%) VLAN
9 1 (0.23%) Wireless
9 1 (0.23%) DMZ
9 1 (0.23%) SAN
9 1 (0.23%) DNS
9 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.97%) Oracle BI EE
3 13 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.34%) DB2
6 9 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.87%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.64%) Informix
9 5 (1.17%) MySQL
10 4 (0.93%) Big Data
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.70%) MS Access
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (2.34%) Selenium
2 9 (2.10%) JUnit
2 9 (2.10%) Cucumber
3 8 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.64%) Subversion
4 7 (1.64%) Mockito
5 4 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.70%) Maven
6 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.47%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.47%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.47%) Introscope
7 2 (0.47%) JIRA
8 1 (0.23%) LSMW
8 1 (0.23%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.23%) PhpStorm
General
1 126 (29.44%) Banking
2 46 (10.75%) Retail
3 28 (6.54%) Retail Banking
4 22 (5.14%) Local Government
5 17 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.57%) Marketing
6 11 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.64%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.40%) Advertising
9 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.70%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Games
11 2 (0.47%) Swedish Language
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (22.66%) Analyst
2 76 (17.76%) Developer
3 67 (15.65%) Business Analyst
4 57 (13.32%) Consultant
5 54 (12.62%) Project Manager
6 39 (9.11%) Architect
7 38 (8.88%) Java Developer
7 38 (8.88%) Oracle Consultant
8 26 (6.07%) Senior Analyst
9 23 (5.37%) Senior Business Analyst
10 17 (3.97%) Designer
11 15 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.80%) Functional Consultant
12 12 (2.80%) Financial Business Analyst
13 11 (2.57%) Administrator
14 10 (2.34%) Financial Services Business Analyst
14 10 (2.34%) Oracle Functional Consultant
15 9 (2.10%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
15 9 (2.10%) Oracle Developer
15 9 (2.10%) Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.88%) HTML
2 37 (8.64%) XML
3 31 (7.24%) Web Services
4 28 (6.54%) J2EE
5 24 (5.61%) .NET
5 24 (5.61%) Spring
6 23 (5.37%) CSS
7 21 (4.91%) SOAP
8 18 (4.21%) JSON
9 16 (3.74%) WSDL
10 12 (2.80%) HTML5
10 12 (2.80%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.80%) JDBC
11 11 (2.57%) jQuery
12 10 (2.34%) JAX-RS
12 10 (2.34%) XSLT
13 8 (1.87%) RESTful
13 8 (1.87%) Servlets
13 8 (1.87%) XSL
14 7 (1.64%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.34%) Mainframe
3 8 (1.87%) User Experience
3 8 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (1.64%) Online Banking
5 6 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.93%) PMI
6 4 (0.93%) CMDB
6 4 (0.93%) SCORM
7 3 (0.70%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.70%) PKI
7 3 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.47%) Open Source
8 2 (0.47%) LPAR
8 2 (0.47%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.47%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.35%) Windows
2 22 (5.14%) UNIX
3 21 (4.91%) Linux
4 9 (2.10%) AIX
5 8 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.40%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.40%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.40%) Windows Vista
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.47%) Android
9 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.47%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) zOS
10 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (20.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 69 (16.12%) Project Management
3 50 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (9.58%) CRM
5 36 (8.41%) Migration
6 31 (7.24%) PRINCE2
7 28 (6.54%) Business Analysis
8 23 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (4.91%) Software Engineering
10 19 (4.44%) ITIL
11 17 (3.97%) Change Management
11 17 (3.97%) Waterfall
12 16 (3.74%) Time Management
13 15 (3.50%) Data Analysis
13 15 (3.50%) TDD
14 14 (3.27%) Data Migration
15 13 (3.04%) Service Delivery
16 12 (2.80%) OO
16 12 (2.80%) Workflow
16 12 (2.80%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (14.72%) SQL
2 59 (13.79%) Java
3 30 (7.01%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.80%) C
5 10 (2.34%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.87%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.64%) C#
8 6 (1.40%) C++
8 6 (1.40%) Objective-C
9 4 (0.93%) PHP
10 3 (0.70%) XPath
10 3 (0.70%) Perl
10 3 (0.70%) VBA
10 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.70%) Python
10 3 (0.70%) R
11 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.23%) Jython
12 1 (0.23%) PHP5
12 1 (0.23%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 39 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.94%) Degree
4 19 (4.44%) PMI Certification
5 17 (3.97%) PMP
6 11 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.93%) CISSP
8 3 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.70%) ISEB
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.47%) CCNP
9 2 (0.47%) CCNA
9 2 (0.47%) CIPD
9 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.23%) CIMA
10 1 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.57%) QA
2 6 (1.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.47%) GPFS
4 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.70%) SCCM
1 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.47%) StatsD
2 2 (0.47%) OpenView
2 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.23%) OVSD
3 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.23%) MOM
3 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (21.50%) Oracle
2 39 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.14%) IBM
4 14 (3.27%) Cyber-Ark
5 13 (3.04%) Cisco
6 10 (2.34%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.87%) ArcSight
7 8 (1.87%) F5
7 8 (1.87%) Juniper
7 8 (1.87%) Nokia
7 8 (1.87%) HP
7 8 (1.87%) Citrix
7 8 (1.87%) McAfee
7 8 (1.87%) TippingPoint
7 8 (1.87%) Blue Coat
8 7 (1.64%) SAP
8 7 (1.64%) Tableau
9 6 (1.40%) Cognos
10 5 (1.17%) Teradata
10 5 (1.17%) BT
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