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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 252 239 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.59% 24.02% 24.81%
As % of the General category 65.97% 59.45% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 176 105
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.57%
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
382 402 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.27% 40.40% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 245 159
Median daily rate £425 £439 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £27.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%

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 May 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 May 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 75 £388 +3.33% 10
Knutsford 0 50 £425 +6.25% 3
Warrington +9 42 £550 +11.39% 4
Macclesfield +2 21 £375 +15.20% 1
Crewe +2 4 £375 +3.44% 2
Northwich - 3 - -
Alderley Edge +6 2 £443 - 1
Sandbach +1 1 £275 -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 151 (33.26%) Banking
2 148 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (21.81%) Java
4 86 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (17.62%) Project Management
6 73 (16.08%) Oracle
7 62 (13.66%) SQL
8 49 (10.79%) XML
9 48 (10.57%) Waterfall
10 47 (10.35%) Microsoft
11 46 (10.13%) MS Excel
12 43 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (9.25%) TDD
13 42 (9.25%) Degree
14 41 (9.03%) Pharmaceutical
15 38 (8.37%) Web Services
15 38 (8.37%) JavaScript
15 38 (8.37%) SAP
16 37 (8.15%) IBM
17 36 (7.93%) Windows
17 36 (7.93%) Business Analysis
18 35 (7.71%) WebSphere
19 34 (7.49%) SQL Server
20 33 (7.27%) J2EE
20 33 (7.27%) ITIL
20 33 (7.27%) Software Engineering
21 29 (6.39%) Scrum
22 28 (6.17%) HTML
22 28 (6.17%) .NET
22 28 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server

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 (7.71%) WebSphere
2 21 (4.63%) JBoss
3 18 (3.96%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (1.98%) IBM HTTP Server
5 9 (1.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (1.98%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (1.98%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.76%) CICS
6 8 (1.76%) IIS
7 6 (1.32%) SAS
8 5 (1.10%) Apache
9 4 (0.88%) iPlanet
10 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.66%) CMS
10 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.66%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (0.44%) eRoom
11 2 (0.44%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.63%) MS Office
3 15 (3.30%) MS Project
4 13 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.10%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.22%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
2 5 (1.10%) Amazon S3
2 5 (1.10%) 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 16 (3.52%) Internet
2 13 (2.86%) HTTP
3 9 (1.98%) Firewall
4 6 (1.32%) SAN
4 6 (1.32%) WAN
5 5 (1.10%) Network Security
6 4 (0.88%) GSM
6 4 (0.88%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.88%) LDAP
6 4 (0.88%) LTE
6 4 (0.88%) UMTS
7 3 (0.66%) 2G
7 3 (0.66%) 3G
7 3 (0.66%) 4G
7 3 (0.66%) Intranet
7 3 (0.66%) LAN
7 3 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.66%) VoIP
8 2 (0.44%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.64%) MySQL
5 10 (2.20%) DB2
5 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.10%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.44%) GIS
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 28 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (4.63%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.19%) JIRA
4 15 (3.30%) Subversion
5 12 (2.64%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.64%) Talend Open Studio
6 10 (2.20%) Selenium
6 10 (2.20%) SpecFlow
6 10 (2.20%) TestComplete
7 9 (1.98%) ClearCase
7 9 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.54%) Mockito
9 6 (1.32%) Gradle
9 6 (1.32%) JUnit
10 5 (1.10%) Checkstyle
10 5 (1.10%) ERwin
10 5 (1.10%) FindBugs
10 5 (1.10%) Maven
10 5 (1.10%) SonarQube
General
1 151 (33.26%) Banking
2 41 (9.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 23 (5.07%) Retail
4 13 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 9 (1.98%) Marketing
6 8 (1.76%) Advertising
7 7 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.54%) Legal
8 5 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.88%) Local Government
10 3 (0.66%) Back Office
10 3 (0.66%) Billing
10 3 (0.66%) Law
10 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.44%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (20.93%) Developer
2 81 (17.84%) Analyst
3 52 (11.45%) Business Analyst
3 52 (11.45%) Project Manager
4 44 (9.69%) Java Developer
5 39 (8.59%) Architect
6 22 (4.85%) Consultant
7 19 (4.19%) Senior Developer
8 14 (3.08%) Oracle Developer
8 14 (3.08%) Senior Manager
9 13 (2.86%) IT Manager
10 12 (2.64%) Applications Support
10 12 (2.64%) Designer
10 12 (2.64%) Programme Manager
10 12 (2.64%) Test Manager
11 11 (2.42%) ETL Developer
11 11 (2.42%) Finance Manager
11 11 (2.42%) HTML Developer
12 10 (2.20%) Senior Project Manager
13 9 (1.98%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.79%) XML
2 38 (8.37%) Web Services
3 33 (7.27%) J2EE
4 28 (6.17%) .NET
4 28 (6.17%) HTML
5 26 (5.73%) CSS
5 26 (5.73%) Middleware
5 26 (5.73%) Spring
6 19 (4.19%) JDBC
7 18 (3.96%) WSDL
8 17 (3.74%) SOAP
9 14 (3.08%) jQuery
10 13 (2.86%) JSP
11 12 (2.64%) JSON
11 12 (2.64%) Servlets
12 10 (2.20%) JAXB
12 10 (2.20%) JAX-WS
12 10 (2.20%) XSLT
13 9 (1.98%) Hibernate
13 9 (1.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.74%) User Experience
3 12 (2.64%) Mainframe
3 12 (2.64%) PMI
4 11 (2.42%) Data Integration
4 11 (2.42%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.76%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.76%) Visualisation
7 7 (1.54%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.32%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.32%) Online Banking
9 5 (1.10%) Clustering
9 5 (1.10%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.88%) Replication
11 3 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.44%) Informatics
12 2 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.93%) Windows
2 23 (5.07%) Unix
3 17 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.52%) Linux
5 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.54%) AIX
6 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.32%) Android
7 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 80 (17.62%) Project Management
4 48 (10.57%) Waterfall
5 43 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (9.25%) TDD
7 36 (7.93%) Business Analysis
8 33 (7.27%) ITIL
8 33 (7.27%) Software Engineering
9 29 (6.39%) Scrum
10 27 (5.95%) Change Management
10 27 (5.95%) PRINCE2
11 26 (5.73%) Integration Testing
11 26 (5.73%) Migration
11 26 (5.73%) Programme Management
12 24 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (5.29%) SDLC
12 24 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (5.07%) Risk Management
14 22 (4.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.81%) Java
2 62 (13.66%) SQL
3 38 (8.37%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.85%) PL/SQL
5 16 (3.52%) C#
6 10 (2.20%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.98%) PHP
8 8 (1.76%) COBOL
8 8 (1.76%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.76%) VB
9 7 (1.54%) Assembly Language
9 7 (1.54%) C
10 6 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.10%) Python
12 4 (0.88%) Ruby
12 4 (0.88%) VBScript
13 3 (0.66%) C++
13 3 (0.66%) FQL
14 2 (0.44%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (9.25%) Degree
2 13 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.76%) MCSE
5 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.54%) MBA
7 5 (1.10%) ISEB
7 5 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.10%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.88%) CIPD
8 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.88%) CISMP
8 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.66%) APMP
9 3 (0.66%) CCNA
9 3 (0.66%) CCNP
9 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.44%) CCEA
10 2 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.10%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.44%) FATCA
6 1 (0.22%) Basel II
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.10%) Docker
3 5 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.88%) CA Wily
3 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.66%) vRealize
4 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.44%) Puppet
4 2 (0.44%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.22%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 73 (16.08%) Oracle
2 47 (10.35%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.37%) SAP
4 37 (8.15%) IBM
5 16 (3.52%) ServiceNow
5 16 (3.52%) VMware
6 12 (2.64%) HP
6 12 (2.64%) Talend
7 8 (1.76%) Citrix
8 7 (1.54%) Chordiant
8 7 (1.54%) Cisco
8 7 (1.54%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.54%) Sun
9 6 (1.32%) Sybase
9 6 (1.32%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.10%) CA
10 5 (1.10%) Perforce
10 5 (1.10%) Teradata
11 4 (0.88%) ATG
11 4 (0.88%) Ericsson
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