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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 213 233 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.86% 26.03% 23.64%
As % of the General category 64.74% 62.47% 64.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 126 121
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £14.28 £174.50 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.81% +920.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £174.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.32 £174.50 £38.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
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
329 373 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.58% 41.68% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 187 168
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 27
Average hourly rate £16.84 £34.53 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.24% +101.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £43.64 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Warrington +6 49 £325 - 11
Chester +7 45 £375 -3.22% 15
Knutsford -1 26 £400 +17.64% 7
Macclesfield 0 5 £525 +40.00% 5
Nantwich 0 3 £288 -17.85%
Crewe - 3 £404 - 2
Runcorn +5 1 £280 -41.05% 1
Wilmslow -4 1 - - 3
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Sandbach - - - -
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 110 (26.76%) Banking
2 93 (22.63%) Oracle
3 67 (16.30%) SQL
3 67 (16.30%) Project Management
3 67 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (11.68%) Security Cleared
5 47 (11.44%) Windows
5 47 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (11.19%) Retail
6 46 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (10.95%) Microsoft
8 44 (10.71%) SC Cleared
8 44 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
9 43 (10.46%) Java
10 42 (10.22%) Oracle EBS
11 41 (9.98%) CRM
12 31 (7.54%) Migration
12 31 (7.54%) .NET
12 31 (7.54%) Business Analysis
13 29 (7.06%) Degree
14 28 (6.81%) ITIL
14 28 (6.81%) PRINCE2
15 27 (6.57%) MS Excel
15 27 (6.57%) Retail Banking
16 25 (6.08%) HTML
17 24 (5.84%) UNIX
17 24 (5.84%) XML
18 23 (5.60%) J2EE
19 22 (5.35%) Oracle BI EE
19 22 (5.35%) SQL Server

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (3.89%) SharePoint
1 16 (3.89%) SAS
2 9 (2.19%) IIS
3 8 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
3 8 (1.95%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.70%) JBoss
4 7 (1.70%) CICS
5 4 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.97%) iPlanet
5 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.49%) Apache
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 27 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.38%) MS Project
3 15 (3.65%) MS Visio
3 15 (3.65%) MS Office
4 13 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 42 (10.22%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (3.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (2.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 9 (2.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 8 (1.95%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (1.95%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.70%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (1.70%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 6 (1.46%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (1.46%) Oracle Payroll
8 6 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.73%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.49%) SAP CO
12 1 (0.24%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Office 365
1 1 (0.24%) Route 53
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (0.24%) IaaS
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.19%) Firewall
1 9 (2.19%) HTTP
2 7 (1.70%) Internet
2 7 (1.70%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.70%) WAN
3 4 (0.97%) DNS
3 4 (0.97%) LAN
3 4 (0.97%) 3G
3 4 (0.97%) 2G
3 4 (0.97%) 4G
4 3 (0.73%) SAN
4 3 (0.73%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.49%) ATM
5 2 (0.49%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.24%) SSH
6 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.24%) DMZ
6 1 (0.24%) LDAP
6 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 22 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.92%) DB2
3 8 (1.95%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.22%) MySQL
7 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.73%) Base SAS
8 3 (0.73%) JasperReports
8 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.73%) Informix
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Subversion
1 8 (1.95%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.22%) Selenium
4 4 (0.97%) JUnit
4 4 (0.97%) Maven
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.97%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.73%) Mockito
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.49%) Introscope
6 2 (0.49%) JIRA
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.24%) Appium
7 1 (0.24%) ERwin
7 1 (0.24%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
General
1 110 (26.76%) Banking
2 46 (11.19%) Retail
3 27 (6.57%) Retail Banking
4 18 (4.38%) Local Government
5 16 (3.89%) Advertising
6 14 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.95%) Legal
9 7 (1.70%) General Ledger
10 6 (1.46%) Marketing
11 5 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.49%) Games
13 2 (0.49%) Billing
13 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (23.36%) Analyst
2 62 (15.09%) Developer
3 57 (13.87%) Consultant
4 56 (13.63%) Project Manager
5 52 (12.65%) Business Analyst
6 40 (9.73%) Oracle Consultant
7 34 (8.27%) Architect
8 23 (5.60%) Java Developer
9 20 (4.87%) Designer
10 17 (4.14%) Administrator
11 13 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
11 13 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.92%) Functional Consultant
12 12 (2.92%) Oracle HR Consultant
13 11 (2.68%) Payroll Consultant
13 11 (2.68%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
13 11 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.68%) Senior Business Analyst
14 10 (2.43%) Oracle Functional Consultant
15 9 (2.19%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.54%) .NET
2 25 (6.08%) HTML
3 24 (5.84%) XML
4 23 (5.60%) J2EE
5 18 (4.38%) Spring
6 15 (3.65%) CSS
7 13 (3.16%) Web Services
8 12 (2.92%) JDBC
9 10 (2.43%) SOAP
9 10 (2.43%) ASP.NET
10 9 (2.19%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.95%) JSP
11 8 (1.95%) Middleware
12 7 (1.70%) JSON
12 7 (1.70%) XSLT
13 6 (1.46%) JMS
13 6 (1.46%) JNDI
14 5 (1.22%) JAX-RS
14 5 (1.22%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.68%) Mainframe
3 8 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (1.95%) User Experience
3 8 (1.95%) Performance Metrics
4 7 (1.70%) Clustering
5 6 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.22%) Online Banking
7 4 (0.97%) SCORM
7 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.97%) Reference Data
7 4 (0.97%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.73%) PMI
9 2 (0.49%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.49%) HACMP
9 2 (0.49%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.44%) Windows
2 24 (5.84%) UNIX
3 16 (3.89%) Linux
4 14 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.46%) AIX
7 4 (0.97%) Solaris
7 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.73%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.73%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.49%) Android
9 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) zOS
10 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.30%) Project Management
1 67 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 46 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (9.98%) CRM
4 31 (7.54%) Migration
4 31 (7.54%) Business Analysis
5 28 (6.81%) ITIL
5 28 (6.81%) PRINCE2
6 18 (4.38%) Change Management
7 17 (4.14%) Data Analysis
7 17 (4.14%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.14%) Waterfall
8 16 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (3.89%) Validation
9 15 (3.65%) Service Management
9 15 (3.65%) Data Modelling
10 14 (3.41%) Workflow
10 14 (3.41%) Information Security
11 13 (3.16%) Time Management
11 13 (3.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (16.30%) SQL
2 43 (10.46%) Java
3 17 (4.14%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.43%) C#
5 9 (2.19%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.70%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.46%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.46%) C
7 6 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.97%) Python
8 4 (0.97%) Perl
9 3 (0.73%) X++
9 3 (0.73%) PHP
9 3 (0.73%) VBA
10 2 (0.49%) VB
10 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.49%) C++
10 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.49%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.06%) Degree
4 15 (3.65%) PMI Certification
5 14 (3.41%) PMP
6 9 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.46%) ISEB
9 5 (1.22%) MCITP
9 5 (1.22%) MCSE
10 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.97%) MCTS
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.49%) CCNP
11 2 (0.49%) CCNA
11 2 (0.49%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.24%) IIBA
12 1 (0.24%) CBAP
12 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.68%) SLA
2 10 (2.43%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (2.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.49%) GPFS
3 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.24%) XenApp
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.73%) SCCM
1 3 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) Puppet
3 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.24%) MOM
3 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.24%) Legato
3 1 (0.24%) OpenView
Vendors
1 93 (22.63%) Oracle
2 45 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.38%) IBM
4 14 (3.41%) Cisco
5 12 (2.92%) Cyber-Ark
6 11 (2.68%) VMware
7 10 (2.43%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.19%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.19%) SAP
8 9 (2.19%) HP
9 6 (1.46%) Juniper
9 6 (1.46%) Nokia
9 6 (1.46%) McAfee
9 6 (1.46%) Blue Coat
9 6 (1.46%) TippingPoint
9 6 (1.46%) F5
9 6 (1.46%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.22%) Teradata
10 5 (1.22%) Informatica
11 4 (0.97%) Sun
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: From £365 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £37925 - £43750 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £270 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago