The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 165 184 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.51% 24.34% 25.78%
As % of the General category 58.51% 56.27% 59.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 96 167
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £219 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.56 £39.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.51% -17.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
282 327 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.77% 43.25% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 154 259
Average daily rate £401 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 19
Average hourly rate £29.50 £38.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% +44.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.84 £20.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Finance
North West

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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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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 33 £450 +18.42% 5
Warrington +1 31 £475 -5.00% 8
Chester -7 14 £260 -13.33% 19
Northwich - 3 £425 - 2
Macclesfield -3 1 - - 5
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 9
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 118 (32.87%) Banking
2 70 (19.50%) Project Management
3 68 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (16.99%) SQL
5 44 (12.26%) Security Cleared
6 42 (11.70%) SC Cleared
7 39 (10.86%) Microsoft
7 39 (10.86%) Migration
8 38 (10.58%) Change Management
8 38 (10.58%) Windows
9 35 (9.75%) ITIL
9 35 (9.75%) Oracle
10 33 (9.19%) SQL Server
11 31 (8.64%) .NET
11 31 (8.64%) Information Security
12 30 (8.36%) Retail
13 27 (7.52%) MS Excel
14 25 (6.96%) CRM
15 24 (6.69%) Oracle EBS
15 24 (6.69%) Oracle EBS R12
15 24 (6.69%) Oracle BI EE
16 22 (6.13%) Management Information System
16 22 (6.13%) UNIX
16 22 (6.13%) SAP
17 21 (5.85%) Java
18 20 (5.57%) Linux
18 20 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (5.57%) Risk Management
19 19 (5.29%) Security Management
19 19 (5.29%) Retail Banking

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 14 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.06%) IIS
3 10 (2.79%) SAS
4 9 (2.51%) CMS
5 6 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.11%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.84%) CICS
9 2 (0.56%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.28%) Mule
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 27 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.62%) MS Project
3 12 (3.34%) MS Office
4 8 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (6.69%) Oracle EBS
1 24 (6.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (4.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 15 (4.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 9 (2.51%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (1.11%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.11%) SAP EWM
5 3 (0.84%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.56%) Exstream
6 2 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.28%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.46%) Firewall
2 11 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.23%) Network Security
4 7 (1.95%) DNS
5 4 (1.11%) Intranet
5 4 (1.11%) Wireless
5 4 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.84%) MGW
6 3 (0.84%) H.323
6 3 (0.84%) VPN
6 3 (0.84%) ATM
6 3 (0.84%) LAN
6 3 (0.84%) PSTN
6 3 (0.84%) VoIP
7 2 (0.56%) WAN
7 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.56%) DMZ
8 1 (0.28%) Extranet
8 1 (0.28%) SAN
8 1 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.69%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.67%) MS Access
7 5 (1.39%) DB2
7 5 (1.39%) QlikView
7 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.84%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.84%) BODI
10 2 (0.56%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.56%) ERwin
2 2 (0.56%) Moq
3 1 (0.28%) WiX
3 1 (0.28%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.28%) JMeter
3 1 (0.28%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.28%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) OpenSTA
3 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 118 (32.87%) Banking
2 30 (8.36%) Retail
3 19 (5.29%) Retail Banking
4 16 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.62%) Advertising
6 12 (3.34%) Local Government
7 11 (3.06%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.51%) Legal
8 9 (2.51%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.84%) Back Office
10 3 (0.84%) Billing
11 2 (0.56%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.56%) Marketing
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 85 (23.68%) Project Manager
2 76 (21.17%) Analyst
3 39 (10.86%) Consultant
4 30 (8.36%) Business Analyst
5 26 (7.24%) Developer
6 24 (6.69%) Senior Manager
7 23 (6.41%) Senior Project Manager
8 20 (5.57%) Architect
9 16 (4.46%) Oracle Consultant
9 16 (4.46%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
9 16 (4.46%) Payroll Consultant
10 15 (4.18%) Security Consultant
11 12 (3.34%) Designer
12 10 (2.79%) Service Manager
13 9 (2.51%) Programme Manager
14 8 (2.23%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.23%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.23%) Service Analyst
14 8 (2.23%) Administrator
14 8 (2.23%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.64%) .NET
2 16 (4.46%) Middleware
3 13 (3.62%) HTML
3 13 (3.62%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.51%) J2EE
4 9 (2.51%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.23%) jQuery
6 7 (1.95%) JDBC
6 7 (1.95%) JSP
6 7 (1.95%) JMS
6 7 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.95%) HTML5
7 6 (1.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (1.67%) JNDI
7 6 (1.67%) Rendezvous
8 5 (1.39%) Web Services
8 5 (1.39%) XML
8 5 (1.39%) CSS
9 4 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.13%) Management Information System
2 8 (2.23%) Reference Data
3 7 (1.95%) Mainframe
3 7 (1.95%) GIS
3 7 (1.95%) PMI
4 6 (1.67%) IVR
5 5 (1.39%) Clustering
6 3 (0.84%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.84%) CMDB
7 2 (0.56%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.28%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.28%) FMCG
8 1 (0.28%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.58%) Windows
2 22 (6.13%) UNIX
3 20 (5.57%) Linux
4 17 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.79%) Solaris
7 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.11%) AIX
8 4 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.28%) i5/OS
10 1 (0.28%) OS/400
10 1 (0.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.50%) Project Management
2 68 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (10.86%) Migration
4 38 (10.58%) Change Management
5 35 (9.75%) ITIL
6 31 (8.64%) Information Security
7 25 (6.96%) CRM
8 20 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (5.57%) Risk Management
9 19 (5.29%) Security Management
10 18 (5.01%) Supplier Management
11 17 (4.74%) Business Analysis
11 17 (4.74%) Service Management
12 16 (4.46%) Validation
12 16 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (4.18%) PRINCE2
14 14 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (3.90%) Performance Management
15 13 (3.62%) Service Delivery
16 12 (3.34%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.99%) SQL
2 21 (5.85%) Java
3 13 (3.62%) C#
4 9 (2.51%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.51%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.11%) C
6 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.11%) VB
7 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.56%) ABAP
8 2 (0.56%) SAS Macro
8 2 (0.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.79%) PMP
4 9 (2.51%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.23%) Degree
6 7 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.39%) MCSE
8 5 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.39%) MCITP
9 4 (1.11%) MCP
9 4 (1.11%) MCTS
9 4 (1.11%) ISEB
10 3 (0.84%) CISSP
11 2 (0.56%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.56%) CISA
12 1 (0.28%) CISM
12 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.06%) SLA
2 5 (1.39%) QA
3 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) COBIT
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) BS7799
System Software
1 15 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.95%) BladeLogic
2 6 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.39%) SCCM
3 5 (1.39%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.84%) OpenView
5 3 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 39 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.75%) Oracle
3 22 (6.13%) SAP
4 12 (3.34%) IBM
5 10 (2.79%) Avaya
5 10 (2.79%) TIBCO
5 10 (2.79%) Cyber-Ark
6 9 (2.51%) Splunk
6 9 (2.51%) HP
7 8 (2.23%) Verint
8 7 (1.95%) Teradata
9 5 (1.39%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.11%) CA
10 4 (1.11%) JDA
10 4 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.11%) RedPrairie
10 4 (1.11%) Symantec
11 3 (0.84%) Tableau
11 3 (0.84%) Ericsson
12 2 (0.56%) Ariba
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
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Cheshire
JM
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
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Warrington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £18 - £20 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Claremont Consulting Limited
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