The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 23 34 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.56% 15.60% 25.71%
As % of the General category 42.59% 51.52% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 34
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £944 £482 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.66%
Finance
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
54 66 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 41.22% 30.28% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 38
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.41% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Chester region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Chester region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 16 (44.44%) Banking
2 8 (22.22%) Retail
3 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (19.44%) Project Management
4 6 (16.67%) Retail Banking
5 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.89%) Java
6 4 (11.11%) SAP
6 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.11%) Windows
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) QA
6 4 (11.11%) Time Management
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (11.11%) People Management
7 3 (8.33%) Base SAS
7 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.33%) Spring
7 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.33%) SQL
7 3 (8.33%) .NET
7 3 (8.33%) J2EE
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle
7 3 (8.33%) SAS
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
8 2 (5.56%) Linux
8 2 (5.56%) MySQL
8 2 (5.56%) T-SQL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Route 53
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Base SAS
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) OLAP
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.78%) JMeter
1 1 (2.78%) OpenSTA
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) LoadUI
General
1 16 (44.44%) Banking
2 8 (22.22%) Retail
3 6 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Local Government
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Project Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) PMO Lead
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.78%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.78%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Digital Project Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) J2EE
1 3 (8.33%) Spring
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.78%) JSP
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) Flash
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) LINQ
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) CSS3
3 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.78%) Ajax
3 1 (2.78%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) IVR
2 1 (2.78%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) DTV
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Project Management
1 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
3 4 (11.11%) Change Management
3 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 4 (11.11%) Time Management
3 4 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (11.11%) People Management
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Scrum
5 2 (5.56%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.56%) Android Development
5 2 (5.56%) iOS Development
5 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.56%) SAS Macro
3 2 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) CCNP
1 1 (2.78%) CCNA
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) SAP
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Dell
4 1 (2.78%) EMC
4 1 (2.78%) BMC
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) RightScale
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
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