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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 10 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 13 40 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.92% 18.43% 30.00%
As % of the General category 30.23% 51.95% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 39
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£300 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £221 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.10%
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
43 77 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.82% 35.48% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 48
Average daily rate £300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 3
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 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 1 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 11 (35.48%) Banking
2 8 (25.81%) Retail
3 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Change Management
5 5 (16.13%) SAP
5 5 (16.13%) Windows
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (16.13%) Retail Banking
6 4 (12.90%) QA
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.90%) People Management
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.68%) SAS
7 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) Base SAS
7 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.45%) Release Management
8 2 (6.45%) Local Government
8 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.45%) Degree
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 2 (6.45%) Information Security

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (9.68%) SAS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Route 53
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Base SAS
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) OLAP
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) LoadUI
1 1 (3.23%) JMeter
1 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.23%) ERwin
1 1 (3.23%) OpenSTA
General
1 11 (35.48%) Banking
2 8 (25.81%) Retail
3 5 (16.13%) Retail Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.45%) Local Government
6 1 (3.23%) Electronics
6 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Project Manager
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.45%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) J2EE
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) JSP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Flash
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) IVR
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) DTV
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) AIX
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
4 4 (12.90%) People Management
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.45%) Release Management
6 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) SAS Macro
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) SAP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Vertica
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) BMC
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) RightScale
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