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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 46 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 26.29% 10.22% 19.50%
As % of the General category 64.79% 29.79% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 16
Average daily rate
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£370 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £218 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £440 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.78 £35.00 £33.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.34% +4.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +3.12%
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
71 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.57% 34.31% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 24
Average daily rate £370 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £217 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.53 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.59% -22.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015, 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 32 (31.37%) Banking
2 20 (19.61%) Project Management
2 20 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (17.65%) Java
4 17 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.73%) Web Services
6 13 (12.75%) SOAP
6 13 (12.75%) J2EE
6 13 (12.75%) Oracle
6 13 (12.75%) Spring
6 13 (12.75%) Migration
6 13 (12.75%) Business Analysis
6 13 (12.75%) SDLC
7 12 (11.76%) SQL
8 11 (10.78%) XML
9 10 (9.80%) HTML
10 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
10 9 (8.82%) Windows
10 9 (8.82%) Business Transformation
10 9 (8.82%) Mobile App
11 8 (7.84%) iOS Development
11 8 (7.84%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.84%) IBM
11 8 (7.84%) CSS
11 8 (7.84%) Apple iOS
12 7 (6.86%) Android
12 7 (6.86%) Integration Testing
12 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (6.86%) WSDL
12 7 (6.86%) System Integration Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 6 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.94%) SAS
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.98%) JBoss
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Office
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.94%) MS Project
3 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.98%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.98%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) HTTP
2 3 (2.94%) DHCP
2 3 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 2 (1.96%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) Network Security
4 1 (0.98%) NAS
4 1 (0.98%) SSL
4 1 (0.98%) SAN
4 1 (0.98%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (2.94%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (2.94%) Base SAS
3 3 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (2.94%) OLAP
4 2 (1.96%) Informix
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Cucumber
1 4 (3.92%) Selenium
2 2 (1.96%) Mockito
2 2 (1.96%) Maven
2 2 (1.96%) Hudson
2 2 (1.96%) JUnit
3 1 (0.98%) Xcode
3 1 (0.98%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.98%) Subversion
3 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (31.37%) Banking
2 2 (1.96%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.98%) Local Government
3 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Marketing
3 1 (0.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Back Office
3 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Developer
2 27 (26.47%) Analyst
3 16 (15.69%) Project Manager
4 14 (13.73%) Business Analyst
4 14 (13.73%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.84%) Business Manager
5 8 (7.84%) iOS Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Android Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Architect
7 5 (4.90%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Change Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Business Change Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Business Change Project Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Change Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Business Change Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Change Project Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Senior Change Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Technical Leader
9 3 (2.94%) Senior Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) Web Services
2 13 (12.75%) J2EE
2 13 (12.75%) SOAP
2 13 (12.75%) Spring
3 11 (10.78%) XML
4 10 (9.80%) HTML
5 8 (7.84%) CSS
6 7 (6.86%) WSDL
7 5 (4.90%) XSLT
8 4 (3.92%) JAX-RPC
8 4 (3.92%) Servlets
8 4 (3.92%) HTML5
9 3 (2.94%) POJO
9 3 (2.94%) JAX-WS
9 3 (2.94%) RESTful
9 3 (2.94%) JiBX
9 3 (2.94%) JSON
9 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.94%) Android SDK
9 3 (2.94%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.94%) Online Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.96%) iPhone
5 2 (1.96%) iPad
5 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) IVR
6 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) CMDB
6 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.86%) Android
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.90%) UNIX
5 5 (4.90%) Linux
6 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Project Management
1 20 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.75%) Migration
3 13 (12.75%) Business Analysis
3 13 (12.75%) SDLC
4 9 (8.82%) Business Transformation
5 8 (7.84%) iOS Development
5 8 (7.84%) E-Commerce
6 7 (6.86%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (6.86%) Integration Testing
7 6 (5.88%) Requirements Management
7 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.88%) Android Development
8 5 (4.90%) Automated Testing
8 5 (4.90%) Time Management
8 5 (4.90%) Automation Testing
9 4 (3.92%) Data Management
9 4 (3.92%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) Java
2 12 (11.76%) SQL
3 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.90%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.92%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.96%) PHP
6 2 (1.96%) XPath
6 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.98%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.98%) Jython
7 1 (0.98%) Perl
7 1 (0.98%) C
7 1 (0.98%) C++
7 1 (0.98%) VBA
7 1 (0.98%) PL/1
7 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) ISEB
3 2 (1.96%) MCITP
3 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.96%) MCP
3 2 (1.96%) MCSE
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.98%) PMP
4 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.98%) CEH
4 1 (0.98%) CCNP
4 1 (0.98%) CCNA
4 1 (0.98%) CISSP
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.92%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) SCCM
1 2 (1.96%) SCVMM
1 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) Oracle
2 8 (7.84%) IBM
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.88%) HP
3 6 (5.88%) VMware
4 5 (4.90%) Citrix
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
6 2 (1.96%) Remedy
6 2 (1.96%) Tableau
6 2 (1.96%) BMC
6 2 (1.96%) Apple
7 1 (0.98%) Symantec
7 1 (0.98%) Teradata
7 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.98%) TSYS
7 1 (0.98%) ArcSight
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