The first 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 24 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 Chester 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 8 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 14 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.22% 19.50% 19.26%
As % of the General category 29.79% 50.00% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 16
Average daily rate
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£260 £300 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £168 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £398 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.45 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% -10.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
47 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.31% 38.99% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 24
Average daily rate £260 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 3
Average hourly rate £31.53 £40.57 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.28% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.59 £16.84 £29.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Finance
Cheshire

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 13 (32.50%) Banking
2 9 (22.50%) Retail
3 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.50%) Project Management
3 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 5 (12.50%) SAP
5 5 (12.50%) Windows
5 5 (12.50%) SAS
5 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.50%) Degree
7 3 (7.50%) QA
7 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
7 3 (7.50%) Linux
7 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (7.50%) Java
7 3 (7.50%) ETL
7 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.00%) DNS
8 2 (5.00%) ERP
8 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
8 2 (5.00%) Shell Script

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Mule
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) MS Access
4 1 (2.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) ERwin
2 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
2 1 (2.50%) OpenSTA
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (32.50%) Banking
2 9 (22.50%) Retail
3 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Local Government
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Data Modeller
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) PMO Lead
6 2 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Workstream Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) JAX-WS
2 1 (2.50%) POJO
2 1 (2.50%) JiBX
2 1 (2.50%) Spring
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
2 1 (2.50%) WSDL
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.00%) IVR
1 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (17.50%) Project Management
2 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
3 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.00%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.50%) Migration
4 3 (7.50%) ETL
4 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.00%) ERP
5 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.00%) Process Management
5 2 (5.00%) DSDM
5 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) Scrum
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.00%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) MCITP
2 1 (2.50%) MCP
2 1 (2.50%) MCSE
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Vertica
3 1 (2.50%) Teradata
3 1 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) HP