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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 61 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.85% 10.89% 11.51%
As % of the General category 69.32% 44.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £33.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.66 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -
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
88 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.29% 24.75% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 12 14
Average daily rate £375 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £305 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £395 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 35 (30.70%) Banking
2 25 (21.93%) Java
3 19 (16.67%) Web Services
3 19 (16.67%) Spring
4 18 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.79%) SOAP
4 18 (15.79%) J2EE
4 18 (15.79%) Project Management
4 18 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (14.91%) Oracle
5 17 (14.91%) HTML
5 17 (14.91%) XML
6 15 (13.16%) SQL
6 15 (13.16%) Business Analysis
7 14 (12.28%) SDLC
8 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
9 12 (10.53%) Migration
9 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (9.65%) CSS
11 10 (8.77%) Windows
11 10 (8.77%) IBM
12 9 (7.89%) HTTP
12 9 (7.89%) WSDL
12 9 (7.89%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.89%) Business Transformation
13 8 (7.02%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (7.02%) WebSphere
13 8 (7.02%) Degree
13 8 (7.02%) Integration Testing
13 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.14%) SAS
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.88%) JBoss
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) HTTP
2 4 (3.51%) Internet
3 3 (2.63%) Network Security
3 3 (2.63%) DNS
3 3 (2.63%) DHCP
4 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.75%) Firewall
5 1 (0.88%) SAN
5 1 (0.88%) DMZ
5 1 (0.88%) SSL
5 1 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.51%) Informix
4 4 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.75%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.75%) OLAP
5 2 (1.75%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.88%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 6 (5.26%) Selenium
2 4 (3.51%) Mockito
2 4 (3.51%) JUnit
3 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.75%) Hudson
4 2 (1.75%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.75%) Introscope
4 2 (1.75%) JIRA
4 2 (1.75%) Maven
5 1 (0.88%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Xcode
5 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (30.70%) Banking
2 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
2 2 (1.75%) Retail
2 2 (1.75%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.88%) Local Government
3 1 (0.88%) Marketing
3 1 (0.88%) Games
3 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (30.70%) Developer
2 25 (21.93%) Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 15 (13.16%) Business Analyst
5 13 (11.40%) Project Manager
6 11 (9.65%) Architect
7 5 (4.39%) Business Manager
7 5 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.39%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.39%) iOS Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Change Project Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Designer
8 4 (3.51%) Android Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Business Change Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Business Project Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Business Change Project Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Change Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.67%) Web Services
1 19 (16.67%) Spring
2 18 (15.79%) SOAP
2 18 (15.79%) J2EE
3 17 (14.91%) HTML
3 17 (14.91%) XML
4 11 (9.65%) CSS
5 9 (7.89%) WSDL
6 8 (7.02%) XSLT
7 6 (5.26%) JAX-RPC
7 6 (5.26%) Servlets
8 5 (4.39%) JSON
8 5 (4.39%) XSL
8 5 (4.39%) RESTful
9 4 (3.51%) JAX-RS
9 4 (3.51%) PowerMock
9 4 (3.51%) HTML5
9 4 (3.51%) JDBC
10 3 (2.63%) JAX-WS
10 3 (2.63%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.39%) Online Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.75%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.88%) IVR
7 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.77%) Windows
2 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.39%) Linux
3 5 (4.39%) UNIX
3 5 (4.39%) Android
4 4 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (15.79%) Project Management
1 18 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (13.16%) Business Analysis
3 14 (12.28%) SDLC
4 12 (10.53%) Migration
5 9 (7.89%) Software Engineering
5 9 (7.89%) Business Transformation
6 8 (7.02%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (7.02%) Integration Testing
7 7 (6.14%) Change Management
7 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.26%) Requirements Management
8 6 (5.26%) Data Management
9 5 (4.39%) TDD
9 5 (4.39%) TOGAF
9 5 (4.39%) Web Development
9 5 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.39%) Workflow
9 5 (4.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.93%) Java
2 15 (13.16%) SQL
3 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.75%) C#
5 2 (1.75%) PHP
5 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.75%) XPath
5 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.88%) Jython
6 1 (0.88%) SAS Macro
6 1 (0.88%) PL/1
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) VBA
6 1 (0.88%) C++
6 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (7.02%) Degree
2 2 (1.75%) MCSE
2 2 (1.75%) MCP
2 2 (1.75%) ISEB
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.75%) PMP
2 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.75%) MCITP
2 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.88%) CEH
3 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.88%) CISSP
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.88%) CCNP
3 1 (0.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) FATCA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.51%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
2 2 (1.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) Oracle
2 10 (8.77%) IBM
3 8 (7.02%) HP
4 6 (5.26%) VMware
5 5 (4.39%) Citrix
5 5 (4.39%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.51%) SAP
7 3 (2.63%) Google
7 3 (2.63%) BMC
7 3 (2.63%) Remedy
8 2 (1.75%) Tableau
8 2 (1.75%) Compuware
8 2 (1.75%) Perforce
9 1 (0.88%) Teradata
9 1 (0.88%) Symantec
9 1 (0.88%) TSYS
9 1 (0.88%) ArcSight
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