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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Finance 56 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.86% 11.33% 12.58%
As % of the General category 54.90% 40.85% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £301 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.14%
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
102 71 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 41.63% 27.73% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 25 13
Average daily rate £394 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 15
Average hourly rate £14.81 £35.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.70% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 34 (33.01%) Banking
2 24 (23.30%) Java
3 22 (21.36%) HTML
4 20 (19.42%) Spring
5 19 (18.45%) J2EE
5 19 (18.45%) SOAP
5 19 (18.45%) XML
6 18 (17.48%) Web Services
7 17 (16.50%) Business Analysis
7 17 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (15.53%) Oracle
9 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
10 14 (13.59%) SQL
10 14 (13.59%) CSS
10 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (12.62%) Project Management
12 11 (10.68%) HTTP
13 10 (9.71%) XSLT
13 10 (9.71%) Software Engineering
13 10 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (8.74%) Business Transformation
14 9 (8.74%) Integration Testing
14 9 (8.74%) WSDL
14 9 (8.74%) Migration
15 8 (7.77%) WebSphere
15 8 (7.77%) Mobile App
16 7 (6.80%) Change Management
16 7 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (5.83%) Servlets
17 6 (5.83%) SAS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (7.77%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.83%) SAS
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (3.88%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.97%) JBoss
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.97%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.94%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (2.91%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.97%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) HTTP
2 4 (3.88%) Internet
3 3 (2.91%) Network Security
4 2 (1.94%) Firewall
5 1 (0.97%) NAS
5 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.97%) SSL
5 1 (0.97%) SAN
5 1 (0.97%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.88%) Informix
3 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.97%) DTS
5 1 (0.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.97%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.97%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.97%) MySQL
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.97%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Selenium
1 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.88%) Mockito
2 4 (3.88%) JUnit
3 2 (1.94%) Introscope
3 2 (1.94%) Maven
3 2 (1.94%) JIRA
3 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.94%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.97%) Hudson
4 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.97%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.97%) Subversion
4 1 (0.97%) TestDirector
General
1 34 (33.01%) Banking
2 3 (2.91%) Retail
2 3 (2.91%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Local Government
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Back Office
4 1 (0.97%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (33.98%) Developer
2 21 (20.39%) Analyst
2 21 (20.39%) Java Developer
3 16 (15.53%) Business Analyst
4 12 (11.65%) Architect
5 11 (10.68%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.77%) Designer
7 5 (4.85%) Business Manager
7 5 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Change Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Business Change Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Business Project Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Change Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Business Change Project Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Business Change Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) UX Designer
8 4 (3.88%) Change Project Manager
9 3 (2.91%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.36%) HTML
2 20 (19.42%) Spring
3 19 (18.45%) SOAP
3 19 (18.45%) J2EE
3 19 (18.45%) XML
4 18 (17.48%) Web Services
5 14 (13.59%) CSS
6 10 (9.71%) XSLT
7 9 (8.74%) WSDL
8 6 (5.83%) JAX-RPC
8 6 (5.83%) Servlets
9 5 (4.85%) JSON
9 5 (4.85%) JAX-WS
9 5 (4.85%) RESTful
9 5 (4.85%) XSL
10 4 (3.88%) JDBC
10 4 (3.88%) HTML5
10 4 (3.88%) PowerMock
10 4 (3.88%) JAX-RS
11 3 (2.91%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.77%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.85%) User Experience
3 5 (4.85%) Online Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.94%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.94%) Open Source
7 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.97%) CMDB
7 1 (0.97%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.97%) IVR
7 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.91%) Linux
2 3 (2.91%) Android
3 2 (1.94%) UNIX
3 2 (1.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (16.50%) Business Analysis
2 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (12.62%) Project Management
4 10 (9.71%) Software Engineering
5 9 (8.74%) Migration
5 9 (8.74%) Integration Testing
5 9 (8.74%) Business Transformation
6 7 (6.80%) Change Management
7 6 (5.83%) Data Management
7 6 (5.83%) TOGAF
7 6 (5.83%) Requirements Management
8 5 (4.85%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (4.85%) Analytics
8 5 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.85%) TDD
8 5 (4.85%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.85%) Web Application Development
9 4 (3.88%) iOS Development
9 4 (3.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.30%) Java
2 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
3 14 (13.59%) SQL
4 6 (5.83%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.94%) PHP
5 2 (1.94%) XPath
5 2 (1.94%) C#
6 1 (0.97%) C++
6 1 (0.97%) Perl
6 1 (0.97%) VBA
6 1 (0.97%) PL/1
6 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.97%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.97%) Jython
6 1 (0.97%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 6 (5.83%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) ISEB
3 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.97%) PMP
3 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.97%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) CCNP
3 1 (0.97%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) QA
1 2 (1.94%) FATCA
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Oracle
2 6 (5.83%) IBM
3 3 (2.91%) BMC
3 3 (2.91%) Remedy
3 3 (2.91%) Google
4 2 (1.94%) TSYS
4 2 (1.94%) Tableau
4 2 (1.94%) Perforce
4 2 (1.94%) Compuware
4 2 (1.94%) HP
5 1 (0.97%) Citrix
5 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco
5 1 (0.97%) Capita
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