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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Finance 86 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 38.57% 24.29% 11.18%
As % of the General category 72.27% 67.11% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 32 8
Median daily rate £400 £381 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £330 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
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
119 76 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 53.36% 36.19% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 43 17
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
- +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Finance.

1 56 (42.11%) Banking
2 48 (36.09%) Java
3 39 (29.32%) XML
4 36 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (24.81%) Spring
5 33 (24.81%) Oracle
6 32 (24.06%) J2EE
7 30 (22.56%) Web Services
7 30 (22.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (22.56%) Waterfall
8 27 (20.30%) JDBC
8 27 (20.30%) Integration Testing
9 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
9 26 (19.55%) SQL
9 26 (19.55%) System Integration Testing
10 25 (18.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (18.05%) Kanban
12 23 (17.29%) SOAP
13 22 (16.54%) WSDL
13 22 (16.54%) WebSphere
13 22 (16.54%) AOP
14 21 (15.79%) JAX-WS
14 21 (15.79%) JAXB
14 21 (15.79%) Project Management
15 19 (14.29%) IBM
16 17 (12.78%) PL/SQL
17 15 (11.28%) RESTful
18 14 (10.53%) Jenkins
18 14 (10.53%) Oracle Database
18 14 (10.53%) TDD

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (16.54%) WebSphere
2 12 (9.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (6.02%) IIS
4 6 (4.51%) SAS
5 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.01%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.50%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.75%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (6.77%) MS Office
2 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.50%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.50%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.50%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) Internet
2 4 (3.01%) HTTP
3 2 (1.50%) Firewall
3 2 (1.50%) SAN
3 2 (1.50%) SSL
4 1 (0.75%) LAN
4 1 (0.75%) NAS
4 1 (0.75%) Network Security
4 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 12 (9.02%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.01%) MySQL
4 3 (2.26%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.75%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.75%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) OLAP
6 1 (0.75%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 14 (10.53%) JIRA
2 12 (9.02%) Selenium
3 10 (7.52%) Subversion
4 8 (6.02%) JUnit
5 4 (3.01%) Checkstyle
5 4 (3.01%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.01%) FindBugs
5 4 (3.01%) Maven
5 4 (3.01%) Mockito
5 4 (3.01%) SonarQube
6 3 (2.26%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.50%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 56 (42.11%) Banking
2 11 (8.27%) Retail
3 5 (3.76%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Marketing
5 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (35.34%) Developer
2 35 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 29 (21.80%) Analyst
4 20 (15.04%) Project Manager
5 18 (13.53%) Business Analyst
6 16 (12.03%) Senior Developer
7 15 (11.28%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (8.27%) Applications Developer
9 10 (7.52%) Java Applications Developer
9 10 (7.52%) Senior Applications Developer
9 10 (7.52%) Senior Java Applications Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) XML Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.76%) Banking Project Manager
11 5 (3.76%) Digital Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Financial Services Project Manager
12 4 (3.01%) Programmer
12 4 (3.01%) Service Analyst
12 4 (3.01%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.32%) XML
2 33 (24.81%) Spring
3 32 (24.06%) J2EE
4 30 (22.56%) Web Services
5 27 (20.30%) JDBC
6 23 (17.29%) SOAP
7 22 (16.54%) WSDL
8 21 (15.79%) JAXB
8 21 (15.79%) JAX-WS
9 15 (11.28%) RESTful
10 14 (10.53%) Middleware
11 13 (9.77%) JSON
12 12 (9.02%) XSLT
13 11 (8.27%) Apache Camel
14 9 (6.77%) CSS
15 8 (6.02%) POJO
16 7 (5.26%) jQuery
17 6 (4.51%) XML Messaging
18 5 (3.76%) HTML
18 5 (3.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.51%) Credit Risk
2 5 (3.76%) Online Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.01%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.26%) Clustering
4 3 (2.26%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.26%) User Experience
5 2 (1.50%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.27%) Windows
1 11 (8.27%) Windows Server
2 9 (6.77%) Unix
3 7 (5.26%) Linux
4 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.50%) AIX
6 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (22.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (22.56%) Waterfall
3 27 (20.30%) Integration Testing
4 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
4 26 (19.55%) System Integration Testing
5 25 (18.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (18.05%) Kanban
7 22 (16.54%) AOP
8 21 (15.79%) Project Management
9 14 (10.53%) TDD
10 13 (9.77%) BDD
10 13 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (9.02%) Business Analysis
12 10 (7.52%) MVC
13 9 (6.77%) ITIL
13 9 (6.77%) Migration
14 8 (6.02%) Change Management
14 8 (6.02%) Extreme Programming
15 7 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.09%) Java
2 26 (19.55%) SQL
3 17 (12.78%) PL/SQL
4 12 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.51%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.76%) PHP
7 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.26%) VB
7 3 (2.26%) VBScript
8 2 (1.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Degree
2 7 (5.26%) MCSE
2 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.50%) ISEB
4 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.75%) Basel II
2 1 (0.75%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (3.76%) VMware ESX
1 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (24.81%) Oracle
2 19 (14.29%) IBM
3 7 (5.26%) VMware
4 6 (4.51%) Sybase
4 6 (4.51%) TIBCO
5 5 (3.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.01%) Perforce
7 3 (2.26%) Tableau
7 3 (2.26%) Talend
7 3 (2.26%) Vertica
8 2 (1.50%) Citrix
8 2 (1.50%) HP
9 1 (0.75%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.75%) EMC