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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Finance 32 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 27.35% 35.34% 14.21%
As % of the General category 42.11% 56.63% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 23
Average daily rate £375 £373 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £300 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £570 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
76 83 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 64.96% 62.41% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 31
Average daily rate £393 £376 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -48.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 29 (41.43%) Banking
2 15 (21.43%) Project Management
3 13 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (17.14%) Migration
4 12 (17.14%) Java
5 9 (12.86%) Oracle
5 9 (12.86%) SQL
6 7 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 7 (10.00%) Data Management
6 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.00%) Project Governance
7 6 (8.57%) Analytics
7 6 (8.57%) Retail
7 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.57%) ITIL
8 5 (7.14%) J2EE
8 5 (7.14%) XML
8 5 (7.14%) IBM
8 5 (7.14%) Spring
8 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database
8 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (5.71%) Time Management
9 4 (5.71%) Web Application Development
9 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.71%) Financial Institution
9 4 (5.71%) Data Mining
9 4 (5.71%) SAS
9 4 (5.71%) Middleware

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (5.71%) SAS
2 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) Confluence
4 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (4.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.86%) Maximo
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) MPLS
3 1 (1.43%) Network Security
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.71%) Data Mining
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.86%) Base SAS
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.43%) OLAP
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) JIRA
2 2 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (1.43%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.43%) FindBugs
3 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.43%) Mockito
3 1 (1.43%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.43%) Selenium
3 1 (1.43%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 29 (41.43%) Banking
2 6 (8.57%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.29%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Local Government
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 13 (18.57%) Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Applications Support
7 5 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Applications Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Banking Project Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Financial Services Project Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Programme Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) J2EE
1 5 (7.14%) Spring
1 5 (7.14%) XML
2 4 (5.71%) Middleware
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 3 (4.29%) XSLT
4 2 (2.86%) .NET
4 2 (2.86%) HTML
4 2 (2.86%) Java EE
4 2 (2.86%) JDBC
4 2 (2.86%) JSP
4 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 2 (2.86%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.43%) Java SE
5 1 (1.43%) JAX-WS
5 1 (1.43%) JPA
5 1 (1.43%) jQuery
5 1 (1.43%) JSON
5 1 (1.43%) RESTful
5 1 (1.43%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.86%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Contactless
4 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Android
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
1 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
1 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Project Management
2 13 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (17.14%) Migration
4 7 (10.00%) Data Management
4 7 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 7 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.57%) Analytics
5 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
5 6 (8.57%) ITIL
5 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.71%) Time Management
7 4 (5.71%) Web Application Development
8 3 (4.29%) BPMN
8 3 (4.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (4.29%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) Security Testing
8 3 (4.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) Java
2 9 (12.86%) SQL
3 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) CCNP
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.43%) ECDL
2 1 (1.43%) ISEB
2 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Basel II
1 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Oracle
2 5 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (4.29%) BMC
3 3 (4.29%) Remedy
4 2 (2.86%) Citrix
4 2 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco
5 1 (1.43%) Kofax
5 1 (1.43%) Perforce
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Sybase
5 1 (1.43%) TIBCO
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