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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 10 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 13 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.77% 19.62% 20.77%
As % of the General category 27.66% 46.97% 62.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 18
Average daily rate
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£260 £325 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -19.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £179 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £398 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.89 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.22% -54.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
47 66 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.34% 41.77% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 26
Average daily rate £260 £341 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 3
Average hourly rate £31.53 £31.56 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.84 £29.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.95 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
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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 31 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 31 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 8 (20.00%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
6 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 5 (12.50%) SAP
6 5 (12.50%) Windows
6 5 (12.50%) SAS
6 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.00%) ITIL
7 4 (10.00%) Change Management
7 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.50%) Degree
8 3 (7.50%) QA
8 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
8 3 (7.50%) Linux
8 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (7.50%) Java
8 3 (7.50%) ETL
8 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.00%) DNS
9 2 (5.00%) ERP
9 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
9 2 (5.00%) Shell Script

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
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%) Base SAS
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) OLAP
4 1 (2.50%) MS Access
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) ERwin
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (2.50%) OpenSTA
2 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
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 11 (27.50%) Project Manager
3 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) SAS Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) PMO Lead
6 2 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Data Modeller
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
2 1 (2.50%) WSDL
2 1 (2.50%) JAXB
2 1 (2.50%) Spring
2 1 (2.50%) JAX-WS
2 1 (2.50%) JiBX
2 1 (2.50%) POJO
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%) DTV
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Project Management
2 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.50%) ETL
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.00%) DSDM
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) Information Security
6 2 (5.00%) Time Management
6 2 (5.00%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
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
2 1 (2.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
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%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Teradata
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