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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 42 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.87% 15.46% 16.96%
As % of the General category 60.87% 49.23% 56.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £16.84 - £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
69 65 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 55.65% 31.40% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 21
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.18% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £443 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 19
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £15.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 19 (34.55%) Banking
2 9 (16.36%) HTML
2 9 (16.36%) Java
2 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle
3 8 (14.55%) Project Management
4 7 (12.73%) Retail
4 7 (12.73%) Spring
4 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.91%) J2EE
5 6 (10.91%) CSS
5 6 (10.91%) SAS
5 6 (10.91%) Retail Banking
5 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
5 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (9.09%) SQL
6 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 5 (9.09%) Change Management
6 5 (9.09%) QA
6 5 (9.09%) User Experience
7 4 (7.27%) .NET
7 4 (7.27%) SOAP
7 4 (7.27%) Web Services
7 4 (7.27%) XML
7 4 (7.27%) Windows
7 4 (7.27%) HTTP
7 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.27%) Time Management
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (10.91%) SAS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.82%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.64%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Route 53
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) SAN
2 1 (1.82%) DMZ
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Base SAS
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.82%) OLAP
3 1 (1.82%) Informix
3 1 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) LoadUI
2 1 (1.82%) JUnit
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.82%) Introscope
2 1 (1.82%) JMeter
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Selenium
2 1 (1.82%) OpenSTA
2 1 (1.82%) Mockito
2 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (34.55%) Banking
2 7 (12.73%) Retail
3 6 (10.91%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.73%) Project Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Designer
5 5 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.45%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) UX Designer
8 2 (3.64%) PMO Lead
8 2 (3.64%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Web Designer
8 2 (3.64%) Graphic Designer
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Administrator
9 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) HTML
2 7 (12.73%) Spring
3 6 (10.91%) J2EE
3 6 (10.91%) CSS
4 4 (7.27%) .NET
4 4 (7.27%) SOAP
4 4 (7.27%) Web Services
4 4 (7.27%) XML
5 3 (5.45%) JSON
6 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.64%) JAX-WS
6 2 (3.64%) RESTful
6 2 (3.64%) XSLT
6 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.64%) JSP
7 1 (1.82%) Servlets
7 1 (1.82%) JDBC
7 1 (1.82%) Flash
7 1 (1.82%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) User Experience
3 2 (3.64%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.82%) DTV
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Android
2 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) CentOS
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.82%) AIX
3 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.55%) Project Management
3 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
4 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 5 (9.09%) Change Management
5 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.27%) Time Management
5 4 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (5.45%) People Management
6 3 (5.45%) Analytics
6 3 (5.45%) Web Development
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (5.45%) Web Design
7 2 (3.64%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.64%) TDD
7 2 (3.64%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (3.64%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) Java
2 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.64%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) ISEB
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) CCNP
2 1 (1.82%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
1 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) SAP
2 3 (5.45%) Google
3 2 (3.64%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) IBM
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) BMC
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.82%) Remedy
4 1 (1.82%) Perforce
4 1 (1.82%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Capita
4 1 (1.82%) Compuware
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco
4 1 (1.82%) Dell
4 1 (1.82%) EMC
4 1 (1.82%) RightScale
4 1 (1.82%) TSYS
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