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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 60 44 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.26% 25.43% 10.29%
As % of the General category 64.52% 63.77% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 26 7
Median daily rate £413 £373 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +43.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.78 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +18.18%
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
93 69 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 50.00% 39.88% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 35 16
Median daily rate £415 £373 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% +43.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £384
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -55.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -

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 July 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 July 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 52 (42.28%) Banking
2 46 (37.40%) Java
3 38 (30.89%) XML
4 37 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (25.20%) Spring
5 31 (25.20%) J2EE
5 31 (25.20%) Oracle
6 30 (24.39%) Waterfall
7 29 (23.58%) Web Services
8 27 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (21.14%) JDBC
9 26 (21.14%) Integration Testing
10 25 (20.33%) Software Engineering
10 25 (20.33%) System Integration Testing
11 24 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (19.51%) Kanban
11 24 (19.51%) SQL
12 23 (18.70%) SOAP
13 22 (17.89%) WSDL
13 22 (17.89%) AOP
14 21 (17.07%) JAX-WS
14 21 (17.07%) WebSphere
14 21 (17.07%) JAXB
15 19 (15.45%) IBM
16 17 (13.82%) PL/SQL
16 17 (13.82%) Project Management
17 15 (12.20%) RESTful
18 14 (11.38%) Oracle Database
18 14 (11.38%) TDD
18 14 (11.38%) JSON

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 21 (17.07%) WebSphere
2 13 (10.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (6.50%) IIS
4 5 (4.07%) SAS
5 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.81%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) MS Office
2 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.63%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.63%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (1.63%) MS Project
4 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.63%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) Internet
2 3 (2.44%) HTTP
2 3 (2.44%) SSL
3 2 (1.63%) Firewall
3 2 (1.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) NAS
4 1 (0.81%) Network Security
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.07%) MySQL
4 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.44%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.81%) DB2
7 1 (0.81%) OLAP
7 1 (0.81%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) JIRA
2 13 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.94%) Selenium
3 11 (8.94%) Subversion
4 8 (6.50%) JUnit
5 3 (2.44%) Checkstyle
5 3 (2.44%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.44%) ClearQuest
5 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.44%) FindBugs
5 3 (2.44%) Maven
5 3 (2.44%) Mockito
5 3 (2.44%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.81%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.81%) QUnit
General
1 52 (42.28%) Banking
2 9 (7.32%) Retail
3 5 (4.07%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Legal
4 3 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (36.59%) Developer
2 33 (26.83%) Java Developer
3 24 (19.51%) Analyst
4 17 (13.82%) Project Manager
5 16 (13.01%) Business Analyst
5 16 (13.01%) Senior Developer
6 15 (12.20%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (8.94%) Applications Developer
8 10 (8.13%) Java Applications Developer
8 10 (8.13%) Senior Applications Developer
8 10 (8.13%) Senior Java Applications Developer
9 6 (4.88%) XML Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Administrator
10 5 (4.07%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.07%) Banking Project Manager
10 5 (4.07%) Digital Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) PHP Developer
11 4 (3.25%) J2EE Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.89%) XML
2 31 (25.20%) J2EE
2 31 (25.20%) Spring
3 29 (23.58%) Web Services
4 26 (21.14%) JDBC
5 23 (18.70%) SOAP
6 22 (17.89%) WSDL
7 21 (17.07%) JAXB
7 21 (17.07%) JAX-WS
8 15 (12.20%) RESTful
9 14 (11.38%) JSON
10 13 (10.57%) Middleware
11 11 (8.94%) Apache Camel
11 11 (8.94%) XSLT
12 9 (7.32%) CSS
13 8 (6.50%) POJO
14 7 (5.69%) jQuery
15 6 (4.88%) HTML
16 5 (4.07%) XML Messaging
17 4 (3.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.07%) Credit Risk
2 4 (3.25%) Online Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.44%) Clustering
3 3 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.44%) User Experience
4 2 (1.63%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.63%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.63%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Windows
1 11 (8.94%) Windows Server
2 10 (8.13%) Unix
3 9 (7.32%) Linux
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.44%) AIX
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.39%) Waterfall
3 27 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (21.14%) Integration Testing
5 25 (20.33%) Software Engineering
5 25 (20.33%) System Integration Testing
6 24 (19.51%) Kanban
6 24 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (17.89%) AOP
8 17 (13.82%) Project Management
9 14 (11.38%) TDD
10 13 (10.57%) BDD
11 12 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.94%) ITIL
13 10 (8.13%) Business Analysis
14 8 (6.50%) Change Management
14 8 (6.50%) Extreme Programming
14 8 (6.50%) Migration
14 8 (6.50%) MVC
15 7 (5.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (37.40%) Java
2 24 (19.51%) SQL
3 17 (13.82%) PL/SQL
4 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.88%) PHP
5 6 (4.88%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.44%) VB
6 3 (2.44%) VBScript
7 2 (1.63%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (6.50%) Degree
2 7 (5.69%) MCSE
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.81%) FATCA
2 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) VMware ESX
1 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (25.20%) Oracle
2 19 (15.45%) IBM
3 7 (5.69%) VMware
4 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.07%) Sybase
4 5 (4.07%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.44%) Perforce
5 3 (2.44%) Tableau
5 3 (2.44%) Talend
5 3 (2.44%) Vertica
6 2 (1.63%) Citrix
6 2 (1.63%) HP
7 1 (0.81%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.81%) EMC