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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 8 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 14 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.53% 19.25% 27.93%
As % of the General category 31.11% 51.25% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 36
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£300 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £221 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £412 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
45 80 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.83% 37.56% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 44
Average daily rate £300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 3
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £16.84 £29.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 7 (21.21%) Retail
2 7 (21.21%) Project Management
3 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.15%) Windows
4 5 (15.15%) SAP
4 5 (15.15%) Change Management
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking
5 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) People Management
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.09%) Time Management
6 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (9.09%) QA
6 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
7 2 (6.06%) Scrum
7 2 (6.06%) Information Security
7 2 (6.06%) IVR
7 2 (6.06%) Release Management
7 2 (6.06%) Local Government
7 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 2 (6.06%) Migration
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 7

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Base SAS
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) OLAP
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) ERwin
2 1 (3.03%) LoadUI
2 1 (3.03%) JMeter
2 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.03%) OpenSTA
General
1 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 7 (21.21%) Retail
3 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Local Government
6 1 (3.03%) Electronics
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Data Modeller
5 2 (6.06%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) PMO Lead
6 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) JSP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) Flash
2 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) IVR
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
3 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.12%) People Management
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.09%) Time Management
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security
6 2 (6.06%) Release Management
6 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.06%) Change Control
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.03%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) SAP
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Vertica
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) EMC
4 1 (3.03%) BMC
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
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