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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Finance 35 14 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.65% 10.07% 20.86%
As % of the General category 64.81% 26.92% 53.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 21
Average daily rate
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£385 £281 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.88% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.78 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
54 52 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.49% 37.41% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 26
Average daily rate £370 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.28 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £45.00 £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 30 (31.58%) Banking
2 19 (20.00%) Project Management
3 17 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.74%) Migration
5 11 (11.58%) Java
5 11 (11.58%) Oracle
6 10 (10.53%) Windows
6 10 (10.53%) SDLC
7 9 (9.47%) Mobile App
7 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
8 8 (8.42%) Apple iOS
8 8 (8.42%) Risk Management
8 8 (8.42%) Web Services
8 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
8 8 (8.42%) SQL
8 8 (8.42%) iOS Development
9 7 (7.37%) Business Transformation
9 7 (7.37%) J2EE
9 7 (7.37%) SOAP
9 7 (7.37%) IBM
9 7 (7.37%) HP
9 7 (7.37%) VMware
9 7 (7.37%) Android
9 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (7.37%) Spring
10 6 (6.32%) Time Management
10 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.32%) Citrix
10 6 (6.32%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (4.21%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.16%) SAS
3 2 (2.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.05%) JBoss
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Office
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Project
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) DNS
1 3 (3.16%) DHCP
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.05%) SSL
3 1 (1.05%) SAN
3 1 (1.05%) DMZ
3 1 (1.05%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.16%) OLAP
3 3 (3.16%) Base SAS
3 3 (3.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (3.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (2.11%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.05%) MySQL
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Selenium
1 2 (2.11%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.11%) Hudson
2 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.05%) Xcode
2 1 (1.05%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.05%) Subversion
2 1 (1.05%) Maven
General
1 30 (31.58%) Banking
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Local Government
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Developer
2 21 (22.11%) Analyst
3 17 (17.89%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.47%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) iOS Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Business Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Android Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Business Project Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Senior Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Change Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Business Change Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (3.16%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Business Change Project Manager
10 3 (3.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) Web Services
2 7 (7.37%) SOAP
2 7 (7.37%) J2EE
2 7 (7.37%) Spring
3 5 (5.26%) WSDL
3 5 (5.26%) CSS
3 5 (5.26%) HTML
4 4 (4.21%) XML
4 4 (4.21%) HTML5
5 3 (3.16%) POJO
5 3 (3.16%) JAX-WS
5 3 (3.16%) JiBX
5 3 (3.16%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.16%) Android SDK
5 3 (3.16%) JAXB
6 2 (2.11%) JAX-RPC
6 2 (2.11%) XSLT
6 2 (2.11%) jQuery
6 2 (2.11%) Apache Axis
7 1 (1.05%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.16%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.11%) iPhone
4 2 (2.11%) iPad
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.05%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) CMDB
5 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Apple iOS
3 7 (7.37%) Android
3 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.26%) UNIX
4 5 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Project Management
2 17 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.74%) Migration
4 10 (10.53%) SDLC
5 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
6 8 (8.42%) Risk Management
6 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
6 8 (8.42%) iOS Development
7 7 (7.37%) Business Transformation
8 6 (6.32%) Android Development
8 6 (6.32%) Time Management
9 5 (5.26%) Automation Testing
9 5 (5.26%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.21%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.21%) Test Management
10 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.21%) ETL
10 4 (4.21%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) Java
2 8 (8.42%) SQL
3 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.21%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.11%) XPath
6 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.11%) PHP
7 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.05%) Perl
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) C++
7 1 (1.05%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) ISEB
1 4 (4.21%) Degree
2 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.11%) MCITP
3 2 (2.11%) MCP
3 2 (2.11%) MCSE
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.05%) PMP
4 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CEH
4 1 (1.05%) CCNP
4 1 (1.05%) CCNA
4 1 (1.05%) CISSP
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) FATCA
2 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) SCCM
1 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
1 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) Oracle
2 7 (7.37%) IBM
2 7 (7.37%) HP
2 7 (7.37%) VMware
3 6 (6.32%) Citrix
3 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.16%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) Apple
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec
6 1 (1.05%) Remedy
6 1 (1.05%) Teradata
6 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.05%) TSYS
6 1 (1.05%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.05%) BMC
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
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