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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.89% 28.68% 32.91%
As % of the General category 50.00% 45.68% 55.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 37
Median daily rate £438 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £26.83 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.40% +62.60%

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
34 81 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.79% 62.79% 58.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 51 54
Median daily rate £450 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -5.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017, 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 13 (29.55%) Banking
2 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 8 (18.18%) Analytics
3 8 (18.18%) Data Privacy
4 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (15.91%) Back Office
4 7 (15.91%) Java
4 7 (15.91%) Python
4 7 (15.91%) OO
4 7 (15.91%) ISEB
4 7 (15.91%) Data Analysis
5 6 (13.64%) TDD
5 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.64%) ETL
5 6 (13.64%) OOP
5 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.36%) SAS
6 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
6 5 (11.36%) MS Office
6 5 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (11.36%) Derivative
6 5 (11.36%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (9.09%) Tableau
7 4 (9.09%) Data Analytics

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 5 (11.36%) SAS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
1 5 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Data Mining
1 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) SAS EBI
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (29.55%) Banking
2 7 (15.91%) Back Office
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Developer
4 3 (6.82%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Tableau Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Data Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Officer
5 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Telephony Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.27%) Change Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Process Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Programmer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
1 1 (2.27%) CSS3
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) HTML5
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.36%) Derivative
3 5 (11.36%) OTC Derivatives
4 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.55%) IVR
6 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Android
1 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Analytics
2 8 (18.18%) Data Privacy
2 8 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 7 (15.91%) Data Analysis
3 7 (15.91%) OO
4 6 (13.64%) ETL
4 6 (13.64%) OOP
4 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.64%) TDD
4 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.09%) Data Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (9.09%) Scrum
6 4 (9.09%) Visualisation
7 3 (6.82%) Matrix Management
7 3 (6.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Java
1 7 (15.91%) Python
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PMO
1 2 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.09%) Tableau
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Dell
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Workday