The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 26 56 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 36.11% 51.85% 71.43%
As % of the General category 61.90% 71.79% 89.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 29
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£400 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £176 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £493 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.72 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
Finance
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

General Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
42 78 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 58.33% 72.22% 79.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 38 31
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £176 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.72 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Knutsford region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Knutsford region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 26 (48.15%) Banking
2 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) Oracle
4 10 (18.52%) Linux
4 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
5 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (16.67%) UNIX
5 9 (16.67%) Windows
5 9 (16.67%) .NET
5 9 (16.67%) SQL
5 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.81%) Java
6 8 (14.81%) Project Management
6 8 (14.81%) Degree
7 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.96%) Retail
7 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
7 7 (12.96%) IBM
8 6 (11.11%) CICS
8 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 6 (11.11%) DB2
8 6 (11.11%) HTML
8 6 (11.11%) Mainframe
8 6 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
9 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (9.26%) jQuery
9 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
9 5 (9.26%) Agile Project Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (11.11%) CICS
2 4 (7.41%) iPlanet
2 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.56%) IIS
4 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.70%) JBoss
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.85%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) ATM
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) RIP
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.85%) OLAP
3 1 (1.85%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.26%) Subversion
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (48.15%) Banking
2 7 (12.96%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
2 8 (14.81%) Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Designer
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.70%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.70%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) HTML
3 5 (9.26%) jQuery
3 5 (9.26%) JNDI
3 5 (9.26%) JDBC
3 5 (9.26%) JSP
3 5 (9.26%) Web Services
3 5 (9.26%) J2EE
3 5 (9.26%) JMS
4 4 (7.41%) CSS
5 3 (5.56%) HTML5
5 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.56%) XML
6 2 (3.70%) WSDL
6 2 (3.70%) Spring
6 2 (3.70%) Java EE
6 2 (3.70%) JSON
6 2 (3.70%) JAX-RS
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 6 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.70%) HACMP
3 2 (3.70%) LPAR
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Linux
2 9 (16.67%) UNIX
2 9 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) AIX
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
3 8 (14.81%) Project Management
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
4 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.26%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (9.26%) Service Management
6 4 (7.41%) OO
6 4 (7.41%) MVC
6 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.56%) Resource Management
7 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 3 (5.56%) Change Management
7 3 (5.56%) OOP
7 3 (5.56%) ITIL
8 2 (3.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) SQL
2 8 (14.81%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.56%) Python
5 3 (5.56%) Perl
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) C#
6 2 (3.70%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) sed
7 1 (1.85%) AWK
7 1 (1.85%) Jython
7 1 (1.85%) COBOL
7 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.85%) VB
7 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.85%) REXX
7 1 (1.85%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) GPFS
3 1 (1.85%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.96%) IBM
4 6 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (7.41%) Informatica
5 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.56%) VMware
6 3 (5.56%) Teradata
7 1 (1.85%) Cognos
7 1 (1.85%) CA
7 1 (1.85%) Sun