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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 28 58 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 48.28% 45.31% 72.13%
As % of the General category 65.12% 78.38% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 36
Average daily rate
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£325 £373 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £261 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.66%
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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
43 74 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 74.14% 57.81% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 38
Average daily rate £365 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £235 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014, 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 29 (49.15%) Banking
2 11 (18.64%) Change Management
3 10 (16.95%) Windows
3 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (15.25%) Linux
4 9 (15.25%) Oracle
5 8 (13.56%) SQL
5 8 (13.56%) UNIX
5 8 (13.56%) ITIL
5 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
5 8 (13.56%) Security Management
6 7 (11.86%) Firewall
6 7 (11.86%) Project Management
6 7 (11.86%) Validation
6 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
6 7 (11.86%) Retail
7 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.17%) Supplier Management
7 6 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (10.17%) Cyber-Ark
7 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.17%) .NET
8 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
8 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.47%) Information Security
8 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
8 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
8 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (8.47%) Shell Script

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) iPlanet
2 3 (5.08%) CMS
2 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.69%) CICS
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.69%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.78%) MS Project
4 1 (1.69%) MS Office
4 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.86%) Firewall
3 3 (5.08%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) H.323
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) Network Security
4 1 (1.69%) MGW
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (1.69%) PSTN
4 1 (1.69%) SMS
4 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) MS Access
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.69%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.69%) DB2
4 1 (1.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Subversion
1 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 29 (49.15%) Banking
2 7 (11.86%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Architect
2 10 (16.95%) Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Consultant
3 8 (13.56%) Security Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Administrator
6 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.78%) MI Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Designer
7 3 (5.08%) Lead Security Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Operations Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.39%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) J2EE
2 3 (5.08%) JDBC
2 3 (5.08%) JSP
2 3 (5.08%) JNDI
2 3 (5.08%) JMS
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.69%) Struts
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) Spring
4 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.69%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.69%) jQuery
4 1 (1.69%) HTML5
4 1 (1.69%) CSS3
4 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) PMI
2 3 (5.08%) CMDB
3 2 (3.39%) HACMP
3 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.39%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) LPAR
4 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.69%) IVR
4 1 (1.69%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Linux
3 8 (13.56%) UNIX
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.39%) AIX
6 2 (3.39%) Solaris
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Change Management
2 8 (13.56%) Security Management
2 8 (13.56%) ITIL
3 7 (11.86%) Project Management
3 7 (11.86%) Validation
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.17%) Supplier Management
4 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
5 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.47%) Information Security
5 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.78%) Service Management
6 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.78%) Data Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.08%) Line Management
7 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.39%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.78%) Java
3 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.08%) Perl
4 3 (5.08%) Python
5 2 (3.39%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) AWK
6 1 (1.69%) Jython
6 1 (1.69%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (5.08%) PMP
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
3 2 (3.39%) CISSP
3 2 (3.39%) MCTS
3 2 (3.39%) MCITP
4 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CISA
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
1 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) GPFS
3 1 (1.69%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Oracle
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) Cyber-Ark
4 4 (6.78%) Informatica
4 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.08%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) Teradata
6 2 (3.39%) Verint
6 2 (3.39%) Avaya
7 1 (1.69%) CA
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec
7 1 (1.69%) FatWire
7 1 (1.69%) Adobe
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix
7 1 (1.69%) Cognos
7 1 (1.69%) IBM