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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 48 37 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 53.33% 47.44% 51.38%
As % of the General category 84.21% 80.43% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 36
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £271 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +11.36%
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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
57 46 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 63.33% 58.97% 64.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 26 43
Average daily rate £400 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 54 (71.05%) Banking
2 23 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.37%) SDLC
4 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (17.11%) Java
6 12 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (14.47%) Linux
7 11 (14.47%) Project Management
8 10 (13.16%) TDD
8 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
8 10 (13.16%) Degree
9 9 (11.84%) Retail
9 9 (11.84%) Windows
10 8 (10.53%) Web Services
10 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 8 (10.53%) JSON
10 8 (10.53%) Retail Banking
10 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
10 8 (10.53%) BDD
11 7 (9.21%) HTML5
11 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
11 7 (9.21%) C++
11 7 (9.21%) HTML
11 7 (9.21%) XML
11 7 (9.21%) Subversion
12 6 (7.89%) Objective-C
12 6 (7.89%) Service Management
12 6 (7.89%) ITIL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.95%) JBoss
3 2 (2.63%) CICS
4 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.32%) PaaS
1 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) LAN
1 1 (1.32%) VoIP
1 1 (1.32%) WAN
1 1 (1.32%) RIP
1 1 (1.32%) VPN
1 1 (1.32%) CTI
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
1 1 (1.32%) H.323
1 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) DB2
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Informix
4 1 (1.32%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) Ingres
4 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.21%) Subversion
3 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.32%) PhpStorm
4 1 (1.32%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 54 (71.05%) Banking
2 9 (11.84%) Retail
3 8 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Banking Business Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Database Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Release Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Administrator
9 2 (2.63%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Implementation Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Service Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) Web Services
1 8 (10.53%) JSON
2 7 (9.21%) XML
2 7 (9.21%) HTML
2 7 (9.21%) HTML5
3 6 (7.89%) Java EE
3 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
3 6 (7.89%) jQuery
3 6 (7.89%) WSDL
4 3 (3.95%) .NET
4 3 (3.95%) J2EE
5 2 (2.63%) JSP
5 2 (2.63%) Velocity
6 1 (1.32%) OAuth
6 1 (1.32%) SAML
6 1 (1.32%) Middleware
6 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.32%) Spring
6 1 (1.32%) JNDI
6 1 (1.32%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) PMI
2 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.95%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) IVR
4 1 (1.32%) GIS
4 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Linux
2 9 (11.84%) Windows
3 6 (7.89%) AIX
3 6 (7.89%) Windows Vista
3 6 (7.89%) Mac OS
3 6 (7.89%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.95%) UNIX
5 1 (1.32%) zOS
5 1 (1.32%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.37%) SDLC
3 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (14.47%) Project Management
6 10 (13.16%) TDD
6 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 8 (10.53%) BDD
8 6 (7.89%) Service Management
8 6 (7.89%) OOP
8 6 (7.89%) OO
8 6 (7.89%) ITIL
9 5 (6.58%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.58%) Time Management
10 4 (5.26%) Market Research
11 3 (3.95%) Data Protection
11 3 (3.95%) Release Management
11 3 (3.95%) Test Scripting
11 3 (3.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) Java
2 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.21%) C++
4 6 (7.89%) SQL
4 6 (7.89%) Objective-C
4 6 (7.89%) C
5 4 (5.26%) Python
5 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.95%) Perl
7 2 (2.63%) REXX
8 1 (1.32%) JCL
8 1 (1.32%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.32%) PHP5
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) VB
8 1 (1.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.32%) IIBA
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.32%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) CFEngine
2 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) IBM
3 3 (3.95%) VMware
4 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.63%) Cognos
5 1 (1.32%) Sybase
5 1 (1.32%) HP
5 1 (1.32%) Avaya
5 1 (1.32%) CA
5 1 (1.32%) McAfee
5 1 (1.32%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.32%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.32%) Teradata