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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 34 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 60.71% 67.21% 50.00%
As % of the General category 85.00% 95.35% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 34
Average daily rate
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£380 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £141 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £486 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%
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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
40 43 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 71.43% 70.49% 60.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 39
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £120 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 38 (66.67%) Banking
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (24.56%) Project Management
4 13 (22.81%) Java
4 13 (22.81%) Waterfall
5 12 (21.05%) Degree
6 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
6 11 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
8 9 (15.79%) Web Services
8 9 (15.79%) Linux
8 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
9 8 (14.04%) jQuery
9 8 (14.04%) OO
9 8 (14.04%) XML
9 8 (14.04%) .NET
9 8 (14.04%) HTML
10 7 (12.28%) IBM
10 7 (12.28%) Mainframe
10 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
10 7 (12.28%) C++
10 7 (12.28%) OOP
10 7 (12.28%) Windows
10 7 (12.28%) TDD
10 7 (12.28%) Subversion
10 7 (12.28%) JSON
11 6 (10.53%) Windows Vista
11 6 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (10.53%) Mac OS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (10.53%) CICS
2 4 (7.02%) JBoss
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) IaaS
1 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) ATM
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) RIP
2 1 (1.75%) VPN
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.28%) Subversion
3 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.51%) Maven
5 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) PhpStorm
General
1 38 (66.67%) Banking
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) Business Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Architect
3 7 (12.28%) Project Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 3 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) Designer
5 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
5 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (3.51%) Administrator
5 2 (3.51%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (3.51%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (1.75%) MI Analyst
6 1 (1.75%) Engagement Manager
6 1 (1.75%) ATM Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Web Services
2 8 (14.04%) jQuery
2 8 (14.04%) XML
2 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 8 (14.04%) HTML
3 7 (12.28%) JSON
4 6 (10.53%) HTML5
4 6 (10.53%) Java EE
4 6 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 6 (10.53%) WSDL
5 5 (8.77%) JMS
5 5 (8.77%) J2EE
5 5 (8.77%) JDBC
5 5 (8.77%) JSP
5 5 (8.77%) JNDI
6 2 (3.51%) Apache CXF
6 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.51%) Apache Camel
6 2 (3.51%) JAX-RS
6 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Mainframe
2 6 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) PMI
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Linux
2 7 (12.28%) Windows
3 6 (10.53%) Windows Vista
3 6 (10.53%) Mac OS
3 6 (10.53%) AIX
3 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.75%) zOS
4 1 (1.75%) MVS
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Project Management
3 13 (22.81%) Waterfall
4 11 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.04%) OO
8 7 (12.28%) OOP
8 7 (12.28%) TDD
9 6 (10.53%) BDD
9 6 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (8.77%) Service Management
10 5 (8.77%) Time Management
11 4 (7.02%) Market Research
11 4 (7.02%) ITIL
12 3 (5.26%) Migration
12 3 (5.26%) MVC
12 3 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
13 2 (3.51%) Resource Management
13 2 (3.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.28%) C++
3 6 (10.53%) Objective-C
3 6 (10.53%) C
4 2 (3.51%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) Python
4 2 (3.51%) REXX
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) JCL
5 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) COBOL
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.75%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) PMP
3 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) IBM
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) CA
5 1 (1.75%) Sun
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
5 1 (1.75%) Teradata
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