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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 73 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 57.03% 60.71% 67.21%
As % of the General category 76.04% 85.00% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 23
Average daily rate £425 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -21.73%
Finance
Cheshire

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
96 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 75.00% 71.43% 70.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 30 24
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £470
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 £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 96 (74.42%) Banking
2 45 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (27.91%) Java
4 21 (16.28%) TDD
4 21 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (15.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
5 20 (15.50%) Windows
6 18 (13.95%) JBoss
6 18 (13.95%) MS Excel
6 18 (13.95%) SQL
7 15 (11.63%) HTML
7 15 (11.63%) Unix
8 14 (10.85%) Oracle
8 14 (10.85%) Web Services
8 14 (10.85%) Middleware
8 14 (10.85%) Degree
8 14 (10.85%) Test Automation
8 14 (10.85%) DevOps
8 14 (10.85%) SDLC
9 13 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (10.08%) WebSphere
9 13 (10.08%) Scrum
9 13 (10.08%) Software Engineering
10 12 (9.30%) XML
10 12 (9.30%) BDD
11 11 (8.53%) .NET
11 11 (8.53%) JavaScript
11 11 (8.53%) Linux
11 11 (8.53%) Project Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 18 (13.95%) JBoss
2 13 (10.08%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.20%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (5.43%) CICS
5 5 (3.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) Node.js
6 1 (0.78%) SAS
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 18 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) GitHub
2 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.43%) Internet
2 4 (3.10%) HTTP
2 4 (3.10%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) AMQP
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) LAN
3 1 (0.78%) NetScreen
3 1 (0.78%) Network Security
3 1 (0.78%) VoIP
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) DB2
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.55%) GIS
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.78%) Big Data
4 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) OLTP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.78%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (0.78%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.75%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.20%) Subversion
4 7 (5.43%) SpecFlow
4 7 (5.43%) TestComplete
5 5 (3.88%) ClearCase
5 5 (3.88%) Gradle
5 5 (3.88%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.33%) JIRA
7 2 (1.55%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.55%) JUnit
7 2 (1.55%) Mockito
7 2 (1.55%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.78%) Ant
8 1 (0.78%) Selenium
8 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.78%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 96 (74.42%) Banking
2 8 (6.20%) Retail
3 7 (5.43%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (20.16%) Developer
2 22 (17.05%) Java Developer
3 17 (13.18%) Analyst
4 12 (9.30%) Architect
5 8 (6.20%) Consultant
5 8 (6.20%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) HTML Developer
6 7 (5.43%) PMO Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Scrum Master
6 7 (5.43%) WebSphere Specialist
7 6 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Agile Developer
8 5 (3.88%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (3.88%) Banking Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.88%) DevOps Consultant
8 5 (3.88%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) HTML
2 14 (10.85%) Middleware
2 14 (10.85%) Web Services
3 12 (9.30%) XML
4 11 (8.53%) .NET
5 9 (6.98%) J2EE
6 8 (6.20%) WSDL
7 7 (5.43%) Hibernate
8 6 (4.65%) CSS
8 6 (4.65%) JSON
8 6 (4.65%) XSD
9 5 (3.88%) EJB
9 5 (3.88%) HTML5
9 5 (3.88%) Java EE
9 5 (3.88%) JMS
9 5 (3.88%) JSP
9 5 (3.88%) Servlets
9 5 (3.88%) Struts
10 4 (3.10%) jQuery
10 4 (3.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Mainframe
2 7 (5.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (3.88%) PMI
3 5 (3.88%) User Experience
4 2 (1.55%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.55%) Tandem
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) Contactless
5 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Windows
2 15 (11.63%) Unix
3 11 (8.53%) Linux
4 9 (6.98%) AIX
5 6 (4.65%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.33%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.78%) Android
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (16.28%) TDD
3 20 (15.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (10.85%) DevOps
4 14 (10.85%) SDLC
4 14 (10.85%) Test Automation
5 13 (10.08%) Scrum
5 13 (10.08%) Software Engineering
6 12 (9.30%) BDD
7 11 (8.53%) Project Management
8 10 (7.75%) Code Coverage
9 9 (6.98%) Risk Management
10 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.20%) Service Management
10 8 (6.20%) Waterfall
11 6 (4.65%) Migration
12 5 (3.88%) Automated Testing
12 5 (3.88%) CMMI
12 5 (3.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.91%) Java
2 18 (13.95%) SQL
3 11 (8.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.65%) C#
4 6 (4.65%) COBOL
5 5 (3.88%) Assembly Language
6 4 (3.10%) C
6 4 (3.10%) C++
6 4 (3.10%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.10%) Python
7 3 (2.33%) Ruby
8 2 (1.55%) JCL
8 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.55%) REXX
9 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Degree
2 5 (3.88%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.10%) CIPD
3 4 (3.10%) MBA
4 3 (2.33%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.55%) CCEA
5 2 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) RACF
1 2 (1.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.85%) Oracle
3 10 (7.75%) IBM
4 5 (3.88%) Chordiant
5 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.33%) MobileIron
6 3 (2.33%) Sun
7 2 (1.55%) Citrix
7 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.55%) VMware
8 1 (0.78%) Apple
8 1 (0.78%) F5
8 1 (0.78%) Juniper
8 1 (0.78%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.78%) Rally
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Splunk
8 1 (0.78%) Teradata