Period
to 16 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 260 358 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.77% 28.17% 20.67%
As % of the General category 64.52% 61.20% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 261 256
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.27% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £290 £300 £300
90th Percentile £553 £525 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £414 £413
% change year-on-year +2.72% +0.30% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £14.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.61% -32.14% -37.11%
North West median hourly rate £26.00 £40.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year -36.20% +19.85% +11.40%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 403 585 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.65% 46.03% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 411 376
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £544
North West median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.38 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -19.26%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.81 £13.25
90th Percentile £41.75 £33.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -12.00% -18.09%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Cheshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Cheshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Cheshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Cheshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Cheshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -1 48 £382 -10.12% 13
Chester -5 34 £400 +3.90% 33
Crewe -5 30 £406 +1.56% 4
Macclesfield -3 15 £525 +36.36% 5
Warrington -14 13 £625 +47.06% 13
Wilmslow -2 11 £400 -8.57% 1
Alderley Edge +2 10 £575 +36.90% 2
Widnes 0 8 £300 -32.39%
Nantwich 0 6 £350 - 4
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 79 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (15.77%) Banking
3 37 (14.23%) Project Management
3 37 (14.23%) Risk Management
4 36 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (13.08%) Oracle
6 31 (11.92%) SQL
7 30 (11.54%) Java
7 30 (11.54%) Scrum
8 27 (10.38%) SAP
8 27 (10.38%) Microsoft
8 27 (10.38%) Waterfall
9 22 (8.46%) Migration
9 22 (8.46%) Project Planning
10 21 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (7.69%) Windows
12 19 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (6.92%) Change Management
14 17 (6.54%) Programme Management
14 17 (6.54%) Test Automation
15 16 (6.15%) Information Security
15 16 (6.15%) ITIL
15 16 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
15 16 (6.15%) CISSP
15 16 (6.15%) SDLC
16 15 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (5.77%) JavaScript
16 15 (5.77%) CISM
17 14 (5.38%) Business Analysis
18 13 (5.00%) Manufacturing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.46%) Confluence
2 6 (2.31%) SAS
3 4 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.15%) Apache
5 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.77%) CICS
5 2 (0.77%) CMS
5 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Jetty
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.46%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.15%) InVision
5 3 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.31%) HFM
3 6 (2.31%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (2.31%) SAP CO
3 6 (2.31%) SAP FI
3 6 (2.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.77%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.77%) Magento
6 2 (0.77%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.38%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.38%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.38%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.00%) Office 365
2 10 (3.85%) SaaS
3 9 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.08%) IaaS
5 6 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.92%) GitHub
7 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (1.54%) Taleo
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.38%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.38%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.38%) G Suite
9 1 (0.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.31%) Firewall
1 6 (2.31%) Network Security
2 4 (1.54%) Internet
2 4 (1.54%) SMS
3 3 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.77%) AMQP
4 2 (0.77%) Intranet
4 2 (0.77%) LAN
4 2 (0.77%) SAN
4 2 (0.77%) Skype
4 2 (0.77%) WAN
5 1 (0.38%) ATM
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (0.38%) NAS
5 1 (0.38%) VPN
5 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (1.92%) Big Data
2 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.15%) MS Access
4 3 (1.15%) MySQL
4 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.15%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (0.77%) Essbase
5 2 (0.77%) OLAP
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (4.23%) Selenium
2 10 (3.85%) JIRA
3 8 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.31%) JMeter
4 6 (2.31%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.54%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.54%) Gradle
6 3 (1.15%) JUnit
6 3 (1.15%) Subversion
7 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.77%) webpack
8 1 (0.38%) Grunt
8 1 (0.38%) gulp
8 1 (0.38%) Maven
8 1 (0.38%) Mockito
8 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.38%) TestRail
8 1 (0.38%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (15.77%) Banking
2 13 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.23%) Retail
5 10 (3.85%) Legal
5 10 (3.85%) Marketing
6 9 (3.46%) Electronics
6 9 (3.46%) Law
7 8 (3.08%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.69%) Billing
8 7 (2.69%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (2.31%) Local Government
10 5 (1.92%) Advertising
11 4 (1.54%) Interactive Media
12 2 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.38%) Back Office
13 1 (0.38%) Front Office
13 1 (0.38%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (21.92%) Analyst
2 48 (18.46%) Developer
3 38 (14.62%) Architect
4 27 (10.38%) Business Analyst
5 26 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 18 (6.92%) Consultant
7 14 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 11 (4.23%) Financial Analyst
9 11 (4.23%) Security Architect
10 9 (3.46%) Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (3.46%) Service Analyst
10 9 (3.46%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.46%) Tester
11 8 (3.08%) Security Consultant
12 7 (2.69%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (2.69%) Finance Business Analyst
12 7 (2.69%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
13 6 (2.31%) PHP Developer
13 6 (2.31%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.62%) HTML
2 11 (4.23%) CSS
3 9 (3.46%) Spring
4 8 (3.08%) .NET
4 8 (3.08%) AngularJS
4 8 (3.08%) jQuery
4 8 (3.08%) Node.js
4 8 (3.08%) React
5 6 (2.31%) CSS3
5 6 (2.31%) HTML5
5 6 (2.31%) RESTful
5 6 (2.31%) SOAP
5 6 (2.31%) Taurus
5 6 (2.31%) XML
6 5 (1.92%) JSON
7 4 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (1.54%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.15%) JSP
8 3 (1.15%) Velocity
8 3 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.00%) Virtual Team
3 12 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.08%) PMI
4 8 (3.08%) User Experience
5 7 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.69%) Taxonomies
6 6 (2.31%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.15%) Handset
9 3 (1.15%) NHS
9 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.77%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.77%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.69%) Windows
2 13 (5.00%) Linux
3 10 (3.85%) Unix
4 7 (2.69%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.31%) Android
6 5 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.38%) HPUX
8 1 (0.38%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.23%) Project Management
2 37 (14.23%) Risk Management
3 36 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (11.54%) Scrum
5 27 (10.38%) Waterfall
6 22 (8.46%) Migration
6 22 (8.46%) Project Planning
7 21 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (6.92%) Change Management
9 17 (6.54%) Programme Management
9 17 (6.54%) Test Automation
10 16 (6.15%) Information Security
10 16 (6.15%) ITIL
10 16 (6.15%) SDLC
11 15 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (5.38%) Business Analysis
13 12 (4.62%) OO
14 11 (4.23%) ERP
14 11 (4.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.92%) SQL
2 30 (11.54%) Java
3 15 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.46%) C#
4 9 (3.46%) PL/SQL
4 9 (3.46%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.69%) Python
6 6 (2.31%) PHP
7 5 (1.92%) Java 8
8 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.54%) X++
9 3 (1.15%) C
9 3 (1.15%) Perl
10 2 (0.77%) COBOL
10 2 (0.77%) Java 9
10 2 (0.77%) JCL
11 1 (0.38%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.38%) ES6
11 1 (0.38%) Tcl
11 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.15%) CISSP
2 15 (5.77%) CISM
3 10 (3.85%) PMI Certification
4 9 (3.46%) Degree
5 5 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.54%) CCNA
6 4 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.54%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) CISA
7 3 (1.15%) ISEB
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.15%) PCI QSA
7 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.77%) PMP
9 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.46%) SLA
2 8 (3.08%) GDPR
2 8 (3.08%) QA
3 5 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.92%) PMO
4 3 (1.15%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.77%) IFRS
5 2 (0.77%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.15%) Docker
3 3 (1.15%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (1.92%) SCCM
3 3 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.38%) OpenView
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 34 (13.08%) Oracle
2 27 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.38%) SAP
3 12 (4.62%) Hyperion
4 5 (1.92%) Adobe
4 5 (1.92%) IBM
4 5 (1.92%) VMware
5 3 (1.15%) Blue Coat
5 3 (1.15%) Cisco
5 3 (1.15%) Citrix
5 3 (1.15%) F5
5 3 (1.15%) Pega
5 3 (1.15%) Splunk
5 3 (1.15%) Talend
6 2 (0.77%) Dell
6 2 (0.77%) HP
6 2 (0.77%) Juniper
6 2 (0.77%) Trustwave
6 2 (0.77%) Twitter
6 2 (0.77%) Zend