Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 232 307 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.50% 23.71% 28.84%
As % of the General category 61.70% 65.04% 62.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 224 223
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% -3.53%
10th Percentile £250 £288 £277
90th Percentile £586 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.34 - £43.71
10th Percentile £15.08 - £23.68
90th Percentile £38.32 - £52.48
North West median hourly rate £25.66 £13.11 £42.75
% change year-on-year +95.75% -69.33% +32.56%

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 376 472 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 36.47% 36.45% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 321 343
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £227
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 25
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.80 £21.04 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.18% -29.87% +42.86%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £36.11 £37.50 £44.46
North West median hourly rate £29.46 £21.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year +40.29% -21.73% -2.44%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 -2 61 £365 +1.25% 5
Chester +1 39 £425 +13.33% 16
Warrington 0 18 £463 +8.82% 10
Macclesfield +4 16 £461 -7.75% 2
Wilmslow +1 16 £400 +14.29% 2
Crewe -6 13 £481 +28.33% 4
Widnes 0 10 £423 -0.59%
Sandbach - 5 £425 -
Alderley Edge 0 4 £420 -11.58%
Northwich -1 3 £425 +21.43%
Neston - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 54 (23.28%) Banking
2 50 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (11.64%) Project Management
4 26 (11.21%) Cisco
5 23 (9.91%) TDD
5 23 (9.91%) AngularJS
6 22 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (9.48%) SAP
7 20 (8.62%) SQL
7 20 (8.62%) Migration
7 20 (8.62%) JSON
8 19 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (8.19%) Risk Management
8 19 (8.19%) Java
8 19 (8.19%) ITIL
8 19 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
9 18 (7.76%) REST
10 17 (7.33%) DevOps
10 17 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (7.33%) Oracle
10 17 (7.33%) JavaScript
10 17 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (6.90%) Firewall
11 16 (6.90%) Microservices
12 15 (6.47%) Node.js
12 15 (6.47%) Scrum
12 15 (6.47%) Spring
12 15 (6.47%) CSS
13 14 (6.03%) Web Services
13 14 (6.03%) DB2

Finance
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 11 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.31%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.45%) JBoss
3 8 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.59%) CICS
5 4 (1.72%) Confluence
5 4 (1.72%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.02%) Sketch
3 6 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.72%) InVision
5 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.72%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.29%) Marvel
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.29%) HFM
2 3 (1.29%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.86%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.86%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.86%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.86%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.88%) Slack
3 6 (2.59%) Office 365
4 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.72%) SaaS
5 3 (1.29%) IaaS
5 3 (1.29%) PaaS
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.86%) Boomi
6 2 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.86%) GitHub
6 2 (0.86%) npm
6 2 (0.86%) Serverless
7 1 (0.43%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.90%) Firewall
2 11 (4.74%) LAN
2 11 (4.74%) Skype
3 8 (3.45%) WAN
4 7 (3.02%) BGP
4 7 (3.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (3.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (3.02%) OSPF
4 7 (3.02%) VPN
4 7 (3.02%) WebEx
5 6 (2.59%) DHCP
6 5 (2.16%) BIG-IP
6 5 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (2.16%) EIGRP
6 5 (2.16%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.16%) Multicast
6 5 (2.16%) Network Security
6 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.03%) DB2
2 13 (5.60%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
3 4 (1.72%) MS Access
4 3 (1.29%) MySQL
5 2 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.86%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.86%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.43%) DataStax
6 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Jenkins
1 12 (5.17%) JIRA
2 11 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.59%) Bitbucket
3 6 (2.59%) Gradle
3 6 (2.59%) Mockito
4 5 (2.16%) JUnit
5 3 (1.29%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.86%) Babel
6 2 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.86%) Subversion
6 2 (0.86%) webpack
7 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.43%) JMeter
7 1 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.43%) Mocha
7 1 (0.43%) Protractor
7 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (23.28%) Banking
2 14 (6.03%) Investment Banking
3 13 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.88%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.88%) Retail
5 8 (3.45%) Law
5 8 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.45%) Wholesale Banking
6 6 (2.59%) Advertising
6 6 (2.59%) Legal
7 5 (2.16%) Electronics
7 5 (2.16%) Marketing
7 5 (2.16%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.86%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (21.55%) Analyst
2 38 (16.38%) Developer
3 28 (12.07%) Project Manager
4 17 (7.33%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.90%) Architect
5 16 (6.90%) Designer
6 12 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.74%) Network Engineer
8 8 (3.45%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.45%) Service Analyst
8 8 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.02%) Consultant
9 7 (3.02%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.59%) COBOL Developer
10 6 (2.59%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.16%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.16%) PHP Developer
11 5 (2.16%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.16%) Service Manager
11 5 (2.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.91%) AngularJS
2 20 (8.62%) JSON
3 18 (7.76%) REST
4 15 (6.47%) CSS
4 15 (6.47%) Node.js
4 15 (6.47%) Spring
5 14 (6.03%) React
5 14 (6.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (6.03%) Web Services
6 13 (5.60%) HTML
7 12 (5.17%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.31%) Sass
9 9 (3.88%) .NET
10 8 (3.45%) CSS3
10 8 (3.45%) HTML5
10 8 (3.45%) JDBC
10 8 (3.45%) Servlets
10 8 (3.45%) SOAP
11 7 (3.02%) Spring Boot
12 6 (2.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.17%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.31%) User Experience
4 8 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.59%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (2.59%) VSAM
7 5 (2.16%) Fintech
7 5 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.16%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.72%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.86%) Clustering
10 2 (0.86%) Handset
10 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.74%) Windows
2 10 (4.31%) Linux
3 8 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 8 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.72%) Android
4 4 (1.72%) Unix
5 2 (0.86%) AIX
5 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.86%) Solaris
5 2 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (11.64%) Project Management
3 23 (9.91%) TDD
4 22 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (8.62%) Migration
6 19 (8.19%) ITIL
6 19 (8.19%) Risk Management
7 17 (7.33%) DevOps
7 17 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (6.90%) Microservices
9 15 (6.47%) Scrum
10 13 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (5.60%) Programme Management
10 13 (5.60%) Service Management
11 12 (5.17%) Test Automation
12 11 (4.74%) Business Transformation
13 10 (4.31%) Analytics
14 9 (3.88%) Data Modelling
14 9 (3.88%) Data Protection
14 9 (3.88%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.62%) SQL
2 19 (8.19%) Java
3 17 (7.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.74%) C#
4 11 (4.74%) Python
5 7 (3.02%) PHP
6 6 (2.59%) COBOL
6 6 (2.59%) Groovy
6 6 (2.59%) JCL
7 4 (1.72%) Java 8
7 4 (1.72%) X++
8 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.86%) ES6
9 2 (0.86%) VBA
10 1 (0.43%) ES7
10 1 (0.43%) ES8
10 1 (0.43%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (3.88%) Degree
3 8 (3.45%) CCNP
4 6 (2.59%) CCIE
4 6 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.29%) CCNA
6 2 (0.86%) CCSA
6 2 (0.86%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.86%) PMP
7 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.43%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.43%) IIBA
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.02%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) PMO
3 4 (1.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (2.59%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.43%) Docker
4 1 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.72%) SCCM
2 3 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.86%) Grafana
3 2 (0.86%) Packer
3 2 (0.86%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.86%) Puppet
3 2 (0.86%) Terraform
4 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.43%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 26 (11.21%) Cisco
2 22 (9.48%) SAP
3 17 (7.33%) Oracle
4 11 (4.74%) CheckPoint
5 10 (4.31%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.88%) IBM
6 9 (3.88%) Juniper
7 8 (3.45%) F5
8 5 (2.16%) Adobe
8 5 (2.16%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.72%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.29%) Apple
11 2 (0.86%) Aruba
11 2 (0.86%) Dell
11 2 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.86%) Sage
11 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.86%) Splunk
11 2 (0.86%) Tableau
11 2 (0.86%) Veritas