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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 193 224 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.30% 24.16% 24.68%
As % of the General category 61.46% 63.28% 59.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 174 163
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +32.89% -1.29%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 314 354 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 49.29% 38.19% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 250 238
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £273 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -1 37 £438 +2.94% 19
Chester -2 33 £423 +5.62% 9
Warrington +4 15 £375 -31.81% 10
Macclesfield +2 14 £393 -4.26%
Crewe +4 9 £500 +66.66%
Wilmslow - 6 £338 - 4
Alderley Edge 0 2 £425 -16.66%
Daresbury - 1 £388 -
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 139 (39.15%) Banking
2 106 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (15.49%) Java
3 55 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (13.24%) Oracle
4 47 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (11.83%) Waterfall
6 40 (11.27%) SQL
7 39 (10.99%) Scrum
8 37 (10.42%) Project Management
9 36 (10.14%) Risk Management
10 35 (9.86%) Spring
11 34 (9.58%) Information Security
12 32 (9.01%) Linux
13 31 (8.73%) Git (software)
14 30 (8.45%) JavaScript
15 29 (8.17%) Microsoft
15 29 (8.17%) Data Analysis
15 29 (8.17%) Data Protection
16 27 (7.61%) JIRA
17 26 (7.32%) SAP
18 25 (7.04%) J2EE
18 25 (7.04%) Unix
19 24 (6.76%) Data Modelling
19 24 (6.76%) Project Planning
19 24 (6.76%) TDD
20 23 (6.48%) Business Analysis
20 23 (6.48%) ITIL
21 22 (6.20%) SOAP
21 22 (6.20%) Web Services

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 9 (2.54%) SAS
2 7 (1.97%) Confluence
2 7 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.97%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.41%) Apache
4 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.56%) CMS
6 2 (0.56%) JBoss
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.28%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 16 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) Mingle
5 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) SAP CO
1 7 (1.97%) SAP FI
1 7 (1.97%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.13%) Magento
3 3 (0.85%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.28%) Demantra
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.94%) Office 365
3 8 (2.25%) PaaS
4 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.85%) SaaS
6 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.69%) VPN
2 5 (1.41%) Broadband
2 5 (1.41%) Firewall
2 5 (1.41%) Internet
3 4 (1.13%) AMQP
3 4 (1.13%) SAN
4 3 (0.85%) Intranet
4 3 (0.85%) NAS
4 3 (0.85%) Skype
5 2 (0.56%) BGP
5 2 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.56%) EIGRP
5 2 (0.56%) LAN
5 2 (0.56%) Network Security
5 2 (0.56%) OSPF
5 2 (0.56%) WAN
5 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.28%) DNS
6 1 (0.28%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.38%) MongoDB
2 12 (3.38%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.10%) MySQL
3 11 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.54%) GIS
5 8 (2.25%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.97%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.13%) Big Data
9 4 (1.13%) DB2
9 4 (1.13%) Essbase
9 4 (1.13%) MS Access
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.61%) JIRA
3 14 (3.94%) Gradle
4 12 (3.38%) IntelliJ
5 11 (3.10%) Subversion
6 10 (2.82%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.54%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.25%) JUnit
9 4 (1.13%) ERwin
9 4 (1.13%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.13%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.85%) gulp
10 3 (0.85%) Hudson
10 3 (0.85%) Mockito
10 3 (0.85%) MyEclipse
10 3 (0.85%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.85%) Toad
10 3 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 139 (39.15%) Banking
2 18 (5.07%) Pharmaceutical
3 15 (4.23%) Retail
4 11 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.54%) Back Office
7 8 (2.25%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.97%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.13%) Marketing
10 3 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Legal
11 2 (0.56%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 91 (25.63%) Analyst
2 75 (21.13%) Developer
3 39 (10.99%) Consultant
4 35 (9.86%) Business Analyst
5 31 (8.73%) Java Developer
6 30 (8.45%) Project Manager
7 27 (7.61%) Architect
8 23 (6.48%) Security Consultant
9 21 (5.92%) Data Analyst
10 16 (4.51%) Security Architect
11 15 (4.23%) Senior Consultant
11 15 (4.23%) Senior Security Consultant
12 12 (3.38%) Administrator
13 11 (3.10%) Banking Analyst
13 11 (3.10%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
15 9 (2.54%) Technical Consultant
15 9 (2.54%) Technical Manager
16 8 (2.25%) Database Developer
16 8 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.86%) Spring
2 25 (7.04%) J2EE
3 22 (6.20%) SOAP
3 22 (6.20%) Web Services
4 20 (5.63%) HTML
4 20 (5.63%) jQuery
5 18 (5.07%) JSON
6 17 (4.79%) Struts
7 16 (4.51%) REST
8 15 (4.23%) CSS
8 15 (4.23%) EJB
9 13 (3.66%) Ajax
9 13 (3.66%) JSP
9 13 (3.66%) Servlets
9 13 (3.66%) XML
10 12 (3.38%) Java EE
10 12 (3.38%) RESTful
11 9 (2.54%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.25%) CSS3
12 8 (2.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.07%) Virtual Team
3 8 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.97%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.69%) Derivative
6 5 (1.41%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.41%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.13%) IVR
7 4 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.13%) PMI
8 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.85%) Clustering
8 3 (0.85%) EPoS
8 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.85%) User Experience
9 2 (0.56%) iSeries
9 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.01%) Linux
2 25 (7.04%) Unix
3 17 (4.79%) Windows
4 13 (3.66%) AIX
4 13 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.69%) Android
6 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.13%) HPUX
7 4 (1.13%) Solaris
7 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (11.83%) Waterfall
4 39 (10.99%) Scrum
5 37 (10.42%) Project Management
6 36 (10.14%) Risk Management
7 34 (9.58%) Information Security
8 29 (8.17%) Data Analysis
8 29 (8.17%) Data Protection
9 24 (6.76%) Data Modelling
9 24 (6.76%) Project Planning
9 24 (6.76%) TDD
10 23 (6.48%) Business Analysis
10 23 (6.48%) ITIL
11 20 (5.63%) Unit Testing
12 19 (5.35%) Change Management
13 17 (4.79%) Analytics
13 17 (4.79%) SDLC
14 15 (4.23%) ETL
14 15 (4.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 55 (15.49%) Java
2 40 (11.27%) SQL
3 30 (8.45%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.10%) VBA
5 9 (2.54%) Perl
6 8 (2.25%) PHP
6 8 (2.25%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.97%) C
8 6 (1.69%) C#
8 6 (1.69%) Python
9 5 (1.41%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.13%) C++
11 3 (0.85%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.56%) ABAP
12 2 (0.56%) PROC SQL
12 2 (0.56%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (5.35%) CISSP
1 19 (5.35%) Degree
2 17 (4.79%) CISM
3 6 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.13%) CCNA
4 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.13%) ISEB
4 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.56%) CISA
6 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.56%) CRISC
6 2 (0.56%) HND
6 2 (0.56%) PMP
6 2 (0.56%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.56%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.28%) AAT
7 1 (0.28%) CIMA
7 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.10%) PMO
2 9 (2.54%) QA
3 4 (1.13%) IFRS
3 4 (1.13%) IFRS 9
3 4 (1.13%) SLA
4 3 (0.85%) GDPR
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (3.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.13%) Docker
2 4 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.85%) vSphere
4 2 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.97%) Puppet
2 6 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (1.13%) Ansible
3 4 (1.13%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (1.13%) Netcool
3 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.13%) SCOM
4 3 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.56%) SCCM
5 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (13.24%) Oracle
2 29 (8.17%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.32%) SAP
4 16 (4.51%) Hyperion
5 15 (4.23%) IBM
6 8 (2.25%) Veritas
7 7 (1.97%) HP
7 7 (1.97%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.69%) Cisco
8 6 (1.69%) Perforce
9 5 (1.41%) CA
9 5 (1.41%) Splunk
9 5 (1.41%) Workday
9 5 (1.41%) Zend
10 4 (1.13%) Apple
10 4 (1.13%) IDERA
10 4 (1.13%) McAfee
10 4 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.13%) Talend
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