Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 279 278 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.41% 23.07% 24.01%
As % of the General category 64.58% 61.78% 57.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 206 398
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% -1.76% +7.59%
10th Percentile £279 £250 £263
90th Percentile £557 £559 £552
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £416
% change year-on-year +3.03% -0.90% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £52.50 £43.71 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.10% -20.52% +307.41%
10th Percentile £38.25 £24.62 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £55.49 £57.50
North West median hourly rate £26.83 £41.24 £38.00
% change year-on-year -34.94% +8.52% +121.35%

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 432 450 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.15% 37.34% 41.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 307 617
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £241 £236 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 36
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.85% -26.97% +23.06%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £36.50 £43.84 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £22.85 £31.33
% change year-on-year -5.01% -27.07% +60.64%

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 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Chester +3 57 £375 -6.25% 9
Warrington +1 44 £450 +20.00% 26
Knutsford -4 37 £350 -12.50% 27
Widnes - 20 £431 - 1
Alderley Edge 0 14 £425 - 2
Crewe -23 8 £500 +25.00% 11
Wilmslow +4 6 £348 - 14
Macclesfield -11 5 £475 -5.00% 6
Northwich - 3 £350 - 2
Nantwich - 1 - - 2
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 75 (26.88%) Banking
2 66 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (12.54%) JavaScript
4 35 (12.54%) Project Management
5 28 (10.04%) Migration
5 28 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (9.68%) HTML
6 27 (9.68%) Oracle
6 27 (9.68%) Retail Banking
7 25 (8.96%) Java
7 25 (8.96%) Scrum
8 24 (8.60%) SAP
8 24 (8.60%) ITIL
9 23 (8.24%) CSS
9 23 (8.24%) User Experience
10 20 (7.17%) Web Services
10 20 (7.17%) SQL
10 20 (7.17%) SAS
10 20 (7.17%) Degree
11 19 (6.81%) Microsoft
11 19 (6.81%) Windows
11 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Excel
11 19 (6.81%) Risk Management
12 18 (6.45%) Change Management
13 17 (6.09%) Analytics
14 16 (5.73%) Linux
14 16 (5.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (5.38%) SQL Server
16 14 (5.02%) Business Analysis

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 20 (7.17%) SAS
2 7 (2.51%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.15%) JBoss
3 6 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.43%) Apache
4 4 (1.43%) CMS
5 3 (1.08%) Confluence
5 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.36%) CICS
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.36%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.15%) Adobe After Effects
4 6 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.15%) Adobe Premiere
4 6 (2.15%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.79%) InVision
6 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.36%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.36%) HipChat
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.58%) HFM
1 10 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.51%) SAP CO
3 7 (2.51%) SAP FI
3 7 (2.51%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.79%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (1.08%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.79%) PaaS
2 5 (1.79%) SaaS
3 3 (1.08%) GitHub
4 2 (0.72%) IaaS
4 2 (0.72%) npm
4 2 (0.72%) Office 365
4 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.43%) Internet
1 4 (1.43%) SMS
2 3 (1.08%) Firewall
2 3 (1.08%) SAN
3 2 (0.72%) HTTP
4 1 (0.36%) IMAP
4 1 (0.36%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.87%) MS Access
4 7 (2.51%) Big Data
5 6 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.15%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.79%) GIS
6 5 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.43%) Essbase
7 4 (1.43%) MySQL
8 3 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.72%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.72%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.66%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.87%) Gradle
3 8 (2.87%) JIRA
3 8 (2.87%) JUnit
4 7 (2.51%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.43%) Maven
6 3 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.08%) JProfiler
6 3 (1.08%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.72%) gulp
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.72%) Selenium
7 2 (0.72%) Subversion
7 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.72%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.72%) Xcode
General
1 75 (26.88%) Banking
2 27 (9.68%) Retail Banking
3 16 (5.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.15%) Marketing
5 6 (2.15%) Retail
6 5 (1.79%) Legal
7 4 (1.43%) Back Office
7 4 (1.43%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.43%) Law
8 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.72%) German Language
9 2 (0.72%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (23.30%) Analyst
2 55 (19.71%) Developer
3 26 (9.32%) Business Analyst
4 21 (7.53%) Project Manager
5 15 (5.38%) Designer
5 15 (5.38%) UX Designer
6 14 (5.02%) Architect
7 13 (4.66%) Consultant
8 12 (4.30%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.94%) Java Developer
9 11 (3.94%) Test Manager
10 10 (3.58%) IT Manager
10 10 (3.58%) Risk Manager
11 9 (3.23%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.87%) SAP Analyst
12 8 (2.87%) SAP Data Analyst
12 8 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.51%) Administrator
13 7 (2.51%) Data Modeller
13 7 (2.51%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.68%) HTML
2 23 (8.24%) CSS
3 20 (7.17%) Web Services
4 11 (3.94%) HTML5
5 9 (3.23%) .NET
5 9 (3.23%) JSON
6 8 (2.87%) Middleware
6 8 (2.87%) Spring
7 7 (2.51%) Ajax
7 7 (2.51%) jQuery
7 7 (2.51%) React
8 6 (2.15%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (1.79%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.79%) CSS3
9 5 (1.79%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.79%) J2EE
9 5 (1.79%) Node.js
9 5 (1.79%) REST
9 5 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.24%) User Experience
3 8 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.08%) EFT
6 3 (1.08%) EFTPOS
6 3 (1.08%) Fintech
6 3 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.08%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.08%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.72%) Animation
7 2 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.81%) Windows
2 16 (5.73%) Linux
3 9 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.87%) Unix
5 7 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.08%) Android
7 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (12.54%) Project Management
4 28 (10.04%) Migration
5 25 (8.96%) Scrum
6 24 (8.60%) ITIL
7 19 (6.81%) Risk Management
8 18 (6.45%) Change Management
9 17 (6.09%) Analytics
10 14 (5.02%) Business Analysis
10 14 (5.02%) Data Management
10 14 (5.02%) Waterfall
11 13 (4.66%) Test Automation
11 13 (4.66%) Wireframes
12 12 (4.30%) Data Modelling
12 12 (4.30%) Information Security
12 12 (4.30%) Programme Management
12 12 (4.30%) SDLC
12 12 (4.30%) TDD
12 12 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.54%) JavaScript
2 25 (8.96%) Java
3 20 (7.17%) SQL
4 8 (2.87%) C#
4 8 (2.87%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.79%) R
5 5 (1.79%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.43%) VBA
7 2 (0.72%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.72%) Python
8 1 (0.36%) ES6
8 1 (0.36%) Groovy
8 1 (0.36%) JCL
8 1 (0.36%) Jython
8 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.36%) Perl
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (7.17%) Degree
2 6 (2.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.08%) CCDP
4 3 (1.08%) CCIE
4 3 (1.08%) CCNP
4 3 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.08%) CISM
4 3 (1.08%) CISSP
5 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.72%) ISEB
5 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.36%) MCP
6 1 (0.36%) MCSE
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.66%) PMO
2 3 (1.08%) COBIT
2 3 (1.08%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) SLA
3 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.87%) Docker
2 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) vSphere
2 2 (0.72%) XenApp
2 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.79%) SCCM
1 5 (1.79%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.36%) PowerBroker
4 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.36%) Terraform
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (9.68%) Oracle
2 24 (8.60%) SAP
3 19 (6.81%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.02%) Hyperion
5 9 (3.23%) IBM
6 7 (2.51%) Adobe
7 5 (1.79%) Cognos
7 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.43%) Cisco
8 4 (1.43%) EMC
8 4 (1.43%) IDERA
8 4 (1.43%) Splunk
9 3 (1.08%) Capita
9 3 (1.08%) Perforce
10 2 (0.72%) Apple
10 2 (0.72%) Citrix
10 2 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.72%) Remedy
10 2 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.72%) VMware