Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 294 399 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.01% 32.60% 22.46%
As % of the General category 65.04% 63.54% 61.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 286 312
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £288
90th Percentile £531 £514 £588
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.03% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £37.00 £24.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.25% +17.26% +78.27%
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £40.00 £37.88
% change year-on-year -40.88% +5.61% +24.10%

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 452 628 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.83% 51.31% 36.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 434 448
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -1.20% +4.38%
10th Percentile £280 £277 £254
90th Percentile £538 £514 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +1.79% -36.00%
10th Percentile £13.45 £13.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £33.80 £35.50
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £22.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +5.23% -19.27% -22.14%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 58 £360 -15.54% 12
Chester -3 39 £406 +4.84% 3
Crewe -8 24 £375 -6.25% 4
Warrington -6 22 £525 +35.48% 12
Macclesfield -1 18 £475 +18.75% 2
Alderley Edge 0 11 £500 +25.00% 1
Wilmslow -3 11 £375 -5.66% 5
Widnes - 8 £300 -
Nantwich 0 6 £350 - 5
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 83 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (18.03%) Banking
3 49 (16.67%) SQL
4 43 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 40 (13.61%) Java
7 36 (12.24%) Project Management
8 31 (10.54%) Microsoft
8 31 (10.54%) JavaScript
8 31 (10.54%) Oracle
9 30 (10.20%) Scrum
10 29 (9.86%) Migration
10 29 (9.86%) Windows
11 23 (7.82%) ITIL
11 23 (7.82%) Waterfall
11 23 (7.82%) SDLC
12 22 (7.48%) Change Management
13 21 (7.14%) SAP
13 21 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (6.80%) .NET
14 20 (6.80%) HTML
15 19 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
15 19 (6.46%) Project Planning
16 18 (6.12%) Spring
16 18 (6.12%) Unix
16 18 (6.12%) C#
16 18 (6.12%) CSS
17 17 (5.78%) Virtual Team
18 16 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (5.44%) AngularJS

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 8 (2.72%) Confluence
2 7 (2.38%) SAS
3 4 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.36%) NServiceBus
4 3 (1.02%) Apache
4 3 (1.02%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.68%) CICS
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.34%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) JBoss
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.02%) InVision
4 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.68%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 14 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.72%) SAP CO
3 8 (2.72%) SAP FI
3 8 (2.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (1.70%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (1.36%) HFM
6 4 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.68%) JDE OneWorld
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.68%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.42%) Office 365
2 11 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.40%) SaaS
4 9 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.72%) IaaS
6 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (2.38%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.70%) GitHub
7 5 (1.70%) Taleo
8 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.02%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.68%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.34%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.34%) G Suite
10 1 (0.34%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.04%) Internet
2 4 (1.36%) SMS
3 3 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (0.68%) AMQP
4 2 (0.68%) Intranet
4 2 (0.68%) Skype
4 2 (0.68%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.02%) Big Data
6 3 (1.02%) MS Access
6 3 (1.02%) MySQL
6 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.02%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.68%) Essbase
7 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.68%) OLAP
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.08%) JIRA
3 11 (3.74%) Gradle
4 9 (3.06%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.38%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.04%) Selenium
7 5 (1.70%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.70%) JUnit
7 5 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.36%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.36%) MSI
8 4 (1.36%) Protractor
8 4 (1.36%) Subversion
9 2 (0.68%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.68%) Maven
9 2 (0.68%) NUnit
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (18.03%) Banking
2 12 (4.08%) Law
3 11 (3.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (3.74%) Retail
4 10 (3.40%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.40%) Legal
5 6 (2.04%) Advertising
5 6 (2.04%) Billing
5 6 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.04%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.70%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.70%) Local Government
7 4 (1.36%) Interactive Media
7 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (23.47%) Developer
2 53 (18.03%) Analyst
3 36 (12.24%) Architect
4 32 (10.88%) Project Manager
5 22 (7.48%) Consultant
6 18 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.10%) Java Developer
8 14 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.74%) Security Architect
10 10 (3.40%) Oracle Consultant
11 9 (3.06%) Data Analyst
11 9 (3.06%) Designer
11 9 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (2.72%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 8 (2.72%) Test Analyst
13 7 (2.38%) Administrator
13 7 (2.38%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.38%) Functional Consultant
13 7 (2.38%) PHP Developer
13 7 (2.38%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.80%) .NET
1 20 (6.80%) HTML
2 18 (6.12%) CSS
2 18 (6.12%) Spring
3 16 (5.44%) AngularJS
3 16 (5.44%) jQuery
4 12 (4.08%) HTML5
5 10 (3.40%) Node.js
5 10 (3.40%) Spring Boot
6 9 (3.06%) JSON
6 9 (3.06%) React
6 9 (3.06%) XML
7 8 (2.72%) CSS3
8 7 (2.38%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.38%) SOAP
9 6 (2.04%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.04%) J2EE
9 6 (2.04%) Web Services
10 5 (1.70%) Ajax
10 5 (1.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.78%) Virtual Team
2 16 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.40%) User Experience
4 9 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.72%) PMI
6 7 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.04%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.70%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.36%) NHS
10 3 (1.02%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.02%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.68%) Fintech
11 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.86%) Windows
2 18 (6.12%) Unix
3 16 (5.44%) Linux
4 8 (2.72%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.04%) Android
6 5 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 36 (12.24%) Project Management
5 30 (10.20%) Scrum
6 29 (9.86%) Migration
7 23 (7.82%) ITIL
7 23 (7.82%) SDLC
7 23 (7.82%) Waterfall
8 22 (7.48%) Change Management
9 21 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (6.46%) Project Planning
11 15 (5.10%) Test Automation
12 14 (4.76%) Information Security
13 13 (4.42%) DevOps
14 12 (4.08%) Data Migration
14 12 (4.08%) ETL
15 11 (3.74%) OO
15 11 (3.74%) TDD
15 11 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.67%) SQL
2 40 (13.61%) Java
3 31 (10.54%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.12%) C#
5 14 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.74%) Java 8
7 10 (3.40%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.40%) Python
8 9 (3.06%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.72%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.72%) VB
10 7 (2.38%) Groovy
10 7 (2.38%) PHP
11 6 (2.04%) C
12 5 (1.70%) VBScript
13 4 (1.36%) Perl
13 4 (1.36%) X++
14 3 (1.02%) C++
14 3 (1.02%) Go
14 3 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (4.76%) CISSP
2 13 (4.42%) Degree
3 12 (4.08%) CISM
4 10 (3.40%) PMI Certification
5 9 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.72%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.36%) ISEB
8 4 (1.36%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.68%) CCNA
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.68%) PMP
11 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.34%) CRISC
11 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.34%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.38%) QA
1 7 (2.38%) SLA
2 6 (2.04%) GDPR
2 6 (2.04%) PMO
3 5 (1.70%) COBIT
3 5 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.36%) COSO
4 4 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.68%) IFRS
5 2 (0.68%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.38%) Docker
2 7 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.02%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.02%) QEMU
4 3 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (2.72%) SCCM
2 6 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (1.70%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.34%) Terraform
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 31 (10.54%) Microsoft
1 31 (10.54%) Oracle
2 21 (7.14%) SAP
3 13 (4.42%) Hyperion
4 8 (2.72%) VMware
5 7 (2.38%) IBM
6 6 (2.04%) Citrix
7 4 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.36%) Splunk
8 3 (1.02%) Adobe
8 3 (1.02%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.02%) F5
8 3 (1.02%) Symantec
8 3 (1.02%) Talend
8 3 (1.02%) Twitter
9 2 (0.68%) Capita
9 2 (0.68%) Dell
9 2 (0.68%) McAfee
9 2 (0.68%) Sage
9 2 (0.68%) Zend