Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 217 347 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.43% 25.97% 20.01%
As % of the General category 60.78% 65.35% 57.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 272 205
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.94% -
10th Percentile £253 £289 £254
90th Percentile £548 £538 £563
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.68% +16.05%
10th Percentile £23.34 £8.38 £21.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.50 £55.75
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.68% -7.50% +31.06%

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 357 531 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 28.67% 39.75% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 390 330
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +1.56% -5.88%
10th Percentile £271 £262 £236
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
North West median daily rate £410 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 15 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -37.78%
10th Percentile £13.31 £9.97 £13.25
90th Percentile £41.75 £35.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -6.02% -3.85% -14.81%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -3 41 £393 -1.88% 9
Crewe +5 29 £413 +4.76% 3
Chester -8 26 £350 -7.59% 18
Macclesfield +5 18 £525 +55.56% 3
Warrington -14 15 £438 -3.85% 12
Widnes -1 9 £400 -9.86% 2
Wilmslow -4 8 £400 -5.88% 3
Alderley Edge -1 6 £525 +23.53%
Nantwich +1 3 £118 - 6
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 62 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (18.89%) Banking
3 33 (15.21%) Java
4 32 (14.75%) Risk Management
5 29 (13.36%) Scrum
6 27 (12.44%) SAP
7 26 (11.98%) Project Management
8 22 (10.14%) Oracle
9 21 (9.68%) Migration
10 19 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (8.29%) SQL
11 18 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (7.83%) Programme Management
12 17 (7.83%) Waterfall
13 16 (7.37%) Test Automation
13 16 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (7.37%) JavaScript
14 14 (6.45%) Microsoft
14 14 (6.45%) Manufacturing
14 14 (6.45%) Law
14 14 (6.45%) Investment Banking
14 14 (6.45%) JIRA
14 14 (6.45%) Wealth Management
15 13 (5.99%) Integration Testing
15 13 (5.99%) Windows
15 13 (5.99%) OO
15 13 (5.99%) Service Design
16 12 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
16 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel

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 (5.07%) Confluence
2 4 (1.84%) CICS
3 3 (1.38%) JBoss
3 3 (1.38%) Jetty
3 3 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.38%) SAS
3 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.92%) CMS
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.38%) InVision
5 3 (1.38%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) HFM
1 6 (2.76%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.84%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.92%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.92%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.92%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.92%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.92%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.46%) Magento
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.46%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.53%) Office 365
2 10 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.30%) GitHub
4 4 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.84%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (1.84%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.84%) IaaS
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.84%) SaaS
5 2 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.46%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.46%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.46%) G Suite
6 1 (0.46%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.15%) Firewall
2 6 (2.76%) Network Security
3 3 (1.38%) LAN
3 3 (1.38%) WAN
4 2 (0.92%) Internet
4 2 (0.92%) Intranet
4 2 (0.92%) SAN
4 2 (0.92%) Skype
4 2 (0.92%) SMS
4 2 (0.92%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.92%) Wireless
5 1 (0.46%) AMQP
5 1 (0.46%) ATM
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (0.46%) Extranet
5 1 (0.46%) NAS
5 1 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
1 7 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.30%) Big Data
2 5 (2.30%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.84%) Amazon Athena
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.92%) DB2
5 2 (0.92%) MS Access
5 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.46%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.46%) MySQL
6 1 (0.46%) OLTP
6 1 (0.46%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.46%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (6.45%) JIRA
2 11 (5.07%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.61%) Gradle
4 9 (4.15%) Selenium
5 8 (3.69%) JMeter
5 8 (3.69%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.38%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.38%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.38%) Maven
7 3 (1.38%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.92%) JUnit
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.92%) Subversion
8 2 (0.92%) webpack
9 1 (0.46%) Grunt
9 1 (0.46%) gulp
9 1 (0.46%) TestRail
9 1 (0.46%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (18.89%) Banking
2 14 (6.45%) Investment Banking
2 14 (6.45%) Law
2 14 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.53%) Marketing
3 12 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.07%) Electronics
5 9 (4.15%) Billing
6 8 (3.69%) Legal
6 8 (3.69%) Retail
7 5 (2.30%) Advertising
7 5 (2.30%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.46%) Front Office
10 1 (0.46%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (20.28%) Developer
2 43 (19.82%) Analyst
3 26 (11.98%) Project Manager
4 23 (10.60%) Architect
5 20 (9.22%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.99%) Java Developer
7 11 (5.07%) Consultant
7 11 (5.07%) Tester
8 8 (3.69%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.23%) Finance Business Analyst
9 7 (3.23%) Service Analyst
10 6 (2.76%) Automation Tester
10 6 (2.76%) Designer
10 6 (2.76%) IT Analyst
10 6 (2.76%) PHP Developer
10 6 (2.76%) Security Consultant
10 6 (2.76%) Senior Manager
10 6 (2.76%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.30%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.53%) CSS
1 12 (5.53%) HTML
2 8 (3.69%) AngularJS
2 8 (3.69%) CSS3
2 8 (3.69%) HTML5
2 8 (3.69%) RESTful
2 8 (3.69%) SOAP
2 8 (3.69%) Taurus
3 7 (3.23%) React
3 7 (3.23%) Spring
4 6 (2.76%) Android SDK
4 6 (2.76%) Ionic Framework
4 6 (2.76%) JSON
4 6 (2.76%) XML
5 5 (2.30%) .NET
5 5 (2.30%) jQuery
6 4 (1.84%) Android NDK
6 4 (1.84%) JSP
6 4 (1.84%) Node.js
6 4 (1.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.69%) User Experience
4 7 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.23%) Taxonomies
5 6 (2.76%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.30%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.84%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.84%) VSAM
8 3 (1.38%) Handset
8 3 (1.38%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.92%) NHS
9 2 (0.92%) PMI
9 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.46%) CMDB
10 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.46%) FMCG
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.99%) Windows
2 9 (4.15%) Android
3 7 (3.23%) Linux
3 7 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.30%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.38%) Unix
7 1 (0.46%) HPUX
7 1 (0.46%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (14.75%) Risk Management
3 29 (13.36%) Scrum
4 26 (11.98%) Project Management
5 21 (9.68%) Migration
6 19 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (7.83%) Programme Management
8 17 (7.83%) Waterfall
9 16 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (7.37%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.45%) Wealth Management
11 13 (5.99%) Integration Testing
11 13 (5.99%) OO
11 13 (5.99%) Service Design
12 12 (5.53%) ERP
13 11 (5.07%) Change Management
13 11 (5.07%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (5.07%) ITIL
13 11 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.21%) Java
2 18 (8.29%) SQL
3 16 (7.37%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.69%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.23%) PHP
6 6 (2.76%) C#
7 5 (2.30%) C
7 5 (2.30%) C++
8 4 (1.84%) COBOL
8 4 (1.84%) Java 8
8 4 (1.84%) JCL
8 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.92%) Java 9
10 2 (0.92%) Perl
10 2 (0.92%) Python
10 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.46%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.46%) ES6
11 1 (0.46%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (4.15%) CISSP
2 8 (3.69%) CISM
3 7 (3.23%) Degree
4 5 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (1.84%) CISA
5 4 (1.84%) PCI QSA
5 4 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.84%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.92%) CCNA
7 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.46%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.46%) CCIE
8 1 (0.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.46%) CCNP
8 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) SLA
2 6 (2.76%) GDPR
3 5 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.84%) PA-DSS
4 4 (1.84%) PMO
5 3 (1.38%) QA
6 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.84%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.92%) Docker
3 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.38%) SCCM
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.46%) OpenView
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (12.44%) SAP
2 22 (10.14%) Oracle
3 14 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.61%) Hyperion
5 5 (2.30%) Adobe
5 5 (2.30%) IBM
6 4 (1.84%) Pega
7 3 (1.38%) Talend
7 3 (1.38%) VMware
8 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco
8 2 (0.92%) Citrix
8 2 (0.92%) Dell
8 2 (0.92%) HP
8 2 (0.92%) Juniper
8 2 (0.92%) McAfee
8 2 (0.92%) Splunk
8 2 (0.92%) Symantec
8 2 (0.92%) Trustwave
8 2 (0.92%) Zend