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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
North West / Cheshire
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 164 233 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.54% 24.00% 25.43%
As % of the General category 65.60% 60.68% 59.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 164 144
Median daily rate £400 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £43.71 - £12.61
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.98 - £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 - £13.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +37.93% +26.08%  

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 250 384 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 46.55% 39.55% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 259 204
Median daily rate £400 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £33.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Chester -1 26 £377 -5.87% 13
Knutsford 0 18 £403 -5.29% 11
Warrington +19 17 £300 -40.00% 10
Macclesfield 0 16 £461 +0.81% 4
Crewe +9 10 £400 -11.11% 1
Alderley Edge +1 4 £400 +6.66% 2
Wilmslow +2 3 £410 - 3
Daresbury - 3 £369 -
Northwich - 2 £373 - 2
Finance
North West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 89 (31.23%) Banking
2 72 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (13.68%) Java
5 38 (13.33%) Oracle
5 38 (13.33%) Project Management
5 38 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (12.28%) Microsoft
7 33 (11.58%) SQL
8 31 (10.88%) SAP
9 28 (9.82%) ETL
10 27 (9.47%) Scrum
11 26 (9.12%) Data Analysis
12 24 (8.42%) Business Analysis
13 23 (8.07%) Data Modelling
13 23 (8.07%) MS Excel
14 22 (7.72%) Linux
15 21 (7.37%) Windows
15 21 (7.37%) Web Services
15 21 (7.37%) Hyperion
16 20 (7.02%) Risk Management
16 20 (7.02%) ITIL
16 20 (7.02%) Analytics
17 19 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (6.32%) MS Office
18 18 (6.32%) Spring
18 18 (6.32%) Data Protection
19 17 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
19 17 (5.96%) Degree

Finance
Top Related 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 10 (3.51%) SAS
1 10 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.75%) Apache
3 5 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.40%) IIS
5 3 (1.05%) CICS
5 3 (1.05%) Confluence
5 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.05%) JBoss
5 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.32%) MS Office
3 9 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.11%) MS Project
4 6 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) SAP CO
1 7 (2.46%) SAP FI
1 7 (2.46%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.40%) Magento
4 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.70%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.35%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.75%) Office 365
3 3 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.70%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.75%) Firewall
2 4 (1.40%) AMQP
2 4 (1.40%) Broadband
2 4 (1.40%) Internet
3 3 (1.05%) SAN
3 3 (1.05%) Skype
4 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.70%) IPsec
4 2 (0.70%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.70%) Network Security
4 2 (0.70%) SSL
4 2 (0.70%) VPN
5 1 (0.35%) 2G
5 1 (0.35%) 3G
5 1 (0.35%) HTTP
5 1 (0.35%) LAN
5 1 (0.35%) LTE
5 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.51%) MySQL
5 9 (3.16%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (2.81%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (2.81%) GIS
6 8 (2.81%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.46%) Essbase
7 7 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.11%) Data Mart
8 6 (2.11%) Data Mining
8 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.11%) Star Schema
9 5 (1.75%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.75%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 15 (5.26%) JIRA
2 8 (2.81%) Eclipse
2 8 (2.81%) ERwin
2 8 (2.81%) Subversion
2 8 (2.81%) Talend Open Studio
3 7 (2.46%) IntelliJ
4 5 (1.75%) Gradle
4 5 (1.75%) Selenium
5 4 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.40%) JUnit
5 4 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.05%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.05%) Hudson
6 3 (1.05%) Mockito
6 3 (1.05%) MyEclipse
7 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 89 (31.23%) Banking
2 17 (5.96%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.16%) Back Office
5 8 (2.81%) Retail
6 7 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.75%) Advertising
7 5 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.40%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.05%) Marketing
10 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.70%) Legal
11 1 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 84 (29.47%) Analyst
2 55 (19.30%) Developer
3 31 (10.88%) Business Analyst
4 21 (7.37%) Project Manager
5 20 (7.02%) Java Developer
6 18 (6.32%) Consultant
7 15 (5.26%) Architect
8 13 (4.56%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.86%) Administrator
10 9 (3.16%) Security Consultant
10 9 (3.16%) Senior Developer
11 8 (2.81%) Banking Analyst
11 8 (2.81%) DBA
11 8 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
12 7 (2.46%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (2.46%) Risk Analyst
12 7 (2.46%) SAP Analyst
12 7 (2.46%) SQL DBA
13 6 (2.11%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.37%) Web Services
2 18 (6.32%) Spring
3 13 (4.56%) SOAP
4 11 (3.86%) HTML
4 11 (3.86%) J2EE
4 11 (3.86%) XML
5 10 (3.51%) jQuery
5 10 (3.51%) REST
6 9 (3.16%) RESTful
7 8 (2.81%) EJB
7 8 (2.81%) JSON
8 7 (2.46%) CSS
8 7 (2.46%) MDX
8 7 (2.46%) Middleware
9 6 (2.11%) JSF
9 6 (2.11%) JSP
9 6 (2.11%) Servlets
9 6 (2.11%) Struts
10 5 (1.75%) Ajax
10 5 (1.75%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.81%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (2.46%) Derivative
5 6 (2.11%) OTC Derivatives
6 5 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.75%) Replication
7 4 (1.40%) IVR
8 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.05%) Clustering
8 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.05%) EPoS
8 3 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.05%) PMI
9 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.70%) PKI
9 2 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.72%) Linux
2 21 (7.37%) Windows
3 15 (5.26%) AIX
4 11 (3.86%) Unix
5 9 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.46%) HPUX
7 5 (1.75%) Android
7 5 (1.75%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.40%) Solaris
8 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (13.33%) Project Management
2 38 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (9.82%) ETL
4 27 (9.47%) Scrum
5 26 (9.12%) Data Analysis
6 24 (8.42%) Business Analysis
7 23 (8.07%) Data Modelling
8 20 (7.02%) Analytics
8 20 (7.02%) ITIL
8 20 (7.02%) Risk Management
9 19 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (6.32%) Data Protection
11 17 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (5.61%) Workflow
13 14 (4.91%) Information Security
13 14 (4.91%) TDD
13 14 (4.91%) Waterfall
14 13 (4.56%) Migration
14 13 (4.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.68%) Java
2 33 (11.58%) SQL
3 16 (5.61%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.16%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.16%) Python
5 7 (2.46%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.46%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.46%) VBA
6 6 (2.11%) Perl
7 5 (1.75%) PHP
8 2 (0.70%) ABAP
8 2 (0.70%) C#
8 2 (0.70%) Ruby
8 2 (0.70%) VB
8 2 (0.70%) X++
9 1 (0.35%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) COBOL
9 1 (0.35%) Groovy
9 1 (0.35%) RPG
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.96%) Degree
2 11 (3.86%) ISEB
3 5 (1.75%) HND
3 5 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.40%) CISSP
4 4 (1.40%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.40%) SAP Certification
5 3 (1.05%) CISA
5 3 (1.05%) CRISC
5 3 (1.05%) RHCSA
5 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.70%) IIBA
6 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.35%) CBAP
7 1 (0.35%) CITP
7 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) QA
2 5 (1.75%) PMO
2 5 (1.75%) SLA
3 3 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) BS25999
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) COSO
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.05%) Docker
2 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.35%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) SCCM
2 5 (1.75%) WSUS
3 4 (1.40%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (1.40%) Netcool
3 4 (1.40%) SCOM
4 3 (1.05%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.35%) Puppet
6 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (13.33%) Oracle
2 35 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 31 (10.88%) SAP
4 21 (7.37%) Hyperion
5 9 (3.16%) IBM
6 8 (2.81%) Talend
7 7 (2.46%) IDERA
8 6 (2.11%) Intel Security
9 5 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.75%) Tableau
9 5 (1.75%) Veritas
10 4 (1.40%) Apple
10 4 (1.40%) CA
10 4 (1.40%) Citrix
10 4 (1.40%) Cognos
10 4 (1.40%) Dell
10 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.40%) Splunk
10 4 (1.40%) Zend
11 3 (1.05%) Symantec
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 31 minutes ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £378.00 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Anonymous Recruiter
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago