Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 355 294 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.79% 20.08% 24.86%
As % of the General category 63.39% 57.65% 58.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 223 422
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £538 £563 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.88 - £33.39
10th Percentile £8.38 - £15.30
90th Percentile £35.00 - £52.99
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year -12.50% +31.06% +96.90%

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 560 510 901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.26% 34.84% 42.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 359 619
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -5.76% +8.28%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £300
90th Percentile £525 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +3.13% -4.76% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 27
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -37.78% +18.42%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.25 £13.14
90th Percentile £33.00 £23.70 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year -12.00% -18.09% +34.63%

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 74 £410 -1.20% 9
Chester +3 62 £383 -7.27% 5
Warrington +7 41 £450 +2.86% 10
Widnes 0 15 £438 +25.00%
Crewe -2 15 £425 +13.33% 1
Alderley Edge 0 9 £423 -
Wilmslow +10 7 £425 -22.73% 4
Macclesfield -7 7 £375 -25.00% 3
Nantwich - 1 - - 1
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 138 (38.87%) Banking
2 98 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (12.68%) Project Management
5 44 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (10.99%) Java
7 38 (10.70%) Oracle
7 38 (10.70%) Scrum
8 34 (9.58%) ITIL
8 34 (9.58%) Retail Banking
9 33 (9.30%) SQL
10 30 (8.45%) Waterfall
11 29 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
11 29 (8.17%) Microsoft
11 29 (8.17%) Spring
12 28 (7.89%) Web Services
13 26 (7.32%) JavaScript
13 26 (7.32%) Migration
14 25 (7.04%) Linux
14 25 (7.04%) TDD
14 25 (7.04%) Git (software)
15 24 (6.76%) Data Protection
16 23 (6.48%) Change Management
16 23 (6.48%) Risk Management
16 23 (6.48%) Data Modelling
17 22 (6.20%) Unix
17 22 (6.20%) PMO
18 21 (5.92%) SDLC
18 21 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
19 20 (5.63%) SAP

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 15 (4.23%) SAS
2 7 (1.97%) CMS
3 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.85%) JBoss
4 3 (0.85%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.56%) Confluence
5 2 (0.56%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (0.56%) PegaRULES
5 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.56%) WordPress
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) CICS
6 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 29 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.41%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.13%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (1.13%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.85%) HFM
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.54%) Office 365
2 9 (2.54%) PaaS
3 5 (1.41%) SaaS
4 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.56%) GitHub
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) npm
4 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.28%) Taleo
5 1 (0.28%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.97%) Internet
2 4 (1.13%) Intranet
2 4 (1.13%) SMS
2 4 (1.13%) VPN
3 2 (0.56%) BGP
3 2 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.56%) EIGRP
3 2 (0.56%) Firewall
3 2 (0.56%) HTTP
3 2 (0.56%) LAN
3 2 (0.56%) OSPF
3 2 (0.56%) WAN
3 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.28%) GSM
4 1 (0.28%) LTE
4 1 (0.28%) NAS
4 1 (0.28%) PBX
4 1 (0.28%) SAN
4 1 (0.28%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.28%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.94%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.82%) Big Data
3 10 (2.82%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.25%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.25%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.41%) GIS
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.13%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.13%) Base SAS
6 4 (1.13%) DataStage
6 4 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.85%) MS Access
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.56%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.10%) JIRA
3 10 (2.82%) Gradle
3 10 (2.82%) JUnit
4 7 (1.97%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.69%) IntelliJ
6 5 (1.41%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.41%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.13%) gulp
7 4 (1.13%) Maven
7 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.85%) FxCop
8 3 (0.85%) JProfiler
8 3 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.85%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.85%) T4 Templates
8 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 138 (38.87%) Banking
2 34 (9.58%) Retail Banking
3 11 (3.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.97%) Legal
5 7 (1.97%) Retail
6 6 (1.69%) Marketing
7 5 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.13%) Advertising
9 3 (0.85%) Law
9 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 2 (0.56%) Billing
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.56%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (21.97%) Analyst
2 67 (18.87%) Developer
3 31 (8.73%) Project Manager
4 29 (8.17%) Architect
5 26 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 24 (6.76%) Consultant
7 23 (6.48%) Java Developer
8 20 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (5.63%) Test Manager
9 15 (4.23%) Data Analyst
10 13 (3.66%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.38%) .NET Developer
12 11 (3.10%) Administrator
13 10 (2.82%) Banking Analyst
14 9 (2.54%) Senior Manager
15 8 (2.25%) Security Architect
16 7 (1.97%) Data Modeller
16 7 (1.97%) Security Consultant
16 7 (1.97%) Senior Security Consultant
16 7 (1.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.17%) Spring
2 28 (7.89%) Web Services
3 16 (4.51%) jQuery
4 15 (4.23%) J2EE
5 14 (3.94%) .NET
5 14 (3.94%) HTML
5 14 (3.94%) REST
6 13 (3.66%) Hibernate
7 12 (3.38%) CSS
7 12 (3.38%) SOAP
8 11 (3.10%) Ajax
8 11 (3.10%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.10%) Java EE
8 11 (3.10%) JPA
8 11 (3.10%) Struts
9 10 (2.82%) EJB
9 10 (2.82%) JSON
9 10 (2.82%) React
10 9 (2.54%) JSP
10 9 (2.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.54%) Data Centre
3 7 (1.97%) Credit Risk
3 7 (1.97%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.41%) User Experience
5 4 (1.13%) Clustering
5 4 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.85%) Fintech
6 3 (0.85%) Market Risk
6 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.56%) Animation
7 2 (0.56%) DataPower
7 2 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.04%) Linux
2 22 (6.20%) Unix
3 12 (3.38%) Windows
4 7 (1.97%) AIX
5 6 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.56%) Android
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 45 (12.68%) Project Management
4 38 (10.70%) Scrum
5 34 (9.58%) ITIL
6 30 (8.45%) Waterfall
7 26 (7.32%) Migration
8 25 (7.04%) TDD
9 24 (6.76%) Data Protection
10 23 (6.48%) Change Management
10 23 (6.48%) Data Modelling
10 23 (6.48%) Risk Management
11 21 (5.92%) SDLC
12 20 (5.63%) Business Analysis
13 19 (5.35%) Test Automation
14 17 (4.79%) Analytics
15 16 (4.51%) Data Analysis
15 16 (4.51%) Programme Management
16 15 (4.23%) Information Security
16 15 (4.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.99%) Java
2 33 (9.30%) SQL
3 26 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.94%) C#
5 8 (2.25%) VBA
6 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.41%) PHP
7 5 (1.41%) R
7 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.13%) Perl
9 3 (0.85%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.56%) Jython
10 2 (0.56%) PROC SQL
10 2 (0.56%) Python
10 2 (0.56%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.28%) C
11 1 (0.28%) JCL
11 1 (0.28%) Korn
11 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (3.94%) Degree
2 8 (2.25%) CISSP
3 7 (1.97%) CISM
4 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.13%) CCIE
5 4 (1.13%) CCNP
5 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.85%) CCDP
6 3 (0.85%) CCNA
6 3 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (0.85%) MCSA
6 3 (0.85%) MCSE
6 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.85%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.56%) HND
7 2 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.28%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.20%) PMO
2 8 (2.25%) SLA
3 4 (1.13%) GDPR
3 4 (1.13%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) IFRS
4 2 (0.56%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
5 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.85%) Docker
2 3 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (0.56%) XenApp
3 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.97%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.85%) SCCM
5 2 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.56%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.28%) Ansible
6 1 (0.28%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Terraform
6 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (10.70%) Oracle
2 29 (8.17%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.63%) SAP
4 12 (3.38%) IBM
4 12 (3.38%) Perforce
5 8 (2.25%) Cisco
6 6 (1.69%) HP
6 6 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.41%) Veritas
8 4 (1.13%) Citrix
8 4 (1.13%) Cognos
8 4 (1.13%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.13%) IDERA
8 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.85%) Adobe
9 3 (0.85%) BT
9 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.85%) Splunk
9 3 (0.85%) TSYS
10 2 (0.56%) Ab Initio