Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 306 318 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.68% 29.07% 23.27%
As % of the General category 65.11% 62.97% 60.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 223 362
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £277 £260
90th Percentile £538 £525 £588
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £42.48 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +102.26% +55.56%
North West median hourly rate £13.11 £42.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -69.15% +31.78% +67.53%

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 470 505 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 36.38% 46.16% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 343 531
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £227 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.04 £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.49% +30.95% -0.52%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £44.33 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £26.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -25.46% -10.57% +9.09%

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 23 May 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
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 23 May 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 +2 62 £375 -8.54% 14
Knutsford +1 59 £360 -13.25% 13
Warrington -4 31 £425 +36.00% 6
Crewe -10 15 £375 -6.25% 6
Alderley Edge 0 12 £475 +16.92% 1
Macclesfield -5 12 £500 +13.64% 2
Widnes - 9 £425 - 1
Wilmslow -2 6 £350 -1.06% 8
Northwich +1 3 £350 -6.04%
Nantwich - 3 £350 - 7
Finance
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 76 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (23.86%) Banking
3 49 (16.01%) SQL
4 48 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (13.73%) JavaScript
6 40 (13.07%) Oracle
7 37 (12.09%) Java
8 34 (11.11%) Windows
9 33 (10.78%) Migration
10 30 (9.80%) Project Management
11 29 (9.48%) Risk Management
12 28 (9.15%) HTML
13 27 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (8.50%) SDLC
15 25 (8.17%) SAP
15 25 (8.17%) ITIL
15 25 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (7.84%) CSS
16 24 (7.84%) Change Management
17 23 (7.52%) SQL Server
17 23 (7.52%) Microsoft
18 22 (7.19%) Scrum
18 22 (7.19%) Waterfall
19 21 (6.86%) User Experience
19 21 (6.86%) .NET
19 21 (6.86%) Linux
20 20 (6.54%) Oracle EBS R12
21 18 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
21 18 (5.88%) Unix
21 18 (5.88%) 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 12 (3.92%) SAS
2 5 (1.63%) Apache
2 5 (1.63%) JBoss
2 5 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.31%) Confluence
3 4 (1.31%) NServiceBus
3 4 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.31%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.98%) CMS
4 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.33%) CICS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.96%) Adobe After Effects
4 6 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.96%) Adobe Premiere
4 6 (1.96%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.63%) InVision
6 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.33%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 20 (6.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (3.92%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (3.59%) Oracle Cash Management
5 10 (3.27%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (2.94%) HFM
6 9 (2.94%) SAP CO
6 9 (2.94%) SAP FI
6 9 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (2.61%) Oracle Assets
7 8 (2.61%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (2.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (1.96%) Cognos TM1
9 6 (1.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
13 2 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.61%) OpenShift
2 8 (2.61%) SaaS
3 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (1.96%) Taleo
5 4 (1.31%) IaaS
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.98%) Office 365
6 3 (0.98%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.63%) Internet
2 4 (1.31%) SMS
3 3 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (0.98%) Firewall
3 3 (0.98%) SAN
4 1 (0.33%) AMQP
4 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.96%) MS Access
4 6 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.63%) Essbase
5 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.63%) MySQL
6 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.98%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.65%) Big Data
8 2 (0.65%) GIS
8 2 (0.65%) OLAP
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.27%) Gradle
4 9 (2.94%) JIRA
5 8 (2.61%) JUnit
6 7 (2.29%) Axure RP
6 7 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.31%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.31%) MSI
7 4 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.31%) Protractor
7 4 (1.31%) Selenium
7 4 (1.31%) Subversion
8 3 (0.98%) JProfiler
8 3 (0.98%) Maven
8 3 (0.98%) NUnit
9 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 73 (23.86%) Banking
2 13 (4.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (3.59%) Investment Banking
3 11 (3.59%) Retail Banking
4 10 (3.27%) Law
5 9 (2.94%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.96%) Legal
7 5 (1.63%) Retail
8 4 (1.31%) Local Government
8 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.98%) Advertising
9 3 (0.98%) Billing
9 3 (0.98%) Marketing
9 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.65%) German Language
10 2 (0.65%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (23.20%) Developer
2 57 (18.63%) Analyst
3 27 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 26 (8.50%) Architect
5 24 (7.84%) Business Analyst
6 20 (6.54%) Consultant
6 20 (6.54%) Designer
7 17 (5.56%) UX Designer
8 15 (4.90%) Oracle Consultant
9 13 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.92%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.92%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 11 (3.59%) Functional Consultant
11 11 (3.59%) Java Developer
12 10 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (2.94%) Administrator
13 9 (2.94%) SQL Developer
14 8 (2.61%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.61%) IT Manager
14 8 (2.61%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.15%) HTML
2 24 (7.84%) CSS
3 21 (6.86%) .NET
4 14 (4.58%) HTML5
4 14 (4.58%) Web Services
5 13 (4.25%) jQuery
5 13 (4.25%) Spring
6 12 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.94%) Middleware
8 8 (2.61%) JSON
8 8 (2.61%) SOAP
8 8 (2.61%) Spring Boot
8 8 (2.61%) XML
9 6 (1.96%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.96%) Ajax
9 6 (1.96%) Hibernate
9 6 (1.96%) J2EE
10 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.86%) User Experience
3 10 (3.27%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.27%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.61%) PMI
5 7 (2.29%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.98%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.98%) EFT
7 3 (0.98%) EFTPOS
7 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (0.98%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.65%) Animation
8 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.11%) Windows
2 21 (6.86%) Linux
3 18 (5.88%) Unix
4 7 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.63%) Android
7 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (10.78%) Migration
4 30 (9.80%) Project Management
5 29 (9.48%) Risk Management
6 26 (8.50%) SDLC
7 25 (8.17%) ITIL
7 25 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (7.84%) Change Management
9 22 (7.19%) Scrum
9 22 (7.19%) Waterfall
10 16 (5.23%) DevOps
10 16 (5.23%) Test Automation
11 15 (4.90%) Wireframes
12 14 (4.58%) Data Migration
12 14 (4.58%) Information Security
13 12 (3.92%) Project Planning
13 12 (3.92%) TDD
14 11 (3.59%) Cash Management
14 11 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.01%) SQL
2 42 (13.73%) JavaScript
3 37 (12.09%) Java
4 18 (5.88%) C#
5 12 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.61%) Groovy
6 8 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.61%) TypeScript
6 8 (2.61%) VB
7 7 (2.29%) Java 8
7 7 (2.29%) Python
8 6 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.63%) C
9 5 (1.63%) VBScript
10 4 (1.31%) Ruby
11 3 (0.98%) C++
11 3 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.98%) PHP
11 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (5.56%) Degree
2 10 (3.27%) PMI Certification
3 9 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.63%) CISSP
4 5 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.31%) CISM
5 4 (1.31%) ISEB
5 4 (1.31%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.65%) CCNA
7 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.65%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) ACCA
8 1 (0.33%) CIMA
8 1 (0.33%) CISA
8 1 (0.33%) CRISC
8 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.94%) PMO
2 7 (2.29%) COBIT
2 7 (2.29%) QA
3 6 (1.96%) SLA
4 5 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.31%) COSO
5 4 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.98%) GDPR
7 2 (0.65%) IFRS
7 2 (0.65%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (3.27%) Docker
2 8 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.63%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.98%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.98%) QEMU
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.65%) vSphere
6 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.61%) Kubernetes
1 8 (2.61%) SCCM
2 6 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.31%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.33%) Terraform
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (13.07%) Oracle
2 25 (8.17%) SAP
3 23 (7.52%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.56%) Hyperion
5 11 (3.59%) IBM
6 9 (2.94%) VMware
7 8 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.96%) Cognos
9 5 (1.63%) Adobe
10 4 (1.31%) Citrix
10 4 (1.31%) EMC
10 4 (1.31%) Splunk
11 3 (0.98%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.98%) F5
12 2 (0.65%) Apple
12 2 (0.65%) Capita
12 2 (0.65%) Cisco
12 2 (0.65%) Informatica
12 2 (0.65%) Symantec
12 2 (0.65%) TOWER Software