Period
to 13 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 66 52 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 31.58% 19.92% 24.63%
As % of the General category 56.90% 48.15% 51.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 51
Chester median daily rate £383 £403 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.97% -10.56% +24.14%
10th Percentile £313 £235 £288
90th Percentile £525 £564 £600
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Chester median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £11.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +48.56% -30.03%
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £33.39
% change year-on-year -9.68% +16.05% +116.82%

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 Chester with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 116 108 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 55.50% 41.38% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 82 86
Chester median daily rate £375 £408 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.98% -9.44% +19.84%
10th Percentile £226 £215 £320
90th Percentile £523 £537 £547
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 20
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.78% -18.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.25 £12.49
90th Percentile £35.00 £16.60 £33.88
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -37.78% +20.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Chester

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Chester

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Chester over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Chester

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Chester

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Chester region with a requirement for Finance.

1 28 (42.42%) Banking
2 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.21%) Oracle
4 13 (19.70%) SQL
4 13 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (18.18%) Change Management
6 10 (15.15%) HTML
6 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 10 (15.15%) CSS
6 10 (15.15%) SAS
6 10 (15.15%) Project Management
6 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (10.61%) Unix
8 7 (10.61%) PL/SQL
8 7 (10.61%) Tivoli
8 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.61%) ETL
8 7 (10.61%) Legal
8 7 (10.61%) Investment Banking
8 7 (10.61%) Business Analysis
8 7 (10.61%) Front End Development
9 6 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (9.09%) Credit Risk
9 6 (9.09%) Shell Script
9 6 (9.09%) Java
9 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 6 (9.09%) Linux
10 5 (7.58%) ITIL

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (15.15%) SAS
2 4 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.55%) CMS
4 2 (3.03%) PegaRULES
5 1 (1.52%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.55%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (4.55%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (4.55%) Photoshop
4 2 (3.03%) InVision
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.52%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) BGP
1 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (3.03%) EIGRP
1 2 (3.03%) Firewall
1 2 (3.03%) Intranet
1 2 (3.03%) LAN
1 2 (3.03%) OSPF
1 2 (3.03%) SMS
1 2 (3.03%) VPN
1 2 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.55%) Base SAS
4 3 (4.55%) DataStage
4 3 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (4.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (3.03%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) FxCop
1 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.55%) MSBuild
1 3 (4.55%) ReSharper
1 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
1 3 (4.55%) T4 Templates
1 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.03%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.03%) ProC
2 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.03%) Toad
3 1 (1.52%) gulp
3 1 (1.52%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.52%) webpack
General
1 28 (42.42%) Banking
2 7 (10.61%) Investment Banking
2 7 (10.61%) Legal
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Back Office
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (3.03%) Retail Finance
6 1 (1.52%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Analyst
2 14 (21.21%) Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Designer
5 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) UX Designer
6 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.06%) Banking Business Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (6.06%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (6.06%) HTML Developer
6 4 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Administrator
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) CSS
1 10 (15.15%) HTML
2 5 (7.58%) React
3 4 (6.06%) .NET
3 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.06%) WCF
3 4 (6.06%) Web Services
4 3 (4.55%) ADO.NET
4 3 (4.55%) HTML5
4 3 (4.55%) Laravel
5 2 (3.03%) Node.js
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.52%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.52%) CSS3
6 1 (1.52%) Flash
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) LAMP
6 1 (1.52%) Sass
6 1 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 5 (7.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (7.58%) User Experience
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.03%) DataPower
6 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.52%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Unix
2 6 (9.09%) Linux
3 5 (7.58%) Windows
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (18.18%) Change Management
4 10 (15.15%) Project Management
5 7 (10.61%) Business Analysis
5 7 (10.61%) ETL
5 7 (10.61%) Front End Development
6 5 (7.58%) Analytics
6 5 (7.58%) ITIL
6 5 (7.58%) TDD
6 5 (7.58%) Wireframes
7 4 (6.06%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.06%) Data Protection
7 4 (6.06%) Process Improvement
7 4 (6.06%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.06%) SDLC
7 4 (6.06%) SOA
7 4 (6.06%) Visualisation
7 4 (6.06%) Workflow
8 3 (4.55%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.61%) PL/SQL
4 6 (9.09%) Java
4 6 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.06%) C#
6 3 (4.55%) PHP
6 3 (4.55%) VBA
7 2 (3.03%) PROC SQL
7 2 (3.03%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) MCSA
2 1 (1.52%) MCSE
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.52%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) GDPR
2 2 (3.03%) PMO
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) IFRS
3 1 (1.52%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.03%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Oracle
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) BT
3 3 (4.55%) IBM
3 3 (4.55%) TSYS
4 2 (3.03%) Apple
4 2 (3.03%) CA
4 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco
4 2 (3.03%) Remedy
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) BMC
5 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.52%) Pega