Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 55 55 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 23.40% 23.21% 34.60%
As % of the General category 57.29% 47.83% 63.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 115
Chester median daily rate £400 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% -0.31% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £289 £258
90th Percentile £560 £525 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Chester median hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £34.50 £42.48 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.78% +102.26% +66.53%

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 Chester with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 96 115 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 40.85% 48.52% 54.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 93 151
Chester median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £229 £234
90th Percentile £556 £513 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £425
% change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 22
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -4.19% -23.59%
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.02 £23.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.61% +32.86% -5.10%

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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for Finance.

1 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 12 (21.82%) Banking
3 11 (20.00%) HTML
3 11 (20.00%) User Experience
4 10 (18.18%) CSS
5 9 (16.36%) Wireframes
6 8 (14.55%) Degree
6 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.91%) Change Management
7 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
7 6 (10.91%) HTML5
7 6 (10.91%) PMO
8 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (9.09%) Axure RP
8 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
8 5 (9.09%) QA
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.09%) ISEB
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle
8 5 (9.09%) ITIL
8 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (7.27%) SAS
9 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
9 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
9 4 (7.27%) Workflow
9 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.27%) Information Architecture
9 4 (7.27%) Visualisation

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 4 (7.27%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (5.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (5.45%) Adobe Premiere
1 3 (5.45%) InVision
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.45%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Dynamics 365
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) Taleo
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (3.64%) SMS
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) SSL
3 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.82%) DataStage
4 1 (1.82%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.45%) Selenium
3 2 (3.64%) NUnit
4 1 (1.82%) ER Studio
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (21.82%) Banking
2 3 (5.45%) Retail Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Local Government
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Designer
2 10 (18.18%) Developer
2 10 (18.18%) UX Designer
3 6 (10.91%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Digital Designer
3 6 (10.91%) Digital UX Designer
3 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.45%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Banking Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Credit Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Junior Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Operations Business Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) HTML
2 10 (18.18%) CSS
3 6 (10.91%) HTML5
4 3 (5.45%) .NET
4 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.82%) Ajax
5 1 (1.82%) WCF
5 1 (1.82%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) WPF
5 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) User Experience
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) EFT
3 3 (5.45%) EFTPOS
3 3 (5.45%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.82%) Digital Wallet
4 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.82%) PMI
4 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Wireframes
2 6 (10.91%) Change Management
2 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
3 5 (9.09%) ITIL
3 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.27%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (7.27%) Infographics
4 4 (7.27%) Information Architecture
4 4 (7.27%) Prototyping
4 4 (7.27%) SDLC
4 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
4 4 (7.27%) Visualisation
4 4 (7.27%) Workflow
5 3 (5.45%) BPMN
5 3 (5.45%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (5.45%) Front End Development
5 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 12 (21.82%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.45%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) Java
4 3 (5.45%) VBA
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) Korn
5 1 (1.82%) Perl
5 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) ISEB
2 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) PMO
2 5 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (3.64%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.82%) Terraform
2 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
3 3 (5.45%) F5
4 2 (3.64%) Adobe
4 2 (3.64%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Twitter