Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 57 43 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 29.53% 20.19% 26.10%
As % of the General category 59.38% 46.74% 44.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 63
Chester median daily rate £375 £401 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% -2.13% +5.81%
10th Percentile £303 £235 £256
90th Percentile £410 £570 £575
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -1.79% -1.18% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Chester median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £52.50 £43.71 £55.00
% change year-on-year +20.10% -20.52% +336.16%

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 92 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 49.74% 43.19% 58.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 67 110
Chester median daily rate £363 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £255
90th Percentile £450 £534 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £401 £425
% change year-on-year -6.54% -5.59% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 30
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +10.31%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.33 £13.93
90th Percentile £34.88 £32.65 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -13.85% -26.14% +21.35%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 19 (33.33%) Banking
2 17 (29.82%) HTML
3 16 (28.07%) CSS
4 15 (26.32%) User Experience
5 12 (21.05%) Wireframes
6 10 (17.54%) SQL
6 10 (17.54%) Change Management
6 10 (17.54%) SAS
6 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.79%) Visualisation
8 8 (14.04%) Data Visualisation
8 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.04%) Degree
9 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
9 7 (12.28%) Information Architecture
9 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (12.28%) Axure RP
9 7 (12.28%) Front End Development
10 6 (10.53%) Infographics
10 6 (10.53%) Prototyping
10 6 (10.53%) HTML5
10 6 (10.53%) Photoshop
10 6 (10.53%) Oracle
10 6 (10.53%) Java
10 6 (10.53%) PL/SQL
10 6 (10.53%) Linux
10 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (10.53%) Project Management
10 6 (10.53%) Investment Banking

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 (17.54%) SAS
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) PegaRULES
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Adobe After Effects
1 6 (10.53%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (10.53%) Adobe Premiere
1 6 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 5 (8.77%) InVision
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.75%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) Base SAS
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) FxCop
3 1 (1.75%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
3 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.75%) T4 Templates
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) Toad
3 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Legal
4 4 (7.02%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Retail
6 2 (3.51%) Back Office
6 2 (3.51%) Marketing
6 2 (3.51%) Retail Finance
7 1 (1.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Designer
2 14 (24.56%) UX Designer
3 10 (17.54%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Digital Designer
4 6 (10.53%) Digital UX Designer
4 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) HTML CSS Designer
7 3 (5.26%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.51%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (3.51%) React Developer
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) HTML
2 16 (28.07%) CSS
3 6 (10.53%) HTML5
4 4 (7.02%) .NET
4 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.26%) Web Services
6 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.51%) Node.js
6 2 (3.51%) React
6 2 (3.51%) WCF
7 1 (1.75%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.75%) Ajax
7 1 (1.75%) Flash
7 1 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) User Experience
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Credit Risk
3 3 (5.26%) EFT
3 3 (5.26%) EFTPOS
3 3 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.26%) Smartcard
4 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.75%) DataPower
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Unix
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Wireframes
2 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.54%) Change Management
3 9 (15.79%) Visualisation
4 8 (14.04%) Data Visualisation
4 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.28%) Front End Development
5 7 (12.28%) Information Architecture
6 6 (10.53%) Infographics
6 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 6 (10.53%) Prototyping
6 6 (10.53%) Workflow
7 5 (8.77%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL
9 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.26%) Mobile Commerce
9 3 (5.26%) MVC
9 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.02%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
2 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) PMO
2 1 (1.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.75%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Adobe
3 2 (3.51%) Remedy
4 1 (1.75%) BT
4 1 (1.75%) CA
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) TSYS