Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 34 62 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 15.60% 25.83% 29.16%
As % of the General category 42.50% 46.97% 65.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 53 100
Chester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +4.92%
10th Percentile £142 £328 £260
90th Percentile £551 £525 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Chester median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +66.67% +78.27%
Cheshire median hourly rate £37.00 £14.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +159.65% -32.14% +78.27%

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 80 132 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 36.70% 55.00% 44.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 105 135
Chester median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -3.09%
10th Percentile £276 £268 £250
90th Percentile £475 £525 £530
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £413
% change year-on-year -3.03% - -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 17
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +1.85% -19.83%
10th Percentile £13.36 £13.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.50 £24.50 £17.10
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -18.08%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 9 (26.47%) SQL
1 9 (26.47%) Banking
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) Change Management
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (14.71%) SAS
3 5 (14.71%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (11.76%) QA
4 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.76%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) ISEB
4 4 (11.76%) SMS
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) ITSM
5 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (8.82%) Service Management
5 3 (8.82%) Windows
5 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) Retail 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 5 (14.71%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
1 3 (8.82%) Taleo
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) SMS
2 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) DataStage
3 1 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) ER Studio
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) NUnit
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (26.47%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Local Government
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Junior
6 2 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Junior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Junior Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) SAS Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Ajax
1 1 (2.94%) CSS
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) JSON
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.94%) React
1 1 (2.94%) Spring
1 1 (2.94%) Vue.js
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.94%) Digital Wallet
2 1 (2.94%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.94%) PMI
2 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Change Management
1 5 (14.71%) Project Management
1 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 4 (11.76%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Decision-Making
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
3 3 (8.82%) ITSM
3 3 (8.82%) Logistics
3 3 (8.82%) Service Management
3 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (8.82%) Validation
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Cash Management
4 2 (5.88%) Line Management
4 2 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) PMO
3 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.94%) Terraform
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
3 3 (8.82%) F5
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) Saba
4 1 (2.94%) Twitter
4 1 (2.94%) VMware