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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 34 63 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 28.33% 32.64% 23.14%
As % of the General category 53.97% 62.38% 56.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 49 41
Median daily rate £377 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.40% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +73.68% +5.55%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 63 101 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 52.50% 52.33% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 71 60
Median daily rate £425 £373 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% -6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -5.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 27 April 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 24 (41.38%) Banking
2 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.41%) Java
4 11 (18.97%) Data Analysis
5 10 (17.24%) TDD
6 9 (15.52%) SAS
6 9 (15.52%) SQL
6 9 (15.52%) OO
6 9 (15.52%) Python
6 9 (15.52%) Analytics
7 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (13.79%) OOP
7 8 (13.79%) ISEB
8 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (12.07%) ETL
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle
8 7 (12.07%) Back Office
8 7 (12.07%) OTC Derivatives
8 7 (12.07%) Derivative
9 6 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Data Protection
9 6 (10.34%) Data Privacy
9 6 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (10.34%) Web Services
9 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.34%) HP

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 9 (15.52%) SAS
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) NAS
1 2 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.90%) Data Mining
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) DB2
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SAS EBI
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
1 2 (3.45%) JUnit
1 2 (3.45%) Selenium
1 2 (3.45%) Subversion
1 2 (3.45%) Toad
2 1 (1.72%) JMeter
2 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (41.38%) Banking
2 7 (12.07%) Back Office
3 5 (8.62%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 12 (20.69%) Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Business Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.34%) SAS Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Telephony Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Database Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Implementation Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Project Implementation Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Tableau Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Telephony Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Officer
7 2 (3.45%) SAS Business Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) SOAP
3 4 (6.90%) J2EE
3 4 (6.90%) JAXB
3 4 (6.90%) JAX-WS
3 4 (6.90%) JDBC
3 4 (6.90%) JSON
3 4 (6.90%) POJO
3 4 (6.90%) RESTful
3 4 (6.90%) Spring
3 4 (6.90%) WSDL
3 4 (6.90%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) XSLT
4 3 (5.17%) JiBX
5 1 (1.72%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.72%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.72%) JDOM
5 1 (1.72%) Middleware
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.72%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Derivative
2 7 (12.07%) OTC Derivatives
3 6 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (6.90%) Data Structures
4 4 (6.90%) IVR
5 3 (5.17%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Android
2 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.97%) Data Analysis
3 10 (17.24%) TDD
4 9 (15.52%) Analytics
4 9 (15.52%) OO
5 8 (13.79%) OOP
5 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
6 7 (12.07%) ETL
7 6 (10.34%) Data Privacy
7 6 (10.34%) Data Protection
7 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.62%) Change Management
8 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.62%) Workflow
9 4 (6.90%) AOP
9 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.90%) Scrum
9 4 (6.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) Java
2 9 (15.52%) Python
2 9 (15.52%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) VBScript
4 1 (1.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PMO
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Ansible
1 1 (1.72%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
1 1 (1.72%) vCenter Server
1 1 (1.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) HP
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) IBM
4 4 (6.90%) Tableau
5 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.72%) BMC
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) Cognos
5 1 (1.72%) Dell
5 1 (1.72%) EMC
5 1 (1.72%) NetApp
5 1 (1.72%) VMware