The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 28 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.97% 17.75% 15.23%
As % of the General category 47.46% 48.39% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 9
Median daily rate £500 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £338 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.79% -1.25%
Finance
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
59 62 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 31.55% 36.69% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 17
Median daily rate £500 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £264 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £745 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.16%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Midlands region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 13 (21.67%) Project Management
1 13 (21.67%) Risk Management
2 12 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 11 (18.33%) Automotive
3 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.67%) Data Management
4 10 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 9 (15.00%) Information Management
6 8 (13.33%) IT Governance
6 8 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 8 (13.33%) BT
6 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
7 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.00%) Migration
8 6 (10.00%) SAP
9 5 (8.33%) Oracle
9 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.33%) Retail
9 5 (8.33%) Logistics
9 5 (8.33%) Quality Management
9 5 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
10 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis
10 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
10 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
10 4 (6.67%) MS Project
10 4 (6.67%) MS Office
11 3 (5.00%) SAP FI

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.67%) MS Office
1 4 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (5.00%) SAP FI-AP
2 2 (3.33%) SAP MII
3 1 (1.67%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) IaaS
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Skype
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
3 1 (1.67%) WAN
3 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.33%) Big Data
2 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (3.33%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.67%) QlikView
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 11 (18.33%) Automotive
2 5 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Architect
2 12 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (18.33%) Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 10 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 8 (13.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Lead Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Programme Director
7 4 (6.67%) Transformation Director
8 3 (5.00%) Administrator
8 3 (5.00%) Change Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Project Administrator
8 3 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) SAP FI Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) EDI
2 1 (1.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.67%) Fintech
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Unix
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Project Management
1 13 (21.67%) Risk Management
2 12 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.67%) Data Management
4 10 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 9 (15.00%) Information Management
6 8 (13.33%) IT Governance
6 8 (13.33%) Programme Management
7 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.00%) Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Logistics
9 5 (8.33%) Quality Management
10 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis
10 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.00%) Change Control
11 3 (5.00%) Coaching
11 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) Java
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.67%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) VB
3 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (3.33%) CISA
3 2 (3.33%) CISM
3 2 (3.33%) CISSP
3 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.33%) PMP
3 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) COBIT
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) BT
2 6 (10.00%) SAP
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Ariba
5 1 (1.67%) Dell
5 1 (1.67%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.67%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) NetApp
5 1 (1.67%) Pega
5 1 (1.67%) Teradata
5 1 (1.67%) Unisys
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) WorldPay