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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Finance 25 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.78% 8.89% 14.97%
As % of the General category 42.37% 42.86% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 5
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £475 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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 28 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 39.60% 20.74% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 24
Average daily rate £525 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £635 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 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 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 6 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) SAP
4 5 (10.87%) Change Management
4 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.87%) Migration
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
4 5 (10.87%) Fintech
5 4 (8.70%) DevOps
5 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Retail Banking
5 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Quality Management
5 4 (8.70%) Java
5 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.70%) SAS
6 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.52%) Unix
6 3 (6.52%) CRM

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) SAS
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Project
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) SPSS
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.17%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.17%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) IaaS
1 1 (2.17%) PaaS
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.52%) SAP HANA
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.35%) Big Data
4 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.35%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.17%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.17%) Crystal Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
2 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (17.39%) Banking
2 5 (10.87%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Marketing
4 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Architect
2 7 (15.22%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Developer
4 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Development Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Chief Technology Officer
5 3 (6.52%) Development Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Development Manager
5 3 (6.52%) IT Development Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Development Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Senior IT Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Senior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Fintech
1 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) New Media
2 3 (6.52%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.35%) Market Risk
3 2 (4.35%) Social Media
3 2 (4.35%) Statistics
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
1 3 (6.52%) Unix
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 5 (10.87%) Change Management
3 5 (10.87%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.70%) DevOps
4 4 (8.70%) Quality Management
4 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.52%) Data Management
5 3 (6.52%) Information Security
5 3 (6.52%) Master Data Management
5 3 (6.52%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) Scrum
5 3 (6.52%) Security Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) MATLAB
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
3 2 (4.35%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) R
4 1 (2.17%) ABAP
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
1 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.17%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) Tableau
3 2 (4.35%) Teradata
4 1 (2.17%) Amdocs
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) Endeca
4 1 (2.17%) EXTOL
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.17%) Pega
4 1 (2.17%) VMware