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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 12 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 15 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.65% 18.33% 16.55%
As % of the General category 22.73% 62.26% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 22
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £760 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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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
66 53 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 33.67% 29.44% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 35
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £875 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £37.00 £6.50 £27.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+469.23% -76.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 10 (26.32%) SAP
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
4 8 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
5 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
5 7 (18.42%) Workflow
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.79%) SAP FI
6 6 (15.79%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (15.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (15.79%) SAP CO
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
7 5 (13.16%) Change Management
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (13.16%) CRM
7 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
7 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (10.53%) Analytics
8 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (10.53%) MS Office
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL
8 4 (10.53%) Informatica
8 4 (10.53%) Migration

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (15.79%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (15.79%) SAP FI
2 6 (15.79%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (15.79%) SAP CO
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (2.63%) SAP Retail
6 1 (2.63%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (2.63%) SAP MII
6 1 (2.63%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) DB2
5 1 (2.63%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.63%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Billing
2 1 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.63%) Front Office
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Consultant
2 5 (13.16%) Architect
2 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Integration Architect
3 4 (10.53%) SAP Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Service Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (7.89%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.89%) OBIEE Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Economics
1 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) AIX
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Workflow
2 5 (13.16%) Change Management
2 5 (13.16%) CRM
2 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (10.53%) Analytics
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL
3 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.89%) Service Management
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) ETL
4 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.26%) Line Management
5 2 (5.26%) ERP
5 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Logistics
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) PMP
4 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.63%) CCA
4 1 (2.63%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 10 (26.32%) SAP
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.53%) Informatica
5 1 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) Cognos
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.63%) HP