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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 10 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.83% 10.00% 9.05%
As % of the General category 44.74% 36.21% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 11
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£388 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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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
38 58 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.20% 27.62% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 29
Average daily rate £400 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £530 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 (45.16%) SAP
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
2 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Logistics
3 5 (16.13%) New Media
3 5 (16.13%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
4 4 (12.90%) Retail
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (12.90%) SAP FI
4 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (9.68%) OLAP
5 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.68%) J2EE
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) P3O
6 2 (6.45%) Coaching
6 2 (6.45%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (6.45%) Resource Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP FI
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (6.45%) SAP BPC
3 2 (6.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (6.45%) SAP CO
3 2 (6.45%) SAP Retail
4 1 (3.23%) ENOVIA
4 1 (3.23%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (3.23%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (9.68%) OLAP
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.45%) Big Data
General
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Billing
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Test Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) SAP Support
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) PMO Manager
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) J2EE
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.23%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) New Media
2 2 (6.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
1 6 (19.35%) Project Management
1 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
2 5 (16.13%) Logistics
3 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Cash Management
5 2 (6.45%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (6.45%) Coaching
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) B2B
6 1 (3.23%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
6 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) SAP
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.23%) Ab Initio