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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 15 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.07% 12.68% 10.10%
As % of the General category 44.12% 41.94% 36.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 14
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£425 £438 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £568
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 £16.50 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.51%
Finance
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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
34 62 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 22.82% 30.24% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 31
Average daily rate £425 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £393 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £650
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 £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 13 (48.15%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) SAP FI
2 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
2 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
2 5 (18.52%) Logistics
3 4 (14.81%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) PMI Certification
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (11.11%) SAP CO
4 3 (11.11%) Retail
4 3 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (11.11%) SAP BPC
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Big Data
5 2 (7.41%) P3O
5 2 (7.41%) Coaching
5 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (7.41%) Cash Management
5 2 (7.41%) Marketing
5 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Software Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) SAP FI
2 3 (11.11%) SAP BPC
2 3 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (11.11%) SAP CO
3 2 (7.41%) SAP Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (3.70%) ENOVIA
4 1 (3.70%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (3.70%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (3.70%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) OLAP
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SAP Support
5 2 (7.41%) Test Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) PMO Manager
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) PMI
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.70%) New Media
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
1 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
1 5 (18.52%) Logistics
2 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (11.11%) Change Management
2 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.41%) B2B
3 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.41%) Coaching
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Resource Management
3 2 (7.41%) Cash Management
3 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) SAP
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio