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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Finance 24 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.26% 8.43% 14.93%
As % of the General category 38.10% 25.00% 63.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £335 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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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
63 60 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 34.81% 33.71% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 23
Average daily rate £500 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £212 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +469.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 20 (38.46%) Telecoms
1 20 (38.46%) Software Testing
1 20 (38.46%) New Media
2 9 (17.31%) SAP
3 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.54%) C#
5 6 (11.54%) .NET
6 5 (9.62%) TIBCO
6 5 (9.62%) TDD
6 5 (9.62%) MVC
6 5 (9.62%) MongoDB
6 5 (9.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (9.62%) NoSQL
6 5 (9.62%) Backbone.js
6 5 (9.62%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (9.62%) RavenDB
6 5 (9.62%) Load Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Jasmine
6 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
6 5 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (7.69%) zOS
7 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) DB2
7 4 (7.69%) SQL
8 3 (5.77%) Java
8 3 (5.77%) Oracle
8 3 (5.77%) Mainframe

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (5.77%) SAS
2 2 (3.85%) CICS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) SPSS
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.92%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.92%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.92%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) MongoDB
1 5 (9.62%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (9.62%) NoSQL
1 5 (9.62%) RavenDB
2 4 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (7.69%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) OLAP
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.92%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Jasmine
2 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Marketing
2 3 (5.77%) Banking
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Consultant
2 14 (26.92%) Test Leader
3 12 (23.08%) Test Consultant
4 8 (15.38%) Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
6 5 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) SAP Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Programmer
9 2 (3.85%) Administrator
9 2 (3.85%) Functional Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) DBA
9 2 (3.85%) SAP Project Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) Backbone.js
2 5 (9.62%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
2 5 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.92%) J2EE
3 1 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.92%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) New Media
2 3 (5.77%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Statistics
4 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) zOS
2 2 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (1.92%) AIX
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.62%) TDD
4 5 (9.62%) MVC
4 5 (9.62%) Load Testing
5 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (5.77%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.77%) Open Source
7 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) DevOps
7 2 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
7 2 (3.85%) Logistics
8 1 (1.92%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.92%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.92%) Data Management
8 1 (1.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C#
2 4 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.85%) ABAP
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.92%) REXX
5 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) R
5 1 (1.92%) RPG
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.92%) yum
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) SAP
2 5 (9.62%) TIBCO
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Teradata
6 1 (1.92%) Endeca
6 1 (1.92%) Tableau