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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 26 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.95% 11.38% 10.47%
As % of the General category 50.00% 34.55% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
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£550 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £383 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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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
52 55 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 31.90% 32.93% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 23
Average daily rate £550 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £350 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 11 (26.83%) SAP
2 10 (24.39%) Telecoms
2 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
2 10 (24.39%) New Media
3 6 (14.63%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.76%) C#
5 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.76%) TIBCO
5 4 (9.76%) .NET
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle
5 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.76%) Load Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (7.32%) TDD
6 3 (7.32%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (7.32%) Retail
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
6 3 (7.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
6 3 (7.32%) SAP BPC
6 3 (7.32%) RavenDB
6 3 (7.32%) Backbone.js
6 3 (7.32%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (7.32%) Jasmine
6 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (4.88%) SAS
1 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (7.32%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (7.32%) SAP BPC
2 2 (4.88%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.44%) SAP Retail
3 1 (2.44%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (2.44%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) DB2
1 3 (7.32%) OLAP
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Discoverer
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle OLAP
1 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.32%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
1 3 (7.32%) RavenDB
2 2 (4.88%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Jasmine
General
1 10 (24.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Consultant
2 9 (21.95%) Test Leader
3 7 (17.07%) Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Test Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) SAP Support
7 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Mainframe DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.88%) DB2 DBA
8 2 (4.88%) DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Support Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) J2EE
2 3 (7.32%) Backbone.js
2 3 (7.32%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.44%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.44%) ISPF
3 1 (2.44%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) New Media
2 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) zOS
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
2 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Load Testing
4 3 (7.32%) TDD
4 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.32%) MVC
5 2 (4.88%) B2B
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Cash Management
6 1 (2.44%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) Change Control
6 1 (2.44%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.44%) RPG
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) ABAP
4 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.44%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) SAP
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio