The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 11 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 16 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.88% 6.88% 11.31%
As % of the General category 30.77% 25.49% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 18
Average daily rate £425 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £346 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £900
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+18.61% -22.44%
General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
52 51 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 25.62% 26.98% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 33
Average daily rate £425 £550 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £272 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Finance
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 16 (38.10%) SAP
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) SAP FI
2 9 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 9 (21.43%) SAP CO
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (16.67%) CRM
4 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 5 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
5 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
5 5 (11.90%) SQL
6 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (9.52%) ERP
6 4 (9.52%) Informatica
6 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.52%) Analytics
6 4 (9.52%) Degree
7 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.14%) SAP PM
7 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (7.14%) Workflow
7 3 (7.14%) Migration

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) SAP FI
1 9 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 9 (21.43%) SAP CO
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (7.14%) SAP PM
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 2 (4.76%) SAP CRM
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (2.38%) SAP SD
5 1 (2.38%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (2.38%) SAP Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (2.38%) ResourceLink
5 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Consultant
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Architect
2 6 (14.29%) Integration Architect
2 6 (14.29%) SAP Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Developer
3 4 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) OBIEE Developer
5 2 (4.76%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Support Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
1 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.38%) Spring
1 1 (2.38%) Ajax
1 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) CRM
2 6 (14.29%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
4 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.52%) ERP
4 4 (9.52%) Analytics
5 3 (7.14%) ETL
5 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.14%) Workflow
5 3 (7.14%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.76%) Logistics
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) ABAP
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (7.14%) PMP
2 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MBA
4 1 (2.38%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) SAP
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Informatica
4 2 (4.76%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos