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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 9 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.13% 8.06% 11.07%
As % of the General category 33.33% 29.82% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 19
Average daily rate £425 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £342 £346
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 £18.25 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.87% -22.44%
General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
51 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.40% 27.01% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 33
Average daily rate £425 £513 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £296 £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 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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 16 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 16 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%) SAP FI
2 9 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 9 (21.43%) SAP CO
3 8 (19.05%) Oracle
4 6 (14.29%) CRM
4 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 6 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
5 5 (11.90%) ERP
5 5 (11.90%) Analytics
6 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.52%) SQL
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.52%) Degree
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.14%) SAP PM
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (7.14%) PMP
7 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
7 3 (7.14%) Informatica

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 1 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) SAP FI
1 9 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 9 (21.43%) SAP CO
2 6 (14.29%) 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 Financials
4 2 (4.76%) SAP CRM
5 1 (2.38%) SAP Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
5 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (2.38%) ResourceLink
5 1 (2.38%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (2.38%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
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 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) OBIEE Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Support Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Spring
1 1 (2.38%) jQuery
1 1 (2.38%) Ajax
1 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) CRM
1 6 (14.29%) ITIL
1 6 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
2 5 (11.90%) ERP
2 5 (11.90%) Analytics
3 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 3 (7.14%) ETL
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) PLM
5 2 (4.76%) Workflow
5 2 (4.76%) Change Management
5 2 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
1 4 (9.52%) 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%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
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
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) SAP
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Informatica
4 2 (4.76%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.38%) KANA
5 1 (2.38%) Verint
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos
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