The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 18 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 Shropshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 20 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 14.93% 5.83% 7.38%
As % of the General category 86.96% 35.00% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 8
Average daily rate £425 £350 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -20.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £300 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £483 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
23 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 17.16% 16.67% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
Average daily rate £425 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £308 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £558 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £10.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Shropshire region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Shropshire region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Telford +11 17 £425 +22.30% 6
Ludlow - - - -
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 8 (33.33%) MS Office
1 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (29.17%) Resource Management
2 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) Change Management
4 4 (16.67%) Change Control
5 3 (12.50%) Big Data
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Open Workbench
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (8.33%) JMS
6 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (8.33%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) MySQL
6 2 (8.33%) EAI
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (8.33%) Windows
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (8.33%) SOAP
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (8.33%) XSLT
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Service Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) Open Workbench
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.33%) Log4j
2 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SCCM Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) SOA Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SOA Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) E-Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) JMS
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XSLT
1 2 (8.33%) Java EE
1 2 (8.33%) RESTful
1 2 (8.33%) JAX-RS
1 2 (8.33%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (29.17%) Resource Management
2 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Change Management
3 4 (16.67%) Change Control
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) EAI
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) BPEL
5 2 (8.33%) Transition Management
5 2 (8.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) WSO2
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) EMC
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle