The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 9 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 12.41% 20.25% 11.86%
As % of the General category 50.00% 69.57% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
Average daily rate £350 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -18.88%
Finance
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region.

General Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
34 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 24.82% 29.11% 38.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 19
Average daily rate £325 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -9.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 (32.35%) Games
2 8 (23.53%) Project Management
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (14.71%) Windows
5 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
5 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (11.76%) Degree
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL
6 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
7 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
7 3 (8.82%) MS Office
7 3 (8.82%) Cisco
7 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) Broadband
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.94%) PVCS
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.94%) Toad
General
1 11 (32.35%) Games
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.82%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Business Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) MDX
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Economics
2 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.94%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Project Management
2 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (11.76%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
5 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (5.88%) Data Security
6 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security
6 2 (5.88%) Line Management
6 2 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (5.88%) Security Management
6 2 (5.88%) Six Sigma
6 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.88%) Threat Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) CISM
2 2 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) MBA
3 1 (2.94%) MCITP
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) NCIE
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.88%) F5
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Ciena
4 1 (2.94%) Dell
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) NetApp
4 1 (2.94%) Nokia
4 1 (2.94%) Sophos