The first 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 17 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 Solihull 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 18 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 14.40% 10.17% 2.82%
As % of the General category 33.96% 24.00% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 1
Average daily rate £350 £413 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +17.02%
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 £19.50 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+0.56% -14.84%
General Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
53 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 42.40% 42.37% 61.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 4
Average daily rate £323 £320 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £408 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.25 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Finance
West Midlands

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014, 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 9 (26.47%) PRINCE2
2 8 (23.53%) Project Management
3 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (20.59%) SAP
4 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) Marketing
5 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (11.76%) Retail
5 4 (11.76%) Degree
5 4 (11.76%) LAN
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) MS Office
6 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
6 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
6 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.82%) Change Management
6 3 (8.82%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
7 2 (5.88%) CHFI
7 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Analytics
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Broadband
7 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.88%) Billing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) Broadband
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Marketing
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Project Leader
3 2 (5.88%) Consultant
3 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (2.94%) SAP SD Consultant
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (2.94%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Support
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Manager
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Support Analyst
4 1 (2.94%) Lead Architect
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe Project Leader
4 1 (2.94%) PMO Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) PRINCE2
2 8 (23.53%) Project Management
3 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.94%) Web Analytics
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) ABAP
2 1 (2.94%) VBA
2 1 (2.94%) Apex Code
2 1 (2.94%) C
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.88%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) P3O
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) SAP
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.94%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.94%) IBM