The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 11 14 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing Finance 9 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.23% 9.03% 1.83%
As % of the General category 45.00% 31.71% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
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£350 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £381 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £100.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
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 Staffordshire region.

General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.73% 28.47% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 11
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £406 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +5 5 £400 +25.98% 1
Tamworth - 1 £320 - 1
Lichfield - 1 - - 3
Stafford - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) MS Project
5 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) C#
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
8 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (8.33%) Web Development
8 2 (8.33%) Test Management
8 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (8.33%) Active Directory

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Project
3 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (4.17%) MS Office
4 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) DataStage
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Procurement Manager
7 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) UI Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Draughtsman
7 1 (4.17%) Head of Operations
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) Flash
3 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Flex
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe AIR
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) DTV
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
3 5 (20.83%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Web Development
6 2 (8.33%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.33%) OOP
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) VB6
4 1 (4.17%) ActionScript
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) IBM