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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 8 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 19 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.57% 9.78% 10.79%
As % of the General category 51.35% 47.37% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 11
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £420 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
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
37 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.43% 20.65% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 27
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £480 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 9 £360 -4.00%
Lichfield - 2 £575 - 1
Tamworth -2 1 £450 +40.62% 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £350 -
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (59.09%) .NET
2 24 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 19 (43.18%) SQL
3 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
4 17 (38.64%) C#
5 15 (34.09%) VB.NET
5 15 (34.09%) WinForms
6 12 (27.27%) N-Tier
6 12 (27.27%) HTML
6 12 (27.27%) CSS
7 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 10 (22.73%) T-SQL
8 10 (22.73%) High Availability
9 9 (20.45%) CSS3
9 9 (20.45%) HTML5
9 9 (20.45%) Windows
9 9 (20.45%) Web Development
10 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 8 (18.18%) Games
10 8 (18.18%) TypeScript
11 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
11 7 (15.91%) RDBMS
11 7 (15.91%) Project Management
11 7 (15.91%) VB
12 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
12 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
12 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (13.64%) Degree
12 6 (13.64%) Online Games
12 6 (13.64%) VB6

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) LAN
1 1 (2.27%) VoIP
1 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) RDBMS
2 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.55%) DataStage
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.27%) OLTP
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 8 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Billing
2 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Developer
2 9 (20.45%) .NET Developer
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.82%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) WinForms Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Android Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) DataStage Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (59.09%) .NET
2 15 (34.09%) WinForms
3 12 (27.27%) CSS
3 12 (27.27%) HTML
4 9 (20.45%) CSS3
4 9 (20.45%) HTML5
5 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 4 (9.09%) Middleware
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (9.09%) REST
6 4 (9.09%) WebCenter
6 4 (9.09%) XML
7 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.55%) ADO.NET
8 2 (4.55%) Ajax
8 2 (4.55%) J2ME
8 2 (4.55%) JSON
8 2 (4.55%) WCF
8 2 (4.55%) WF
8 2 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) N-Tier
2 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.64%) Online Games
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) EPoS
4 2 (4.55%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) FMCG
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) E-Commerce
2 10 (22.73%) High Availability
3 9 (20.45%) Web Development
4 7 (15.91%) Project Management
5 6 (13.64%) Low Latency
6 5 (11.36%) SOA
7 4 (9.09%) Content Management
8 3 (6.82%) OOP
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
9 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.55%) Android Development
9 2 (4.55%) ETL
9 2 (4.55%) Front End Development
9 2 (4.55%) Migration
9 2 (4.55%) OOD
9 2 (4.55%) People Management
9 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.55%) Workflow
10 1 (2.27%) Change Control
10 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 17 (38.64%) C#
3 15 (34.09%) VB.NET
4 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (22.73%) T-SQL
6 8 (18.18%) TypeScript
7 7 (15.91%) VB
8 6 (13.64%) VB6
9 3 (6.82%) Java
10 1 (2.27%) ActionScript
10 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.27%) Avaya
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) Mitel
4 1 (2.27%) Sage