The first 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 31 July 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 Staffordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 14 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 8 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.84% 6.78% 5.00%
As % of the General category 32.00% 33.33% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £238 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £625 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
25 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.37% 20.34% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 19
Average daily rate £320 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £538 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
West Midlands

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
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 31 July 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
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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 +13 5 £320 -3.03% 1
Lichfield - 1 £395 - 1
Stafford - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (52.63%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
2 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) Financial Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (15.79%) OOP
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.79%) XML
5 3 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (10.53%) JSON
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) WinForms
6 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (5.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.26%) QlikView
6 1 (5.26%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) DBA
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
2 4 (21.05%) SQL DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Draughtsman
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.79%) XML
1 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (10.53%) WinForms
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) WPF
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) XSD
3 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) DTV
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) OO
1 4 (21.05%) Financial Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.79%) OOP
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) SOA
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) MVVM
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CIMA
1 1 (5.26%) ICAEW
1 1 (5.26%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle