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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 10 12 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs citing Finance 12 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.12% 7.84% 4.81%
As % of the General category 52.17% 24.49% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
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£325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £271 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £454 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £100.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
23 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.23% 32.03% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 25
Average daily rate £325 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £231 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £428 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.82% -38.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 +4 4 £425 -22.72% 2
Cannock - 2 £313 -
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 - - 3
Stafford - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) .NET
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
5 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (15.38%) MS Project
5 4 (15.38%) Windows
5 4 (15.38%) OO
6 3 (11.54%) OOP
6 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
6 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) DataStage
6 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
6 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.69%) Web Development
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS Project
3 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.85%) AutoCAD
4 1 (3.85%) MS Office
4 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) DataStage
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Project Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) NHS Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.85%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) Flash
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) WinForms
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe AIR
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
4 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) DTV
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
3 4 (15.38%) OO
4 3 (11.54%) OOP
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Web Development
5 2 (7.69%) Test Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.85%) ActionScript
4 1 (3.85%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (3.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Business Objects