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 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 11 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Finance 12 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.52% 6.32% 14.69%
As % of the General category 35.29% 22.22% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Average daily rate £320 £220 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £193 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £292 £363
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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
34 27 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.98% 28.42% 40.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 34
Average daily rate £320 £263 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -11.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £440 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Average hourly rate £17.30 £15.31 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.99% -61.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £6.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £62.50
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 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +8 11 £320 +82.85% 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 2
Stafford - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
3 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (34.62%) T-SQL
5 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (15.38%) Financial Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
7 4 (15.38%) XML
7 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (11.54%) SOA
8 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
8 3 (11.54%) CSS
8 3 (11.54%) HTTP
8 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) Flash
8 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
8 3 (11.54%) Photoshop
8 3 (11.54%) .NET
8 3 (11.54%) DHTML
8 3 (11.54%) HTML
8 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 3 (11.54%) ActionScript
8 3 (11.54%) ActionScript 3.0
8 3 (11.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Photoshop
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.85%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (3.85%) OLTP
9 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (3.85%) OLAP
9 1 (3.85%) MySQL
9 1 (3.85%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (11.54%) Games
2 2 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
2 4 (15.38%) SQL DBA
2 4 (15.38%) DBA
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Flash Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) ActionScript Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Report Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Commercial Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) Flash
2 3 (11.54%) WinForms
2 3 (11.54%) DHTML
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) MDX
2 3 (11.54%) Apache Flex
2 3 (11.54%) CSS
2 3 (11.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) XSD
4 1 (3.85%) ODBC
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) WCF
4 1 (3.85%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Streaming Video
1 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) PDA
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Financial Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) SOA
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) OOP
3 2 (7.69%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) ERP
3 2 (7.69%) OOD
3 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 2 (7.69%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (3.85%) Analytics
4 1 (3.85%) Information Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) T-SQL
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) ActionScript
3 3 (11.54%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) VBA
5 1 (3.85%) LotusScript
5 1 (3.85%) VB6
5 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ACCA
1 1 (3.85%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard
4 1 (3.85%) DevExpress
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