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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 14 4 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing Finance 14 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.95% 15.71% 6.67%
As % of the General category 29.79% 56.41% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 7
Median daily rate £376 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.68% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £513 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £26.83 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.40% +62.60%

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
47 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.70% 27.86% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 23
Median daily rate £350 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £278 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.42 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -6 6 £365 -1.35%
Tamworth 0 2 £438 -2.77%
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 £350 -
Cannock +1 1 £425 - 2
Lichfield -2 1 £525 -8.69%
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 9 (42.86%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) NHS
3 3 (14.29%) ERP
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (14.29%) PMO
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Replication
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
1 1 (4.76%) SAS
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.76%) DataStage
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (4.76%) Billing
1 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Change Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Officer
5 1 (4.76%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Cutover Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Development Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Development Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) ERP Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Officer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) ERP
3 3 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Informatics
5 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Korn
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PMO
2 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com