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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 9 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Finance 41 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.31% 9.73% 6.72%
As % of the General category 64.06% 31.43% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 4
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£400 £363 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +19.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
64 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 39.51% 30.97% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 12
Average daily rate £383 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £301 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £409 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £12.35 £22.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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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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 +3 11 £420 +12.00% 3
Tamworth - 2 £184 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £350 -
Stafford - 1 £398 -
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 27 (40.91%) E-Commerce
2 21 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (31.82%) .NET
3 19 (28.79%) HTML
3 19 (28.79%) CSS
4 18 (27.27%) N-Tier
4 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 16 (24.24%) SQL
6 15 (22.73%) HTML5
7 13 (19.70%) CSS3
8 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 11 (16.67%) SOA
9 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 10 (15.15%) Mobile App
10 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET
11 9 (13.64%) VB.NET
11 9 (13.64%) Android
12 8 (12.12%) Project Management
12 8 (12.12%) WinForms
12 8 (12.12%) Games
13 7 (10.61%) Retail
13 7 (10.61%) Web Development
13 7 (10.61%) ActionScript
13 7 (10.61%) Flash
13 7 (10.61%) Windows
14 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
14 6 (9.09%) ActionScript 3.0
14 6 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
14 6 (9.09%) SDLC

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.58%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.03%) MS Project
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.03%) Exstream
3 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) HTTP
2 2 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.03%) QlikView
5 2 (3.03%) DataStage
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.52%) OLTP
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
General
1 8 (12.12%) Games
2 7 (10.61%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Billing
3 2 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 9 (13.64%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Development Team Leader
4 6 (9.09%) Flash Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Team Leader
5 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Software Development Team Leader
5 5 (7.58%) Software Team Leader
6 4 (6.06%) WinForms Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Android Developer
6 4 (6.06%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Tester
6 4 (6.06%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Architect
7 3 (4.55%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.82%) .NET
2 19 (28.79%) CSS
2 19 (28.79%) HTML
3 15 (22.73%) HTML5
4 13 (19.70%) CSS3
5 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET
6 8 (12.12%) WinForms
7 7 (10.61%) Flash
8 4 (6.06%) J2ME
8 4 (6.06%) SOAP
8 4 (6.06%) XML
8 4 (6.06%) Android SDK
8 4 (6.06%) REST
8 4 (6.06%) JSON
9 2 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.52%) Apache Flex
10 1 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) N-Tier
2 10 (15.15%) Mobile App
3 6 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.06%) NHS
5 3 (4.55%) Online Games
6 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.52%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.52%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Android
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) UNIX
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) E-Commerce
2 11 (16.67%) SOA
2 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 8 (12.12%) Project Management
4 7 (10.61%) Web Development
5 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 6 (9.09%) SDLC
6 5 (7.58%) Coaching
6 5 (7.58%) Line Management
6 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.58%) Android Development
6 5 (7.58%) CRM
7 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.06%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Low Latency
8 3 (4.55%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.55%) Document Management
8 3 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 16 (24.24%) SQL
3 9 (13.64%) VB.NET
4 7 (10.61%) ActionScript
5 6 (9.09%) ActionScript 3.0
6 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.58%) C#
7 4 (6.06%) Java
8 3 (4.55%) VB
8 3 (4.55%) VB6
9 1 (1.52%) PHP5
9 1 (1.52%) PHP
9 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) Symbian
2 4 (6.06%) Cisco
2 4 (6.06%) Citrix
3 2 (3.03%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) EMC
3 2 (3.03%) Symantec
3 2 (3.03%) Remedy
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) Google
4 1 (1.52%) Zend
4 1 (1.52%) Sage
4 1 (1.52%) SAP