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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 15 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 22 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.68% 8.59% 6.32%
As % of the General category 42.31% 32.35% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
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£438 £320 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.71% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £292 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £335 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.14%
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
52 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.24% 26.56% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 16
Average daily rate £444 £320 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.67% +32.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £390 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £26.50 £17.30 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.17% +12.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.45 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £32.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 -1 8 £400 +25.00% 3
Burton-upon-Trent 0 2 - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - - 1
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (21.88%) .NET
5 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
5 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Project Planning
6 6 (18.75%) SQL
7 5 (15.63%) Citrix
7 5 (15.63%) C#
7 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
7 5 (15.63%) MS Project
7 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
7 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
8 4 (12.50%) Retail
8 4 (12.50%) Windows
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco
8 4 (12.50%) NHS
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
9 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
9 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
9 3 (9.38%) OO
9 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
9 3 (9.38%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (9.38%) Migration

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Project
3 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) DataStage
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
1 1 (3.13%) Maven
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Agile Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Change Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Business Change Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Software Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) WinForms
4 1 (3.13%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) J2EE
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
4 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Project Management
1 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
3 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Project Planning
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
5 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
7 3 (9.38%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Test Management
8 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.25%) Process Improvement
8 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
8 2 (6.25%) Time Management
8 2 (6.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.13%) VB6
4 1 (3.13%) PHP5
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Citrix
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Symantec
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Symbian
5 1 (3.13%) AppSense
5 1 (3.13%) Zend