The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 309 337 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.78% 13.23% 14.75%
As % of the General category 44.02% 49.78% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 217 209
Median daily rate £406 £415 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +81.81%
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 West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
702 677 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.03% 26.57% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 402 387
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 51
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
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 the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the West Midlands region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the West Midlands region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham -2 87 £375 -6.25% 30
Coventry -3 53 £395 -2.46% 8
Warwickshire +2 45 £450 - 13
Solihull +3 34 £500 +17.64% 2
Shropshire +33 18 £483 -6.58% 9
Staffordshire -10 14 £376 +1.68% 5
Herefordshire - 4 £450 - 2
Wolverhampton +2 2 £395 -17.92% 2
Worcestershire -8 2 £356 -16.17% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Walsall +1 1 £425 -
West Bromwich - 1 £425 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 183 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (19.03%) Project Management
3 100 (14.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 90 (12.88%) Microsoft
5 76 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
5 76 (10.87%) SQL
6 71 (10.16%) PRINCE2
7 68 (9.73%) SAP
8 66 (9.44%) Migration
9 63 (9.01%) Banking
10 59 (8.44%) Manufacturing
10 59 (8.44%) Oracle
11 53 (7.58%) Change Management
12 51 (7.30%) CRM
13 49 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (6.72%) PMO
15 46 (6.58%) JavaScript
16 44 (6.29%) HTML
16 44 (6.29%) MS Excel
17 41 (5.87%) Retail
18 40 (5.72%) Dynamics AX
18 40 (5.72%) Programme Management
18 40 (5.72%) SharePoint
18 40 (5.72%) Degree
19 39 (5.58%) Windows
20 38 (5.44%) Waterfall
20 38 (5.44%) AngularJS
21 37 (5.29%) .NET
22 36 (5.15%) Java
23 35 (5.01%) C#

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 40 (5.72%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (1.86%) SAS
4 7 (1.00%) Confluence
5 6 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.57%) CMS
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.43%) Apache
7 3 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.43%) Documentum
7 3 (0.43%) IIS
7 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.29%) JBoss
8 2 (0.29%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.29%) MS Office
3 27 (3.86%) MS Visio
4 25 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (3.29%) MS Project
6 8 (1.14%) Open Workbench
7 7 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.72%) HipChat
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (5.72%) Dynamics AX
2 32 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (2.29%) SAP FI
4 14 (2.00%) SAP CO
5 13 (1.86%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (1.43%) SAP FSCM
9 9 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (1.14%) SAP MM
11 7 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
13 5 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
14 4 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 4 (0.57%) SAP POS DM
15 3 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
15 3 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
15 3 (0.43%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.72%) SaaS
3 4 (0.57%) Office 365
4 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.43%) IaaS
4 3 (0.43%) PaaS
5 2 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.58%) Firewall
2 12 (1.72%) Internet
3 9 (1.29%) WAN
4 8 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (1.00%) LAN
5 7 (1.00%) Network Security
5 7 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.00%) Wireless
6 6 (0.86%) HTTP
6 6 (0.86%) SSL
7 5 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.72%) OSPF
7 5 (0.72%) SAN
7 5 (0.72%) Skype
7 5 (0.72%) VPN
8 4 (0.57%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (0.57%) DNS
9 3 (0.43%) DHCP
9 3 (0.43%) LDAP
9 3 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (2.58%) Power BI
4 11 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.29%) QlikView
6 8 (1.14%) Data Mart
6 8 (1.14%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.14%) SAP HANA
6 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.00%) Hazelcast
7 7 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.00%) MySQL
7 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.86%) Big Data
8 6 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.72%) Selenium
3 10 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (1.29%) JIRA
5 6 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.72%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.72%) Protractor
7 4 (0.57%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.57%) Subversion
7 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.43%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.29%) Maven
9 2 (0.29%) Mockito
9 2 (0.29%) Moq
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.29%) Sahi
9 2 (0.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 63 (9.01%) Banking
2 59 (8.44%) Manufacturing
3 41 (5.87%) Retail
4 30 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.58%) Marketing
6 17 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.57%) Electronics
8 9 (1.29%) Automotive
8 9 (1.29%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.00%) Advertising
9 7 (1.00%) Back Office
10 6 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.43%) German Language
12 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 3 (0.43%) Local Government
13 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.29%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Billing
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 169 (24.18%) Analyst
2 99 (14.16%) Business Analyst
3 89 (12.73%) Developer
3 89 (12.73%) Project Manager
4 65 (9.30%) Architect
5 45 (6.44%) Consultant
6 29 (4.15%) Financial Analyst
7 22 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
8 20 (2.86%) IT Manager
9 19 (2.72%) Dynamics AX Architect
9 19 (2.72%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 18 (2.58%) Microsoft Developer
11 17 (2.43%) Finance Business Analyst
11 17 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (2.29%) Programme Manager
13 14 (2.00%) Digital Analyst
13 14 (2.00%) SAP Consultant
13 14 (2.00%) Test Analyst
14 13 (1.86%) Digital Business Analyst
14 13 (1.86%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.29%) HTML
2 38 (5.44%) AngularJS
3 37 (5.29%) .NET
4 35 (5.01%) CSS
5 28 (4.01%) HTML5
6 23 (3.29%) CSS3
7 21 (3.00%) Web Services
8 18 (2.58%) XML
9 11 (1.57%) jQuery
9 11 (1.57%) Spring
10 10 (1.43%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.43%) J2EE
11 9 (1.29%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.29%) REST
12 8 (1.14%) Node.js
12 8 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (1.00%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.00%) Spring Boot
14 6 (0.86%) Sass
15 5 (0.72%) Highcharts JS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.72%) Public Cloud
4 16 (2.29%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.29%) User Experience
5 10 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (0.86%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (0.72%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.57%) NHS
9 3 (0.43%) CESG
9 3 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.43%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.43%) Handset
9 3 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.43%) PMI
9 3 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.58%) Windows
2 21 (3.00%) Unix
3 20 (2.86%) Linux
4 15 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.29%) Solaris
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) Android
8 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.14%) Debian
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.14%) SUSE
8 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (19.03%) Project Management
3 100 (14.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
5 71 (10.16%) PRINCE2
6 66 (9.44%) Migration
7 53 (7.58%) Change Management
8 51 (7.30%) CRM
9 40 (5.72%) Programme Management
10 38 (5.44%) Waterfall
11 34 (4.86%) Business Analysis
11 34 (4.86%) ITIL
11 34 (4.86%) Scrum
12 32 (4.58%) Analytics
13 30 (4.29%) ERP
14 29 (4.15%) Risk Management
15 28 (4.01%) Open Source
16 27 (3.86%) Service Management
17 26 (3.72%) Data Migration
18 25 (3.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 76 (10.87%) SQL
2 46 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 36 (5.15%) Java
4 35 (5.01%) C#
5 17 (2.43%) X++
6 10 (1.43%) Ruby
7 9 (1.29%) PHP
8 8 (1.14%) C
8 8 (1.14%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.14%) Python
9 6 (0.86%) Scala
10 5 (0.72%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.57%) ABAP
11 4 (0.57%) Perl
12 3 (0.43%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.43%) R
12 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.43%) VBA
13 2 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 40 (5.72%) Degree
2 27 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.00%) ISEB
5 12 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (1.57%) CCNP
6 11 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.29%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.14%) PMP
9 7 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.57%) CCIE
11 4 (0.57%) CISSP
11 4 (0.57%) MAPM
12 3 (0.43%) ACCA
12 3 (0.43%) CCNA
12 3 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.43%) CIMA
12 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.72%) PMO
2 21 (3.00%) Data Quality
3 18 (2.58%) QA
4 13 (1.86%) SLA
5 10 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.57%) GDPR
8 3 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.43%) P3O
8 3 (0.43%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.29%) Basel II
10 1 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.57%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.43%) Docker
3 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) SRDF
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.57%) Ansible
3 3 (0.43%) Nexpose
3 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.43%) Puppet
4 2 (0.29%) Salt
4 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.14%) Control-M
5 1 (0.14%) Grafana
5 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.14%) Kibana
5 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.14%) logstash
5 1 (0.14%) OpenView
5 1 (0.14%) rkt
5 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 90 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.73%) SAP
3 59 (8.44%) Oracle
4 19 (2.72%) Cisco
5 18 (2.58%) CheckPoint
6 12 (1.72%) HP
6 12 (1.72%) IBM
7 11 (1.57%) VMware
8 10 (1.43%) Cognos
9 8 (1.14%) F5
10 7 (1.00%) Guidewire
10 7 (1.00%) Teradata
11 5 (0.72%) Google
11 5 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.72%) webMethods
12 4 (0.57%) Dell
12 4 (0.57%) Infor
12 4 (0.57%) Pega
12 4 (0.57%) Riverbed
12 4 (0.57%) ServiceNow
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £450 - £498 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Washington Frank
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 7 days ago