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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 391 367 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.59% 13.47% 15.56%
As % of the General category 54.08% 46.11% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 245 194
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.26% -31.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -14.11%
Finance
England

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
723 796 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.12% 29.22% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 429 345
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 61 65
Median hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 173 £400 - 35
Warwickshire +2 56 £375 +7.14% 20
Coventry -4 46 £413 -8.33% 16
Shropshire -18 25 £510 +20.05% 7
Solihull -6 17 £350 -5.08% 4
Staffordshire +2 11 £400 -11.11% 8
Worcestershire -7 7 £425 +17.24% 6
Wolverhampton -1 4 £284 -14.66% 11
West Bromwich +5 2 £381 +19.14%
Herefordshire +4 2 £450 +26.31%
Walsall +3 2 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £375 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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.

1 133 (18.10%) Project Management
2 101 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 99 (13.47%) SQL
4 94 (12.79%) Oracle
5 91 (12.38%) Microsoft
6 89 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (10.88%) PRINCE2
8 72 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
8 72 (9.80%) Banking
9 69 (9.39%) ITIL
10 68 (9.25%) Business Analysis
11 63 (8.57%) SQL Server
12 62 (8.44%) MS Excel
13 59 (8.03%) Windows
14 58 (7.89%) Change Management
15 54 (7.35%) MS Office
16 52 (7.07%) SAP
17 51 (6.94%) Migration
17 51 (6.94%) Degree
18 47 (6.39%) Legal
18 47 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
19 45 (6.12%) .NET
20 43 (5.85%) C#
21 40 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
22 39 (5.31%) Data Modelling
22 39 (5.31%) Service Management
22 39 (5.31%) Service Delivery
23 36 (4.90%) Risk Management
24 34 (4.63%) ETL
25 33 (4.49%) QA

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 18 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.22%) CMS
3 6 (0.82%) Documentum
3 6 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.68%) Captiva
4 5 (0.68%) JBoss
4 5 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (0.68%) SAS
4 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.27%) WordPress
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 62 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 54 (7.35%) MS Office
3 26 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.72%) MS Project
4 20 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.72%) Open Workbench
5 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.77%) Oracle Financials
2 11 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.95%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.82%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.82%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.50%) SaaS
2 9 (1.22%) IaaS
2 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.09%) Office 365
3 8 (1.09%) PaaS
4 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.27%) IBM PureFlex
5 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.72%) LAN
1 20 (2.72%) WAN
2 12 (1.63%) Firewall
3 9 (1.22%) SAN
3 9 (1.22%) Wireless
4 8 (1.09%) 3G
5 6 (0.82%) SSH
5 6 (0.82%) SSL
6 5 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (0.68%) Internet
6 5 (0.68%) MPLS
6 5 (0.68%) VoIP
7 4 (0.54%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.54%) VPN
8 3 (0.41%) DNS
8 3 (0.41%) LTE
8 3 (0.41%) Network Security
9 2 (0.27%) ADSL
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.27%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.27%) BusinessObjects
4 20 (2.72%) IBM InfoSphere
5 19 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.22%) DataStage
11 9 (1.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.22%) QualityStage
11 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.09%) OLAP
12 8 (1.09%) QlikView
13 7 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.54%) JIRA
4 4 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.27%) Selenium
5 2 (0.27%) Toad
6 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.14%) Moq
6 1 (0.14%) MSTest
6 1 (0.14%) NUnit
6 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 72 (9.80%) Banking
2 47 (6.39%) Legal
3 32 (4.35%) Retail
3 32 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.72%) Marketing
5 16 (2.18%) Games
5 16 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.04%) Law
7 13 (1.77%) Billing
8 12 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.09%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.82%) Automotive
10 6 (0.82%) Back Office
10 6 (0.82%) Electronics
10 6 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.68%) Front Office
11 5 (0.68%) German Language
11 5 (0.68%) Local Government
12 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 193 (26.26%) Analyst
2 121 (16.46%) Project Manager
3 96 (13.06%) Developer
4 73 (9.93%) Business Analyst
5 51 (6.94%) Architect
6 49 (6.67%) Consultant
7 33 (4.49%) IT Manager
8 31 (4.22%) Financial Analyst
9 30 (4.08%) Test Analyst
10 24 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
11 22 (2.99%) Service Analyst
12 21 (2.86%) Data Analyst
13 20 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (2.45%) Programme Manager
15 17 (2.31%) SQL Developer
16 15 (2.04%) .NET Developer
17 14 (1.90%) Business Manager
18 13 (1.77%) Administrator
18 13 (1.77%) Infrastructure Architect
18 13 (1.77%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.12%) .NET
2 24 (3.27%) HTML
3 20 (2.72%) CSS
4 16 (2.18%) HTML5
5 15 (2.04%) jQuery
6 13 (1.77%) CSS3
7 12 (1.63%) ASP.NET
8 10 (1.36%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (1.36%) REST
8 10 (1.36%) WinForms
9 9 (1.22%) Web Services
10 8 (1.09%) Ajax
10 8 (1.09%) Backbone.js
11 6 (0.82%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.82%) JSON
11 6 (0.82%) Middleware
11 6 (0.82%) WCF
11 6 (0.82%) XML
12 5 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.50%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.50%) NHS
5 9 (1.22%) Blackberry
5 9 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.22%) PMI
6 8 (1.09%) N-Tier
7 7 (0.95%) Informatics
7 7 (0.95%) Reference Data
8 6 (0.82%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.82%) Derivative
8 6 (0.82%) Social Media
9 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (0.68%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.54%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 59 (8.03%) Windows
2 31 (4.22%) Unix
3 22 (2.99%) Linux
4 20 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.77%) AIX
5 13 (1.77%) Solaris
6 10 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.82%) SUSE
9 4 (0.54%) Android
9 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.27%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (18.10%) Project Management
2 101 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 89 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (10.88%) PRINCE2
5 72 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 69 (9.39%) ITIL
7 68 (9.25%) Business Analysis
8 58 (7.89%) Change Management
9 51 (6.94%) Migration
10 40 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (5.31%) Data Modelling
11 39 (5.31%) Service Delivery
11 39 (5.31%) Service Management
12 36 (4.90%) Risk Management
13 34 (4.63%) ETL
14 26 (3.54%) ERP
14 26 (3.54%) Scrum
15 25 (3.40%) SDLC
16 24 (3.27%) ITIL V3
16 24 (3.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 99 (13.47%) SQL
2 43 (5.85%) C#
3 29 (3.95%) Java
4 26 (3.54%) JavaScript
5 21 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 18 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.77%) Perl
8 11 (1.50%) VB.NET
9 10 (1.36%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.36%) VBA
10 7 (0.95%) Korn
10 7 (0.95%) TypeScript
10 7 (0.95%) VB
11 4 (0.54%) ABAP
11 4 (0.54%) VB6
12 3 (0.41%) PHP
12 3 (0.41%) Python
12 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.41%) VBScript
13 2 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 51 (6.94%) Degree
2 22 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 21 (2.86%) ISEB
4 20 (2.72%) Security Cleared
5 16 (2.18%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.09%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.95%) PMP
10 6 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.68%) CCNP
11 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.54%) ACCA
12 4 (0.54%) MBA
12 4 (0.54%) MCSE
13 3 (0.41%) CISM
13 3 (0.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.49%) QA
2 26 (3.54%) SLA
3 25 (3.40%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.54%) COBIT
5 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) COSO
7 1 (0.14%) GAAP
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.68%) NFS
3 4 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.27%) HDFS
6 1 (0.14%) Samba
6 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (0.95%) Control-M
2 4 (0.54%) SCCM
3 2 (0.27%) QRadar
4 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
4 1 (0.14%) SCOM
4 1 (0.14%) Simpana
Vendors
1 94 (12.79%) Oracle
2 91 (12.38%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.07%) SAP
4 32 (4.35%) IBM
5 23 (3.13%) Cisco
5 23 (3.13%) Cognos
6 16 (2.18%) VMware
7 15 (2.04%) Netezza
8 14 (1.90%) Informatica
8 14 (1.90%) Pega
9 12 (1.63%) HP
10 10 (1.36%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.22%) Avaya
11 9 (1.22%) Citrix
11 9 (1.22%) EMC
12 8 (1.09%) Dell
13 6 (0.82%) BMC
14 5 (0.68%) Nokia
15 4 (0.54%) Siemens
15 4 (0.54%) Veritas
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £570 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £530 - £612 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Shropshire
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 26 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £2600.00 - £2900.00 per month
Posted: 27 days ago