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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 426 379 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.43% 15.83% 11.38%
As % of the General category 49.65% 46.96% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 261 147
Median daily rate £413 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +18.18%
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
858 807 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.06% 33.71% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 506 345
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £383
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 56
Median hourly rate £16.00 £31.44 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.10% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.28 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.80 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 128 £380 -5.00% 55
Warwickshire +2 105 £458 +7.64% 14
Coventry -4 52 £451 +12.62% 22
Shropshire -14 28 £363 -19.44% 6
Staffordshire -11 16 £363 +0.06% 10
Solihull -8 14 £366 -16.28% 8
Wolverhampton 0 7 £416 +1.83% 6
Worcestershire +4 5 £363 +11.53% 9
Kingswinford - 3 £424 - 1
Walsall -2 2 £364 +21.41% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £275 - 2
Dudley - 1 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 147 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 134 (16.28%) Project Management
3 129 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (12.27%) Banking
5 99 (12.03%) Oracle
6 97 (11.79%) SQL
7 88 (10.69%) Microsoft
8 83 (10.09%) Business Analysis
9 81 (9.84%) PRINCE2
10 72 (8.75%) Change Management
11 71 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
12 68 (8.26%) SAP
13 65 (7.90%) SQL Server
14 63 (7.65%) MS Excel
15 62 (7.53%) ITIL
16 61 (7.41%) Migration
17 53 (6.44%) Retail
17 53 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
18 49 (5.95%) Degree
19 48 (5.83%) Legal
20 47 (5.71%) Windows
20 47 (5.71%) MS Office
21 46 (5.59%) Service Management
22 45 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
23 43 (5.22%) Service Delivery
24 42 (5.10%) Risk Management
25 38 (4.62%) Scrum
26 37 (4.50%) HTML
26 37 (4.50%) Java
27 35 (4.25%) ISEB

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 16 (1.94%) SharePoint
1 16 (1.94%) WebLogic
2 15 (1.82%) JBoss
2 15 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 15 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 12 (1.46%) SAS
5 10 (1.22%) CMS
6 6 (0.73%) Confluence
7 5 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.24%) Apache
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.24%) IIS
9 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.71%) MS Office
3 34 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 34 (4.13%) MS Project
4 24 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 18 (2.19%) Open Workbench
6 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) SPSS
8 2 (0.24%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.24%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 14 (1.70%) Oracle Financials
2 12 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
4 9 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.85%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.61%) SAP MII
8 5 (0.61%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.36%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.73%) Office 365
2 6 (0.73%) SaaS
3 4 (0.49%) IaaS
4 3 (0.36%) PaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.79%) WAN
2 21 (2.55%) LAN
3 12 (1.46%) Firewall
4 11 (1.34%) Wireless
5 10 (1.22%) Internet
6 7 (0.85%) 3G
7 6 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.73%) Network Security
8 5 (0.61%) MPLS
8 5 (0.61%) VoIP
9 4 (0.49%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.49%) VPN
10 3 (0.36%) LTE
10 3 (0.36%) SAN
10 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.24%) Skype
12 1 (0.12%) 4G
12 1 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.12%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
6 16 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.70%) DB2
8 13 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.97%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.73%) QlikView
15 5 (0.61%) Big Data
15 5 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
15 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.61%) SAP BI
15 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (0.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (1.70%) Log4j
2 12 (1.46%) JIRA
3 9 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.36%) LSMW
7 3 (0.36%) NUnit
8 2 (0.24%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.24%) PVCS
8 2 (0.24%) Toad
9 1 (0.12%) Moq
9 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.12%) Selenium
9 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (12.27%) Banking
2 53 (6.44%) Retail
3 48 (5.83%) Legal
4 28 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.94%) Back Office
7 14 (1.70%) Billing
7 14 (1.70%) Law
7 14 (1.70%) Marketing
8 10 (1.22%) General Ledger
9 8 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.85%) Automotive
10 7 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.73%) German Language
12 4 (0.49%) Military
13 3 (0.36%) Advertising
13 3 (0.36%) Games
13 3 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 229 (27.83%) Analyst
2 139 (16.89%) Project Manager
3 98 (11.91%) Business Analyst
4 85 (10.33%) Developer
5 75 (9.11%) Consultant
6 56 (6.80%) Architect
7 35 (4.25%) IT Manager
8 30 (3.65%) Financial Analyst
9 29 (3.52%) Operations Analyst
9 29 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (3.28%) Mainframe Analyst
10 27 (3.28%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
11 26 (3.16%) IT Project Manager
12 24 (2.92%) Test Analyst
13 22 (2.67%) Service Manager
14 18 (2.19%) Service Analyst
15 17 (2.07%) Programme Manager
15 17 (2.07%) SAP Consultant
15 17 (2.07%) SQL Developer
16 16 (1.94%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.50%) HTML
2 33 (4.01%) CSS
3 31 (3.77%) .NET
4 27 (3.28%) Web Services
5 18 (2.19%) XML
6 15 (1.82%) JMS
6 15 (1.82%) jQuery
7 14 (1.70%) Java EE
7 14 (1.70%) JSP
8 12 (1.46%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (1.09%) HTML5
11 8 (0.97%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.97%) CSS3
11 8 (0.97%) EDI
11 8 (0.97%) REST
12 7 (0.85%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.85%) WCF
13 6 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.52%) Mainframe
3 17 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.94%) Data Centre
4 16 (1.94%) Virtual Team
5 10 (1.22%) PMI
6 9 (1.09%) Credit Risk
7 8 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 7 (0.85%) NHS
9 6 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.73%) Informatics
9 6 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (0.73%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.73%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.49%) User Experience
11 3 (0.36%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.36%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.36%) Health Informatics
11 3 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (5.71%) Windows
2 25 (3.04%) Windows Server
3 19 (2.31%) Linux
4 18 (2.19%) Unix
5 11 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.22%) AIX
6 10 (1.22%) Solaris
7 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) HPUX
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.12%) Android
12 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 134 (16.28%) Project Management
3 129 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (10.09%) Business Analysis
5 81 (9.84%) PRINCE2
6 72 (8.75%) Change Management
7 71 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
8 62 (7.53%) ITIL
9 61 (7.41%) Migration
10 46 (5.59%) Service Management
11 45 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (5.22%) Service Delivery
13 42 (5.10%) Risk Management
14 38 (4.62%) Scrum
15 35 (4.25%) Waterfall
16 32 (3.89%) SDLC
17 30 (3.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 29 (3.52%) Data Migration
19 28 (3.40%) Analytics
20 27 (3.28%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (11.79%) SQL
2 37 (4.50%) Java
3 31 (3.77%) C#
4 26 (3.16%) PL/SQL
5 22 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 8 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.97%) VBA
8 7 (0.85%) PHP
9 6 (0.73%) ABAP
9 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.49%) C
10 4 (0.49%) Korn
10 4 (0.49%) Python
10 4 (0.49%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.36%) C++
11 3 (0.36%) VB
12 2 (0.24%) COBOL
12 2 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (5.95%) Degree
2 35 (4.25%) ISEB
3 23 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 15 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 13 (1.58%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.58%) PMP
7 10 (1.22%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.61%) CCNP
10 5 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.24%) CISSP
12 2 (0.24%) HNC
12 2 (0.24%) HND
12 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.24%) MCSE
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.16%) QA
2 21 (2.55%) SLA
3 13 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.49%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) Basel II
8 1 (0.12%) COSO
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.36%) NFS
5 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.36%) SCCM
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.24%) SCOM
3 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.12%) Control-M
3 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.12%) logstash
3 1 (0.12%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.12%) Puppet
3 1 (0.12%) QRadar
3 1 (0.12%) Simpana
Vendors
1 99 (12.03%) Oracle
2 88 (10.69%) Microsoft
3 68 (8.26%) SAP
4 29 (3.52%) CA
4 29 (3.52%) IBM
5 17 (2.07%) Cisco
6 15 (1.82%) HP
7 14 (1.70%) Informatica
7 14 (1.70%) Misys
8 10 (1.22%) Cognos
8 10 (1.22%) VMware
9 9 (1.09%) Avaya
10 8 (0.97%) Dell
11 6 (0.73%) Netezza
11 6 (0.73%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.73%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.61%) Citrix
12 5 (0.61%) EMC
13 4 (0.49%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.49%) Nokia
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Costello & Reyes Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £670.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £670.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago