The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Finance 367 238 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.32% 12.61% 16.30%
As % of the General category 47.60% 41.83% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 131 203
Average daily rate £375 £399 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Average hourly rate £35.25 £37.00 £16.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.72% +119.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £34.20 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.00 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.87% -22.44%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
771 569 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.19% 30.15% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 242 342
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £178 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 87 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.83% +52.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.39 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.68 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Finance
England

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 134 £375 +7.14% 48
Coventry +7 49 £360 -4.00% 10
Warwickshire -5 35 £313 -40.47% 5
Shropshire +10 20 £425 +21.42% 5
Solihull +6 18 £350 -15.15% 2
Staffordshire +6 12 £320 +45.45% 11
Wolverhampton -2 8 £338 -16.61%
Worcestershire +13 6 £275 +44.73% 4
Walsall - 3 £500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £350 - 3
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Dudley - - - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 123 (19.01%) Project Management
2 103 (15.92%) Microsoft
3 84 (12.98%) SAP
4 77 (11.90%) SQL
5 72 (11.13%) Banking
6 64 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (9.89%) Oracle
7 62 (9.58%) PRINCE2
7 62 (9.58%) MS Excel
8 52 (8.04%) ITIL
8 52 (8.04%) MS Office
9 51 (7.88%) Migration
10 43 (6.65%) SQL Server
10 43 (6.65%) .NET
11 42 (6.49%) Change Management
11 42 (6.49%) Degree
12 38 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (5.87%) QA
13 35 (5.41%) UNIX
13 35 (5.41%) Service Delivery
13 35 (5.41%) Risk Management
13 35 (5.41%) Business Analysis
14 34 (5.26%) Management Information System
14 34 (5.26%) SharePoint
15 31 (4.79%) Retail
16 30 (4.64%) VBA
17 28 (4.33%) Windows
17 28 (4.33%) CRM
17 28 (4.33%) Data Modelling
17 28 (4.33%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 34 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.39%) SAS
3 7 (1.08%) NetWeaver
4 4 (0.62%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (0.62%) LiveCycle
5 3 (0.46%) Drupal
5 3 (0.46%) Alfresco
5 3 (0.46%) CMS
5 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.15%) Confluence
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.15%) Documentum
7 1 (0.15%) FileNet
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 52 (8.04%) MS Office
3 19 (2.94%) MS Project
4 14 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.93%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.62%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 26 (4.02%) Agresso
2 15 (2.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.39%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.24%) SAP SD
5 8 (1.24%) Cognos TM1
6 7 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (1.08%) SAP CO
6 7 (1.08%) CA Clarity
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.46%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.46%) Cognos Controller
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.31%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.62%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.78%) LAN
2 8 (1.24%) Wireless
3 7 (1.08%) WAN
4 4 (0.62%) DNS
4 4 (0.62%) IP Telephony
4 4 (0.62%) MPLS
4 4 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (0.46%) DHCP
5 3 (0.46%) HTTP
6 2 (0.31%) Broadband
6 2 (0.31%) Internet
6 2 (0.31%) RTP
6 2 (0.31%) Firewall
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.15%) Multicast
7 1 (0.15%) GSM
7 1 (0.15%) SAN
7 1 (0.15%) DMZ
7 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.40%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.85%) OLAP
9 11 (1.70%) SAP BW
10 9 (1.39%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.93%) ReportNet
11 6 (0.93%) DTS
11 6 (0.93%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.93%) Cognos Powerplay
12 5 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.77%) Essbase
13 4 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.77%) Subversion
3 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.46%) ProC
5 2 (0.31%) Log4j
5 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.31%) JIRA
6 1 (0.15%) NWDI
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.15%) ERwin
6 1 (0.15%) LSMW
6 1 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 72 (11.13%) Banking
2 31 (4.79%) Retail
3 28 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.71%) Billing
4 24 (3.71%) Marketing
5 15 (2.32%) Legal
6 14 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.16%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.08%) Games
8 7 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.62%) Back Office
9 4 (0.62%) Automotive
10 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (19.63%) Analyst
2 123 (19.01%) Project Manager
3 83 (12.83%) Developer
4 51 (7.88%) Business Analyst
5 44 (6.80%) Consultant
6 33 (5.10%) Architect
7 20 (3.09%) IT Project Manager
8 19 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (2.47%) .NET Developer
9 16 (2.47%) Business Manager
10 15 (2.32%) SAP Consultant
10 15 (2.32%) Programme Manager
11 13 (2.01%) Data Analyst
12 12 (1.85%) Senior Manager
12 12 (1.85%) PMO Manager
13 11 (1.70%) Systems Analyst
14 10 (1.55%) Support Technician
14 10 (1.55%) Quality Manager
14 10 (1.55%) Service Manager
14 10 (1.55%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.65%) .NET
2 21 (3.25%) HTML
2 21 (3.25%) ASP.NET
3 17 (2.63%) CSS
4 15 (2.32%) XML
5 8 (1.24%) Ajax
6 7 (1.08%) WinForms
6 7 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.08%) Web Services
7 6 (0.93%) JSP
7 6 (0.93%) MDX
7 6 (0.93%) jQuery
8 5 (0.77%) HTML5
8 5 (0.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (0.77%) CSS3
8 5 (0.77%) Java EE
8 5 (0.77%) XSLT
9 4 (0.62%) WCF
9 4 (0.62%) CGI
9 4 (0.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 7 (1.08%) PMI
2 7 (1.08%) Credit Risk
3 4 (0.62%) Mainframe
3 4 (0.62%) Fat Client
3 4 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (0.62%) Data Integration
3 4 (0.62%) Client/Server
3 4 (0.62%) Thin Client
3 4 (0.62%) Web 2.0
3 4 (0.62%) Mathematics
3 4 (0.62%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.46%) Clustering
4 3 (0.46%) Streaming Video
4 3 (0.46%) N-Tier
4 3 (0.46%) NHS
4 3 (0.46%) Open Source
4 3 (0.46%) Copywriting
4 3 (0.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.31%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.41%) UNIX
2 28 (4.33%) Windows
3 17 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (2.01%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.55%) Android
5 10 (1.55%) Linux
6 6 (0.93%) AIX
7 5 (0.77%) VMS
8 3 (0.46%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) zOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (19.01%) Project Management
2 64 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (9.58%) PRINCE2
4 52 (8.04%) ITIL
5 51 (7.88%) Migration
6 42 (6.49%) Change Management
7 38 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 35 (5.41%) Risk Management
8 35 (5.41%) Business Analysis
9 28 (4.33%) CRM
9 28 (4.33%) Data Modelling
10 27 (4.17%) Project Planning
11 26 (4.02%) ERP
12 23 (3.55%) Analytics
13 18 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (2.47%) Workflow
15 15 (2.32%) Performance Management
15 15 (2.32%) Data Migration
15 15 (2.32%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (11.90%) SQL
2 30 (4.64%) VBA
3 25 (3.86%) JavaScript
4 24 (3.71%) C#
5 18 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.32%) VB
7 14 (2.16%) Java
8 13 (2.01%) C
8 13 (2.01%) VB.NET
9 10 (1.55%) ABAP
10 9 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.08%) PHP
11 7 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.62%) C++
12 4 (0.62%) VBScript
12 4 (0.62%) VB6
12 4 (0.62%) R
13 3 (0.46%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (0.46%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 42 (6.49%) Degree
2 18 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.01%) PMP
4 13 (2.01%) PMI Certification
5 11 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.39%) ISEB
7 7 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.62%) CISM
9 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.62%) MCSE
9 4 (0.62%) MCITP
10 3 (0.46%) CISA
10 3 (0.46%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.46%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 3 (0.46%) MCP
11 2 (0.31%) HND
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.87%) QA
2 8 (1.24%) P3O
3 6 (0.93%) SLA
4 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.46%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) COBIT
5 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) Basel III
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) XenApp
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (1.24%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.93%) Control-M
4 5 (0.77%) SCCM
5 3 (0.46%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 103 (15.92%) Microsoft
2 84 (12.98%) SAP
3 64 (9.89%) Oracle
4 26 (4.02%) Cognos
5 16 (2.47%) HP
6 11 (1.70%) Business Objects
6 11 (1.70%) Teradata
7 9 (1.39%) Apple
8 8 (1.24%) VMware
8 8 (1.24%) IBM
9 7 (1.08%) JD Edwards
10 6 (0.93%) Avaya
10 6 (0.93%) Adobe
10 6 (0.93%) BMC
11 4 (0.62%) Lotus
11 4 (0.62%) BT
12 3 (0.46%) Minitab
12 3 (0.46%) Capita
12 3 (0.46%) EMC
12 3 (0.46%) Citrix
West Midlands
Sanderson
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £34 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 - £420 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £25 - £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Experis IT
Rate: £425.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 9 days ago
WEST MIDLANDS
Provisio Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago