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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 382 398 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.90% 15.58% 14.08%
As % of the General category 47.04% 49.38% 45.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 261 220
Median daily rate £425 £425 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £287 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £24.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.73% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £16.20 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £32.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +34.84%
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
812 806 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.54% 31.55% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 445 401
Median daily rate £425 £414 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £252 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 40
Median hourly rate £19.25 £27.73 £27.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% -0.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £13.70 £16.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £37.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +12.24%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -5 110 £425 - 32
Coventry +3 88 £450 +15.75% 9
Warwickshire -3 44 £439 +16.61% 13
Shropshire +2 25 £450 +5.88% 5
Solihull +1 21 £400 -11.11% 5
Staffordshire -11 9 £325 -22.61% 10
Walsall +2 7 £388 -5.19% 1
Worcestershire +1 6 £488 +8.33% 5
Herefordshire +13 2 £294 -36.48% 1
Wolverhampton +3 2 £370 -7.50% 7
Sutton Coldfield +10 1 £675 +35.00%
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 186 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 134 (15.88%) Project Management
4 107 (12.68%) Banking
5 103 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 91 (10.78%) Oracle
7 81 (9.60%) SAP
8 78 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
9 77 (9.12%) SQL
10 74 (8.77%) PRINCE2
11 73 (8.65%) Manufacturing
12 67 (7.94%) Change Management
13 63 (7.46%) Retail
14 61 (7.23%) Business Analysis
15 60 (7.11%) MS Excel
16 58 (6.87%) CRM
17 57 (6.75%) Migration
18 52 (6.16%) HTML
19 49 (5.81%) Dynamics AX
20 46 (5.45%) CSS
20 46 (5.45%) SharePoint
21 45 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
22 44 (5.21%) MS Office
22 44 (5.21%) JavaScript
23 42 (4.98%) Programme Management
23 42 (4.98%) Waterfall
24 41 (4.86%) Analytics
25 40 (4.74%) SQL Server
26 39 (4.62%) Security Cleared
27 38 (4.50%) Java

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 46 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (1.78%) SAS
3 15 (1.78%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.42%) Confluence
5 10 (1.18%) JBoss
5 10 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.95%) CMS
6 8 (0.95%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
6 8 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.47%) IIS
8 4 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.36%) Documentum
9 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 60 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 44 (5.21%) MS Office
3 33 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (3.91%) MS Project
4 30 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.66%) Open Workbench
6 7 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.59%) HipChat
8 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.24%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.24%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (5.81%) Dynamics AX
2 36 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (2.49%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (2.01%) Oracle General Ledger
6 14 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
7 12 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (1.42%) SAP FI
8 11 (1.30%) SAP FSCM
9 10 (1.18%) SAP CO
10 9 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (0.83%) SAP MM
11 7 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.59%) SAP MII
13 5 (0.59%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.83%) Office 365
3 6 (0.71%) SaaS
4 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.47%) Yammer
5 3 (0.36%) GitHub
5 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.24%) IaaS
6 2 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.24%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.66%) Firewall
2 12 (1.42%) Internet
3 10 (1.18%) WAN
4 9 (1.07%) LAN
5 7 (0.83%) Skype
6 5 (0.59%) Network Security
6 5 (0.59%) OSPF
6 5 (0.59%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.47%) SSL
7 4 (0.47%) WebEx
7 4 (0.47%) Wireless
8 3 (0.36%) HTTP
8 3 (0.36%) Intranet
8 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.36%) VPN
9 2 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.24%) DNS
9 2 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.01%) Power BI
4 13 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.95%) Big Data
7 8 (0.95%) DB2
7 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.83%) QlikView
9 6 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.71%) MySQL
9 6 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.71%) SAP HANA
9 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (1.78%) JIRA
3 9 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.07%) Selenium
3 9 (1.07%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.95%) Log4j
5 7 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.59%) Jasmine
7 5 (0.59%) Protractor
7 5 (0.59%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.47%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.36%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.36%) LSMW
9 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.36%) Subversion
10 2 (0.24%) Maven
10 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 107 (12.68%) Banking
2 73 (8.65%) Manufacturing
3 63 (7.46%) Retail
4 20 (2.37%) Marketing
5 17 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.90%) Legal
6 16 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (1.66%) General Ledger
8 13 (1.54%) Back Office
9 12 (1.42%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.07%) Advertising
10 9 (1.07%) Automotive
11 8 (0.95%) Billing
12 7 (0.83%) Electronics
13 3 (0.36%) German Language
13 3 (0.36%) Publishing
14 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.24%) Law
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
14 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 236 (27.96%) Analyst
2 127 (15.05%) Project Manager
3 115 (13.63%) Business Analyst
4 99 (11.73%) Developer
5 77 (9.12%) Architect
6 61 (7.23%) Consultant
7 33 (3.91%) Financial Analyst
7 33 (3.91%) IT Manager
8 29 (3.44%) Mainframe Analyst
8 29 (3.44%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
8 29 (3.44%) Operations Analyst
9 28 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (3.20%) IT Project Manager
11 22 (2.61%) Programme Manager
11 22 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (2.49%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.37%) Finance Manager
13 20 (2.37%) Service Analyst
14 19 (2.25%) Dynamics AX Architect
14 19 (2.25%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.16%) HTML
2 46 (5.45%) CSS
3 32 (3.79%) AngularJS
4 30 (3.55%) .NET
4 30 (3.55%) HTML5
5 25 (2.96%) CSS3
6 23 (2.73%) Web Services
7 22 (2.61%) XML
8 12 (1.42%) ASP.NET
8 12 (1.42%) jQuery
9 11 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (1.18%) J2EE
11 9 (1.07%) Java EE
12 8 (0.95%) EDI
12 8 (0.95%) JMS
12 8 (0.95%) JSP
12 8 (0.95%) Spring
13 7 (0.83%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.83%) REST
13 7 (0.83%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.67%) Mainframe
3 25 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.25%) Public Cloud
5 13 (1.54%) Visualisation
6 11 (1.30%) Credit Risk
6 11 (1.30%) User Experience
7 10 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.18%) PMI
8 9 (1.07%) NHS
9 8 (0.95%) CMDB
9 8 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.83%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.71%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.59%) Statistics
13 4 (0.47%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.36%) CESG
14 3 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.36%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.36%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.38%) Windows
2 20 (2.37%) Windows Server
3 18 (2.13%) Linux
4 16 (1.90%) Unix
5 6 (0.71%) AIX
5 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.47%) Solaris
6 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.24%) HPUX
8 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Android
9 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.12%) Debian
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.12%) SUSE
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) VMS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 134 (15.88%) Project Management
4 78 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
5 74 (8.77%) PRINCE2
6 67 (7.94%) Change Management
7 61 (7.23%) Business Analysis
8 58 (6.87%) CRM
9 57 (6.75%) Migration
10 42 (4.98%) Programme Management
10 42 (4.98%) Waterfall
11 41 (4.86%) Analytics
12 37 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (4.27%) ITIL
13 36 (4.27%) Risk Management
14 35 (4.15%) ERP
15 30 (3.55%) Data Migration
15 30 (3.55%) Scrum
16 28 (3.32%) Data Analysis
17 26 (3.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (9.12%) SQL
2 44 (5.21%) JavaScript
3 38 (4.50%) C#
3 38 (4.50%) Java
4 17 (2.01%) PL/SQL
4 17 (2.01%) X++
5 10 (1.18%) PHP
6 9 (1.07%) T-SQL
7 8 (0.95%) C
7 8 (0.95%) VB.NET
8 7 (0.83%) ABAP
9 4 (0.47%) Korn
9 4 (0.47%) MUMPS
9 4 (0.47%) Python
9 4 (0.47%) R
9 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.36%) VB
11 2 (0.24%) Perl
11 2 (0.24%) Ruby
11 2 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 25 (2.96%) ISEB
3 24 (2.84%) Degree
4 22 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.78%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.07%) PMP
7 7 (0.83%) CCNP
7 7 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.59%) CCNA
9 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.36%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.24%) CBAP
11 2 (0.24%) CISM
11 2 (0.24%) CISSP
11 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.24%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.78%) QA
2 13 (1.54%) SLA
3 12 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.47%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.36%) Basel II
7 3 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.12%) Docker
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.36%) Ansible
1 3 (0.36%) Puppet
2 2 (0.24%) Nexpose
2 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.24%) SCCM
2 2 (0.24%) SCOM
3 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.12%) Control-M
3 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.12%) Salt
3 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 91 (10.78%) Oracle
3 81 (9.60%) SAP
4 29 (3.44%) CA
5 18 (2.13%) IBM
6 17 (2.01%) CheckPoint
7 15 (1.78%) Cisco
8 11 (1.30%) Cognos
9 8 (0.95%) HP
9 8 (0.95%) Misys
10 6 (0.71%) Guidewire
10 6 (0.71%) Pega
11 5 (0.59%) VMware
11 5 (0.59%) webMethods
12 4 (0.47%) F5
12 4 (0.47%) Google
12 4 (0.47%) Juniper
12 4 (0.47%) Netezza
12 4 (0.47%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.47%) Teradata
Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + negotiable d.o.e
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £375 - £405 per day + On Limited Company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £180 - £200 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £451 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago