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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 379 264 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.09% 11.27% 13.87%
As % of the General category 47.08% 37.13% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 137 147
Average daily rate
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£415 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Average hourly rate £23.00 £34.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.84% +101.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.60 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.37 £35.90 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
805 711 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.17% 30.35% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 328 247
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 69 53
Average hourly rate £29.00 £34.32 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £38.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 126 £405 +8.00% 96
Coventry +15 53 £400 -5.32% 25
Warwickshire +6 44 £425 +9.67% 10
Staffordshire +11 22 £398 +3.24% 8
Wolverhampton +5 8 £444 +12.40% 8
Solihull +3 8 £438 +15.13% 7
Shropshire -9 7 £450 +12.50% 11
Worcestershire +4 3 £288 -23.33% 2
Walsall 0 2 £300 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +6 1 £475 +58.33%
West Bromwich - 1 £225 - 3
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 130 (17.71%) Project Management
2 104 (14.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 96 (13.08%) Microsoft
4 95 (12.94%) Banking
5 93 (12.67%) SQL
6 79 (10.76%) Retail
7 78 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
8 77 (10.49%) PRINCE2
9 75 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (9.26%) MS Excel
11 64 (8.72%) Oracle
12 62 (8.45%) SAP
13 59 (8.04%) Migration
14 52 (7.08%) SQL Server
15 47 (6.40%) .NET
16 45 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
17 43 (5.86%) ITIL
18 42 (5.72%) MS Office
19 39 (5.31%) Degree
20 38 (5.18%) Change Management
20 38 (5.18%) Programme Management
21 35 (4.77%) TOGAF
21 35 (4.77%) Business Analysis
22 34 (4.63%) Data Migration
23 32 (4.36%) Windows
24 31 (4.22%) SharePoint
25 30 (4.09%) IBM
26 29 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
26 29 (3.95%) Cognos
26 29 (3.95%) MS Project

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 31 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.32%) SAS
3 6 (0.82%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.82%) CMS
4 5 (0.68%) IIS
4 5 (0.68%) Lync
5 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.54%) WebLogic Integration
6 3 (0.41%) AquaLogic
6 3 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle UPK
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 42 (5.72%) MS Office
3 29 (3.95%) MS Project
4 21 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.27%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (2.45%) SAP FI
3 13 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (1.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (1.50%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.82%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.82%) SAP Retail
7 6 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.54%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.54%) SaaS
1 4 (0.54%) Office 365
2 2 (0.27%) PaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.91%) Network Security
2 11 (1.50%) Firewall
2 11 (1.50%) SAN
3 10 (1.36%) Internet
4 9 (1.23%) VPN
5 7 (0.95%) Intranet
6 6 (0.82%) OSPF
6 6 (0.82%) BGP
6 6 (0.82%) HTTP
6 6 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.68%) WAN
7 5 (0.68%) LAN
8 4 (0.54%) MPLS
9 3 (0.41%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.41%) DHCP
9 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.41%) Wireless
9 3 (0.41%) IPsec
9 3 (0.41%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.41%) IBM InfoSphere
4 24 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.32%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.18%) SAP BW
8 14 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.77%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.09%) QlikView
12 8 (1.09%) MySQL
13 7 (0.95%) SAP BI
13 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.82%) OLAP
14 6 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.82%) MS Access
14 6 (0.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Subversion
2 7 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.27%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.27%) Selenium
6 2 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.14%) Maven
7 1 (0.14%) JIRA
7 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.14%) ERwin
7 1 (0.14%) NetBeans
General
1 95 (12.94%) Banking
2 79 (10.76%) Retail
3 27 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 26 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.13%) Marketing
6 22 (3.00%) Retail Banking
7 17 (2.32%) Automotive
8 13 (1.77%) Electronics
9 9 (1.23%) Billing
10 8 (1.09%) Games
10 8 (1.09%) Legal
11 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.68%) Back Office
12 5 (0.68%) Advertising
13 4 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.54%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.41%) Front Office
15 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 193 (26.29%) Analyst
2 151 (20.57%) Project Manager
3 101 (13.76%) Business Analyst
4 99 (13.49%) Developer
5 64 (8.72%) Architect
6 55 (7.49%) Consultant
7 22 (3.00%) Oracle Developer
8 21 (2.86%) SAP Consultant
8 21 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (2.59%) Change Manager
10 18 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (2.45%) Business Manager
11 17 (2.32%) Financial Business Analyst
11 17 (2.32%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 16 (2.18%) Operations Analyst
13 15 (2.04%) Senior Manager
13 15 (2.04%) Business Project Manager
14 14 (1.91%) Test Analyst
15 13 (1.77%) Programme Manager
15 13 (1.77%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.40%) .NET
2 29 (3.95%) XML
3 19 (2.59%) HTML
3 19 (2.59%) Web Services
4 17 (2.32%) ASP.NET
5 13 (1.77%) CSS
5 13 (1.77%) XSLT
5 13 (1.77%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.50%) SOAP
7 10 (1.36%) Middleware
8 9 (1.23%) jQuery
8 9 (1.23%) HTML5
9 8 (1.09%) Silverlight
10 7 (0.95%) Ajax
10 7 (0.95%) REST
10 7 (0.95%) CSS3
11 6 (0.82%) SAP ALE
12 5 (0.68%) Java EE
13 4 (0.54%) JSON
13 4 (0.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 24 (3.27%) NHS
5 14 (1.91%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.63%) DTV
7 11 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.09%) Clustering
8 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
9 7 (0.95%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.95%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.95%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.68%) User Experience
12 4 (0.54%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.54%) PMI
12 4 (0.54%) CMDB
13 3 (0.41%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 32 (4.36%) Windows
2 18 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (2.32%) UNIX
4 16 (2.18%) Linux
4 16 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.82%) Windows 2000
7 5 (0.68%) Solaris
8 4 (0.54%) Android
9 3 (0.41%) AIX
9 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.27%) Debian
10 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.14%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (17.71%) Project Management
2 104 (14.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 78 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
4 77 (10.49%) PRINCE2
5 75 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (8.04%) Migration
7 43 (5.86%) ITIL
8 38 (5.18%) Change Management
8 38 (5.18%) Programme Management
9 35 (4.77%) TOGAF
9 35 (4.77%) Business Analysis
10 34 (4.63%) Data Migration
11 28 (3.81%) CRM
12 26 (3.54%) ERP
12 26 (3.54%) Data Modelling
13 25 (3.41%) ETL
14 23 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 23 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (3.13%) Analytics
14 23 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 93 (12.67%) SQL
2 24 (3.27%) PL/SQL
2 24 (3.27%) C#
3 21 (2.86%) Java
4 20 (2.72%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.63%) T-SQL
6 11 (1.50%) VB.NET
7 7 (0.95%) C++
7 7 (0.95%) COBOL
8 6 (0.82%) PHP
9 5 (0.68%) ABAP
9 5 (0.68%) X++
10 4 (0.54%) ActionScript
10 4 (0.54%) VBA
10 4 (0.54%) Python
10 4 (0.54%) ActionScript 3.0
11 3 (0.41%) C
12 2 (0.27%) VB
12 2 (0.27%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (5.31%) Degree
2 22 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.18%) CCNA
5 15 (2.04%) ISEB
5 15 (2.04%) ISTQB
5 15 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.82%) CCNP
9 6 (0.82%) CISSP
9 6 (0.82%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.68%) CISA
10 5 (0.68%) CISM
10 5 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.54%) PMP
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.41%) ACCA
12 3 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.32%) QA
2 11 (1.50%) SLA
3 8 (1.09%) FATCA
4 6 (0.82%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.68%) COBIT
6 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.27%) P3O
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.54%) XenApp
3 4 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.41%) vSphere
5 2 (0.27%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 96 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.72%) Oracle
3 62 (8.45%) SAP
4 30 (4.09%) IBM
5 29 (3.95%) Cognos
6 24 (3.27%) VMware
7 21 (2.86%) HP
8 19 (2.59%) Cisco
9 18 (2.45%) Citrix
10 17 (2.32%) Business Objects
11 16 (2.18%) Netezza
12 6 (0.82%) F5
12 6 (0.82%) CA
13 5 (0.68%) Sun
13 5 (0.68%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.68%) Tableau
14 4 (0.54%) Infor
14 4 (0.54%) GoldenSource
14 4 (0.54%) Akamai
14 4 (0.54%) TIBCO
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Adroit People Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 51 minutes ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £420 per day + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Network ITR
Rate: 250 to 275 per day GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Rate: Contract Negotiable Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £605 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwickshire
Recruit121
Rate: £420 per day all inclusive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £550.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £385 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 11 days ago