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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 269 261 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.98% 13.11% 13.65%
As % of the General category 37.52% 43.00% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 155 181
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £280 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £17.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.94% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £11.74 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £146.90 £57.50 £92.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
717 607 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.27% 30.49% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 281 331
Average daily rate £350 £381 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £542 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 36
Average hourly rate £33.55 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.56% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £47.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 -2 110 £344 -18.15% 55
Warwickshire 0 28 £425 +30.76% 8
Coventry -9 25 £406 +18.61% 9
Walsall +1 11 £428 -5.00% 2
Staffordshire +6 8 £320 +5.78% 6
Shropshire +2 8 £400 - 3
Solihull +1 6 £380 -5.00% 3
Worcestershire -18 4 £463 +15.62% 1
Wolverhampton +1 3 £425 +7.32% 4
Herefordshire - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 120 (18.72%) Project Management
2 103 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 83 (12.95%) Banking
4 73 (11.39%) Oracle
5 72 (11.23%) SQL
6 69 (10.76%) MS Excel
7 68 (10.61%) ITIL
8 67 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 64 (9.98%) SAP
10 61 (9.52%) PRINCE2
11 56 (8.74%) Business Analysis
12 53 (8.27%) MS Office
13 52 (8.11%) Change Management
14 43 (6.71%) Degree
15 42 (6.55%) Migration
16 37 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (5.62%) Management Information System
18 35 (5.46%) SQL Server
19 34 (5.30%) Service Delivery
19 34 (5.30%) Telecoms
20 33 (5.15%) SharePoint
20 33 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
21 32 (4.99%) UNIX
21 32 (4.99%) QA
22 31 (4.84%) ERP
23 30 (4.68%) Workflow
24 29 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
24 29 (4.52%) Waterfall
25 28 (4.37%) Risk Management
25 28 (4.37%) MS Project

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.50%) SAS
3 10 (1.56%) CMS
4 9 (1.40%) Drupal
4 9 (1.40%) Alfresco
5 6 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.78%) Apache
7 4 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.47%) LiveCycle
8 3 (0.47%) IIS
8 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.31%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.31%) Documentum
9 2 (0.31%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.31%) Lync
9 2 (0.31%) Confluence
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 53 (8.27%) MS Office
3 28 (4.37%) MS Project
4 15 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.09%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.16%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.87%) Agresso
4 11 (1.72%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (1.40%) SAP FI
5 9 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.25%) SAP CO
6 8 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (1.09%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 7 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.94%) Oracle FAH
8 6 (0.94%) CA Clarity
9 5 (0.78%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.78%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.03%) LAN
1 13 (2.03%) Internet
2 11 (1.72%) Wireless
3 9 (1.40%) DNS
3 9 (1.40%) Firewall
4 7 (1.09%) WAN
5 6 (0.94%) SAN
6 5 (0.78%) DHCP
6 5 (0.78%) MPLS
7 4 (0.62%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.62%) LDAP
7 4 (0.62%) SMTP
7 4 (0.62%) SSL
7 4 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (0.62%) IMAP
8 3 (0.47%) Network Security
8 3 (0.47%) VPN
8 3 (0.47%) Intranet
8 3 (0.47%) BGP
8 3 (0.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.12%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.56%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.94%) Data Mart
10 6 (0.94%) Big Data
11 5 (0.78%) QlikView
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.78%) OLAP
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.47%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Toad
2 7 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.78%) Subversion
5 3 (0.47%) JIRA
5 3 (0.47%) ProC
6 2 (0.31%) MSI
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.16%) Ant
7 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.16%) ERwin
7 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.16%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 83 (12.95%) Banking
2 34 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.74%) Retail
4 22 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.81%) Marketing
7 12 (1.87%) Billing
8 11 (1.72%) Automotive
8 11 (1.72%) Legal
9 9 (1.40%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.25%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.09%) Private Banking
11 7 (1.09%) Advertising
12 6 (0.94%) Front Office
13 5 (0.78%) Electronics
14 4 (0.62%) Games
15 3 (0.47%) Local Government
16 2 (0.31%) Back Office
17 1 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 142 (22.15%) Analyst
2 133 (20.75%) Project Manager
3 81 (12.64%) Developer
4 59 (9.20%) Business Analyst
5 55 (8.58%) Consultant
6 41 (6.40%) Architect
7 21 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (2.65%) Business Manager
9 15 (2.34%) PMO Analyst
9 15 (2.34%) IT Project Manager
10 13 (2.03%) Financial Analyst
11 12 (1.87%) Performance Manager
11 12 (1.87%) Data Analyst
12 11 (1.72%) Quality Manager
12 11 (1.72%) Administrator
12 11 (1.72%) Senior Manager
13 10 (1.56%) Systems Analyst
14 9 (1.40%) Coordinator
14 9 (1.40%) Programme Manager
14 9 (1.40%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.43%) HTML
1 22 (3.43%) .NET
2 16 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 13 (2.03%) XML
3 13 (2.03%) CSS
4 11 (1.72%) JSP
4 11 (1.72%) Web Services
5 10 (1.56%) Middleware
6 9 (1.40%) HTML5
6 9 (1.40%) J2EE
7 8 (1.25%) Ajax
7 8 (1.25%) CSS3
8 7 (1.09%) jQuery
9 5 (0.78%) MDX
9 5 (0.78%) Servlets
10 4 (0.62%) CGI
10 4 (0.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (0.47%) WPF
11 3 (0.47%) Silverlight
11 3 (0.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.62%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.03%) Computer Science
3 10 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 9 (1.40%) Credit Risk
4 9 (1.40%) PMI
5 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (0.94%) Open Source
6 5 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (0.78%) Reference Data
6 5 (0.78%) DTV
7 4 (0.62%) Web 2.0
7 4 (0.62%) Replication
7 4 (0.62%) NHS
7 4 (0.62%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.62%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.62%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.47%) Market Risk
8 3 (0.47%) Social Media
8 3 (0.47%) iPad
8 3 (0.47%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 32 (4.99%) UNIX
2 24 (3.74%) Windows
3 16 (2.50%) Linux
4 15 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.40%) Solaris
8 6 (0.94%) Android
9 5 (0.78%) VMS
10 4 (0.62%) SUSE
10 4 (0.62%) AIX
11 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.31%) HPUX
12 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.16%) VME
13 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (18.72%) Project Management
2 68 (10.61%) ITIL
3 67 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 56 (8.74%) Business Analysis
6 52 (8.11%) Change Management
7 42 (6.55%) Migration
8 37 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (5.30%) Service Delivery
10 31 (4.84%) ERP
11 30 (4.68%) Workflow
12 29 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (4.52%) Waterfall
13 28 (4.37%) Risk Management
14 27 (4.21%) CRM
15 26 (4.06%) Programme Management
16 24 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (3.28%) Project Planning
17 21 (3.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 72 (11.23%) SQL
2 25 (3.90%) VBA
3 24 (3.74%) JavaScript
4 22 (3.43%) Java
5 20 (3.12%) C#
6 18 (2.81%) Shell Script
7 16 (2.50%) C
7 16 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.09%) PHP
10 6 (0.94%) Perl
10 6 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.62%) VB
12 3 (0.47%) ABAP
13 2 (0.31%) Tcl
13 2 (0.31%) C++
13 2 (0.31%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.16%) X++
14 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.16%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 43 (6.71%) Degree
2 27 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.56%) CIMA
6 10 (1.56%) PMP
7 9 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.40%) ACCA
8 5 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.78%) CCNP
8 5 (0.78%) ISEB
8 5 (0.78%) MCITP
9 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.62%) MCSE
9 4 (0.62%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.47%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 3 (0.47%) AAT
10 3 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.99%) QA
2 11 (1.72%) SLA
3 8 (1.25%) P3O
4 7 (1.09%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.47%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.31%) Basel III
6 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) GAAP
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.78%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.31%) XenApp
4 2 (0.31%) XenServer
4 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.40%) SCCM
2 7 (1.09%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.62%) Control-M
3 4 (0.62%) CA SiteMinder
3 4 (0.62%) SCOM
4 3 (0.47%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 103 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 73 (11.39%) Oracle
3 64 (9.98%) SAP
4 22 (3.43%) Business Objects
5 21 (3.28%) Cognos
6 14 (2.18%) IBM
7 12 (1.87%) Cisco
8 11 (1.72%) HP
9 8 (1.25%) VMware
9 8 (1.25%) Juniper
10 7 (1.09%) Avaya
10 7 (1.09%) JD Edwards
10 7 (1.09%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.94%) Apple
11 6 (0.94%) JBoss
11 6 (0.94%) Citrix
12 5 (0.78%) BMC
12 5 (0.78%) CA
12 5 (0.78%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.78%) Sun
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour + including holiday pay
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day excellent rate
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Rate: From £150 to £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Wythall, Worcestershire
Phoenix Group
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + travel + accomodation
Posted: 23 days ago