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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / West Midlands
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 324 329 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.44% 13.99% 15.10%
As % of the General category 43.78% 49.18% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 206 210
Median daily rate £413 £426 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +17.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +69.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £25.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £25.00 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +63.63%

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
740 669 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.69% 28.44% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 372 379
Median daily rate £413 £420 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 39
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £28.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -23.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.80 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £34.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +32.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 84 £389 -7.44% 43
Coventry +5 80 £425 +14.86% 9
Warwickshire +5 47 £450 -3.74% 11
Solihull 0 27 £400 -8.57% 8
Shropshire +13 20 £500 +3.09% 3
Staffordshire -10 7 £334 -10.46% 7
Walsall +2 4 £400 +5.96%
Worcestershire -4 3 £388 -13.88% 4
Sutton Coldfield +9 2 £675 +35.00%
Herefordshire +1 2 £225 -59.09% 2
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 - 4
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 166 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (17.34%) Project Management
3 113 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 96 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 78 (10.48%) Banking
6 76 (10.22%) SAP
7 72 (9.68%) Oracle
7 72 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 70 (9.41%) SQL
9 69 (9.27%) Manufacturing
10 67 (9.01%) PRINCE2
11 65 (8.74%) Change Management
12 57 (7.66%) Retail
13 55 (7.39%) CRM
14 54 (7.26%) Migration
15 50 (6.72%) MS Excel
16 47 (6.32%) HTML
17 45 (6.05%) SharePoint
17 45 (6.05%) Dynamics AX
17 45 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (5.91%) JavaScript
19 43 (5.78%) ITIL
20 42 (5.65%) Windows
21 40 (5.38%) CSS
22 39 (5.24%) C#
22 39 (5.24%) Business Analysis
23 38 (5.11%) MS Office
23 38 (5.11%) Security Cleared
24 36 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
25 35 (4.70%) Analytics

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 45 (6.05%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (1.61%) Confluence
4 10 (1.34%) SAS
5 9 (1.21%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.67%) JBoss
9 4 (0.54%) CMS
9 4 (0.54%) IIS
10 3 (0.40%) Apache
10 3 (0.40%) Documentum
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.11%) MS Office
3 28 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 24 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (3.09%) MS Project
6 12 (1.61%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.67%) HipChat
9 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 45 (6.05%) Dynamics AX
2 36 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (2.15%) Oracle Payables
4 15 (2.02%) SAP FI
5 13 (1.75%) SAP CO
6 12 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (1.48%) SAP FSCM
8 9 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (1.08%) SAP MM
9 8 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.54%) SAP HR
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.67%) Office 365
2 5 (0.67%) SaaS
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.40%) GitHub
4 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.40%) IaaS
4 3 (0.40%) PaaS
4 3 (0.40%) Yammer
5 2 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.28%) Firewall
2 11 (1.48%) Internet
3 8 (1.08%) LAN
3 8 (1.08%) Network Security
3 8 (1.08%) WAN
4 6 (0.81%) SSL
5 5 (0.67%) OSPF
5 5 (0.67%) SAN
5 5 (0.67%) Skype
5 5 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.67%) VPN
6 4 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.54%) HTTP
6 4 (0.54%) Wireless
7 3 (0.40%) WebEx
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.27%) Intranet
8 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (2.28%) Power BI
4 15 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.94%) QlikView
8 7 (0.94%) SAP HANA
9 6 (0.81%) Big Data
9 6 (0.81%) Hazelcast
9 6 (0.81%) MySQL
9 6 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.67%) DB2
10 5 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.88%) JIRA
3 11 (1.48%) Selenium
4 9 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.81%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.67%) HP UFT
6 5 (0.67%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.67%) Protractor
6 5 (0.67%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.40%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.40%) Log4j
8 3 (0.40%) Subversion
9 2 (0.27%) Ant
9 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.27%) Maven
10 1 (0.13%) JUnit
General
1 78 (10.48%) Banking
2 69 (9.27%) Manufacturing
3 57 (7.66%) Retail
4 26 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.23%) Marketing
6 18 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.61%) Electronics
8 11 (1.48%) General Ledger
8 11 (1.48%) Retail Banking
9 10 (1.34%) Legal
10 9 (1.21%) Advertising
11 8 (1.08%) Back Office
12 7 (0.94%) Automotive
13 4 (0.54%) Billing
14 3 (0.40%) German Language
14 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.40%) Local Government
15 2 (0.27%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 187 (25.13%) Analyst
2 109 (14.65%) Project Manager
3 92 (12.37%) Business Analyst
4 90 (12.10%) Developer
5 68 (9.14%) Architect
6 50 (6.72%) Consultant
7 27 (3.63%) Financial Analyst
8 23 (3.09%) IT Manager
9 22 (2.96%) Test Analyst
10 21 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
10 21 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (2.55%) Dynamics AX Architect
11 19 (2.55%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 19 (2.55%) IT Project Manager
12 17 (2.28%) Microsoft Developer
12 17 (2.28%) Programme Manager
13 16 (2.15%) Mainframe Analyst
13 16 (2.15%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
13 16 (2.15%) Operations Analyst
14 15 (2.02%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.32%) HTML
2 40 (5.38%) CSS
3 33 (4.44%) AngularJS
4 30 (4.03%) .NET
5 29 (3.90%) HTML5
6 23 (3.09%) CSS3
7 18 (2.42%) Web Services
7 18 (2.42%) XML
8 13 (1.75%) ASP.NET
8 13 (1.75%) jQuery
9 10 (1.34%) J2EE
10 9 (1.21%) Spring
11 8 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.94%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.94%) Hibernate
12 7 (0.94%) REST
12 7 (0.94%) Sass
13 6 (0.81%) Node.js
13 6 (0.81%) Spring Boot
14 5 (0.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.55%) Mainframe
3 19 (2.55%) Public Cloud
4 13 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.75%) Visualisation
5 11 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.21%) CMDB
6 9 (1.21%) User Experience
7 8 (1.08%) NHS
8 6 (0.81%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (0.81%) PMI
9 5 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.67%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.67%) Statistics
9 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.40%) CESG
11 3 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.65%) Windows
2 19 (2.55%) Unix
3 18 (2.42%) Linux
4 16 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.54%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) AIX
7 2 (0.27%) HPUX
7 2 (0.27%) Solaris
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.13%) Android
8 1 (0.13%) Debian
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.13%) SUSE
8 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) VMS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (17.34%) Project Management
3 113 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 67 (9.01%) PRINCE2
6 65 (8.74%) Change Management
7 55 (7.39%) CRM
8 54 (7.26%) Migration
9 43 (5.78%) ITIL
10 39 (5.24%) Business Analysis
11 35 (4.70%) Analytics
12 34 (4.57%) ERP
12 34 (4.57%) Programme Management
13 33 (4.44%) Waterfall
14 29 (3.90%) Risk Management
14 29 (3.90%) Service Management
15 28 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (3.23%) Process Improvement
17 23 (3.09%) Data Analysis
17 23 (3.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 70 (9.41%) SQL
2 44 (5.91%) JavaScript
3 39 (5.24%) C#
4 32 (4.30%) Java
5 17 (2.28%) X++
6 11 (1.48%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.94%) C
8 7 (0.94%) PHP
8 7 (0.94%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.67%) ABAP
10 4 (0.54%) MUMPS
11 3 (0.40%) Perl
11 3 (0.40%) R
11 3 (0.40%) Ruby
11 3 (0.40%) VB
12 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.27%) Python
12 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 34 (4.57%) Degree
3 23 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.28%) ISEB
5 13 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.08%) PMP
8 7 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.94%) CCNP
8 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.67%) CCNA
10 4 (0.54%) CIMA
10 4 (0.54%) MAPM
10 4 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.40%) ACCA
11 3 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.40%) CISSP
11 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.15%) QA
2 14 (1.88%) SLA
3 13 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.54%) Basel II
8 3 (0.40%) GDPR
8 3 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.40%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.54%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) Docker
4 1 (0.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (0.54%) Nexpose
2 3 (0.40%) Ansible
2 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.40%) Puppet
3 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.13%) Control-M
4 1 (0.13%) Salt
4 1 (0.13%) SCCM
4 1 (0.13%) SCOM
4 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 76 (10.22%) SAP
3 72 (9.68%) Oracle
4 17 (2.28%) CheckPoint
4 17 (2.28%) Cisco
5 16 (2.15%) CA
5 16 (2.15%) IBM
6 13 (1.75%) HP
7 12 (1.61%) Cognos
8 10 (1.34%) VMware
9 7 (0.94%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.81%) F5
10 6 (0.81%) Juniper
11 5 (0.67%) Blue Coat
11 5 (0.67%) Guidewire
11 5 (0.67%) Intel Security
11 5 (0.67%) Pega
11 5 (0.67%) Teradata
11 5 (0.67%) webMethods
12 4 (0.54%) Symantec
Herefordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £290 - £334 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Salary: Retention Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Linksap Europe LTD
Rate: Market (All Inclusive)
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
NCC Group
Rate: Up to £420 per day max
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Washington Frank
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham
Washington Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer People
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer People
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: 14 days ago