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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 401 269 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.68% 10.98% 13.35%
As % of the General category 48.20% 37.57% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 146 158
Average daily rate
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£420 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £34.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +102.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.16 £24.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 £146.90 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
832 716 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.61% 29.24% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 346 282
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 51
Average hourly rate £31.44 £33.55 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +31.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £18.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 133 £400 +16.36% 58
Coventry +12 54 £400 -1.53% 18
Warwickshire +9 46 £425 - 11
Staffordshire +10 31 £369 +15.23% 14
Shropshire +4 17 £530 +32.50% 6
Wolverhampton +6 10 £409 -3.88% 7
Solihull +4 9 £438 +15.13% 5
Worcestershire +1 2 £325 -29.72% 8
Walsall -2 2 £300 -29.82% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £475 - 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 136 (17.71%) Project Management
2 108 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 104 (13.54%) Microsoft
4 101 (13.15%) SQL
4 101 (13.15%) Banking
5 85 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (10.03%) Retail
7 75 (9.77%) PRINCE2
8 74 (9.64%) Oracle
8 74 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
9 70 (9.11%) SAP
10 67 (8.72%) SQL Server
11 64 (8.33%) MS Excel
12 62 (8.07%) .NET
13 61 (7.94%) Migration
14 52 (6.77%) Change Management
15 44 (5.73%) Degree
15 44 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
16 42 (5.47%) ITIL
17 40 (5.21%) Data Migration
18 37 (4.82%) Business Analysis
19 36 (4.69%) Windows
19 36 (4.69%) MS Office
19 36 (4.69%) IBM
20 35 (4.56%) Data Modelling
20 35 (4.56%) HTML
20 35 (4.56%) JavaScript
21 33 (4.30%) E-Commerce
21 33 (4.30%) Programme Management
22 32 (4.17%) XML

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 23 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.47%) SAS
3 7 (0.91%) CMS
4 6 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.65%) Lync
6 4 (0.52%) IIS
6 4 (0.52%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.39%) AquaLogic
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.13%) nginx
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 64 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.69%) MS Office
3 30 (3.91%) MS Project
4 20 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.52%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.26%) SPSS
10 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (2.08%) SAP FI
3 14 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 13 (1.69%) SAP CO
5 11 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (1.04%) SAP PS
8 7 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.52%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.65%) SaaS
2 4 (0.52%) Office 365
3 2 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.43%) SAN
2 10 (1.30%) Firewall
3 9 (1.17%) VPN
3 9 (1.17%) Internet
4 8 (1.04%) HTTP
5 7 (0.91%) Intranet
5 7 (0.91%) Network Security
6 6 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (0.78%) OSPF
6 6 (0.78%) BGP
7 4 (0.52%) MPLS
7 4 (0.52%) WAN
7 4 (0.52%) DHCP
7 4 (0.52%) LAN
8 3 (0.39%) SMS
8 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.39%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.39%) DNS
8 3 (0.39%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (3.39%) IBM InfoSphere
4 22 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 21 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
6 20 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.34%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.95%) SAP BW
9 12 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.17%) MySQL
13 8 (1.04%) SAP BI
13 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.78%) MS Access
15 6 (0.78%) DataStage
15 6 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (1.04%) Subversion
2 7 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.26%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.13%) ERwin
7 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.13%) Maven
7 1 (0.13%) MorphX
7 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 101 (13.15%) Banking
2 77 (10.03%) Retail
3 28 (3.65%) Manufacturing
4 25 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.26%) Retail Banking
5 20 (2.60%) Marketing
6 17 (2.21%) Automotive
7 13 (1.69%) Electronics
7 13 (1.69%) Games
8 8 (1.04%) Billing
9 7 (0.91%) Back Office
9 7 (0.91%) Legal
10 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.52%) Front Office
11 4 (0.52%) Advertising
11 4 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 197 (25.65%) Analyst
2 152 (19.79%) Project Manager
3 107 (13.93%) Business Analyst
4 106 (13.80%) Developer
5 63 (8.20%) Architect
6 53 (6.90%) Consultant
7 22 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (2.73%) Oracle Developer
9 19 (2.47%) Change Manager
9 19 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (2.34%) SAP Consultant
10 18 (2.34%) Team Leader
10 18 (2.34%) Financial Business Analyst
10 18 (2.34%) Business Manager
10 18 (2.34%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 17 (2.21%) Banking Business Analyst
11 17 (2.21%) Operations Analyst
12 14 (1.82%) Senior Business Analyst
13 13 (1.69%) Senior Manager
13 13 (1.69%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.07%) .NET
2 35 (4.56%) HTML
3 32 (4.17%) XML
4 27 (3.52%) CSS
5 25 (3.26%) ASP.NET
6 21 (2.73%) Web Services
7 18 (2.34%) HTML5
8 14 (1.82%) jQuery
8 14 (1.82%) XSLT
8 14 (1.82%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.69%) CSS3
10 11 (1.43%) Middleware
10 11 (1.43%) SOAP
11 9 (1.17%) Ajax
12 8 (1.04%) Silverlight
13 7 (0.91%) Flash
14 6 (0.78%) REST
15 5 (0.65%) Java EE
15 5 (0.65%) WinForms
16 4 (0.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.86%) NHS
4 20 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.34%) N-Tier
6 17 (2.21%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.43%) DTV
10 10 (1.30%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.04%) Clustering
12 6 (0.78%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.78%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.52%) CMDB
14 4 (0.52%) PMI
14 4 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
15 3 (0.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.69%) Windows
2 17 (2.21%) UNIX
2 17 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (2.08%) Linux
4 15 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.78%) Windows 2000
7 5 (0.65%) Solaris
7 5 (0.65%) Android
8 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.26%) Debian
9 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) OS/390
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (17.71%) Project Management
2 108 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 85 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (9.77%) PRINCE2
5 74 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
6 61 (7.94%) Migration
7 52 (6.77%) Change Management
8 42 (5.47%) ITIL
9 40 (5.21%) Data Migration
10 37 (4.82%) Business Analysis
11 35 (4.56%) Data Modelling
12 33 (4.30%) E-Commerce
12 33 (4.30%) Programme Management
13 31 (4.04%) TOGAF
14 30 (3.91%) ETL
15 28 (3.65%) SOA
15 28 (3.65%) CRM
16 27 (3.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 27 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (3.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 101 (13.15%) SQL
2 35 (4.56%) JavaScript
3 27 (3.52%) C#
4 24 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 21 (2.73%) Java
6 16 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 11 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.91%) C++
8 7 (0.91%) COBOL
8 7 (0.91%) ActionScript
9 6 (0.78%) X++
9 6 (0.78%) ActionScript 3.0
10 5 (0.65%) PHP
11 4 (0.52%) VBA
11 4 (0.52%) Python
12 3 (0.39%) ABAP
12 3 (0.39%) VB
12 3 (0.39%) C
13 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (5.73%) Degree
2 21 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.21%) ISEB
4 16 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (1.95%) CCNA
6 14 (1.82%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.56%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.17%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.91%) PMP
12 6 (0.78%) CISSP
13 5 (0.65%) CCNP
13 5 (0.65%) CISA
13 5 (0.65%) CISM
14 3 (0.39%) CIPD
14 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 2 (0.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.86%) QA
2 11 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.30%) SLA
4 8 (1.04%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.78%) COBIT
5 6 (0.78%) FATCA
6 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (0.52%) XenApp
5 2 (0.26%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.26%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) vCloud
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 104 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.64%) Oracle
3 70 (9.11%) SAP
4 36 (4.69%) IBM
5 28 (3.65%) Cognos
6 23 (2.99%) VMware
7 19 (2.47%) HP
8 18 (2.34%) Cisco
9 15 (1.95%) Netezza
10 12 (1.56%) Citrix
11 10 (1.30%) CA
12 5 (0.65%) Informatica
12 5 (0.65%) NetApp
12 5 (0.65%) Sun
12 5 (0.65%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.65%) F5
12 5 (0.65%) Talend
13 4 (0.52%) Akamai
13 4 (0.52%) Tableau
13 4 (0.52%) Infor
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Leading Resolutions
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
The Curve Group
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago