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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 272 266 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.24% 13.55% 13.18%
As % of the General category 37.47% 43.61% 39.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 157 180
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £546 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
726 610 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.99% 31.07% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 276 335
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 52 35
Average hourly rate £33.94 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.05% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £11.74 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 25 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 25 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 25 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 -2 113 £330 -21.42% 63
Coventry -12 28 £416 +34.27% 15
Warwickshire -7 21 £406 +25.00% 11
Shropshire +5 12 £335 -11.84% 2
Staffordshire +8 10 £348 +32.38% 4
Walsall +1 9 £469 +4.16% 4
Solihull 0 6 £380 -5.00% 2
Worcestershire -17 4 £463 +15.62% 1
Wolverhampton +2 3 £425 +7.32% 4
Herefordshire - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 118 (18.70%) Project Management
2 105 (16.64%) Microsoft
3 82 (13.00%) Banking
4 70 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (10.94%) MS Excel
6 67 (10.62%) SQL
7 66 (10.46%) Oracle
8 65 (10.30%) SAP
8 65 (10.30%) ITIL
9 56 (8.87%) PRINCE2
10 55 (8.72%) Business Analysis
11 53 (8.40%) MS Office
12 49 (7.77%) Change Management
13 43 (6.81%) Degree
14 42 (6.66%) Migration
15 37 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (5.71%) Management Information System
17 34 (5.39%) SQL Server
18 33 (5.23%) SharePoint
18 33 (5.23%) Telecoms
19 32 (5.07%) UNIX
19 32 (5.07%) QA
20 31 (4.91%) Service Delivery
21 30 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
21 30 (4.75%) ERP
22 28 (4.44%) Risk Management
23 27 (4.28%) Workflow
23 27 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
23 27 (4.28%) CRM
23 27 (4.28%) Waterfall

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.54%) SAS
3 9 (1.43%) CMS
4 8 (1.27%) Drupal
4 8 (1.27%) Alfresco
5 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.79%) Apache
6 5 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.48%) IIS
8 3 (0.48%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.32%) WordPress
9 2 (0.32%) Confluence
9 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.32%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.32%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 69 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 53 (8.40%) MS Office
3 24 (3.80%) MS Project
4 15 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.11%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.16%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.74%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (1.43%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.27%) Agresso
4 8 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (1.27%) SAP CO
5 7 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.95%) CA Clarity
6 6 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.79%) Cognos Controller
7 5 (0.79%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.95%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.06%) LAN
2 11 (1.74%) Wireless
3 9 (1.43%) Firewall
3 9 (1.43%) DNS
4 8 (1.27%) Internet
5 7 (1.11%) WAN
6 6 (0.95%) SAN
7 5 (0.79%) MPLS
7 5 (0.79%) DHCP
8 4 (0.63%) SSL
8 4 (0.63%) SMTP
8 4 (0.63%) LDAP
8 4 (0.63%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.63%) IMAP
8 4 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (0.48%) Network Security
9 3 (0.48%) Intranet
9 3 (0.48%) OSPF
9 3 (0.48%) BGP
9 3 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.58%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.95%) Big Data
10 5 (0.79%) QlikView
10 5 (0.79%) Data Mart
10 5 (0.79%) OLAP
10 5 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.48%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (0.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.79%) Subversion
4 4 (0.63%) Toad
5 3 (0.48%) ProC
5 3 (0.48%) JIRA
6 2 (0.32%) MSI
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
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%) Ant
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
7 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 82 (13.00%) Banking
2 33 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.80%) Retail
4 22 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.69%) Marketing
7 13 (2.06%) Billing
8 11 (1.74%) Automotive
8 11 (1.74%) Legal
9 8 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.11%) Private Banking
10 7 (1.11%) Advertising
11 6 (0.95%) Front Office
11 6 (0.95%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.63%) Electronics
12 4 (0.63%) Games
13 3 (0.48%) Local Government
14 2 (0.32%) Back Office
15 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 141 (22.35%) Analyst
2 129 (20.44%) Project Manager
3 78 (12.36%) Developer
4 60 (9.51%) Business Analyst
5 51 (8.08%) Consultant
6 40 (6.34%) Architect
7 20 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (2.69%) Business Manager
9 15 (2.38%) PMO Analyst
10 14 (2.22%) IT Project Manager
11 12 (1.90%) Data Analyst
11 12 (1.90%) Performance Manager
11 12 (1.90%) Financial Analyst
12 11 (1.74%) Administrator
12 11 (1.74%) Quality Manager
12 11 (1.74%) Senior Manager
13 10 (1.58%) Systems Analyst
14 9 (1.43%) Programme Manager
14 9 (1.43%) Coordinator
14 9 (1.43%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.33%) HTML
2 20 (3.17%) .NET
3 15 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.06%) CSS
4 13 (2.06%) XML
5 11 (1.74%) JSP
5 11 (1.74%) Web Services
6 10 (1.58%) Middleware
7 9 (1.43%) J2EE
7 9 (1.43%) HTML5
8 8 (1.27%) CSS3
8 8 (1.27%) Ajax
9 7 (1.11%) jQuery
10 5 (0.79%) MDX
10 5 (0.79%) Servlets
11 4 (0.63%) CGI
11 4 (0.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (0.48%) REST
12 3 (0.48%) WPF
12 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.06%) Computer Science
3 10 (1.58%) Client/Server
4 9 (1.43%) PMI
4 9 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 6 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (0.79%) Reference Data
6 5 (0.79%) Open Source
7 4 (0.63%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.63%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.63%) NHS
7 4 (0.63%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.63%) DTV
7 4 (0.63%) Replication
7 4 (0.63%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.48%) PDA
8 3 (0.48%) Clustering
8 3 (0.48%) Social Media
8 3 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.07%) UNIX
2 24 (3.80%) Windows
3 16 (2.54%) Linux
4 15 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.43%) Solaris
8 6 (0.95%) Android
9 5 (0.79%) VMS
10 4 (0.63%) AIX
10 4 (0.63%) SUSE
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.32%) HPUX
12 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) zOS
13 1 (0.16%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.70%) Project Management
2 70 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 65 (10.30%) ITIL
4 56 (8.87%) PRINCE2
5 55 (8.72%) Business Analysis
6 49 (7.77%) Change Management
7 42 (6.66%) Migration
8 37 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (4.91%) Service Delivery
10 30 (4.75%) ERP
11 28 (4.44%) Risk Management
12 27 (4.28%) Workflow
12 27 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (4.28%) CRM
12 27 (4.28%) Waterfall
13 25 (3.96%) Programme Management
14 24 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (3.33%) Analytics
17 20 (3.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (10.62%) SQL
2 25 (3.96%) VBA
3 23 (3.65%) JavaScript
4 21 (3.33%) Java
5 19 (3.01%) C#
6 18 (2.85%) Shell Script
7 16 (2.54%) C
8 15 (2.38%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.11%) PHP
11 6 (0.95%) Perl
11 6 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.63%) VB
13 3 (0.48%) ABAP
14 2 (0.32%) C++
14 2 (0.32%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.32%) Tcl
15 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 1 (0.16%) COBOL
15 1 (0.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 43 (6.81%) Degree
2 26 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.58%) PMP
6 10 (1.58%) CIMA
7 9 (1.43%) ACCA
8 7 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.79%) MCITP
9 5 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.79%) CCNP
10 4 (0.63%) ISEB
10 4 (0.63%) MCSE
10 4 (0.63%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.48%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 3 (0.48%) CCAB
11 3 (0.48%) MCP
11 3 (0.48%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.07%) QA
2 8 (1.27%) P3O
3 7 (1.11%) Solvency II
3 7 (1.11%) SLA
4 3 (0.48%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) Basel III
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) GAAP
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.32%) XenApp
4 2 (0.32%) XenServer
4 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (1.43%) SCCM
2 7 (1.11%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.63%) Control-M
3 4 (0.63%) CA SiteMinder
3 4 (0.63%) SCOM
4 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 105 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 66 (10.46%) Oracle
3 65 (10.30%) SAP
4 21 (3.33%) Cognos
5 20 (3.17%) Business Objects
6 14 (2.22%) IBM
7 12 (1.90%) Cisco
8 11 (1.74%) HP
9 8 (1.27%) Juniper
9 8 (1.27%) VMware
10 7 (1.11%) Avaya
10 7 (1.11%) JD Edwards
10 7 (1.11%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.95%) Apple
11 6 (0.95%) Citrix
11 6 (0.95%) JBoss
12 5 (0.79%) Sun
12 5 (0.79%) BMC
12 5 (0.79%) CA
12 5 (0.79%) Hyperion
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Pioneer Consulting - SAP
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Real Staffing
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People Source Consulting
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Rate: £420 - £435 per day
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Sanderson
Rate: From £420 to £435 per day
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Harvey Nash plc
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Networking People
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Harvey Nash plc
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Vivid Resourcing Ltd
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Jumar Solutions
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esynergy Solutions - UK
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