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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 301 265 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.91% 12.57% 13.20%
As % of the General category 39.97% 43.51% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 159 174
Average daily rate
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£375 £389 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £270 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £534 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 12
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.23% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £16.50 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.24 £32.65 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
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
753 609 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.80% 28.89% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 293 330
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £197 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 50
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.56%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -1 131 £350 -10.54% 60
Warwickshire +2 41 £380 +8.57% 7
Coventry -10 29 £363 -9.37% 6
Staffordshire +7 14 £363 +9.84% 8
Shropshire -4 8 £301 - 3
Walsall +1 7 £428 +14.00%
Worcestershire -13 3 £325 -17.72% 5
Solihull -4 2 - - 6
Wolverhampton -7 2 £425 +7.32% 3
Herefordshire - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 102 (17.59%) Project Management
2 97 (16.72%) Microsoft
3 82 (14.14%) MS Excel
4 81 (13.97%) Banking
5 73 (12.59%) Oracle
6 69 (11.90%) SQL
7 68 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (9.83%) ITIL
9 56 (9.66%) PRINCE2
9 56 (9.66%) Change Management
10 55 (9.48%) Business Analysis
11 53 (9.14%) SAP
12 48 (8.28%) MS Office
12 48 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (7.24%) Workflow
14 37 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (6.21%) Programme Management
16 35 (6.03%) Migration
16 35 (6.03%) Degree
16 35 (6.03%) MS Project
17 33 (5.69%) SQL Server
17 33 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
18 31 (5.34%) ERP
18 31 (5.34%) Risk Management
19 30 (5.17%) SharePoint
19 30 (5.17%) Waterfall
20 28 (4.83%) Management Information System
21 27 (4.66%) UNIX
21 27 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 30 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.24%) SAS
3 9 (1.55%) CMS
4 8 (1.38%) Alfresco
4 8 (1.38%) Drupal
5 7 (1.21%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.86%) Lync
7 5 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.86%) Apache
8 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.52%) IIS
9 2 (0.34%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) WordPress
9 2 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 82 (14.14%) MS Excel
2 48 (8.28%) MS Office
3 35 (6.03%) MS Project
4 19 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.86%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (2.41%) Agresso
2 11 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (1.55%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (1.55%) CA Clarity
4 9 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 9 (1.55%) Cognos TM1
4 9 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (1.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 6 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (1.03%) Oracle FAH
7 6 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.86%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.86%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.76%) Internet
2 11 (1.90%) DNS
3 10 (1.72%) Firewall
4 7 (1.21%) Wireless
5 6 (1.03%) SAN
5 6 (1.03%) SMTP
5 6 (1.03%) IMAP
6 5 (0.86%) DHCP
7 4 (0.69%) Intranet
7 4 (0.69%) LDAP
7 4 (0.69%) SSL
8 3 (0.52%) Network Security
8 3 (0.52%) VPN
8 3 (0.52%) WAN
8 3 (0.52%) Extranet
8 3 (0.52%) BGP
8 3 (0.52%) OSPF
9 2 (0.34%) RTP
9 2 (0.34%) MPLS
9 2 (0.34%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.69%) SQL Server
1 33 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.55%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.38%) Data Mart
5 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.21%) Big Data
6 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (0.69%) OLAP
10 3 (0.52%) Base SAS
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.52%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 10 (1.72%) Toad
2 7 (1.21%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.34%) ProC
5 2 (0.34%) ERwin
5 2 (0.34%) PVCS
5 2 (0.34%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) Ant
6 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.17%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.17%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 81 (13.97%) Banking
2 24 (4.14%) Investment Banking
3 20 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 20 (3.45%) Retail
4 19 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.10%) Automotive
6 13 (2.24%) Billing
7 10 (1.72%) Marketing
8 9 (1.55%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.38%) Electronics
9 8 (1.38%) Legal
9 8 (1.38%) Advertising
10 7 (1.21%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.21%) Private Banking
11 6 (1.03%) Front Office
12 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.69%) Local Government
14 3 (0.52%) Law
15 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 142 (24.48%) Analyst
2 103 (17.76%) Project Manager
3 74 (12.76%) Developer
4 70 (12.07%) Business Analyst
5 49 (8.45%) Consultant
6 34 (5.86%) Architect
7 21 (3.62%) Administrator
8 16 (2.76%) Data Analyst
9 15 (2.59%) Programme Manager
10 14 (2.41%) PMO Analyst
10 14 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (2.41%) Business Manager
11 12 (2.07%) Coordinator
11 12 (2.07%) Financial Analyst
12 9 (1.55%) Oracle Developer
12 9 (1.55%) .NET Developer
12 9 (1.55%) Support Analyst
13 8 (1.38%) Java Developer
13 8 (1.38%) Project Coordinator
13 8 (1.38%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.31%) .NET
2 16 (2.76%) HTML
3 14 (2.41%) ASP.NET
4 11 (1.90%) Web Services
5 10 (1.72%) CSS
6 9 (1.55%) jQuery
6 9 (1.55%) Middleware
7 8 (1.38%) JSP
7 8 (1.38%) J2EE
7 8 (1.38%) HTML5
8 6 (1.03%) Servlets
8 6 (1.03%) XML
8 6 (1.03%) CSS3
9 5 (0.86%) MDX
10 4 (0.69%) Ajax
11 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.52%) REST
11 3 (0.52%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (0.52%) Silverlight
11 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.24%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (1.38%) PMI
7 7 (1.21%) User Experience
7 7 (1.21%) DTV
8 5 (0.86%) Open Source
9 4 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.69%) NHS
9 4 (0.69%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.69%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.69%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.52%) Social Media
10 3 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.52%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.52%) Clustering
10 3 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.66%) UNIX
2 24 (4.14%) Windows
3 13 (2.24%) Linux
4 11 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.55%) Solaris
6 6 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.69%) AIX
7 4 (0.69%) SUSE
7 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.52%) HPUX
9 2 (0.34%) VMS
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) VME
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.59%) Project Management
2 68 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 57 (9.83%) ITIL
4 56 (9.66%) PRINCE2
4 56 (9.66%) Change Management
5 55 (9.48%) Business Analysis
6 42 (7.24%) Workflow
7 37 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (6.21%) Programme Management
9 35 (6.03%) Migration
10 31 (5.34%) ERP
10 31 (5.34%) Risk Management
11 30 (5.17%) Waterfall
12 27 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (3.97%) CRM
14 21 (3.62%) Resource Management
14 21 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (3.62%) Service Delivery
15 19 (3.28%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 69 (11.90%) SQL
2 21 (3.62%) C#
3 20 (3.45%) Java
4 18 (3.10%) VBA
5 15 (2.59%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.41%) C
7 13 (2.24%) PL/SQL
7 13 (2.24%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.38%) Perl
10 6 (1.03%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.52%) VB
12 2 (0.34%) Tcl
12 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.34%) ABAP
12 2 (0.34%) X++
13 1 (0.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.17%) XQuery
13 1 (0.17%) C++
13 1 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 35 (6.03%) Degree
2 22 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.41%) CIMA
5 13 (2.24%) ACCA
6 12 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.72%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (1.38%) PMP
10 7 (1.21%) ISEB
11 6 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.86%) CCNP
13 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.69%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.69%) MCITP
14 3 (0.52%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 3 (0.52%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.52%) AAT
14 3 (0.52%) MCP
14 3 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.79%) QA
2 9 (1.55%) Solvency II
2 9 (1.55%) SLA
3 6 (1.03%) P3O
4 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.34%) Basel III
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) GAAP
System Software
1 7 (1.21%) Sendmail
1 7 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) XenApp
3 2 (0.34%) XenServer
3 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
4 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.38%) Tivoli
1 8 (1.38%) SCCM
2 4 (0.69%) CA SiteMinder
2 4 (0.69%) SCOM
3 3 (0.52%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.17%) Nessus
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 97 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.59%) Oracle
3 53 (9.14%) SAP
4 20 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 17 (2.93%) IBM
6 16 (2.76%) Cognos
7 14 (2.41%) Cisco
8 9 (1.55%) HP
9 8 (1.38%) Juniper
9 8 (1.38%) CA
9 8 (1.38%) Hyperion
10 7 (1.21%) VMware
10 7 (1.21%) Informatica
10 7 (1.21%) Citrix
11 6 (1.03%) Remedy
11 6 (1.03%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.03%) JBoss
12 5 (0.86%) Sun
12 5 (0.86%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.69%) Sybase
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: to £650 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £75.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago