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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 336 262 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.84% 12.56% 12.48%
As % of the General category 45.78% 39.82% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 174 124
Average daily rate
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£371 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £17.22
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -4.87%
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
734 658 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.23% 31.54% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 372 268
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 23 68
Average hourly rate £28.60 £21.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.56% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.89 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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 +1 131 £350 - 58
Warwickshire -4 35 £325 -10.34% 8
Coventry -7 31 £350 -9.67% 12
Staffordshire +4 16 £350 -4.10% 10
Worcestershire +3 14 £350 -18.12% 12
Solihull -3 12 £463 +32.14% 1
Shropshire 0 11 £250 - 2
Herefordshire -6 5 £350 - 3
Walsall 0 3 £305 -41.90% 1
Wolverhampton -4 2 £475 +18.75% 9
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Wednesbury - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 103 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 94 (14.99%) Banking
3 92 (14.67%) Project Management
4 86 (13.72%) SQL
5 85 (13.56%) Oracle
5 85 (13.56%) MS Excel
6 77 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (11.32%) PRINCE2
8 66 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (9.89%) ITIL
10 54 (8.61%) Change Management
11 50 (7.97%) MS Office
12 49 (7.81%) SAP
13 46 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (7.34%) Workflow
14 44 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
15 39 (6.22%) Business Analysis
16 38 (6.06%) Degree
16 38 (6.06%) Risk Management
16 38 (6.06%) SQL Server
16 38 (6.06%) MS Project
16 38 (6.06%) .NET
17 35 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
18 34 (5.42%) Migration
18 34 (5.42%) Programme Management
19 33 (5.26%) UNIX
20 32 (5.10%) Waterfall
21 31 (4.94%) ERP
21 31 (4.94%) Retail
22 30 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 25 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.44%) Lync
2 9 (1.44%) CMS
2 9 (1.44%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.28%) SAS
4 6 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.64%) Alfresco
5 4 (0.64%) Drupal
6 3 (0.48%) IIS
6 3 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.32%) MTS
7 2 (0.32%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) WordPress
8 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 85 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 50 (7.97%) MS Office
3 38 (6.06%) MS Project
4 21 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (3.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.32%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (2.39%) Agresso
2 13 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.91%) Oracle Financials
4 10 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (1.44%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.96%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 6 (0.96%) Eikon
8 6 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.96%) CA Clarity
9 5 (0.80%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.80%) Oracle FAH
9 5 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.64%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.64%) SaaS
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.55%) Internet
2 12 (1.91%) Firewall
3 11 (1.75%) SAN
4 7 (1.12%) DNS
5 6 (0.96%) SMTP
5 6 (0.96%) IMAP
6 5 (0.80%) NAS
7 4 (0.64%) Wireless
7 4 (0.64%) Intranet
7 4 (0.64%) Network Security
8 3 (0.48%) OSPF
8 3 (0.48%) BGP
8 3 (0.48%) VPN
8 3 (0.48%) ATM
8 3 (0.48%) WAN
9 2 (0.32%) LAN
9 2 (0.32%) Packet Switching
9 2 (0.32%) FTP
9 2 (0.32%) LDAP
9 2 (0.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (3.19%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.59%) Big Data
7 10 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.28%) Data Mart
9 8 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.28%) MarkLogic
10 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.96%) Essbase
12 5 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
12 5 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (1.59%) Toad
2 7 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.48%) MSTest
4 3 (0.48%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.32%) PVCS
5 2 (0.32%) JIRA
5 2 (0.32%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.32%) NUnit
5 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.32%) NDepend
5 2 (0.32%) NCover
5 2 (0.32%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.16%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.16%) ERwin
6 1 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
General
1 94 (14.99%) Banking
2 31 (4.94%) Retail
3 20 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.87%) Automotive
4 18 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.71%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.23%) Legal
7 12 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.91%) Marketing
8 10 (1.59%) Billing
9 7 (1.12%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.12%) Electronics
9 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.96%) Advertising
11 4 (0.64%) Local Government
12 3 (0.48%) Back Office
12 3 (0.48%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Front Office
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (25.36%) Analyst
2 99 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 76 (12.12%) Developer
4 74 (11.80%) Business Analyst
5 44 (7.02%) Consultant
6 41 (6.54%) Architect
7 25 (3.99%) Administrator
8 21 (3.35%) Data Analyst
9 16 (2.55%) Support Analyst
10 15 (2.39%) Programme Manager
10 15 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (1.91%) Business Manager
11 12 (1.91%) Oracle Developer
11 12 (1.91%) Enterprise Architect
11 12 (1.91%) PMO Analyst
12 11 (1.75%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (1.59%) Coordinator
13 10 (1.59%) DBA
14 9 (1.44%) Agile Project Manager
14 9 (1.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.06%) .NET
2 23 (3.67%) HTML
3 20 (3.19%) ASP.NET
4 19 (3.03%) CSS
5 18 (2.87%) Web Services
6 16 (2.55%) jQuery
7 11 (1.75%) HTML5
8 9 (1.44%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.12%) CSS3
9 7 (1.12%) XML
10 6 (0.96%) XMPP
10 6 (0.96%) MDX
10 6 (0.96%) WinForms
11 5 (0.80%) REST
11 5 (0.80%) Ajax
12 4 (0.64%) J2EE
12 4 (0.64%) Middleware
13 3 (0.48%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 13 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.12%) Open Source
8 6 (0.96%) PMI
8 6 (0.96%) DTV
8 6 (0.96%) Reference Data
9 5 (0.80%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.80%) Data Integration
9 5 (0.80%) Clustering
9 5 (0.80%) NHS
10 4 (0.64%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.64%) User Experience
11 3 (0.48%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.26%) UNIX
2 25 (3.99%) Windows
3 14 (2.23%) Linux
4 6 (0.96%) AIX
4 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.64%) HPUX
6 4 (0.64%) Solaris
6 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.16%) VME
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) SUSE
8 1 (0.16%) zOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (14.67%) Project Management
2 77 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (11.32%) PRINCE2
4 66 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (9.89%) ITIL
6 54 (8.61%) Change Management
7 46 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (7.34%) Workflow
8 39 (6.22%) Business Analysis
9 38 (6.06%) Risk Management
10 34 (5.42%) Migration
10 34 (5.42%) Programme Management
11 32 (5.10%) Waterfall
12 31 (4.94%) ERP
13 30 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (4.63%) Data Modelling
15 24 (3.83%) Analytics
16 23 (3.67%) Project Planning
17 21 (3.35%) Service Delivery
17 21 (3.35%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 86 (13.72%) SQL
2 24 (3.83%) JavaScript
2 24 (3.83%) PL/SQL
3 21 (3.35%) C#
4 13 (2.07%) Java
5 11 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.44%) C
6 9 (1.44%) Perl
7 8 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 6 (0.96%) VB
8 6 (0.96%) VBA
9 5 (0.80%) X++
9 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.64%) VBScript
11 3 (0.48%) ABAP
11 3 (0.48%) COBOL
12 2 (0.32%) Tcl
12 2 (0.32%) Korn
12 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.16%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 38 (6.06%) Degree
2 15 (2.39%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (1.91%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (1.75%) ISEB
4 11 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.59%) CCNP
5 10 (1.59%) ACCA
5 10 (1.59%) CIMA
6 9 (1.44%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.12%) CCNA
8 6 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (0.96%) CITP
9 5 (0.80%) MCITP
9 5 (0.80%) MCSE
9 5 (0.80%) PMP
9 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.64%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.83%) QA
2 9 (1.44%) Solvency II
3 6 (0.96%) SLA
4 4 (0.64%) P3O
5 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) Basel III
7 1 (0.16%) FATCA
7 1 (0.16%) UCITS
7 1 (0.16%) EMIR
7 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.12%) Sendmail
2 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.16%) XenApp
4 1 (0.16%) XenServer
4 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (1.91%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.32%) Nessus
2 2 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 103 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 85 (13.56%) Oracle
3 49 (7.81%) SAP
4 21 (3.35%) Business Objects
4 21 (3.35%) Cisco
5 15 (2.39%) IBM
6 12 (1.91%) Hyperion
6 12 (1.91%) Informatica
7 11 (1.75%) Sun
8 10 (1.59%) Cognos
9 9 (1.44%) Infor
10 8 (1.28%) Netezza
10 8 (1.28%) Splunk
11 6 (0.96%) Reuters
12 5 (0.80%) Lotus
12 5 (0.80%) Avaya
13 4 (0.64%) Citrix
13 4 (0.64%) Juniper
13 4 (0.64%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.64%) CA
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £18.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £610 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £168 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hudson - London
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Rate: £18000 - £20500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
WA Consultants
Rate: £18.00 - £19.00 per hour + Non restricted Hours.
Posted: 23 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 25 days ago