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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 417 295 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.90% 11.54% 12.14%
As % of the General category 50.36% 38.82% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 177 148
Average daily rate
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£420 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +110.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £23.20 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.52 £92.68 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
828 760 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.55% 29.73% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 374 267
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 43
Average hourly rate £31.44 £31.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +2 126 £400 +21.21% 57
Warwickshire +8 66 £425 +16.43% 14
Coventry +15 57 £450 +28.57% 22
Staffordshire +7 41 £400 +10.34% 8
Solihull +8 18 £425 - 9
Shropshire +3 18 £555 +65.67% 5
Wolverhampton +9 7 £300 -29.41% 6
Worcestershire +2 1 - - 1
Walsall -1 1 £300 -29.82%
West Bromwich - 1 £463 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 142 (17.68%) Project Management
2 113 (14.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 107 (13.33%) Banking
3 107 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 103 (12.83%) SQL
5 97 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (10.83%) PRINCE2
7 85 (10.59%) Retail
8 78 (9.71%) Migration
9 74 (9.22%) SQL Server
10 73 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 70 (8.72%) SAP
12 67 (8.34%) Oracle
13 63 (7.85%) MS Excel
14 59 (7.35%) .NET
15 57 (7.10%) Change Management
16 52 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
17 51 (6.35%) Data Migration
18 48 (5.98%) ITIL
19 45 (5.60%) Business Analysis
20 43 (5.35%) Degree
21 42 (5.23%) Windows
22 39 (4.86%) HTML
22 39 (4.86%) IBM
23 38 (4.73%) E-Commerce
23 38 (4.73%) Data Modelling
23 38 (4.73%) JavaScript
24 37 (4.61%) XML
24 37 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
24 37 (4.61%) Programme Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.12%) SAS
3 11 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.75%) CMS
5 5 (0.62%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.62%) WorkSite
5 5 (0.62%) Lync
6 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.37%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.25%) CICS
7 2 (0.25%) AquaLogic
7 2 (0.25%) IIS
7 2 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.25%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.12%) nginx
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.48%) MS Office
3 30 (3.74%) MS Project
4 13 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.62%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.50%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.25%) SPSS
10 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.49%) SAP FI
4 11 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (1.37%) SAP CO
5 9 (1.12%) SAP PS
6 8 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.37%) Eikon
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.25%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.62%) SaaS
2 4 (0.50%) Office 365
3 2 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.25%) SAN
2 8 (1.00%) HTTP
3 7 (0.87%) VPN
3 7 (0.87%) Firewall
4 6 (0.75%) Intranet
4 6 (0.75%) Internet
4 6 (0.75%) LAN
4 6 (0.75%) WAN
4 6 (0.75%) OSPF
4 6 (0.75%) BGP
4 6 (0.75%) Network Security
5 5 (0.62%) DHCP
6 4 (0.50%) SMS
6 4 (0.50%) DNS
6 4 (0.50%) MPLS
6 4 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.37%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.37%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (0.37%) Wireless
7 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (3.49%) IBM InfoSphere
4 26 (3.24%) Oracle Database
5 25 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
6 24 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.12%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (1.74%) SAP BW
10 13 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.12%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.00%) DataStage
14 6 (0.75%) SAP BI
14 6 (0.75%) MS Access
15 5 (0.62%) OLAP
15 5 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Subversion
2 6 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.37%) PVCS
6 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.25%) Toad
6 2 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.12%) MorphX
7 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.12%) ERwin
7 1 (0.12%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.12%) LSMW
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 107 (13.33%) Banking
2 85 (10.59%) Retail
3 30 (3.74%) Retail Banking
4 25 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.24%) Marketing
7 15 (1.87%) Games
8 12 (1.49%) Automotive
8 12 (1.49%) Legal
9 9 (1.12%) Electronics
9 9 (1.12%) Billing
10 6 (0.75%) Law
11 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.62%) Front Office
12 4 (0.50%) Back Office
12 4 (0.50%) Advertising
12 4 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 222 (27.65%) Analyst
2 146 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 122 (15.19%) Business Analyst
4 121 (15.07%) Developer
5 67 (8.34%) Architect
6 45 (5.60%) Consultant
7 32 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (3.24%) Financial Business Analyst
8 26 (3.24%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 24 (2.99%) Operations Analyst
10 22 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (2.37%) Change Manager
11 19 (2.37%) Banking Business Analyst
12 18 (2.24%) Team Leader
13 17 (2.12%) SQL Developer
14 16 (1.99%) Oracle Developer
14 16 (1.99%) Test Analyst
15 15 (1.87%) Technical Project Manager
15 15 (1.87%) Senior Manager
15 15 (1.87%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.35%) .NET
2 39 (4.86%) HTML
3 37 (4.61%) XML
4 29 (3.61%) CSS
5 25 (3.11%) ASP.NET
6 21 (2.62%) HTML5
7 16 (1.99%) jQuery
7 16 (1.99%) Web Services
8 15 (1.87%) CSS3
9 13 (1.62%) XSLT
9 13 (1.62%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.37%) JSON
10 11 (1.37%) REST
11 9 (1.12%) Ajax
12 8 (1.00%) WinForms
12 8 (1.00%) Silverlight
12 8 (1.00%) Middleware
12 8 (1.00%) SOAP
13 7 (0.87%) Flash
14 5 (0.62%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.24%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.74%) Mainframe
3 22 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.62%) N-Tier
4 21 (2.62%) Data Centre
5 16 (1.99%) NHS
6 15 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.62%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
8 9 (1.12%) DTV
9 8 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.00%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.75%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.62%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.62%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.50%) PMI
12 4 (0.50%) PKI
12 4 (0.50%) Clustering
12 4 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.23%) Windows
2 14 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (1.62%) UNIX
4 12 (1.49%) Linux
5 11 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.12%) Android
7 7 (0.87%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.50%) Solaris
9 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.25%) Debian
11 2 (0.25%) zOS
11 2 (0.25%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) OS/390
12 1 (0.12%) MVS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (17.68%) Project Management
2 113 (14.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 97 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (10.83%) PRINCE2
5 78 (9.71%) Migration
6 73 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (7.10%) Change Management
8 51 (6.35%) Data Migration
9 48 (5.98%) ITIL
10 45 (5.60%) Business Analysis
11 38 (4.73%) E-Commerce
11 38 (4.73%) Data Modelling
12 37 (4.61%) Programme Management
13 35 (4.36%) TOGAF
14 31 (3.86%) SOA
15 30 (3.74%) ETL
15 30 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 29 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (3.49%) CRM
18 25 (3.11%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 103 (12.83%) SQL
2 38 (4.73%) JavaScript
3 28 (3.49%) C#
4 23 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 22 (2.74%) VB.NET
6 20 (2.49%) T-SQL
7 19 (2.37%) Java
8 8 (1.00%) PHP
8 8 (1.00%) VBA
9 7 (0.87%) ActionScript
9 7 (0.87%) C++
9 7 (0.87%) COBOL
10 6 (0.75%) ABAP
10 6 (0.75%) ActionScript 3.0
11 5 (0.62%) X++
12 4 (0.50%) VB
13 3 (0.37%) Python
13 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.37%) VB6
14 2 (0.25%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 43 (5.35%) Degree
2 20 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.12%) ISEB
4 15 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (1.49%) CCNA
7 11 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.87%) PMP
11 6 (0.75%) CISSP
12 5 (0.62%) CISA
12 5 (0.62%) CISM
13 3 (0.37%) CIPD
13 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.25%) ACCA
14 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.37%) QA
2 14 (1.74%) COBIT
3 12 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.25%) Solvency II
5 9 (1.12%) SLA
6 6 (0.75%) FATCA
7 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.37%) XenApp
6 2 (0.25%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) vCloud
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.25%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 107 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.72%) SAP
3 67 (8.34%) Oracle
4 39 (4.86%) IBM
5 31 (3.86%) Cognos
6 22 (2.74%) VMware
7 19 (2.37%) Netezza
8 17 (2.12%) HP
8 17 (2.12%) CA
9 15 (1.87%) Citrix
9 15 (1.87%) Cisco
10 6 (0.75%) NetApp
11 5 (0.62%) Informatica
11 5 (0.62%) Lotus
11 5 (0.62%) Talend
12 4 (0.50%) Tableau
12 4 (0.50%) Symbian
13 3 (0.37%) Adobe
13 3 (0.37%) Sage
13 3 (0.37%) Reuters
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + £280 Daily Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + Depends on level
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £391.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £569 - £609 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Cognitive Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + Expenses
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago