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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 340 291 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.96% 13.75% 12.74%
As % of the General category 48.30% 41.10% 41.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 177 107
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £213 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £155.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-92.90% +496.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £111.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £155.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
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
704 708 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.05% 33.46% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 373 209
Average daily rate £375 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 68
Average hourly rate £27.79 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £56.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 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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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 +2 140 £375 +7.14% 52
Coventry +1 37 £388 +3.33% 9
Warwickshire -10 27 £368 +1.37% 9
Worcestershire +4 14 £350 -18.12% 7
Staffordshire +2 9 £350 +7.69% 6
Solihull 0 9 £298 -19.04% 4
Shropshire -7 8 £290 - 4
Wolverhampton +1 5 £444 +47.91% 11
Walsall +3 3 - -
Kingswinford - 3 - -
Herefordshire - 3 £369 -
West Bromwich 0 1 £425 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 105 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 87 (13.64%) SQL
3 84 (13.17%) Banking
4 83 (13.01%) Project Management
5 78 (12.23%) MS Excel
6 77 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 72 (11.29%) Oracle
9 64 (10.03%) PRINCE2
10 55 (8.62%) ITIL
11 52 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (7.84%) MS Office
13 48 (7.52%) Migration
14 46 (7.21%) SAP
15 43 (6.74%) .NET
16 41 (6.43%) Change Management
16 41 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
17 40 (6.27%) SQL Server
18 39 (6.11%) Programme Management
18 39 (6.11%) Retail
19 36 (5.64%) Degree
20 34 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
21 33 (5.17%) Workflow
22 31 (4.86%) Data Modelling
22 31 (4.86%) UNIX
23 30 (4.70%) Risk Management
23 30 (4.70%) Business Analysis
24 29 (4.55%) Windows
25 28 (4.39%) Web Services
25 28 (4.39%) MS Project

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 26 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.72%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.25%) Lync
5 6 (0.94%) SAS
6 5 (0.78%) CMS
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.63%) Drupal
7 4 (0.63%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.47%) IIS
9 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.31%) MTS
9 2 (0.31%) CICS
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.16%) Confluence
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 78 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 50 (7.84%) MS Office
3 28 (4.39%) MS Project
4 23 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (3.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.72%) SAP FI
3 10 (1.57%) Agresso
4 9 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.94%) Eikon
6 6 (0.94%) CA Clarity
7 5 (0.78%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.63%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.63%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.47%) SAP Retail
10 2 (0.31%) BPCS
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.31%) ENOVIA
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.72%) Network Security
1 11 (1.72%) SAN
2 9 (1.41%) Firewall
3 6 (0.94%) Internet
3 6 (0.94%) LAN
3 6 (0.94%) WAN
4 4 (0.63%) ATM
4 4 (0.63%) NAS
5 2 (0.31%) CTI
5 2 (0.31%) 2G
5 2 (0.31%) Wireless
5 2 (0.31%) LDAP
5 2 (0.31%) DNS
5 2 (0.31%) SMTP
5 2 (0.31%) FTP
5 2 (0.31%) IMAP
6 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.25%) Big Data
9 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.10%) MarkLogic
9 7 (1.10%) SAP BW
10 6 (0.94%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.78%) QlikView
11 5 (0.78%) Essbase
11 5 (0.78%) Data Mart
11 5 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
1 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.63%) Lombardi
3 3 (0.47%) MSBuild
3 3 (0.47%) PHPUnit
3 3 (0.47%) MSTest
3 3 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.31%) PVCS
4 2 (0.31%) Toad
4 2 (0.31%) ReSharper
4 2 (0.31%) NUnit
4 2 (0.31%) StyleCop
4 2 (0.31%) NDepend
4 2 (0.31%) NCover
4 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) Selenium
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 84 (13.17%) Banking
2 39 (6.11%) Retail
3 18 (2.82%) Retail Banking
4 16 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.19%) Legal
6 12 (1.88%) Automotive
6 12 (1.88%) Marketing
7 9 (1.41%) Billing
8 8 (1.25%) Advertising
9 6 (0.94%) Law
9 6 (0.94%) Electronics
9 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Publishing
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (24.29%) Analyst
2 89 (13.95%) Project Manager
3 84 (13.17%) Developer
4 74 (11.60%) Business Analyst
5 44 (6.90%) Architect
6 41 (6.43%) Consultant
7 22 (3.45%) Administrator
8 18 (2.82%) Data Analyst
9 17 (2.66%) Programme Manager
10 13 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (2.04%) Support Analyst
11 12 (1.88%) Business Manager
11 12 (1.88%) .NET Developer
12 11 (1.72%) PMO Analyst
12 11 (1.72%) SAP Consultant
12 11 (1.72%) DBA
13 10 (1.57%) Coordinator
13 10 (1.57%) Senior Manager
13 10 (1.57%) C# Developer
13 10 (1.57%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.74%) .NET
2 28 (4.39%) Web Services
3 24 (3.76%) XML
4 22 (3.45%) HTML
5 20 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 17 (2.66%) jQuery
7 15 (2.35%) CSS
8 14 (2.19%) .NET Framework
9 10 (1.57%) REST
10 9 (1.41%) XSLT
11 8 (1.25%) JSON
12 7 (1.10%) HTML5
12 7 (1.10%) MDX
12 7 (1.10%) Ajax
13 6 (0.94%) XMPP
14 5 (0.78%) WinForms
14 5 (0.78%) Spring
14 5 (0.78%) J2EE
15 4 (0.63%) SOAP
15 4 (0.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.35%) Open Source
4 10 (1.57%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.10%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.94%) NHS
9 5 (0.78%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.78%) PMI
9 5 (0.78%) DTV
9 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.47%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.47%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.47%) User Experience
11 3 (0.47%) Clustering
12 2 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.31%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.86%) UNIX
2 29 (4.55%) Windows
3 15 (2.35%) Linux
4 10 (1.57%) AIX
4 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.63%) HPUX
8 3 (0.47%) Solaris
9 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Android
10 1 (0.16%) SUSE
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (13.01%) Project Management
2 77 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (10.03%) PRINCE2
5 55 (8.62%) ITIL
6 52 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (7.52%) Migration
8 41 (6.43%) Change Management
9 39 (6.11%) Programme Management
10 33 (5.17%) Workflow
11 31 (4.86%) Data Modelling
12 30 (4.70%) Risk Management
12 30 (4.70%) Business Analysis
13 28 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 25 (3.92%) ERP
15 24 (3.76%) Data Migration
16 23 (3.61%) Service Delivery
17 22 (3.45%) Project Planning
17 22 (3.45%) Waterfall
18 21 (3.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 87 (13.64%) SQL
2 26 (4.08%) C#
3 24 (3.76%) PL/SQL
4 21 (3.29%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.35%) T-SQL
5 15 (2.35%) VB.NET
6 13 (2.04%) Java
7 8 (1.25%) PHP
8 7 (1.10%) X++
9 6 (0.94%) C
9 6 (0.94%) VB
10 5 (0.78%) COBOL
11 4 (0.63%) Perl
11 4 (0.63%) VBScript
12 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.47%) ABAP
13 2 (0.31%) VBA
13 2 (0.31%) Korn
14 1 (0.16%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (5.64%) Degree
2 17 (2.66%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.51%) ISEB
4 14 (2.19%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.41%) CCNA
6 9 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.25%) CCNP
8 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.94%) ACCA
9 6 (0.94%) CIMA
9 6 (0.94%) MCSE
9 6 (0.94%) MCITP
10 5 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (0.78%) CITP
10 5 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.98%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.63%) SLA
3 4 (0.63%) P3O
3 4 (0.63%) FATCA
4 3 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) UCITS
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) vSphere
4 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.31%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.16%) KVM
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.25%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.31%) Nessus
3 2 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 105 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.29%) Oracle
3 46 (7.21%) SAP
4 19 (2.98%) Business Objects
4 19 (2.98%) Cisco
5 17 (2.66%) IBM
6 12 (1.88%) Citrix
6 12 (1.88%) Sun
7 11 (1.72%) Cognos
8 10 (1.57%) HP
8 10 (1.57%) VMware
8 10 (1.57%) Infor
9 9 (1.41%) Netezza
9 9 (1.41%) Informatica
10 7 (1.10%) Splunk
10 7 (1.10%) Hyperion
11 6 (0.94%) Reuters
12 5 (0.78%) Teradata
12 5 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.63%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Jumar
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £13.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Vertical IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £405 per day
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Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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