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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 362 360 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.44% 15.06% 12.90%
As % of the General category 45.53% 46.69% 43.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 188 135
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£400 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £35.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.84% -4.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%
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
795 771 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.51% 32.26% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 339 236
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 64 66
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% -16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £11.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 0 120 £400 -0.62% 53
Coventry -2 47 £450 +25.00% 12
Warwickshire +2 39 £375 +15.38% 8
Staffordshire -2 21 £450 +40.62% 10
Solihull +5 16 £369 +5.35% 5
Shropshire -15 14 £425 - 6
Worcestershire +8 10 £363 +11.53% 4
Wolverhampton +1 5 £333 -8.90% 6
Herefordshire - 4 £356 - 2
West Bromwich -7 3 £320 -8.57%
Walsall -2 2 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 100 (14.41%) Project Management
1 100 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 94 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 92 (13.26%) SQL
4 79 (11.38%) Banking
5 78 (11.24%) Oracle
6 75 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (10.37%) PRINCE2
8 65 (9.37%) MS Excel
9 57 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (7.93%) .NET
11 54 (7.78%) SAP
12 52 (7.49%) SQL Server
12 52 (7.49%) Retail
13 49 (7.06%) Migration
14 45 (6.48%) MS Office
15 43 (6.20%) XML
16 42 (6.05%) Windows
17 41 (5.91%) ITIL
17 41 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (5.48%) Programme Management
19 37 (5.33%) Web Services
20 31 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
20 31 (4.47%) Degree
21 29 (4.18%) Data Modelling
21 29 (4.18%) UNIX
21 29 (4.18%) C#
22 28 (4.03%) Change Management
22 28 (4.03%) Project Planning
22 28 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.73%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.86%) IIS
4 6 (0.86%) CMS
5 5 (0.72%) SAS
6 4 (0.58%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (0.43%) AquaLogic Service Bus
7 3 (0.43%) AquaLogic
7 3 (0.43%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.29%) CICS
8 2 (0.29%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.29%) Drupal
8 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.29%) Lync
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle UPK
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 65 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 45 (6.48%) MS Office
3 27 (3.89%) MS Project
4 24 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (2.88%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (2.59%) SAP FI
2 13 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (1.15%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.86%) SAP Retail
6 6 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.86%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.58%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.43%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.29%) Office 365
1 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.59%) SAN
2 13 (1.87%) Network Security
2 13 (1.87%) Firewall
3 10 (1.44%) Internet
4 9 (1.30%) LAN
5 8 (1.15%) WAN
6 6 (0.86%) VPN
6 6 (0.86%) Intranet
7 4 (0.58%) NAS
7 4 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.43%) IPsec
8 3 (0.43%) OSPF
8 3 (0.43%) BGP
8 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.43%) DHCP
9 2 (0.29%) LDAP
9 2 (0.29%) FTP
9 2 (0.29%) HTTP
9 2 (0.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.46%) Oracle Database
4 19 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.02%) SAP BW
7 13 (1.87%) IBM InfoSphere
8 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.30%) MySQL
10 8 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.01%) QlikView
12 6 (0.86%) SAP BI
12 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (0.86%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.58%) Lombardi
3 3 (0.43%) PHPUnit
3 3 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.29%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.14%) MSTest
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) JIRA
5 1 (0.14%) Selenium
5 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.14%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.14%) Subversion
5 1 (0.14%) Maven
5 1 (0.14%) ERwin
5 1 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (11.38%) Banking
2 52 (7.49%) Retail
3 24 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.88%) Marketing
6 18 (2.59%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.59%) Automotive
7 11 (1.59%) Electronics
7 11 (1.59%) Legal
8 8 (1.15%) Advertising
9 7 (1.01%) Back Office
9 7 (1.01%) Billing
10 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.43%) Law
12 3 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.29%) Publishing
13 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 141 (20.32%) Analyst
2 135 (19.45%) Project Manager
3 103 (14.84%) Developer
4 64 (9.22%) Business Analyst
5 56 (8.07%) Consultant
6 43 (6.20%) Architect
7 22 (3.17%) Oracle Developer
8 20 (2.88%) SAP Consultant
9 19 (2.74%) Change Manager
10 18 (2.59%) Business Manager
11 17 (2.45%) .NET Developer
11 17 (2.45%) Business Project Manager
12 16 (2.31%) Administrator
12 16 (2.31%) C# Developer
13 14 (2.02%) Senior Manager
13 14 (2.02%) Programme Manager
13 14 (2.02%) Business Change Manager
13 14 (2.02%) Change Project Manager
13 14 (2.02%) PMO Analyst
14 13 (1.87%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (7.93%) .NET
2 43 (6.20%) XML
3 37 (5.33%) Web Services
4 23 (3.31%) HTML
5 22 (3.17%) .NET Framework
6 21 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 20 (2.88%) XSLT
8 19 (2.74%) jQuery
9 15 (2.16%) REST
9 15 (2.16%) SOAP
10 13 (1.87%) Ajax
10 13 (1.87%) CSS
11 11 (1.59%) JSON
12 10 (1.44%) Middleware
13 7 (1.01%) Spring
14 6 (0.86%) SAP ALE
14 6 (0.86%) Java EE
15 5 (0.72%) HTML5
15 5 (0.72%) WCF
15 5 (0.72%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.45%) NHS
4 13 (1.87%) Open Source
5 10 (1.44%) DTV
5 10 (1.44%) Clustering
5 10 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.01%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.72%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.58%) PMI
10 4 (0.58%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.43%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.43%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.43%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.43%) User Experience
11 3 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.29%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.05%) Windows
2 29 (4.18%) UNIX
3 22 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (2.74%) Linux
5 18 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.30%) AIX
8 6 (0.86%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.58%) Solaris
10 4 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.29%) HPUX
11 2 (0.29%) Android
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (14.41%) Project Management
2 94 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (10.37%) PRINCE2
5 57 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (7.06%) Migration
7 41 (5.91%) ITIL
8 38 (5.48%) Programme Management
9 29 (4.18%) Data Modelling
10 28 (4.03%) Change Management
10 28 (4.03%) Project Planning
10 28 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (3.46%) Data Migration
12 22 (3.17%) Scrum
13 21 (3.03%) Web Development
13 21 (3.03%) Business Analysis
14 20 (2.88%) CRM
15 19 (2.74%) Waterfall
15 19 (2.74%) ETL
16 18 (2.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.26%) SQL
2 29 (4.18%) C#
3 21 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 20 (2.88%) Java
5 18 (2.59%) PL/SQL
6 16 (2.31%) VB.NET
7 13 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.59%) PHP
9 8 (1.15%) X++
10 6 (0.86%) C
10 6 (0.86%) COBOL
11 5 (0.72%) VB
12 3 (0.43%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.43%) ABAP
12 3 (0.43%) VBA
13 2 (0.29%) VB6
14 1 (0.14%) XPath
14 1 (0.14%) PHP5
14 1 (0.14%) LotusScript
14 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (4.47%) Degree
2 25 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.59%) ISEB
5 17 (2.45%) CCNA
5 17 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (1.44%) CCNP
9 8 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.15%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.01%) PMP
11 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.58%) MCSE
13 4 (0.58%) MCITP
14 3 (0.43%) CCDP
15 2 (0.29%) HNC
15 2 (0.29%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.03%) QA
2 7 (1.01%) FATCA
3 4 (0.58%) SLA
3 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.58%) P3O
4 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) EMIR
6 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.43%) XenApp
4 3 (0.43%) vSphere
5 2 (0.29%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.14%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 100 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 78 (11.24%) Oracle
3 54 (7.78%) SAP
4 25 (3.60%) VMware
5 24 (3.46%) Cisco
6 20 (2.88%) HP
7 19 (2.74%) Citrix
8 18 (2.59%) IBM
8 18 (2.59%) Cognos
9 16 (2.31%) Sun
10 14 (2.02%) Infor
11 13 (1.87%) Business Objects
12 7 (1.01%) F5
13 6 (0.86%) Netezza
14 5 (0.72%) Teradata
14 5 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.72%) NetApp
15 4 (0.58%) EMC
15 4 (0.58%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.58%) CheckPoint
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
KDR
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £605 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago