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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 447 440 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.03% 17.23% 12.27%
As % of the General category 48.96% 50.63% 40.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 308 196
Median daily rate £438 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £17.40 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £40.35 £65.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.65 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.25% +21.21%
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
913 869 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.66% 34.03% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 500 401
Median daily rate £420 £407 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 72 46
Median hourly rate £15.75 £31.44 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.90% -0.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £40.61 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +12.38%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 129 £423 +5.75% 53
Warwickshire 0 80 £475 +18.75% 21
Shropshire +5 60 £363 -34.68% 4
Coventry -11 57 £450 +0.05% 14
Staffordshire -15 12 £425 +3.65% 6
Solihull -9 8 £366 -12.79% 6
Worcestershire +3 7 £338 - 5
Wolverhampton -2 5 £375 +25.00% 3
Herefordshire +11 2 £231 -45.58% 1
Walsall - 2 £388 -
West Bromwich -1 1 £425 -8.10% 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 149 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 121 (14.70%) Banking
4 120 (14.58%) Project Management
5 94 (11.42%) Microsoft
6 91 (11.06%) Oracle
7 83 (10.09%) SAP
8 81 (9.84%) SQL
9 75 (9.11%) Change Management
10 73 (8.87%) Business Analysis
11 71 (8.63%) PRINCE2
12 66 (8.02%) Retail
13 60 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
14 57 (6.93%) MS Excel
14 57 (6.93%) Migration
15 54 (6.56%) ITIL
16 52 (6.32%) Manufacturing
17 49 (5.95%) SQL Server
18 46 (5.59%) MS Office
19 45 (5.47%) Risk Management
19 45 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (5.22%) HTML
20 43 (5.22%) CRM
21 42 (5.10%) Service Management
22 40 (4.86%) Service Delivery
23 39 (4.74%) CSS
24 35 (4.25%) MS Project
24 35 (4.25%) Scrum
25 34 (4.13%) Windows
25 34 (4.13%) Mainframe

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.94%) WebLogic
3 15 (1.82%) JBoss
3 15 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 14 (1.70%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.58%) SAS
6 9 (1.09%) Confluence
7 8 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (0.97%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.85%) CMS
9 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.36%) IIS
10 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.24%) Apache
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 57 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 46 (5.59%) MS Office
3 35 (4.25%) MS Project
4 28 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (3.28%) MS Visio
6 22 (2.67%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.24%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.24%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (2.31%) Oracle Payables
4 18 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (1.94%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (1.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 11 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (1.22%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.97%) SAP CO
11 8 (0.97%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
12 6 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 6 (0.73%) SAP FSCM
12 6 (0.73%) SAP MII
13 5 (0.61%) SAP MM
13 5 (0.61%) SAP PM
14 4 (0.49%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.85%) Office 365
3 5 (0.61%) IaaS
4 4 (0.49%) SaaS
4 4 (0.49%) Yammer
5 3 (0.36%) GitHub
5 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.24%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.55%) WAN
2 20 (2.43%) LAN
3 18 (2.19%) Firewall
4 14 (1.70%) Internet
5 8 (0.97%) Wireless
6 7 (0.85%) Skype
7 6 (0.73%) Network Security
7 6 (0.73%) OSPF
8 5 (0.61%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.61%) VPN
9 4 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.49%) WebEx
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.24%) Intranet
10 2 (0.24%) SSL
10 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.12%) 802.11
11 1 (0.12%) BGP
11 1 (0.12%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (1.70%) DB2
6 12 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.09%) Power BI
9 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.61%) Big Data
11 5 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (0.61%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.61%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (0.49%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (1.70%) Log4j
2 12 (1.46%) JIRA
3 10 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.61%) Selenium
6 4 (0.49%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.49%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.36%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.36%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.36%) LSMW
8 2 (0.24%) NUnit
8 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.12%) Maven
9 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
General
1 121 (14.70%) Banking
2 66 (8.02%) Retail
3 52 (6.32%) Manufacturing
4 29 (3.52%) Legal
5 18 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.07%) Marketing
7 16 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.82%) Back Office
8 15 (1.82%) Billing
9 13 (1.58%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.22%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.85%) Automotive
11 7 (0.85%) Law
12 6 (0.73%) Advertising
13 5 (0.61%) German Language
14 4 (0.49%) Electronics
14 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.36%) Local Government
15 3 (0.36%) Publishing
16 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (27.83%) Analyst
2 124 (15.07%) Project Manager
3 109 (13.24%) Business Analyst
4 83 (10.09%) Consultant
5 80 (9.72%) Developer
6 55 (6.68%) Architect
7 33 (4.01%) Operations Analyst
8 32 (3.89%) IT Manager
8 32 (3.89%) Mainframe Analyst
8 32 (3.89%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
9 31 (3.77%) Financial Analyst
10 27 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (3.04%) Service Manager
12 24 (2.92%) IT Project Manager
13 23 (2.79%) Programme Manager
14 21 (2.55%) Test Analyst
15 20 (2.43%) Finance Manager
15 20 (2.43%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.31%) Oracle Consultant
16 19 (2.31%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.22%) HTML
2 39 (4.74%) CSS
3 25 (3.04%) Web Services
4 21 (2.55%) .NET
5 17 (2.07%) XML
6 15 (1.82%) Java EE
6 15 (1.82%) JMS
7 14 (1.70%) AngularJS
7 14 (1.70%) HTML5
7 14 (1.70%) JSP
8 12 (1.46%) CSS3
8 12 (1.46%) jQuery
9 9 (1.09%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.09%) EDI
10 8 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (0.85%) REST
12 6 (0.73%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.61%) Entity Framework
13 5 (0.61%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.13%) Mainframe
3 19 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.70%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.58%) Credit Risk
7 12 (1.46%) PMI
8 11 (1.34%) User Experience
9 8 (0.97%) CMDB
9 8 (0.97%) NHS
9 8 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.85%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.61%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.49%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.49%) Informatics
12 4 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
13 3 (0.36%) Economics
13 3 (0.36%) LIMS
13 3 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.13%) Windows
2 17 (2.07%) Linux
3 16 (1.94%) Unix
4 15 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.97%) AIX
6 7 (0.85%) Solaris
6 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.36%) HPUX
9 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.12%) CentOS
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 120 (14.58%) Project Management
4 75 (9.11%) Change Management
5 73 (8.87%) Business Analysis
6 71 (8.63%) PRINCE2
7 60 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
8 57 (6.93%) Migration
9 54 (6.56%) ITIL
10 45 (5.47%) Risk Management
11 43 (5.22%) CRM
12 42 (5.10%) Service Management
13 40 (4.86%) Service Delivery
14 35 (4.25%) Scrum
15 33 (4.01%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (4.01%) Resource Management
15 33 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (3.65%) Process Improvement
16 30 (3.65%) Waterfall
17 29 (3.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 81 (9.84%) SQL
2 32 (3.89%) Java
3 26 (3.16%) PL/SQL
4 25 (3.04%) C#
5 24 (2.92%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.34%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.09%) PHP
8 8 (0.97%) C
9 7 (0.85%) ABAP
9 7 (0.85%) X++
10 6 (0.73%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.61%) R
11 5 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.49%) C++
12 4 (0.49%) MUMPS
13 3 (0.36%) Korn
13 3 (0.36%) VB
13 3 (0.36%) VBA
14 2 (0.24%) Python
14 2 (0.24%) VC++
Qualifications
1 33 (4.01%) Degree
2 31 (3.77%) ISEB
3 30 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.07%) PMI Certification
5 15 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.22%) PMP
7 8 (0.97%) CCNP
7 8 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.73%) CCNA
9 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.49%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.24%) CBAP
13 2 (0.24%) CCIE
13 2 (0.24%) CISM
13 2 (0.24%) CISSP
13 2 (0.24%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.31%) QA
2 16 (1.94%) SLA
3 10 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.49%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.36%) Basel II
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.24%) Nexpose
1 2 (0.24%) SCCM
1 2 (0.24%) SCOM
2 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.12%) Control-M
2 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.12%) logstash
2 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.12%) Puppet
2 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 91 (11.06%) Oracle
3 83 (10.09%) SAP
4 33 (4.01%) CA
5 25 (3.04%) IBM
6 19 (2.31%) Cisco
7 14 (1.70%) Misys
8 11 (1.34%) HP
9 8 (0.97%) Cognos
10 7 (0.85%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.73%) Avaya
12 5 (0.61%) EMC
12 5 (0.61%) Fujitsu
12 5 (0.61%) Informatica
12 5 (0.61%) Netezza
13 4 (0.49%) Dell
13 4 (0.49%) F5
13 4 (0.49%) Intel Security
13 4 (0.49%) Juniper
13 4 (0.49%) Pega
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