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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 291 267 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.50% 12.68% 12.66%
As % of the General category 38.29% 43.99% 39.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 160 170
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £278 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £13.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.09% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £11.51 £8.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.68 £26.85 £79.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
760 607 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.04% 28.82% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 279 333
Average daily rate £364 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 38
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £11.74 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -1 125 £330 -17.50% 65
Warwickshire 0 38 £384 +12.86% 7
Coventry -11 26 £338 -12.90% 6
Staffordshire +2 10 £350 +15.70% 3
Walsall +1 10 £428 +14.00%
Shropshire +4 8 £400 - 1
Solihull +1 4 - - 1
Wolverhampton -4 2 £425 +7.32% 1
Worcestershire -12 1 - - 5
Herefordshire - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 108 (18.06%) Project Management
2 103 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 81 (13.55%) Banking
4 80 (13.38%) MS Excel
5 73 (12.21%) Oracle
6 67 (11.20%) SQL
7 66 (11.04%) ITIL
8 62 (10.37%) SAP
9 55 (9.20%) PRINCE2
9 55 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 54 (9.03%) Business Analysis
11 51 (8.53%) Change Management
12 49 (8.19%) MS Office
13 40 (6.69%) Migration
14 38 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (5.85%) Programme Management
16 34 (5.69%) Degree
16 34 (5.69%) SQL Server
16 34 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
16 34 (5.69%) Management Information System
17 33 (5.52%) Workflow
18 32 (5.35%) UNIX
18 32 (5.35%) MS Project
18 32 (5.35%) ERP
19 28 (4.68%) SharePoint
19 28 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (4.52%) Risk Management
21 26 (4.35%) QA
21 26 (4.35%) Waterfall
22 25 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.51%) SAS
3 9 (1.51%) CMS
3 9 (1.51%) Alfresco
3 9 (1.51%) Drupal
4 6 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.84%) Apache
5 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.67%) Lync
7 3 (0.50%) IIS
8 2 (0.33%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.33%) WordPress
8 2 (0.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.17%) TPMS
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.17%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 80 (13.38%) MS Excel
2 49 (8.19%) MS Office
3 32 (5.35%) MS Project
4 17 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.84%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Agresso
2 11 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.51%) SAP CO
3 9 (1.51%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (1.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (1.51%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (1.51%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.51%) CA Clarity
4 8 (1.34%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (1.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 7 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (1.00%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (1.00%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.84%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.68%) Internet
2 12 (2.01%) Wireless
3 11 (1.84%) DNS
4 10 (1.67%) Firewall
5 6 (1.00%) SAN
5 6 (1.00%) SMTP
5 6 (1.00%) LAN
5 6 (1.00%) IMAP
6 5 (0.84%) DHCP
7 4 (0.67%) VPN
7 4 (0.67%) SSL
7 4 (0.67%) LDAP
8 3 (0.50%) WAN
8 3 (0.50%) Intranet
8 3 (0.50%) OSPF
8 3 (0.50%) BGP
8 3 (0.50%) Network Security
9 2 (0.33%) NAS
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (0.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.69%) SQL Server
1 34 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (3.34%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 19 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.34%) Data Mart
5 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (1.17%) Big Data
7 6 (1.00%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.50%) OLAP
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (0.50%) DataStage
9 3 (0.50%) QlikView
9 3 (0.50%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 10 (1.67%) Toad
2 7 (1.17%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.84%) Subversion
3 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.50%) ProC
4 3 (0.50%) JIRA
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.33%) ERwin
6 1 (0.17%) Ant
6 1 (0.17%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.17%) PVCS
6 1 (0.17%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.17%) MSI
6 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 81 (13.55%) Banking
2 23 (3.85%) Investment Banking
2 23 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.18%) Manufacturing
3 19 (3.18%) Retail
4 17 (2.84%) Automotive
5 11 (1.84%) Billing
5 11 (1.84%) Marketing
6 9 (1.51%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.34%) Advertising
8 7 (1.17%) Legal
8 7 (1.17%) Private Banking
9 6 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.00%) Front Office
10 5 (0.84%) Electronics
11 4 (0.67%) Local Government
12 3 (0.50%) Games
12 3 (0.50%) Law
13 2 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 141 (23.58%) Analyst
2 105 (17.56%) Project Manager
3 75 (12.54%) Developer
4 65 (10.87%) Business Analyst
5 52 (8.70%) Consultant
6 42 (7.02%) Architect
7 22 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (3.18%) Administrator
9 15 (2.51%) Data Analyst
9 15 (2.51%) Business Manager
9 15 (2.51%) PMO Analyst
10 13 (2.17%) Financial Analyst
10 13 (2.17%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.01%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (1.84%) Senior Manager
13 10 (1.67%) Coordinator
14 9 (1.51%) Oracle Developer
15 8 (1.34%) .NET Developer
15 8 (1.34%) Java Developer
15 8 (1.34%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.18%) HTML
1 19 (3.18%) .NET
2 12 (2.01%) ASP.NET
3 11 (1.84%) JSP
4 10 (1.67%) CSS
4 10 (1.67%) Middleware
5 9 (1.51%) Web Services
6 8 (1.34%) XML
6 8 (1.34%) J2EE
6 8 (1.34%) jQuery
6 8 (1.34%) HTML5
7 7 (1.17%) CSS3
7 7 (1.17%) Ajax
8 6 (1.00%) Servlets
9 5 (0.84%) MDX
10 3 (0.50%) WPF
10 3 (0.50%) Silverlight
10 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.50%) Java EE
10 3 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.69%) Management Information System
2 14 (2.34%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 9 (1.51%) PMI
4 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (1.00%) Credit Risk
6 5 (0.84%) Data Integration
6 5 (0.84%) Open Source
6 5 (0.84%) DTV
7 4 (0.67%) Replication
7 4 (0.67%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.50%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.50%) Social Media
8 3 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (0.50%) Clustering
8 3 (0.50%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.50%) NHS
9 2 (0.33%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.35%) UNIX
2 25 (4.18%) Windows
3 15 (2.51%) Linux
4 14 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.84%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.67%) Solaris
8 6 (1.00%) Android
9 5 (0.84%) VMS
9 5 (0.84%) AIX
10 4 (0.67%) SUSE
11 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.50%) HPUX
12 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.17%) VME
13 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (18.06%) Project Management
2 66 (11.04%) ITIL
3 55 (9.20%) PRINCE2
3 55 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (9.03%) Business Analysis
5 51 (8.53%) Change Management
6 40 (6.69%) Migration
7 38 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (5.85%) Programme Management
9 33 (5.52%) Workflow
10 32 (5.35%) ERP
11 28 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (4.52%) Risk Management
13 26 (4.35%) Waterfall
14 25 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (3.85%) Service Delivery
16 22 (3.68%) CRM
17 20 (3.34%) Data Modelling
17 20 (3.34%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (11.20%) SQL
2 22 (3.68%) Java
3 20 (3.34%) JavaScript
4 19 (3.18%) VBA
5 17 (2.84%) Shell Script
5 17 (2.84%) C#
6 16 (2.68%) C
7 12 (2.01%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.01%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.34%) Perl
9 6 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.67%) PHP
11 2 (0.33%) C++
11 2 (0.33%) ABAP
11 2 (0.33%) Tcl
11 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.33%) X++
12 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.17%) XAML
12 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (5.69%) Degree
2 21 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (2.01%) CIMA
5 11 (1.84%) PMI Certification
5 11 (1.84%) ACCA
6 9 (1.51%) PMP
7 8 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.00%) ISEB
9 5 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.84%) MCITP
9 5 (0.84%) CCNP
10 4 (0.67%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.67%) MCSE
11 3 (0.50%) MCP
11 3 (0.50%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 3 (0.50%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.50%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.35%) QA
2 9 (1.51%) Solvency II
2 9 (1.51%) SLA
3 7 (1.17%) P3O
4 3 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.50%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) Basel III
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) GAAP
6 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.17%) Sendmail
2 6 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) XenApp
4 2 (0.33%) XenServer
4 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (1.34%) SCCM
1 8 (1.34%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.67%) CA SiteMinder
2 4 (0.67%) SCOM
3 3 (0.50%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.50%) Control-M
4 1 (0.17%) Nessus
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 103 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.21%) Oracle
3 62 (10.37%) SAP
4 21 (3.51%) Business Objects
5 17 (2.84%) Cognos
5 17 (2.84%) IBM
6 13 (2.17%) Cisco
7 8 (1.34%) HP
7 8 (1.34%) Juniper
7 8 (1.34%) VMware
8 7 (1.17%) CA
8 7 (1.17%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.17%) Informatica
9 6 (1.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.00%) JBoss
10 5 (0.84%) Sun
10 5 (0.84%) Remedy
10 5 (0.84%) Apple
10 5 (0.84%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.84%) BMC
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £501 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £75.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Jumar
Rate: Up to £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Lichfield
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Leamington Spa
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280 - £330 per day + (Negotiable)
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago