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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 469 413 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.52% 16.61% 11.59%
As % of the General category 50.16% 49.88% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 295 170
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £34.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £27.80 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £40.52 £106.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.63 £21.53 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.48% +30.45%
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
935 828 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.94% 33.31% 30.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 514 371
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 58 56
Median hourly rate £15.25 £31.44 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.49% -0.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.35 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.95 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.34%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -2 136 £388 -3.12% 57
Warwickshire 0 112 £475 +11.76% 15
Shropshire +3 53 £363 -34.68% 6
Coventry -14 42 £450 - 15
Staffordshire -10 14 £375 -3.22% 4
Solihull -9 12 £345 -18.82% 4
Worcestershire +5 6 £338 - 1
Wolverhampton -1 5 £400 +33.33% 6
Walsall -2 2 £364 +21.41%
Herefordshire - 2 £275 - 7
West Bromwich 0 1 £425 -8.10% 4
Kingswinford - 1 £298 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 152 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 130 (15.66%) Project Management
3 127 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (13.25%) Banking
5 98 (11.81%) Oracle
6 89 (10.72%) SQL
7 85 (10.24%) Microsoft
8 82 (9.88%) Change Management
9 81 (9.76%) Business Analysis
10 75 (9.04%) SAP
10 75 (9.04%) PRINCE2
11 61 (7.35%) MS Excel
11 61 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
12 60 (7.23%) ITIL
13 59 (7.11%) Migration
14 58 (6.99%) SQL Server
15 56 (6.75%) Retail
16 50 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (5.90%) Risk Management
18 48 (5.78%) Service Management
18 48 (5.78%) MS Office
19 43 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
20 42 (5.06%) Degree
21 41 (4.94%) Service Delivery
22 38 (4.58%) ISEB
23 37 (4.46%) Windows
23 37 (4.46%) Legal
24 35 (4.22%) Scrum
24 35 (4.22%) HTML
24 35 (4.22%) CA

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 20 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.93%) WebLogic
3 15 (1.81%) JBoss
3 15 (1.81%) Tomcat
3 15 (1.81%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.69%) WebLogic Portal
5 13 (1.57%) SAS
6 10 (1.20%) CMS
7 8 (0.96%) Confluence
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.60%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.24%) Apache
11 2 (0.24%) IIS
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 61 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 48 (5.78%) MS Office
3 31 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 31 (3.73%) MS Project
4 24 (2.89%) MS Visio
5 23 (2.77%) Open Workbench
6 6 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.24%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.24%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.05%) Oracle Payables
2 16 (1.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
4 13 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
8 9 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.84%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.84%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.72%) SAP MII
11 5 (0.60%) SAP PM
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
12 4 (0.48%) SAP FSCM
12 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.60%) Office 365
2 5 (0.60%) SaaS
3 4 (0.48%) IaaS
4 3 (0.36%) Yammer
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.24%) GitHub
5 2 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.65%) WAN
2 21 (2.53%) LAN
3 15 (1.81%) Firewall
4 12 (1.45%) Internet
5 8 (0.96%) Wireless
6 6 (0.72%) Skype
7 5 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.60%) Network Security
7 5 (0.60%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.60%) VPN
8 4 (0.48%) 3G
9 3 (0.36%) LTE
9 3 (0.36%) OSPF
9 3 (0.36%) WebEx
10 2 (0.24%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.24%) SAN
10 2 (0.24%) SSL
10 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (1.69%) DB2
6 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
11 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
12 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.48%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (1.69%) Log4j
2 13 (1.57%) JIRA
3 10 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.36%) LSMW
7 3 (0.36%) NUnit
7 3 (0.36%) Selenium
7 3 (0.36%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.24%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.24%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.24%) PVCS
8 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 110 (13.25%) Banking
2 56 (6.75%) Retail
3 37 (4.46%) Legal
4 34 (4.10%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.93%) Billing
7 15 (1.81%) Back Office
8 14 (1.69%) Marketing
9 12 (1.45%) General Ledger
10 10 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.20%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.96%) Automotive
11 8 (0.96%) Law
12 5 (0.60%) Advertising
13 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Military
14 3 (0.36%) Electronics
14 3 (0.36%) German Language
14 3 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 235 (28.31%) Analyst
2 140 (16.87%) Project Manager
3 97 (11.69%) Business Analyst
4 80 (9.64%) Consultant
5 77 (9.28%) Developer
6 54 (6.51%) Architect
7 35 (4.22%) IT Manager
8 34 (4.10%) Operations Analyst
9 33 (3.98%) Mainframe Analyst
9 33 (3.98%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
10 32 (3.86%) Financial Analyst
11 29 (3.49%) Test Analyst
12 28 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (3.25%) Service Manager
14 25 (3.01%) IT Project Manager
15 20 (2.41%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.29%) Finance Manager
16 19 (2.29%) Programme Manager
17 18 (2.17%) SAP Consultant
18 17 (2.05%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.22%) HTML
2 32 (3.86%) CSS
3 28 (3.37%) Web Services
4 22 (2.65%) .NET
5 16 (1.93%) XML
6 15 (1.81%) JMS
6 15 (1.81%) jQuery
7 14 (1.69%) Java EE
7 14 (1.69%) JSP
8 11 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (1.08%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.08%) EDI
10 8 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.96%) REST
11 7 (0.84%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.84%) HTML5
12 6 (0.72%) CSS3
12 6 (0.72%) Entity Framework
12 6 (0.72%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.22%) Mainframe
3 19 (2.29%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.05%) Virtual Team
5 14 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.69%) PMI
6 11 (1.33%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.08%) NHS
8 8 (0.96%) CMDB
8 8 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 7 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.72%) Informatics
11 5 (0.60%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.48%) Economics
12 4 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.48%) User Experience
13 3 (0.36%) EPoS
13 3 (0.36%) Health Informatics
13 3 (0.36%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.46%) Windows
2 17 (2.05%) Windows Server
3 16 (1.93%) Linux
3 16 (1.93%) Unix
4 10 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (0.96%) AIX
5 8 (0.96%) Solaris
6 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.36%) HPUX
7 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.12%) Android
8 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.12%) CentOS
8 1 (0.12%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 130 (15.66%) Project Management
3 127 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (9.88%) Change Management
5 81 (9.76%) Business Analysis
6 75 (9.04%) PRINCE2
7 61 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (7.23%) ITIL
9 59 (7.11%) Migration
10 49 (5.90%) Risk Management
11 48 (5.78%) Service Management
12 43 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 41 (4.94%) Service Delivery
14 35 (4.22%) Scrum
14 35 (4.22%) Waterfall
15 34 (4.10%) SDLC
16 33 (3.98%) Resource Management
17 32 (3.86%) Line Management
18 30 (3.61%) Analytics
19 29 (3.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 89 (10.72%) SQL
2 32 (3.86%) Java
3 26 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 21 (2.53%) C#
5 18 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.81%) T-SQL
7 7 (0.84%) ABAP
7 7 (0.84%) C
7 7 (0.84%) PHP
8 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.48%) C++
9 4 (0.48%) Korn
9 4 (0.48%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.48%) VBA
10 3 (0.36%) Python
10 3 (0.36%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.24%) MUMPS
11 2 (0.24%) VB
11 2 (0.24%) VC++
Qualifications
1 42 (5.06%) Degree
2 38 (4.58%) ISEB
3 29 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.29%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.45%) PMP
6 12 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.48%) CCNP
10 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.36%) CCNA
11 3 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) APMP
12 2 (0.24%) CIMA
12 2 (0.24%) CISM
12 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.25%) QA
2 19 (2.29%) SLA
3 11 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.36%) Basel II
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) NFS
5 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.12%) XenApp
5 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.36%) SCCM
1 3 (0.36%) SCOM
2 2 (0.24%) Nexpose
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.12%) Control-M
3 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.12%) logstash
3 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.12%) Puppet
3 1 (0.12%) Simpana
3 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (11.81%) Oracle
2 85 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 75 (9.04%) SAP
4 35 (4.22%) CA
5 27 (3.25%) IBM
6 16 (1.93%) Cisco
6 16 (1.93%) HP
7 14 (1.69%) Misys
8 9 (1.08%) Cognos
8 9 (1.08%) Informatica
9 7 (0.84%) Fujitsu
9 7 (0.84%) Netezza
9 7 (0.84%) VMware
10 6 (0.72%) Avaya
11 5 (0.60%) Citrix
11 5 (0.60%) EMC
11 5 (0.60%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.48%) Dell
12 4 (0.48%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.48%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intech 7
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Interserve plc
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago