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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 380 321 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.91% 13.74% 13.71%
As % of the General category 48.47% 41.80% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 158 135
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £249 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £20.50 £34.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.36 £26.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.70 £58.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
784 768 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.76% 32.86% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 323 230
Average daily rate £385 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £517 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 71 59
Average hourly rate £29.82 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 121 £400 +6.66% 62
Coventry +3 56 £405 -2.70% 11
Warwickshire +4 37 £350 +16.66% 6
Staffordshire +5 25 £475 +47.28% 15
Solihull +8 15 £388 +1.97% 7
Wolverhampton +6 9 £393 -0.44% 7
Shropshire -14 9 £425 - 3
Worcestershire +4 4 £375 +7.14% 5
Walsall +3 3 - -
West Bromwich - 3 £320 -
Sutton Coldfield +4 1 £475 +58.33%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 114 (16.15%) Project Management
2 99 (14.02%) Microsoft
3 97 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 95 (13.46%) SQL
5 79 (11.19%) Banking
6 75 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (10.06%) Oracle
8 67 (9.49%) PRINCE2
8 67 (9.49%) MS Excel
8 67 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
9 62 (8.78%) Retail
10 59 (8.36%) Migration
11 55 (7.79%) SQL Server
11 55 (7.79%) SAP
12 52 (7.37%) .NET
13 45 (6.37%) ITIL
14 44 (6.23%) MS Office
15 42 (5.95%) Programme Management
16 41 (5.81%) XML
17 40 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (5.38%) Windows
19 35 (4.96%) Web Services
20 34 (4.82%) Degree
21 32 (4.53%) C#
21 32 (4.53%) SharePoint
22 31 (4.39%) Change Management
22 31 (4.39%) Data Migration
23 30 (4.25%) Data Modelling
23 30 (4.25%) MS Project
24 27 (3.82%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 32 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.84%) SAS
3 10 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.85%) CMS
5 6 (0.85%) IIS
6 5 (0.71%) Lync
7 4 (0.57%) WebLogic Integration
7 4 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.42%) AquaLogic
8 3 (0.42%) AquaLogic Service Bus
9 2 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.14%) Apache
10 1 (0.14%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 67 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 44 (6.23%) MS Office
3 30 (4.25%) MS Project
4 21 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (2.55%) SAP FI
3 11 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (1.27%) SAP CO
5 9 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.85%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.85%) SAP Retail
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (0.57%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.42%) Office 365
2 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.28%) SaaS
2 2 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.12%) Network Security
2 14 (1.98%) SAN
3 12 (1.70%) Firewall
4 9 (1.27%) VPN
4 9 (1.27%) LAN
4 9 (1.27%) Internet
5 8 (1.13%) WAN
6 7 (0.99%) Intranet
7 6 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.85%) BGP
7 6 (0.85%) OSPF
8 4 (0.57%) MPLS
9 3 (0.42%) DHCP
9 3 (0.42%) HTTP
9 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.42%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.42%) Wireless
9 3 (0.42%) IPsec
9 3 (0.42%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (0.28%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.97%) IBM InfoSphere
5 17 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.12%) SAP BW
7 12 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.27%) MySQL
8 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.13%) QlikView
9 8 (1.13%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.99%) MS Access
10 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.85%) SAP BI
11 6 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (0.71%) Subversion
2 5 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.57%) Lombardi
4 3 (0.42%) PHPUnit
4 3 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.28%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.28%) Selenium
6 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.14%) ERwin
6 1 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.14%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.14%) JIRA
6 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 79 (11.19%) Banking
2 62 (8.78%) Retail
3 26 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.55%) Marketing
6 16 (2.27%) Retail Banking
7 15 (2.12%) Automotive
8 11 (1.56%) Electronics
9 8 (1.13%) Advertising
10 6 (0.85%) Legal
10 6 (0.85%) Back Office
11 5 (0.71%) Billing
12 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.42%) Front Office
13 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.42%) Games
13 3 (0.42%) Law
13 3 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 158 (22.38%) Analyst
2 142 (20.11%) Project Manager
3 106 (15.01%) Developer
4 78 (11.05%) Business Analyst
5 55 (7.79%) Consultant
6 48 (6.80%) Architect
7 22 (3.12%) Oracle Developer
8 18 (2.55%) Change Manager
8 18 (2.55%) SAP Consultant
8 18 (2.55%) Business Manager
9 16 (2.27%) .NET Developer
10 15 (2.12%) Senior Manager
10 15 (2.12%) C# Developer
10 15 (2.12%) Business Project Manager
11 14 (1.98%) PMO Analyst
12 13 (1.84%) Programme Manager
13 12 (1.70%) Change Project Manager
13 12 (1.70%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (1.70%) Business Change Manager
13 12 (1.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.37%) .NET
2 41 (5.81%) XML
3 35 (4.96%) Web Services
4 20 (2.83%) XSLT
5 19 (2.69%) ASP.NET
6 18 (2.55%) .NET Framework
6 18 (2.55%) HTML
7 15 (2.12%) jQuery
8 13 (1.84%) SOAP
8 13 (1.84%) REST
9 12 (1.70%) Ajax
10 10 (1.42%) JSON
10 10 (1.42%) Middleware
11 8 (1.13%) Spring
11 8 (1.13%) CSS
12 6 (0.85%) Silverlight
12 6 (0.85%) SAP ALE
13 5 (0.71%) J2EE
13 5 (0.71%) Java EE
14 4 (0.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.12%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.83%) NHS
4 13 (1.84%) Open Source
5 12 (1.70%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.42%) DTV
7 9 (1.27%) Clustering
8 8 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.71%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.71%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.57%) User Experience
12 3 (0.42%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.42%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.42%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
13 2 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.38%) Windows
2 22 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (2.97%) UNIX
4 20 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (2.69%) Linux
6 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.85%) Windows 2000
8 6 (0.85%) AIX
9 4 (0.57%) Android
9 4 (0.57%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.57%) Solaris
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (16.15%) Project Management
2 97 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (9.49%) PRINCE2
4 67 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (8.36%) Migration
6 45 (6.37%) ITIL
7 42 (5.95%) Programme Management
8 31 (4.39%) Change Management
8 31 (4.39%) Data Migration
9 30 (4.25%) Data Modelling
10 26 (3.68%) CRM
10 26 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (3.54%) Business Analysis
12 24 (3.40%) Scrum
12 24 (3.40%) ERP
13 23 (3.26%) ETL
14 22 (3.12%) Project Planning
15 19 (2.69%) Data Analysis
15 19 (2.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 95 (13.46%) SQL
2 32 (4.53%) C#
3 22 (3.12%) PL/SQL
4 21 (2.97%) Java
5 17 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.27%) VB.NET
7 14 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.70%) PHP
9 8 (1.13%) X++
10 7 (0.99%) COBOL
11 4 (0.57%) Python
11 4 (0.57%) ABAP
11 4 (0.57%) VBA
12 3 (0.42%) C
12 3 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.28%) VB6
13 2 (0.28%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) VB
14 1 (0.14%) Perl
14 1 (0.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 34 (4.82%) Degree
2 23 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.41%) ISEB
3 17 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.27%) CCNA
5 15 (2.12%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.99%) CCNP
10 5 (0.71%) PMP
10 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.42%) MCSE
12 3 (0.42%) MCITP
13 2 (0.28%) ACCA
13 2 (0.28%) CCA
13 2 (0.28%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.26%) QA
2 8 (1.13%) FATCA
2 8 (1.13%) SLA
3 4 (0.57%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.28%) P3O
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (0.57%) XenApp
3 4 (0.57%) vSphere
4 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.14%) Control-M
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 99 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 71 (10.06%) Oracle
3 55 (7.79%) SAP
4 27 (3.82%) VMware
5 25 (3.54%) IBM
6 24 (3.40%) Cognos
7 23 (3.26%) HP
8 22 (3.12%) Cisco
9 20 (2.83%) Citrix
10 18 (2.55%) Business Objects
11 12 (1.70%) Netezza
12 11 (1.56%) Sun
13 9 (1.27%) Infor
14 7 (0.99%) F5
15 5 (0.71%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.71%) NetApp
15 5 (0.71%) Tableau
16 4 (0.57%) Akamai
16 4 (0.57%) GoldenSource
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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People Source Consulting
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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West Midlands
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