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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 353 347 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.83% 15.71% 14.47%
As % of the General category 49.65% 47.40% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 220 186
Average daily rate £420 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £282 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £155.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -92.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
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
711 732 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.86% 33.14% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 386 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £11.00 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 140 £400 +6.31% 62
Coventry -3 43 £390 - 14
Warwickshire +3 34 £500 +33.33% 14
Staffordshire +4 19 £360 +10.76% 8
Solihull -2 18 £431 +44.95% 6
Shropshire -13 14 £485 +27.63% 7
Worcestershire +2 8 £425 +21.42% 5
Wolverhampton 0 2 £481 +8.45% 5
Walsall -2 2 £378 - 2
Herefordshire -1 1 £550 +41.93% 1
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 113 (14.79%) Project Management
2 104 (13.61%) SQL
3 97 (12.70%) Microsoft
4 93 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (10.99%) Oracle
6 81 (10.60%) Banking
7 79 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 74 (9.69%) SQL Server
9 73 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
10 72 (9.42%) SAP
10 72 (9.42%) PRINCE2
11 67 (8.77%) ITIL
11 67 (8.77%) Windows
12 64 (8.38%) Migration
13 60 (7.85%) Retail
13 60 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
14 58 (7.59%) MS Excel
15 57 (7.46%) MS Office
16 56 (7.33%) Data Modelling
16 56 (7.33%) Business Analysis
17 55 (7.20%) .NET
18 53 (6.94%) Change Management
19 48 (6.28%) C#
20 44 (5.76%) Risk Management
21 43 (5.63%) ETL
22 40 (5.24%) Degree
23 38 (4.97%) User Acceptance Testing
24 36 (4.71%) JavaScript
25 35 (4.58%) Legal
26 34 (4.45%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 21 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.79%) CMS
5 5 (0.65%) Captiva
5 5 (0.65%) Documentum
5 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.65%) JBoss
5 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.52%) SAS
7 3 (0.39%) CICS
7 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 58 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 57 (7.46%) MS Office
3 21 (2.75%) MS Project
4 16 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.09%) Open Workbench
5 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) SPSS
7 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.92%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.57%) SaaS
2 11 (1.44%) PaaS
3 10 (1.31%) IaaS
4 6 (0.79%) Office 365
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.44%) SAN
2 10 (1.31%) Firewall
2 10 (1.31%) LAN
2 10 (1.31%) WAN
3 6 (0.79%) SSH
3 6 (0.79%) SSL
4 5 (0.65%) Intranet
4 5 (0.65%) VoIP
5 4 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.52%) Network Security
5 4 (0.52%) VPN
5 4 (0.52%) Wireless
6 3 (0.39%) 4G
6 3 (0.39%) Broadband
6 3 (0.39%) DNS
6 3 (0.39%) MPLS
7 2 (0.26%) ADSL
7 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.26%) HTTP
7 2 (0.26%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
4 25 (3.27%) IBM InfoSphere
5 21 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (2.62%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.23%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.70%) SAP BW
10 12 (1.57%) Big Data
11 11 (1.44%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.31%) DataStage
12 10 (1.31%) QlikView
12 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.18%) OLAP
13 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.05%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (0.52%) Selenium
2 4 (0.52%) Toad
3 3 (0.39%) JIRA
3 3 (0.39%) PVCS
3 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.26%) LSMW
4 2 (0.26%) Subversion
4 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.13%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.13%) JUnit
5 1 (0.13%) Maven
5 1 (0.13%) MSTest
5 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 81 (10.60%) Banking
2 60 (7.85%) Retail
3 35 (4.58%) Legal
4 32 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 24 (3.14%) Games
7 23 (3.01%) Law
7 23 (3.01%) Marketing
8 15 (1.96%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.44%) Billing
10 10 (1.31%) Back Office
11 8 (1.05%) Electronics
11 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.92%) Publishing
13 6 (0.79%) Automotive
13 6 (0.79%) Front Office
14 5 (0.65%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.39%) Advertising
15 3 (0.39%) Local Government
15 3 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (28.40%) Analyst
2 119 (15.58%) Developer
3 106 (13.87%) Project Manager
4 83 (10.86%) Business Analyst
5 67 (8.77%) Architect
6 42 (5.50%) Consultant
7 40 (5.24%) Financial Analyst
8 37 (4.84%) Service Analyst
9 33 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
10 26 (3.40%) Data Analyst
10 26 (3.40%) Test Analyst
11 25 (3.27%) IT Manager
12 23 (3.01%) .NET Developer
13 21 (2.75%) SQL Developer
14 20 (2.62%) Programme Manager
15 17 (2.23%) IT Project Manager
16 16 (2.09%) Finance Business Analyst
16 16 (2.09%) Oracle Developer
16 16 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
16 16 (2.09%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (7.20%) .NET
2 31 (4.06%) HTML
3 24 (3.14%) CSS
4 22 (2.88%) XML
5 20 (2.62%) ASP.NET
5 20 (2.62%) HTML5
6 18 (2.36%) REST
7 17 (2.23%) CSS3
7 17 (2.23%) jQuery
8 15 (1.96%) WinForms
9 12 (1.57%) JSON
10 10 (1.31%) Ajax
10 10 (1.31%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.31%) Middleware
10 10 (1.31%) WCF
10 10 (1.31%) Web Services
11 9 (1.18%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.05%) Backbone.js
13 6 (0.79%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.88%) Blackberry
2 22 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 15 (1.96%) Social Media
5 13 (1.70%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.70%) N-Tier
6 11 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.18%) NHS
8 8 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.79%) Derivative
10 6 (0.79%) Online Games
11 5 (0.65%) CMDB
11 5 (0.65%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.65%) PMI
11 5 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 67 (8.77%) Windows
2 30 (3.93%) Unix
3 21 (2.75%) Linux
3 21 (2.75%) Windows 7
4 18 (2.36%) Windows XP
5 11 (1.44%) AIX
5 11 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.31%) Solaris
7 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.79%) SUSE
8 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.65%) Android
9 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.39%) zOS
12 2 (0.26%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (14.79%) Project Management
2 93 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
5 72 (9.42%) PRINCE2
6 67 (8.77%) ITIL
7 64 (8.38%) Migration
8 56 (7.33%) Business Analysis
8 56 (7.33%) Data Modelling
9 53 (6.94%) Change Management
10 44 (5.76%) Risk Management
11 43 (5.63%) ETL
12 38 (4.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (4.32%) Data Migration
13 33 (4.32%) E-Commerce
14 31 (4.06%) ERP
15 29 (3.80%) Programme Management
15 29 (3.80%) SOA
16 28 (3.66%) Service Management
17 27 (3.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 104 (13.61%) SQL
2 48 (6.28%) C#
3 36 (4.71%) JavaScript
4 30 (3.93%) Java
5 22 (2.88%) VB.NET
6 21 (2.75%) T-SQL
7 19 (2.49%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.83%) Perl
9 11 (1.44%) VB
10 8 (1.05%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.05%) VBA
11 6 (0.79%) ABAP
11 6 (0.79%) Korn
11 6 (0.79%) PHP
11 6 (0.79%) VB6
12 4 (0.52%) Python
12 4 (0.52%) Scala
13 3 (0.39%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.39%) SAPscript
13 3 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (5.24%) Degree
2 23 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 16 (2.09%) ISTQB
4 15 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.83%) ISEB
6 10 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.79%) CISM
8 6 (0.79%) CISSP
8 6 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.65%) ACCA
9 5 (0.65%) MCSE
10 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.52%) CCNP
10 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.52%) MCP
11 3 (0.39%) CISA
11 3 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.06%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.88%) QA
3 18 (2.36%) SLA
4 8 (1.05%) COBIT
5 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) FATCA
7 1 (0.13%) GAAP
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.65%) HDFS
2 5 (0.65%) NFS
3 4 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.13%) Samba
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.79%) Control-M
1 6 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.39%) CA Endevor
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.26%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.26%) QRadar
3 2 (0.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 84 (10.99%) Oracle
3 72 (9.42%) SAP
4 34 (4.45%) IBM
5 32 (4.19%) Cognos
6 21 (2.75%) Citrix
7 20 (2.62%) Cisco
8 18 (2.36%) Pega
9 17 (2.23%) Netezza
10 16 (2.09%) iManage
11 14 (1.83%) CA
11 14 (1.83%) VMware
12 9 (1.18%) Informatica
12 9 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.05%) HP
14 7 (0.92%) Talend
15 6 (0.79%) Adobe
15 6 (0.79%) Avaya
15 6 (0.79%) BMC
15 6 (0.79%) EMC
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £433 - £533 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ECS
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Rate: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 24 days ago