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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 390 381 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.08% 16.06% 11.80%
As % of the General category 49.49% 47.10% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 259 146
Median daily rate £400 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Median hourly rate - £22.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.79% -1.25%
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
788 809 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.43% 34.09% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 486 340
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 73
Median hourly rate £31.75 £29.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.50 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £38.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.16%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 0 148 £380 -5.00% 44
Warwickshire 0 82 £398 -6.47% 14
Coventry -5 43 £481 +20.31% 9
Shropshire -10 29 £538 - 10
Solihull -15 12 £325 -13.33% 6
Wolverhampton +1 8 £400 -9.90% 9
Staffordshire -8 8 £324 -13.66% 3
Worcestershire -7 4 £338 +17.39% 7
Kingswinford - 3 £424 -
Walsall 0 2 £364 - 2
Sutton Coldfield -2 2 £375 -21.05% 1
West Bromwich +9 1 £363 +61.11% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Dudley - 1 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 133 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 125 (16.89%) Project Management
3 109 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (12.97%) Oracle
5 95 (12.84%) SQL
6 86 (11.62%) Banking
7 79 (10.68%) Microsoft
7 79 (10.68%) Business Analysis
8 73 (9.86%) PRINCE2
9 64 (8.65%) SQL Server
10 62 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
11 60 (8.11%) ITIL
11 60 (8.11%) MS Excel
12 59 (7.97%) Change Management
12 59 (7.97%) Migration
13 58 (7.84%) SAP
14 53 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
15 52 (7.03%) Degree
16 49 (6.62%) Windows
17 46 (6.22%) Legal
17 46 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (6.08%) MS Office
19 43 (5.81%) Service Delivery
20 41 (5.54%) Risk Management
20 41 (5.54%) Retail
21 40 (5.41%) Service Management
22 38 (5.14%) .NET
23 35 (4.73%) C#
23 35 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
24 34 (4.59%) Java

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 12 (1.62%) SharePoint
1 12 (1.62%) Tomcat
1 12 (1.62%) WebLogic
2 11 (1.49%) JBoss
3 10 (1.35%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
5 8 (1.08%) SAS
6 6 (0.81%) CMS
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.41%) Confluence
8 3 (0.41%) Documentum
8 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.27%) Apache
9 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.27%) Captiva
9 2 (0.27%) WordPress
10 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 60 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 45 (6.08%) MS Office
3 35 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (3.92%) MS Project
5 23 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 17 (2.30%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.27%) SPSS
9 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 15 (2.03%) Oracle Financials
2 12 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (1.62%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
3 10 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (1.08%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.81%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.54%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.41%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.81%) Office 365
2 6 (0.81%) SaaS
3 4 (0.54%) IaaS
4 3 (0.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.84%) WAN
2 20 (2.70%) LAN
3 13 (1.76%) Firewall
4 11 (1.49%) Wireless
5 8 (1.08%) 3G
6 7 (0.95%) Internet
7 6 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.68%) MPLS
8 5 (0.68%) Network Security
8 5 (0.68%) VoIP
9 4 (0.54%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.41%) LTE
10 3 (0.41%) VPN
11 2 (0.27%) SAN
11 2 (0.27%) SSL
12 1 (0.14%) Broadband
12 1 (0.14%) DNS
12 1 (0.14%) GPRS
12 1 (0.14%) OSPF
12 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (2.16%) Oracle Database
6 15 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.35%) DB2
8 10 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
10 8 (1.08%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.81%) QlikView
13 5 (0.68%) DataStage
13 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.68%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 9 (1.22%) Log4j
1 9 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.08%) JIRA
2 8 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.41%) LSMW
5 3 (0.41%) NUnit
6 2 (0.27%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.27%) PVCS
6 2 (0.27%) Toad
7 1 (0.14%) Moq
7 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 86 (11.62%) Banking
2 46 (6.22%) Legal
3 41 (5.54%) Retail
4 33 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.43%) Marketing
7 15 (2.03%) Billing
8 12 (1.62%) Back Office
8 12 (1.62%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.62%) Law
9 8 (1.08%) Games
9 8 (1.08%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.95%) Automotive
10 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.81%) German Language
11 6 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.54%) Front Office
13 4 (0.54%) Local Government
13 4 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 203 (27.43%) Analyst
2 110 (14.86%) Project Manager
3 87 (11.76%) Developer
4 86 (11.62%) Business Analyst
5 64 (8.65%) Consultant
6 49 (6.62%) Architect
7 27 (3.65%) IT Manager
8 26 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
8 26 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (2.97%) Test Analyst
10 20 (2.70%) Programme Manager
11 18 (2.43%) IT Project Manager
11 18 (2.43%) Service Analyst
12 17 (2.30%) Service Manager
13 16 (2.16%) .NET Developer
13 16 (2.16%) SAP Consultant
13 16 (2.16%) SQL Developer
14 15 (2.03%) Business Manager
14 15 (2.03%) Data Analyst
15 14 (1.89%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.14%) .NET
2 31 (4.19%) HTML
3 26 (3.51%) CSS
4 23 (3.11%) Web Services
5 16 (2.16%) XML
6 14 (1.89%) jQuery
7 13 (1.76%) ASP.NET
8 12 (1.62%) Oracle Fusion
9 10 (1.35%) CSS3
9 10 (1.35%) HTML5
9 10 (1.35%) JMS
9 10 (1.35%) REST
10 9 (1.22%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.22%) Java EE
10 9 (1.22%) JSP
10 9 (1.22%) WinForms
11 8 (1.08%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.08%) WCF
12 7 (0.95%) Ajax
13 6 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.57%) Virtual Team
3 18 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.49%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.22%) PMI
8 8 (1.08%) NHS
8 8 (1.08%) Smart Meter
9 7 (0.95%) Mathematics
9 7 (0.95%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.81%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.81%) Derivative
10 6 (0.81%) Fintech
10 6 (0.81%) Informatics
10 6 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.68%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.54%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.62%) Windows
2 24 (3.24%) Unix
3 20 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.03%) Linux
5 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.08%) Solaris
6 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.95%) AIX
8 6 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) HPUX
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 125 (16.89%) Project Management
3 109 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (10.68%) Business Analysis
5 73 (9.86%) PRINCE2
6 62 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
7 60 (8.11%) ITIL
8 59 (7.97%) Change Management
8 59 (7.97%) Migration
9 46 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 43 (5.81%) Service Delivery
11 41 (5.54%) Risk Management
12 40 (5.41%) Service Management
13 30 (4.05%) Scrum
13 30 (4.05%) Waterfall
14 29 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 27 (3.65%) Data Migration
15 27 (3.65%) SDLC
16 26 (3.51%) Change Control
16 26 (3.51%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (12.84%) SQL
2 35 (4.73%) C#
3 34 (4.59%) Java
4 23 (3.11%) JavaScript
5 20 (2.70%) PL/SQL
6 16 (2.16%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.49%) VBA
8 10 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.08%) Perl
11 6 (0.81%) ABAP
11 6 (0.81%) PHP
11 6 (0.81%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.68%) VB
13 4 (0.54%) Python
13 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.41%) C
14 3 (0.41%) C++
14 3 (0.41%) VB6
15 2 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 52 (7.03%) Degree
2 31 (4.19%) ISEB
3 24 (3.24%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (1.76%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.62%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.22%) PMP
9 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.68%) CCNP
11 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.54%) ACCA
12 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.54%) MBA
13 3 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.27%) CIMA
14 2 (0.27%) CISM
14 2 (0.27%) CISSP
14 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.38%) QA
2 19 (2.57%) SLA
3 16 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.54%) COBIT
5 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) Basel II
7 1 (0.14%) COSO
7 1 (0.14%) GAAP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.41%) NFS
5 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.27%) Control-M
2 2 (0.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.14%) logstash
3 1 (0.14%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.14%) QRadar
3 1 (0.14%) SCOM
3 1 (0.14%) Simpana
Vendors
1 96 (12.97%) Oracle
2 79 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 58 (7.84%) SAP
4 26 (3.51%) IBM
5 14 (1.89%) Cisco
6 12 (1.62%) Informatica
7 11 (1.49%) CA
7 11 (1.49%) VMware
8 10 (1.35%) Cognos
8 10 (1.35%) HP
9 9 (1.22%) Avaya
9 9 (1.22%) Misys
10 7 (0.95%) Dell
10 7 (0.95%) EMC
10 7 (0.95%) Netezza
11 6 (0.81%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.68%) Nokia
12 5 (0.68%) Pega
13 4 (0.54%) Ericsson
13 4 (0.54%) Hyperion
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Xcede
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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TNT Global IT
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 days ago