The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
England / Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 12 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.88% 15.34% 17.65%
As % of the General category 30.77% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 7
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £290 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £640 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.57% -  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 39 58 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 38.61% 30.69% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 44 21
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £605 £760
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 11 (31.43%) Project Management
2 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.00%) SAP
3 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (20.00%) Banking
4 6 (17.14%) Retail
4 6 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (14.29%) Change Management
5 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 5 (14.29%) Internet
5 5 (14.29%) PMO
5 5 (14.29%) IDoc
6 4 (11.43%) SAP FI
6 4 (11.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.43%) SAP CO
6 4 (11.43%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (8.57%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.57%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.57%) Automotive
7 3 (8.57%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
7 3 (8.57%) Validation
7 3 (8.57%) PMI
7 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SAP CO
1 4 (11.43%) SAP FI
1 4 (11.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (8.57%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (8.57%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.86%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (20.00%) Banking
2 6 (17.14%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Automotive
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Local Government
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) SAP CO Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) SAP FI Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) IDoc
2 2 (5.71%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) PMI
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Project Management
2 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (14.29%) Change Management
6 4 (11.43%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.43%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.57%) PRINCE
7 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
7 3 (8.57%) Validation
8 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.71%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.71%) ETL
8 2 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C
2 2 (5.71%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.86%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) PMO
2 3 (8.57%) GDPR
3 2 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) SAP
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Adobe
3 1 (2.86%) Cognos
3 1 (2.86%) Zerto