The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 16 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7  
Contract jobs citing Finance 8 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.02% 4.62% 11.48%
As % of the General category 32.00% 25.00% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
Median daily rate £450 £324 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.99% -28.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £289 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.50
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 25 32 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 21.93% 18.50% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 26
Median daily rate £400 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £29.00 £13.35 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.18% -16.54%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Staffordshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Staffordshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Staffordshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 2 £450 - 2
Tamworth -1 1 £413 +10.00% 2
Finance
West 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) ERP
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) PMO
4 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) MCSE
5 2 (10.53%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (10.53%) CISSP
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CNA
5 2 (10.53%) CNE
5 2 (10.53%) Novell Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CISA
5 2 (10.53%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Identity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Data Security
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) WinForms
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (5.26%) MS Project Server
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.26%) DataStage
1 1 (5.26%) Power BI
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (5.26%) Billing
1 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Migration Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Migration Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Information Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (10.53%) WinForms
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ERP
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Data Security
4 2 (10.53%) Identity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.26%) Informatics
5 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Logistics
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) Korn
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CISA
1 2 (10.53%) CISSP
1 2 (10.53%) CNA
1 2 (10.53%) CNE
1 2 (10.53%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (10.53%) CRISC
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Novell Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PMO
2 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
2 1 (5.26%) SAP