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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 10 7 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Finance 12 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.76% 14.65% 11.05%
As % of the General category 31.58% 56.10% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 13
Median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% +27.94%  

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 38 41 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 27.74% 26.11% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 29
Median daily rate £413 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +1 4 £388 +4.72%
Tamworth - 4 £425 -
Cannock +2 1 £425 -
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 £350 - 3
Lichfield -1 1 £525 -8.69%
Finance
West Midlands

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (25.00%) ERP
2 5 (25.00%) PMO
3 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.00%) NHS
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Data Governance
5 1 (5.00%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Health Informatics
5 1 (5.00%) Office 365
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013

Finance
Top Related 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project Server
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) DataStage
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Business Change Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Officer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Development Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) ERP Manager
4 1 (5.00%) ERP Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Major Incident Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Reporting Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (15.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) ERP
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Informatics
5 1 (5.00%) Logistics
5 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Korn
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) LANDesk