The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 122 122 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.09% 21.98% 16.10%
As % of the General category 51.26% 62.89% 55.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 64 42
Average daily rate
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£410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
Finance
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
238 194 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.40% 34.95% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 116 82
Average daily rate £385 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £168 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £6.84 £10.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.60% -72.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Birmingham region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 54 (21.34%) Banking
2 44 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (15.81%) Microsoft
4 30 (11.86%) Migration
5 25 (9.88%) Project Management
6 24 (9.49%) MS Excel
7 23 (9.09%) SQL
8 21 (8.30%) SQL Server
9 20 (7.91%) SharePoint
9 20 (7.91%) ITIL
9 20 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (7.11%) .NET
11 17 (6.72%) MS Office
11 17 (6.72%) Retail
11 17 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (6.32%) Programme Management
12 16 (6.32%) Oracle
13 15 (5.93%) JavaScript
13 15 (5.93%) PRINCE2
13 15 (5.93%) Change Management
14 14 (5.53%) Management Information System
14 14 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (5.53%) E-Discovery
15 13 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (5.14%) Workflow
16 12 (4.74%) UNIX
16 12 (4.74%) Windows
16 12 (4.74%) HTML
16 12 (4.74%) CSS
16 12 (4.74%) Network Security

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 20 (7.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.16%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.58%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.79%) IIS
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.79%) Lync
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.40%) CICS
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.72%) MS Office
3 5 (1.98%) MS Project
4 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 6 (2.37%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.79%) Eikon
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.74%) Network Security
2 7 (2.77%) SAN
3 4 (1.58%) Firewall
4 3 (1.19%) ATM
5 2 (0.79%) VPN
5 2 (0.79%) LAN
5 2 (0.79%) WAN
5 2 (0.79%) DHCP
5 2 (0.79%) FTP
5 2 (0.79%) Internet
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.79%) LDAP
5 2 (0.79%) IPsec
6 1 (0.40%) RTP
6 1 (0.40%) Wireless
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) SSL
6 1 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.98%) QlikView
6 5 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.98%) MySQL
6 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.79%) OLAP
8 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.40%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Lombardi
2 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.40%) ERwin
3 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.40%) Metasploit
General
1 54 (21.34%) Banking
2 17 (6.72%) Retail
3 9 (3.56%) Retail Banking
3 9 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.56%) Legal
4 7 (2.77%) Marketing
5 6 (2.37%) Electronics
6 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.98%) Advertising
7 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.19%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.79%) Billing
8 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (21.74%) Analyst
2 41 (16.21%) Project Manager
3 32 (12.65%) Developer
4 29 (11.46%) Business Analyst
5 18 (7.11%) Architect
6 12 (4.74%) Consultant
7 9 (3.56%) Programme Manager
8 6 (2.37%) Administrator
8 6 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (2.37%) Systems Architect
9 5 (1.98%) Data Analyst
9 5 (1.98%) Database Developer
9 5 (1.98%) Coordinator
9 5 (1.98%) Technical Architect
9 5 (1.98%) PMO Analyst
9 5 (1.98%) Test Leader
9 5 (1.98%) Vendor Manager
9 5 (1.98%) PMO Lead
10 4 (1.58%) UI Programmer
10 4 (1.58%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.11%) .NET
2 12 (4.74%) HTML
2 12 (4.74%) CSS
3 10 (3.95%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.16%) Web Services
4 8 (3.16%) jQuery
5 6 (2.37%) XML
6 5 (1.98%) Middleware
6 5 (1.98%) WinForms
6 5 (1.98%) Spring
6 5 (1.98%) REST
7 4 (1.58%) HTML5
7 4 (1.58%) SOAP
7 4 (1.58%) J2EE
8 3 (1.19%) XSD
8 3 (1.19%) XSLT
8 3 (1.19%) WCF
8 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.19%) JSON
9 2 (0.79%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.53%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.37%) Clustering
4 5 (1.98%) DTV
4 5 (1.98%) Open Source
4 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.58%) PMI
6 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.79%) NHS
7 2 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.40%) EPoS
8 1 (0.40%) IVR
8 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.40%) SCADA
8 1 (0.40%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.74%) UNIX
1 12 (4.74%) Windows
2 7 (2.77%) AIX
2 7 (2.77%) Linux
3 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.19%) Windows 2000
4 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (11.86%) Migration
3 25 (9.88%) Project Management
4 20 (7.91%) ITIL
4 20 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (6.32%) Programme Management
6 15 (5.93%) PRINCE2
6 15 (5.93%) Change Management
7 14 (5.53%) E-Discovery
8 13 (5.14%) Workflow
8 13 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (4.35%) CRM
9 11 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 11 (4.35%) Project Planning
9 11 (4.35%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.95%) ETL
11 9 (3.56%) Business Analysis
12 8 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.16%) Dependency Management
13 7 (2.77%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.09%) SQL
2 15 (5.93%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.16%) C#
4 7 (2.77%) Java
5 6 (2.37%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.98%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.19%) X++
8 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.40%) C
9 1 (0.40%) COBOL
9 1 (0.40%) Perl
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.95%) ISTQB
2 10 (3.95%) Degree
3 8 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.37%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.98%) ISEB
5 5 (1.98%) PMP
5 5 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.19%) CCNP
7 3 (1.19%) CCNA
7 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.40%) MCP
9 1 (0.40%) HNC
9 1 (0.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) CCA
9 1 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.35%) QA
2 7 (2.77%) FATCA
3 3 (1.19%) P3O
3 3 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) MiFID
5 1 (0.40%) EMIR
5 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) KVM
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.58%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Nessus
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.32%) Oracle
3 10 (3.95%) Citrix
4 8 (3.16%) SAP
5 7 (2.77%) Cisco
6 6 (2.37%) HP
6 6 (2.37%) VMware
7 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.98%) IBM
8 4 (1.58%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.58%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.58%) Akamai
9 3 (1.19%) F5
9 3 (1.19%) Tableau
9 3 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.19%) GoldenSource
10 2 (0.79%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.79%) Reuters
11 1 (0.40%) Websense
11 1 (0.40%) Ab Initio
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