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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 122 123 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.72% 16.44% 15.42%
As % of the General category 48.80% 46.95% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 92 63
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £104.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +15.15%
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
250 262 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.22% 35.03% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 185 138
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £37.00 £15.50 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.70% -91.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Finance.

1 60 (20.27%) Project Management
2 54 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 53 (17.91%) Banking
4 47 (15.88%) Business Analysis
5 43 (14.53%) Oracle
5 43 (14.53%) Microsoft
6 41 (13.85%) SQL
7 38 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (11.82%) ITIL
9 34 (11.49%) PRINCE2
9 34 (11.49%) SQL Server
10 30 (10.14%) Legal
11 29 (9.80%) Migration
12 27 (9.12%) Windows
13 26 (8.78%) MS Excel
14 25 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (8.11%) Change Management
15 24 (8.11%) Java
16 23 (7.77%) HTML
17 21 (7.09%) Service Management
18 20 (6.76%) Web Services
18 20 (6.76%) CSS
18 20 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
19 19 (6.42%) QA
20 18 (6.08%) Degree
20 18 (6.08%) SAP
20 18 (6.08%) IBM
21 17 (5.74%) LAN
21 17 (5.74%) WAN
21 17 (5.74%) Scrum

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 15 (5.07%) WebLogic
2 13 (4.39%) JBoss
2 13 (4.39%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.39%) WebLogic Portal
2 13 (4.39%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.04%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.68%) IIS
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.68%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (5.41%) MS Office
4 14 (4.73%) MS Project
5 12 (4.05%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.69%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.01%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.01%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.01%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.68%) HFM
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.68%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.35%) Office 365
3 3 (1.01%) PaaS
3 3 (1.01%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.74%) LAN
1 17 (5.74%) WAN
2 7 (2.36%) Firewall
3 5 (1.69%) Internet
3 5 (1.69%) Wireless
4 4 (1.35%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.01%) 3G
5 3 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.01%) LTE
6 2 (0.68%) Network Security
7 1 (0.34%) 802.11
7 1 (0.34%) BGP
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.34%) HSRP
7 1 (0.34%) MPLS
7 1 (0.34%) OSPF
7 1 (0.34%) SAN
7 1 (0.34%) VoIP
7 1 (0.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.34%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.39%) DB2
3 9 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.34%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.34%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 1 (0.34%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (4.39%) Log4j
2 3 (1.01%) LSMW
2 3 (1.01%) NUnit
2 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Moq
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.34%) PVCS
4 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.34%) Toad
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (17.91%) Banking
2 30 (10.14%) Legal
3 15 (5.07%) Back Office
3 15 (5.07%) Retail
4 13 (4.39%) Law
5 10 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.36%) Billing
8 6 (2.03%) General Ledger
8 6 (2.03%) Marketing
9 5 (1.69%) German Language
9 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.01%) Publishing
12 2 (0.68%) Electronics
12 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.34%) Front Office
13 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (26.01%) Analyst
2 51 (17.23%) Project Manager
3 44 (14.86%) Business Analyst
4 31 (10.47%) Consultant
5 30 (10.14%) Developer
6 25 (8.45%) Architect
7 17 (5.74%) Financial Analyst
8 15 (5.07%) IT Manager
9 14 (4.73%) IT Project Manager
10 12 (4.05%) Business IT Analyst
10 12 (4.05%) IT Analyst
10 12 (4.05%) IT Business Analyst
10 12 (4.05%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.04%) Change Manager
12 9 (3.04%) Finance Manager
12 9 (3.04%) Service Manager
13 8 (2.70%) Informatica Consultant
13 8 (2.70%) Oracle Architect
13 8 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.77%) HTML
2 20 (6.76%) CSS
2 20 (6.76%) Web Services
3 16 (5.41%) XML
4 14 (4.73%) JMS
5 13 (4.39%) .NET
5 13 (4.39%) Java EE
5 13 (4.39%) JSP
6 9 (3.04%) jQuery
7 8 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.36%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (1.69%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.35%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.35%) HTML5
10 4 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (1.35%) REST
11 3 (1.01%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.01%) JSON
11 3 (1.01%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.05%) Virtual Team
3 11 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.03%) Performance Metrics
5 6 (2.03%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.69%) Informatics
6 5 (1.69%) PMI
7 3 (1.01%) LIMS
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.68%) Health Informatics
8 2 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Statistics
8 2 (0.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.12%) Windows
2 13 (4.39%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.04%) Unix
4 8 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.36%) Linux
6 6 (2.03%) Solaris
6 6 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.35%) AIX
7 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) HPUX
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.27%) Project Management
2 54 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 47 (15.88%) Business Analysis
4 38 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (11.82%) ITIL
6 34 (11.49%) PRINCE2
7 29 (9.80%) Migration
8 24 (8.11%) Change Management
9 21 (7.09%) Service Management
10 20 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (5.74%) Scrum
11 17 (5.74%) TDD
12 16 (5.41%) ITIL V3
12 16 (5.41%) Risk Management
13 15 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.73%) CRM
14 14 (4.73%) Data Migration
14 14 (4.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (4.73%) Web Development
15 13 (4.39%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.85%) SQL
2 24 (8.11%) Java
3 12 (4.05%) C#
4 10 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.36%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.03%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.69%) ABAP
7 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.01%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.68%) Korn
9 2 (0.68%) Perl
9 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.68%) Python
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) C
10 1 (0.34%) PHP
10 1 (0.34%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) VBA
10 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.08%) Degree
2 15 (5.07%) ISEB
3 8 (2.70%) PMP
3 8 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.03%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.68%) MCSE
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.34%) CCNA
8 1 (0.34%) CCNP
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.34%) MBA
8 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.42%) QA
2 10 (3.38%) SLA
3 4 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.35%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.68%) NFS
3 2 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.34%) XenApp
4 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.01%) SCCM
2 2 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.34%) Control-M
3 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 43 (14.53%) Microsoft
1 43 (14.53%) Oracle
2 18 (6.08%) IBM
2 18 (6.08%) SAP
3 13 (4.39%) Misys
4 12 (4.05%) Informatica
5 9 (3.04%) Cisco
6 8 (2.70%) Avaya
6 8 (2.70%) Dell
7 7 (2.36%) VMware
8 6 (2.03%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.69%) EMC
9 5 (1.69%) HP
10 4 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.01%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.01%) Sun
12 2 (0.68%) Citrix
12 2 (0.68%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.68%) Symantec
12 2 (0.68%) Veritas
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