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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 130 136 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.55% 22.86% 16.11%
As % of the General category 61.32% 56.20% 44.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 84 52
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
212 242 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.88% 40.67% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 134 127
Average daily rate £375 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +5.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £182 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £6.84 £9.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 53 (21.63%) Banking
2 44 (17.96%) Microsoft
3 41 (16.73%) Windows
4 34 (13.88%) Project Management
4 34 (13.88%) ITIL
4 34 (13.88%) Change Management
5 33 (13.47%) SQL
6 31 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (12.24%) MS Office
8 28 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (11.02%) Oracle
10 26 (10.61%) Legal
11 25 (10.20%) SAP
12 24 (9.80%) Retail
12 24 (9.80%) Business Analysis
13 23 (9.39%) MS Excel
13 23 (9.39%) Unix
14 22 (8.98%) Blackberry
15 21 (8.57%) Service Management
16 20 (8.16%) Law
16 20 (8.16%) Migration
16 20 (8.16%) Citrix
17 19 (7.76%) Active Directory
17 19 (7.76%) Linux
17 19 (7.76%) Windows 7
18 18 (7.35%) Degree
18 18 (7.35%) SQL Server
18 18 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (6.94%) Windows XP
20 16 (6.53%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.04%) Captiva
3 5 (2.04%) Documentum
3 5 (2.04%) JBoss
3 5 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.22%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.41%) SAS
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (12.24%) MS Office
2 23 (9.39%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.04%) MS Project
5 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.82%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.82%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.82%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.82%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.41%) HFM
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.41%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.41%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.67%) IaaS
1 9 (3.67%) PaaS
1 9 (3.67%) SaaS
2 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.82%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (0.82%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.45%) SAN
1 6 (2.45%) SSH
1 6 (2.45%) SSL
2 5 (2.04%) Intranet
2 5 (2.04%) LAN
3 4 (1.63%) Firewall
3 4 (1.63%) VPN
3 4 (1.63%) WAN
4 3 (1.22%) DNS
5 2 (0.82%) ADSL
5 2 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.82%) Junos
5 2 (0.82%) Wireless
6 1 (0.41%) Internet
6 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.22%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.22%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.22%) MS Access
7 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.82%) OLAP
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.82%) QlikView
8 2 (0.82%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Toad
2 2 (0.82%) LSMW
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.82%) Subversion
3 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) JUnit
3 1 (0.41%) Maven
3 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (21.63%) Banking
2 26 (10.61%) Legal
3 24 (9.80%) Retail
4 20 (8.16%) Law
5 12 (4.90%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.86%) Marketing
8 6 (2.45%) Front Office
8 6 (2.45%) Publishing
8 6 (2.45%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.22%) Back Office
9 3 (1.22%) Billing
9 3 (1.22%) Electronics
9 3 (1.22%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.82%) Advertising
10 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.82%) German Language
11 1 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (26.53%) Analyst
2 37 (15.10%) Project Manager
3 31 (12.65%) Business Analyst
4 29 (11.84%) Architect
5 28 (11.43%) Developer
6 19 (7.76%) Service Analyst
7 18 (7.35%) Consultant
8 16 (6.53%) SQL Developer
9 14 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.90%) Legal Analyst
11 9 (3.67%) Banking Analyst
11 9 (3.67%) Enterprise Architect
11 9 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.27%) SAP Consultant
12 8 (3.27%) Senior Manager
13 7 (2.86%) .NET Developer
14 6 (2.45%) C# Developer
14 6 (2.45%) Data Architect
14 6 (2.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.90%) .NET
2 7 (2.86%) XML
3 6 (2.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.04%) HTML
4 5 (2.04%) jQuery
5 4 (1.63%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.63%) JSON
6 3 (1.22%) Ajax
6 3 (1.22%) BAPI
6 3 (1.22%) CSS
6 3 (1.22%) EDI
6 3 (1.22%) HTML5
6 3 (1.22%) SAP ALE
6 3 (1.22%) SAP Smart Forms
6 3 (1.22%) Web Dynpro
7 2 (0.82%) ADO
7 2 (0.82%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.82%) DAO
7 2 (0.82%) React
7 2 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.98%) Blackberry
2 18 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.08%) Social Media
4 7 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.45%) Derivative
6 5 (2.04%) CMDB
6 5 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.63%) Fintech
7 4 (1.63%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.22%) Equities
8 3 (1.22%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.22%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.82%) FMCG
9 2 (0.82%) iPhone
9 2 (0.82%) PMI
9 2 (0.82%) SecurID
9 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.73%) Windows
2 23 (9.39%) Unix
3 19 (7.76%) Linux
3 19 (7.76%) Windows 7
4 17 (6.94%) Windows XP
5 10 (4.08%) AIX
5 10 (4.08%) Solaris
6 6 (2.45%) SUSE
7 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.22%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.82%) Android
10 2 (0.82%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.88%) Change Management
1 34 (13.88%) ITIL
1 34 (13.88%) Project Management
2 31 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (9.80%) Business Analysis
5 21 (8.57%) Service Management
6 20 (8.16%) Migration
7 16 (6.53%) Risk Management
8 15 (6.12%) ERP
9 14 (5.71%) PRINCE2
10 13 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.90%) TOGAF
11 12 (4.90%) Workflow
12 11 (4.49%) Data Migration
12 11 (4.49%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (4.49%) SOA
13 10 (4.08%) ETL
13 10 (4.08%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.47%) SQL
2 16 (6.53%) Java
3 12 (4.90%) Perl
4 11 (4.49%) C#
5 7 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.45%) Korn
6 6 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.04%) ABAP
8 4 (1.63%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.22%) SAPscript
9 3 (1.22%) VBA
10 2 (0.82%) Python
10 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.82%) VB
11 1 (0.41%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.41%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.41%) X++
11 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (7.35%) Degree
2 5 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.22%) PMP
4 3 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) CCAB
6 1 (0.41%) CCNP
6 1 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.41%) CIPD
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.41%) MBA
6 1 (0.41%) MCSA
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.27%) QA
2 7 (2.86%) SLA
3 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) FATCA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) MiFID
4 1 (0.41%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 19 (7.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.04%) NFS
3 4 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (2.45%) Control-M
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.82%) SCCM
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.02%) Oracle
3 25 (10.20%) SAP
4 20 (8.16%) Citrix
5 16 (6.53%) iManage
6 8 (3.27%) Cisco
6 8 (3.27%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.86%) Pega
7 7 (2.86%) VMware
8 6 (2.45%) BMC
9 5 (2.04%) EMC
10 4 (1.63%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.63%) Avaya
10 4 (1.63%) Cognizant
10 4 (1.63%) HP
10 4 (1.63%) Informatica
10 4 (1.63%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.63%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.63%) Veritas
11 3 (1.22%) Lotus
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