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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 137 112 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.54% 17.13% 17.41%
As % of the General category 52.90% 51.38% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 85 77
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £536 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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
259 218 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.16% 33.33% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 156 129
Average daily rate £350 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £43.10 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014, 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 62 (25.83%) Banking
2 43 (17.92%) Microsoft
3 41 (17.08%) Project Management
4 40 (16.67%) Oracle
5 37 (15.42%) ITIL
6 29 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (11.67%) Change Management
7 28 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (11.67%) MS Excel
8 26 (10.83%) SQL
9 24 (10.00%) Workflow
10 22 (9.17%) Investment Banking
11 21 (8.75%) PRINCE2
11 21 (8.75%) UNIX
12 19 (7.92%) Migration
13 18 (7.50%) SharePoint
13 18 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (7.08%) QA
14 17 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (6.67%) Risk Management
16 14 (5.83%) SQL Server
16 14 (5.83%) Business Objects
16 14 (5.83%) MS Office
16 14 (5.83%) SAP
16 14 (5.83%) Business Analysis
17 13 (5.42%) Resource Management
17 13 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (5.42%) Linux
17 13 (5.42%) Cisco
18 12 (5.00%) IBM

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 18 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.92%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.50%) Lync
4 5 (2.08%) Apache
4 5 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.67%) CMS
6 3 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.83%) Confluence
7 2 (0.83%) WordPress
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.83%) SAS
8 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.42%) TPMS
8 1 (0.42%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 28 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.83%) MS Office
3 11 (4.58%) MS Project
3 11 (4.58%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (2.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.75%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (2.50%) Agresso
2 6 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.50%) CA Clarity
3 4 (1.67%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.67%) Eikon
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.42%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.92%) Firewall
2 6 (2.50%) IMAP
2 6 (2.50%) SMTP
2 6 (2.50%) DNS
3 5 (2.08%) Wireless
4 4 (1.67%) SSL
4 4 (1.67%) LDAP
5 3 (1.25%) Network Security
5 3 (1.25%) Intranet
5 3 (1.25%) Internet
5 3 (1.25%) OSPF
5 3 (1.25%) BGP
6 2 (0.83%) RTP
6 2 (0.83%) SAN
6 2 (0.83%) CTI
6 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.42%) ATM
7 1 (0.42%) VPN
7 1 (0.42%) Extranet
7 1 (0.42%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.50%) Data Mart
6 5 (2.08%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.42%) DB2
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (2.92%) Toad
2 2 (0.83%) JIRA
2 2 (0.83%) PVCS
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.42%) Ant
3 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.42%) ProC
3 1 (0.42%) Maven
General
1 62 (25.83%) Banking
2 22 (9.17%) Investment Banking
3 11 (4.58%) Retail
4 10 (4.17%) Billing
5 9 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.92%) Private Banking
7 5 (2.08%) Front Office
7 5 (2.08%) Legal
7 5 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.67%) Advertising
8 4 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.25%) Marketing
9 3 (1.25%) Law
9 3 (1.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) German Language
10 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 63 (26.25%) Analyst
2 35 (14.58%) Developer
3 33 (13.75%) Project Manager
4 26 (10.83%) Business Analyst
5 14 (5.83%) Administrator
6 12 (5.00%) Consultant
6 12 (5.00%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.17%) Programme Manager
7 10 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
8 9 (3.75%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (3.33%) Coordinator
9 8 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (2.50%) Architect
10 6 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.50%) Messaging Engineer
10 6 (2.50%) Business Manager
11 5 (2.08%) VBA Developer
11 5 (2.08%) Excel Developer
11 5 (2.08%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.75%) HTML
1 9 (3.75%) .NET
2 7 (2.92%) Web Services
3 6 (2.50%) CSS
4 5 (2.08%) JSP
4 5 (2.08%) J2EE
4 5 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.67%) XMPP
5 4 (1.67%) HTML5
6 3 (1.25%) jQuery
6 3 (1.25%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.25%) Servlets
7 2 (0.83%) Spring
8 1 (0.42%) JSF
8 1 (0.42%) LINQ
8 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.42%) Java EE
8 1 (0.42%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.42%) WCF
8 1 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.75%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.75%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (2.50%) PMI
5 4 (1.67%) Clustering
5 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.25%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.25%) Social Media
7 2 (0.83%) iPad
7 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.83%) DTV
7 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.42%) GIS
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.42%) Equities
8 1 (0.42%) Derivative
8 1 (0.42%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.75%) UNIX
2 13 (5.42%) Linux
3 9 (3.75%) Windows
3 9 (3.75%) Solaris
4 5 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.08%) SUSE
5 3 (1.25%) AIX
5 3 (1.25%) HPUX
6 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.42%) zOS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.08%) Project Management
2 37 (15.42%) ITIL
3 29 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (11.67%) Change Management
4 28 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (10.00%) Workflow
6 21 (8.75%) PRINCE2
7 19 (7.92%) Migration
8 18 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 14 (5.83%) Business Analysis
11 13 (5.42%) Resource Management
12 12 (5.00%) Programme Management
12 12 (5.00%) CRM
12 12 (5.00%) Performance Management
12 12 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (4.17%) Incident Management
15 9 (3.75%) Data Management
15 9 (3.75%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.83%) SQL
2 12 (5.00%) Java
3 8 (3.33%) Perl
3 8 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 8 (3.33%) VBA
3 8 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.50%) C
4 6 (2.50%) C#
5 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.25%) VB
6 2 (0.83%) X++
6 2 (0.83%) Tcl
7 1 (0.42%) Korn
7 1 (0.42%) ABAP
7 1 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (5.00%) Degree
2 11 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.50%) PMP
5 6 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.50%) ISEB
5 6 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.08%) CCNP
7 4 (1.67%) CIMA
7 4 (1.67%) ACCA
8 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.42%) RHCE
9 1 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CIPFA
9 1 (0.42%) CCAB
9 1 (0.42%) CCSA
9 1 (0.42%) ICAEW
9 1 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.08%) QA
2 6 (2.50%) P3O
3 3 (1.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) GAAP
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (2.92%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (3.33%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.67%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (0.83%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 40 (16.67%) Oracle
3 14 (5.83%) Business Objects
3 14 (5.83%) SAP
4 13 (5.42%) Cisco
5 12 (5.00%) IBM
5 12 (5.00%) Cognos
6 7 (2.92%) CA
6 7 (2.92%) Juniper
7 6 (2.50%) Sun
8 5 (2.08%) Avaya
8 5 (2.08%) JD Edwards
8 5 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.08%) Remedy
9 4 (1.67%) Reuters
9 4 (1.67%) Verint
9 4 (1.67%) HP
9 4 (1.67%) Sybase
10 3 (1.25%) JBoss
10 3 (1.25%) Hyperion
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