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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 128 88 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.35% 14.47% 13.32%
As % of the General category 56.14% 40.93% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 49 27
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £527 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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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
228 215 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.25% 35.36% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 131 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £172 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £14.85 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 59 (22.26%) Banking
2 52 (19.62%) Microsoft
3 42 (15.85%) ITIL
4 35 (13.21%) MS Excel
5 34 (12.83%) Workflow
6 29 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (10.57%) Project Management
8 27 (10.19%) Oracle
9 26 (9.81%) Change Management
9 26 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (8.68%) Risk Management
11 20 (7.55%) Migration
11 20 (7.55%) SQL
12 19 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (7.17%) UNIX
13 18 (6.79%) SQL Server
13 18 (6.79%) E-Discovery
14 16 (6.04%) QA
14 16 (6.04%) .NET
14 16 (6.04%) JavaScript
14 16 (6.04%) Business Objects
14 16 (6.04%) MS Office
14 16 (6.04%) PRINCE2
15 15 (5.66%) Windows
15 15 (5.66%) CRM
15 15 (5.66%) SharePoint
16 14 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (5.28%) Enterprise Storage
17 13 (4.91%) Retail
17 13 (4.91%) Cisco

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.02%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.02%) Lync
3 4 (1.51%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.75%) SAS
6 1 (0.38%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.38%) CICS
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 35 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.04%) MS Office
3 11 (4.15%) MS Project
4 9 (3.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.26%) Eikon
2 5 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.64%) Network Security
2 6 (2.26%) SAN
2 6 (2.26%) Firewall
3 4 (1.51%) IMAP
3 4 (1.51%) DNS
3 4 (1.51%) SMTP
4 3 (1.13%) ATM
4 3 (1.13%) Internet
4 3 (1.13%) OSPF
4 3 (1.13%) BGP
5 2 (0.75%) LDAP
5 2 (0.75%) FTP
5 2 (0.75%) CTI
6 1 (0.38%) SSL
6 1 (0.38%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
6 1 (0.38%) Wireless
6 1 (0.38%) RTP
6 1 (0.38%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (6.79%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.40%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.26%) Data Mart
6 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.89%) BusinessObjects XI
7 5 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.51%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.13%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.75%) DB2
10 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.64%) Toad
2 4 (1.51%) Lombardi
3 2 (0.75%) PVCS
4 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) JIRA
4 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (22.26%) Banking
2 13 (4.91%) Retail
3 11 (4.15%) Legal
4 10 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.02%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.64%) Billing
6 7 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.26%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.13%) Advertising
9 3 (1.13%) Electronics
9 3 (1.13%) Law
9 3 (1.13%) Marketing
10 2 (0.75%) Front Office
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
11 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 61 (23.02%) Analyst
2 41 (15.47%) Developer
3 32 (12.08%) Project Manager
4 28 (10.57%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.04%) Administrator
6 12 (4.53%) Programme Manager
6 12 (4.53%) Data Analyst
7 10 (3.77%) Architect
7 10 (3.77%) Consultant
8 9 (3.40%) Coordinator
8 9 (3.40%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (2.64%) Project Coordinator
9 7 (2.64%) UNIX Administrator
9 7 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (2.64%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (2.64%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (2.64%) Vendor Manager
10 6 (2.26%) DBA
11 5 (1.89%) Technical Architect
11 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.04%) .NET
2 12 (4.53%) HTML
2 12 (4.53%) CSS
3 9 (3.40%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.02%) jQuery
5 6 (2.26%) XMPP
5 6 (2.26%) Web Services
6 5 (1.89%) WinForms
6 5 (1.89%) Spring
7 4 (1.51%) J2EE
7 4 (1.51%) HTML5
8 3 (1.13%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.75%) WCF
9 2 (0.75%) JSON
9 2 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.75%) XML
10 1 (0.38%) XSLT
10 1 (0.38%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.38%) XHTML
10 1 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.28%) Enterprise Storage
2 12 (4.53%) Client/Server
3 11 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.51%) Clustering
7 3 (1.13%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.75%) PMI
8 2 (0.75%) DTV
8 2 (0.75%) iPad
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.38%) GIS
9 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.38%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.38%) SCADA
9 1 (0.38%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.38%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.17%) UNIX
2 15 (5.66%) Windows
3 10 (3.77%) Linux
4 7 (2.64%) AIX
5 5 (1.89%) Solaris
5 5 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.75%) HPUX
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.85%) ITIL
2 34 (12.83%) Workflow
3 29 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (10.57%) Project Management
5 26 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (9.81%) Change Management
6 23 (8.68%) Risk Management
7 20 (7.55%) Migration
8 18 (6.79%) E-Discovery
9 16 (6.04%) PRINCE2
10 15 (5.66%) CRM
11 14 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.91%) Programme Management
13 11 (4.15%) Business Analysis
14 9 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (2.64%) Use Case
15 7 (2.64%) Resource Management
15 7 (2.64%) Waterfall
15 7 (2.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (2.64%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.55%) SQL
2 16 (6.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.40%) Java
4 8 (3.02%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.64%) C#
5 7 (2.64%) Perl
6 5 (1.89%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.51%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.13%) VB
8 3 (1.13%) VBA
9 2 (0.75%) Tcl
9 2 (0.75%) X++
10 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.38%) Korn
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) COBOL
10 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (4.15%) Degree
2 10 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.64%) ISEB
5 6 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.89%) CCNP
6 5 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.51%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.13%) PMP
8 3 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.75%) CCAB
9 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.75%) CCNA
10 1 (0.38%) MCP
10 1 (0.38%) MCSE
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.38%) CISSP
10 1 (0.38%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.38%) ACCA
10 1 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.04%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) MiFID
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) FATCA
3 1 (0.38%) P3O
3 1 (0.38%) EMIR
3 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (1.89%) Sendmail
2 3 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (4.53%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 52 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.19%) Oracle
3 16 (6.04%) Business Objects
4 13 (4.91%) Cisco
5 11 (4.15%) SAP
6 9 (3.40%) IBM
7 6 (2.26%) Reuters
8 5 (1.89%) Juniper
9 4 (1.51%) HP
9 4 (1.51%) Verint
9 4 (1.51%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.51%) Avaya
9 4 (1.51%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.13%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.13%) Sun
10 3 (1.13%) VMware
10 3 (1.13%) Nintex
11 2 (0.75%) EMC
11 2 (0.75%) Citrix
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