The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 131 94 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.51% 18.40% 19.67%
As % of the General category 62.09% 59.49% 56.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 80
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+0.56% -14.84%
General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
211 158 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.65% 30.92% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 85 130
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £167 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
Average hourly rate £13.25 £34.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.87% +98.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Finance
West Midlands

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 54 (24.43%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.81%) Project Management
3 39 (17.65%) Banking
4 33 (14.93%) Migration
5 29 (13.12%) SAP
6 25 (11.31%) Oracle
7 23 (10.41%) QA
8 20 (9.05%) MS Excel
9 18 (8.14%) PRINCE2
10 17 (7.69%) MS Office
10 17 (7.69%) ITIL
11 16 (7.24%) Windows
11 16 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (7.24%) Billing
12 15 (6.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 15 (6.79%) Management Information System
13 14 (6.33%) UNIX
13 14 (6.33%) Cognos
13 14 (6.33%) SharePoint
13 14 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (6.33%) JavaScript
14 13 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (5.88%) SQL
14 13 (5.88%) VBA
14 13 (5.88%) Degree
14 13 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (5.43%) Dynamics AX
16 11 (4.98%) Business Analysis
16 11 (4.98%) Service Delivery
16 11 (4.98%) HP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.81%) LiveCycle
3 3 (1.36%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.36%) SAS
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) FileNet
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.45%) Documentum
Applications
1 20 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.69%) MS Office
3 9 (4.07%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.90%) MS Project
5 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.45%) InDesign
6 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (6.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (5.43%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.62%) Cognos TM1
4 7 (3.17%) CA Clarity
5 5 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.36%) Agresso
6 3 (1.36%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (1.36%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (1.36%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.62%) LAN
1 8 (3.62%) Wireless
2 3 (1.36%) DHCP
2 3 (1.36%) DNS
3 2 (0.90%) RTP
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
4 1 (0.45%) Multicast
4 1 (0.45%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) DMZ
4 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (1.81%) Essbase
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (1.81%) OLAP
4 4 (1.81%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle OLAP
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.36%) QlikView
5 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.36%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.36%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.45%) MS Access
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) ProC
1 2 (0.90%) Subversion
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.45%) LSMW
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
General
1 39 (17.65%) Banking
2 16 (7.24%) Billing
3 9 (4.07%) Legal
4 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.71%) Retail
5 5 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.81%) Marketing
6 4 (1.81%) Games
6 4 (1.81%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (17.19%) Project Manager
2 36 (16.29%) Analyst
3 21 (9.50%) Developer
4 14 (6.33%) Consultant
5 13 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.52%) Support Technician
7 9 (4.07%) Senior Manager
7 9 (4.07%) Programme Manager
7 9 (4.07%) IT Project Manager
8 8 (3.62%) Business Manager
8 8 (3.62%) Network Support
8 8 (3.62%) Network Support Technician
8 8 (3.62%) Architect
8 8 (3.62%) Network Technician
9 6 (2.71%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (2.26%) PMO Manager
10 5 (2.26%) Excel VBA Developer
10 5 (2.26%) SAP Manager
10 5 (2.26%) Excel Developer
10 5 (2.26%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.07%) HTML
2 7 (3.17%) .NET
3 6 (2.71%) JSP
3 6 (2.71%) XML
4 5 (2.26%) CSS
5 4 (1.81%) CGI
5 4 (1.81%) Ajax
6 3 (1.36%) HTML5
6 3 (1.36%) CSS3
6 3 (1.36%) jQuery
7 2 (0.90%) RESTful
7 2 (0.90%) Java EE
7 2 (0.90%) WCF
7 2 (0.90%) J2EE
7 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.45%) XSL
8 1 (0.45%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.45%) Servlets
8 1 (0.45%) Web Services
8 1 (0.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.79%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.17%) PMI
3 4 (1.81%) Web 2.0
3 4 (1.81%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.90%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.45%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.45%) DTV
6 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.24%) Windows
2 14 (6.33%) UNIX
3 13 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.62%) Windows 7
4 8 (3.62%) Android
5 6 (2.71%) Linux
6 2 (0.90%) AIX
6 2 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.81%) Project Management
2 33 (14.93%) Migration
3 18 (8.14%) PRINCE2
4 17 (7.69%) ITIL
5 16 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (4.98%) Service Delivery
6 11 (4.98%) Business Analysis
6 11 (4.98%) Analytics
7 10 (4.52%) Supplier Management
7 10 (4.52%) Change Management
7 10 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (4.52%) CRM
7 10 (4.52%) Workflow
8 9 (4.07%) Performance Management
8 9 (4.07%) Data Migration
8 9 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.62%) Change Control
10 7 (3.17%) Data Management
10 7 (3.17%) Data Analysis
10 7 (3.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (5.88%) SQL
2 13 (5.88%) VBA
3 8 (3.62%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.17%) C
5 6 (2.71%) Java
5 6 (2.71%) PHP
5 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.81%) R
6 4 (1.81%) VB
7 3 (1.36%) VBScript
7 3 (1.36%) C#
7 3 (1.36%) C++
8 1 (0.45%) Perl
8 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.45%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (5.88%) Degree
2 9 (4.07%) PMP
2 9 (4.07%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.81%) MCITP
3 4 (1.81%) MCSE
3 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.36%) ISEB
4 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.36%) MCP
5 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.45%) APMP
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.41%) QA
2 7 (3.17%) P3O
3 4 (1.81%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (3.62%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (2.71%) Control-M
4 3 (1.36%) SCCM
4 3 (1.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (24.43%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.12%) SAP
3 25 (11.31%) Oracle
4 14 (6.33%) Cognos
5 11 (4.98%) HP
6 8 (3.62%) Apple
7 7 (3.17%) VMware
8 6 (2.71%) JD Edwards
8 6 (2.71%) BMC
9 5 (2.26%) Adobe
10 4 (1.81%) IBM
11 3 (1.36%) Lotus
12 2 (0.90%) Avaya
12 2 (0.90%) JBoss
12 2 (0.90%) Business Objects
12 2 (0.90%) Remedy
13 1 (0.45%) McAfee
13 1 (0.45%) Wall Street Systems
13 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
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