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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 127 116 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.09% 17.19% 19.56%
As % of the General category 54.27% 55.24% 47.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 86 89
Average daily rate
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£330 £413 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £303 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £534 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £175.00 £37.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+372.97% +94.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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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
234 210 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.49% 31.11% 41.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 139 153
Average daily rate £338 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.20 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -14.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.01 £11.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 61 (24.02%) Banking
2 54 (21.26%) Project Management
3 52 (20.47%) Microsoft
4 43 (16.93%) Oracle
5 42 (16.54%) ITIL
6 27 (10.63%) Migration
6 27 (10.63%) SQL
7 26 (10.24%) MS Excel
8 25 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (9.84%) Change Management
9 23 (9.06%) Workflow
9 23 (9.06%) UNIX
10 22 (8.66%) Investment Banking
10 22 (8.66%) QA
11 21 (8.27%) PRINCE2
12 19 (7.48%) SharePoint
12 19 (7.48%) Management Information System
13 17 (6.69%) Cognos
13 17 (6.69%) MS Office
13 17 (6.69%) Business Analysis
13 17 (6.69%) Performance Management
14 15 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (5.91%) Degree
14 15 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (5.91%) SQL Server
14 15 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (5.51%) CRM
15 14 (5.51%) Linux
16 13 (5.12%) SAP
16 13 (5.12%) Business Intelligence

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (7.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.97%) Apache
2 5 (1.97%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.57%) CMS
4 3 (1.18%) SAS
4 3 (1.18%) Lync
5 2 (0.79%) WordPress
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.39%) FileNet
6 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.39%) Documentum
6 1 (0.39%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.39%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.39%) TPMS
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.69%) MS Office
3 11 (4.33%) MS Project
4 9 (3.54%) MS Visio
5 8 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.94%) Cognos TM1
2 7 (2.76%) Agresso
2 7 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.36%) CA Clarity
3 6 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.97%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.39%) Eikon
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.94%) Wireless
2 9 (3.54%) DNS
3 8 (3.15%) Firewall
4 6 (2.36%) IMAP
4 6 (2.36%) SMTP
5 5 (1.97%) LAN
6 4 (1.57%) LDAP
6 4 (1.57%) SSL
7 3 (1.18%) BGP
7 3 (1.18%) Intranet
7 3 (1.18%) Internet
7 3 (1.18%) OSPF
7 3 (1.18%) DHCP
7 3 (1.18%) Network Security
8 2 (0.79%) VPN
8 2 (0.79%) RTP
9 1 (0.39%) DMZ
9 1 (0.39%) Extranet
9 1 (0.39%) SAN
9 1 (0.39%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.91%) SQL Server
1 15 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.94%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.36%) Data Mart
5 5 (1.97%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.39%) MS Access
9 1 (0.39%) DB2
9 1 (0.39%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Toad
2 2 (0.79%) Subversion
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.79%) ProC
3 1 (0.39%) Ant
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) Maven
General
1 61 (24.02%) Banking
2 22 (8.66%) Investment Banking
3 12 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.54%) Billing
4 9 (3.54%) Retail
5 7 (2.76%) Legal
5 7 (2.76%) Private Banking
6 6 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.36%) Advertising
7 5 (1.97%) Front Office
7 5 (1.97%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.18%) Games
8 3 (1.18%) Law
8 3 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.18%) Marketing
9 2 (0.79%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 59 (23.23%) Analyst
2 39 (15.35%) Project Manager
3 35 (13.78%) Developer
4 22 (8.66%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.69%) Consultant
6 11 (4.33%) Administrator
6 11 (4.33%) Architect
6 11 (4.33%) Data Analyst
6 11 (4.33%) PMO Analyst
6 11 (4.33%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (3.15%) Senior Manager
7 8 (3.15%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (2.76%) IT Project Manager
8 7 (2.76%) Support Technician
8 7 (2.76%) Programme Manager
8 7 (2.76%) Coordinator
8 7 (2.76%) Business Manager
9 6 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.36%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (1.97%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.33%) HTML
2 8 (3.15%) JSP
3 7 (2.76%) Web Services
4 5 (1.97%) XML
4 5 (1.97%) CSS
4 5 (1.97%) .NET
4 5 (1.97%) J2EE
5 3 (1.18%) CGI
5 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.18%) Servlets
5 3 (1.18%) HTML5
5 3 (1.18%) jQuery
5 3 (1.18%) Silverlight
5 3 (1.18%) Ajax
6 2 (0.79%) Spring
6 2 (0.79%) Java EE
6 2 (0.79%) CSS3
7 1 (0.39%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.39%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.39%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.48%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.33%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (2.76%) PMI
5 6 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.18%) Clustering
6 3 (1.18%) Social Media
6 3 (1.18%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.18%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.18%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.18%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.79%) iPad
7 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.79%) DTV
7 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.39%) Equities
8 1 (0.39%) GIS
8 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.39%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.06%) UNIX
2 14 (5.51%) Linux
3 12 (4.72%) Windows
4 9 (3.54%) Solaris
5 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.76%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.97%) Android
8 4 (1.57%) AIX
8 4 (1.57%) SUSE
9 2 (0.79%) HPUX
10 1 (0.39%) zOS
10 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.26%) Project Management
2 42 (16.54%) ITIL
3 27 (10.63%) Migration
4 25 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (9.84%) Change Management
5 23 (9.06%) Workflow
6 21 (8.27%) PRINCE2
7 17 (6.69%) Business Analysis
7 17 (6.69%) Performance Management
8 15 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (5.51%) CRM
10 13 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (5.12%) Resource Management
11 12 (4.72%) Risk Management
12 11 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (4.33%) Data Management
13 10 (3.94%) Incident Management
13 10 (3.94%) Programme Management
14 9 (3.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.63%) SQL
2 12 (4.72%) Java
2 12 (4.72%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.33%) VBA
3 11 (4.33%) Shell Script
4 9 (3.54%) C
5 8 (3.15%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.15%) Perl
6 4 (1.57%) PHP
6 4 (1.57%) C#
7 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.79%) X++
8 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.79%) VB
8 2 (0.79%) C++
8 2 (0.79%) Tcl
9 1 (0.39%) ABAP
9 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 15 (5.91%) Degree
2 13 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.76%) PMP
4 7 (2.76%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.97%) CCNP
5 5 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.57%) MCITP
6 4 (1.57%) MCSE
6 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.18%) ACCA
7 3 (1.18%) CIMA
7 3 (1.18%) ISEB
7 3 (1.18%) MCP
7 3 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.66%) QA
2 7 (2.76%) P3O
3 4 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.39%) GAAP
4 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (2.76%) Sendmail
2 3 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (3.15%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.57%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (1.18%) Control-M
3 3 (1.18%) SCCM
3 3 (1.18%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 43 (16.93%) Oracle
3 17 (6.69%) Cognos
4 13 (5.12%) SAP
5 12 (4.72%) Business Objects
6 11 (4.33%) Cisco
6 11 (4.33%) IBM
7 8 (3.15%) Juniper
8 7 (2.76%) HP
9 6 (2.36%) JD Edwards
9 6 (2.36%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.97%) VMware
10 5 (1.97%) CA
10 5 (1.97%) Apple
10 5 (1.97%) Remedy
10 5 (1.97%) Sun
11 4 (1.57%) Sybase
11 4 (1.57%) BMC
12 3 (1.18%) Lotus
12 3 (1.18%) Hyperion
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