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 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 122 112 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.77% 19.58% 14.15%
As % of the General category 53.74% 52.83% 45.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 59 34
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£388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £179 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.51%
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
227 212 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.79% 37.06% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 126 76
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £177 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £13.84 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.40% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.84 £9.15 £7.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.43 £24.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% -10.18%

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015, 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 (21.46%) Banking
2 44 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (14.98%) Microsoft
4 31 (12.55%) Migration
5 27 (10.93%) MS Excel
6 26 (10.53%) Project Management
7 22 (8.91%) ITIL
8 21 (8.50%) SharePoint
9 20 (8.10%) Oracle
9 20 (8.10%) .NET
10 19 (7.69%) SQL Server
10 19 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (7.29%) Workflow
11 18 (7.29%) Change Management
11 18 (7.29%) MS Office
12 16 (6.48%) Programme Management
13 15 (6.07%) Management Information System
13 15 (6.07%) Risk Management
13 15 (6.07%) SQL
13 15 (6.07%) JavaScript
13 15 (6.07%) Windows
13 15 (6.07%) Retail
14 14 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (5.67%) PRINCE2
15 13 (5.26%) UNIX
15 13 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (5.26%) HTML
15 13 (5.26%) CSS
16 12 (4.86%) Network Security
17 11 (4.45%) E-Discovery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 21 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.24%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.43%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.02%) Lync
5 2 (0.81%) IIS
5 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.40%) Confluence
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.40%) CICS
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (10.93%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.29%) MS Office
3 6 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.02%) MS Project
5 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (2.02%) Eikon
2 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.86%) Network Security
2 6 (2.43%) SAN
3 4 (1.62%) ATM
4 3 (1.21%) Firewall
5 2 (0.81%) LDAP
5 2 (0.81%) CTI
5 2 (0.81%) Internet
5 2 (0.81%) LAN
5 2 (0.81%) WAN
5 2 (0.81%) FTP
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) SSL
6 1 (0.40%) RTP
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.40%) Wireless
6 1 (0.40%) IPsec
6 1 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.02%) QlikView
6 5 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.62%) MySQL
7 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.81%) OLAP
9 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.40%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Lombardi
2 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.40%) PVCS
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.40%) Metasploit
General
1 53 (21.46%) Banking
2 15 (6.07%) Retail
3 9 (3.64%) Retail Banking
4 8 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.24%) Legal
5 6 (2.43%) Electronics
6 5 (2.02%) Marketing
7 4 (1.62%) Billing
7 4 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.21%) Advertising
8 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.21%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (22.67%) Analyst
2 33 (13.36%) Project Manager
3 30 (12.15%) Developer
4 29 (11.74%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.48%) Architect
6 11 (4.45%) Programme Manager
7 10 (4.05%) Administrator
8 9 (3.64%) Consultant
9 7 (2.83%) Vendor Manager
10 6 (2.43%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.43%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.02%) Database Developer
11 5 (2.02%) UNIX Administrator
11 5 (2.02%) Systems Architect
11 5 (2.02%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.02%) Messaging Engineer
11 5 (2.02%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.02%) PMO Lead
12 4 (1.62%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.10%) .NET
2 13 (5.26%) HTML
2 13 (5.26%) CSS
3 10 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.24%) jQuery
5 7 (2.83%) Web Services
6 5 (2.02%) XML
6 5 (2.02%) XMPP
6 5 (2.02%) WinForms
6 5 (2.02%) HTML5
7 4 (1.62%) Spring
7 4 (1.62%) REST
7 4 (1.62%) Middleware
7 4 (1.62%) J2EE
8 3 (1.21%) XSD
8 3 (1.21%) XSLT
8 3 (1.21%) SOAP
8 3 (1.21%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.21%) WCF
9 2 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.07%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.02%) Open Source
3 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (1.62%) DTV
4 4 (1.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.62%) Clustering
5 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.21%) PMI
6 2 (0.81%) NHS
6 2 (0.81%) User Experience
6 2 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.40%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.40%) Wiki
7 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.40%) EPoS
7 1 (0.40%) IVR
7 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.07%) Windows
2 13 (5.26%) UNIX
3 8 (3.24%) Linux
4 7 (2.83%) AIX
5 4 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.21%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.81%) Solaris
8 1 (0.40%) HPUX
8 1 (0.40%) SUSE
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (12.55%) Migration
3 26 (10.53%) Project Management
4 22 (8.91%) ITIL
5 19 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.29%) Workflow
6 18 (7.29%) Change Management
7 16 (6.48%) Programme Management
8 15 (6.07%) Risk Management
9 14 (5.67%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (4.45%) E-Discovery
11 10 (4.05%) CRM
12 9 (3.64%) Project Planning
12 9 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (3.64%) Data Migration
13 8 (3.24%) Dependency Management
13 8 (3.24%) Business Analysis
13 8 (3.24%) Service Management
14 6 (2.43%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.07%) JavaScript
1 15 (6.07%) SQL
2 8 (3.24%) C#
3 7 (2.83%) Java
4 5 (2.02%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.62%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.81%) VB
6 2 (0.81%) X++
7 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.40%) Korn
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) COBOL
7 1 (0.40%) Perl
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (4.05%) Degree
1 10 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.83%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.02%) ISEB
4 5 (2.02%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.62%) PMP
6 3 (1.21%) CCNA
6 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.81%) CCNP
7 2 (0.81%) ACCA
7 2 (0.81%) CIMA
8 1 (0.40%) CCAB
8 1 (0.40%) MCTS
8 1 (0.40%) MCITP
8 1 (0.40%) ICAEW
8 1 (0.40%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.05%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) FATCA
3 3 (1.21%) P3O
3 3 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) MiFID
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) EMIR
4 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.40%) KVM
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.62%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.40%) Nessus
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.10%) Oracle
3 11 (4.45%) SAP
4 10 (4.05%) Citrix
5 9 (3.64%) Cisco
6 7 (2.83%) Business Objects
7 6 (2.43%) IBM
8 5 (2.02%) Avaya
8 5 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.02%) Reuters
8 5 (2.02%) VMware
8 5 (2.02%) Verint
9 3 (1.21%) Akamai
9 3 (1.21%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.21%) HP
9 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.81%) EMC
10 2 (0.81%) Remedy
10 2 (0.81%) F5
10 2 (0.81%) Tableau
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