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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 121 126 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.88% 19.66% 19.64%
As % of the General category 50.00% 54.08% 55.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 61 53
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
242 233 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.77% 36.35% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 128 78
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 May 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 22 May 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 51 (20.73%) Banking
2 46 (18.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (15.85%) Migration
4 35 (14.23%) Project Management
5 31 (12.60%) Microsoft
6 29 (11.79%) SQL
7 23 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (8.94%) MS Excel
9 21 (8.54%) PRINCE2
9 21 (8.54%) SQL Server
9 21 (8.54%) Data Migration
10 20 (8.13%) Programme Management
11 19 (7.72%) Retail
12 18 (7.32%) SharePoint
13 16 (6.50%) ITIL
14 15 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (6.10%) Network Security
14 15 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (5.69%) Security Cleared
15 14 (5.69%) MS Office
15 14 (5.69%) Windows
16 13 (5.28%) MS Project
16 13 (5.28%) Oracle
16 13 (5.28%) Cisco
16 13 (5.28%) Citrix
16 13 (5.28%) Management Information System
16 13 (5.28%) Telecoms
16 13 (5.28%) Degree
17 12 (4.88%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.63%) Lync
4 2 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.41%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.41%) CICS
5 1 (0.41%) FileNet
5 1 (0.41%) CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.69%) MS Office
3 13 (5.28%) MS Project
4 4 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.81%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (4.07%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.81%) Eikon
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.81%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.81%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.41%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) SaaS
1 2 (0.81%) PaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.10%) Network Security
2 9 (3.66%) Firewall
3 8 (3.25%) VPN
4 6 (2.44%) SAN
4 6 (2.44%) BGP
4 6 (2.44%) OSPF
5 5 (2.03%) LAN
5 5 (2.03%) WAN
5 5 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.63%) MPLS
7 3 (1.22%) DHCP
7 3 (1.22%) HTTP
7 3 (1.22%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.22%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.81%) Multicast
8 2 (0.81%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.81%) Wireless
8 2 (0.81%) IPsec
8 2 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.44%) QlikView
5 6 (2.44%) MySQL
6 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.22%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.22%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (0.81%) OLAP
10 1 (0.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Lombardi
1 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.81%) Subversion
2 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.41%) ERwin
3 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.41%) Selenium
General
1 51 (20.73%) Banking
2 19 (7.72%) Retail
3 13 (5.28%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.66%) Marketing
5 7 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.44%) Electronics
7 5 (2.03%) Advertising
8 4 (1.63%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.63%) Legal
9 3 (1.22%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.81%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (24.39%) Analyst
2 57 (23.17%) Project Manager
3 34 (13.82%) Business Analyst
4 30 (12.20%) Developer
5 17 (6.91%) Architect
6 12 (4.88%) Technical Project Manager
6 12 (4.88%) Technical Manager
7 8 (3.25%) Consultant
8 7 (2.85%) Change Manager
9 6 (2.44%) Banking Business Analyst
9 6 (2.44%) Programme Manager
9 6 (2.44%) Senior Manager
9 6 (2.44%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (2.44%) Systems Architect
9 6 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (2.03%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.03%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.03%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.03%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.03%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.47%) .NET
2 7 (2.85%) Spring
3 6 (2.44%) XML
4 5 (2.03%) Web Services
4 5 (2.03%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.03%) Middleware
5 4 (1.63%) REST
5 4 (1.63%) SOAP
5 4 (1.63%) J2EE
6 3 (1.22%) HTML
6 3 (1.22%) XSD
6 3 (1.22%) XSLT
6 3 (1.22%) CSS
6 3 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.22%) MDX
6 3 (1.22%) JSON
6 3 (1.22%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.81%) WCF
7 2 (0.81%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.85%) Clustering
4 6 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.03%) DTV
6 4 (1.63%) Open Source
7 3 (1.22%) NHS
7 3 (1.22%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.81%) User Experience
8 2 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.81%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) EPoS
9 1 (0.41%) IVR
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.41%) Informatics
9 1 (0.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.69%) Windows
2 11 (4.47%) UNIX
2 11 (4.47%) Linux
3 9 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.63%) AIX
5 4 (1.63%) Windows 2000
6 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.22%) Solaris
7 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.81%) Debian
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (15.85%) Migration
3 35 (14.23%) Project Management
4 23 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (8.54%) PRINCE2
5 21 (8.54%) Data Migration
6 20 (8.13%) Programme Management
7 16 (6.50%) ITIL
8 15 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (4.88%) Change Management
9 12 (4.88%) CRM
10 11 (4.47%) ETL
10 11 (4.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.07%) E-Discovery
12 9 (3.66%) Project Planning
12 9 (3.66%) Business Analysis
12 9 (3.66%) TOGAF
13 8 (3.25%) Dependency Management
13 8 (3.25%) TDD
13 8 (3.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.79%) SQL
2 10 (4.07%) Java
3 8 (3.25%) T-SQL
4 7 (2.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.85%) C#
5 3 (1.22%) Python
5 3 (1.22%) X++
6 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.81%) PHP
6 2 (0.81%) C++
6 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.41%) ABAP
7 1 (0.41%) COBOL
7 1 (0.41%) Perl
7 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.28%) Degree
3 11 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.47%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.07%) CCNA
5 9 (3.66%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.85%) ISEB
7 5 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.22%) CCNP
8 3 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.22%) PMP
8 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.81%) CCA
10 1 (0.41%) MCSE
10 1 (0.41%) MCP
10 1 (0.41%) HNC
10 1 (0.41%) CCIE
10 1 (0.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.66%) QA
2 8 (3.25%) FATCA
3 3 (1.22%) SLA
3 3 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.81%) P3O
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (0.81%) XenApp
3 2 (0.81%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.41%) KVM
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.28%) Oracle
2 13 (5.28%) Cisco
2 13 (5.28%) Citrix
3 9 (3.66%) HP
4 8 (3.25%) VMware
4 8 (3.25%) SAP
5 5 (2.03%) Business Objects
5 5 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.03%) F5
6 4 (1.63%) GoldenSource
6 4 (1.63%) Akamai
6 4 (1.63%) Tableau
6 4 (1.63%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.63%) IBM
7 3 (1.22%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.81%) Yahoo!
8 2 (0.81%) AppSense
8 2 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.81%) Informatica
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