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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 132 107 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.25% 16.24% 18.20%
As % of the General category 52.80% 53.23% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 80 79
Average daily rate
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£350 £396 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £546 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £175.00 £37.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+372.97% +140.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
250 201 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.68% 30.50% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 141 137
Average daily rate £350 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.10 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £12.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £53.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 62 (25.94%) Banking
2 47 (19.67%) Project Management
3 46 (19.25%) Microsoft
4 42 (17.57%) Oracle
5 37 (15.48%) ITIL
6 31 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (11.72%) Workflow
8 28 (11.72%) MS Excel
9 27 (11.30%) Change Management
10 26 (10.88%) SQL
11 23 (9.62%) Investment Banking
12 22 (9.21%) Migration
12 22 (9.21%) PRINCE2
13 20 (8.37%) QA
14 19 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (7.95%) UNIX
15 18 (7.53%) SharePoint
16 17 (7.11%) Business Analysis
17 16 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (6.69%) MS Office
17 16 (6.69%) Risk Management
18 15 (6.28%) Cognos
18 15 (6.28%) Degree
19 13 (5.44%) CRM
19 13 (5.44%) SAP
19 13 (5.44%) Business Objects
19 13 (5.44%) SQL Server
19 13 (5.44%) Business Intelligence

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 18 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.51%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.09%) Apache
3 5 (2.09%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.67%) CMS
4 4 (1.67%) Lync
5 2 (0.84%) WordPress
5 2 (0.84%) Confluence
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.42%) TPMS
6 1 (0.42%) SAS
6 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.42%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 28 (11.72%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.69%) MS Office
3 11 (4.60%) MS Project
3 11 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (2.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.77%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (2.51%) Agresso
2 6 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.51%) CA Clarity
3 4 (1.67%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.84%) Eikon
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.42%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) SaaS
1 1 (0.42%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.77%) DNS
2 8 (3.35%) Firewall
3 6 (2.51%) SMTP
3 6 (2.51%) IMAP
4 5 (2.09%) Wireless
5 4 (1.67%) LDAP
5 4 (1.67%) SSL
6 3 (1.26%) DHCP
6 3 (1.26%) Network Security
6 3 (1.26%) Intranet
6 3 (1.26%) Internet
6 3 (1.26%) OSPF
6 3 (1.26%) BGP
7 2 (0.84%) RTP
8 1 (0.42%) Extranet
8 1 (0.42%) Junos
8 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.42%) Multicast
8 1 (0.42%) VPN
8 1 (0.42%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (5.44%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.18%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.51%) Data Mart
7 5 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.09%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.26%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.42%) DB2
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.42%) MS Access
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Toad
2 2 (0.84%) JIRA
2 2 (0.84%) PVCS
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.42%) Ant
3 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.42%) ProC
3 1 (0.42%) Maven
General
1 62 (25.94%) Banking
2 23 (9.62%) Investment Banking
3 11 (4.60%) Retail
3 11 (4.60%) Billing
4 9 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.93%) Private Banking
6 5 (2.09%) Front Office
6 5 (2.09%) Legal
6 5 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.09%) Advertising
7 4 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.67%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.26%) Marketing
8 3 (1.26%) Law
8 3 (1.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
9 1 (0.42%) German Language
9 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 62 (25.94%) Analyst
2 34 (14.23%) Project Manager
3 33 (13.81%) Developer
4 25 (10.46%) Business Analyst
5 14 (5.86%) Consultant
6 13 (5.44%) Administrator
7 12 (5.02%) Data Analyst
8 11 (4.60%) PMO Analyst
9 10 (4.18%) Financial Analyst
10 9 (3.77%) Programme Manager
11 8 (3.35%) Architect
11 8 (3.35%) Coordinator
11 8 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (2.51%) Project Coordinator
12 6 (2.51%) Business Manager
13 5 (2.09%) Excel Developer
13 5 (2.09%) Excel VBA Developer
13 5 (2.09%) VBA Developer
13 5 (2.09%) PMO Manager
13 5 (2.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.77%) .NET
2 8 (3.35%) HTML
3 7 (2.93%) Web Services
4 5 (2.09%) J2EE
4 5 (2.09%) CSS
4 5 (2.09%) JSP
5 4 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.26%) Servlets
6 3 (1.26%) HTML5
6 3 (1.26%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.26%) jQuery
7 2 (0.84%) XMPP
7 2 (0.84%) Spring
7 2 (0.84%) XML
8 1 (0.42%) XSL
8 1 (0.42%) J2SE
8 1 (0.42%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.42%) SAML
8 1 (0.42%) Middleware
8 1 (0.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.60%) Client/Server
3 10 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (2.93%) PMI
6 5 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.26%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.26%) Social Media
7 3 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.26%) Clustering
8 2 (0.84%) DTV
8 2 (0.84%) iPad
8 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) User Experience
9 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.42%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.42%) RIA
9 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.42%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.95%) UNIX
2 11 (4.60%) Linux
3 10 (4.18%) Windows
4 8 (3.35%) Solaris
5 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.67%) SUSE
5 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.26%) AIX
7 2 (0.84%) HPUX
7 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.42%) zOS
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.67%) Project Management
2 37 (15.48%) ITIL
3 31 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (11.72%) Workflow
6 27 (11.30%) Change Management
7 22 (9.21%) Migration
7 22 (9.21%) PRINCE2
8 19 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (7.11%) Business Analysis
10 16 (6.69%) Risk Management
11 13 (5.44%) CRM
11 13 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (5.44%) Resource Management
12 12 (5.02%) Programme Management
12 12 (5.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (4.60%) Performance Management
14 10 (4.18%) Data Management
14 10 (4.18%) Incident Management
15 9 (3.77%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.88%) SQL
2 11 (4.60%) Java
3 9 (3.77%) VBA
4 8 (3.35%) Perl
4 8 (3.35%) PL/SQL
4 8 (3.35%) C
5 7 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.93%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.09%) C#
7 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.26%) VB
7 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.84%) X++
8 2 (0.84%) Tcl
9 1 (0.42%) ABAP
9 1 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (6.28%) Degree
2 12 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.93%) PMP
4 7 (2.93%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.51%) ISEB
5 6 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.09%) CCNP
6 5 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.26%) MCITP
7 3 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.26%) ACCA
7 3 (1.26%) CIMA
7 3 (1.26%) MCP
7 3 (1.26%) MCSE
7 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.37%) QA
2 7 (2.93%) P3O
3 3 (1.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) GAAP
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (2.93%) Sendmail
2 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (3.35%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.67%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (1.26%) SCCM
3 3 (1.26%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.42%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 42 (17.57%) Oracle
3 15 (6.28%) Cognos
4 13 (5.44%) Business Objects
4 13 (5.44%) SAP
5 12 (5.02%) Cisco
5 12 (5.02%) IBM
6 8 (3.35%) HP
6 8 (3.35%) Juniper
7 7 (2.93%) CA
8 6 (2.51%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.51%) Remedy
9 5 (2.09%) JD Edwards
9 5 (2.09%) Sun
10 4 (1.67%) Sybase
10 4 (1.67%) VMware
11 3 (1.26%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.26%) Avaya
11 3 (1.26%) JBoss
11 3 (1.26%) Hyperion
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