Period
to 21 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 179 250 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.16% 17.62% 17.64%
As % of the General category 47.48% 53.08% 53.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 180 208
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £306 £240 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £15.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £17.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.62% +10.64% -30.43%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 377 471 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.61% 33.19% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 325 382
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
10th Percentile £285 £240 £213
90th Percentile £589 £550 £573
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.78 £10.38
90th Percentile £36.50 £53.75 £38.88
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -45.90% +41.86% -20.77%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Birmingham

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Birmingham

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Birmingham

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Finance.

1 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.53%) SQL
3 23 (12.85%) Banking
4 21 (11.73%) Retail
5 20 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (10.06%) .NET
7 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
8 16 (8.94%) C#
8 16 (8.94%) Windows
8 16 (8.94%) Project Management
8 16 (8.94%) Decision-Making
9 15 (8.38%) JavaScript
9 15 (8.38%) Oracle
9 15 (8.38%) ERP
10 14 (7.82%) Microsoft Excel
10 14 (7.82%) ITIL
10 14 (7.82%) MVC
11 13 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.26%) Scrum
11 13 (7.26%) SAP
11 13 (7.26%) Java
11 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (7.26%) Test Automation
11 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (6.70%) Coaching
12 12 (6.70%) Migration
12 12 (6.70%) Software Engineering

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.23%) CMS
2 4 (2.23%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.12%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.12%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.56%) Sonic ESB
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (7.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (1.68%) Sage X3
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.56%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.47%) Office 365
3 7 (3.91%) Serverless
4 5 (2.79%) Azure Functions
5 3 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.56%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.68%) SAN
1 3 (1.68%) Skype
2 2 (1.12%) DNS
2 2 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.56%) Network Security
3 1 (0.56%) SMS
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.56%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.03%) Power BI
3 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.79%) Big Data
4 5 (2.79%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.23%) QlikView
5 4 (2.23%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.68%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.68%) Impala
6 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.68%) Spotfire
6 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.23%) Subversion
2 4 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.68%) JIRA
3 3 (1.68%) MSTest
3 3 (1.68%) Selenium
4 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.12%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.12%) Mocha
4 2 (1.12%) NUnit
4 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 23 (12.85%) Banking
2 21 (11.73%) Retail
3 11 (6.15%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.59%) Legal
5 8 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.91%) Marketing
7 6 (3.35%) Advertising
8 4 (2.23%) Automotive
9 3 (1.68%) Electronics
9 3 (1.68%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.12%) Back Office
10 2 (1.12%) Cantonese Language
10 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.12%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (1.12%) Persian Language
10 2 (1.12%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.56%) Billing
11 1 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (21.23%) Analyst
2 37 (20.67%) Developer
3 20 (11.17%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.82%) Business Analyst
5 13 (7.26%) Consultant
6 11 (6.15%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) Security Analyst
9 6 (3.35%) Architect
9 6 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 6 (3.35%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (2.79%) BizTalk Developer
10 5 (2.79%) Desktop Support
10 5 (2.79%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (2.79%) IT Manager
10 5 (2.79%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (2.79%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (2.79%) Senior Security Analyst
10 5 (2.79%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.06%) .NET
2 11 (6.15%) Spring
3 10 (5.59%) XML
4 9 (5.03%) Hibernate
4 9 (5.03%) jQuery
5 8 (4.47%) Ajax
5 8 (4.47%) AngularJS
5 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.47%) J2EE
5 8 (4.47%) Spring MVC
6 7 (3.91%) HTML
6 7 (3.91%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (3.35%) Middleware
8 4 (2.23%) HTML5
8 4 (2.23%) Struts
9 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.68%) CSS
9 3 (1.68%) Node.js
9 3 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.47%) FMCG
3 7 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.23%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.68%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.12%) Fintech
7 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) Robotics
7 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.12%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.94%) Windows
2 5 (2.79%) Windows 10
2 5 (2.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.68%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (8.94%) Decision-Making
3 16 (8.94%) Project Management
4 15 (8.38%) ERP
5 14 (7.82%) ITIL
5 14 (7.82%) MVC
6 13 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (7.26%) Scrum
6 13 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (7.26%) Test Automation
7 12 (6.70%) Coaching
7 12 (6.70%) Migration
7 12 (6.70%) Software Engineering
8 11 (6.15%) Business Analysis
9 10 (5.59%) Analytics
10 9 (5.03%) CRM
10 9 (5.03%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.47%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.53%) SQL
2 16 (8.94%) C#
3 15 (8.38%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.26%) Java
5 10 (5.59%) Java 8
6 5 (2.79%) Python
7 3 (1.68%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.12%) PHP
8 2 (1.12%) R
9 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (5.59%) Degree
2 7 (3.91%) ISEB
3 5 (2.79%) CISSP
3 5 (2.79%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (2.23%) CCSP
4 4 (2.23%) CEH
4 4 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.23%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.12%) CIMA
6 2 (1.12%) CISA
6 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.56%) ACDT
7 1 (0.56%) ACHDS
7 1 (0.56%) ACTC
7 1 (0.56%) MCDST
7 1 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.03%) PMO
2 4 (2.23%) COBIT
2 4 (2.23%) GDPR
2 4 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.23%) SLA
3 3 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.68%) QA
4 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.68%) Docker
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.56%) Snort
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.23%) SCCM
2 3 (1.68%) Ambari
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.38%) Oracle
3 13 (7.26%) SAP
4 7 (3.91%) Tableau
5 5 (2.79%) VMware
6 4 (2.23%) Lotus
6 4 (2.23%) Sage
7 3 (1.68%) Avaya
7 3 (1.68%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.68%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco
8 2 (1.12%) Citrix
8 2 (1.12%) IBM
8 2 (1.12%) Zend
9 1 (0.56%) Apple
9 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.56%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards