Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 145 247 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.05% 15.74% 14.63%
As % of the General category 45.17% 53.12% 47.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 196 130
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £414 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +2.16% +1.25%
10th Percentile £314 £250 £236
90th Percentile £563 £538 £578
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +11.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - £16.11 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.37% -56.52%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.31 £15.50
% change year-on-year -1.89% +5.21% -48.33%

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 321 465 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.47% 29.64% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 331 288
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £313 £220 £225
90th Percentile £562 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £23.50 £21.79 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.85% +64.45% -62.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.23 £9.43
90th Percentile £44.63 £53.75 £38.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £21.34
% change year-on-year -22.81% +33.55% -16.84%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019, 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 28 (19.31%) Retail
2 26 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 18 (12.41%) ERP
4 18 (12.41%) SQL
5 17 (11.72%) Banking
6 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
6 16 (11.03%) Oracle
6 16 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
8 14 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (8.97%) Degree
9 13 (8.97%) Java
9 13 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (8.28%) ITIL
10 12 (8.28%) Project Management
10 12 (8.28%) MVC
10 12 (8.28%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.59%) SAP
11 11 (7.59%) Migration
12 10 (6.90%) Spring
12 10 (6.90%) Marketing
12 10 (6.90%) Active Directory
12 10 (6.90%) DevOps
13 9 (6.21%) FMCG
13 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
13 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (6.21%) Legal

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 5 (3.45%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.76%) SAS
3 3 (2.07%) CMS
3 3 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.07%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.38%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.69%) Apache
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.69%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.45%) Serverless
3 4 (2.76%) Azure Functions
3 4 (2.76%) SaaS
4 3 (2.07%) Office 365
5 2 (1.38%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.38%) IaaS
5 2 (1.38%) PaaS
6 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.14%) Internet
2 2 (1.38%) Firewall
2 2 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.38%) Network Security
3 1 (0.69%) ATM
3 1 (0.69%) DMZ
3 1 (0.69%) DNS
3 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.69%) Intranet
3 1 (0.69%) SAN
3 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.69%) VoIP
3 1 (0.69%) WAN
3 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.07%) Base SAS
4 3 (2.07%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.07%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.38%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.38%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.69%) Power BI
6 1 (0.69%) QlikView
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.07%) Toad
2 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.38%) JIRA
3 2 (1.38%) MSTest
3 2 (1.38%) NUnit
3 2 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.38%) Selenium
4 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.69%) Subversion
4 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (19.31%) Retail
2 17 (11.72%) Banking
3 10 (6.90%) Marketing
4 9 (6.21%) Legal
5 4 (2.76%) Cantonese Language
5 4 (2.76%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.38%) Advertising
6 2 (1.38%) Electronics
6 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (20.69%) Analyst
2 25 (17.24%) Developer
3 20 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 14 (9.66%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.52%) Architect
6 8 (5.52%) Consultant
7 5 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 5 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (3.45%) IT Assistant
7 5 (3.45%) IT Manager
7 5 (3.45%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.45%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.76%) Auditor
8 4 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Deskside Support
8 4 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (2.76%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.90%) Spring
2 8 (5.52%) .NET
2 8 (5.52%) Hibernate
2 8 (5.52%) HTML
2 8 (5.52%) J2EE
2 8 (5.52%) jQuery
3 7 (4.83%) Ajax
3 7 (4.83%) Spring MVC
4 6 (4.14%) CSS
5 5 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.07%) HTML5
7 3 (2.07%) Node.js
7 3 (2.07%) React
8 2 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.38%) OAuth
8 2 (1.38%) OpenID
8 2 (1.38%) Sensu
8 2 (1.38%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.21%) FMCG
4 5 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.45%) User Experience
5 4 (2.76%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.07%) e-Learning
6 3 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.69%) Blog
8 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.52%) Windows
2 4 (2.76%) Linux
3 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.07%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.38%) CentOS
4 2 (1.38%) Unix
4 2 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.69%) AIX
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) OS/2
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.41%) ERP
3 12 (8.28%) ITIL
3 12 (8.28%) MVC
3 12 (8.28%) Project Management
3 12 (8.28%) Test Automation
4 11 (7.59%) Migration
5 10 (6.90%) DevOps
6 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.21%) Co-Creation
6 9 (6.21%) Scrum
6 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.52%) Logistics
7 8 (5.52%) Pair Programming
7 8 (5.52%) Process Improvement
7 8 (5.52%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
8 7 (4.83%) TDD
9 6 (4.14%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.41%) SQL
2 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.97%) Java
4 8 (5.52%) Java 8
5 5 (3.45%) C#
5 5 (3.45%) Python
6 4 (2.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.38%) Perl
7 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.38%) R
7 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (8.97%) Degree
2 6 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.76%) CISA
4 3 (2.07%) CIMA
4 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) CISM
5 2 (1.38%) CISSP
5 2 (1.38%) ISSAP
5 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ACDT
6 1 (0.69%) ACHDS
6 1 (0.69%) ACTC
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB
6 1 (0.69%) MCDST
6 1 (0.69%) MCP
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) GDPR
1 5 (3.45%) PMO
2 3 (2.07%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.07%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.45%) Docker
3 2 (1.38%) Snort
3 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) Ansible
1 3 (2.07%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.07%) Terraform
2 2 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.38%) Grafana
2 2 (1.38%) Graphite
2 2 (1.38%) Nagios
2 2 (1.38%) SCCM
2 2 (1.38%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.69%) QRadar
3 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.03%) Oracle
3 11 (7.59%) SAP
4 5 (3.45%) Lotus
5 4 (2.76%) VMware
6 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.07%) Sage
6 3 (2.07%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.07%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.38%) Workday
8 1 (0.69%) Apple
8 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.69%) F5
8 1 (0.69%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.69%) Qualys
8 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.69%) Sophos
8 1 (0.69%) Splunk