Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 169 267 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.78% 16.92% 16.46%
As % of the General category 47.74% 52.35% 51.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 202 177
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £389 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% -0.32% -2.50%
10th Percentile £306 £224 £275
90th Percentile £562 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £15.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -8.57% +11.11% -47.50%

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 354 510 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.67% 32.32% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 364 343
Birmingham median daily rate £419 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £290 £221 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +44.46% -15.45%
10th Percentile £10.93 £14.55 £9.24
90th Percentile £43.25 £53.75 £39.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.02 £30.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year -37.66% +53.46% -30.72%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 32 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.79%) Retail
3 22 (13.02%) Banking
4 21 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.43%) SQL
5 17 (10.06%) ERP
6 16 (9.47%) ITIL
7 15 (8.88%) SAP
7 15 (8.88%) JavaScript
7 15 (8.88%) Oracle
7 15 (8.88%) Project Management
8 14 (8.28%) Java
8 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (8.28%) MVC
8 14 (8.28%) Degree
8 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.10%) Management Information System
10 12 (7.10%) Spring
10 12 (7.10%) Active Directory
11 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
11 11 (6.51%) .NET
11 11 (6.51%) Windows
11 11 (6.51%) Scrum
11 11 (6.51%) FMCG
12 10 (5.92%) Coaching
12 10 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (5.92%) Migration

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 6 (3.55%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.37%) CMS
2 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.18%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.18%) SAS
5 1 (0.59%) Apache
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.59%) Sonic ESB
5 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.78%) Sage X3
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.59%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.73%) Serverless
3 7 (4.14%) Office 365
4 5 (2.96%) Azure Functions
5 3 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.55%) Internet
2 3 (1.78%) Firewall
2 3 (1.78%) SAN
2 3 (1.78%) Skype
3 2 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.18%) Network Security
4 1 (0.59%) DMZ
4 1 (0.59%) DNS
4 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.59%) SMS
4 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.59%) WAN
4 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.78%) QlikView
4 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.18%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.18%) Impala
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.18%) Spotfire
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.59%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.78%) MSTest
3 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.18%) NUnit
4 2 (1.18%) Selenium
4 2 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.59%) JIRA
5 1 (0.59%) MSI
5 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (14.79%) Retail
2 22 (13.02%) Banking
3 9 (5.33%) Marketing
4 8 (4.73%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.55%) Advertising
5 6 (3.55%) Legal
5 6 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.37%) Cantonese Language
6 4 (2.37%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (1.78%) Electronics
8 2 (1.18%) Back Office
8 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (19.53%) Analyst
2 30 (17.75%) Developer
3 21 (12.43%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.06%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.10%) Consultant
5 12 (7.10%) Java Developer
6 8 (4.73%) Security Analyst
7 7 (4.14%) Architect
7 7 (4.14%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.55%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (3.55%) Senior Manager
9 5 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.96%) IT Assistant
9 5 (2.96%) IT Manager
10 4 (2.37%) ERP Manager
10 4 (2.37%) Financial Analyst
10 4 (2.37%) SIEM Analyst
10 4 (2.37%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.37%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.10%) Spring
2 11 (6.51%) .NET
3 9 (5.33%) Hibernate
3 9 (5.33%) J2EE
3 9 (5.33%) jQuery
4 8 (4.73%) Ajax
4 8 (4.73%) Spring MVC
5 6 (3.55%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.37%) HTML
6 4 (2.37%) Struts
6 4 (2.37%) XML
7 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.78%) HTML5
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.78%) WCF
8 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.18%) OAuth
8 2 (1.18%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.51%) FMCG
4 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.96%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.37%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.37%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.78%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.18%) User Experience
9 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.59%) NHS
9 1 (0.59%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.51%) Windows
2 5 (2.96%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.18%) Linux
3 2 (1.18%) Unix
4 1 (0.59%) AIX
4 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.59%) OS/2
4 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (10.06%) ERP
3 16 (9.47%) ITIL
4 15 (8.88%) Project Management
5 14 (8.28%) MVC
6 13 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 11 (6.51%) Scrum
8 10 (5.92%) Business Analysis
8 10 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (5.92%) Coaching
8 10 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (5.92%) Decision-Making
8 10 (5.92%) Migration
9 9 (5.33%) Software Engineering
10 8 (4.73%) Co-Creation
10 8 (4.73%) TDD
11 7 (4.14%) Analytics
11 7 (4.14%) Logistics
11 7 (4.14%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.43%) SQL
2 15 (8.88%) JavaScript
3 14 (8.28%) Java
4 10 (5.92%) Java 8
5 9 (5.33%) C#
6 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.78%) Python
6 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.18%) R
8 1 (0.59%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.59%) PHP
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (8.28%) Degree
2 6 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.37%) CISA
3 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.78%) CIMA
4 3 (1.78%) CISSP
4 3 (1.78%) ISEB
4 3 (1.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.18%) CCSP
5 2 (1.18%) CEH
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) ACDT
6 1 (0.59%) ACHDS
6 1 (0.59%) ACTC
6 1 (0.59%) MCDST
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) PMO
2 5 (2.96%) GDPR
2 5 (2.96%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) COBIT
3 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.18%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.78%) Docker
4 2 (1.18%) Snort
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.37%) SCCM
2 2 (1.18%) Ambari
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.59%) Ansible
3 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.59%) QRadar
3 1 (0.59%) Terraform
3 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.88%) Oracle
2 15 (8.88%) SAP
3 6 (3.55%) Lotus
3 6 (3.55%) VMware
4 4 (2.37%) Sage
4 4 (2.37%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.37%) Tableau
5 3 (1.78%) Avaya
5 3 (1.78%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.18%) Cisco
6 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.59%) F5
7 1 (0.59%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.59%) IBM
7 1 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.59%) Progress
7 1 (0.59%) Qualys
7 1 (0.59%) Splunk