Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 92 161 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.24% 12.18% 13.41%
As % of the General category 42.99% 38.70% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 98 162
Median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £276 £301 £313
90th Percentile £630 £575 £574
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £439 £414
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.04% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £95.00 - £16.21
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - £17.37

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 214 416 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.13% 31.47% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 267 343
Median daily rate £450 £442 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +5.24% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £290 £272
90th Percentile £650 £588 £588
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 25
Median hourly rate £19.20 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +33.33% +1.27%
10th Percentile £13.73 £14.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +4.11% -1.35% -13.31%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Birmingham

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Finance in Birmingham

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in Birmingham over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in Birmingham

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in Birmingham

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in Birmingham over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.91%) Azure
3 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.57%) SQL
5 15 (16.30%) Oracle
5 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
6 14 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (15.22%) Migration
7 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Excel
8 12 (13.04%) Legal
9 10 (10.87%) Banking
9 10 (10.87%) DevOps
10 9 (9.78%) SDLC
10 9 (9.78%) CSS
10 9 (9.78%) HTML
10 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (8.70%) Windows
11 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
11 8 (8.70%) Project Management
11 8 (8.70%) Degree
11 8 (8.70%) HTML5
11 8 (8.70%) Power BI
11 8 (8.70%) Analytics
11 8 (8.70%) Power Platform
12 7 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.61%) Requirements Gathering
12 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
12 7 (7.61%) jQuery
12 7 (7.61%) Data Analysis
12 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.17%) SAS
4 1 (1.09%) CMS
4 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.17%) SPSS
3 2 (2.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.09%) SAP Retail
5 1 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (1.09%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.91%) Azure
2 8 (8.70%) Power Platform
3 5 (5.43%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (3.26%) Office 365
5 2 (2.17%) AWS
5 2 (2.17%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.09%) IaaS
6 1 (1.09%) PaaS
6 1 (1.09%) SaaS
6 1 (1.09%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Firewall
2 1 (1.09%) DNS
2 1 (1.09%) LAN
2 1 (1.09%) Skype
2 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (8.70%) Power BI
4 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.43%) Redis
5 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.26%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (2.17%) Big Data
8 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.17%) QlikView
9 1 (1.09%) OLAP
9 1 (1.09%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) webpack
2 3 (3.26%) Selenium
3 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.17%) JIRA
3 2 (2.17%) Mocha
3 2 (2.17%) MSTest
3 2 (2.17%) NUnit
3 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.09%) Babel
4 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.09%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.09%) Maven
4 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.09%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (13.04%) Legal
2 10 (10.87%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) German Language
3 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
3 5 (5.43%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.26%) Marketing
6 2 (2.17%) Electronics
6 2 (2.17%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Publishing
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (1.09%) Billing
7 1 (1.09%) Games
7 1 (1.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Developer
2 11 (11.96%) Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.61%) Architect
4 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.43%) Administrator
6 5 (5.43%) Business Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Consultant
6 5 (5.43%) Data Administrator
7 4 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV Developer
7 4 (4.35%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.17%) ERP Analyst
9 2 (2.17%) Head of Development
9 2 (2.17%) Product Owner
9 2 (2.17%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) CSS
1 9 (9.78%) HTML
2 8 (8.70%) HTML5
3 7 (7.61%) jQuery
4 6 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (5.43%) .NET
5 5 (5.43%) Memcached
5 5 (5.43%) React
6 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.17%) CSS3
7 2 (2.17%) RESTful
7 2 (2.17%) Spring
8 1 (1.09%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.09%) Jest
8 1 (1.09%) MDX
8 1 (1.09%) Node.js
8 1 (1.09%) REST
8 1 (1.09%) Swagger
8 1 (1.09%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Reinsurance
2 5 (5.43%) Learning Management System
2 5 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (5.43%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.09%) FMCG
6 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.09%) Social Media
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
2 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (15.22%) Migration
3 10 (10.87%) DevOps
4 9 (9.78%) SDLC
5 8 (8.70%) Analytics
5 8 (8.70%) Project Management
6 7 (7.61%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.61%) ERP
6 7 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (7.61%) Requirements Gathering
6 7 (7.61%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.52%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.52%) Change Management
7 6 (6.52%) ETL
7 6 (6.52%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.43%) Financial Analysis
8 5 (5.43%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 6 (6.52%) Java
2 6 (6.52%) Python
3 4 (4.35%) C#
4 3 (3.26%) C
4 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.17%) R
6 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.09%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) ACCA
3 1 (1.09%) CIMA
3 1 (1.09%) CISA
3 1 (1.09%) CISM
3 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.09%) ISEB
3 1 (1.09%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) PMO
3 2 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.17%) GDPR
4 1 (1.09%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.30%) Oracle
3 7 (7.61%) SAP
4 4 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (2.17%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.17%) Tableau
5 2 (2.17%) Talend
6 1 (1.09%) Ariba
6 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco
6 1 (1.09%) Citrix
6 1 (1.09%) Cognos
6 1 (1.09%) Google
6 1 (1.09%) HP
6 1 (1.09%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.09%) Sage
6 1 (1.09%) Sparx
6 1 (1.09%) Sun
6 1 (1.09%) VMware