Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 61 184 174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.63% 13.24% 11.65%
As % of the General category 40.13% 39.91% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 122 140
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +12.51%
10th Percentile £278 £286 £312
90th Percentile £575 £625 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £10.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +175.00% -46.00% +15.75%

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 152 461 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.47% 33.17% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 302 326
Median daily rate £436 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £198 £213 £275
90th Percentile £576 £599 £588
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 27
Median hourly rate £20.57 £18.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +20.83% +1.27%
10th Percentile £14.45 £10.93 £10.77
90th Percentile £44.75 £35.63 £38.00
Median hourly rate £19.70 £18.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +9.44% +10.77% -24.42%

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 7 August 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

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.87%) Oracle
3 12 (19.67%) DevOps
4 9 (14.75%) SQL
4 9 (14.75%) SDLC
5 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (13.11%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (13.11%) Azure
6 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
6 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.48%) Banking
6 7 (11.48%) Migration
6 7 (11.48%) SAP
7 6 (9.84%) Windows
7 6 (9.84%) ERP
7 6 (9.84%) Legal
7 6 (9.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (9.84%) Business Analysis
7 6 (9.84%) QA
7 6 (9.84%) webpack
7 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
7 6 (9.84%) Reinsurance
8 5 (8.20%) React
8 5 (8.20%) Feasibility Study
8 5 (8.20%) Public Sector
8 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.20%) jQuery
8 5 (8.20%) Redis
8 5 (8.20%) MongoDB

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 2 (3.28%) Jupyter
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Azure
2 3 (4.92%) SaaS
3 2 (3.28%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.64%) AWS
4 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Logic Apps
4 1 (1.64%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) Skype
3 1 (1.64%) CTI
3 1 (1.64%) DMZ
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) H.323
3 1 (1.64%) LAN
3 1 (1.64%) PBX
3 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.64%) VoIP
3 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.20%) Redis
4 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.64%) OLAP
6 1 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.64%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.64%) QlikView
6 1 (1.64%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) webpack
3 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.56%) Selenium
4 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.28%) Mocha
4 2 (3.28%) MSTest
4 2 (3.28%) NUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.64%) Babel
5 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) JUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Maven
5 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (11.48%) Banking
2 6 (9.84%) Legal
3 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Public Sector
3 5 (8.20%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Electronics
5 2 (3.28%) German Language
5 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Billing
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Administrator
5 3 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Business Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Data Administrator
6 2 (3.28%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Head of Development
6 2 (3.28%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Migration Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Product Owner
6 2 (3.28%) Tester
7 1 (1.64%) Commercial Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (8.20%) CSS
2 5 (8.20%) HTML
2 5 (8.20%) jQuery
2 5 (8.20%) Memcached
2 5 (8.20%) React
3 4 (6.56%) HTML5
4 2 (3.28%) Matplotlib
4 2 (3.28%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) Spring
5 1 (1.64%) .NET
5 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.64%) Jest
5 1 (1.64%) LDAP
5 1 (1.64%) MDX
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.64%) Swagger
5 1 (1.64%) Velocity
5 1 (1.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Reinsurance
2 4 (6.56%) User Experience
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Derivative
4 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.28%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.64%) CMDB
5 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.64%) FMCG
5 1 (1.64%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.64%) IVR
5 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.64%) Social Media
5 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.64%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.67%) DevOps
3 9 (14.75%) SDLC
4 7 (11.48%) Migration
4 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
5 6 (9.84%) Business Analysis
5 6 (9.84%) ERP
6 5 (8.20%) Feasibility Study
6 5 (8.20%) Financial Analysis
6 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.56%) Analytics
7 4 (6.56%) Change Management
7 4 (6.56%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) Front End Development
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
7 4 (6.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Java
2 5 (8.20%) Python
3 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.28%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) ACCA
1 1 (1.64%) CIMA
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
1 1 (1.64%) ISEB
1 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (1.64%) MBA
1 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) GDPR
2 2 (3.28%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.64%) XenApp
2 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Ansible
1 3 (4.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.64%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.64%) Netcool
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) SAP
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco
4 2 (3.28%) Citrix
4 2 (3.28%) Guidewire
4 2 (3.28%) MuleSoft
4 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) Ariba
5 1 (1.64%) Avaya
5 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.64%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Juniper
5 1 (1.64%) Sage
5 1 (1.64%) Sonatype
5 1 (1.64%) Splunk
5 1 (1.64%) Tableau
5 1 (1.64%) Wyse