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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 101 176 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 22.83% 14.48%
As % of the General category 61.21% 64.00% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 126 84
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +73.68% +5.55%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 165 275 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.18% 35.67% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 176 154
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £203 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £30.00 £6.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +338.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Finance.

1 45 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (15.76%) SQL
3 29 (15.76%) Migration
3 29 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (14.13%) Microsoft
5 25 (13.59%) Banking
6 23 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (11.96%) Project Management
8 19 (10.33%) Java
9 18 (9.78%) Oracle
10 17 (9.24%) Cisco
10 17 (9.24%) SQL Server
10 17 (9.24%) .NET
10 17 (9.24%) ITIL
10 17 (9.24%) Manufacturing
10 17 (9.24%) Change Management
11 15 (8.15%) AngularJS
11 15 (8.15%) Windows
12 14 (7.61%) HTML
12 14 (7.61%) Waterfall
12 14 (7.61%) Degree
13 13 (7.07%) JavaScript
13 13 (7.07%) Linux
13 13 (7.07%) Telecoms
14 12 (6.52%) Scrum
14 12 (6.52%) Retail
14 12 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (5.98%) Firewall
15 11 (5.98%) Service Management

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 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.72%) SAS
4 2 (1.09%) Apache
4 2 (1.09%) CMS
4 2 (1.09%) Confluence
4 2 (1.09%) JBoss
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.26%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.09%) Workfront
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.54%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.54%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) GitHub
2 1 (0.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.98%) Firewall
2 8 (4.35%) SAN
3 6 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (3.26%) Network Security
4 5 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (2.72%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (2.72%) WAN
4 5 (2.72%) Wireless
5 4 (2.17%) LDAP
5 4 (2.17%) VPN
6 3 (1.63%) BGP
6 3 (1.63%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.63%) HTTP
6 3 (1.63%) OSPF
6 3 (1.63%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.09%) DHCP
7 2 (1.09%) DNS
7 2 (1.09%) Skype
7 2 (1.09%) SSH
7 2 (1.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.26%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.72%) Blockchain
4 5 (2.72%) EDRMS
4 5 (2.72%) Hazelcast
5 4 (2.17%) Data Mart
5 4 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.17%) QlikView
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.63%) Power BI
6 3 (1.63%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.63%) Selenium
3 2 (1.09%) JIRA
3 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.54%) git-flow
4 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.54%) Mockito
4 1 (0.54%) Moq
4 1 (0.54%) NUnit
4 1 (0.54%) ProC
4 1 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (13.59%) Banking
2 17 (9.24%) Manufacturing
3 13 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.52%) Retail
5 10 (5.43%) Marketing
6 6 (3.26%) Electronics
7 5 (2.72%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.17%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.63%) Back Office
10 2 (1.09%) Advertising
11 1 (0.54%) Automotive
11 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.54%) Front Office
11 1 (0.54%) Law
11 1 (0.54%) Legal
11 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (27.17%) Analyst
2 35 (19.02%) Developer
3 32 (17.39%) Business Analyst
4 18 (9.78%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.70%) Architect
5 16 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
6 13 (7.07%) Finance Business Analyst
7 9 (4.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Consultant
9 7 (3.80%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.26%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.72%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.72%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.72%) Change Manager
11 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (2.72%) Network Engineer
11 5 (2.72%) Technical Manager
12 4 (2.17%) Cognos Developer
12 4 (2.17%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.24%) .NET
2 15 (8.15%) AngularJS
3 14 (7.61%) HTML
4 8 (4.35%) CSS
5 7 (3.80%) J2EE
5 7 (3.80%) REST
5 7 (3.80%) Spring
6 6 (3.26%) Hibernate
6 6 (3.26%) jQuery
7 5 (2.72%) HTML5
7 5 (2.72%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.17%) Web Services
9 3 (1.63%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.63%) CSS3
9 3 (1.63%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.63%) Node.js
10 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.09%) LAMP
11 1 (0.54%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.80%) SWIFT
4 6 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.26%) User Experience
5 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.09%) CMDB
6 2 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.09%) EPoS
7 1 (0.54%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) FMCG
7 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.54%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.54%) iSeries
7 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.54%) NHS
7 1 (0.54%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.15%) Windows
2 13 (7.07%) Linux
3 10 (5.43%) Unix
4 7 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.09%) AIX
6 2 (1.09%) HPUX
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.54%) Solaris
7 1 (0.54%) SUSE
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (15.76%) Migration
4 23 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (11.96%) Project Management
6 17 (9.24%) Change Management
6 17 (9.24%) ITIL
7 14 (7.61%) Waterfall
8 12 (6.52%) Scrum
9 11 (5.98%) Service Management
10 10 (5.43%) Business Analysis
10 10 (5.43%) CRM
10 10 (5.43%) ERP
11 9 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (4.89%) PRINCE2
11 9 (4.89%) Web Development
12 8 (4.35%) Case Management
12 8 (4.35%) Data Management
12 8 (4.35%) SDLC
13 7 (3.80%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.76%) SQL
2 19 (10.33%) Java
3 13 (7.07%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.35%) Python
5 7 (3.80%) C#
6 6 (3.26%) Ruby
6 6 (3.26%) Scala
7 5 (2.72%) C
8 4 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.17%) X++
9 3 (1.63%) Perl
9 3 (1.63%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.63%) VBA
10 2 (1.09%) PHP
10 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.54%) Groovy
11 1 (0.54%) Korn
11 1 (0.54%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.54%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (7.61%) Degree
2 12 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.43%) CCNP
4 6 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.72%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.72%) PMP
6 4 (2.17%) ISEB
6 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.63%) CCIE
8 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) CCSA
9 1 (0.54%) CCSE
9 1 (0.54%) CISM
9 1 (0.54%) CISSP
9 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) PMO
2 6 (3.26%) GDPR
3 5 (2.72%) SLA
4 3 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.63%) P3O
5 2 (1.09%) QA
6 1 (0.54%) Basel II
6 1 (0.54%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.17%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.63%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.54%) Docker
5 1 (0.54%) SRDF
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.63%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.09%) Ansible
3 1 (0.54%) Control-M
3 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.54%) Puppet
3 1 (0.54%) Salt
3 1 (0.54%) SCCM
3 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.78%) Oracle
3 17 (9.24%) Cisco
4 9 (4.89%) SAP
5 8 (4.35%) Cognos
5 8 (4.35%) IBM
6 7 (3.80%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.80%) VMware
7 6 (3.26%) HP
8 5 (2.72%) F5
8 5 (2.72%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.17%) Dell
9 4 (2.17%) Teradata
10 3 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.09%) EMC
11 2 (1.09%) Informatica
11 2 (1.09%) Juniper
11 2 (1.09%) NetApp
11 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
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