Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 241 194 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.01% 13.91% 19.71%
As % of the General category 51.06% 47.09% 57.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 124 175
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £269 £267
90th Percentile £538 £551 £562
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -2.94% +1.19% +10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.11 £15.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.37% -49.15% -
10th Percentile £15.57 £15.00 £23.65
90th Percentile £16.47 £15.00 £33.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.95 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.16% -23.75% -6.98%

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 472 412 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 29.39% 29.53% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 271 277
Birmingham median daily rate £401 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +5.26% +3.12%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £31.00 £21.35 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.23% -32.24% +51.15%
10th Percentile £15.71 £9.81 £9.70
90th Percentile £50.75 £42.50 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.25 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.54% -4.00% -15.61%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 51 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.18%) Project Management
3 34 (14.11%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (12.45%) Migration
5 29 (12.03%) Banking
6 28 (11.62%) SQL
7 26 (10.79%) Oracle
8 22 (9.13%) PRINCE2
8 22 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (8.71%) Retail
10 20 (8.30%) CRM
10 20 (8.30%) SQL Server
10 20 (8.30%) Legal
10 20 (8.30%) GDPR
11 19 (7.88%) Microsoft Excel
12 18 (7.47%) Change Management
12 18 (7.47%) Data Migration
13 16 (6.64%) Business Analysis
13 16 (6.64%) Workflow
14 15 (6.22%) Test Scripting
14 15 (6.22%) Analytics
15 14 (5.81%) Line Management
15 14 (5.81%) ERP
15 14 (5.81%) SMS
15 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (5.81%) SAP
16 13 (5.39%) Management Information System

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 (2.90%) CMS
2 5 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.83%) Drupal
4 2 (0.83%) Liferay
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle UPK
4 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.41%) IIS
5 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (7.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.15%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.07%) iTrent
2 5 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.83%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.83%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.83%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.41%) Actimize
6 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.41%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.41%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.32%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.49%) Office 365
4 5 (2.07%) SaaS
5 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.41%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.41%) GitHub
6 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.41%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.81%) SMS
2 7 (2.90%) Firewall
3 5 (2.07%) SAN
4 2 (0.83%) Internet
4 2 (0.83%) LAN
4 2 (0.83%) Network Security
4 2 (0.83%) Skype
4 2 (0.83%) WAN
4 2 (0.83%) WLAN
5 1 (0.41%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.41%) PBX
5 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.41%) SSH
5 1 (0.41%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (4.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (4.15%) Power BI
5 8 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.32%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.24%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.83%) Essbase
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.73%) JIRA
2 4 (1.66%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.83%) LSMW
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.41%) Maven
4 1 (0.41%) MSI
4 1 (0.41%) Serena SBM
General
1 29 (12.03%) Banking
2 21 (8.71%) Retail
3 20 (8.30%) Legal
4 10 (4.15%) Retail Banking
5 9 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.49%) Marketing
7 4 (1.66%) Advertising
7 4 (1.66%) Digital Economy
7 4 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.83%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (27.39%) Analyst
2 43 (17.84%) Project Manager
3 30 (12.45%) Business Analyst
4 27 (11.20%) Developer
5 20 (8.30%) Architect
6 14 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.56%) Consultant
8 10 (4.15%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.32%) Data Analyst
9 8 (3.32%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (3.32%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (2.90%) GDPR Project Manager
10 7 (2.90%) KYC Analyst
10 7 (2.90%) Network Engineer
10 7 (2.90%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 6 (2.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (2.49%) Data Manager
11 6 (2.49%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.49%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.98%) Web Services
2 11 (4.56%) HTML
2 11 (4.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (3.73%) .NET
3 9 (3.73%) CSS
3 9 (3.73%) HTML5
4 8 (3.32%) CSS3
4 8 (3.32%) XML
5 6 (2.49%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.07%) MDX
7 3 (1.24%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.83%) JSON
8 2 (0.83%) RESTful
8 2 (0.83%) SOAP
9 1 (0.41%) Kafka
9 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.41%) React
9 1 (0.41%) Struts
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.41%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.39%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.90%) FMCG
4 6 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.07%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.66%) AS400
6 4 (1.66%) PMI
6 4 (1.66%) User Experience
7 3 (1.24%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.24%) EPoS
7 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.83%) Blog
8 2 (0.83%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.83%) Social Media
9 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) Fintech
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.73%) Windows
2 5 (2.07%) Linux
2 5 (2.07%) Unix
3 2 (0.83%) AIX
3 2 (0.83%) HPUX
3 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.83%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.41%) Android
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.18%) Project Management
3 34 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (12.45%) Migration
5 22 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (9.13%) PRINCE2
5 22 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (8.30%) CRM
7 18 (7.47%) Change Management
7 18 (7.47%) Data Migration
8 16 (6.64%) Business Analysis
8 16 (6.64%) Workflow
9 15 (6.22%) Analytics
9 15 (6.22%) Test Scripting
10 14 (5.81%) ERP
10 14 (5.81%) Line Management
11 12 (4.98%) Visualisation
12 11 (4.56%) Data Protection
12 11 (4.56%) Data Visualisation
12 11 (4.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.62%) SQL
2 8 (3.32%) C#
2 8 (3.32%) JavaScript
2 8 (3.32%) T-SQL
3 6 (2.49%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.07%) PHP
5 4 (1.66%) C
5 4 (1.66%) Java
6 3 (1.24%) Python
6 3 (1.24%) RPG
7 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.41%) Korn
8 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.41%) Ruby
8 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (3.73%) Degree
2 7 (2.90%) PMI Certification
2 7 (2.90%) PMP
3 4 (1.66%) ISEB
3 4 (1.66%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.24%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.24%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.83%) CCAB
5 2 (0.83%) CCSA
5 2 (0.83%) CCSE
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) APMP
6 1 (0.41%) CIPD
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.30%) GDPR
2 12 (4.98%) QA
3 10 (4.15%) Data Quality
3 10 (4.15%) PMO
4 6 (2.49%) SLA
5 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.07%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.79%) Oracle
3 14 (5.81%) SAP
4 8 (3.32%) Cisco
5 5 (2.07%) Epicor
6 4 (1.66%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.66%) IBM
6 4 (1.66%) VMware
7 3 (1.24%) Aderant
7 3 (1.24%) Ingenico
7 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.24%) Tableau
8 2 (0.83%) Cognos
8 2 (0.83%) DataFlux
8 2 (0.83%) Datanomic
8 2 (0.83%) F5
8 2 (0.83%) Informatica
8 2 (0.83%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.83%) Serena