Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 189 172 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.51% 11.66% 17.95%
As % of the General category 40.13% 37.47% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 138 180
Birmingham median daily rate £439 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +12.51% -4.06%
10th Percentile £270 £306 £240
90th Percentile £641 £538 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.00 - £14.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £18.52 £16.41
% change year-on-year -46.00% +12.89% +2.53%

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 471 459 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.67% 31.12% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 312 368
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £221 £271 £239
90th Percentile £643 £575 £545
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 17
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -58.90%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.77 £10.07
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.20 £47.45
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.54% -27.78% +50.00%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019, 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 53 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 36 (19.05%) Project Management
4 35 (18.52%) SQL
5 28 (14.81%) Azure
6 27 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (11.11%) Migration
8 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (9.52%) ITIL
9 18 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (9.52%) Public Sector
10 17 (8.99%) Windows
11 16 (8.47%) SharePoint
11 16 (8.47%) Manufacturing
12 15 (7.94%) Banking
12 15 (7.94%) SAP
12 15 (7.94%) SQL Server
13 14 (7.41%) Legal
13 14 (7.41%) Project Delivery
13 14 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (6.88%) Scrum
14 13 (6.88%) Programme Management
14 13 (6.88%) Telecoms
14 13 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 12 (6.35%) Python
15 12 (6.35%) Change Management
16 11 (5.82%) CRM
16 11 (5.82%) XML
16 11 (5.82%) Power BI

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 16 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.23%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.06%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.06%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.06%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.53%) Maximo
5 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.81%) Azure
2 14 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (5.82%) Power Platform
4 9 (4.76%) Office 365
4 9 (4.76%) SaaS
5 4 (2.12%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.59%) IaaS
6 3 (1.59%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.59%) PaaS
6 3 (1.59%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.06%) AWS
8 1 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.76%) ICMP
1 9 (4.76%) SNMP
1 9 (4.76%) Telnet
1 9 (4.76%) WAN
2 8 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (4.23%) Firewall
3 6 (3.17%) LAN
3 6 (3.17%) Skype
4 5 (2.65%) SAN
5 3 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.59%) DHCP
5 3 (1.59%) VLAN
5 3 (1.59%) VPN
6 2 (1.06%) Intranet
6 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.06%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.06%) VoIP
7 1 (0.53%) CTI
7 1 (0.53%) H.323
7 1 (0.53%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.82%) Power BI
4 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.65%) Big Data
5 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.12%) OLAP
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.59%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) JIRA
1 4 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.59%) Selenium
2 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.06%) JMeter
3 2 (1.06%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (1.06%) SilkTest
4 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.53%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (9.52%) Public Sector
2 16 (8.47%) Manufacturing
3 15 (7.94%) Banking
4 14 (7.41%) Legal
5 13 (6.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.70%) Marketing
6 7 (3.70%) Retail
7 6 (3.17%) Electronics
8 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.59%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.06%) Games
11 1 (0.53%) Advertising
11 1 (0.53%) Automotive
11 1 (0.53%) Back Office
11 1 (0.53%) Billing
11 1 (0.53%) German Language
11 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Law
11 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (19.05%) Analyst
2 32 (16.93%) Project Manager
3 21 (11.11%) Architect
4 15 (7.94%) Consultant
4 15 (7.94%) Developer
5 13 (6.88%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.82%) IT Manager
7 9 (4.76%) Data Architect
8 8 (4.23%) Programme Manager
8 8 (4.23%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (4.23%) SAP Financial Consultant
8 8 (4.23%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
9 7 (3.70%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Administrator
10 6 (3.17%) Senior Project Manager
11 5 (2.65%) Financial Analyst
11 5 (2.65%) IT Project Manager
11 5 (2.65%) Network Architect
11 5 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.12%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.82%) XML
2 10 (5.29%) JSON
3 6 (3.17%) .NET
3 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.17%) Web Services
4 4 (2.12%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.59%) MDX
5 3 (1.59%) Node.js
6 2 (1.06%) HTML
6 2 (1.06%) Middleware
6 2 (1.06%) React
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.53%) CSS
7 1 (0.53%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.53%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.53%) LAMP
7 1 (0.53%) LDAP
7 1 (0.53%) SOAP
7 1 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.12%) User Experience
4 3 (1.59%) Tandem
4 3 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.06%) CMDB
5 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.06%) Derivative
5 2 (1.06%) Replication
5 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.53%) Animation
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.53%) IVR
6 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.53%) Robotics
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.99%) Windows
2 9 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 6 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.65%) Linux
5 4 (2.12%) AIX
6 2 (1.06%) HPUX
6 2 (1.06%) Solaris
6 2 (1.06%) Unix
7 1 (0.53%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (19.05%) Project Management
3 27 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (11.11%) Migration
5 18 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (9.52%) ITIL
6 14 (7.41%) Project Delivery
7 13 (6.88%) Programme Management
7 13 (6.88%) Scrum
7 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 12 (6.35%) Change Management
9 11 (5.82%) CRM
9 11 (5.82%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (5.29%) Agile Project Management
10 10 (5.29%) Analytics
10 10 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (5.29%) Risk Management
10 10 (5.29%) Waterfall
11 9 (4.76%) Data Modelling
11 9 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.52%) SQL
2 12 (6.35%) Python
3 10 (5.29%) VBA
4 8 (4.23%) C
4 8 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.23%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.70%) C#
6 4 (2.12%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.59%) PHP
7 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.06%) Java
9 1 (0.53%) Korn
9 1 (0.53%) Perl
9 1 (0.53%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (2.12%) HND
1 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.59%) MCSE
2 3 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.06%) AAT
3 2 (1.06%) ACCA
4 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.53%) MCITP
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.76%) PMO
2 9 (4.76%) SLA
3 5 (2.65%) QA
4 3 (1.59%) GDPR
5 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.65%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.12%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.53%) Docker
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (4.76%) WMI
2 8 (4.23%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.17%) SCCM
4 3 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.59%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.59%) Terraform
5 2 (1.06%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.53%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.53%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.94%) SAP
3 10 (5.29%) Cisco
4 7 (3.70%) HP
4 7 (3.70%) IBM
4 7 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 5 (2.65%) Citrix
5 5 (2.65%) Oracle
5 5 (2.65%) VMware
6 4 (2.12%) Alteryx
6 4 (2.12%) NetApp
6 4 (2.12%) Tableau
7 3 (1.59%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (1.59%) Apple
7 3 (1.59%) Darktrace
7 3 (1.59%) Juniper
7 3 (1.59%) Meraki
7 3 (1.59%) Polycom
7 3 (1.59%) Splunk
7 3 (1.59%) Zscaler