Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1188 1471 1417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.70% 15.10% 16.72%
As % of the General category 48.02% 47.90% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 1034 977
Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £541 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 23
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £9.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.38% -51.97% +52.98%
10th Percentile £8.44 £8.51 £10.04
90th Percentile £27.75 £18.66 £39.00
England median hourly rate £22.17 £22.84 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.90% +3.80% +22.22%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2474 3071 2852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.62% 31.52% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1995 1720
Midlands median daily rate £400 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £243
90th Percentile £560 £575 £551
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 95 144
Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.86% -21.35% -22.45%
10th Percentile £10.29 £8.76 £11.48
90th Percentile £45.43 £43.55 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year +0.48% +0.60% +13.60%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the Midlands

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands 0 626 £400 -5.88% 61
East Midlands 0 531 £400 -3.61% 40
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 283 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (15.40%) Project Management
3 177 (14.90%) Banking
4 166 (13.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 158 (13.30%) Microsoft
6 156 (13.13%) SAP
7 132 (11.11%) Migration
8 123 (10.35%) Retail
9 101 (8.50%) SQL
10 91 (7.66%) Oracle
11 88 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
12 85 (7.15%) PRINCE2
13 81 (6.82%) ERP
13 81 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
14 76 (6.40%) SQL Server
15 72 (6.06%) Java
16 70 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
16 70 (5.89%) Business Analysis
17 69 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
18 67 (5.64%) Windows
18 67 (5.64%) Programme Management
18 67 (5.64%) PMO
19 66 (5.56%) ITIL
20 65 (5.47%) Manufacturing
20 65 (5.47%) Change Management
21 63 (5.30%) Scrum
22 62 (5.22%) Degree
23 60 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
24 58 (4.88%) Data Migration
25 57 (4.80%) Waterfall

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 28 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.01%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.76%) SAS
4 7 (0.59%) Apache
4 7 (0.59%) IIS
4 7 (0.59%) Skype for Business
4 7 (0.59%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.51%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.51%) CMS
5 6 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.42%) Confluence
6 5 (0.42%) Drupal
6 5 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 70 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) InVision
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.084%) Simulink
9 1 (0.084%) SPSS
9 1 (0.084%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 17 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (1.43%) SAP CO
1 17 (1.43%) SAP FI
1 17 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 12 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.76%) SAP Retail
4 8 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.42%) SAP CAR
6 5 (0.42%) SAP POS DM
7 4 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.94%) Office 365
3 22 (1.85%) SaaS
4 20 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.93%) IaaS
6 10 (0.84%) PaaS
7 6 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.51%) GitHub
8 5 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.084%) G Suite
11 1 (0.084%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.084%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.084%) npm
11 1 (0.084%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.084%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.084%) Slack
11 1 (0.084%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.95%) SMS
2 19 (1.60%) Firewall
3 17 (1.43%) SAN
4 12 (1.01%) LDAP
4 12 (1.01%) WAN
5 10 (0.84%) DNS
5 10 (0.84%) LAN
6 9 (0.76%) Internet
6 9 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.67%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.67%) Wireless
8 7 (0.59%) MPLS
8 7 (0.59%) VPN
9 5 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.42%) IPsec
9 5 (0.42%) SSL
10 4 (0.34%) Network Security
10 4 (0.34%) VoIP
10 4 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.09%) MySQL
5 11 (0.93%) Big Data
5 11 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.84%) RDBMS
7 8 (0.67%) Power BI
8 7 (0.59%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (0.59%) SAP HANA
8 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.61%) JIRA
3 23 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.26%) JUnit
5 13 (1.09%) LSMW
6 12 (1.01%) Selenium
7 11 (0.93%) Axure RP
8 10 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.59%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.51%) gulp
11 6 (0.51%) Maven
11 6 (0.51%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.51%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.42%) Calabash
12 5 (0.42%) Gradle
12 5 (0.42%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.42%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.34%) JProfiler
General
1 177 (14.90%) Banking
2 123 (10.35%) Retail
3 65 (5.47%) Manufacturing
4 54 (4.55%) Marketing
5 49 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 36 (3.03%) Legal
7 26 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 23 (1.94%) Electronics
9 22 (1.85%) Retail Banking
10 19 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.43%) Automotive
12 16 (1.35%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.93%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.76%) Advertising
15 7 (0.59%) Local Government
16 6 (0.51%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.51%) Billing
17 4 (0.34%) Publishing
18 3 (0.25%) Back Office
18 3 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 327 (27.53%) Analyst
2 179 (15.07%) Project Manager
3 162 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 128 (10.77%) Developer
5 70 (5.89%) Architect
6 62 (5.22%) Consultant
7 37 (3.11%) Test Analyst
8 34 (2.86%) IT Manager
9 31 (2.61%) Programme Manager
10 28 (2.36%) Financial Analyst
11 27 (2.27%) .NET Developer
12 26 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
13 25 (2.10%) Data Analyst
14 24 (2.02%) Service Analyst
15 23 (1.94%) SAP Analyst
16 20 (1.68%) SAP Business Analyst
17 19 (1.60%) IT Project Manager
18 18 (1.52%) Administrator
18 18 (1.52%) Test Manager
19 17 (1.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (4.80%) .NET
2 45 (3.79%) HTML
3 40 (3.37%) CSS
4 34 (2.86%) Web Services
5 21 (1.77%) RESTful
6 20 (1.68%) XML
7 19 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
8 18 (1.52%) Middleware
9 17 (1.43%) JSON
9 17 (1.43%) SOAP
10 16 (1.35%) Spring
11 15 (1.26%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.26%) jQuery
11 15 (1.26%) REST
12 14 (1.18%) HTML5
13 13 (1.09%) .NET Framework
13 13 (1.09%) CSS3
14 12 (1.01%) Hibernate
15 11 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (0.93%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.03%) User Experience
4 31 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.53%) Data Centre
6 16 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 10 (0.84%) FMCG
9 10 (0.84%) NHS
10 9 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.67%) PKI
12 7 (0.59%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.51%) Market Risk
14 5 (0.42%) AS400
14 5 (0.42%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.42%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.42%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 67 (5.64%) Windows
2 27 (2.27%) Linux
3 25 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.85%) Unix
5 15 (1.26%) Android
6 13 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.34%) AIX
13 2 (0.17%) HPUX
13 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.17%) Solaris
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.084%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (15.40%) Project Management
3 166 (13.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 132 (11.11%) Migration
5 88 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 85 (7.15%) PRINCE2
7 81 (6.82%) ERP
8 70 (5.89%) Business Analysis
9 67 (5.64%) Programme Management
10 66 (5.56%) ITIL
11 65 (5.47%) Change Management
12 63 (5.30%) Scrum
13 60 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 58 (4.88%) Data Migration
15 57 (4.80%) Waterfall
16 56 (4.71%) Risk Management
17 52 (4.38%) Analytics
18 47 (3.96%) Test Automation
19 45 (3.79%) Service Management
20 42 (3.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 101 (8.50%) SQL
2 72 (6.06%) Java
3 53 (4.46%) C#
4 52 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.68%) PowerShell
6 17 (1.43%) T-SQL
7 16 (1.35%) Python
8 15 (1.26%) ABAP
8 15 (1.26%) VBA
9 13 (1.09%) C
10 11 (0.93%) Apple Swift
10 11 (0.93%) PHP
11 10 (0.84%) Objective-C
11 10 (0.84%) VB.NET
12 9 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.76%) Ruby
13 6 (0.51%) Perl
14 5 (0.42%) Scala
14 5 (0.42%) VB
15 4 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (5.22%) Degree
2 43 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.27%) ISEB
5 22 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 21 (1.77%) PMP
7 18 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 14 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.59%) MCSE
14 5 (0.42%) APMP
14 5 (0.42%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.34%) CCNA
15 4 (0.34%) CIMA
15 4 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.64%) PMO
2 40 (3.37%) GDPR
3 38 (3.20%) QA
4 26 (2.19%) Data Quality
5 25 (2.10%) SLA
6 7 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.42%) P3O
8 4 (0.34%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.34%) PSD2
9 3 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.084%) GxP
11 1 (0.084%) HL7
11 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.85%) Docker
3 8 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.42%) vSphere
6 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.25%) iptables
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.25%) Postfix
7 3 (0.25%) Samba
7 3 (0.25%) Squid
7 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.084%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.084%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.76%) MOM
3 8 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.67%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.59%) IBM BigFix
4 7 (0.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 6 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.42%) Ansible
6 5 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.42%) WSUS
7 4 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.34%) Puppet
8 3 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.25%) Kibana
8 3 (0.25%) Nessus
8 3 (0.25%) Nmap
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.25%) SCCM
9 2 (0.17%) logstash
9 2 (0.17%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 158 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 156 (13.13%) SAP
3 91 (7.66%) Oracle
4 30 (2.53%) IBM
5 26 (2.19%) Cisco
6 22 (1.85%) HP
7 21 (1.77%) VMware
8 19 (1.60%) Cognos
9 10 (0.84%) Adobe
10 9 (0.76%) Capita
10 9 (0.76%) Symantec
11 7 (0.59%) Citrix
12 6 (0.51%) Perforce
13 5 (0.42%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.42%) IFS
13 5 (0.42%) McAfee
14 4 (0.34%) Hyperion
14 4 (0.34%) Informatica
14 4 (0.34%) Juniper
14 4 (0.34%) Palo Alto