Period
to 17 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 17 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 570 589 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.17% 13.62% 13.74%
As % of the General category 44.46% 46.31% 50.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 354 568
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -1.84% -1.21%
10th Percentile £306 £258 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.75% +4.92% -33.70%
10th Percentile £9.99 £13.00 £13.73
90th Percentile £30.35 £21.20 £19.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £20.65
% change year-on-year -4.00% +21.07% -1.67%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,282 1,272 1,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.12% 29.42% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 777 1,008
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £554 £575
England median daily rate £475 £467 £450
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 54 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £29.66 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.55% +44.66% -28.55%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.45 £12.09
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.20 £38.95
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.68
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.69% +4.48%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -5 171 £425 +11.70% 67
Warwickshire +3 100 £451 +20.13% 17
Coventry -7 85 £450 +16.13% 18
Shropshire +6 57 £380 -10.59% 5
Staffordshire +3 24 £390 -5.45% 20
Solihull -7 21 £400 +6.67% 9
Herefordshire - 10 £425 - 17
Wolverhampton -3 8 £425 +26.98% 2
Worcestershire -11 7 £400 +12.28% 10
Walsall -1 3 £425 -
Kingswinford - 3 £350 -
West Bromwich +7 1 £413 -8.33% 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 123 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (15.96%) Project Management
3 89 (15.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 71 (12.46%) SAP
6 69 (12.11%) SQL
7 59 (10.35%) Migration
8 58 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (8.60%) Oracle
10 47 (8.25%) Windows
10 47 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
11 46 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (7.89%) .NET
13 42 (7.37%) SQL Server
14 41 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
14 41 (7.19%) ITIL
15 37 (6.49%) Scrum
15 37 (6.49%) Business Analysis
16 36 (6.32%) Banking
16 36 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
16 36 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (5.79%) Retail
18 32 (5.61%) PRINCE2
18 32 (5.61%) Waterfall
19 31 (5.44%) ERP
19 31 (5.44%) Risk Management
20 30 (5.26%) Line Management
21 29 (5.09%) Java
22 28 (4.91%) Change Management
22 28 (4.91%) Legal

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 25 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.93%) Confluence
3 10 (1.75%) CMS
4 8 (1.40%) IIS
5 7 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.05%) Documentum
6 6 (1.05%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.88%) SAS
8 4 (0.70%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.53%) Apache
9 3 (0.53%) nginx
9 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.35%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.93%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.40%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.35%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (3.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.05%) SAP PS
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.70%) Sage X3
5 4 (0.70%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.70%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.70%) SAP FSCM
5 4 (0.70%) SAP HCM
5 4 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.53%) iTrent
6 3 (0.53%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.35%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.35%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.91%) Office 365
3 20 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.28%) IaaS
5 11 (1.93%) PaaS
6 9 (1.58%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.05%) SaaS
9 5 (0.88%) Serverless
10 4 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.70%) Yammer
11 3 (0.53%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.35%) G Suite
13 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.18%) Akamai
13 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.18%) FinancialForce
13 1 (0.18%) GitHub
13 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.28%) Skype
2 8 (1.40%) DNS
2 8 (1.40%) Internet
3 6 (1.05%) Firewall
3 6 (1.05%) SMS
4 5 (0.88%) SSL
5 4 (0.70%) SAN
6 3 (0.53%) Intranet
6 3 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.53%) Wireless
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.35%) DHCP
7 2 (0.35%) DKIM
7 2 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.35%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.35%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.35%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.18%) VPN
8 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (1.93%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.93%) Power BI
5 9 (1.58%) Big Data
6 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.88%) MS Access
8 5 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.70%) QlikView
9 4 (0.70%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (2.81%) JIRA
2 12 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.58%) Subversion
4 7 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.05%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.88%) MSI
6 5 (0.88%) Selenium
6 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.70%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.70%) WiX
8 3 (0.53%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.53%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.53%) Maven
8 3 (0.53%) Mocha
8 3 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 36 (6.32%) Banking
2 33 (5.79%) Retail
3 28 (4.91%) Legal
3 28 (4.91%) Manufacturing
4 26 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.21%) Marketing
6 12 (2.11%) Automotive
7 10 (1.75%) Electronics
8 8 (1.40%) Advertising
9 6 (1.05%) Back Office
9 6 (1.05%) Military
10 5 (0.88%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.53%) Billing
12 3 (0.53%) Persian Language
12 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (20.88%) Analyst
2 113 (19.82%) Project Manager
3 66 (11.58%) Developer
4 60 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 46 (8.07%) Consultant
6 43 (7.54%) Architect
7 24 (4.21%) IT Manager
8 22 (3.86%) SAP Consultant
9 19 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
9 19 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.16%) IT Project Manager
11 17 (2.98%) Delivery Manager
11 17 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
12 14 (2.46%) IT Analyst
13 12 (2.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 11 (1.93%) Data Analyst
14 11 (1.93%) Security Analyst
14 11 (1.93%) Technical Manager
15 10 (1.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.89%) .NET
2 20 (3.51%) XML
3 14 (2.46%) AngularJS
4 13 (2.28%) HTML
5 11 (1.93%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.93%) Web Services
6 10 (1.75%) CSS
7 9 (1.58%) Middleware
8 8 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.40%) Spring
8 8 (1.40%) WCF
9 7 (1.23%) React
10 6 (1.05%) Angular 2
10 6 (1.05%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.05%) Node.js
11 5 (0.88%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.88%) J2EE
11 5 (0.88%) jQuery
11 5 (0.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (2.28%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.75%) User Experience
5 8 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.23%) FMCG
6 7 (1.23%) Online Banking
7 6 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.05%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.88%) Fintech
9 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.53%) Robotics
10 2 (0.35%) Clustering
10 2 (0.35%) NHS
10 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.25%) Windows
2 22 (3.86%) Windows Server
3 19 (3.33%) Linux
4 7 (1.23%) Unix
5 6 (1.05%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (15.96%) Project Management
3 89 (15.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (10.35%) Migration
5 46 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (7.19%) ITIL
7 37 (6.49%) Business Analysis
7 37 (6.49%) Scrum
8 36 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (5.61%) PRINCE2
9 32 (5.61%) Waterfall
10 31 (5.44%) ERP
10 31 (5.44%) Risk Management
11 30 (5.26%) Line Management
12 28 (4.91%) Change Management
12 28 (4.91%) Decision-Making
13 26 (4.56%) Programme Management
14 25 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (3.68%) DevOps
15 21 (3.68%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (12.11%) SQL
2 29 (5.09%) Java
3 27 (4.74%) C#
4 22 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.58%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.58%) Python
5 9 (1.58%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.23%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.05%) Java 8
8 5 (0.88%) ABAP
8 5 (0.88%) VBA
9 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.53%) PHP
11 2 (0.35%) Groovy
11 2 (0.35%) Scala
12 1 (0.18%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.18%) Caml Language
12 1 (0.18%) Go
12 1 (0.18%) R
12 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (4.04%) Degree
2 17 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.63%) ISEB
4 10 (1.75%) CISSP
4 10 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.58%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.70%) CCSP
9 4 (0.70%) CEH
9 4 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.53%) CIPD
10 3 (0.53%) CISA
11 2 (0.35%) CCNP
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.39%) PMO
2 15 (2.63%) GDPR
3 13 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.93%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.40%) QA
5 8 (1.40%) SLA
6 7 (1.23%) COBIT
7 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.70%) Docker
6 2 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.58%) Ansible
2 8 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.23%) SCCM
4 6 (1.05%) vCenter Server
5 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.88%) Puppet
6 4 (0.70%) Terraform
7 3 (0.53%) Ambari
7 3 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.53%) Nagios
7 3 (0.53%) Rundeck
7 3 (0.53%) WSUS
8 2 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.35%) Nessus
8 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.18%) MOM
9 1 (0.18%) Packer
Vendors
1 77 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.46%) SAP
3 49 (8.60%) Oracle
4 15 (2.63%) VMware
5 10 (1.75%) Adobe
5 10 (1.75%) IBM
6 9 (1.58%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.23%) Tableau
8 6 (1.05%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.05%) Cisco
8 6 (1.05%) HP
8 6 (1.05%) Sage
9 4 (0.70%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.53%) Avaya
10 3 (0.53%) Citrix
10 3 (0.53%) EMC
10 3 (0.53%) F5
10 3 (0.53%) Google
10 3 (0.53%) webMethods
10 3 (0.53%) Zend