Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 490 590 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.98% 12.37% 13.35%
As % of the General category 45.75% 45.60% 44.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 399 381
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £270 £280 £280
90th Percentile £619 £582 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 8
West Midlands median hourly rate - £16.11 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -21.52%
England median hourly rate £24.02 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.74% -25.00% +33.33%

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 1,071 1,294 1,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.82% 27.13% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 765 844
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £273 £250 £252
90th Percentile £581 £588 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 59 61
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +25.58% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.09 £15.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.75 £36.25
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -4.31%

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 19 April 2019.

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
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 19 April 2019. 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 -3 167 £450 +5.88% 86
Coventry -2 78 £475 +13.43% 18
Warwickshire -4 69 £475 +10.47% 8
Shropshire -11 59 £343 -1.93% 10
Staffordshire -9 17 £400 +5.26% 2
Solihull +4 12 £350 -16.67% 9
Walsall +6 9 £290 -12.25% 2
Worcestershire -14 8 £340 +13.33% 7
Wolverhampton -1 6 £425 +24.09% 4
West Bromwich -2 3 £425 +61.14% 1
Dudley - 2 £366 -
Herefordshire +3 1 £325 -17.72% 9
Finance
England

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

1 98 (20.00%) Project Management
2 74 (15.10%) Microsoft
2 74 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (14.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (12.45%) Migration
5 58 (11.84%) Change Management
6 54 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
7 53 (10.82%) Oracle
8 52 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
9 49 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 49 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 48 (9.80%) SQL
11 43 (8.78%) PMO
12 42 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (8.57%) ERP
13 38 (7.76%) SharePoint
13 38 (7.76%) SQL Server
13 38 (7.76%) ITIL
14 36 (7.35%) Banking
14 36 (7.35%) Retail
15 35 (7.14%) SAP
15 35 (7.14%) Decision-Making
16 32 (6.53%) Microsoft Project
17 31 (6.33%) Project Governance
18 30 (6.12%) Management Information System
19 29 (5.92%) Risk Management
20 28 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 27 (5.51%) .NET
21 27 (5.51%) Windows
21 27 (5.51%) ISEB

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 38 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.02%) CMS
2 5 (1.02%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.02%) NServiceBus
3 4 (0.82%) SAS
4 3 (0.61%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.41%) Apache
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Confluence
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
6 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (6.53%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (3.27%) Open Workbench
6 4 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.84%) SAP CO
2 9 (1.84%) SAP FI
2 9 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.43%) SAP PS
4 6 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.61%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.41%) Exstream
7 2 (0.41%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (2.86%) Office 365
4 14 (2.86%) PaaS
4 14 (2.86%) SaaS
5 9 (1.84%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.22%) GitHub
6 6 (1.22%) IaaS
7 5 (1.02%) Serverless
8 4 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.20%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.24%) Firewall
2 10 (2.04%) DNS
3 8 (1.63%) Internet
4 4 (0.82%) SAN
4 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.61%) Skype
5 3 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (0.61%) VPN
5 3 (0.61%) WAN
6 2 (0.41%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (0.41%) DHCP
6 2 (0.41%) Intranet
6 2 (0.41%) LAN
6 2 (0.41%) SMS
7 1 (0.20%) ATM
7 1 (0.20%) DMZ
7 1 (0.20%) PBX
7 1 (0.20%) PSTN
7 1 (0.20%) SSL
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
3 20 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.67%) Power BI
5 17 (3.47%) Oracle OWB
6 16 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.43%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.82%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.82%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.82%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.82%) OLAP
11 4 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 22 (4.49%) JIRA
2 13 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.02%) HP UFT
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (1.02%) Selenium
7 4 (0.82%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.82%) Toad
8 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.41%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.20%) GitLab
10 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.20%) Maven
10 1 (0.20%) MSI
10 1 (0.20%) Protractor
General
1 36 (7.35%) Banking
1 36 (7.35%) Retail
2 25 (5.10%) Legal
3 21 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.65%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.65%) Marketing
6 7 (1.43%) Back Office
6 7 (1.43%) Electronics
7 4 (0.82%) Advertising
7 4 (0.82%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Automotive
8 2 (0.41%) Billing
8 2 (0.41%) Law
8 2 (0.41%) Military
8 2 (0.41%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (21.02%) Analyst
2 89 (18.16%) Project Manager
3 60 (12.24%) Developer
4 53 (10.82%) Architect
5 40 (8.16%) Consultant
6 36 (7.35%) Business Analyst
7 28 (5.71%) PMO Analyst
8 19 (3.88%) IT Manager
9 16 (3.27%) Financial Analyst
10 15 (3.06%) .NET Developer
10 15 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (2.65%) Senior Manager
12 12 (2.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 12 (2.45%) Data Analyst
12 12 (2.45%) SAP Consultant
12 12 (2.45%) Security Architect
13 11 (2.24%) IT Project Manager
14 10 (2.04%) Applications Manager
14 10 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
14 10 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.51%) .NET
2 14 (2.86%) CSS
2 14 (2.86%) HTML
2 14 (2.86%) XML
3 9 (1.84%) AngularJS
3 9 (1.84%) Web Services
4 8 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (1.63%) React
4 8 (1.63%) WPF
5 7 (1.43%) Node.js
5 7 (1.43%) REST
5 7 (1.43%) WCF
6 6 (1.22%) SOAP
7 5 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.02%) Spring
8 4 (0.82%) CSS3
8 4 (0.82%) J2EE
8 4 (0.82%) Middleware
9 3 (0.61%) JSON
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.24%) Public Cloud
4 11 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.04%) User Experience
6 6 (1.22%) FMCG
7 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.82%) CMDB
8 4 (0.82%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.82%) EPoS
8 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.41%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.41%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.41%) IVR
10 2 (0.41%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.41%) PMI
11 1 (0.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.51%) Windows
2 21 (4.29%) Linux
3 11 (2.24%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.84%) Unix
4 9 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.22%) Solaris
6 5 (1.02%) Android
6 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.61%) VMS
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) AIX
8 2 (0.41%) CentOS
8 2 (0.41%) HPUX
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.00%) Project Management
2 74 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (14.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (12.45%) Migration
5 58 (11.84%) Change Management
6 49 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (8.57%) ERP
8 38 (7.76%) ITIL
9 35 (7.14%) Decision-Making
10 31 (6.33%) Project Governance
11 29 (5.92%) Risk Management
12 25 (5.10%) DevOps
12 25 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
13 24 (4.90%) Change Control
14 22 (4.49%) CRM
15 21 (4.29%) PRINCE2
16 20 (4.08%) Budgeting and Forecasting
17 19 (3.88%) Data Migration
17 19 (3.88%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.80%) SQL
2 17 (3.47%) Java
3 16 (3.27%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.06%) C#
5 11 (2.24%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.84%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.84%) VB.NET
7 8 (1.63%) Python
8 7 (1.43%) PHP
8 7 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.82%) ABAP
9 4 (0.82%) VB
10 2 (0.41%) C
10 2 (0.41%) Perl
10 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.41%) Scala
10 2 (0.41%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.41%) VBA
11 1 (0.20%) Java 8
11 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (5.51%) ISEB
2 26 (5.31%) Degree
3 11 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.84%) CISSP
5 8 (1.63%) CISM
6 6 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.61%) ISSAP
8 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.61%) VCP6
9 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.41%) CCNA
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.41%) MCSA
9 2 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.78%) PMO
2 16 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.45%) QA
4 10 (2.04%) SLA
5 9 (1.84%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.43%) GDPR
6 7 (1.43%) PCI DSS
7 5 (1.02%) IFRS
7 5 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 18 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.45%) Docker
2 12 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.61%) XenApp
4 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.45%) Ansible
1 12 (2.45%) Puppet
2 11 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.43%) SCCM
5 6 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.22%) Terraform
6 4 (0.82%) Packer
6 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.61%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.41%) Grafana
8 2 (0.41%) Graphite
8 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.41%) Nagios
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.41%) WSUS
8 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (15.10%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.82%) Oracle
3 35 (7.14%) SAP
4 19 (3.88%) VMware
5 11 (2.24%) Cisco
6 7 (1.43%) IBM
6 7 (1.43%) Niku
7 6 (1.22%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.22%) Citrix
7 6 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.22%) Tableau
8 5 (1.02%) HP
9 4 (0.82%) Google
9 4 (0.82%) Sage
10 3 (0.61%) CommVault
10 3 (0.61%) F5
10 3 (0.61%) PlateSpin
10 3 (0.61%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.61%) Sophos
11 2 (0.41%) Ariba