Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 566 579 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.57% 13.35% 13.06%
As % of the General category 45.28% 44.54% 50.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 325 489
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £286 £280 £254
90th Percentile £575 £525 £582
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.37 £15.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.77% -23.08% -4.88%
10th Percentile £13.59 £13.00 £15.30
90th Percentile £29.32 £19.50 £19.90
England median hourly rate £21.88 £28.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.91% +36.90% +3.70%

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 1,250 1,300 1,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.55% 29.97% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 770 864
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £227
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +17.65% -24.36%
10th Percentile £12.20 £13.00 £12.18
90th Percentile £40.25 £50.45 £38.83
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.13
% change year-on-year +4.00% -4.31% +16.11%

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 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -1 200 £425 +9.68% 66
Warwickshire +2 109 £425 +3.03% 27
Coventry -12 74 £450 +12.50% 25
Shropshire +3 43 £378 -18.82% 2
Staffordshire 0 21 £388 -8.82% 16
Solihull -16 18 £400 +6.67% 12
Worcestershire -4 11 £300 -22.58% 11
Wolverhampton +4 9 £425 +17.29% 5
Walsall +2 4 £425 - 1
Kingswinford - 3 £350 -
West Bromwich +11 2 £264 -39.71% 1
Herefordshire +2 2 £410 -8.89% 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 98 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (16.96%) Project Management
3 86 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (15.19%) Microsoft
4 70 (12.37%) SQL
5 63 (11.13%) SAP
6 54 (9.54%) Oracle
7 52 (9.19%) Migration
8 51 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
9 48 (8.48%) SQL Server
10 45 (7.95%) Banking
11 44 (7.77%) Windows
12 41 (7.24%) PRINCE2
13 40 (7.07%) ITIL
13 40 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (6.54%) .NET
15 37 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
17 34 (6.01%) ERP
18 33 (5.83%) Line Management
19 32 (5.65%) Retail
20 31 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
21 30 (5.30%) Legal
22 29 (5.12%) Change Management
23 28 (4.95%) Business Analysis
24 27 (4.77%) Manufacturing
24 27 (4.77%) Scrum
24 27 (4.77%) C#
24 27 (4.77%) GDPR

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 21 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.06%) CMS
4 6 (1.06%) IIS
4 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.88%) Confluence
5 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.53%) SAS
8 2 (0.35%) Documentum
8 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.35%) Liferay
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) Captiva
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.18%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 35 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.35%) EngageOne
6 2 (0.35%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.06%) iTrent
4 6 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.06%) SAP PS
5 5 (0.88%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.71%) SAP FSCM
6 4 (0.71%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.71%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.53%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.53%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.42%) Office 365
3 19 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (1.94%) IaaS
5 11 (1.94%) PaaS
6 9 (1.59%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.88%) SaaS
8 4 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.71%) Yammer
9 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.35%) FinancialForce
10 2 (0.35%) G Suite
10 2 (0.35%) IBM PureFlex
10 2 (0.35%) Serverless
11 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) GitHub
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.94%) Firewall
2 10 (1.77%) Internet
3 9 (1.59%) Skype
3 9 (1.59%) SMS
4 8 (1.41%) SAN
5 3 (0.53%) DNS
5 3 (0.53%) Intranet
5 3 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.53%) Wireless
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.35%) DHCP
6 2 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.35%) LAN
6 2 (0.35%) Network Security
6 2 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.35%) VLAN
6 2 (0.35%) VoIP
6 2 (0.35%) VPN
6 2 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.12%) Power BI
5 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.41%) Big Data
8 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.88%) MS Access
11 5 (0.88%) QlikView
11 5 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.71%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (1.94%) JIRA
2 8 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.41%) MSI
2 8 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.06%) WiX
4 5 (0.88%) Selenium
5 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.53%) Jasmine
5 3 (0.53%) Mocha
5 3 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.53%) Subversion
6 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.35%) LSMW
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (7.95%) Banking
2 32 (5.65%) Retail
3 30 (5.30%) Legal
4 27 (4.77%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.00%) Marketing
6 15 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.77%) Automotive
8 9 (1.59%) Advertising
9 8 (1.41%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.53%) Back Office
11 3 (0.53%) Billing
11 3 (0.53%) Persian Language
12 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.35%) Law
12 2 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 121 (21.38%) Analyst
2 98 (17.31%) Project Manager
3 69 (12.19%) Developer
4 54 (9.54%) Business Analyst
5 46 (8.13%) Consultant
6 41 (7.24%) Architect
7 23 (4.06%) SAP Consultant
8 20 (3.53%) IT Manager
8 20 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
11 14 (2.47%) IT Project Manager
12 13 (2.30%) Delivery Manager
12 13 (2.30%) Digital Business Analyst
12 13 (2.30%) IT Analyst
13 12 (2.12%) Data Analyst
14 11 (1.94%) Financial Analyst
14 11 (1.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 11 (1.94%) Security Analyst
14 11 (1.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.54%) .NET
2 24 (4.24%) HTML
3 23 (4.06%) AngularJS
4 21 (3.71%) Web Services
5 20 (3.53%) XML
6 18 (3.18%) CSS
7 14 (2.47%) Middleware
8 12 (2.12%) HTML5
9 10 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (1.41%) Angular 2
11 7 (1.24%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.24%) CSS3
11 7 (1.24%) Node.js
12 6 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (1.06%) Entity Framework
12 6 (1.06%) MFC
12 6 (1.06%) NHibernate
12 6 (1.06%) Sass
12 6 (1.06%) WCF
12 6 (1.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (2.12%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.94%) User Experience
5 9 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.41%) Online Banking
7 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.24%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.24%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Fintech
8 4 (0.71%) FMCG
8 4 (0.71%) Robotics
8 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.53%) PMI
10 2 (0.35%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.35%) NHS
10 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.77%) Windows
2 19 (3.36%) Windows Server
3 14 (2.47%) Linux
4 10 (1.77%) Unix
5 4 (0.71%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.35%) AIX
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) HPUX
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (16.96%) Project Management
3 86 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (9.19%) Migration
5 41 (7.24%) PRINCE2
6 40 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (7.07%) ITIL
7 37 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (6.01%) ERP
9 33 (5.83%) Line Management
10 29 (5.12%) Change Management
11 28 (4.95%) Business Analysis
12 27 (4.77%) Scrum
13 26 (4.59%) Waterfall
14 24 (4.24%) Data Migration
15 23 (4.06%) SDLC
15 23 (4.06%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (3.89%) DevOps
16 22 (3.89%) Service Management
17 21 (3.71%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 70 (12.37%) SQL
2 27 (4.77%) C#
3 21 (3.71%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.47%) Java
5 13 (2.30%) PL/SQL
5 13 (2.30%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.41%) Python
6 8 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.06%) VBA
8 5 (0.88%) PHP
9 4 (0.71%) ABAP
10 3 (0.53%) Scala
10 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.35%) Go
11 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) C++
12 1 (0.18%) COBOL
12 1 (0.18%) PL/1
12 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (4.59%) Degree
2 12 (2.12%) ISEB
3 10 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.59%) CISSP
4 9 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.06%) PMP
7 5 (0.88%) CCNP
7 5 (0.88%) CCSP
7 5 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.71%) CEH
8 4 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.77%) GDPR
2 24 (4.24%) PMO
3 15 (2.65%) QA
4 14 (2.47%) SLA
5 12 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.77%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.24%) COBIT
8 4 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.35%) P3O
10 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 16 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.06%) XenApp
6 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.35%) Docker
7 2 (0.35%) KVM
7 2 (0.35%) vSphere
7 2 (0.35%) XenServer
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (2.65%) SCCM
2 6 (1.06%) vCenter Server
3 5 (0.88%) Ansible
3 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.88%) Puppet
4 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.53%) Ambari
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.18%) MOM
7 1 (0.18%) Nessus
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.18%) Packer
7 1 (0.18%) Terraform
7 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 63 (11.13%) SAP
3 54 (9.54%) Oracle
4 17 (3.00%) VMware
5 14 (2.47%) Cisco
6 10 (1.77%) CheckPoint
6 10 (1.77%) Citrix
7 8 (1.41%) Adobe
8 7 (1.24%) IBM
8 7 (1.24%) Tableau
9 6 (1.06%) Cognos
10 5 (0.88%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.88%) Sage
11 4 (0.71%) F5
11 4 (0.71%) HP
11 4 (0.71%) webMethods
12 3 (0.53%) Google
12 3 (0.53%) Informatica
12 3 (0.53%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.53%) Zend