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 3 months to 27 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing Finance 283 396 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.69% 13.06% 16.44%
As % of the General category 47.01% 49.07% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 275 260
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £22.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 - £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +32.89% -1.29%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 602 807 800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.12% 26.62% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 508 485
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £28.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +13.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £39.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 121 £388 +1.30% 46
Warwickshire +1 51 £400 +0.62% 12
Coventry +4 30 £425 -11.68% 12
Solihull +8 9 £378 +16.15% 2
Staffordshire +2 8 £450 +38.99% 10
Worcestershire +14 5 £463 +37.03%
Shropshire -13 5 £463 -13.95% 5
Wolverhampton -5 3 £113 -71.87% 4
West Bromwich -1 1 £450 +24.13%
Walsall -2 1 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Finance.

1 137 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (17.52%) Project Management
3 81 (13.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (12.41%) Microsoft
5 69 (11.73%) Migration
6 64 (10.88%) SQL
7 59 (10.03%) Banking
8 55 (9.35%) SAP
8 55 (9.35%) PRINCE2
9 51 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (7.14%) Oracle
12 41 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
13 40 (6.80%) Change Management
14 39 (6.63%) Waterfall
15 37 (6.29%) Retail
16 35 (5.95%) Scrum
16 35 (5.95%) .NET
17 34 (5.78%) PMO
18 32 (5.44%) Manufacturing
19 31 (5.27%) SQL Server
19 31 (5.27%) ERP
19 31 (5.27%) Degree
20 30 (5.10%) Business Analysis
20 30 (5.10%) JavaScript
20 30 (5.10%) Risk Management
21 29 (4.93%) Data Migration
22 28 (4.76%) Data Modelling
22 28 (4.76%) CRM
23 26 (4.42%) HTML

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 15 (2.55%) SAS
1 15 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.02%) Apache Solr
3 6 (1.02%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.68%) CMS
5 4 (0.68%) Confluence
5 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 21 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 18 (3.06%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.02%) Open Workbench
5 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.72%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.68%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.51%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.89%) Dynamics 365
2 11 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.19%) Office 365
4 4 (0.68%) SaaS
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.34%) GitHub
6 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) PaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.89%) Firewall
2 12 (2.04%) WAN
3 8 (1.36%) Skype
4 7 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (1.19%) LAN
4 7 (1.19%) LDAP
4 7 (1.19%) SMS
5 6 (1.02%) Internet
5 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.02%) VPN
5 6 (1.02%) Wireless
6 5 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.85%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (0.85%) SAN
7 4 (0.68%) Network Security
8 3 (0.51%) BGP
8 3 (0.51%) DNS
8 3 (0.51%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.51%) OSPF
8 3 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.36%) Data Mart
3 8 (1.36%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.19%) EDRMS
4 7 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.02%) Power BI
5 6 (1.02%) SAP HANA
5 6 (1.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.85%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.85%) MySQL
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.68%) Hazelcast
7 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Selenium
2 9 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.02%) HP UFT
4 6 (1.02%) JIRA
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.68%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.34%) JMeter
7 2 (0.34%) Maven
7 2 (0.34%) Mockito
7 2 (0.34%) Sahi
7 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.34%) WATIR
8 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.17%) NUnit
8 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 59 (10.03%) Banking
2 37 (6.29%) Retail
3 32 (5.44%) Manufacturing
4 24 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.57%) Marketing
6 12 (2.04%) Legal
7 11 (1.87%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.70%) Automotive
8 10 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.19%) Local Government
9 7 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.51%) Back Office
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.51%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 180 (30.61%) Analyst
2 104 (17.69%) Business Analyst
3 90 (15.31%) Project Manager
4 63 (10.71%) Developer
5 40 (6.80%) Financial Analyst
6 33 (5.61%) Architect
7 30 (5.10%) Consultant
8 28 (4.76%) Finance Business Analyst
9 18 (3.06%) Programme Manager
10 17 (2.89%) .NET Developer
10 17 (2.89%) Project Supervisor
11 16 (2.72%) IT Manager
12 12 (2.04%) Coordinator
12 12 (2.04%) Data Analyst
12 12 (2.04%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (2.04%) Test Analyst
13 11 (1.87%) Cisco Engineer
13 11 (1.87%) Digital Analyst
13 11 (1.87%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.95%) .NET
2 26 (4.42%) HTML
3 24 (4.08%) AngularJS
4 19 (3.23%) CSS
5 14 (2.38%) Web Services
6 12 (2.04%) jQuery
7 9 (1.53%) REST
8 8 (1.36%) HTML5
8 8 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (1.19%) CSS3
9 7 (1.19%) XML
10 6 (1.02%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.85%) Django
11 5 (0.85%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.85%) Spring
12 4 (0.68%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.68%) Entity Framework
12 4 (0.68%) J2EE
12 4 (0.68%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.70%) User Experience
5 8 (1.36%) SWIFT
6 6 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.02%) Virtual Team
7 5 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 5 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.68%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.51%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.51%) Handset
9 3 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.34%) CMDB
10 2 (0.34%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.34%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.34%) FMCG
10 2 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.34%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.08%) Windows
2 15 (2.55%) Linux
2 15 (2.55%) Unix
3 8 (1.36%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.19%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.34%) HPUX
8 1 (0.17%) AIX
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (17.52%) Project Management
3 81 (13.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (11.73%) Migration
5 55 (9.35%) PRINCE2
6 48 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (6.80%) Change Management
8 39 (6.63%) Waterfall
9 35 (5.95%) Scrum
10 31 (5.27%) ERP
11 30 (5.10%) Business Analysis
11 30 (5.10%) Risk Management
12 29 (4.93%) Data Migration
13 28 (4.76%) CRM
13 28 (4.76%) Data Modelling
14 26 (4.42%) Data Management
14 26 (4.42%) ITIL
14 26 (4.42%) Programme Management
15 25 (4.25%) Use Case
16 23 (3.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (10.88%) SQL
2 30 (5.10%) JavaScript
3 25 (4.25%) Java
4 20 (3.40%) C#
5 14 (2.38%) Python
6 10 (1.70%) Scala
7 9 (1.53%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.53%) Ruby
8 8 (1.36%) VBA
9 6 (1.02%) C
9 6 (1.02%) PHP
9 6 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.51%) Perl
11 3 (0.51%) SAS Macro
11 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.34%) VB
12 2 (0.34%) VBScript
13 1 (0.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 31 (5.27%) Degree
2 14 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.04%) CCNP
3 12 (2.04%) ISEB
4 11 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (1.53%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.19%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.85%) ACCA
9 5 (0.85%) CIMA
9 5 (0.85%) PMP
10 4 (0.68%) CISSP
10 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.68%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.51%) CRISC
11 3 (0.51%) MAPM
11 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.51%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.78%) PMO
2 19 (3.23%) QA
3 18 (3.06%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.53%) SLA
5 7 (1.19%) GDPR
6 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.34%) Basel II
7 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 2 (0.34%) IFRS
7 2 (0.34%) P3O
7 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.68%) Docker
2 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (0.85%) SCCM
2 4 (0.68%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.51%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) Kibana
4 2 (0.34%) logstash
4 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.34%) SafeCom
4 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.34%) WSUS
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.17%) Grafana
5 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.17%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.17%) OpenView
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 73 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.35%) SAP
3 42 (7.14%) Oracle
4 24 (4.08%) Cisco
5 16 (2.72%) HP
5 16 (2.72%) VMware
6 13 (2.21%) IBM
7 11 (1.87%) Cognos
8 6 (1.02%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.02%) F5
9 5 (0.85%) Riverbed
10 4 (0.68%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.68%) McAfee
10 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.68%) Symantec
10 4 (0.68%) Teradata
11 3 (0.51%) Fujitsu
11 3 (0.51%) Netezza
11 3 (0.51%) Remedy
11 3 (0.51%) Trillium
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