Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 544 627 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.56% 12.92% 13.81%
As % of the General category 46.58% 46.24% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 422 535
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £240 £274
90th Percentile £588 £538 £592
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +11.11% -53.68%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.88 £10.53
90th Percentile £25.00 £30.75 £19.51
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.49% -9.00% +11.11%

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 1,168 1,356 1,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.67% 27.95% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 831 1,064
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 72 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.02 £30.31 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.26% +89.44% -43.86%
10th Percentile £10.77 £13.70 £10.67
90th Percentile £42.88 £45.10 £40.24
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.69 £23.75
% change year-on-year -10.08% +12.38% -5.00%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -5 157 £450 +12.50% 106
Coventry -9 90 £450 +20.00% 10
Shropshire -13 67 £416 -2.18% 9
Warwickshire 0 64 £450 +20.07% 28
Solihull +17 24 £458 +34.56% 22
Staffordshire -18 21 £395 -1.25% 34
Herefordshire -2 15 £415 +53.70% 2
Wolverhampton -3 12 £375 +9.49% 3
Walsall 0 6 £290 - 4
Worcestershire -4 4 - - 13
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 136 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (18.01%) Project Management
4 78 (14.34%) Microsoft
5 65 (11.95%) Change Management
6 63 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
7 59 (10.85%) SAP
8 55 (10.11%) SQL
8 55 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
9 54 (9.93%) Migration
10 52 (9.56%) Risk Management
11 48 (8.82%) Waterfall
12 43 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (7.72%) ITIL
13 42 (7.72%) Project Governance
14 40 (7.35%) ERP
14 40 (7.35%) Retail
15 38 (6.99%) Oracle
16 37 (6.80%) .NET
16 37 (6.80%) Manufacturing
16 37 (6.80%) Degree
16 37 (6.80%) PMO
17 36 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
17 36 (6.62%) Windows
17 36 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
17 36 (6.62%) Matrix Organization
18 35 (6.43%) Marketing
18 35 (6.43%) Commercial Awareness
19 34 (6.25%) Programme Management
19 34 (6.25%) SQL Server

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 18 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.65%) CMS
2 9 (1.65%) Confluence
3 8 (1.47%) SAS
4 6 (1.10%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.92%) Apache
5 5 (0.92%) Documentum
6 4 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.74%) nginx
7 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.37%) IIS
8 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Captiva
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 63 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (3.68%) Open Workbench
5 16 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.29%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.10%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.92%) Sage X3
4 5 (0.92%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.74%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.55%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.37%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.18%) Magento
8 1 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.13%) SaaS
4 10 (1.84%) Office 365
5 8 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.47%) IaaS
5 8 (1.47%) PaaS
6 6 (1.10%) Serverless
7 5 (0.92%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.37%) G Suite
8 2 (0.37%) GitHub
8 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Akamai
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.84%) DNS
2 8 (1.47%) Internet
3 7 (1.29%) Firewall
4 6 (1.10%) DHCP
4 6 (1.10%) SSL
5 5 (0.92%) OSPF
5 5 (0.92%) Skype
6 4 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (0.74%) VPN
6 4 (0.74%) Wireless
7 3 (0.55%) BGP
7 3 (0.55%) DMVPN
7 3 (0.55%) IPsec
7 3 (0.55%) Multicast
7 3 (0.55%) Network Security
7 3 (0.55%) SAN
7 3 (0.55%) SNMP
7 3 (0.55%) WAN
8 2 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
7 6 (1.10%) Power BI
8 5 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.55%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.55%) OLAP
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (3.49%) JIRA
2 8 (1.47%) Eclipse
2 8 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.29%) Subversion
4 6 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.74%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.74%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.74%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.55%) Maven
6 3 (0.55%) MSTest
6 3 (0.55%) Selenium
6 3 (0.55%) Toad
7 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.37%) NUnit
7 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.18%) JUnit
General
1 40 (7.35%) Retail
2 37 (6.80%) Manufacturing
3 35 (6.43%) Marketing
4 32 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 29 (5.33%) Banking
6 26 (4.78%) Legal
7 21 (3.86%) Electronics
8 11 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.65%) Back Office
9 9 (1.65%) Military
10 8 (1.47%) Advertising
10 8 (1.47%) Automotive
11 5 (0.92%) Billing
12 4 (0.74%) Cantonese Language
12 4 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.55%) Retail Finance
14 2 (0.37%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 122 (22.43%) Project Manager
2 110 (20.22%) Analyst
3 60 (11.03%) Business Analyst
4 52 (9.56%) Developer
5 48 (8.82%) Architect
6 33 (6.07%) Consultant
7 22 (4.04%) IT Manager
8 15 (2.76%) Java Developer
8 15 (2.76%) Senior Manager
8 15 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (2.57%) Delivery Manager
9 14 (2.57%) Financial Analyst
10 13 (2.39%) PMO Analyst
11 12 (2.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (2.21%) Technical Architect
12 11 (2.02%) IT Project Manager
13 10 (1.84%) Infrastructure Manager
13 10 (1.84%) Product Owner
13 10 (1.84%) SAP Manager
13 10 (1.84%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.80%) .NET
2 13 (2.39%) Spring
3 10 (1.84%) Hibernate
3 10 (1.84%) J2EE
3 10 (1.84%) XML
4 9 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.65%) jQuery
5 8 (1.47%) Ajax
5 8 (1.47%) Spring MVC
6 7 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (1.29%) WCF
7 6 (1.10%) HTML
7 6 (1.10%) Web Services
8 4 (0.74%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.74%) CSS
8 4 (0.74%) HTML5
8 4 (0.74%) Middleware
8 4 (0.74%) React
8 4 (0.74%) Struts
8 4 (0.74%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.21%) FMCG
5 11 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.47%) User Experience
7 8 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.10%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.55%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.37%) Clustering
12 2 (0.37%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.37%) PMI
12 2 (0.37%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.62%) Windows
2 16 (2.94%) Linux
3 12 (2.21%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.10%) Unix
6 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.74%) Solaris
8 2 (0.37%) CentOS
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) OS/2
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (18.01%) Project Management
4 65 (11.95%) Change Management
5 54 (9.93%) Migration
6 52 (9.56%) Risk Management
7 48 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 43 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (7.72%) ITIL
9 42 (7.72%) Project Governance
10 40 (7.35%) ERP
11 36 (6.62%) Matrix Organization
12 35 (6.43%) Commercial Awareness
13 34 (6.25%) Programme Management
13 34 (6.25%) Scrum
14 33 (6.07%) Business Analysis
14 33 (6.07%) Decision-Making
14 33 (6.07%) PRINCE2
14 33 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
15 32 (5.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.11%) SQL
2 31 (5.70%) Java
3 21 (3.86%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.57%) C#
5 9 (1.65%) Java 8
5 9 (1.65%) Python
6 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.92%) ABAP
7 5 (0.92%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.55%) C
10 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.37%) Perl
10 2 (0.37%) R
11 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.18%) PHP
11 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.18%) VB
11 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (6.80%) Degree
2 25 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.39%) ISEB
5 9 (1.65%) CISSP
6 6 (1.10%) CISA
6 6 (1.10%) CISM
6 6 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.92%) PMP
7 5 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.55%) CIMA
8 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.37%) IIBA
9 2 (0.37%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.80%) PMO
2 11 (2.02%) GDPR
3 8 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.47%) QA
4 7 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.29%) SLA
5 6 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.74%) IFRS
7 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.47%) Docker
4 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.37%) Firmware
5 2 (0.37%) Snort
6 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.29%) Ansible
1 7 (1.29%) Terraform
2 6 (1.10%) Nagios
3 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.74%) QRadar
4 4 (0.74%) Rundeck
5 3 (0.55%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.55%) WSUS
6 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.37%) Grafana
6 2 (0.37%) Graphite
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.37%) Nessus
6 2 (0.37%) SCCM
6 2 (0.37%) SCOM
6 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 78 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.85%) SAP
3 38 (6.99%) Oracle
4 19 (3.49%) VMware
5 9 (1.65%) IBM
6 8 (1.47%) Cisco
6 8 (1.47%) Sage
7 6 (1.10%) Adobe
7 6 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.10%) Lotus
7 6 (1.10%) Tableau
8 5 (0.92%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.92%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.74%) BT
9 4 (0.74%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.74%) Citrix
9 4 (0.74%) PlateSpin
9 4 (0.74%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.55%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.55%) Niku