Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 448 570 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.23% 11.17% 13.62%
As % of the General category 42.87% 44.46% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 357 354
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -1.84%
10th Percentile £247 £306 £258
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £18.52 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% +15.75% +4.92%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.00% +21.07%

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 1,045 1,282 1,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.85% 25.12% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 705 777
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £554
England median daily rate £500 £475 £467
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.71% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 66 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.50 £18.52 £29.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.69% -37.55% +44.66%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.03 £13.45
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.00 £52.20
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -1.96% +7.69%

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 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 17 August 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 +2 190 £438 +2.94% 88
Coventry -1 80 £450 - 33
Warwickshire -4 57 £475 +5.44% 20
Shropshire +4 39 £438 +15.13% 9
Solihull 0 13 £350 -12.50% 19
Staffordshire -2 12 £400 +2.56% 24
Wolverhampton +6 6 £394 -7.35% 12
Worcestershire -11 6 £340 -15.00% 16
Walsall +6 3 £263 -38.24% 7
Herefordshire +7 2 £600 +41.18% 5
West Bromwich -1 2 £675 +63.64% 5
Willenhall - 2 - - 1
Dudley - 1 £350 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 85 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 83 (18.53%) Project Management
3 80 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (13.17%) Migration
5 53 (11.83%) SQL
6 48 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (9.82%) Change Management
7 44 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 43 (9.60%) SAP
8 43 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (9.15%) ITIL
9 41 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
10 36 (8.04%) PMO
11 34 (7.59%) Windows
12 33 (7.37%) Oracle
12 33 (7.37%) SQL Server
13 32 (7.14%) Telecoms
13 32 (7.14%) Banking
13 32 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
15 29 (6.47%) Analytics
16 28 (6.25%) Manufacturing
17 27 (6.03%) Legal
17 27 (6.03%) SharePoint
17 27 (6.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 25 (5.58%) Programme Management
19 24 (5.36%) ERP
19 24 (5.36%) PRINCE2
20 23 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
21 22 (4.91%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 27 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.23%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.12%) Confluence
3 5 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.67%) IIS
4 3 (0.67%) SAS
4 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.45%) CMS
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (6.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (4.91%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (2.01%) SAP PS
4 8 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.79%) SAP CO
4 8 (1.79%) SAP FI
4 8 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.12%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.89%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.45%) Primavera
8 2 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.22%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
3 22 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.79%) Office 365
5 16 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 12 (2.68%) SaaS
7 9 (2.01%) PaaS
8 6 (1.34%) IaaS
9 3 (0.67%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.67%) Serverless
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.45%) GitHub
10 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.90%) Firewall
2 11 (2.46%) ICMP
2 11 (2.46%) SNMP
2 11 (2.46%) Telnet
3 7 (1.56%) SAN
3 7 (1.56%) Skype
4 6 (1.34%) Wireless
5 5 (1.12%) WAN
6 4 (0.89%) VPN
7 3 (0.67%) Internet
7 3 (0.67%) Intranet
7 3 (0.67%) SMS
7 3 (0.67%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.67%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.45%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.45%) DMZ
8 2 (0.45%) DWDM
8 2 (0.45%) LAN
8 2 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.57%) Power BI
3 16 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.68%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.12%) Big Data
8 5 (1.12%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.67%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.67%) DB2
10 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.67%) OLAP
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (2.68%) JIRA
2 9 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.89%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.89%) Selenium
5 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.45%) JMeter
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.45%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (0.45%) SilkTest
7 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.22%) MSI
7 1 (0.22%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 32 (7.14%) Banking
1 32 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 28 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 27 (6.03%) Legal
4 19 (4.24%) Financial Institution
4 19 (4.24%) Marketing
5 14 (3.13%) Electronics
5 14 (3.13%) Retail
6 8 (1.79%) Back Office
7 7 (1.56%) Billing
8 6 (1.34%) Law
9 4 (0.89%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Games
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (20.76%) Analyst
2 70 (15.63%) Project Manager
3 51 (11.38%) Developer
4 44 (9.82%) Architect
5 36 (8.04%) Consultant
6 34 (7.59%) Business Analyst
7 19 (4.24%) Programme Manager
8 18 (4.02%) IT Manager
8 18 (4.02%) PMO Analyst
8 18 (4.02%) SAP Consultant
9 16 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
10 10 (2.23%) Administrator
10 10 (2.23%) Data Architect
10 10 (2.23%) IT Project Manager
10 10 (2.23%) SAP Financial Consultant
10 10 (2.23%) SAP PS Consultant
11 9 (2.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 9 (2.01%) Data Analyst
11 9 (2.01%) Senior Manager
11 9 (2.01%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.13%) JSON
1 14 (3.13%) XML
2 11 (2.46%) .NET
2 11 (2.46%) HTML
3 9 (2.01%) AngularJS
3 9 (2.01%) CSS
4 7 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.56%) Web Services
5 6 (1.34%) .NET Core
6 5 (1.12%) NgRx
6 5 (1.12%) Node.js
6 5 (1.12%) React
7 4 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.89%) Middleware
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.67%) HTML5
8 3 (0.67%) MDX
8 3 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.45%) CSS3
9 2 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.57%) User Experience
3 14 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.34%) CCTV
5 4 (0.89%) NHS
5 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
5 4 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.45%) Derivative
7 2 (0.45%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.45%) FMCG
7 2 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.45%) Replication
7 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.22%) Life Science
8 1 (0.22%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.22%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.59%) Windows
2 11 (2.46%) Solaris
3 10 (2.23%) Linux
3 10 (2.23%) Windows 10
4 9 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.12%) AIX
5 5 (1.12%) Unix
5 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) HPUX
6 3 (0.67%) VMS
7 2 (0.45%) Android
7 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.53%) Project Management
2 80 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (13.17%) Migration
4 48 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (9.82%) Change Management
6 43 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (9.15%) ITIL
8 29 (6.47%) Analytics
9 25 (5.58%) Programme Management
10 24 (5.36%) ERP
10 24 (5.36%) PRINCE2
11 22 (4.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 20 (4.46%) Decision-Making
13 19 (4.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 17 (3.79%) DevOps
14 17 (3.79%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (3.79%) Scrum
15 16 (3.57%) Business Analysis
15 16 (3.57%) Risk Management
15 16 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.83%) SQL
2 16 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 15 (3.35%) VBA
4 14 (3.13%) Python
5 13 (2.90%) C#
6 10 (2.23%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.79%) C
8 6 (1.34%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.12%) PHP
9 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.89%) ABAP
10 4 (0.89%) Java
11 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.67%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.22%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.22%) COBOL
12 1 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.22%) Perl
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (3.13%) ISEB
2 12 (2.68%) Degree
3 7 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.67%) ACCA
6 3 (0.67%) CBAP
6 3 (0.67%) IIBA
6 3 (0.67%) MCSE
6 3 (0.67%) VCP6
7 2 (0.45%) AAT
7 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.45%) HND
7 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) MCITP
8 1 (0.22%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.04%) PMO
2 13 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.46%) QA
3 11 (2.46%) SLA
4 8 (1.79%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.56%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.12%) GDPR
7 4 (0.89%) IFRS
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) PSD2
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.67%) Docker
6 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.46%) WMI
2 9 (2.01%) SCCM
3 6 (1.34%) Data Guard
3 6 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.67%) Ansible
4 3 (0.67%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.67%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.67%) Puppet
4 3 (0.67%) Terraform
5 2 (0.45%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.45%) Packer
5 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.22%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 85 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.60%) SAP
3 33 (7.37%) Oracle
4 22 (4.91%) VMware
5 14 (3.13%) Cisco
6 11 (2.46%) IBM
7 8 (1.79%) HP
7 8 (1.79%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.56%) Tableau
9 6 (1.34%) Citrix
10 5 (1.12%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.89%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.89%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.89%) NetApp
11 4 (0.89%) Remedy
12 3 (0.67%) F5
12 3 (0.67%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.67%) PlateSpin
12 3 (0.67%) Teradata
13 2 (0.45%) VirtaMove