Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 611 740 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.96% 13.52% 15.51%
As % of the General category 47.36% 44.63% 49.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 478 532
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +15.02%
10th Percentile £253 £266 £263
90th Percentile £538 £600 £613
England median daily rate £482 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.95 £15.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -51.56% +21.90%
10th Percentile £14.05 £10.65 £17.80
90th Percentile £28.75 £19.38 £36.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +2.04% +44.12%

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 1,290 1,658 1,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.36% 30.29% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 987 870
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £226 £229 £250
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 67 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.02% -20.11% -14.47%
10th Percentile £13.79 £10.71 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £40.12 £43.75
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.86% -3.85% +14.69%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +2 252 £418 +3.09% 96
Coventry -3 101 £375 -14.29% 28
Warwickshire -2 85 £390 -14.29% 21
Staffordshire +17 31 £388 +12.24% 16
Wolverhampton +4 20 £343 -8.67% 13
Shropshire -32 14 £425 -5.56% 8
Solihull -8 8 - - 14
Worcestershire -4 7 £290 -25.16% 17
Walsall -2 4 £331 -14.71% 2
Sutton Coldfield -12 2 £460 -31.85%
West Bromwich +3 1 - - 2
Herefordshire -3 1 £270 +20.00% 6
Kingswinford -4 1 - - 2
Bilston - 1 £613 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 110 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (16.04%) Project Management
3 87 (14.24%) Microsoft
4 79 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (12.27%) Banking
6 65 (10.64%) Migration
7 63 (10.31%) Retail
8 57 (9.33%) SAP
9 56 (9.17%) PRINCE2
10 53 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (8.51%) SQL
12 50 (8.18%) Microsoft Excel
13 47 (7.69%) Oracle
13 47 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
14 44 (7.20%) SQL Server
15 42 (6.87%) Analytics
15 42 (6.87%) PMO
16 40 (6.55%) GDPR
16 40 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
17 38 (6.22%) ERP
17 38 (6.22%) Data Migration
18 37 (6.06%) CRM
19 33 (5.40%) Change Management
20 32 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
21 31 (5.07%) Legal
22 29 (4.75%) Windows
22 29 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
23 28 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
23 28 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
23 28 (4.58%) ITIL

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 17 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (0.98%) MS Exchange
2 6 (0.98%) SAS
3 5 (0.82%) CMS
4 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.49%) Apache
5 3 (0.49%) Confluence
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.33%) Drupal
6 2 (0.33%) IIS
6 2 (0.33%) Liferay
6 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle UPK
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (8.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.96%) SAP CO
2 12 (1.96%) SAP FI
2 12 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (0.98%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.65%) iTrent
6 3 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.33%) Primavera
7 2 (0.33%) SAP CAR
7 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.45%) Office 365
3 13 (2.13%) SaaS
4 7 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.65%) IaaS
6 4 (0.65%) PaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.16%) G Suite
8 1 (0.16%) GitHub
8 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.76%) SMS
2 20 (3.27%) Firewall
3 14 (2.29%) SAN
4 8 (1.31%) LAN
4 8 (1.31%) WAN
5 7 (1.15%) Internet
6 6 (0.98%) DNS
7 5 (0.82%) Network Security
7 5 (0.82%) VoIP
7 5 (0.82%) VPN
8 4 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.65%) MPLS
8 4 (0.65%) WLAN
9 3 (0.49%) DHCP
9 3 (0.49%) FTP
9 3 (0.49%) GSM
9 3 (0.49%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.49%) PBX
9 3 (0.49%) SSL
9 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.45%) Power BI
5 14 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.98%) OLAP
10 6 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.82%) DataStage
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.65%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (2.29%) JIRA
2 5 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.65%) Selenium
3 4 (0.65%) SoapUI
3 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.49%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.33%) GoCD
5 2 (0.33%) Grunt
5 2 (0.33%) gulp
5 2 (0.33%) JMeter
5 2 (0.33%) JProfiler
5 2 (0.33%) JUnit
5 2 (0.33%) LSMW
5 2 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 75 (12.27%) Banking
2 63 (10.31%) Retail
3 31 (5.07%) Legal
4 19 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.11%) Marketing
5 17 (2.78%) Retail Banking
5 17 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.62%) Automotive
7 11 (1.80%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.82%) Advertising
9 5 (0.82%) Digital Economy
9 5 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.65%) Billing
10 4 (0.65%) Games
11 3 (0.49%) Back Office
11 3 (0.49%) Electronics
11 3 (0.49%) Law
12 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 178 (29.13%) Analyst
2 108 (17.68%) Project Manager
3 77 (12.60%) Business Analyst
4 53 (8.67%) Developer
5 45 (7.36%) Architect
6 39 (6.38%) Consultant
7 25 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (3.76%) Test Analyst
9 18 (2.95%) Programme Manager
10 17 (2.78%) Data Analyst
10 17 (2.78%) IT Manager
11 14 (2.29%) Financial Analyst
12 12 (1.96%) KYC Analyst
12 12 (1.96%) Test Leader
13 11 (1.80%) Systems Analyst
14 10 (1.64%) IT Project Manager
14 10 (1.64%) PMO Analyst
14 10 (1.64%) Service Analyst
15 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Architect
15 9 (1.47%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.78%) .NET
2 14 (2.29%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (1.80%) CSS
4 10 (1.64%) HTML
4 10 (1.64%) Web Services
5 9 (1.47%) XML
6 6 (0.98%) HTML5
7 5 (0.82%) MDX
8 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.65%) CSS3
8 4 (0.65%) jQuery
9 3 (0.49%) Ajax
9 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.49%) LAMP
9 3 (0.49%) Middleware
9 3 (0.49%) React
9 3 (0.49%) RESTful
9 3 (0.49%) SOAP
9 3 (0.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.95%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.64%) FMCG
5 9 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 6 (0.98%) AS400
6 6 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (0.82%) Credit Risk
7 5 (0.82%) NHS
8 4 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.65%) PMI
8 4 (0.65%) User Experience
9 3 (0.49%) EPoS
9 3 (0.49%) PKI
10 2 (0.33%) Blog
10 2 (0.33%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.33%) Replication
10 2 (0.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.75%) Windows
2 14 (2.29%) Unix
3 13 (2.13%) Linux
4 10 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.49%) AIX
8 3 (0.49%) HPUX
8 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.16%) Android
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (16.04%) Project Management
3 79 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (10.64%) Migration
5 56 (9.17%) PRINCE2
6 53 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (6.87%) Analytics
8 40 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 38 (6.22%) Data Migration
9 38 (6.22%) ERP
10 37 (6.06%) CRM
11 33 (5.40%) Change Management
12 28 (4.58%) ITIL
13 27 (4.42%) Risk Management
14 26 (4.26%) Line Management
14 26 (4.26%) Waterfall
15 25 (4.09%) E-Commerce
15 25 (4.09%) ETL
15 25 (4.09%) Programme Management
16 23 (3.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (8.51%) SQL
2 14 (2.29%) C#
3 12 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 12 (1.96%) T-SQL
4 10 (1.64%) Java
4 10 (1.64%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.31%) C
6 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
7 6 (0.98%) PHP
7 6 (0.98%) Python
8 5 (0.82%) VBA
9 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.49%) RPG
11 2 (0.33%) Perl
11 2 (0.33%) VB
11 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.16%) Korn
12 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (4.09%) Degree
2 15 (2.45%) ISEB
3 12 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 12 (1.96%) PMP
4 11 (1.80%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.65%) CCNA
7 4 (0.65%) CCNP
7 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.65%) CISSP
7 4 (0.65%) MCSE
8 3 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.49%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.33%) MCP
9 2 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.87%) PMO
2 40 (6.55%) GDPR
3 20 (3.27%) QA
4 17 (2.78%) SLA
5 16 (2.62%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.65%) COBIT
7 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.49%) PSD2
8 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.33%) P3O
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.65%) vSphere
4 4 (0.65%) XenApp
4 4 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.49%) iptables
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.49%) Postfix
5 3 (0.49%) Samba
5 3 (0.49%) Squid
6 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.33%) KVM
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.33%) XenServer
7 1 (0.16%) Docker
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (1.15%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.98%) IBM BigFix
2 6 (0.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (0.65%) SCCM
4 3 (0.49%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.49%) Nessus
4 3 (0.49%) Nmap
4 3 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.49%) Puppet
4 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.49%) WSUS
5 2 (0.33%) Ansible
5 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 57 (9.33%) SAP
3 47 (7.69%) Oracle
4 19 (3.11%) Cisco
4 19 (3.11%) IBM
5 16 (2.62%) Cognos
6 14 (2.29%) VMware
7 8 (1.31%) Citrix
8 7 (1.15%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.98%) Epicor
10 4 (0.65%) Google
10 4 (0.65%) HP
10 4 (0.65%) Informatica
10 4 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.65%) Tableau
11 3 (0.49%) Ingenico
11 3 (0.49%) McAfee
11 3 (0.49%) Northgate
11 3 (0.49%) Symantec