Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 564 610 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.12% 13.27% 13.01%
As % of the General category 47.24% 45.97% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 397 531
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £313 £240 £269
90th Percentile £564 £538 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.51 £16.95 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.78% +14.93% -35.87%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.56 £10.04
90th Percentile £31.13 £21.28 £18.63
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £20.90
% change year-on-year +2.17% +10.05% -2.79%

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 1,194 1,327 1,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.53% 28.87% 27.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 805 1,049
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £233 £250
90th Percentile £577 £563 £575
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.90% +38.64% -26.22%
10th Percentile £10.95 £13.51 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.75 £41.67
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.47 £23.59
% change year-on-year -10.94% +12.21% +3.33%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -4 175 £413 +10.00% 95
Coventry -8 93 £450 +20.00% 17
Warwickshire +3 82 £451 +20.13% 21
Shropshire +11 72 £429 -4.78% 6
Solihull +14 24 £450 +19.21% 14
Staffordshire -9 21 £390 -2.50% 22
Herefordshire - 12 £425 - 4
Wolverhampton -7 9 £425 +31.34% 11
Worcestershire -4 6 £550 +54.39% 13
Walsall 0 3 £425 - 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 133 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (15.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (14.72%) Project Management
4 73 (12.94%) Microsoft
5 66 (11.70%) SAP
6 59 (10.46%) SQL
7 55 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (9.57%) Migration
9 50 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
10 48 (8.51%) ITIL
11 47 (8.33%) Windows
12 46 (8.16%) Change Management
13 44 (7.80%) .NET
14 42 (7.45%) Oracle
14 42 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
14 42 (7.45%) Waterfall
15 41 (7.27%) Business Analysis
16 40 (7.09%) Risk Management
17 39 (6.91%) SQL Server
18 38 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
19 37 (6.56%) Scrum
20 36 (6.38%) Retail
20 36 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
20 36 (6.38%) ERP
20 36 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
21 34 (6.03%) PRINCE2
21 34 (6.03%) Programme Management
21 34 (6.03%) Degree
22 33 (5.85%) Java
22 33 (5.85%) Manufacturing

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 19 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.95%) Confluence
3 9 (1.60%) CMS
4 7 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.06%) Documentum
5 6 (1.06%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.89%) Apache
6 5 (0.89%) IIS
6 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.89%) SAS
7 4 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.71%) nginx
7 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.35%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.66%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.30%) Open Workbench
5 10 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.24%) SAP FI
5 6 (1.06%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.06%) SAP PS
6 4 (0.71%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.71%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.53%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.35%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.35%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.72%) Office 365
4 10 (1.77%) SaaS
5 9 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (1.42%) IaaS
6 8 (1.42%) Serverless
7 6 (1.06%) PaaS
8 5 (0.89%) Azure Functions
9 4 (0.71%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Akamai
11 1 (0.18%) G Suite
11 1 (0.18%) GitHub
11 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.18%) Trello
11 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.77%) DNS
2 8 (1.42%) Firewall
2 8 (1.42%) Skype
3 7 (1.24%) Internet
4 6 (1.06%) SAN
4 6 (1.06%) SSL
5 5 (0.89%) DHCP
5 5 (0.89%) Wireless
6 4 (0.71%) OSPF
6 4 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.53%) BGP
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.53%) VPN
7 3 (0.53%) WAN
8 2 (0.35%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.35%) IPsec
8 2 (0.35%) SMS
8 2 (0.35%) SNMP
8 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.60%) Power BI
4 9 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.89%) Big Data
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.71%) MS Access
8 4 (0.71%) QlikView
9 3 (0.53%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 3 (0.53%) Impala
9 3 (0.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (2.48%) JIRA
2 11 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.42%) Eclipse
4 7 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.24%) Subversion
5 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.71%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.71%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.71%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.53%) MSTest
7 3 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.53%) Selenium
8 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.35%) Maven
8 2 (0.35%) MSI
8 2 (0.35%) NUnit
8 2 (0.35%) Toad
9 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
General
1 36 (6.38%) Retail
2 33 (5.85%) Manufacturing
3 31 (5.50%) Legal
4 30 (5.32%) Banking
4 30 (5.32%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.79%) Marketing
6 15 (2.66%) Electronics
7 11 (1.95%) Automotive
8 10 (1.77%) Back Office
9 8 (1.42%) Advertising
10 7 (1.24%) Military
11 6 (1.06%) Billing
11 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.71%) Cantonese Language
12 4 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.53%) Retail Finance
14 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 131 (23.23%) Analyst
2 112 (19.86%) Project Manager
3 72 (12.77%) Business Analyst
4 55 (9.75%) Developer
5 44 (7.80%) Consultant
6 37 (6.56%) Architect
7 25 (4.43%) IT Manager
8 17 (3.01%) IT Project Manager
8 17 (3.01%) SAP Consultant
9 16 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (2.66%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (2.48%) Financial Analyst
11 14 (2.48%) Java Developer
12 13 (2.30%) Delivery Manager
12 13 (2.30%) IT Analyst
12 13 (2.30%) Security Analyst
13 12 (2.13%) Desktop Support
13 12 (2.13%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (1.95%) Senior Manager
15 10 (1.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.80%) .NET
2 16 (2.84%) XML
3 12 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 12 (2.13%) Spring
4 10 (1.77%) Hibernate
5 9 (1.60%) J2EE
5 9 (1.60%) jQuery
6 8 (1.42%) Ajax
6 8 (1.42%) Middleware
6 8 (1.42%) Spring MVC
6 8 (1.42%) Web Services
7 7 (1.24%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.24%) HTML
7 7 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (0.89%) CSS
9 5 (0.89%) WCF
10 4 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.71%) Django
10 4 (0.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.66%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.30%) User Experience
6 12 (2.13%) FMCG
7 10 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.71%) Fintech
10 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.53%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.53%) NHS
11 3 (0.53%) Robotics
12 2 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.35%) Clustering
12 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.33%) Windows
2 18 (3.19%) Linux
2 18 (3.19%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.42%) Unix
4 7 (1.24%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.53%) Solaris
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) OS/2
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (15.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (14.72%) Project Management
4 54 (9.57%) Migration
5 48 (8.51%) ITIL
6 46 (8.16%) Change Management
7 42 (7.45%) Waterfall
8 41 (7.27%) Business Analysis
9 40 (7.09%) Risk Management
10 38 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
11 37 (6.56%) Scrum
12 36 (6.38%) ERP
12 36 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (6.03%) PRINCE2
13 34 (6.03%) Programme Management
14 31 (5.50%) Commercial Awareness
14 31 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 30 (5.32%) Line Management
16 29 (5.14%) Decision-Making
17 28 (4.96%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 59 (10.46%) SQL
2 33 (5.85%) Java
3 21 (3.72%) C#
3 21 (3.72%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.77%) Java 8
4 10 (1.77%) Python
5 9 (1.60%) ABAP
6 7 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.71%) VBA
9 2 (0.35%) C
9 2 (0.35%) Groovy
9 2 (0.35%) R
10 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.18%) C++
10 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.18%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (6.03%) Degree
2 20 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.95%) DV Cleared
3 11 (1.95%) ISEB
4 9 (1.60%) CISSP
5 7 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.24%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.06%) CISA
6 6 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.89%) PMP
7 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.71%) CCSP
8 4 (0.71%) CIMA
8 4 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.85%) PMO
2 10 (1.77%) GDPR
2 10 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.60%) QA
4 8 (1.42%) SLA
5 6 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.89%) COBIT
7 4 (0.71%) IFRS
7 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.06%) Docker
4 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.35%) Firmware
5 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.35%) Snort
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.60%) Ansible
2 8 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.06%) Terraform
4 5 (0.89%) SCCM
5 4 (0.71%) Nagios
5 4 (0.71%) Puppet
5 4 (0.71%) Rundeck
5 4 (0.71%) WSUS
6 3 (0.53%) Ambari
6 3 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.53%) QRadar
6 3 (0.53%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.35%) Nessus
8 1 (0.18%) Control-M
8 1 (0.18%) MOM
8 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.70%) SAP
3 42 (7.45%) Oracle
4 21 (3.72%) VMware
5 9 (1.60%) IBM
6 8 (1.42%) Cisco
7 7 (1.24%) Adobe
7 7 (1.24%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.24%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.06%) Lotus
8 6 (1.06%) Tableau
9 5 (0.89%) Sage
9 5 (0.89%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.71%) Citrix
10 4 (0.71%) F5
10 4 (0.71%) HP
10 4 (0.71%) PlateSpin
11 3 (0.53%) Avaya
11 3 (0.53%) EMC
11 3 (0.53%) JD Edwards