Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 413 554 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.69% 10.80% 13.08%
As % of the General category 33.88% 38.21% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 345 419
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £248 £313 £231
90th Percentile £625 £572 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% -8.57% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19.70 £10.80 £13.88
90th Percentile £37.85 £25.00 £30.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year -2.08% +7.04% -1.81%

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 1,219 1,450 1,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.56% 28.25% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 862 1,012
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £218
90th Percentile £588 £569 £563
England median daily rate £495 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 76 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £24.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% -32.97% +61.23%
10th Percentile £13.56 £11.09 £11.63
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.00 £43.50
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.30
% change year-on-year -1.09% -1.33% +8.11%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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 +3 187 £431 +1.47% 86
Coventry -5 67 £425 -5.56% 19
Warwickshire 0 56 £438 -2.78% 22
Shropshire +5 24 £388 -8.55% 9
Staffordshire +7 10 £325 -16.67% 18
Solihull -8 10 £325 -30.11% 11
Wolverhampton +3 8 £388 -8.82% 4
Herefordshire +1 4 £425 +1.19% 9
Worcestershire +1 3 £205 - 14
Walsall 0 3 £263 -34.38% 3
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Willenhall - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £470 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 92 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (21.55%) Microsoft
3 84 (20.34%) Project Management
4 75 (18.16%) SQL
5 60 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (14.04%) Migration
7 49 (11.86%) SAP
8 48 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (10.41%) Change Management
9 43 (10.41%) ITIL
10 41 (9.93%) Telecoms
11 40 (9.69%) Manufacturing
11 40 (9.69%) Public Sector
12 37 (8.96%) Oracle
12 37 (8.96%) SQL Server
13 36 (8.72%) Project Delivery
14 34 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (8.23%) Azure
15 31 (7.51%) PRINCE2
15 31 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
17 28 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
17 28 (6.78%) Analytics
18 27 (6.54%) Power BI
18 27 (6.54%) Power Platform
18 27 (6.54%) PMO
19 26 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 26 (6.30%) Marketing
20 25 (6.05%) Programme Management
20 25 (6.05%) Dynamics 365

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 24 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.21%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.73%) Confluence
3 3 (0.73%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.48%) IIS
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.24%) CMS
5 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (3.15%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.69%) SAP CO
4 7 (1.69%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.45%) NetSuite
6 5 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (1.21%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.48%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.24%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.23%) Azure
2 27 (6.54%) Power Platform
3 25 (6.05%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (3.15%) AWS
4 13 (3.15%) SaaS
5 12 (2.91%) Office 365
6 6 (1.45%) PaaS
7 5 (1.21%) PowerApps
8 4 (0.97%) IaaS
9 3 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.73%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.73%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.48%) GCP
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.24%) Serverless
11 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.15%) WAN
2 12 (2.91%) Firewall
3 11 (2.66%) ICMP
3 11 (2.66%) SNMP
3 11 (2.66%) Telnet
4 8 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (1.69%) Wireless
6 6 (1.45%) LAN
6 6 (1.45%) Skype
7 5 (1.21%) BGP
7 5 (1.21%) VPN
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.97%) Internet
8 4 (0.97%) MPLS
8 4 (0.97%) SMS
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.73%) DHCP
9 3 (0.73%) OSPF
9 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (6.54%) Power BI
4 26 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.18%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (1.21%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.21%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.97%) Big Data
12 4 (0.97%) OLAP
12 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.73%) HDInsight
13 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (2.66%) JIRA
1 11 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.73%) JMeter
2 3 (0.73%) Selenium
2 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.24%) ProC
4 1 (0.24%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (0.24%) SilkTest
4 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 41 (9.93%) Telecoms
2 40 (9.69%) Manufacturing
2 40 (9.69%) Public Sector
3 26 (6.30%) Marketing
4 24 (5.81%) Banking
5 22 (5.33%) Legal
6 18 (4.36%) Electronics
7 15 (3.63%) Retail
8 12 (2.91%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.94%) Billing
10 5 (1.21%) Law
11 3 (0.73%) Back Office
11 3 (0.73%) Games
11 3 (0.73%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.48%) Military
12 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Advertising
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 72 (17.43%) Analyst
2 68 (16.46%) Developer
3 61 (14.77%) Project Manager
4 38 (9.20%) Architect
5 36 (8.72%) Consultant
6 26 (6.30%) Business Analyst
7 24 (5.81%) Programme Manager
8 23 (5.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 17 (4.12%) SAP Consultant
9 17 (4.12%) SQL Developer
10 16 (3.87%) SAP Financial Consultant
11 14 (3.39%) Senior Manager
12 13 (3.15%) Data Analyst
12 13 (3.15%) Data Architect
12 13 (3.15%) IT Manager
13 12 (2.91%) Financial Analyst
13 12 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
14 10 (2.42%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
15 9 (2.18%) IT Project Manager
15 9 (2.18%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.39%) XML
2 13 (3.15%) JSON
3 9 (2.18%) .NET
3 9 (2.18%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.45%) BAPI
5 5 (1.21%) HTML
5 5 (1.21%) Node.js
5 5 (1.21%) NumPy
5 5 (1.21%) Pandas
5 5 (1.21%) PySpark
5 5 (1.21%) React
5 5 (1.21%) Web Services
6 4 (0.97%) Middleware
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.73%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.73%) CSS
7 3 (0.73%) MDX
7 3 (0.73%) Redux
8 2 (0.48%) Express
8 2 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.39%) User Experience
4 7 (1.69%) CCTV
5 6 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.21%) CMDB
6 5 (1.21%) NHS
7 4 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.73%) Tandem
8 3 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.48%) Derivative
9 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.48%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.24%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.57%) Windows
2 9 (2.18%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.69%) Solaris
4 6 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.48%) AIX
6 2 (0.48%) Linux
6 2 (0.48%) Unix
6 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.24%) HPUX
7 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (20.34%) Project Management
3 60 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
4 58 (14.04%) Migration
5 48 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (10.41%) Change Management
6 43 (10.41%) ITIL
7 36 (8.72%) Project Delivery
8 31 (7.51%) PRINCE2
9 28 (6.78%) Analytics
10 25 (6.05%) Programme Management
11 24 (5.81%) Data Modelling
12 22 (5.33%) Coaching
13 20 (4.84%) Collaborative Working
13 20 (4.84%) CRM
13 20 (4.84%) ETL
14 19 (4.60%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 19 (4.60%) ERP
15 18 (4.36%) Digital Marketing
16 17 (4.12%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.16%) SQL
2 22 (5.33%) Python
3 13 (3.15%) C
3 13 (3.15%) JavaScript
3 13 (3.15%) VBA
4 11 (2.66%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.18%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.69%) C#
7 4 (0.97%) Java
7 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.48%) PHP
8 2 (0.48%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) ABAP
9 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.24%) COBOL
9 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.24%) R
9 1 (0.24%) Scala
9 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (2.66%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.42%) ISEB
3 9 (2.18%) Degree
4 6 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.45%) HND
5 5 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.97%) CCNP
7 3 (0.73%) CBAP
7 3 (0.73%) CCDP
7 3 (0.73%) IIBA
7 3 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.48%) ACCA
8 2 (0.48%) APMP
9 1 (0.24%) CCIE
9 1 (0.24%) MCSE
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.54%) PMO
2 12 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.66%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.42%) QA
5 7 (1.69%) SLA
6 4 (0.97%) GDPR
6 4 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) IFRS
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.97%) Docker
4 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.73%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.66%) WMI
2 8 (1.94%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.69%) SCCM
4 6 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.21%) Data Guard
5 5 (1.21%) Terraform
6 4 (0.97%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.48%) Ansible
8 2 (0.48%) MIIS
8 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.48%) Puppet
9 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.24%) Netcool
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
9 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 89 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.86%) SAP
3 37 (8.96%) Oracle
4 16 (3.87%) ServiceNow
5 15 (3.63%) VMware
6 14 (3.39%) Cisco
7 11 (2.66%) Tableau
8 8 (1.94%) Splunk
9 6 (1.45%) IBM
9 6 (1.45%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.21%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.97%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.97%) Apple
12 3 (0.73%) Aerohive Networks
12 3 (0.73%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.73%) Darktrace
12 3 (0.73%) HP
12 3 (0.73%) Juniper
12 3 (0.73%) Meraki
12 3 (0.73%) Zscaler