Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 629 867 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.13% 13.95% 16.06%
As % of the General category 46.08% 47.48% 48.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 582 581
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £221 £270 £267
90th Percentile £538 £600 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -47.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.88 £10.29 £19.00
90th Percentile £30.75 £19.79 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.17 £22.84 £21.75
% change year-on-year -2.90% +4.99% +20.83%

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 1365 1826 1656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.49% 29.39% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 1129 974
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £218 £250 £240
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 65 111
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £19.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.44% -32.46% -9.52%
10th Percentile £14.56 £10.69 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.15 £42.40 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.50 £24.54
% change year-on-year +3.31% -0.16% +13.98%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +2 262 £388 -3.13% 34
Coventry +4 113 £375 -16.67% 7
Warwickshire -3 82 £375 -21.05% 2
Staffordshire +15 30 £400 +10.27% 7
Shropshire -30 20 £425 +14.71% 2
Wolverhampton +2 15 £343 -14.38%
Worcestershire +2 7 £350 -6.67% 4
Solihull -17 5 £340 -13.65% 4
Walsall -5 3 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £460 -
West Bromwich +1 1 - -
Kingswinford -5 1 - -
Bilston - 1 £613 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 122 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (14.94%) Project Management
3 93 (14.79%) Microsoft
4 89 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (13.67%) Banking
6 68 (10.81%) SAP
6 68 (10.81%) Retail
7 67 (10.65%) Migration
8 60 (9.54%) SQL
9 54 (8.59%) Oracle
10 51 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
10 51 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (7.79%) PRINCE2
11 49 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (7.47%) ERP
13 42 (6.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (6.52%) SQL Server
15 39 (6.20%) PMO
16 37 (5.88%) Waterfall
17 36 (5.72%) CRM
18 35 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
19 33 (5.25%) Change Management
20 32 (5.09%) Data Migration
21 31 (4.93%) Windows
21 31 (4.93%) SMS
22 30 (4.77%) Management Information System
22 30 (4.77%) Analytics
23 28 (4.45%) ITIL
24 27 (4.29%) Risk Management
24 27 (4.29%) Programme Management

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 14 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.43%) SAS
3 7 (1.11%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.79%) Apache Solr
5 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.48%) Apache
6 3 (0.48%) Drupal
6 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.32%) CMS
7 2 (0.32%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.32%) IIS
7 2 (0.32%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle UPK
7 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (3.18%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.59%) SAP CO
2 10 (1.59%) SAP FI
2 10 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.79%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.64%) SAP CAR
5 4 (0.64%) SAP POS DM
5 4 (0.64%) SAP Retail
5 4 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.48%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.32%) Actimize
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.32%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.54%) Office 365
3 13 (2.07%) SaaS
4 6 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.79%) IaaS
5 5 (0.79%) PaaS
6 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.16%) G Suite
8 1 (0.16%) GitHub
8 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.93%) SMS
2 14 (2.23%) Firewall
3 13 (2.07%) SAN
4 10 (1.59%) WAN
5 8 (1.27%) LAN
6 5 (0.79%) DNS
6 5 (0.79%) LDAP
7 4 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.64%) Internet
7 4 (0.64%) Skype
7 4 (0.64%) VPN
7 4 (0.64%) WLAN
8 3 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (0.48%) MPLS
8 3 (0.48%) Network Security
8 3 (0.48%) PABX
8 3 (0.48%) PBX
8 3 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.48%) VoIP
8 3 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.27%) Power BI
7 7 (1.11%) MySQL
8 6 (0.95%) OLAP
8 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.64%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (2.38%) JIRA
2 8 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (0.95%) Selenium
5 5 (0.79%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.64%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.48%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.32%) GoCD
8 2 (0.32%) JMeter
8 2 (0.32%) JProfiler
8 2 (0.32%) JUnit
8 2 (0.32%) LoadUI
8 2 (0.32%) MSI
8 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 86 (13.67%) Banking
2 68 (10.81%) Retail
3 23 (3.66%) Legal
3 23 (3.66%) Marketing
4 22 (3.50%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.02%) Retail Banking
6 17 (2.70%) Automotive
7 16 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.91%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.95%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.79%) Billing
12 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.64%) Local Government
13 3 (0.48%) Electronics
13 3 (0.48%) Law
13 3 (0.48%) Publishing
14 2 (0.32%) Advertising
14 2 (0.32%) Back Office
14 2 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 196 (31.16%) Analyst
2 98 (15.58%) Project Manager
3 82 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 50 (7.95%) Developer
5 40 (6.36%) Architect
6 35 (5.56%) Consultant
7 31 (4.93%) Test Analyst
8 22 (3.50%) IT Manager
8 22 (3.50%) Programme Manager
9 20 (3.18%) Data Analyst
10 16 (2.54%) Financial Analyst
10 16 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (2.23%) .NET Developer
11 14 (2.23%) Test Manager
12 13 (2.07%) KYC Analyst
13 10 (1.59%) Administrator
13 10 (1.59%) IT Project Manager
13 10 (1.59%) Test Leader
14 9 (1.43%) Infrastructure Manager
14 9 (1.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.82%) .NET
2 18 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 14 (2.23%) XML
4 13 (2.07%) HTML
5 12 (1.91%) CSS
6 7 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.11%) HTML5
6 7 (1.11%) Web Services
7 6 (0.95%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (0.95%) CSS3
7 6 (0.95%) IDoc
8 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.64%) Ajax
9 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (0.64%) jQuery
9 4 (0.64%) SAP ALE
9 4 (0.64%) SOAP
10 3 (0.48%) LAMP
10 3 (0.48%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.77%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.34%) Data Centre
4 12 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.43%) FMCG
6 8 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.11%) NHS
8 5 (0.79%) AS400
8 5 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.64%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.64%) User Experience
9 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.48%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.48%) EPoS
10 3 (0.48%) PKI
11 2 (0.32%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.93%) Windows
2 17 (2.70%) Unix
3 14 (2.23%) Linux
4 12 (1.91%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.32%) AIX
8 2 (0.32%) HPUX
8 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (14.94%) Project Management
3 89 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 67 (10.65%) Migration
5 51 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (7.79%) PRINCE2
7 47 (7.47%) ERP
8 42 (6.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 36 (5.72%) CRM
11 33 (5.25%) Change Management
12 32 (5.09%) Data Migration
13 30 (4.77%) Analytics
14 28 (4.45%) ITIL
15 27 (4.29%) Programme Management
15 27 (4.29%) Risk Management
16 25 (3.97%) Business Analysis
16 25 (3.97%) SDLC
17 24 (3.82%) Test Scripting
18 23 (3.66%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (9.54%) SQL
2 23 (3.66%) C#
3 19 (3.02%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.23%) T-SQL
5 11 (1.75%) Java
6 10 (1.59%) VBA
7 8 (1.27%) C
7 8 (1.27%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.27%) Python
8 6 (0.95%) PHP
9 5 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.64%) Perl
10 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.48%) RPG
12 2 (0.32%) R
12 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.32%) VB
13 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.16%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (4.13%) Degree
2 17 (2.70%) ISEB
3 14 (2.23%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.11%) PMP
5 7 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.48%) CCNA
6 3 (0.48%) CCNP
6 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.48%) MCP
6 3 (0.48%) MCSE
7 2 (0.32%) MCSA
7 2 (0.32%) NVQ Level 4
7 2 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.20%) PMO
2 26 (4.13%) QA
3 24 (3.82%) GDPR
4 19 (3.02%) Data Quality
5 13 (2.07%) SLA
6 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.48%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.32%) PSD2
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.16%) P3O
9 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (0.79%) vSphere
4 4 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.48%) iptables
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.48%) Postfix
5 3 (0.48%) Samba
5 3 (0.48%) Squid
5 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.16%) Docker
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (1.27%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.11%) IBM BigFix
2 7 (1.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 5 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.79%) WSUS
4 4 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.48%) Nessus
5 3 (0.48%) Nmap
5 3 (0.48%) SCCM
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.32%) Puppet
6 2 (0.32%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.81%) SAP
3 54 (8.59%) Oracle
4 24 (3.82%) IBM
5 18 (2.86%) Cisco
6 17 (2.70%) VMware
7 11 (1.75%) Cognos
8 10 (1.59%) HP
9 7 (1.11%) Symantec
10 5 (0.79%) McAfee
11 4 (0.64%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.64%) Epicor
11 4 (0.64%) NetApp
11 4 (0.64%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.48%) Citrix
12 3 (0.48%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.48%) Remedy
12 3 (0.48%) Sophos
12 3 (0.48%) Trillium
12 3 (0.48%) Veeam