Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 14 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 175 445 583
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.73% 9.66% 11.32%
As % of the General category 31.08% 32.27% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 290 383
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £287
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
England median daily rate £520 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +2.97% +1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £18.52
10th Percentile £23.00 - £9.99
90th Percentile £133.00 - £30.13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -4.55% -18.00%

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 563 1,379 1,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.31% 29.95% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 908 891
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £254 £250
90th Percentile £575 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 53 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.35% -21.59%
10th Percentile £12.85 £13.51 £12.00
90th Percentile £70.50 £44.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate £27.18 £22.97 £22.97
% change year-on-year +18.33% - +8.07%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the West Midlands

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 -1 73 £450 +5.88% 18
Warwickshire -2 33 £425 -13.27% 3
Coventry -4 22 £425 -5.56% 8
Staffordshire +8 11 £400 - 3
Solihull +8 7 £500 +42.86% 2
Shropshire -1 7 £475 +32.87% 3
Worcestershire +23 4 £550 +59.42% 1
Herefordshire -6 3 £500 -16.67%
Willenhall 0 1 - -
Wolverhampton -4 1 £200 -46.67% 3
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 41 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.14%) Migration
3 35 (20.00%) Oracle
4 32 (18.29%) Project Management
5 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 24 (13.71%) SAP
7 23 (13.14%) SQL
7 23 (13.14%) Public Sector
8 20 (11.43%) Legal
8 20 (11.43%) Security Cleared
9 19 (10.86%) Change Management
10 18 (10.29%) Data Migration
11 16 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (9.14%) SQL Server
11 16 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
12 15 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (8.57%) Azure
12 15 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 15 (8.57%) Project Delivery
12 15 (8.57%) Decision-Making
13 14 (8.00%) SC Cleared
14 13 (7.43%) SDLC
14 13 (7.43%) PRINCE2
14 13 (7.43%) Telecoms
14 13 (7.43%) Banking
15 12 (6.86%) Windows
15 12 (6.86%) DevOps
15 12 (6.86%) Analytics
15 12 (6.86%) Marketing
16 11 (6.29%) SharePoint

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 11 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.14%) Jupyter
3 2 (1.14%) SAS
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.14%) SPSS
5 2 (1.14%) Stata
6 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.71%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.57%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.57%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.57%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.57%) Azure
2 7 (4.00%) Office 365
3 5 (2.86%) Power Platform
3 5 (2.86%) SaaS
4 4 (2.29%) PaaS
5 2 (1.14%) AWS
5 2 (1.14%) IaaS
5 2 (1.14%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.14%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.14%) Yammer
6 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.57%) GitHub
6 1 (0.57%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.57%) Google Sheets
6 1 (0.57%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.86%) Skype
2 4 (2.29%) Firewall
2 4 (2.29%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.71%) Internet
3 3 (1.71%) LAN
3 3 (1.71%) VoIP
3 3 (1.71%) WAN
4 2 (1.14%) SAN
4 2 (1.14%) Wireless
5 1 (0.57%) BGP
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.57%) Connectrix
5 1 (0.57%) CTI
5 1 (0.57%) DNS
5 1 (0.57%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.57%) H.323
5 1 (0.57%) IPsec
5 1 (0.57%) OSPF
5 1 (0.57%) PBX
5 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.00%) Qlik Sense
4 6 (3.43%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.43%) QlikView
4 6 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.86%) Power BI
5 5 (2.86%) Redis
5 5 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (1.14%) Big Data
8 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.43%) webpack
3 4 (2.29%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.29%) JIRA
3 4 (2.29%) Selenium
4 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.14%) Mocha
5 2 (1.14%) MSTest
5 2 (1.14%) NUnit
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.57%) Babel
6 1 (0.57%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.57%) JUnit
6 1 (0.57%) Maven
6 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (13.14%) Public Sector
2 20 (11.43%) Legal
3 13 (7.43%) Banking
3 13 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.86%) Marketing
5 11 (6.29%) Manufacturing
6 9 (5.14%) Billing
6 9 (5.14%) Electronics
7 6 (3.43%) Back Office
7 6 (3.43%) Retail
8 5 (2.86%) Investment Banking
9 4 (2.29%) German Language
9 4 (2.29%) Police
9 4 (2.29%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.14%) Automotive
10 2 (1.14%) Publishing
11 1 (0.57%) Advertising
11 1 (0.57%) Games
11 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (19.43%) Analyst
2 26 (14.86%) Project Manager
3 16 (9.14%) Developer
4 10 (5.71%) Architect
5 7 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 7 (4.00%) Consultant
5 7 (4.00%) Data Analyst
5 7 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
5 7 (4.00%) Senior Manager
6 6 (3.43%) Programme Manager
7 5 (2.86%) Administrator
7 5 (2.86%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (2.86%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (2.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (2.29%) Data Consultant
8 4 (2.29%) Data Migration Analyst
8 4 (2.29%) Migration Analyst
8 4 (2.29%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (2.29%) SAP Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) CSS
1 7 (4.00%) HTML
2 6 (3.43%) HTML5
2 6 (3.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (2.86%) jQuery
3 5 (2.86%) Memcached
3 5 (2.86%) React
4 3 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.14%) Matplotlib
5 2 (1.14%) REST
5 2 (1.14%) Spring
6 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.57%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.57%) Jest
6 1 (0.57%) LDAP
6 1 (0.57%) MDX
6 1 (0.57%) Swagger
6 1 (0.57%) Velocity
6 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.43%) Reinsurance
3 6 (3.43%) User Experience
4 5 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.71%) CCTV
6 3 (1.71%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.71%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.14%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.14%) IVR
7 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.57%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.57%) Social Media
8 1 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.86%) Windows
2 7 (4.00%) Linux
3 4 (2.29%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.71%) Solaris
4 3 (1.71%) Unix
4 3 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) HPUX
5 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) AIX
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.14%) Migration
3 32 (18.29%) Project Management
4 19 (10.86%) Change Management
5 18 (10.29%) Data Migration
6 16 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (8.57%) Decision-Making
7 15 (8.57%) Project Delivery
7 15 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 13 (7.43%) PRINCE2
8 13 (7.43%) SDLC
9 12 (6.86%) Analytics
9 12 (6.86%) DevOps
10 11 (6.29%) Programme Management
11 10 (5.71%) ERP
11 10 (5.71%) Risk Management
12 9 (5.14%) Data Analysis
12 9 (5.14%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (4.57%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.14%) SQL
2 10 (5.71%) Python
3 8 (4.57%) Java
4 4 (2.29%) C
4 4 (2.29%) C#
4 4 (2.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.71%) R
6 2 (1.14%) COBOL
6 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.57%) C++
7 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.57%) VB
7 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.14%) Degree
4 5 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.29%) ISEB
6 3 (1.71%) CISA
6 3 (1.71%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.14%) CCIE
7 2 (1.14%) CCNP
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.14%) CISSP
8 1 (0.57%) ACCA
8 1 (0.57%) CCDA
8 1 (0.57%) CCDP
8 1 (0.57%) CCNA
8 1 (0.57%) CIMA
8 1 (0.57%) CISM
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.71%) PMO
1 10 (5.71%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.71%) GDPR
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.57%) NIST
4 1 (0.57%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.14%) XenApp
3 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.57%) SRDF
4 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.29%) Ansible
1 4 (2.29%) Puppet
2 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.57%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.57%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.57%) Netcool
3 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.57%) SCOM
3 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (20.00%) Oracle
2 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 24 (13.71%) SAP
4 5 (2.86%) Cisco
5 4 (2.29%) VMware
6 3 (1.71%) Citrix
7 2 (1.14%) Dell
7 2 (1.14%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.14%) IBM
7 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.14%) Splunk
7 2 (1.14%) Tableau
7 2 (1.14%) Talend
7 2 (1.14%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.57%) Cognos
8 1 (0.57%) EMC
8 1 (0.57%) HP
8 1 (0.57%) Sonatype
8 1 (0.57%) Sun