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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / West Midlands
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 310 350 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.70% 12.99% 13.30%
As % of the General category 45.93% 51.55% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 221 211
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £19.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -4.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +37.93% +22.53%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 675 679 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.83% 25.20% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 392 387
Median daily rate £400 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.55% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 61
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.81 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.70% -31.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 102 £375 -6.25% 37
Coventry +1 50 £394 -1.62% 10
Warwickshire -2 43 £450 +8.10% 15
Solihull +3 34 £481 +13.23% 3
Shropshire +38 19 £483 -0.10% 4
Staffordshire -3 12 £425 +14.86% 5
Herefordshire -7 4 £450 - 1
Worcestershire -1 3 £388 -8.82% 3
Wolverhampton +2 2 £395 -12.22% 2
West Bromwich -6 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Halesowen - 1 £380 - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 156 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (20.85%) Project Management
3 95 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 71 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 70 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (10.65%) SQL
6 68 (10.35%) PRINCE2
6 68 (10.35%) Migration
7 57 (8.68%) Oracle
7 57 (8.68%) SAP
8 52 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (7.76%) Banking
10 49 (7.46%) Change Management
11 47 (7.15%) Manufacturing
12 45 (6.85%) PMO
13 41 (6.24%) MS Excel
14 39 (5.94%) Programme Management
15 38 (5.78%) Degree
15 38 (5.78%) CRM
15 38 (5.78%) Windows
15 38 (5.78%) Waterfall
16 37 (5.63%) JavaScript
17 35 (5.33%) Java
18 34 (5.18%) HTML
19 32 (4.87%) .NET
19 32 (4.87%) AngularJS
20 31 (4.72%) SharePoint
20 31 (4.72%) Telecoms
20 31 (4.72%) Risk Management
21 30 (4.57%) Business Analysis

Finance
Top Related 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 31 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (1.67%) SAS
4 8 (1.22%) Confluence
5 6 (0.91%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.46%) CMS
8 3 (0.46%) Documentum
8 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.30%) Apache
9 2 (0.30%) IIS
9 2 (0.30%) JBoss
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.96%) MS Office
3 24 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (3.50%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.89%) MS Project
6 9 (1.37%) Open Workbench
7 8 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.76%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 27 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.98%) SAP FI
4 12 (1.83%) SAP CO
5 10 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (1.07%) SAP FSCM
9 5 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.76%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle ASCP
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.46%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.61%) SaaS
4 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.46%) Office 365
5 2 (0.30%) IaaS
5 2 (0.30%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.28%) Firewall
2 11 (1.67%) Internet
3 9 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (1.22%) SAN
4 8 (1.22%) Wireless
5 7 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.91%) HTTP
6 6 (0.91%) Network Security
6 6 (0.91%) SSL
6 6 (0.91%) VPN
6 6 (0.91%) WAN
7 5 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.76%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (0.61%) Skype
9 3 (0.46%) BGP
9 3 (0.46%) DNS
9 3 (0.46%) LAN
9 3 (0.46%) LDAP
9 3 (0.46%) OSPF
9 3 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.83%) Power BI
5 11 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.52%) QlikView
7 9 (1.37%) Data Mart
8 8 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.07%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.07%) Hazelcast
9 7 (1.07%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.07%) SAP HANA
9 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.76%) Big Data
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.52%) JIRA
3 10 (1.52%) Selenium
4 8 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.91%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.76%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.76%) Protractor
7 4 (0.61%) Subversion
7 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.46%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.30%) Mockito
9 2 (0.30%) Moq
9 2 (0.30%) Sahi
9 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.30%) WATIR
General
1 51 (7.76%) Banking
2 47 (7.15%) Manufacturing
3 31 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.57%) Retail
5 21 (3.20%) Marketing
6 10 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.37%) Automotive
7 9 (1.37%) Electronics
7 9 (1.37%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.22%) Legal
9 7 (1.07%) Back Office
10 6 (0.91%) Advertising
10 6 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.30%) German Language
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 159 (24.20%) Analyst
2 101 (15.37%) Project Manager
3 93 (14.16%) Business Analyst
4 74 (11.26%) Developer
5 59 (8.98%) Architect
6 38 (5.78%) Consultant
7 32 (4.87%) Financial Analyst
8 20 (3.04%) Finance Business Analyst
9 18 (2.74%) IT Manager
9 18 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (2.13%) Change Manager
11 14 (2.13%) Programme Manager
12 13 (1.98%) Digital Analyst
12 13 (1.98%) Dynamics AX Architect
13 12 (1.83%) Digital Business Analyst
13 12 (1.83%) Dynamics AX Developer
13 12 (1.83%) Microsoft Developer
13 12 (1.83%) SAP Consultant
13 12 (1.83%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.18%) HTML
2 32 (4.87%) .NET
2 32 (4.87%) AngularJS
3 26 (3.96%) CSS
4 21 (3.20%) Web Services
5 19 (2.89%) HTML5
6 17 (2.59%) XML
7 16 (2.44%) CSS3
8 10 (1.52%) Spring
9 9 (1.37%) J2EE
9 9 (1.37%) jQuery
9 9 (1.37%) Node.js
9 9 (1.37%) REST
10 8 (1.22%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.22%) Hibernate
10 8 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (1.07%) Spring Boot
12 6 (0.91%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.76%) JSON
13 5 (0.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.98%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.37%) User Experience
6 8 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.91%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.61%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.61%) NHS
8 4 (0.61%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.46%) CESG
9 3 (0.46%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.46%) Handset
9 3 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.30%) EPoS
10 2 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.78%) Windows
2 22 (3.35%) Unix
3 20 (3.04%) Linux
4 15 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.30%) AIX
6 2 (0.30%) HPUX
6 2 (0.30%) Solaris
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.15%) Android
7 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.15%) SUSE
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (20.85%) Project Management
3 95 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
5 68 (10.35%) Migration
5 68 (10.35%) PRINCE2
6 49 (7.46%) Change Management
7 39 (5.94%) Programme Management
8 38 (5.78%) CRM
8 38 (5.78%) Waterfall
9 31 (4.72%) Risk Management
10 30 (4.57%) Analytics
10 30 (4.57%) Business Analysis
11 29 (4.41%) ERP
11 29 (4.41%) ITIL
11 29 (4.41%) Open Source
11 29 (4.41%) Scrum
12 27 (4.11%) Data Migration
13 26 (3.96%) Service Management
14 25 (3.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 70 (10.65%) SQL
2 37 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 35 (5.33%) Java
4 26 (3.96%) C#
5 11 (1.67%) X++
6 10 (1.52%) Ruby
7 8 (1.22%) C
7 8 (1.22%) Python
8 7 (1.07%) Scala
9 6 (0.91%) PHP
10 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.76%) VBA
11 4 (0.61%) ABAP
11 4 (0.61%) Perl
12 3 (0.46%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.30%) Korn
13 2 (0.30%) SAS Macro
13 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (5.78%) Degree
2 22 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 14 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.83%) ISEB
5 11 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.22%) CCNP
7 8 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.22%) PMP
8 6 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.61%) ACCA
9 4 (0.61%) CIMA
9 4 (0.61%) CISSP
9 4 (0.61%) MAPM
10 3 (0.46%) CCIE
10 3 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.46%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.85%) PMO
2 22 (3.35%) QA
3 20 (3.04%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.98%) SLA
5 9 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.76%) GDPR
8 3 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.46%) P3O
9 2 (0.30%) Basel II
9 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) COBIT
10 1 (0.15%) IFRS
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.61%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.46%) Docker
3 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) SRDF
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.61%) Ansible
3 3 (0.46%) Nexpose
3 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.46%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) Salt
4 2 (0.30%) SCCM
4 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.15%) Control-M
5 1 (0.15%) Grafana
5 1 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.15%) Kibana
5 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.15%) logstash
5 1 (0.15%) OpenView
5 1 (0.15%) rkt
Vendors
1 71 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.68%) Oracle
2 57 (8.68%) SAP
3 16 (2.44%) CheckPoint
3 16 (2.44%) Cisco
4 15 (2.28%) HP
4 15 (2.28%) IBM
5 12 (1.83%) VMware
6 11 (1.67%) Cognos
7 8 (1.22%) F5
7 8 (1.22%) Guidewire
8 7 (1.07%) Teradata
9 5 (0.76%) Riverbed
9 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.76%) webMethods
10 4 (0.61%) Dell
10 4 (0.61%) Infor
10 4 (0.61%) Juniper
10 4 (0.61%) Pega
10 4 (0.61%) ServiceNow
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