The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Finance 263 373 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.85% 13.16% 11.03%
As % of the General category 21.49% 28.85% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 216 97
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £242 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.58 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £24.50 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £16.20 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+9.56% -20.00%
Finance
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1224 1293 1142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.20% 45.61% 49.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 611 391
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 49
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £27.54 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Berkshire region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Berkshire region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 90 £400 +6.66% 38
Bracknell +14 39 £400 +12.35% 10
Slough -4 36 £328 -27.22% 23
Newbury -15 14 £300 -30.23% 19
Wokingham -2 2 £400 +77.77% 2
Maidenhead -11 2 £303 -9.02% 10
Windsor - 1 £600 - 4
Thatcham - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 2
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 169 (28.74%) Telecoms
2 95 (16.16%) Project Management
3 74 (12.59%) SAP
4 70 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (10.54%) Degree
7 59 (10.03%) SQL
8 57 (9.69%) PRINCE2
9 56 (9.52%) Oracle
10 55 (9.35%) Marketing
11 52 (8.84%) MS Excel
12 51 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (8.33%) Java
13 49 (8.33%) ITIL
14 48 (8.16%) Microsoft
15 47 (7.99%) Banking
16 43 (7.31%) Legal
17 42 (7.14%) Security Cleared
18 41 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (6.80%) MS PowerPoint
19 40 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
20 37 (6.29%) Programme Management
21 33 (5.61%) Service Management
22 32 (5.44%) MS Office
23 31 (5.27%) Migration
24 30 (5.10%) Windows
25 29 (4.93%) ERP
25 29 (4.93%) Service Delivery
26 27 (4.59%) CRM
26 27 (4.59%) Web Services

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.38%) WebLogic
3 13 (2.21%) Apache
4 11 (1.87%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.53%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.19%) JBoss
7 5 (0.85%) IIS
8 4 (0.68%) JCAPS
8 4 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (0.68%) Lync
8 4 (0.68%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.68%) iPlanet
8 4 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.68%) CMS
9 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 52 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 40 (6.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (5.44%) MS Office
4 19 (3.23%) MS Project
5 11 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Maya
7 1 (0.17%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 16 (2.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (2.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 13 (2.21%) SAP CO
2 13 (2.21%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.53%) Agresso
4 6 (1.02%) SAP FSCM
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.68%) BPCS
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.51%) Endur
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.51%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.51%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.51%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.17%) Force.com
2 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.74%) 3G
2 18 (3.06%) 4G
3 15 (2.55%) LTE
4 13 (2.21%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (2.04%) Internet
5 12 (2.04%) DNS
6 9 (1.53%) Broadband
7 8 (1.36%) Firewall
8 7 (1.19%) LAN
8 7 (1.19%) WAN
9 5 (0.85%) 2G
9 5 (0.85%) MPLS
9 5 (0.85%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.68%) HTTP
11 3 (0.51%) Wireless
11 3 (0.51%) DAB
11 3 (0.51%) CTI
11 3 (0.51%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.51%) VoLTE
11 3 (0.51%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.70%) SAP BW
4 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.19%) DB2
5 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.19%) QlikView
5 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.68%) MySQL
8 3 (0.51%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.51%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.53%) JIRA
2 6 (1.02%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.02%) JUnit
2 6 (1.02%) Subversion
2 6 (1.02%) Maven
3 5 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.51%) Selenium
5 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.34%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.17%) Ant
6 1 (0.17%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.17%) Hudson
General
1 169 (28.74%) Telecoms
2 55 (9.35%) Marketing
3 47 (7.99%) Banking
4 43 (7.31%) Legal
5 23 (3.91%) Retail
6 22 (3.74%) Billing
7 20 (3.40%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.38%) Electronics
9 12 (2.04%) Law
10 11 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.70%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.02%) Automotive
13 4 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.68%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.51%) Back Office
15 2 (0.34%) German Language
15 2 (0.34%) Advertising
15 2 (0.34%) Publishing
16 1 (0.17%) Games
16 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 145 (24.66%) Analyst
2 68 (11.56%) Business Analyst
3 57 (9.69%) Project Manager
4 55 (9.35%) Developer
5 50 (8.50%) Architect
6 43 (7.31%) Consultant
7 26 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (3.91%) Delivery Manager
9 21 (3.57%) Data Analyst
10 19 (3.23%) Financial Analyst
11 14 (2.38%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.38%) Administrator
11 14 (2.38%) Service Manager
12 13 (2.21%) Designer
13 12 (2.04%) Test Manager
13 12 (2.04%) Java Developer
14 11 (1.87%) Bid Manager
14 11 (1.87%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (1.87%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (1.87%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.59%) Web Services
2 25 (4.25%) .NET
3 19 (3.23%) Middleware
4 18 (3.06%) HTML
5 17 (2.89%) XML
6 16 (2.72%) SOAP
7 13 (2.21%) jQuery
8 10 (1.70%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.53%) Spring
10 8 (1.36%) J2EE
11 7 (1.19%) XML-RPC
11 7 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (1.19%) CSS
11 7 (1.19%) Classic ASP
12 6 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (1.02%) HTML5
12 6 (1.02%) COM+
12 6 (1.02%) Struts
13 5 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.85%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.06%) Management Information System
2 18 (3.06%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.55%) DTV
4 11 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.19%) Open Source
6 6 (1.02%) Credit Risk
6 6 (1.02%) User Experience
6 6 (1.02%) GIS
7 5 (0.85%) PKI
7 5 (0.85%) NHS
7 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.68%) Informatics
8 4 (0.68%) CMDB
8 4 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.51%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.51%) IVR
9 3 (0.51%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.51%) PMI
9 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.10%) Windows
2 25 (4.25%) Linux
3 17 (2.89%) UNIX
4 12 (2.04%) Solaris
5 9 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.36%) AIX
7 5 (0.85%) Android
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.68%) zOS
9 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.16%) Project Management
2 64 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 57 (9.69%) PRINCE2
4 51 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (8.33%) ITIL
6 41 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 37 (6.29%) Programme Management
9 33 (5.61%) Service Management
10 31 (5.27%) Migration
11 29 (4.93%) ERP
11 29 (4.93%) Service Delivery
12 27 (4.59%) CRM
13 24 (4.08%) Business Analysis
14 22 (3.74%) Risk Management
15 21 (3.57%) Change Management
15 21 (3.57%) Data Analysis
16 20 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (3.23%) Performance Management
17 19 (3.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 59 (10.03%) SQL
2 49 (8.33%) Java
3 13 (2.21%) C#
4 12 (2.04%) C
4 12 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.53%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.02%) VBA
6 6 (1.02%) Perl
7 5 (0.85%) C++
8 4 (0.68%) ABAP
8 4 (0.68%) VBScript
9 3 (0.51%) PHP
10 2 (0.34%) Groovy
10 2 (0.34%) Python
10 2 (0.34%) VB
10 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.17%) AWK
11 1 (0.17%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.17%) PL/1
11 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (10.54%) Degree
2 42 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.06%) ISEB
5 16 (2.72%) ACCA
5 16 (2.72%) CIMA
6 14 (2.38%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.87%) PMP
9 6 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.85%) HND
10 5 (0.85%) MCP
10 5 (0.85%) MCSE
10 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.85%) CCIE
11 4 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.51%) MCSD
12 3 (0.51%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.40%) QA
2 19 (3.23%) SLA
3 15 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.68%) COBIT
5 3 (0.51%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.87%) NFS
3 5 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.51%) SELinux
2 3 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.51%) SCCM
3 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (12.59%) SAP
2 56 (9.52%) Oracle
3 48 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.74%) HP
5 17 (2.89%) Cisco
5 17 (2.89%) Business Objects
6 13 (2.21%) Citrix
7 11 (1.87%) IBM
8 10 (1.70%) BMC
9 9 (1.53%) VMware
9 9 (1.53%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.36%) Remedy
11 7 (1.19%) Amdocs
11 7 (1.19%) EMC
11 7 (1.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (1.19%) Fujitsu
12 6 (1.02%) Informatica
13 5 (0.85%) Redknee
13 5 (0.85%) Ericsson
13 5 (0.85%) Ariba
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