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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 312 366 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.71% 15.00% 11.99%
As % of the General category 28.73% 36.24% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 178 118
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£400 £394 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% +62.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
1086 1010 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 44.25% 41.39% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 439 375
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.55 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +2 138 £425 +6.25% 55
Slough -1 43 £378 +7.85% 10
Bracknell 0 20 £375 -3.84% 3
Newbury -4 13 £400 +16.53% 5
Windsor - 6 £600 -
Maidenhead -6 5 £400 +3.22% 5
Wokingham +3 2 £386 +33.76% 3
Hungerford - 1 £415 -
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 145 (24.96%) Telecoms
2 107 (18.42%) Project Management
3 70 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (11.70%) SAP
5 60 (10.33%) Microsoft
6 57 (9.81%) Marketing
7 54 (9.29%) PRINCE2
8 52 (8.95%) ITIL
8 52 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (8.43%) MS Excel
11 47 (8.09%) Degree
12 46 (7.92%) MS Office
13 45 (7.75%) Programme Management
14 44 (7.57%) Oracle
15 43 (7.40%) SQL
16 42 (7.23%) Java
17 39 (6.71%) Banking
18 38 (6.54%) Migration
19 37 (6.37%) Security Cleared
19 37 (6.37%) Data Centre
20 36 (6.20%) Legal
20 36 (6.20%) MS PowerPoint
21 35 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
22 34 (5.85%) Project Planning
22 34 (5.85%) Windows
23 32 (5.51%) ERP
24 31 (5.34%) MS Project
25 29 (4.99%) Digital Marketing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.27%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.55%) Apache
4 8 (1.38%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.86%) Lync
7 4 (0.69%) Confluence
7 4 (0.69%) CMS
7 4 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.52%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.52%) iPlanet
8 3 (0.52%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.52%) IIS
8 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.52%) SAS
8 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.34%) JCAPS
Applications
1 49 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 46 (7.92%) MS Office
3 36 (6.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (5.34%) MS Project
5 19 (3.27%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.52%) InDesign
7 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (3.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (2.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 13 (2.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (1.72%) HFM
4 6 (1.03%) SAP FI
4 6 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.86%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.86%) Agresso
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.52%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.52%) CODA-Financials
7 3 (0.52%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.55%) SaaS
2 3 (0.52%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) Force.com
4 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.17%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.07%) WAN
2 11 (1.89%) LAN
2 11 (1.89%) Firewall
3 9 (1.55%) Internet
4 8 (1.38%) 3G
4 8 (1.38%) 2G
5 7 (1.20%) 4G
5 7 (1.20%) HTTP
5 7 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.03%) DNS
6 6 (1.03%) Broadband
7 5 (0.86%) MPLS
7 5 (0.86%) LTE
7 5 (0.86%) Wireless
7 5 (0.86%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.69%) VLAN
8 4 (0.69%) SSL
9 3 (0.52%) SAN
9 3 (0.52%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.24%) DB2
3 12 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.89%) SAP BW
5 10 (1.72%) Big Data
5 10 (1.72%) Hyperion Smart View
6 8 (1.38%) QlikView
7 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.20%) SAP BI
8 6 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.69%) MySQL
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.52%) OLAP
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.55%) JIRA
2 8 (1.38%) Selenium
3 5 (0.86%) WebDriver
4 4 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.69%) JUnit
4 4 (0.69%) Subversion
5 3 (0.52%) Maven
5 3 (0.52%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.52%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.34%) Toad
6 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.17%) Hudson
7 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.17%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 145 (24.96%) Telecoms
2 57 (9.81%) Marketing
3 39 (6.71%) Banking
4 36 (6.20%) Legal
5 26 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 26 (4.48%) Billing
6 24 (4.13%) Electronics
7 23 (3.96%) Retail
8 17 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (2.24%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.55%) Back Office
10 9 (1.55%) Law
11 7 (1.20%) Advertising
12 6 (1.03%) Automotive
12 6 (1.03%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.69%) Front Office
14 2 (0.34%) Publishing
15 1 (0.17%) Games
15 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (21.69%) Analyst
2 94 (16.18%) Project Manager
3 57 (9.81%) Developer
4 52 (8.95%) Consultant
5 49 (8.43%) Business Analyst
6 38 (6.54%) Architect
7 25 (4.30%) Financial Analyst
8 17 (2.93%) Designer
8 17 (2.93%) Systems Analyst
8 17 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (2.58%) Administrator
10 13 (2.24%) Senior Manager
10 13 (2.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 13 (2.24%) Test Manager
10 13 (2.24%) Infrastructure Manager
11 12 (2.07%) Ab Initio Developer
12 11 (1.89%) Data Analyst
13 10 (1.72%) Senior Project Manager
13 10 (1.72%) Functional Consultant
13 10 (1.72%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.96%) Web Services
2 15 (2.58%) Middleware
3 13 (2.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (2.24%) HTML
4 11 (1.89%) XML
5 10 (1.72%) .NET
6 9 (1.55%) Application Packaging
7 8 (1.38%) jQuery
7 8 (1.38%) CSS
7 8 (1.38%) SOAP
8 6 (1.03%) J2EE
8 6 (1.03%) Spring
9 4 (0.69%) RESTful
9 4 (0.69%) HTML5
10 3 (0.52%) REST
10 3 (0.52%) CSS3
10 3 (0.52%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.52%) Struts2
10 3 (0.52%) Apache CXF
10 3 (0.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.37%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.96%) DTV
4 22 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.20%) PMI
6 7 (1.20%) DataPower
6 7 (1.20%) User Experience
7 5 (0.86%) Social Network
8 4 (0.69%) iSeries
8 4 (0.69%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.69%) Clustering
8 4 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.52%) PKI
9 3 (0.52%) FMCG
9 3 (0.52%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.85%) Windows
2 21 (3.61%) UNIX
3 20 (3.44%) Linux
4 15 (2.58%) AIX
5 14 (2.41%) Solaris
6 10 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.86%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.69%) Android
9 3 (0.52%) zOS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (18.42%) Project Management
2 70 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (9.29%) PRINCE2
4 52 (8.95%) ITIL
5 51 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (7.75%) Programme Management
8 38 (6.54%) Migration
9 35 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (5.85%) Project Planning
11 32 (5.51%) ERP
12 29 (4.99%) Digital Marketing
13 24 (4.13%) Service Management
14 23 (3.96%) Risk Management
15 22 (3.79%) Change Management
15 22 (3.79%) SDLC
16 20 (3.44%) Data Migration
17 19 (3.27%) Change Control
18 18 (3.10%) Resource Management
19 17 (2.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.40%) SQL
2 42 (7.23%) Java
3 14 (2.41%) Shell Script
4 10 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.55%) C
6 8 (1.38%) C#
7 5 (0.86%) Python
7 5 (0.86%) ABAP
8 4 (0.69%) VBA
9 3 (0.52%) C++
9 3 (0.52%) Perl
9 3 (0.52%) PHP
10 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.34%) VBScript
10 2 (0.34%) VB
10 2 (0.34%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.34%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) XPath
11 1 (0.17%) Groovy
11 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 47 (8.09%) Degree
2 37 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.27%) ISEB
5 17 (2.93%) CIMA
6 16 (2.75%) PMI Certification
7 15 (2.58%) ACCA
8 14 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.72%) PMP
10 9 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (1.03%) MCP
11 6 (1.03%) MCSE
12 5 (0.86%) HND
12 5 (0.86%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.30%) QA
2 18 (3.10%) SLA
3 16 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.69%) GAAP
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) COBIT
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.34%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.86%) NFS
3 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) vCloud
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.34%) SELinux
3 2 (0.34%) SCCM
3 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.17%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 68 (11.70%) SAP
2 60 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.57%) Oracle
4 26 (4.48%) PeopleSoft
5 22 (3.79%) HP
6 18 (3.10%) IBM
7 16 (2.75%) Cisco
8 14 (2.41%) Citrix
9 13 (2.24%) Ab Initio
10 11 (1.89%) VMware
11 10 (1.72%) Business Objects
12 8 (1.38%) Hyperion
13 7 (1.20%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.03%) Aerohive Networks
14 6 (1.03%) Twitter
14 6 (1.03%) Fujitsu
14 6 (1.03%) Remedy
15 5 (0.86%) Sage
15 5 (0.86%) Ariba
15 5 (0.86%) Cognos
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