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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 347 380 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.56% 15.10% 13.44%
As % of the General category 32.16% 35.02% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 188 145
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£414 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
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 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
1079 1085 1132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.16% 43.12% 47.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 471 447
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 20
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £33.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +4 155 £450 +21.62% 44
Slough 0 50 £275 -26.17% 7
Bracknell -7 19 £322 -12.97% 5
Newbury -6 12 £400 +14.61% 11
Maidenhead -4 8 £350 -9.67% 2
Windsor - 6 £475 - 1
Wokingham +3 3 £463 +60.17% 1
Hungerford - 2 £368 - 2
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 134 (22.11%) Telecoms
2 112 (18.48%) Project Management
3 70 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (11.22%) Microsoft
5 67 (11.06%) SAP
6 63 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (10.40%) Marketing
7 56 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (8.58%) PRINCE2
9 51 (8.42%) ITIL
10 47 (7.76%) MS Office
11 46 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
12 45 (7.43%) Programme Management
13 44 (7.26%) MS Excel
14 42 (6.93%) Oracle
14 42 (6.93%) SQL
15 41 (6.77%) Data Centre
16 39 (6.44%) Banking
16 39 (6.44%) ERP
17 38 (6.27%) MS Project
17 38 (6.27%) CIMA
18 37 (6.11%) Migration
19 36 (5.94%) Legal
19 36 (5.94%) Degree
20 35 (5.78%) Project Planning
20 35 (5.78%) Windows
20 35 (5.78%) Retail
21 34 (5.61%) Security Cleared
22 32 (5.28%) Digital Marketing
22 32 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 24 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.47%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.16%) Apache
4 6 (0.99%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (0.83%) CMS
5 5 (0.83%) Lync
6 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.50%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.50%) Confluence
8 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.33%) SAS
8 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 47 (7.76%) MS Office
2 44 (7.26%) MS Excel
3 38 (6.27%) MS Project
4 30 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (3.30%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.50%) InDesign
7 3 (0.50%) DOC1
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 27 (4.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (2.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (2.15%) HFM
3 13 (2.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 10 (1.65%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (1.16%) Hyperion Planning
7 6 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.99%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.99%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 4 (0.66%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.66%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.50%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.50%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.83%) SaaS
2 3 (0.50%) Office 365
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.15%) WAN
2 12 (1.98%) Firewall
3 11 (1.82%) LAN
4 9 (1.49%) HTTP
5 7 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.16%) SSL
6 6 (0.99%) Internet
6 6 (0.99%) Broadband
6 6 (0.99%) Wireless
7 5 (0.83%) 2G
7 5 (0.83%) DNS
7 5 (0.83%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.83%) 4G
7 5 (0.83%) 3G
7 5 (0.83%) MPLS
8 4 (0.66%) Network Security
8 4 (0.66%) LTE
8 4 (0.66%) VLAN
9 3 (0.50%) SSH
9 3 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.97%) DB2
3 16 (2.64%) Big Data
4 15 (2.48%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (1.65%) Hyperion Smart View
8 8 (1.32%) QlikView
9 7 (1.16%) SAP BW
9 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.99%) SAP BI
10 6 (0.99%) OLAP
11 5 (0.83%) DataStage
11 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.50%) Essbase
13 3 (0.50%) Data Mart
14 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.32%) JIRA
2 6 (0.99%) Selenium
3 5 (0.83%) Toad
4 4 (0.66%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.50%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.33%) Subversion
6 2 (0.33%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.17%) Maven
7 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.17%) JUnit
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 134 (22.11%) Telecoms
2 63 (10.40%) Marketing
3 39 (6.44%) Banking
4 36 (5.94%) Legal
5 35 (5.78%) Retail
6 30 (4.95%) Manufacturing
7 27 (4.46%) Electronics
8 26 (4.29%) Billing
9 18 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (2.31%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.65%) Back Office
12 7 (1.16%) Advertising
12 7 (1.16%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.99%) Automotive
13 6 (0.99%) Law
13 6 (0.99%) Front Office
14 5 (0.83%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.66%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.33%) Publishing
17 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (23.10%) Analyst
2 99 (16.34%) Project Manager
3 73 (12.05%) Developer
4 58 (9.57%) Consultant
5 49 (8.09%) Business Analyst
6 40 (6.60%) Financial Analyst
7 36 (5.94%) Architect
8 25 (4.13%) Systems Analyst
9 23 (3.80%) Ab Initio Developer
10 20 (3.30%) Designer
11 16 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (2.64%) Senior Manager
12 15 (2.48%) Support Analyst
13 13 (2.15%) Security Analyst
14 12 (1.98%) Functional Consultant
14 12 (1.98%) Senior Developer
14 12 (1.98%) Systems Support
14 12 (1.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 12 (1.98%) Systems Support Analyst
14 12 (1.98%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.46%) Web Services
2 16 (2.64%) HTML
2 16 (2.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 15 (2.48%) Middleware
3 15 (2.48%) .NET
4 14 (2.31%) CSS
5 9 (1.49%) Application Packaging
6 7 (1.16%) SOAP
6 7 (1.16%) XML
7 6 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.83%) J2EE
8 5 (0.83%) jQuery
9 4 (0.66%) Spring
9 4 (0.66%) HTML5
9 4 (0.66%) REST
9 4 (0.66%) Flash
9 4 (0.66%) JMS
10 3 (0.50%) CSS3
10 3 (0.50%) MDX
10 3 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.77%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.29%) DTV
4 25 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.15%) DataPower
6 12 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.16%) PMI
8 5 (0.83%) CMDB
8 5 (0.83%) Clustering
8 5 (0.83%) Social Network
9 4 (0.66%) FMCG
9 4 (0.66%) User Experience
9 4 (0.66%) iSeries
9 4 (0.66%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.66%) Social Media
9 4 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.50%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.50%) PKI
10 3 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.78%) Windows
2 32 (5.28%) UNIX
3 17 (2.81%) Linux
4 14 (2.31%) Solaris
4 14 (2.31%) Windows 7
5 13 (2.15%) AIX
6 5 (0.83%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.50%) Android
9 2 (0.33%) SUSE
9 2 (0.33%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) zOS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (18.48%) Project Management
2 70 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
5 52 (8.58%) PRINCE2
6 51 (8.42%) ITIL
7 45 (7.43%) Programme Management
8 39 (6.44%) ERP
9 37 (6.11%) Migration
10 35 (5.78%) Project Planning
11 32 (5.28%) Digital Marketing
11 32 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (4.13%) Risk Management
13 24 (3.96%) Service Management
13 24 (3.96%) Change Management
14 22 (3.63%) SDLC
15 20 (3.30%) Information Security
16 18 (2.97%) Data Migration
17 17 (2.81%) Waterfall
17 17 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (6.93%) SQL
2 29 (4.79%) Java
3 25 (4.13%) Shell Script
4 14 (2.31%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.15%) C#
6 12 (1.98%) C
7 5 (0.83%) VBA
7 5 (0.83%) Python
8 4 (0.66%) C++
8 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.50%) PHP
9 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.50%) VB
10 2 (0.33%) ABAP
10 2 (0.33%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.33%) Perl
10 2 (0.33%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) XPath
11 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.17%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 38 (6.27%) CIMA
2 36 (5.94%) Degree
3 34 (5.61%) Security Cleared
4 26 (4.29%) ACCA
5 22 (3.63%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.31%) PMI Certification
7 13 (2.15%) ISEB
8 12 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.98%) AAT
8 12 (1.98%) CIPFA
8 12 (1.98%) CCAB
9 8 (1.32%) PMP
9 8 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.99%) MCP
11 6 (0.99%) MCSE
12 5 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.14%) QA
2 11 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.49%) SLA
4 7 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.99%) COBIT
6 4 (0.66%) GAAP
7 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.33%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) FATCA
System Software
1 22 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.83%) NFS
3 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
4 1 (0.17%) vCloud
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.66%) SCCM
2 4 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.33%) SELinux
3 2 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.17%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 68 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 67 (11.06%) SAP
3 42 (6.93%) Oracle
4 26 (4.29%) PeopleSoft
5 24 (3.96%) Ab Initio
6 19 (3.14%) IBM
7 18 (2.97%) Cisco
8 17 (2.81%) HP
9 16 (2.64%) Hyperion
10 14 (2.31%) Citrix
11 10 (1.65%) Cognos
12 9 (1.49%) VMware
13 8 (1.32%) Remedy
13 8 (1.32%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.99%) Aerohive Networks
14 6 (0.99%) Twitter
14 6 (0.99%) Thunderhead
15 5 (0.83%) F5
15 5 (0.83%) Facebook
15 5 (0.83%) Informatica
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