The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 380 323 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.10% 13.44% 9.65%
As % of the General category 35.02% 28.53% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 145 167
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £25.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.85% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £16.30 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £17.50 £37.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1085 1132 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.12% 47.09% 51.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 447 480
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £207 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 24
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +11.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £43.50 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 -1 116 £370 -1.33% 51
Slough +1 69 £373 -14.85% 25
Newbury -2 25 £349 -0.28% 10
Bracknell +2 19 £370 -8.92% 6
Maidenhead +3 14 £388 +133.08% 6
Wokingham +1 3 £289 +54.00% 3
Windsor - - - - 3
Hungerford - - - - 4
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 209 (28.05%) Telecoms
2 138 (18.52%) Project Management
3 102 (13.69%) Marketing
4 99 (13.29%) PRINCE2
5 95 (12.75%) SAP
6 94 (12.62%) MS Excel
7 90 (12.08%) Oracle
8 89 (11.95%) Microsoft
8 89 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
9 69 (9.26%) CRM
10 68 (9.13%) SQL
11 67 (8.99%) Migration
12 66 (8.86%) MS Office
13 63 (8.46%) Windows
13 63 (8.46%) Programme Management
14 52 (6.98%) Degree
15 51 (6.85%) MS Project
16 46 (6.17%) ITIL
16 46 (6.17%) Digital Marketing
17 43 (5.77%) Business Analysis
17 43 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
17 43 (5.77%) .NET
17 43 (5.77%) Banking
18 42 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
18 42 (5.64%) Billing
18 42 (5.64%) Security Cleared
19 40 (5.37%) Manufacturing
19 40 (5.37%) SQL Server
20 37 (4.97%) Electronics

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 31 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.48%) IBM Notes
4 8 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.94%) IIS
6 6 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.81%) CMS
7 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.40%) Drupal
8 3 (0.40%) Confluence
8 3 (0.40%) Lync
8 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.27%) WordPress
9 2 (0.27%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.27%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.27%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 94 (12.62%) MS Excel
2 66 (8.86%) MS Office
3 51 (6.85%) MS Project
4 43 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (3.62%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.40%) InDesign
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.13%) Maya
8 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 37 (4.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.61%) SAP FI
3 11 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (1.07%) SAP CO
4 8 (1.07%) HFM
4 8 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.81%) SAP FSCM
6 5 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.67%) Agresso
7 4 (0.54%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.54%) Force.com
1 4 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.55%) Firewall
2 14 (1.88%) LAN
3 13 (1.74%) WAN
3 13 (1.74%) 3G
4 12 (1.61%) DNS
5 11 (1.48%) 4G
6 10 (1.34%) Internet
7 9 (1.21%) LTE
7 9 (1.21%) Network Security
8 8 (1.07%) Wireless
8 8 (1.07%) 2G
8 8 (1.07%) FTP
9 6 (0.81%) SSL
10 5 (0.67%) SAN
10 5 (0.67%) Intranet
10 5 (0.67%) MPLS
11 4 (0.54%) OSPF
11 4 (0.54%) BGP
11 4 (0.54%) VPN
11 4 (0.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (2.82%) QlikView
5 13 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (1.48%) MS Access
6 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.07%) Data Mining
8 8 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.94%) DB2
9 7 (0.94%) Hyperion Smart View
9 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.81%) MySQL
11 5 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.67%) DataStage
11 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.07%) JIRA
3 6 (0.81%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.54%) Ant
4 4 (0.54%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.54%) Hudson
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.40%) Eclipse RCP
5 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.40%) GDB
5 3 (0.40%) Maven
5 3 (0.40%) Selenium
6 2 (0.27%) LSMW
6 2 (0.27%) Subversion
6 2 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.27%) ERwin
6 2 (0.27%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 209 (28.05%) Telecoms
2 102 (13.69%) Marketing
3 43 (5.77%) Banking
4 42 (5.64%) Billing
5 40 (5.37%) Manufacturing
6 37 (4.97%) Electronics
7 36 (4.83%) Retail
8 33 (4.43%) Legal
9 14 (1.88%) French Language
10 11 (1.48%) German Language
10 11 (1.48%) Italian Language
10 11 (1.48%) Spanish Language
10 11 (1.48%) General Ledger
10 11 (1.48%) Law
10 11 (1.48%) Back Office
11 7 (0.94%) Publishing
12 6 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.54%) Games
14 3 (0.40%) Local Government
15 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 187 (25.10%) Analyst
2 143 (19.19%) Project Manager
3 77 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 65 (8.72%) Consultant
5 60 (8.05%) Developer
6 38 (5.10%) Architect
7 20 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (2.55%) Administrator
8 19 (2.55%) Test Analyst
8 19 (2.55%) Systems Analyst
8 19 (2.55%) Data Analyst
8 19 (2.55%) Technical Manager
8 19 (2.55%) Designer
9 18 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
10 17 (2.28%) Technical Project Manager
10 17 (2.28%) PMO Analyst
11 16 (2.15%) Contracts Manager
11 16 (2.15%) Coordinator
12 15 (2.01%) Programme Manager
12 15 (2.01%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.77%) .NET
2 29 (3.89%) HTML
3 17 (2.28%) Web Services
4 13 (1.74%) CSS
5 11 (1.48%) SOAP
6 10 (1.34%) XML
6 10 (1.34%) J2EE
6 10 (1.34%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.34%) jQuery
7 7 (0.94%) Middleware
8 6 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.81%) HTML5
9 5 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (0.67%) JSON
9 5 (0.67%) Spring
9 5 (0.67%) Flash
10 4 (0.54%) Struts
10 4 (0.54%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.54%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.83%) DTV
2 22 (2.95%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.88%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.21%) Thin Client
4 9 (1.21%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.21%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.07%) Mainframe
6 7 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 6 (0.81%) Clustering
7 6 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 5 (0.67%) DataPower
8 5 (0.67%) iSeries
8 5 (0.67%) AS400
8 5 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.67%) PMI
8 5 (0.67%) Open Source
8 5 (0.67%) Social Media
9 4 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.54%) EPoS
9 4 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.46%) Windows
2 25 (3.36%) UNIX
3 20 (2.68%) Linux
4 14 (1.88%) AIX
5 13 (1.74%) Solaris
5 13 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.94%) Android
10 5 (0.67%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.13%) zOS
11 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (18.52%) Project Management
2 99 (13.29%) PRINCE2
3 89 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (9.26%) CRM
4 69 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
5 67 (8.99%) Migration
6 63 (8.46%) Programme Management
7 46 (6.17%) ITIL
7 46 (6.17%) Digital Marketing
8 43 (5.77%) Business Analysis
9 42 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (3.89%) Risk Management
10 29 (3.89%) Service Delivery
11 28 (3.76%) UML
12 26 (3.49%) E-Commerce
12 26 (3.49%) PRINCE
12 26 (3.49%) Use Case
13 25 (3.36%) Workflow
14 24 (3.22%) ERP
14 24 (3.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (9.13%) SQL
2 32 (4.30%) Java
3 15 (2.01%) C#
4 14 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.34%) PL/SQL
5 10 (1.34%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.21%) C
7 8 (1.07%) VBA
8 6 (0.81%) Perl
8 6 (0.81%) PHP
8 6 (0.81%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.67%) RPG
9 5 (0.67%) VB
10 4 (0.54%) ABAP
10 4 (0.54%) Apex Code
10 4 (0.54%) RPG IV
11 3 (0.40%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.27%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 52 (6.98%) Degree
2 42 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.09%) PMI Certification
5 21 (2.82%) ISEB
6 18 (2.42%) PMP
7 17 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (2.15%) CIMA
9 12 (1.61%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.34%) ACCA
12 8 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.81%) CCA
14 5 (0.67%) HND
14 5 (0.67%) CCNA
15 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.22%) SLA
1 24 (3.22%) QA
2 10 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.81%) COBIT
4 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) COSO
7 1 (0.13%) BS25999
7 1 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.07%) NFS
3 6 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 5 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.54%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.27%) Xen
6 2 (0.27%) XenApp
6 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.13%) vSphere
7 1 (0.13%) UAG
7 1 (0.13%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.13%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.07%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.54%) SCCM
3 4 (0.54%) SCOrch
3 4 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.40%) WSUS
5 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Storage Server
6 1 (0.13%) YUM
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 95 (12.75%) SAP
2 90 (12.08%) Oracle
3 89 (11.95%) Microsoft
4 29 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (3.49%) Citrix
5 26 (3.49%) HP
6 24 (3.22%) IBM
7 20 (2.68%) Siebel
8 19 (2.55%) Cisco
8 19 (2.55%) Hyperion
9 16 (2.15%) Business Objects
10 15 (2.01%) Metastorm
11 11 (1.48%) Lotus
12 9 (1.21%) Juniper
13 7 (0.94%) Informatica
13 7 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.94%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.81%) Remedy
14 6 (0.81%) Sun
14 6 (0.81%) SolarWinds
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