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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 242 394 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.39% 13.67% 10.88%
As % of the General category 20.97% 30.81% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 224 101
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £24.50 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.56%
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
1154 1279 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.00% 44.38% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 599 402
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 56
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 £12.18 £13.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 86 £470 +22.07% 45
Slough -7 32 £328 -27.22% 18
Bracknell +5 28 £400 +12.35% 7
Newbury -11 15 £300 -30.23% 13
Maidenhead -10 6 £413 +24.06% 7
Wokingham -2 2 £400 +77.77% 2
Windsor - 1 - - 5
Thatcham - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 159 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 84 (15.41%) Project Management
3 62 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (11.19%) SAP
4 61 (11.19%) Degree
5 59 (10.83%) Marketing
6 55 (10.09%) MS Excel
7 54 (9.91%) Oracle
8 52 (9.54%) Microsoft
9 50 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (8.99%) SQL
11 47 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
12 46 (8.44%) Java
12 46 (8.44%) ITIL
13 44 (8.07%) PRINCE2
14 41 (7.52%) Legal
15 39 (7.16%) MS PowerPoint
16 37 (6.79%) Banking
17 36 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
18 35 (6.42%) MS Office
19 34 (6.24%) Programme Management
19 34 (6.24%) Security Cleared
19 34 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
20 30 (5.50%) Migration
21 27 (4.95%) ERP
22 26 (4.77%) Windows
22 26 (4.77%) Service Delivery
23 25 (4.59%) Linux
24 24 (4.40%) Web Services
24 24 (4.40%) CRM

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.39%) Apache
3 12 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 11 (2.02%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.92%) JBoss
7 4 (0.73%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.73%) IIS
7 4 (0.73%) iPlanet
7 4 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.73%) CMS
7 4 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (0.73%) JCAPS
7 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (0.55%) Confluence
8 3 (0.55%) Lync
8 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.55%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (6.42%) MS Office
4 21 (3.85%) MS Project
5 11 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.55%) InDesign
8 1 (0.18%) DOC1
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Maya
Business Applications
1 15 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (1.47%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.47%) Agresso
2 8 (1.47%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.73%) SAP FSCM
5 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.73%) BPCS
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.55%) Endur
6 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.55%) Changepoint
6 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.55%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.02%) SaaS
2 2 (0.37%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.18%) Boomi
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.30%) 3G
2 15 (2.75%) 4G
3 14 (2.57%) LTE
4 12 (2.20%) DNS
4 12 (2.20%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (2.02%) Internet
6 7 (1.28%) Broadband
6 7 (1.28%) LAN
6 7 (1.28%) WAN
7 6 (1.10%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.10%) Firewall
8 5 (0.92%) MPLS
8 5 (0.92%) 2G
9 4 (0.73%) HTTP
9 4 (0.73%) VoLTE
10 3 (0.55%) MVNO
10 3 (0.55%) SSL
10 3 (0.55%) CTI
10 3 (0.55%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.55%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.39%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.65%) SAP BW
4 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.28%) QlikView
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.10%) DB2
7 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.92%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.73%) Big Data
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.73%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.55%) MySQL
9 3 (0.55%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (1.65%) JIRA
2 6 (1.10%) JUnit
2 6 (1.10%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.10%) Subversion
2 6 (1.10%) Maven
3 5 (0.92%) Selenium
3 5 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.55%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.37%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.18%) Ant
6 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.18%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.18%) Zephyr
General
1 159 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 59 (10.83%) Marketing
3 41 (7.52%) Legal
4 37 (6.79%) Banking
5 24 (4.40%) Retail
6 22 (4.04%) Billing
7 17 (3.12%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.57%) Electronics
9 13 (2.39%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.83%) Law
11 7 (1.28%) Advertising
12 6 (1.10%) Automotive
13 4 (0.73%) Back Office
14 3 (0.55%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.37%) Publishing
15 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.18%) Local Government
16 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 130 (23.85%) Analyst
2 56 (10.28%) Business Analyst
3 54 (9.91%) Project Manager
4 48 (8.81%) Developer
5 47 (8.62%) Architect
6 43 (7.89%) Consultant
7 26 (4.77%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (3.49%) Data Analyst
9 17 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
10 16 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
11 15 (2.75%) Administrator
12 14 (2.57%) Service Manager
12 14 (2.57%) Designer
13 11 (2.02%) Java Developer
13 11 (2.02%) Coordinator
13 11 (2.02%) Test Manager
14 10 (1.83%) Programme Manager
14 10 (1.83%) Business Manager
15 9 (1.65%) Systems Analyst
16 8 (1.47%) Bid Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.40%) Web Services
2 16 (2.94%) HTML
2 16 (2.94%) .NET
2 16 (2.94%) Middleware
3 13 (2.39%) jQuery
4 12 (2.20%) SOAP
5 11 (2.02%) XML
6 8 (1.47%) J2EE
6 8 (1.47%) Spring
6 8 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.10%) Struts
7 6 (1.10%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.10%) CSS
8 5 (0.92%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.92%) Struts2
8 5 (0.92%) Apache CXF
8 5 (0.92%) HTML5
9 4 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.73%) WSH
9 4 (0.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.39%) DTV
5 7 (1.28%) Open Source
5 7 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.10%) PKI
7 5 (0.92%) GIS
7 5 (0.92%) NHS
7 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.92%) CMDB
7 5 (0.92%) Social Network
8 4 (0.73%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.73%) User Experience
8 4 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.55%) FMCG
9 3 (0.55%) PMI
9 3 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.37%) EMV
10 2 (0.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.77%) Windows
2 25 (4.59%) Linux
3 22 (4.04%) UNIX
4 15 (2.75%) Solaris
5 10 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.65%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.65%) AIX
7 5 (0.92%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.73%) zOS
9 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.55%) Android
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.37%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (15.41%) Project Management
2 50 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 47 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (8.44%) ITIL
5 44 (8.07%) PRINCE2
6 36 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (6.24%) Programme Management
7 34 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 30 (5.50%) Migration
9 27 (4.95%) ERP
10 26 (4.77%) Service Delivery
11 24 (4.40%) Service Management
11 24 (4.40%) CRM
12 22 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (3.67%) Change Management
14 19 (3.49%) Business Analysis
14 19 (3.49%) Data Analysis
14 19 (3.49%) Digital Marketing
15 18 (3.30%) Risk Management
16 17 (3.12%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (8.99%) SQL
2 46 (8.44%) Java
3 11 (2.02%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.83%) C
4 10 (1.83%) C#
5 8 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.10%) Perl
7 5 (0.92%) PHP
7 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.73%) ABAP
8 4 (0.73%) VBA
8 4 (0.73%) VBScript
8 4 (0.73%) C++
9 3 (0.55%) Python
10 1 (0.18%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.18%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) XPath
10 1 (0.18%) Groovy
10 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 61 (11.19%) Degree
2 34 (6.24%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.12%) ISEB
5 16 (2.94%) ACCA
5 16 (2.94%) CIMA
6 13 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.28%) PMP
9 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.92%) MCP
10 5 (0.92%) HND
10 5 (0.92%) MCSE
11 4 (0.73%) CCIE
11 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.55%) MCSD
13 2 (0.37%) CCA
13 2 (0.37%) CCNP
13 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.49%) QA
2 18 (3.30%) SLA
3 13 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) COBIT
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.65%) NFS
3 5 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.37%) SELinux
3 2 (0.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (11.19%) SAP
2 54 (9.91%) Oracle
3 52 (9.54%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.49%) HP
5 17 (3.12%) Business Objects
6 16 (2.94%) Citrix
7 15 (2.75%) Cisco
8 11 (2.02%) IBM
9 10 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.83%) VMware
10 9 (1.65%) Remedy
11 7 (1.28%) Fujitsu
11 7 (1.28%) BMC
12 6 (1.10%) Informatica
12 6 (1.10%) Sun
12 6 (1.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (1.10%) Twitter
13 5 (0.92%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.92%) Facebook
13 5 (0.92%) Ab Initio
Windsor, Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £1 per day + Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £18 - £23 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago