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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 290 336 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.96% 12.92% 11.34%
As % of the General category 25.42% 29.68% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 205 138
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £15.23 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £24.15 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
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
1141 1132 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.12% 43.52% 48.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 534 386
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.90 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +1 105 £420 +3.70% 48
Slough -3 42 £400 -11.11% 16
Bracknell +21 34 £400 +5.26% 11
Maidenhead +14 13 £381 +19.60% 10
Newbury -10 10 £425 +13.33% 16
Windsor 0 6 £375 +29.31% 2
Wokingham - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 4
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 164 (27.61%) Telecoms
2 92 (15.49%) Project Management
3 73 (12.29%) SAP
4 67 (11.28%) Degree
5 65 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (10.94%) Oracle
6 62 (10.44%) PRINCE2
7 60 (10.10%) SQL
7 60 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 59 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
8 59 (9.93%) Marketing
9 55 (9.26%) ITIL
10 46 (7.74%) Microsoft
10 46 (7.74%) MS Excel
10 46 (7.74%) Banking
11 45 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (7.41%) Java
13 40 (6.73%) MS PowerPoint
14 38 (6.40%) Service Management
14 38 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 37 (6.23%) Legal
16 33 (5.56%) Service Delivery
16 33 (5.56%) CRM
17 32 (5.39%) MS Office
17 32 (5.39%) Programme Management
18 31 (5.22%) SQL Server
18 31 (5.22%) Security Cleared
19 30 (5.05%) QA
19 30 (5.05%) Migration
20 28 (4.71%) Web Services

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (2.69%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.19%) WebLogic
2 13 (2.19%) Apache
3 9 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.18%) JBoss
5 7 (1.18%) IIS
6 5 (0.84%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.84%) CMS
7 4 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (0.67%) iPlanet
7 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (0.51%) JCAPS
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.34%) SAS
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.34%) Confluence
9 2 (0.34%) Lync
Applications
1 46 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 40 (6.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (5.39%) MS Office
4 15 (2.53%) MS Project
5 13 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Maya
7 1 (0.17%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 17 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.68%) SAP CO
2 10 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (1.68%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.52%) Agresso
4 7 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.67%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.67%) SAP FSCM
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.51%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.51%) BPCS
8 3 (0.51%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.17%) Force.com
2 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.55%) 3G
2 22 (3.70%) 4G
3 18 (3.03%) LTE
4 17 (2.86%) Internet
5 16 (2.69%) DNS
6 14 (2.36%) Radio Access Network
7 12 (2.02%) Firewall
8 9 (1.52%) Broadband
9 7 (1.18%) VoLTE
10 5 (0.84%) SSL
10 5 (0.84%) SAN
10 5 (0.84%) 2G
11 4 (0.67%) WAN
12 3 (0.51%) Network Security
12 3 (0.51%) RANAP
12 3 (0.51%) DHCP
12 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.51%) SMS
12 3 (0.51%) 3GPP
13 2 (0.34%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.36%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.02%) QlikView
4 11 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.52%) DB2
6 8 (1.35%) SAP BW
7 7 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.84%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.84%) MySQL
10 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.51%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Eclipse
1 6 (1.01%) JIRA
2 5 (0.84%) JUnit
2 5 (0.84%) Maven
2 5 (0.84%) Subversion
3 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.51%) Selenium
3 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.51%) ERwin
3 3 (0.51%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.34%) PowerBuilder
4 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.17%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.17%) Ant
5 1 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 164 (27.61%) Telecoms
2 59 (9.93%) Marketing
3 46 (7.74%) Banking
4 37 (6.23%) Legal
5 23 (3.87%) Billing
6 21 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 21 (3.54%) Retail
7 15 (2.53%) Electronics
8 11 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.52%) Law
10 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.51%) German Language
11 3 (0.51%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 2 (0.34%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 160 (26.94%) Analyst
2 79 (13.30%) Business Analyst
3 57 (9.60%) Project Manager
4 54 (9.09%) Developer
5 41 (6.90%) Architect
6 39 (6.57%) Consultant
7 25 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (3.87%) Delivery Manager
9 21 (3.54%) Financial Analyst
10 17 (2.86%) Test Manager
10 17 (2.86%) Data Analyst
11 16 (2.69%) Service Manager
12 15 (2.53%) Programme Manager
12 15 (2.53%) Administrator
13 13 (2.19%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (1.85%) Bid Manager
15 10 (1.68%) Change Analyst
16 9 (1.52%) Designer
16 9 (1.52%) Java Developer
17 8 (1.35%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.71%) Web Services
2 27 (4.55%) .NET
3 23 (3.87%) Middleware
4 19 (3.20%) XML
5 18 (3.03%) SOAP
6 14 (2.36%) HTML
7 12 (2.02%) jQuery
8 11 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (1.85%) XML-RPC
9 10 (1.68%) Classic ASP
10 9 (1.52%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.52%) COM+
11 7 (1.18%) CSS
11 7 (1.18%) J2EE
12 6 (1.01%) Spring
12 6 (1.01%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (0.84%) HTML5
13 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.54%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.69%) DTV
5 13 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.35%) Open Source
6 8 (1.35%) User Experience
7 7 (1.18%) iSeries
7 7 (1.18%) Informatics
7 7 (1.18%) NHS
7 7 (1.18%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.01%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.84%) CMDB
9 5 (0.84%) PKI
10 4 (0.67%) GIS
10 4 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.51%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.71%) Linux
1 28 (4.71%) Windows
2 23 (3.87%) UNIX
3 16 (2.69%) Solaris
4 13 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.35%) AIX
6 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.84%) Android
8 4 (0.67%) zOS
8 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (15.49%) Project Management
2 62 (10.44%) PRINCE2
3 60 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (9.26%) ITIL
6 45 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (6.40%) Service Management
7 38 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
8 33 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 33 (5.56%) CRM
9 32 (5.39%) Programme Management
10 30 (5.05%) Migration
11 28 (4.71%) ERP
12 26 (4.38%) Business Analysis
13 23 (3.87%) Change Management
13 23 (3.87%) Data Analysis
14 22 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (3.37%) Test Management
16 19 (3.20%) Time Management
16 19 (3.20%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (10.10%) SQL
2 44 (7.41%) Java
3 13 (2.19%) JavaScript
3 13 (2.19%) C
4 10 (1.68%) PL/SQL
5 9 (1.52%) C#
5 9 (1.52%) Perl
6 7 (1.18%) VBScript
7 6 (1.01%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.84%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.84%) RPG
9 4 (0.67%) PHP
9 4 (0.67%) ABAP
10 3 (0.51%) VBA
10 3 (0.51%) C++
11 2 (0.34%) VB
11 2 (0.34%) Groovy
11 2 (0.34%) RPG/400
11 2 (0.34%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 67 (11.28%) Degree
2 31 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.54%) CIMA
3 21 (3.54%) ACCA
4 19 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.86%) ISEB
6 11 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.18%) PMP
9 6 (1.01%) CCNA
9 6 (1.01%) HND
10 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.84%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.67%) CISSP
11 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.51%) AAT
12 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.05%) QA
2 18 (3.03%) SLA
3 12 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.84%) COBIT
5 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) COSO
6 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.02%) NFS
3 7 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.34%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) SELinux
4 1 (0.17%) cPanel
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 73 (12.29%) SAP
2 65 (10.94%) Oracle
3 46 (7.74%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.87%) HP
5 20 (3.37%) Citrix
5 20 (3.37%) Business Objects
6 18 (3.03%) IBM
7 15 (2.53%) Cisco
8 13 (2.19%) Sun
8 13 (2.19%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.02%) BMC
10 11 (1.85%) Informatica
11 10 (1.68%) VMware
12 9 (1.52%) EMC
12 9 (1.52%) Remedy
12 9 (1.52%) Redknee
13 8 (1.35%) Intel
13 8 (1.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 7 (1.18%) Fujitsu
14 7 (1.18%) Juniper
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