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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 319 373 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.04% 14.47% 12.43%
As % of the General category 27.43% 34.06% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 227 150
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 £241 £279 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +55.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.55 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.75 £25.95 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
1163 1095 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.90% 42.49% 51.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 518 412
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £252 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 44
Average hourly rate £20.13 £18.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +3.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £43.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 0 108 £423 +5.62% 37
Slough -2 55 £400 -5.88% 17
Maidenhead +11 19 £413 +32.00% 6
Bracknell +2 18 £425 +45.29% 10
Newbury -6 14 £418 +7.74% 15
Windsor +3 9 £375 +21.95% 1
Wokingham -2 1 £425 -6.33% 2
Thatcham - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 190 (30.94%) Telecoms
2 104 (16.94%) Project Management
3 75 (12.21%) SAP
4 68 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (11.07%) Marketing
5 65 (10.59%) Degree
5 65 (10.59%) PRINCE2
6 64 (10.42%) Oracle
7 62 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
8 55 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
9 54 (8.79%) Microsoft
10 50 (8.14%) SQL
10 50 (8.14%) ITIL
11 47 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (7.17%) Banking
13 43 (7.00%) MS Excel
14 42 (6.84%) Legal
15 41 (6.68%) Programme Management
16 38 (6.19%) Service Management
16 38 (6.19%) MS Office
17 35 (5.70%) CRM
18 34 (5.54%) Migration
19 32 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
20 31 (5.05%) Billing
20 31 (5.05%) Windows
21 30 (4.89%) SQL Server
21 30 (4.89%) .NET
21 30 (4.89%) MS PowerPoint
22 29 (4.72%) Java
22 29 (4.72%) Service Delivery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (2.28%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.14%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.81%) JBoss
4 5 (0.81%) CMS
5 4 (0.65%) IIS
5 4 (0.65%) Apache
6 3 (0.49%) Lync
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.49%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.33%) Commerce Server
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Portal
7 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 38 (6.19%) MS Office
3 30 (4.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (2.93%) MS Project
5 16 (2.61%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) DOC1
7 1 (0.16%) Maya
Business Applications
1 24 (3.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.30%) Agresso
3 7 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.14%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.49%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.49%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.56%) 3G
2 22 (3.58%) 4G
3 19 (3.09%) Internet
4 18 (2.93%) DNS
4 18 (2.93%) LTE
5 13 (2.12%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (1.95%) Firewall
6 12 (1.95%) Broadband
7 8 (1.30%) VoLTE
8 6 (0.98%) WAN
9 5 (0.81%) 3GPP
10 4 (0.65%) SAN
10 4 (0.65%) SSL
10 4 (0.65%) Network Security
11 3 (0.49%) RANAP
11 3 (0.49%) UMTS
11 3 (0.49%) LAN
11 3 (0.49%) SMS
11 3 (0.49%) DHCP
11 3 (0.49%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.95%) QlikView
4 10 (1.63%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.98%) DB2
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.65%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.65%) MySQL
8 4 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.33%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.33%) MS Access
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (0.98%) JIRA
2 4 (0.65%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.49%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.49%) ERwin
3 3 (0.49%) Maven
4 2 (0.33%) Subversion
4 2 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.16%) Hudson
5 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.16%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) Ant
5 1 (0.16%) JUnit
5 1 (0.16%) LSMW
General
1 190 (30.94%) Telecoms
2 68 (11.07%) Marketing
3 44 (7.17%) Banking
4 42 (6.84%) Legal
5 31 (5.05%) Billing
6 27 (4.40%) Retail
6 27 (4.40%) Manufacturing
7 22 (3.58%) Electronics
8 11 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.47%) Law
10 8 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.98%) Publishing
12 5 (0.81%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.81%) Back Office
13 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.49%) Automotive
14 2 (0.33%) French Language
14 2 (0.33%) German Language
15 1 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
15 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 162 (26.38%) Analyst
2 85 (13.84%) Business Analyst
3 76 (12.38%) Project Manager
4 52 (8.47%) Developer
5 49 (7.98%) Architect
6 42 (6.84%) Consultant
7 31 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
9 21 (3.42%) Financial Analyst
10 16 (2.61%) Service Manager
11 15 (2.44%) Programme Manager
12 13 (2.12%) Designer
12 13 (2.12%) Data Analyst
13 12 (1.95%) Bid Manager
14 11 (1.79%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (1.79%) Change Analyst
14 11 (1.79%) Business Manager
15 10 (1.63%) Senior Analyst
15 10 (1.63%) Service Analyst
15 10 (1.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.89%) .NET
2 25 (4.07%) Web Services
3 19 (3.09%) Middleware
4 18 (2.93%) SOAP
5 17 (2.77%) XML
6 12 (1.95%) HTML
7 10 (1.63%) XML-RPC
7 10 (1.63%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.47%) jQuery
8 9 (1.47%) COM+
8 9 (1.47%) Classic ASP
8 9 (1.47%) CSS
9 8 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (0.98%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.98%) HTML5
11 5 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.81%) JSON
12 4 (0.65%) Spring
12 4 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 23 (3.75%) DTV
4 22 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.63%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.47%) User Experience
7 8 (1.30%) NHS
7 8 (1.30%) Informatics
7 8 (1.30%) iSeries
8 7 (1.14%) Open Source
9 6 (0.98%) CMDB
10 5 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.81%) GIS
11 4 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.65%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.49%) Kindle
12 3 (0.49%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.05%) Windows
2 20 (3.26%) Linux
3 19 (3.09%) UNIX
4 11 (1.79%) Solaris
5 10 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.65%) Android
10 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (16.94%) Project Management
2 68 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 65 (10.59%) PRINCE2
4 62 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
5 50 (8.14%) ITIL
6 47 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (6.68%) Programme Management
8 38 (6.19%) Service Management
9 35 (5.70%) CRM
10 34 (5.54%) Migration
11 32 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (4.72%) Service Delivery
13 27 (4.40%) Digital Marketing
13 27 (4.40%) Change Management
14 26 (4.23%) Business Analysis
14 26 (4.23%) ERP
15 24 (3.91%) Risk Management
16 22 (3.58%) Data Analysis
17 20 (3.26%) E-Commerce
17 20 (3.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 50 (8.14%) SQL
2 29 (4.72%) Java
3 12 (1.95%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.79%) C#
5 10 (1.63%) C
5 10 (1.63%) Perl
5 10 (1.63%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.81%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.81%) VBScript
7 5 (0.81%) RPG
8 4 (0.65%) VBA
9 2 (0.33%) VB
9 2 (0.33%) RPG/400
9 2 (0.33%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.16%) sed
10 1 (0.16%) Groovy
10 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 65 (10.59%) Degree
2 28 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.91%) CIMA
4 22 (3.58%) ACCA
5 14 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 14 (2.28%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.95%) PMP
6 12 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.95%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.47%) ISEB
7 9 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.14%) CCNA
8 7 (1.14%) JNCIA
9 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 5 (0.81%) RHCE
10 4 (0.65%) CISSP
10 4 (0.65%) CCA
11 3 (0.49%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.07%) QA
2 10 (1.63%) SLA
3 8 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.30%) COBIT
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) COSO
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 20 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.12%) NFS
3 6 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.33%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.65%) SCCM
3 3 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.16%) cPanel
4 1 (0.16%) SELinux
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (12.21%) SAP
2 64 (10.42%) Oracle
3 54 (8.79%) Microsoft
4 25 (4.07%) Citrix
5 21 (3.42%) HP
6 17 (2.77%) Cisco
6 17 (2.77%) IBM
7 15 (2.44%) Business Objects
8 13 (2.12%) Sun
8 13 (2.12%) BMC
9 12 (1.95%) Remedy
10 10 (1.63%) Redknee
10 10 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 9 (1.47%) EMC
12 8 (1.30%) Informatica
12 8 (1.30%) Juniper
12 8 (1.30%) Intel
13 6 (0.98%) VMware
13 6 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
Slough
Church International
Rate: Please enquire for details
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Upon Application
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidenhead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Car
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago