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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 295 343 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.02% 13.29% 9.78%
As % of the General category 29.62% 27.01% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 165 136
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
996 1270 1593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.59% 49.22% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 504 441
Average daily rate £375 £373 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £20.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +74.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.40 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 September 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
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 September 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 -5 90 £375 -6.25% 45
Slough -1 56 £388 -6.34% 16
Bracknell -7 18 £349 -0.07% 5
Newbury -3 14 £416 +2.59% 15
Maidenhead +6 12 £350 +68.67% 11
Wokingham +2 1 - - 5
Windsor - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 4
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 200 (29.94%) Telecoms
2 116 (17.37%) Project Management
3 90 (13.47%) PRINCE2
3 90 (13.47%) Marketing
4 87 (13.02%) SAP
5 85 (12.72%) Microsoft
6 76 (11.38%) MS Excel
6 76 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 70 (10.48%) Oracle
9 69 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
10 61 (9.13%) Degree
11 58 (8.68%) CRM
11 58 (8.68%) MS Office
11 58 (8.68%) Programme Management
12 56 (8.38%) Migration
13 53 (7.93%) ITIL
14 52 (7.78%) SQL
15 51 (7.63%) Windows
16 47 (7.04%) MS Project
16 47 (7.04%) Digital Marketing
17 42 (6.29%) Manufacturing
17 42 (6.29%) Banking
18 39 (5.84%) Billing
19 38 (5.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 38 (5.69%) Electronics
20 37 (5.54%) DTV
20 37 (5.54%) .NET
21 36 (5.39%) MS PowerPoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.25%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.65%) IBM Notes
4 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.75%) CMS
6 4 (0.60%) IIS
6 4 (0.60%) MQSeries
6 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.45%) Drupal
7 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.45%) Apache
8 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.30%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.30%) Lync
8 2 (0.30%) Confluence
8 2 (0.30%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.15%) Liferay
9 1 (0.15%) WordPress
9 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
Applications
1 76 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 58 (8.68%) MS Office
3 47 (7.04%) MS Project
4 36 (5.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (4.04%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 38 (5.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.05%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.90%) Agresso
5 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.75%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.60%) HFM
7 4 (0.60%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.60%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.60%) Misys Midas
7 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.45%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.60%) Force.com
2 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.14%) DNS
2 18 (2.69%) Internet
2 18 (2.69%) Firewall
3 15 (2.25%) 3G
4 13 (1.95%) 4G
4 13 (1.95%) WAN
5 11 (1.65%) LTE
6 10 (1.50%) LAN
6 10 (1.50%) Network Security
7 9 (1.35%) SSL
8 8 (1.20%) Wireless
9 7 (1.05%) Broadband
10 6 (0.90%) 2G
10 6 (0.90%) DHCP
10 6 (0.90%) SAN
10 6 (0.90%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.90%) VoLTE
11 5 (0.75%) MPLS
12 4 (0.60%) HTTP
12 4 (0.60%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.10%) QlikView
4 11 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.20%) DB2
6 8 (1.20%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.90%) MS Access
7 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.60%) MySQL
9 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.45%) Hyperion Smart View
10 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.30%) Firebird
11 2 (0.30%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.05%) JIRA
1 7 (1.05%) TestDirector
1 7 (1.05%) Eclipse
2 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.75%) ERwin
2 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.60%) Ant
3 4 (0.60%) Hudson
4 3 (0.45%) GDB
4 3 (0.45%) Eclipse RCP
4 3 (0.45%) LSMW
4 3 (0.45%) Maven
5 2 (0.30%) Subversion
5 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.30%) Selenium
5 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.15%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 200 (29.94%) Telecoms
2 90 (13.47%) Marketing
3 42 (6.29%) Manufacturing
3 42 (6.29%) Banking
4 39 (5.84%) Billing
5 38 (5.69%) Electronics
6 32 (4.79%) Legal
7 29 (4.34%) Retail
8 10 (1.50%) Law
8 10 (1.50%) General Ledger
8 10 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.05%) Back Office
9 7 (1.05%) Publishing
10 6 (0.90%) French Language
11 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.45%) German Language
12 3 (0.45%) Local Government
13 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 167 (25.00%) Analyst
2 107 (16.02%) Project Manager
3 70 (10.48%) Business Analyst
4 63 (9.43%) Consultant
5 39 (5.84%) Developer
6 38 (5.69%) Architect
7 23 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (2.69%) Designer
8 18 (2.69%) PMO Analyst
8 18 (2.69%) Systems Analyst
9 15 (2.25%) Administrator
9 15 (2.25%) Data Analyst
9 15 (2.25%) Programme Manager
10 14 (2.10%) Financial Analyst
11 13 (1.95%) Test Analyst
11 13 (1.95%) Business Manager
12 12 (1.80%) Delivery Manager
12 12 (1.80%) Service Analyst
12 12 (1.80%) Coordinator
13 11 (1.65%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.54%) .NET
2 18 (2.69%) Web Services
3 17 (2.54%) SOAP
4 13 (1.95%) HTML
5 12 (1.80%) Middleware
6 10 (1.50%) XML
7 9 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (1.35%) J2EE
8 7 (1.05%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.75%) CSS
10 4 (0.60%) XML-RPC
10 4 (0.60%) Flash
10 4 (0.60%) JSON
10 4 (0.60%) jQuery
10 4 (0.60%) RESTful
11 3 (0.45%) WCF
11 3 (0.45%) JFace
11 3 (0.45%) Classic ASP
11 3 (0.45%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.54%) DTV
3 22 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.65%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.50%) iSeries
7 7 (1.05%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.05%) User Experience
7 7 (1.05%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.90%) Clustering
8 6 (0.90%) Social Media
9 5 (0.75%) Open Source
9 5 (0.75%) NHS
9 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.60%) AS400
10 4 (0.60%) EPoS
10 4 (0.60%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.60%) Informatics
10 4 (0.60%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.63%) Windows
2 26 (3.89%) Linux
3 23 (3.44%) UNIX
4 15 (2.25%) Solaris
5 12 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.75%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.75%) AIX
10 3 (0.45%) Android
10 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (17.37%) Project Management
2 90 (13.47%) PRINCE2
3 74 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (8.68%) CRM
6 58 (8.68%) Programme Management
7 56 (8.38%) Migration
8 53 (7.93%) ITIL
9 47 (7.04%) Digital Marketing
10 32 (4.79%) Business Analysis
11 30 (4.49%) Service Delivery
12 27 (4.04%) ERP
13 24 (3.59%) Data Analysis
13 24 (3.59%) Change Management
14 23 (3.44%) PRINCE
14 23 (3.44%) E-Commerce
15 22 (3.29%) Workflow
16 21 (3.14%) Analytics
17 20 (2.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (7.78%) SQL
2 31 (4.64%) Java
3 11 (1.65%) Perl
3 11 (1.65%) C
4 10 (1.50%) C#
5 8 (1.20%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.05%) RPG
7 6 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.60%) VBA
8 4 (0.60%) PHP
8 4 (0.60%) RPG/400
8 4 (0.60%) RPG IV
9 3 (0.45%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.45%) VBScript
9 3 (0.45%) VB
9 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.30%) Ruby
10 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (9.13%) Degree
2 31 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (2.99%) ISEB
4 20 (2.99%) CIMA
5 19 (2.84%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.40%) ACCA
6 16 (2.40%) PMP
6 16 (2.40%) PMI Certification
7 14 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.35%) CCNA
10 9 (1.35%) JNCIA
11 7 (1.05%) RHCE
12 6 (0.90%) HND
12 6 (0.90%) CCA
13 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.19%) QA
2 22 (3.29%) SLA
3 8 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.90%) COBIT
5 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.15%) COSO
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (1.95%) NFS
2 10 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.90%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.30%) Xen
6 2 (0.30%) XenApp
6 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.15%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 15 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.60%) SCCM
3 2 (0.30%) WSUS
4 1 (0.15%) YUM
4 1 (0.15%) Windows Storage Server
4 1 (0.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.15%) nmon
4 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (13.02%) SAP
2 85 (12.72%) Microsoft
3 70 (10.48%) Oracle
4 33 (4.94%) Citrix
5 28 (4.19%) HP
6 26 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (2.99%) IBM
8 19 (2.84%) Cisco
9 15 (2.25%) Hyperion
10 13 (1.95%) Juniper
10 13 (1.95%) Sun
11 12 (1.80%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.65%) Informatica
12 11 (1.65%) Lotus
13 10 (1.50%) Metastorm
13 10 (1.50%) Business Objects
14 9 (1.35%) Siebel
14 9 (1.35%) Redknee
15 8 (1.20%) Remedy
16 7 (1.05%) CheckPoint
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £37000.00 - £38500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Darwin Recruitment
Rate: €400 - €412 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + normal employment bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Maidenhead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25000 - £33000 per annum + normal employment bens
Posted: 21 days ago