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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 361 342 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.76% 13.98% 14.18%
As % of the General category 32.88% 33.17% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 172 172
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £40.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £40.00 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
1098 1031 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.84% 42.13% 50.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 450 511
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 22
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £49.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 +4 153 £450 +12.50% 57
Slough 0 46 £323 -16.77% 10
Bracknell +1 31 £320 -17.94% 4
Newbury -5 17 £363 -14.70% 10
Maidenhead +2 8 £250 -33.33% 2
Windsor - 6 £225 - 2
Wokingham +2 5 £448 -
Hungerford - 1 £320 - 2
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 133 (21.01%) Telecoms
2 120 (18.96%) Project Management
3 82 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (11.53%) Marketing
5 68 (10.74%) SAP
6 66 (10.43%) Microsoft
6 66 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
8 59 (9.32%) PRINCE2
9 56 (8.85%) ITIL
10 53 (8.37%) Programme Management
11 51 (8.06%) Oracle
12 47 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
13 46 (7.27%) Data Centre
14 43 (6.79%) Banking
15 42 (6.64%) UNIX
16 41 (6.48%) SQL
16 41 (6.48%) Project Planning
17 40 (6.32%) MS Office
17 40 (6.32%) MS Excel
17 40 (6.32%) Migration
18 39 (6.16%) Windows
18 39 (6.16%) Degree
19 37 (5.85%) CIMA
20 35 (5.53%) Retail
20 35 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
21 34 (5.37%) Digital Marketing
21 34 (5.37%) Shell Script
21 34 (5.37%) ERP
22 33 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 27 (4.27%) WebSphere
2 20 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.11%) Apache
4 6 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.79%) CMS
5 5 (0.79%) Lync
6 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.47%) JBoss
7 3 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.32%) SAS
8 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) Documentum
9 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (6.32%) MS Office
1 40 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 31 (4.90%) MS Project
4 17 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.47%) InDesign
6 3 (0.47%) DOC1
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 30 (4.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (2.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (2.05%) HFM
3 13 (2.05%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 11 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (1.11%) Hyperion Planning
7 7 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (1.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 4 (0.63%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.47%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.47%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.11%) SaaS
2 6 (0.95%) Office 365
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.32%) Force.com
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.21%) Firewall
2 13 (2.05%) HTTP
3 11 (1.74%) WAN
4 10 (1.58%) SSL
5 9 (1.42%) LAN
6 6 (0.95%) Internet
6 6 (0.95%) Wireless
7 5 (0.79%) 2G
7 5 (0.79%) 3G
7 5 (0.79%) MPLS
7 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.79%) 4G
8 4 (0.63%) SAN
8 4 (0.63%) SSH
8 4 (0.63%) VLAN
8 4 (0.63%) LTE
8 4 (0.63%) Broadband
8 4 (0.63%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.47%) Network Security
9 3 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.95%) DB2
2 24 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.16%) Big Data
4 15 (2.37%) SQL Server
5 14 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.58%) SAP BW
7 10 (1.58%) Hyperion Smart View
8 8 (1.26%) QlikView
8 8 (1.26%) OLAP
9 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.95%) SAP BI
11 5 (0.79%) DataStage
11 5 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.47%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 9 (1.42%) Selenium
2 6 (0.95%) LoadRunner
3 5 (0.79%) Toad
3 5 (0.79%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.63%) WebDriver
4 4 (0.63%) JIRA
5 3 (0.47%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.16%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 133 (21.01%) Telecoms
2 73 (11.53%) Marketing
3 43 (6.79%) Banking
4 35 (5.53%) Retail
5 31 (4.90%) Manufacturing
6 30 (4.74%) Electronics
7 26 (4.11%) Legal
8 24 (3.79%) Billing
9 15 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (2.21%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.42%) Advertising
12 8 (1.26%) Back Office
13 7 (1.11%) Front Office
13 7 (1.11%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.79%) Automotive
16 4 (0.63%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.47%) Law
18 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
19 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 152 (24.01%) Analyst
2 110 (17.38%) Project Manager
3 76 (12.01%) Developer
4 65 (10.27%) Consultant
5 48 (7.58%) Business Analyst
6 45 (7.11%) Financial Analyst
7 35 (5.53%) Architect
8 31 (4.90%) Ab Initio Developer
9 26 (4.11%) Systems Analyst
10 21 (3.32%) Designer
11 17 (2.69%) Senior Manager
12 16 (2.53%) Support Analyst
12 16 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.21%) Senior Developer
14 13 (2.05%) Systems Support
14 13 (2.05%) Functional Consultant
14 13 (2.05%) Security Analyst
14 13 (2.05%) Systems Support Analyst
14 13 (2.05%) Oracle Consultant
14 13 (2.05%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.74%) Web Services
2 22 (3.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 19 (3.00%) Middleware
4 13 (2.05%) CSS
5 11 (1.74%) HTML
6 10 (1.58%) .NET
7 8 (1.26%) Application Packaging
8 7 (1.11%) Flash
9 6 (0.95%) XML
9 6 (0.95%) JMS
10 5 (0.79%) REST
11 4 (0.63%) J2EE
11 4 (0.63%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.63%) SOAP
12 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.47%) SAP PI
12 3 (0.47%) MDX
13 2 (0.32%) Swing
13 2 (0.32%) HTML5
13 2 (0.32%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.58%) DTV
4 22 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.00%) DataPower
6 10 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.11%) CMDB
7 7 (1.11%) Clustering
7 7 (1.11%) PMI
8 6 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.95%) Social Media
8 6 (0.95%) User Experience
9 5 (0.79%) Cryptography
9 5 (0.79%) Social Network
10 4 (0.63%) PKI
10 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.63%) FMCG
11 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.64%) UNIX
2 39 (6.16%) Windows
3 21 (3.32%) Linux
4 18 (2.84%) AIX
4 18 (2.84%) Solaris
5 17 (2.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.63%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.32%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.32%) SUSE
8 2 (0.32%) Android
8 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (18.96%) Project Management
2 82 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 66 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (9.32%) PRINCE2
6 56 (8.85%) ITIL
7 53 (8.37%) Programme Management
8 41 (6.48%) Project Planning
9 40 (6.32%) Migration
10 35 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (5.37%) Digital Marketing
11 34 (5.37%) ERP
12 32 (5.06%) SDLC
13 30 (4.74%) Service Management
13 30 (4.74%) Risk Management
14 26 (4.11%) Change Management
15 21 (3.32%) Information Security
16 19 (3.00%) Data Migration
16 19 (3.00%) Waterfall
17 18 (2.84%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.48%) SQL
2 34 (5.37%) Shell Script
3 26 (4.11%) Java
4 14 (2.21%) C
5 11 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.42%) C#
7 6 (0.95%) Python
8 4 (0.63%) ABAP
8 4 (0.63%) C++
8 4 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.47%) VBA
9 3 (0.47%) PHP
9 3 (0.47%) VB
10 2 (0.32%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.32%) Perl
10 2 (0.32%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.32%) Ruby
11 1 (0.16%) XPath
11 1 (0.16%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 39 (6.16%) Degree
2 37 (5.85%) CIMA
3 32 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.95%) ACCA
5 20 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.69%) PMI Certification
7 13 (2.05%) ISEB
7 13 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.90%) CIPFA
8 12 (1.90%) CCAB
8 12 (1.90%) AAT
9 11 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (1.74%) PMP
10 7 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.79%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.79%) IBM Certification
12 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.32%) QA
2 11 (1.74%) SLA
2 11 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.11%) COBIT
5 4 (0.63%) GAAP
5 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.63%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.47%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) FATCA
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 24 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.47%) NFS
2 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.32%) vCloud
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) SCCM
2 4 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.16%) SELinux
4 1 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 68 (10.74%) SAP
2 66 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 51 (8.06%) Oracle
4 32 (5.06%) Ab Initio
5 28 (4.42%) PeopleSoft
6 24 (3.79%) IBM
7 19 (3.00%) Cisco
8 17 (2.69%) HP
8 17 (2.69%) Hyperion
9 14 (2.21%) Citrix
10 10 (1.58%) Cognos
11 8 (1.26%) Adobe
11 8 (1.26%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.11%) F5
12 7 (1.11%) VMware
12 7 (1.11%) Remedy
13 6 (0.95%) Thunderhead
13 6 (0.95%) Aerohive Networks
13 6 (0.95%) Sun
13 6 (0.95%) Intel
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