The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 394 272 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.81% 11.07% 11.37%
As % of the General category 31.62% 23.03% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 100 157
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £215 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £17.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -33.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1246 1181 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.66% 48.05% 50.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 398 450
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £463 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Finance
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 142 £375 - 32
Slough +6 69 £450 +8.43% 11
Newbury +8 28 £430 +20.27% 5
Maidenhead +12 27 £333 -8.27% 2
Bracknell +13 26 £356 +97.77% 2
Wokingham +3 1 £225 -18.18%
Windsor - - - -
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 152 (20.88%) Telecoms
2 121 (16.62%) Project Management
3 98 (13.46%) MS Excel
4 88 (12.09%) Oracle
4 88 (12.09%) SAP
5 85 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 81 (11.13%) PRINCE2
7 79 (10.85%) SQL
8 78 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 74 (10.16%) Migration
10 69 (9.48%) CRM
10 69 (9.48%) Marketing
11 64 (8.79%) Banking
12 57 (7.83%) Windows
13 56 (7.69%) MS Office
14 55 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
14 55 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
15 54 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (6.46%) HTML
17 45 (6.18%) MS Project
18 43 (5.91%) SQL Server
18 43 (5.91%) .NET
19 42 (5.77%) Business Analysis
20 41 (5.63%) JavaScript
20 41 (5.63%) Degree
21 39 (5.36%) Java
22 36 (4.95%) UNIX
22 36 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
22 36 (4.95%) Billing
22 36 (4.95%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 16 (2.20%) IIS
4 9 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.55%) CMS
8 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.41%) Apache
9 3 (0.41%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.41%) Confluence
10 2 (0.27%) Lync
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.27%) WordPress
10 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 98 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 56 (7.69%) MS Office
3 55 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (6.18%) MS Project
5 31 (4.26%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.55%) Maya
9 3 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.41%) InDesign
10 2 (0.27%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.92%) SAP FI
2 12 (1.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 12 (1.65%) SAP CO
3 10 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.82%) HFM
5 6 (0.82%) Agresso
6 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.55%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.27%) Magento
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.41%) SaaS
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) Force.com
3 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.47%) Firewall
2 12 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.65%) DNS
3 10 (1.37%) LAN
4 9 (1.24%) FTP
4 9 (1.24%) 2G
4 9 (1.24%) Network Security
5 8 (1.10%) Internet
5 8 (1.10%) 3G
5 8 (1.10%) WAN
6 7 (0.96%) HTTP
6 7 (0.96%) SAN
6 7 (0.96%) LTE
7 6 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (0.82%) RNC
7 6 (0.82%) UTRAN
7 6 (0.82%) VPN
7 6 (0.82%) GPRS
7 6 (0.82%) SSL
8 4 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.06%) DB2
5 14 (1.92%) QlikView
6 13 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.24%) OLAP
9 9 (1.24%) MySQL
9 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.96%) MS Access
11 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.82%) Hyperion Smart View
12 6 (0.82%) DataStage
12 6 (0.82%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.37%) Selenium
3 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (0.96%) JIRA
5 6 (0.82%) WebDriver
5 6 (0.82%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.55%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.55%) Subversion
7 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.41%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.41%) ERwin
9 2 (0.27%) Hudson
9 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.27%) LSMW
9 2 (0.27%) Maven
9 2 (0.27%) Ant
9 2 (0.27%) JUnit
General
1 152 (20.88%) Telecoms
2 69 (9.48%) Marketing
3 64 (8.79%) Banking
4 36 (4.95%) Billing
5 30 (4.12%) Retail
6 23 (3.16%) Legal
7 20 (2.75%) French Language
8 13 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.51%) Electronics
9 11 (1.51%) German Language
9 11 (1.51%) Italian Language
9 11 (1.51%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.82%) Law
10 6 (0.82%) Publishing
11 5 (0.69%) Games
11 5 (0.69%) Automotive
11 5 (0.69%) Back Office
11 5 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 178 (24.45%) Analyst
2 143 (19.64%) Project Manager
3 105 (14.42%) Developer
4 76 (10.44%) Business Analyst
5 58 (7.97%) Consultant
6 36 (4.95%) Architect
7 22 (3.02%) Coordinator
8 21 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
8 21 (2.88%) Test Analyst
8 21 (2.88%) Contracts Manager
9 19 (2.61%) Systems Analyst
9 19 (2.61%) SAP Consultant
9 19 (2.61%) SQL Developer
10 17 (2.34%) Data Analyst
11 16 (2.20%) Project Coordinator
11 16 (2.20%) Security Manager
12 15 (2.06%) Programme Manager
12 15 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (1.92%) Security Project Manager
13 14 (1.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.46%) HTML
2 43 (5.91%) .NET
3 34 (4.67%) CSS
4 26 (3.57%) jQuery
5 20 (2.75%) XML
6 18 (2.47%) Web Services
7 16 (2.20%) HTML5
8 14 (1.92%) CSS3
8 14 (1.92%) Ajax
9 11 (1.51%) SOAP
9 11 (1.51%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.37%) Spring
11 9 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (1.10%) JSON
12 8 (1.10%) MDX
13 7 (0.96%) J2EE
13 7 (0.96%) Hibernate
13 7 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (0.82%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.82%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.12%) Management Information System
2 11 (1.51%) Mobile App
3 10 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 10 (1.37%) Blackberry
3 10 (1.37%) DTV
4 9 (1.24%) DataPower
5 8 (1.10%) PMI
6 6 (0.82%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.69%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.69%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.55%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (0.55%) iSeries
8 4 (0.55%) FMCG
8 4 (0.55%) iPhone
8 4 (0.55%) NHS
9 3 (0.41%) AS400
9 3 (0.41%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.41%) Data Conversion
9 3 (0.41%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.83%) Windows
2 36 (4.95%) UNIX
3 24 (3.30%) AIX
4 22 (3.02%) Solaris
5 21 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (1.92%) Linux
8 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.82%) Android
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (16.62%) Project Management
2 85 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (11.13%) PRINCE2
4 74 (10.16%) Migration
5 69 (9.48%) CRM
6 55 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (5.77%) Business Analysis
9 36 (4.95%) Change Management
10 35 (4.81%) Programme Management
11 34 (4.67%) UML
12 31 (4.26%) Service Delivery
13 28 (3.85%) Time Management
13 28 (3.85%) Use Case
14 26 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
15 25 (3.43%) Data Modelling
16 23 (3.16%) Workflow
17 22 (3.02%) Data Analysis
17 22 (3.02%) ITIL
17 22 (3.02%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (10.85%) SQL
2 41 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 39 (5.36%) Java
4 19 (2.61%) C#
5 15 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.37%) Perl
6 10 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.24%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.96%) C
9 6 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.82%) VBA
10 5 (0.69%) ABAP
10 5 (0.69%) RPG
10 5 (0.69%) PHP
11 4 (0.55%) VB
12 3 (0.41%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.41%) Korn
13 2 (0.27%) RPG IV
13 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (5.63%) Degree
2 33 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.30%) ISEB
5 18 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (1.92%) CIMA
7 13 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.51%) ACCA
9 8 (1.10%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.82%) HND
10 6 (0.82%) PMP
11 5 (0.69%) CISA
12 4 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 4 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.41%) CISSP
13 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.27%) APMP
14 2 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.75%) SLA
2 17 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.37%) QA
4 10 (1.37%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.27%) P3O
6 1 (0.14%) Basel II
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.14%) BS25999
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) COREP
6 1 (0.14%) FINREP
System Software
1 18 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 5 (0.69%) NFS
4 5 (0.69%) ISA Server
4 5 (0.69%) KVM
5 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.14%) SRDF
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.14%) Xen
6 1 (0.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (1.79%) SCCM
2 10 (1.37%) Tivoli
3 8 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.69%) ARCserve
5 4 (0.55%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Storage Server
6 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (0.14%) WSUS
7 1 (0.14%) YUM
7 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 88 (12.09%) Oracle
1 88 (12.09%) SAP
2 78 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.81%) IBM
4 17 (2.34%) Siebel
4 17 (2.34%) Business Objects
4 17 (2.34%) Ab Initio
5 16 (2.20%) VMware
6 15 (2.06%) HP
7 14 (1.92%) Cisco
8 11 (1.51%) Hyperion
8 11 (1.51%) F5
9 10 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.24%) Citrix
11 8 (1.10%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.82%) Ericsson
12 6 (0.82%) Cognos
12 6 (0.82%) EMC
13 5 (0.69%) Websense
13 5 (0.69%) CODA
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