The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 152 108 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.14% 12.51% 14.84%
As % of the General category 43.93% 40.15% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 54 72
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
346 269 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 34.46% 31.17% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 108 198
Average daily rate £413 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £583 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -37.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Reading region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Reading region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 41 (15.47%) Project Management
2 36 (13.58%) UNIX
3 33 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (12.08%) Oracle
5 30 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (10.94%) Ab Initio
6 29 (10.94%) Telecoms
6 29 (10.94%) Shell Script
7 28 (10.57%) Web Services
8 26 (9.81%) PeopleSoft
8 26 (9.81%) SQL
9 25 (9.43%) Security Cleared
10 24 (9.06%) MS Office
11 23 (8.68%) Migration
12 22 (8.30%) DB2
12 22 (8.30%) Microsoft
12 22 (8.30%) WebSphere
12 22 (8.30%) Degree
13 20 (7.55%) Java
13 20 (7.55%) SAP
13 20 (7.55%) Windows
13 20 (7.55%) Banking
13 20 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (7.17%) Marketing
14 19 (7.17%) PRINCE2
14 19 (7.17%) IBM
14 19 (7.17%) WebSphere MQ
15 18 (6.79%) DataPower
16 17 (6.42%) Big Data
16 17 (6.42%) ITIL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 22 (8.30%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.26%) Apache
3 6 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.26%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.51%) CMS
5 3 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.13%) JBoss
6 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) Lync
7 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) iPlanet
Applications
1 24 (9.06%) MS Office
2 16 (6.04%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.77%) MS Project
4 9 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.13%) DOC1
6 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.75%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (5.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (4.15%) Oracle ERP
2 11 (4.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 11 (4.15%) HFM
3 9 (3.40%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (2.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (2.64%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (2.64%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (2.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 7 (2.64%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.53%) HTTP
2 9 (3.40%) SSL
3 4 (1.51%) Firewall
3 4 (1.51%) SSH
4 3 (1.13%) VPN
5 2 (0.75%) DNS
5 2 (0.75%) VoIP
5 2 (0.75%) SMTP
5 2 (0.75%) SAN
5 2 (0.75%) Network Security
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.38%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.38%) PBX
6 1 (0.38%) Internet
6 1 (0.38%) DPNSS
6 1 (0.38%) QSIG
6 1 (0.38%) NFC
6 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.30%) DB2
2 17 (6.42%) Big Data
3 10 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.77%) Hyperion Smart View
4 9 (3.40%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.64%) QlikView
6 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.51%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.13%) Data Mart
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.38%) MySQL
10 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.38%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Selenium
2 4 (1.51%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.13%) Axure RP
3 3 (1.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.75%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.38%) JIRA
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.55%) Banking
3 19 (7.17%) Marketing
4 12 (4.53%) Billing
5 10 (3.77%) Retail
6 8 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.02%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.64%) Electronics
8 6 (2.26%) Legal
9 5 (1.89%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.13%) Advertising
11 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.75%) Back Office
12 1 (0.38%) Front Office
12 1 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (23.40%) Developer
2 50 (18.87%) Analyst
3 38 (14.34%) Consultant
4 36 (13.58%) Project Manager
5 29 (10.94%) Ab Initio Developer
6 21 (7.92%) Architect
7 19 (7.17%) Business Analyst
8 16 (6.04%) Financial Analyst
9 14 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.91%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.15%) Systems Analyst
11 11 (4.15%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
11 11 (4.15%) Oracle Consultant
12 9 (3.40%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 9 (3.40%) Functional Consultant
13 8 (3.02%) ERP Consultant
14 7 (2.64%) Security Consultant
14 7 (2.64%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.64%) Tester
14 7 (2.64%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.57%) Web Services
2 19 (7.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 15 (5.66%) Middleware
4 11 (4.15%) .NET
5 10 (3.77%) CSS
6 9 (3.40%) HTML
7 6 (2.26%) JMS
8 5 (1.89%) SOAP
9 4 (1.51%) J2EE
9 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.51%) XML
10 3 (1.13%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.13%) REST
11 2 (0.75%) jQuery
11 2 (0.75%) SAP PI
11 2 (0.75%) Spring
12 1 (0.38%) Ajax
12 1 (0.38%) XSD
12 1 (0.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.79%) DataPower
2 16 (6.04%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.64%) DTV
6 6 (2.26%) Clustering
6 6 (2.26%) CMDB
7 5 (1.89%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.89%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.51%) PKI
8 4 (1.51%) User Experience
8 4 (1.51%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.13%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.75%) SCADA
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) Social Media
10 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.58%) UNIX
2 20 (7.55%) Windows
3 17 (6.42%) Solaris
4 15 (5.66%) Linux
5 14 (5.28%) AIX
6 10 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.13%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) zOS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) SUSE
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.47%) Project Management
2 33 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (8.68%) Migration
5 20 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (7.17%) PRINCE2
7 17 (6.42%) ITIL
7 17 (6.42%) Low Latency
8 16 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.66%) ERP
9 15 (5.66%) Programme Management
9 15 (5.66%) SDLC
9 15 (5.66%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.77%) E-business
11 9 (3.40%) Information Security
11 9 (3.40%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (3.02%) Integration Testing
12 8 (3.02%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (3.02%) Asset Management
12 8 (3.02%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.94%) Shell Script
2 26 (9.81%) SQL
3 20 (7.55%) Java
4 10 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.77%) C#
5 4 (1.51%) C++
5 4 (1.51%) C
6 3 (1.13%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.13%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.13%) Python
7 2 (0.75%) VBA
7 2 (0.75%) Ruby
7 2 (0.75%) PHP
8 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.38%) Perl
8 1 (0.38%) XPath
8 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 25 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.30%) Degree
3 14 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.26%) PMP
4 6 (2.26%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.26%) ACCA
4 6 (2.26%) CIMA
5 5 (1.89%) IBM Certification
6 4 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.51%) ISEB
6 4 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.51%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.75%) MCSE
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.75%) MCP
9 1 (0.38%) MCSD
9 1 (0.38%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.77%) QA
2 7 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.26%) COBIT
4 4 (1.51%) GAAP
5 3 (1.13%) SLA
5 3 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.13%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.38%) FATCA
6 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Firmware
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.13%) SCCM
3 2 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.38%) SELinux
4 1 (0.38%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 32 (12.08%) Oracle
2 29 (10.94%) Ab Initio
3 26 (9.81%) PeopleSoft
4 22 (8.30%) Microsoft
5 20 (7.55%) SAP
6 19 (7.17%) IBM
7 7 (2.64%) Cisco
8 6 (2.26%) Adobe
8 6 (2.26%) HP
8 6 (2.26%) Thunderhead
9 5 (1.89%) Intel
9 5 (1.89%) Citrix
10 4 (1.51%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.13%) Remedy
11 3 (1.13%) VMware
11 3 (1.13%) Cincom
11 3 (1.13%) BMC
11 3 (1.13%) Sun
11 3 (1.13%) CA
11 3 (1.13%) hybris
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