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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 153 115 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.36% 13.01% 15.12%
As % of the General category 43.34% 41.67% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 55 63
Average daily rate
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£425 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £275 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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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
353 276 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 37.75% 31.22% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 95 164
Average daily rate £383 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 15
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 £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 35 (14.11%) Project Management
2 33 (13.31%) Telecoms
3 29 (11.69%) SQL
4 28 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (10.89%) Oracle
6 25 (10.08%) UNIX
6 25 (10.08%) Microsoft
6 25 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (9.68%) MS Office
7 24 (9.68%) PeopleSoft
7 24 (9.68%) Web Services
7 24 (9.68%) Security Cleared
8 23 (9.27%) Migration
9 21 (8.47%) Ab Initio
9 21 (8.47%) Java
9 21 (8.47%) Shell Script
10 20 (8.06%) Banking
10 20 (8.06%) Degree
11 18 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (7.26%) SAP
11 18 (7.26%) MS Excel
12 16 (6.45%) Windows
12 16 (6.45%) ITIL
12 16 (6.45%) PRINCE2
12 16 (6.45%) WebSphere
12 16 (6.45%) Marketing
13 15 (6.05%) Data Migration
14 14 (5.65%) SC Cleared
14 14 (5.65%) ERP
14 14 (5.65%) DB2

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.63%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.42%) Apache
3 6 (2.42%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.61%) CMS
5 4 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.21%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.81%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 2 (0.81%) JBoss
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.40%) JCAPS
Applications
1 24 (9.68%) MS Office
2 18 (7.26%) MS Excel
3 13 (5.24%) MS Project
4 9 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.21%) DOC1
6 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.81%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (5.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (4.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 11 (4.44%) HFM
3 9 (3.63%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.21%) Changepoint
6 3 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (1.21%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.40%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Force.com
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
1 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.82%) HTTP
2 5 (2.02%) SSL
3 4 (1.61%) DNS
4 3 (1.21%) Network Security
5 2 (0.81%) NFC
5 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.81%) Internet
5 2 (0.81%) Firewall
5 2 (0.81%) SSH
6 1 (0.40%) RNC
6 1 (0.40%) 2G
6 1 (0.40%) 3G
6 1 (0.40%) UTRAN
6 1 (0.40%) DPNSS
6 1 (0.40%) QSIG
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
6 1 (0.40%) ATM
6 1 (0.40%) GPRS
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.65%) DB2
2 13 (5.24%) Big Data
3 10 (4.03%) Hyperion Smart View
4 8 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.82%) QlikView
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.21%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.40%) MySQL
9 1 (0.40%) Essbase
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.42%) Selenium
2 4 (1.61%) WebDriver
2 4 (1.61%) JIRA
3 3 (1.21%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.81%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.81%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) Maven
5 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.40%) JUnit
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
General
1 33 (13.31%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.06%) Banking
3 16 (6.45%) Marketing
4 11 (4.44%) Billing
4 11 (4.44%) Legal
5 8 (3.23%) Retail
6 6 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.02%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.02%) Electronics
8 3 (1.21%) Back Office
8 3 (1.21%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (22.98%) Developer
2 44 (17.74%) Analyst
3 35 (14.11%) Project Manager
4 30 (12.10%) Consultant
5 21 (8.47%) Ab Initio Developer
6 20 (8.06%) Architect
7 18 (7.26%) Business Analyst
8 13 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.24%) Financial Analyst
9 10 (4.03%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.03%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (3.63%) Oracle Consultant
11 8 (3.23%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
12 7 (2.82%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 7 (2.82%) Functional Consultant
12 7 (2.82%) Report Developer
13 6 (2.42%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.42%) ERP Consultant
14 5 (2.02%) Lead Business Analyst
14 5 (2.02%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.68%) Web Services
2 14 (5.65%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (4.44%) CSS
3 11 (4.44%) HTML
4 10 (4.03%) .NET
5 9 (3.63%) Middleware
6 5 (2.02%) XML
6 5 (2.02%) jQuery
7 4 (1.61%) JMS
7 4 (1.61%) J2EE
7 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.21%) Spring
8 3 (1.21%) SOAP
8 3 (1.21%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.81%) HTML5
9 2 (0.81%) XSLT
10 1 (0.40%) Swing
10 1 (0.40%) Struts
10 1 (0.40%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.84%) DataPower
1 12 (4.84%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.42%) User Experience
4 5 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.02%) DTV
5 4 (1.61%) Clustering
6 3 (1.21%) CMDB
6 3 (1.21%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.81%) PKI
7 2 (0.81%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.81%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.81%) EMV
7 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.81%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.81%) Social Network
7 2 (0.81%) GIS
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.08%) UNIX
2 16 (6.45%) Windows
3 13 (5.24%) Solaris
4 11 (4.44%) Linux
5 10 (4.03%) AIX
6 7 (2.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.81%) Android
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.81%) zOS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) SUSE
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.11%) Project Management
2 28 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (9.27%) Migration
5 18 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (6.45%) ITIL
6 16 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 15 (6.05%) Data Migration
8 14 (5.65%) ERP
9 13 (5.24%) Low Latency
10 12 (4.84%) SDLC
11 11 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (4.44%) Programme Management
12 8 (3.23%) Asset Management
12 8 (3.23%) E-business
13 7 (2.82%) Security Management
13 7 (2.82%) Business Analysis
13 7 (2.82%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (2.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (2.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.69%) SQL
2 21 (8.47%) Java
2 21 (8.47%) Shell Script
3 12 (4.84%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.44%) C#
5 4 (1.61%) C
5 4 (1.61%) VBA
6 3 (1.21%) Python
6 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.21%) C++
7 2 (0.81%) PHP
7 2 (0.81%) Ruby
8 1 (0.40%) XPath
8 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.06%) Degree
3 14 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.42%) PMP
4 6 (2.42%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.42%) ACCA
4 6 (2.42%) CIMA
5 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.61%) MCP
5 4 (1.61%) MCSE
5 4 (1.61%) ISEB
5 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.21%) MCSD
6 3 (1.21%) IBM Certification
6 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CAPM
8 1 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.03%) QA
2 6 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.02%) COBIT
3 5 (2.02%) SLA
4 4 (1.61%) GAAP
5 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.81%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.40%) FATCA
6 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Firmware
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (1.21%) SCCM
1 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.81%) SELinux
2 2 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.40%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (10.89%) Oracle
2 25 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.68%) PeopleSoft
4 21 (8.47%) Ab Initio
5 18 (7.26%) SAP
6 13 (5.24%) IBM
7 10 (4.03%) HP
8 6 (2.42%) Thunderhead
9 4 (1.61%) VMware
9 4 (1.61%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.61%) Citrix
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco
10 3 (1.21%) BMC
10 3 (1.21%) Sun
10 3 (1.21%) CA
10 3 (1.21%) Remedy
10 3 (1.21%) Cincom
11 2 (0.81%) Facebook
11 2 (0.81%) Twitter
11 2 (0.81%) ServiceNow
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