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 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 10 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Finance 90 149 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.36% 14.65% 8.85%
As % of the General category 35.02% 32.60% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 80 51
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £528 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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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
257 457 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.57% 44.94% 47.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 209 144
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.98% +118.33%
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 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 37 (18.14%) Project Management
2 35 (17.16%) Microsoft
3 27 (13.24%) MS Excel
3 27 (13.24%) Telecoms
4 23 (11.27%) Oracle
5 22 (10.78%) Migration
6 21 (10.29%) Degree
7 18 (8.82%) Marketing
7 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 17 (8.33%) SQL Server
8 17 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
10 15 (7.35%) MS Office
11 14 (6.86%) SQL
11 14 (6.86%) Windows
12 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.37%) SAP
12 13 (6.37%) Firewall
13 12 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (5.88%) CRM
14 11 (5.39%) SLA
14 11 (5.39%) .NET
14 11 (5.39%) Citrix
15 10 (4.90%) SharePoint
15 10 (4.90%) Security Cleared
16 9 (4.41%) ERP
16 9 (4.41%) Billing
17 8 (3.92%) Risk Management
17 8 (3.92%) Legal

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.49%) Apache
3 1 (0.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (7.35%) MS Office
4 5 (2.45%) MS Project
5 4 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.47%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.98%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.98%) Agresso
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.49%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.49%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Force.com
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.37%) Firewall
2 8 (3.92%) Network Security
3 7 (3.43%) WAN
4 6 (2.94%) SSL
4 6 (2.94%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.96%) Broadband
5 4 (1.96%) 3G
5 4 (1.96%) BGP
5 4 (1.96%) MPLS
5 4 (1.96%) OSPF
6 3 (1.47%) Internet
6 3 (1.47%) SAN
7 2 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.98%) Wireless
7 2 (0.98%) LAN
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.49%) VLAN
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.49%) 4G
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.92%) QlikView
3 5 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.96%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.98%) Firebird
5 2 (0.98%) MySQL
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.47%) GDB
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.49%) MSI
4 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (13.24%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.82%) Marketing
3 9 (4.41%) Billing
4 8 (3.92%) Legal
5 7 (3.43%) Banking
6 6 (2.94%) General Ledger
6 6 (2.94%) Publishing
7 5 (2.45%) Retail
8 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (18.63%) Analyst
2 27 (13.24%) Consultant
3 26 (12.75%) Project Manager
4 17 (8.33%) Architect
5 16 (7.84%) Developer
6 14 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.41%) Service Manager
8 8 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.43%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.94%) Administrator
10 6 (2.94%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.94%) QlikView Developer
11 5 (2.45%) Senior Architect
11 5 (2.45%) Services Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (2.45%) Contracts Manager
11 5 (2.45%) Project Administrator
11 5 (2.45%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (1.96%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.39%) .NET
2 5 (2.45%) XML
3 3 (1.47%) WCF
3 3 (1.47%) JSON
3 3 (1.47%) Web Services
3 3 (1.47%) Classic ASP
3 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.47%) COM+
3 3 (1.47%) XML-RPC
4 2 (0.98%) Middleware
4 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (0.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.98%) jQuery
4 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) RESTful
5 1 (0.49%) J2EE
5 1 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.94%) Mainframe
2 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (0.98%) iPad
4 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.49%) PKI
5 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.49%) Open Source
5 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.49%) DTV
5 1 (0.49%) GIS
5 1 (0.49%) Replication
5 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.86%) Windows
2 6 (2.94%) UNIX
3 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.98%) Linux
4 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.49%) zOS
5 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.14%) Project Management
2 22 (10.78%) Migration
3 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2
6 12 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.88%) CRM
7 9 (4.41%) ERP
8 8 (3.92%) Risk Management
8 8 (3.92%) Validation
8 8 (3.92%) Data Analysis
8 8 (3.92%) Programme Management
8 8 (3.92%) Data Modelling
8 8 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (3.43%) Manual Testing
9 7 (3.43%) Analytics
9 7 (3.43%) Logistics
10 6 (2.94%) Scrum
10 6 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (2.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.86%) SQL
2 6 (2.94%) C
2 6 (2.94%) C#
3 3 (1.47%) Embedded C
3 3 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.98%) Java
5 1 (0.49%) XPath
5 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (10.29%) Degree
2 10 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.92%) PMP
3 8 (3.92%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.45%) ACCA
5 5 (2.45%) HND
5 5 (2.45%) CIMA
6 4 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.47%) APMP
8 2 (0.98%) AAT
8 2 (0.98%) CAPM
8 2 (0.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.49%) CCA
9 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) SLA
2 4 (1.96%) COBIT
3 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.94%) ProxySG
2 4 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.98%) XenApp
5 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.49%) Xen
5 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) SCCM
2 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.27%) Oracle
3 13 (6.37%) SAP
4 11 (5.39%) Citrix
5 7 (3.43%) CheckPoint
5 7 (3.43%) Cisco
6 6 (2.94%) Blue Coat
6 6 (2.94%) Nokia
7 5 (2.45%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.45%) HP
7 5 (2.45%) Thunderhead
8 4 (1.96%) Intel
9 3 (1.47%) F5
9 3 (1.47%) Informatica
9 3 (1.47%) Juniper
10 2 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.98%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.98%) Siebel
10 2 (0.98%) EMC
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