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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 11 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 94 128 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.70% 12.38% 11.59%
As % of the General category 32.41% 35.36% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 37
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +236.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +16.03%
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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
290 362 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.93% 35.01% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 148 119
Average daily rate £410 £365 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% +17.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £190 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £509 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 33 (17.01%) Telecoms
2 29 (14.95%) Project Management
3 28 (14.43%) Degree
4 26 (13.40%) Java
5 25 (12.89%) Oracle
5 25 (12.89%) Microsoft
6 20 (10.31%) SAP
7 17 (8.76%) Legal
7 17 (8.76%) Migration
7 17 (8.76%) SQL
8 16 (8.25%) MS Office
8 16 (8.25%) MS Excel
8 16 (8.25%) Security Cleared
9 15 (7.73%) Banking
9 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (6.70%) Apache
11 13 (6.70%) ITIL
11 13 (6.70%) Linux
11 13 (6.70%) Web Services
11 13 (6.70%) Marketing
11 13 (6.70%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (6.19%) PRINCE2
12 12 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.67%) Programme Management
13 11 (5.67%) HP
13 11 (5.67%) UNIX

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 13 (6.70%) Apache
2 11 (5.67%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.64%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.61%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (2.06%) IIS
6 4 (2.06%) JBoss
6 4 (2.06%) iPlanet
6 4 (2.06%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.55%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.55%) JCAPS
7 3 (1.55%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.03%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (8.25%) MS Office
1 16 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.61%) MS Project
4 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.03%) InDesign
5 1 (0.52%) DOC1
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (2.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.06%) HFM
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.55%) Changepoint
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.03%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.52%) Agresso
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.58%) TCP/IP
1 5 (2.58%) DNS
2 4 (2.06%) 3G
3 3 (1.55%) 2G
3 3 (1.55%) HTTP
3 3 (1.55%) SSL
3 3 (1.55%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.55%) 4G
4 2 (1.03%) SSH
4 2 (1.03%) Network Security
4 2 (1.03%) LTE
4 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.03%) NFC
4 2 (1.03%) ATM
4 2 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.52%) SAN
5 1 (0.52%) Broadband
5 1 (0.52%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.58%) QlikView
4 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.06%) Big Data
5 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.55%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.55%) Hyperion Smart View
5 3 (1.55%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.52%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) JUnit
2 5 (2.58%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.58%) Maven
2 5 (2.58%) Subversion
3 4 (2.06%) JIRA
3 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.55%) Selenium
5 2 (1.03%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.52%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 33 (17.01%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.76%) Legal
3 15 (7.73%) Banking
4 13 (6.70%) Marketing
5 9 (4.64%) Financial Institution
5 9 (4.64%) Retail
6 7 (3.61%) Billing
7 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.55%) Electronics
9 2 (1.03%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.03%) Back Office
9 2 (1.03%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (20.10%) Analyst
2 26 (13.40%) Developer
3 25 (12.89%) Architect
4 18 (9.28%) Project Manager
5 17 (8.76%) Business Analyst
5 17 (8.76%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (6.19%) Administrator
7 11 (5.67%) Consultant
8 7 (3.61%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.09%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (2.58%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.58%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.58%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.58%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.06%) Support Specialist
11 4 (2.06%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (2.06%) Project Administrator
11 4 (2.06%) Business Consultant
11 4 (2.06%) WebSphere Administrator
11 4 (2.06%) Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.70%) Web Services
2 9 (4.64%) HTML
2 9 (4.64%) Middleware
3 8 (4.12%) jQuery
4 6 (3.09%) Spring
4 6 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (3.09%) J2EE
5 5 (2.58%) Struts
5 5 (2.58%) Apache CXF
5 5 (2.58%) Struts2
5 5 (2.58%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.06%) XML
6 4 (2.06%) .NET
7 3 (1.55%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.03%) HTML5
8 2 (1.03%) CSS
8 2 (1.03%) SOAP
8 2 (1.03%) XSLT
9 1 (0.52%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.06%) Open Source
5 3 (1.55%) DTV
5 3 (1.55%) GIS
5 3 (1.55%) NHS
5 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.55%) CMDB
5 3 (1.55%) PKI
6 2 (1.03%) Life Science
6 2 (1.03%) Social Network
6 2 (1.03%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.03%) EMV
6 2 (1.03%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.03%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.03%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.70%) Linux
2 11 (5.67%) UNIX
3 10 (5.15%) Solaris
4 6 (3.09%) Windows
5 5 (2.58%) AIX
5 5 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.06%) zOS
7 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.95%) Project Management
2 17 (8.76%) Migration
3 14 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (6.70%) ITIL
4 13 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (6.19%) PRINCE2
5 12 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.67%) Programme Management
7 9 (4.64%) CRM
7 9 (4.64%) Data Migration
7 9 (4.64%) Coaching
8 8 (4.12%) Business Analysis
8 8 (4.12%) Release Management
8 8 (4.12%) ERP
8 8 (4.12%) TOGAF
9 7 (3.61%) Workflow
10 6 (3.09%) Data Management
10 6 (3.09%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.40%) Java
2 17 (8.76%) SQL
3 5 (2.58%) PHP
3 5 (2.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.06%) C
4 4 (2.06%) C#
5 3 (1.55%) Python
5 3 (1.55%) VBA
6 2 (1.03%) Ruby
6 2 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (0.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) Degree
2 16 (8.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.09%) ISEB
5 5 (2.58%) HND
6 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.06%) MCSE
6 4 (2.06%) MCP
7 3 (1.55%) MCSD
7 3 (1.55%) PMP
7 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.03%) CIMA
8 2 (1.03%) ACCA
9 1 (0.52%) HNC
9 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.52%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) QA
2 7 (3.61%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.03%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.52%) GAAP
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) SELinux
2 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (12.89%) Oracle
1 25 (12.89%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.31%) SAP
3 11 (5.67%) HP
4 7 (3.61%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (3.09%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.58%) Informatica
6 5 (2.58%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.58%) Sun
7 4 (2.06%) BMC
7 4 (2.06%) CA
7 4 (2.06%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.55%) Remedy
8 3 (1.55%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.55%) Cisco
8 3 (1.55%) Citrix
8 3 (1.55%) EMC
9 2 (1.03%) Facebook
9 2 (1.03%) Twitter
9 2 (1.03%) SunGard
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