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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 114 113 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.23% 11.52% 12.33%
As % of the General category 37.38% 36.81% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 38
Average daily rate
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£413 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £231 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.66 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -
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Berkshire

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
305 307 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 35.38% 31.29% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 115 111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 14
Average hourly rate £10.75 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.56% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.84%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 34 (15.96%) Project Management
2 32 (15.02%) Telecoms
3 28 (13.15%) Oracle
4 27 (12.68%) Degree
5 26 (12.21%) Java
6 24 (11.27%) Microsoft
7 23 (10.80%) MS Office
8 22 (10.33%) SQL
9 21 (9.86%) SAP
10 20 (9.39%) Migration
11 19 (8.92%) PeopleSoft
11 19 (8.92%) MS Excel
11 19 (8.92%) Banking
12 18 (8.45%) Security Cleared
12 18 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
13 15 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (6.57%) ITIL
14 14 (6.57%) PRINCE2
14 14 (6.57%) Linux
15 13 (6.10%) Apache
15 13 (6.10%) Web Services
15 13 (6.10%) Legal
15 13 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (5.16%) Management Information System
16 11 (5.16%) Programme Management
16 11 (5.16%) MS Project
16 11 (5.16%) HTML
16 11 (5.16%) Tomcat

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (6.10%) Apache
2 11 (5.16%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.23%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.29%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.88%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (1.88%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (1.88%) iPlanet
5 4 (1.88%) JBoss
5 4 (1.88%) IIS
6 3 (1.41%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.41%) CMS
6 3 (1.41%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.41%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.47%) SAS
7 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (10.80%) MS Office
2 19 (8.92%) MS Excel
3 15 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (5.16%) MS Project
5 2 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.94%) InDesign
5 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.47%) DOC1
6 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (5.16%) HFM
2 8 (3.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (3.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 5 (2.35%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.41%) Changepoint
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.94%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.47%) Agresso
7 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Force.com
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.35%) HTTP
1 5 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.88%) SSL
2 4 (1.88%) DNS
3 3 (1.41%) 2G
3 3 (1.41%) 3G
4 2 (0.94%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.94%) 4G
4 2 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.94%) Network Security
4 2 (0.94%) NFC
4 2 (0.94%) SSH
4 2 (0.94%) ATM
5 1 (0.47%) GPRS
5 1 (0.47%) LAN
5 1 (0.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.47%) FTP
5 1 (0.47%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.69%) Hyperion Smart View
2 8 (3.76%) QlikView
3 7 (3.29%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.82%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.88%) Big Data
5 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.41%) DB2
6 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.41%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.41%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.82%) JUnit
2 5 (2.35%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.35%) Subversion
2 5 (2.35%) Maven
3 4 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.88%) Selenium
4 3 (1.41%) JIRA
5 2 (0.94%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
General
1 32 (15.02%) Telecoms
2 19 (8.92%) Banking
3 13 (6.10%) Legal
4 10 (4.69%) Marketing
5 8 (3.76%) Billing
5 8 (3.76%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.82%) Retail
7 5 (2.35%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.94%) Advertising
9 2 (0.94%) Back Office
9 2 (0.94%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (18.78%) Analyst
2 35 (16.43%) Developer
3 25 (11.74%) Architect
3 25 (11.74%) Project Manager
4 17 (7.98%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (7.04%) Consultant
6 12 (5.63%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.16%) Systems Analyst
7 11 (5.16%) Administrator
8 10 (4.69%) Financial Analyst
9 7 (3.29%) Report Developer
10 5 (2.35%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.35%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.35%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.35%) Business Consultant
10 5 (2.35%) Java Developer
11 4 (1.88%) Lead Business Analyst
11 4 (1.88%) Ab Initio Developer
11 4 (1.88%) WebSphere Administrator
11 4 (1.88%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) Web Services
2 11 (5.16%) HTML
3 10 (4.69%) Middleware
4 8 (3.76%) jQuery
5 7 (3.29%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (2.82%) Spring
6 6 (2.82%) J2EE
7 5 (2.35%) XML
7 5 (2.35%) Struts
7 5 (2.35%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.35%) Apache CXF
7 5 (2.35%) Struts2
8 4 (1.88%) CSS
9 3 (1.41%) .NET
9 3 (1.41%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.94%) HTML5
10 2 (0.94%) XSLT
10 2 (0.94%) JMS
11 1 (0.47%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.35%) User Experience
6 4 (1.88%) CMDB
7 3 (1.41%) GIS
7 3 (1.41%) PKI
7 3 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.94%) DataPower
8 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.94%) Social Network
8 2 (0.94%) Life Science
8 2 (0.94%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.94%) Replication
8 2 (0.94%) Clustering
8 2 (0.94%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.94%) DTV
8 2 (0.94%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.57%) Linux
2 11 (5.16%) Solaris
2 11 (5.16%) UNIX
3 8 (3.76%) Windows
4 6 (2.82%) AIX
5 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.88%) zOS
7 3 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.96%) Project Management
2 20 (9.39%) Migration
3 18 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (6.57%) ITIL
5 14 (6.57%) PRINCE2
6 11 (5.16%) Programme Management
6 11 (5.16%) ERP
6 11 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (5.16%) Data Migration
7 10 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (4.23%) SDLC
9 8 (3.76%) Coaching
9 8 (3.76%) Release Management
9 8 (3.76%) CRM
9 8 (3.76%) Workflow
10 7 (3.29%) TOGAF
10 7 (3.29%) Business Analysis
11 6 (2.82%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.21%) Java
2 22 (10.33%) SQL
3 6 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.35%) PHP
5 4 (1.88%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.88%) C
5 4 (1.88%) C#
6 3 (1.41%) VBA
6 3 (1.41%) Python
7 2 (0.94%) Ruby
7 2 (0.94%) C++
7 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.47%) Perl
8 1 (0.47%) XPath
8 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 27 (12.68%) Degree
2 18 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.35%) HND
4 5 (2.35%) CIMA
4 5 (2.35%) ACCA
5 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.88%) ISEB
5 4 (1.88%) MCP
5 4 (1.88%) MCSE
6 3 (1.41%) MCSD
6 3 (1.41%) PMP
6 3 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.47%) HNC
8 1 (0.47%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) SLA
2 5 (2.35%) QA
3 4 (1.88%) GAAP
4 3 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.94%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Firmware
2 1 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (0.94%) SELinux
2 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (13.15%) Oracle
2 24 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.86%) SAP
4 19 (8.92%) PeopleSoft
5 10 (4.69%) HP
6 6 (2.82%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.35%) Sun
7 5 (2.35%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.88%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.88%) Informatica
8 4 (1.88%) IBM
9 3 (1.41%) Cisco
9 3 (1.41%) Citrix
9 3 (1.41%) CA
9 3 (1.41%) BMC
9 3 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.94%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.94%) Facebook
10 2 (0.94%) Twitter
10 2 (0.94%) Blue Coat
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