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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 14 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 90 133 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.91% 12.95% 12.50%
As % of the General category 31.91% 31.22% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 81 35
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.01% -27.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £16.20 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+9.56% -20.00%
Finance
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
282 426 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.92% 41.48% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 181 119
Average daily rate £400 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +7.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 31 (15.12%) Project Management
3 27 (13.17%) Degree
4 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
4 22 (10.73%) SQL
4 22 (10.73%) SAP
5 21 (10.24%) Oracle
5 21 (10.24%) Java
5 21 (10.24%) Migration
6 19 (9.27%) Security Cleared
7 18 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
8 17 (8.29%) Web Services
8 17 (8.29%) Banking
9 16 (7.80%) Legal
9 16 (7.80%) PRINCE2
9 16 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (7.32%) Data Migration
10 15 (7.32%) .NET
11 14 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (6.83%) ITIL
11 14 (6.83%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (6.34%) Marketing
12 13 (6.34%) Performance Management
12 13 (6.34%) SQL Server
12 13 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (5.85%) Programme Management
13 12 (5.85%) Service Management
13 12 (5.85%) Apache
13 12 (5.85%) HP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (5.85%) Apache
2 9 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.90%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.41%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.93%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.95%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (1.95%) iPlanet
6 4 (1.95%) IIS
6 4 (1.95%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.46%) JCAPS
7 3 (1.46%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.46%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.46%) JBoss
7 3 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.98%) SAS
8 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (5.37%) MS Office
4 4 (1.95%) MS Project
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.49%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.46%) Changepoint
3 2 (0.98%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.98%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.98%) Agresso
3 2 (0.98%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.49%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.44%) 3G
1 5 (2.44%) DNS
2 4 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.46%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.46%) 4G
3 3 (1.46%) Internet
3 3 (1.46%) HTTP
3 3 (1.46%) LAN
3 3 (1.46%) WAN
3 3 (1.46%) 2G
4 2 (0.98%) FTP
4 2 (0.98%) SSL
4 2 (0.98%) ATM
4 2 (0.98%) Broadband
4 2 (0.98%) NFC
4 2 (0.98%) LTE
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.49%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) RNC
5 1 (0.49%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.95%) QlikView
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.46%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) DB2
5 1 (0.49%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.49%) IDOL
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) JUnit
2 5 (2.44%) Maven
2 5 (2.44%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.44%) Subversion
3 4 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.95%) JIRA
4 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.49%) PowerBuilder
General
1 35 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.29%) Banking
3 16 (7.80%) Legal
4 13 (6.34%) Marketing
5 9 (4.39%) Retail
6 7 (3.41%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.44%) Billing
8 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.98%) Electronics
9 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (21.95%) Analyst
2 29 (14.15%) Developer
3 27 (13.17%) Architect
4 24 (11.71%) Business Analyst
5 15 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (6.83%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.85%) Administrator
8 8 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.90%) Consultant
9 7 (3.41%) Data Analyst
10 6 (2.93%) Service Manager
10 6 (2.93%) Change Analyst
10 6 (2.93%) Financial Analyst
11 5 (2.44%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.44%) Bid Manager
11 5 (2.44%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.44%) .NET Developer
12 4 (1.95%) C# Developer
12 4 (1.95%) Systems Architect
12 4 (1.95%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.29%) Web Services
2 15 (7.32%) .NET
3 11 (5.37%) XML
4 9 (4.39%) HTML
5 8 (3.90%) jQuery
6 7 (3.41%) Classic ASP
6 7 (3.41%) XML-RPC
7 6 (2.93%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (2.93%) Middleware
7 6 (2.93%) COM+
7 6 (2.93%) Spring
8 5 (2.44%) Apache CXF
8 5 (2.44%) Struts2
8 5 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.44%) Struts
9 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.46%) WCF
10 3 (1.46%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.95%) Open Source
5 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.46%) NHS
5 3 (1.46%) GIS
6 2 (0.98%) Replication
6 2 (0.98%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.98%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.98%) DTV
6 2 (0.98%) EMV
6 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.98%) Life Science
6 2 (0.98%) CMDB
6 2 (0.98%) PKI
6 2 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.88%) Linux
1 10 (4.88%) Windows
2 7 (3.41%) Solaris
3 5 (2.44%) AIX
3 5 (2.44%) UNIX
4 4 (1.95%) zOS
4 4 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.98%) Android
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.12%) Project Management
2 21 (10.24%) Migration
3 18 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (7.80%) PRINCE2
5 15 (7.32%) Data Migration
6 14 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (6.83%) ITIL
7 13 (6.34%) Performance Management
7 13 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (5.85%) Programme Management
8 12 (5.85%) Service Management
9 11 (5.37%) CRM
10 10 (4.88%) Data Modelling
10 10 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (4.39%) Business Analysis
11 9 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.90%) TOGAF
12 8 (3.90%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.90%) Coaching
13 7 (3.41%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.73%) SQL
2 21 (10.24%) Java
3 7 (3.41%) C#
4 6 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.44%) VBA
6 4 (1.95%) C
7 3 (1.46%) PHP
8 2 (0.98%) C++
8 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.49%) XPath
9 1 (0.49%) Python
9 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (13.17%) Degree
2 19 (9.27%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.44%) HND
4 5 (2.44%) ISEB
5 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.95%) PMP
5 4 (1.95%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.95%) MCP
5 4 (1.95%) MCSE
6 3 (1.46%) MCSD
6 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.98%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.49%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.49%) MCITP
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.88%) QA
2 6 (2.93%) SLA
3 2 (0.98%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) SELinux
2 1 (0.49%) SCCM
2 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
1 22 (10.73%) SAP
2 21 (10.24%) Oracle
3 12 (5.85%) HP
4 7 (3.41%) Business Objects
5 6 (2.93%) EMC
5 6 (2.93%) BMC
5 6 (2.93%) Cisco
6 5 (2.44%) Informatica
7 4 (1.95%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.46%) CA
9 2 (0.98%) SunGard
9 2 (0.98%) Citrix
9 2 (0.98%) Sun
9 2 (0.98%) Remedy
9 2 (0.98%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.98%) Cognos
10 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.49%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.49%) Meridio
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