The first 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Reading region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 5 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Finance 116 138 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.17% 14.89% 7.77%
As % of the General category 41.88% 33.91% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 61 50
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £10.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
277 407 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.44% 43.91% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 163 152
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +103.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
Berkshire

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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.73%) Project Management
3 34 (13.71%) MS Excel
4 31 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 29 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (11.29%) Migration
7 27 (10.89%) Marketing
8 26 (10.48%) Degree
8 26 (10.48%) SQL
9 25 (10.08%) Oracle
10 23 (9.27%) SAP
11 22 (8.87%) Windows
12 21 (8.47%) MS PowerPoint
13 19 (7.66%) MS Office
13 19 (7.66%) SQL Server
13 19 (7.66%) Service Delivery
14 17 (6.85%) PRINCE2
15 14 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (5.65%) HTML
16 13 (5.24%) .NET
16 13 (5.24%) CRM
16 13 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (5.24%) Billing
16 13 (5.24%) Security Cleared
17 12 (4.84%) Firewall
17 12 (4.84%) JavaScript
18 11 (4.44%) SLA
18 11 (4.44%) Citrix
18 11 (4.44%) Risk Management
18 11 (4.44%) Programme Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.42%) IIS
3 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.21%) CMS
6 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.81%) WordPress
6 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.40%) Moodle
7 1 (0.40%) Confluence
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.40%) eRoom
Applications
1 34 (13.71%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (7.66%) MS Office
4 5 (2.02%) MS Project
4 5 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.81%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (0.81%) Agresso
2 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Force.com
1 2 (0.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.84%) Firewall
2 7 (2.82%) Network Security
3 5 (2.02%) WAN
3 5 (2.02%) SAN
4 4 (1.61%) Broadband
4 4 (1.61%) SSL
4 4 (1.61%) NetScaler
4 4 (1.61%) 3G
4 4 (1.61%) MPLS
4 4 (1.61%) OSPF
4 4 (1.61%) BGP
5 3 (1.21%) Internet
6 2 (0.81%) Intranet
6 2 (0.81%) LAN
6 2 (0.81%) Wireless
6 2 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.40%) VLAN
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.23%) QlikView
3 8 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.02%) MS Access
5 5 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.02%) MySQL
6 4 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.61%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.61%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.21%) Firebird
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.81%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (0.81%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.21%) GDB
4 1 (0.40%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.40%) MSI
4 1 (0.40%) Xcode
4 1 (0.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 27 (10.89%) Marketing
3 13 (5.24%) Billing
4 10 (4.03%) Banking
5 6 (2.42%) Retail
5 6 (2.42%) Publishing
6 5 (2.02%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.61%) Games
7 4 (1.61%) Legal
8 3 (1.21%) Law
9 2 (0.81%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 54 (21.77%) Analyst
2 35 (14.11%) Project Manager
3 30 (12.10%) Developer
4 23 (9.27%) Consultant
5 20 (8.06%) Business Analyst
6 17 (6.85%) Architect
7 13 (5.24%) Service Manager
8 12 (4.84%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.84%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.63%) Services Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.23%) Administrator
11 6 (2.42%) Contracts Manager
11 6 (2.42%) Security Manager
11 6 (2.42%) Oracle Analyst
12 5 (2.02%) Security Project Manager
12 5 (2.02%) Senior Architect
12 5 (2.02%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse Analyst
12 5 (2.02%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.65%) HTML
2 13 (5.24%) .NET
3 10 (4.03%) CSS
4 9 (3.63%) jQuery
5 7 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.02%) Spring
6 5 (2.02%) HTML5
6 5 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.61%) MDX
7 4 (1.61%) YUI
7 4 (1.61%) JSON
7 4 (1.61%) XML
8 3 (1.21%) Ajax
8 3 (1.21%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.21%) Struts
8 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.21%) CSS3
8 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (0.81%) Sencha Touch
9 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.82%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.02%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.61%) Thin Client
3 4 (1.61%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.61%) Fat Client
3 4 (1.61%) iPhone
3 4 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (0.81%) Open Source
5 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.81%) iPad
5 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.40%) Xbox
6 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.40%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.87%) Windows
2 6 (2.42%) UNIX
3 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.61%) Android
4 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.81%) Linux
6 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.40%) zOS
7 1 (0.40%) AIX
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.73%) Project Management
2 29 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (11.29%) Migration
4 19 (7.66%) Service Delivery
5 17 (6.85%) PRINCE2
6 13 (5.24%) CRM
6 13 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.44%) Programme Management
7 11 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 10 (4.03%) Data Modelling
8 10 (4.03%) Logistics
9 9 (3.63%) ERP
9 9 (3.63%) Performance Management
10 8 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
10 8 (3.23%) ITIL
10 8 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (3.23%) Telemarketing
11 7 (2.82%) Business Development
11 7 (2.82%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.48%) SQL
2 12 (4.84%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.03%) C#
4 7 (2.82%) C
4 7 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.42%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.42%) Java
6 5 (2.02%) VBA
7 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.21%) Embedded C
8 3 (1.21%) PHP
9 2 (0.81%) VB
9 2 (0.81%) VB6
10 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (10.48%) Degree
2 13 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.63%) PMP
3 9 (3.63%) PMI Certification
3 9 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.61%) HND
6 3 (1.21%) APMP
7 2 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.81%) ACCA
7 2 (0.81%) CIMA
7 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.81%) CAPM
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.40%) CCNP
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) CCA
8 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.61%) COBIT
2 4 (1.61%) QA
3 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) Basel II
System Software
1 6 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.61%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.81%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.40%) Xen
5 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.21%) SCOrch
1 3 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.08%) Oracle
3 23 (9.27%) SAP
4 11 (4.44%) Citrix
5 9 (3.63%) Cisco
6 7 (2.82%) Business Objects
7 6 (2.42%) IBM
7 6 (2.42%) HP
7 6 (2.42%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.02%) Thunderhead
8 5 (2.02%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.61%) Twitter
9 4 (1.61%) CODA
9 4 (1.61%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.61%) Yahoo!
9 4 (1.61%) Nokia
10 3 (1.21%) Informatica
10 3 (1.21%) Juniper
10 3 (1.21%) Bloomberg
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