Period
to 22 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 506 529 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.77% 13.90% 10.77%
As % of the General category 32.60% 32.10% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 273 354
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £265 £231 £282
90th Percentile £600 £588 £554
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 14
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +11.11% -47.06%
10th Percentile £15.27 £11.25 £11.83
90th Percentile £45.70 £32.64 £34.50
South East median hourly rate £19.77 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +17.65% -25.54%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,552 1,648 1,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 39.16% 43.29% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 660 809
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £249 £213 £228
90th Percentile £563 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +2.35% +4.79% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 58 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £14.61 £11.25 £10.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £34.15 £36.00
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +62.50% -15.79% +18.75%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Berkshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Berkshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Berkshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Berkshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Berkshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 182 £440 -2.22% 51
Slough +3 54 £438 +2.94% 9
Bracknell -5 44 £300 -21.31% 8
Newbury +9 43 £488 +14.71% 10
Maidenhead -13 22 £400 -8.57% 4
Wokingham 0 15 £285 -41.54% 4
Windsor +1 2 - -
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 120 (23.72%) Project Management
2 114 (22.53%) Telecoms
3 102 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
6 75 (14.82%) Microsoft
7 73 (14.43%) SAP
8 66 (13.04%) Degree
9 62 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
10 56 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (11.07%) Oracle
11 53 (10.47%) Retail
12 51 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
13 50 (9.88%) Marketing
14 49 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 49 (9.68%) SQL
15 48 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
16 45 (8.89%) Migration
17 41 (8.10%) PRINCE2
18 39 (7.71%) ERP
19 36 (7.11%) Business Analysis
20 35 (6.92%) PMO
21 34 (6.72%) Workflow
22 30 (5.93%) Programme Management
22 30 (5.93%) Waterfall
23 29 (5.73%) Decision-Making
23 29 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
24 28 (5.53%) Change Management
24 28 (5.53%) PMI Certification
25 26 (5.14%) SDLC

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (0.99%) CMS
3 5 (0.99%) Marvel
4 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.40%) Apache
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) JBoss
6 2 (0.40%) SAS
6 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.20%) Documentum
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) FileNet
7 1 (0.20%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.20%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 77 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (3.36%) MS Visio
6 11 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.99%) InVision
8 1 (0.20%) GIMP
8 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (3.16%) Magento
1 16 (3.16%) Sonata
2 14 (2.77%) SAP CO
2 14 (2.77%) SAP FI
2 14 (2.77%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (2.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (2.37%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (1.78%) SAP SD
6 8 (1.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (1.19%) HFM
8 6 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (1.19%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.99%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.79%) Infor M3
10 4 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.59%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.16%) SaaS
2 10 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (1.98%) PaaS
3 9 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.19%) Office 365
6 1 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (0.99%) 2G
2 5 (0.99%) 3G
2 5 (0.99%) 4G
2 5 (0.99%) Ethernet
2 5 (0.99%) Unified Communications
3 4 (0.79%) IP Telephony
3 4 (0.79%) LAN
4 3 (0.59%) Broadband
4 3 (0.59%) Intranet
4 3 (0.59%) LTE
4 3 (0.59%) MPLS
4 3 (0.59%) VoIP
4 3 (0.59%) WAN
5 2 (0.40%) Network Security
5 2 (0.40%) PSTN
5 2 (0.40%) SDH
5 2 (0.40%) Skype
5 2 (0.40%) VoLTE
5 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 12 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (2.37%) MySQL
3 10 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (1.38%) Big Data
6 6 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.99%) Essbase
7 5 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.79%) Power BI
8 4 (0.79%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.59%) Lumira
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 11 (2.17%) JIRA
2 4 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.79%) LSMW
3 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.20%) Ant
4 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.20%) Selenium
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) webpack
4 1 (0.20%) Xcode
4 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 114 (22.53%) Telecoms
2 53 (10.47%) Retail
3 50 (9.88%) Marketing
4 25 (4.94%) Billing
5 19 (3.75%) Legal
6 17 (3.36%) Banking
7 16 (3.16%) Mandarin Language
8 14 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (2.37%) Digital Economy
10 10 (1.98%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.58%) Back Office
11 8 (1.58%) German Language
12 6 (1.19%) Electronics
12 6 (1.19%) Law
13 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.99%) French Language
14 4 (0.79%) Advertising
15 2 (0.40%) Czech Language
16 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
16 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 90 (17.79%) Analyst
2 73 (14.43%) Project Manager
3 42 (8.30%) Consultant
4 40 (7.91%) Developer
5 36 (7.11%) Architect
6 30 (5.93%) Business Analyst
7 23 (4.55%) Coordinator
8 17 (3.36%) Senior Manager
9 16 (3.16%) Administrator
9 16 (3.16%) Programme Manager
9 16 (3.16%) Project Coordinator
10 15 (2.96%) Designer
10 15 (2.96%) IT Manager
11 14 (2.77%) Magento Developer
11 14 (2.77%) SAP Consultant
12 13 (2.57%) Financial Analyst
12 13 (2.57%) Senior Project Manager
13 10 (1.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (1.98%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (1.98%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.95%) CSS
2 16 (3.16%) HTML
3 14 (2.77%) .NET
4 13 (2.57%) EDI
5 12 (2.37%) Web Services
6 10 (1.98%) SOAP
7 8 (1.58%) LAMP
7 8 (1.58%) REST
7 8 (1.58%) Sass
8 6 (1.19%) CSS3
8 6 (1.19%) HTML5
9 5 (0.99%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.79%) BAPI
10 4 (0.79%) LESS
10 4 (0.79%) React
10 4 (0.79%) RESTful
10 4 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.79%) WCF
10 4 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.16%) Virtual Team
5 15 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.37%) User Experience
7 11 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.19%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.19%) PMI
9 5 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.79%) Replication
11 3 (0.59%) Life Science
11 3 (0.59%) NHS
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Exalytics
12 2 (0.40%) BYOD
12 2 (0.40%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.36%) Unix
2 13 (2.57%) Windows
3 11 (2.17%) Linux
4 6 (1.19%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (23.72%) Project Management
2 102 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (8.89%) Migration
7 41 (8.10%) PRINCE2
8 39 (7.71%) ERP
9 36 (7.11%) Business Analysis
10 34 (6.72%) Workflow
11 30 (5.93%) Programme Management
11 30 (5.93%) Waterfall
12 29 (5.73%) Decision-Making
12 29 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (5.53%) Change Management
14 26 (5.14%) SDLC
15 25 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (4.55%) Analytics
16 23 (4.55%) E-Commerce
17 22 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.68%) SQL
2 19 (3.75%) JavaScript
2 19 (3.75%) PHP
3 12 (2.37%) C#
4 11 (2.17%) Java
5 4 (0.79%) VB
5 4 (0.79%) VBA
6 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.40%) Delphi
7 2 (0.40%) ES6
7 2 (0.40%) Groovy
7 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.40%) Python
7 2 (0.40%) R
7 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.20%) C++
8 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.20%) Ruby
8 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (13.04%) Degree
2 28 (5.53%) PMI Certification
3 25 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.77%) PMP
6 12 (2.37%) ACCA
6 12 (2.37%) PgMP
6 12 (2.37%) SAP Certification
7 10 (1.98%) CIMA
8 7 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.99%) APMP
10 3 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.59%) MBA
10 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.40%) CIPD
11 2 (0.40%) MCDST
12 1 (0.20%) CITP
12 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.92%) PMO
2 18 (3.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (2.77%) Data Quality
4 11 (2.17%) SLA
5 10 (1.98%) IFRS
6 9 (1.78%) GxP
6 9 (1.78%) QA
7 8 (1.58%) GDPR
8 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.20%) EMIR
10 1 (0.20%) GAAP
10 1 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) vCloud
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.98%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.20%) Control-M
3 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 73 (14.43%) SAP
3 56 (11.07%) Oracle
4 16 (3.16%) FNZ
5 14 (2.77%) HP
6 11 (2.17%) Hyperion
7 10 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.58%) IBM
8 8 (1.58%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.38%) AppDynamics
9 7 (1.38%) Informatica
10 6 (1.19%) Adobe
11 5 (0.99%) Cognos
11 5 (0.99%) Huawei
12 4 (0.79%) Cisco
12 4 (0.79%) Remedy
12 4 (0.79%) Twitter
12 4 (0.79%) Workday
13 3 (0.59%) Ariba
13 3 (0.59%) Tableau