Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 10 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 104 417 526
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.12% 9.79% 13.07%
As % of the General category 19.12% 23.44% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 210 285
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £254 £240 £250
90th Percentile £600 £614 £600
South East median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Median hourly rate £34.50 £43.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.77% +126.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.32 £15.27
90th Percentile £55.13 £72.50 £45.70
South East median hourly rate £14.49 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -27.55% -13.98% +22.37%

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 544 1,779 1,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 37.26% 41.77% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 679 695
Median daily rate £420 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +6.06% -2.94%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £620 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 44
Median hourly rate £31.50 £21.57 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.04% -9.18% +58.33%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.93 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £48.38
Median hourly rate £30.58 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.20% +1.82% +41.03%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Finance in Berkshire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in Berkshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in Berkshire

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 -15 37 £433 -3.89% 10
Newbury 0 22 £450 +5.88% 2
Maidenhead +5 10 £500 - 3
Bracknell 0 5 £414 -12.89% 7
Slough -11 3 £413 -19.51% 4
Wokingham - 1 - -
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 31 (29.81%) Telecoms
2 25 (24.04%) Project Management
3 22 (21.15%) SAP
4 18 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (12.50%) Oracle
7 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
8 11 (10.58%) Contract Management
9 10 (9.62%) SQL
9 10 (9.62%) Degree
10 9 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (7.69%) Legal
11 8 (7.69%) Azure
11 8 (7.69%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (6.73%) PMO
12 7 (6.73%) Logistics
12 7 (6.73%) Scrum
13 6 (5.77%) Data Modelling
13 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
13 6 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (5.77%) IFRS
13 6 (5.77%) Project Delivery
14 5 (4.81%) 5G
14 5 (4.81%) SaaS
14 5 (4.81%) Validation
14 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
14 5 (4.81%) ABAP
14 5 (4.81%) Pharmaceutical

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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 2 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.96%) Sketch
5 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (7.69%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.88%) NetSuite
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.88%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.88%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.88%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.88%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.96%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Azure
2 5 (4.81%) SaaS
3 4 (3.85%) Office 365
4 3 (2.88%) Boomi
5 2 (1.92%) AWS
5 2 (1.92%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.96%) GCP
6 1 (0.96%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.96%) npm
6 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (4.81%) 5G
3 3 (2.88%) Broadband
3 3 (2.88%) SDH
4 1 (0.96%) 4G
4 1 (0.96%) Internet
4 1 (0.96%) Skype
4 1 (0.96%) VoIP
4 1 (0.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (2.88%) GIS
1 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.88%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.92%) Essbase
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Smart View
2 2 (1.92%) Power BI
2 2 (1.92%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.96%) gulp
1 1 (0.96%) Jasmine
1 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.96%) Selenium
General
1 31 (29.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.69%) Legal
3 5 (4.81%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.85%) Billing
5 2 (1.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.96%) Law
6 1 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (16.35%) Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.58%) Consultant
4 10 (9.62%) Developer
5 9 (8.65%) IT Manager
5 9 (8.65%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (6.73%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Telecoms Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Architect
7 5 (4.81%) SAP Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
8 4 (3.85%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Network Planner
8 4 (3.85%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Data Manager
9 3 (2.88%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) .NET
2 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.92%) CSS
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.92%) Velocity
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.96%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.96%) Express
4 1 (0.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.96%) HTML5
4 1 (0.96%) jQuery
4 1 (0.96%) Kafka
4 1 (0.96%) Kendo UI
4 1 (0.96%) Node.js
4 1 (0.96%) NumPy
4 1 (0.96%) RESTful
4 1 (0.96%) WCF
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.88%) CMDB
2 3 (2.88%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.88%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.96%) Digital TV
3 1 (0.96%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.96%) PMI
3 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
3 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.88%) Linux
2 1 (0.96%) Unix
2 1 (0.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.04%) Project Management
2 18 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.58%) Contract Management
5 9 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (6.73%) Logistics
6 7 (6.73%) Scrum
7 6 (5.77%) Data Modelling
7 6 (5.77%) Project Delivery
8 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.81%) Validation
9 4 (3.85%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.85%) Change Management
9 4 (3.85%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.85%) ERP
9 4 (3.85%) Escalation Management
9 4 (3.85%) Migration
9 4 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (3.85%) Resource Allocation
9 4 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) SQL
2 5 (4.81%) ABAP
3 3 (2.88%) C#
3 3 (2.88%) Java
3 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.92%) C
4 2 (1.92%) Python
4 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.96%) C++
5 1 (0.96%) Perl
5 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) PMP
4 1 (0.96%) ACCA
4 1 (0.96%) CIMA
4 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) PMO
2 6 (5.77%) IFRS
3 2 (1.92%) QA
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.96%) OpenNebula
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) SAP
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.88%) Cognizant
4 3 (2.88%) Dell
4 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.92%) Greenplum
5 2 (1.92%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.92%) Tableau
6 1 (0.96%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco
6 1 (0.96%) Huawei
6 1 (0.96%) Niku
6 1 (0.96%) Progress
6 1 (0.96%) Workday