Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 495 513 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.02% 11.93% 13.66%
As % of the General category 30.20% 31.20% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 306 491
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £234
90th Percentile £588 £575 £590
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.25 £16.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.03% -49.23% +85.71%
10th Percentile £15.90 £12.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £37.50 £54.05
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £23.68 £22.83
% change year-on-year -11.32% +3.72% +34.29%

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 1639 1644 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 39.81% 38.24% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 742 1018
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £204
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +30.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £40.90 £42.63 £46.38
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +31.39%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -2 180 £425 -2.30% 25
Bracknell +11 57 £425 +26.87% 5
Maidenhead +1 35 £375 -9.09% 4
Newbury +6 27 £450 - 9
Slough -15 19 £510 +23.64% 8
Wokingham +4 6 £263 -34.25%
Windsor +1 6 £438 -10.26%
Crowthorne - 1 - -
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 117 (23.64%) Telecoms
2 85 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (16.57%) Project Management
4 74 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 69 (13.94%) Microsoft Excel
7 68 (13.74%) SQL
8 65 (13.13%) SAP
9 63 (12.73%) Oracle
9 63 (12.73%) Microsoft
10 62 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
10 62 (12.53%) Degree
11 56 (11.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 45 (9.09%) Marketing
13 41 (8.28%) Programme Management
14 40 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
15 38 (7.68%) SQL Server
15 38 (7.68%) PRINCE2
16 35 (7.07%) Change Management
17 34 (6.87%) Scrum
18 33 (6.67%) SDLC
19 32 (6.46%) Security Cleared
19 32 (6.46%) Business Analysis
19 32 (6.46%) Java
20 30 (6.06%) ERP
20 30 (6.06%) Data Analysis
21 29 (5.86%) Unix
22 28 (5.66%) ITIL
23 27 (5.45%) Retail
23 27 (5.45%) Data Warehouse

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 13 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.22%) Apache
4 10 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.41%) CMS
5 7 (1.41%) SAS
6 6 (1.21%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.01%) Confluence
8 4 (0.81%) IIS
9 3 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.61%) JBoss
9 3 (0.61%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.40%) Apache TomEE
10 2 (0.40%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.40%) WordPress
11 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 69 (13.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (11.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (3.64%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (2.83%) Primavera
2 13 (2.63%) Hyperion Planning
2 13 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (2.22%) Sonata
4 8 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (1.21%) HFM
7 5 (1.01%) SAP ERP
7 5 (1.01%) SAP FI
7 5 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.81%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.61%) Maximo
9 3 (0.61%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.61%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (2.22%) SaaS
3 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.41%) IaaS
5 6 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.21%) Office 365
6 5 (1.01%) GitHub
6 5 (1.01%) PaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.40%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.40%) Slack
7 2 (0.40%) Trello
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.20%) Heroku
8 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.02%) GSM
1 10 (2.02%) HSPA
1 10 (2.02%) LTE
1 10 (2.02%) WCDMA
2 8 (1.62%) VoLTE
2 8 (1.62%) VoWiFi
3 6 (1.21%) 3G
3 6 (1.21%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.01%) IP Telephony
4 5 (1.01%) SAN
4 5 (1.01%) WAN
5 4 (0.81%) Firewall
5 4 (0.81%) FTP
5 4 (0.81%) LAN
6 3 (0.61%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.61%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.40%) SMPP
7 2 (0.40%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.63%) MySQL
3 13 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.82%) Oracle Smart View
7 7 (1.41%) Essbase
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.01%) QlikView
9 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.61%) Big Data
10 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.40%) OLAP
11 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.63%) Maven
3 11 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.22%) JIRA
4 9 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.62%) JMeter
6 7 (1.41%) Android Studio
6 7 (1.41%) LoadRunner
6 7 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.41%) Xcode
7 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.81%) LSMW
9 3 (0.61%) Protractor
9 3 (0.61%) Selenium
9 3 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.61%) Subversion
10 2 (0.40%) git-flow
10 2 (0.40%) Grunt
10 2 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 117 (23.64%) Telecoms
2 45 (9.09%) Marketing
3 27 (5.45%) Retail
4 23 (4.65%) Banking
5 21 (4.24%) Legal
6 19 (3.84%) Manufacturing
7 18 (3.64%) Electronics
8 15 (3.03%) Billing
9 14 (2.83%) Mandarin Language
10 7 (1.41%) Publishing
10 7 (1.41%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.21%) Advertising
11 6 (1.21%) General Ledger
11 6 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (1.01%) Military
13 3 (0.61%) Automotive
13 3 (0.61%) Back Office
13 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.40%) Law
15 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 127 (25.66%) Analyst
2 52 (10.51%) Business Analyst
3 47 (9.49%) Developer
4 45 (9.09%) Architect
5 42 (8.48%) Project Manager
6 36 (7.27%) Consultant
7 28 (5.66%) Financial Analyst
8 20 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (3.43%) SQL Developer
10 14 (2.83%) Designer
10 14 (2.83%) Finance Manager
11 13 (2.63%) Coordinator
11 13 (2.63%) SAP Consultant
12 12 (2.42%) ERP Analyst
12 12 (2.42%) ERP Business Analyst
12 12 (2.42%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.42%) Oracle Analyst
12 12 (2.42%) Oracle Business Analyst
12 12 (2.42%) Project Coordinator
13 11 (2.22%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.85%) HTML
2 19 (3.84%) AngularJS
3 18 (3.64%) CSS
4 17 (3.43%) .NET
5 15 (3.03%) XML
6 13 (2.63%) REST
7 12 (2.42%) React
8 11 (2.22%) Web Services
9 10 (2.02%) Java EE
9 10 (2.02%) SOAP
10 9 (1.82%) Drools
10 9 (1.82%) HTML5
10 9 (1.82%) jBPM
10 9 (1.82%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (1.62%) Polymer
12 7 (1.41%) JSON
12 7 (1.41%) WCF
13 6 (1.21%) ASP.NET
14 5 (1.01%) XSD
14 5 (1.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 85 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.02%) User Experience
5 7 (1.41%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.21%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.01%) CMDB
7 5 (1.01%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.61%) FMCG
9 3 (0.61%) PMI
9 3 (0.61%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.20%) Handset
11 1 (0.20%) IVR
11 1 (0.20%) Life Science
11 1 (0.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.86%) Unix
2 20 (4.04%) Linux
3 17 (3.43%) Windows
4 8 (1.62%) Debian
4 8 (1.62%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.41%) Android
6 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.40%) Solaris
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
10 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.20%) HPUX
10 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (16.57%) Project Management
2 74 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (8.28%) Programme Management
6 38 (7.68%) PRINCE2
7 35 (7.07%) Change Management
8 34 (6.87%) Scrum
9 33 (6.67%) SDLC
10 32 (6.46%) Business Analysis
11 30 (6.06%) Data Analysis
11 30 (6.06%) ERP
12 28 (5.66%) ITIL
13 27 (5.45%) Risk Management
13 27 (5.45%) Workflow
14 26 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (4.85%) Migration
15 24 (4.85%) Process Improvement
16 21 (4.24%) Service Delivery
17 20 (4.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (13.74%) SQL
2 32 (6.46%) Java
3 20 (4.04%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.42%) C#
5 10 (2.02%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.41%) Apple Swift
6 7 (1.41%) Objective-C
6 7 (1.41%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.21%) C
7 6 (1.21%) Python
8 5 (1.01%) XPath
9 4 (0.81%) PHP
9 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.61%) Perl
11 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.40%) Groovy
11 2 (0.40%) Ruby
11 2 (0.40%) VBA
11 2 (0.40%) VBScript
12 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 62 (12.53%) Degree
2 32 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.44%) CIMA
5 21 (4.24%) ACCA
6 16 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (2.02%) PMP
8 6 (1.21%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.40%) AAT
12 2 (0.40%) CISSP
12 2 (0.40%) ISEB
12 2 (0.40%) MCSE
12 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.40%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.20%) CCIE
13 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.65%) PMO
2 17 (3.43%) QA
2 17 (3.43%) SLA
3 16 (3.23%) IFRS
4 12 (2.42%) GDPR
5 9 (1.82%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.41%) IFRS 9
7 6 (1.21%) Basel II
8 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.20%) EMIR
10 1 (0.20%) GAAP
System Software
1 13 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.62%) Docker
2 8 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.01%) vSphere
5 4 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.61%) XenServer
7 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.20%) SRDF
8 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.21%) Ansible
2 5 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.61%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.61%) Puppet
4 3 (0.61%) SCCM
5 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.20%) Salt
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.20%) Terraform
6 1 (0.20%) vMotion
6 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (13.13%) SAP
2 63 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 63 (12.73%) Oracle
3 18 (3.64%) Hyperion
4 11 (2.22%) Cisco
4 11 (2.22%) VMware
5 9 (1.82%) HP
6 8 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.41%) Apple
8 5 (1.01%) Cognos
8 5 (1.01%) EMC
8 5 (1.01%) IBM
8 5 (1.01%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.01%) Workday
9 4 (0.81%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.81%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.81%) Sun
10 3 (0.61%) Ariba
10 3 (0.61%) Citrix
10 3 (0.61%) Intel