Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 310 406 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.54% 10.00% 11.19%
As % of the General category 25.33% 25.70% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 198 223
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £218 £217 £300
90th Percentile £675 £591 £625
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.57% +12.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £42.75 £14.05 £19.18
90th Percentile £54.25 £63.75 £66.25
South East median hourly rate £20.14 £28.25 £23.25
% change year-on-year -28.70% +21.51% -4.48%

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 1,224 1,580 1,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 37.67% 38.90% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 590 706
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £213 £222 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
South East median daily rate £446 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £22.33 £19.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.09% +11.97% +1.59%
10th Percentile £13.17 £13.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £50.17 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £21.88 £27.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -18.96% +25.58% -4.44%

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 27 January 2020.

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
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 27 January 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 -10 115 £413 -10.08% 46
Newbury -1 54 £458 +7.33% 20
Slough +6 32 £488 +39.29% 15
Bracknell +2 17 £200 -57.89% 2
Maidenhead -1 16 £488 +14.71% 8
Thatcham - 8 £534 -
Wokingham 0 2 £538 +16.22% 3
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 73 (23.55%) Telecoms
2 54 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (14.52%) Project Management
4 43 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (12.58%) Oracle
6 33 (10.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 33 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (10.32%) SAP
8 31 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (9.68%) ERP
10 29 (9.35%) Microsoft
10 29 (9.35%) Legal
11 28 (9.03%) Migration
12 27 (8.71%) Degree
12 27 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (7.42%) Logistics
13 23 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (7.10%) PRINCE2
14 22 (7.10%) SQL
14 22 (7.10%) PMO
15 20 (6.45%) Project Delivery
15 20 (6.45%) JavaScript
16 19 (6.13%) Firewall
16 19 (6.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 18 (5.81%) Security Cleared
18 17 (5.48%) Cisco
18 17 (5.48%) WAN
19 16 (5.16%) HTML
19 16 (5.16%) Java
19 16 (5.16%) Oracle EBS R12

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 12 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.23%) Apache
3 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) Documentum
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (10.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (6.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.65%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (5.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (4.52%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (3.55%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (1.61%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (1.29%) NetSuite
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (1.29%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.97%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.65%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.32%) Maximo
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.32%) SAP FI-AR
8 1 (0.32%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.16%) Azure
2 11 (3.55%) SaaS
3 10 (3.23%) AWS
3 10 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (2.58%) Power Platform
5 6 (1.94%) Office 365
6 5 (1.61%) GCP
7 3 (0.97%) PaaS
8 2 (0.65%) Boomi
8 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.65%) GitHub
9 1 (0.32%) Apigee
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.32%) IaaS
9 1 (0.32%) npm
9 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.32%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.32%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.13%) Firewall
2 17 (5.48%) WAN
3 10 (3.23%) LAN
4 9 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (1.94%) Wireless
6 5 (1.61%) Internet
6 5 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (1.61%) VPN
7 4 (1.29%) DHCP
7 4 (1.29%) DNS
7 4 (1.29%) MPLS
8 3 (0.97%) 4G
8 3 (0.97%) 5G
8 3 (0.97%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.97%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.97%) Skype
8 3 (0.97%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.65%) 3G
9 2 (0.65%) Intranet
9 2 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.19%) MySQL
2 11 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.23%) Pentaho
4 8 (2.58%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.58%) Power BI
5 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.29%) Big Data
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.97%) Essbase
7 3 (0.97%) GIS
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.65%) OLAP
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.65%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.55%) Cucumber
1 11 (3.55%) Git (software)
1 11 (3.55%) Jenkins
1 11 (3.55%) Selenium
2 5 (1.61%) JIRA
3 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.97%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.32%) gulp
6 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.32%) LSMW
6 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (23.55%) Telecoms
2 29 (9.35%) Legal
3 16 (5.16%) Marketing
4 11 (3.55%) Banking
4 11 (3.55%) Billing
5 10 (3.23%) Mandarin Language
5 10 (3.23%) Retail
6 9 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.26%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.94%) Law
9 5 (1.61%) Electronics
10 3 (0.97%) Automotive
10 3 (0.97%) Back Office
10 3 (0.97%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.65%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) Local Government
12 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (17.10%) Analyst
2 37 (11.94%) Project Manager
3 31 (10.00%) Developer
4 22 (7.10%) Coordinator
5 20 (6.45%) Consultant
6 18 (5.81%) Architect
7 16 (5.16%) Project Coordinator
8 13 (4.19%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.19%) Functional Analyst
9 12 (3.87%) Oracle Analyst
10 11 (3.55%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (2.90%) HR Analyst
11 9 (2.90%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (2.58%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.58%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
13 7 (2.26%) ERP Manager
13 7 (2.26%) JavaScript Developer
13 7 (2.26%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
13 7 (2.26%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.16%) HTML
2 15 (4.84%) XML
3 14 (4.52%) CSS
3 14 (4.52%) HTML5
4 11 (3.55%) Hibernate
4 11 (3.55%) SAML
4 11 (3.55%) SOAP
5 10 (3.23%) Apache POI
5 10 (3.23%) Drools
5 10 (3.23%) jBPM
5 10 (3.23%) JSON
5 10 (3.23%) Vaadin
6 8 (2.58%) Node.js
6 8 (2.58%) React
7 6 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.61%) SailPoint
9 4 (1.29%) Web Services
10 3 (0.97%) SAP Fiori
11 2 (0.65%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.65%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.52%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.94%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.61%) PMI
7 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.97%) Social Media
7 3 (0.97%) Taxonomies
7 3 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.65%) CMDB
8 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) User Experience
9 1 (0.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.94%) Windows
2 4 (1.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.65%) Linux
4 1 (0.32%) CentOS
4 1 (0.32%) OpenVMS
4 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (14.52%) Project Management
3 33 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (9.68%) ERP
6 28 (9.03%) Migration
7 27 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (7.42%) Logistics
9 22 (7.10%) PRINCE2
10 20 (6.45%) Project Delivery
11 15 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (4.84%) Workflow
12 14 (4.52%) Analytics
12 14 (4.52%) Change Management
13 13 (4.19%) Decision-Making
13 13 (4.19%) SDLC
13 13 (4.19%) Waterfall
14 12 (3.87%) CRM
14 12 (3.87%) Data Analysis
14 12 (3.87%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.10%) SQL
2 20 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.16%) Java
4 7 (2.26%) Java 8
5 6 (1.94%) C
6 5 (1.61%) Python
7 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.65%) ABAP
8 2 (0.65%) Go
8 2 (0.65%) R
8 2 (0.65%) VBA
9 1 (0.32%) C#
9 1 (0.32%) Fortran
9 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (8.71%) Degree
2 18 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.23%) CIMA
5 9 (2.90%) ACCA
6 6 (1.94%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.29%) CCNP
7 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.97%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.65%) APMP
9 2 (0.65%) CCIP
9 2 (0.65%) CCNA
9 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.65%) PMP
10 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) PhD
10 1 (0.32%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.10%) PMO
2 14 (4.52%) QA
3 8 (2.58%) SLA
4 4 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.65%) IFRS
6 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.32%) GAAP
7 1 (0.32%) GDPR
7 1 (0.32%) GxP
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.32%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (5.16%) Docker
2 4 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.65%) vSphere
4 2 (0.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.94%) FortiGate
1 6 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.29%) Terraform
3 2 (0.65%) SCCM
4 1 (0.32%) Ansible
4 1 (0.32%) OpenNebula
4 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (12.58%) Oracle
2 32 (10.32%) SAP
3 29 (9.35%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.48%) Cisco
5 9 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.94%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.94%) SolarWinds
7 5 (1.61%) Citrix
7 5 (1.61%) Google
7 5 (1.61%) Workday
8 4 (1.29%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.29%) VMware
9 3 (0.97%) Apple
9 3 (0.97%) F5
9 3 (0.97%) Fujitsu
9 3 (0.97%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.97%) Palo Alto
9 3 (0.97%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.65%) HP
10 2 (0.65%) Informatica