Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 484 532 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.06% 13.90% 10.81%
As % of the General category 32.07% 33.19% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 299 334
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +0.60%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £250
90th Percentile £622 £588 £546
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 15
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.25 £17.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.52% +14.52% -8.82%
10th Percentile £16.35 £11.25 £10.78
90th Percentile £54.50 £31.20 £24.50
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £28.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.04% +71.21% -5.71%

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 1,509 1,603 1,960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 37.59% 41.89% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 667 840
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.06%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £213
90th Percentile £581 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.79% -10.81% +12.98%
10th Percentile £11.53 £12.10 £10.78
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.50 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.84% -7.27% +41.03%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -2 162 £450 +5.88% 67
Slough 0 49 £438 -2.78% 16
Newbury +2 46 £438 +7.36% 9
Bracknell -8 36 £377 +6.20% 17
Maidenhead -5 25 £463 +15.63% 10
Wokingham +3 7 £285 -35.23% 7
Windsor 0 2 - - 2
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 146 (30.17%) Telecoms
2 100 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (19.21%) Project Management
5 74 (15.29%) Degree
6 62 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (12.81%) Microsoft Excel
7 60 (12.40%) Oracle
7 60 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (11.98%) SAP
8 58 (11.98%) Microsoft
9 56 (11.57%) SQL
10 49 (10.12%) Microsoft Office
10 49 (10.12%) Marketing
11 48 (9.92%) Retail
12 43 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
13 40 (8.26%) PRINCE2
14 37 (7.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 37 (7.64%) PMO
15 34 (7.02%) Migration
15 34 (7.02%) Programme Management
16 32 (6.61%) Workflow
16 32 (6.61%) PMI Certification
16 32 (6.61%) Business Analysis
17 27 (5.58%) Change Management
17 27 (5.58%) Legal
17 27 (5.58%) ERP
18 25 (5.17%) SQL Server
18 25 (5.17%) Security Cleared
18 25 (5.17%) 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 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.24%) CMS
3 5 (1.03%) Apache
3 5 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.62%) IIS
5 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 2 (0.41%) Marvel
6 2 (0.41%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Confluence
7 1 (0.21%) PowerExchange
7 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 62 (12.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (10.12%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (7.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (3.51%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.10%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.41%) InVision
8 1 (0.21%) GIMP
8 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.89%) Sonata
2 12 (2.48%) Magento
3 11 (2.27%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (1.86%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (1.86%) SAP CO
4 9 (1.86%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.65%) Primavera
5 8 (1.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (1.65%) SAP SD
6 7 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (1.24%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (1.03%) SAP ERP
8 5 (1.03%) SAP FSCM
9 4 (0.83%) HFM
9 4 (0.83%) SAP FI-GL
10 3 (0.62%) Infor M3
10 3 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (2.48%) SaaS
3 11 (2.27%) Office 365
4 10 (2.07%) PaaS
5 5 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.62%) IaaS
7 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.21%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.24%) GSM
1 6 (1.24%) HSPA
1 6 (1.24%) LTE
1 6 (1.24%) VoLTE
1 6 (1.24%) VoWiFi
1 6 (1.24%) WCDMA
2 5 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (0.83%) IP Telephony
3 4 (0.83%) VoIP
4 3 (0.62%) 2G
4 3 (0.62%) 3G
4 3 (0.62%) 4G
4 3 (0.62%) LAN
4 3 (0.62%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.62%) WAN
5 2 (0.41%) Internet
5 2 (0.41%) SAN
5 2 (0.41%) VPN
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
6 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.27%) MySQL
6 9 (1.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 8 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.45%) Big Data
8 7 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.24%) Oracle Smart View
10 5 (1.03%) MS Access
10 5 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.83%) QlikView
11 4 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (0.62%) Essbase
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.62%) Power BI
12 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (2.89%) JIRA
2 8 (1.65%) LSMW
3 5 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.83%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.83%) Selenium
5 3 (0.62%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.41%) JMeter
6 2 (0.41%) Maven
6 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.21%) Toad
7 1 (0.21%) Zephyr
General
1 146 (30.17%) Telecoms
2 49 (10.12%) Marketing
3 48 (9.92%) Retail
4 27 (5.58%) Legal
5 22 (4.55%) Billing
6 18 (3.72%) Banking
6 18 (3.72%) Mandarin Language
7 13 (2.69%) Digital Economy
8 10 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.65%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.24%) Advertising
10 6 (1.24%) Electronics
10 6 (1.24%) German Language
10 6 (1.24%) Law
11 4 (0.83%) Back Office
12 3 (0.62%) French Language
13 2 (0.41%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (19.01%) Analyst
2 57 (11.78%) Project Manager
3 48 (9.92%) Consultant
4 47 (9.71%) Developer
5 30 (6.20%) Business Analyst
6 28 (5.79%) Architect
7 21 (4.34%) Financial Analyst
8 15 (3.10%) Coordinator
9 13 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (2.48%) IT Manager
10 12 (2.48%) PMO Analyst
10 12 (2.48%) SAP Consultant
10 12 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (2.27%) Commercial Consultant
11 11 (2.27%) Programme Manager
11 11 (2.27%) Project Assistant
11 11 (2.27%) Senior Manager
12 10 (2.07%) Magento Developer
12 10 (2.07%) Project Coordinator
13 9 (1.86%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.89%) CSS
2 13 (2.69%) HTML
2 13 (2.69%) Web Services
3 11 (2.27%) .NET
4 9 (1.86%) AngularJS
5 8 (1.65%) EDI
5 8 (1.65%) LAMP
6 6 (1.24%) SOAP
6 6 (1.24%) XML
7 5 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (1.03%) React
7 5 (1.03%) REST
7 5 (1.03%) WCF
8 4 (0.83%) Angular 2
8 4 (0.83%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.83%) BAPI
8 4 (0.83%) JSON
9 3 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.62%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 100 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.48%) User Experience
5 9 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.24%) Handset
8 5 (1.03%) IVR
9 4 (0.83%) PMI
9 4 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.41%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.41%) FMCG
11 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.41%) Social Media
11 2 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.13%) Unix
2 15 (3.10%) Linux
3 13 (2.69%) Windows
4 5 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.83%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.62%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.41%) Debian
7 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (19.21%) Project Management
3 62 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
5 43 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (8.26%) PRINCE2
7 34 (7.02%) Migration
7 34 (7.02%) Programme Management
8 32 (6.61%) Business Analysis
8 32 (6.61%) Workflow
9 27 (5.58%) Change Management
9 27 (5.58%) ERP
10 25 (5.17%) SDLC
10 25 (5.17%) Waterfall
11 23 (4.75%) Data Analysis
11 23 (4.75%) Decision-Making
12 20 (4.13%) Change Control
13 19 (3.93%) Scrum
14 18 (3.72%) E-Commerce
14 18 (3.72%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.57%) SQL
2 15 (3.10%) JavaScript
2 15 (3.10%) PHP
3 14 (2.89%) C#
3 14 (2.89%) Java
4 5 (1.03%) ABAP
4 5 (1.03%) VBScript
5 4 (0.83%) T-SQL
5 4 (0.83%) TypeScript
6 3 (0.62%) VB
7 2 (0.41%) Delphi
7 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.41%) Python
7 2 (0.41%) R
7 2 (0.41%) XPath
8 1 (0.21%) C
8 1 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.21%) ES6
8 1 (0.21%) Groovy
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (15.29%) Degree
2 32 (6.61%) PMI Certification
3 25 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.34%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.10%) PMP
6 13 (2.69%) PgMP
7 9 (1.86%) ACCA
7 9 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.45%) CIMA
9 6 (1.24%) APMP
9 6 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (1.24%) SAP Certification
10 5 (1.03%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.03%) MBA
11 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 2 (0.41%) CIPD
13 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.64%) PMO
2 18 (3.72%) QA
3 14 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.65%) SLA
5 7 (1.45%) GDPR
5 7 (1.45%) GxP
6 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.62%) IFRS
9 2 (0.41%) EMIR
10 1 (0.21%) GAAP
10 1 (0.21%) GMP
10 1 (0.21%) P3O
10 1 (0.21%) UCITS
System Software
1 4 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.21%) Docker
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (1.45%) HP ALM
2 6 (1.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.21%) Control-M
5 1 (0.21%) Grafana
5 1 (0.21%) Graphite
5 1 (0.21%) Graylog
5 1 (0.21%) Icinga
5 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.21%) Netcool
5 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (12.40%) Oracle
2 58 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 58 (11.98%) SAP
3 13 (2.69%) HP
4 12 (2.48%) FNZ
5 9 (1.86%) Hyperion
5 9 (1.86%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.45%) Cisco
6 7 (1.45%) IBM
7 6 (1.24%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.24%) Tableau
8 5 (1.03%) Informatica
8 5 (1.03%) Remedy
9 4 (0.83%) VMware
10 3 (0.62%) Adobe
10 3 (0.62%) Teradata
10 3 (0.62%) Workday
11 2 (0.41%) Concur
11 2 (0.41%) FIS