Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 426 532 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.18% 13.56% 13.64%
As % of the General category 24.07% 32.84% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 288 279
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £211 £263
90th Percentile £635 £586 £600
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.57% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £14.40 £14.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £72.50 £40.15 £35.24
South East median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.09% +22.22% +5.88%

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 1,770 1,620 1,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 42.29% 41.29% 44.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 675 712
Berkshire median daily rate £444 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £216 £250
90th Percentile £625 £574 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 41 64
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +47.54% -12.86%
10th Percentile £13.03 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £33.83
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.73% +37.50% -

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -5 155 £435 -1.42% 38
Newbury -2 50 £425 -10.53% 11
Bracknell -7 46 £475 +58.33% 9
Slough -5 37 £513 +20.59% 11
Maidenhead +7 27 £500 +42.86% 8
Windsor -1 6 £419 - 6
Wokingham -11 1 - - 6
Thatcham - 1 £140 - 1
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 98 (23.00%) Telecoms
2 97 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (19.72%) Project Management
4 71 (16.67%) SAP
5 63 (14.79%) Microsoft
6 58 (13.62%) Microsoft Excel
7 56 (13.15%) Migration
7 56 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
8 53 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (10.33%) Oracle
10 39 (9.15%) Degree
10 39 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 36 (8.45%) SQL
12 35 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (8.22%) Change Management
12 35 (8.22%) Marketing
12 35 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 35 (8.22%) Decision-Making
13 34 (7.98%) PRINCE2
13 34 (7.98%) ERP
14 33 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
15 32 (7.51%) Analytics
16 31 (7.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 30 (7.04%) Security Cleared
17 30 (7.04%) SAP S/4HANA
18 29 (6.81%) Self-Motivation
18 29 (6.81%) Project Delivery
19 28 (6.57%) Business Analysis
19 28 (6.57%) Retail
20 26 (6.10%) Test Automation

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 22 (5.16%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.64%) Confluence
3 5 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.94%) Apache
4 4 (0.94%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.47%) CMS
5 2 (0.47%) Liferay
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.23%) Documentum
6 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (13.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (7.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.47%) Sketch
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) InVision
8 1 (0.23%) Marvel
8 1 (0.23%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 30 (7.04%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (3.99%) SAP FI
3 16 (3.76%) SAP CO
4 14 (3.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (2.35%) NetSuite
6 8 (1.88%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (1.64%) SAP BPC
7 7 (1.64%) SAP ERP
8 6 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.94%) SAP FSCM
9 4 (0.94%) Sonata
9 4 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.70%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.70%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.05%) Office 365
3 12 (2.82%) PaaS
4 11 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.64%) SaaS
7 5 (1.17%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.94%) GitHub
8 4 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.94%) IaaS
9 2 (0.47%) G Suite
9 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Apigee
10 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.23%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.23%) Smartsheet
10 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.82%) Firewall
2 7 (1.64%) 3G
2 7 (1.64%) 4G
2 7 (1.64%) 5G
2 7 (1.64%) Internet
3 6 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (1.41%) VPN
4 4 (0.94%) 2G
4 4 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.94%) Intranet
4 4 (0.94%) Skype
4 4 (0.94%) WAN
5 3 (0.70%) LAN
5 3 (0.70%) MPLS
5 3 (0.70%) Network Security
5 3 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.47%) 2.5G
6 2 (0.47%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.64%) OLAP
4 5 (1.17%) Big Data
4 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.17%) Oracle OLAP
4 5 (1.17%) Power BI
4 5 (1.17%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.94%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.70%) BigQuery
6 3 (0.70%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.47%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.47%) MS Access
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (0.47%) Semantic Layer
7 2 (0.47%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 10 (2.35%) JIRA
2 9 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.41%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.41%) Maven
5 5 (1.17%) Subversion
6 4 (0.94%) Ant
6 4 (0.94%) JBehave
7 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.47%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.47%) Mocha
8 2 (0.47%) Mockito
8 2 (0.47%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (0.47%) webpack
9 1 (0.23%) Appium
9 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 98 (23.00%) Telecoms
2 35 (8.22%) Marketing
3 28 (6.57%) Retail
4 25 (5.87%) Legal
5 20 (4.69%) Banking
5 20 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.99%) General Ledger
7 15 (3.52%) Billing
8 12 (2.82%) Public Sector
9 11 (2.58%) Mandarin Language
10 9 (2.11%) Electronics
11 6 (1.41%) Automotive
12 4 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.70%) Law
13 3 (0.70%) Retail Finance
14 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.47%) Local Government
14 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.23%) French Language
15 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 79 (18.54%) Analyst
2 56 (13.15%) Consultant
2 56 (13.15%) Project Manager
3 35 (8.22%) Architect
4 29 (6.81%) Business Analyst
5 27 (6.34%) Developer
6 26 (6.10%) Coordinator
7 22 (5.16%) Functional Consultant
7 22 (5.16%) SAP Consultant
8 20 (4.69%) Financial Analyst
9 18 (4.23%) Project Coordinator
10 15 (3.52%) IT Manager
11 14 (3.29%) Test Manager
12 13 (3.05%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 13 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.58%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
14 10 (2.35%) Programme Manager
14 10 (2.35%) SAP Architect
14 10 (2.35%) SAP FI Consultant
15 9 (2.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.05%) XML
2 12 (2.82%) HTML
3 11 (2.58%) .NET
4 8 (1.88%) Web Services
5 7 (1.64%) CSS
5 7 (1.64%) SAP Fiori
5 7 (1.64%) Spring
6 6 (1.41%) Hibernate
6 6 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.17%) Velocity
8 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.94%) JSON
8 4 (0.94%) Middleware
8 4 (0.94%) REST
8 4 (0.94%) SOAP
8 4 (0.94%) WCF
8 4 (0.94%) WinForms
9 3 (0.70%) React
10 2 (0.47%) CSS3
10 2 (0.47%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.81%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.88%) PMI
5 7 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.17%) CMDB
6 5 (1.17%) Taxonomies
6 5 (1.17%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.94%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.94%) Social Media
7 4 (0.94%) User Experience
8 3 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.70%) Cyberattack
8 3 (0.70%) Cybercrime
8 3 (0.70%) Life Science
9 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.69%) Windows
2 17 (3.99%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.64%) Unix
4 6 (1.41%) Linux
5 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.23%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.23%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (19.72%) Project Management
3 56 (13.15%) Migration
4 53 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (8.22%) Change Management
5 35 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 35 (8.22%) Decision-Making
6 34 (7.98%) ERP
6 34 (7.98%) PRINCE2
7 32 (7.51%) Analytics
8 29 (6.81%) Project Delivery
9 28 (6.57%) Business Analysis
10 26 (6.10%) Test Automation
11 25 (5.87%) DevOps
11 25 (5.87%) Programme Management
12 23 (5.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (4.69%) Data Migration
13 20 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (4.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.45%) SQL
2 17 (3.99%) Java
3 8 (1.88%) ABAP
3 8 (1.88%) C#
3 8 (1.88%) PL/SQL
4 6 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.17%) C
6 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.94%) VB.NET
6 4 (0.94%) VBA
7 3 (0.70%) C++
7 3 (0.70%) Python
8 2 (0.47%) Google Apps Script
8 2 (0.47%) Java 8
8 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.23%) Fortran
9 1 (0.23%) R
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.23%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 39 (9.15%) Degree
2 30 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.87%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.23%) ACCA
4 18 (4.23%) CIMA
5 14 (3.29%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.82%) ISTQB
7 11 (2.58%) PMP
8 10 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (1.88%) ISEB
10 8 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.41%) CISSP
13 5 (1.17%) CEH
13 5 (1.17%) CISM
13 5 (1.17%) MCP
13 5 (1.17%) MCSA
13 5 (1.17%) MCSE
14 4 (0.94%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.93%) PMO
2 14 (3.29%) QA
3 8 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.17%) SLA
5 3 (0.70%) GxP
5 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.47%) IFRS
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.23%) vCloud
3 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.17%) RSA Archer
3 4 (0.94%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.70%) Ansible
4 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.47%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.47%) SCCM
5 2 (0.47%) Terraform
6 1 (0.23%) Avamar
6 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 71 (16.67%) SAP
2 63 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.33%) Oracle
4 14 (3.29%) Cisco
4 14 (3.29%) VMware
5 10 (2.35%) Ariba
6 6 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.17%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.17%) Concur
8 4 (0.94%) Google
8 4 (0.94%) Remedy
8 4 (0.94%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.94%) Tableau
9 3 (0.70%) Apple
9 3 (0.70%) Citrix
9 3 (0.70%) Huawei
9 3 (0.70%) Workday
9 3 (0.70%) Zscaler
10 2 (0.47%) FNZ
10 2 (0.47%) Qualtrics