Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 434 530 607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.86% 13.22% 12.13%
As % of the General category 29.64% 32.88% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 307 396
Berkshire median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% - -
10th Percentile £277 £259 £244
90th Percentile £625 £575 £593
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.93 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.57% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £19.23 £13.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £58.75 £30.80 £40.63
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £26.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year -10.28% +21.59% +27.54%

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 1,464 1,612 1,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 36.62% 40.20% 39.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 699 885
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £220
90th Percentile £581 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 57 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -15.56% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £41.50 £47.60
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -2 142 £425 - 42
Newbury -1 41 £450 +5.88% 7
Bracknell -7 34 £425 +18.06% 5
Maidenhead -4 31 £470 +17.50% 9
Slough -5 25 £450 - 23
Wokingham +1 9 £274 -34.76% 5
Windsor -8 4 £438 -10.26% 11
Crowthorne - 1 - -
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 132 (30.41%) Telecoms
2 99 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (16.59%) Project Management
5 71 (16.36%) Degree
6 65 (14.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 63 (14.52%) SQL
7 63 (14.52%) Microsoft Excel
8 62 (14.29%) SAP
9 53 (12.21%) Microsoft
10 45 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
10 45 (10.37%) Oracle
11 44 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
12 42 (9.68%) Marketing
13 37 (8.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 35 (8.06%) SQL Server
15 31 (7.14%) Change Management
16 29 (6.68%) PMO
17 28 (6.45%) Process Improvement
17 28 (6.45%) PRINCE2
18 27 (6.22%) Workflow
19 26 (5.99%) Retail
20 25 (5.76%) Billing
20 25 (5.76%) Scrum
20 25 (5.76%) MS Visio
21 24 (5.53%) Java
21 24 (5.53%) Programme Management
22 23 (5.30%) SDLC
23 22 (5.07%) Coaching
23 22 (5.07%) ERP

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 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.84%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.61%) Apache
3 7 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (1.38%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.15%) CMS
6 4 (0.92%) Confluence
6 4 (0.92%) IIS
7 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.69%) JBoss
7 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.69%) SAS
7 3 (0.69%) WordPress
8 2 (0.46%) Apache TomEE
8 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 63 (14.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (8.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (5.76%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.76%) SAP FI
1 12 (2.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (2.53%) SAP SD
3 9 (2.07%) SAP CO
3 9 (2.07%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (2.07%) Sonata
4 8 (1.84%) Hyperion Planning
4 8 (1.84%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.38%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.38%) Primavera
6 5 (1.15%) HFM
6 5 (1.15%) SAP ERP
6 5 (1.15%) SAP FSCM
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.92%) SAP FI-GL
7 4 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (3.00%) Office 365
3 9 (2.07%) SaaS
4 6 (1.38%) IaaS
4 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.15%) PaaS
6 4 (0.92%) GitHub
7 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.46%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.46%) Slack
7 2 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.23%) GSM
1 14 (3.23%) HSPA
1 14 (3.23%) LTE
1 14 (3.23%) WCDMA
2 12 (2.76%) VoLTE
2 12 (2.76%) VoWiFi
3 6 (1.38%) 3G
3 6 (1.38%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.15%) SAN
5 4 (0.92%) FTP
5 4 (0.92%) LAN
5 4 (0.92%) VoIP
5 4 (0.92%) WAN
6 3 (0.69%) VPN
7 2 (0.46%) Internet
7 2 (0.46%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.46%) MPLS
7 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.23%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.53%) MySQL
4 11 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (1.15%) Essbase
6 5 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.92%) Big Data
7 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Smart View
7 4 (0.92%) QlikView
7 4 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.00%) JIRA
2 12 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.07%) Maven
5 8 (1.84%) LSMW
6 6 (1.38%) Android Studio
6 6 (1.38%) JMeter
6 6 (1.38%) Selenium
6 6 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.38%) Xcode
7 5 (1.15%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.15%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.15%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.92%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.46%) jMock
10 2 (0.46%) Subversion
10 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 132 (30.41%) Telecoms
2 42 (9.68%) Marketing
3 26 (5.99%) Retail
4 25 (5.76%) Billing
5 22 (5.07%) Legal
6 15 (3.46%) Mandarin Language
7 14 (3.23%) Banking
8 9 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.84%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.61%) Advertising
10 7 (1.61%) Electronics
11 6 (1.38%) Publishing
12 4 (0.92%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.92%) German Language
13 3 (0.69%) Automotive
13 3 (0.69%) French Language
14 2 (0.46%) Czech Language
14 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.23%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 94 (21.66%) Analyst
2 49 (11.29%) Consultant
3 45 (10.37%) Developer
4 34 (7.83%) Architect
5 31 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 30 (6.91%) Project Manager
7 25 (5.76%) Financial Analyst
8 18 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (3.46%) SAP Consultant
10 12 (2.76%) Finance Manager
10 12 (2.76%) SQL Developer
11 11 (2.53%) Commercial Consultant
12 10 (2.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (2.07%) Finance Business Analyst
13 9 (2.07%) PMO Analyst
13 9 (2.07%) Project Assistant
14 8 (1.84%) .NET Developer
14 8 (1.84%) Design Engineer
14 8 (1.84%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
14 8 (1.84%) LTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.15%) HTML
2 16 (3.69%) .NET
2 16 (3.69%) AngularJS
3 14 (3.23%) XML
4 12 (2.76%) EDI
4 12 (2.76%) Web Services
5 11 (2.53%) CSS
6 9 (2.07%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.07%) JSON
6 9 (2.07%) React
6 9 (2.07%) REST
7 7 (1.61%) Java EE
7 7 (1.61%) SOAP
8 6 (1.38%) HTML5
9 5 (1.15%) jBPM
9 5 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (1.15%) Polymer
9 5 (1.15%) WSDL
9 5 (1.15%) XSD
9 5 (1.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 99 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.53%) User Experience
4 9 (2.07%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.61%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.38%) Handset
7 4 (0.92%) CMDB
7 4 (0.92%) IVR
8 3 (0.69%) FMCG
8 3 (0.69%) PMI
8 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.46%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.46%) Replication
10 1 (0.23%) DataPower
10 1 (0.23%) Social Media
10 1 (0.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.84%) Unix
2 17 (3.92%) Linux
3 14 (3.23%) Windows
4 6 (1.38%) Android
5 5 (1.15%) Debian
5 5 (1.15%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (16.59%) Project Management
3 65 (14.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (7.14%) Change Management
6 28 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 28 (6.45%) Process Improvement
7 27 (6.22%) Workflow
8 25 (5.76%) Scrum
9 24 (5.53%) Programme Management
10 23 (5.30%) SDLC
11 22 (5.07%) Coaching
11 22 (5.07%) ERP
12 21 (4.84%) Business Analysis
13 20 (4.61%) Data Analysis
14 19 (4.38%) ETL
14 19 (4.38%) Mentoring
14 19 (4.38%) Migration
14 19 (4.38%) Service Design
15 18 (4.15%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 63 (14.52%) SQL
2 24 (5.53%) Java
3 15 (3.46%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.76%) C#
5 7 (1.61%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.38%) Apple Swift
6 6 (1.38%) Objective-C
6 6 (1.38%) PHP
7 5 (1.15%) ABAP
7 5 (1.15%) C
7 5 (1.15%) XPath
8 4 (0.92%) Python
8 4 (0.92%) VBScript
9 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.69%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.46%) Groovy
11 1 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.23%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 71 (16.36%) Degree
2 18 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.92%) ACCA
4 16 (3.69%) CIMA
4 16 (3.69%) Numerate Degree
4 16 (3.69%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.23%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.84%) SAP Certification
7 6 (1.38%) PgMP
8 5 (1.15%) PMP
9 4 (0.92%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.92%) MBA
9 4 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.69%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 2 (0.46%) APMP
11 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.46%) MCSE
11 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.68%) PMO
2 20 (4.61%) QA
3 12 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.07%) SLA
5 8 (1.84%) IFRS
6 7 (1.61%) GxP
7 6 (1.38%) Data Quality
8 5 (1.15%) GDPR
8 5 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.69%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.46%) Basel II
11 1 (0.23%) EMIR
11 1 (0.23%) GMP
11 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.23%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.15%) Docker
2 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.69%) vSphere
4 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.69%) XenServer
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.23%) SRDF
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (1.61%) HP ALM
2 7 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.15%) Ansible
4 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.69%) Puppet
4 3 (0.69%) SCCM
5 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.23%) Grafana
6 1 (0.23%) Graphite
6 1 (0.23%) Graylog
6 1 (0.23%) Icinga
6 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.23%) Salt
6 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 62 (14.29%) SAP
2 53 (12.21%) Microsoft
3 45 (10.37%) Oracle
4 16 (3.69%) HP
5 9 (2.07%) Hyperion
6 8 (1.84%) IBM
6 8 (1.84%) VMware
7 7 (1.61%) Cisco
7 7 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.38%) Apple
9 5 (1.15%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.15%) EMC
9 5 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.92%) Ariba
10 4 (0.92%) Cognos
10 4 (0.92%) Concur
10 4 (0.92%) Sun
10 4 (0.92%) Tableau
10 4 (0.92%) Workday
11 3 (0.69%) Dell