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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Finance 278 228 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.21% 9.58% 12.05%
As % of the General category 34.15% 25.85% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 161 198
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -62.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £46.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +32.89% -1.29%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 814 882 1062
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 44.53% 37.04% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 412 502
Median daily rate £450 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 19
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £25.00 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 104 £450 - 12
Bracknell +16 30 £338 -1.45% 4
Slough +1 19 £400 -11.11% 4
Maidenhead -1 19 £500 +25.00% 4
Newbury +7 9 £450 +12.50% 7
Wokingham +4 3 £525 - 2
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 111 (20.67%) Telecoms
2 99 (18.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (14.90%) Project Management
4 75 (13.97%) Microsoft
5 71 (13.22%) Marketing
5 71 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (12.66%) Degree
8 64 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (10.24%) SAP
10 47 (8.75%) PRINCE2
11 46 (8.57%) Java
11 46 (8.57%) SQL
12 45 (8.38%) PMO
13 44 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
13 44 (8.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 42 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (7.45%) Retail
16 38 (7.08%) Oracle
17 35 (6.52%) Programme Management
18 34 (6.33%) Banking
19 32 (5.96%) SQL Server
20 29 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
21 27 (5.03%) HTML
21 27 (5.03%) Analytics
22 26 (4.84%) Legal
23 25 (4.66%) Risk Management
23 25 (4.66%) Change Management
23 25 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
24 24 (4.47%) SharePoint

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 24 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.42%) SAS
3 9 (1.68%) Apache
3 9 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.49%) JBoss
5 6 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.12%) IIS
6 5 (0.93%) CMS
7 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.74%) WordPress
8 3 (0.56%) nginx
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.19%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 99 (18.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (8.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (4.47%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.93%) HFM
2 5 (0.93%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.74%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 4 (0.74%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.74%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.74%) SAP FI-AP
3 4 (0.74%) SAP MDG
3 4 (0.74%) SAP MDM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.74%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.56%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.12%) SaaS
4 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.93%) IaaS
4 5 (0.93%) PaaS
5 4 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.56%) Office 365
7 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.19%) CallidusCloud
8 1 (0.19%) GitHub
8 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.23%) Firewall
2 8 (1.49%) GSM
2 8 (1.49%) HSPA
2 8 (1.49%) LTE
2 8 (1.49%) WCDMA
3 5 (0.93%) IP Telephony
3 5 (0.93%) Network Security
4 4 (0.74%) LDAP
4 4 (0.74%) Skype
5 3 (0.56%) DNS
6 2 (0.37%) 4G
6 2 (0.37%) Broadband
6 2 (0.37%) MPLS
6 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.19%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.19%) IMAP
7 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.42%) Big Data
5 11 (2.05%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.86%) MySQL
6 10 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.49%) Apache Hive
8 8 (1.49%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.30%) HBase
9 7 (1.30%) Impala
9 7 (1.30%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.93%) Essbase
10 5 (0.93%) MS Access
10 5 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (0.93%) Oracle Smart View
10 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.49%) Android Studio
2 8 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.49%) Xcode
3 7 (1.30%) Protractor
4 6 (1.12%) LoadRunner
4 6 (1.12%) Subversion
5 5 (0.93%) JMeter
6 4 (0.74%) Grunt
6 4 (0.74%) JIRA
6 4 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (0.74%) Maven
6 4 (0.74%) Mocha
6 4 (0.74%) Sinon.JS
6 4 (0.74%) XMLSpy
7 3 (0.56%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.56%) gulp
7 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 111 (20.67%) Telecoms
2 71 (13.22%) Marketing
3 40 (7.45%) Retail
4 34 (6.33%) Banking
5 26 (4.84%) Legal
6 18 (3.35%) Financial Institution
7 17 (3.17%) Billing
8 15 (2.79%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.42%) Electronics
9 13 (2.42%) German Language
9 13 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (2.05%) Mandarin Language
11 9 (1.68%) Publishing
12 8 (1.49%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.74%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.74%) Law
14 3 (0.56%) Back Office
14 3 (0.56%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (17.13%) Analyst
2 64 (11.92%) Developer
3 51 (9.50%) Architect
4 47 (8.75%) Project Manager
5 31 (5.77%) Coordinator
6 28 (5.21%) Consultant
6 28 (5.21%) Financial Analyst
7 23 (4.28%) Project Coordinator
8 19 (3.54%) Business Analyst
9 17 (3.17%) Marketing Manager
10 14 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (2.61%) SQL Developer
11 13 (2.42%) Finance Manager
11 13 (2.42%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.23%) Administrator
12 12 (2.23%) IT Manager
12 12 (2.23%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.23%) Security Architect
13 11 (2.05%) SAP Consultant
13 11 (2.05%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.03%) HTML
2 24 (4.47%) CSS
3 16 (2.98%) .NET
4 14 (2.61%) XML
5 13 (2.42%) AngularJS
5 13 (2.42%) HTML5
6 11 (2.05%) REST
7 10 (1.86%) Node.js
8 9 (1.68%) SOAP
9 7 (1.30%) CSS3
9 7 (1.30%) J2EE
10 6 (1.12%) Middleware
10 6 (1.12%) RESTful
10 6 (1.12%) Web Services
11 5 (0.93%) Java EE
11 5 (0.93%) JSON
11 5 (0.93%) React
12 4 (0.74%) Angular 2
12 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.74%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.28%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.86%) User Experience
4 8 (1.49%) Credit Risk
4 8 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.30%) PMI
6 6 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (0.93%) FMCG
7 5 (0.93%) PKI
7 5 (0.93%) W3C
8 4 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.74%) NHS
9 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.56%) Robotics
10 2 (0.37%) AS400
10 2 (0.37%) EPoS
10 2 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.35%) Linux
2 16 (2.98%) Windows
3 9 (1.68%) Unix
4 8 (1.49%) Android
5 5 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.37%) Debian
7 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (14.90%) Project Management
2 70 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 64 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (8.75%) PRINCE2
5 42 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (6.52%) Programme Management
7 29 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (5.03%) Analytics
9 25 (4.66%) Change Management
9 25 (4.66%) Risk Management
10 24 (4.47%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 24 (4.47%) SDLC
11 23 (4.28%) Business Analysis
12 22 (4.10%) ETL
12 22 (4.10%) Information Security
12 22 (4.10%) Migration
13 21 (3.91%) Coaching
14 20 (3.72%) ITIL
15 18 (3.35%) DevOps
15 18 (3.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.57%) Java
1 46 (8.57%) SQL
2 23 (4.28%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.61%) C#
4 11 (2.05%) Python
5 9 (1.68%) C
6 8 (1.49%) Apple Swift
6 8 (1.49%) Objective-C
7 6 (1.12%) PHP
7 6 (1.12%) Scala
8 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.74%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.74%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.56%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.37%) Perl
11 2 (0.37%) Ruby
11 2 (0.37%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (12.66%) Degree
2 24 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.28%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.61%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (2.42%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.05%) ACCA
6 11 (2.05%) CIMA
7 8 (1.49%) PMP
8 7 (1.30%) APMP
8 7 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.93%) CISSP
10 5 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.93%) PgMP
11 4 (0.74%) CISM
11 4 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.56%) HND
13 2 (0.37%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.38%) PMO
2 18 (3.35%) IFRS
3 17 (3.17%) QA
4 16 (2.98%) GDPR
5 12 (2.23%) IFRS 9
6 9 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.68%) SLA
7 8 (1.49%) GAAP
8 7 (1.30%) Data Quality
8 7 (1.30%) P3O
8 7 (1.30%) PCI DSS
8 7 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.12%) Basel II
10 3 (0.56%) HL7
10 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.37%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.37%) MiFID
12 1 (0.19%) GMP
12 1 (0.19%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (1.49%) Docker
2 6 (1.12%) HDFS
3 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.74%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.37%) NFS
6 2 (0.37%) Samba
6 2 (0.37%) Squid
6 2 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.49%) Ansible
2 5 (0.93%) Oozie
2 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.56%) Puppet
3 3 (0.56%) vRealize
4 2 (0.37%) Nagios
4 2 (0.37%) vMotion
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.19%) Terraform
5 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 75 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.24%) SAP
3 38 (7.08%) Oracle
4 17 (3.17%) MicroStrategy
5 10 (1.86%) Progress
6 9 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.49%) Apple
7 8 (1.49%) Ariba
7 8 (1.49%) Cisco
7 8 (1.49%) Hyperion
7 8 (1.49%) VMware
8 5 (0.93%) Workday
9 4 (0.74%) Ab Initio
9 4 (0.74%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.74%) Concur
9 4 (0.74%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.74%) OpenText
9 4 (0.74%) Thunderhead
10 3 (0.56%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.56%) Teradata
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