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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 5 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Finance 259 270 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.25% 10.97% 8.84%
As % of the General category 33.64% 27.08% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 176 159
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £273 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £530 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% -42.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.63 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £18.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +37.93% +22.53%  

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 770 997 1224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 42.38% 40.50% 41.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 415 552
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.12 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £49.00 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +7 102 £425 -5.55% 22
Maidenhead +9 23 £400 +77.77% 2
Bracknell -7 22 £425 +3.03% 7
Slough -2 16 £450 +5.88% 7
Newbury -1 11 £425 +30.76% 4
Wokingham 0 2 £450 - 3
Windsor -1 1 - - 2
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 107 (20.82%) Telecoms
2 93 (18.09%) Project Management
3 87 (16.93%) Microsoft
4 83 (16.15%) MS Excel
5 77 (14.98%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (14.40%) Marketing
7 68 (13.23%) Oracle
8 67 (13.04%) SAP
9 66 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (12.06%) Degree
11 59 (11.48%) SQL
12 58 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (10.12%) PRINCE2
15 50 (9.73%) Programme Management
15 50 (9.73%) PMO
16 41 (7.98%) ETL
17 40 (7.78%) Java
17 40 (7.78%) MS PowerPoint
17 40 (7.78%) Security Cleared
18 38 (7.39%) CRM
19 37 (7.20%) SQL Server
20 36 (7.00%) Change Management
21 34 (6.61%) Retail
21 34 (6.61%) ERP
21 34 (6.61%) SC Cleared
22 33 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
22 33 (6.42%) Migration
23 32 (6.23%) Business Analysis
23 32 (6.23%) Analytics

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 28 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.75%) Apache
3 9 (1.75%) JBoss
4 6 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.97%) CMS
5 5 (0.97%) IIS
5 5 (0.97%) SAS
5 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.39%) WordPress
8 1 (0.19%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 83 (16.15%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (5.64%) MS Office
3 29 (5.64%) MS Project
4 7 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (4.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (3.11%) HFM
3 11 (2.14%) Hyperion Planning
4 10 (1.95%) NetSuite
5 8 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.17%) Sonata
7 5 (0.97%) SAP MDG
8 4 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.78%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.78%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.58%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG-F
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.36%) Office 365
4 5 (0.97%) IaaS
4 5 (0.97%) PaaS
5 3 (0.58%) CallidusCloud
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.39%) Taleo
7 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.14%) LTE
2 10 (1.95%) GSM
2 10 (1.95%) HSPA
2 10 (1.95%) WCDMA
3 8 (1.56%) Internet
4 7 (1.36%) LDAP
5 6 (1.17%) Firewall
5 6 (1.17%) SAN
5 6 (1.17%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.97%) Network Security
7 4 (0.78%) LAN
7 4 (0.78%) Wireless
8 3 (0.58%) 4G
8 3 (0.58%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.58%) Skype
9 2 (0.39%) Broadband
9 2 (0.39%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (0.39%) SMS
9 2 (0.39%) VoIP
9 2 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.31%) Big Data
5 16 (3.11%) Hadoop
5 16 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.33%) Apache Hive
6 12 (2.33%) MySQL
6 12 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.14%) HBase
7 11 (2.14%) Impala
7 11 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.14%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.75%) MS Access
9 9 (1.75%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.75%) Sqoop
10 8 (1.56%) Power BI
10 8 (1.56%) QlikView
11 7 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (1.95%) Android Studio
1 10 (1.95%) Xcode
2 9 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.36%) Subversion
4 4 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.78%) JIRA
4 4 (0.78%) Toad
4 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.58%) JMeter
5 3 (0.58%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.39%) Selenium
6 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 107 (20.82%) Telecoms
2 74 (14.40%) Marketing
3 34 (6.61%) Retail
4 27 (5.25%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.86%) Banking
6 24 (4.67%) Legal
7 21 (4.09%) Electronics
8 13 (2.53%) Billing
9 12 (2.33%) Mandarin Language
10 11 (2.14%) Publishing
11 10 (1.95%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.56%) German Language
13 7 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (1.17%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.97%) Back Office
16 4 (0.78%) Law
17 3 (0.58%) Advertising
18 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
19 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (22.96%) Analyst
2 60 (11.67%) Project Manager
3 56 (10.89%) Developer
4 42 (8.17%) Architect
5 36 (7.00%) Financial Analyst
6 32 (6.23%) Business Analyst
7 25 (4.86%) Consultant
8 20 (3.89%) Coordinator
9 19 (3.70%) Data Analyst
10 18 (3.50%) SQL Developer
11 17 (3.31%) Marketing Manager
11 17 (3.31%) Programme Manager
12 16 (3.11%) Administrator
13 14 (2.72%) IT Manager
13 14 (2.72%) Project Coordinator
14 13 (2.53%) Business Manager
14 13 (2.53%) Finance Business Analyst
15 11 (2.14%) Infrastructure Manager
16 10 (1.95%) .NET Developer
16 10 (1.95%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.89%) .NET
2 19 (3.70%) HTML
3 17 (3.31%) CSS
4 12 (2.33%) XML
5 9 (1.75%) RESTful
6 7 (1.36%) REST
6 7 (1.36%) Web Services
7 6 (1.17%) HTML5
7 6 (1.17%) Laravel
7 6 (1.17%) Middleware
8 5 (0.97%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.97%) CSS3
9 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.78%) Java EE
9 4 (0.78%) Spring
9 4 (0.78%) XSD
10 3 (0.58%) LAMP
10 3 (0.58%) MDX
10 3 (0.58%) SOAP
10 3 (0.58%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.98%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.89%) Data Centre
3 7 (1.36%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (1.17%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.17%) PMI
4 6 (1.17%) User Experience
5 3 (0.58%) FMCG
5 3 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (0.58%) Mainframe
5 3 (0.58%) Robotics
5 3 (0.58%) Social Media
5 3 (0.58%) W3C
6 2 (0.39%) AS400
6 2 (0.39%) CMDB
6 2 (0.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.39%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.19%) EPoS
7 1 (0.19%) Handset
7 1 (0.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.25%) Linux
2 19 (3.70%) Windows
3 11 (2.14%) Unix
4 10 (1.95%) Android
5 5 (0.97%) Solaris
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.09%) Project Management
2 66 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (10.12%) PRINCE2
6 50 (9.73%) Programme Management
7 41 (7.98%) ETL
8 38 (7.39%) CRM
9 36 (7.00%) Change Management
10 34 (6.61%) ERP
11 33 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 33 (6.42%) Migration
12 32 (6.23%) Analytics
12 32 (6.23%) Business Analysis
13 27 (5.25%) Coaching
14 26 (5.06%) Digital Marketing
14 26 (5.06%) Workflow
15 25 (4.86%) Mentoring
16 20 (3.89%) Data Management
16 20 (3.89%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.48%) SQL
2 40 (7.78%) Java
3 19 (3.70%) C#
4 18 (3.50%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.95%) Apple Swift
5 10 (1.95%) C
5 10 (1.95%) Objective-C
5 10 (1.95%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.75%) PHP
6 9 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.75%) Scala
7 8 (1.56%) Apex Code
7 8 (1.56%) Python
8 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.97%) VBA
9 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.58%) Ruby
10 2 (0.39%) Perl
10 2 (0.39%) VB
11 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (12.06%) Degree
2 40 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 34 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 16 (3.11%) ACCA
5 16 (3.11%) CIMA
6 14 (2.72%) PMP
7 9 (1.75%) APMP
7 9 (1.75%) MBA
8 8 (1.56%) HND
8 8 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.58%) AAT
10 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.58%) PgMP
11 2 (0.39%) CCIE
11 2 (0.39%) ISEB
12 1 (0.19%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.73%) PMO
2 28 (5.45%) QA
3 14 (2.72%) IFRS
4 13 (2.53%) Data Quality
5 12 (2.33%) GAAP
6 9 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (1.56%) IFRS 9
7 8 (1.56%) SLA
8 7 (1.36%) P3O
9 5 (0.97%) GDPR
10 3 (0.58%) GMP
10 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.39%) ISO27005
12 1 (0.19%) COREP
12 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.19%) EMIR
12 1 (0.19%) FINREP
12 1 (0.19%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.19%) MiFID
12 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.95%) HDFS
2 6 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.78%) vSphere
4 3 (0.58%) Docker
4 3 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.39%) NFS
5 2 (0.39%) Samba
5 2 (0.39%) Squid
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (1.75%) Oozie
2 5 (0.97%) Ansible
3 4 (0.78%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.58%) Puppet
5 2 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.39%) Nagios
6 1 (0.19%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.19%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 87 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.23%) Oracle
3 67 (13.04%) SAP
4 21 (4.09%) IBM
5 18 (3.50%) Cisco
6 16 (3.11%) HP
6 16 (3.11%) Hyperion
6 16 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (3.11%) VMware
7 13 (2.53%) NetApp
8 10 (1.95%) Apple
9 8 (1.56%) Workday
10 7 (1.36%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.17%) Ab Initio
11 6 (1.17%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.17%) EMC
11 6 (1.17%) Google
11 6 (1.17%) Hortonworks
12 5 (0.97%) Callidus
12 5 (0.97%) Thunderhead
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