Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 519 524 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.68% 13.12% 10.99%
As % of the General category 33.79% 30.82% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 280 323
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £220 £263 £288
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +25.00% -62.35%
10th Percentile £14.39 £15.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £30.70 £42.18 £35.50
South East median hourly rate £23.25 £19.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +19.23% +13.04% -23.33%

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 1,536 1,700 1,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 40.50% 42.57% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 730 797
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £218
90th Percentile £570 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 70
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.72 £11.43
90th Percentile £46.30 £39.85 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £21.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.14% +9.38% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -3 193 £443 -1.67% 33
Bracknell +5 54 £300 -28.36% 10
Newbury +12 48 £475 +5.56% 16
Slough +7 40 £400 -17.95% 13
Maidenhead +3 34 £400 -7.51% 14
Wokingham -7 12 £289 -26.60% 2
Windsor +5 4 £525 +23.53% 5
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 107 (20.62%) Project Management
2 104 (20.04%) Telecoms
3 95 (18.30%) SAP
4 94 (18.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 81 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
6 75 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (14.26%) Oracle
7 74 (14.26%) Microsoft
8 69 (13.29%) Degree
9 63 (12.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 57 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
11 55 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
12 50 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (9.06%) Migration
15 45 (8.67%) SQL
16 43 (8.29%) ERP
17 42 (8.09%) Marketing
17 42 (8.09%) PMO
18 41 (7.90%) Workflow
19 37 (7.13%) PRINCE2
19 37 (7.13%) Security Cleared
20 33 (6.36%) SC Cleared
20 33 (6.36%) Business Analysis
20 33 (6.36%) Retail
21 31 (5.97%) Change Management
22 30 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
23 27 (5.20%) Data Analysis
24 26 (5.01%) Programme Management
25 24 (4.62%) Decision-Making

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 21 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.96%) CMS
4 5 (0.96%) Marvel
5 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.39%) Drupal
6 2 (0.39%) IIS
6 2 (0.39%) PowerExchange
6 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.39%) WordPress
7 1 (0.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) Documentum
7 1 (0.19%) FileNet
7 1 (0.19%) Liferay
7 1 (0.19%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.19%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 94 (18.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (12.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 55 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (2.12%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.96%) InVision
Business Applications
1 16 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (2.89%) Magento
3 14 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (2.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (2.12%) Sonata
6 10 (1.93%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (1.73%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (1.35%) SAP ERP
9 6 (1.16%) HFM
9 6 (1.16%) SAP CO
9 6 (1.16%) SAP FI
9 6 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.96%) CSG Singleview
10 5 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.96%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.96%) Hyperion Planning
10 5 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.77%) Infor M3
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.70%) SaaS
2 9 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.35%) PaaS
5 6 (1.16%) Office 365
6 2 (0.39%) GitHub
6 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.19%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.31%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (1.16%) 2G
2 6 (1.16%) 3G
2 6 (1.16%) 4G
3 5 (0.96%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.96%) Network Security
4 3 (0.58%) Broadband
4 3 (0.58%) Intranet
4 3 (0.58%) LAN
4 3 (0.58%) LTE
4 3 (0.58%) MPLS
4 3 (0.58%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.39%) Firewall
5 2 (0.39%) PSTN
5 2 (0.39%) SDH
5 2 (0.39%) VoIP
5 2 (0.39%) VoWiFi
5 2 (0.39%) WAN
5 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.12%) MySQL
4 9 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (1.54%) Essbase
6 7 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.35%) Power BI
6 7 (1.35%) QlikView
7 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.16%) Oracle Smart View
7 6 (1.16%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.77%) Big Data
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (0.77%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) JIRA
2 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.77%) LSMW
3 2 (0.39%) Maven
4 1 (0.19%) Ant
4 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.19%) Selenium
4 1 (0.19%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) Toad
4 1 (0.19%) webpack
4 1 (0.19%) Xcode
4 1 (0.19%) Zephyr
General
1 104 (20.04%) Telecoms
2 42 (8.09%) Marketing
3 33 (6.36%) Retail
4 21 (4.05%) Legal
5 19 (3.66%) Billing
6 16 (3.08%) Mandarin Language
7 13 (2.50%) Banking
8 12 (2.31%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.73%) Back Office
9 9 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.54%) Electronics
11 4 (0.77%) Advertising
11 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.77%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.39%) French Language
12 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.39%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (20.23%) Analyst
2 74 (14.26%) Project Manager
3 45 (8.67%) Consultant
4 40 (7.71%) Developer
5 34 (6.55%) Business Analyst
5 34 (6.55%) Coordinator
6 30 (5.78%) Architect
7 26 (5.01%) Project Coordinator
8 24 (4.62%) Financial Analyst
9 18 (3.47%) Data Analyst
10 15 (2.89%) IT Manager
10 15 (2.89%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.70%) Administrator
11 14 (2.70%) Magento Developer
12 13 (2.50%) Designer
13 12 (2.31%) SAP Consultant
13 12 (2.31%) Transformation Manager
14 11 (2.12%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.12%) Senior Project Manager
14 11 (2.12%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.85%) CSS
2 16 (3.08%) HTML
3 15 (2.89%) .NET
4 10 (1.93%) SOAP
4 10 (1.93%) Web Services
5 9 (1.73%) REST
6 8 (1.54%) Sass
7 7 (1.35%) LAMP
8 6 (1.16%) CSS3
8 6 (1.16%) HTML5
9 5 (0.96%) EDI
9 5 (0.96%) SAP Business Workflow
10 4 (0.77%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.77%) BAPI
10 4 (0.77%) jQuery
10 4 (0.77%) LESS
10 4 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.77%) RESTful
10 4 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (3.08%) Virtual Team
4 11 (2.12%) User Experience
5 10 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.96%) NHS
8 5 (0.96%) PMI
9 4 (0.77%) Life Science
9 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Exalytics
10 2 (0.39%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.39%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.39%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.39%) Replication
10 2 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.12%) Unix
2 10 (1.93%) Windows
3 9 (1.73%) Linux
4 5 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (20.62%) Project Management
2 75 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (9.06%) Migration
7 43 (8.29%) ERP
8 41 (7.90%) Workflow
9 37 (7.13%) PRINCE2
10 33 (6.36%) Business Analysis
11 31 (5.97%) Change Management
12 30 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (5.20%) Data Analysis
14 26 (5.01%) Programme Management
15 24 (4.62%) Decision-Making
15 24 (4.62%) SDLC
16 23 (4.43%) Analytics
16 23 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
17 22 (4.24%) Procure-to-Pay
17 22 (4.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.67%) SQL
2 21 (4.05%) JavaScript
2 21 (4.05%) PHP
3 14 (2.70%) Java
4 9 (1.73%) C#
5 8 (1.54%) VBA
6 5 (0.96%) ABAP
7 4 (0.77%) Python
7 4 (0.77%) VB
8 3 (0.58%) Groovy
8 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.39%) ES6
9 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.39%) VBScript
10 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (13.29%) Degree
2 37 (7.13%) Security Cleared
3 33 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.70%) ACCA
4 14 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 13 (2.50%) CIMA
6 8 (1.54%) PMP
7 6 (1.16%) APMP
7 6 (1.16%) PgMP
7 6 (1.16%) SAP Certification
8 5 (0.96%) MBA
8 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.77%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.77%) MCDST
10 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.19%) CIPD
12 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.09%) PMO
2 17 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 17 (3.28%) SLA
3 14 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.73%) IFRS
5 7 (1.35%) QA
6 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.39%) GDPR
7 2 (0.39%) GxP
8 1 (0.19%) EMIR
8 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.19%) vCloud
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.58%) Ansible
1 3 (0.58%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.19%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) Nessus
2 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (0.19%) Puppet
2 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 95 (18.30%) SAP
2 74 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 74 (14.26%) Oracle
3 14 (2.70%) Hyperion
4 11 (2.12%) FNZ
4 11 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.73%) Workday
6 8 (1.54%) Informatica
7 7 (1.35%) HP
8 6 (1.16%) Adobe
8 6 (1.16%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.16%) Huawei
8 6 (1.16%) IBM
8 6 (1.16%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.16%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.77%) Splunk
9 4 (0.77%) Twitter
10 3 (0.58%) Cognos
10 3 (0.58%) Pega
10 3 (0.58%) Remedy