The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 101 89 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.56% 8.82% 8.91%
As % of the General category 35.94% 25.00% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 62 58
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £321 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £598 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.12% -63.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.57% +18.57%  

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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 281 356 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 43.30% 35.28% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 153 114
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £234 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -18.42%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Reading

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Reading over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Reading

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Reading

Finance
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for Finance.

1 49 (22.17%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (17.19%) Marketing
4 37 (16.74%) Project Management
4 37 (16.74%) MS Excel
5 34 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 33 (14.93%) Degree
7 31 (14.03%) Analytics
8 30 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (13.12%) Java
10 28 (12.67%) Oracle
11 27 (12.22%) SQL
12 26 (11.76%) CRM
13 23 (10.41%) SAP
14 22 (9.95%) ETL
15 21 (9.50%) IBM
15 21 (9.50%) SQL Server
15 21 (9.50%) MS PowerPoint
16 19 (8.60%) MS Office
17 18 (8.14%) PRINCE2
17 18 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (7.24%) Banking
19 15 (6.79%) Migration
19 15 (6.79%) Programme Management
19 15 (6.79%) Security Cleared
19 15 (6.79%) Big Data
19 15 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 15 (6.79%) Data Centre
19 15 (6.79%) PMO

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 14 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.52%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.07%) JBoss
4 7 (3.17%) Apache
5 6 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.26%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.81%) IIS
7 4 (1.81%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (16.74%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (8.60%) MS Office
4 9 (4.07%) MS Project
5 6 (2.71%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (2.71%) Sonata
3 4 (1.81%) HFM
4 2 (0.90%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.45%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.45%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.71%) Office 365
3 5 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.81%) IaaS
4 4 (1.81%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.71%) Internet
1 6 (2.71%) SAN
2 5 (2.26%) Network Security
3 4 (1.81%) Firewall
3 4 (1.81%) GSM
3 4 (1.81%) HSPA
3 4 (1.81%) LTE
3 4 (1.81%) WCDMA
4 2 (0.90%) LAN
4 2 (0.90%) SMS
4 2 (0.90%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.90%) VoIP
5 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.45%) SNMP
5 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.45%) VLAN
5 1 (0.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.45%) WAN
5 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.79%) Big Data
3 13 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 11 (4.98%) Apache Hive
4 11 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (4.52%) HBase
5 10 (4.52%) Impala
5 10 (4.52%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (4.07%) Sqoop
7 7 (3.17%) DB2
8 6 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.26%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.81%) Power BI
11 3 (1.36%) QlikView
12 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Android Studio
1 4 (1.81%) Xcode
2 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.45%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) JUnit
3 1 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 38 (17.19%) Marketing
2 34 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.24%) Banking
4 10 (4.52%) Financial Institution
4 10 (4.52%) Retail
5 8 (3.62%) German Language
5 8 (3.62%) Mandarin Language
6 7 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.71%) Electronics
7 6 (2.71%) Spanish Language
8 5 (2.26%) Billing
9 4 (1.81%) Law
9 4 (1.81%) Publishing
10 3 (1.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.90%) Back Office
11 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Advertising
12 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 32 (14.48%) Developer
2 27 (12.22%) Analyst
3 24 (10.86%) Project Manager
4 22 (9.95%) Architect
5 15 (6.79%) Marketing Manager
5 15 (6.79%) SQL Developer
6 12 (5.43%) Consultant
6 12 (5.43%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.07%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.07%) Administrator
7 9 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (4.07%) C# Developer
8 8 (3.62%) Salesforce Developer
8 8 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.17%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.17%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.17%) Storage Manager
10 6 (2.71%) Business Manager
10 6 (2.71%) Designer
10 6 (2.71%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.43%) .NET
2 6 (2.71%) CSS
2 6 (2.71%) HTML
2 6 (2.71%) REST
3 5 (2.26%) Middleware
3 5 (2.26%) XML
4 4 (1.81%) Java EE
4 4 (1.81%) Web Services
4 4 (1.81%) XSD
5 3 (1.36%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.36%) HTML5
5 3 (1.36%) Spring
6 2 (0.90%) CSS3
6 2 (0.90%) React
6 2 (0.90%) SOAP
7 1 (0.45%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.45%) Node.js
7 1 (0.45%) OpenID
7 1 (0.45%) OpenRasta
7 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.79%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.36%) Robotics
3 3 (1.36%) User Experience
4 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.90%) PMI
4 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) AS400
5 1 (0.45%) Blog
5 1 (0.45%) CMDB
5 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.45%) FMCG
5 1 (0.45%) Handset
5 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) Replication
5 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.88%) Linux
1 13 (5.88%) Windows
2 8 (3.62%) Unix
3 5 (2.26%) Solaris
4 4 (1.81%) Android
4 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.74%) Project Management
2 31 (14.03%) Analytics
3 30 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (11.76%) CRM
6 22 (9.95%) ETL
7 18 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (8.14%) PRINCE2
8 15 (6.79%) Migration
8 15 (6.79%) Programme Management
9 14 (6.33%) Workflow
10 13 (5.88%) Change Management
11 12 (5.43%) Data Architecture
11 12 (5.43%) TDD
12 11 (4.98%) Data Analysis
12 11 (4.98%) ERP
12 11 (4.98%) ITIL
12 11 (4.98%) SDLC
13 10 (4.52%) Business Development
13 10 (4.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.12%) Java
2 27 (12.22%) SQL
3 12 (5.43%) C#
4 9 (4.07%) Scala
5 8 (3.62%) Apex Code
6 5 (2.26%) C
6 5 (2.26%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.81%) Apple Swift
7 4 (1.81%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.81%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.81%) Python
7 4 (1.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.45%) Go
8 1 (0.45%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.45%) VB
8 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (14.93%) Degree
2 15 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.17%) MBA
5 6 (2.71%) HND
5 6 (2.71%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.26%) PMP
7 4 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.90%) ACCA
8 2 (0.90%) CIMA
8 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.45%) CCA
9 1 (0.45%) CCIE
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) MCP
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.79%) PMO
2 10 (4.52%) QA
3 6 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.71%) IFRS
3 6 (2.71%) IFRS 9
4 4 (1.81%) GDPR
5 3 (1.36%) SLA
6 2 (0.90%) GAAP
6 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (4.52%) HDFS
2 4 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) Oozie
2 4 (1.81%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.45%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 49 (22.17%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.67%) Oracle
3 23 (10.41%) SAP
4 21 (9.50%) IBM
5 13 (5.88%) NetApp
6 11 (4.98%) Cisco
7 10 (4.52%) VMware
8 9 (4.07%) HP
9 8 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (3.17%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (2.71%) Ab Initio
11 6 (2.71%) Cloudera
11 6 (2.71%) Google
11 6 (2.71%) Hortonworks
12 5 (2.26%) Hyperion
12 5 (2.26%) Thunderhead
13 4 (1.81%) Apple
13 4 (1.81%) Ariba
14 3 (1.36%) Adobe
14 3 (1.36%) CheckPoint
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