Period
to 24 August 2019

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 6 months to 24 August 2019 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
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 160 201 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.50% 13.56% 16.11%
As % of the General category 32.99% 34.60% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 141 132
Reading median daily rate £435 £443 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% -1.67% -
10th Percentile £222 £190 £301
90th Percentile £655 £638 £599
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Reading median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.55 £16.25 £18.40
90th Percentile £72.50 £18.63 £58.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +148.57% - +9.38%

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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 485 581 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 34.87% 39.20% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 292 273
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £232 £190 £263
90th Percentile £650 £600 £588
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £404 £425
% change year-on-year +8.98% -5.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 24
Reading median hourly rate £24.58 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.46% +16.67% -32.89%
10th Percentile £14.03 £11.98 £10.75
90th Percentile £55.88 £31.48 £20.48
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.78% +45.16% -11.43%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Reading

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Reading

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Reading over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Finance.

1 42 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 35 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (20.63%) Telecoms
4 31 (19.38%) Project Management
5 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Excel
6 24 (15.00%) Azure
7 23 (14.38%) Migration
7 23 (14.38%) Degree
8 22 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
8 22 (13.75%) SAP
9 18 (11.25%) Test Automation
10 17 (10.63%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (10.63%) SQL
11 16 (10.00%) Oracle
12 15 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 14 (8.75%) Workflow
13 14 (8.75%) Programme Management
14 13 (8.13%) Computer Science
14 13 (8.13%) Windows
14 13 (8.13%) DevOps
15 12 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (7.50%) Windows 10
15 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
15 12 (7.50%) Mandarin Language
15 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (7.50%) Project Delivery
16 11 (6.88%) Marketing
16 11 (6.88%) Data Analysis
16 11 (6.88%) Legal

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 9 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.50%) Apache
2 4 (2.50%) Confluence
2 4 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (5.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (3.75%) SAP FI
3 5 (3.13%) SAP CO
3 5 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (2.50%) SAP ERP
4 4 (2.50%) Sonata
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (1.25%) NetSuite
6 2 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle iSupplier
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.63%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.00%) Azure
2 9 (5.63%) PaaS
3 8 (5.00%) Office 365
4 7 (4.38%) AWS
5 6 (3.75%) SaaS
6 4 (2.50%) GitHub
6 4 (2.50%) IaaS
7 2 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.25%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.25%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.63%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.75%) Firewall
2 5 (3.13%) 3G
2 5 (3.13%) 4G
2 5 (3.13%) 5G
3 4 (2.50%) 2G
3 4 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (2.50%) VPN
4 3 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.88%) Internet
4 3 (1.88%) LAN
4 3 (1.88%) Network Security
4 3 (1.88%) WAN
5 2 (1.25%) 2.5G
5 2 (1.25%) MPLS
5 2 (1.25%) Skype
6 1 (0.63%) BGP
6 1 (0.63%) Intranet
6 1 (0.63%) OSPF
6 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.25%) OLAP
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.25%) Power BI
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.63%) GIS
4 1 (0.63%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.50%) Ant
2 4 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.50%) JBehave
2 4 (2.50%) JIRA
2 4 (2.50%) Maven
2 4 (2.50%) Subversion
2 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.63%) Appium
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.63%) Selenium
3 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (20.63%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.50%) Mandarin Language
3 11 (6.88%) Legal
3 11 (6.88%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.88%) Marketing
4 8 (5.00%) Public Sector
5 7 (4.38%) Retail
6 6 (3.75%) Electronics
7 5 (3.13%) Billing
8 4 (2.50%) Banking
9 3 (1.88%) Law
10 2 (1.25%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.25%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.25%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.63%) Local Government
11 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (13.75%) Consultant
2 21 (13.13%) Analyst
3 18 (11.25%) Coordinator
3 18 (11.25%) Project Coordinator
4 15 (9.38%) Architect
5 11 (6.88%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 9 (5.63%) Developer
8 8 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.00%) IT Manager
9 7 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.38%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Functional Consultant
11 5 (3.13%) SAP Consultant
11 5 (3.13%) Support Specialist
12 4 (2.50%) Graduate
12 4 (2.50%) Junior
12 4 (2.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) HTML
1 9 (5.63%) XML
2 5 (3.13%) .NET
3 4 (2.50%) CSS
3 4 (2.50%) Hibernate
3 4 (2.50%) Middleware
3 4 (2.50%) Spring
4 3 (1.88%) Web Services
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.63%) COM
6 1 (0.63%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.63%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.63%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.88%) Cyberattack
6 3 (1.88%) Cybercrime
6 3 (1.88%) User Experience
7 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.25%) NHS
7 2 (1.25%) PMI
7 2 (1.25%) Social Media
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.63%) EPoS
8 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.63%) Tandem
8 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.13%) Windows
2 12 (7.50%) Windows 10
3 6 (3.75%) Unix
4 4 (2.50%) Linux
5 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (19.38%) Project Management
3 23 (14.38%) Migration
4 18 (11.25%) Test Automation
5 15 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (8.75%) Programme Management
6 14 (8.75%) Workflow
7 13 (8.13%) Computer Science
7 13 (8.13%) DevOps
8 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (7.50%) Project Delivery
9 11 (6.88%) Data Analysis
10 10 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (6.25%) Decision-Making
10 10 (6.25%) Logistics
10 10 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.63%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.63%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (5.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.63%) SQL
2 9 (5.63%) Java
3 5 (3.13%) ABAP
3 5 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.25%) Python
5 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.63%) C#
6 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.63%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 23 (14.38%) Degree
2 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.13%) CISSP
6 5 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (3.13%) ISEB
6 5 (3.13%) MCP
6 5 (3.13%) MCSA
6 5 (3.13%) MCSE
7 4 (2.50%) CCIE
7 4 (2.50%) CCNP
7 4 (2.50%) CEH
7 4 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.50%) CISM
8 3 (1.88%) CCNA
8 3 (1.88%) CISA
8 3 (1.88%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) PMO
2 6 (3.75%) QA
3 3 (1.88%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.63%) vCloud
3 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.88%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.25%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.75%) SAP
3 16 (10.00%) Oracle
4 9 (5.63%) Cisco
4 9 (5.63%) VMware
5 4 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.88%) Citrix
6 3 (1.88%) Huawei
6 3 (1.88%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.25%) Apple
7 2 (1.25%) FNZ
7 2 (1.25%) Qualtrics
7 2 (1.25%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.63%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.63%) Aruba
8 1 (0.63%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.63%) FireEye
8 1 (0.63%) Splunk
8 1 (0.63%) Zscaler