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 29 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
Berkshire > Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs citing Finance 103 102 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.67% 11.68% 15.96%
As % of the General category 40.55% 30.72% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 77 93
Reading median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.70%  
10th Percentile £311 £250 £163
90th Percentile £589 £533 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £428 £404
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Reading median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -21.50%  
10th Percentile £24.25 £19.63 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.75 £59.08 £52.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +17.18% -62.35%  

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 254 332 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 43.57% 38.03% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 273 183
Reading median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £165 £180
90th Percentile £588 £523 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 5
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £19.61 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +40.07%  
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.76 £10.13
90th Percentile £67.50 £25.00 £37.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.51% -5.71%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 Reading region with a requirement for Finance.

1 40 (19.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
3 32 (15.53%) Marketing
3 32 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (13.59%) Degree
4 28 (13.59%) Java
5 26 (12.62%) SQL
5 26 (12.62%) Project Management
5 26 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (10.68%) SQL Server
7 21 (10.19%) Banking
8 20 (9.71%) Analytics
9 18 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (8.74%) Financial Institution
10 17 (8.25%) Risk Management
10 17 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (8.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 16 (7.77%) ETL
12 15 (7.28%) Telecoms
12 15 (7.28%) Information Management
13 14 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (6.80%) SAP
13 14 (6.80%) Oracle
14 13 (6.31%) Retail
14 13 (6.31%) Information Security
14 13 (6.31%) German Language
15 12 (5.83%) Online Marketing
15 12 (5.83%) SDLC
15 12 (5.83%) Workflow

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 11 (5.34%) SAS
2 10 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.88%) JBoss
4 6 (2.91%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.91%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.43%) Apache
5 5 (2.43%) IIS
6 4 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.46%) nginx
8 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.97%) CMS
9 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (19.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.46%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.97%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 2 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.97%) SAP FI-AP
3 2 (0.97%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.97%) Sonata
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.49%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.43%) SaaS
4 4 (1.94%) IaaS
4 4 (1.94%) PaaS
4 4 (1.94%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.97%) Office 365
7 1 (0.49%) GitHub
7 1 (0.49%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.85%) Firewall
2 4 (1.94%) Network Security
3 3 (1.46%) DNS
4 2 (0.97%) GSM
4 2 (0.97%) HSPA
4 2 (0.97%) LTE
4 2 (0.97%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.49%) FTP
5 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.85%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.37%) Big Data
4 9 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.88%) Apache Hive
6 7 (3.40%) HBase
6 7 (3.40%) Impala
6 7 (3.40%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.43%) Sqoop
9 4 (1.94%) DB2
9 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.97%) QlikView
11 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.94%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.94%) LoadRunner
1 4 (1.94%) XMLSpy
2 3 (1.46%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.46%) JMeter
3 2 (0.97%) Android Studio
3 2 (0.97%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.97%) Xcode
4 1 (0.49%) JUnit
4 1 (0.49%) Maven
4 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (15.53%) Marketing
2 21 (10.19%) Banking
3 18 (8.74%) Financial Institution
4 15 (7.28%) Telecoms
5 13 (6.31%) German Language
5 13 (6.31%) Retail
6 8 (3.88%) Mandarin Language
6 8 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (3.88%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.43%) Electronics
7 5 (2.43%) Legal
7 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.94%) Billing
8 4 (1.94%) Digital Economy
8 4 (1.94%) Law
9 3 (1.46%) Back Office
10 2 (0.97%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.97%) Publishing
11 1 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 36 (17.48%) Developer
2 24 (11.65%) Analyst
3 22 (10.68%) Architect
4 20 (9.71%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.80%) Marketing Manager
6 10 (4.85%) Consultant
7 9 (4.37%) Security Architect
7 9 (4.37%) SQL Developer
8 8 (3.88%) Coordinator
8 8 (3.88%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.91%) Designer
10 6 (2.91%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (2.91%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.43%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.43%) Administrator
11 5 (2.43%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.43%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.43%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.43%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.34%) .NET
2 10 (4.85%) HTML
3 9 (4.37%) CSS
4 8 (3.88%) XML
5 7 (3.40%) REST
6 5 (2.43%) Middleware
6 5 (2.43%) SOAP
7 4 (1.94%) HTML5
7 4 (1.94%) J2EE
7 4 (1.94%) JSON
7 4 (1.94%) OAuth2
7 4 (1.94%) XSD
8 3 (1.46%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.46%) Java EE
8 3 (1.46%) Node.js
8 3 (1.46%) SAML
8 3 (1.46%) Spring
8 3 (1.46%) XSLT
9 2 (0.97%) JSP
9 2 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.40%) Credit Risk
2 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.43%) PKI
3 5 (2.43%) User Experience
4 4 (1.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.46%) Robotics
5 3 (1.46%) W3C
6 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.49%) AS400
7 1 (0.49%) CMDB
7 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.49%) PMI
7 1 (0.49%) Replication
7 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.37%) Linux
1 9 (4.37%) Windows
2 5 (2.43%) Unix
2 5 (2.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.97%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (12.62%) Project Management
1 26 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (9.71%) Analytics
3 17 (8.25%) Risk Management
4 16 (7.77%) ETL
5 15 (7.28%) Information Management
6 14 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.31%) Information Security
8 12 (5.83%) Online Marketing
8 12 (5.83%) SDLC
8 12 (5.83%) Workflow
9 11 (5.34%) Data Modelling
9 11 (5.34%) ITIL
10 8 (3.88%) Data Analysis
10 8 (3.88%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (3.88%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.88%) TDD
11 7 (3.40%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.40%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.59%) Java
2 26 (12.62%) SQL
3 11 (5.34%) C#
4 8 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.40%) C
5 7 (3.40%) Python
6 6 (2.91%) Scala
7 4 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.46%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.97%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.97%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.49%) PHP
10 1 (0.49%) Ruby
10 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (13.59%) Degree
2 8 (3.88%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (2.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (2.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.46%) CISSP
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.97%) CISM
7 1 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CCIE
7 1 (0.49%) CCIP
7 1 (0.49%) CCNP
7 1 (0.49%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.49%) GIAC
7 1 (0.49%) MBA
7 1 (0.49%) MCP
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.83%) GDPR
1 12 (5.83%) PMO
2 11 (5.34%) IFRS
2 11 (5.34%) IFRS 9
3 6 (2.91%) Basel II
3 6 (2.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.94%) QA
4 4 (1.94%) SLA
5 2 (0.97%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.49%) GAAP
System Software
1 6 (2.91%) HDFS
2 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.97%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.43%) Oozie
2 3 (1.46%) Ansible
2 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.97%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.49%) Terraform
4 1 (0.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.80%) Oracle
2 14 (6.80%) SAP
3 6 (2.91%) Ariba
3 6 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.94%) Cisco
4 4 (1.94%) Cloudera
4 4 (1.94%) Concur
4 4 (1.94%) Hortonworks
4 4 (1.94%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (1.94%) Thunderhead
5 3 (1.46%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.46%) Apigee
5 3 (1.46%) VMware
6 2 (0.97%) Apple
6 2 (0.97%) HP
6 2 (0.97%) IBM
6 2 (0.97%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.97%) OpenText
6 2 (0.97%) Teradata
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