Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 149 226 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.25% 15.61% 11.40%
As % of the General category 36.17% 36.75% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 139 185
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +3.55%
10th Percentile £306 £306 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £675
Berkshire median daily rate £439 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Reading median hourly rate £32.00 £14.75 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.95% -50.00% -72.87%
10th Percentile £21.35 £12.14 £15.16
90th Percentile £44.65 £20.00 £43.38
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.93 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +99.57% +9.38% -5.88%

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 412 615 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 33.88% 42.47% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 256 322
Reading median daily rate £411 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £234 £218 £210
90th Percentile £550 £584 £568
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 13
Reading median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% -38.89% -2.98%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.83 £12.50
90th Percentile £42.55 £30.75 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +32.35%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Reading region with a requirement for Finance.

1 34 (22.82%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (20.13%) Project Management
3 28 (18.79%) SQL
4 25 (16.78%) Telecoms
5 24 (16.11%) Workflow
5 24 (16.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 24 (16.11%) Microsoft
5 24 (16.11%) Degree
6 23 (15.44%) Oracle
6 23 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
7 20 (13.42%) SDLC
8 18 (12.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 17 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.74%) SAP
10 16 (10.74%) Unix
10 16 (10.74%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (10.07%) Mandarin Language
11 15 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (9.40%) PRINCE2
12 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
12 14 (9.40%) Customer-Centricity
13 13 (8.72%) Defect Management
14 11 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (6.71%) Data Analysis
15 10 (6.71%) Systems Analysis
15 10 (6.71%) Sonata
16 9 (6.04%) Oracle BPM
17 8 (5.37%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (5.37%) HP
17 8 (5.37%) SLA

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 8 (5.37%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (2.68%) IIS
3 3 (2.01%) SAS
3 3 (2.01%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.67%) CICS
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.67%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.67%) PowerExchange
5 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (16.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (12.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Sonata
2 9 (6.04%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (2.68%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (2.68%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.01%) SAP FI-GL
5 2 (1.34%) Maximo
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.34%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.67%) HFM
6 1 (0.67%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.67%) Magento
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.67%) Primavera
6 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.74%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
4 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.68%) FTP
1 4 (2.68%) LAN
1 4 (2.68%) SAN
1 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.68%) WAN
2 2 (1.34%) IP Telephony
2 2 (1.34%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.34%) VPN
3 1 (0.67%) ATM
3 1 (0.67%) DNS
3 1 (0.67%) Extranet
3 1 (0.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) MPLS
3 1 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.67%) Skype
3 1 (0.67%) VoIP
3 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.68%) Big Data
3 4 (2.68%) Oracle Smart View
3 4 (2.68%) QlikView
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.01%) MySQL
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.34%) MS Access
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.03%) JMeter
2 5 (3.36%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.68%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.68%) JIRA
3 4 (2.68%) Selenium
4 3 (2.01%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.01%) LSMW
5 1 (0.67%) Ant
5 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.67%) Toad
5 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (16.78%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.07%) Mandarin Language
3 7 (4.70%) Marketing
4 6 (4.03%) Banking
4 6 (4.03%) Retail
5 5 (3.36%) Advertising
5 5 (3.36%) Billing
6 4 (2.68%) Electronics
6 4 (2.68%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.01%) Legal
8 2 (1.34%) Automotive
8 2 (1.34%) Czech Language
8 2 (1.34%) French Language
8 2 (1.34%) German Language
8 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (25.50%) Analyst
2 15 (10.07%) Business Analyst
3 14 (9.40%) Developer
4 13 (8.72%) Consultant
5 10 (6.71%) Architect
6 9 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.37%) Programmer
7 8 (5.37%) Project Assistant
7 8 (5.37%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.70%) Analyst Programmer
8 7 (4.70%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 7 (4.70%) Senior Programmer
8 7 (4.70%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.03%) Coordinator
9 6 (4.03%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (4.03%) Performance Tester
9 6 (4.03%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.03%) Tester
10 5 (3.36%) Administrator
10 5 (3.36%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) Web Services
2 6 (4.03%) .NET
2 6 (4.03%) HTML
3 5 (3.36%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.01%) Angular 2
6 2 (1.34%) CSS
6 2 (1.34%) LAMP
7 1 (0.67%) CSS3
7 1 (0.67%) EDI
7 1 (0.67%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.67%) Middleware
7 1 (0.67%) React
7 1 (0.67%) REST
7 1 (0.67%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.67%) Spring
7 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.68%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.68%) IVR
4 3 (2.01%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.34%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.34%) FMCG
5 2 (1.34%) Replication
6 1 (0.67%) DataPower
6 1 (0.67%) EPoS
6 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) PMI
6 1 (0.67%) Social Media
6 1 (0.67%) User Experience
6 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.74%) Unix
2 6 (4.03%) Linux
2 6 (4.03%) Windows
3 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.13%) Project Management
2 24 (16.11%) Workflow
3 20 (13.42%) SDLC
4 17 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (9.40%) Customer-Centricity
6 14 (9.40%) PRINCE2
7 13 (8.72%) Defect Management
8 11 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.71%) Data Analysis
9 10 (6.71%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (4.70%) ITIL
10 7 (4.70%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.03%) ERP
11 6 (4.03%) Performance Testing
11 6 (4.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (4.03%) Test Strategy
12 5 (3.36%) Data Modelling
12 5 (3.36%) Migration
12 5 (3.36%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.79%) SQL
2 7 (4.70%) Java
3 5 (3.36%) C#
4 4 (2.68%) ABAP
4 4 (2.68%) C
4 4 (2.68%) VBScript
5 3 (2.01%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.01%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.34%) PHP
7 1 (0.67%) COBOL
7 1 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.67%) JCL
7 1 (0.67%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.67%) Perl
7 1 (0.67%) Python
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (16.11%) Degree
2 6 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.34%) ACCA
4 2 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.67%) APMP
5 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) CIMA
5 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.67%) MBA
5 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) GDPR
2 5 (3.36%) PMO
3 4 (2.68%) IFRS
4 3 (2.01%) IFRS 9
4 3 (2.01%) QA
5 2 (1.34%) Basel II
5 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.67%) GxP
6 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.67%) UCITS
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.01%) vSphere
2 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
2 3 (2.01%) XenServer
3 1 (0.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.01%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.44%) Oracle
3 16 (10.74%) SAP
4 8 (5.37%) HP
5 5 (3.36%) AppDynamics
5 5 (3.36%) Cisco
5 5 (3.36%) Hyperion
5 5 (3.36%) IBM
6 4 (2.68%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.68%) Sun
7 3 (2.01%) Brocade
7 3 (2.01%) Citrix
7 3 (2.01%) Dell
7 3 (2.01%) EMC
7 3 (2.01%) Informatica
7 3 (2.01%) Intel
7 3 (2.01%) NetApp
7 3 (2.01%) Symantec
7 3 (2.01%) VMware
8 2 (1.34%) Capita