The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 67 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 24.91% 18.43% 25.44%
As % of the General category 50.76% 42.34% 42.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £381 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -15.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
Finance
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

General Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
132 111 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 49.07% 43.53% 60.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 57 66
Average daily rate £350 £375 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Slough region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Slough region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 43 (35.25%) Telecoms
2 28 (22.95%) Programme Management
2 28 (22.95%) Marketing
3 27 (22.13%) CRM
4 25 (20.49%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (20.49%) SAP
5 23 (18.85%) .NET
5 23 (18.85%) Manufacturing
6 22 (18.03%) Digital Marketing
7 21 (17.21%) Electronics
7 21 (17.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 21 (17.21%) DTV
8 20 (16.39%) PRINCE2
9 18 (14.75%) Project Management
10 16 (13.11%) Oracle
10 16 (13.11%) Java
11 15 (12.30%) Banking
12 14 (11.48%) UML
12 14 (11.48%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (11.48%) Use Case
13 13 (10.66%) ITIL
13 13 (10.66%) SOAP
13 13 (10.66%) DNS
13 13 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (9.84%) Metastorm
14 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
14 12 (9.84%) Linux
14 12 (9.84%) MS Project
15 11 (9.02%) Citrix

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.56%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.64%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (0.82%) Apache
3 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
1 12 (9.84%) MS Project
2 8 (6.56%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.28%) MS Office
5 2 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (17.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.64%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.64%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.82%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.82%) SAP FI-AA
4 1 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.82%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Force.com
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.82%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.66%) DNS
2 4 (3.28%) Wireless
2 4 (3.28%) LAN
2 4 (3.28%) Internet
3 3 (2.46%) WAN
3 3 (2.46%) Firewall
4 2 (1.64%) LTE
4 2 (1.64%) DHCP
4 2 (1.64%) HTTP
4 2 (1.64%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.64%) UMTS
4 2 (1.64%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.64%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (1.64%) SSL
4 2 (1.64%) IPv6
4 2 (1.64%) LDAP
4 2 (1.64%) GPRS
4 2 (1.64%) INAP
4 2 (1.64%) DAB
5 1 (0.82%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.28%) MySQL
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.64%) DB2
3 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.64%) QlikView
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Ant
2 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.64%) ERwin
2 2 (1.64%) Subversion
2 2 (1.64%) JIRA
2 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.82%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.82%) Hudson
3 1 (0.82%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.82%) Gradle
3 1 (0.82%) Selenium
3 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.82%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.82%) IntelliJ
General
1 43 (35.25%) Telecoms
2 28 (22.95%) Marketing
3 23 (18.85%) Manufacturing
4 21 (17.21%) Electronics
5 15 (12.30%) Banking
6 7 (5.74%) Legal
7 5 (4.10%) Retail
8 2 (1.64%) Billing
8 2 (1.64%) French Language
8 2 (1.64%) Law
9 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.82%) Back Office
9 1 (0.82%) Publishing
9 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 40 (32.79%) Analyst
2 25 (20.49%) Project Manager
3 21 (17.21%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.20%) Technical Manager
5 9 (7.38%) Technical Project Manager
5 9 (7.38%) Developer
6 8 (6.56%) Administrator
7 7 (5.74%) Coordinator
7 7 (5.74%) Project Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.10%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (4.10%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (4.10%) Project Administrator
9 5 (4.10%) PMO Administrator
9 5 (4.10%) Designer
10 4 (3.28%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.85%) .NET
2 13 (10.66%) SOAP
3 10 (8.20%) Web Services
4 6 (4.92%) J2EE
5 5 (4.10%) XML
5 5 (4.10%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.46%) RESTful
7 2 (1.64%) Visualforce
7 2 (1.64%) HTML
7 2 (1.64%) JSON
7 2 (1.64%) Middleware
8 1 (0.82%) CPAN
8 1 (0.82%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.82%) LAMP
8 1 (0.82%) XML-RPC
8 1 (0.82%) Ajax
8 1 (0.82%) jQuery
8 1 (0.82%) MooTools
8 1 (0.82%) WAMP
8 1 (0.82%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) DTV
2 9 (7.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.10%) AS400
4 4 (3.28%) iSeries
5 3 (2.46%) Informatics
5 3 (2.46%) CMDB
5 3 (2.46%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.46%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.64%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.64%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.82%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.82%) Open Source
7 1 (0.82%) Wiki
7 1 (0.82%) Firmware
7 1 (0.82%) Clustering
7 1 (0.82%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.82%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Linux
2 10 (8.20%) UNIX
3 8 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.56%) Solaris
4 6 (4.92%) Windows
5 1 (0.82%) AIX
5 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) Android
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.95%) Programme Management
2 27 (22.13%) CRM
3 25 (20.49%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (18.03%) Digital Marketing
5 20 (16.39%) PRINCE2
6 18 (14.75%) Project Management
7 14 (11.48%) UML
7 14 (11.48%) Use Case
8 13 (10.66%) ITIL
8 13 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.02%) Workflow
10 9 (7.38%) SOA
10 9 (7.38%) Time Management
10 9 (7.38%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (6.56%) Business Analysis
12 7 (5.74%) Release Management
13 6 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (4.92%) E-Commerce
14 5 (4.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.11%) Java
2 8 (6.56%) Perl
3 6 (4.92%) SQL
4 5 (4.10%) RPG
5 4 (3.28%) RPG IV
6 2 (1.64%) RPG/400
6 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.64%) Apex Code
6 2 (1.64%) C
6 2 (1.64%) C#
7 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.82%) VBScript
7 1 (0.82%) Ruby
7 1 (0.82%) Korn
7 1 (0.82%) Groovy
7 1 (0.82%) C-shell
7 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) ISEB
1 8 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.74%) CCNA
2 7 (5.74%) JNCIA
2 7 (5.74%) Degree
3 5 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.10%) RHCE
3 5 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.46%) PMP
4 3 (2.46%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.64%) CIMA
5 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.82%) ACCA
6 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) QA
2 7 (5.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (8.20%) NFS
2 3 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.82%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) YUM
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (20.49%) SAP
2 16 (13.11%) Oracle
3 14 (11.48%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (9.84%) Metastorm
5 11 (9.02%) Citrix
6 10 (8.20%) Cisco
7 8 (6.56%) Siebel
7 8 (6.56%) Juniper
7 8 (6.56%) Sun
7 8 (6.56%) HP
7 8 (6.56%) Lotus
7 8 (6.56%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.74%) Redknee
9 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.28%) Remedy
11 3 (2.46%) VMware
11 3 (2.46%) Informatica
11 3 (2.46%) BMC
12 2 (1.64%) IBM
12 2 (1.64%) LANDesk
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