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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 37 75 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 12.05% 28.30% 16.41%
As % of the General category 29.60% 52.08% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 23
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£328 £450 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.22% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £336 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £508 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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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
125 144 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 40.72% 54.34% 52.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 80 75
Average daily rate £350 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £22.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -22.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £17.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £33.50 £30.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 30 (34.48%) Telecoms
2 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (14.94%) Project Management
3 13 (14.94%) SQL
3 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (13.79%) Java
4 12 (13.79%) Oracle
4 12 (13.79%) SAP
4 12 (13.79%) Linux
4 12 (13.79%) Banking
4 12 (13.79%) Degree
5 11 (12.64%) Programme Management
5 11 (12.64%) ITIL
5 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
6 10 (11.49%) UNIX
7 9 (10.34%) HP
7 9 (10.34%) Marketing
8 8 (9.20%) VMware
8 8 (9.20%) Legal
8 8 (9.20%) CRM
8 8 (9.20%) NFS
8 8 (9.20%) PRINCE2
8 8 (9.20%) SOAP
8 8 (9.20%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
9 7 (8.05%) PL/SQL
9 7 (8.05%) Windows
9 7 (8.05%) ERP
9 7 (8.05%) Microsoft

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.30%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.15%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
3 3 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.30%) MS Project
4 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.15%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.15%) Sage 1000
3 1 (1.15%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.15%) Endur
3 1 (1.15%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) DNS
2 4 (4.60%) Internet
2 4 (4.60%) Firewall
3 3 (3.45%) 3G
3 3 (3.45%) DAB
4 2 (2.30%) LTE
4 2 (2.30%) 4G
4 2 (2.30%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.15%) GPRS
5 1 (1.15%) HTTP
5 1 (1.15%) UTRAN
5 1 (1.15%) MPLS
5 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.15%) 2G
5 1 (1.15%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.60%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.60%) SAP BW
3 3 (3.45%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (3.45%) SAP HANA
3 3 (3.45%) DB2
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.30%) MS Access
4 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.15%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) QlikView
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) JIRA
1 1 (1.15%) Hudson
1 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (34.48%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.79%) Banking
3 9 (10.34%) Marketing
4 8 (9.20%) Legal
5 7 (8.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
6 5 (5.75%) Electronics
7 3 (3.45%) Spanish Language
7 3 (3.45%) Law
8 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.30%) Retail
9 1 (1.15%) Billing
9 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.15%) Back Office
9 1 (1.15%) Publishing
9 1 (1.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Analyst
2 11 (12.64%) Developer
3 8 (9.20%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.20%) Business Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Consultant
4 5 (5.75%) Security Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Information Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Project Engineer
4 5 (5.75%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) Bid Manager
5 4 (4.60%) Applications Support
5 4 (4.60%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.60%) Test Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.45%) Architect
6 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support
6 3 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) SOAP
2 4 (4.60%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) Middleware
3 3 (3.45%) HTML
3 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.45%) Web Services
3 3 (3.45%) RESTful
4 2 (2.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.15%) CSS
5 1 (1.15%) XML
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.15%) HTML5
5 1 (1.15%) REST
5 1 (1.15%) CSS3
5 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.15%) Sass
5 1 (1.15%) LESS
5 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.75%) DTV
3 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.60%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (4.60%) Informatics
5 2 (2.30%) CMDB
5 2 (2.30%) PMI
5 2 (2.30%) Open Source
5 2 (2.30%) Kindle
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
6 1 (1.15%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Linux
2 10 (11.49%) UNIX
3 7 (8.05%) Windows
4 5 (5.75%) Solaris
4 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.60%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.45%) AIX
6 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.30%) Android
8 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (14.94%) Project Management
3 11 (12.64%) ITIL
3 11 (12.64%) Programme Management
4 8 (9.20%) Risk Management
4 8 (9.20%) PRINCE2
4 8 (9.20%) CRM
5 7 (8.05%) ERP
6 6 (6.90%) Service Management
6 6 (6.90%) Information Security
6 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.75%) TDD
7 5 (5.75%) Business Analysis
7 5 (5.75%) Supplier Management
7 5 (5.75%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (5.75%) Time Management
8 4 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.60%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.60%) Test Management
8 4 (4.60%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) SQL
2 12 (13.79%) Java
3 7 (8.05%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.75%) Perl
5 4 (4.60%) ABAP
6 3 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) Groovy
8 1 (1.15%) VBA
8 1 (1.15%) SAPscript
8 1 (1.15%) C
8 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Degree
2 6 (6.90%) ISEB
2 6 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.45%) ACCA
3 3 (3.45%) CIMA
4 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.15%) CISSP
5 1 (1.15%) GIAC
5 1 (1.15%) CISA
5 1 (1.15%) CISM
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.15%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) COBIT
2 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) NFS
2 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Oracle
1 12 (13.79%) SAP
2 9 (10.34%) HP
3 8 (9.20%) VMware
4 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.90%) IBM
5 6 (6.90%) Citrix
6 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.75%) Redknee
7 4 (4.60%) Remedy
7 4 (4.60%) ServiceNow
7 4 (4.60%) Business Objects
7 4 (4.60%) Dell
8 3 (3.45%) JD Edwards
8 3 (3.45%) Sage
8 3 (3.45%) McAfee
8 3 (3.45%) Amdocs
9 2 (2.30%) BMC
9 2 (2.30%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.15%) Hyperion
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