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 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 54 68 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 18.43% 26.36% 17.17%
As % of the General category 41.22% 52.71% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 19
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£283 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £214 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £508 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +3.12%
Finance
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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
131 129 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 44.71% 50.00% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 70 56
Average daily rate £320 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 July 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 28 July 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 23 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 20 (22.73%) Project Management
3 20 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (15.91%) MS Office
6 13 (14.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (14.77%) Banking
7 12 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 12 (13.64%) ITIL
7 12 (13.64%) MS Project
8 11 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 11 (12.50%) Service Management
8 11 (12.50%) Information Security
9 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (11.36%) SAP
10 9 (10.23%) SQL
10 9 (10.23%) ACCA
10 9 (10.23%) CIMA
10 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.09%) Programme Management
11 8 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (7.95%) ETL
12 7 (7.95%) ERP
12 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
12 7 (7.95%) GAP Analysis
12 7 (7.95%) Legal
13 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
13 6 (6.82%) OLAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.14%) SAS
4 1 (1.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (15.91%) MS Office
2 12 (13.64%) MS Project
3 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.27%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.14%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.14%) Unica
3 1 (1.14%) Sage 1000
3 1 (1.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) SaaS
1 2 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.27%) MPLS
3 1 (1.14%) DAB
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.82%) OLAP
3 5 (5.68%) DataStage
4 4 (4.55%) SAP BI
4 4 (4.55%) SAP BW
5 3 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.14%) MS Access
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.14%) Big Data
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.14%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Toad
2 2 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) Hudson
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (14.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 13 (14.77%) Banking
3 7 (7.95%) Legal
4 5 (5.68%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.68%) Retail
5 4 (4.55%) Marketing
6 3 (3.41%) Electronics
6 3 (3.41%) Billing
6 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.27%) Back Office
7 2 (2.27%) Law
8 1 (1.14%) Publishing
8 1 (1.14%) Games
8 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (34.09%) Analyst
2 12 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.36%) Information Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Security Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Designer
5 6 (6.82%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.41%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.27%) MDX
2 2 (2.27%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) XML
2 2 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.27%) Middleware
2 2 (2.27%) BAPI
2 2 (2.27%) HTML
2 2 (2.27%) REST
3 1 (1.14%) JSON
3 1 (1.14%) RESTful
3 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.55%) iSeries
4 3 (3.41%) DTV
4 3 (3.41%) PMI
5 2 (2.27%) Statistics
5 2 (2.27%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.27%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.27%) Kindle
6 1 (1.14%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.14%) Informatics
6 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Windows
1 5 (5.68%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.27%) Windows CE
3 2 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) UNIX
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
4 1 (1.14%) SUSE
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Project Management
2 18 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (13.64%) ITIL
3 12 (13.64%) Risk Management
4 11 (12.50%) Information Security
4 11 (12.50%) Service Management
5 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (9.09%) Programme Management
8 7 (7.95%) ETL
8 7 (7.95%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (7.95%) ERP
9 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.82%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (5.68%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.68%) Data Management
10 5 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (5.68%) Lean Six Sigma
10 5 (5.68%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) VB
2 2 (2.27%) ABAP
2 2 (2.27%) C#
2 2 (2.27%) Java
2 2 (2.27%) SAPscript
3 1 (1.14%) RPG/400
3 1 (1.14%) RPG IV
3 1 (1.14%) C
3 1 (1.14%) Perl
3 1 (1.14%) RPG
3 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) ACCA
1 9 (10.23%) CIMA
2 5 (5.68%) ISEB
3 4 (4.55%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (1.14%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) CCNA
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) NFS
1 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.36%) SAP
3 5 (5.68%) Cognos
3 5 (5.68%) Informatica
4 4 (4.55%) Sage
4 4 (4.55%) Remedy
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle
4 4 (4.55%) HP
4 4 (4.55%) IBM
5 3 (3.41%) JD Edwards
5 3 (3.41%) Amdocs
5 3 (3.41%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.41%) Dell
5 3 (3.41%) McAfee
5 3 (3.41%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco
6 2 (2.27%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (2.27%) Meru Networks
6 2 (2.27%) ProCurve