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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 43 65 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 15.93% 23.55% 19.53%
As % of the General category 35.83% 49.62% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 24
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£320 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £477 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
120 131 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 44.44% 47.46% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 72 58
Average daily rate £333 £350 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.17%) Telecoms
3 17 (20.73%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (15.85%) Banking
5 13 (15.85%) Project Management
6 12 (14.63%) MS Project
6 12 (14.63%) MS Office
7 11 (13.41%) ITIL
7 11 (13.41%) Service Management
7 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
7 11 (13.41%) Information Security
7 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.20%) Marketing
8 10 (12.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (10.98%) CIMA
9 9 (10.98%) ACCA
9 9 (10.98%) SAP
9 9 (10.98%) SQL
10 8 (9.76%) OLAP
10 8 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
10 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.54%) ETL
12 6 (7.32%) Legal
12 6 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
12 6 (7.32%) SAP BW
12 6 (7.32%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (7.32%) SDLC

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) SAS
3 1 (1.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (14.63%) MS Project
1 12 (14.63%) MS Office
2 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.44%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (2.44%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.22%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.22%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.22%) Unica
3 1 (1.22%) Sage 1000
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.44%) MPLS
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) OLAP
1 8 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.32%) SAP BW
3 5 (6.10%) DataStage
3 5 (6.10%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.88%) SAP BI
5 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.22%) Big Data
6 1 (1.22%) DB2
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Toad
2 3 (3.66%) JIRA
3 1 (1.22%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (23.17%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.85%) Banking
3 10 (12.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (12.20%) Marketing
4 6 (7.32%) Legal
5 5 (6.10%) Financial Institution
5 5 (6.10%) Retail
6 3 (3.66%) Billing
6 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.66%) Electronics
7 2 (2.44%) Back Office
7 2 (2.44%) Law
8 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Analyst
2 10 (12.20%) Project Manager
2 10 (12.20%) Information Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Security Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Information Security Analyst
4 6 (7.32%) Designer
4 6 (7.32%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (6.10%) Product Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (3.66%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.66%) SAP BW Consultant
8 2 (2.44%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Business Objects Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (2.44%) Middleware
1 2 (2.44%) BAPI
1 2 (2.44%) MDX
1 2 (2.44%) REST
1 2 (2.44%) Web Services
1 2 (2.44%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.88%) Telematics
4 3 (3.66%) DTV
4 3 (3.66%) iSeries
4 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.44%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.44%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.44%) Kindle
5 2 (2.44%) PMI
5 2 (2.44%) Statistics
6 1 (1.22%) Informatics
6 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.22%) Psychology
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.22%) AS400
6 1 (1.22%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.44%) Windows CE
3 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.22%) UNIX
4 1 (1.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (15.85%) Project Management
3 11 (13.41%) Service Management
3 11 (13.41%) ITIL
3 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
3 11 (13.41%) Information Security
3 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.54%) ETL
6 6 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (7.32%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (7.32%) SDLC
7 5 (6.10%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (6.10%) Use Case
7 5 (6.10%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (6.10%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.10%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (6.10%) Inmon Methodology
7 5 (6.10%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) ABAP
3 2 (2.44%) VB
3 2 (2.44%) C
3 2 (2.44%) SAPscript
4 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.22%) RPG/400
4 1 (1.22%) RPG IV
4 1 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) Perl
4 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.22%) RPG
4 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) ACCA
1 9 (10.98%) CIMA
2 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.44%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) MCSA
3 2 (2.44%) ISEB
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.22%) CCNP
4 1 (1.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) NFS
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) SAP
3 5 (6.10%) Cognos
3 5 (6.10%) Informatica
4 4 (4.88%) Sage
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 4 (4.88%) HP
5 3 (3.66%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (3.66%) Amdocs
5 3 (3.66%) IBM
6 2 (2.44%) ProCurve
6 2 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (2.44%) Meru Networks
6 2 (2.44%) CODA
6 2 (2.44%) Remedy
6 2 (2.44%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Trillium
7 1 (1.22%) Dell
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix
7 1 (1.22%) McAfee