The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 199 115 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 44.03% 39.38% 37.16%
As % of the General category 86.15% 84.56% 64.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 105 138
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£450 £430 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £315 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Finance
Wiltshire

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

General Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
231 136 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 51.11% 46.58% 57.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 118 198
Average daily rate £450 £433 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £315 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £571 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.46%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

1 138 (35.20%) Banking
2 92 (23.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 73 (18.62%) Retail
3 73 (18.62%) Retail Banking
4 61 (15.56%) Change Management
5 45 (11.48%) Project Management
6 40 (10.20%) Microsoft
7 36 (9.18%) Data Modelling
8 33 (8.42%) Change Control
9 32 (8.16%) Business Transformation
10 31 (7.91%) SAP
11 30 (7.65%) SAS
11 30 (7.65%) GAP Analysis
11 30 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (7.40%) Requirements Analysis
12 29 (7.40%) UML
13 27 (6.89%) Risk Management
14 26 (6.63%) Business Analysis
14 26 (6.63%) Base SAS
15 25 (6.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 25 (6.38%) Windows
16 24 (6.12%) ITIL
17 23 (5.87%) MS Project
17 23 (5.87%) MS Visio
17 23 (5.87%) Performance Management
18 22 (5.61%) PRINCE2
18 22 (5.61%) Telecoms
19 21 (5.36%) PCI DSS
20 19 (4.85%) Project Planning
20 19 (4.85%) SSADM

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 30 (7.65%) SAS
2 11 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.04%) CMS
4 7 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.26%) IIS
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (5.87%) MS Project
1 23 (5.87%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.83%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.28%) MS Office
4 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) BASE24
2 5 (1.28%) SAP GRC
3 4 (1.02%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.02%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) Findur
5 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.32%) Firewall
2 8 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.79%) Internet
3 7 (1.79%) Network Security
3 7 (1.79%) LTE
4 5 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (1.28%) WCDMA
5 4 (1.02%) DHCP
5 4 (1.02%) DNS
6 3 (0.77%) ATM
6 3 (0.77%) LAN
7 2 (0.51%) Intranet
7 2 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.26%) SAN
8 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.63%) Base SAS
2 25 (6.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 18 (4.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 11 (2.81%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.02%) NonStop SQL
8 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.51%) Big Data
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (1.53%) MSI
2 5 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.77%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.77%) RequisitePro
4 2 (0.51%) Hudson
4 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.26%) Yeoman
General
1 138 (35.20%) Banking
2 73 (18.62%) Retail
2 73 (18.62%) Retail Banking
3 22 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.55%) Marketing
5 7 (1.79%) Back Office
6 5 (1.28%) Legal
7 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 133 (33.93%) Analyst
2 54 (13.78%) Business Analyst
3 49 (12.50%) Architect
4 46 (11.73%) Senior Analyst
5 42 (10.71%) Senior Business Analyst
6 37 (9.44%) Consultant
7 34 (8.67%) Project Manager
8 30 (7.65%) PMO Analyst
9 21 (5.36%) Developer
9 21 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.83%) Programme Manager
11 13 (3.32%) Programme Office Analyst
11 13 (3.32%) Programme Analyst
12 11 (2.81%) Data Analyst
13 10 (2.55%) Test Manager
13 10 (2.55%) Test Analyst
13 10 (2.55%) Designer
14 9 (2.30%) SAS Developer
15 8 (2.04%) Enterprise Architect
15 8 (2.04%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.57%) .NET
2 8 (2.04%) Web Services
3 5 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.02%) XML
5 2 (0.51%) XSLT
5 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.51%) LINQ
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.26%) HTML
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) WCF
6 1 (0.26%) Middleware
6 1 (0.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.83%) Mobile Banking
3 13 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.79%) Tandem
4 7 (1.79%) Online Banking
4 7 (1.79%) Reference Data
5 4 (1.02%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (0.77%) User Experience
6 3 (0.77%) APACS
6 3 (0.77%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.51%) PMI
7 2 (0.51%) FMCG
8 1 (0.26%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.26%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.26%) DTV
8 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.26%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.38%) Windows
2 13 (3.32%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.81%) UNIX
4 8 (2.04%) Linux
5 6 (1.53%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (23.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 61 (15.56%) Change Management
3 45 (11.48%) Project Management
4 36 (9.18%) Data Modelling
5 33 (8.42%) Change Control
6 32 (8.16%) Business Transformation
7 30 (7.65%) GAP Analysis
8 29 (7.40%) UML
8 29 (7.40%) Requirements Analysis
9 27 (6.89%) Risk Management
10 26 (6.63%) Business Analysis
11 24 (6.12%) ITIL
12 23 (5.87%) Performance Management
13 22 (5.61%) PRINCE2
14 19 (4.85%) SSADM
14 19 (4.85%) DSDM
14 19 (4.85%) Project Planning
15 18 (4.59%) Data Management
15 18 (4.59%) BPR
15 18 (4.59%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.83%) SQL
2 8 (2.04%) VB
3 7 (1.79%) C#
4 6 (1.53%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.28%) Perl
6 3 (0.77%) COBOL
6 3 (0.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.77%) VBScript
7 2 (0.51%) C
7 2 (0.51%) VBA
7 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (4.34%) ISEB
2 14 (3.57%) ACCA
2 14 (3.57%) CIMA
3 9 (2.30%) Degree
4 5 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.02%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.02%) CISSP
6 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.26%) APMP
8 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) PMP
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.26%) MBA
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.36%) PCI DSS
2 17 (4.34%) Solvency II
3 16 (4.08%) Basel II
4 15 (3.83%) Basel III
5 12 (3.06%) FINREP
6 10 (2.55%) FATCA
6 10 (2.55%) COREP
6 10 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (2.30%) QA
8 7 (1.79%) SLA
9 5 (1.28%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.77%) MiFID
11 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.02%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (1.79%) SCCM
2 6 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 40 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.91%) SAP
3 14 (3.57%) Unisys
4 13 (3.32%) Cisco
4 13 (3.32%) IBM
5 12 (3.06%) Citrix
6 8 (2.04%) Business Objects
6 8 (2.04%) ICL
7 7 (1.79%) HP
8 6 (1.53%) EMC
8 6 (1.53%) Juniper
8 6 (1.53%) Hyperion
8 6 (1.53%) McAfee
8 6 (1.53%) VMware
9 5 (1.28%) Google
9 5 (1.28%) Oracle
9 5 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.02%) Sophos
11 3 (0.77%) Symantec
11 3 (0.77%) ServiceNow
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