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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 178 120 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 41.49% 36.81% 31.83%
As % of the General category 85.99% 75.95% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 105 112
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £318 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
207 158 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 48.25% 48.47% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 125 167
Average daily rate £435 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £318 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 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 £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 151 (39.84%) Banking
2 78 (20.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 71 (18.73%) Retail
3 71 (18.73%) Retail Banking
4 55 (14.51%) Change Management
5 50 (13.19%) Project Management
6 40 (10.55%) Microsoft
7 33 (8.71%) Data Modelling
7 33 (8.71%) Business Transformation
8 32 (8.44%) PCI DSS
9 30 (7.92%) MS Project
9 30 (7.92%) UML
9 30 (7.92%) GAP Analysis
9 30 (7.92%) Requirements Analysis
10 29 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (7.65%) Windows
10 29 (7.65%) SAP
11 26 (6.86%) MS Visio
11 26 (6.86%) Risk Management
11 26 (6.86%) Telecoms
12 25 (6.60%) PRINCE2
12 25 (6.60%) Business Analysis
13 24 (6.33%) SQL
14 21 (5.54%) .NET
14 21 (5.54%) ITIL
14 21 (5.54%) SSADM
14 21 (5.54%) DSDM
14 21 (5.54%) Project Planning
14 21 (5.54%) Change Control
15 20 (5.28%) BPMN

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.11%) CMS
2 8 (2.11%) SAS
3 4 (1.06%) IIS
3 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (7.92%) MS Project
2 26 (6.86%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.43%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.06%) MS Office
4 4 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Google Analytics
1 7 (1.85%) WebTrends
2 5 (1.32%) SAP GRC
3 4 (1.06%) BASE24
4 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.26%) Agresso
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.90%) Firewall
2 8 (2.11%) Network Security
3 7 (1.85%) LTE
3 7 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.32%) Internet
4 5 (1.32%) WCDMA
5 4 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.06%) ATM
6 3 (0.79%) Extranet
6 3 (0.79%) LAN
7 2 (0.53%) DNS
7 2 (0.53%) Intranet
7 2 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
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 13 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.06%) Base SAS
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.26%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.26%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (0.79%) MSI
2 3 (0.79%) RequisitePro
2 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.79%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.26%) Yeoman
General
1 151 (39.84%) Banking
2 71 (18.73%) Retail
2 71 (18.73%) Retail Banking
3 26 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.96%) Marketing
5 7 (1.85%) Back Office
6 5 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 136 (35.88%) Analyst
2 55 (14.51%) Business Analyst
3 47 (12.40%) Senior Analyst
4 43 (11.35%) Senior Business Analyst
5 38 (10.03%) Architect
6 34 (8.97%) Project Manager
7 33 (8.71%) PMO Analyst
8 31 (8.18%) Consultant
9 22 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.96%) Developer
11 13 (3.43%) Programme Analyst
11 13 (3.43%) Programme Manager
11 13 (3.43%) Programme Office Analyst
12 12 (3.17%) Designer
13 10 (2.64%) Test Manager
13 10 (2.64%) Test Analyst
14 9 (2.37%) Solutions Designer
14 9 (2.37%) Technical Analyst
15 8 (2.11%) Wintel Support
15 8 (2.11%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.54%) .NET
2 7 (1.85%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.58%) Web Services
4 2 (0.53%) XML
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.26%) WCF
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) Flash
5 1 (0.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.37%) Mobile Banking
3 8 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.85%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (1.32%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.06%) Tandem
6 4 (1.06%) APACS
6 4 (1.06%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.06%) User Experience
7 2 (0.53%) Clustering
7 2 (0.53%) PMI
7 2 (0.53%) FMCG
7 2 (0.53%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.53%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.53%) Social Media
8 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.26%) Animation
8 1 (0.26%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.65%) Windows
2 15 (3.96%) UNIX
3 13 (3.43%) Linux
4 10 (2.64%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.79%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.53%) AIX
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 55 (14.51%) Change Management
3 50 (13.19%) Project Management
4 33 (8.71%) Data Modelling
4 33 (8.71%) Business Transformation
5 30 (7.92%) UML
5 30 (7.92%) GAP Analysis
5 30 (7.92%) Requirements Analysis
6 26 (6.86%) Risk Management
7 25 (6.60%) PRINCE2
7 25 (6.60%) Business Analysis
8 21 (5.54%) ITIL
8 21 (5.54%) SSADM
8 21 (5.54%) DSDM
8 21 (5.54%) Project Planning
8 21 (5.54%) Change Control
9 20 (5.28%) BPMN
9 20 (5.28%) BPR
10 19 (5.01%) Analytics
11 17 (4.49%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.33%) SQL
2 8 (2.11%) VB
2 8 (2.11%) C#
3 7 (1.85%) VBScript
3 7 (1.85%) VB.NET
4 5 (1.32%) Perl
5 3 (0.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.79%) COBOL
6 2 (0.53%) C
6 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.26%) Java
7 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (4.75%) ISEB
2 12 (3.17%) CIMA
2 12 (3.17%) ACCA
3 11 (2.90%) Degree
4 6 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.79%) CISSP
6 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.26%) CIPD
8 1 (0.26%) PMP
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.26%) MBA
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.44%) PCI DSS
2 17 (4.49%) Solvency II
3 16 (4.22%) Basel III
4 15 (3.96%) Basel II
5 11 (2.90%) FINREP
6 8 (2.11%) QA
6 8 (2.11%) FATCA
7 7 (1.85%) COREP
8 6 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.32%) Data Quality
10 4 (1.06%) SLA
11 3 (0.79%) MiFID
12 2 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.65%) SAP
3 12 (3.17%) McAfee
4 11 (2.90%) Cisco
4 11 (2.90%) IBM
5 10 (2.64%) Unisys
6 8 (2.11%) Business Objects
7 7 (1.85%) Google
7 7 (1.85%) Qualys
7 7 (1.85%) Citrix
7 7 (1.85%) Juniper
7 7 (1.85%) ICL
8 6 (1.58%) HP
8 6 (1.58%) Oracle
8 6 (1.58%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.06%) Sophos
11 3 (0.79%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.79%) Niku
11 3 (0.79%) EMC
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