The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 4 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 73 70 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.96% 24.48% 28.43%
As % of the General category 68.87% 70.71% 61.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 48 48
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £232 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £9.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Finance
South Wales

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

General Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
106 99 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.53% 34.62% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 69 75
Average daily rate £405 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.46%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

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

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 82 (42.71%) Banking
2 71 (36.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 57 (29.69%) Project Management
4 37 (19.27%) Microsoft
5 33 (17.19%) MS Office
6 32 (16.67%) SQL
7 28 (14.58%) Test Planning
8 26 (13.54%) PRINCE2
9 24 (12.50%) ISEB
9 24 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 21 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (10.42%) AS400
11 20 (10.42%) UML
12 19 (9.90%) MS Project
12 19 (9.90%) Retail
13 18 (9.38%) Change Management
14 15 (7.81%) SQL Server
15 14 (7.29%) J2EE
15 14 (7.29%) MS Excel
15 14 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (7.29%) CCA
15 14 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (7.29%) Analytics
16 12 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (6.25%) Retail Banking
17 11 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (5.73%) Validation
17 11 (5.73%) OO
17 11 (5.73%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 9 (4.69%) SAS
2 8 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.13%) Lync
4 5 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.60%) Apache
4 5 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.52%) Drupal
6 1 (0.52%) nginx
6 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) JBoss
6 1 (0.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (17.19%) MS Office
2 19 (9.90%) MS Project
3 14 (7.29%) MS Excel
4 9 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Agresso
2 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.52%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.52%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.60%) Office 365
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.56%) VoIP
2 2 (1.04%) WAN
3 1 (0.52%) SSH
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) SMS
3 1 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.17%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.04%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.52%) CorVu
9 1 (0.52%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.52%) QlikView
9 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.52%) Xcelsius
9 1 (0.52%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.52%) MySQL
9 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) Big Data
9 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (3.65%) Maven
2 7 (3.65%) Ant
3 5 (2.60%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.08%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (2.08%) JUnit
5 1 (0.52%) Selenium
5 1 (0.52%) TestNG
5 1 (0.52%) Calabash
5 1 (0.52%) Robotium
5 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.52%) eggPlant
General
1 82 (42.71%) Banking
2 19 (9.90%) Retail
3 12 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.60%) Marketing
6 4 (2.08%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (48.96%) Analyst
2 53 (27.60%) Business Analyst
3 47 (24.48%) Project Manager
4 16 (8.33%) Developer
5 15 (7.81%) Data Analyst
6 11 (5.73%) Test Analyst
7 9 (4.69%) Lead Business Analyst
8 7 (3.65%) MI Analyst
8 7 (3.65%) Architect
9 6 (3.13%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (2.60%) Team Leader
10 5 (2.60%) Banking Business Analyst
11 4 (2.08%) Tester
11 4 (2.08%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (1.56%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (1.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 3 (1.56%) Development Team Leader
12 3 (1.56%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.29%) J2EE
2 10 (5.21%) Web Services
3 8 (4.17%) Spring
4 7 (3.65%) Hibernate
4 7 (3.65%) .NET
5 6 (3.13%) CSS
5 6 (3.13%) XML
6 5 (2.60%) SOAP
7 4 (2.08%) HTML
7 4 (2.08%) JPA
7 4 (2.08%) Java EE
8 3 (1.56%) Spring Web Flow
8 3 (1.56%) JMS
8 3 (1.56%) J2SE
8 3 (1.56%) Struts
8 3 (1.56%) JSP
9 2 (1.04%) HTML5
9 2 (1.04%) jQuery
9 2 (1.04%) Ajax
10 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.42%) AS400
2 14 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.04%) DTV
8 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.52%) iSeries
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (2.60%) Linux
1 5 (2.60%) Windows
2 4 (2.08%) UNIX
3 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.52%) CentOS
4 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (36.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 57 (29.69%) Project Management
3 28 (14.58%) Test Planning
4 26 (13.54%) PRINCE2
5 24 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 21 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (10.42%) UML
8 18 (9.38%) Change Management
9 14 (7.29%) Analytics
10 12 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.73%) Validation
11 11 (5.73%) OO
12 10 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (5.21%) Workflow
12 10 (5.21%) Migration
12 10 (5.21%) Risk Analysis
13 9 (4.69%) Network Architecture
14 7 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (3.65%) Data Mapping
14 7 (3.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.67%) SQL
2 11 (5.73%) Java
3 7 (3.65%) VBA
4 6 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (0.52%) Ruby
6 1 (0.52%) Korn
6 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.52%) Python
6 1 (0.52%) C#
6 1 (0.52%) Perl
6 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (12.50%) ISEB
2 14 (7.29%) CCA
3 9 (4.69%) Degree
4 5 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.56%) RHCE
5 3 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) IIBA
6 2 (1.04%) VCP5
6 2 (1.04%) PMP
6 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.52%) RHCT
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.52%) ACCA
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.04%) Ansible
2 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.04%) Puppet
3 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.17%) HP
3 7 (3.65%) SAP
3 7 (3.65%) Oracle
4 5 (2.60%) Casewise
4 5 (2.60%) Teradata
4 5 (2.60%) Cognos
5 3 (1.56%) VMware
5 3 (1.56%) Google
5 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.04%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.04%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.04%) IBM
6 2 (1.04%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.52%) Zend
7 1 (0.52%) Informatica
7 1 (0.52%) Dell
7 1 (0.52%) Progress
7 1 (0.52%) Tableau
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