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 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 79 85 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.71% 22.73% 28.07%
As % of the General category 70.54% 75.22% 63.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 65 66
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £285 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.78 £145.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
112 113 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 25.11% 30.21% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 91 94
Average daily rate £328 £416 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.32% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.39 £145.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-92.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015, 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 46 (31.51%) Banking
2 34 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (21.23%) Project Management
4 21 (14.38%) Retail
5 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
6 17 (11.64%) SQL
6 17 (11.64%) ISEB
7 16 (10.96%) Business Analysis
8 15 (10.27%) MS Office
9 14 (9.59%) AS400
9 14 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (8.90%) Retail Banking
11 12 (8.22%) Oracle
12 11 (7.53%) ISTQB
13 10 (6.85%) Migration
13 10 (6.85%) HTML
13 10 (6.85%) Java
13 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
13 10 (6.85%) Linux
13 10 (6.85%) MS Excel
13 10 (6.85%) Change Control
14 9 (6.16%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (5.48%) Document Management
15 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
15 8 (5.48%) UNIX
15 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
15 8 (5.48%) Programme Management
15 8 (5.48%) JMeter
16 7 (4.79%) PRINCE2
16 7 (4.79%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.42%) JBoss
3 4 (2.74%) IIS
3 4 (2.74%) SAS
4 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.68%) Lync
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (10.27%) MS Office
2 10 (6.85%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Agresso
2 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) SAN
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.37%) DB2
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.37%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.68%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (0.68%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.68%) MS Access
5 1 (0.68%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.68%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) JMeter
2 7 (4.79%) Selenium
3 3 (2.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.05%) JIRA
4 2 (1.37%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.37%) Subversion
4 2 (1.37%) Maven
4 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.37%) Hudson
4 2 (1.37%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.68%) Mockito
5 1 (0.68%) Toad
5 1 (0.68%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.68%) Ant
5 1 (0.68%) JUnit
General
1 46 (31.51%) Banking
2 21 (14.38%) Retail
3 13 (8.90%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (39.73%) Analyst
2 31 (21.23%) Business Analyst
3 24 (16.44%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.27%) Developer
4 15 (10.27%) Tester
5 11 (7.53%) Architect
6 10 (6.85%) Financial Business Analyst
7 9 (6.16%) Business Architect
8 8 (5.48%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 8 (5.48%) PMO Lead
9 7 (4.79%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Banking Business Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.42%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (2.74%) Lead Project Manager
13 3 (2.05%) Lead Business Analyst
13 3 (2.05%) Agile Project Manager
13 3 (2.05%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.85%) HTML
2 7 (4.79%) CSS
3 5 (3.42%) .NET
3 5 (3.42%) WCF
3 5 (3.42%) Web Services
3 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.74%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.74%) XML
4 4 (2.74%) jQuery
5 3 (2.05%) SOAP
5 3 (2.05%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.05%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.37%) XHTML
7 1 (0.68%) EDI
7 1 (0.68%) Middleware
7 1 (0.68%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.59%) AS400
2 6 (4.11%) Credit Risk
3 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) iSeries
5 3 (2.05%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) PACS
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) Social Media
6 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.85%) Linux
2 8 (5.48%) UNIX
3 4 (2.74%) Windows
4 2 (1.37%) OS/400
4 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) AIX
5 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (21.23%) Project Management
3 16 (10.96%) Business Analysis
4 14 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.85%) Migration
5 10 (6.85%) Change Control
6 8 (5.48%) Programme Management
6 8 (5.48%) Document Management
7 7 (4.79%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.11%) Change Management
8 6 (4.11%) Resource Management
8 6 (4.11%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.11%) SDLC
8 6 (4.11%) Target Operating Model
9 5 (3.42%) Performance Testing
9 5 (3.42%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.42%) MVC
10 4 (2.74%) UML
10 4 (2.74%) ERP
10 4 (2.74%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.64%) SQL
2 10 (6.85%) Java
2 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.42%) C#
3 5 (3.42%) BeanShell
4 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.05%) RPG
5 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.37%) COBOL
5 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby
6 1 (0.68%) SAS Macro
6 1 (0.68%) RPG/400
6 1 (0.68%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (11.64%) ISEB
2 11 (7.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.05%) Degree
5 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.37%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) CCNP
6 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) APMP
6 1 (0.68%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) SLA
1 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.68%) HL7
2 1 (0.68%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.22%) Oracle
3 5 (3.42%) IBM
4 3 (2.05%) Cognos
4 3 (2.05%) HP
4 3 (2.05%) Dell
5 2 (1.37%) Citrix
5 2 (1.37%) Informatica
5 2 (1.37%) Cisco
5 2 (1.37%) Teradata
6 1 (0.68%) Casewise
6 1 (0.68%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.68%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) Fiorano
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