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 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 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 85 77 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.67% 28.41% 28.81%
As % of the General category 73.91% 74.76% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 42
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£400 £374 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £409 £473
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 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
115 103 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 30.67% 38.01% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 83 62
Average daily rate £416 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £400 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £39.75
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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 94 (42.73%) Banking
2 77 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 67 (30.45%) Project Management
4 40 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 35 (15.91%) SQL
6 34 (15.45%) MS Office
6 34 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (14.09%) UML
8 30 (13.64%) PRINCE2
8 30 (13.64%) Test Planning
9 26 (11.82%) MS Project
10 25 (11.36%) Business Analysis
11 21 (9.55%) Web Services
12 20 (9.09%) Change Management
12 20 (9.09%) J2EE
12 20 (9.09%) Java
13 19 (8.64%) Retail
14 18 (8.18%) MS Excel
14 18 (8.18%) ISEB
15 17 (7.73%) AS400
15 17 (7.73%) SOAP
15 17 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (7.27%) SQL Server
16 16 (7.27%) CCA
16 16 (7.27%) Spring
16 16 (7.27%) Maven
17 15 (6.82%) Degree
17 15 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (6.36%) OO
18 14 (6.36%) Ant

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.73%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.73%) SAS
3 5 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.27%) Apache
3 5 (2.27%) Lync
4 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (15.45%) MS Office
2 26 (11.82%) MS Project
3 18 (8.18%) MS Excel
4 10 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.73%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) Agresso
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.27%) Office 365
3 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) VoIP
2 2 (0.91%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) SMS
3 1 (0.45%) LDAP
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.64%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.91%) DB2
9 1 (0.45%) MySQL
9 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.45%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.45%) CorVu
9 1 (0.45%) Xcelsius
9 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (7.27%) Maven
2 14 (6.36%) Ant
3 11 (5.00%) Apache Ivy
4 9 (4.09%) TestDirector
5 8 (3.64%) JUnit
6 4 (1.82%) Calabash
6 4 (1.82%) eggPlant
7 3 (1.36%) Selenium
7 3 (1.36%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.91%) Robotium
8 2 (0.91%) JIRA
9 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.45%) JBehave
9 1 (0.45%) TestNG
9 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 94 (42.73%) Banking
2 19 (8.64%) Retail
3 11 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.73%) Marketing
4 6 (2.73%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.82%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (43.64%) Analyst
2 57 (25.91%) Business Analyst
3 54 (24.55%) Project Manager
4 21 (9.55%) Developer
5 16 (7.27%) Architect
6 14 (6.36%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.09%) Team Leader
9 8 (3.64%) MI Analyst
10 7 (3.18%) Lead Business Analyst
10 7 (3.18%) Development Team Leader
11 6 (2.73%) Java Team Leader
11 6 (2.73%) Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (2.27%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.27%) PMO Analyst
13 4 (1.82%) Applications Support Analyst
13 4 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 4 (1.82%) Lead Architect
13 4 (1.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.55%) Web Services
2 20 (9.09%) J2EE
3 17 (7.73%) SOAP
4 16 (7.27%) Spring
5 14 (6.36%) Hibernate
6 12 (5.45%) .NET
7 11 (5.00%) JPA
8 10 (4.55%) Spring Web Flow
8 10 (4.55%) Struts
9 8 (3.64%) Java EE
9 8 (3.64%) XML
10 7 (3.18%) CSS
10 7 (3.18%) JMS
11 5 (2.27%) HTML
12 3 (1.36%) J2SE
12 3 (1.36%) JSP
13 2 (0.91%) Servlets
13 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET
14 1 (0.45%) XML Schema
14 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.73%) AS400
1 17 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.18%) Mathematics
2 7 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.18%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (2.73%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.36%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.36%) iSeries
5 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) DTV
7 1 (0.45%) Informatics
7 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.09%) Windows
2 6 (2.73%) UNIX
3 5 (2.27%) Linux
3 5 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.91%) Android
4 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.91%) AIX
5 1 (0.45%) OS/400
5 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 67 (30.45%) Project Management
3 34 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (14.09%) UML
5 30 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 30 (13.64%) Test Planning
6 25 (11.36%) Business Analysis
7 20 (9.09%) Change Management
8 14 (6.36%) OO
9 13 (5.91%) Validation
10 12 (5.45%) SOA
11 11 (5.00%) MVC
12 10 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (4.55%) Migration
12 10 (4.55%) Scrum
12 10 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.09%) Network Architecture
14 8 (3.64%) Waterfall
14 8 (3.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.91%) SQL
2 20 (9.09%) Java
3 7 (3.18%) VBA
4 5 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.36%) C#
6 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.91%) PHP
7 1 (0.45%) Python
7 1 (0.45%) RPG
7 1 (0.45%) Perl
7 1 (0.45%) COBOL
7 1 (0.45%) C
7 1 (0.45%) Korn
7 1 (0.45%) Ruby
7 1 (0.45%) Groovy
7 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (8.18%) ISEB
2 16 (7.27%) CCA
3 15 (6.82%) Degree
4 3 (1.36%) RHCE
4 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.91%) VCP5
5 2 (0.91%) IIBA
5 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.91%) PMP
5 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.45%) ACCA
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.91%) Puppet
1 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.91%) Ansible
2 1 (0.45%) Nagios
2 1 (0.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.64%) Oracle
3 6 (2.73%) SAP
4 5 (2.27%) Casewise
4 5 (2.27%) Teradata
5 4 (1.82%) VMware
5 4 (1.82%) Cognos
6 3 (1.36%) IBM
6 3 (1.36%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.36%) Informatica
7 2 (0.91%) Rackspace
7 2 (0.91%) Thunderhead
7 2 (0.91%) Google
8 1 (0.45%) JBoss
8 1 (0.45%) Dell
8 1 (0.45%) Guidewire
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