The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 89 109 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.64% 23.34% 27.46%
As % of the General category 65.93% 68.13% 63.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 79
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £145.00 £16.00 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+806.25% +45.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Finance
Wales

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

General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
135 160 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 23.73% 34.26% 43.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 109 118
Average daily rate £400 £375 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £238 £275
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 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £77.50 £16.00 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+384.37% +45.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £10.18 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.50 £24.70 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Finance
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 73 £375 - 36
Newport -16 11 £328 -2.96% 2
Caerphilly - 1 £313 -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 97 (38.19%) Banking
2 75 (29.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 74 (29.13%) Project Management
4 53 (20.87%) Microsoft
5 48 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (17.32%) MS Office
7 40 (15.75%) SQL
8 38 (14.96%) ISEB
9 37 (14.57%) PRINCE2
10 35 (13.78%) AS400
11 30 (11.81%) Business Analysis
12 29 (11.42%) Change Management
13 28 (11.02%) Test Planning
14 27 (10.63%) UML
15 25 (9.84%) MS Excel
16 23 (9.06%) MS Project
16 23 (9.06%) Security Cleared
17 21 (8.27%) Retail
18 20 (7.87%) Java
18 20 (7.87%) SQL Server
18 20 (7.87%) CCA
19 18 (7.09%) .NET
20 17 (6.69%) ISTQB
21 16 (6.30%) Web Services
21 16 (6.30%) Selenium
22 15 (5.91%) Analytics
23 14 (5.51%) Management Information System
23 14 (5.51%) MS PowerPoint
23 14 (5.51%) J2EE
23 14 (5.51%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 13 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.72%) SAS
3 10 (3.94%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.36%) Lync
5 5 (1.97%) FileNet
5 5 (1.97%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.97%) Apache
6 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.79%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.39%) IIS
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.39%) Drupal
8 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (17.32%) MS Office
2 25 (9.84%) MS Excel
3 23 (9.06%) MS Project
4 14 (5.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Agresso
2 5 (1.97%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.97%) Office 365
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.18%) VoIP
2 2 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) SSH
3 1 (0.39%) LDAP
3 1 (0.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.15%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.79%) Ingres
10 1 (0.39%) DB2
10 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.39%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.39%) CorVu
10 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.39%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.39%) QlikView
10 1 (0.39%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 16 (6.30%) Selenium
2 10 (3.94%) WebDriver
2 10 (3.94%) JUnit
3 9 (3.54%) Subversion
4 8 (3.15%) Maven
4 8 (3.15%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (3.15%) Ant
5 7 (2.76%) JIRA
5 7 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.36%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.97%) TestNG
7 5 (1.97%) TestDirector
7 5 (1.97%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.57%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (1.57%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.79%) JMeter
11 1 (0.39%) Calabash
11 1 (0.39%) Robotium
11 1 (0.39%) eggPlant
General
1 97 (38.19%) Banking
2 21 (8.27%) Retail
3 12 (4.72%) Retail Banking
4 8 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.76%) Legal
5 7 (2.76%) Marketing
6 6 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.57%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.79%) Back Office
8 2 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 113 (44.49%) Analyst
2 63 (24.80%) Business Analyst
3 57 (22.44%) Project Manager
4 26 (10.24%) Developer
5 18 (7.09%) Tester
6 15 (5.91%) Data Analyst
7 13 (5.12%) Test Analyst
8 11 (4.33%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.54%) Lead Business Analyst
10 7 (2.76%) MI Analyst
10 7 (2.76%) Architect
11 5 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (1.97%) Team Leader
11 5 (1.97%) Banking Business Analyst
11 5 (1.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (1.57%) Senior Developer
12 4 (1.57%) Programme Manager
12 4 (1.57%) Systems Analyst
13 3 (1.18%) Test Manager
13 3 (1.18%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.09%) .NET
2 16 (6.30%) Web Services
3 14 (5.51%) J2EE
4 13 (5.12%) Spring
5 12 (4.72%) XML
6 10 (3.94%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.15%) Struts
8 7 (2.76%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.76%) SOAP
8 7 (2.76%) CSS
9 6 (2.36%) XSLT
9 6 (2.36%) HTML
10 5 (1.97%) Java SE
10 5 (1.97%) MyBatis
11 4 (1.57%) Java EE
11 4 (1.57%) JPA
12 3 (1.18%) Spring Web Flow
12 3 (1.18%) REST
12 3 (1.18%) J2SE
12 3 (1.18%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.78%) AS400
2 14 (5.51%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.36%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.97%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.97%) iSeries
4 5 (1.97%) Open Source
5 4 (1.57%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.18%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.79%) Statistics
7 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.79%) DTV
8 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.39%) User Experience
8 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.54%) UNIX
2 7 (2.76%) Windows
2 7 (2.76%) Linux
3 5 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.18%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.18%) AIX
5 2 (0.79%) Android
5 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) CentOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.39%) pSOS
6 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (29.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 74 (29.13%) Project Management
3 48 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (14.57%) PRINCE2
5 30 (11.81%) Business Analysis
6 29 (11.42%) Change Management
7 28 (11.02%) Test Planning
8 27 (10.63%) UML
9 15 (5.91%) Analytics
10 13 (5.12%) Test Scripting
11 12 (4.72%) Software Testing
11 12 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.72%) Scrum
12 11 (4.33%) Risk Management
12 11 (4.33%) Validation
12 11 (4.33%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (4.33%) OO
12 11 (4.33%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (3.94%) TDD
13 10 (3.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.75%) SQL
2 20 (7.87%) Java
3 13 (5.12%) C#
4 7 (2.76%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.76%) VBA
5 3 (1.18%) PHP
6 1 (0.39%) Perl
6 1 (0.39%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.39%) Ruby
6 1 (0.39%) Korn
6 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (14.96%) ISEB
2 23 (9.06%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.87%) CCA
4 17 (6.69%) ISTQB
5 14 (5.51%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.54%) Degree
7 7 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.18%) MAPM
9 3 (1.18%) RHCE
10 2 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.79%) PMP
10 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.79%) IIBA
10 2 (0.79%) VCP5
11 1 (0.39%) ACCA
11 1 (0.39%) RHCT
11 1 (0.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.57%) P3O
2 3 (1.18%) SLA
2 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.79%) Puppet
2 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.79%) Ansible
3 1 (0.39%) Nagios
3 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.72%) Oracle
3 11 (4.33%) IBM
4 9 (3.54%) SAP
5 8 (3.15%) HP
6 7 (2.76%) Cognos
7 5 (1.97%) Teradata
7 5 (1.97%) Casewise
8 4 (1.57%) Informatica
9 3 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.18%) Google
9 3 (1.18%) VMware
10 2 (0.79%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.79%) Thunderhead
10 2 (0.79%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.39%) Progress
11 1 (0.39%) Dell
11 1 (0.39%) Zend
11 1 (0.39%) Tableau
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