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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 96 114 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.52% 27.34% 19.25%
As % of the General category 64.43% 64.77% 63.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 64 59
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£325 £375 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £266 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
149 176 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.19% 42.21% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 102 90
Average daily rate £325 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.94 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +129.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 December 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 December 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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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 -4 70 £325 -13.33% 22
Newport -5 19 £325 +4.00% 3
Caerphilly +1 1 £313 - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (22.96%) Banking
2 42 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (20.92%) Project Management
4 39 (19.90%) Microsoft
5 37 (18.88%) SQL
5 37 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (15.82%) ISEB
7 29 (14.80%) PRINCE2
7 29 (14.80%) AS400
8 25 (12.76%) MS Office
9 21 (10.71%) MS Excel
10 19 (9.69%) Windows
10 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
11 18 (9.18%) .NET
11 18 (9.18%) Analytics
12 16 (8.16%) Security Cleared
12 16 (8.16%) Scrum
13 15 (7.65%) Change Management
13 15 (7.65%) Retail
13 15 (7.65%) C#
13 15 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (7.14%) Oracle
14 14 (7.14%) MS Project
14 14 (7.14%) ISTQB
14 14 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (7.14%) Test Planning
15 13 (6.63%) Business Analysis
15 13 (6.63%) CRM
16 12 (6.12%) UML
16 12 (6.12%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (5.61%) SAS
1 11 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.53%) OpenROAD
2 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.53%) IIS
3 2 (1.02%) Apache
3 2 (1.02%) Lync
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) nginx
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (12.76%) MS Office
2 21 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 14 (7.14%) MS Project
4 8 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Agresso
2 5 (2.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.02%) SAP SRM
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Office 365
2 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.53%) VoIP
2 1 (0.51%) DHCP
2 1 (0.51%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.51%) DNS
2 1 (0.51%) DMZ
2 1 (0.51%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.51%) SSH
2 1 (0.51%) VLAN
2 1 (0.51%) Network Security
2 1 (0.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.55%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.55%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.53%) Ingres
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.51%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) MySQL
9 1 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Selenium
2 9 (4.59%) WebDriver
3 8 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (3.57%) JIRA
4 7 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.04%) TestNG
6 4 (2.04%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.04%) Subversion
7 3 (1.53%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.53%) TestDirector
7 3 (1.53%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (1.02%) JUnit
9 1 (0.51%) Ant
9 1 (0.51%) Maven
9 1 (0.51%) JMeter
9 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.51%) Jasmine
General
1 45 (22.96%) Banking
2 15 (7.65%) Retail
3 12 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.59%) Marketing
5 6 (3.06%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.55%) Electronics
7 4 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.04%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.02%) Back Office
8 2 (1.02%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 98 (50.00%) Analyst
2 52 (26.53%) Business Analyst
3 23 (11.73%) Project Manager
4 19 (9.69%) Developer
5 14 (7.14%) Tester
6 12 (6.12%) Data Analyst
7 11 (5.61%) Test Analyst
8 10 (5.10%) Lead Business Analyst
9 6 (3.06%) MI Analyst
9 6 (3.06%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (2.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.55%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (2.55%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.55%) Architect
10 5 (2.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (2.04%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.04%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.04%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.18%) .NET
2 9 (4.59%) .NET Framework
3 7 (3.57%) CSS
4 6 (3.06%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.55%) HTML
5 5 (2.55%) J2EE
5 5 (2.55%) WCF
5 5 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.04%) XML
7 3 (1.53%) jQuery
7 3 (1.53%) SOAP
7 3 (1.53%) Web Services
7 3 (1.53%) HTML5
7 3 (1.53%) REST
7 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (1.53%) Ajax
8 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.51%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.80%) AS400
2 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.55%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.55%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.55%) DTV
5 4 (2.04%) iSeries
5 4 (2.04%) Open Source
6 3 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.53%) Statistics
7 2 (1.02%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.51%) User Experience
8 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.69%) Windows
2 9 (4.59%) UNIX
3 8 (4.08%) Linux
4 5 (2.55%) AIX
4 5 (2.55%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.51%) OS/400
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.51%) pSOS
6 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.51%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 41 (20.92%) Project Management
3 37 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (14.80%) PRINCE2
5 18 (9.18%) Analytics
6 16 (8.16%) Scrum
7 15 (7.65%) Change Management
7 15 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 13 (6.63%) CRM
9 13 (6.63%) Business Analysis
10 12 (6.12%) UML
11 11 (5.61%) Software Testing
11 11 (5.61%) Test Scripting
12 10 (5.10%) Incident Management
12 10 (5.10%) Workflow
12 10 (5.10%) Programme Management
13 9 (4.59%) ITIL
13 9 (4.59%) Service Management
14 8 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.88%) SQL
2 15 (7.65%) C#
3 7 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.57%) VBA
4 6 (3.06%) Java
5 3 (1.53%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.02%) C
6 2 (1.02%) Perl
6 2 (1.02%) PHP
6 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.02%) Korn
7 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.51%) Scala
7 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.51%) Ruby
7 1 (0.51%) Python
7 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (15.82%) ISEB
2 16 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 11 (5.61%) CCA
5 10 (5.10%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.06%) MCP
7 5 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.04%) PMP
9 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.53%) MAPM
9 3 (1.53%) Degree
9 3 (1.53%) RHCE
9 3 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.53%) VCP5
10 2 (1.02%) IIBA
10 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.51%) RHCT
11 1 (0.51%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.04%) P3O
2 2 (1.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.51%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 14 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) Puppet
2 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.02%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.51%) Nagios
3 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.14%) Oracle
3 12 (6.12%) IBM
4 11 (5.61%) SAP
5 9 (4.59%) Cognos
5 9 (4.59%) HP
6 4 (2.04%) VMware
7 3 (1.53%) Casewise
7 3 (1.53%) Google
7 3 (1.53%) Informatica
7 3 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.02%) Progress
8 2 (1.02%) Teradata
8 2 (1.02%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.51%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.51%) Zend
9 1 (0.51%) Tableau
9 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.51%) Dell
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450 per day + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Coal IT Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £4601 per day
Posted: 24 days ago