The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 131 106 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 23.39% 32.82% 25.65%
As % of the General category 68.95% 74.65% 56.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 79 59
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
190 142 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 33.93% 43.96% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 98 95
Average daily rate £388 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Finance
Wales

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 106 £396 +5.60% 33
Newport -13 10 £300 -28.14% 3
Bridgend - 1 - - 2
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - - 1
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 80 (33.47%) Project Management
2 68 (28.45%) Banking
3 49 (20.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (17.57%) PRINCE2
5 38 (15.90%) Microsoft
6 35 (14.64%) MS Project
7 34 (14.23%) MS Office
8 27 (11.30%) SQL
9 26 (10.88%) UML
10 25 (10.46%) MS Excel
11 20 (8.37%) Change Management
11 20 (8.37%) Scrum
11 20 (8.37%) AS400
12 19 (7.95%) Windows
13 18 (7.53%) Business Analysis
14 17 (7.11%) ISEB
15 16 (6.69%) SQL Server
15 16 (6.69%) Degree
15 16 (6.69%) Security Cleared
16 15 (6.28%) Java
16 15 (6.28%) Web Services
16 15 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (5.86%) SAP
18 13 (5.44%) SOAP
18 13 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 12 (5.02%) SOA
19 12 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
20 11 (4.60%) ERP
20 11 (4.60%) Spring
20 11 (4.60%) Maven

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.26%) SAS
3 2 (0.84%) IIS
3 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.42%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (14.64%) MS Project
2 34 (14.23%) MS Office
3 25 (10.46%) MS Excel
4 6 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.42%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Agresso
2 3 (1.26%) SAP FI-FM
2 3 (1.26%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.84%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.42%) HFM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.26%) DNS
1 3 (1.26%) WAN
1 3 (1.26%) Internet
2 2 (0.84%) Firewall
2 2 (0.84%) SAN
2 2 (0.84%) OSPF
2 2 (0.84%) BGP
2 2 (0.84%) LAN
2 2 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.42%) Network Security
3 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.42%) VoIP
3 1 (0.42%) DHCP
3 1 (0.42%) FTP
3 1 (0.42%) VPN
3 1 (0.42%) MPLS
3 1 (0.42%) Wireless
3 1 (0.42%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.09%) DB2
6 4 (1.67%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.26%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.26%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) Big Data
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.42%) MySQL
9 1 (0.42%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (4.60%) Maven
2 10 (4.18%) Ant
2 10 (4.18%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (2.93%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (2.51%) TestDirector
4 6 (2.51%) JUnit
5 3 (1.26%) Selenium
5 3 (1.26%) JBehave
5 3 (1.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.84%) Calabash
6 2 (0.84%) eggPlant
6 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.42%) Robotium
7 1 (0.42%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 68 (28.45%) Banking
2 10 (4.18%) Retail
3 9 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.35%) Retail Banking
4 8 (3.35%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.84%) Billing
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (37.66%) Analyst
2 63 (26.36%) Project Manager
3 56 (23.43%) Business Analyst
4 25 (10.46%) Developer
5 16 (6.69%) Architect
6 13 (5.44%) Test Analyst
7 12 (5.02%) Support Analyst
7 12 (5.02%) Applications Support
8 11 (4.60%) Change Manager
9 8 (3.35%) Applications Support Analyst
9 8 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (2.51%) Team Leader
10 6 (2.51%) Development Team Leader
10 6 (2.51%) Java Team Leader
10 6 (2.51%) Lead Architect
10 6 (2.51%) Business Manager
11 5 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.09%) Financial Business Analyst
11 5 (2.09%) Project Officer
11 5 (2.09%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.28%) Web Services
2 13 (5.44%) SOAP
3 11 (4.60%) Spring
4 10 (4.18%) Struts
4 10 (4.18%) J2EE
5 9 (3.77%) JPA
5 9 (3.77%) Java EE
6 8 (3.35%) Hibernate
6 8 (3.35%) Spring Web Flow
7 6 (2.51%) JMS
8 5 (2.09%) .NET
9 2 (0.84%) XML
9 2 (0.84%) RESTful
9 2 (0.84%) Velocity
10 1 (0.42%) REST
10 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.42%) CSS
10 1 (0.42%) HTML
10 1 (0.42%) OLE
10 1 (0.42%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.37%) AS400
2 8 (3.35%) iSeries
3 7 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.51%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.84%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.42%) Open Source
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.95%) Windows
2 9 (3.77%) UNIX
3 6 (2.51%) AIX
3 6 (2.51%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.09%) OS/400
5 2 (0.84%) pSOS
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (33.47%) Project Management
2 49 (20.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (17.57%) PRINCE2
4 26 (10.88%) UML
5 20 (8.37%) Change Management
5 20 (8.37%) Scrum
6 18 (7.53%) Business Analysis
7 12 (5.02%) SOA
7 12 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.60%) ERP
9 10 (4.18%) MVC
10 9 (3.77%) ETL
11 8 (3.35%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.35%) Unit Testing
12 7 (2.93%) Test Scripting
12 7 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (2.93%) Test Automation
12 7 (2.93%) Network Architecture
12 7 (2.93%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.30%) SQL
2 15 (6.28%) Java
3 5 (2.09%) RPG
3 5 (2.09%) COBOL
3 5 (2.09%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.26%) C
5 2 (0.84%) ABAP
5 2 (0.84%) VBA
6 1 (0.42%) Groovy
6 1 (0.42%) SAS Macro
6 1 (0.42%) C#
6 1 (0.42%) VB
6 1 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (7.11%) ISEB
2 16 (6.69%) Degree
2 16 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (2.51%) CCA
5 6 (2.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) CCNP
6 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.84%) CIPFA
7 2 (0.84%) CIMA
7 2 (0.84%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.84%) APMP
8 1 (0.42%) MCSE
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) CCIE
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.42%) PMP
8 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.93%) QA
2 5 (2.09%) SLA
3 4 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.84%) FATCA
4 2 (0.84%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.42%) XenApp
2 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.26%) SCCM
3 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.86%) SAP
3 9 (3.77%) Oracle
4 8 (3.35%) HP
5 7 (2.93%) VMware
6 6 (2.51%) Cognos
7 5 (2.09%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.09%) IBM
8 3 (1.26%) Cisco
8 3 (1.26%) Informatica
8 3 (1.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.84%) BT
9 2 (0.84%) Citrix
10 1 (0.42%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.42%) Avaya
10 1 (0.42%) Planview
10 1 (0.42%) Casewise
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