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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 137 155 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.35% 25.83% 22.43%
As % of the General category 76.54% 75.98% 58.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 114 73
Average daily rate
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£356 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £206 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.14 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -1.16%
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
179 204 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.20% 34.00% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 150 110
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £505 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.45% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 0 93 £350 -6.66% 19
Newport +2 30 £394 +12.50% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 2 £313 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £388 - 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £413 -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (21.95%) Banking
2 44 (21.46%) Project Management
3 34 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (15.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (14.15%) PRINCE2
6 23 (11.22%) Microsoft
7 22 (10.73%) Retail
8 20 (9.76%) ISEB
9 18 (8.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 18 (8.78%) Business Analysis
10 17 (8.29%) MS Office
11 16 (7.80%) SQL
11 16 (7.80%) AS400
12 15 (7.32%) MS Excel
12 15 (7.32%) Change Control
13 14 (6.83%) ISTQB
14 13 (6.34%) Retail Banking
14 13 (6.34%) SQL Server
14 13 (6.34%) Migration
15 12 (5.85%) HTML
15 12 (5.85%) Oracle
15 12 (5.85%) Linux
15 12 (5.85%) Security Cleared
16 11 (5.37%) SharePoint
16 11 (5.37%) Java
16 11 (5.37%) Scrum
17 10 (4.88%) MS Project
18 9 (4.39%) Windows
18 9 (4.39%) JBoss
18 9 (4.39%) Degree

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.39%) JBoss
3 7 (3.41%) SAS
4 4 (1.95%) IIS
5 3 (1.46%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.49%) WildFly
7 1 (0.49%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.49%) Mule
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.49%) Lync
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.49%) Node.js
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (8.29%) MS Office
2 15 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.88%) MS Project
4 9 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.46%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.46%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.46%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.46%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.98%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.98%) Agresso
4 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.49%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.49%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) SAN
2 1 (0.49%) Internet
2 1 (0.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.44%) Ingres
2 5 (2.44%) Data Mining
2 5 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.98%) DB2
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.98%) MySQL
5 1 (0.49%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (0.49%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.49%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.49%) Big Data
5 1 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (2.44%) JMeter
1 5 (2.44%) Selenium
1 5 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.46%) Hudson
2 3 (1.46%) Subversion
2 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.98%) Maven
3 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.98%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.98%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.49%) ERwin
4 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.49%) Mockito
4 1 (0.49%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) Toad
4 1 (0.49%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.49%) Ant
4 1 (0.49%) JUnit
4 1 (0.49%) Apache Continuum
General
1 45 (21.95%) Banking
2 22 (10.73%) Retail
3 13 (6.34%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.41%) Legal
5 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.46%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.98%) Front Office
7 2 (0.98%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (33.66%) Analyst
2 45 (21.95%) Project Manager
3 38 (18.54%) Business Analyst
4 21 (10.24%) Developer
5 16 (7.80%) Tester
6 15 (7.32%) Architect
7 14 (6.83%) Financial Business Analyst
8 10 (4.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 10 (4.88%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.39%) Business Architect
10 8 (3.90%) Agile Project Manager
10 8 (3.90%) PMO Lead
11 7 (3.41%) PMO Analyst
12 6 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
12 6 (2.93%) Applications Support
13 5 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.44%) Test Analyst
13 5 (2.44%) Consultant
13 5 (2.44%) IT Project Manager
13 5 (2.44%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.85%) HTML
2 8 (3.90%) CSS
3 6 (2.93%) .NET
4 5 (2.44%) Web Services
4 5 (2.44%) jQuery
5 4 (1.95%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.95%) XML
5 4 (1.95%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.46%) WCF
6 3 (1.46%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.46%) Spring
6 3 (1.46%) SOAP
6 3 (1.46%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.98%) J2EE
7 2 (0.98%) XHTML
7 2 (0.98%) EDI
7 2 (0.98%) Java SE
8 1 (0.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.80%) AS400
2 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.44%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.95%) iSeries
4 4 (1.95%) Replication
4 4 (1.95%) NHS
4 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.98%) Data Extraction
5 2 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.49%) Social Media
6 1 (0.49%) iPad
6 1 (0.49%) User Experience
6 1 (0.49%) GIS
6 1 (0.49%) PACS
6 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.85%) Linux
2 9 (4.39%) Windows
3 6 (2.93%) AIX
4 4 (1.95%) UNIX
5 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.98%) OS/400
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.46%) Project Management
2 34 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (15.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (14.15%) PRINCE2
5 18 (8.78%) Business Analysis
6 15 (7.32%) Change Control
7 13 (6.34%) Migration
8 11 (5.37%) Scrum
9 9 (4.39%) Programme Management
10 8 (3.90%) Workflow
10 8 (3.90%) PRINCE
10 8 (3.90%) Project Planning
11 7 (3.41%) Data Migration
11 7 (3.41%) ITIL
11 7 (3.41%) Document Management
11 7 (3.41%) SDLC
12 6 (2.93%) Target Operating Model
12 6 (2.93%) Risk Management
12 6 (2.93%) ERP
12 6 (2.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.80%) SQL
2 11 (5.37%) Java
3 7 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.44%) C#
5 3 (1.46%) C
5 3 (1.46%) RPG
5 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.98%) VBA
6 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.98%) COBOL
7 1 (0.49%) Perl
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) Jython
7 1 (0.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.49%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.49%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 20 (9.76%) ISEB
2 18 (8.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (6.83%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.85%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.39%) Degree
6 8 (3.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.46%) CIMA
8 3 (1.46%) CCAB
9 2 (0.98%) MAPM
10 1 (0.49%) CCNA
10 1 (0.49%) APMP
10 1 (0.49%) APMG
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.49%) RHCE
10 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.49%) PMP
10 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.49%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) SLA
2 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.98%) P3O
3 1 (0.49%) HL7
3 1 (0.49%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 23 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.85%) Oracle
3 7 (3.41%) SAP
4 6 (2.93%) IBM
5 4 (1.95%) BMC
5 4 (1.95%) Remedy
5 4 (1.95%) HP
5 4 (1.95%) VMware
6 3 (1.46%) PayPal
6 3 (1.46%) WorldPay
6 3 (1.46%) Dell
6 3 (1.46%) Cognos
6 3 (1.46%) Lotus
7 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.98%) Citrix
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco
8 1 (0.49%) EMC
8 1 (0.49%) CA
8 1 (0.49%) Informatica
8 1 (0.49%) Sage
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