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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 165 91 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.98% 22.36% 26.17%
As % of the General category 76.39% 59.87% 67.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 68 97
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
216 152 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.02% 37.35% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 102 129
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £427 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -34.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 24 July 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 July 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 -1 120 £375 - 27
Newport -4 26 £350 -11.61% 2
Bridgend - 3 £123 -
Caerphilly - - - - 2
Gwent - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 120 (40.13%) Banking
2 98 (32.78%) Project Management
3 86 (28.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (18.73%) Microsoft
5 52 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 51 (17.06%) MS Office
7 43 (14.38%) UML
8 38 (12.71%) SQL
9 35 (11.71%) MS Project
10 34 (11.37%) Business Analysis
11 33 (11.04%) Change Management
11 33 (11.04%) AS400
11 33 (11.04%) Java
12 32 (10.70%) MS Excel
13 30 (10.03%) Web Services
14 28 (9.36%) ISEB
15 26 (8.70%) Spring
16 24 (8.03%) J2EE
17 22 (7.36%) SOAP
17 22 (7.36%) Degree
17 22 (7.36%) Security Cleared
18 21 (7.02%) Maven
18 21 (7.02%) Scrum
19 19 (6.35%) Struts
19 19 (6.35%) Ant
19 19 (6.35%) Windows
19 19 (6.35%) CCA
20 18 (6.02%) SOA
20 18 (6.02%) SQL Server
21 17 (5.69%) .NET

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (3.68%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.34%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.67%) SAS
3 5 (1.67%) FileNet
3 5 (1.67%) Lync
4 4 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.34%) IIS
5 3 (1.00%) Apache
5 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) Drupal
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (17.06%) MS Office
2 35 (11.71%) MS Project
3 32 (10.70%) MS Excel
4 16 (5.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (3.01%) Agresso
2 4 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.33%) HFM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.34%) WAN
2 2 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (0.67%) Firewall
2 2 (0.67%) DNS
2 2 (0.67%) OSPF
2 2 (0.67%) BGP
3 1 (0.33%) FTP
3 1 (0.33%) LAN
3 1 (0.33%) SMS
3 1 (0.33%) VoIP
3 1 (0.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) SAN
3 1 (0.33%) Wireless
3 1 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.67%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.00%) DB2
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.33%) MySQL
9 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.33%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.33%) CorVu
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.33%) Xcelsius
9 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (7.02%) Maven
2 19 (6.35%) Ant
3 16 (5.35%) JUnit
4 15 (5.02%) Apache Ivy
5 12 (4.01%) Selenium
6 11 (3.68%) TestDirector
7 7 (2.34%) Subversion
7 7 (2.34%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.34%) eggPlant
8 4 (1.34%) Calabash
8 4 (1.34%) TestNG
8 4 (1.34%) JIRA
9 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.67%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (0.67%) JBehave
10 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.67%) Robotium
10 2 (0.67%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 120 (40.13%) Banking
2 14 (4.68%) Retail
3 10 (3.34%) Retail Banking
4 8 (2.68%) Legal
5 5 (1.67%) Marketing
6 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.00%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.67%) Billing
7 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 120 (40.13%) Analyst
2 79 (26.42%) Project Manager
3 73 (24.41%) Business Analyst
4 26 (8.70%) Developer
5 17 (5.69%) Java Developer
6 16 (5.35%) Architect
7 14 (4.68%) Data Analyst
8 13 (4.35%) Tester
9 12 (4.01%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.34%) Banking Business Analyst
10 10 (3.34%) Team Leader
11 9 (3.01%) Development Team Leader
11 9 (3.01%) Applications Support Analyst
11 9 (3.01%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.68%) Change Manager
12 8 (2.68%) Java Team Leader
13 7 (2.34%) Test Analyst
14 6 (2.01%) Lead Architect
15 5 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
16 4 (1.34%) Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.03%) Web Services
2 26 (8.70%) Spring
3 24 (8.03%) J2EE
4 22 (7.36%) SOAP
5 19 (6.35%) Struts
6 17 (5.69%) .NET
7 16 (5.35%) Hibernate
8 14 (4.68%) JPA
9 13 (4.35%) XML
9 13 (4.35%) Java EE
10 12 (4.01%) Spring Web Flow
11 9 (3.01%) JMS
12 6 (2.01%) CSS
13 5 (1.67%) XSLT
13 5 (1.67%) HTML
13 5 (1.67%) Java SE
13 5 (1.67%) MyBatis
14 4 (1.34%) .NET Framework
15 3 (1.00%) J2SE
15 3 (1.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.04%) AS400
2 13 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.34%) iSeries
4 9 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.01%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.01%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.00%) Open Source
7 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.33%) Informatics
8 1 (0.33%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.35%) Windows
2 10 (3.34%) UNIX
3 4 (1.34%) AIX
4 3 (1.00%) OS/400
4 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (32.78%) Project Management
2 86 (28.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 52 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 43 (14.38%) UML
5 34 (11.37%) Business Analysis
6 33 (11.04%) Change Management
7 21 (7.02%) Scrum
8 18 (6.02%) SOA
9 15 (5.02%) OO
9 15 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (5.02%) Validation
9 15 (5.02%) MVC
10 12 (4.01%) BDD
11 11 (3.68%) Migration
11 11 (3.68%) Unit Testing
12 10 (3.34%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (3.34%) Waterfall
12 10 (3.34%) Test Automation
12 10 (3.34%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (3.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.71%) SQL
2 33 (11.04%) Java
3 7 (2.34%) C#
4 5 (1.67%) VBA
5 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.00%) C
6 3 (1.00%) COBOL
6 3 (1.00%) RPG
6 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) VB
7 1 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (9.36%) ISEB
2 22 (7.36%) Degree
2 22 (7.36%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.35%) CCA
4 13 (4.35%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.00%) PMP
8 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.00%) MAPM
9 2 (0.67%) IIBA
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.67%) CCNP
10 1 (0.33%) MCSE
10 1 (0.33%) ACCA
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.33%) CCIE
10 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) SLA
2 6 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.00%) P3O
4 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.33%) XenApp
2 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.00%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (18.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.35%) IBM
3 12 (4.01%) Oracle
4 8 (2.68%) SAP
5 5 (1.67%) Informatica
5 5 (1.67%) VMware
5 5 (1.67%) Teradata
6 4 (1.34%) Casewise
6 4 (1.34%) Cognos
7 3 (1.00%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.67%) Thunderhead
8 2 (0.67%) BT
8 2 (0.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.67%) Cisco
8 2 (0.67%) Citrix
9 1 (0.33%) Planview
9 1 (0.33%) Guidewire
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