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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 87 146 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.55% 29.86% 27.93%
As % of the General category 64.93% 71.92% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 103 69
Average daily rate
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£396 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £291 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
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 £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -17.50%
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
134 203 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.57% 41.51% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 135 86
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.08% -15.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -4 59 £400 +6.66% 24
Newport +3 18 £375 +7.14% 2
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 39 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.51%) Project Management
3 36 (20.93%) Banking
4 32 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 30 (17.44%) PRINCE2
6 25 (14.53%) SQL
7 24 (13.95%) AS400
8 23 (13.37%) ISEB
9 21 (12.21%) Windows
9 21 (12.21%) MS Office
9 21 (12.21%) MS Excel
10 20 (11.63%) Analytics
11 17 (9.88%) Scrum
12 15 (8.72%) SAS
13 14 (8.14%) CRM
14 13 (7.56%) IBM
14 13 (7.56%) MS Project
15 12 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (6.98%) Security Cleared
16 11 (6.40%) Programme Management
16 11 (6.40%) Telecoms
16 11 (6.40%) Retail
16 11 (6.40%) Marketing
16 11 (6.40%) SAP
16 11 (6.40%) HP
17 10 (5.81%) SQL Server
17 10 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (5.81%) Incident Management
17 10 (5.81%) Workflow

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (8.72%) SAS
2 9 (5.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.91%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.74%) JBoss
4 3 (1.74%) IIS
5 2 (1.16%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.58%) Mule
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.58%) Lync
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.58%) WildFly
6 1 (0.58%) CICS
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (12.21%) MS Office
1 21 (12.21%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.56%) MS Project
3 5 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.58%) SPSS
4 1 (0.58%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.16%) SAP R/3
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.16%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.74%) VLAN
2 2 (1.16%) Internet
2 2 (1.16%) DMZ
2 2 (1.16%) Firewall
2 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.16%) Network Security
3 1 (0.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.58%) LAN
3 1 (0.58%) VoIP
3 1 (0.58%) DHCP
3 1 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.58%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.33%) Ingres
4 4 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.16%) DB2
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.58%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.58%) QlikView
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.58%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (5.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.49%) WebDriver
2 6 (3.49%) JIRA
2 6 (3.49%) Selenium
3 3 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.74%) Subversion
3 3 (1.74%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.74%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.16%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.58%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.58%) JUnit
General
1 36 (20.93%) Banking
2 11 (6.40%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.40%) Retail
2 11 (6.40%) Marketing
3 6 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.91%) Electronics
5 4 (2.33%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.16%) Front Office
7 2 (1.16%) Back Office
7 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (50.00%) Analyst
2 37 (21.51%) Business Analyst
3 23 (13.37%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.14%) Test Analyst
5 13 (7.56%) Developer
6 12 (6.98%) Data Analyst
7 8 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.07%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Tester
9 6 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.49%) Lead Business Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.91%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (2.33%) IT Project Manager
12 3 (1.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) .NET
2 7 (4.07%) CSS
3 5 (2.91%) HTML
3 5 (2.91%) XML
4 4 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.33%) jQuery
5 3 (1.74%) WCF
5 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.74%) HTML5
5 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (1.74%) Ajax
5 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.58%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.58%) REST
6 1 (0.58%) CSS3
6 1 (0.58%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.58%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.58%) Spring
6 1 (0.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.95%) AS400
2 7 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.49%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.91%) DTV
5 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.74%) iSeries
6 3 (1.74%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.74%) Open Source
6 3 (1.74%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.16%) Statistics
7 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.58%) iPhone
8 1 (0.58%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.58%) iPad
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.21%) Windows
2 7 (4.07%) AIX
2 7 (4.07%) UNIX
3 6 (3.49%) Linux
4 4 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.74%) OS/400
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) pSOS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.51%) Project Management
3 32 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (17.44%) PRINCE2
5 20 (11.63%) Analytics
6 17 (9.88%) Scrum
7 14 (8.14%) CRM
8 11 (6.40%) Programme Management
9 10 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.81%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.81%) Workflow
9 10 (5.81%) Service Management
10 9 (5.23%) Risk Management
10 9 (5.23%) Business Analysis
10 9 (5.23%) Software Testing
10 9 (5.23%) UML
10 9 (5.23%) ITIL
11 8 (4.65%) Change Management
11 8 (4.65%) Test Planning
12 7 (4.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.53%) SQL
2 9 (5.23%) C#
3 7 (4.07%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.91%) C
5 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.74%) COBOL
6 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.16%) RPG
7 2 (1.16%) VBA
7 2 (1.16%) Perl
7 2 (1.16%) PHP
7 2 (1.16%) Korn
8 1 (0.58%) Scala
8 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.58%) Java
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (13.37%) ISEB
2 12 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (3.49%) MCP
6 5 (2.91%) MAPM
6 5 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.91%) Degree
7 3 (1.74%) VCP4
7 3 (1.74%) RHCE
8 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.16%) PMP
8 2 (1.16%) CCA
8 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.16%) VCP5
9 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) SLA
1 6 (3.49%) P3O
2 1 (0.58%) COSO
2 1 (0.58%) COBIT
2 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) Nmap
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.58%) Nagios
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.56%) IBM
3 11 (6.40%) SAP
3 11 (6.40%) HP
4 7 (4.07%) Oracle
5 4 (2.33%) Cognos
5 4 (2.33%) VMware
5 4 (2.33%) Casewise
6 2 (1.16%) Progress
6 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.16%) EMC
6 2 (1.16%) Cisco
6 2 (1.16%) BT
6 2 (1.16%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.58%) Zend
7 1 (0.58%) Tableau
7 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.58%) Google
7 1 (0.58%) Teradata
7 1 (0.58%) Dell
Cardiff
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago