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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 118 175 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.93% 27.09% 21.43%
As % of the General category 71.95% 78.48% 62.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 120 60
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£356 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.75 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +11.36%
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
164 223 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.70% 34.52% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 160 83
Average daily rate £356 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.38% +126.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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 88 £356 -5.06% 32
Newport -15 21 £410 +2.50% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £400 - 1
Glamorgan - 1 £280 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £413 -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 51 (27.13%) Banking
2 44 (23.40%) Project Management
3 37 (19.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (12.77%) PRINCE2
6 22 (11.70%) Microsoft
6 22 (11.70%) Retail
7 20 (10.64%) ISEB
8 18 (9.57%) MS Office
8 18 (9.57%) Business Analysis
9 17 (9.04%) AS400
10 14 (7.45%) MS Project
10 14 (7.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 13 (6.91%) SQL
11 13 (6.91%) MS Excel
12 11 (5.85%) HTML
12 11 (5.85%) Migration
12 11 (5.85%) Retail Banking
12 11 (5.85%) ISTQB
13 10 (5.32%) Scrum
13 10 (5.32%) Oracle
13 10 (5.32%) SQL Server
13 10 (5.32%) Windows
14 9 (4.79%) SAP
14 9 (4.79%) Linux
14 9 (4.79%) SAS
14 9 (4.79%) Degree
14 9 (4.79%) Change Control
14 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (4.79%) SDLC

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 9 (4.79%) SAS
2 7 (3.72%) JBoss
3 6 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.66%) IIS
4 5 (2.66%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) Mule
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.53%) Node.js
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) WildFly
6 1 (0.53%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.53%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (9.57%) MS Office
2 14 (7.45%) MS Project
3 13 (6.91%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) SPSS
6 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (1.60%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.60%) SAP SD
1 3 (1.60%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.06%) SAP R/3
2 2 (1.06%) Agresso
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.53%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.53%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) Internet
1 2 (1.06%) VLAN
2 1 (0.53%) Network Security
2 1 (0.53%) Firewall
2 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.53%) LDAP
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) SAN
2 1 (0.53%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.66%) Ingres
3 4 (2.13%) DB2
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.53%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) DataStage
6 1 (0.53%) MS Access
6 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.53%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (2.66%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.60%) JMeter
2 3 (1.60%) Selenium
2 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.53%) Toad
4 1 (0.53%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.53%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.53%) ERwin
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.53%) Hudson
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (0.53%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 51 (27.13%) Banking
2 22 (11.70%) Retail
3 11 (5.85%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.72%) Legal
5 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.60%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 2 (1.06%) Front Office
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (38.83%) Analyst
2 41 (21.81%) Project Manager
3 38 (20.21%) Business Analyst
4 18 (9.57%) Developer
5 14 (7.45%) Architect
5 14 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 12 (6.38%) Tester
7 9 (4.79%) Applications Support
7 9 (4.79%) Applications Support Analyst
7 9 (4.79%) Business Architect
7 9 (4.79%) Financial Business Analyst
8 7 (3.72%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 6 (3.19%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (2.66%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (2.66%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.66%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (2.66%) Consultant
10 5 (2.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (2.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.85%) HTML
2 7 (3.72%) CSS
2 7 (3.72%) XML
3 6 (3.19%) .NET
3 6 (3.19%) jQuery
4 5 (2.66%) Web Services
5 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.60%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.60%) WCF
6 3 (1.60%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.60%) Spring
7 2 (1.06%) J2EE
7 2 (1.06%) SOAP
7 2 (1.06%) XHTML
8 1 (0.53%) EDI
8 1 (0.53%) Middleware
8 1 (0.53%) Ajax
8 1 (0.53%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.04%) AS400
2 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.72%) iSeries
4 6 (3.19%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.06%) User Experience
5 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.53%) Social Media
6 1 (0.53%) iPad
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.53%) NHS
6 1 (0.53%) GIS
6 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.32%) Windows
2 9 (4.79%) Linux
3 7 (3.72%) AIX
3 7 (3.72%) UNIX
4 4 (2.13%) OS/400
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.40%) Project Management
2 37 (19.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (12.77%) PRINCE2
5 18 (9.57%) Business Analysis
6 11 (5.85%) Migration
7 10 (5.32%) Scrum
8 9 (4.79%) Change Control
8 9 (4.79%) SDLC
9 8 (4.26%) Risk Management
9 8 (4.26%) UML
9 8 (4.26%) Project Planning
9 8 (4.26%) Data Migration
10 7 (3.72%) PRINCE
10 7 (3.72%) Change Management
11 6 (3.19%) OO
11 6 (3.19%) Resource Management
11 6 (3.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (3.19%) Target Operating Model
12 5 (2.66%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.91%) SQL
2 8 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.19%) Java
4 5 (2.66%) RPG
4 5 (2.66%) C#
4 5 (2.66%) COBOL
4 5 (2.66%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.60%) C
6 2 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.53%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 20 (10.64%) ISEB
2 14 (7.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (5.85%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.79%) Degree
5 6 (3.19%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.66%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.06%) MAPM
8 1 (0.53%) CCNA
8 1 (0.53%) APMP
8 1 (0.53%) APMG
8 1 (0.53%) RHCE
8 1 (0.53%) PMP
8 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CISA
8 1 (0.53%) CCA
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.06%) P3O
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Nmap
1 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.32%) Oracle
3 9 (4.79%) SAP
4 8 (4.26%) IBM
5 3 (1.60%) HP
5 3 (1.60%) Lotus
5 3 (1.60%) Casewise
5 3 (1.60%) VMware
5 3 (1.60%) PayPal
5 3 (1.60%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.06%) BT
6 2 (1.06%) EMC
6 2 (1.06%) Cisco
7 1 (0.53%) Cognos
7 1 (0.53%) Dell
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe
7 1 (0.53%) Citrix
7 1 (0.53%) BMC
7 1 (0.53%) CA
7 1 (0.53%) Informatica
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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CPS Group
Posted: 2 days ago
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Intapeople
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Connectus
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £250 - 350 per day
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