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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 13 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 65 96 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.78% 18.46% 29.73%
As % of the General category 48.15% 61.15% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 75 83
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £197 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £54.05 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+232.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
135 157 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 24.46% 30.19% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 115 111
Average daily rate £375 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £54.05 £16.25 £11.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+232.61% +41.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.98 £11.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £27.50 £13.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 44 £350 -6.66% 25
Newport -2 17 £400 +10.34% 8
Neath Port Talbot -3 1 - - 3
Bridgend - 1 £475 - 4
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 54 (32.93%) SQL
2 52 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (20.12%) SQL Server
4 30 (18.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (16.46%) Banking
5 27 (16.46%) Project Management
6 26 (15.85%) Java
7 21 (12.80%) Microsoft
7 21 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (12.80%) Business Analysis
8 20 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (10.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 17 (10.37%) Web Services
11 16 (9.76%) MS Excel
11 16 (9.76%) Scrum
11 16 (9.76%) Software Engineering
11 16 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (9.76%) Jenkins
12 15 (9.15%) Migration
12 15 (9.15%) XML
13 14 (8.54%) .NET
13 14 (8.54%) SOAP
13 14 (8.54%) Security Cleared
14 13 (7.93%) REST
14 13 (7.93%) MS Visio
15 12 (7.32%) ISTQB
16 11 (6.71%) Spring
16 11 (6.71%) ISEB

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.83%) Apache
2 3 (1.83%) IIS
2 3 (1.83%) SAS
2 3 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.22%) Confluence
3 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.22%) Jetty
3 2 (1.22%) nginx
3 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.61%) Drupal
4 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.61%) JBoss
4 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.61%) Mule
4 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.93%) MS Visio
3 11 (6.71%) MS Office
4 3 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.22%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) HTTP
2 3 (1.83%) DNS
2 3 (1.83%) WAN
3 2 (1.22%) DHCP
3 2 (1.22%) FTP
3 2 (1.22%) IPsec
3 2 (1.22%) LAN
3 2 (1.22%) SSL
3 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.61%) Firewall
4 1 (0.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.61%) SAN
4 1 (0.61%) SMTP
4 1 (0.61%) Wireless
4 1 (0.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (10.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.44%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.83%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.83%) Redis
9 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.22%) MS Access
11 1 (0.61%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.61%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.10%) Cucumber
2 10 (6.10%) Selenium
3 6 (3.66%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.05%) JIRA
4 5 (3.05%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.83%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.22%) Bower
6 2 (1.22%) Grunt
6 2 (1.22%) JMeter
6 2 (1.22%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.22%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.61%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (16.46%) Banking
2 4 (2.44%) Legal
2 4 (2.44%) Retail
2 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.83%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) German Language
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (32.93%) Analyst
2 45 (27.44%) Developer
3 30 (18.29%) Business Analyst
4 26 (15.85%) Project Manager
5 18 (10.98%) SQL Developer
6 17 (10.37%) Test Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) Tester
8 12 (7.32%) Financial Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.71%) SQL Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Banking Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Banking Business Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Finance Business Analyst
11 7 (4.27%) Lead Business Analyst
11 7 (4.27%) SQL Server Developer
12 6 (3.66%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.66%) Consultant
12 6 (3.66%) DBA
12 6 (3.66%) Financial Business Analyst
12 6 (3.66%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.37%) Web Services
2 15 (9.15%) XML
3 14 (8.54%) .NET
3 14 (8.54%) SOAP
4 13 (7.93%) REST
5 11 (6.71%) JPA
5 11 (6.71%) Spring
6 9 (5.49%) HTML
7 7 (4.27%) CSS
8 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.66%) jQuery
8 6 (3.66%) WCF
9 5 (3.05%) Ajax
9 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.44%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.83%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.83%) Kafka
11 3 (1.83%) Middleware
11 3 (1.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.44%) NHS
2 4 (2.44%) User Experience
3 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.83%) Replication
4 2 (1.22%) AS400
4 2 (1.22%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.61%) Informatics
5 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.61%) Physics
5 1 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.49%) Windows
2 6 (3.66%) Unix
3 4 (2.44%) Linux
4 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.61%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (16.46%) Project Management
4 21 (12.80%) Business Analysis
5 18 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (9.76%) Scrum
6 16 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 15 (9.15%) Migration
8 11 (6.71%) PRINCE2
9 10 (6.10%) Manual Testing
10 9 (5.49%) V-Model
10 9 (5.49%) Waterfall
11 8 (4.88%) Data Migration
11 8 (4.88%) MVC
11 8 (4.88%) TDD
12 7 (4.27%) Critical Success Factor
12 7 (4.27%) Data Modelling
12 7 (4.27%) Validation
13 6 (3.66%) BDD
13 6 (3.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (32.93%) SQL
2 26 (15.85%) Java
3 11 (6.71%) C#
4 9 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.05%) C
6 3 (1.83%) Go
6 3 (1.83%) Perl
6 3 (1.83%) Scala
6 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.22%) BeanShell
7 2 (1.22%) RPG
8 1 (0.61%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.61%) VB
8 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.32%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.71%) ISEB
4 7 (4.27%) Degree
4 7 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.22%) CCNA
6 2 (1.22%) CCNP
6 2 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.22%) MAPM
6 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.61%) CAPM
7 1 (0.61%) CCA
7 1 (0.61%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (0.61%) HND
7 1 (0.61%) PgMP
7 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.44%) P3O
1 4 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) HL7
2 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.22%) Xen
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 21 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.71%) Atlassian
2 11 (6.71%) Oracle
3 4 (2.44%) Cisco
4 3 (1.83%) BMC
4 3 (1.83%) Remedy
5 2 (1.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.22%) Google
5 2 (1.22%) SAP
5 2 (1.22%) VMware
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix
6 1 (0.61%) Cognos
6 1 (0.61%) ESRI
6 1 (0.61%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.61%) Informatica
6 1 (0.61%) Juniper
6 1 (0.61%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.61%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.61%) SunGard
6 1 (0.61%) Teradata
Newport, Gwent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago