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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 105 109 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.52% 24.38% 26.28%
As % of the General category 67.74% 73.15% 67.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 93 88
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £83.75 - £10.99
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 - £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £132.75 - £12.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
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
155 149 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.34% 33.33% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 117 121
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £9.94 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.47% -37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.96 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.50 £10.91 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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 82 £400 +7.38% 36
Newport -7 11 £350 -11.61% 1
Bridgend - 3 £123 - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
Gwent - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 109 (39.07%) Banking
2 81 (29.03%) Project Management
3 80 (28.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (20.07%) Microsoft
4 56 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (16.85%) MS Office
6 44 (15.77%) PRINCE2
7 43 (15.41%) SQL
8 37 (13.26%) UML
9 32 (11.47%) AS400
10 31 (11.11%) Change Management
10 31 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 30 (10.75%) MS Project
11 30 (10.75%) MS Excel
11 30 (10.75%) Test Planning
12 28 (10.04%) Java
12 28 (10.04%) ISEB
13 26 (9.32%) Web Services
14 22 (7.89%) SQL Server
14 22 (7.89%) CCA
15 21 (7.53%) Retail
16 20 (7.17%) Spring
17 19 (6.81%) .NET
17 19 (6.81%) J2EE
18 18 (6.45%) SOAP
19 17 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (6.09%) Security Cleared
20 16 (5.73%) SOA
20 16 (5.73%) Maven
21 15 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (3.94%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.23%) SAS
3 6 (2.15%) Lync
4 5 (1.79%) FileNet
4 5 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.79%) Apache
5 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.08%) IIS
6 2 (0.72%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.36%) Drupal
7 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (16.85%) MS Office
2 30 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 30 (10.75%) MS Project
3 15 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Agresso
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.36%) HFM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.79%) Office 365
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.08%) VoIP
2 2 (0.72%) WAN
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) SSH
3 1 (0.36%) LDAP
3 1 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.87%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.72%) Ingres
9 2 (0.72%) DB2
10 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.36%) CorVu
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 16 (5.73%) Maven
2 14 (5.02%) Ant
3 13 (4.66%) JUnit
4 12 (4.30%) Selenium
5 10 (3.58%) Apache Ivy
6 9 (3.23%) TestDirector
7 7 (2.51%) Subversion
8 6 (2.15%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.79%) TestNG
10 4 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.43%) JIRA
10 4 (1.43%) eggPlant
10 4 (1.43%) Calabash
11 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.72%) JMeter
12 2 (0.72%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.72%) TortoiseSVN
12 2 (0.72%) Robotium
13 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
General
1 109 (39.07%) Banking
2 21 (7.53%) Retail
3 11 (3.94%) Retail Banking
4 8 (2.87%) Marketing
5 7 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.51%) Legal
6 6 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.43%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 113 (40.50%) Analyst
2 67 (24.01%) Project Manager
3 65 (23.30%) Business Analyst
4 31 (11.11%) Developer
5 16 (5.73%) Architect
6 15 (5.38%) Java Developer
7 14 (5.02%) Data Analyst
8 13 (4.66%) Tester
9 8 (2.87%) Team Leader
9 8 (2.87%) MI Analyst
10 7 (2.51%) Lead Business Analyst
11 6 (2.15%) Banking Business Analyst
11 6 (2.15%) Development Team Leader
11 6 (2.15%) Test Analyst
12 5 (1.79%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (1.79%) Java Team Leader
12 5 (1.79%) PMO Analyst
13 4 (1.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 4 (1.43%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.32%) Web Services
2 20 (7.17%) Spring
3 19 (6.81%) .NET
3 19 (6.81%) J2EE
4 18 (6.45%) SOAP
5 14 (5.02%) Struts
5 14 (5.02%) XML
6 13 (4.66%) Hibernate
7 10 (3.58%) JPA
8 9 (3.23%) Spring Web Flow
9 8 (2.87%) CSS
10 7 (2.51%) HTML
10 7 (2.51%) Java EE
11 6 (2.15%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.15%) JMS
11 6 (2.15%) XSLT
12 5 (1.79%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.79%) Java SE
12 5 (1.79%) MyBatis
13 4 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.47%) AS400
2 17 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.51%) iSeries
5 6 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.15%) Mobile Payment
5 6 (2.15%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.15%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.08%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.08%) Open Source
6 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.72%) Statistics
7 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.36%) DTV
8 1 (0.36%) Informatics
8 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.30%) Windows
2 11 (3.94%) UNIX
3 7 (2.51%) Linux
4 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.43%) AIX
6 2 (0.72%) Android
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.36%) OS/400
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (29.03%) Project Management
2 80 (28.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 56 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (15.77%) PRINCE2
5 37 (13.26%) UML
6 31 (11.11%) Change Management
6 31 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 30 (10.75%) Test Planning
8 16 (5.73%) SOA
9 14 (5.02%) OO
10 13 (4.66%) Validation
11 12 (4.30%) Scrum
11 12 (4.30%) MVC
11 12 (4.30%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.30%) BDD
12 11 (3.94%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (3.94%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (3.58%) Test Automation
13 10 (3.58%) Risk Management
13 10 (3.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.41%) SQL
2 28 (10.04%) Java
3 9 (3.23%) C#
4 7 (2.51%) VBA
5 6 (2.15%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.72%) PHP
6 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) Ruby
7 1 (0.36%) Korn
7 1 (0.36%) Groovy
7 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) C
7 1 (0.36%) RPG
7 1 (0.36%) Python
7 1 (0.36%) Perl
7 1 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.04%) ISEB
2 22 (7.89%) CCA
3 17 (6.09%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.02%) Degree
5 13 (4.66%) ISTQB
6 9 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.08%) RHCE
9 3 (1.08%) MAPM
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.72%) IIBA
10 2 (0.72%) VCP5
10 2 (0.72%) PMP
10 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.36%) ACCA
11 1 (0.36%) RHCT
11 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.79%) SLA
1 5 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.08%) P3O
3 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.72%) Puppet
2 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.72%) Ansible
3 1 (0.36%) Nagios
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
3 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.38%) Oracle
3 12 (4.30%) IBM
4 11 (3.94%) SAP
5 7 (2.51%) Cognos
6 6 (2.15%) Informatica
7 5 (1.79%) VMware
7 5 (1.79%) Teradata
7 5 (1.79%) Casewise
8 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.08%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.72%) Thunderhead
9 2 (0.72%) Google
9 2 (0.72%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.36%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.36%) Dell
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