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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 10 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 65 106 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.88% 15.30% 18.02%
As % of the General category 52.42% 65.03% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 93 76
Median daily rate £375 £358 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £45.88 £11.78 £83.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+289.43% -85.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £11.78 £34.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.58 £11.78 £132.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +21.21%
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
124 163 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.67% 23.52% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 132 115
Median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £217 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.25 £25.60 £120.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +6 54 £375 +6.23% 12
Newport +2 7 £425 +6.25% 1
Glamorgan - 1 £370 -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 55 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.31%) SQL
3 25 (17.24%) Selenium
4 22 (15.17%) ISEB
5 21 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (13.10%) Project Management
6 19 (13.10%) Business Analysis
7 17 (11.72%) SDLC
8 16 (11.03%) Scrum
8 16 (11.03%) Java
8 16 (11.03%) SAP
9 15 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 15 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (9.66%) Microsoft
11 13 (8.97%) Windows
12 12 (8.28%) Test Scripting
12 12 (8.28%) Cucumber
13 11 (7.59%) Test Strategy
13 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
13 11 (7.59%) Security Cleared
13 11 (7.59%) QA
13 11 (7.59%) Oracle
13 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
14 10 (6.90%) JMeter
14 10 (6.90%) TDD
14 10 (6.90%) ISTQB
15 9 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (6.21%) Waterfall
16 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Engagement

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.76%) SAS
2 2 (1.38%) Apache
2 2 (1.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.69%) Confluence
3 1 (0.69%) JBoss
3 1 (0.69%) Moodle
3 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.69%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.45%) MS Office
3 4 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.69%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) PaaS
1 2 (1.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.69%) Google Play
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Route 53
2 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) Firewall
2 6 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.07%) DHCP
3 3 (2.07%) DNS
4 2 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.07%) MS Access
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.38%) Biml
6 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (17.24%) Selenium
2 12 (8.28%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.90%) JMeter
4 7 (4.83%) HP UFT
4 7 (4.83%) WinRunner
5 6 (4.14%) JIRA
5 6 (4.14%) JUnit
6 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.07%) JBehave
6 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.38%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (1.38%) Maven
7 2 (1.38%) MbUnit
7 2 (1.38%) MSTest
7 2 (1.38%) NUnit
7 2 (1.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.76%) Banking
2 4 (2.76%) Electronics
2 4 (2.76%) Marketing
2 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.38%) Billing
3 2 (1.38%) Publishing
4 1 (0.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.69%) Back Office
4 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 71 (48.97%) Analyst
2 36 (24.83%) Business Analyst
3 20 (13.79%) Test Analyst
4 15 (10.34%) Developer
5 12 (8.28%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.59%) Security Analyst
7 7 (4.83%) Architect
7 7 (4.83%) Financial Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Consultant
8 6 (4.14%) DBA
8 6 (4.14%) Finance Business Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) IT Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (3.45%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Risk Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.52%) Gherkin
2 7 (4.83%) .NET
3 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (2.76%) CSS
3 4 (2.76%) HTML
3 4 (2.76%) HTML5
3 4 (2.76%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (2.76%) XML
4 3 (2.07%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.07%) CSS3
4 3 (2.07%) J2EE
4 3 (2.07%) jQuery
4 3 (2.07%) REST
4 3 (2.07%) Web Services
5 2 (1.38%) Spring
5 2 (1.38%) WCF
6 1 (0.69%) JAXB
6 1 (0.69%) JSON
6 1 (0.69%) SOAP
6 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.76%) AS400
2 4 (2.76%) iPad
3 3 (2.07%) Clustering
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.38%) User Experience
5 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.69%) Economics
5 1 (0.69%) Fintech
5 1 (0.69%) iSeries
5 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) Statistics
5 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.97%) Windows
2 4 (2.76%) AIX
2 4 (2.76%) Linux
2 4 (2.76%) Unix
3 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.69%) Android
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (13.10%) Business Analysis
3 19 (13.10%) Project Management
4 17 (11.72%) SDLC
5 16 (11.03%) Scrum
6 15 (10.34%) Software Testing
7 12 (8.28%) Test Scripting
8 11 (7.59%) Test Strategy
9 10 (6.90%) TDD
10 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (6.21%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.52%) Change Control
11 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (4.83%) Data Analysis
12 7 (4.83%) Migration
12 7 (4.83%) PRINCE2
13 6 (4.14%) Programme Management
13 6 (4.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.31%) SQL
2 16 (11.03%) Java
3 5 (3.45%) C#
4 4 (2.76%) C
4 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.76%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.07%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.07%) VBA
6 2 (1.38%) Perl
6 2 (1.38%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.69%) PHP
7 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.69%) Python
7 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) ISEB
2 15 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.59%) Security Cleared
4 10 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.69%) APMP
6 1 (0.69%) CBAP
6 1 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.69%) CISSP
6 1 (0.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) RMADS
3 1 (0.69%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.38%) XenApp
3 1 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.38%) Ansible
1 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) Fluentd
2 1 (0.69%) Marathon
2 1 (0.69%) Mesos
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.69%) Piwik
2 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (11.03%) SAP
2 14 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.59%) Oracle
4 8 (5.52%) HP
5 7 (4.83%) Cisco
6 6 (4.14%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.14%) F5
6 6 (4.14%) VMware
7 2 (1.38%) Canon
7 2 (1.38%) Citrix
7 2 (1.38%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.38%) Informatica
7 2 (1.38%) Teradata
8 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.69%) Cognos
8 1 (0.69%) Genesys
8 1 (0.69%) Google
8 1 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.69%) Perforce
8 1 (0.69%) Sage