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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 104 105 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.96% 22.73% 26.26%
As % of the General category 66.67% 70.47% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 82
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £145.00 £16.00 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+806.25% +45.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.10%
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
156 149 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.94% 32.25% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 110 119
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £77.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+384.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £9.69 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.50 £23.20 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 October 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
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 October 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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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 0 80 £400 +6.66% 23
Newport -10 15 £325 +18.18% 1
Bridgend - 2 £123 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 107 (38.91%) Banking
2 80 (29.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 78 (28.36%) Project Management
4 59 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (19.27%) Microsoft
6 46 (16.73%) MS Office
7 43 (15.64%) SQL
8 41 (14.91%) PRINCE2
9 36 (13.09%) ISEB
10 34 (12.36%) UML
10 34 (12.36%) AS400
11 31 (11.27%) Business Analysis
12 30 (10.91%) Change Management
12 30 (10.91%) Test Planning
13 27 (9.82%) Java
14 26 (9.45%) MS Project
14 26 (9.45%) MS Excel
15 25 (9.09%) Web Services
16 24 (8.73%) .NET
17 23 (8.36%) Security Cleared
18 22 (8.00%) SQL Server
18 22 (8.00%) CCA
19 21 (7.64%) Retail
20 19 (6.91%) Spring
21 18 (6.55%) J2EE
21 18 (6.55%) Selenium
22 17 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
22 17 (6.18%) SOAP
22 17 (6.18%) ISTQB
22 17 (6.18%) Scrum

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.27%) SAS
4 6 (2.18%) Lync
5 5 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.82%) Apache
5 5 (1.82%) FileNet
6 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.09%) IIS
7 2 (0.73%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 46 (16.73%) MS Office
2 26 (9.45%) MS Project
2 26 (9.45%) MS Excel
3 15 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.18%) Agresso
2 5 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.36%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.82%) Office 365
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) VoIP
2 2 (0.73%) WAN
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) LDAP
3 1 (0.36%) SMS
3 1 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.91%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.73%) DB2
9 2 (0.73%) Ingres
9 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.73%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.36%) Xcelsius
10 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.36%) MySQL
10 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.36%) CorVu
Development Applications
1 18 (6.55%) Selenium
2 15 (5.45%) Maven
3 13 (4.73%) Ant
4 12 (4.36%) JUnit
4 12 (4.36%) WebDriver
5 9 (3.27%) JIRA
5 9 (3.27%) Apache Ivy
5 9 (3.27%) TestDirector
5 9 (3.27%) Subversion
6 8 (2.91%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.82%) TestNG
8 5 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (1.82%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.45%) eggPlant
9 4 (1.45%) TortoiseSVN
9 4 (1.45%) Calabash
10 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.73%) JMeter
11 2 (0.73%) Robotium
General
1 107 (38.91%) Banking
2 21 (7.64%) Retail
3 11 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 8 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.55%) Legal
5 7 (2.55%) Marketing
6 6 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.45%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.73%) Electronics
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 115 (41.82%) Analyst
2 64 (23.27%) Project Manager
3 63 (22.91%) Business Analyst
4 32 (11.64%) Developer
5 18 (6.55%) Tester
6 15 (5.45%) Data Analyst
6 15 (5.45%) Java Developer
7 12 (4.36%) Test Analyst
8 10 (3.64%) Architect
9 7 (2.55%) Lead Business Analyst
9 7 (2.55%) Team Leader
9 7 (2.55%) MI Analyst
10 6 (2.18%) Banking Business Analyst
11 5 (1.82%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (1.82%) Development Team Leader
12 4 (1.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (1.45%) Java Team Leader
12 4 (1.45%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (1.45%) Change Manager
12 4 (1.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.09%) Web Services
2 24 (8.73%) .NET
3 19 (6.91%) Spring
4 18 (6.55%) J2EE
5 17 (6.18%) SOAP
6 14 (5.09%) XML
7 13 (4.73%) Struts
8 12 (4.36%) Hibernate
9 10 (3.64%) .NET Framework
10 9 (3.27%) JPA
10 9 (3.27%) CSS
11 8 (2.91%) HTML
11 8 (2.91%) Spring Web Flow
12 6 (2.18%) XSLT
12 6 (2.18%) Java EE
13 5 (1.82%) MyBatis
13 5 (1.82%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.82%) JMS
13 5 (1.82%) Java SE
14 4 (1.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.36%) AS400
2 17 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.55%) iSeries
5 6 (2.18%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.18%) Open Source
6 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (1.82%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.09%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.73%) Statistics
8 2 (0.73%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.73%) DTV
9 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.36%) Informatics
9 1 (0.36%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.00%) UNIX
1 11 (4.00%) Windows
2 7 (2.55%) Linux
3 5 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.45%) AIX
4 4 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.73%) Android
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) CentOS
6 1 (0.36%) OS/400
6 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (29.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 78 (28.36%) Project Management
3 59 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (14.91%) PRINCE2
5 34 (12.36%) UML
6 31 (11.27%) Business Analysis
7 30 (10.91%) Change Management
7 30 (10.91%) Test Planning
8 17 (6.18%) Scrum
9 15 (5.45%) OO
10 14 (5.09%) SOA
10 14 (5.09%) Test Scripting
10 14 (5.09%) BDD
11 12 (4.36%) MVC
11 12 (4.36%) Validation
11 12 (4.36%) TDD
11 12 (4.36%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
12 11 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.64%) SQL
2 27 (9.82%) Java
3 15 (5.45%) C#
4 7 (2.55%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.55%) VBA
5 3 (1.09%) PHP
6 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.36%) Groovy
7 1 (0.36%) Python
7 1 (0.36%) RPG
7 1 (0.36%) Perl
7 1 (0.36%) COBOL
7 1 (0.36%) Korn
7 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (13.09%) ISEB
2 23 (8.36%) Security Cleared
3 22 (8.00%) CCA
4 17 (6.18%) ISTQB
5 14 (5.09%) SC Cleared
6 13 (4.73%) Degree
7 8 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.09%) MAPM
8 3 (1.09%) RHCE
9 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.73%) PMP
9 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.73%) IIBA
9 2 (0.73%) VCP5
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ACCA
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (1.82%) SLA
2 3 (1.09%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.73%) Ansible
2 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.73%) Puppet
3 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.09%) Oracle
3 12 (4.36%) IBM
4 11 (4.00%) SAP
5 7 (2.55%) Cognos
6 5 (1.82%) Teradata
6 5 (1.82%) Casewise
7 4 (1.45%) VMware
7 4 (1.45%) HP
7 4 (1.45%) Informatica
8 3 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.73%) Google
9 2 (0.73%) Thunderhead
9 2 (0.73%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.36%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.36%) Zend
10 1 (0.36%) Dell
10 1 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.36%) Progress
10 1 (0.36%) Business Objects
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