The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 151 182 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.62% 23.21% 19.09%
As % of the General category 74.75% 76.47% 60.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 125 67
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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 £185 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +3.52%
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 £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
Finance
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
202 238 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.57% 30.36% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 168 100
Average daily rate £356 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.01% +138.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Wales region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Wales region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Finance
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 3 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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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
South Wales -2 118 £356 -5.06% 34
West Wales +10 16 £438 +59.09% 1
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 68 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (21.90%) Banking
2 60 (21.90%) Project Management
3 46 (16.79%) ISEB
4 43 (15.69%) PRINCE2
5 42 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (13.87%) Business Analysis
7 34 (12.41%) Security Cleared
8 31 (11.31%) SC Cleared
9 27 (9.85%) AS400
10 24 (8.76%) Retail
11 23 (8.39%) Risk Management
11 23 (8.39%) Migration
11 23 (8.39%) MS Office
12 22 (8.03%) Microsoft
13 21 (7.66%) SAP
13 21 (7.66%) SQL
13 21 (7.66%) ISTQB
13 21 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (6.20%) Service Delivery
15 17 (6.20%) SLA
15 17 (6.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 17 (6.20%) User Experience
16 16 (5.84%) User Stories
16 16 (5.84%) Use Case
16 16 (5.84%) ITIL
17 15 (5.47%) Linux
17 15 (5.47%) Scrum
17 15 (5.47%) System Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (3.28%) SAS
2 7 (2.55%) JBoss
3 6 (2.19%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.82%) IIS
4 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.46%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.46%) Confluence
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.36%) Node.js
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.36%) WildFly
6 1 (0.36%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) Mule
6 1 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 23 (8.39%) MS Office
2 14 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.11%) MS Project
3 6 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
5 1 (0.36%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (5.11%) Agresso
2 6 (2.19%) SAP FI
2 6 (2.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (2.19%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.82%) HFM
4 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.09%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.73%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.36%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.36%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.19%) Office 365
2 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) Firewall
2 2 (0.73%) FTP
2 2 (0.73%) VLAN
2 2 (0.73%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
3 1 (0.36%) DNS
3 1 (0.36%) SAN
3 1 (0.36%) DMZ
3 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.36%) LDAP
3 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.19%) MS Access
3 5 (1.82%) Ingres
4 4 (1.46%) DB2
5 3 (1.09%) DataStage
5 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (0.36%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 15 (5.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 15 (5.47%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.82%) TestDirector
3 4 (1.46%) JIRA
3 4 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.09%) Selenium
4 3 (1.09%) JMeter
5 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.36%) Toad
6 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.36%) Subversion
6 1 (0.36%) Maven
6 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.36%) ERwin
6 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.36%) Hudson
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Continuum
General
1 60 (21.90%) Banking
2 24 (8.76%) Retail
3 12 (4.38%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.55%) Legal
5 5 (1.82%) Marketing
6 4 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Back Office
7 3 (1.09%) Electronics
7 3 (1.09%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.73%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (33.94%) Analyst
2 56 (20.44%) Project Manager
3 54 (19.71%) Business Analyst
4 23 (8.39%) Tester
5 18 (6.57%) Architect
5 18 (6.57%) Consultant
5 18 (6.57%) Developer
6 14 (5.11%) Support Analyst
7 11 (4.01%) Service Manager
8 10 (3.65%) Financial Business Analyst
9 9 (3.28%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (3.28%) Business Architect
9 9 (3.28%) Applications Support
10 8 (2.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (2.92%) Manual Tester
10 8 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (2.92%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 6 (2.19%) PMO Analyst
12 5 (1.82%) ERP Consultant
12 5 (1.82%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.01%) HTML
2 7 (2.55%) CSS
2 7 (2.55%) Web Services
2 7 (2.55%) XML
3 6 (2.19%) .NET
3 6 (2.19%) jQuery
4 4 (1.46%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.46%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.09%) WCF
5 3 (1.09%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.09%) Spring
5 3 (1.09%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.73%) J2EE
6 2 (0.73%) SOAP
6 2 (0.73%) XHTML
7 1 (0.36%) EDI
7 1 (0.36%) Middleware
7 1 (0.36%) OLE
7 1 (0.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.85%) AS400
2 21 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.20%) User Experience
4 7 (2.55%) iSeries
5 6 (2.19%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.09%) DTV
7 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.73%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.36%) Social Media
8 1 (0.36%) iPad
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) GIS
8 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.36%) Replication
8 1 (0.36%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.47%) Linux
2 13 (4.74%) Windows
3 9 (3.28%) UNIX
4 7 (2.55%) AIX
5 4 (1.46%) OS/400
5 4 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.73%) CentOS
7 2 (0.73%) Fedora
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (21.90%) Project Management
3 43 (15.69%) PRINCE2
4 42 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (13.87%) Business Analysis
6 23 (8.39%) Migration
6 23 (8.39%) Risk Management
7 18 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (6.20%) Service Delivery
9 16 (5.84%) ITIL
9 16 (5.84%) Use Case
9 16 (5.84%) User Stories
10 15 (5.47%) System Testing
10 15 (5.47%) Scrum
11 14 (5.11%) ERP
12 12 (4.38%) ITSM
12 12 (4.38%) Change Control
13 11 (4.01%) Service Management
14 10 (3.65%) Project Planning
14 10 (3.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.66%) SQL
2 8 (2.92%) Java
2 8 (2.92%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.55%) C
4 5 (1.82%) C#
4 5 (1.82%) COBOL
4 5 (1.82%) RPG
4 5 (1.82%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.73%) Python
6 2 (0.73%) Ruby
6 2 (0.73%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.73%) Perl
6 2 (0.73%) PHP
7 1 (0.36%) C++
7 1 (0.36%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.36%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 46 (16.79%) ISEB
2 34 (12.41%) Security Cleared
3 31 (11.31%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.66%) ISTQB
5 17 (6.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (3.28%) Degree
7 9 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.46%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.73%) MAPM
10 1 (0.36%) RHCE
10 1 (0.36%) PMP
10 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CISA
10 1 (0.36%) CCA
10 1 (0.36%) CISSP
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.36%) APMP
10 1 (0.36%) APMG
10 1 (0.36%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.20%) SLA
2 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.73%) P3O
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (0.36%) Nmap
2 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.66%) SAP
3 11 (4.01%) Oracle
4 10 (3.65%) IBM
5 6 (2.19%) VMware
6 4 (1.46%) Lotus
6 4 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.09%) HP
7 3 (1.09%) Casewise
7 3 (1.09%) PayPal
7 3 (1.09%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.73%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.73%) BT
8 2 (0.73%) Cisco
8 2 (0.73%) EMC
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix
9 1 (0.36%) BMC
9 1 (0.36%) CA
9 1 (0.36%) Informatica
9 1 (0.36%) MicroStrategy
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