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 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 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 69 126 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.53% 14.45% 15.34%
As % of the General category 49.64% 66.32% 67.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 102 92
Median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £520
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
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
139 190 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.22% 21.79% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 145 134
Median daily rate £400 £379 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.54% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £583 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.68 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% -25.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £33.25 £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 Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

Finance
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
South Wales +1 65 £375 +4.89% 20
West Wales -4 2 £475 +31.03% 5
North Wales - 1 £433 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 60 (37.27%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.50%) SQL
3 26 (16.15%) SAP
4 25 (15.53%) Selenium
5 23 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (13.66%) ISEB
7 21 (13.04%) Java
8 19 (11.80%) Project Management
8 19 (11.80%) Business Analysis
9 18 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (11.18%) SC Cleared
9 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
10 17 (10.56%) SDLC
10 17 (10.56%) Oracle
10 17 (10.56%) Scrum
11 16 (9.94%) Microsoft
12 15 (9.32%) Windows
12 15 (9.32%) Programme Management
12 15 (9.32%) Software Testing
12 15 (9.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (8.70%) Manufacturing
14 13 (8.07%) Electronics
14 13 (8.07%) Telecoms
14 13 (8.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 13 (8.07%) Marketing
14 13 (8.07%) Digital Marketing
15 12 (7.45%) Test Scripting
15 12 (7.45%) QA
15 12 (7.45%) Cucumber
15 12 (7.45%) SQL Server

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (2.48%) SAS
2 2 (1.24%) Apache
2 2 (1.24%) Confluence
2 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.24%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.62%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.62%) JBoss
3 1 (0.62%) Moodle
3 1 (0.62%) PowerExchange
3 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.73%) MS Office
3 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (8.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.48%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.86%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.62%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.62%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.24%) Office 365
2 2 (1.24%) PaaS
2 2 (1.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.62%) Google Play
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Route 53
3 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) Firewall
2 6 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.86%) DHCP
3 3 (1.86%) DNS
4 2 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.86%) MS Access
5 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.24%) Biml
6 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.24%) MySQL
6 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (15.53%) Selenium
2 12 (7.45%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.21%) JMeter
4 7 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 7 (4.35%) JIRA
4 7 (4.35%) WinRunner
5 6 (3.73%) JUnit
6 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.86%) JBehave
7 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.24%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.24%) Maven
8 2 (1.24%) MbUnit
8 2 (1.24%) MSTest
8 2 (1.24%) NUnit
8 2 (1.24%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.24%) Subversion
8 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.24%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 13 (8.07%) Electronics
2 13 (8.07%) Marketing
2 13 (8.07%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Advertising
4 2 (1.24%) Back Office
4 2 (1.24%) Billing
4 2 (1.24%) Publishing
5 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (47.20%) Analyst
2 37 (22.98%) Business Analyst
3 20 (12.42%) Test Analyst
4 16 (9.94%) Developer
5 14 (8.70%) Architect
6 12 (7.45%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.83%) Security Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) Consultant
8 7 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) DBA
9 6 (3.73%) Finance Business Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) IT Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Oracle DBA
10 5 (3.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.97%) .NET
1 8 (4.97%) Gherkin
2 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (2.48%) CSS
2 4 (2.48%) HTML
2 4 (2.48%) HTML5
2 4 (2.48%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (2.48%) REST
2 4 (2.48%) XML
3 3 (1.86%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.86%) CSS3
3 3 (1.86%) J2EE
3 3 (1.86%) jQuery
3 3 (1.86%) Web Services
4 2 (1.24%) Spring
4 2 (1.24%) WCF
5 1 (0.62%) Android SDK
5 1 (0.62%) JSON
5 1 (0.62%) Kafka
5 1 (0.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.48%) AS400
2 4 (2.48%) iPad
3 3 (1.86%) Clustering
3 3 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (1.86%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.24%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.24%) User Experience
5 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.62%) Economics
5 1 (0.62%) Fintech
5 1 (0.62%) iSeries
5 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.62%) Replication
5 1 (0.62%) Statistics
5 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.32%) Windows
2 10 (6.21%) Linux
3 9 (5.59%) Unix
4 4 (2.48%) AIX
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.62%) Android
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.27%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (11.80%) Business Analysis
3 19 (11.80%) Project Management
4 18 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (10.56%) Scrum
5 17 (10.56%) SDLC
6 15 (9.32%) Programme Management
6 15 (9.32%) Software Testing
7 13 (8.07%) Digital Marketing
8 12 (7.45%) Test Scripting
9 11 (6.83%) Test Strategy
10 10 (6.21%) TDD
10 10 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.59%) Service Management
11 9 (5.59%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.97%) Change Control
12 8 (4.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (4.35%) ITIL
13 7 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.50%) SQL
2 21 (13.04%) Java
3 5 (3.11%) C#
3 5 (3.11%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.11%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.48%) C
4 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.86%) VBA
6 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.24%) Perl
6 2 (1.24%) Python
6 2 (1.24%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.62%) PHP
7 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.62%) Ruby
7 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (13.66%) ISEB
2 18 (11.18%) SC Cleared
2 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 15 (9.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (6.21%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.24%) CISSP
5 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.62%) APMP
6 1 (0.62%) CBAP
6 1 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.62%) CLAS
6 1 (0.62%) Degree
6 1 (0.62%) GIAC
6 1 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.45%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) RMADS
3 1 (0.62%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.24%) XenApp
3 1 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.62%) vSphere
3 1 (0.62%) Xen
3 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) Zenoss
2 4 (2.48%) Ansible
3 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.24%) Terraform
4 1 (0.62%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.62%) Fluentd
4 1 (0.62%) Marathon
4 1 (0.62%) Mesos
4 1 (0.62%) Piwik
4 1 (0.62%) Puppet
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (16.15%) SAP
2 17 (10.56%) Oracle
3 16 (9.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.97%) HP
5 7 (4.35%) Cisco
6 6 (3.73%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.73%) F5
6 6 (3.73%) VMware
7 5 (3.11%) BMC
7 5 (3.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.24%) Canon
8 2 (1.24%) Citrix
8 2 (1.24%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.24%) Informatica
8 2 (1.24%) Teradata
9 1 (0.62%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (0.62%) Google
9 1 (0.62%) Perforce
9 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
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