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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 7 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 123 143 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.99% 21.34% 26.45%
As % of the General category 68.33% 67.45% 66.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 94 80
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £27.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% +41.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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
180 212 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.86% 31.64% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 136 110
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.75 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £27.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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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 -7 72 £400 +6.66% 18
West Wales +14 25 £500 +40.44% 1
North Wales - 2 £275 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 77 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (22.61%) Project Management
3 48 (20.87%) PRINCE2
4 44 (19.13%) Security Cleared
5 43 (18.70%) ISEB
6 37 (16.09%) Banking
7 36 (15.65%) SC Cleared
8 35 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (13.91%) Microsoft
10 31 (13.48%) AS400
11 27 (11.74%) Risk Management
11 27 (11.74%) Business Analysis
12 26 (11.30%) Scrum
13 24 (10.43%) ITIL
14 23 (10.00%) Windows
14 23 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 23 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 21 (9.13%) Service Management
15 21 (9.13%) MS Office
16 20 (8.70%) MS Project
16 20 (8.70%) SQL
16 20 (8.70%) MS Excel
17 19 (8.26%) Use Case
17 19 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (7.83%) SLA
19 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (6.96%) User Experience
20 16 (6.96%) User Stories
20 16 (6.96%) IBM
20 16 (6.96%) SAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (4.78%) SAS
2 10 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.74%) IIS
5 3 (1.30%) Confluence
6 2 (0.87%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.43%) Mule
7 1 (0.43%) CICS
7 1 (0.43%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.43%) Lync
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (9.13%) MS Office
2 20 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.70%) MS Project
3 5 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.43%) SPSS
5 1 (0.43%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.30%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.30%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.87%) Agresso
3 2 (0.87%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.87%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.74%) Office 365
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.74%) Firewall
2 3 (1.30%) VLAN
3 2 (0.87%) Network Security
3 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.87%) DMZ
3 2 (0.87%) Internet
3 2 (0.87%) FTP
4 1 (0.43%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) VoIP
4 1 (0.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.30%) Ingres
4 3 (1.30%) DB2
4 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.30%) DataStage
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.43%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.43%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.43%) QlikView
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.43%) MS Access
6 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (6.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 14 (6.09%) Axure RP
2 10 (4.35%) JIRA
3 9 (3.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.04%) WebDriver
4 7 (3.04%) Selenium
5 4 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.74%) Bugzilla
5 4 (1.74%) Subversion
5 4 (1.74%) TestDirector
6 3 (1.30%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.43%) JUnit
7 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
General
1 37 (16.09%) Banking
2 11 (4.78%) Retail
3 10 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.91%) Marketing
5 6 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.17%) Electronics
6 5 (2.17%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.87%) Front Office
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 97 (42.17%) Analyst
2 49 (21.30%) Business Analyst
3 42 (18.26%) Project Manager
4 14 (6.09%) Tester
4 14 (6.09%) Test Analyst
5 11 (4.78%) Developer
5 11 (4.78%) Service Manager
6 10 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 10 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 9 (3.91%) Consultant
8 7 (3.04%) Service Analyst
8 7 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (3.04%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (3.04%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (2.61%) Services Delivery Manager
9 6 (2.61%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (2.61%) Architect
10 5 (2.17%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.78%) .NET
2 6 (2.61%) CSS
3 5 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.17%) XML
4 4 (1.74%) HTML
5 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.30%) WCF
5 3 (1.30%) jQuery
5 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.30%) Web Services
5 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.87%) HTML5
7 1 (0.43%) REST
7 1 (0.43%) CSS3
7 1 (0.43%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.43%) Sass
7 1 (0.43%) J2EE
7 1 (0.43%) EDI
7 1 (0.43%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.48%) AS400
2 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.96%) User Experience
4 5 (2.17%) iSeries
4 5 (2.17%) Open Source
4 5 (2.17%) DTV
5 4 (1.74%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.30%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.30%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.43%) EPoS
8 1 (0.43%) iPhone
8 1 (0.43%) Statistics
8 1 (0.43%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.00%) Windows
2 9 (3.91%) UNIX
3 7 (3.04%) Linux
4 5 (2.17%) AIX
5 4 (1.74%) OS/400
6 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.87%) CentOS
7 2 (0.87%) Fedora
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (22.61%) Project Management
3 48 (20.87%) PRINCE2
4 35 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (11.74%) Risk Management
5 27 (11.74%) Business Analysis
6 26 (11.30%) Scrum
7 24 (10.43%) ITIL
8 23 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 21 (9.13%) Service Management
10 19 (8.26%) Use Case
10 19 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (6.96%) User Stories
12 15 (6.52%) Analytics
13 14 (6.09%) System Testing
13 14 (6.09%) CRM
14 13 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (5.65%) ITSM
15 10 (4.35%) Migration
15 10 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.70%) SQL
2 10 (4.35%) C#
3 9 (3.91%) C
4 6 (2.61%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.17%) Java
5 5 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.74%) COBOL
7 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.30%) RPG
8 2 (0.87%) Perl
8 2 (0.87%) PHP
8 2 (0.87%) Ruby
8 2 (0.87%) Python
8 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.43%) VBA
9 1 (0.43%) Korn
9 1 (0.43%) Scala
9 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (19.13%) Security Cleared
2 43 (18.70%) ISEB
3 36 (15.65%) SC Cleared
4 23 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (6.09%) ISTQB
6 11 (4.78%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.61%) Degree
8 6 (2.61%) MCP
9 5 (2.17%) MAPM
9 5 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.74%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.87%) CCA
11 2 (0.87%) PMP
12 1 (0.43%) CISA
12 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.43%) CISSP
12 1 (0.43%) MCSE
12 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.83%) SLA
2 6 (2.61%) P3O
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.43%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.87%) Puppet
2 2 (0.87%) Nmap
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 32 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.96%) SAP
2 16 (6.96%) IBM
3 11 (4.78%) HP
4 6 (2.61%) Oracle
5 4 (1.74%) Cognos
5 4 (1.74%) VMware
5 4 (1.74%) Casewise
6 2 (0.87%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.87%) LANDesk
6 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.87%) BT
6 2 (0.87%) EMC
6 2 (0.87%) Progress
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco
7 1 (0.43%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe
7 1 (0.43%) Informatica
7 1 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.43%) Teradata
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