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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 149 130 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.10% 22.49% 19.90%
As % of the General category 73.40% 62.20% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 108 89
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£400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £83.75 - £10.99
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 - £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £132.75 - £12.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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
203 209 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.75% 36.16% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 151 125
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £23.75 £10.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £9.23 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.00 £10.89 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
South Wales 0 127 £385 +2.66% 40
West Wales -3 12 £498 -25.46% 5
North Wales - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 110 (34.16%) Banking
2 91 (28.26%) Project Management
3 82 (25.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (19.25%) PRINCE2
5 59 (18.32%) Microsoft
6 51 (15.84%) MS Office
7 43 (13.35%) SQL
8 41 (12.73%) UML
9 38 (11.80%) Java
10 35 (10.87%) MS Project
10 35 (10.87%) AS400
11 34 (10.56%) Business Analysis
12 33 (10.25%) Web Services
13 32 (9.94%) MS Excel
13 32 (9.94%) ISEB
13 32 (9.94%) Change Management
14 29 (9.01%) Spring
14 29 (9.01%) Security Cleared
15 27 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (8.07%) Oracle
17 25 (7.76%) CCA
18 22 (6.83%) J2EE
19 21 (6.52%) SQL Server
19 21 (6.52%) .NET
19 21 (6.52%) SOAP
19 21 (6.52%) Scrum
20 20 (6.21%) Struts
20 20 (6.21%) SOA
21 19 (5.90%) XML
21 19 (5.90%) JUnit

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (4.04%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.48%) FileNet
4 6 (1.86%) Lync
5 4 (1.24%) Apache
5 4 (1.24%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.93%) SAS
6 3 (0.93%) IIS
6 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.31%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.31%) nginx
7 1 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 51 (15.84%) MS Office
2 35 (10.87%) MS Project
3 32 (9.94%) MS Excel
4 17 (5.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.80%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Windchill
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.48%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (1.55%) Agresso
2 5 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.62%) HFM
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle AGIS
4 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.86%) Office 365
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.24%) VoIP
1 4 (1.24%) WAN
2 2 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (0.62%) BGP
2 2 (0.62%) OSPF
2 2 (0.62%) DNS
2 2 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.31%) SSH
3 1 (0.31%) Wireless
3 1 (0.31%) LAN
3 1 (0.31%) SMS
3 1 (0.31%) FTP
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) LDAP
3 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.55%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.24%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.62%) DB2
8 2 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.31%) CorVu
9 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.31%) Ingres
9 1 (0.31%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 19 (5.90%) JUnit
1 19 (5.90%) Maven
2 17 (5.28%) Ant
3 15 (4.66%) Selenium
4 13 (4.04%) Apache Ivy
5 9 (2.80%) Subversion
5 9 (2.80%) TestDirector
6 6 (1.86%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.55%) TestNG
8 4 (1.24%) JIRA
8 4 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.24%) Calabash
8 4 (1.24%) eggPlant
9 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.62%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (0.62%) Robotium
10 2 (0.62%) JMeter
10 2 (0.62%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 110 (34.16%) Banking
2 16 (4.97%) Retail
3 8 (2.48%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.17%) Legal
5 6 (1.86%) Marketing
6 5 (1.55%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 118 (36.65%) Analyst
2 88 (27.33%) Project Manager
3 68 (21.12%) Business Analyst
4 35 (10.87%) Developer
5 21 (6.52%) Java Developer
6 20 (6.21%) Architect
7 15 (4.66%) Tester
8 14 (4.35%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.42%) Team Leader
10 9 (2.80%) Development Team Leader
11 8 (2.48%) MI Analyst
11 8 (2.48%) Java Team Leader
12 7 (2.17%) Change Manager
12 7 (2.17%) Test Analyst
12 7 (2.17%) Consultant
13 6 (1.86%) Banking Business Analyst
13 6 (1.86%) Lead Architect
13 6 (1.86%) Support Analyst
14 5 (1.55%) Applications Support Analyst
14 5 (1.55%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.25%) Web Services
2 29 (9.01%) Spring
3 22 (6.83%) J2EE
4 21 (6.52%) .NET
4 21 (6.52%) SOAP
5 20 (6.21%) Struts
6 19 (5.90%) XML
7 16 (4.97%) JPA
7 16 (4.97%) Hibernate
8 14 (4.35%) Java EE
9 12 (3.73%) Spring Web Flow
10 9 (2.80%) XSLT
10 9 (2.80%) JMS
11 8 (2.48%) Java SE
11 8 (2.48%) MyBatis
11 8 (2.48%) HTML
12 7 (2.17%) CSS
12 7 (2.17%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.86%) REST
14 5 (1.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.87%) AS400
2 14 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.80%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.48%) iSeries
6 7 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.93%) Open Source
8 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.62%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.31%) DTV
9 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.31%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.31%) Informatics
9 1 (0.31%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.66%) Windows
2 10 (3.11%) UNIX
3 4 (1.24%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.24%) Linux
4 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.62%) Android
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.62%) AIX
5 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.31%) OS/400
6 1 (0.31%) CentOS
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (28.26%) Project Management
2 82 (25.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (19.25%) PRINCE2
4 41 (12.73%) UML
5 34 (10.56%) Business Analysis
6 32 (9.94%) Change Management
7 27 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (6.52%) Scrum
9 20 (6.21%) SOA
10 16 (4.97%) Validation
11 15 (4.66%) BDD
12 14 (4.35%) MVC
13 13 (4.04%) TDD
13 13 (4.04%) OO
14 12 (3.73%) Unit Testing
14 12 (3.73%) Migration
15 11 (3.42%) GAP Analysis
15 11 (3.42%) Configuration Management
15 11 (3.42%) Risk Analysis
16 10 (3.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.35%) SQL
2 38 (11.80%) Java
3 10 (3.11%) C#
4 7 (2.17%) VBA
5 5 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.93%) C
7 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.31%) COBOL
8 1 (0.31%) Perl
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) RPG
8 1 (0.31%) Python
8 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.31%) Groovy
8 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (9.94%) ISEB
2 29 (9.01%) Security Cleared
3 25 (7.76%) CCA
4 17 (5.28%) Degree
5 16 (4.97%) ISTQB
5 16 (4.97%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.93%) PMP
8 3 (0.93%) MAPM
9 2 (0.62%) IIBA
9 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.62%) CCNP
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.31%) CCIE
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.31%) RHCE
10 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.31%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.86%) SLA
2 5 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.93%) P3O
3 3 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) SCCM
2 2 (0.62%) Puppet
2 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.62%) Ansible
Vendors
1 59 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.07%) Oracle
3 15 (4.66%) IBM
4 14 (4.35%) SAP
5 8 (2.48%) Cognos
6 6 (1.86%) Informatica
7 5 (1.55%) Teradata
7 5 (1.55%) VMware
7 5 (1.55%) Casewise
8 3 (0.93%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.62%) Google
9 2 (0.62%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.62%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.62%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco
9 2 (0.62%) BT
9 2 (0.62%) Thunderhead
10 1 (0.31%) PTC
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix
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