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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 140 130 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.02% 22.89% 22.08%
As % of the General category 71.07% 69.52% 64.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 110 92
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£400 £375 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £550 £477
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 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
197 187 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.77% 32.92% 34.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 140 131
Average daily rate £400 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.98 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.50 £10.92 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 £385 +2.66% 42
West Wales -3 12 £495 -25.84% 2
North Wales - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 113 (35.87%) Banking
2 90 (28.57%) Project Management
3 82 (26.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (18.41%) PRINCE2
6 57 (18.10%) Microsoft
7 48 (15.24%) MS Office
8 46 (14.60%) SQL
9 38 (12.06%) UML
10 35 (11.11%) AS400
11 34 (10.79%) Java
11 34 (10.79%) Business Analysis
12 31 (9.84%) Change Management
12 31 (9.84%) MS Project
12 31 (9.84%) Web Services
13 30 (9.52%) MS Excel
13 30 (9.52%) ISEB
13 30 (9.52%) Test Planning
14 26 (8.25%) Oracle
15 25 (7.94%) Spring
15 25 (7.94%) Security Cleared
16 23 (7.30%) SQL Server
17 22 (6.98%) CCA
18 21 (6.67%) .NET
18 21 (6.67%) Retail
19 20 (6.35%) J2EE
19 20 (6.35%) SOA
20 19 (6.03%) SOAP
20 19 (6.03%) XML
20 19 (6.03%) Analytical Skills

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.86%) SAS
3 8 (2.54%) FileNet
4 6 (1.90%) Lync
5 5 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.59%) Apache
6 3 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.95%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.32%) Drupal
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 48 (15.24%) MS Office
2 31 (9.84%) MS Project
3 30 (9.52%) MS Excel
4 16 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.86%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Windchill
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (2.22%) Agresso
3 5 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.63%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.63%) HFM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle AGIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.90%) Office 365
2 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.95%) VoIP
1 3 (0.95%) WAN
2 1 (0.32%) FTP
2 1 (0.32%) DNS
2 1 (0.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.32%) OSPF
2 1 (0.32%) BGP
2 1 (0.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.32%) SSH
2 1 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.32%) LDAP
2 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.54%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.27%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.63%) DB2
9 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.32%) Xcelsius
10 1 (0.32%) MySQL
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (5.40%) JUnit
1 17 (5.40%) Maven
2 15 (4.76%) Selenium
2 15 (4.76%) Ant
3 11 (3.49%) Apache Ivy
4 9 (2.86%) Subversion
4 9 (2.86%) TestDirector
5 6 (1.90%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.59%) TestNG
7 4 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.27%) JIRA
7 4 (1.27%) eggPlant
7 4 (1.27%) Calabash
8 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.95%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.63%) JMeter
9 2 (0.63%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.63%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (0.63%) Robotium
10 1 (0.32%) JBehave
General
1 113 (35.87%) Banking
2 21 (6.67%) Retail
3 11 (3.49%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.22%) Legal
5 6 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.90%) Marketing
5 6 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.59%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Local Government
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 121 (38.41%) Analyst
2 84 (26.67%) Project Manager
3 70 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 33 (10.48%) Developer
5 19 (6.03%) Java Developer
6 18 (5.71%) Architect
7 15 (4.76%) Tester
7 15 (4.76%) Data Analyst
8 9 (2.86%) Team Leader
9 8 (2.54%) MI Analyst
10 7 (2.22%) Development Team Leader
10 7 (2.22%) Lead Business Analyst
10 7 (2.22%) Consultant
11 6 (1.90%) Test Analyst
11 6 (1.90%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (1.90%) Support Analyst
11 6 (1.90%) Java Team Leader
11 6 (1.90%) Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (1.59%) Agile Business Analyst
12 5 (1.59%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.84%) Web Services
2 25 (7.94%) Spring
3 21 (6.67%) .NET
4 20 (6.35%) J2EE
5 19 (6.03%) XML
5 19 (6.03%) SOAP
6 18 (5.71%) Struts
7 14 (4.44%) Hibernate
8 12 (3.81%) JPA
9 10 (3.17%) Java EE
9 10 (3.17%) Spring Web Flow
10 9 (2.86%) XSLT
11 8 (2.54%) HTML
11 8 (2.54%) MyBatis
11 8 (2.54%) Java SE
12 7 (2.22%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.22%) JMS
12 7 (2.22%) CSS
13 6 (1.90%) REST
14 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.11%) AS400
2 19 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.54%) iSeries
4 8 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
5 7 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.95%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.95%) Open Source
7 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.32%) DTV
9 1 (0.32%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.32%) Statistics
9 1 (0.32%) Informatics
9 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.81%) Windows
2 10 (3.17%) UNIX
3 6 (1.90%) Linux
4 5 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.95%) AIX
6 2 (0.63%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) OS/400
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (28.57%) Project Management
2 82 (26.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (18.41%) PRINCE2
5 38 (12.06%) UML
6 34 (10.79%) Business Analysis
7 31 (9.84%) Change Management
8 30 (9.52%) Test Planning
9 20 (6.35%) SOA
10 18 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 17 (5.40%) Scrum
12 15 (4.76%) BDD
13 14 (4.44%) Validation
14 13 (4.13%) OO
14 13 (4.13%) TDD
15 12 (3.81%) MVC
16 11 (3.49%) Migration
16 11 (3.49%) GAP Analysis
16 11 (3.49%) Configuration Management
16 11 (3.49%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.60%) SQL
2 34 (10.79%) Java
3 10 (3.17%) C#
4 7 (2.22%) VBA
5 5 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.63%) C
6 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.32%) Ruby
7 1 (0.32%) Korn
7 1 (0.32%) Groovy
7 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.32%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
7 1 (0.32%) RPG
7 1 (0.32%) COBOL
7 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (9.52%) ISEB
2 25 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.98%) CCA
4 16 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 15 (4.76%) Degree
6 10 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.95%) RHCE
8 3 (0.95%) MAPM
8 3 (0.95%) PMP
9 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.63%) IIBA
9 2 (0.63%) VCP5
9 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) ACCA
10 1 (0.32%) RHCT
10 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.32%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.90%) SLA
2 5 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.95%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.32%) XenApp
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.63%) Puppet
2 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.63%) Ansible
3 1 (0.32%) Nagios
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.25%) Oracle
3 15 (4.76%) IBM
4 14 (4.44%) SAP
5 8 (2.54%) Cognos
6 6 (1.90%) Informatica
7 5 (1.59%) VMware
7 5 (1.59%) Teradata
7 5 (1.59%) Casewise
8 3 (0.95%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.95%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.63%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.63%) Thunderhead
9 2 (0.63%) Google
9 2 (0.63%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.63%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.32%) Planview
10 1 (0.32%) PTC
10 1 (0.32%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.32%) BT
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