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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 12 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 115 146 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.92% 20.31% 27.46%
As % of the General category 64.61% 67.59% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 90 84
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.25 £27.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.72% +41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £27.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £27.50 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.56%
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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
178 216 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.09% 30.04% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 140 108
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +71.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £28.50 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £36.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -9 70 £400 +0.50% 29
West Wales +14 19 £500 +52.43% 4
North Wales - 2 £275 - 4
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (22.32%) Project Management
3 47 (20.98%) PRINCE2
4 38 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (16.96%) Security Cleared
5 34 (15.18%) Banking
6 33 (14.73%) SC Cleared
7 30 (13.39%) ISEB
8 27 (12.05%) Microsoft
9 26 (11.61%) Business Analysis
9 26 (11.61%) Risk Management
10 25 (11.16%) Windows
11 24 (10.71%) ITIL
12 23 (10.27%) AS400
12 23 (10.27%) Service Delivery
12 23 (10.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 22 (9.82%) Scrum
14 21 (9.38%) Service Management
15 20 (8.93%) MS Excel
15 20 (8.93%) Use Case
16 19 (8.48%) MS Project
17 18 (8.04%) SLA
17 18 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (7.59%) User Experience
18 17 (7.59%) User Stories
18 17 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (7.59%) MS Office
18 17 (7.59%) SQL
19 16 (7.14%) IBM
20 15 (6.70%) SAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (4.46%) SAS
2 7 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.68%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.79%) IIS
4 4 (1.79%) JBoss
4 4 (1.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.45%) WildFly
5 1 (0.45%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) CICS
5 1 (0.45%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 20 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.48%) MS Project
3 17 (7.59%) MS Office
4 6 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) SPSS
6 1 (0.45%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.34%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.34%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.89%) Agresso
3 2 (0.89%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Office 365
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) Firewall
2 3 (1.34%) Internet
2 3 (1.34%) VLAN
3 2 (0.89%) Network Security
3 2 (0.89%) DMZ
3 2 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.89%) FTP
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.45%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) LDAP
4 1 (0.45%) LAN
4 1 (0.45%) VoIP
4 1 (0.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.34%) DB2
4 3 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.34%) Ingres
4 3 (1.34%) DataStage
4 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.45%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.45%) MS Access
6 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (6.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 15 (6.70%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.23%) JIRA
3 4 (1.79%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.89%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) JUnit
6 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
General
1 34 (15.18%) Banking
2 12 (5.36%) Retail
3 10 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.02%) Marketing
5 6 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.23%) Electronics
7 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.34%) Back Office
9 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.89%) Front Office
9 2 (0.89%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (36.61%) Analyst
2 48 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 43 (19.20%) Business Analyst
4 12 (5.36%) Developer
5 11 (4.91%) Support Analyst
5 11 (4.91%) Service Manager
6 10 (4.46%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.02%) Consultant
7 9 (4.02%) Architect
8 8 (3.57%) Tester
9 7 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (3.13%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.68%) Services Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.23%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (2.23%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (2.23%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.57%) XML
2 7 (3.13%) CSS
3 6 (2.68%) .NET
4 5 (2.23%) HTML
4 5 (2.23%) Web Services
5 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.34%) WCF
6 3 (1.34%) jQuery
6 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (0.89%) HTML5
7 2 (0.89%) REST
7 2 (0.89%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.89%) Spring
7 2 (0.89%) Ajax
7 2 (0.89%) SOAP
8 1 (0.45%) XHTML
8 1 (0.45%) EDI
8 1 (0.45%) J2EE
8 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.27%) AS400
2 18 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.59%) User Experience
4 5 (2.23%) iSeries
4 5 (2.23%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.23%) DTV
5 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.34%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.89%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.45%) EPoS
7 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.45%) iPhone
7 1 (0.45%) Statistics
7 1 (0.45%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.45%) Open Source
7 1 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.16%) Windows
2 10 (4.46%) UNIX
3 8 (3.57%) Linux
4 5 (2.23%) AIX
5 4 (1.79%) OS/400
6 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.89%) CentOS
7 2 (0.89%) Fedora
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (22.32%) Project Management
3 47 (20.98%) PRINCE2
4 38 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (11.61%) Risk Management
5 26 (11.61%) Business Analysis
6 24 (10.71%) ITIL
7 23 (10.27%) Service Delivery
8 22 (9.82%) Scrum
9 21 (9.38%) Service Management
10 20 (8.93%) Use Case
11 17 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (7.59%) User Stories
12 15 (6.70%) System Testing
13 13 (5.80%) CRM
13 13 (5.80%) ITSM
14 10 (4.46%) Migration
14 10 (4.46%) Programme Management
14 10 (4.46%) UML
14 10 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.59%) SQL
2 9 (4.02%) C
3 7 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.68%) Java
5 5 (2.23%) C#
5 5 (2.23%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.79%) COBOL
7 3 (1.34%) Perl
7 3 (1.34%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.34%) RPG
8 2 (0.89%) PHP
8 2 (0.89%) Ruby
8 2 (0.89%) Python
8 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) VBA
9 1 (0.45%) Korn
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
9 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.73%) SC Cleared
3 30 (13.39%) ISEB
4 23 (10.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (4.91%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (4.02%) ISTQB
7 8 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.68%) MCP
8 6 (2.68%) Degree
9 5 (2.23%) MAPM
9 5 (2.23%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.89%) PMP
10 2 (0.89%) CCA
11 1 (0.45%) CISSP
11 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.45%) MCSE
11 1 (0.45%) CCNA
11 1 (0.45%) RHCE
11 1 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.04%) SLA
2 5 (2.23%) P3O
3 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
3 1 (0.45%) COSO
System Software
1 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Nmap
1 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.14%) IBM
3 15 (6.70%) SAP
4 6 (2.68%) Oracle
4 6 (2.68%) VMware
5 4 (1.79%) Casewise
6 3 (1.34%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.34%) Cisco
6 3 (1.34%) HP
7 2 (0.89%) EMC
7 2 (0.89%) Cognos
7 2 (0.89%) BT
7 2 (0.89%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.89%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.45%) Adobe
8 1 (0.45%) Progress
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix
8 1 (0.45%) Informatica
8 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
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