The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 175 121 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.58% 21.61% 20.86%
As % of the General category 75.76% 61.73% 61.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 92 104
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £238 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £610 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -16.52%
General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
231 196 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 31.13% 35.00% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 134 149
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £10.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Finance
UK

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 1 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
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 1 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 +1 155 £375 - 38
West Wales -6 11 £495 -25.84% 2
North Wales - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 117 (36.22%) Banking
2 100 (30.96%) Project Management
3 85 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (18.89%) PRINCE2
5 57 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 50 (15.48%) MS Office
7 43 (13.31%) UML
8 42 (13.00%) Java
9 41 (12.69%) SQL
10 36 (11.15%) AS400
10 36 (11.15%) Business Analysis
11 35 (10.84%) Web Services
11 35 (10.84%) MS Project
12 34 (10.53%) Change Management
13 33 (10.22%) Spring
13 33 (10.22%) MS Excel
14 31 (9.60%) ISEB
15 28 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (8.67%) Security Cleared
16 25 (7.74%) Scrum
17 24 (7.43%) J2EE
17 24 (7.43%) Oracle
18 23 (7.12%) SOAP
19 22 (6.81%) Struts
19 22 (6.81%) SOA
20 21 (6.50%) .NET
20 21 (6.50%) Maven
20 21 (6.50%) Degree
21 20 (6.19%) CCA
22 19 (5.88%) Ant

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (4.02%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.48%) FileNet
4 5 (1.55%) SAS
4 5 (1.55%) Lync
5 4 (1.24%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.93%) IIS
6 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.93%) Apache
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 50 (15.48%) MS Office
2 35 (10.84%) MS Project
3 33 (10.22%) MS Excel
4 17 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.79%) Agresso
2 7 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.62%) HFM
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle AGIS
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.55%) Office 365
1 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.24%) WAN
2 2 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (0.62%) DNS
2 2 (0.62%) BGP
2 2 (0.62%) OSPF
2 2 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.31%) Wireless
3 1 (0.31%) LAN
3 1 (0.31%) SMS
3 1 (0.31%) VoIP
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) FTP
3 1 (0.31%) SAN
3 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.55%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.24%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.62%) DB2
9 1 (0.31%) CorVu
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (6.50%) Maven
2 19 (5.88%) Ant
2 19 (5.88%) JUnit
3 16 (4.95%) Selenium
4 15 (4.64%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (3.10%) TestDirector
6 9 (2.79%) Subversion
7 7 (2.17%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.55%) TestNG
9 4 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.24%) JIRA
9 4 (1.24%) Calabash
9 4 (1.24%) eggPlant
10 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.62%) JBehave
11 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.62%) TortoiseSVN
11 2 (0.62%) Robotium
11 2 (0.62%) JMeter
General
1 117 (36.22%) Banking
2 14 (4.33%) Retail
3 8 (2.48%) Retail Banking
3 8 (2.48%) Legal
4 6 (1.86%) Marketing
5 4 (1.24%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.62%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 122 (37.77%) Analyst
2 87 (26.93%) Project Manager
3 75 (23.22%) Business Analyst
4 35 (10.84%) Developer
5 24 (7.43%) Java Developer
6 18 (5.57%) Architect
7 15 (4.64%) Tester
8 14 (4.33%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.10%) Team Leader
10 9 (2.79%) Development Team Leader
10 9 (2.79%) Banking Business Analyst
11 8 (2.48%) Java Team Leader
11 8 (2.48%) Change Manager
12 7 (2.17%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.17%) Applications Support
12 7 (2.17%) Test Analyst
13 6 (1.86%) Lead Architect
13 6 (1.86%) Consultant
13 6 (1.86%) MI Analyst
13 6 (1.86%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.84%) Web Services
2 33 (10.22%) Spring
3 24 (7.43%) J2EE
4 23 (7.12%) SOAP
5 22 (6.81%) Struts
6 21 (6.50%) .NET
7 18 (5.57%) XML
7 18 (5.57%) Java EE
7 18 (5.57%) JPA
8 16 (4.95%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.72%) Spring Web Flow
10 9 (2.79%) JMS
11 8 (2.48%) Java SE
11 8 (2.48%) MyBatis
11 8 (2.48%) HTML
11 8 (2.48%) XSLT
12 7 (2.17%) CSS
12 7 (2.17%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.86%) REST
14 5 (1.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.15%) AS400
2 13 (4.02%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.79%) Mathematics
4 9 (2.79%) iSeries
5 6 (1.86%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.93%) Open Source
7 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.31%) DTV
8 1 (0.31%) Informatics
8 1 (0.31%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.72%) Windows
2 9 (2.79%) UNIX
3 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.62%) OS/400
4 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.62%) AIX
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (30.96%) Project Management
2 85 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 61 (18.89%) PRINCE2
4 43 (13.31%) UML
5 36 (11.15%) Business Analysis
6 34 (10.53%) Change Management
7 28 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (7.74%) Scrum
9 22 (6.81%) SOA
10 16 (4.95%) MVC
10 16 (4.95%) BDD
11 15 (4.64%) Validation
12 14 (4.33%) OO
13 13 (4.02%) TDD
13 13 (4.02%) ERP
14 12 (3.72%) Unit Testing
14 12 (3.72%) Migration
15 11 (3.41%) Configuration Management
15 11 (3.41%) Test Automation
16 10 (3.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.00%) Java
2 41 (12.69%) SQL
3 10 (3.10%) C#
4 6 (1.86%) VBA
5 5 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.24%) C
7 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.62%) COBOL
7 2 (0.62%) RPG
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) VB
8 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (9.60%) ISEB
2 28 (8.67%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.50%) Degree
4 20 (6.19%) CCA
5 17 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 15 (4.64%) ISTQB
7 10 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.93%) PMP
9 3 (0.93%) MAPM
10 2 (0.62%) IIBA
10 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.62%) CCNP
11 1 (0.31%) MCSD
11 1 (0.31%) MCSE
11 1 (0.31%) ACCA
11 1 (0.31%) CCIE
11 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.86%) SLA
2 5 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.93%) P3O
4 2 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.62%) XenApp
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.43%) Oracle
3 16 (4.95%) IBM
4 12 (3.72%) SAP
5 6 (1.86%) Informatica
6 5 (1.55%) Teradata
6 5 (1.55%) Cognos
7 4 (1.24%) Casewise
7 4 (1.24%) VMware
8 3 (0.93%) Business Objects
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%) Citrix
9 2 (0.62%) BT
9 2 (0.62%) Thunderhead
10 1 (0.31%) Planview
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