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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 8 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 92 171 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.92% 19.57% 24.12%
As % of the General category 68.66% 78.08% 76.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 129 134
Median daily rate £350 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £185 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £83.00 £12.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+583.83% -46.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +15.15%
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
134 219 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.18% 25.06% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 163 176
Median daily rate £375 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £185 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £47.36 £12.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+279.03% -47.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £9.00 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.87 £35.50 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -6 80 £350 -1.68% 25
North Wales - 4 - -
West Wales -5 1 - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 80 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (20.88%) SQL
3 30 (16.48%) .NET
4 29 (15.93%) TDD
5 28 (15.38%) MVC
6 27 (14.84%) Scrum
6 27 (14.84%) Project Management
6 27 (14.84%) jQuery
7 26 (14.29%) Java
7 26 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 26 (14.29%) C#
7 26 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (13.74%) CSS
8 25 (13.74%) Selenium
9 23 (12.64%) Unit Testing
10 22 (12.09%) SAP
11 21 (11.54%) ISEB
11 21 (11.54%) Web Development
11 21 (11.54%) BDD
11 21 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (10.99%) KnockoutJS
12 20 (10.99%) HTML
13 19 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (10.44%) DevOps
14 18 (9.89%) AngularJS
14 18 (9.89%) WCF
14 18 (9.89%) HTML5
14 18 (9.89%) Visual Studio
15 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
15 17 (9.34%) Test-First Development

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.75%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (2.75%) SAS
1 5 (2.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.10%) Apache
3 1 (0.55%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.55%) Confluence
3 1 (0.55%) IIS
3 1 (0.55%) JBoss
3 1 (0.55%) Moodle
3 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.85%) MS Office
3 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.20%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.55%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.55%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.10%) PaaS
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.55%) Google Play
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Route 53
2 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.75%) HTTP
2 4 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (2.20%) Firewall
3 3 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.55%) DHCP
4 1 (0.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.95%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.65%) MS Access
4 3 (1.65%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.10%) Biml
5 2 (1.10%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.10%) MySQL
5 2 (1.10%) Redis
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.55%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (13.74%) Selenium
2 18 (9.89%) Visual Studio
3 17 (9.34%) MbUnit
3 17 (9.34%) MSTest
3 17 (9.34%) NUnit
4 12 (6.59%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.40%) JMeter
6 7 (3.85%) JIRA
7 6 (3.30%) HP UFT
7 6 (3.30%) WinRunner
8 5 (2.75%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.20%) JUnit
10 3 (1.65%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.65%) Subversion
10 3 (1.65%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.10%) JBehave
11 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.10%) Maven
11 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (6.59%) Banking
2 11 (6.04%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.49%) Electronics
3 10 (5.49%) Marketing
3 10 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.20%) Legal
5 3 (1.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (37.91%) Analyst
2 38 (20.88%) Developer
3 27 (14.84%) Business Analyst
4 24 (13.19%) Senior Developer
5 21 (11.54%) Test Analyst
6 18 (9.89%) Agile Developer
6 18 (9.89%) Project Manager
7 17 (9.34%) Senior Agile Developer
8 13 (7.14%) Architect
9 8 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.85%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.30%) Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Consultant
11 6 (3.30%) DBA
11 6 (3.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.48%) .NET
2 27 (14.84%) jQuery
3 25 (13.74%) CSS
4 21 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 20 (10.99%) HTML
5 20 (10.99%) KnockoutJS
6 18 (9.89%) AngularJS
6 18 (9.89%) HTML5
6 18 (9.89%) WCF
7 17 (9.34%) CSS3
8 8 (4.40%) Gherkin
8 8 (4.40%) XML
9 7 (3.85%) Spring
10 6 (3.30%) XSLT
11 5 (2.75%) Java EE
11 5 (2.75%) JDBC
11 5 (2.75%) JSP
11 5 (2.75%) Middleware
11 5 (2.75%) Servlets
11 5 (2.75%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.30%) AS400
3 5 (2.75%) iPad
4 3 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.65%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.65%) User Experience
5 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.55%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.55%) Economics
6 1 (0.55%) Informatics
6 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.55%) Replication
6 1 (0.55%) Statistics
6 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.14%) Unix
2 12 (6.59%) Windows
3 8 (4.40%) Linux
4 4 (2.20%) AIX
5 3 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Android
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.93%) TDD
3 28 (15.38%) MVC
4 27 (14.84%) Project Management
4 27 (14.84%) Scrum
5 26 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (12.64%) Unit Testing
7 21 (11.54%) BDD
7 21 (11.54%) Web Development
8 19 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (10.44%) DevOps
9 17 (9.34%) ATDD
9 17 (9.34%) Mentoring
9 17 (9.34%) Test-First Development
10 16 (8.79%) Programme Management
11 15 (8.24%) Waterfall
12 13 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (7.14%) Software Testing
13 12 (6.59%) SDLC
14 10 (5.49%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.88%) SQL
2 26 (14.29%) C#
2 26 (14.29%) Java
2 26 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 17 (9.34%) TypeScript
4 5 (2.75%) Perl
4 5 (2.75%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.20%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.20%) VBA
6 3 (1.65%) C
7 2 (1.10%) Go
7 2 (1.10%) Scala
7 2 (1.10%) VBScript
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.55%) PHP
8 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.55%) Python
8 1 (0.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (11.54%) ISEB
2 17 (9.34%) SC Cleared
2 17 (9.34%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (4.95%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.65%) Degree
6 2 (1.10%) CISSP
6 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.55%) APMP
7 1 (0.55%) CBAP
7 1 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.55%) CLAS
7 1 (0.55%) GIAC
7 1 (0.55%) PMP
7 1 (0.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) SDET
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.55%) vSphere
2 1 (0.55%) Xen
2 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.75%) Zenoss
2 2 (1.10%) Ansible
2 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.10%) Terraform
3 1 (0.55%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.55%) Fluentd
3 1 (0.55%) Marathon
3 1 (0.55%) Mesos
3 1 (0.55%) Piwik
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (12.09%) SAP
2 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.79%) Oracle
4 9 (4.95%) HP
5 5 (2.75%) BMC
5 5 (2.75%) Cisco
5 5 (2.75%) IBM
5 5 (2.75%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.65%) Canon
7 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.10%) F5
7 2 (1.10%) Informatica
7 2 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.10%) Teradata
7 2 (1.10%) VMware
8 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.55%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (0.55%) Google
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.55%) Sitecore
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