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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 12 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 111 168 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.34% 20.82% 25.06%
As % of the General category 72.08% 70.89% 76.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 103 76
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£400 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £492 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £27.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% +41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £27.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £27.50 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
154 237 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.90% 29.37% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 154 95
Average daily rate £375 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £255 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +71.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -11 83 £375 - 27
West Wales +12 10 £450 +50.00% 2
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.55%) Project Management
3 52 (21.49%) PRINCE2
4 42 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (16.94%) Banking
6 37 (15.29%) Security Cleared
7 33 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 33 (13.64%) Business Analysis
8 32 (13.22%) ISEB
9 28 (11.57%) Microsoft
10 26 (10.74%) Risk Management
11 24 (9.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 22 (9.09%) MS Project
13 21 (8.68%) Scrum
13 21 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (8.26%) Migration
14 20 (8.26%) AS400
14 20 (8.26%) Service Delivery
15 19 (7.85%) MS Office
15 19 (7.85%) SQL
15 19 (7.85%) Use Case
16 18 (7.44%) ITIL
16 18 (7.44%) Windows
16 18 (7.44%) SLA
17 17 (7.02%) MS Excel
17 17 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (7.02%) User Experience
18 16 (6.61%) User Stories
18 16 (6.61%) SAP
19 15 (6.20%) Service Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (3.72%) SAS
2 7 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.89%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.48%) IIS
4 4 (1.65%) Confluence
4 4 (1.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) CICS
5 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) WildFly
5 1 (0.41%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (9.09%) MS Project
2 19 (7.85%) MS Office
3 17 (7.02%) MS Excel
4 6 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.41%) SPSS
6 1 (0.41%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Agresso
2 5 (2.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.24%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.24%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.83%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.41%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.41%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.65%) Firewall
2 3 (1.24%) Internet
2 3 (1.24%) VLAN
3 2 (0.83%) Network Security
3 2 (0.83%) DNS
3 2 (0.83%) FTP
3 2 (0.83%) DMZ
3 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.41%) SAN
4 1 (0.41%) LDAP
4 1 (0.41%) LAN
4 1 (0.41%) VoIP
4 1 (0.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.65%) DB2
4 3 (1.24%) DataStage
4 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.24%) Ingres
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.41%) MS Access
6 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.41%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 15 (6.20%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.07%) TestDirector
3 4 (1.65%) JIRA
3 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.41%) Subversion
5 1 (0.41%) ERwin
5 1 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.41%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.41%) Toad
5 1 (0.41%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.41%) Hudson
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 41 (16.94%) Banking
2 15 (6.20%) Retail
3 9 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.31%) Marketing
5 6 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.07%) Electronics
6 5 (2.07%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Legal
7 3 (1.24%) Back Office
8 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.83%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (35.95%) Analyst
2 59 (24.38%) Project Manager
3 49 (20.25%) Business Analyst
4 15 (6.20%) Support Analyst
5 14 (5.79%) Architect
5 14 (5.79%) Developer
6 12 (4.96%) Consultant
7 10 (4.13%) Service Manager
8 9 (3.72%) Applications Support
8 9 (3.72%) Applications Support Analyst
9 8 (3.31%) Tester
10 7 (2.89%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (2.48%) Business Architect
11 6 (2.48%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (2.07%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.07%) Services Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.07%) Systems Analyst
13 4 (1.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 4 (1.65%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.72%) XML
2 8 (3.31%) .NET
3 6 (2.48%) ASP.NET
3 6 (2.48%) Web Services
4 5 (2.07%) CSS
4 5 (2.07%) HTML
4 5 (2.07%) WCF
5 4 (1.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.24%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.83%) jQuery
7 2 (0.83%) Spring
7 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (0.83%) SOAP
7 2 (0.83%) XHTML
7 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.41%) Middleware
8 1 (0.41%) EDI
8 1 (0.41%) J2EE
8 1 (0.41%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.26%) AS400
3 17 (7.02%) User Experience
4 7 (2.89%) iSeries
5 5 (2.07%) DTV
6 4 (1.65%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.24%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.83%) Open Source
8 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) EPoS
9 1 (0.41%) iPad
9 1 (0.41%) Social Media
9 1 (0.41%) iPhone
9 1 (0.41%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.44%) Windows
2 9 (3.72%) Linux
2 9 (3.72%) UNIX
3 5 (2.07%) OS/400
3 5 (2.07%) AIX
4 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) CentOS
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.83%) Fedora
7 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.55%) Project Management
3 52 (21.49%) PRINCE2
4 42 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 26 (10.74%) Risk Management
7 21 (8.68%) Scrum
8 20 (8.26%) Migration
8 20 (8.26%) Service Delivery
9 19 (7.85%) Use Case
10 18 (7.44%) ITIL
11 17 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (6.61%) User Stories
13 15 (6.20%) Service Management
13 15 (6.20%) System Testing
14 12 (4.96%) ITSM
15 11 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (4.13%) UML
17 9 (3.72%) CRM
17 9 (3.72%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.85%) SQL
2 9 (3.72%) C
3 7 (2.89%) C#
4 6 (2.48%) Java
4 6 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.07%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.07%) COBOL
5 5 (2.07%) RPG
6 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.83%) Ruby
7 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.83%) Perl
7 2 (0.83%) PHP
7 2 (0.83%) Python
8 1 (0.41%) C++
8 1 (0.41%) RPG/400
8 1 (0.41%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 37 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 33 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 32 (13.22%) ISEB
4 24 (9.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.31%) Degree
7 8 (3.31%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.07%) MAPM
9 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.83%) CCA
11 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.41%) CISA
11 1 (0.41%) RHCE
11 1 (0.41%) PMP
11 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.41%) CISSP
11 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.44%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) P3O
3 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) COSO
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) Nmap
3 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.61%) SAP
3 14 (5.79%) IBM
4 7 (2.89%) VMware
5 5 (2.07%) Casewise
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle
6 4 (1.65%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.24%) Cisco
7 3 (1.24%) HP
8 2 (0.83%) LANDesk
8 2 (0.83%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.83%) Cognos
8 2 (0.83%) EMC
8 2 (0.83%) BT
9 1 (0.41%) Teradata
9 1 (0.41%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.41%) Sage
9 1 (0.41%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.41%) Lotus
9 1 (0.41%) CA
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