The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 16 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 11.68% 16.67% 26.92%
As % of the General category 88.89% 92.31% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 12
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£406 £498 £668
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.34% -25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £363 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £527 £748
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
Finance
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Wales region.

General Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 13.14% 18.06% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
Average daily rate £388 £460 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.76% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £525 £745
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the West Wales region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

Finance
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Swansea +1 14 £438 -12.06%
Carmarthenshire - 1 £325 -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 6 (28.57%) Agresso
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) MS Office
3 5 (23.81%) MS Access
3 5 (23.81%) HFM
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Open Source
6 2 (9.52%) People Management
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
6 2 (9.52%) Windows
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) UML
7 1 (4.76%) OOP
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (4.76%) RAD
7 1 (4.76%) RUP
7 1 (4.76%) DSDM

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Agresso
2 5 (23.81%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) InterBase
2 1 (4.76%) Firebird
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Project Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Procurement Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.76%) ERP Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Auditor
5 1 (4.76%) Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XHTML
2 1 (4.76%) OLE
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) People Management
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.52%) Open Source
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) BPEL
7 1 (4.76%) SDLC
7 1 (4.76%) Change Control
7 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Lotus
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle