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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Finance 16 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 12.40% 8.00% 2.13%
As % of the General category 84.21% 80.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£438 £275 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +114.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +6.06%
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
19 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 14.73% 10.00% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate £419 £275 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.27% +114.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £168 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £325 £166
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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
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 7 July 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 +9 16 £438 +59.09% 1
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 15 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 15 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 14 (33.33%) Project Management
5 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
6 11 (26.19%) ITIL
6 11 (26.19%) ITSM
6 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
7 10 (23.81%) SLA
8 9 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (21.43%) Service Management
9 8 (19.05%) Migration
9 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (14.29%) Agresso
11 5 (11.90%) ERP
11 5 (11.90%) MS Access
11 5 (11.90%) MS Office
11 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
11 5 (11.90%) HFM
12 4 (9.52%) Scrum
12 4 (9.52%) SAP
12 4 (9.52%) C
12 4 (9.52%) SQL
13 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
13 3 (7.14%) Change Control
14 2 (4.76%) Open Source
14 2 (4.76%) Waterfall

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Agresso
2 5 (11.90%) HFM
3 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) MS Access
General
1 1 (2.38%) Electronics
1 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 9 (21.43%) Service Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Transition Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Service Transition Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Project Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Service Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Procurement Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.38%) Fedora
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) CentOS
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 15 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 15 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 14 (33.33%) Project Management
5 11 (26.19%) ITIL
5 11 (26.19%) ITSM
6 9 (21.43%) Service Management
7 8 (19.05%) Migration
8 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) ERP
8 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.52%) Scrum
10 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
10 3 (7.14%) Change Control
11 2 (4.76%) Open Source
11 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.76%) People Management
11 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
11 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
1 4 (9.52%) C
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) PHP
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby
2 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) SAP
2 2 (4.76%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Lotus
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.38%) VMware