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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 7 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Finance 22 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 26.51% 4.92% 10.87%
As % of the General category 88.00% 42.86% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
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£504 £356 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.43% -21.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £356 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £631 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
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
25 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 30.12% 11.48% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Average daily rate £500 £341 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.84% -22.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £325 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £700 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 +11 22 £504 +41.43% 1
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (48.00%) PRINCE2
2 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 11 (44.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (36.00%) ITSM
5 9 (36.00%) ITIL
6 8 (32.00%) Project Management
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (28.00%) MS Project
7 7 (28.00%) SLA
7 7 (28.00%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (28.00%) Service Management
8 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (8.00%) SAP
9 2 (8.00%) C
9 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.00%) Fujitsu
10 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
10 1 (4.00%) Kanban
10 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
10 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 1 (4.00%) Puppet
10 1 (4.00%) Transition Management
10 1 (4.00%) DevOps
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
General
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
1 1 (4.00%) Electronics
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Service Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Manager
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Service Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Transition Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Junior
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) CentOS
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Fedora
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) PRINCE2
3 11 (44.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (36.00%) ITSM
5 9 (36.00%) ITIL
6 8 (32.00%) Project Management
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (28.00%) Service Management
8 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
10 1 (4.00%) Kanban
10 1 (4.00%) Transition Management
10 1 (4.00%) DevOps
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
10 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (28.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) SAP
1 2 (8.00%) Fujitsu
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.00%) VMware