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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 12 23 9
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Finance 16 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 12.90% 6.57% 5.13%
As % of the General category 80.00% 69.23% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£400 £300 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%
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
20 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 16.13% 9.49% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Average daily rate £400 £308 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% +23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £293 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £356 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +13 16 £400 +33.33% 2
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) PRINCE2
3 17 (47.22%) Risk Management
4 16 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 15 (41.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
7 12 (33.33%) ITSM
7 12 (33.33%) ITIL
7 12 (33.33%) Project Management
8 11 (30.56%) SLA
9 10 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (27.78%) Service Management
9 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (19.44%) MS Project
11 6 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
12 4 (11.11%) C
12 4 (11.11%) Scrum
13 3 (8.33%) Migration
14 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
14 2 (5.56%) Fujitsu
14 2 (5.56%) SAP
14 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
14 2 (5.56%) Change Control
15 1 (2.78%) Open Source
15 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
15 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
15 1 (2.78%) Puppet

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (19.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.78%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
General
1 1 (2.78%) Electronics
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 9 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Services Delivery Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Transition Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Service Transition Manager
5 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Designer
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Project Planner
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
2 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) CentOS
1 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) PRINCE2
3 17 (47.22%) Risk Management
4 16 (44.44%) Service Delivery
5 12 (33.33%) ITSM
5 12 (33.33%) ITIL
5 12 (33.33%) Project Management
6 10 (27.78%) Service Management
7 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 4 (11.11%) Scrum
10 3 (8.33%) Migration
11 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
11 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (5.56%) Change Control
12 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
12 1 (2.78%) Transition Management
12 1 (2.78%) DevOps
12 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) PHP
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
4 10 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Fujitsu
1 2 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.78%) VMware