Period
to 22 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 5 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 134 125 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 20.55% 16.13% 13.24%
As % of the General category 72.04% 53.42% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 71
Cardiff median daily rate £450 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +8.55% +1.33%
10th Percentile £273 £267 £300
90th Percentile £625 £601 £525
South Wales median daily rate £450 £428 £378
% change year-on-year +5.26% +13.25% +2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -72.50% +196.30%
South Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +218.18% -72.67% +198.15%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 186 234 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 28.53% 30.19% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 185 144
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £268 £283 £216
90th Percentile £615 £576 £520
South Wales median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £33.75 £12.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +170.00% -51.92% +89.09%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.35 £14.40
90th Percentile £44.38 £22.30 £39.93
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.33 £37.77
% change year-on-year +17.65% -67.37% +169.79%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Cardiff

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Cardiff

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Cardiff

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Finance.

1 31 (23.13%) Java
2 28 (20.90%) SQL
3 23 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.18%) XML
4 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
5 16 (11.94%) C#
6 15 (11.19%) SOAP
6 15 (11.19%) CISSP
6 15 (11.19%) REST
7 14 (10.45%) MuleSoft
7 14 (10.45%) Project Management
8 13 (9.70%) Scrum
9 12 (8.96%) Information Security
9 12 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (8.96%) Banking
10 11 (8.21%) Degree
10 11 (8.21%) JSON
10 11 (8.21%) Test Automation
10 11 (8.21%) Python
10 11 (8.21%) PRINCE2
10 11 (8.21%) Windows
10 11 (8.21%) CSS
10 11 (8.21%) HTML
10 11 (8.21%) .NET
10 11 (8.21%) Automation Anywhere
11 10 (7.46%) UiPath
11 10 (7.46%) SDLC
11 10 (7.46%) Blue Prism
11 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (7.46%) ASP.NET

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.73%) Confluence
3 4 (2.99%) IIS
4 3 (2.24%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) iTrent
2 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.46%) AWS
1 10 (7.46%) Azure
2 5 (3.73%) Office 365
3 4 (2.99%) Power Platform
3 4 (2.99%) SaaS
4 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.49%) GCP
4 2 (1.49%) npm
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.72%) Firewall
2 8 (5.97%) Internet
3 3 (2.24%) Intranet
4 2 (1.49%) DHCP
4 2 (1.49%) DNS
4 2 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.99%) MS Access
2 4 (2.99%) Power BI
2 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.49%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.49%) MySQL
3 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.49%) OLAP
3 2 (1.49%) OLTP
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) Big Data
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) JIRA
2 8 (5.97%) Maven
2 8 (5.97%) Selenium
3 7 (5.22%) JUnit
4 3 (2.24%) Balsamiq
4 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.49%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.75%) Appium
6 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.75%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (8.96%) Banking
2 9 (6.72%) Legal
2 9 (6.72%) Retail
3 7 (5.22%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.24%) Back Office
5 3 (2.24%) Marketing
5 3 (2.24%) Publishing
6 2 (1.49%) Electronics
6 2 (1.49%) Law
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.49%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (23.88%) Architect
2 31 (23.13%) Developer
3 28 (20.90%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (8.96%) Consultant
5 11 (8.21%) Analyst
5 11 (8.21%) MuleSoft Developer
6 10 (7.46%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.46%) Robotic Process Automation Architect
7 7 (5.22%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.22%) Security Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Blue Coat Consultant
8 5 (3.73%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.73%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.99%) Business Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Security Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Test Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.18%) XML
2 15 (11.19%) REST
2 15 (11.19%) SOAP
3 11 (8.21%) .NET
3 11 (8.21%) CSS
3 11 (8.21%) HTML
3 11 (8.21%) JSON
4 10 (7.46%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.72%) Web Services
6 8 (5.97%) Spring
7 7 (5.22%) Hibernate
8 6 (4.48%) Apache Camel
8 6 (4.48%) JPA
9 4 (2.99%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.49%) CSS3
10 2 (1.49%) HTML5
10 2 (1.49%) iOS SDK
10 2 (1.49%) Spring Boot
10 2 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.72%) Robotics
3 8 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.99%) User Experience
6 3 (2.24%) PMI
6 3 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.75%) PKI
8 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.21%) Windows
2 4 (2.99%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.49%) Android
4 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (10.45%) Project Management
3 13 (9.70%) Scrum
4 12 (8.96%) Information Security
4 12 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.21%) PRINCE2
5 11 (8.21%) Test Automation
6 10 (7.46%) Artificial Intelligence
6 10 (7.46%) Integration Testing
6 10 (7.46%) SDLC
7 9 (6.72%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (6.72%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (6.72%) Machine Learning
7 9 (6.72%) Robotic Process Automation
7 9 (6.72%) Use Case
8 8 (5.97%) Email Filtering
8 8 (5.97%) Security Architecture
9 7 (5.22%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.22%) DevOps
9 7 (5.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.13%) Java
2 28 (20.90%) SQL
3 16 (11.94%) C#
4 11 (8.21%) Python
5 9 (6.72%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.72%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.97%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.48%) Java 8
8 4 (2.99%) VBA
9 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.75%) Groovy
11 1 (0.75%) LINC
11 1 (0.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) CISSP
2 11 (8.21%) Degree
3 8 (5.97%) CEH
4 6 (4.48%) ISEB
4 6 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.48%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.99%) SSCP
5 4 (2.99%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (2.24%) PMP
7 2 (1.49%) CISM
7 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.49%) SANS
8 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) QA
2 5 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.24%) GDPR
3 3 (2.24%) PMO
4 2 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.49%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.75%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) Docker
3 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (2.24%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.49%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.45%) MuleSoft
3 11 (8.21%) Automation Anywhere
4 10 (7.46%) Blue Prism
4 10 (7.46%) Symantec
4 10 (7.46%) UiPath
5 7 (5.22%) Blue Coat
6 6 (4.48%) IBM
7 4 (2.99%) VMware
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco
8 2 (1.49%) Gemalto
8 2 (1.49%) Google
8 2 (1.49%) Imperva
8 2 (1.49%) Netezza
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle
8 2 (1.49%) SAP
9 1 (0.75%) F5
9 1 (0.75%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.75%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.75%) Qualys