The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
Wales / South Wales
Rank 4 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12  
Contract jobs citing Finance 88 69 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.66% 11.98% 16.22%
As % of the General category 65.67% 45.70% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 60 55
Median daily rate £350 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £292 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £54.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +369.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +37.93% +22.53%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 134 151 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 23.84% 26.22% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 113 82
Median daily rate £358 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £296 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.50% +40.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.07 £25.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £67.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in South Wales

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in South Wales

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in South Wales

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in South Wales

Finance
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +12 65 £365 -5.80% 19
Newport -1 12 £358 -2.05% 1
Bridgend - 2 £143 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £400 -
Finance
Wales

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 48 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (16.77%) Java
3 23 (14.29%) Oracle
4 22 (13.66%) Project Management
5 21 (13.04%) SQL
5 21 (13.04%) Scrum
6 20 (12.42%) PRINCE2
7 19 (11.80%) SAP
7 19 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (11.80%) Programme Management
7 19 (11.80%) Business Analysis
7 19 (11.80%) Security Cleared
8 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (11.18%) Banking
9 17 (10.56%) Manufacturing
9 17 (10.56%) Configuration Management
10 16 (9.94%) Change Management
10 16 (9.94%) Linux
10 16 (9.94%) Relational Database
11 15 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (8.70%) Microsoft
13 13 (8.07%) SC Cleared
13 13 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (7.45%) REST
14 12 (7.45%) Oracle Database
14 12 (7.45%) Marketing
15 11 (6.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 11 (6.83%) Electronics
15 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
15 11 (6.83%) ITIL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 4 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.24%) Confluence
2 2 (1.24%) JCAPS
2 2 (1.24%) MS Project Server
2 2 (1.24%) PowerExchange
2 2 (1.24%) SAS
2 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.24%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.62%) Apache
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.62%) JBoss
3 1 (0.62%) Luigi
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.35%) MS Project
2 6 (3.73%) MS Office
3 5 (3.11%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (6.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (5.59%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (3.73%) Sage X3
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.24%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.62%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.62%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.62%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) HTTP
2 2 (1.24%) PSTN
2 2 (1.24%) Skype
2 2 (1.24%) VoIP
3 1 (0.62%) DNS
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) SSH
3 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.94%) Relational Database
2 12 (7.45%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.97%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.97%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.35%) Neo4j
5 6 (3.73%) MySQL
5 6 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.24%) DB2
7 2 (1.24%) OLAP
7 2 (1.24%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.62%) Big Data
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.97%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.11%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.48%) JIRA
4 4 (2.48%) Maven
5 3 (1.86%) JMeter
5 3 (1.86%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.86%) Selenium
6 2 (1.24%) Ant
6 2 (1.24%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.24%) Hudson
6 2 (1.24%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.62%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.62%) MSTest
7 1 (0.62%) NUnit
7 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.62%) WinRunner
General
1 18 (11.18%) Banking
2 17 (10.56%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.45%) Marketing
4 11 (6.83%) Electronics
4 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.11%) Retail
6 3 (1.86%) Back Office
7 2 (1.24%) French Language
7 2 (1.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Legal
8 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (26.71%) Analyst
2 31 (19.25%) Business Analyst
2 31 (19.25%) Developer
3 20 (12.42%) Project Manager
4 18 (11.18%) Java Developer
5 8 (4.97%) Consultant
5 8 (4.97%) DBA
6 7 (4.35%) Architect
6 7 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (4.35%) Tester
7 5 (3.11%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.11%) Administrator
7 5 (3.11%) Cloud Developer
7 5 (3.11%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (3.11%) Project Officer
7 5 (3.11%) Project Support Officer
7 5 (3.11%) Security Manager
7 5 (3.11%) Security Project Manager
7 5 (3.11%) Support Officer
7 5 (3.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.45%) REST
2 11 (6.83%) Web Services
3 10 (6.21%) Hibernate
3 10 (6.21%) JSON
3 10 (6.21%) Spring
3 10 (6.21%) XML
4 9 (5.59%) .NET
4 9 (5.59%) HTML
4 9 (5.59%) RESTful
5 8 (4.97%) Kafka
5 8 (4.97%) Spring Boot
6 7 (4.35%) Dropwizard
6 7 (4.35%) iXBRL
6 7 (4.35%) JAX-RS
7 6 (3.73%) SOAP
8 3 (1.86%) Ajax
8 3 (1.86%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.86%) jQuery
8 3 (1.86%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.97%) NHS
3 7 (4.35%) Fintech
4 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.86%) User Experience
6 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.24%) AS400
6 2 (1.24%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.24%) iSeries
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.62%) iPad
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.94%) Linux
2 7 (4.35%) Mac OS X
2 7 (4.35%) Unix
3 6 (3.73%) Windows
4 3 (1.86%) pSOS
5 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (13.66%) Project Management
3 21 (13.04%) Scrum
4 20 (12.42%) PRINCE2
5 19 (11.80%) Business Analysis
5 19 (11.80%) Programme Management
5 19 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (10.56%) Configuration Management
7 16 (9.94%) Change Management
8 15 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (6.83%) Digital Marketing
9 11 (6.83%) ITIL
10 10 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (6.21%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (5.59%) Business Process Modelling
11 9 (5.59%) Performance Management
11 9 (5.59%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.97%) Data Mapping
12 8 (4.97%) Kanban
12 8 (4.97%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.77%) Java
2 21 (13.04%) SQL
3 10 (6.21%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.21%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.73%) Go
5 4 (2.48%) C#
5 4 (2.48%) Python
6 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.24%) C
7 2 (1.24%) PHP
7 2 (1.24%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.62%) Groovy
8 1 (0.62%) Perl
8 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (3.73%) CISSP
4 5 (3.11%) ISEB
5 2 (1.24%) CCVP
5 2 (1.24%) CEH
5 2 (1.24%) CISA
5 2 (1.24%) CISM
5 2 (1.24%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.24%) CRISC
5 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.62%) APMP
6 1 (0.62%) Degree
6 1 (0.62%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.62%) MCITP
6 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.62%) PMP
6 1 (0.62%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.48%) P3O
3 3 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.24%) HL7
4 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.24%) PMO
5 1 (0.62%) COBIT
5 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Ansible
2 3 (1.86%) Puppet
3 2 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (14.29%) Oracle
2 19 (11.80%) SAP
3 14 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.73%) Sage
5 4 (2.48%) Fiorano
5 4 (2.48%) Teradata
6 3 (1.86%) Avaya
6 3 (1.86%) Cisco
6 3 (1.86%) HP
6 3 (1.86%) Informatica
7 2 (1.24%) IBM
7 2 (1.24%) InterSystems
7 2 (1.24%) Polycom
7 2 (1.24%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.62%) F5
8 1 (0.62%) RedGate
8 1 (0.62%) Tableau
8 1 (0.62%) Talend
8 1 (0.62%) Thunderhead
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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