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 27 June 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.

Financial
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3  
Contract jobs citing Finance 36 80 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.74% 16.81% 19.27%
As % of the General category 38.30% 64.00% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 96
Median daily rate £400 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -2.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £244 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +32.89% -1.29%  

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 94 125 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 17.60% 26.26% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 90 130
Median daily rate £400 £355 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -0.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £255 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £55.41 £21.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.69% +72.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.85 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £32.25 £14.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 -3 32 £400 +14.28% 10
Newport -6 4 £429 +22.50% 1
Finance
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 29 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (17.21%) Banking
4 17 (13.93%) Project Management
5 16 (13.11%) PRINCE2
5 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
6 15 (12.30%) Oracle
6 15 (12.30%) Scrum
6 15 (12.30%) Business Analysis
7 14 (11.48%) SQL
8 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (8.20%) SAP
10 10 (8.20%) Programme Management
11 9 (7.38%) Java
11 9 (7.38%) ITIL
11 9 (7.38%) Configuration Management
12 8 (6.56%) Web Services
12 8 (6.56%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (6.56%) PL/SQL
12 8 (6.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (6.56%) Performance Management
12 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
12 8 (6.56%) Oracle Database
13 7 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (5.74%) Coaching
13 7 (5.74%) Mobile First
13 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
13 7 (5.74%) Fintech

Finance
Co-occurring 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 2 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.64%) Confluence
1 2 (1.64%) MS Project Server
1 2 (1.64%) SAS
1 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
1 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.82%) JCAPS
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.28%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.46%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (1.64%) Sage X3
4 2 (1.64%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.64%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.64%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.82%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.82%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.82%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) PSTN
2 2 (1.64%) Skype
2 2 (1.64%) VoIP
3 1 (0.82%) DNS
3 1 (0.82%) Firewall
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.82%) SSH
3 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) Oracle Database
1 8 (6.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.28%) Neo4j
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.64%) OLAP
6 2 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.82%) Big Data
7 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.82%) DB2
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) MySQL
7 1 (0.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Cucumber
1 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.28%) JIRA
3 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.46%) Maven
4 2 (1.64%) Ant
4 2 (1.64%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.64%) Hudson
4 2 (1.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.82%) Selenium
5 1 (0.82%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (17.21%) Banking
2 7 (5.74%) Retail
3 4 (3.28%) Marketing
4 3 (2.46%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Advertising
5 2 (1.64%) French Language
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.82%) Electronics
6 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Analyst
2 22 (18.03%) Business Analyst
3 16 (13.11%) Developer
4 13 (10.66%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.74%) DBA
5 7 (5.74%) Java Developer
5 7 (5.74%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (4.92%) Consultant
6 6 (4.92%) Support Officer
6 6 (4.92%) Tester
7 5 (4.10%) Administrator
7 5 (4.10%) Architect
7 5 (4.10%) Project Officer
7 5 (4.10%) Project Support Officer
8 4 (3.28%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) Data Business Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) Manual Tester
8 4 (3.28%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) Web Services
2 6 (4.92%) .NET
2 6 (4.92%) Hibernate
2 6 (4.92%) Spring
3 5 (4.10%) JSON
3 5 (4.10%) Kafka
3 5 (4.10%) RESTful
3 5 (4.10%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.28%) Dropwizard
4 4 (3.28%) HTML
4 4 (3.28%) iXBRL
4 4 (3.28%) JAX-RS
4 4 (3.28%) REST
4 4 (3.28%) XML
5 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.64%) SOAP
5 2 (1.64%) WCF
6 1 (0.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.74%) Fintech
3 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.92%) NHS
4 3 (2.46%) User Experience
5 2 (1.64%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.64%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.82%) AS400
6 1 (0.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.82%) PMI
6 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.10%) Linux
2 4 (3.28%) Mac OS X
2 4 (3.28%) Unix
3 3 (2.46%) pSOS
3 3 (2.46%) Windows
4 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (13.93%) Project Management
4 16 (13.11%) PRINCE2
5 15 (12.30%) Business Analysis
5 15 (12.30%) Scrum
6 11 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (8.20%) Programme Management
8 9 (7.38%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.38%) ITIL
9 8 (6.56%) Performance Management
10 7 (5.74%) Change Management
10 7 (5.74%) Coaching
10 7 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (5.74%) Migration
10 7 (5.74%) Mobile First
10 7 (5.74%) Regulatory Compliance
10 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.92%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) SQL
2 9 (7.38%) Java
3 8 (6.56%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.28%) C#
5 3 (2.46%) Go
5 3 (2.46%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.82%) Perl
7 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.28%) Degree
4 3 (2.46%) ISEB
4 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.46%) SAP Certification
5 2 (1.64%) CCVP
5 2 (1.64%) CISA
5 2 (1.64%) CISM
5 2 (1.64%) CISSP
5 2 (1.64%) CRISC
6 1 (0.82%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) QA
2 3 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.46%) P3O
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.64%) PMO
3 2 (1.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.82%) COBIT
4 1 (0.82%) HL7
4 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Puppet
2 2 (1.64%) Ansible
2 2 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) Oracle
3 10 (8.20%) SAP
4 3 (2.46%) Cisco
4 3 (2.46%) Sage
5 2 (1.64%) Avaya
5 2 (1.64%) Fiorano
5 2 (1.64%) Polycom
5 2 (1.64%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.82%) F5
6 1 (0.82%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.82%) HP
6 1 (0.82%) IBM
6 1 (0.82%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.82%) Remedy
6 1 (0.82%) Software AG
6 1 (0.82%) Thunderhead
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