The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
UK / Wales
Rank 4 20 6
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs citing Finance 110 80 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.65% 11.70% 17.86%
As % of the General category 66.67% 44.94% 69.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 61 73
Median daily rate £375 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
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 £18.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% +20.83%  

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 Wales with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 165 178 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 23.47% 26.02% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 126 101
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £259 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.20% +31.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £66.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Wales

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Wales

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Wales

Finance
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
South Wales +17 88 £350 -9.67% 28
West Wales -1 15 £460 +75.23% 2
North Wales -2 1 - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 65 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (22.77%) SAP
3 42 (20.79%) Java
4 35 (17.33%) Security Cleared
5 34 (16.83%) Programme Management
6 33 (16.34%) Manufacturing
7 31 (15.35%) Oracle
8 30 (14.85%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (14.36%) Project Management
10 28 (13.86%) Configuration Management
11 27 (13.37%) SC Cleared
11 27 (13.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 27 (13.37%) Marketing
11 27 (13.37%) Relational Database
12 26 (12.87%) Digital Marketing
12 26 (12.87%) Electronics
12 26 (12.87%) Telecoms
13 25 (12.38%) Scrum
13 25 (12.38%) SQL
14 23 (11.39%) Microsoft
14 23 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
14 23 (11.39%) REST
15 22 (10.89%) Jenkins
15 22 (10.89%) PRINCE2
16 21 (10.40%) Linux
17 20 (9.90%) JavaScript
17 20 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (9.90%) Business Analysis
18 19 (9.41%) Ansible

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (1.98%) Confluence
1 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.49%) Apache
2 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.99%) JCAPS
3 2 (0.99%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.99%) PowerExchange
3 2 (0.99%) SAS
3 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.50%) JBoss
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.94%) MS Office
2 9 (4.46%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.96%) MS Project
4 4 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (13.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (6.44%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (3.47%) Sage X3
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.49%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.50%) LongView
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.50%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.50%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.95%) HTTP
2 2 (0.99%) PSTN
2 2 (0.99%) Skype
2 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.99%) VoIP
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.37%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.93%) Oracle Database
3 12 (5.94%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.95%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (4.95%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.96%) Neo4j
6 6 (2.97%) MySQL
6 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.99%) DB2
9 2 (0.99%) OLAP
9 2 (0.99%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (10.89%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.44%) Cucumber
3 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.97%) JIRA
4 6 (2.97%) Selenium
5 5 (2.48%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.98%) Maven
7 3 (1.49%) JMeter
7 3 (1.49%) JUnit
7 3 (1.49%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.99%) Ant
8 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.99%) Hudson
8 2 (0.99%) JBehave
8 2 (0.99%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.50%) The Grinder
9 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (16.34%) Manufacturing
2 27 (13.37%) Marketing
3 26 (12.87%) Electronics
3 26 (12.87%) Telecoms
4 18 (8.91%) Banking
5 5 (2.48%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Back Office
7 2 (0.99%) Advertising
7 2 (0.99%) French Language
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (23.76%) Analyst
2 45 (22.28%) Developer
3 36 (17.82%) Business Analyst
4 28 (13.86%) Java Developer
5 21 (10.40%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.95%) Cloud Developer
6 10 (4.95%) DBA
7 9 (4.46%) Architect
7 9 (4.46%) Consultant
7 9 (4.46%) Oracle DBA
8 8 (3.96%) AWS Developer
9 7 (3.47%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.47%) Tester
10 6 (2.97%) Administrator
10 6 (2.97%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (2.97%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 6 (2.97%) UAT Manager
11 5 (2.48%) Finance Business Analyst
11 5 (2.48%) Security Manager
11 5 (2.48%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.39%) REST
2 15 (7.43%) JSON
2 15 (7.43%) Web Services
3 12 (5.94%) HTML
3 12 (5.94%) Spring
3 12 (5.94%) XML
4 11 (5.45%) Hibernate
4 11 (5.45%) RESTful
5 10 (4.95%) Dropwizard
5 10 (4.95%) Kafka
5 10 (4.95%) Spring Boot
6 9 (4.46%) .NET
6 9 (4.46%) iXBRL
7 8 (3.96%) JAX-RS
8 6 (2.97%) SOAP
9 5 (2.48%) CSS
10 3 (1.49%) Ajax
10 3 (1.49%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.49%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.96%) NHS
3 7 (3.47%) Fintech
4 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.49%) User Experience
6 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.99%) AS400
6 2 (0.99%) Clustering
6 2 (0.99%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.99%) iSeries
6 2 (0.99%) PKI
7 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) iPad
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.40%) Linux
2 12 (5.94%) Unix
3 11 (5.45%) Windows
4 8 (3.96%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.49%) pSOS
5 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.99%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.83%) Programme Management
3 30 (14.85%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (14.36%) Project Management
5 28 (13.86%) Configuration Management
6 26 (12.87%) Digital Marketing
7 25 (12.38%) Scrum
8 22 (10.89%) PRINCE2
9 20 (9.90%) Business Analysis
9 20 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (9.41%) Change Management
11 16 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (7.43%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (5.94%) Business Process Modelling
13 12 (5.94%) Software Delivery
14 11 (5.45%) ITIL
14 11 (5.45%) Migration
14 11 (5.45%) Performance Management
14 11 (5.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.79%) Java
2 25 (12.38%) SQL
3 20 (9.90%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.94%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.96%) Go
6 4 (1.98%) C#
6 4 (1.98%) Python
7 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.99%) C
8 2 (0.99%) PHP
8 2 (0.99%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.50%) ABAP
9 1 (0.50%) Groovy
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.37%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.45%) ISEB
4 9 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.97%) CISSP
5 6 (2.97%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.99%) CCAB
6 2 (0.99%) CCVP
6 2 (0.99%) CEH
6 2 (0.99%) CISA
6 2 (0.99%) CISM
6 2 (0.99%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.99%) CRISC
6 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.50%) APMP
7 1 (0.50%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.50%) PMP
7 1 (0.50%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.46%) QA
2 6 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.98%) P3O
4 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.99%) HL7
5 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.99%) PMO
6 1 (0.50%) COBIT
6 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.99%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.50%) Docker
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (9.41%) Ansible
2 5 (2.48%) Puppet
3 2 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.99%) Nessus
3 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.99%) Packer
3 2 (0.99%) Rundeck
3 2 (0.99%) SCCM
3 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.99%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 46 (22.77%) SAP
2 31 (15.35%) Oracle
3 23 (11.39%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.47%) Sage
5 4 (1.98%) Cisco
5 4 (1.98%) Fiorano
5 4 (1.98%) IBM
5 4 (1.98%) Teradata
5 4 (1.98%) VMware
6 3 (1.49%) Avaya
6 3 (1.49%) HP
6 3 (1.49%) Informatica
6 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.99%) InterSystems
7 2 (0.99%) Polycom
7 2 (0.99%) Rackspace
7 2 (0.99%) Sonatype
7 2 (0.99%) Symantec
8 1 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.50%) Talend
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