Period
to 19 November 2018

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 6 months to 19 November 2018 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 197 119 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.73% 10.08% 12.18%
As % of the General category 51.04% 49.38% 55.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 92 138
Wales median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £258 £276 £286
90th Percentile £625 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £40.55 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.87% -33.52% +417.83%
10th Percentile £10.50 £20.14 £18.30
90th Percentile £11.50 £46.11 £80.40
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £22.17 £22.84
% change year-on-year +6.66% -2.90% +1.49%

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 Wales with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 386 241 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.99% 20.42% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 180 241
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £271 £161 £221
90th Percentile £600 £539 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 8
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% -19.84%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.14 £10.72
90th Percentile £43.75 £56.50 £70.15
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% - -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Wales

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +1 182 £405 +1.25% 53
West Wales +3 13 £500 -9.09% 6
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 82 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (20.81%) Scrum
3 31 (15.74%) .NET
4 30 (15.23%) Test Automation
5 29 (14.72%) SQL
6 27 (13.71%) Banking
7 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
8 25 (12.69%) C#
9 23 (11.68%) Java
9 23 (11.68%) Software Engineering
10 21 (10.66%) TDD
10 21 (10.66%) Windows
10 21 (10.66%) Project Management
11 20 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (9.14%) Git (software)
13 18 (9.14%) Big Data
14 17 (8.63%) OO
15 16 (8.12%) SLA
15 16 (8.12%) Programme Management
15 16 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (8.12%) Marketing
15 16 (8.12%) Resource Management
15 16 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
16 15 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (7.61%) BDD
17 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (7.11%) Incident Management

Finance
Co-occurring 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 6 (3.05%) Confluence
2 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.02%) IIS
3 2 (1.02%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.02%) InVision
4 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) LongView
1 1 (0.51%) OPENHousing
1 1 (0.51%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.54%) IaaS
2 5 (2.54%) PaaS
2 5 (2.54%) SaaS
3 2 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.02%) NuGet
3 2 (1.02%) Office 365
3 2 (1.02%) Serverless
4 1 (0.51%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.54%) Firewall
2 4 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.03%) VPN
3 3 (1.52%) Intranet
3 3 (1.52%) VoIP
4 2 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.02%) DNS
4 2 (1.02%) Extranet
4 2 (1.02%) Network Security
4 2 (1.02%) SSH
4 2 (1.02%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.51%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.51%) Internet
5 1 (0.51%) SAN
5 1 (0.51%) SMS
5 1 (0.51%) SSL
5 1 (0.51%) VLAN
5 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.14%) Big Data
2 14 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.08%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.55%) HPCC
5 5 (2.54%) MS Access
6 4 (2.03%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.52%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.52%) MySQL
8 2 (1.02%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.51%) Power BI
9 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (9.14%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.09%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.09%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.57%) JIRA
5 7 (3.55%) Maven
6 6 (3.05%) Mercurial
6 6 (3.05%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (2.03%) Ant
9 3 (1.52%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.52%) CA Gen
9 3 (1.52%) Gradle
9 3 (1.52%) JUnit
9 3 (1.52%) NCrunch
9 3 (1.52%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.52%) Subversion
9 3 (1.52%) TestNG
9 3 (1.52%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 27 (13.71%) Banking
2 16 (8.12%) Marketing
3 14 (7.11%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.09%) Electronics
4 12 (6.09%) Manufacturing
5 11 (5.58%) Legal
6 7 (3.55%) Publishing
7 6 (3.05%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.05%) Retail
8 4 (2.03%) Front Office
8 4 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Back Office
10 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 63 (31.98%) Developer
2 48 (24.37%) Analyst
3 20 (10.15%) .NET Developer
4 19 (9.64%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.09%) Incident Analyst
6 10 (5.08%) Architect
6 10 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.06%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.06%) MuleSoft Developer
7 8 (4.06%) Principal Engineer
7 8 (4.06%) Principal Software Engineer
7 8 (4.06%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.55%) Consultant
8 7 (3.55%) Designer
8 7 (3.55%) PHP Developer
8 7 (3.55%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.55%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.54%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.74%) .NET
2 13 (6.60%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.09%) Web Services
4 11 (5.58%) CSS
4 11 (5.58%) HTML
5 7 (3.55%) Laravel
6 6 (3.05%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.05%) Spring
7 5 (2.54%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.54%) jQuery
7 5 (2.54%) REST
8 4 (2.03%) CSS3
8 4 (2.03%) HTML5
8 4 (2.03%) SOAP
8 4 (2.03%) XML
9 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.52%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (1.52%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.52%) RESTful
9 3 (1.52%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (7.11%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.60%) User Experience
5 10 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (4.57%) AS400
6 9 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.03%) NHS
8 3 (1.52%) Blog
8 3 (1.52%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.51%) Clustering
10 1 (0.51%) CMDB
10 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.66%) Windows
2 6 (3.05%) Linux
2 6 (3.05%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.54%) Unix
4 4 (2.03%) AIX
5 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.02%) Check Point GAiA
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (20.81%) Scrum
3 30 (15.23%) Test Automation
4 23 (11.68%) Software Engineering
5 21 (10.66%) Project Management
5 21 (10.66%) TDD
6 19 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (8.63%) OO
9 16 (8.12%) Programme Management
9 16 (8.12%) Resource Management
9 16 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (7.61%) BDD
10 15 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (7.11%) Incident Management
11 14 (7.11%) Risk Management
12 13 (6.60%) ITIL
13 12 (6.09%) Change Management
13 12 (6.09%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (6.09%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.72%) SQL
2 25 (12.69%) C#
3 23 (11.68%) Java
4 9 (4.57%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.06%) PHP
6 7 (3.55%) Python
7 6 (3.05%) VBA
8 5 (2.54%) C
9 4 (2.03%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.52%) Korn
10 3 (1.52%) Perl
10 3 (1.52%) R
11 2 (1.02%) C++
11 2 (1.02%) Java 8
11 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) Groovy
12 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (6.09%) MCP
1 12 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.08%) Degree
3 7 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.03%) CISSP
5 4 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.52%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.52%) CCSA
6 3 (1.52%) CCSE
6 3 (1.52%) ISEB
6 3 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.02%) SSCP
8 1 (0.51%) CEH
8 1 (0.51%) CISM
8 1 (0.51%) GIAC
8 1 (0.51%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.12%) SLA
2 8 (4.06%) PMO
3 5 (2.54%) QA
4 3 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.51%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (2.54%) Docker
1 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.52%) vSphere
4 2 (1.02%) iptables
4 2 (1.02%) NFS
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) Ansible
2 5 (2.54%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.54%) Puppet
3 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.02%) Terraform
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.51%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.09%) IBM
2 12 (6.09%) Oracle
2 12 (6.09%) SAP
3 9 (4.57%) MuleSoft
4 7 (3.55%) OutSystems
4 7 (3.55%) VMware
4 7 (3.55%) Zend
5 6 (3.05%) Adobe
6 3 (1.52%) CA
6 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco
6 3 (1.52%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.52%) Tableau
7 2 (1.02%) BT
7 2 (1.02%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.02%) Openreach
7 2 (1.02%) Remedy
7 2 (1.02%) SolarWinds