Period
to 22 August 2019

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 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 176 165 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.72% 11.28% 10.07%
As % of the General category 49.72% 39.19% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 126 98
Wales median daily rate £450 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £301 £288
90th Percentile £625 £619 £538
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -72.84% +200.00%
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.83 £25.06
% change year-on-year -11.86% -4.93% +22.24%

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 354 421 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 25.58% 28.78% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 283 235
Wales median daily rate £440 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.98% +8.67% -
10th Percentile £278 £285 £179
90th Percentile £613 £588 £525
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 30
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.33 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -69.38% +187.50%
10th Percentile £10.17 £10.13 £11.65
90th Percentile £37.50 £21.95 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £22.63 £22.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +2.84% -1.68% +6.55%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 +6 170 £450 +5.26% 63
North Wales - 4 £400 - 5
West Wales -20 2 £588 +42.42% 6
Finance
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Finance.

1 36 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.18%) SQL
3 31 (17.61%) Java
4 21 (11.93%) SAP
5 19 (10.80%) XML
5 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
6 17 (9.66%) Project Management
6 17 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (9.66%) PRINCE2
6 17 (9.66%) C#
7 16 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (8.52%) SOAP
8 15 (8.52%) CISSP
8 15 (8.52%) Marketing
8 15 (8.52%) Waterfall
8 15 (8.52%) REST
9 14 (7.95%) MuleSoft
9 14 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (7.39%) Scrum
10 13 (7.39%) Python
10 13 (7.39%) .NET
10 13 (7.39%) QA
10 13 (7.39%) Architectural Design
11 12 (6.82%) Public Sector
11 12 (6.82%) SaaS
11 12 (6.82%) Degree
11 12 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (6.82%) Banking
11 12 (6.82%) Windows
11 12 (6.82%) ERP

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 7 (3.98%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.41%) Confluence
3 4 (2.27%) IIS
4 3 (1.70%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.27%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.27%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.70%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.14%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.14%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.57%) iTrent
5 1 (0.57%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.82%) SaaS
2 11 (6.25%) AWS
2 11 (6.25%) Azure
3 8 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (2.84%) Office 365
4 5 (2.84%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.14%) GCP
5 2 (1.14%) npm
6 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.57%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) Firewall
2 8 (4.55%) Internet
3 3 (1.70%) Intranet
4 2 (1.14%) DHCP
4 2 (1.14%) DNS
4 2 (1.14%) Network Security
5 1 (0.57%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) Power BI
2 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.27%) MS Access
4 2 (1.14%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.14%) OLAP
4 2 (1.14%) OLTP
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (6.25%) JIRA
2 8 (4.55%) Maven
2 8 (4.55%) Selenium
3 7 (3.98%) JUnit
4 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.70%) Balsamiq
5 3 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.14%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.57%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.57%) Appium
7 1 (0.57%) Babel
7 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.57%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 15 (8.52%) Marketing
2 12 (6.82%) Banking
2 12 (6.82%) Electronics
2 12 (6.82%) Manufacturing
2 12 (6.82%) Public Sector
2 12 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.11%) Legal
3 9 (5.11%) Retail
4 7 (3.98%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.27%) Billing
5 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.70%) Back Office
6 3 (1.70%) Publishing
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.14%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (19.89%) Developer
2 33 (18.75%) Architect
3 29 (16.48%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (11.93%) Project Manager
5 19 (10.80%) Consultant
6 14 (7.95%) Analyst
7 11 (6.25%) MuleSoft Developer
8 10 (5.68%) Robotic Process Automation Architect
9 7 (3.98%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.98%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.41%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.41%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.84%) Blue Coat Consultant
11 5 (2.84%) Digital Product Manager
11 5 (2.84%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.84%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.27%) Financial Services Project Manager
12 4 (2.27%) Infrastructure Support
12 4 (2.27%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 4 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.80%) XML
2 15 (8.52%) REST
2 15 (8.52%) SOAP
3 13 (7.39%) .NET
4 11 (6.25%) CSS
4 11 (6.25%) HTML
4 11 (6.25%) JSON
5 10 (5.68%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.68%) Web Services
6 8 (4.55%) Spring
7 7 (3.98%) Hibernate
8 6 (3.41%) Apache Camel
8 6 (3.41%) JPA
9 4 (2.27%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.14%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (1.14%) iOS SDK
11 2 (1.14%) Node.js
11 2 (1.14%) Sass
11 2 (1.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.25%) Virtual Team
3 9 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.11%) Robotics
4 4 (2.27%) User Experience
5 3 (1.70%) PMI
6 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.14%) PKI
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.82%) Windows
2 5 (2.84%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.70%) Android
4 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (9.66%) PRINCE2
2 17 (9.66%) Project Management
3 16 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (8.52%) Waterfall
5 13 (7.39%) Architectural Design
5 13 (7.39%) Scrum
6 12 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (6.82%) ERP
6 12 (6.82%) Information Security
6 12 (6.82%) Programme Management
7 11 (6.25%) SDLC
7 11 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 10 (5.68%) Artificial Intelligence
8 10 (5.68%) Integration Testing
8 10 (5.68%) Machine Learning
9 9 (5.11%) Migration
9 9 (5.11%) Robotic Process Automation
9 9 (5.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.18%) SQL
2 31 (17.61%) Java
3 17 (9.66%) C#
4 13 (7.39%) Python
5 11 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.68%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.41%) Java 8
9 4 (2.27%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.27%) VBA
10 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.57%) Groovy
11 1 (0.57%) LINC
11 1 (0.57%) PHP
11 1 (0.57%) R
11 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (8.52%) CISSP
2 12 (6.82%) Degree
3 8 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.55%) CEH
3 8 (4.55%) DBS Check
3 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.41%) ISEB
4 6 (3.41%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.41%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.27%) SSCP
5 4 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.70%) PMP
7 2 (1.14%) CISM
7 2 (1.14%) SANS
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.39%) QA
2 8 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.70%) GDPR
4 3 (1.70%) PMO
5 2 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.14%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.57%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (3.98%) ProxySG
2 5 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.27%) Docker
4 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.70%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.14%) Ansible
4 1 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (11.93%) SAP
2 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.95%) MuleSoft
4 11 (6.25%) Automation Anywhere
5 10 (5.68%) Blue Prism
5 10 (5.68%) Symantec
5 10 (5.68%) UiPath
6 8 (4.55%) Ariba
6 8 (4.55%) Concur
7 7 (3.98%) Blue Coat
8 6 (3.41%) IBM
9 4 (2.27%) VMware
10 3 (1.70%) Oracle
11 2 (1.14%) Cisco
11 2 (1.14%) Gemalto
11 2 (1.14%) Google
11 2 (1.14%) Imperva
11 2 (1.14%) Netezza
11 2 (1.14%) Unisys
12 1 (0.57%) F5