Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 14 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 167 108 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.92% 9.45% 13.21%
As % of the General category 48.97% 46.35% 57.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 93 114
Wales median daily rate £413 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +8.11% +3.93%
10th Percentile £311 £265 £257
90th Percentile £619 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £42.78 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.28% +216.85% +14.60%
10th Percentile £10.50 £40.75 £9.74
90th Percentile £11.50 £46.81 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £23.58 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +7.16% +7.32% -2.38%

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 341 233 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.30% 20.38% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 174 200
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £285 £163 £237
90th Percentile £591 £525 £501
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 10
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £23.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.83% +67.27% -11.29%
10th Percentile £10.33 £10.55 £10.83
90th Percentile £14.40 £59.50 £42.20
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £26.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.04% +13.86% -4.85%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -1 154 £413 +3.13% 41
West Wales +18 12 £475 -13.64% 4
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 77 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.95%) Scrum
3 27 (16.17%) Banking
4 26 (15.57%) Test Automation
5 24 (14.37%) SQL
6 21 (12.57%) C#
6 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (11.98%) TDD
7 20 (11.98%) Software Engineering
7 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
8 19 (11.38%) Project Management
8 19 (11.38%) Java
9 18 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (10.78%) Git (software)
10 17 (10.18%) Marketing
10 17 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (10.18%) Windows
10 17 (10.18%) Programme Management
11 16 (9.58%) .NET
11 16 (9.58%) SAP
12 15 (8.98%) Resource Management
12 15 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (8.38%) BDD
13 14 (8.38%) Kanban
13 14 (8.38%) DevOps
13 14 (8.38%) Telecoms
13 14 (8.38%) Manufacturing
14 13 (7.78%) Electronics
14 13 (7.78%) Web Services

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 5 (2.99%) Confluence
2 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.20%) IIS
2 2 (1.20%) SAS
2 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.20%) InVision
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) LongView
2 1 (0.60%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.60%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.99%) IaaS
3 5 (2.99%) PaaS
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.20%) NuGet
4 2 (1.20%) Office 365
4 2 (1.20%) Serverless
5 1 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
5 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.40%) Network Security
1 4 (2.40%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.80%) Firewall
2 3 (1.80%) Internet
2 3 (1.80%) Intranet
2 3 (1.80%) VoIP
2 3 (1.80%) VPN
3 2 (1.20%) DNS
3 2 (1.20%) Extranet
3 2 (1.20%) SSH
3 2 (1.20%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.60%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.60%) SAN
4 1 (0.60%) SMS
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.78%) Big Data
2 11 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.19%) HPCC
3 7 (4.19%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.40%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.80%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.80%) MS Access
5 3 (1.80%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.60%) EDMS
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) OLAP
6 1 (0.60%) OLTP
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.60%) Power BI
6 1 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.78%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.19%) JIRA
2 12 (7.19%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.59%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.59%) Maven
5 6 (3.59%) Mercurial
5 6 (3.59%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.80%) Ant
7 3 (1.80%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.80%) CA Gen
7 3 (1.80%) Gradle
7 3 (1.80%) JUnit
7 3 (1.80%) NCrunch
7 3 (1.80%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.80%) Subversion
7 3 (1.80%) TestNG
7 3 (1.80%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 27 (16.17%) Banking
2 17 (10.18%) Marketing
3 14 (8.38%) Manufacturing
3 14 (8.38%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.78%) Electronics
5 7 (4.19%) Publishing
6 5 (2.99%) Legal
7 4 (2.40%) Retail
8 3 (1.80%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.20%) Back Office
9 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.60%) Advertising
10 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.60%) Front Office
10 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (24.55%) Developer
2 38 (22.75%) Analyst
3 14 (8.38%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.78%) Architect
5 11 (6.59%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.39%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.79%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.79%) Principal Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Principal Software Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Incident Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) PHP Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Consultant
9 6 (3.59%) Designer
10 5 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) IT Manager
10 5 (2.99%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.99%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.99%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.58%) .NET
2 13 (7.78%) Web Services
3 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.79%) CSS
3 8 (4.79%) HTML
4 7 (4.19%) Laravel
5 6 (3.59%) RESTful
5 6 (3.59%) Spring
6 5 (2.99%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.40%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.40%) CSS3
7 4 (2.40%) HTML5
7 4 (2.40%) REST
7 4 (2.40%) XML
8 3 (1.80%) Castle Windsor
8 3 (1.80%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.80%) jQuery
8 3 (1.80%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (1.80%) SOAP
8 3 (1.80%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.59%) User Experience
3 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.39%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.19%) AS400
5 7 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.40%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.80%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.20%) Blog
9 2 (1.20%) NHS
10 1 (0.60%) Clustering
10 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.60%) Fintech
10 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.18%) Windows
2 7 (4.19%) Linux
3 6 (3.59%) Unix
4 4 (2.40%) AIX
4 4 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.95%) Scrum
3 26 (15.57%) Test Automation
4 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (11.98%) Software Engineering
5 20 (11.98%) TDD
6 19 (11.38%) Project Management
7 18 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (10.18%) Programme Management
9 15 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.98%) Resource Management
10 14 (8.38%) BDD
10 14 (8.38%) DevOps
10 14 (8.38%) Kanban
11 13 (7.78%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (7.19%) OO
12 12 (7.19%) Risk Management
13 11 (6.59%) Planning and Forecasting
14 10 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (5.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.37%) SQL
2 21 (12.57%) C#
3 19 (11.38%) Java
4 10 (5.99%) PHP
5 7 (4.19%) Python
6 6 (3.59%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.99%) C
7 5 (2.99%) R
8 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.40%) VBA
9 3 (1.80%) Korn
9 3 (1.80%) Perl
9 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.20%) C++
10 2 (1.20%) Java 8
10 2 (1.20%) Ruby
10 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.60%) Groovy
11 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (5.99%) Degree
2 7 (4.19%) MCP
2 7 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.40%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.80%) ISEB
4 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.20%) CEH
5 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) APMG
6 1 (0.60%) APMP
6 1 (0.60%) CCNP
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CISSP
6 1 (0.60%) GIAC
6 1 (0.60%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) OSCP
6 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) SLA
2 6 (3.59%) PMO
2 6 (3.59%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) Docker
2 3 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.20%) iptables
3 2 (1.20%) NFS
3 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.60%) etcd
4 1 (0.60%) flannel
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) Ansible
1 7 (4.19%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.59%) Puppet
3 4 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.20%) Terraform
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.60%) Nessus
5 1 (0.60%) Nmap
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.60%) rkt
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.58%) SAP
3 11 (6.59%) Oracle
4 10 (5.99%) IBM
5 7 (4.19%) Zend
6 5 (2.99%) Adobe
6 5 (2.99%) VMware
7 3 (1.80%) CA
7 3 (1.80%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.20%) Cisco
8 2 (1.20%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.20%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.20%) OutSystems
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.20%) Remedy
9 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix
9 1 (0.60%) Google
9 1 (0.60%) Sage
9 1 (0.60%) WooCommerce