Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 126 189 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.86% 12.71% 13.30%
As % of the General category 51.64% 60.77% 58.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 157 157
Wales median daily rate £400 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +7.33% -
10th Percentile £240 £196 £232
90th Percentile £570 £546 £450
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Wales median hourly rate £22.93 £40.50 £54.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.38% -25.03% +208.71%
10th Percentile £16.54 £21.55 £45.95
90th Percentile £28.67 £59.85 £66.27
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -21.82% +5.77% +48.57%

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 244 311 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.16% 20.91% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 237 253
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £155 £188 £231
90th Percentile £550 £553 £462
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £429
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.90% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Wales median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -59.60% +182.86%
10th Percentile £14.80 £11.63 £12.34
90th Percentile £77.50 £33.75 £69.25
UK median hourly rate £26.11 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.43% -9.09% +21.25%

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 25 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Wales over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 February 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 -6 105 £400 - 35
West Wales 0 13 £481 +1.32% 6
North Wales +3 4 £450 +4.05% 6
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 50 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.43%) SQL
3 24 (19.05%) Scrum
4 23 (18.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (17.46%) Business Analysis
6 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
6 20 (15.87%) Coaching
7 19 (15.08%) Project Management
8 17 (13.49%) Banking
9 16 (12.70%) Migration
10 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (10.32%) TDD
12 13 (10.32%) Java
13 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
14 11 (8.73%) SAP
15 10 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
15 10 (7.94%) Test Automation
15 10 (7.94%) User Stories
16 9 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (7.14%) Data Migration
16 9 (7.14%) ETL
16 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
16 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
16 9 (7.14%) Web Services
16 9 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (6.35%) Dynamics AX
17 8 (6.35%) JIRA
17 8 (6.35%) Telecoms

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 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.59%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.59%) Confluence
2 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) SAS
3 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.79%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.17%) SAP CO
2 4 (3.17%) SAP FI
2 4 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.38%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.79%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.79%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.79%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.97%) Office 365
3 3 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.59%) PaaS
4 2 (1.59%) Trello
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.79%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) npm
5 1 (0.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) LAN
2 4 (3.17%) HTTP
3 3 (2.38%) SMS
3 3 (2.38%) WAN
3 3 (2.38%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.59%) AMQP
4 2 (1.59%) IPv4
5 1 (0.79%) MPLS
5 1 (0.79%) PBX
5 1 (0.79%) Skype
5 1 (0.79%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.79%) VPN
5 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.97%) OLTP
4 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.17%) OLAP
5 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.59%) Big Data
6 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.59%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Clusterpoint
7 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) JIRA
2 6 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.38%) Ant
4 3 (2.38%) JUnit
4 3 (2.38%) Maven
4 3 (2.38%) Selenium
4 3 (2.38%) Subversion
5 2 (1.59%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.59%) JMeter
5 2 (1.59%) Mockito
5 2 (1.59%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.59%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.79%) Gradle
6 1 (0.79%) Grunt
6 1 (0.79%) MbUnit
6 1 (0.79%) MSTest
6 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (13.49%) Banking
2 8 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.76%) Retail
5 4 (3.17%) Advertising
5 4 (3.17%) Electronics
5 4 (3.17%) Marketing
6 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Automotive
7 2 (1.59%) Back Office
7 2 (1.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (23.81%) Analyst
2 22 (17.46%) Business Analyst
3 15 (11.90%) Developer
4 14 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.56%) Scrum Master
6 6 (4.76%) Consultant
6 6 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.76%) Portfolio Manager
7 5 (3.97%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Data Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Data Migration Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Designer
8 4 (3.17%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Report Writer
8 4 (3.17%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.17%) Senior Portfolio Manager
8 4 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) Web Services
2 7 (5.56%) .NET
2 7 (5.56%) CSS
2 7 (5.56%) HTML
3 6 (4.76%) XML
4 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.17%) jQuery
4 4 (3.17%) JSON
4 4 (3.17%) NHibernate
4 4 (3.17%) REST
4 4 (3.17%) RESTful
5 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.38%) Node.js
5 3 (2.38%) SOAP
5 3 (2.38%) Spring
5 3 (2.38%) WCF
6 2 (1.59%) JSP
6 2 (1.59%) XSD
6 2 (1.59%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Fintech
2 5 (3.97%) User Experience
3 3 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.38%) iSeries
4 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.79%) PMI
5 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Windows
2 7 (5.56%) Linux
3 3 (2.38%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.59%) Unix
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) AIX
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.05%) Scrum
3 23 (18.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (17.46%) Business Analysis
5 20 (15.87%) Coaching
6 19 (15.08%) Project Management
7 16 (12.70%) Migration
8 13 (10.32%) TDD
9 10 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
9 10 (7.94%) Test Automation
9 10 (7.94%) User Stories
10 9 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (7.14%) Data Migration
10 9 (7.14%) ETL
11 8 (6.35%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.56%) BDD
12 7 (5.56%) Data Analysis
12 7 (5.56%) Data Mapping
12 7 (5.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.43%) SQL
2 13 (10.32%) Java
3 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.97%) C#
4 5 (3.97%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.38%) RPG
7 2 (1.59%) C
7 2 (1.59%) Scala
7 2 (1.59%) XPath
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) ES6
8 1 (0.79%) Perl
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.59%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.79%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) IIBA
4 1 (0.79%) ISEB
4 1 (0.79%) MCDST
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PMP
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) GDPR
2 5 (3.97%) PMO
3 4 (3.17%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.59%) QA
6 1 (0.79%) IFRS
6 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Ansible
2 3 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.38%) Puppet
3 2 (1.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.79%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.73%) SAP
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle
4 4 (3.17%) Cisco
5 3 (2.38%) AppDynamics
5 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.38%) F5
5 3 (2.38%) Juniper
5 3 (2.38%) Splunk
5 3 (2.38%) Vyatta
6 2 (1.59%) HP
6 2 (1.59%) Symantec
7 1 (0.79%) Apple
7 1 (0.79%) Casewise
7 1 (0.79%) Cognos
7 1 (0.79%) Dell
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Lotus
7 1 (0.79%) Perforce
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat