Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 189 126 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.14% 9.73% 11.50%
As % of the General category 53.69% 52.72% 55.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 90 139
Wales median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £304 £205 £198
90th Percentile £650 £553 £539
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £35.28 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.15% +76.38% -59.62%
10th Percentile £10.95 £19.53 £10.20
90th Percentile £14.65 £45.42 £55.70
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.35 £26.25
% change year-on-year +11.88% -14.88% +5.00%

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 352 239 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.74% 18.46% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 165 236
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £280 £148 £188
90th Percentile £601 £550 £541
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 10
Wales median hourly rate £17.75 £35.28 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.68% +120.47% -23.81%
10th Percentile £11.10 £14.55 £10.74
90th Percentile £46.73 £77.50 £36.78
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -8.26%

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 January 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 24 January 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 +3 175 £413 +3.13% 53
West Wales -1 12 £500 -9.09% 6
North Wales -7 1 £275 -37.14% 2
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 79 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.81%) Scrum
3 34 (17.99%) Test Automation
4 32 (16.93%) .NET
5 26 (13.76%) C#
5 26 (13.76%) TDD
6 25 (13.23%) SQL
7 24 (12.70%) Microsoft
8 23 (12.17%) Software Engineering
9 22 (11.64%) Project Management
10 20 (10.58%) Git (software)
11 19 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (10.05%) HTML
11 19 (10.05%) CSS
11 19 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (9.52%) OO
12 18 (9.52%) Java
13 17 (8.99%) Banking
13 17 (8.99%) Marketing
13 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (8.47%) BDD
14 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (7.94%) DevOps
15 15 (7.94%) Security Cleared
15 15 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
15 15 (7.94%) Programme Management
15 15 (7.94%) Telecoms
16 14 (7.41%) SAP

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 10 (5.29%) Confluence
2 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.59%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.53%) SAS
4 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.06%) InVision
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.53%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.70%) SaaS
4 5 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.12%) Serverless
6 3 (1.59%) IaaS
6 3 (1.59%) Office 365
6 3 (1.59%) PaaS
7 2 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.06%) NuGet
8 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.70%) VPN
2 6 (3.17%) Firewall
3 5 (2.65%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.59%) Intranet
5 3 (1.59%) SSH
6 2 (1.06%) DNS
6 2 (1.06%) Extranet
6 2 (1.06%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.06%) VoIP
7 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.53%) Internet
7 1 (0.53%) SSL
7 1 (0.53%) VLAN
7 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.41%) Big Data
2 11 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.12%) HPCC
4 3 (1.59%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.59%) MS Access
5 2 (1.06%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.06%) MySQL
5 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.53%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.53%) OLAP
6 1 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.53%) Power BI
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 20 (10.58%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.41%) JIRA
3 12 (6.35%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.82%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.17%) Mercurial
6 6 (3.17%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (2.12%) CA Gen
8 4 (2.12%) Maven
8 4 (2.12%) Selenium
9 3 (1.59%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.59%) NCrunch
9 3 (1.59%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.59%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.06%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.06%) MSTest
10 2 (1.06%) Protractor
10 2 (1.06%) Spinnaker
10 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (8.99%) Banking
1 17 (8.99%) Marketing
2 15 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.41%) Electronics
3 14 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 11 (5.82%) Legal
5 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.12%) Publishing
5 4 (2.12%) Retail
6 3 (1.59%) Front Office
6 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Advertising
7 2 (1.06%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.53%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 67 (35.45%) Developer
2 33 (17.46%) Analyst
3 19 (10.05%) .NET Developer
4 15 (7.94%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.35%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.29%) Consultant
6 10 (5.29%) MuleSoft Developer
7 9 (4.76%) Architect
8 8 (4.23%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.23%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.70%) Principal Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Principal Software Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.17%) Designer
10 6 (3.17%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.65%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.65%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.93%) .NET
2 19 (10.05%) CSS
2 19 (10.05%) HTML
3 13 (6.88%) ASP.NET
4 12 (6.35%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.82%) Web Services
6 10 (5.29%) CSS3
6 10 (5.29%) HTML5
7 7 (3.70%) RESTful
8 5 (2.65%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.65%) jQuery
9 4 (2.12%) Laravel
9 4 (2.12%) WCF
10 3 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.59%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (1.59%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.59%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (1.59%) REST
10 3 (1.59%) Sass
10 3 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (6.88%) User Experience
4 10 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.12%) NHS
8 3 (1.59%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.06%) AS400
9 2 (1.06%) Blog
9 2 (1.06%) Fintech
10 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.53%) CMDB
10 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.88%) Windows
2 9 (4.76%) Linux
3 7 (3.70%) Unix
4 5 (2.65%) AIX
4 5 (2.65%) Check Point GAiA
5 4 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.12%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.81%) Scrum
3 34 (17.99%) Test Automation
4 26 (13.76%) TDD
5 23 (12.17%) Software Engineering
6 22 (11.64%) Project Management
7 19 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (9.52%) OO
9 16 (8.47%) BDD
10 15 (7.94%) DevOps
10 15 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
10 15 (7.94%) Programme Management
11 12 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (6.35%) Resource Management
12 11 (5.82%) SDLC
12 11 (5.82%) Software Delivery
13 10 (5.29%) Change Management
14 9 (4.76%) Facilities Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.76%) C#
2 25 (13.23%) SQL
3 18 (9.52%) Java
4 13 (6.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.17%) C
5 6 (3.17%) Python
5 6 (3.17%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.65%) PHP
6 5 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.65%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.12%) Perl
7 4 (2.12%) VBA
8 3 (1.59%) Korn
8 3 (1.59%) R
9 2 (1.06%) ES6
9 2 (1.06%) Java 8
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) C++
10 1 (0.53%) Groovy
10 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.23%) Degree
2 8 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.70%) CISSP
4 6 (3.17%) CCSA
4 6 (3.17%) CCSE
5 5 (2.65%) BC Cleared
5 5 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.65%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.65%) MCP
6 4 (2.12%) CISM
6 4 (2.12%) ISEB
7 3 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.06%) CRISC
8 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.06%) SSCP
9 1 (0.53%) APMP
9 1 (0.53%) CEH
9 1 (0.53%) GIAC
9 1 (0.53%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.29%) QA
2 8 (4.23%) PMO
2 8 (4.23%) SLA
3 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (3.17%) Docker
1 6 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.12%) vSphere
3 2 (1.06%) iptables
3 2 (1.06%) NFS
3 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (4.23%) Ansible
2 6 (3.17%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.65%) Puppet
4 3 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.06%) Terraform
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.53%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.41%) SAP
3 13 (6.88%) Oracle
4 10 (5.29%) MuleSoft
5 6 (3.17%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.17%) Cisco
5 6 (3.17%) IBM
5 6 (3.17%) VMware
6 5 (2.65%) Google
6 5 (2.65%) OutSystems
6 5 (2.65%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.12%) Adobe
7 4 (2.12%) CA
7 4 (2.12%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.12%) Zend
8 3 (1.59%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.59%) Tableau
9 2 (1.06%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.06%) Openreach
9 2 (1.06%) Twitter