Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 136 151 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.27% 11.41% 13.88%
As % of the General category 53.97% 54.71% 54.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 123 128
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.46% -4.27%
10th Percentile £265 £186 £251
90th Percentile £588 £535 £520
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Wales median hourly rate - £40.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +196.30% +17.39%
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £29.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year -26.82% +36.65% +4.88%

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 252 276 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.18% 20.86% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 184 222
Wales median daily rate £390 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +1.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £190 £237
90th Percentile £575 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 13
Wales median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -28.81% +90.32%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £58.50 £58.75 £66.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -3 132 £403 +7.33% 45
West Wales +2 3 £338 -28.19% 7
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.18%) SQL
3 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (14.71%) Scrum
4 18 (13.24%) Migration
5 17 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (12.50%) Banking
6 15 (11.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (8.82%) Microsoft
8 12 (8.82%) ETL
8 12 (8.82%) Business Analysis
9 11 (8.09%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (8.09%) Marketing
9 11 (8.09%) C#
9 11 (8.09%) SAP
9 11 (8.09%) Windows
9 11 (8.09%) Risk Management
9 11 (8.09%) DevOps
10 10 (7.35%) Test Automation
10 10 (7.35%) Project Management
10 10 (7.35%) Java
10 10 (7.35%) JavaScript
10 10 (7.35%) .NET
10 10 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (6.62%) Telecoms
11 9 (6.62%) Manufacturing
11 9 (6.62%) Kanban
11 9 (6.62%) Programme 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 2 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (1.47%) Confluence
2 1 (0.74%) Anypoint
2 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.74%) SAS
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (8.09%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.47%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.47%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.74%) LongView
3 1 (0.74%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.74%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.94%) HTTP
1 4 (2.94%) Network Security
2 2 (1.47%) Internet
2 2 (1.47%) SMS
2 2 (1.47%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.74%) Firewall
3 1 (0.74%) Skype
3 1 (0.74%) SSL
3 1 (0.74%) VoIP
3 1 (0.74%) VPN
3 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.15%) OLAP
4 7 (5.15%) OLTP
5 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.21%) Big Data
7 2 (1.47%) HPCC
7 2 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.47%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.74%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.74%) Power BI
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) JIRA
2 5 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.21%) Selenium
4 2 (1.47%) CF BOSH
4 2 (1.47%) JMeter
4 2 (1.47%) MbUnit
4 2 (1.47%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.47%) MSTest
4 2 (1.47%) NUnit
4 2 (1.47%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.47%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.47%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.74%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (12.50%) Banking
2 11 (8.09%) Marketing
3 9 (6.62%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.62%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.88%) Electronics
5 5 (3.68%) Advertising
6 4 (2.94%) Back Office
6 4 (2.94%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.47%) Publishing
7 2 (1.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.74%) Automotive
8 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.74%) Front Office
8 1 (0.74%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (28.68%) Analyst
2 18 (13.24%) Business Analyst
3 15 (11.03%) Developer
4 13 (9.56%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.88%) Architect
6 7 (5.15%) Report Writer
7 6 (4.41%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.41%) Consultant
8 5 (3.68%) Data Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Data Migration Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Incident Analyst
8 5 (3.68%) Migration Engineer
9 4 (2.94%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.94%) Tester
10 3 (2.21%) Designer
10 3 (2.21%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (2.21%) Scrum Master
10 3 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) .NET
2 8 (5.88%) CSS
2 8 (5.88%) HTML
2 8 (5.88%) Web Services
3 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.68%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.68%) WCF
5 4 (2.94%) NHibernate
5 4 (2.94%) SOAP
6 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.21%) CSS3
6 3 (2.21%) HTML5
6 3 (2.21%) REST
6 3 (2.21%) RESTful
6 3 (2.21%) XML
7 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.47%) Laravel
7 2 (1.47%) RxJS
7 2 (1.47%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.41%) User Experience
5 5 (3.68%) AS400
6 4 (2.94%) Fintech
7 3 (2.21%) iSeries
8 1 (0.74%) Blog
8 1 (0.74%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.74%) NHS
8 1 (0.74%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.09%) Windows
2 7 (5.15%) Linux
3 3 (2.21%) Unix
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.71%) Scrum
2 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (13.24%) Migration
4 17 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 12 (8.82%) ETL
7 11 (8.09%) DevOps
7 11 (8.09%) Risk Management
8 10 (7.35%) Project Management
8 10 (7.35%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.62%) Data Mapping
9 9 (6.62%) Kanban
9 9 (6.62%) Programme Management
10 8 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 8 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 8 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.18%) SQL
2 11 (8.09%) C#
3 10 (7.35%) Java
3 10 (7.35%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.15%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.94%) PHP
5 4 (2.94%) R
6 3 (2.21%) Python
6 3 (2.21%) RPG
7 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.47%) Ruby
7 2 (1.47%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) C
8 1 (0.74%) C++
8 1 (0.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.68%) MCP
1 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.47%) CISA
2 2 (1.47%) CISM
2 2 (1.47%) CISSP
2 2 (1.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.74%) CCNP
3 1 (0.74%) CEH
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.74%) CREST Certified
3 1 (0.74%) Degree
3 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.74%) OSCP
3 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.74%) PMP
3 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) GDPR
2 6 (4.41%) PMO
3 5 (3.68%) SLA
4 2 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.47%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.74%) P3O
5 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (3.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) etcd
2 1 (0.74%) flannel
2 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) Ansible
1 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.21%) Puppet
2 2 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.74%) Nessus
3 1 (0.74%) Nmap
3 1 (0.74%) rkt
3 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.09%) SAP
3 6 (4.41%) IBM
4 4 (2.94%) Cisco
5 3 (2.21%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.47%) Adobe
6 2 (1.47%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.47%) F5
6 2 (1.47%) Juniper
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle
6 2 (1.47%) Splunk
6 2 (1.47%) Vyatta
6 2 (1.47%) Zend
7 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.74%) Casewise
7 1 (0.74%) Google
7 1 (0.74%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.74%) Qualys
7 1 (0.74%) Sonatype
7 1 (0.74%) VMware