The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 33 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Banking 8 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.83% 0.87% 4.74%
As % of the General category 8.89% 4.00% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£415 £500 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £480 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £520 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £9.96 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -37.25%
Banking
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

General Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
90 50 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 31.80% 21.65% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 28 55
Average daily rate £375 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £320 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 13
Average hourly rate £24.50 £29.38 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.59% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.98 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the Kent region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Kent region.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £400 -
Canterbury - - - -
Banking
South East

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Banking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Banking.

1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) MS Office
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (41.67%) SCCM
5 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (41.67%) VBScript
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) AdminStudio
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) XenApp
6 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (16.67%) Wyse
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
8 2 (16.67%) Change Management
8 2 (16.67%) Reuters
8 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
8 2 (16.67%) .NET
8 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (16.67%) MSMQ

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Banking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Packager
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PDA
1 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) BCP
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
1 5 (41.67%) VBScript
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) WSUS
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Wyse
4 2 (16.67%) Reuters
4 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec