The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 58 57 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.08% 19.13% 15.38%
As % of the General category 78.38% 52.78% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 34
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£350 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.05 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.18 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+34.40% -5.71%
Finance
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
74 108 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.34% 36.24% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 75 53
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.05 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.92% +16.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Finance
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 Finance within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Tonbridge 0 4 £450 +20.00%
Maidstone -1 4 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells -2 4 £350 +10.23% 3
Folkestone +2 3 £318 +130.90% 1
Dartford -1 2 £215 -28.33%
Canterbury - 2 £475 -
Dover -5 1 £200 -
Rochester - 1 - -
Sittingbourne - 1 £500 -
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Finance 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 Finance.

1 23 (22.55%) .NET
2 20 (19.61%) Project Management
3 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 16 (15.69%) C#
5 16 (15.69%) HTML
5 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
5 16 (15.69%) Banking
6 15 (14.71%) Marketing
6 15 (14.71%) AngularJS
6 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET
6 15 (14.71%) CSS
7 11 (10.78%) Linux
7 11 (10.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (10.78%) TDD
7 11 (10.78%) Information Security
8 10 (9.80%) Scrum
8 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
8 10 (9.80%) TCP/IP
8 10 (9.80%) UNIX
8 10 (9.80%) SQL
9 9 (8.82%) Oracle
9 9 (8.82%) MS Office
9 9 (8.82%) OO
9 9 (8.82%) Risk Management
9 9 (8.82%) HTML5
9 9 (8.82%) CSS3
9 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (7.84%) Puppet

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Finance 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 Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.96%) Lync
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.98%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Office
2 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.98%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) PaaS
2 2 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.84%) LDAP
3 6 (5.88%) DNS
3 6 (5.88%) Firewall
4 5 (4.90%) SAN
5 3 (2.94%) Network Security
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.96%) Internet
6 2 (1.96%) Wireless
6 2 (1.96%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.96%) VPN
6 2 (1.96%) LAN
6 2 (1.96%) WAN
7 1 (0.98%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.98%) FTP
7 1 (0.98%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.98%) VLAN
7 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) MySQL
3 3 (2.94%) Big Data
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.98%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Ingres
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.98%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.98%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (0.98%) ERwin
3 1 (0.98%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 16 (15.69%) Banking
2 15 (14.71%) Marketing
3 6 (5.88%) Law
4 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.94%) Advertising
4 3 (2.94%) Electronics
4 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Military
6 1 (0.98%) Automotive
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Developer
2 26 (25.49%) Analyst
3 18 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 15 (14.71%) .NET Developer
5 12 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 12 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 12 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Information Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Consultant
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.55%) .NET
2 16 (15.69%) HTML
3 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET
3 15 (14.71%) CSS
3 15 (14.71%) AngularJS
4 11 (10.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (8.82%) HTML5
5 9 (8.82%) CSS3
6 8 (7.84%) jQuery
7 7 (6.86%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.96%) Spring
10 2 (1.96%) Java EE
10 2 (1.96%) JSON
10 2 (1.96%) Web Services
10 2 (1.96%) XML
10 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (1.96%) REST
10 2 (1.96%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Clustering
2 6 (5.88%) HACMP
3 3 (2.94%) PKI
3 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.96%) DTV
4 2 (1.96%) NHS
4 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.98%) Chip Card
5 1 (0.98%) PMI
5 1 (0.98%) EPoS
5 1 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Linux
2 10 (9.80%) UNIX
3 8 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.86%) Windows
5 4 (3.92%) AIX
6 3 (2.94%) Solaris
6 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Project Management
2 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.78%) TDD
3 11 (10.78%) Information Security
4 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (9.80%) Scrum
5 9 (8.82%) Risk Management
5 9 (8.82%) OO
6 8 (7.84%) Migration
7 7 (6.86%) MVC
7 7 (6.86%) Business Analysis
7 7 (6.86%) Investment Management
8 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.90%) ITIL
9 5 (4.90%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (4.90%) SDLC
10 4 (3.92%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 16 (15.69%) C#
3 10 (9.80%) SQL
4 6 (5.88%) Perl
5 5 (4.90%) Python
6 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.94%) Java
7 2 (1.96%) VBScript
7 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.96%) VBA
8 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.98%) Ada
8 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.98%) VB
8 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) ISEB
2 6 (5.88%) CISSP
2 6 (5.88%) CISM
3 4 (3.92%) PMP
3 4 (3.92%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.96%) Degree
4 2 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.98%) CCSA
5 1 (0.98%) CCSE
5 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.98%) MCSE
5 1 (0.98%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.90%) SLA
2 5 (4.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.96%) QA
4 1 (0.98%) Basel II
4 1 (0.98%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (5.88%) NFS
3 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) XenApp
4 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.92%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.96%) vSphere
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) Puppet
2 6 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.92%) SCCM
3 4 (3.92%) OpenView
3 4 (3.92%) Control-M
3 4 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.94%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.96%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle
3 8 (7.84%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.86%) Cisco
4 7 (6.86%) Veritas
5 6 (5.88%) VMware
6 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.90%) HP
6 5 (4.90%) Citrix
6 5 (4.90%) IBM
7 4 (3.92%) Sun
7 4 (3.92%) Dell
8 3 (2.94%) Tripwire
9 2 (1.96%) Aruba
9 2 (1.96%) F5
9 2 (1.96%) Splunk
9 2 (1.96%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.96%) Symantec
9 2 (1.96%) Juniper
9 2 (1.96%) SAP