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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 72 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.38% 19.87% 19.00%
As % of the General category 69.23% 78.67% 52.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 45
Median daily rate £378 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.63 £21.53 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.48% +30.45%
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
104 75 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.54% 25.25% 36.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 54 76
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £77.00 £16.50 £35.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+366.66% -52.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +12 11 £556 +58.92% 4
Chatham - 8 £335 -
Maidstone +2 5 £313 -10.71% 1
West Malling - 5 £350 -
Folkestone +1 4 £246 -22.51% 2
Tonbridge 0 4 £408 -9.44% 1
Dartford +1 2 £198 -8.13%
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Finance.

1 37 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.32%) SQL
3 30 (15.71%) .NET
4 25 (13.09%) MS Excel
4 25 (13.09%) Project Management
5 23 (12.04%) Microsoft
5 23 (12.04%) C#
6 21 (10.99%) Windows
6 21 (10.99%) Banking
7 20 (10.47%) Java
8 19 (9.95%) PRINCE2
8 19 (9.95%) Software Engineering
8 19 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (9.42%) SDLC
10 17 (8.90%) DevOps
11 16 (8.38%) PaaS
11 16 (8.38%) MS PowerPoint
11 16 (8.38%) Investment Management
11 16 (8.38%) ITIL
12 15 (7.85%) SQL Server
13 14 (7.33%) Ruby
13 14 (7.33%) Test Scripting
13 14 (7.33%) Heroku
13 14 (7.33%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (7.33%) Oracle
13 14 (7.33%) MS Office
13 14 (7.33%) Migration
14 13 (6.81%) TDD
14 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (6.81%) Continuous Delivery

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 14 (7.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (5.24%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.62%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.09%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.09%) SAS
4 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.57%) IIS
6 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (13.09%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (7.33%) MS Office
4 12 (6.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Sonata
3 1 (0.52%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.38%) PaaS
2 14 (7.33%) Heroku
3 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (1.57%) Office 365
7 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.66%) Firewall
1 7 (3.66%) Internet
2 5 (2.62%) AMQP
3 4 (2.09%) LAN
3 4 (2.09%) SAN
3 4 (2.09%) WAN
4 2 (1.05%) DNS
4 2 (1.05%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.05%) LDAP
4 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.05%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) 3G
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) Network Security
5 1 (0.52%) VLAN
5 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.24%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (4.19%) Redis
3 8 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.14%) DataStage
5 5 (2.62%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.05%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.05%) QlikView
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.52%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 11 (5.76%) JIRA
2 9 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.66%) HP UFT
3 7 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.66%) TestComplete
4 5 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.05%) Subversion
5 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (10.99%) Banking
2 11 (5.76%) Retail
3 9 (4.71%) Advertising
4 7 (3.66%) Legal
5 4 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.09%) Marketing
5 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.57%) Electronics
6 3 (1.57%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.05%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.05%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (30.89%) Analyst
2 44 (23.04%) Developer
3 34 (17.80%) Project Manager
4 24 (12.57%) Test Analyst
5 16 (8.38%) Software Engineer
6 15 (7.85%) Manual Test Analyst
7 13 (6.81%) SQL Developer
8 11 (5.76%) .NET Developer
8 11 (5.76%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (5.76%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.76%) Oracle Developer
9 10 (5.24%) Consultant
9 10 (5.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 10 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) Java Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) Java Software Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Automation Tester
11 8 (4.19%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.19%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.19%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.71%) .NET
2 13 (6.81%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (4.71%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.66%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.66%) Spring
4 7 (3.66%) Web Services
5 6 (3.14%) HTML
6 5 (2.62%) JMS
6 5 (2.62%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (2.62%) WCF
7 4 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.09%) CSS
8 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (1.57%) XML
9 2 (1.05%) DHTML
9 2 (1.05%) Kafka
9 2 (1.05%) Swing
10 1 (0.52%) ADO.NET
10 1 (0.52%) ODBC
10 1 (0.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.66%) AS400
3 6 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.62%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.62%) Clustering
5 4 (2.09%) PMI
6 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.57%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.05%) Equities
7 2 (1.05%) Wiki
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) Informatics
8 1 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.99%) Windows
2 7 (3.66%) Windows 7
2 7 (3.66%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.57%) Unix
3 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.52%) AIX
5 1 (0.52%) Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.09%) Project Management
3 19 (9.95%) PRINCE2
3 19 (9.95%) Software Engineering
3 19 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (9.42%) SDLC
5 17 (8.90%) DevOps
6 16 (8.38%) Investment Management
6 16 (8.38%) ITIL
7 14 (7.33%) Migration
7 14 (7.33%) Test Scripting
8 13 (6.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (6.81%) TDD
9 12 (6.28%) MVC
9 12 (6.28%) Software Testing
10 11 (5.76%) Test Strategy
11 10 (5.24%) Asset Management
11 10 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.24%) CRM
11 10 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.32%) SQL
2 23 (12.04%) C#
3 20 (10.47%) Java
4 14 (7.33%) Ruby
5 13 (6.81%) Go
6 12 (6.28%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.76%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.76%) PL/SQL
8 10 (5.24%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.19%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.05%) Perl
10 2 (1.05%) Python
10 2 (1.05%) RPG
10 2 (1.05%) VB
10 2 (1.05%) VBScript
11 1 (0.52%) PHP
11 1 (0.52%) VBA
11 1 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (6.81%) ISTQB
2 11 (5.76%) ISEB
3 9 (4.71%) Degree
3 9 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (2.09%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.05%) CISA
5 2 (1.05%) CISM
5 2 (1.05%) CISSP
5 2 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.05%) MCSE
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.52%) HNC
6 1 (0.52%) MCDST
6 1 (0.52%) MCP
6 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.71%) MiFID
2 8 (4.19%) FATCA
3 7 (3.66%) SLA
4 4 (2.09%) QA
4 4 (2.09%) UCITS
5 3 (1.57%) COBIT
6 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.66%) Docker
2 7 (3.66%) vSphere
3 3 (1.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.05%) vCloud
4 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.52%) NFS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
5 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (3.66%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.14%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.57%) SCCM
5 2 (1.05%) SCOM
6 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.52%) OpenView
6 1 (0.52%) Puppet
6 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.33%) Oracle
3 8 (4.19%) ServiceNow
4 7 (3.66%) Avaya
4 7 (3.66%) VMware
5 6 (3.14%) Citrix
5 6 (3.14%) HP
6 4 (2.09%) SAP
7 3 (1.57%) iManage
8 2 (1.05%) Informatica
8 2 (1.05%) IronPort
8 2 (1.05%) Siebel
8 2 (1.05%) Symantec
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco
9 1 (0.52%) Cognos
9 1 (0.52%) Dell
9 1 (0.52%) EMC
9 1 (0.52%) Intel
9 1 (0.52%) Juniper
9 1 (0.52%) Sybase