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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Finance 51 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.55% 13.16% 15.61%
As % of the General category 58.62% 62.50% 41.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 35
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £348 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £11.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.51%
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
87 40 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 31.64% 21.05% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 29 53
Average daily rate £400 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £325 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
Average hourly rate £9.00 £42.50 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.82% +273.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.43 £24.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% -10.18%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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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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 - 8 £300 - 1
Dover - 3 £475 - 1
Folkestone - 2 - -
Chatham - 1 £120 - 3
Maidstone - 1 £330 - 3
Tonbridge - - - - 1
West Malling - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - - 1
Longfield - - - -
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 25 (26.60%) Microsoft
1 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.40%) Migration
3 18 (19.15%) Scrum
3 18 (19.15%) Windows
4 17 (18.09%) .NET
5 16 (17.02%) MS Office
5 16 (17.02%) C#
5 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
6 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET
7 12 (12.77%) TDD
7 12 (12.77%) AngularJS
8 11 (11.70%) Retail
8 11 (11.70%) MVC
8 11 (11.70%) CSS
9 10 (10.64%) HTML
9 10 (10.64%) SQL
9 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
9 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (10.64%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (9.57%) Windows 7
10 9 (9.57%) Banking
10 9 (9.57%) Firewall
10 9 (9.57%) Citrix
11 8 (8.51%) CRM
11 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
11 8 (8.51%) Classic ASP
11 8 (8.51%) OO
11 8 (8.51%) Programme Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Lync
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (17.02%) MS Office
2 7 (7.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.06%) Endur
3 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) Firewall
2 7 (7.45%) LAN
2 7 (7.45%) WAN
2 7 (7.45%) VPN
3 3 (3.19%) DNS
3 3 (3.19%) IP Telephony
3 3 (3.19%) Network Security
4 2 (2.13%) Junos
4 2 (2.13%) DHCP
4 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.13%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.06%) Internet
5 1 (1.06%) MPLS
5 1 (1.06%) OSPF
5 1 (1.06%) BGP
5 1 (1.06%) NetScreen
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.06%) Ingres
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (1.06%) Selenium
3 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) MSI
General
1 11 (11.70%) Retail
2 9 (9.57%) Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Marketing
4 7 (7.45%) Electronics
4 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.45%) Manufacturing
5 6 (6.38%) Advertising
6 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.13%) Front Office
6 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
7 1 (1.06%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Publishing
7 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (37.23%) Analyst
2 18 (19.15%) Developer
3 14 (14.89%) .NET Developer
4 13 (13.83%) C# Developer
5 11 (11.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (10.64%) Support Analyst
7 9 (9.57%) Project Manager
7 9 (9.57%) Test Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) Help Desk Analyst
9 7 (7.45%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (7.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Consultant
11 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (4.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 3 (3.19%) Senior C# Developer
12 3 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.09%) .NET
2 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET
3 12 (12.77%) AngularJS
4 11 (11.70%) CSS
5 10 (10.64%) KnockoutJS
5 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (10.64%) HTML
6 8 (8.51%) HTML5
6 8 (8.51%) CSS3
6 8 (8.51%) Classic ASP
7 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (4.26%) Application Packaging
8 4 (4.26%) WCF
8 4 (4.26%) jQuery
9 3 (3.19%) RESTful
9 3 (3.19%) Ember.js
9 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) DTV
2 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.26%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) iPhone
4 2 (2.13%) iPad
4 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.06%) HACMP
5 1 (1.06%) AS400
5 1 (1.06%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.19%) UNIX
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.06%) AIX
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.40%) Migration
3 18 (19.15%) Scrum
4 12 (12.77%) TDD
5 11 (11.70%) MVC
6 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.51%) Programme Management
7 8 (8.51%) OO
7 8 (8.51%) CRM
8 7 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.45%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (7.45%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.38%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.38%) Project Management
10 5 (5.32%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.32%) System Testing
11 4 (4.26%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) C#
1 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
2 10 (10.64%) SQL
3 4 (4.26%) VBScript
3 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.13%) C
6 1 (1.06%) VBA
6 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) MCSE
1 5 (5.32%) ISEB
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.26%) Degree
3 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) PMP
4 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.13%) CCIE
5 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) Solvency II
2 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.13%) Basel II
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.45%) XenApp
3 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.32%) vSphere
5 4 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.19%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) SCCM
2 2 (2.13%) SCOM
2 2 (2.13%) WSUS
3 1 (1.06%) Control-M
3 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.06%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (26.60%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.57%) Citrix
3 7 (7.45%) SAP
3 7 (7.45%) VMware
4 5 (5.32%) HP
5 3 (3.19%) Avaya
5 3 (3.19%) Lotus
5 3 (3.19%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.13%) F5
6 2 (2.13%) Wyse
6 2 (2.13%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.13%) NetScout
6 2 (2.13%) Reuters
6 2 (2.13%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (1.06%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.06%) IBM
7 1 (1.06%) Intel
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