Period
to 23 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 23 September 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 98 116 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.90% 22.05% 28.47%
As % of the General category 60.12% 62.70% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 111 152
Kent median daily rate £425 £463 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +11.11% +7.42%
10th Percentile £327 £306 £189
90th Percentile £675 £656 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £32.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £23.25 £19.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +19.23% +13.04% -23.33%

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 Kent with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 163 185 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 38.08% 35.17% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 154 175
Kent median daily rate £400 £394 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £283 £243 £180
90th Percentile £624 £625 £583
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 2
Kent median hourly rate £39.38 £45.00 £77.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -41.56% +366.67%
10th Percentile £12.13 £42.75 £57.15
90th Percentile £42.50 £47.25 £94.85
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £21.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.14% +9.38% -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Kent

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Kent

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Kent over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Kent

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Kent

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Kent over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance 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 6 months to 23 September 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
Maidstone +15 15 £431 +1.47% 3
Tunbridge Wells +4 7 £338 -3.57% 7
West Malling +1 7 £400 -29.67% 13
Rochester - 5 - - 3
Tonbridge -1 1 £375 -25.00% 1
Canterbury - 1 - - 2
Chatham - 1 £500 - 6
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Kent region with a requirement for Finance.

1 27 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.41%) Windows
3 17 (17.35%) SQL
4 15 (15.31%) C#
4 15 (15.31%) .NET
5 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 12 (12.24%) ASP.NET
6 12 (12.24%) AngularJS
7 11 (11.22%) JavaScript
7 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (10.20%) Advertising
8 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.20%) HTML
8 10 (10.20%) T-SQL
9 9 (9.18%) Scrum
9 9 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (8.16%) Front End Development
10 8 (8.16%) VMware
10 8 (8.16%) Manufacturing
10 8 (8.16%) MVC
10 8 (8.16%) CSS
10 8 (8.16%) ITIL
11 7 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
11 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
11 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (6.12%) RESTful
12 6 (6.12%) REST
12 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (6.12%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

Finance
Co-occurring 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 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.10%) Photoshop
3 4 (4.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.02%) PTC Creo
5 1 (1.02%) Simulink
5 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.02%) Magento
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.02%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.02%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.06%) Office 365
4 2 (2.04%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (2.04%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.04%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) DHCP
1 3 (3.06%) DNS
2 2 (2.04%) Firewall
2 2 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) FTP
3 1 (1.02%) ISDN
3 1 (1.02%) LAN
3 1 (1.02%) PBX
3 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.08%) Power BI
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.06%) Big Data
4 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.06%) Snowflake Schema
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.04%) SSDT
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.08%) Subversion
2 4 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.06%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.04%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.04%) Selenium
4 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.02%) JIRA
5 1 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.02%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (10.20%) Advertising
2 8 (8.16%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.10%) Back Office
4 3 (3.06%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.06%) Electronics
5 2 (2.04%) Law
5 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 2 (2.04%) Marketing
5 2 (2.04%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Avionics
6 1 (1.02%) Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Billing
6 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.02%) Military
6 1 (1.02%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) Developer
2 14 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 11 (11.22%) Project Manager
4 10 (10.20%) Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Angular Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) DBA
6 6 (6.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (6.12%) UI Developer
7 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.10%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (5.10%) HTML Developer
7 5 (5.10%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (5.10%) WCF Developer
8 4 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.08%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) .NET
2 12 (12.24%) AngularJS
2 12 (12.24%) ASP.NET
3 10 (10.20%) HTML
4 8 (8.16%) CSS
5 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (6.12%) REST
5 6 (6.12%) RESTful
6 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.10%) HTML5
6 5 (5.10%) Sass
6 5 (5.10%) WCF
7 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.08%) Entity Framework
8 2 (2.04%) jQuery
9 1 (1.02%) ADO.NET
9 1 (1.02%) CSS3
9 1 (1.02%) LINQ
9 1 (1.02%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (1.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (4.08%) User Experience
2 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) CMDB
3 2 (2.04%) Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) Robotics
3 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.41%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) Unix
4 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (9.18%) Scrum
4 8 (8.16%) Front End Development
4 8 (8.16%) ITIL
4 8 (8.16%) MVC
5 6 (6.12%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 6 (6.12%) Migration
5 6 (6.12%) Programme Management
5 6 (6.12%) Project Management
6 5 (5.10%) Analytics
6 5 (5.10%) ETL
6 5 (5.10%) Investment Management
6 5 (5.10%) Kanban
6 5 (5.10%) Process Improvement
6 5 (5.10%) SOA
6 5 (5.10%) Validation
7 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.35%) SQL
2 15 (15.31%) C#
3 11 (11.22%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.20%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.06%) Java
8 2 (2.04%) C
9 1 (1.02%) C++
9 1 (1.02%) Java 8
9 1 (1.02%) PHP
9 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.02%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.04%) CISA
2 2 (2.04%) CISM
2 2 (2.04%) CISSP
2 2 (2.04%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.02%) ISEB
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) GDPR
2 3 (3.06%) SLA
3 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.02%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.02%) IFRS
4 1 (1.02%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.06%) DFS Replication
3 3 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.06%) XenApp
3 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.04%) WSUS
3 1 (1.02%) Ansible
3 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (8.16%) VMware
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.08%) Citrix
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle
3 4 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (4.08%) Sybase
3 4 (4.08%) Workday
4 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.04%) Adobe
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco
5 2 (2.04%) Google
5 2 (2.04%) HP
5 2 (2.04%) Polycom
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
5 2 (2.04%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.02%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.02%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.02%) Zend