Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 116 144 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.85% 28.86% 20.97%
As % of the General category 62.37% 68.25% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 126 107
Kent median daily rate £500 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £266 £260 £273
90th Percentile £661 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.75 £23.68 £22.83
% change year-on-year -12.37% +3.72% +34.29%

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 186 211 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.03% 42.28% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 167 117
Kent median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £200 £182 £215
90th Percentile £654 £575 £493
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £77.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.56% +185.19% -22.97%
10th Percentile £42.75 £57.15 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.25 £94.85 £39.46
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +32.35%

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 21 November 2017.

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
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 21 November 2017. 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 -12 9 £425 +36.00%
Tunbridge Wells -4 6 £350 -34.88%
Folkestone 0 5 £94 -61.99%
Tonbridge 0 5 £500 +8.40%
West Malling -6 4 £569 +62.50%
Chatham -5 2 £300 -10.45%
Stansted -2 1 £325 -
Dartford -3 1 £275 +129.17%
Rochester - 1 - -
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 27 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.97%) Investment Management
3 18 (15.52%) Project Management
4 14 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (11.21%) Windows
5 13 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (10.34%) Firewall
6 12 (10.34%) Banking
7 11 (9.48%) Cisco
7 11 (9.48%) Network Security
8 10 (8.62%) SDLC
8 10 (8.62%) GDPR
8 10 (8.62%) Asset Management
8 10 (8.62%) TDD
9 9 (7.76%) Ruby
9 9 (7.76%) CheckPoint
9 9 (7.76%) Python
9 9 (7.76%) F5
9 9 (7.76%) Go
10 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
10 8 (6.90%) Information Security
10 8 (6.90%) Scrum
10 8 (6.90%) Advertising
11 7 (6.03%) Blue Coat
11 7 (6.03%) Business Analysis
11 7 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (6.03%) .NET
11 7 (6.03%) CISSP
11 7 (6.03%) CISM

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 (2.59%) IIS
1 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.72%) CMS
2 2 (1.72%) Confluence
2 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.86%) Apache
3 1 (0.86%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.86%) JBoss
3 1 (0.86%) SAS
3 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.86%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.86%) InDesign
3 1 (0.86%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Eikon
2 2 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.72%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.86%) RMDS
3 1 (0.86%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.31%) Office 365
4 3 (2.59%) PaaS
4 3 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.34%) Firewall
2 11 (9.48%) Network Security
3 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (4.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (4.31%) Internet
4 5 (4.31%) LAN
4 5 (4.31%) VPN
4 5 (4.31%) WAN
5 4 (3.45%) BIG-IP
5 4 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (3.45%) Wireless
6 3 (2.59%) DNS
6 3 (2.59%) Skype
7 2 (1.72%) HTTP
7 2 (1.72%) MPLS
7 2 (1.72%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.72%) WAAS
7 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) Blockchain
1 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.72%) Lumira
1 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.72%) Power BI
1 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.86%) Big Data
2 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.86%) NewSQL
2 1 (0.86%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.86%) QlikView
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.86%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.86%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (10.34%) Banking
2 8 (6.90%) Advertising
3 5 (4.31%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Marketing
4 3 (2.59%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Back Office
5 2 (1.72%) Hindi Language
5 2 (1.72%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.86%) Front Office
6 1 (0.86%) Law
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Military
6 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Analyst
2 18 (15.52%) Project Manager
3 13 (11.21%) Business Analyst
4 11 (9.48%) Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Security Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Consultant
6 6 (5.17%) Designer
6 6 (5.17%) Developer
6 6 (5.17%) HR Manager
6 6 (5.17%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.31%) Financial Services Project Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Information Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (3.45%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) .NET
2 4 (3.45%) HTML
2 4 (3.45%) Web Services
2 4 (3.45%) XML
3 3 (2.59%) CSS
3 3 (2.59%) SOAP
4 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.72%) HTML5
4 2 (1.72%) REST
4 2 (1.72%) WCF
4 2 (1.72%) XSLT
5 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.86%) CSS3
5 1 (0.86%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.86%) jQuery
5 1 (0.86%) JSON
5 1 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.17%) Data Centre
1 6 (5.17%) User Experience
2 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (2.59%) Fintech
2 3 (2.59%) Photography
2 3 (2.59%) Social Media
3 2 (1.72%) AS400
3 2 (1.72%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.72%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.86%) Derivative
4 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.21%) Windows
2 5 (4.31%) Windows 10
2 5 (4.31%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.72%) Linux
4 2 (1.72%) Unix
4 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.86%) Android
5 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.86%) Solaris
5 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.97%) Investment Management
3 18 (15.52%) Project Management
4 14 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.62%) Asset Management
5 10 (8.62%) SDLC
5 10 (8.62%) TDD
6 8 (6.90%) Information Security
6 8 (6.90%) Scrum
7 7 (6.03%) Business Analysis
7 7 (6.03%) Data Protection
8 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.17%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.17%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.31%) Change Management
9 5 (4.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (4.31%) DevOps
9 5 (4.31%) Kanban
9 5 (4.31%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.45%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.76%) Go
1 9 (7.76%) Python
1 9 (7.76%) Ruby
2 6 (5.17%) Java
3 4 (3.45%) C#
3 4 (3.45%) SQL
4 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.72%) Perl
4 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.86%) C
5 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) CISM
1 7 (6.03%) CISSP
2 5 (4.31%) ISEB
3 4 (3.45%) CISA
3 4 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (3.45%) Degree
3 4 (3.45%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.72%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.72%) MCITP
5 2 (1.72%) MCP
5 2 (1.72%) MCSA
5 2 (1.72%) MCSE
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.86%) CCIE
6 1 (0.86%) CCNP
6 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.86%) PMP
6 1 (0.86%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) GDPR
2 7 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.45%) COBIT
3 4 (3.45%) MiFID
4 3 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.59%) PMO
4 3 (2.59%) PSD2
4 3 (2.59%) QA
5 2 (1.72%) SLA
6 1 (0.86%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.86%) EMIR
6 1 (0.86%) FATCA
6 1 (0.86%) UCITS
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.59%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.86%) SCOM
3 1 (0.86%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Cisco
2 9 (7.76%) CheckPoint
2 9 (7.76%) F5
3 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.03%) Blue Coat
5 6 (5.17%) Citrix
5 6 (5.17%) VMware
6 5 (4.31%) Juniper
6 5 (4.31%) Palo Alto
6 5 (4.31%) SolarWinds
6 5 (4.31%) Workday
7 4 (3.45%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.45%) CA
7 4 (3.45%) SAP
8 3 (2.59%) FactSet
8 3 (2.59%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.72%) Aruba
9 2 (1.72%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.72%) Sitecore