Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 104 104 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.80% 18.18% 32.23%
As % of the General category 61.18% 50.98% 82.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 104 203
Kent median daily rate £500 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £348 £325 £180
90th Percentile £675 £565 £585
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Kent median hourly rate - - £170.00
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.12% +61.43% -

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 170 204 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.64% 35.66% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 160 219
Kent median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £259 £223 £180
90th Percentile £670 £538 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Kent median hourly rate £39.90 £21.78 £170.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.25% -87.19% +1143.60%
10th Percentile £33.63 £20.59 £74.88
90th Percentile £45.70 £22.96 £187.25
South East median hourly rate £26.93 £25.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.59% -6.36% +42.86%

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 22 April 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
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 22 April 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 +2 7 £400 -4.19% 13
Tunbridge Wells +10 6 £385 +0.33% 3
West Malling +1 6 £450 +5.88% 4
Rochester - 4 - - 1
Dartford -1 3 £438 +264.58% 2
Folkestone -5 2 £92 -75.47% 2
Tonbridge 0 1 £651 +44.56% 1
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 23 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.23%) Windows
2 20 (19.23%) VMware
3 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
4 17 (16.35%) Workday
5 16 (15.38%) Project Management
6 14 (13.46%) .NET
6 14 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (11.54%) Scrum
7 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 12 (11.54%) ITIL
8 11 (10.58%) Active Directory
9 10 (9.62%) npm
9 10 (9.62%) AngularJS
9 10 (9.62%) SDLC
9 10 (9.62%) CSS
9 10 (9.62%) Information Security
9 10 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (8.65%) SolarWinds
10 9 (8.65%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (8.65%) MCITP
10 9 (8.65%) Ivanti
10 9 (8.65%) MCP
10 9 (8.65%) MCSE
10 9 (8.65%) MCSA
10 9 (8.65%) HTML
10 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
10 9 (8.65%) SQL

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 1 (0.96%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Simulink
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.96%) InDesign
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (9.62%) npm
2 9 (8.65%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (6.73%) PaaS
4 6 (5.77%) IaaS
4 6 (5.77%) NuGet
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.92%) Office 365
7 1 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) AMQP
1 1 (0.96%) DHCP
1 1 (0.96%) DNS
1 1 (0.96%) Firewall
1 1 (0.96%) HTTP
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
1 1 (0.96%) ISDN
1 1 (0.96%) PBX
1 1 (0.96%) Skype
1 1 (0.96%) SMTP
1 1 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.96%) MySQL
4 1 (0.96%) Power BI
4 1 (0.96%) QlikView
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.96%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.77%) Bower
3 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.88%) JIRA
5 1 (0.96%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.96%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.96%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.96%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.96%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.96%) Subversion
5 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (5.77%) Banking
1 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.85%) Advertising
2 4 (3.85%) Electronics
2 4 (3.85%) Military
3 3 (2.88%) Marketing
4 2 (1.92%) Back Office
4 2 (1.92%) Front Office
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (26.92%) Project Manager
2 16 (15.38%) Developer
3 15 (14.42%) Analyst
4 13 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) HR Manager
6 9 (8.65%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Payroll Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Platform Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Workday Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Workday Project Manager
9 5 (4.81%) HTML Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) .NET
2 10 (9.62%) AngularJS
2 10 (9.62%) CSS
3 9 (8.65%) HTML
4 7 (6.73%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.77%) HTML5
6 5 (4.81%) Angular 2
7 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.85%) Sass
7 4 (3.85%) XML
8 2 (1.92%) jQuery
8 2 (1.92%) LESS
8 2 (1.92%) REST
8 2 (1.92%) SOAP
8 2 (1.92%) WCF
9 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.96%) CSS3
9 1 (0.96%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.88%) Fintech
4 3 (2.88%) User Experience
5 2 (1.92%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.96%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.96%) FMCG
6 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.23%) Windows
2 9 (8.65%) Windows Server
2 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.92%) Linux
3 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.96%) Android
4 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.38%) Project Management
3 14 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (11.54%) ITIL
4 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 12 (11.54%) Scrum
4 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.62%) Information Security
5 10 (9.62%) SDLC
6 9 (8.65%) Front End Development
6 9 (8.65%) Server Patching
7 8 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (7.69%) Microservices
7 8 (7.69%) Service Management
8 7 (6.73%) DevOps
8 7 (6.73%) Migration
9 6 (5.77%) Manual Testing
9 6 (5.77%) Test Automation
10 5 (4.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
1 9 (8.65%) SQL
2 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.81%) C#
3 5 (4.81%) TypeScript
4 3 (2.88%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.92%) Java
6 1 (0.96%) C
6 1 (0.96%) Java 8
6 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.96%) Uniface
6 1 (0.96%) VB
6 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) MCITP
1 9 (8.65%) MCP
1 9 (8.65%) MCSA
1 9 (8.65%) MCSE
1 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.77%) Degree
3 3 (2.88%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.88%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.92%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) GDPR
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.96%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.96%) PMO
4 1 (0.96%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (5.77%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.96%) Docker
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.96%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (19.23%) VMware
2 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.35%) Workday
4 9 (8.65%) Ivanti
4 9 (8.65%) Shavlik
4 9 (8.65%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.88%) Citrix
6 2 (1.92%) Adobe
7 1 (0.96%) Cognos
7 1 (0.96%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.96%) NetApp
7 1 (0.96%) Tableau
7 1 (0.96%) Xamarin