Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 108 105 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.13% 19.16% 30.27%
As % of the General category 59.67% 60.34% 79.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 201
Kent median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £350 £312 £180
90th Percentile £675 £650 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Kent median hourly rate £41.00 - £170.00
South East median hourly rate £19.77 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +14.29% -22.79%

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 181 174 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 38.76% 31.75% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 144 228
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.89% +0.73%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £180
90th Percentile £675 £575 £579
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.35% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £33.39 £134.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.81% -75.18% +257.52%
10th Percentile £12.88 £23.03 £66.45
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.80 £175.00
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +62.50% -15.79% +21.79%

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 July 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 21 July 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 +7 12 £450 +5.88% 7
Tunbridge Wells +9 8 £424 +19.79% 4
West Malling +1 5 £400 -3.03% 8
Rochester - 5 - -
Dartford - 2 £600 -
Tonbridge -2 1 £651 +26.93%
Chatham - 1 £500 -
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.44%) Windows
3 15 (13.89%) Scrum
4 14 (12.96%) Project Management
4 14 (12.96%) Workday
5 13 (12.04%) AngularJS
5 13 (12.04%) VMware
5 13 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET
6 11 (10.19%) ITIL
6 11 (10.19%) C#
6 11 (10.19%) HTML
6 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.19%) .NET
6 11 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (9.26%) Front End Development
8 9 (8.33%) GDPR
8 9 (8.33%) CSS
8 9 (8.33%) Manufacturing
8 9 (8.33%) Advertising
9 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
9 8 (7.41%) PRINCE2
9 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
9 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
9 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (6.48%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 7 (6.48%) Kanban
10 7 (6.48%) Programme Management
10 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (6.48%) MVC

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 (0.93%) Apache
1 1 (0.93%) CMS
1 1 (0.93%) Confluence
1 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.78%) Simulink
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.93%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.93%) Magento
1 1 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) ISDN
1 2 (1.85%) PBX
1 2 (1.85%) Skype
2 1 (0.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.85%) SSDT
5 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) Power BI
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.70%) Subversion
2 4 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.78%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.85%) JIRA
4 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.93%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (8.33%) Advertising
1 9 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.63%) Electronics
3 3 (2.78%) Back Office
3 3 (2.78%) Marketing
3 3 (2.78%) Military
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.85%) Law
4 2 (1.85%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.93%) Avionics
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Developer
2 21 (19.44%) Project Manager
3 14 (12.96%) Analyst
4 11 (10.19%) .NET Developer
5 8 (7.41%) Angular Developer
5 8 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) HR Manager
6 7 (6.48%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (6.48%) HTML Developer
6 7 (6.48%) UI Developer
7 6 (5.56%) Consultant
7 6 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Integration Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Payroll Manager
8 5 (4.63%) WCF Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.04%) AngularJS
2 11 (10.19%) .NET
2 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET
2 11 (10.19%) HTML
3 9 (8.33%) CSS
4 6 (5.56%) HTML5
4 6 (5.56%) RESTful
4 6 (5.56%) Sass
5 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (4.63%) REST
5 5 (4.63%) WCF
6 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.85%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.85%) jQuery
7 1 (0.93%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.93%) CSS3
7 1 (0.93%) DHTML
7 1 (0.93%) LINQ
7 1 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.56%) User Experience
2 5 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.78%) CMDB
3 3 (2.78%) Fintech
4 2 (1.85%) Clustering
4 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.93%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.44%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) Windows Server
2 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.85%) Linux
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.89%) Scrum
3 14 (12.96%) Project Management
4 13 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (10.19%) ITIL
5 11 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (9.26%) Front End Development
7 8 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.48%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 7 (6.48%) Kanban
8 7 (6.48%) Migration
8 7 (6.48%) MVC
8 7 (6.48%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.56%) Information Security
9 6 (5.56%) Service Management
10 5 (4.63%) Change Management
10 5 (4.63%) Data Protection
10 5 (4.63%) Server Patching
10 5 (4.63%) SOA
11 4 (3.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) C#
1 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.56%) SQL
3 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.85%) Java
4 2 (1.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.93%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
5 1 (0.93%) Uniface
5 1 (0.93%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.63%) Degree
1 5 (4.63%) MCITP
1 5 (4.63%) MCP
1 5 (4.63%) MCSA
1 5 (4.63%) MCSE
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.85%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.85%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.93%) CISA
4 1 (0.93%) CISM
4 1 (0.93%) CISSP
4 1 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) GDPR
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.78%) XenApp
3 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) SCCM
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Workday
2 13 (12.04%) VMware
3 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.63%) Citrix
4 5 (4.63%) Ivanti
4 5 (4.63%) Shavlik
4 5 (4.63%) SolarWinds
5 4 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.85%) Adobe
6 2 (1.85%) Google
6 2 (1.85%) Polycom
7 1 (0.93%) Capita
7 1 (0.93%) Cognos
7 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.93%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.93%) NetApp
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Zend