Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 107 118 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 20.08% 24.03% 27.35%
As % of the General category 62.94% 55.66% 76.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 106 153
Kent median daily rate £500 £453 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.50% +13.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £180
90th Percentile £675 £575 £575
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 2
Kent median hourly rate - - £177.50
South East median hourly rate £23.25 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -13.89% +22.73% +27.54%

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 170 212 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 31.89% 43.18% 35.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 165 174
Kent median daily rate £450 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +18.88% +2.14%
10th Percentile £193 £263 £180
90th Percentile £656 £567 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Kent median hourly rate £39.90 £21.78 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.25% -41.93% +6.99%
10th Percentile £37.58 £20.59 £15.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £22.96 £185.50
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +37.50%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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
West Malling -3 9 £470 +10.59% 8
Tunbridge Wells -3 6 £385 -23.00% 2
Maidstone -19 5 £395 -5.95% 15
Folkestone 0 3 £92 -73.71% 1
Rochester - 3 - - 3
Chatham 0 2 £300 -40.00% 3
Dartford -2 2 £438 +264.58% 1
Tonbridge -1 1 £463 -15.91%
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 22 (20.56%) Windows
1 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.69%) VMware
2 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.95%) .NET
4 14 (13.08%) Active Directory
4 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (12.15%) Project Management
6 11 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (10.28%) Investment Management
6 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (10.28%) SDLC
6 11 (10.28%) Workday
7 10 (9.35%) npm
7 10 (9.35%) Windows Server
7 10 (9.35%) SolarWinds
7 10 (9.35%) SQL
8 9 (8.41%) MCP
8 9 (8.41%) MCSE
8 9 (8.41%) MCSA
8 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (8.41%) Ivanti
8 9 (8.41%) Information Security
8 9 (8.41%) Banking
8 9 (8.41%) MCITP
8 9 (8.41%) Server Patching
8 9 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012

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 4 (3.74%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
3 1 (0.93%) SAS
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.80%) Simulink
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.93%) InDesign
3 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.93%) RMDS
1 1 (0.93%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.35%) npm
3 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (7.48%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.54%) PaaS
6 6 (5.61%) IaaS
7 2 (1.87%) Office 365
8 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) Firewall
2 3 (2.80%) DNS
2 3 (2.80%) Network Security
2 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.87%) BIG-IP
3 2 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.87%) DHCP
3 2 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.87%) WAAS
3 2 (1.87%) Wireless
4 1 (0.93%) AMQP
4 1 (0.93%) HTTP
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) Multicast
4 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.93%) SMTP
4 1 (0.93%) SSL
4 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.87%) Power BI
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) QlikView
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.61%) Bower
3 6 (5.61%) NuGet
3 6 (5.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (3.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.93%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.93%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (8.41%) Banking
2 6 (5.61%) Advertising
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Electronics
4 3 (2.80%) Military
5 2 (1.87%) Back Office
5 2 (1.87%) Front Office
5 2 (1.87%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Hindi Language
6 1 (0.93%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Analyst
2 20 (18.69%) Project Manager
3 12 (11.21%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (10.28%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.28%) Developer
5 10 (9.35%) HR Manager
6 9 (8.41%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Workday Manager
8 7 (6.54%) Workday Project Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Architect
9 6 (5.61%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (5.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.95%) .NET
2 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
2 7 (6.54%) CSS
3 6 (5.61%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.67%) Angular 2
5 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.74%) HTML
5 4 (3.74%) XML
6 3 (2.80%) SOAP
6 3 (2.80%) Web Services
7 2 (1.87%) HTML5
7 2 (1.87%) jQuery
7 2 (1.87%) LESS
7 2 (1.87%) REST
7 2 (1.87%) WCF
7 2 (1.87%) XSLT
8 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.93%) CSS3
8 1 (0.93%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.80%) User Experience
4 2 (1.87%) AS400
4 2 (1.87%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) Fintech
4 2 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.87%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.56%) Windows
2 10 (9.35%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.87%) Linux
4 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Unix
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (12.15%) Project Management
4 11 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (10.28%) Investment Management
4 11 (10.28%) SDLC
5 9 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (8.41%) DevOps
5 9 (8.41%) Information Security
5 9 (8.41%) Server Patching
6 8 (7.48%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.48%) Microservices
6 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.54%) TDD
8 6 (5.61%) ITIL
8 6 (5.61%) Manual Testing
8 6 (5.61%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.67%) Front End Development
9 5 (4.67%) Scrum
9 5 (4.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 7 (6.54%) Go
2 7 (6.54%) Java
2 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.54%) Python
2 7 (6.54%) Ruby
3 5 (4.67%) TypeScript
4 4 (3.74%) C#
4 4 (3.74%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.80%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.87%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) MCITP
1 9 (8.41%) MCP
1 9 (8.41%) MCSA
1 9 (8.41%) MCSE
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.67%) Degree
3 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.87%) ISEB
3 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.87%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.87%) PMP
3 2 (1.87%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.93%) CCIE
4 1 (0.93%) CCNP
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) GDPR
2 3 (2.80%) PMO
2 3 (2.80%) PSD2
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 6 (5.61%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.93%) Docker
4 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.61%) Puppet
2 2 (1.87%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.93%) Terraform
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
1 20 (18.69%) VMware
2 11 (10.28%) Workday
3 10 (9.35%) SolarWinds
4 9 (8.41%) Ivanti
4 9 (8.41%) Shavlik
5 4 (3.74%) Citrix
6 3 (2.80%) Cisco
7 2 (1.87%) Adobe
7 2 (1.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.87%) Aruba
7 2 (1.87%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.87%) F5
7 2 (1.87%) FireEye
7 2 (1.87%) Juniper
7 2 (1.87%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.87%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.87%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.87%) TippingPoint