Period
to 19 February 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 8 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 94 107 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.43% 20.08% 24.03%
As % of the General category 69.63% 62.94% 55.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 93 106
Kent median daily rate £525 £500 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.50% +13.13%
10th Percentile £333 £304 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £24.45 £23.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% -13.89% +22.73%

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 135 170 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 32.22% 31.89% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 134 165
Kent median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +18.88%
10th Percentile £212 £193 £263
90th Percentile £650 £656 £567
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 1
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £39.90 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +83.25% -41.93%
10th Percentile £32.50 £37.58 £20.59
90th Percentile £45.50 £43.75 £22.96
South East median hourly rate £31.24 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +30.16% -5.88% -7.27%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +23 15 £463 +17.09% 8
Chatham +2 12 £525 +75.00% 3
West Malling -2 8 £395 -15.96% 5
Tonbridge 0 5 £375 -18.92% 3
Folkestone +1 3 £111 +20.65% 1
Rochester +1 3 £438 - 1
Tunbridge Wells -8 2 £443 +14.94% 6
Sevenoaks - 1 £750 - 1
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 39 (41.49%) SQL
2 21 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (17.02%) .NET
4 16 (17.02%) Big Data
5 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
6 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
6 14 (14.89%) C#
6 14 (14.89%) DevOps
7 13 (13.83%) Linux
8 12 (12.77%) Scrum
8 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (12.77%) Investment Management
8 12 (12.77%) Analytics
9 11 (11.70%) Hadoop
9 11 (11.70%) Oracle
10 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
10 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
10 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET
10 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.64%) TDD
10 10 (10.64%) Visualisation
10 10 (10.64%) Data Visualisation
10 10 (10.64%) Power BI
11 9 (9.57%) Data Strategy
11 9 (9.57%) Cloudera
11 9 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (9.57%) REST
11 9 (9.57%) BDD
11 9 (9.57%) NoSQL

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 5 (5.32%) Apache Solr
1 5 (5.32%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.26%) SAS
3 3 (3.19%) Confluence
3 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Apache
5 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.06%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.06%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.06%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.19%) Office 365
4 1 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.06%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.06%) PaaS
4 1 (1.06%) Serverless
4 1 (1.06%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) AMQP
2 2 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (1.06%) FTP
3 1 (1.06%) Skype
3 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
3 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.02%) Big Data
2 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.70%) Hadoop
4 10 (10.64%) Power BI
5 9 (9.57%) NoSQL
6 7 (7.45%) Apache Hive
6 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (5.32%) HBase
7 5 (5.32%) Impala
7 5 (5.32%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.32%) Qlik Sense
7 5 (5.32%) RDBMS
7 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.32%) Spark SQL
7 5 (5.32%) Sqoop
8 4 (4.26%) Snowflake Schema
8 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) JIRA
1 8 (8.51%) Selenium
2 7 (7.45%) WebDriver
3 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (3.19%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.13%) JMeter
5 2 (2.13%) MSTest
5 2 (2.13%) NUnit
5 2 (2.13%) Rational Rose
5 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.06%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.06%) MSI
6 1 (1.06%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.06%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (9.57%) Banking
2 8 (8.51%) Advertising
3 4 (4.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Back Office
5 1 (1.06%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Developer
2 14 (14.89%) Analyst
3 11 (11.70%) Consultant
4 9 (9.57%) .NET Developer
4 9 (9.57%) Architect
4 9 (9.57%) Big Data Consultant
4 9 (9.57%) Data Consultant
5 8 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.51%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (7.45%) DBA
6 7 (7.45%) SQL Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.38%) Sybase DBA
8 5 (5.32%) Administrator
8 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.02%) .NET
2 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.57%) REST
4 8 (8.51%) AngularJS
5 7 (7.45%) .NET Core
5 7 (7.45%) .NET Framework
5 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (7.45%) CSS
5 7 (7.45%) HTML
6 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.32%) Kafka
6 5 (5.32%) MLlib
6 5 (5.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (4.26%) Angular 2
7 4 (4.26%) Web Services
8 3 (3.19%) HTML5
8 3 (3.19%) JSON
8 3 (3.19%) React
8 3 (3.19%) RESTful
9 2 (2.13%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.13%) Fintech
5 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Linux
2 8 (8.51%) Windows
3 6 (6.38%) Unix
4 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Android
5 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.89%) DevOps
3 12 (12.77%) Analytics
3 12 (12.77%) Investment Management
3 12 (12.77%) Scrum
4 10 (10.64%) Data Visualisation
4 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (10.64%) TDD
4 10 (10.64%) Visualisation
5 9 (9.57%) BDD
5 9 (9.57%) Data Strategy
5 9 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (9.57%) Use Case
6 8 (8.51%) MVC
6 8 (8.51%) Programme Management
7 7 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.38%) ETL
8 6 (6.38%) ITIL
8 6 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.49%) SQL
2 14 (14.89%) C#
3 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
4 9 (9.57%) Java
4 9 (9.57%) Python
4 9 (9.57%) Scala
5 8 (8.51%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.32%) Go
8 3 (3.19%) C
9 2 (2.13%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.06%) PHP
10 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.06%) AAT
2 1 (1.06%) ACCA
2 1 (1.06%) CIMA
2 1 (1.06%) CISA
2 1 (1.06%) CISM
2 1 (1.06%) CISSP
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) GDPR
2 2 (2.13%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) IFRS
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) MiFID
3 1 (1.06%) PSD2
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Apache Flume
1 5 (5.32%) HDFS
2 2 (2.13%) Docker
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.06%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.70%) Oracle
3 9 (9.57%) Cloudera
4 6 (6.38%) Sybase
5 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.32%) Tableau
6 2 (2.13%) VMware
7 1 (1.06%) Citrix
7 1 (1.06%) Google
7 1 (1.06%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.06%) Lotus
7 1 (1.06%) Sage
7 1 (1.06%) SAP
7 1 (1.06%) Workday
7 1 (1.06%) Xamarin