The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 96 65 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 32.00% 22.57% 16.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.41% 23.64% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 27
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£311 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Developer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
279 275 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.00% 95.49% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 157 129
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £13.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +29.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.01 £35.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Kent region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Kent region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +3 27 £350 +9.37% 4
Maidstone 0 10 £213 -39.28% 11
West Malling +3 3 £350 -
Dartford - 3 - - 3
Canterbury - 1 £310 - 2
Whitstable - 1 - -
Broadstairs - - - -
Chatham - - - - 1
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Margate - - - -
Rochester - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 2
Developer
South East

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 88 (54.32%) SQL
2 78 (48.15%) .NET
3 73 (45.06%) C#
3 73 (45.06%) SQL Server
4 68 (41.98%) XML
5 63 (38.89%) MVC
5 63 (38.89%) JSON
6 62 (38.27%) ASP.NET
7 61 (37.65%) REST
8 57 (35.19%) JavaScript
9 49 (30.25%) TDD
10 41 (25.31%) Mobile App
11 40 (24.69%) Internet
11 40 (24.69%) SOA
12 39 (24.07%) Mobile Application Development
12 39 (24.07%) Facebook
12 39 (24.07%) Twitter
12 39 (24.07%) Google
12 39 (24.07%) OAuth
13 36 (22.22%) Use Case
13 36 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
14 35 (21.60%) HTML
15 33 (20.37%) Java
16 32 (19.75%) CSS
17 27 (16.67%) Spring
18 25 (15.43%) Web Development
19 24 (14.81%) T-SQL
19 24 (14.81%) VB.NET
20 23 (14.20%) Games
20 23 (14.20%) Game Development

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.32%) CMS
2 5 (3.09%) Apache
3 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.23%) Drupal
5 2 (1.23%) WordPress
5 2 (1.23%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (1.23%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.23%) Node.js
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 40 (24.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (45.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.02%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.94%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.70%) MySQL
5 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.85%) Big Data
7 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.23%) Ingres
8 2 (1.23%) QlikView
9 1 (0.62%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.62%) StreamInsight
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.62%) DTS
9 1 (0.62%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.70%) JIRA
3 4 (2.47%) Subversion
3 4 (2.47%) JUnit
4 3 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.85%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.85%) Maven
5 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.62%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.62%) Xcode
General
1 23 (14.20%) Games
2 13 (8.02%) Finance
3 3 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Back Office
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (48.15%) .NET
2 68 (41.98%) XML
3 63 (38.89%) JSON
4 62 (38.27%) ASP.NET
5 61 (37.65%) REST
6 39 (24.07%) OAuth
7 35 (21.60%) HTML
8 32 (19.75%) CSS
9 27 (16.67%) Spring
10 22 (13.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (12.96%) WCF
12 20 (12.35%) jQuery
12 20 (12.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 17 (10.49%) Web Services
13 17 (10.49%) HTML5
14 16 (9.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 14 (8.64%) Unity DI Container
15 14 (8.64%) AngularJS
16 8 (4.94%) Hibernate
17 7 (4.32%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.31%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.09%) NHS
3 3 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.85%) Open Source
4 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.23%) Statistics
4 2 (1.23%) Streaming Media
5 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.62%) iPad
5 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.62%) iPhone
5 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.85%) UNIX
2 2 (1.23%) Windows
3 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (38.89%) MVC
2 49 (30.25%) TDD
3 40 (24.69%) SOA
4 39 (24.07%) Mobile Application Development
5 36 (22.22%) Use Case
5 36 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
6 25 (15.43%) Web Development
7 23 (14.20%) Game Development
8 18 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (8.02%) Unit Testing
10 12 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 12 (7.41%) OOP
11 9 (5.56%) Scrum
12 8 (4.94%) OO
13 6 (3.70%) Software Engineering
14 5 (3.09%) Automation Testing
14 5 (3.09%) OOD
15 4 (2.47%) Data Modelling
15 4 (2.47%) Test Automation
16 3 (1.85%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 88 (54.32%) SQL
2 73 (45.06%) C#
3 57 (35.19%) JavaScript
4 33 (20.37%) Java
5 24 (14.81%) T-SQL
5 24 (14.81%) VB.NET
6 17 (10.49%) PHP
7 3 (1.85%) VBA
8 2 (1.23%) XAML
8 2 (1.23%) C
8 2 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (0.62%) C++
9 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.09%) Degree
2 3 (1.85%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 39 (24.07%) Facebook
1 39 (24.07%) Twitter
1 39 (24.07%) Google
2 21 (12.96%) Oracle
3 15 (9.26%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.09%) DevExpress
4 5 (3.09%) Telerik
5 2 (1.23%) webMethods
5 2 (1.23%) Adobe
5 2 (1.23%) Zend
6 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.62%) Software AG
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