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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 79 89 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.24% 31.34% 15.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.81% 33.21% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 59 45
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
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
265 268 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 91.38% 94.37% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 153 180
Average daily rate £340 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £274 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 64
Average hourly rate £14.13 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +1 9 - - 9
Folkestone 0 7 £315 -3.07% 1
Maidstone +2 6 £319 +6.25% 4
Sevenoaks 0 2 - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 3
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - - 5
Dartford - - - - 4
Faversham - - - - 1
Margate - - - -
Rochester - - - - 2
West Malling - - - - 3
Whitstable - - - - 1
Developer
South East

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 83 (52.20%) .NET
2 76 (47.80%) C#
3 69 (43.40%) JavaScript
4 58 (36.48%) MVC
5 57 (35.85%) SQL Server
5 57 (35.85%) ASP.NET
6 50 (31.45%) HTML
7 48 (30.19%) SQL
8 45 (28.30%) CSS
9 40 (25.16%) XML
10 39 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (23.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (21.38%) REST
13 33 (20.75%) AngularJS
13 33 (20.75%) TDD
14 32 (20.13%) JSON
15 29 (18.24%) WCF
15 29 (18.24%) jQuery
15 29 (18.24%) HTML5
16 26 (16.35%) Microsoft
17 25 (15.72%) PHP
18 22 (13.84%) Oracle
19 20 (12.58%) Scrum
20 18 (11.32%) SOA
21 17 (10.69%) Internet
21 17 (10.69%) Google
21 17 (10.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
22 16 (10.06%) Mobile App
22 16 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
22 16 (10.06%) Web Services

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.40%) CMS
2 6 (3.77%) Node.js
3 4 (2.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.26%) Drupal
5 2 (1.26%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.26%) WordPress
5 2 (1.26%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.69%) Internet
2 2 (1.26%) Firewall
2 2 (1.26%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.66%) MySQL
5 8 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.40%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.77%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.52%) PowerCenter
9 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.26%) QlikView
11 1 (0.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.63%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.63%) Big Data
11 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.63%) MS Access
11 1 (0.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.03%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.14%) Subversion
5 3 (1.89%) JIRA
5 3 (1.89%) Maven
5 3 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.26%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.26%) Zend Studio
6 2 (1.26%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.63%) MSTest
7 1 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.63%) Moq
7 1 (0.63%) NUnit
7 1 (0.63%) PowerBuilder
General
1 16 (10.06%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Games
3 5 (3.14%) Marketing
3 5 (3.14%) Advertising
4 1 (0.63%) Legal
4 1 (0.63%) Publishing
4 1 (0.63%) Back Office
4 1 (0.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (52.20%) .NET
2 57 (35.85%) ASP.NET
3 50 (31.45%) HTML
4 45 (28.30%) CSS
5 40 (25.16%) XML
6 38 (23.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (21.38%) REST
8 33 (20.75%) AngularJS
9 32 (20.13%) JSON
10 29 (18.24%) WCF
10 29 (18.24%) jQuery
10 29 (18.24%) HTML5
11 17 (10.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (10.06%) Web Services
13 14 (8.81%) OAuth
14 12 (7.55%) CSS3
15 11 (6.92%) WPF
15 11 (6.92%) KnockoutJS
16 9 (5.66%) .NET Framework
16 9 (5.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.06%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.14%) Social Media
3 4 (2.52%) GIS
3 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.89%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.89%) NHS
5 2 (1.26%) Clustering
5 2 (1.26%) User Experience
5 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.26%) Open Source
5 2 (1.26%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Tandem
6 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.52%) Windows
2 2 (1.26%) Linux
2 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
2 2 (1.26%) CentOS
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.48%) MVC
2 39 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (20.75%) TDD
4 20 (12.58%) Scrum
5 18 (11.32%) SOA
6 14 (8.81%) E-Commerce
6 14 (8.81%) Unit Testing
6 14 (8.81%) Use Case
6 14 (8.81%) Mobile Application Development
6 14 (8.81%) Rapid Prototyping
7 13 (8.18%) OOP
8 11 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.29%) OO
9 10 (6.29%) Web Development
10 9 (5.66%) Game Development
11 6 (3.77%) BDD
12 5 (3.14%) Migration
12 5 (3.14%) ETL
13 4 (2.52%) Data Management
13 4 (2.52%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 76 (47.80%) C#
2 69 (43.40%) JavaScript
3 48 (30.19%) SQL
4 25 (15.72%) PHP
5 14 (8.81%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.81%) Java
6 10 (6.29%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.63%) PHP5
8 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (3.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.84%) Oracle
3 17 (10.69%) Google
4 14 (8.81%) Facebook
4 14 (8.81%) Twitter
5 5 (3.14%) Sitecore
5 5 (3.14%) Zend
5 5 (3.14%) Informatica
6 4 (2.52%) Telerik
6 4 (2.52%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.26%) Tableau
9 1 (0.63%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.63%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe
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