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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 67 65 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.36% 27.20% 16.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.07% 28.76% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% -57.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
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
257 226 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.45% 94.56% 92.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 128 158
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 26
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.63 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.82% +23.14%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 +6 11 £400 +25.00% 10
Maidstone +2 4 £338 - 9
Folkestone -2 3 £315 -3.07% 4
Rochester - 1 - - 1
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 3
Sittingbourne - - - - 3
Tonbridge - - - - 2
Canterbury - - - - 5
Dartford - - - - 7
Deal - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Margate - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
Whitstable - - - - 2
Developer
South East

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 86 (56.58%) .NET
2 78 (51.32%) C#
3 64 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 57 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 55 (36.18%) SQL Server
6 53 (34.87%) MVC
7 45 (29.61%) HTML
8 44 (28.95%) CSS
9 37 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (24.34%) jQuery
10 34 (22.37%) SQL
11 32 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 29 (19.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (19.08%) AngularJS
13 26 (17.11%) Oracle
13 26 (17.11%) XML
14 23 (15.13%) TDD
15 22 (14.47%) HTML5
16 21 (13.82%) WCF
16 21 (13.82%) Web Services
17 19 (12.50%) Scrum
18 17 (11.18%) Finance
18 17 (11.18%) SQL Server 2008
19 16 (10.53%) PHP
20 13 (8.55%) Visual Studio
20 13 (8.55%) REST
21 12 (7.89%) CSS3
21 12 (7.89%) WPF
21 12 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 12 (7.89%) OO

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (4.61%) Node.js
4 4 (2.63%) CMS
4 4 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.66%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.58%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) Firewall
2 2 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (36.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.95%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.63%) MySQL
7 4 (2.63%) PowerCenter
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.66%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.66%) QlikView
9 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.66%) DTS
9 1 (0.66%) OLAP
9 1 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (8.55%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.95%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.29%) Subversion
5 3 (1.97%) Maven
5 3 (1.97%) JIRA
5 3 (1.97%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.32%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.32%) Zend Studio
6 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.32%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.66%) Moq
7 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.66%) MSTest
7 1 (0.66%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 17 (11.18%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Advertising
3 6 (3.95%) Marketing
4 4 (2.63%) Games
5 2 (1.32%) Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Publishing
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (56.58%) .NET
2 57 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 45 (29.61%) HTML
4 44 (28.95%) CSS
5 37 (24.34%) jQuery
6 29 (19.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (19.08%) AngularJS
7 26 (17.11%) XML
8 22 (14.47%) HTML5
9 21 (13.82%) Web Services
9 21 (13.82%) WCF
10 13 (8.55%) REST
11 12 (7.89%) CSS3
11 12 (7.89%) WPF
12 11 (7.24%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (5.92%) JSON
14 8 (5.26%) .NET Framework
14 8 (5.26%) Classic ASP
14 8 (5.26%) XHTML
15 7 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.95%) Social Media
3 4 (2.63%) GIS
3 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.97%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.32%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.32%) NHS
5 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.32%) Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) Tandem
6 1 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.66%) W3C
6 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.29%) Windows
2 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
2 2 (1.32%) CentOS
2 2 (1.32%) UNIX
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (34.87%) MVC
2 37 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.13%) TDD
4 19 (12.50%) Scrum
5 12 (7.89%) OO
6 11 (7.24%) ETL
7 10 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (6.58%) SOA
8 9 (5.92%) Data Management
8 9 (5.92%) Web Development
9 6 (3.95%) Use Case
9 6 (3.95%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.95%) Rapid Prototyping
9 6 (3.95%) CRM
9 6 (3.95%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (3.29%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.29%) BDD
10 5 (3.29%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (3.29%) Migration
11 4 (2.63%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 78 (51.32%) C#
2 64 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 34 (22.37%) SQL
4 16 (10.53%) PHP
5 10 (6.58%) Java
6 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.32%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) Delphi
8 1 (0.66%) Ada
8 1 (0.66%) PHP5
8 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.63%) Degree
3 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.11%) Oracle
3 9 (5.92%) Google
4 8 (5.26%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.95%) Facebook
5 6 (3.95%) Twitter
6 5 (3.29%) Informatica
7 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.97%) Zend
8 2 (1.32%) Tableau
9 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.66%) SAP
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