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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 122 89 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.48% 29.18% 23.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 40.26% 31.23% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 46 41
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£338 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
303 285 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 98.06% 93.44% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 185 157
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 19
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 0 28 £350 - 12
Maidstone 0 19 £350 +64.70% 3
Dover - 9 £381 -
Canterbury 0 7 £345 +11.29% 10
Folkestone - 3 £318 - 5
Rochester - 2 - -
Sittingbourne - 2 £325 -
Tonbridge - 2 £325 - 1
Dartford -4 1 £215 - 6
Developer
South East

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 103 (50.00%) .NET
2 94 (45.63%) C#
3 76 (36.89%) MVC
4 74 (35.92%) JavaScript
5 71 (34.47%) HTML
5 71 (34.47%) ASP.NET
6 60 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (28.16%) CSS
8 56 (27.18%) SQL Server
9 54 (26.21%) SQL
10 53 (25.73%) AngularJS
11 47 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (22.33%) jQuery
13 42 (20.39%) TDD
14 35 (16.99%) OpenGL
15 28 (13.59%) Apple iOS
16 27 (13.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (13.11%) Oracle
16 27 (13.11%) .NET Framework
17 26 (12.62%) Finance
18 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
18 24 (11.65%) REST
18 24 (11.65%) JSON
19 23 (11.17%) Entity Framework
19 23 (11.17%) CSS3
20 22 (10.68%) iOS Development
20 22 (10.68%) HTML5
20 22 (10.68%) Java
21 21 (10.19%) Android
21 21 (10.19%) Mobile App

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (6.31%) CMS
2 5 (2.43%) GlassFish
2 5 (2.43%) Magnolia
3 4 (1.94%) IIS
4 3 (1.46%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.97%) Node.js
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
6 1 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 5 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.46%) LDAP
2 1 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (27.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.71%) Oracle Database
3 19 (9.22%) MySQL
4 17 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (7.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (6.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.91%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.97%) MS Access
11 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 1 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (6.31%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.34%) JIRA
3 10 (4.85%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.40%) Xcode
4 7 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.91%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.43%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.43%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.43%) ReSharper
6 5 (2.43%) NetBeans
7 4 (1.94%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.94%) Subversion
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.49%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.49%) NCover
9 1 (0.49%) Moq
9 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.49%) NUnit
9 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
General
1 26 (12.62%) Finance
2 5 (2.43%) Games
3 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.49%) Electronics
4 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.49%) Advertising
4 1 (0.49%) Banking
4 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (50.00%) .NET
2 71 (34.47%) ASP.NET
2 71 (34.47%) HTML
3 58 (28.16%) CSS
4 53 (25.73%) AngularJS
5 47 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 46 (22.33%) jQuery
7 35 (16.99%) OpenGL
8 27 (13.11%) .NET Framework
8 27 (13.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (11.65%) JSON
9 24 (11.65%) REST
10 23 (11.17%) CSS3
10 23 (11.17%) Entity Framework
11 22 (10.68%) HTML5
12 17 (8.25%) XML
13 15 (7.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (6.31%) Web Services
15 11 (5.34%) WCF
15 11 (5.34%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.19%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.34%) Social Media
3 10 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.40%) iPad
4 7 (3.40%) iPhone
5 4 (1.94%) W3C
5 4 (1.94%) User Experience
6 3 (1.46%) NHS
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.49%) DTV
7 1 (0.49%) Tandem
7 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.59%) Apple iOS
2 21 (10.19%) Android
3 8 (3.88%) Windows
3 8 (3.88%) Linux
4 4 (1.94%) UNIX
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (36.89%) MVC
2 60 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (20.39%) TDD
4 22 (10.68%) iOS Development
5 20 (9.71%) Android Development
6 16 (7.77%) Mobile Development
6 16 (7.77%) OO
7 14 (6.80%) BDD
8 13 (6.31%) SOA
9 11 (5.34%) OOP
9 11 (5.34%) Mobile Application Development
10 10 (4.85%) Memory Management
10 10 (4.85%) Scrum
11 9 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.37%) SDLC
11 9 (4.37%) MVVM
12 8 (3.88%) Migration
12 8 (3.88%) E-Commerce
12 8 (3.88%) Web Development
12 8 (3.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 94 (45.63%) C#
2 74 (35.92%) JavaScript
3 54 (26.21%) SQL
4 22 (10.68%) Java
5 18 (8.74%) PHP
6 13 (6.31%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.85%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.85%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.40%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.43%) VB
9 5 (2.43%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.49%) VB6
10 1 (0.49%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.49%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 10 (4.85%) Degree
2 8 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.49%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (1.46%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 27 (13.11%) Oracle
2 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.37%) Zend
4 3 (1.46%) webMethods
5 2 (0.97%) Twitter
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe
6 1 (0.49%) SAP