The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Kent region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 95 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 34.05% 17.52% 20.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.85% 18.46% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 32
Average daily rate
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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 £198 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
265 260 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 94.98% 94.89% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 140 125
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £23.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +5 23 £350 +9.37% 5
Maidstone +2 5 £275 -31.25% 10
Dartford - 3 - - 7
West Malling +2 2 £400 +14.28%
Folkestone -1 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 £310 - 2
Rochester - 1 £333 - 2
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 3
Stansted - - - -
Swanley - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Gravesend - - - -
Broadstairs - - - -
Developer
South East

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 80 (53.33%) SQL
2 78 (52.00%) .NET
3 72 (48.00%) C#
4 68 (45.33%) SQL Server
5 62 (41.33%) ASP.NET
6 60 (40.00%) XML
6 60 (40.00%) MVC
7 58 (38.67%) JSON
8 54 (36.00%) REST
8 54 (36.00%) JavaScript
9 48 (32.00%) TDD
10 37 (24.67%) SOA
11 36 (24.00%) Mobile App
12 35 (23.33%) Mobile Application Development
12 35 (23.33%) Facebook
12 35 (23.33%) Twitter
12 35 (23.33%) Google
12 35 (23.33%) OAuth
12 35 (23.33%) Internet
13 32 (21.33%) Rapid Prototyping
13 32 (21.33%) Use Case
14 31 (20.67%) HTML
15 29 (19.33%) Java
16 27 (18.00%) CSS
17 25 (16.67%) Spring
18 24 (16.00%) T-SQL
18 24 (16.00%) VB.NET
18 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 22 (14.67%) WCF
19 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (5.33%) CMS
2 5 (3.33%) Apache
3 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.33%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.33%) Drupal
5 2 (1.33%) WordPress
5 2 (1.33%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.67%) IIS
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.67%) Node.js
6 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (45.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.67%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.67%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.00%) MySQL
6 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.00%) Big Data
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.33%) Ingres
9 2 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.67%) QlikView
10 1 (0.67%) DB2
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.67%) StreamInsight
10 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.67%) JUnit
3 3 (2.00%) JIRA
4 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.67%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.67%) Xcode
5 1 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 21 (14.00%) Games
2 13 (8.67%) Finance
3 2 (1.33%) Banking
4 1 (0.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (52.00%) .NET
2 62 (41.33%) ASP.NET
3 60 (40.00%) XML
4 58 (38.67%) JSON
5 54 (36.00%) REST
6 35 (23.33%) OAuth
7 31 (20.67%) HTML
8 27 (18.00%) CSS
9 25 (16.67%) Spring
10 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 22 (14.67%) WCF
12 17 (11.33%) jQuery
13 15 (10.00%) Web Services
14 14 (9.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 13 (8.67%) HTML5
16 12 (8.00%) Unity DI Container
17 9 (6.00%) AngularJS
18 6 (4.00%) WPF
18 6 (4.00%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.00%) NHS
3 3 (2.00%) Open Source
4 2 (1.33%) Streaming Media
4 2 (1.33%) Statistics
4 2 (1.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.67%) iPhone
5 1 (0.67%) iPad
5 1 (0.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.67%) UNIX
2 2 (1.33%) Windows
2 2 (1.33%) Linux
3 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.67%) AIX
3 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.00%) MVC
2 48 (32.00%) TDD
3 37 (24.67%) SOA
4 35 (23.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 32 (21.33%) Use Case
5 32 (21.33%) Rapid Prototyping
6 21 (14.00%) Web Development
6 21 (14.00%) Game Development
7 13 (8.67%) Unit Testing
7 13 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (8.00%) Scrum
8 12 (8.00%) OOP
8 12 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.00%) OO
9 6 (4.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.33%) Automation Testing
11 4 (2.67%) Test Automation
11 4 (2.67%) OOD
12 3 (2.00%) UML
12 3 (2.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 80 (53.33%) SQL
2 72 (48.00%) C#
3 54 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 29 (19.33%) Java
5 24 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 24 (16.00%) VB.NET
6 16 (10.67%) PHP
7 4 (2.67%) Perl
8 3 (2.00%) VBA
9 2 (1.33%) XAML
9 2 (1.33%) C
10 1 (0.67%) C++
10 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (2.67%) Degree
2 3 (2.00%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 35 (23.33%) Google
1 35 (23.33%) Facebook
1 35 (23.33%) Twitter
2 19 (12.67%) Oracle
3 15 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.33%) Telerik
4 5 (3.33%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.33%) webMethods
5 2 (1.33%) Zend
5 2 (1.33%) Adobe
6 1 (0.67%) Software AG
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
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