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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 80 82 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.49% 27.61% 15.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.52% 28.87% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 26
Average daily rate
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£316 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £254 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
271 284 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.13% 95.62% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 156 142
Average daily rate £350 £350 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 26
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £27.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 14 £350 - 8
Maidstone 0 7 £213 -39.28% 6
West Malling -2 3 £350 - 1
Dartford +2 1 - - 3
Canterbury - 1 £310 - 3
Whitstable - 1 - -
Broadstairs - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Margate - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - - 3
Sittingbourne - - - - 2
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 2
Developer
South East

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 82 (48.52%) .NET
2 81 (47.93%) C#
3 79 (46.75%) SQL
4 73 (43.20%) SQL Server
5 68 (40.24%) XML
6 67 (39.64%) MVC
7 65 (38.46%) ASP.NET
8 64 (37.87%) JSON
9 62 (36.69%) REST
10 54 (31.95%) JavaScript
11 48 (28.40%) TDD
12 41 (24.26%) Mobile App
12 41 (24.26%) Google
13 40 (23.67%) Internet
13 40 (23.67%) SOA
14 39 (23.08%) OAuth
14 39 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
14 39 (23.08%) Facebook
14 39 (23.08%) Twitter
15 38 (22.49%) HTML
16 36 (21.30%) Rapid Prototyping
16 36 (21.30%) Use Case
17 35 (20.71%) CSS
18 33 (19.53%) Java
19 30 (17.75%) Web Development
19 30 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
20 28 (16.57%) Oracle
21 27 (15.98%) Spring
22 24 (14.20%) WCF
23 23 (13.61%) Game Development

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.14%) CMS
2 5 (2.96%) Apache
3 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.18%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (1.18%) WordPress
5 2 (1.18%) Drupal
5 2 (1.18%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.18%) Node.js
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.59%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 40 (23.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (43.20%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.73%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.55%) MySQL
5 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.78%) Big Data
8 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.18%) Ingres
9 2 (1.18%) QlikView
10 1 (0.59%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.59%) StreamInsight
10 1 (0.59%) MS Access
10 1 (0.59%) DTS
10 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.55%) JIRA
3 4 (2.37%) Subversion
3 4 (2.37%) JUnit
4 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.78%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.78%) Maven
5 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.59%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.59%) Xcode
General
1 23 (13.61%) Games
2 11 (6.51%) Finance
3 3 (1.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Advertising
4 1 (0.59%) Publishing
4 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (48.52%) .NET
2 68 (40.24%) XML
3 65 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 64 (37.87%) JSON
5 62 (36.69%) REST
6 39 (23.08%) OAuth
7 38 (22.49%) HTML
8 35 (20.71%) CSS
9 27 (15.98%) Spring
10 24 (14.20%) WCF
11 22 (13.02%) jQuery
12 21 (12.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 18 (10.65%) HTML5
15 17 (10.06%) Web Services
16 16 (9.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 14 (8.28%) Unity DI Container
17 14 (8.28%) AngularJS
18 9 (5.33%) WPF
19 8 (4.73%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (24.26%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.96%) NHS
3 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.78%) Open Source
5 2 (1.18%) GIS
5 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.18%) Statistics
5 2 (1.18%) Streaming Media
5 2 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.59%) iPhone
6 1 (0.59%) iPad
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.18%) UNIX
1 2 (1.18%) Windows
2 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (39.64%) MVC
2 48 (28.40%) TDD
3 40 (23.67%) SOA
4 39 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
5 36 (21.30%) Rapid Prototyping
5 36 (21.30%) Use Case
6 30 (17.75%) Web Development
6 30 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (13.61%) Game Development
8 12 (7.10%) OOP
8 12 (7.10%) E-Commerce
9 11 (6.51%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.33%) Scrum
10 9 (5.33%) OO
11 5 (2.96%) Automation Testing
11 5 (2.96%) Data Modelling
11 5 (2.96%) OOD
11 5 (2.96%) Software Engineering
12 4 (2.37%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (2.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (47.93%) C#
2 79 (46.75%) SQL
3 54 (31.95%) JavaScript
4 33 (19.53%) Java
5 19 (11.24%) VB.NET
5 19 (11.24%) PHP
6 16 (9.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.18%) C
7 2 (1.18%) Perl
8 1 (0.59%) C++
8 1 (0.59%) VBA
8 1 (0.59%) XAML
8 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (2.37%) Degree
2 3 (1.78%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 41 (24.26%) Google
2 39 (23.08%) Facebook
2 39 (23.08%) Twitter
3 28 (16.57%) Oracle
4 12 (7.10%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.96%) DevExpress
5 5 (2.96%) Telerik
6 2 (1.18%) Adobe
6 2 (1.18%) Zend
6 2 (1.18%) Tableau
7 1 (0.59%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.59%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) Software AG
7 1 (0.59%) webMethods
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