The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
South East / Kent
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 68 136 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 25.66% 36.17% 30.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.46% 38.53% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 116 39
Median daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%

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
257 353 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 96.98% 93.88% 98.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 277 152
Median daily rate £390 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 18
Median hourly rate £21.78 £13.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% +44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Kent region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone 0 9 £338 -3.57% 9
Folkestone 0 6 £325 +2.36% 2
Tunbridge Wells 0 6 £384 +13.70% 11
Dartford - 3 £275 - 7
Faversham - 2 £525 -
Tonbridge +3 1 £193 -27.69% 1
Sevenoaks +1 1 £248 -40.36% 1
Canterbury - 1 £375 - 1
Chatham - 1 £450 -
Developer
South East

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 87 (57.62%) .NET
2 74 (49.01%) C#
3 72 (47.68%) SQL
4 56 (37.09%) .NET Framework
5 54 (35.76%) Entity Framework
6 53 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (34.44%) SQL Server
8 50 (33.11%) Web Services
8 50 (33.11%) XML
9 47 (31.13%) MVC
9 47 (31.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 45 (29.80%) TDD
11 40 (26.49%) ASP.NET
12 39 (25.83%) JSON
12 39 (25.83%) LINQ
13 37 (24.50%) HTML
13 37 (24.50%) JavaScript
14 36 (23.84%) Oracle
15 31 (20.53%) Multithreading
15 31 (20.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (20.53%) Multithreaded Programming
16 30 (19.87%) Concurrent Programming
17 29 (19.21%) LINQ to SQL
17 29 (19.21%) Java
18 28 (18.54%) CSS
19 25 (16.56%) Web Development
19 25 (16.56%) Algorithms
19 25 (16.56%) ASP.NET Web API
20 22 (14.57%) Microsoft
21 21 (13.91%) Data Management

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.64%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.65%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.32%) WordPress
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) Confluence
4 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.66%) JBoss
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Fireworks
1 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.31%) PaaS
3 4 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.65%) Heroku
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (0.66%) SMS
2 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.30%) DB2
5 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.31%) MySQL
7 4 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.65%) Redis
8 2 (1.32%) MS Access
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.66%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 47 (31.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (9.93%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.62%) JIRA
3 10 (6.62%) JUnit
4 9 (5.96%) Eclipse
4 9 (5.96%) Moq
4 9 (5.96%) MSBuild
4 9 (5.96%) NUnit
4 9 (5.96%) ReSharper
5 5 (3.31%) Subversion
6 4 (2.65%) jMock
6 4 (2.65%) Maven
6 4 (2.65%) Mockito
7 2 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.66%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.66%) Selenium
8 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (12.58%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Advertising
3 5 (3.31%) Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Games
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
6 1 (0.66%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (57.62%) .NET
2 56 (37.09%) .NET Framework
3 54 (35.76%) Entity Framework
4 50 (33.11%) Web Services
4 50 (33.11%) XML
5 40 (26.49%) ASP.NET
6 39 (25.83%) JSON
6 39 (25.83%) LINQ
7 37 (24.50%) HTML
8 31 (20.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (19.21%) LINQ to SQL
10 28 (18.54%) CSS
11 25 (16.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (8.61%) REST
13 11 (7.28%) HTML5
13 11 (7.28%) jQuery
13 11 (7.28%) OpenGL
13 11 (7.28%) Spring
13 11 (7.28%) WCF
13 11 (7.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.56%) Algorithms
2 15 (9.93%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.96%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.30%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.32%) User Experience
8 1 (0.66%) AS400
8 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.66%) IVR
8 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.61%) Android
2 3 (1.99%) Unix
3 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.32%) Linux
3 2 (1.32%) Windows
4 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (31.13%) MVC
3 45 (29.80%) TDD
4 31 (20.53%) Multithreaded Programming
4 31 (20.53%) Multithreading
5 30 (19.87%) Concurrent Programming
6 25 (16.56%) Web Development
7 21 (13.91%) Data Management
8 19 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (9.93%) Front End Development
10 14 (9.27%) ETL
11 12 (7.95%) Android Development
12 11 (7.28%) Memory Management
12 11 (7.28%) Migration
12 11 (7.28%) Scrum
12 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
13 10 (6.62%) Mobile Development
13 10 (6.62%) MVVM
14 9 (5.96%) Prototyping
14 9 (5.96%) UML
Programming Languages
1 74 (49.01%) C#
2 72 (47.68%) SQL
3 37 (24.50%) JavaScript
4 29 (19.21%) Java
5 14 (9.27%) VB.NET
6 11 (7.28%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.96%) C
8 7 (4.64%) C++
9 6 (3.97%) COBOL
9 6 (3.97%) Perl
9 6 (3.97%) PHP
10 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.65%) Go
11 4 (2.65%) Ruby
11 4 (2.65%) VB
12 2 (1.32%) VBA
13 1 (0.66%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.66%) Delphi
13 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.96%) Degree
2 3 (1.99%) OCPJP
2 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) QA
1 1 (0.66%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) vSphere
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 36 (23.84%) Oracle
2 22 (14.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.32%) Infragistics
3 2 (1.32%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe
4 1 (0.66%) Google
4 1 (0.66%) IBM
4 1 (0.66%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.66%) Zend
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