The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 37 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Internet 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.38% 2.82% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 18.18% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Internet
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 44 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.72% 15.49% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 34
Average daily rate £450 £313 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +95.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 28
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet across the Kent region.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Kent region.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Internet
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 Internet within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Whitstable - - - - 1
Internet
South East

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Internet also 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 that cited Internet.

1 17 (77.27%) SQL
1 17 (77.27%) XML
2 15 (68.18%) Mobile App
3 14 (63.64%) Mobile Application Development
3 14 (63.64%) Rapid Prototyping
3 14 (63.64%) REST
3 14 (63.64%) Facebook
3 14 (63.64%) Twitter
3 14 (63.64%) Use Case
3 14 (63.64%) OAuth
3 14 (63.64%) SOA
3 14 (63.64%) TDD
3 14 (63.64%) Google
3 14 (63.64%) JSON
4 10 (45.45%) Java
5 9 (40.91%) Games
5 9 (40.91%) Spring
5 9 (40.91%) Game Development
6 6 (27.27%) Java ME
6 6 (27.27%) J2ME
7 5 (22.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (22.73%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 4 (18.18%) Windows
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.64%) Web Services
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) MS Office
9 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Internet also 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 that cited Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) PHPUnit
1 2 (9.09%) Zend Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (40.91%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) Mobile Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Lead Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) XML
2 14 (63.64%) REST
2 14 (63.64%) OAuth
2 14 (63.64%) JSON
3 9 (40.91%) Spring
4 6 (27.27%) Java ME
4 6 (27.27%) J2ME
5 5 (22.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (22.73%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
7 2 (9.09%) Zend Framework
7 2 (9.09%) EDIFACT
7 2 (9.09%) LAMP
8 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
8 1 (4.55%) .NET
8 1 (4.55%) DHTML
8 1 (4.55%) HTML
8 1 (4.55%) CSS
8 1 (4.55%) XSL
8 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) CentOS
2 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Mobile Application Development
1 14 (63.64%) Rapid Prototyping
1 14 (63.64%) Use Case
1 14 (63.64%) SOA
1 14 (63.64%) TDD
2 9 (40.91%) Game Development
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.09%) Data Transformation
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Web Design
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) OO
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) OOD
5 1 (4.55%) User Stories
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Facebook
1 14 (63.64%) Twitter
1 14 (63.64%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Zend
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix