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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 30 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Internet 13 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.28% 2.08% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.67% 16.67% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
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£350 £320 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -41.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
60 36 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.74% 12.46% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 19
Average daily rate £400 £350 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £198 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% -16.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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 +1 6 £350 +9.37% 1
Maidstone - 1 - - 5
Sevenoaks - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 1
Internet
South East

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (82.86%) SQL
1 29 (82.86%) XML
2 28 (80.00%) Facebook
2 28 (80.00%) Twitter
3 27 (77.14%) Mobile App
4 26 (74.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 26 (74.29%) REST
4 26 (74.29%) OAuth
4 26 (74.29%) Google
4 26 (74.29%) JSON
5 24 (68.57%) TDD
5 24 (68.57%) SOA
5 24 (68.57%) Use Case
5 24 (68.57%) Rapid Prototyping
6 14 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 13 (37.14%) Java
8 12 (34.29%) Spring
8 12 (34.29%) Games
8 12 (34.29%) Unity DI Container
8 12 (34.29%) Game Development
9 6 (17.14%) Java ME
9 6 (17.14%) J2ME
10 4 (11.43%) Windows
10 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
11 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
11 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
11 3 (8.57%) Project Management
11 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
11 3 (8.57%) MS Office
11 3 (8.57%) HTML

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) VPN
1 2 (5.71%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Zend Studio
1 2 (5.71%) PHPUnit
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (34.29%) Games
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Local Government
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Developer
2 23 (65.71%) Mobile Developer
3 15 (42.86%) Lead Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (82.86%) XML
2 26 (74.29%) OAuth
2 26 (74.29%) REST
2 26 (74.29%) JSON
3 14 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 12 (34.29%) Unity DI Container
4 12 (34.29%) Spring
5 6 (17.14%) Java ME
5 6 (17.14%) J2ME
6 3 (8.57%) HTML
6 3 (8.57%) Web Services
7 2 (5.71%) EDIFACT
7 2 (5.71%) LAMP
7 2 (5.71%) Zend Framework
8 1 (2.86%) jQuery
8 1 (2.86%) PrimeFaces
8 1 (2.86%) Ionic Framework
8 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.86%) DHTML
8 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (77.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Blog
2 2 (5.71%) Social Media
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
2 2 (5.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 24 (68.57%) SOA
2 24 (68.57%) Use Case
2 24 (68.57%) TDD
2 24 (68.57%) Rapid Prototyping
3 12 (34.29%) Game Development
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.71%) Validation
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) CRM
5 2 (5.71%) Content Management
5 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.71%) Multithreading
5 2 (5.71%) Web Usability
5 2 (5.71%) Data Transformation
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) OOD
6 1 (2.86%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (82.86%) SQL
2 13 (37.14%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Facebook
1 28 (80.00%) Twitter
2 26 (74.29%) Google
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Zend
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) VMware