The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 31 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 16 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.39% 2.94% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 3.08% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
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£463 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.52 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+92.60% -46.66%
Senior 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
283 260 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 95.29% 95.59% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 175 141
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 24
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Dover - 7 £500 -
Maidstone -8 2 £350 +27.27%
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - - 1
Chatham - 1 £600 -
Folkestone - 1 £325 -
Senior Developer
South East

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 14 (82.35%) TDD
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 12 (70.59%) jQuery
3 11 (64.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (47.06%) OOP
5 8 (47.06%) SOA
6 7 (41.18%) C#
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) MySQL
6 7 (41.18%) PHP
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Zend
6 7 (41.18%) Open Source
6 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
7 6 (35.29%) CSS3
7 6 (35.29%) HTML5
7 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) CSS
8 5 (29.41%) MVC
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
10 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 3 (17.65%) TeamCity
10 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
10 3 (17.65%) OO
10 3 (17.65%) Finance
11 2 (11.76%) Scrum

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MySQL
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) jQuery
2 11 (64.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
4 7 (41.18%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
5 6 (35.29%) CSS3
5 6 (35.29%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
7 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
8 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
9 1 (5.88%) Spring
9 1 (5.88%) Ajax
9 1 (5.88%) Java EE
9 1 (5.88%) JSON
9 1 (5.88%) Dojo
9 1 (5.88%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) TDD
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) OOP
3 8 (47.06%) SOA
4 7 (41.18%) Open Source
5 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
8 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.88%) UML
8 1 (5.88%) Content Management
8 1 (5.88%) SDLC
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.88%) Kanban
8 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) PHP
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Zend
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft