Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

.NET Developer
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 19 5
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +8
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 80 63 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.63% 8.19% 20.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.41% 8.36% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 54
Kent median daily rate £345 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +3.85% +6.12%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £303
90th Percentile £400 £419 £369
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +38.46% +16.07%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 519 754 529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 94.88% 98.05% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 546 272
Kent median daily rate £365 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £173 £180 £176
90th Percentile £538 £569 £506
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Kent median hourly rate £26.54 £20.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +30.19% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.68 £10.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.64 £129.80 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14% +1.29%

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in Kent

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in Kent

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Kent over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in Kent

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in Kent

.NET 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 .NET Developer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +2 16 £350 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +12 13 £350 +3.70% 1
West Malling +6 12 £350 -
Folkestone 0 2 £325 +2.36% 1
.NET Developer
South East

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, .NET 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 .NET Developer in the job title.

1 80 (100.00%) C#
1 80 (100.00%) .NET
2 48 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (58.75%) SQL Server
3 47 (58.75%) Web Services
4 46 (57.50%) LINQ
5 41 (51.25%) WCF
5 41 (51.25%) SQL
6 40 (50.00%) MVC
6 40 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 37 (46.25%) Oracle
8 36 (45.00%) TDD
9 35 (43.75%) ASP.NET
9 35 (43.75%) MVVM
10 33 (41.25%) Multithreaded Programming
10 33 (41.25%) WPF
10 33 (41.25%) Multithreading
11 32 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (32.50%) Unit Testing
13 23 (28.75%) XML
13 23 (28.75%) Entity Framework
14 22 (27.50%) LINQ to SQL
14 22 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (27.50%) Concurrent Programming
14 22 (27.50%) JSON
14 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (26.25%) ReSharper
15 21 (26.25%) Prototyping
16 20 (25.00%) HTML
17 19 (23.75%) Microsoft

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 13 (16.25%) CMS
2 11 (13.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (7.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (58.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 48 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (26.25%) ReSharper
3 17 (21.25%) NUnit
4 15 (18.75%) Moq
4 15 (18.75%) MSBuild
5 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (100.00%) .NET
2 47 (58.75%) Web Services
3 46 (57.50%) LINQ
4 41 (51.25%) WCF
5 40 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 35 (43.75%) ASP.NET
7 33 (41.25%) WPF
8 32 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (28.75%) Entity Framework
9 23 (28.75%) XML
10 22 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (27.50%) JSON
10 22 (27.50%) LINQ to SQL
11 20 (25.00%) HTML
12 18 (22.50%) CSS
13 15 (18.75%) ADO.NET
13 15 (18.75%) Caliburn.Micro
13 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 15 (18.75%) WinForms
14 11 (13.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 15 (18.75%) Client/Server
3 13 (16.25%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (13.75%) Mobile App
4 11 (13.75%) Virtual Team
5 4 (5.00%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Windows
1 6 (7.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.00%) MVC
2 36 (45.00%) TDD
3 35 (43.75%) MVVM
4 33 (41.25%) Multithreaded Programming
4 33 (41.25%) Multithreading
5 26 (32.50%) Unit Testing
6 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (27.50%) Concurrent Programming
7 21 (26.25%) Prototyping
8 19 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (17.50%) Data Management
10 11 (13.75%) Dependency Injection
11 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
12 6 (7.50%) OWASP
12 6 (7.50%) Software Architecture
12 6 (7.50%) Web Development
13 4 (5.00%) Change Control
13 4 (5.00%) Refactoring
13 4 (5.00%) Scrum
14 3 (3.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) C#
2 41 (51.25%) SQL
3 15 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) Oracle
2 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.50%) Sitecore
4 11 (13.75%) Infragistics