The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET Framework
South East / Kent
Rank 13 22 26
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 37 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.85% 7.47% 5.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.62% 18.99% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 5
Median daily rate £338 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £350 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -31.36% +9.03%  

.NET Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 117 179 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 40.63% 39.34% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 145 44
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Framework in Kent

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Kent

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in Kent

.NET Framework
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 Framework within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Folkestone - 6 £325 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +9 4 - - 1
Maidstone 0 3 £338 -3.57% 1
West Malling +2 1 £345 -1.42%
.NET Framework
South East

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 66 (100.00%) .NET
2 58 (87.88%) Entity Framework
3 53 (80.30%) C#
4 50 (75.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (72.73%) Web Services
6 46 (69.70%) SQL
7 36 (54.55%) XML
7 36 (54.55%) Multithreading
7 36 (54.55%) Multithreaded Programming
8 34 (51.52%) Algorithms
9 33 (50.00%) LINQ
9 33 (50.00%) TDD
9 33 (50.00%) SQL Server
10 32 (48.48%) JSON
10 32 (48.48%) Concurrent Programming
11 31 (46.97%) LINQ to SQL
12 30 (45.45%) Data Management
13 19 (28.79%) ASP.NET
14 16 (24.24%) MVC
15 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (19.70%) Oracle
17 12 (18.18%) Migration
17 12 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (16.67%) Statistics
18 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
18 11 (16.67%) High Availability
19 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
19 9 (13.64%) Front End Development
20 8 (12.12%) DB2

.NET Framework
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 1 (1.52%) CMS
1 1 (1.52%) IIS
1 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Fireworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (12.12%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (75.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.03%) Selenium
2 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 64 (96.97%) Developer
2 51 (77.27%) .NET Developer
3 32 (48.48%) C# .NET Developer
3 32 (48.48%) C# Developer
4 18 (27.27%) SQL Developer
5 5 (7.58%) XML Developer
6 4 (6.06%) WPF Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.03%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (3.03%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Senior QA Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.03%) SSIS Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (100.00%) .NET
2 58 (87.88%) Entity Framework
3 48 (72.73%) Web Services
4 36 (54.55%) XML
5 33 (50.00%) LINQ
6 32 (48.48%) JSON
7 31 (46.97%) LINQ to SQL
8 19 (28.79%) ASP.NET
9 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (12.12%) HTML
12 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
13 4 (6.06%) CSS
13 4 (6.06%) RESTful
13 4 (6.06%) WCF
13 4 (6.06%) WPF
14 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
14 2 (3.03%) SOAP
14 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 1 (1.52%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (51.52%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.06%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Windows
1 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Multithreaded Programming
1 36 (54.55%) Multithreading
2 33 (50.00%) TDD
3 32 (48.48%) Concurrent Programming
4 30 (45.45%) Data Management
5 16 (24.24%) MVC
6 12 (18.18%) Migration
7 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (16.67%) High Availability
7 11 (16.67%) Statistics
8 9 (13.64%) Front End Development
9 5 (7.58%) MVVM
10 4 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.03%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.03%) Defect Management
11 2 (3.03%) Matrix Management
11 2 (3.03%) QA Automation
11 2 (3.03%) Scrum
11 2 (3.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 53 (80.30%) C#
2 46 (69.70%) SQL
3 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.03%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Oracle
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.52%) Sitecore