The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
South East / Kent
Rank 2 5 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 77 96 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 26.74% 20.82% 25.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 65.81% 52.46% 73.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 75 35
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £318 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £408 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.19% +2.85%  

.NET 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 117 183 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 40.63% 39.70% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 148 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
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing .NET 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 in Kent

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Kent

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Kent over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Kent

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Kent

.NET
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 within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 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
Maidstone +2 8 £338 -3.57% 1
Folkestone 0 8 £325 +2.36% 3
Tunbridge Wells +4 5 - - 4
West Malling -1 5 £400 +6.66% 1
Dover - 2 £225 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £245 - 2
.NET
South East

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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.

1 86 (67.19%) C#
2 73 (57.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 67 (52.34%) SQL
5 66 (51.56%) .NET Framework
6 58 (45.31%) Entity Framework
7 57 (44.53%) Web Services
8 49 (38.28%) LINQ
9 43 (33.59%) Algorithms
10 41 (32.03%) ASP.NET
10 41 (32.03%) MVC
11 39 (30.47%) TDD
11 39 (30.47%) Data Management
12 36 (28.13%) Multithreaded Programming
12 36 (28.13%) Multithreading
12 36 (28.13%) Oracle
12 36 (28.13%) XML
13 34 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (25.00%) JSON
14 32 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
15 31 (24.22%) LINQ to SQL
16 30 (23.44%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
17 25 (19.53%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (16.41%) MVVM
18 21 (16.41%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (16.41%) Migration
19 20 (15.63%) VB.NET
19 20 (15.63%) WCF
19 20 (15.63%) WPF

.NET
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 2 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (0.78%) IIS
2 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.41%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.25%) DB2
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.34%) MS Access
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 73 (57.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (11.72%) ReSharper
3 14 (10.94%) Moq
3 14 (10.94%) MSBuild
3 14 (10.94%) NUnit
4 3 (2.34%) Selenium
4 3 (2.34%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.56%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (6.25%) Advertising
1 8 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (0.78%) Automotive
2 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (78.13%) Developer
2 81 (63.28%) .NET Developer
3 40 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 39 (30.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (25.78%) SQL Developer
6 20 (15.63%) WPF Developer
7 14 (10.94%) WinForms Developer
8 13 (10.16%) Oracle Developer
9 12 (9.38%) Tester
10 10 (7.81%) WCF Developer
11 6 (4.69%) C# WPF Developer
11 6 (4.69%) Development Manager
11 6 (4.69%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.69%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.91%) Senior Development Manager
12 5 (3.91%) Senior Manager
12 5 (3.91%) XML Developer
13 4 (3.13%) C# WCF Developer
13 4 (3.13%) Consultant
13 4 (3.13%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (51.56%) .NET Framework
2 58 (45.31%) Entity Framework
3 57 (44.53%) Web Services
4 49 (38.28%) LINQ
5 41 (32.03%) ASP.NET
6 36 (28.13%) XML
7 32 (25.00%) JSON
8 31 (24.22%) LINQ to SQL
9 30 (23.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (19.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (15.63%) WCF
11 20 (15.63%) WPF
12 18 (14.06%) HTML
13 14 (10.94%) ADO.NET
13 14 (10.94%) Caliburn.Micro
13 14 (10.94%) CSS
13 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 14 (10.94%) WinForms
14 9 (7.03%) AngularJS
15 6 (4.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (33.59%) Algorithms
2 14 (10.94%) Client/Server
3 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.47%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.91%) AS400
6 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.13%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.56%) Windows
2 1 (0.78%) Android
2 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) MVC
2 39 (30.47%) Data Management
2 39 (30.47%) TDD
3 36 (28.13%) Multithreaded Programming
3 36 (28.13%) Multithreading
4 34 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
6 21 (16.41%) Migration
6 21 (16.41%) MVVM
7 18 (14.06%) Unit Testing
8 15 (11.72%) Prototyping
9 14 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.38%) Front End Development
11 11 (8.59%) High Availability
11 11 (8.59%) Statistics
11 11 (8.59%) Web Development
12 10 (7.81%) Automation Testing
12 10 (7.81%) Data Migration
12 10 (7.81%) Test Scripting
12 10 (7.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 86 (67.19%) C#
2 67 (52.34%) SQL
3 20 (15.63%) VB.NET
4 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.91%) VB
6 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.56%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.78%) LINC
8 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (1.56%) Degree
2 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.91%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (28.13%) Oracle
2 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.13%) Infragistics
4 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.78%) Xamarin