Period
to 18 October 2018

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 6 months to 18 October 2018 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET 107 135 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.26% 26.68% 11.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 69.48% 80.36% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 117 34
Kent median daily rate £418 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £304 £310 £255
90th Percentile £488 £388 £468
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 154 168 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 34.92% 33.20% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 135 78
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £281 £293 £255
90th Percentile £488 £433 £629
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +11.56%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Kent

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
West Malling -1 18 £413 +21.32% 7
Tunbridge Wells -1 13 £368 +5.00% 12
Maidstone -3 13 £400 +14.29% 8
Canterbury +2 2 £300 -29.41% 2
Dartford -1 2 £320 -24.71% 9
Dover - 2 £450 -
Tonbridge - 2 £375 - 4
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 -
.NET
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for .NET.

1 89 (83.18%) C#
2 74 (69.16%) .NET Framework
3 66 (61.68%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (57.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 59 (55.14%) TDD
6 58 (54.21%) SQL
7 52 (48.60%) Entity Framework
8 48 (44.86%) ASP.NET
9 46 (42.99%) Scrum
10 38 (35.51%) CMS
11 37 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (32.71%) Sitecore
13 31 (28.97%) AngularJS
14 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
14 30 (28.04%) SQL Server
15 29 (27.10%) E-Commerce
16 28 (26.17%) MVC
17 25 (23.36%) Sitecore CMS
18 23 (21.50%) HTML
18 23 (21.50%) API Development
19 22 (20.56%) TeamCity
20 20 (18.69%) RESTful
21 19 (17.76%) OAuth
21 19 (17.76%) Finance
22 17 (15.89%) SOA
22 17 (15.89%) Team Foundation Server
23 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
23 16 (14.95%) Windows
24 15 (14.02%) Web Services
24 15 (14.02%) Degree

.NET
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 38 (35.51%) CMS
2 25 (23.36%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (8.41%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.93%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 37 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.93%) GitHub
4 1 (0.93%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.80%) MySQL
6 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) TeamCity
2 17 (15.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (13.08%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.41%) ReSharper
5 7 (6.54%) Selenium
6 6 (5.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (5.61%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (2.80%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.80%) Subversion
9 2 (1.87%) webpack
10 1 (0.93%) Babel
10 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.93%) Grunt
10 1 (0.93%) gulp
10 1 (0.93%) MSTest
10 1 (0.93%) NUnit
10 1 (0.93%) PostCSS
10 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 2 (1.87%) Advertising
2 2 (1.87%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 102 (95.33%) Developer
2 82 (76.64%) .NET Developer
3 44 (41.12%) C# Developer
4 41 (38.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (20.56%) Senior .NET Developer
5 22 (20.56%) Senior Developer
6 18 (16.82%) SQL Developer
7 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (11.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.48%) Sitecore Developer
10 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (5.61%) Azure Developer
10 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (5.61%) WCF Developer
11 5 (4.67%) SSIS Developer
12 4 (3.74%) .NET Software Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Agile Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (69.16%) .NET Framework
2 62 (57.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 52 (48.60%) Entity Framework
4 48 (44.86%) ASP.NET
5 31 (28.97%) AngularJS
6 23 (21.50%) HTML
7 20 (18.69%) RESTful
8 19 (17.76%) OAuth
9 15 (14.02%) Web Services
10 14 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (13.08%) REST
11 13 (12.15%) CSS
12 11 (10.28%) LINQ
13 10 (9.35%) .NET Core
13 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET Core
13 10 (9.35%) jQuery
13 10 (9.35%) WCF
14 8 (7.48%) KnockoutJS
15 7 (6.54%) HTML5
16 6 (5.61%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.80%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Windows
2 9 (8.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (61.68%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (55.14%) TDD
3 46 (42.99%) Scrum
4 29 (27.10%) E-Commerce
5 28 (26.17%) MVC
6 23 (21.50%) API Development
7 17 (15.89%) SOA
8 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
9 15 (14.02%) BDD
10 14 (13.08%) SOLID
11 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (12.15%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (11.21%) OO
12 12 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (11.21%) Unit Testing
13 11 (10.28%) Web Development
14 10 (9.35%) Economics
15 8 (7.48%) Software Architecture
16 6 (5.61%) High Availability
16 6 (5.61%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 89 (83.18%) C#
2 58 (54.21%) SQL
3 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.48%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.67%) R
6 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.87%) Java
7 2 (1.87%) PHP
7 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.93%) C++
8 1 (0.93%) ES6
8 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (14.02%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
Vendors
1 35 (32.71%) Sitecore
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle
4 1 (0.93%) Anite
4 1 (0.93%) Blue Prism
4 1 (0.93%) Facebook
4 1 (0.93%) Sage
4 1 (0.93%) UiPath