Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 8 2
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 157 71 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 29.57% 14.23% 26.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 82.63% 53.38% 53.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 44 114
Kent median daily rate £350 £344 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +1.85% +5.47%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £303
90th Percentile £425 £420 £414
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +34.33%

.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 190 133 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.78% 26.65% 49.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 82 180
Kent median daily rate £350 £345 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +2.22% +3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £263
90th Percentile £438 £559 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.19% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

.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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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 +1 40 £350 - 3
West Malling 0 13 £341 -2.50% 2
Tunbridge Wells +15 9 £363 - 5
Dover -2 2 £350 +37.25%
Folkestone -3 2 £333 -11.33% 2
Canterbury - 1 £425 - 3
.NET
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 125 (79.62%) C#
2 123 (78.34%) SQL Server
3 89 (56.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 84 (53.50%) MVC
5 81 (51.59%) Web Services
6 73 (46.50%) HTML
7 72 (45.86%) CSS
8 70 (44.59%) TDD
9 64 (40.76%) .NET Framework
10 56 (35.67%) SQL
11 52 (33.12%) ASP.NET
11 52 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (29.30%) Microsoft
13 43 (27.39%) AngularJS
14 41 (26.11%) WCF
14 41 (26.11%) JavaScript
15 39 (24.84%) Oracle
15 39 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 38 (24.20%) Entity Framework
17 33 (21.02%) MVVM
18 32 (20.38%) Team Foundation Server
19 31 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (19.11%) Scrum
20 30 (19.11%) Prototyping
21 27 (17.20%) CMS
21 27 (17.20%) Windows
21 27 (17.20%) E-Commerce
21 27 (17.20%) Sitecore
22 26 (16.56%) Web Development
22 26 (16.56%) KnockoutJS

.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 27 (17.20%) CMS
2 23 (14.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 19 (12.10%) IIS
4 3 (1.91%) Confluence
5 2 (1.27%) Apache
5 2 (1.27%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon Alexa
6 1 (0.64%) Drupal
6 1 (0.64%) JBoss
6 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) G Suite
2 1 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.55%) Firewall
1 4 (2.55%) HTTP
2 2 (1.27%) DNS
2 2 (1.27%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.64%) AMQP
3 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.64%) SMTP
3 1 (0.64%) SSL
3 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (78.34%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.64%) DB2
6 1 (0.64%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (20.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (14.01%) Git (software)
3 20 (12.74%) ReSharper
4 15 (9.55%) Visual Studio
5 14 (8.92%) NUnit
6 7 (4.46%) MSBuild
7 6 (3.82%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.82%) Moq
7 6 (3.82%) Selenium
8 4 (2.55%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.91%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.91%) Firebug
9 3 (1.91%) JIRA
9 3 (1.91%) Subversion
10 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.64%) Bower
11 1 (0.64%) gulp
11 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.64%) MSTest
11 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (4.46%) Advertising
1 7 (4.46%) Finance
2 5 (3.18%) Legal
3 2 (1.27%) Automotive
4 1 (0.64%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) French Language
4 1 (0.64%) Games
4 1 (0.64%) German Language
4 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 141 (89.81%) Developer
2 109 (69.43%) .NET Developer
3 59 (37.58%) C# Developer
4 55 (35.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (14.65%) SQL Developer
6 16 (10.19%) Database Developer
6 16 (10.19%) SQL Database Developer
6 16 (10.19%) SSIS Developer
6 16 (10.19%) T-SQL Developer
7 14 (8.92%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (7.01%) .NET Web Developer
8 11 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 11 (7.01%) Sitecore Developer
8 11 (7.01%) Web Developer
9 9 (5.73%) Full Stack Web Developer
10 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (4.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (3.82%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (56.69%) ASP.NET Web API
2 81 (51.59%) Web Services
3 73 (46.50%) HTML
4 72 (45.86%) CSS
5 64 (40.76%) .NET Framework
6 52 (33.12%) ASP.NET
7 43 (27.39%) AngularJS
8 41 (26.11%) WCF
9 39 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (24.20%) Entity Framework
11 26 (16.56%) KnockoutJS
12 25 (15.92%) LINQ
13 23 (14.65%) Backbone.js
14 21 (13.38%) HTML5
15 18 (11.46%) CSS3
16 16 (10.19%) XML
17 15 (9.55%) RESTful
18 13 (8.28%) ADO.NET
18 13 (8.28%) jQuery
19 12 (7.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) N-Tier
2 17 (10.83%) Algorithms
3 9 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.46%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.64%) Clustering
7 1 (0.64%) Fintech
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.64%) New Media
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.20%) Windows
2 19 (12.10%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.91%) Android
3 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.27%) Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Solaris
4 2 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (53.50%) MVC
2 70 (44.59%) TDD
3 52 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (21.02%) MVVM
5 31 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (19.11%) Prototyping
6 30 (19.11%) Scrum
7 27 (17.20%) E-Commerce
8 26 (16.56%) Web Development
9 23 (14.65%) OWASP
9 23 (14.65%) Software Architecture
10 22 (14.01%) Refactoring
11 19 (12.10%) Migration
12 17 (10.83%) Data Management
12 17 (10.83%) High Availability
12 17 (10.83%) Statistics
13 13 (8.28%) Change Control
14 12 (7.64%) Unit Testing
15 7 (4.46%) OO
15 7 (4.46%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 125 (79.62%) C#
2 56 (35.67%) SQL
3 41 (26.11%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.38%) VB.NET
5 20 (12.74%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.27%) PHP
6 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.27%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) C
7 1 (0.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) HL7
2 1 (0.64%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (29.30%) Microsoft
2 39 (24.84%) Oracle
3 27 (17.20%) Sitecore
4 6 (3.82%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.91%) Citrix
5 3 (1.91%) VMware
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (0.64%) Anite
7 1 (0.64%) BEA
7 1 (0.64%) Capita
7 1 (0.64%) Google
7 1 (0.64%) HP
7 1 (0.64%) Orchard
7 1 (0.64%) PayPal
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.64%) Siebel
7 1 (0.64%) WorldPay