Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 96 159 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.22% 31.24% 24.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 68.57% 82.38% 62.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 112 92
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £269 £315 £205
90th Percentile £525 £475 £438
South East median daily rate £450 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.69 £46.44 £43.25
% change year-on-year +2.69% +7.38% -8.95%

.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 140 193 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 32.41% 37.92% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 139 143
Kent median daily rate £443 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.43% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £298 £315 £227
90th Percentile £544 £525 £476
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

.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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 2019. 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
Tunbridge Wells 0 13 £525 +40.00% 12
Maidstone -2 12 £475 +40.74% 16
West Malling -3 8 £425 - 17
Dartford +1 5 £315 -16.00% 10
Dover +1 5 £415 +18.57%
Chatham - 4 - - 1
Tonbridge - 4 £448 - 5
Canterbury +1 2 £475 +45.04% 5
Margate - 1 - -
.NET
South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 70 (72.92%) C#
2 61 (63.54%) .NET Framework
3 46 (47.92%) TDD
4 44 (45.83%) SQL
5 43 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (44.79%) Entity Framework
6 36 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 32 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 32 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 31 (32.29%) Web Services
8 31 (32.29%) .NET Core
9 30 (31.25%) RESTful
10 28 (29.17%) Scrum
11 27 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
12 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
13 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
13 25 (26.04%) MVC
14 24 (25.00%) HTML
14 24 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (23.96%) CSS
16 22 (22.92%) Finance
16 22 (22.92%) AngularJS
17 21 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (20.83%) SOLID
19 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
20 17 (17.71%) CMS
20 17 (17.71%) BDD
21 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
22 14 (14.58%) API Development
23 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio

.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 17 (17.71%) CMS
2 7 (7.29%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.08%) WordPress
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.21%) npm
3 4 (4.17%) IaaS
3 4 (4.17%) PaaS
4 3 (3.13%) GitHub
5 2 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.08%) NuGet
5 2 (2.08%) SaaS
6 1 (1.04%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.04%) Serverless
6 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) HTTP
2 2 (2.08%) AMQP
2 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.13%) MySQL
6 2 (2.08%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.08%) Redis
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.08%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 10 (10.42%) TeamCity
4 6 (6.25%) Selenium
4 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.21%) NUnit
5 5 (5.21%) Subversion
6 4 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.13%) git-flow
7 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.08%) Bower
8 2 (2.08%) JIRA
8 2 (2.08%) JMeter
8 2 (2.08%) MSTest
8 2 (2.08%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (22.92%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Legal
3 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (86.46%) Developer
2 65 (67.71%) .NET Developer
3 43 (44.79%) C# Developer
4 41 (42.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (18.75%) Senior Developer
6 17 (17.71%) Senior .NET Developer
7 13 (13.54%) SQL Developer
8 11 (11.46%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 11 (11.46%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
10 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 4 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.17%) Database Developer
11 4 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (4.17%) SQL Database Developer
11 4 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
11 4 (4.17%) T-SQL Developer
12 3 (3.13%) Automation Tester
12 3 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (63.54%) .NET Framework
2 43 (44.79%) Entity Framework
3 36 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 32 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 31 (32.29%) .NET Core
5 31 (32.29%) Web Services
6 30 (31.25%) RESTful
7 24 (25.00%) HTML
8 23 (23.96%) CSS
9 22 (22.92%) AngularJS
10 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (10.42%) jQuery
12 8 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (8.33%) REST
13 7 (7.29%) JSON
13 7 (7.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET Core
14 6 (6.25%) LINQ
14 6 (6.25%) React
14 6 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 4 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (47.92%) TDD
2 43 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (29.17%) Scrum
4 25 (26.04%) MVC
5 21 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (20.83%) SOLID
7 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 17 (17.71%) BDD
9 14 (14.58%) API Development
10 12 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 10 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (9.38%) Concurrent Programming
12 9 (9.38%) Migration
12 9 (9.38%) Multithreaded Programming
12 9 (9.38%) Multithreading
12 9 (9.38%) OO
13 8 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (8.33%) SOA
13 8 (8.33%) Web Development
14 7 (7.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (72.92%) C#
2 44 (45.83%) SQL
3 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.13%) ES6
6 3 (3.13%) PHP
7 2 (2.08%) C
7 2 (2.08%) Java
8 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.46%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (1.04%) SimCorp
4 1 (1.04%) webMethods
4 1 (1.04%) WooCommerce
4 1 (1.04%) Xamarin