Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 125 170 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 31.17% 31.37% 17.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 73.10% 82.52% 56.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 127 54
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £308 £313 £254
90th Percentile £488 £438 £420
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £48.75 £45.20 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.87% +6.34% -5.56%

.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 171 206 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 42.64% 38.01% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 147 97
Kent median daily rate £421 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.36% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £249
90th Percentile £488 £525 £495
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
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% +9.33%

.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 12 December 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 12 December 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 20 £418 +21.45% 8
Tunbridge Wells -1 15 £368 +1.38% 15
Maidstone -3 12 £438 +25.00% 20
Dartford - 5 £315 - 5
Tonbridge - 4 £411 - 7
Dover +2 3 £438 +25.00%
Canterbury +3 2 £475 +11.76% 3
Chatham - 2 - - 9
Ramsgate - 1 - - 2
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 -
.NET
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 106 (84.80%) C#
2 98 (78.40%) .NET Framework
3 77 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (60.80%) TDD
5 72 (57.60%) Entity Framework
6 69 (55.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 69 (55.20%) SQL
7 56 (44.80%) Scrum
8 53 (42.40%) ASP.NET
9 44 (35.20%) CMS
10 43 (34.40%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (30.40%) Sitecore
11 38 (30.40%) JavaScript
12 37 (29.60%) MVC
13 36 (28.80%) SQL Server
14 34 (27.20%) AngularJS
15 32 (25.60%) API Development
16 31 (24.80%) E-Commerce
17 28 (22.40%) Sitecore CMS
18 26 (20.80%) TeamCity
18 26 (20.80%) Web Services
18 26 (20.80%) HTML
18 26 (20.80%) RESTful
19 24 (19.20%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
21 21 (16.80%) OAuth
21 21 (16.80%) BDD
21 21 (16.80%) Finance
22 20 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
22 20 (16.00%) Test Automation

.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 44 (35.20%) CMS
2 28 (22.40%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (7.20%) IIS
4 3 (2.40%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.60%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.80%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 43 (34.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.80%) Azure Functions
4 1 (0.80%) npm
4 1 (0.80%) Serverless
4 1 (0.80%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) HTTP
2 2 (1.60%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (4.00%) MySQL
6 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.80%) Redis
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (20.80%) TeamCity
2 24 (19.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (13.60%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.00%) ReSharper
5 9 (7.20%) Selenium
6 8 (6.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (6.40%) WebDriver
7 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (3.20%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.20%) Subversion
10 3 (2.40%) MSTest
10 3 (2.40%) NUnit
11 2 (1.60%) JIRA
11 2 (1.60%) JMeter
11 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.80%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (16.80%) Finance
2 2 (1.60%) Advertising
3 1 (0.80%) Banking
3 1 (0.80%) Marketing
3 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 118 (94.40%) Developer
2 99 (79.20%) .NET Developer
3 58 (46.40%) C# Developer
4 55 (44.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (20.80%) Senior .NET Developer
5 26 (20.80%) Senior Developer
6 21 (16.80%) SQL Developer
7 19 (15.20%) ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (6.40%) Azure Developer
10 8 (6.40%) Sitecore Developer
11 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Developer
12 5 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
12 5 (4.00%) Automation Tester
12 5 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (4.00%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.00%) SSIS Developer
12 5 (4.00%) Tester
13 4 (3.20%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (78.40%) .NET Framework
2 72 (57.60%) Entity Framework
3 69 (55.20%) ASP.NET Web API
4 53 (42.40%) ASP.NET
5 34 (27.20%) AngularJS
6 26 (20.80%) HTML
6 26 (20.80%) RESTful
6 26 (20.80%) Web Services
7 21 (16.80%) OAuth
8 20 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (13.60%) .NET Core
9 17 (13.60%) CSS
10 16 (12.80%) LINQ
11 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET Core
11 12 (9.60%) jQuery
11 12 (9.60%) REST
12 11 (8.80%) WCF
13 9 (7.20%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (4.80%) Backbone.js
15 5 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.40%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.60%) Windows
2 9 (7.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (60.80%) TDD
3 56 (44.80%) Scrum
4 37 (29.60%) MVC
5 32 (25.60%) API Development
6 31 (24.80%) E-Commerce
7 22 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (16.80%) BDD
9 20 (16.00%) Test Automation
10 18 (14.40%) SOLID
11 16 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (12.80%) SOA
12 15 (12.00%) Deployment Automation
13 14 (11.20%) OO
13 14 (11.20%) Unit Testing
14 13 (10.40%) Web Development
15 12 (9.60%) Economics
16 11 (8.80%) Concurrent Programming
16 11 (8.80%) Multithreaded Programming
16 11 (8.80%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 106 (84.80%) C#
2 69 (55.20%) SQL
3 38 (30.40%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.20%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.00%) R
6 2 (1.60%) PHP
6 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.80%) ES6
7 1 (0.80%) Java
7 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) HL7
Vendors
1 38 (30.40%) Sitecore
2 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.80%) Oracle
4 1 (0.80%) Anite
4 1 (0.80%) Facebook
4 1 (0.80%) Sage
4 1 (0.80%) WooCommerce
4 1 (0.80%) Xamarin