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 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 9 2
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7  
Contract jobs citing .NET 70 35 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 27.89% 10.84% 28.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 84.34% 33.65% 59.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 24 41
Median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £252 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £39.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.84% -1.56%  

.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 83 104 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 33.07% 32.20% 47.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 63 67
Median daily rate £345 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.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 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Tunbridge Wells +11 13 £350 +9.37% 2
Maidstone +4 12 £343 -8.66% 4
West Malling +1 10 £350 - 1
Dartford - 4 £425 - 2
.NET
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 105 (71.43%) C#
2 86 (58.50%) Web Services
3 84 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 82 (55.78%) SQL Server
5 78 (53.06%) SQL
6 70 (47.62%) .NET Framework
7 56 (38.10%) LINQ
8 51 (34.69%) Entity Framework
8 51 (34.69%) TDD
9 50 (34.01%) Algorithms
10 46 (31.29%) Data Management
11 45 (30.61%) Oracle
12 44 (29.93%) Multithreading
12 44 (29.93%) Multithreaded Programming
13 43 (29.25%) WCF
13 43 (29.25%) MVC
14 40 (27.21%) XML
15 39 (26.53%) ASP.NET
16 38 (25.85%) JSON
17 35 (23.81%) Microsoft
18 34 (23.13%) MVVM
19 33 (22.45%) LINQ to SQL
19 33 (22.45%) Concurrent Programming
19 33 (22.45%) WPF
19 33 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (20.41%) ASP.NET Web API
21 29 (19.73%) HTML
21 29 (19.73%) Migration
22 27 (18.37%) Unit Testing
23 25 (17.01%) Data Warehouse

.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 14 (9.52%) IIS
2 10 (6.80%) CMS
2 10 (6.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (3.40%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.72%) Apache
4 4 (2.72%) EPiServer
4 4 (2.72%) FileNet
4 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Fireworks
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) DNS
1 8 (5.44%) Firewall
2 4 (2.72%) 802.11
2 4 (2.72%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (2.72%) DHCP
2 4 (2.72%) DPNSS
2 4 (2.72%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.72%) IP Telephony
2 4 (2.72%) IPsec
2 4 (2.72%) LAN
2 4 (2.72%) MPLS
2 4 (2.72%) Network Security
2 4 (2.72%) QSIG
2 4 (2.72%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (2.72%) SNMP
2 4 (2.72%) Telepresence
2 4 (2.72%) Wireless
2 4 (2.72%) WLAN
3 3 (2.04%) HTTP
3 3 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (55.78%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.01%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 84 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (13.61%) ReSharper
3 15 (10.20%) Moq
3 15 (10.20%) MSBuild
3 15 (10.20%) NUnit
4 8 (5.44%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.40%) Selenium
6 4 (2.72%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.68%) JIRA
8 1 (0.68%) TestRail
8 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (8.16%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Advertising
3 2 (1.36%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Automotive
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (77.55%) Developer
2 90 (61.22%) .NET Developer
3 44 (29.93%) C# .NET Developer
3 44 (29.93%) C# Developer
4 37 (25.17%) SQL Developer
5 33 (22.45%) WPF Developer
6 15 (10.20%) WinForms Developer
7 14 (9.52%) WCF Developer
8 13 (8.84%) Oracle Developer
8 13 (8.84%) Tester
9 11 (7.48%) C# WPF Developer
10 9 (6.12%) Sitecore Developer
11 8 (5.44%) C# WCF Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Development Manager
13 5 (3.40%) Senior Development Manager
13 5 (3.40%) Senior Manager
14 4 (2.72%) CMS Developer
14 4 (2.72%) IT Development Manager
14 4 (2.72%) SQL Database Developer
14 4 (2.72%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (58.50%) Web Services
2 70 (47.62%) .NET Framework
3 56 (38.10%) LINQ
4 51 (34.69%) Entity Framework
5 43 (29.25%) WCF
6 40 (27.21%) XML
7 39 (26.53%) ASP.NET
8 38 (25.85%) JSON
9 33 (22.45%) LINQ to SQL
9 33 (22.45%) WPF
10 30 (20.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (19.73%) HTML
12 24 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (16.33%) CSS
13 15 (10.20%) ADO.NET
13 15 (10.20%) Caliburn.Micro
13 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 15 (10.20%) WinForms
14 14 (9.52%) RESTful
15 10 (6.80%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (34.01%) Algorithms
2 15 (10.20%) Client/Server
3 14 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 12 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (7.48%) Virtual Team
6 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.40%) AS400
8 4 (2.72%) Clustering
8 4 (2.72%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.72%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.72%) Tandem
9 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.68%) Fintech
10 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.68%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.80%) Windows
2 5 (3.40%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.72%) Android
3 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.69%) TDD
2 46 (31.29%) Data Management
3 44 (29.93%) Multithreaded Programming
3 44 (29.93%) Multithreading
4 43 (29.25%) MVC
5 34 (23.13%) MVVM
6 33 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (22.45%) Concurrent Programming
7 29 (19.73%) Migration
8 27 (18.37%) Unit Testing
9 20 (13.61%) Prototyping
10 19 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (10.20%) High Availability
11 15 (10.20%) Statistics
12 12 (8.16%) Functional Testing
12 12 (8.16%) Test Automation
13 11 (7.48%) Dependency Injection
13 11 (7.48%) Web Development
14 10 (6.80%) API Testing
14 10 (6.80%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 105 (71.43%) C#
2 78 (53.06%) SQL
3 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
4 22 (14.97%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.72%) JCL
7 2 (1.36%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Java
8 1 (0.68%) LINC
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (2.72%) CCNP
1 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (2.72%) CISSP
2 3 (2.04%) CCNA
2 3 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (0.68%) CNA
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.68%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.08%) QA
3 3 (2.04%) PMO
3 3 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (2.72%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (30.61%) Oracle
2 35 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.52%) Sitecore
4 11 (7.48%) Infragistics
5 8 (5.44%) VMware
6 4 (2.72%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.72%) Cisco
6 4 (2.72%) Citrix
6 4 (2.72%) Genesys
6 4 (2.72%) HP
6 4 (2.72%) Informatica
6 4 (2.72%) Mitel
6 4 (2.72%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.04%) Blue Prism
7 3 (2.04%) Siemens
7 3 (2.04%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.36%) F5