Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 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.

Academic Degree
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 54 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 11 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.56% 2.17% 5.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.57% 11.58% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 17
Kent median daily rate £425 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -22.50% +43.88%
10th Percentile £398 £130 £285
90th Percentile £438 £581 £580
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Kent median hourly rate - £8.25 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.87% -26.99%
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £44.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -21.59% +49.15% -26.25%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 51 95 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.89% 18.74% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 54 56
Kent median daily rate £388 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -7.89% +21.60%
10th Percentile £179 £130 £199
90th Percentile £550 £518 £567
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Kent median hourly rate £43.00 £33.12 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.83% +20.96% +61.06%
10th Percentile £15.15 £9.56 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £42.23 £29.92
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96% -27.14%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Kent

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Kent

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Kent

Degree
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 Degree within the Kent region over the 6 months to 19 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 -2 4 - - 3
Maidstone +13 1 - - 7
Ramsgate - 1 - -
West Malling - 1 £413 - 9
Folkestone - 1 £425 - 1
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 10 (90.91%) AngularJS
2 9 (81.82%) SOLID
2 9 (81.82%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Economics
3 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) OO
3 8 (72.73%) SOA
3 8 (72.73%) CMS
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Deployment Automation
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Core
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (72.73%) BDD
3 8 (72.73%) Entity Framework
3 8 (72.73%) TeamCity
3 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) RESTful
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Core
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

Degree
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 8 (72.73%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) C# Developer
3 8 (72.73%) .NET Developer
3 8 (72.73%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Azure Developer
6 1 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) AngularJS
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Core
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (72.73%) Entity Framework
3 8 (72.73%) RESTful
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Core
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) React
6 1 (9.09%) SignalR
6 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (81.82%) SOLID
1 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (72.73%) Deployment Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Economics
2 8 (72.73%) OO
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) SOA
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) MVVM
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft