Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 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.

Academic Degree
South East > Kent
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 40 29
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11 +20
Contract jobs citing Degree 30 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.48% 3.68% 5.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.45% 23.81% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 18
Kent median daily rate £350 £335 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -37.67% +100.00%
10th Percentile £281 £124 £329
90th Percentile £434 £600 £669
South East median daily rate £441 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +10.23% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Kent median hourly rate - £25.69 -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% +10.00% -12.50%

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 66 84 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.46% 15.44% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 65
Kent median daily rate £338 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -10.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £131 £123 £165
90th Percentile £581 £541 £573
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Kent median hourly rate £24.00 £25.69 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +83.50% -17.65%
10th Percentile £15.19 £10.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £33.21 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.69 £27.65
% change year-on-year +45.97% -7.09% -10.52%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Kent over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 13 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
Tunbridge Wells +5 13 - -
Maidstone +20 6 £425 +13.33% 5
West Malling - 4 £418 - 4
Ramsgate - 1 - - 1
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 30 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 18 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (56.67%) C#
3 17 (56.67%) .NET
3 17 (56.67%) ASP.NET
3 17 (56.67%) CMS
3 17 (56.67%) TDD
3 17 (56.67%) .NET Framework
4 16 (53.33%) HTML
5 13 (43.33%) CSS
5 13 (43.33%) Subversion
5 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (43.33%) Web Development
5 13 (43.33%) jQuery
5 13 (43.33%) React
5 13 (43.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (40.00%) SOLID
6 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET Core
6 12 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (40.00%) TeamCity
6 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (40.00%) RESTful
6 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (40.00%) Entity Framework
6 12 (40.00%) BDD
6 12 (40.00%) Economics

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 17 (56.67%) CMS
2 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (43.33%) Subversion
3 12 (40.00%) TeamCity
4 5 (16.67%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) .NET Developer
2 17 (56.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 17 (56.67%) C# Developer
3 13 (43.33%) Web Developer
4 9 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (30.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (26.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (23.33%) Azure Developer
7 6 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
7 6 (20.00%) HTML Developer
8 5 (16.67%) UI Developer
8 5 (16.67%) UI/UX Developer
8 5 (16.67%) UX Developer
8 5 (16.67%) Web UI Developer
8 5 (16.67%) Web UI/UX Developer
9 4 (13.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 4 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 17 (56.67%) .NET Framework
2 17 (56.67%) ASP.NET
3 16 (53.33%) HTML
4 13 (43.33%) CSS
4 13 (43.33%) jQuery
4 13 (43.33%) React
5 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET Core
5 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (40.00%) Entity Framework
5 12 (40.00%) RESTful
6 11 (36.67%) Ajax
6 11 (36.67%) CSS3
7 5 (16.67%) Backbone.js
7 5 (16.67%) HTML5
7 5 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (16.67%) LINQ
7 5 (16.67%) Sass
8 4 (13.33%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) TDD
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 13 (43.33%) Web Development
3 12 (40.00%) BDD
3 12 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
3 12 (40.00%) Economics
3 12 (40.00%) OO
3 12 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (40.00%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) SOA
3 12 (40.00%) SOLID
3 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (33.33%) MVC
5 5 (16.67%) Change Management
5 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 5 (16.67%) MVVM
5 5 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (56.67%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) R
3 5 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
1 5 (16.67%) Sitecore