The median contractor rate for a Developer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 65 88 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 25.49% 26.43% 42.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.54% 26.83% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 56
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 £306 £238 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £750 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 236 328 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 92.55% 98.50% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 225 138
Median daily rate £365 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £201 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Kent

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Kent

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Kent over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Kent

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Kent

Developer
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 Developer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 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
Maidstone 0 14 £340 -12.25% 5
Tunbridge Wells -2 10 £350 -9.67% 2
West Malling +1 9 £345 -8.00% 1
Tonbridge +4 2 £310 -58.66% 1
Dover -3 1 £325 +27.45%
Developer
South East

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 114 (76.00%) .NET
2 97 (64.67%) C#
3 79 (52.67%) SQL
4 77 (51.33%) Web Services
5 76 (50.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 70 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 69 (46.00%) .NET Framework
8 56 (37.33%) LINQ
9 51 (34.00%) Entity Framework
9 51 (34.00%) TDD
10 49 (32.67%) MVC
11 47 (31.33%) Oracle
12 44 (29.33%) Multithreading
12 44 (29.33%) Multithreaded Programming
13 43 (28.67%) HTML
14 42 (28.00%) WCF
14 42 (28.00%) Algorithms
15 41 (27.33%) JavaScript
16 40 (26.67%) XML
17 38 (25.33%) ASP.NET
17 38 (25.33%) Data Management
18 37 (24.67%) JSON
19 36 (24.00%) CSS
20 34 (22.67%) MVVM
21 33 (22.00%) LINQ to SQL
21 33 (22.00%) Concurrent Programming
21 33 (22.00%) WPF
22 32 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
23 29 (19.33%) ASP.NET Web API
24 28 (18.67%) Unit Testing

Developer Skill Set
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 10 (6.67%) CMS
1 10 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (4.00%) IIS
3 3 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) Confluence
4 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.67%) JBoss
4 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.67%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (12.67%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.33%) MySQL
5 5 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.33%) DB2
7 2 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 76 (50.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (13.33%) ReSharper
3 15 (10.00%) Moq
3 15 (10.00%) MSBuild
3 15 (10.00%) NUnit
4 14 (9.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.33%) Subversion
6 4 (2.67%) JIRA
6 4 (2.67%) JUnit
7 2 (1.33%) jMock
7 2 (1.33%) Maven
7 2 (1.33%) Mockito
7 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.67%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.67%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 10 (6.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (0.67%) Automotive
3 1 (0.67%) Banking
3 1 (0.67%) Marketing
3 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (76.00%) .NET
2 77 (51.33%) Web Services
3 69 (46.00%) .NET Framework
4 56 (37.33%) LINQ
5 51 (34.00%) Entity Framework
6 43 (28.67%) HTML
7 42 (28.00%) WCF
8 40 (26.67%) XML
9 38 (25.33%) ASP.NET
10 37 (24.67%) JSON
11 36 (24.00%) CSS
12 33 (22.00%) LINQ to SQL
12 33 (22.00%) WPF
13 29 (19.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (11.33%) AngularJS
15 17 (11.33%) jQuery
16 15 (10.00%) ADO.NET
16 15 (10.00%) Caliburn.Micro
16 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.00%) Algorithms
2 16 (10.67%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 15 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 11 (7.33%) Virtual Team
5 9 (6.00%) User Experience
6 4 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.67%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) AS400
8 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.67%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.00%) Unix
2 5 (3.33%) Windows
2 5 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.00%) Android
3 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.00%) TDD
2 49 (32.67%) MVC
3 44 (29.33%) Multithreaded Programming
3 44 (29.33%) Multithreading
4 38 (25.33%) Data Management
5 34 (22.67%) MVVM
6 33 (22.00%) Concurrent Programming
7 32 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (18.67%) Unit Testing
9 24 (16.00%) Web Development
10 22 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (14.67%) Prototyping
11 20 (13.33%) Migration
12 16 (10.67%) Statistics
13 15 (10.00%) High Availability
14 11 (7.33%) Dependency Injection
15 9 (6.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 8 (5.33%) Scrum
17 7 (4.67%) E-Commerce
18 6 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 97 (64.67%) C#
2 79 (52.67%) SQL
3 41 (27.33%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.00%) VB.NET
5 9 (6.00%) PHP
6 8 (5.33%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.00%) Java
8 4 (2.67%) Python
9 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.67%) R
10 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.00%) Degree
2 2 (1.33%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 47 (31.33%) Oracle
2 22 (14.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.33%) Sitecore
4 11 (7.33%) Infragistics
5 3 (2.00%) Zend
6 2 (1.33%) Adobe
6 2 (1.33%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.67%) Google
7 1 (0.67%) IBM
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