Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 167 147 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 32.49% 29.40% 41.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.15% 30.18% 43.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 89 151
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +4.69%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £429 £490 £475
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 489 487 543
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 97.40% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 333 339
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £156 £170 £200
90th Percentile £613 £556 £488
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 37
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -29.17%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £143.43 £51.60 £39.16
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Maidstone 0 42 £350 +3.70% 3
West Malling +1 12 £341 -2.50% 2
Tunbridge Wells 0 8 £375 +3.45% 4
Tonbridge -1 3 £193 -40.31%
Dover -2 2 £350 +37.25%
Faversham 0 1 £525 -
Folkestone -2 1 £263 -30.00% 2
Gravesend - 1 £325 -
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 132 (79.04%) .NET
2 115 (68.86%) C#
3 113 (67.66%) SQL Server
4 84 (50.30%) MVC
5 75 (44.91%) HTML
5 75 (44.91%) Web Services
5 75 (44.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 69 (41.32%) CSS
7 65 (38.92%) TDD
8 61 (36.53%) .NET Framework
9 60 (35.93%) SQL
10 52 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (29.94%) JavaScript
12 46 (27.54%) AngularJS
13 44 (26.35%) ASP.NET
14 40 (23.95%) Microsoft
15 38 (22.75%) Entity Framework
16 36 (21.56%) Oracle
17 34 (20.36%) ASP.NET MVC
18 33 (19.76%) WCF
19 30 (17.96%) Scrum
19 30 (17.96%) Sitecore
19 30 (17.96%) Prototyping
20 29 (17.37%) MVVM
20 29 (17.37%) Team Foundation Server
21 27 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (16.17%) Web Development
22 26 (15.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 26 (15.57%) KnockoutJS
23 25 (14.97%) HTML5

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 25 (14.97%) CMS
2 21 (12.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 13 (7.78%) IIS
4 3 (1.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon Alexa
5 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) Drupal
5 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.20%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) G Suite
3 1 (0.60%) npm
3 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (67.66%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (14.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (13.77%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.20%) DB2
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) MySQL
7 1 (0.60%) Power BI
7 1 (0.60%) QlikView
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (17.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (13.17%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.98%) ReSharper
3 15 (8.98%) Visual Studio
4 11 (6.59%) NUnit
5 6 (3.59%) Subversion
6 5 (2.99%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.40%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.40%) JIRA
7 4 (2.40%) Moq
8 3 (1.80%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.80%) Firebug
9 2 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.60%) Bower
10 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.60%) Grunt
10 1 (0.60%) gulp
10 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.60%) jMock
General
1 6 (3.59%) Finance
2 5 (2.99%) Legal
3 3 (1.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.20%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Automotive
5 1 (0.60%) French Language
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) German Language
5 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (79.04%) .NET
2 75 (44.91%) ASP.NET Web API
2 75 (44.91%) HTML
2 75 (44.91%) Web Services
3 69 (41.32%) CSS
4 61 (36.53%) .NET Framework
5 46 (27.54%) AngularJS
6 44 (26.35%) ASP.NET
7 38 (22.75%) Entity Framework
8 34 (20.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 33 (19.76%) WCF
10 26 (15.57%) KnockoutJS
11 25 (14.97%) HTML5
12 23 (13.77%) Backbone.js
12 23 (13.77%) CSS3
13 21 (12.57%) LINQ
14 19 (11.38%) jQuery
15 16 (9.58%) XML
16 12 (7.19%) RESTful
17 11 (6.59%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) N-Tier
2 17 (10.18%) Algorithms
3 10 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (5.39%) User Experience
5 7 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.40%) NHS
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.20%) Social Media
8 2 (1.20%) W3C
9 1 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.60%) iPad
9 1 (0.60%) iPhone
9 1 (0.60%) New Media
9 1 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.98%) Windows
2 18 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.80%) Unix
4 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.60%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Linux
5 1 (0.60%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (50.30%) MVC
2 65 (38.92%) TDD
3 52 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (17.96%) Prototyping
4 30 (17.96%) Scrum
5 29 (17.37%) MVVM
6 27 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (16.17%) Web Development
7 25 (14.97%) E-Commerce
8 21 (12.57%) OWASP
8 21 (12.57%) Software Architecture
9 20 (11.98%) Migration
9 20 (11.98%) Refactoring
10 17 (10.18%) Data Management
10 17 (10.18%) High Availability
10 17 (10.18%) Statistics
11 13 (7.78%) Change Control
12 10 (5.99%) Unit Testing
13 7 (4.19%) Front End Development
13 7 (4.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 115 (68.86%) C#
2 60 (35.93%) SQL
3 50 (29.94%) JavaScript
4 21 (12.57%) T-SQL
5 17 (10.18%) VB.NET
6 8 (4.79%) Java
7 5 (2.99%) PHP
8 3 (1.80%) Python
9 2 (1.20%) Go
9 2 (1.20%) Ruby
9 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.20%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) RPG
10 1 (0.60%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) HL7
2 1 (0.60%) PSD2
Vendors
1 40 (23.95%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.56%) Oracle
3 30 (17.96%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.40%) Adobe
5 3 (1.80%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.80%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.20%) Zend
7 1 (0.60%) Anite
7 1 (0.60%) Apple
7 1 (0.60%) Capita
7 1 (0.60%) Google
7 1 (0.60%) IBM
7 1 (0.60%) IFS
7 1 (0.60%) Orchard
7 1 (0.60%) PayPal
7 1 (0.60%) WorldPay