Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 154 150 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 34.92% 29.64% 29.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.98% 31.12% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 122 87
Kent median daily rate £400 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.11% -0.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £281 £288 £260
90th Percentile £488 £386 £510
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +14.67%

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 428 482 502
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.05% 95.26% 98.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 369 343
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £170 £162 £180
90th Percentile £600 £576 £568
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 18
Kent median hourly rate £36.50 £25.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.08% +42.72% +10.77%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.88 £10.63
90th Percentile £55.13 £132.44 £69.95
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +6.92%

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 18 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Kent over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 October 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
West Malling +1 22 £413 +21.32% 8
Maidstone 0 22 £400 +15.94% 17
Tunbridge Wells 0 20 £306 -12.50% 16
Dover +4 2 £450 +38.46%
Tonbridge 0 2 £170 -11.69% 3
Dartford - 2 £320 - 15
Canterbury - 2 £300 - 5
Rochester - 2 £535 - 4
Folkestone +1 1 - - 6
Chatham - 1 £400 - 4
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 - 6
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Developer in the job title.

1 102 (66.23%) .NET
2 86 (55.84%) C#
3 77 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (49.35%) SQL
5 74 (48.05%) .NET Framework
6 61 (39.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 59 (38.31%) TDD
8 54 (35.06%) JavaScript
9 52 (33.77%) Entity Framework
10 51 (33.12%) AngularJS
10 51 (33.12%) Scrum
11 50 (32.47%) HTML
12 44 (28.57%) ASP.NET
13 43 (27.92%) CMS
14 42 (27.27%) CSS
15 41 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
16 35 (22.73%) Sitecore
16 35 (22.73%) MVC
17 34 (22.08%) SQL Server
18 32 (20.78%) Git (software)
18 32 (20.78%) jQuery
19 31 (20.13%) Web Development
20 30 (19.48%) E-Commerce
21 29 (18.83%) Finance
22 28 (18.18%) Degree
23 25 (16.23%) Sitecore CMS
24 23 (14.94%) RESTful
24 23 (14.94%) API Development
25 22 (14.29%) TeamCity
26 21 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 43 (27.92%) CMS
2 25 (16.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (5.84%) IIS
4 7 (4.55%) WordPress
5 5 (3.25%) Apache
6 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.65%) Confluence
7 1 (0.65%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (7.79%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.65%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.65%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.30%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (9.09%) MySQL
4 13 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.84%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.90%) Power BI
8 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.95%) OLAP
11 3 (1.95%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (20.78%) Git (software)
2 22 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 19 (12.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (10.39%) Subversion
5 9 (5.84%) ReSharper
6 6 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (3.25%) Selenium
7 5 (3.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (2.60%) Firebug
8 4 (2.60%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.95%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.30%) Grunt
10 2 (1.30%) gulp
10 2 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.30%) webpack
11 1 (0.65%) Babel
11 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.65%) PhpStorm
11 1 (0.65%) PostCSS
General
1 29 (18.83%) Finance
2 5 (3.25%) Advertising
3 2 (1.30%) Banking
3 2 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Avionics
4 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.65%) Law
4 1 (0.65%) Publishing
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (66.23%) .NET
2 74 (48.05%) .NET Framework
3 61 (39.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 52 (33.77%) Entity Framework
5 51 (33.12%) AngularJS
6 50 (32.47%) HTML
7 44 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 42 (27.27%) CSS
9 32 (20.78%) jQuery
10 23 (14.94%) RESTful
11 19 (12.34%) OAuth
12 18 (11.69%) CSS3
13 16 (10.39%) HTML5
14 15 (9.74%) Ajax
14 15 (9.74%) Web Services
15 14 (9.09%) React
15 14 (9.09%) Sass
16 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (7.14%) LINQ
17 11 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.55%) User Experience
3 5 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.30%) Fintech
6 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) AS400
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.74%) Windows
2 9 (5.84%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.25%) Unix
4 2 (1.30%) Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.31%) TDD
3 51 (33.12%) Scrum
4 35 (22.73%) MVC
5 31 (20.13%) Web Development
6 30 (19.48%) E-Commerce
7 23 (14.94%) API Development
8 20 (12.99%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 16 (10.39%) SOA
10 15 (9.74%) BDD
10 15 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (9.74%) Front End Development
11 13 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (8.44%) SOLID
12 12 (7.79%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (7.79%) OO
12 12 (7.79%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.49%) Economics
13 10 (6.49%) ETL
14 9 (5.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (55.84%) C#
2 76 (49.35%) SQL
3 54 (35.06%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.39%) T-SQL
5 11 (7.14%) PHP
6 7 (4.55%) Java
7 6 (3.90%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.25%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.25%) R
9 4 (2.60%) PHP 5
9 4 (2.60%) PHP 7
10 3 (1.95%) Python
10 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.30%) C++
11 2 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.65%) ES6
12 1 (0.65%) Java 8
12 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.60%) Docker
Vendors
1 35 (22.73%) Sitecore
2 14 (9.09%) Oracle
3 13 (8.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.60%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) Anite
5 1 (0.65%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.65%) Facebook
5 1 (0.65%) Sage
5 1 (0.65%) UiPath
5 1 (0.65%) Zend