The median contractor rate for a Developer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
South East / Kent
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 86 164 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 30.50% 35.57% 26.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.27% 36.94% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 132 32
Median daily rate £338 £338 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £313 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £448 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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 275 444 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.52% 96.31% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 339 132
Median daily rate £390 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 10 £338 -3.57% 4
Tunbridge Wells 0 10 £335 -0.74% 5
Folkestone -1 7 £325 +2.36% 4
West Malling +1 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Dartford - 3 £350 - 4
Dover -2 1 £250 -28.57%
Faversham - 1 £525 -
Developer
South East

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 100 (64.10%) .NET
2 81 (51.92%) C#
3 76 (48.72%) SQL
4 64 (41.03%) .NET Framework
5 63 (40.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 63 (40.38%) SQL Server
6 59 (37.82%) Web Services
7 58 (37.18%) Entity Framework
8 51 (32.69%) XML
9 50 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (31.41%) MVC
10 49 (31.41%) LINQ
11 44 (28.21%) TDD
12 43 (27.56%) Oracle
13 41 (26.28%) JSON
14 40 (25.64%) ASP.NET
15 37 (23.72%) JavaScript
16 36 (23.08%) HTML
16 36 (23.08%) Multithreading
16 36 (23.08%) Multithreaded Programming
17 35 (22.44%) Algorithms
18 32 (20.51%) Concurrent Programming
19 31 (19.87%) LINQ to SQL
19 31 (19.87%) Data Management
20 30 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
21 28 (17.95%) Web Development
21 28 (17.95%) CSS
22 25 (16.03%) Java
22 25 (16.03%) ASP.NET Web API
23 23 (14.74%) Continuous Integration

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (4.49%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.28%) CMS
2 2 (1.28%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.28%) WordPress
3 1 (0.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.64%) Confluence
3 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.64%) JBoss
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.64%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.64%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) Intranet
2 1 (0.64%) SMS
2 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (40.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.13%) DB2
5 6 (3.85%) MySQL
5 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.28%) MS Access
7 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.64%) Big Data
8 1 (0.64%) HBase
8 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.64%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 63 (40.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.62%) ReSharper
4 14 (8.97%) Moq
4 14 (8.97%) MSBuild
4 14 (8.97%) NUnit
5 10 (6.41%) JIRA
5 10 (6.41%) JUnit
6 9 (5.77%) Eclipse
6 9 (5.77%) Subversion
7 4 (2.56%) jMock
7 4 (2.56%) Maven
7 4 (2.56%) Mockito
8 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.64%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.64%) Selenium
8 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (5.77%) Advertising
1 9 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (1.92%) Marketing
3 2 (1.28%) Games
3 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.64%) Automotive
4 1 (0.64%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (64.10%) .NET
2 64 (41.03%) .NET Framework
3 59 (37.82%) Web Services
4 58 (37.18%) Entity Framework
5 51 (32.69%) XML
6 49 (31.41%) LINQ
7 41 (26.28%) JSON
8 40 (25.64%) ASP.NET
9 36 (23.08%) HTML
10 31 (19.87%) LINQ to SQL
11 30 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (17.95%) CSS
13 25 (16.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (12.82%) WCF
14 20 (12.82%) WPF
15 15 (9.62%) jQuery
16 14 (8.97%) ADO.NET
16 14 (8.97%) Caliburn.Micro
16 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 14 (8.97%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.44%) Algorithms
2 19 (12.18%) Mobile App
3 14 (8.97%) Client/Server
4 10 (6.41%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.85%) User Experience
6 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.64%) AS400
7 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.97%) Android
2 4 (2.56%) Unix
3 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.92%) Windows
4 2 (1.28%) Linux
5 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.41%) MVC
3 44 (28.21%) TDD
4 36 (23.08%) Multithreaded Programming
4 36 (23.08%) Multithreading
5 32 (20.51%) Concurrent Programming
6 31 (19.87%) Data Management
7 28 (17.95%) Web Development
8 23 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (13.46%) MVVM
10 20 (12.82%) Unit Testing
11 16 (10.26%) Front End Development
12 15 (9.62%) Migration
12 15 (9.62%) Prototyping
13 13 (8.33%) Android Development
14 12 (7.69%) Statistics
15 11 (7.05%) High Availability
15 11 (7.05%) Memory Management
15 11 (7.05%) Mobile Development
15 11 (7.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 81 (51.92%) C#
2 76 (48.72%) SQL
3 37 (23.72%) JavaScript
4 25 (16.03%) Java
5 17 (10.90%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.49%) PHP
6 7 (4.49%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.92%) Python
7 3 (1.92%) VB
8 2 (1.28%) C
9 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.64%) C++
9 1 (0.64%) Delphi
9 1 (0.64%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.64%) Scala
9 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.64%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (1.92%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) QA
1 1 (0.64%) WAI
Vendors
1 43 (27.56%) Oracle
2 18 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.56%) Infragistics
3 4 (2.56%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.28%) IBM
4 2 (1.28%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe
5 1 (0.64%) Google
5 1 (0.64%) Zend
Tonbridge, Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £165 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago