Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 139 176 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 29.14% 30.77% 35.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.89% 32.65% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 125 202
Kent median daily rate £365 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +0.74% -
10th Percentile £324 £281 £250
90th Percentile £478 £420 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Kent median hourly rate - - £36.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +12.58%

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 465 539 691
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.48% 94.23% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 383 523
Kent median daily rate £385 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.19% -2.14%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £180
90th Percentile £588 £525 £543
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 30
Kent median hourly rate £37.50 £20.39 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.94% +30.65% -2.47%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.06 £9.45
90th Percentile £47.75 £29.92 £54.40
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +7.35%

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 23 April 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
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 23 April 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
Maidstone 0 26 £350 - 19
Dartford +2 10 £425 +36.00% 11
West Malling -1 8 £438 +25.00% 5
Canterbury +1 6 £328 -12.67% 8
Tunbridge Wells -4 3 £350 +4.48% 12
Dover +2 2 £350 +40.00% 4
Folkestone -3 2 £333 -1.48% 3
Gravesend - 1 £325 - 2
Sittingbourne - 1 £575 - 5
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 91 (65.47%) C#
2 88 (63.31%) .NET
3 58 (41.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 50 (35.97%) SQL Server
5 49 (35.25%) HTML
6 46 (33.09%) CSS
7 45 (32.37%) JavaScript
7 45 (32.37%) Web Services
8 43 (30.94%) MVC
8 43 (30.94%) WCF
9 41 (29.50%) TDD
10 40 (28.78%) ASP.NET
11 36 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (24.46%) SQL
13 33 (23.74%) MVVM
14 32 (23.02%) .NET Framework
14 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
15 30 (21.58%) WPF
16 28 (20.14%) AngularJS
17 27 (19.42%) ASP.NET MVC
18 26 (18.71%) Oracle
19 25 (17.99%) HL7
20 24 (17.27%) NHS
21 23 (16.55%) NUnit
21 23 (16.55%) Unit Testing
22 21 (15.11%) Microsoft Azure
22 21 (15.11%) Scrum
23 19 (13.67%) HTML5
23 19 (13.67%) ReSharper
24 18 (12.95%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (3.60%) CMS
2 3 (2.16%) IIS
3 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon Alexa
4 1 (0.72%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.72%) SAS
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.88%) npm
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (35.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.88%) QlikView
5 4 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.16%) Power BI
7 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.44%) MySQL
7 2 (1.44%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.44%) SSDT
8 1 (0.72%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (16.55%) NUnit
2 19 (13.67%) ReSharper
3 13 (9.35%) StyleCop
3 13 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.76%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.60%) Moq
5 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.88%) MSBuild
6 4 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.16%) Hudson
7 3 (2.16%) Selenium
8 2 (1.44%) Calabash
8 2 (1.44%) JIRA
8 2 (1.44%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (11.51%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Advertising
2 6 (4.32%) Marketing
3 3 (2.16%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (63.31%) .NET
2 58 (41.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 49 (35.25%) HTML
4 46 (33.09%) CSS
5 45 (32.37%) Web Services
6 43 (30.94%) WCF
7 40 (28.78%) ASP.NET
8 32 (23.02%) .NET Framework
9 30 (21.58%) WPF
10 28 (20.14%) AngularJS
11 27 (19.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (13.67%) HTML5
13 17 (12.23%) Caliburn.Micro
14 16 (11.51%) Entity Framework
15 13 (9.35%) ADO.NET
15 13 (9.35%) jQuery
16 11 (7.91%) CSS3
17 8 (5.76%) Angular 2
18 7 (5.04%) LINQ
19 6 (4.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.27%) NHS
2 11 (7.91%) N-Tier
3 7 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.88%) AS400
4 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.88%) Fintech
4 4 (2.88%) iPad
4 4 (2.88%) iPhone
5 3 (2.16%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.16%) Animation
5 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.16%) User Experience
6 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.23%) Windows
2 5 (3.60%) Android
3 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.44%) Linux
4 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.94%) MVC
2 41 (29.50%) TDD
3 36 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (23.74%) MVVM
5 23 (16.55%) Unit Testing
6 21 (15.11%) Scrum
7 18 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (12.23%) Web Development
9 11 (7.91%) Front End Development
9 11 (7.91%) Migration
10 10 (7.19%) Refactoring
11 8 (5.76%) SOA
12 7 (5.04%) ETL
13 6 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (4.32%) Prototyping
14 5 (3.60%) Data Management
14 5 (3.60%) Kanban
14 5 (3.60%) Microservices
15 4 (2.88%) DevOps
15 4 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 91 (65.47%) C#
2 45 (32.37%) JavaScript
3 34 (24.46%) SQL
4 12 (8.63%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.04%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.60%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.16%) Java
8 2 (1.44%) C
9 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.72%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) Java 8
9 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) Python
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) Uniface
9 1 (0.72%) VB
9 1 (0.72%) VBA
9 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.16%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.72%) Degree
2 1 (0.72%) MCSA
2 1 (0.72%) MCSE
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.99%) HL7
2 2 (1.44%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.71%) Oracle
3 5 (3.60%) SAP
4 4 (2.88%) Cognos
4 4 (2.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 4 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.16%) Capita
6 2 (1.44%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.44%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.72%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.72%) Facebook
7 1 (0.72%) Google
7 1 (0.72%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.72%) Tableau
7 1 (0.72%) Telerik
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
7 1 (0.72%) webMethods