Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 131 144 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 28.35% 26.33% 33.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.50% 27.69% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 103 175
Kent median daily rate £400 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47% +1.49%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £278
90th Percentile £473 £400 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 - £36.75
10th Percentile £11.25 - £32.48
90th Percentile £13.75 - £40.43
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%

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 444 520 754
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.06% 98.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 375 546
Kent median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £200 £173 £180
90th Percentile £600 £538 £569
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 23
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £26.54 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.74% +27.39% +30.19%
10th Percentile £11.19 £12.68 £10.60
90th Percentile £161.25 £77.64 £129.80
South East median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.74% -12.50% +16.14%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 18 £400 +15.11% 7
West Malling +1 11 £418 +19.29% 7
Dartford +4 9 £400 +14.29% 10
Tunbridge Wells -2 8 £325 -7.14% 13
Canterbury - 3 £363 - 7
Rochester - 2 £535 - 1
Tonbridge -1 1 - - 4
Chatham - 1 £400 - 3
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 67 (51.15%) .NET
2 59 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (42.75%) C#
4 54 (41.22%) SQL
5 50 (38.17%) JavaScript
6 47 (35.88%) HTML
7 42 (32.06%) AngularJS
8 41 (31.30%) Scrum
9 40 (30.53%) CSS
10 38 (29.01%) .NET Framework
11 34 (25.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (24.43%) ASP.NET
13 31 (23.66%) SQL Server
14 30 (22.90%) TDD
15 29 (22.14%) Microsoft Azure
16 28 (21.37%) MVC
17 26 (19.85%) Sitecore
18 25 (19.08%) jQuery
18 25 (19.08%) CMS
19 24 (18.32%) Entity Framework
20 23 (17.56%) HTML5
20 23 (17.56%) Finance
21 22 (16.79%) CSS3
22 20 (15.27%) E-Commerce
23 18 (13.74%) Git (software)
23 18 (13.74%) Sitecore CMS
24 17 (12.98%) Web Development
24 17 (12.98%) Ajax
24 17 (12.98%) Microsoft
24 17 (12.98%) T-SQL

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 (19.08%) CMS
2 18 (13.74%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (3.82%) IIS
4 4 (3.05%) Apache
4 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.29%) WordPress
6 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.76%) SAS
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Social Studio
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.76%) GitHub
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.63%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.34%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.58%) MySQL
5 6 (4.58%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.82%) Power BI
6 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.05%) SSDT
8 3 (2.29%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.53%) PowerPivot
9 2 (1.53%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (13.74%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (10.69%) Subversion
4 8 (6.11%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (3.05%) NUnit
6 4 (3.05%) ReSharper
6 4 (3.05%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.29%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.53%) Grunt
8 2 (1.53%) gulp
8 2 (1.53%) Hudson
8 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.76%) JIRA
9 1 (0.76%) Moq
9 1 (0.76%) MSTest
9 1 (0.76%) Selenium
9 1 (0.76%) webpack
General
1 23 (17.56%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Advertising
2 7 (5.34%) Marketing
3 3 (2.29%) Retail
4 2 (1.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Avionics
5 1 (0.76%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (51.15%) .NET
2 47 (35.88%) HTML
3 42 (32.06%) AngularJS
4 40 (30.53%) CSS
5 38 (29.01%) .NET Framework
6 34 (25.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 32 (24.43%) ASP.NET
8 25 (19.08%) jQuery
9 24 (18.32%) Entity Framework
10 23 (17.56%) HTML5
11 22 (16.79%) CSS3
12 17 (12.98%) Ajax
13 14 (10.69%) OAuth
13 14 (10.69%) Sass
14 13 (9.92%) WCF
15 12 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (9.16%) React
16 9 (6.87%) RESTful
17 7 (5.34%) REST
18 5 (3.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) User Experience
2 5 (3.82%) AS400
2 5 (3.82%) Fintech
2 5 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.05%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.53%) Animation
4 2 (1.53%) iPad
4 2 (1.53%) iPhone
4 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.76%) Replication
5 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.40%) Windows
2 5 (3.82%) Android
2 5 (3.82%) Unix
3 4 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.30%) Scrum
3 30 (22.90%) TDD
4 28 (21.37%) MVC
5 20 (15.27%) E-Commerce
6 17 (12.98%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 17 (12.98%) Web Development
7 15 (11.45%) Front End Development
8 14 (10.69%) API Development
9 10 (7.63%) SOA
10 9 (6.87%) ETL
10 9 (6.87%) Migration
11 8 (6.11%) Kanban
12 7 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (4.58%) Software Architecture
13 6 (4.58%) Wireframes
14 5 (3.82%) Data Management
14 5 (3.82%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (3.82%) Unit Testing
15 4 (3.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (42.75%) C#
2 54 (41.22%) SQL
3 50 (38.17%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.98%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.58%) PHP
6 5 (3.82%) Java
7 4 (3.05%) Python
7 4 (3.05%) R
8 3 (2.29%) C++
9 2 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.53%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.76%) C
10 1 (0.76%) Uniface
10 1 (0.76%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) VBA
10 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (12.21%) Degree
2 2 (1.53%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.76%) MCSA
3 1 (0.76%) MCSE
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.76%) GDPR
2 1 (0.76%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (3.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (19.85%) Sitecore
2 17 (12.98%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.92%) Oracle
4 5 (3.82%) SAP
5 4 (3.05%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 4 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.29%) Cognos
7 1 (0.76%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.76%) Anite
7 1 (0.76%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.76%) Capita
7 1 (0.76%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.76%) Facebook
7 1 (0.76%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau
7 1 (0.76%) Twitter
7 1 (0.76%) UiPath
7 1 (0.76%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.76%) Zend