Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £348 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 22 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 200 134 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 37.38% 29.00% 39.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.83% 30.11% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 95 157
Kent median daily rate £348 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.96% +0.75% -4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £250
90th Percentile £446 £510 £428
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 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +8.43% +7.79% +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 515 445 503
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.32% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 314 357
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £138 £180 £200
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 38
Kent median hourly rate £24.85 £13.23 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.86% -22.21% +5.43%
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.68 £9.85
90th Percentile £39.45 £20.50 £39.20
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.26% +21.88%

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 January 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 January 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 -1 50 £345 +2.22% 24
West Malling 0 14 £343 -8.67% 7
Tunbridge Wells +1 8 £350 - 14
Canterbury +1 4 £328 -12.67% 2
Tonbridge -1 3 £193 - 2
Folkestone -4 3 £325 -13.33% 3
Dartford +1 2 £413 +65.00% 9
Dover - 2 £350 - 1
Faversham 0 1 £525 -
Gravesend - 1 £325 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £575 - 5
Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 164 (82.00%) .NET
2 156 (78.00%) C#
3 117 (58.50%) SQL Server
4 113 (56.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 98 (49.00%) Web Services
6 90 (45.00%) MVC
7 81 (40.50%) TDD
8 73 (36.50%) .NET Framework
9 70 (35.00%) HTML
10 67 (33.50%) CSS
11 65 (32.50%) SQL
12 61 (30.50%) WCF
13 58 (29.00%) MVVM
13 58 (29.00%) ASP.NET
14 55 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (24.50%) AngularJS
16 46 (23.00%) Oracle
17 44 (22.00%) Microsoft
17 44 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 43 (21.50%) JavaScript
19 36 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (18.00%) Entity Framework
20 34 (17.00%) WPF
20 34 (17.00%) Windows
20 34 (17.00%) Scrum
21 33 (16.50%) ReSharper
22 31 (15.50%) Prototyping
23 30 (15.00%) Web Development
23 30 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
24 28 (14.00%) NHS

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 19 (9.50%) CMS
2 16 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 13 (6.50%) IIS
4 3 (1.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon Alexa
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) Drupal
5 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.50%) npm
4 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) G Suite
4 1 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (58.50%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.00%) DB2
6 2 (1.00%) MySQL
6 2 (1.00%) QlikView
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) Power BI
7 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (16.50%) ReSharper
2 30 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (13.50%) NUnit
4 21 (10.50%) Git (software)
5 14 (7.00%) Visual Studio
6 13 (6.50%) StyleCop
7 9 (4.50%) MSBuild
8 8 (4.00%) Moq
9 5 (2.50%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.50%) JIRA
10 4 (2.00%) Subversion
11 3 (1.50%) Fiddler
11 3 (1.50%) Firebug
12 2 (1.00%) Calabash
12 2 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (1.00%) Selenium
12 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.00%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.50%) Grunt
13 1 (0.50%) Mockito
General
1 12 (6.00%) Finance
2 5 (2.50%) Legal
3 3 (1.50%) Advertising
3 3 (1.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.00%) Automotive
4 2 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) French Language
5 1 (0.50%) Games
5 1 (0.50%) German Language
5 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (82.00%) .NET
2 113 (56.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 98 (49.00%) Web Services
4 73 (36.50%) .NET Framework
5 70 (35.00%) HTML
6 67 (33.50%) CSS
7 61 (30.50%) WCF
8 58 (29.00%) ASP.NET
9 49 (24.50%) AngularJS
10 44 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 36 (18.00%) Entity Framework
12 34 (17.00%) WPF
13 27 (13.50%) LINQ
14 25 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
15 22 (11.00%) Backbone.js
15 22 (11.00%) Caliburn.Micro
16 19 (9.50%) XML
17 16 (8.00%) ADO.NET
17 16 (8.00%) HTML5
18 15 (7.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.00%) NHS
2 23 (11.50%) N-Tier
3 13 (6.50%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.50%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.00%) iPad
8 2 (1.00%) iPhone
9 1 (0.50%) Animation
9 1 (0.50%) Clustering
9 1 (0.50%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.00%) Windows
2 19 (9.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.50%) Android
3 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.50%) Linux
3 1 (0.50%) OS/400
3 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (45.00%) MVC
2 81 (40.50%) TDD
3 58 (29.00%) MVVM
4 55 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (17.00%) Scrum
7 31 (15.50%) Prototyping
8 30 (15.00%) Web Development
9 27 (13.50%) Unit Testing
10 25 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 22 (11.00%) OWASP
11 22 (11.00%) Refactoring
11 22 (11.00%) Software Architecture
12 18 (9.00%) Migration
13 14 (7.00%) High Availability
14 13 (6.50%) Change Control
14 13 (6.50%) Data Management
14 13 (6.50%) Statistics
15 8 (4.00%) ETL
16 7 (3.50%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 156 (78.00%) C#
2 65 (32.50%) SQL
3 43 (21.50%) JavaScript
4 22 (11.00%) VB.NET
5 18 (9.00%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.00%) Java
7 5 (2.50%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.00%) Go
8 2 (1.00%) PHP
8 2 (1.00%) Python
8 2 (1.00%) Ruby
8 2 (1.00%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) RPG
9 1 (0.50%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
1 1 (0.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.00%) HL7
2 4 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) PSD2
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 46 (23.00%) Oracle
2 44 (22.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.50%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.00%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.50%) Capita
5 3 (1.50%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.00%) Adobe
6 2 (1.00%) Google
7 1 (0.50%) Anite
7 1 (0.50%) Apple
7 1 (0.50%) Cognos
7 1 (0.50%) IBM
7 1 (0.50%) IFS
7 1 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.50%) Orchard
7 1 (0.50%) PayPal
7 1 (0.50%) Telerik
7 1 (0.50%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.50%) webMethods
7 1 (0.50%) WorldPay