Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Object-Oriented (OO)
South East > Kent
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 61 46
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15 +8
Contract jobs citing OO 17 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.07% 0.73% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 0.92% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Kent median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -7.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £398 £321 £363
90th Percentile £443 £518 £563
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -13.68%

OO is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 360 435 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.12% 79.82% 82.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 315 296
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £181 £233 £201
90th Percentile £616 £625 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 6
Kent median hourly rate £39.75 £31.97 £16.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.35% +97.18% -16.86%
10th Percentile £15.19 £25.40 £9.61
90th Percentile £45.45 £40.71 £29.29
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -23.73%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing OO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for OO in Kent

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OO in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Kent

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in Kent

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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 OO within the Kent region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 7 - - 1
Maidstone +15 2 £438 +34.62% 3
Dartford - 2 - - 7
West Malling -2 1 £413 +3.13% 1
Chatham - 1 - -
Dover - 1 £425 -
Ramsgate - 1 - -
OO
South East

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for OO.

1 14 (82.35%) C#
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) Scrum
2 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) TDD
2 12 (70.59%) .NET Framework
2 12 (70.59%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (70.59%) RESTful
2 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) BDD
2 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (64.71%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (64.71%) Deployment Automation
3 11 (64.71%) AngularJS
3 11 (64.71%) SOLID
3 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET Core
3 11 (64.71%) Economics
3 11 (64.71%) Entity Framework
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (64.71%) TeamCity
3 11 (64.71%) Degree
3 11 (64.71%) CMS
3 11 (64.71%) SOA
4 5 (29.41%) .NET Core
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.76%) PHP

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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 11 (64.71%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) TeamCity
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 13 (76.47%) .NET Developer
3 11 (64.71%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (64.71%) C# Developer
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (35.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (29.41%) Azure Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
7 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
8 1 (5.88%) Backend Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) .NET Framework
2 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET
2 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET Web API
2 12 (70.59%) RESTful
3 11 (64.71%) AngularJS
3 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET Core
3 11 (64.71%) Entity Framework
4 5 (29.41%) .NET Core
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) HTML5
6 2 (11.76%) jQuery
6 2 (11.76%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) SOAP
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (70.59%) BDD
1 12 (70.59%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (70.59%) Scrum
1 12 (70.59%) TDD
1 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Deployment Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Economics
2 11 (64.71%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (64.71%) SOA
2 11 (64.71%) SOLID
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (5.88%) Kanban
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Optimisation
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.88%) Xamarin