Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 13 November 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.

Senior Developer
South East > Kent
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 51 37
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 25 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.98% 1.58% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 1.66% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 7
Kent median daily rate £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £381 £340 £358
90th Percentile £461 £340 £447
South East median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +28.57%

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 412 483 483
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.56% 95.27% 97.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 369 330
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -0.71% +4.44%
10th Percentile £168 £162 £172
90th Percentile £600 £613 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 22
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +55.70% -
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £139.76 £54.55
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% -5.26% +7.74%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Kent

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Kent

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 13 November 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 +16 4 £400 - 5
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - - 3
West Malling -7 1 £413 - 2
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 -
Dover - 1 £450 -
Senior Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 23 (92.00%) C#
1 23 (92.00%) .NET
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (88.00%) .NET Framework
3 21 (84.00%) TDD
3 21 (84.00%) SQL
3 21 (84.00%) CMS
3 21 (84.00%) Entity Framework
4 20 (80.00%) Scrum
4 20 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (76.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (68.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (68.00%) Sitecore
6 17 (68.00%) E-Commerce
7 16 (64.00%) OAuth
7 16 (64.00%) API Development
8 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
8 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (20.00%) .NET Core
9 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (20.00%) RESTful
10 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (16.00%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (16.00%) Degree
10 4 (16.00%) MVC
11 3 (12.00%) SOA
11 3 (12.00%) OO
11 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
11 3 (12.00%) Economics

Senior 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 21 (84.00%) CMS
2 17 (68.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.00%) PhpStorm
3 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (92.00%) .NET
2 22 (88.00%) .NET Framework
3 21 (84.00%) Entity Framework
4 19 (76.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (64.00%) OAuth
6 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (20.00%) .NET Core
7 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 5 (20.00%) RESTful
8 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Core
9 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (8.00%) HTML
9 2 (8.00%) REST
9 2 (8.00%) SOAP
9 2 (8.00%) Web Services
10 1 (4.00%) CSS
10 1 (4.00%) LAMP
10 1 (4.00%) LINQ
10 1 (4.00%) Spring
10 1 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) TDD
3 20 (80.00%) Scrum
4 17 (68.00%) E-Commerce
5 16 (64.00%) API Development
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.00%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (16.00%) MVC
7 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (12.00%) BDD
8 3 (12.00%) Economics
8 3 (12.00%) OO
8 3 (12.00%) SOA
8 3 (12.00%) SOLID
8 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Prototyping
10 1 (4.00%) API Design
10 1 (4.00%) DevOps
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) C#
2 21 (84.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) Java 8
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle