Period
to 15 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 61 43
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 22 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.04% 1.31% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 1.37% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Kent median daily rate £425 £340 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -19.05% +20.00%
10th Percentile £411 £340 £355
90th Percentile £465 £382 £453
South East median daily rate £488 £475 £423
% change year-on-year +2.63% +12.43% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 354 511 441
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.25% 95.87% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 389 311
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £153 £137 £181
90th Percentile £598 £580 £538
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 16
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £13.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +94.25% -22.21%
10th Percentile £15.17 £10.25 £9.68
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.50 £20.50
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

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 15 January 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 - 4 - - 3
Maidstone +16 2 - - 3
Tonbridge - 2 £448 -
West Malling -3 1 £413 - 1
Dover - 1 £450 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 -
Senior Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (90.91%) C#
2 20 (90.91%) .NET
3 19 (86.36%) .NET Framework
3 19 (86.36%) Entity Framework
4 18 (81.82%) SQL
5 17 (77.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (72.73%) TDD
6 16 (72.73%) CMS
6 16 (72.73%) Scrum
7 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (54.55%) API Development
8 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
8 12 (54.55%) OAuth
8 12 (54.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (54.55%) Sitecore
9 8 (36.36%) TeamCity
10 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
10 7 (31.82%) .NET Core
10 7 (31.82%) RESTful
11 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
12 5 (22.73%) MVC
13 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
14 3 (13.64%) Degree
14 3 (13.64%) 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 16 (72.73%) CMS
2 12 (54.55%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) TeamCity
2 3 (13.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) PhpStorm
3 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 19 (86.36%) .NET Framework
2 19 (86.36%) Entity Framework
3 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (54.55%) OAuth
5 7 (31.82%) .NET Core
5 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
5 7 (31.82%) RESTful
6 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (13.64%) WCF
9 2 (9.09%) REST
9 2 (9.09%) SOAP
9 2 (9.09%) Web Services
10 1 (4.55%) JPA
10 1 (4.55%) LAMP
10 1 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (4.55%) ServiceStack
10 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
2 16 (72.73%) TDD
3 12 (54.55%) API Development
3 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
5 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (22.73%) MVC
7 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
8 3 (13.64%) API Design
8 3 (13.64%) BDD
8 3 (13.64%) Economics
8 3 (13.64%) Kanban
8 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.64%) OO
8 3 (13.64%) SOA
8 3 (13.64%) SOLID
8 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C#
2 18 (81.82%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Java 8
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Sitecore
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle