Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 42 58
Rank change year-on-year +17 +16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 33 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.16% 2.78% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.29% 2.90% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 1
Kent median daily rate £475 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.93% +0.75%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £329
90th Percentile £525 £438 £346
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £8.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +587.50% -82.22% +16.88%

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 525 449 517
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.95% 96.15% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 273 373
Kent median daily rate £413 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £220 £192 £170
90th Percentile £630 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 28
Kent median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +50.74% +27.39%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.19 £12.68
90th Percentile £45.35 £161.25 £77.64
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.02 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.33% +8.66% -11.67%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Kent over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 July 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
Maidstone 0 9 £475 +18.75% 3
West Malling +1 6 £400 -5.88% 4
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - - 4
Dartford - 1 £400 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £550 -
Tonbridge - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 25 (75.76%) C#
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 23 (69.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (54.55%) AngularJS
4 17 (51.52%) RESTful
5 15 (45.45%) TypeScript
5 15 (45.45%) TDD
6 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (39.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (39.39%) Sass
8 12 (36.36%) Scrum
8 12 (36.36%) SQL
9 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (33.33%) Entity Framework
10 10 (30.30%) Web Services
11 9 (27.27%) Finance
12 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (24.24%) .NET Core
12 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
13 7 (21.21%) HTML
13 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
13 7 (21.21%) REST
14 6 (18.18%) RxJS
14 6 (18.18%) Node.js
14 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
14 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
15 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Azure Functions
2 2 (6.06%) npm
2 2 (6.06%) Serverless
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Redis
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Power BI
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) NUnit
4 3 (9.09%) Moq
5 2 (6.06%) Subversion
6 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) AngularJS
3 17 (51.52%) RESTful
4 13 (39.39%) Sass
4 13 (39.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (33.33%) Entity Framework
6 10 (30.30%) Web Services
7 8 (24.24%) .NET Core
8 7 (21.21%) HTML
8 7 (21.21%) REST
9 6 (18.18%) Node.js
9 6 (18.18%) RxJS
10 5 (15.15%) HTML5
11 4 (12.12%) CSS
12 3 (9.09%) JSP
12 3 (9.09%) Spring
12 3 (9.09%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) TDD
2 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (36.36%) Scrum
4 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
5 5 (15.15%) API Development
5 5 (15.15%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.15%) SOLID
6 3 (9.09%) Web Development
7 2 (6.06%) Asynchronous Programming
7 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.06%) Change Management
7 2 (6.06%) Concurrent Programming
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.06%) ERP
7 2 (6.06%) Matrix Management
7 2 (6.06%) Multithreaded Programming
7 2 (6.06%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.06%) MVC
7 2 (6.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 15 (45.45%) TypeScript
3 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) ABAP
6 2 (6.06%) ES6
6 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.06%) SAPscript
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Cypress Semiconductor