Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

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.

Software Developer
South East > Kent
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 48 56
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.55% 1.23% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.28% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Kent median daily rate £350 £550 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +50.17% -
10th Percentile £332 £438 £319
90th Percentile £420 £631 £413
South East median daily rate £400 £406 £330
% change year-on-year -1.54% +23.11% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.50
South East median hourly rate £46.25 £42.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +10.12% -3.45% +2.35%

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 519 470 521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.51% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 328 336
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £131 £173 £200
90th Percentile £600 £538 £475
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 37
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.56% -3.03% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.55 £9.71 £9.30
90th Percentile £130.10 £23.90 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £17.77
% change year-on-year -5.08% +6.71% +11.06%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Kent

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Kent

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Kent

Software 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 Software Developer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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 - 2 £343 - 1
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Angular 2
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms

Software 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 1 (33.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Angular 2
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft