Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID 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.

SOLID Principles
South East > Kent
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 59 51
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8 +1
Contract jobs citing SOLID 23 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.50% 1.10% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.39% 1.38% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Kent median daily rate £425 £346 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.74% -4.48% +8.21%
10th Percentile £403 £321 £351
90th Percentile £475 £512 £384
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -52.22% - -

SOLID 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%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in Kent

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLID in Kent

SOLID
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 SOLID 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 - -
Maidstone +16 3 £500 - 3
West Malling - 3 £425 - 1
Margate - 1 - - 1
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 - - 2
SOLID
South East

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SOLID 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 SOLID.

1 23 (100.00%) C#
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (82.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 18 (78.26%) TDD
4 18 (78.26%) Entity Framework
4 18 (78.26%) .NET Framework
5 17 (73.91%) RESTful
5 17 (73.91%) Scrum
5 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (60.87%) CMS
6 14 (60.87%) ASP.NET
6 14 (60.87%) .NET Core
6 14 (60.87%) AngularJS
7 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (52.17%) Degree
8 12 (52.17%) BDD
9 11 (47.83%) Economics
9 11 (47.83%) TeamCity
9 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
9 11 (47.83%) OO
9 11 (47.83%) SOA
9 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
9 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET Core
9 11 (47.83%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (47.83%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
11 8 (34.78%) Web Services
12 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
12 5 (21.74%) Git (software)

SOLID
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 14 (60.87%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Star Schema
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) TeamCity
2 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.04%) NUnit
3 3 (13.04%) Subversion
4 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (95.65%) .NET Developer
3 19 (82.61%) C# Developer
4 18 (78.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (26.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (21.74%) Azure Developer
6 5 (21.74%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (21.74%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 5 (21.74%) Senior C# Developer
6 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Systems Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior SQL Developer
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
8 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (82.61%) ASP.NET Web API
3 18 (78.26%) .NET Framework
3 18 (78.26%) Entity Framework
4 17 (73.91%) RESTful
5 14 (60.87%) .NET Core
5 14 (60.87%) AngularJS
5 14 (60.87%) ASP.NET
6 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET Core
7 8 (34.78%) Web Services
8 4 (17.39%) CSS
8 4 (17.39%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) Middleware
9 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
9 3 (13.04%) jQuery
9 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (13.04%) NHibernate
10 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) TDD
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) Scrum
3 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (52.17%) BDD
5 11 (47.83%) Deployment Automation
5 11 (47.83%) Economics
5 11 (47.83%) OO
5 11 (47.83%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (47.83%) SOA
5 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Data Mapping
7 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) MVC
9 2 (8.70%) Creative Thinking
9 2 (8.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 2 (8.70%) ETL
9 2 (8.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft