Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 - 48
Rank change year-on-year - +48 -5
Contract jobs citing SOLID 9 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.06% - 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% - 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
Kent median daily rate £425 - £375
10th Percentile £398 - £325
90th Percentile £478 - £418
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 £57.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -62.28% +34.12% -15.00%

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 368 447 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.21% 82.02% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 327 341
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +14.81%
10th Percentile £216 £206 £193
90th Percentile £575 £568 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +5.07% +3.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 8
Kent median hourly rate £38.00 £25.69 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.92% -15.77% +56.41%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £47.15 £46.00 £110.55
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.01% -11.11% -

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 21 September 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
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - - 2
West Malling - 2 £444 - 3
Maidstone - 1 £425 - 1
Ramsgate - 1 - -
SOLID
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
2 8 (88.89%) RESTful
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) TeamCity
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) SOA
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (88.89%) Deployment Automation
3 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET Core
3 7 (77.78%) CMS
3 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 7 (77.78%) Economics
3 7 (77.78%) Degree
3 7 (77.78%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript

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 7 (77.78%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Developer
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET Developer
1 8 (88.89%) C# .NET Developer
1 8 (88.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 8 (88.89%) C# Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Azure Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
2 8 (88.89%) RESTful
3 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) CSS3
5 1 (11.11%) Fluent NHibernate
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) WF
5 1 (11.11%) WinForms
5 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) Deployment Automation
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (88.89%) SOA
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
3 7 (77.78%) BDD
3 7 (77.78%) Economics
3 7 (77.78%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle