Period
to 20 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Web Services skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Web Services over the 6 months to 20 May 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.

Web Services
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 23 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14 +31
Contract jobs citing Web Services 36 37 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.68% 7.63% 16.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.71% 28.03% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 35 73
Kent median daily rate £450 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -2.22% -41.30%
10th Percentile £370 £326 £201
90th Percentile £655 £418 £384
South East median daily rate £430 £450 £405
% change year-on-year -4.44% +11.11% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +11.52%

Web Services is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 140 132 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 29.85% 27.22% 41.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 94 169
Kent median daily rate £463 £365 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.71% +5.80% -1.43%
10th Percentile £335 £319 £238
90th Percentile £637 £534 £438
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.69 £43.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +1.16% +7.50%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Kent

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Kent

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Kent over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Kent

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Kent

Web Services
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 Web Services within the Kent region over the 6 months to 20 May 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 -5 4 £438 +33.59%
Chatham - 4 - -
West Malling -4 3 £400 -4.76%
Tunbridge Wells 0 2 £400 +14.29% 1
Tonbridge - 2 £635 -
Dartford +2 1 £400 -11.11%
Dover - 1 £375 -
Margate - 1 - -
Web Services
South East

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services 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 Web Services.

1 32 (88.89%) .NET
2 23 (63.89%) C#
3 22 (61.11%) .NET Framework
3 22 (61.11%) Entity Framework
4 21 (58.33%) SQL
5 20 (55.56%) TDD
6 18 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (38.89%) .NET Core
7 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 14 (38.89%) RESTful
8 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (33.33%) Scrum
9 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
10 9 (25.00%) Finance
10 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 9 (25.00%) REST
10 9 (25.00%) SOLID
11 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (22.22%) MVC
12 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (16.67%) Multithreading
13 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 6 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
13 6 (16.67%) API Development
13 6 (16.67%) SOA
13 6 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
14 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
14 5 (13.89%) Test Automation

Web Services
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 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
1 3 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) AMQP
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.11%) Subversion
4 3 (8.33%) NUnit
5 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (77.78%) Developer
2 22 (61.11%) .NET Developer
3 15 (41.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 15 (41.67%) C# Developer
4 10 (27.78%) Senior Developer
5 9 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 8 (22.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 8 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (16.67%) SQL Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Architect
8 4 (11.11%) Database Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Security Architect
8 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
8 4 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
8 4 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
8 4 (11.11%) T-SQL Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Backend Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
10 1 (2.78%) Information Security Architect
10 1 (2.78%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (88.89%) .NET
2 22 (61.11%) .NET Framework
2 22 (61.11%) Entity Framework
3 14 (38.89%) .NET Core
3 14 (38.89%) RESTful
4 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (25.00%) REST
5 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (11.11%) CSS
7 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
7 4 (11.11%) HTML
7 4 (11.11%) NHibernate
7 4 (11.11%) SAML
7 4 (11.11%) SOAP
8 3 (8.33%) jQuery
8 3 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (8.33%) LDAP
9 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) TDD
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Scrum
3 9 (25.00%) SOLID
4 8 (22.22%) MVC
5 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.67%) API Development
6 6 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
6 6 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
6 6 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 6 (16.67%) SOA
7 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (11.11%) Data Management
8 4 (11.11%) High Availability
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.11%) Statistics
9 3 (8.33%) Privileged Access Management
9 3 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) C#
2 21 (58.33%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.33%) C
5 3 (8.33%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.78%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) CISM
1 4 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Sitecore