The median contractor rate for a Developer was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Maidstone during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Developer
Kent / Maidstone
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 43.33% 37.50% 68.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 43.33% 37.50% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Median daily rate £340 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.25% +14.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £331 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Maidstone. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Maidstone
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 30 16 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 9
Median daily rate £345 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £66.99 £20.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.61% +60.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidstone

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Maidstone that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Maidstone

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Maidstone

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Maidstone

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Maidstone

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Maidstone

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Maidstone region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (58.33%) .NET Framework
3 14 (58.33%) SQL
3 14 (58.33%) C#
4 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
4 13 (54.17%) Web Services
5 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
6 10 (41.67%) Entity Framework
7 9 (37.50%) LINQ
8 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 8 (33.33%) WCF
8 8 (33.33%) WPF
8 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (33.33%) MVVM
8 8 (33.33%) XML
8 8 (33.33%) Oracle
8 8 (33.33%) MVC
9 7 (29.17%) Algorithms
9 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
9 7 (29.17%) Prototyping
9 7 (29.17%) Multithreaded Programming
9 7 (29.17%) Data Management
10 6 (25.00%) JSON
10 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
10 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (20.83%) MSBuild
11 5 (20.83%) Caliburn.Micro
11 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Maidstone 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Fireworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.83%) Moq
2 5 (20.83%) MSBuild
2 5 (20.83%) NUnit
2 5 (20.83%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 14 (58.33%) .NET Framework
3 13 (54.17%) Web Services
4 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
5 10 (41.67%) Entity Framework
6 9 (37.50%) LINQ
7 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (33.33%) WCF
7 8 (33.33%) WPF
7 8 (33.33%) XML
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (25.00%) JSON
9 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET
9 5 (20.83%) Caliburn.Micro
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 5 (20.83%) RESTful
9 5 (20.83%) WinForms
10 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 4 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
11 3 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Algorithms
2 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
3 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) MVC
1 8 (33.33%) MVVM
1 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Data Management
2 7 (29.17%) Multithreaded Programming
2 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
2 7 (29.17%) Prototyping
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
4 4 (16.67%) High Availability
4 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Statistics
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (12.50%) Web Development
6 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) OO PHP
6 2 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) C#
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (16.67%) PHP
3 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) VB
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Infragistics
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Zend