Kent, a home county situated in the south-east of the UK, has become a centre for IT and Data employment opportunities. A number of high profile IT employers have invested in the Kent area and local recruitment agencies, both industry specialists and a number of multi-sector firms, will aim to support businesses in making Digital and Computing hires.
IT employers and job-seekers in Kent will find that recruitment agencies with technological expertise are based in the main settlements of Maidstone, Gillingham and Chatham. IT recruiters in Maidstone are typically located to the south of Maidstone East station and to the east of the River Medway, however the majority offer IT staffing solutions as part of a multi-discipline service. Chatham employment agencies meanwhile, are mostly located in close proximity to the High Street, while Gillingham recruiters are easily accessible due to Gillingham railway station and the A2. Sevenoaks, Dartford and Canterbury are also popular locations for IT recruitment agencies in the Kent area.
There are around 11,000 IT workers in Kent and more than 3,500 local IT / Digital businesses. Kent offers some of the highest salaries in the county, with IT Directors, IT Consultants and Programme Managers potentially commanding salaries in excess of £100,000. IT staff employed into a temporary or contract position can earn rates ranging from £180 to £450 a day, depending on experience and specialism.
Kent is home to a number of technology hubs that help employers and candidates establish themselves in the local sector. Discovery Park, in Sandwich, and Maidstone Studios, provide vacancies for IT professionals and play host to companies including Vital Software and System C. Gaming and Apps development firms are increasingly being drawn to Kent, creating a demand for Graphic Artists and Multimedia Designers. Some of the most notable employers of IT staff in Kent includes BAE Systems, Dovetail Games and Netbox Digital.