The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 31 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.75% 2.39% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Median daily rate £503 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.88% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
Software Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
283 283 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 99.30% 96.59% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 161 164
Median daily rate £380 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £9.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -48.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Kent region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Kent region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Kent region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 2 £255 - 1
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Software Engineer 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 Kent region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (67.86%) Java
3 18 (64.29%) Finance
3 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 18 (64.29%) DevOps
4 17 (60.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (60.71%) Ruby
5 16 (57.14%) PaaS
5 16 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (53.57%) Go
6 15 (53.57%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (46.43%) Heroku
7 13 (46.43%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (39.29%) OpenStack
10 10 (35.71%) Docker
10 10 (35.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (35.71%) vSphere
10 10 (35.71%) Web Services
11 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
11 9 (32.14%) Redis
12 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
12 8 (28.57%) C#
12 8 (28.57%) .NET
12 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (25.00%) Microservices
13 7 (25.00%) Kubernetes
14 6 (21.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (21.43%) Cloud Native
14 6 (21.43%) Jenkins

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (60.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (39.29%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 16 (57.14%) PaaS
2 13 (46.43%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (46.43%) Heroku
3 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (21.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) AMQP
2 1 (3.57%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (32.14%) Redis
3 6 (21.43%) DataStage
3 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Qt Creator
General
1 18 (64.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) RabbitMQ
2 10 (35.71%) Web Services
3 8 (28.57%) .NET
3 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 6 (21.43%) JMS
4 6 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (21.43%) Spring
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (7.14%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) Java EE
6 1 (3.57%) Kafka
6 1 (3.57%) QML
6 1 (3.57%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (64.29%) DevOps
2 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 16 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) Microservices
6 6 (21.43%) ETL
6 6 (21.43%) High Availability
6 6 (21.43%) Migration
6 6 (21.43%) SOA
7 4 (14.29%) Investment Management
8 3 (10.71%) Pair Programming
9 2 (7.14%) MVC
10 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
10 1 (3.57%) BDD
10 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
2 17 (60.71%) Ruby
3 15 (53.57%) Go
4 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
5 8 (28.57%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.14%) PHP
8 1 (3.57%) C++
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Docker
1 10 (35.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle