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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
South East / Kent
Rank - 32 38
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 2.19% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.37% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £650 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.63 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.72% +12.58%

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
246 211 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 94.98% 92.54% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 157 139
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.96 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +77.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) PaaS
1 5 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (100.00%) Heroku
1 5 (100.00%) Go
1 5 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (80.00%) Redis
2 4 (80.00%) OpenStack
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (20.00%) Summit
5 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming

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 5 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (80.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Heroku
1 5 (100.00%) PaaS
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (80.00%) Redis
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (100.00%) Go
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere