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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 28 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 25 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.16% 3.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 3.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 0
Median daily rate £700 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.06 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
400 228 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 98.52% 93.06% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 112 143
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.80 £26.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Tonbridge - 7 £700 -
Dover - 1 £255 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 20 (66.67%) Java
3 19 (63.33%) TDD
3 19 (63.33%) DevOps
4 18 (60.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 18 (60.00%) Ruby
5 17 (56.67%) PaaS
6 16 (53.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (50.00%) Go
7 15 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (43.33%) Heroku
10 11 (36.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (36.67%) Docker
10 11 (36.67%) OpenStack
11 10 (33.33%) vSphere
11 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (33.33%) Web Services
12 9 (30.00%) .NET
12 9 (30.00%) C#
12 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
12 9 (30.00%) Redis
13 8 (26.67%) Kubernetes
14 7 (23.33%) Microservices
14 7 (23.33%) SQL
14 7 (23.33%) SOA
14 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
15 6 (20.00%) Migration

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 18 (60.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (36.67%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (56.67%) PaaS
2 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (43.33%) Heroku
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (20.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) AMQP
2 1 (3.33%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (30.00%) Redis
3 6 (20.00%) DataStage
3 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Qt Creator
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 10 (33.33%) Web Services
3 9 (30.00%) .NET
4 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
5 6 (20.00%) JMS
5 6 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (20.00%) Spring
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) Kafka
6 2 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.33%) CSS3
7 1 (3.33%) Ember.js
7 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.33%) HTML5
7 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (63.33%) DevOps
2 19 (63.33%) TDD
3 16 (53.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Microservices
5 7 (23.33%) SOA
6 6 (20.00%) ETL
6 6 (20.00%) High Availability
6 6 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Investment Management
8 3 (10.00%) Pair Programming
9 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
9 2 (6.67%) MVC
9 2 (6.67%) Scrum
10 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
10 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) Java
2 18 (60.00%) Ruby
3 15 (50.00%) Go
4 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 9 (30.00%) C#
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.33%) C++
8 1 (3.33%) PHP
8 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Docker
2 10 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) SAP