The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 30 32 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 1 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.80% 0.50% 6.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 0.75% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £250 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Software Engineering
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
171 133 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 68.40% 66.83% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 87 115
Average daily rate £350 £388 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +26.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £21.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -19.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.00 £18.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £17.50 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochester 0 1 - -
Dover - 1 - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering.

1 8 (61.54%) C++
2 7 (53.85%) C
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Ada
5 3 (23.08%) Firmware
5 3 (23.08%) UML
5 3 (23.08%) Subversion
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Electronics
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Qt
5 3 (23.08%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
6 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (15.38%) Military
6 2 (15.38%) OOP
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Delphi
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) OpenGL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Simulink
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (23.08%) Subversion
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
3 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
3 1 (7.69%) GCC
General
1 3 (23.08%) Electronics
2 2 (15.38%) Military
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Project Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Qt
2 2 (15.38%) OpenGL
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) VAX
2 1 (7.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) VMS
2 1 (7.69%) VxWorks
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) UML
2 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C++
2 7 (53.85%) C
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Ada
5 2 (15.38%) Delphi
5 2 (15.38%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
6 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Wind River