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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 32 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.03% 5.42% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.15% 6.70% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £600 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 6
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.95 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.37%
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
194 194 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 78.23% 80.83% 76.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 132 92
Median daily rate £375 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% +1.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 16
Median hourly rate £9.61 £17.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.47% -57.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Kent region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 Engineering within the Kent region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 £475 +35.71%
Tonbridge - 1 £625 -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 8 (72.73%) Java
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
1 8 (72.73%) Ruby
1 8 (72.73%) PaaS
1 8 (72.73%) Bash Shell
1 8 (72.73%) Heroku
1 8 (72.73%) Go
1 8 (72.73%) Cloud Foundry
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (63.64%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (63.64%) Redis
2 7 (63.64%) OpenStack
2 7 (63.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) vSphere
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
6 2 (18.18%) MCP

Software Engineering
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 8 (72.73%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (63.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Heroku
1 8 (72.73%) PaaS
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (63.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Cloud Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
1 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Delivery
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Conflict Management
5 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Bash Shell
1 8 (72.73%) Go
1 8 (72.73%) Java
1 8 (72.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) vSphere
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory