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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 36 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.72% 2.82% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 4.57% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Average daily rate
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- £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
208 175 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.72% 61.62% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 100 109
Average daily rate £350 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 43
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 2014. 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 - 5 - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
West Malling - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (55.56%) C++
2 5 (55.56%) Ada
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) Delphi
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) UML
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Change Control
3 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) Military
4 2 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) VMS
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
5 1 (11.11%) Remedy
5 1 (11.11%) VxWorks
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) STL
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) VAX

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
1 2 (22.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Graduate
2 2 (22.22%) Graduate
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
1 1 (11.11%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) VAX
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) VMS
2 1 (11.11%) VxWorks
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 3 (33.33%) UML
1 3 (33.33%) OOP
1 3 (33.33%) OO
1 3 (33.33%) Change Control
1 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C++
1 5 (55.56%) Ada
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Delphi
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy
1 1 (11.11%) Wind River