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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 33 29 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 6 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.98% 2.68% 7.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 3.79% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
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£413 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -0.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
222 211 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 73.27% 70.81% 66.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 121 120
Average daily rate £388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 40
Average hourly rate £35.05 £25.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.45% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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 - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) OO
3 5 (41.67%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (33.33%) J2SE
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) JUnit
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) OOD
4 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Spring
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) OCPJP
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) JPA
5 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (25.00%) JSP
5 3 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Windows

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Graduate
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Graduate
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
1 4 (33.33%) XML
1 4 (33.33%) J2SE
1 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 4 (33.33%) Spring
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) JSP
2 3 (25.00%) JPA
2 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (8.33%) STL
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) OO
3 5 (41.67%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) OOD
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) OOP
7 1 (8.33%) TDD
7 1 (8.33%) MVC
7 1 (8.33%) Kanban
7 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Delphi
4 2 (16.67%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) Ada
5 1 (8.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) OCPJP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy