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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 13 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 49 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.68% 2.87% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.85% 4.05% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 0 2
Median daily rate £600 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
330 173 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.90% 70.90% 68.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 84 91
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Median hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+750.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 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 - 10 £700 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £338 -
West Malling - 2 £376 -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 51 (77.27%) TDD
2 32 (48.48%) Java
2 32 (48.48%) DevOps
3 31 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (43.94%) PaaS
4 29 (43.94%) C#
4 29 (43.94%) .NET
4 29 (43.94%) Cloud Foundry
5 28 (42.42%) Ruby
6 27 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
6 27 (40.91%) RabbitMQ
7 26 (39.39%) Finance
8 25 (37.88%) SQL
8 25 (37.88%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (36.36%) Heroku
9 24 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (36.36%) .NET Framework
9 24 (36.36%) Go
10 22 (33.33%) OpenStack
10 22 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (31.82%) CSS3
11 21 (31.82%) vSphere
11 21 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (31.82%) HTML5
11 21 (31.82%) ASP.NET
11 21 (31.82%) CSS
11 21 (31.82%) JavaScript
11 21 (31.82%) HTML
11 21 (31.82%) MVC
12 20 (30.30%) Bash Shell

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 29 (43.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 22 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (43.94%) PaaS
2 25 (37.88%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (36.36%) Heroku
3 24 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (10.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) AMQP
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 20 (30.30%) Redis
3 7 (10.61%) NoSQL
4 6 (9.09%) DataStage
4 6 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 4 (6.06%) Big Data
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.52%) Qt Creator
General
1 26 (39.39%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
2 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.06%) Games
4 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (66.67%) Developer
2 29 (43.94%) Software Engineer
3 20 (30.30%) .NET Developer
3 20 (30.30%) C# Developer
4 18 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 18 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (25.76%) Java Engineer
6 16 (24.24%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (22.73%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 14 (21.21%) .NET Web Developer
8 14 (21.21%) C# Web Developer
8 14 (21.21%) Java Software Engineer
8 14 (21.21%) Web Developer
9 13 (19.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (19.70%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (19.70%) HTML CSS Developer
9 13 (19.70%) HTML Developer
9 13 (19.70%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (18.18%) Java Developer
11 8 (12.12%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.94%) .NET
2 27 (40.91%) RabbitMQ
3 24 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 21 (31.82%) ASP.NET
4 21 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (31.82%) CSS
4 21 (31.82%) CSS3
4 21 (31.82%) HTML
4 21 (31.82%) HTML5
5 20 (30.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 19 (28.79%) Web Services
7 18 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 18 (27.27%) Entity Framework
7 18 (27.27%) jQuery
8 7 (10.61%) JMS
8 7 (10.61%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (9.09%) Spring
10 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.55%) Ember.js
10 3 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.52%) Device Driver
2 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.52%) PlayStation
2 1 (1.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (1.52%) Linux
1 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
1 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (77.27%) TDD
2 32 (48.48%) DevOps
3 31 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
5 21 (31.82%) MVC
6 18 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 18 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 18 (27.27%) Web Development
7 9 (13.64%) SOA
8 7 (10.61%) Microservices
9 6 (9.09%) ETL
9 6 (9.09%) High Availability
9 6 (9.09%) Migration
10 5 (7.58%) Pair Programming
11 4 (6.06%) Analytics
11 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (6.06%) Investment Management
11 4 (6.06%) SIEM
12 3 (4.55%) Use Case
12 3 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (48.48%) Java
2 29 (43.94%) C#
3 28 (42.42%) Ruby
4 25 (37.88%) SQL
5 24 (36.36%) Go
6 21 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 20 (30.30%) Bash Shell
8 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.03%) C++
10 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 21 (31.82%) vSphere
2 12 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.52%) Foundry
5 1 (1.52%) SAP