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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 26 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.51% 2.80% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 3.48% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £600 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +275.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
200 230 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 81.97% 80.42% 80.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 139 155
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £16.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £37.50 £38.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 - 1 £625 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £475 -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 22 (75.86%) Java
1 22 (75.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 21 (72.41%) Continuous Delivery
2 21 (72.41%) TDD
3 20 (68.97%) Ruby
3 20 (68.97%) Go
3 20 (68.97%) PaaS
3 20 (68.97%) Heroku
4 19 (65.52%) RabbitMQ
5 17 (58.62%) DevOps
6 16 (55.17%) Finance
7 15 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (48.28%) vSphere
8 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (48.28%) OpenStack
8 14 (48.28%) Web Services
9 13 (44.83%) Bash Shell
10 12 (41.38%) Redis
10 12 (41.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (34.48%) Docker
12 7 (24.14%) NoSQL
12 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
12 7 (24.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (24.14%) AMQP
12 7 (24.14%) Microservices
12 7 (24.14%) Kubernetes
12 7 (24.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 7 (24.14%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (24.14%) JMS
13 6 (20.69%) SOA

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 22 (75.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (48.28%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 20 (68.97%) Heroku
1 20 (68.97%) PaaS
2 15 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (24.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) AMQP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 12 (41.38%) Redis
2 7 (24.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.90%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Software Engineer
2 16 (55.17%) Developer
3 11 (37.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 11 (37.93%) Java Developer
4 10 (34.48%) Java Software Developer
5 9 (31.03%) Java Engineer
5 9 (31.03%) Software Developer
6 8 (27.59%) Cloud Developer
6 8 (27.59%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (24.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (17.24%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 5 (17.24%) Ruby Developer
9 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL Programmer
10 2 (6.90%) Software Analyst
10 2 (6.90%) Software Programmer
10 2 (6.90%) SQL Analyst
10 2 (6.90%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) RabbitMQ
2 14 (48.28%) Web Services
3 7 (24.14%) JMS
3 7 (24.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (20.69%) Spring
5 4 (13.79%) .NET
5 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.90%) CSS
6 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
6 2 (6.90%) HTML
6 2 (6.90%) jQuery
6 2 (6.90%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Cloud Native
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Continuous Delivery
1 21 (72.41%) TDD
2 17 (58.62%) DevOps
3 7 (24.14%) Microservices
4 6 (20.69%) High Availability
4 6 (20.69%) SOA
5 5 (17.24%) Extreme Programming
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) ETL
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (6.90%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Pair Programming
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.45%) Release Management
8 1 (3.45%) Scrum
8 1 (3.45%) Workflow
8 1 (3.45%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) Java
2 20 (68.97%) Go
2 20 (68.97%) Ruby
3 13 (44.83%) Bash Shell
4 4 (13.79%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) vSphere
2 10 (34.48%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Foundry