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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 25 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.12% 2.69% 4.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.78% 3.73% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
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£338 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -10.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £36.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
173 161 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.19% 72.20% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 95 95
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 15
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015. 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
Maidstone - 3 £350 -
Dover - 1 - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 12 (70.59%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
3 7 (41.18%) TDD
3 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
3 7 (41.18%) TeamCity
3 7 (41.18%) HTML5
3 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
3 7 (41.18%) CSS3
3 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
3 7 (41.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (35.29%) Razor View Engine
4 6 (35.29%) ReSharper
4 6 (35.29%) C++
5 5 (29.41%) C
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Firmware
7 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 3 (17.65%) Qt
7 3 (17.65%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (17.65%) Subversion
8 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) TeamCity
2 6 (35.29%) ReSharper
3 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (17.65%) TortoiseSVN
3 3 (17.65%) Subversion
4 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (5.88%) GCC
5 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Software Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) C# Software Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Senior C# Software Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Software Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Project Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
2 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
2 7 (41.18%) jQuery
2 7 (41.18%) HTML5
2 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
2 7 (41.18%) CSS3
2 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
2 7 (41.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (35.29%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (17.65%) Qt
5 1 (5.88%) Flash
5 1 (5.88%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) MVC
1 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.76%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) C++
4 5 (29.41%) C
5 1 (5.88%) Ada
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.88%) Delphi
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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