The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Kent region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 35 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 2 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.92% 6.63% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 10.60% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £250 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
144 217 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 66.36% 62.54% 59.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 102 107
Average daily rate £375 £325 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £256 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £33.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +91.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
South East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) WinForms
3 4 (57.14%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) WPF
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) MSTest
4 2 (28.57%) MVVM
4 2 (28.57%) WinRT
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (28.57%) XAML
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
4 2 (28.57%) LINQ
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Programmer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) WPF Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) WinForms
2 4 (57.14%) WCF
2 4 (57.14%) WPF
2 4 (57.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) WinRT
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) MVVM
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) XAML
3 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) DevExpress