Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Software Engineer
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 - 64
Rank change year-on-year - +64 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.47% - 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Kent median daily rate £425 - £650
10th Percentile £413 - £583
90th Percentile £438 - £738
South East median daily rate £475 £488 £368
% change year-on-year -2.71% +32.86% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £42.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +27.50% -6.98% -4.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 407 506 665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 94.23% 98.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 366 473
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +8.15%
10th Percentile £172 £189 £180
90th Percentile £604 £548 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 21
Kent median hourly rate £39.38 £26.54 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.39% +26.36% +41.56%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £174.38 £98.49 £99.00
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.61% -11.15% +14.29%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Kent

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Kent

Senior Software Engineer
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 Senior Software Engineer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 2 £425 -
Senior Software Engineer
South East

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WF
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) REST

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) WF
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Asynchronous Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft