Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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.

Software Engineer
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 64 50
Rank change year-on-year +25 -14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.12% 0.74% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 0.77% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Kent median daily rate - - £625
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%

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 355 519 452
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.29% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 389 320
Kent median daily rate £409 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.79% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £149 £138 £181
90th Percentile £614 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 16
Kent median hourly rate £38.75 £25.69 £13.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.84% +94.25% -22.21%
10th Percentile £15.19 £10.45 £9.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.32 £20.50
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Kent

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Kent

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Kent

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Kent

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 Software Engineer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Rochester +1 7 - - 4
Chatham - 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (73.33%) C
3 10 (66.67%) Simulink
4 9 (60.00%) MATLAB
5 7 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (40.00%) DO-178B
6 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
7 5 (33.33%) ClearCase
7 5 (33.33%) IBM
7 5 (33.33%) Automotive
7 5 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (20.00%) Electronics
9 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
10 2 (13.33%) Military
10 2 (13.33%) Validation
10 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
10 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
10 2 (13.33%) UML
11 1 (6.67%) OOP
11 1 (6.67%) OO
11 1 (6.67%) Python
11 1 (6.67%) C++
11 1 (6.67%) .NET
11 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
11 1 (6.67%) Web Services
11 1 (6.67%) Linux
11 1 (6.67%) MVC

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:

Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (33.33%) Automotive
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (13.33%) Military
5 1 (6.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (6.67%) REST
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.67%) CAN bus
2 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Device Driver Development
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) OOP
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C
2 9 (60.00%) MATLAB
3 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (6.67%) DO-254
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft