The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 24 39
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 0 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 4.35% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category - 4.40% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 6
Median daily rate - £750 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +122.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £383 £343
% change year-on-year +2.61% +11.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 231 318 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 95.06% 98.76% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 1064 620
Median daily rate £369 £434 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.03% +28.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £209 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £775 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 28
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £137.50 £25.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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