Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.38% 1.40% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 1.44% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Kent median daily rate - £550 -
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +5.63% +8.11% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £36.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £40.25
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +1.19%

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 507 486 534
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 97.39% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 334 335
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £165 £171 £200
90th Percentile £613 £556 £483
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 37
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -26.88%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £143.43 £51.60 £39.16
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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
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 21 November 2017. 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
Tonbridge 0 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WF
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Avionics
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Database Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID
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%) Visual Studio
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

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (50.00%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
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%) HTML
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%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Database Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft