The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
South East / Kent
Rank - 49 36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 0 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.81% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.88% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £613 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £339
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £38.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% +10.38%  

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 266 425 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.79% 96.37% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 323 134
Median daily rate £393 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 12
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Kent

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) PaaS
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Heroku
1 3 (100.00%) Go
1 3 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (66.67%) Redis
2 2 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Summit
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (66.67%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Heroku
1 3 (100.00%) PaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (66.67%) Redis
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Go
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere