Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 58 44
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.18% 1.69% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 2.12% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 8
Kent median daily rate - £675 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +20.00%
South East median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.39 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.86% +8.07% -1.18%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 305 425 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.96% 79.74% 83.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 324 278
Kent median daily rate £413 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.04% +10.37%
10th Percentile £180 £215 £193
90th Percentile £600 £596 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 5
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £10.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +141.22% -53.19%
10th Percentile £15.19 £25.11 £9.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.76 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.01% +6.76% -21.05%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Kent

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Kent

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Kent

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Kent over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Kent

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Kent region over the 6 months to 18 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 - 6 - - 6
Chatham - 1 - - 3
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 11 (73.33%) C
2 9 (60.00%) MATLAB
2 9 (60.00%) Simulink
3 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 6 (40.00%) DO-178B
3 6 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (33.33%) Automotive
4 5 (33.33%) ClearCase
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (13.33%) UML
7 2 (13.33%) Validation
7 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
7 2 (13.33%) Electronics
7 2 (13.33%) DO-254
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (6.67%) V-Model
8 1 (6.67%) AMQP
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (6.67%) REST

Software Engineering
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 9 (60.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
3 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (33.33%) Automotive
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (13.33%) Electronics
5 1 (6.67%) Law
5 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
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 6 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) SysML
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) V-Model
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%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (13.33%) DO-254
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft