Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 38 41
Rank change year-on-year -20 +3 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.32% 2.59% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 3.15% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Kent median daily rate £675 £563 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +60.71% -11.11%
10th Percentile £452 £255 £339
90th Percentile £713 £638 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £370
% change year-on-year +5.88% +14.86% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.75 - £36.25
90th Percentile £47.25 - £40.25
South East median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.80% - +6.25%

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 425 413 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.89% 82.44% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 286 282
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £203
90th Percentile £625 £559 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 21
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Kent over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 22 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
Maidstone - 2 £335 -
Tonbridge 0 1 - -
Dartford - 1 - - 2
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Firmware
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) AMQP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 1 (14.29%) Avionics
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Programme Director
1 2 (28.57%) Programme Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Programme Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Architect
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) C# Architect
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) EDI
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) WF
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) MISRA
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft