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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
South East / Kent
Rank - 16 32
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 0 46 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 10.11% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 13.37% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 37 0
Median daily rate - £376 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 244 344 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.72% 75.60% 74.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 264 105
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Kent

Software Engineering
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Heroku
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Go
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (50.00%) Redis
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Software Engineering
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 2 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Heroku
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) Redis
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Go
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere