The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 86 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.078% 1.45% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 1.56% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 10
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£235 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.00%
Software Developer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1195 1279 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 93.29% 92.55% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 739 541
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 73 85
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Surrey region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Surrey region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 8 (72.73%) C#
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) NUnit
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Relational Database

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) DTS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) NUnit
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (9.09%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms
4 1 (9.09%) DHTML
4 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) STL
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Apigee