The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 75 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.18% 3.05% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 3.28% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 13
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£363 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +29.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 15
Average hourly rate £47.79 £33.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.65% -10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.59 £30.70 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.34 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
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
1185 1280 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 93.09% 93.09% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 739 537
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 72 84
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 £12.76 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.95 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford -2 3 £345 -10.96% 5
Woking -2 2 £363 -13.69% 2
Camberley - 2 - -
Redhill -8 1 £380 -
Egham - 1 £425 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (48.72%) C++
3 15 (38.46%) C#
4 14 (35.90%) Linux
4 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
5 10 (25.64%) C
5 10 (25.64%) Java
6 9 (23.08%) .NET
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 8 (20.51%) Windows
8 6 (15.38%) VMware
8 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
8 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) TDD
9 5 (12.82%) Oracle
9 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
9 5 (12.82%) Military
9 5 (12.82%) Embedded C
9 5 (12.82%) BDD
10 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
10 4 (10.26%) Spring
10 4 (10.26%) JSF
10 4 (10.26%) Degree
10 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (10.26%) ICEfaces
10 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
11 3 (7.69%) WPF

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) IPv6
2 1 (2.56%) MPLS
2 1 (2.56%) DVB
2 1 (2.56%) L2TP
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.13%) GCC
3 1 (2.56%) GDB
3 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.56%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Valgrind
General
1 5 (12.82%) Military
2 3 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
2 4 (10.26%) Spring
2 4 (10.26%) JSF
2 4 (10.26%) ICEfaces
3 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.69%) WPF
3 3 (7.69%) STL
4 2 (5.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.56%) Flash
5 1 (2.56%) POSIX
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) JSP
5 1 (2.56%) Servlets
5 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) VHDL
3 1 (2.56%) STB
3 1 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) CAN bus
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
3 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (12.82%) TDD
4 5 (12.82%) BDD
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) Test-First Development
6 3 (7.69%) Logistics
6 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Game Development
7 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Kanban
7 2 (5.13%) MVVM
7 2 (5.13%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) SOA
7 2 (5.13%) CRM
8 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) C++
2 15 (38.46%) C#
3 10 (25.64%) C
3 10 (25.64%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) Embedded C
5 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.13%) Python
6 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
7 1 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (2.56%) XAML
7 1 (2.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) iptables
2 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) VMware
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Cadence
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) 3Com
4 1 (2.56%) Perforce