Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
South East > Surrey
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 112 100
Rank change year-on-year +36 -12 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 89 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.75% 1.09% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 1.15% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 14 8
Surrey median daily rate £475 £380 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.49% +14.96%
10th Percentile £387 £340 £354
90th Percentile £580 £455 £441
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 4 20
Surrey median hourly rate £51.00 £46.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.27% +12.80% +2.50%
10th Percentile £41.88 £42.50 £37.00
90th Percentile £52.38 £49.80 £45.38
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +1.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 3,054 2,523 2,243
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 95.06% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,138 1,778 1,496
Surrey median daily rate £468 £426 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +2.71% +3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £211
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 81 109
Surrey median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -22.22% +15.30%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +11.79% -7.38% +7.97%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Surrey

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Surrey

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Surrey over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Surrey

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Surrey

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Redhill +20 19 £400 - 3
Guildford - 15 £475 - 13
Reigate - 11 £525 - 2
Leatherhead +5 5 £595 +36.00% 6
Camberley -5 5 - - 1
Staines -11 5 £425 -
Woking -1 2 - - 4
Sunbury-on-Thames -11 1 £450 - 4
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 87 (97.75%) Software Engineering
2 52 (58.43%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (51.69%) C++
4 31 (34.83%) Java
5 29 (32.58%) Linux
6 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
7 25 (28.09%) Degree
8 24 (26.97%) Computer Science
9 22 (24.72%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (23.60%) Git (software)
10 21 (23.60%) AngularJS
11 20 (22.47%) .NET
12 19 (21.35%) Scrum
13 18 (20.22%) TDD
13 18 (20.22%) C#
13 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (19.10%) C
14 17 (19.10%) HTML
15 16 (17.98%) OO
15 16 (17.98%) MVC
16 15 (16.85%) CSS
16 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
17 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
17 14 (15.73%) BDD
18 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
19 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
19 12 (13.48%) DevOps
19 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
20 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 7 (7.87%) Apache
2 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) Confluence
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.37%) IaaS
3 3 (3.37%) PaaS
3 3 (3.37%) SaaS
3 3 (3.37%) Serverless
4 1 (1.12%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) LTE
2 5 (5.62%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (5.62%) GGSN
2 5 (5.62%) GSM
2 5 (5.62%) MGW
2 5 (5.62%) RANAP
2 5 (5.62%) SGSN
2 5 (5.62%) UMTS
2 5 (5.62%) VoIP
3 3 (3.37%) HTTP
3 3 (3.37%) RTP
3 3 (3.37%) SSL
4 2 (2.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.12%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.12%) 4G
5 1 (1.12%) ATM
5 1 (1.12%) Firewall
5 1 (1.12%) NAS
5 1 (1.12%) SNMP
5 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.37%) CouchDB
5 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.25%) Big Data
7 1 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 21 (23.60%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.99%) MSTest
3 8 (8.99%) Ranorex
4 6 (6.74%) Subversion
5 5 (5.62%) GCC
5 5 (5.62%) GDB
5 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.49%) Maven
6 4 (4.49%) Mercurial
6 4 (4.49%) Selenium
7 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.37%) gulp
7 3 (3.37%) JIRA
7 3 (3.37%) JMeter
7 3 (3.37%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.25%) Gerrit
8 2 (2.25%) YouTrack
9 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Electronics
4 3 (3.37%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) AngularJS
2 20 (22.47%) .NET
3 17 (19.10%) HTML
4 15 (16.85%) CSS
5 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET
5 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (11.24%) REST
6 10 (11.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (10.11%) WCF
8 8 (8.99%) .NET Core
8 8 (8.99%) WinForms
8 8 (8.99%) WPF
9 7 (7.87%) .NET Framework
10 6 (6.74%) React
10 6 (6.74%) Web Services
11 5 (5.62%) Entity Framework
11 5 (5.62%) Node.js
11 5 (5.62%) OAuth
11 5 (5.62%) SOAP
11 5 (5.62%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.97%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.11%) Algorithms
2 9 (10.11%) User Experience
3 6 (6.74%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (5.62%) Blog
4 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.49%) Fintech
5 4 (4.49%) PKI
6 3 (3.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.12%) Arduino
8 1 (1.12%) ASIC
8 1 (1.12%) BeagleBone
8 1 (1.12%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.12%) Digital TV
8 1 (1.12%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.12%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.58%) Linux
2 11 (12.36%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (11.24%) Windows
4 4 (4.49%) Android
4 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.25%) Debian
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.12%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (97.75%) Software Engineering
2 52 (58.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.72%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (21.35%) Scrum
5 18 (20.22%) TDD
6 17 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (17.98%) MVC
7 16 (17.98%) OO
8 14 (15.73%) BDD
9 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
10 12 (13.48%) DevOps
10 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
11 11 (12.36%) SOLID
12 10 (11.24%) OOD
13 9 (10.11%) SDLC
14 8 (8.99%) Extreme Programming
14 8 (8.99%) Mathematics
14 8 (8.99%) Statistics
15 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
15 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (51.69%) C++
2 31 (34.83%) Java
3 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
4 18 (20.22%) C#
5 17 (19.10%) C
6 8 (8.99%) Python
7 6 (6.74%) SQL
8 4 (4.49%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.37%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.25%) Go
11 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.12%) Java 8
11 1 (1.12%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.12%) Pascal
11 1 (1.12%) Perl
11 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (28.09%) Degree
2 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
3 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) ECSS
1 1 (1.12%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.12%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Grafana
1 1 (1.12%) Graphite
1 1 (1.12%) Kibana
1 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.12%) Puppet
1 1 (1.12%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (3.37%) VMware
2 2 (2.25%) Atmel
3 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.12%) Samsung