Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 82 109
Rank change year-on-year -24 +27 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.34% 1.94% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 2.04% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 11
Surrey median daily rate £375 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +45.45% -15.38%
10th Percentile £340 £365 £163
90th Percentile £455 £455 £438
South East median daily rate £425 £419 £370
% change year-on-year +1.49% +13.18% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 33
Surrey median hourly rate £47.25 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.24% +2.50% -13.51%
10th Percentile £41.63 £35.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% -

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 2,608 1,911 2,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 95.03% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,831 1,197 1,566
Surrey median daily rate £450 £419 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +0.84% +10.67%
10th Percentile £275 £170 £263
90th Percentile £584 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 111 113
Surrey median hourly rate £16.75 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.24% - +16.80%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.55 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.47 £42.00 £53.94
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

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 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 19 January 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
Camberley -2 18 - - 5
Woking +14 12 £375 -6.25% 4
Redhill - 2 - - 1
Guildford +1 1 - - 13
Staines -4 1 - - 3
Leatherhead -7 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 28 (75.68%) Linux
3 24 (64.86%) C++
4 18 (48.65%) STL
4 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
4 18 (48.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 18 (48.65%) GCC
4 18 (48.65%) GDB
5 14 (37.84%) C
6 9 (24.32%) MISRA
6 9 (24.32%) Subversion
6 9 (24.32%) Automotive
6 9 (24.32%) OO
6 9 (24.32%) Embedded C
6 9 (24.32%) MATLAB
6 9 (24.32%) Simulink
7 8 (21.62%) Cisco
7 8 (21.62%) RTP
7 8 (21.62%) GSM
7 8 (21.62%) PBX
7 8 (21.62%) UMTS
7 8 (21.62%) VoIP
7 8 (21.62%) RANAP
7 8 (21.62%) Wireshark
7 8 (21.62%) GGSN
7 8 (21.62%) SGSN
7 8 (21.62%) Asterisk PBX
7 8 (21.62%) Multithreading
7 8 (21.62%) LTE
7 8 (21.62%) MGW

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:

Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Simulink
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (5.41%) npm
1 2 (5.41%) Serverless
1 2 (5.41%) Yarn
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Asterisk PBX
1 8 (21.62%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (21.62%) GGSN
1 8 (21.62%) GSM
1 8 (21.62%) LTE
1 8 (21.62%) MGW
1 8 (21.62%) PBX
1 8 (21.62%) RANAP
1 8 (21.62%) RTP
1 8 (21.62%) SGSN
1 8 (21.62%) UMTS
1 8 (21.62%) VoIP
1 8 (21.62%) Wireshark
2 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
2 4 (10.81%) FlexRay
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (48.65%) GCC
1 18 (48.65%) GDB
2 9 (24.32%) Subversion
3 8 (21.62%) Trac
4 4 (10.81%) CANoe
4 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.41%) Bower
5 2 (5.41%) NuGet
5 2 (5.41%) NUnit
5 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
2 9 (24.32%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 18 (48.65%) STL
2 3 (8.11%) React
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) .NET Core
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.41%) jQuery
3 2 (5.41%) Node.js
3 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) Express
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) Qt
4 1 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) CESG
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.70%) Cyberattack
1 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (2.70%) Handset
1 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.70%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (24.32%) OO
3 8 (21.62%) Cross-Platform Development
3 8 (21.62%) Multithreading
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.81%) Fault Management
5 4 (10.81%) SysML
5 4 (10.81%) UML
6 2 (5.41%) OOD
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 1 (2.70%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (2.70%) Physics
7 1 (2.70%) Product Management
7 1 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) SOLID
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) C++
2 14 (37.84%) C
3 9 (24.32%) Embedded C
3 9 (24.32%) MATLAB
4 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (5.41%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) SQL
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.70%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) Go
6 1 (2.70%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) MISRA
2 4 (10.81%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco
2 1 (2.70%) Green Hills
2 1 (2.70%) Samsung
2 1 (2.70%) Xamarin