Period
to 10 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 100 96
Rank change year-on-year +45 -4 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 36 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Surrey 1.78% 1.49% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.58% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 32
Median daily rate £431 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +14.29% +12.18%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
90th Percentile £531 £562 £608
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 14
Median hourly rate £46.98 £49.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £42.45 £41.25 £39.13
90th Percentile £51.90 £52.50 £52.93
South East median hourly rate £46.98 £46.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.03% +3.33% +2.86%

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 786 2,272 3,096
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.24% 94.20% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 1,616 2,151
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £163 £300 £300
90th Percentile £579 £625 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 89
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.36 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.22% -13.96% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.52 £12.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £51.05
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +21.62% +5.71%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Surrey

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Surrey.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Surrey

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Surrey over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Surrey

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Surrey.

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 10 July 2020. 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
Woking - 4 £456 -
Sunbury-on-Thames +23 2 - -
Guildford +11 1 £400 -11.11% 7
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 12 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) C++
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) AWS
4 5 (33.33%) Node.js
4 5 (33.33%) DevOps
5 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Kanban
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) C
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
6 3 (20.00%) Serverless
6 3 (20.00%) AWS Step Functions
6 3 (20.00%) Python
6 3 (20.00%) LAN
6 3 (20.00%) WAN
6 3 (20.00%) SAP
6 3 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Middleware
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Docker
6 3 (20.00%) Microservices
6 3 (20.00%) AWS Lambda

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 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) AWS
2 3 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (20.00%) AWS Step Functions
2 3 (20.00%) Serverless
3 2 (13.33%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (13.33%) OpenShift
4 1 (6.67%) Azure
4 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) 2G
2 2 (13.33%) 3G
2 2 (13.33%) 4G
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LTE
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) 5G
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) GSM
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) Artifactory
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) JUnit
3 2 (13.33%) Maven
3 2 (13.33%) Mocha
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
1 2 (13.33%) Law
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Node.js
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (13.33%) Flutter
3 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (13.33%) Ionic Framework
3 2 (13.33%) LDAP
3 2 (13.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (13.33%) WireMock
3 2 (13.33%) Yocto
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) CORBA
4 1 (6.67%) Express
4 1 (6.67%) React
4 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Android
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) CentOS
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Kanban
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Microservices
5 2 (13.33%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (13.33%) High Availability
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
5 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) C
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Apple Swift
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Ada
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Grafana
1 2 (13.33%) Kibana
1 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (13.33%) Prometheus
1 2 (13.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) Splunk
2 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
2 2 (13.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) Pegasus
3 1 (6.67%) Sage