The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
South East / Surrey
Rank 73 75 71
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 16 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.41% 2.20% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 2.28% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 15
Median daily rate £380 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.87% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £393 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £443 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £339
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 20 6
Median hourly rate - £41.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% +10.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1067 1227 1334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.09% 96.54% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 798 720
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 104 58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.84% +71.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.03 £52.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Camberley - 10 - - 1
Woking - 3 £380 - 1
Guildford -3 1 - - 4
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 39 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (82.05%) C++
3 25 (64.10%) Linux
3 25 (64.10%) Subversion
4 23 (58.97%) Trac
4 23 (58.97%) Telecoms
5 22 (56.41%) GSM
5 22 (56.41%) RTP
5 22 (56.41%) OO
5 22 (56.41%) PBX
5 22 (56.41%) UMTS
5 22 (56.41%) VoIP
5 22 (56.41%) Cisco
5 22 (56.41%) STL
5 22 (56.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 22 (56.41%) Diameter Protocol
5 22 (56.41%) Asterisk PBX
5 22 (56.41%) GCC
5 22 (56.41%) GDB
5 22 (56.41%) RANAP
5 22 (56.41%) LTE
5 22 (56.41%) Cross-Platform Development
6 13 (33.33%) Multithreading
7 12 (30.77%) Wireshark
8 10 (25.64%) High Availability
9 7 (17.95%) MGW
9 7 (17.95%) GGSN
9 7 (17.95%) SGSN
9 7 (17.95%) C
10 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 22 (56.41%) Asterisk PBX
1 22 (56.41%) Diameter Protocol
1 22 (56.41%) GSM
1 22 (56.41%) LTE
1 22 (56.41%) PBX
1 22 (56.41%) RANAP
1 22 (56.41%) RTP
1 22 (56.41%) UMTS
1 22 (56.41%) VoIP
2 12 (30.77%) Wireshark
3 7 (17.95%) GGSN
3 7 (17.95%) MGW
3 7 (17.95%) SGSN
4 3 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 3 (7.69%) FlexRay
5 1 (2.56%) 2G
5 1 (2.56%) 3G
5 1 (2.56%) 4G
5 1 (2.56%) DVB
5 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (64.10%) Subversion
2 23 (58.97%) Trac
3 22 (56.41%) GCC
3 22 (56.41%) GDB
4 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) NUnit
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (58.97%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (56.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (56.41%) STL
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
2 2 (5.13%) HTML5
2 2 (5.13%) REST
2 2 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.56%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) MFC
3 1 (2.56%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.56%) Ninject
3 1 (2.56%) Node.js
3 1 (2.56%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) WCF
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.56%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Digital TV
2 1 (2.56%) MPEG
2 1 (2.56%) STB
2 1 (2.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (64.10%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) CentOS
3 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (56.41%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (56.41%) OO
3 13 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 10 (25.64%) High Availability
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.26%) Scrum
7 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.13%) TDD
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.13%) Web Development
9 1 (2.56%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.56%) B2B
9 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.56%) Fault Management
9 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (2.56%) MVC
9 1 (2.56%) SOA
9 1 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (82.05%) C++
2 7 (17.95%) C
3 4 (10.26%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) Python
4 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
1 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) MISRA
2 1 (2.56%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.56%) ISO26262
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
1 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Cisco
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Freescale
3 1 (2.56%) SaltStack
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: market Rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 8 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 21 days ago