Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 95 100
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 49 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.67% 1.59% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.69% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 9
Surrey median daily rate £420 £380 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +32.17% -22.30%
10th Percentile £351 £352 £181
90th Percentile £499 £430 £425
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 29
Surrey median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -7.87% -6.60%
10th Percentile £39.63 £35.55 £32.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.30 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 2,792 2,133 2,453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.09% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,951 1,354 1,623
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +10.03%
10th Percentile £275 £231 £243
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 168
Surrey median hourly rate £19.03 £19.63 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -13.74% +25.66%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.50 £10.93
90th Percentile £49.00 £47.50 £52.88
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +10.65%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -3 21 - - 1
Staines -12 3 £420 - 2
Woking +10 2 £375 -1.32% 2
Guildford +3 2 £360 - 3
Redhill +12 1 £475 - 1
Leatherhead - 1 - - 5
Windlesham - 1 - -
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 49 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 36 (73.47%) C++
3 29 (59.18%) Linux
4 21 (42.86%) STL
4 21 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 21 (42.86%) GCC
4 21 (42.86%) GDB
5 20 (40.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 16 (32.65%) C
7 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
8 14 (28.57%) Python
9 13 (26.53%) OO
9 13 (26.53%) Java
10 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (20.41%) Subversion
11 10 (20.41%) C#
12 9 (18.37%) HTML
12 9 (18.37%) XML
12 9 (18.37%) Degree
12 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
12 9 (18.37%) Computer Science
13 8 (16.33%) REST
13 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
13 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
13 8 (16.33%) User Experience
13 8 (16.33%) JSON
13 8 (16.33%) SOAP
13 8 (16.33%) CSS
14 7 (14.29%) JUnit
14 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL

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 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Diameter Protocol
1 4 (8.16%) GGSN
1 4 (8.16%) GSM
1 4 (8.16%) LTE
1 4 (8.16%) MGW
1 4 (8.16%) RANAP
1 4 (8.16%) SGSN
1 4 (8.16%) UMTS
1 4 (8.16%) VoIP
2 3 (6.12%) Asterisk PBX
2 3 (6.12%) PBX
2 3 (6.12%) RTP
2 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.16%) Power BI
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.12%) Data Lake
3 3 (6.12%) KNIME
3 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.08%) Big Data
4 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) GCC
1 21 (42.86%) GDB
2 10 (20.41%) Subversion
3 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.29%) JUnit
5 5 (10.20%) Selenium
6 4 (8.16%) Eclipse
6 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.16%) JIRA
6 4 (8.16%) JSUnit
7 3 (6.12%) Ant
7 3 (6.12%) Trac
8 1 (2.04%) Babel
8 1 (2.04%) Grunt
8 1 (2.04%) gulp
8 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.04%) Log4j
8 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 21 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Automotive
2 1 (2.04%) Electronics
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) STL
2 20 (40.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 9 (18.37%) HTML
3 9 (18.37%) XML
4 8 (16.33%) CSS
4 8 (16.33%) JSON
4 8 (16.33%) REST
4 8 (16.33%) SOAP
5 7 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 7 (14.29%) Web Services
6 6 (12.24%) Node.js
6 6 (12.24%) React
7 5 (10.20%) Ajax
7 5 (10.20%) HTML5
7 5 (10.20%) RESTful
8 4 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (8.16%) Visualforce
9 3 (6.12%) CSS3
9 3 (6.12%) JNI
10 2 (4.08%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.33%) User Experience
3 4 (8.16%) Device Driver
3 4 (8.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (8.16%) Wiki
4 3 (6.12%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.04%) Blog
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (59.18%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (2.04%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (26.53%) OO
3 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
5 6 (12.24%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) Analytics
6 5 (10.20%) OOP
7 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.16%) DevOps
7 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
7 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (6.12%) Cross-Platform Development
8 3 (6.12%) Device Driver Development
8 3 (6.12%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (6.12%) Kanban
8 3 (6.12%) OOD
8 3 (6.12%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (73.47%) C++
2 16 (32.65%) C
3 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
4 14 (28.57%) Python
5 13 (26.53%) Java
6 10 (20.41%) C#
7 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 7 (14.29%) SQL
8 6 (12.24%) Embedded C
9 4 (8.16%) Apex Code
9 4 (8.16%) Ruby
10 2 (4.08%) Go
11 1 (2.04%) JSX
11 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
11 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco
3 1 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (2.04%) Green Hills
3 1 (2.04%) Intel
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Xamarin