Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
South East > Surrey
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 63 74
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 -36
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 96 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.26% 3.19% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 3.81% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 25
Surrey median daily rate £430 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £337 £325 £213
90th Percentile £625 £569 £515
South East median daily rate £450 £420 £370
% change year-on-year +7.14% +13.51% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Surrey median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -8.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £39.25 £35.38 £32.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.90 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +2.35% +6.25%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,529 1,892 2,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 85.99% 83.75% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,788 1,218 1,418
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +11.84%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £268
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 127
Surrey median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -31.25% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.65 £13.31
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.53% -18.11% +27.43%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Surrey

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Surrey

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Surrey over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Surrey

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Surrey

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Surrey over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Surrey

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 22 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 0 24 - - 1
Staines -9 9 £455 -17.27% 2
Reigate -32 9 £400 +6.67% 5
Redhill +13 6 £475 +10.47% 3
Guildford +2 5 £443 -31.92% 7
Woking +10 3 £375 -3.85% 3
Leatherhead -5 2 £525 +30.43% 7
Sunbury-on-Thames -20 1 £325 -42.22% 1
Virginia Water - 1 £138 -
Windlesham - 1 - -
Dorking - 1 £300 - 1
Egham - 1 £363 - 2
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 43 (44.79%) C++
2 41 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (37.50%) Linux
4 29 (30.21%) JavaScript
5 28 (29.17%) Scrum
6 26 (27.08%) Java
7 24 (25.00%) STL
7 24 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 24 (25.00%) GCC
7 24 (25.00%) GDB
8 23 (23.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 20 (20.83%) Test Automation
10 19 (19.79%) TDD
10 19 (19.79%) OO
11 18 (18.75%) C#
11 18 (18.75%) REST
11 18 (18.75%) Degree
12 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (17.71%) C
12 17 (17.71%) Finance
13 16 (16.67%) SQL
13 16 (16.67%) AngularJS
14 15 (15.63%) User Experience
14 15 (15.63%) HTML
14 15 (15.63%) Python
14 15 (15.63%) Subversion
14 15 (15.63%) Git (software)
15 14 (14.58%) Kanban
15 14 (14.58%) Selenium
15 14 (14.58%) Web Services

Software Engineering
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 4 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (4.17%) Confluence
2 2 (2.08%) Apache
2 2 (2.08%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.04%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.04%) Heroku
3 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Diameter Protocol
1 7 (7.29%) GSM
1 7 (7.29%) LTE
1 7 (7.29%) MGW
1 7 (7.29%) RANAP
1 7 (7.29%) SGSN
1 7 (7.29%) UMTS
1 7 (7.29%) VoIP
2 6 (6.25%) Asterisk PBX
2 6 (6.25%) PBX
2 6 (6.25%) RTP
3 4 (4.17%) GGSN
4 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.08%) HTTP
5 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.04%) DNS
6 1 (1.04%) FTP
6 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.46%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.17%) Power BI
4 3 (3.13%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.13%) KNIME
4 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.08%) Big Data
5 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (25.00%) GCC
1 24 (25.00%) GDB
2 15 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 15 (15.63%) Subversion
3 14 (14.58%) Selenium
4 11 (11.46%) Visual Studio
5 9 (9.38%) JIRA
6 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.33%) Protractor
6 8 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 8 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 7 (7.29%) JUnit
8 6 (6.25%) Trac
9 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
9 4 (4.17%) JSUnit
10 3 (3.13%) Ant
10 3 (3.13%) Axure RP
10 3 (3.13%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 24 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 17 (17.71%) Finance
3 9 (9.38%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Automotive
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (2.08%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (51.04%) Software Engineer
2 22 (22.92%) C++ Software Engineer
3 21 (21.88%) Developer
4 10 (10.42%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.29%) Java Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) JavaScript Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) C++ Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.21%) UI Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Salesforce Software Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.17%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.00%) STL
2 23 (23.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 18 (18.75%) REST
4 16 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 15 (15.63%) HTML
6 14 (14.58%) CSS
6 14 (14.58%) Web Services
7 13 (13.54%) SOAP
8 10 (10.42%) Node.js
8 10 (10.42%) Spring
8 10 (10.42%) XML
9 8 (8.33%) JSON
9 8 (8.33%) React
9 8 (8.33%) Spring Boot
9 8 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (7.29%) HTML5
11 6 (6.25%) .NET
11 6 (6.25%) CSS3
12 5 (5.21%) Ajax
12 5 (5.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) User Experience
2 12 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.17%) Device Driver
4 4 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (4.17%) Wiki
5 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.13%) RIA
6 2 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.04%) Blog
7 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.04%) Life Science
7 1 (1.04%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.50%) Linux
2 7 (7.29%) Windows
3 5 (5.21%) Unix
4 4 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.08%) Android
5 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.04%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.04%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.17%) Scrum
3 20 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 19 (19.79%) OO
4 19 (19.79%) TDD
5 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (14.58%) Kanban
7 11 (11.46%) DevOps
7 11 (11.46%) E-Commerce
8 9 (9.38%) Microservices
8 9 (9.38%) Test Strategy
9 8 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (8.33%) Open Source
9 8 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 8 (8.33%) Prototyping
9 8 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 8 (8.33%) Workflow
10 7 (7.29%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (7.29%) Project Management
11 6 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (44.79%) C++
2 29 (30.21%) JavaScript
3 26 (27.08%) Java
4 18 (18.75%) C#
5 17 (17.71%) C
6 16 (16.67%) SQL
7 15 (15.63%) Python
8 7 (7.29%) PL/SQL
9 6 (6.25%) Embedded C
9 6 (6.25%) Java 8
10 4 (4.17%) Apex Code
10 4 (4.17%) Ruby
11 3 (3.13%) Go
12 2 (2.08%) PHP
12 2 (2.08%) Scala
12 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.04%) Groovy
13 1 (1.04%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) Degree
2 8 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (7.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.08%) Ansible
3 2 (2.08%) Kibana
4 1 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.04%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) HP
2 6 (6.25%) Cisco
3 4 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.08%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.04%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.04%) Intel
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle