Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 55 84
Rank change year-on-year -10 +29 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 79 64 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.86% 3.17% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 3.85% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 26
Surrey median daily rate £450 £450 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.71% +7.78%
10th Percentile £340 £380 £213
90th Percentile £620 £645 £500
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £353
% change year-on-year +5.88% +20.57% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 34
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £42.38 £36.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £51.23 £48.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £45.39 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.07% -1.18% +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 2,294 1,662 2,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.18% 82.36% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,638 1,060 1,320
Surrey median daily rate £463 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.43% +10.26%
10th Percentile £303 £215 £290
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 89 68
Surrey median hourly rate £41.85 £27.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -32.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.05 £42.50 £60.98
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 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 - - 4
Redhill +10 16 £475 +30.14% 3
Woking +9 12 £375 -16.67% 7
Staines -2 5 £525 - 2
Guildford -1 1 £525 -19.23% 16
Leatherhead -6 1 - - 5
Reigate -42 1 - - 10
Cobham - 1 £400 -
Dorking - 1 £300 - 1
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 38 (48.10%) Linux
2 36 (45.57%) C++
3 32 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (24.05%) OO
5 18 (22.78%) STL
5 18 (22.78%) Telecoms
5 18 (22.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 18 (22.78%) GCC
5 18 (22.78%) GDB
6 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
6 16 (20.25%) Scrum
6 16 (20.25%) TDD
6 16 (20.25%) C
7 12 (15.19%) Subversion
7 12 (15.19%) Java
8 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
8 11 (13.92%) Degree
9 10 (12.66%) Web Services
9 10 (12.66%) Finance
9 10 (12.66%) Automotive
10 9 (11.39%) Embedded C
10 9 (11.39%) MATLAB
10 9 (11.39%) Simulink
10 9 (11.39%) Software Architecture
10 9 (11.39%) User Experience
10 9 (11.39%) MISRA
11 8 (10.13%) Diameter Protocol
11 8 (10.13%) Cross-Platform Development
11 8 (10.13%) Asterisk PBX
11 8 (10.13%) Test Automation

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 3 (3.80%) Confluence
1 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.53%) SAS
2 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Simulink
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.53%) npm
3 2 (2.53%) Serverless
3 2 (2.53%) Yarn
4 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) Asterisk PBX
1 8 (10.13%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (10.13%) GGSN
1 8 (10.13%) GSM
1 8 (10.13%) LTE
1 8 (10.13%) MGW
1 8 (10.13%) PBX
1 8 (10.13%) RANAP
1 8 (10.13%) RTP
1 8 (10.13%) SGSN
1 8 (10.13%) UMTS
1 8 (10.13%) VoIP
1 8 (10.13%) Wireshark
2 4 (5.06%) Ethernet
2 4 (5.06%) FlexRay
3 3 (3.80%) Firewall
3 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.53%) DNS
4 2 (2.53%) NAS
4 2 (2.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.53%) MySQL
2 2 (2.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) GCC
1 18 (22.78%) GDB
2 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
3 12 (15.19%) Subversion
4 8 (10.13%) Trac
5 7 (8.86%) GoogleTest
6 4 (5.06%) CANoe
6 4 (5.06%) JIRA
7 3 (3.80%) Axure RP
7 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.80%) Selenium
8 2 (2.53%) Bower
8 2 (2.53%) JUnit
8 2 (2.53%) Mocha
8 2 (2.53%) NuGet
8 2 (2.53%) NUnit
8 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (22.78%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.66%) Automotive
2 10 (12.66%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (45.57%) Software Engineer
2 21 (26.58%) Developer
3 20 (25.32%) C++ Software Engineer
4 13 (16.46%) Embedded Engineer
4 13 (16.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Telecoms Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Telecoms Software Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) C++ Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Senior C++ Developer
8 5 (6.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.06%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Designer
10 3 (3.80%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 18 (22.78%) STL
2 10 (12.66%) Web Services
3 8 (10.13%) CSS
3 8 (10.13%) REST
4 7 (8.86%) HTML
4 7 (8.86%) Yocto
5 6 (7.59%) Node.js
6 5 (6.33%) CSS3
6 5 (6.33%) React
6 5 (6.33%) SOAP
6 5 (6.33%) Spring
7 4 (5.06%) .NET
7 4 (5.06%) J2EE
7 4 (5.06%) JMS
7 4 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.80%) Express
8 3 (3.80%) JAXB
8 3 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) User Experience
2 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.80%) EMV
3 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.80%) RIA
3 3 (3.80%) Tandem
4 2 (2.53%) CMDB
4 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) CESG
5 1 (1.27%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.27%) Handset
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.10%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Android
2 2 (2.53%) Windows
3 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.27%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.05%) OO
3 16 (20.25%) Scrum
3 16 (20.25%) TDD
4 9 (11.39%) Software Architecture
5 8 (10.13%) Cross-Platform Development
5 8 (10.13%) Multithreading
5 8 (10.13%) Test Automation
6 7 (8.86%) BDD
6 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.59%) DevOps
7 6 (7.59%) Kanban
7 6 (7.59%) OOD
8 5 (6.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.33%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) Prototyping
8 5 (6.33%) UML
8 5 (6.33%) Workflow
9 4 (5.06%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) C++
2 16 (20.25%) C
3 12 (15.19%) Java
4 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.39%) Embedded C
5 9 (11.39%) MATLAB
6 6 (7.59%) Python
7 5 (6.33%) Go
8 4 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.80%) SQL
10 2 (2.53%) C#
10 2 (2.53%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.53%) PHP
10 2 (2.53%) Ruby
10 2 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.27%) PHP 4
11 1 (1.27%) PHP 5
11 1 (1.27%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) MISRA
2 5 (6.33%) QA
3 4 (5.06%) ISO 26262
4 2 (2.53%) PMO
4 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Ansible
1 1 (1.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Cisco
2 1 (1.27%) Green Hills
2 1 (1.27%) HP
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.27%) Samsung
2 1 (1.27%) SAP
2 1 (1.27%) Xamarin