The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 39 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 25 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.87% 1.10% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.11% 1.16% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£285 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +0.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £32.50 £36.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.40 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
609 687 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.27% 94.37% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 356 355
Average daily rate £420 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 47 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Hertfordshire region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Hertfordshire region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £275 -
St Albans - 2 - - 3
Stevenage - 2 - -
Watford - - - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Welwyn - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 36 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 17 (43.59%) HTML
3 16 (41.03%) JavaScript
4 14 (35.90%) JSON
5 13 (33.33%) C
6 12 (30.77%) Python
6 12 (30.77%) HTML5
7 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
7 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
7 11 (28.21%) JBoss
7 11 (28.21%) XML
7 11 (28.21%) OOP
7 11 (28.21%) Java
7 11 (28.21%) Oracle
7 11 (28.21%) Ant
8 10 (25.64%) CSS
8 10 (25.64%) JIRA
8 10 (25.64%) CSS3
9 9 (23.08%) PhoneGap
9 9 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (23.08%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (23.08%) WebSphere
9 9 (23.08%) Selenium
9 9 (23.08%) jQuery
9 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
9 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 9 (23.08%) Ruby
9 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (23.08%) UML
9 9 (23.08%) MQSeries

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (28.21%) JBoss
2 9 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 9 (23.08%) MQSeries
2 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.56%) Maya
1 1 (2.56%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Wireless
1 5 (12.82%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) DVB
3 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
1 11 (28.21%) Ant
2 10 (25.64%) JIRA
3 9 (23.08%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (23.08%) Selenium
3 9 (23.08%) JUnit
4 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) LabVIEW
5 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
5 2 (5.13%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) HTML
2 14 (35.90%) JSON
3 12 (30.77%) HTML5
4 11 (28.21%) XML
5 10 (25.64%) CSS
5 10 (25.64%) CSS3
6 9 (23.08%) PhoneGap
6 9 (23.08%) jQuery
6 9 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 9 (23.08%) Apache Camel
7 7 (17.95%) .NET
8 5 (12.82%) WPF
8 5 (12.82%) RESTful
9 2 (5.13%) OpenGL
10 1 (2.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.13%) STB
2 2 (5.13%) IPTV
2 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.56%) Physics
3 1 (2.56%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (2.56%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (2.56%) Kinect
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Windows
3 6 (15.38%) ThreadX
4 4 (10.26%) UNIX
5 3 (7.69%) Android
6 2 (5.13%) AIX
6 2 (5.13%) HPUX
6 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.13%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.21%) OOP
3 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) UML
3 9 (23.08%) SOA
3 9 (23.08%) MVC
4 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.26%) MVVM
4 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.69%) Workflow
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.13%) CMMI
6 2 (5.13%) OO
6 2 (5.13%) Web Development
6 2 (5.13%) Build Automation
7 1 (2.56%) Predictive Modelling
7 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) JavaScript
2 13 (33.33%) C
3 12 (30.77%) Python
4 11 (28.21%) Java
5 9 (23.08%) Ruby
6 8 (20.51%) Embedded C
6 8 (20.51%) C#
6 8 (20.51%) C++
7 6 (15.38%) Lua
8 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
9 3 (7.69%) SQL
10 2 (5.13%) Perl
10 2 (5.13%) ActionScript
11 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.56%) JCL
11 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Degree
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) Talend
3 2 (5.13%) EMC
4 1 (2.56%) Teradata
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe
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