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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 48 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.02% 1.07% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.16% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 - £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 - £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.00 £36.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £38.60 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
597 692 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.85% 92.14% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 348 303
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 46 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 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
Stevenage - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 32 (91.43%) Software Engineering
2 16 (45.71%) HTML
3 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 14 (40.00%) Python
4 14 (40.00%) JSON
5 13 (37.14%) C
6 12 (34.29%) HTML5
7 11 (31.43%) Oracle
7 11 (31.43%) CSS
7 11 (31.43%) JBoss
7 11 (31.43%) OOP
8 10 (28.57%) MVC
8 10 (28.57%) Telecoms
8 10 (28.57%) CSS3
8 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 10 (28.57%) JIRA
8 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
9 9 (25.71%) Ruby
9 9 (25.71%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
9 9 (25.71%) Selenium
9 9 (25.71%) jQuery
9 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
9 9 (25.71%) PhoneGap
9 9 (25.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (25.71%) Talend
9 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
9 9 (25.71%) WebLogic
9 9 (25.71%) UML

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (31.43%) JBoss
2 9 (25.71%) MQSeries
2 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (25.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.86%) Maya
1 1 (2.86%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
1 5 (14.29%) Wireless
2 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) DVB
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) JIRA
2 9 (25.71%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (25.71%) Ant
2 9 (25.71%) JUnit
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.86%) Xcode
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Aerospace
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) HTML
2 14 (40.00%) JSON
3 12 (34.29%) HTML5
4 11 (31.43%) CSS
5 10 (28.57%) CSS3
6 9 (25.71%) PhoneGap
6 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
6 9 (25.71%) Apache Camel
6 9 (25.71%) XML
6 9 (25.71%) jQuery
7 5 (14.29%) RESTful
8 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
9 1 (2.86%) Ajax
9 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (2.86%) .NET
9 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) STB
2 2 (5.71%) IPTV
3 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) Physics
3 1 (2.86%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.86%) Verilog
3 1 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (2.86%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) ThreadX
3 3 (8.57%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.71%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Windows
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Software Engineering
2 11 (31.43%) OOP
3 10 (28.57%) MVC
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.71%) UML
4 9 (25.71%) SOA
4 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Mobile Development
5 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.57%) CMMI
6 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.71%) Web Development
7 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.71%) OO
8 1 (2.86%) Workflow
8 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.86%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.86%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 14 (40.00%) Python
3 13 (37.14%) C
4 9 (25.71%) Java
4 9 (25.71%) Ruby
5 8 (22.86%) C++
6 7 (20.00%) Embedded C
7 6 (17.14%) Lua
8 2 (5.71%) ActionScript
8 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.71%) C#
9 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO 9001
1 3 (8.57%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 9 (25.71%) Talend
3 2 (5.71%) EMC
4 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe