The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 39 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.11% 2.27% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.27% 2.43% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 7
Median hourly rate £46.38 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.16 £39.90 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +14.28%

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
551 534 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.16% 93.36% 96.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 277 350
Median daily rate £450 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £614 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 52 38
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.38% -32.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £6.97 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £46.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hertfordshire region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City -8 4 £700 -
Stevenage -5 3 - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (47.22%) MATLAB
2 17 (47.22%) Integration Testing
3 16 (44.44%) Configuration Management
4 14 (38.89%) Simulink
4 14 (38.89%) C
5 12 (33.33%) UML
5 12 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 11 (30.56%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (27.78%) C++
7 10 (27.78%) Ada
7 10 (27.78%) Ada 95
8 9 (25.00%) Java
9 8 (22.22%) TDD
9 8 (22.22%) Yourdon
9 8 (22.22%) BDD
9 8 (22.22%) QA
10 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
10 7 (19.44%) Oracle
11 6 (16.67%) Python
11 6 (16.67%) SQL
11 6 (16.67%) JIRA
11 6 (16.67%) DevOps
12 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
12 5 (13.89%) Puppet
12 5 (13.89%) Ruby
12 5 (13.89%) Retail
13 4 (11.11%) Firewall
13 4 (11.11%) LAMP

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Simulink
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) LabWindows
2 1 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
1 4 (11.11%) SSL
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
1 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.78%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (30.56%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
4 6 (16.67%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.33%) Ant
6 3 (8.33%) Gradle
6 3 (8.33%) Maven
7 1 (2.78%) NUnit
7 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (13.89%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) LAMP
1 4 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
1 4 (11.11%) Node.js
2 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.56%) Dropwizard
2 2 (5.56%) Spring
2 2 (5.56%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 4 (11.11%) Clustering
1 4 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.56%) Device Driver
2 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (47.22%) Integration Testing
3 16 (44.44%) Configuration Management
4 12 (33.33%) UML
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.22%) BDD
6 8 (22.22%) TDD
6 8 (22.22%) Yourdon
7 6 (16.67%) DevOps
8 4 (11.11%) ATDD
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (11.11%) OO
8 4 (11.11%) OOD
9 3 (8.33%) Complexity Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) SDLC
10 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
10 2 (5.56%) Microservices
10 2 (5.56%) Requirements Management
10 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) MATLAB
2 14 (38.89%) C
3 10 (27.78%) Ada
3 10 (27.78%) Ada 95
3 10 (27.78%) C++
4 9 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (16.67%) Python
5 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
6 5 (13.89%) Ruby
7 4 (11.11%) Embedded C
7 4 (11.11%) Embedded C++
7 4 (11.11%) Perl
8 3 (8.33%) Clojure
8 3 (8.33%) Go
8 3 (8.33%) Rust
9 2 (5.56%) ANSI C
9 2 (5.56%) C#
9 2 (5.56%) F#
10 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
2 3 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) IBM
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Serena
3 2 (5.56%) Teradata
4 1 (2.78%) CA