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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 67 47 68
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.44% 1.33% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.41% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £450 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
794 497 900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.09% 94.13% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 243 415
Average daily rate £375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Royston - 3 - -
Stevenage -2 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
St Albans - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (50.00%) C++
3 10 (41.67%) C
3 10 (41.67%) C#
4 8 (33.33%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) WPF
5 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Java
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
6 5 (20.83%) MVVM
7 4 (16.67%) Serena
8 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 3 (12.50%) Perl
8 3 (12.50%) XML
8 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
9 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
9 2 (8.33%) Build Automation
9 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
9 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.33%) Computer Science

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.33%) FTP
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) UMTS
2 2 (8.33%) RTP
2 2 (8.33%) ASN.1
2 2 (8.33%) LTE
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) WCDMA
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Ant
1 2 (8.33%) ClearCase
1 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.33%) ClearQuest
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
1 2 (8.33%) Maven
1 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
1 8 (33.33%) WPF
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) XSLT
4 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.17%) WinForms
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) Handset
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) MVS
3 2 (8.33%) VxWorks
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
2 5 (20.83%) MVVM
3 2 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (8.33%) Build Automation
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.33%) Workflow
3 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) UML
3 2 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (4.17%) Multithreading
4 1 (4.17%) Image Processing
4 1 (4.17%) Video Processing
4 1 (4.17%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C++
2 10 (41.67%) C
2 10 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.33%) JCL
6 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Ada
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Serena
2 2 (8.33%) Teradata
3 1 (4.17%) Intel