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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 38 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.15% 2.97% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 3.07% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 3
Average hourly rate £49.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +3.33%
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
528 618 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.47% 96.71% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 327 316
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.86 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 10 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (68.00%) Integration Testing
3 12 (48.00%) C
4 11 (44.00%) C++
5 9 (36.00%) Ada
6 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (32.00%) Simulink
7 7 (28.00%) MATLAB
7 7 (28.00%) Ada 95
8 6 (24.00%) Embedded C
8 6 (24.00%) Embedded C++
8 6 (24.00%) Linux
8 6 (24.00%) LabWindows
9 5 (20.00%) UML
9 5 (20.00%) Serena
9 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 4 (16.00%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (16.00%) C#
10 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (12.00%) .NET
11 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (12.00%) RS-422
12 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (8.00%) Change Control
12 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (8.00%) WPF
12 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
12 2 (8.00%) WinForms
12 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
12 2 (8.00%) Java

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) RS-422
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) MSTest
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.00%) Automotive
1 1 (4.00%) Avionics
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) WinForms
2 2 (8.00%) WPF
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) AIX
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (68.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.00%) UML
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Content Management
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) OOP
6 1 (4.00%) OWASP
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.00%) SOA
6 1 (4.00%) SOLID
6 1 (4.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Validation
6 1 (4.00%) Yourdon
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C
2 11 (44.00%) C++
3 9 (36.00%) Ada
4 7 (28.00%) Ada 95
4 7 (28.00%) MATLAB
5 6 (24.00%) Embedded C
5 6 (24.00%) Embedded C++
6 4 (16.00%) C#
7 2 (8.00%) Java
7 2 (8.00%) SQL
8 1 (4.00%) ANSI C
8 1 (4.00%) COBOL
8 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ECSS
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Serena
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) Sunopsis