The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 31 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.88% 1.28% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 1.75% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
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£310 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.90% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.30 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Engineering
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
461 513 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.60% 72.97% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 266 279
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 18
Average hourly rate £33.50 £23.86 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.43% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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 - 1
Stevenage - 4 £305 - 2
Watford +12 2 £288 - 5
St Albans - 2 - - 4
Borehamwood - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Welwyn - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - - 2
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 2
Royston - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
3 15 (31.91%) Telecoms
4 14 (29.79%) OOP
4 14 (29.79%) JSON
5 13 (27.66%) Python
5 13 (27.66%) Java
5 13 (27.66%) C
6 12 (25.53%) .NET
6 12 (25.53%) Windows
6 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (25.53%) Git (software)
6 12 (25.53%) HTML5
7 11 (23.40%) JIRA
7 11 (23.40%) XML
7 11 (23.40%) JBoss
7 11 (23.40%) Oracle
7 11 (23.40%) Ant
8 10 (21.28%) CSS
8 10 (21.28%) SOA
8 10 (21.28%) CSS3
9 9 (19.15%) PhoneGap
9 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (19.15%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (19.15%) Talend
9 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
9 9 (19.15%) Apache Camel
9 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
9 9 (19.15%) Degree

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (23.40%) JBoss
2 9 (19.15%) MQSeries
2 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 9 (19.15%) WebLogic
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) Maya
2 1 (2.13%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Wireless
2 5 (10.64%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) DVB
4 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (23.40%) Ant
2 11 (23.40%) JIRA
3 9 (19.15%) Selenium
3 9 (19.15%) JUnit
3 9 (19.15%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.26%) Subversion
5 2 (4.26%) Maven
6 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.13%) Xcode
6 1 (2.13%) NUnit
6 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.13%) StyleCop
6 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (31.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (76.60%) Software Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Java Software Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Applications Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Software Quality Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) SCM Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 14 (29.79%) JSON
3 12 (25.53%) .NET
3 12 (25.53%) HTML5
4 11 (23.40%) XML
5 10 (21.28%) CSS
5 10 (21.28%) CSS3
6 9 (19.15%) PhoneGap
6 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
6 9 (19.15%) Apache Camel
6 9 (19.15%) jQuery
7 5 (10.64%) WPF
7 5 (10.64%) RESTful
8 4 (8.51%) OpenGL
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.13%) Flash
10 1 (2.13%) Qt
10 1 (2.13%) REST
10 1 (2.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) STB
2 4 (8.51%) IPTV
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.13%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.13%) Kinect
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.13%) DTV
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.13%) Physics
4 1 (2.13%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
3 7 (14.89%) ThreadX
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (8.51%) Android
4 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.51%) UNIX
5 2 (4.26%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (4.26%) AIX
5 2 (4.26%) HPUX
6 1 (2.13%) MVS
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) OOP
2 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) SOA
4 9 (19.15%) MVC
4 9 (19.15%) UML
4 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
5 4 (8.51%) MVVM
5 4 (8.51%) Web Development
5 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.51%) ERP
5 4 (8.51%) OO
5 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.38%) CRM
6 3 (6.38%) Workflow
7 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.26%) CMMI
7 2 (4.26%) Change Management
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.26%) B2C
7 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 13 (27.66%) C
2 13 (27.66%) Java
2 13 (27.66%) Python
3 9 (19.15%) Embedded C
3 9 (19.15%) Ruby
3 9 (19.15%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) C++
4 6 (12.77%) Lua
5 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.51%) SQL
6 3 (6.38%) ActionScript
7 2 (4.26%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.13%) JCL
8 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) Talend
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe
4 1 (2.13%) Teradata
4 1 (2.13%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk
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