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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 56 47 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.70% 1.96% 4.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.84% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Average daily rate
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£313 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £308 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £368 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Average hourly rate £37.75 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.02% -1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
563 457 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.79% 68.83% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 218 266
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £246 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 27 21
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +62.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £17.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.20 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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
Watford - 3 £215 - 2
Stevenage -2 2 - - 1
Borehamwood - 1 - - 3
Hertford - 1 £375 - 1
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (40.91%) HTML
2 17 (38.64%) Telecoms
3 16 (36.36%) JSON
3 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.82%) CSS
6 13 (29.55%) OOP
7 12 (27.27%) Python
7 12 (27.27%) C
7 12 (27.27%) MVC
8 11 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 11 (25.00%) Java
8 11 (25.00%) Oracle
8 11 (25.00%) JBoss
8 11 (25.00%) XML
8 11 (25.00%) jQuery
8 11 (25.00%) HTML5
9 10 (22.73%) CSS3
9 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.73%) UML
9 10 (22.73%) JIRA
10 9 (20.45%) Ruby
10 9 (20.45%) SOA
10 9 (20.45%) MQSeries
10 9 (20.45%) Ant
10 9 (20.45%) JUnit
10 9 (20.45%) WebLogic
10 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
10 9 (20.45%) Selenium
10 9 (20.45%) Talend Open Studio

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (25.00%) JBoss
1 11 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (20.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (20.45%) MQSeries
2 9 (20.45%) WebLogic
3 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DNS
1 5 (11.36%) Wireless
2 4 (9.09%) DVB
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.27%) SSL
5 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) JIRA
2 9 (20.45%) Selenium
2 9 (20.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.45%) Ant
2 9 (20.45%) JUnit
3 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (38.64%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.64%) Retail
3 5 (11.36%) Finance
4 3 (6.82%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Software Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Java Software Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Applications Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Software Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) HTML
2 16 (36.36%) JSON
3 14 (31.82%) CSS
4 11 (25.00%) XML
4 11 (25.00%) jQuery
4 11 (25.00%) HTML5
5 10 (22.73%) CSS3
6 9 (20.45%) PhoneGap
6 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
6 9 (20.45%) Apache Camel
7 8 (18.18%) .NET
8 5 (11.36%) RESTful
9 4 (9.09%) OpenGL
9 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 3 (6.82%) Ajax
10 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.55%) Java EE
11 2 (4.55%) J2EE
11 2 (4.55%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) STB
2 4 (9.09%) IPTV
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) RIA
4 2 (4.55%) iSeries
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.27%) Verilog
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) ThreadX
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (4.55%) Android
4 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) OOP
3 12 (27.27%) MVC
4 10 (22.73%) UML
5 9 (20.45%) SOA
5 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Mobile Development
6 6 (13.64%) CRM
7 5 (11.36%) Web Development
8 4 (9.09%) Logistics
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (9.09%) OO
8 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.82%) CMMI
9 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 12 (27.27%) Python
2 12 (27.27%) C
3 11 (25.00%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) Ruby
5 7 (15.91%) Embedded C
6 6 (13.64%) C++
7 5 (11.36%) Lua
8 4 (9.09%) C#
9 3 (6.82%) ActionScript
10 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) ISO 9001
1 3 (6.82%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) Talend
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.27%) VMware