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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 47 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 17 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.51% 0.79% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 1.18% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £310 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £310 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £310 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -9.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
498 424 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.56% 66.88% 68.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 220 355
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 34
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £37.20 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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
(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
Royston - 3 - - 1
St Albans - 3 - - 2
Watford - 2 - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 5
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) C#
1 10 (43.48%) C++
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) C
4 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) Degree
5 5 (21.74%) WPF
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (17.39%) Python
6 4 (17.39%) UNIX
6 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
6 4 (17.39%) MVVM
7 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 3 (13.04%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) Banking
7 3 (13.04%) XML
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) Workflow
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
7 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
8 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
8 2 (8.70%) Predictive Modelling

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 1 (4.35%) Node.js
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) Maya
1 1 (4.35%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Ant
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Maven
2 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) StyleCop
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) NUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Software Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) C++ Software Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
3 3 (13.04%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) SCM Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 3D Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 5 (21.74%) WPF
4 3 (13.04%) XML
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.35%) Kendo UI
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) Ajax
6 1 (4.35%) CSS
6 1 (4.35%) SOAP
6 1 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Kinect
4 1 (4.35%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (4.35%) RIA
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Physics
4 1 (4.35%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) MVS
4 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) HPUX
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.35%) ThreadX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) MVVM
2 3 (13.04%) Web Development
2 3 (13.04%) Workflow
3 2 (8.70%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.70%) ETL
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Game Development
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Image Processing
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C#
1 10 (43.48%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) C
3 6 (26.09%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) Python
6 2 (8.70%) JCL
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
6 2 (8.70%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) Lua
7 1 (4.35%) PHP
7 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Teradata
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
Hertfordshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £30 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago