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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 29 36 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +21
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 26 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.51% 4.25% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.39% 5.71% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Average daily rate £515 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 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 £43.75 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.69%
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
407 473 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.66% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 255 254
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 12 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 +7 13 £525 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £325 -
Watford -4 1 - - 4
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (42.50%) Integration Testing
2 15 (37.50%) C
3 13 (32.50%) C#
3 13 (32.50%) C++
4 12 (30.00%) .NET
5 11 (27.50%) UML
6 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
6 9 (22.50%) MATLAB
6 9 (22.50%) Ada
6 9 (22.50%) Degree
7 8 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (20.00%) Simulink
7 8 (20.00%) Linux
8 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
8 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
8 7 (17.50%) Ada 95
9 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (15.00%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (15.00%) CSS
9 6 (15.00%) XML
9 6 (15.00%) Internet
9 6 (15.00%) Embedded C
9 6 (15.00%) Embedded C++
9 6 (15.00%) LabWindows
10 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.50%) Web Design
10 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 5 (12.50%) CMS
10 5 (12.50%) Serena

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (12.50%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) Kinematics
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Simulink
2 4 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (10.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.50%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) RS-422
2 3 (7.50%) SpaceWire
3 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.50%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (7.50%) ClearCase
4 3 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (5.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (5.00%) ClearQuest
5 2 (5.00%) CruiseControl
5 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) MSTest
5 2 (5.00%) NUnit
5 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.50%) GCC
6 1 (2.50%) Lombardi
6 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Marketing
2 4 (10.00%) Multimedia
2 4 (10.00%) Publishing
3 3 (7.50%) Automotive
3 3 (7.50%) Avionics
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Junior
4 4 (10.00%) Junior Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Junior Web Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Software Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Designer
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded Java Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) CSS
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
2 6 (15.00%) XML
3 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (12.50%) jQuery
4 4 (10.00%) CSS3
4 4 (10.00%) HTML5
4 4 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (10.00%) LESS
4 4 (10.00%) Sass
4 4 (10.00%) Web Services
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware
5 3 (7.50%) SOAP
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.00%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) WinForms
6 2 (5.00%) WPF
7 1 (2.50%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 5 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (12.50%) User Experience
4 4 (10.00%) Digital Media
4 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (10.00%) Social Media
5 2 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.50%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Mechatronics
6 1 (2.50%) RIA
6 1 (2.50%) Robotics
6 1 (2.50%) SCADA
6 1 (2.50%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) AIX
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Integration Testing
2 11 (27.50%) UML
3 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Content Management
4 5 (12.50%) SOA
4 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Web Design
4 5 (12.50%) Web Development
5 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (10.00%) Email Marketing
5 4 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.00%) SMACSS
5 4 (10.00%) Use Case
5 4 (10.00%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) C
2 13 (32.50%) C#
2 13 (32.50%) C++
3 9 (22.50%) Ada
3 9 (22.50%) MATLAB
4 7 (17.50%) Ada 95
4 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.00%) Embedded C
5 6 (15.00%) Embedded C++
6 4 (10.00%) Java
6 4 (10.00%) SQL
7 3 (7.50%) ANSI C
8 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.00%) Python
9 1 (2.50%) COBOL
9 1 (2.50%) Perl
9 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ECSS
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Serena
2 4 (10.00%) Adobe
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Splunk
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.50%) hybris
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Sunopsis