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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 35 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.79% 1.30% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.33% 1.82% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
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£305 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £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
450 549 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 71.09% 71.39% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 281 270
Average daily rate £400 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £252 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 - 4 - - 2
Watford +8 3 £258 - 3
Hertford - 2 £375 -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Welwyn - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - - 2
St Albans - - - - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (40.00%) HTML
2 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
2 16 (35.56%) Telecoms
3 15 (33.33%) JSON
4 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (31.11%) Python
5 13 (28.89%) OOP
5 13 (28.89%) CSS
5 13 (28.89%) C
6 12 (26.67%) Oracle
6 12 (26.67%) HTML5
7 11 (24.44%) WebSphere
7 11 (24.44%) Java
7 11 (24.44%) JBoss
7 11 (24.44%) MVC
8 10 (22.22%) XML
8 10 (22.22%) JIRA
8 10 (22.22%) jQuery
8 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 10 (22.22%) CSS3
9 9 (20.00%) PhoneGap
9 9 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (20.00%) Talend
9 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 9 (20.00%) Apache Camel
9 9 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 9 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (20.00%) Selenium
9 9 (20.00%) Mobile Development

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (24.44%) JBoss
1 11 (24.44%) WebSphere
2 9 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 9 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.22%) Maya
2 1 (2.22%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Wireless
2 5 (11.11%) DNS
3 4 (8.89%) DVB
4 3 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.22%) SSL
5 1 (2.22%) Intranet
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) JIRA
2 9 (20.00%) Selenium
2 9 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.00%) Ant
2 9 (20.00%) JUnit
3 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.22%) Xcode
General
1 16 (35.56%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Software Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Applications Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Quality Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) HTML
2 15 (33.33%) JSON
3 13 (28.89%) CSS
4 12 (26.67%) HTML5
5 10 (22.22%) CSS3
5 10 (22.22%) XML
5 10 (22.22%) jQuery
6 9 (20.00%) PhoneGap
6 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (20.00%) Apache Camel
7 7 (15.56%) .NET
8 5 (11.11%) RESTful
9 4 (8.89%) OpenGL
10 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
11 2 (4.44%) J2EE
11 2 (4.44%) Servlets
11 2 (4.44%) Ajax
11 2 (4.44%) JavaBeans
11 2 (4.44%) Java EE
11 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) STB
2 4 (8.89%) IPTV
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) iSeries
5 1 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.22%) Kinect
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) RIA
5 1 (2.22%) DTV
5 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.22%) Verilog
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) Physics
5 1 (2.22%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) ThreadX
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (6.67%) Android
5 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.44%) AIX
6 2 (4.44%) HPUX
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (4.44%) UNIX
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) OOP
3 11 (24.44%) MVC
4 9 (20.00%) SOA
4 9 (20.00%) UML
4 9 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Mobile Development
5 6 (13.33%) Web Development
6 5 (11.11%) CRM
7 4 (8.89%) ERP
7 4 (8.89%) OO
7 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) B2C
8 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.67%) Logistics
8 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.11%) Python
3 13 (28.89%) C
4 11 (24.44%) Java
5 9 (20.00%) C++
5 9 (20.00%) Ruby
6 8 (17.78%) Embedded C
7 6 (13.33%) Lua
8 3 (6.67%) ActionScript
8 3 (6.67%) C#
9 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 9 (20.00%) Talend
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.22%) VMware