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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 63 42 68
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +26
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 6 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.81% 2.63% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 3.59% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
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£275 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £48.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.20 £33.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £50.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.56
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.23%
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
570 390 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.72% 73.17% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 198 338
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.23 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 20 August 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
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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
Stevenage +4 4 £275 -
Watford -8 1 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Hertford - - - - 3
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (57.89%) C++
2 10 (52.63%) Serena
3 8 (42.11%) UML
3 8 (42.11%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (42.11%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (36.84%) Integration Testing
5 6 (31.58%) C
5 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
6 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
7 4 (21.05%) Ada
7 4 (21.05%) C#
7 4 (21.05%) MATLAB
7 4 (21.05%) Simulink
7 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
7 4 (21.05%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (15.79%) WPF
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
9 2 (10.53%) FTP
9 2 (10.53%) HTTP
9 2 (10.53%) UMTS
9 2 (10.53%) ClearQuest
9 2 (10.53%) VxWorks
9 2 (10.53%) Linux
9 2 (10.53%) ClearCase
9 2 (10.53%) XML
9 2 (10.53%) Java
9 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 2 (10.53%) .NET

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
2 2 (10.53%) FTP
2 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) UMTS
2 2 (10.53%) ASN.1
2 2 (10.53%) RTP
2 2 (10.53%) LTE
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) WCDMA
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (42.11%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.53%) ClearQuest
3 2 (10.53%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Software Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Ada Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
2 3 (15.79%) WPF
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.26%) Kendo UI
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) WinForms
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.53%) Handset
3 1 (5.26%) RIA
3 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) VxWorks
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) UML
2 7 (36.84%) Integration Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) Image Processing
4 1 (5.26%) Video Processing
4 1 (5.26%) MVVM
4 1 (5.26%) Memory Management
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C++
2 6 (31.58%) C
3 4 (21.05%) Ada
3 4 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) MATLAB
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Serena
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Intel