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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 65 30 77
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +47
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.17% 3.56% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 4.96% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £39.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% +15.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
653 343 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.20% 71.76% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 157 338
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +46.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 0 2 - - 1
Watford -8 1 - - 4
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 3
Hertford - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
Royston - - - - 5
St Albans - - - - 3
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 12 (52.17%) C++
2 9 (39.13%) C
3 7 (30.43%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
4 6 (26.09%) Serena
4 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 4 (17.39%) UML
6 4 (17.39%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) .NET
6 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (17.39%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
7 3 (13.04%) WPF
7 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 3 (13.04%) Perl
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
7 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
8 2 (8.70%) UMTS
8 2 (8.70%) MVS
8 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (8.70%) JCL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Simulink
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.70%) UMTS
2 2 (8.70%) FTP
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 2 (8.70%) RTP
2 2 (8.70%) ASN.1
2 2 (8.70%) LTE
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) ClearQuest
3 2 (8.70%) ClearCase
3 2 (8.70%) Ant
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.70%) Subversion
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) StyleCop
4 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Electronics
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Ada Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) SCM Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Web Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) WPF
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.35%) Kendo UI
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.35%) Ajax
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) WinForms
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
1 2 (8.70%) Handset
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
1 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
1 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) RIA
2 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) MVS
3 2 (8.70%) VxWorks
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
1 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
2 4 (17.39%) UML
3 2 (8.70%) Workflow
3 2 (8.70%) ETL
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (4.35%) TDD
4 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C++
2 9 (39.13%) C
3 7 (30.43%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.04%) Perl
7 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.70%) JCL
7 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
7 2 (8.70%) Python
7 2 (8.70%) Ada
8 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Serena
2 2 (8.70%) Teradata
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Intel
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