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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 25 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 33 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.68% 3.58% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.43% 4.96% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 6
Median daily rate £500 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £40.20 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £49.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +10.75%

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
444 423 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.42% 72.18% 76.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 210 285
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 21
Median hourly rate £42.20 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.53% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City -5 10 £600 +84.61%
Stevenage -8 5 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £400 - 4
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) Java
3 21 (31.34%) C
3 21 (31.34%) Configuration Management
3 21 (31.34%) TDD
3 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
3 21 (31.34%) BDD
4 20 (29.85%) Integration Testing
5 19 (28.36%) JIRA
5 19 (28.36%) DevOps
6 18 (26.87%) MATLAB
7 16 (23.88%) C++
7 16 (23.88%) QA
7 16 (23.88%) Puppet
8 15 (22.39%) Rational Rhapsody
8 15 (22.39%) Jenkins
8 15 (22.39%) UML
8 15 (22.39%) Simulink
9 14 (20.90%) Retail
9 14 (20.90%) Ansible
10 12 (17.91%) Data Structures
10 12 (17.91%) Algorithms
10 12 (17.91%) ATDD
10 12 (17.91%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (17.91%) OOD
10 12 (17.91%) OO
11 11 (16.42%) Ada
11 11 (16.42%) Oracle
11 11 (16.42%) Ant

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.45%) Confluence
2 5 (7.46%) Apache
2 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.97%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.49%) Drupal
4 1 (1.49%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Simulink
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.49%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.46%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) SSL
3 4 (5.97%) RS-422
4 2 (2.99%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.99%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
2 19 (28.36%) JIRA
3 15 (22.39%) Jenkins
3 15 (22.39%) Rational Rhapsody
4 12 (17.91%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (16.42%) Ant
5 11 (16.42%) Gradle
5 11 (16.42%) Maven
6 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.99%) FishEye
6 2 (2.99%) Hudson
6 2 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.49%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.49%) NUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Selenium
7 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.90%) Retail
2 8 (11.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.99%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.49%) Interactive Media
4 1 (1.49%) Military
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) Software Engineer
2 26 (38.81%) Developer
3 16 (23.88%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Ada Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Ada Software Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Lead Developer
6 6 (8.96%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Java Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Validation Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Validation Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Java Software Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
1 5 (7.46%) CSS
1 5 (7.46%) HTML
1 5 (7.46%) LAMP
1 5 (7.46%) LAPP Stack
1 5 (7.46%) Spring
1 5 (7.46%) Spring Boot
2 4 (5.97%) Dropwizard
2 4 (5.97%) Node.js
3 3 (4.48%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.99%) Web Services
4 2 (2.99%) XML
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.49%) Kendo UI
5 1 (1.49%) RxJava
5 1 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Algorithms
1 12 (17.91%) Data Structures
2 5 (7.46%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.99%) FMCG
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) RIA
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) BDD
2 21 (31.34%) Configuration Management
2 21 (31.34%) TDD
3 20 (29.85%) Integration Testing
4 19 (28.36%) DevOps
5 15 (22.39%) UML
6 12 (17.91%) ATDD
6 12 (17.91%) OO
6 12 (17.91%) OOD
7 11 (16.42%) Complexity Analysis
8 9 (13.43%) Yourdon
9 8 (11.94%) SDLC
10 7 (10.45%) Scrum
11 6 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (7.46%) Microservices
13 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.97%) Kanban
13 4 (5.97%) Pair Programming
13 4 (5.97%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) Java
2 21 (31.34%) C
3 18 (26.87%) MATLAB
4 16 (23.88%) C++
5 11 (16.42%) Ada
5 11 (16.42%) Ada 95
6 10 (14.93%) C#
7 9 (13.43%) Clojure
7 9 (13.43%) Go
7 9 (13.43%) Python
7 9 (13.43%) Ruby
7 9 (13.43%) Rust
7 9 (13.43%) SQL
8 8 (11.94%) Bash Shell
9 5 (7.46%) Embedded C
9 5 (7.46%) Perl
10 4 (5.97%) Embedded C++
10 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
11 3 (4.48%) F#
12 2 (2.99%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.88%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) MISRA
2 2 (2.99%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (23.88%) Puppet
2 14 (20.90%) Ansible
3 11 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) IBM
3 4 (5.97%) Serena
4 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.99%) CA
4 2 (2.99%) Teradata
5 1 (1.49%) QNX
5 1 (1.49%) Sonatype
5 1 (1.49%) Xerox