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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 50 64 43
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 19 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.32% 1.01% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 1.29% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£330 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
592 620 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.37% 78.48% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 349 189
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 27 27
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.50% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.05 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Welwyn Garden City - 7 - -
Stevenage -4 5 £406 +47.72% 5
Letchworth - 2 £336 - 1
Watford -4 1 £225 -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (50.00%) C#
1 16 (50.00%) .NET
2 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
3 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 13 (40.63%) Visual Studio
4 13 (40.63%) Degree
5 12 (37.50%) jQuery
6 11 (34.38%) Computer Science
6 11 (34.38%) XML
7 10 (31.25%) CSS
7 10 (31.25%) HTML
7 10 (31.25%) UML
7 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (28.13%) Web Development
8 9 (28.13%) C++
8 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
8 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (25.00%) User Experience
9 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (25.00%) C
9 8 (25.00%) Linux
9 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
9 8 (25.00%) Internet
9 8 (25.00%) MVC
10 7 (21.88%) CMS
10 7 (21.88%) Subversion
10 7 (21.88%) Content Management
10 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
10 7 (21.88%) Web Design
10 7 (21.88%) Use Case

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (21.88%) CMS
2 2 (6.25%) Kinematics
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Photoshop
1 6 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.25%) Doxygen
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) SNMP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Visual Studio
2 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
3 7 (21.88%) Subversion
4 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
5 3 (9.38%) GCC
6 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (6.25%) ClearCase
7 1 (3.13%) Lombardi
General
1 6 (18.75%) Publishing
1 6 (18.75%) Multimedia
1 6 (18.75%) Marketing
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.38%) Finance
4 3 (9.38%) Aerospace
5 2 (6.25%) Avionics
5 2 (6.25%) Electronics
6 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Software Engineer
2 13 (40.63%) Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Junior
3 7 (21.88%) Junior Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Junior Web Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Project Office Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) .NET
2 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
3 12 (37.50%) jQuery
4 11 (34.38%) XML
5 10 (31.25%) CSS
5 10 (31.25%) HTML
6 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
7 7 (21.88%) Web Services
8 6 (18.75%) LAMP
8 6 (18.75%) HTML5
8 6 (18.75%) Entity Framework
8 6 (18.75%) CSS3
8 6 (18.75%) Sass
8 6 (18.75%) LESS
8 6 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (12.50%) LINQ
9 4 (12.50%) ADO.NET
10 3 (9.38%) SOAP
10 3 (9.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Computer Science
2 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (25.00%) User Experience
4 6 (18.75%) Social Media
4 6 (18.75%) Digital Media
4 6 (18.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (9.38%) Device Driver
6 2 (6.25%) VHDL
6 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.25%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (6.25%) Robotics
6 2 (6.25%) Mechatronics
6 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
6 2 (6.25%) RIA
7 1 (3.13%) Semantic Web
7 1 (3.13%) iSeries
7 1 (3.13%) NHS
7 1 (3.13%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) FreeBSD
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) UML
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Web Development
3 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 8 (25.00%) MVC
4 7 (21.88%) Use Case
4 7 (21.88%) Content Management
4 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (21.88%) Web Design
5 6 (18.75%) SMACSS
5 6 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (18.75%) Email Marketing
5 6 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (18.75%) UX Design
5 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 6 (18.75%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) CRM
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) C#
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (28.13%) C++
4 8 (25.00%) C
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 5 (15.63%) Python
6 5 (15.63%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) Perl
7 2 (6.25%) ANSI C
7 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.13%) VB6
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) HND
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Adobe
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.13%) Perforce
4 1 (3.13%) VMware