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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 25 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 37 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.53% 4.18% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 5.61% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 12
Median daily rate £425 £515 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.47% +50.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £578 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 10
Median hourly rate £49.63 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.10 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.88 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +16.22%

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
523 481 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.18% 74.46% 76.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 251 297
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 27
Median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.88% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £14.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Stevenage -5 8 - - 2
Hatfield - 8 £405 -
Welwyn Garden City -5 5 £508 +56.15%
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 34 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 27 (39.71%) Java
3 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (30.88%) Integration Testing
4 21 (30.88%) C
5 20 (29.41%) Puppet
6 19 (27.94%) Rational Rhapsody
6 19 (27.94%) UML
7 18 (26.47%) C++
7 18 (26.47%) MATLAB
7 18 (26.47%) DevOps
8 17 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
8 17 (25.00%) Simulink
8 17 (25.00%) Linux
9 16 (23.53%) Python
9 16 (23.53%) Finance
9 16 (23.53%) TDD
9 16 (23.53%) Ruby
9 16 (23.53%) Bash Shell
9 16 (23.53%) BDD
10 15 (22.06%) JIRA
10 15 (22.06%) Git (software)
11 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
12 13 (19.12%) SSL
12 13 (19.12%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (19.12%) Firewall
12 13 (19.12%) Apache
12 13 (19.12%) Tomcat
12 13 (19.12%) Perl
12 13 (19.12%) MySQL

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 13 (19.12%) Apache
1 13 (19.12%) Tomcat
2 7 (10.29%) Confluence
3 4 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.47%) Drupal
4 1 (1.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (25.00%) Simulink
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (4.41%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
2 13 (19.12%) Firewall
2 13 (19.12%) SSL
3 3 (4.41%) RS-422
4 2 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.47%) Intranet
5 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) MySQL
1 13 (19.12%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (27.94%) Rational Rhapsody
2 17 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (22.06%) Git (software)
3 15 (22.06%) JIRA
4 10 (14.71%) Jenkins
5 8 (11.76%) Ant
5 8 (11.76%) Gradle
5 8 (11.76%) Maven
6 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.94%) FishEye
6 2 (2.94%) Hudson
6 2 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.47%) GDB
7 1 (1.47%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.47%) Selenium
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.47%) Interactive Media
4 1 (1.47%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (63.24%) Software Engineer
2 21 (30.88%) Developer
3 11 (16.18%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.71%) Ada Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Ada Software Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Lead Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.35%) C Software Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Java Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Java Software Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Lead Java Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Ruby Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) LAPP Stack
2 9 (13.24%) LAMP
3 5 (7.35%) CSS
3 5 (7.35%) HTML
3 5 (7.35%) Spring
3 5 (7.35%) Spring Boot
4 4 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.88%) Dropwizard
4 4 (5.88%) Node.js
5 3 (4.41%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.94%) .NET
6 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.47%) Ajax
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (1.47%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.47%) SOAP
7 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Clustering
2 10 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 8 (11.76%) Data Structures
4 7 (10.29%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.88%) Device Driver
5 4 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.94%) FMCG
6 2 (2.94%) RIA
7 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.88%) Integration Testing
4 19 (27.94%) UML
5 18 (26.47%) DevOps
6 16 (23.53%) BDD
6 16 (23.53%) TDD
7 11 (16.18%) Yourdon
8 9 (13.24%) High Availability
9 8 (11.76%) ATDD
9 8 (11.76%) OO
9 8 (11.76%) OOD
10 7 (10.29%) Complexity Analysis
10 7 (10.29%) SDLC
11 6 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (8.82%) Scrum
11 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.35%) Microservices
13 4 (5.88%) Data Protection
13 4 (5.88%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) Java
2 21 (30.88%) C
3 18 (26.47%) C++
3 18 (26.47%) MATLAB
4 16 (23.53%) Bash Shell
4 16 (23.53%) Python
4 16 (23.53%) Ruby
5 13 (19.12%) Perl
6 12 (17.65%) Ada
6 12 (17.65%) Ada 95
7 10 (14.71%) C#
7 10 (14.71%) SQL
8 6 (8.82%) Clojure
8 6 (8.82%) Go
8 6 (8.82%) Rust
9 4 (5.88%) ANSI C
9 4 (5.88%) VB
10 3 (4.41%) F#
10 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) RHCE
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (29.41%) Puppet
2 10 (14.71%) Ansible
3 9 (13.24%) Salt
4 8 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.88%) IBM
3 4 (5.88%) Serena
4 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.47%) QNX
5 1 (1.47%) Sonatype
5 1 (1.47%) Xerox