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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 26 46 68
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 39 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.22% 2.26% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.03% 3.05% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 3
Median daily rate £475 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £458 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
555 558 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.30% 74.20% 79.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 282 407
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 24
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.01 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.13% +31.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £70.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 9 - - 5
Welwyn Garden City +1 7 £475 - 1
Hitchin - 4 £330 -
Watford -5 1 £500 +122.22% 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 21 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) C
3 17 (30.36%) MATLAB
4 15 (26.79%) C++
4 15 (26.79%) Retail
5 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 14 (25.00%) Java
6 13 (23.21%) Simulink
6 13 (23.21%) Configuration Management
7 12 (21.43%) UML
7 12 (21.43%) Rational Rhapsody
8 10 (17.86%) C#
8 10 (17.86%) Oracle
8 10 (17.86%) JIRA
8 10 (17.86%) DevOps
9 9 (16.07%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (16.07%) TDD
9 9 (16.07%) SQL
10 8 (14.29%) HTML
10 8 (14.29%) CSS
10 8 (14.29%) MySQL
10 8 (14.29%) Ada
10 8 (14.29%) Validation
10 8 (14.29%) BDD
10 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
10 8 (14.29%) Ada 95
11 7 (12.50%) SDLC
11 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
11 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

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 5 (8.93%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.57%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Simulink
2 1 (1.79%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Internet
1 4 (7.14%) RS-422
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) MySQL
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.36%) Couchbase
4 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.57%) DB2
5 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (21.43%) Rational Rhapsody
3 10 (17.86%) JIRA
4 9 (16.07%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.14%) Ant
6 4 (7.14%) Gradle
6 4 (7.14%) Maven
7 1 (1.79%) Emacs
7 1 (1.79%) GCC
7 1 (1.79%) NUnit
7 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (26.79%) Retail
2 7 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Software Engineer
2 20 (35.71%) Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Ada Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Lead Developer
7 5 (8.93%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) MATLAB Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Software Validation Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Java Software Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) CSS
1 8 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 5 (8.93%) Spring
3 5 (8.93%) Spring Boot
4 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.14%) Ajax
4 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.14%) Dropwizard
4 4 (7.14%) jQuery
4 4 (7.14%) JSON
4 4 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (7.14%) Web Services
4 4 (7.14%) XML
5 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.36%) Kendo UI
5 3 (5.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.93%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) RIA
3 3 (5.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.21%) Configuration Management
4 12 (21.43%) UML
5 10 (17.86%) DevOps
6 9 (16.07%) TDD
7 8 (14.29%) BDD
7 8 (14.29%) Validation
8 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.50%) SDLC
9 6 (10.71%) Yourdon
10 5 (8.93%) ATDD
10 5 (8.93%) Complexity Analysis
10 5 (8.93%) Microservices
10 5 (8.93%) OO
10 5 (8.93%) OOD
10 5 (8.93%) Pair Programming
11 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.14%) Workflow
12 3 (5.36%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) C
2 17 (30.36%) MATLAB
3 15 (26.79%) C++
4 14 (25.00%) Java
5 10 (17.86%) C#
6 9 (16.07%) SQL
7 8 (14.29%) Ada
7 8 (14.29%) Ada 95
8 7 (12.50%) Ruby
9 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 5 (8.93%) Clojure
10 5 (8.93%) Embedded C
11 4 (7.14%) Embedded C++
11 4 (7.14%) Go
11 4 (7.14%) PHP
11 4 (7.14%) Python
11 4 (7.14%) Rust
12 1 (1.79%) Groovy
12 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) MISRA
1 5 (8.93%) MISRA C
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) ECSS
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Cygwin
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Ansible
1 5 (8.93%) Puppet
2 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) Serena
2 4 (7.14%) Teradata
3 2 (3.57%) CA
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat