Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Academic Degree
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 42 31
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 +10
Contract jobs citing Degree 78 54 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.94% 3.86% 5.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.74% 17.59% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 29
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £238 £251 £177
90th Percentile £438 £581 £490
East of England median daily rate £356 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.79% - -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +10.34% -10.49%
East of England median hourly rate £39.88 £20.00 £36.67
% change year-on-year +99.38% -45.46% +125.66%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 376 307 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.80% 21.94% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 182 146
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £226 £247
90th Percentile £573 £525 £531
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 24 56
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -30.95% +29.63%
10th Percentile £12.28 £10.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.03 £46.36 £43.13
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +10.26%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
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 Degree within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +1 19 £350 -17.65% 12
Stevenage -5 10 £240 -47.83% 2
Welwyn Garden City +12 9 £288 -47.73% 2
Hatfield -3 9 £140 -63.87% 22
Rickmansworth -5 8 £300 -50.00% 3
Hemel Hempstead +9 7 - - 5
Borehamwood - 5 £319 -
Letchworth - 2 £250 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £350 -
St Albans - 1 £413 - 1
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
2 17 (21.79%) HTML
3 15 (19.23%) Software Engineering
4 14 (17.95%) HTML5
4 14 (17.95%) CSS
5 13 (16.67%) CISM
5 13 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 13 (16.67%) CISSP
5 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 11 (14.10%) Windows
7 11 (14.10%) SQL
7 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
7 11 (14.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (12.82%) Information Security
8 10 (12.82%) Marketing
8 10 (12.82%) Linux
8 10 (12.82%) Adobe
8 10 (12.82%) Firewall
9 9 (11.54%) Configuration Management
9 9 (11.54%) Project Management
9 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (11.54%) Adobe After Effects
9 9 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 9 (11.54%) User Experience
9 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (10.26%) Unix

Degree
Co-occurring 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 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.28%) CMS
1 1 (1.28%) Confluence
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Adobe After Effects
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) Firewall
2 6 (7.69%) Value-Added Service
2 6 (7.69%) VoWiFi
3 5 (6.41%) VLAN
4 4 (5.13%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (5.13%) MVNO
4 4 (5.13%) SS7
4 4 (5.13%) VoLTE
5 2 (2.56%) DHCP
5 2 (2.56%) DNS
5 2 (2.56%) GGSN
5 2 (2.56%) ICMP
5 2 (2.56%) IGMP
5 2 (2.56%) LAN
5 2 (2.56%) Multicast
5 2 (2.56%) SpaceWire
5 2 (2.56%) Wireless
5 2 (2.56%) WLAN
6 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) Bugzilla
2 3 (3.85%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.85%) ClearQuest
2 3 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) JIRA
3 2 (2.56%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.28%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.28%) MSTest
4 1 (1.28%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.28%) NUnit
4 1 (1.28%) Selenium
4 1 (1.28%) Subversion
4 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.82%) Marketing
3 8 (10.26%) Finance
4 6 (7.69%) Billing
5 4 (5.13%) Legal
6 3 (3.85%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.85%) Automotive
6 3 (3.85%) Avionics
6 3 (3.85%) Games
6 3 (3.85%) Retail
7 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.56%) Military
8 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Designer
3 9 (11.54%) Developer
4 8 (10.26%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) C++ Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Digital Designer
8 4 (5.13%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Operational Security Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Product Owner
8 4 (5.13%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Security Operations Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.85%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Senior C++ Developer
9 3 (3.85%) UX Designer
9 3 (3.85%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) HTML
2 14 (17.95%) CSS
2 14 (17.95%) HTML5
3 7 (8.97%) Flash
4 4 (5.13%) .NET
4 4 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.13%) Node.js
5 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.56%) Web Services
7 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.28%) CSS3
7 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.28%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.28%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.28%) Middleware
7 1 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.28%) VML
7 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
2 13 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.54%) User Experience
4 5 (6.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.85%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.56%) Clustering
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.28%) AS400
7 1 (1.28%) CCTV
7 1 (1.28%) CESG
7 1 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.28%) FMCG
7 1 (1.28%) Photography
7 1 (1.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) Linux
3 8 (10.26%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Software Engineering
2 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 10 (12.82%) Information Security
4 9 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 9 (11.54%) Project Management
5 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
5 8 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (8.97%) ITIL
6 7 (8.97%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (8.97%) Security Operations
6 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.97%) Strategic Thinking
6 7 (8.97%) Wireframes
7 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.69%) SIEM
7 6 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (6.41%) High Availability
8 5 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.10%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) C
3 7 (8.97%) C++
3 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.69%) Java
5 5 (6.41%) C#
6 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) Python
6 3 (3.85%) R
7 2 (2.56%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.28%) ANSI C
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.28%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) CISM
1 13 (16.67%) CISSP
2 11 (14.10%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.41%) CompTIA Security+
3 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (3.85%) CCNA
4 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (2.56%) CCSP
5 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.56%) GCIA
5 2 (2.56%) GCIH
5 2 (2.56%) HND
5 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.97%) SLA
3 3 (3.85%) ECSS
3 3 (3.85%) PMO
4 2 (2.56%) QA
5 1 (1.28%) GxP
5 1 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.85%) Cygwin
3 2 (2.56%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Adobe
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.97%) Xerox
4 6 (7.69%) Nokia
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle
5 5 (6.41%) VMware
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco
6 4 (5.13%) Tekelec
7 3 (3.85%) Citrix
8 2 (2.56%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.56%) Huawei
8 2 (2.56%) IBM
8 2 (2.56%) NetWitness
8 2 (2.56%) Qualys
8 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.56%) Redknee
8 2 (2.56%) Splunk
9 1 (1.28%) Blue Prism
9 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.28%) Xamarin