Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 39 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -21
Contract jobs citing Degree 67 71 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.64% 4.61% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.01% 20.64% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 27
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £365 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -27.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £199 £219 £304
90th Percentile £529 £528 £610
East of England median daily rate £425 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £10.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +325.00% -33.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £20.03 £22.37
East of England median hourly rate £41.25 £37.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year +8.91% +16.54% -16.67%

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 279 344 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.33% 22.34% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 149 164
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £158 £200 £236
90th Percentile £550 £553 £542
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +13.33% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 27
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% +20.69% -32.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £49.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -50.00% +52.17%

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 16 January 2019.

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
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 16 January 2019. 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
Stevenage +8 26 £145 -49.80% 23
Watford +2 13 £375 +4.90% 9
Welwyn Garden City +9 9 £313 -35.90% 4
St Albans - 4 £210 - 5
Hatfield +2 3 £600 +328.57% 13
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) Mathematics
3 25 (37.31%) Microsoft
4 23 (34.33%) Windows
5 21 (31.34%) C++
6 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
6 20 (29.85%) SC Cleared
6 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
7 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
7 19 (28.36%) Java
7 19 (28.36%) Web Services
7 19 (28.36%) Eclipse
7 19 (28.36%) Aerospace
8 18 (26.87%) Scrum
8 18 (26.87%) NetBeans
8 18 (26.87%) Military
8 18 (26.87%) Ethernet
8 18 (26.87%) TCP/IP
8 18 (26.87%) Linux
8 18 (26.87%) Visual Studio
8 18 (26.87%) C#
8 18 (26.87%) Qt
8 18 (26.87%) Node.js
9 17 (25.37%) GLSL
9 17 (25.37%) HLSL
9 17 (25.37%) Git (software)
9 17 (25.37%) .NET
9 17 (25.37%) MFC
9 17 (25.37%) ActiveX
9 17 (25.37%) OpenGL

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 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.97%) Adobe After Effects
2 4 (5.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (5.97%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (5.97%) Final Cut Pro
2 4 (5.97%) InVision
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.97%) Photoshop
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.48%) Simulink
3 3 (4.48%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.48%) Stateflow
4 2 (2.99%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (2.99%) SaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.87%) Ethernet
1 18 (26.87%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.49%) Skype
3 1 (1.49%) SpaceWire
3 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Big Data
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) Eclipse
2 18 (26.87%) NetBeans
2 18 (26.87%) Visual Studio
3 17 (25.37%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.99%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.49%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 19 (28.36%) Aerospace
2 18 (26.87%) Military
3 7 (10.45%) Retail
4 6 (8.96%) Finance
4 6 (8.96%) Law
5 3 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.99%) Electronics
6 2 (2.99%) French Language
6 2 (2.99%) German Language
6 2 (2.99%) Legal
6 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.99%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.49%) Avionics
7 1 (1.49%) Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.94%) Designer
3 5 (7.46%) Architect
3 5 (7.46%) Senior Designer
3 5 (7.46%) UI Designer
4 4 (5.97%) Analyst
4 4 (5.97%) Digital Designer
4 4 (5.97%) Security Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Security Technical Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
4 4 (5.97%) TOGAF Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (4.48%) IT Manager
5 3 (4.48%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (4.48%) PMO Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Consultant
6 2 (2.99%) Senior Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) Web Services
2 18 (26.87%) Node.js
2 18 (26.87%) Qt
3 17 (25.37%) .NET
3 17 (25.37%) ActiveX
3 17 (25.37%) DirectX
3 17 (25.37%) MFC
3 17 (25.37%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.99%) CSS
4 2 (2.99%) CSS3
4 2 (2.99%) HTML
4 2 (2.99%) HTML5
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) User Experience
2 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.97%) Animation
4 4 (5.97%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.99%) Life Science
5 2 (2.99%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.49%) FMCG
6 1 (1.49%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) NHS
6 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) Mathematics
3 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
4 18 (26.87%) Scrum
5 15 (22.39%) ITIL
5 15 (22.39%) Project Management
6 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (14.93%) Analytics
8 9 (13.43%) Change Management
9 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
9 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
10 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.96%) Customer-Centricity
11 6 (8.96%) Validation
12 5 (7.46%) PRINCE
12 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
12 5 (7.46%) Service Management
13 4 (5.97%) Data Security
13 4 (5.97%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (5.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) C++
2 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
3 19 (28.36%) Java
4 18 (26.87%) C#
5 17 (25.37%) GLSL
5 17 (25.37%) HLSL
6 6 (8.96%) MATLAB
7 3 (4.48%) C
7 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) SC Cleared
1 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) Master's Degree
3 6 (8.96%) PMP
4 5 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (7.46%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.48%) MCSA
5 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.99%) PhD
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.49%) HNC
7 1 (1.49%) HND
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) COBIT
1 4 (5.97%) COSO
1 4 (5.97%) GDPR
1 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
1 4 (5.97%) PMO
2 2 (2.99%) GMP
3 1 (1.49%) COSHH
3 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.49%) ECSS
3 1 (1.49%) GCP
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (1.49%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.48%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.49%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) Adobe
3 4 (5.97%) Citrix
3 4 (5.97%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.48%) MathWorks
5 2 (2.99%) Omniture
6 1 (1.49%) F5
6 1 (1.49%) Intel
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle
6 1 (1.49%) Remedy
6 1 (1.49%) Sony
6 1 (1.49%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) Xilinx