Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 49 27
Rank change year-on-year +12 -22 +24
Contract jobs citing Degree 71 45 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.63% 3.35% 5.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.19% 15.15% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 25
Hertfordshire median daily rate £365 £500 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +44.93% -8.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £162
90th Percentile £553 £600 £495
East of England median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -5.45% -45.33%
East of England median hourly rate £37.88 £35.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.21% -7.28% +7.09%

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 335 297 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.84% 22.11% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 142 127
Hertfordshire median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - -1.96%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £194
90th Percentile £541 £525 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -25.58% +19.44%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.25 £52.15 £40.70
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £24.63
% change year-on-year -50.00% +42.13% +17.65%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 13 £394 - 36
Watford -14 13 £364 -16.86% 12
Rickmansworth +4 8 £300 - 2
Hatfield +1 7 £140 -67.06% 18
Welwyn Garden City -3 4 £488 -18.75% 9
Royston +2 3 £300 -11.11% 10
Borehamwood - 3 £365 - 4
Hemel Hempstead -2 2 - - 12
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 19 (26.76%) Computer Science
2 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
3 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
3 13 (18.31%) Risk Management
4 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
4 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (15.49%) Retail
5 11 (15.49%) Mathematics
5 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
5 11 (15.49%) Project Management
5 11 (15.49%) Java
5 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (14.08%) SQL
7 9 (12.68%) Python
8 8 (11.27%) Windows
8 8 (11.27%) HTML
8 8 (11.27%) CISSP
8 8 (11.27%) CISM
8 8 (11.27%) R
9 7 (9.86%) Open Source
9 7 (9.86%) Firewall
9 7 (9.86%) C++
9 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
9 7 (9.86%) Linux
9 7 (9.86%) PMO
10 6 (8.45%) Data Science
10 6 (8.45%) Big Data
10 6 (8.45%) MapReduce
10 6 (8.45%) Apache Pig
10 6 (8.45%) Apache Spark

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 6 (8.45%) Apache Pig
1 6 (8.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.82%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (2.82%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) SaaS
2 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.41%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.41%) GitHub
5 1 (1.41%) Office 365
5 1 (1.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Firewall
2 3 (4.23%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (4.23%) MVNO
2 3 (4.23%) SS7
2 3 (4.23%) Value-Added Service
2 3 (4.23%) VLAN
2 3 (4.23%) VoLTE
2 3 (4.23%) VoWiFi
3 2 (2.82%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.41%) NAS
4 1 (1.41%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.41%) Skype
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) Apache Hive
1 6 (8.45%) Big Data
1 6 (8.45%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.23%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.23%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) JIRA
3 2 (2.82%) MSTest
3 2 (2.82%) NetBeans
3 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.41%) NUnit
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (15.49%) Retail
2 6 (8.45%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Marketing
3 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Billing
5 3 (4.23%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.23%) Games
5 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.82%) Electronics
6 2 (2.82%) Legal
6 2 (2.82%) Military
7 1 (1.41%) Banking
7 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.41%) Law
7 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (16.90%) Analyst
2 7 (9.86%) Service Analyst
2 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) Data Scientist
3 6 (8.45%) Design Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Product Owner
4 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Designer
5 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) C++ Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (4.23%) PMO Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Senior PMO
6 3 (4.23%) Senior PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) HTML
2 6 (8.45%) CSS
2 6 (8.45%) HTML5
2 6 (8.45%) Node.js
3 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 2 (2.82%) ActiveX
4 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.82%) DirectX
4 2 (2.82%) MFC
4 2 (2.82%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.82%) Qt
5 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.41%) CSS3
5 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.41%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.04%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.63%) Graphic Design
5 3 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.23%) User Experience
6 2 (2.82%) ASIC
6 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.82%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.82%) FMCG
6 2 (2.82%) Photography
6 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) CESG
7 1 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.41%) PMI
7 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
2 13 (18.31%) Risk Management
3 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.49%) Mathematics
4 11 (15.49%) Project Management
5 7 (9.86%) Open Source
6 6 (8.45%) Data Science
6 6 (8.45%) Information Security
6 6 (8.45%) ITIL
6 6 (8.45%) MapReduce
6 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.45%) Visualisation
7 5 (7.04%) Machine Learning
7 5 (7.04%) Mathematical Modelling
7 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.63%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (5.63%) Validation
8 4 (5.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) Java
2 10 (14.08%) SQL
3 9 (12.68%) Python
4 8 (11.27%) R
5 7 (9.86%) C++
5 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.45%) Scala
7 4 (5.63%) C#
8 3 (4.23%) C
8 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.82%) GLSL
9 2 (2.82%) HLSL
10 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) CISM
3 8 (11.27%) CISSP
4 5 (7.04%) CCNA
4 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (7.04%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.23%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.23%) PMP
7 2 (2.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (2.82%) CCNP
7 2 (2.82%) CCSP
7 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.41%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) PMO
2 6 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) QA
4 1 (1.41%) GMP
4 1 (1.41%) GxP
4 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.41%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.82%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.41%) XenApp
2 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Ansible
1 1 (1.41%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) Adobe
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle
2 3 (4.23%) Citrix
2 3 (4.23%) Nokia
2 3 (4.23%) SAP
2 3 (4.23%) Tekelec
2 3 (4.23%) VMware
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco
4 1 (1.41%) Ariba
4 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.41%) Cognos
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
4 1 (1.41%) Juniper
4 1 (1.41%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.41%) NetApp
4 1 (1.41%) Optimizely
4 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.41%) Siemens