Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 29 41
Rank change year-on-year +22 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing Degree 68 87 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 10.10% 6.04% 3.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.56% 34.52% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 24
Median daily rate £300 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +6.25% +12.68%
10th Percentile £181 £238 £234
90th Percentile £512 £563 £596
East of England median daily rate £413 £425 £404
% change year-on-year -2.94% +5.23% +7.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Median hourly rate £24.66 £52.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.58% +23.81% +320.00%
10th Percentile £17.71 £38.15 £15.30
90th Percentile £50.75 £91.00 £53.50
East of England median hourly rate £33.25 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.88% +45.45% -15.38%

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 186 252 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 27.64% 17.50% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 100 146
Median daily rate £380 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £199 £199 £181
90th Percentile £553 £526 £525
East of England median daily rate £473 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% +12.50% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 39
Median hourly rate £26.50 £40.50 £18.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.57% +117.33% +6.49%
10th Percentile £15.50 £16.62 £15.00
90th Percentile £62.10 £66.81 £52.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +29.63% +63.64% -45.00%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in Hertfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in Hertfordshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020. 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 +1 20 £500 +69.49% 18
Watford +31 19 £265 -37.65% 4
Welwyn Garden City 0 3 - -
St Albans +2 2 - - 4
Royston +1 2 £475 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 2 £181 -
Ware - 2 £188 -
Hatfield +11 1 - - 3
Welwyn - 1 £300 -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 26 (38.24%) Windows
2 25 (36.76%) Mathematics
3 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 16 (23.53%) Linux
4 16 (23.53%) Java
4 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
5 15 (22.06%) C++
5 15 (22.06%) Scrum
5 15 (22.06%) Military
6 14 (20.59%) Aerospace
7 13 (19.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (17.65%) C#
8 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
8 12 (17.65%) Web Services
8 12 (17.65%) Eclipse
8 12 (17.65%) Ethernet
8 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 12 (17.65%) NetBeans
8 12 (17.65%) Qt
8 12 (17.65%) Node.js
9 11 (16.18%) GLSL
9 11 (16.18%) HLSL
9 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
9 11 (16.18%) OpenGL
9 11 (16.18%) DirectX
9 11 (16.18%) ActiveX

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 (2.94%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Adobe XD
1 2 (2.94%) Figma
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.94%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (2.94%) Sketch
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Azure
2 5 (7.35%) Office 365
3 3 (4.41%) AWS
3 3 (4.41%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) Ethernet
1 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) 3G
3 1 (1.47%) 4G
3 1 (1.47%) DAB
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) GPRS
3 1 (1.47%) LAN
3 1 (1.47%) Network Security
3 1 (1.47%) PSTN
3 1 (1.47%) WAN
3 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) Power BI
2 2 (2.94%) Big Data
2 2 (2.94%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (2.94%) GIS
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) QlikView
3 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Eclipse
1 12 (17.65%) NetBeans
1 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.88%) JIRA
4 3 (4.41%) Bugzilla
4 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.94%) Balsamiq
5 2 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.47%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (22.06%) Military
2 14 (20.59%) Aerospace
3 13 (19.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (11.76%) Finance
5 3 (4.41%) Law
6 2 (2.94%) Automotive
6 2 (2.94%) Electronics
6 2 (2.94%) Local Government
6 2 (2.94%) Marketing
6 2 (2.94%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.47%) Legal
7 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Analyst
2 5 (7.35%) Support Specialist
3 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 3 (4.41%) Architect
4 3 (4.41%) Configuration Manager
4 3 (4.41%) Data Analyst
4 3 (4.41%) Information Scientist
4 3 (4.41%) IT Manager
4 3 (4.41%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (4.41%) IT Support
4 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
4 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
4 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Business Analyst
5 2 (2.94%) Desktop Support
5 2 (2.94%) Developer
5 2 (2.94%) Graduate
5 2 (2.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) Node.js
1 12 (17.65%) Qt
1 12 (17.65%) Web Services
2 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 11 (16.18%) ActiveX
2 11 (16.18%) DirectX
2 11 (16.18%) MFC
2 11 (16.18%) OpenGL
3 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.41%) CSS
3 3 (4.41%) React
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 1 (1.47%) Ext JS
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) Laravel
5 1 (1.47%) LESS
5 1 (1.47%) Sass
5 1 (1.47%) Velocity
5 1 (1.47%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.35%) User Experience
4 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.41%) Biotechnology
5 3 (4.41%) CMDB
5 3 (4.41%) PMI
6 2 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.94%) Life Science
6 2 (2.94%) VHDL
7 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.47%) Replication
7 1 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.24%) Windows
2 16 (23.53%) Linux
3 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Mathematics
2 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 15 (22.06%) Scrum
5 11 (16.18%) ITIL
6 10 (14.71%) Change Management
6 10 (14.71%) Computer Science
6 10 (14.71%) Service Management
7 9 (13.24%) Analytics
7 9 (13.24%) Project Management
7 9 (13.24%) Validation
8 7 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.88%) Change Control
11 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.88%) Information Management
11 4 (5.88%) ITSM
11 4 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) Java
2 15 (22.06%) C++
2 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.65%) C#
4 11 (16.18%) GLSL
4 11 (16.18%) HLSL
5 6 (8.82%) Python
6 3 (4.41%) SQL
6 3 (4.41%) VBA
7 1 (1.47%) C
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.35%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.88%) PMP
5 3 (4.41%) CISA
5 3 (4.41%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.94%) CISM
6 2 (2.94%) CISSP
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.47%) MBA
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) PgMP
7 1 (1.47%) PhD
7 1 (1.47%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) GMP
2 2 (2.94%) ECSS
2 2 (2.94%) GDPR
2 2 (2.94%) ITGC
2 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.47%) GxP
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (5.88%) SnapMirror
1 4 (5.88%) SnapVault
2 3 (4.41%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) EMC
3 5 (7.35%) Citrix
3 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco
4 4 (5.88%) Dell
4 4 (5.88%) NetApp
4 4 (5.88%) SAP
4 4 (5.88%) Tableau
5 3 (4.41%) Isilon
5 3 (4.41%) Veeam
6 2 (2.94%) Adobe
6 2 (2.94%) Apple
6 2 (2.94%) Pega
6 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.47%) Google
7 1 (1.47%) LabWare
7 1 (1.47%) McAfee
7 1 (1.47%) Sencha
7 1 (1.47%) Zend