Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 33 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 66 77 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.15% 5.21% 4.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.45% 22.32% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 32
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £306 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.61% -20.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £241 £241 £176
90th Percentile £548 £438 £559
East of England median daily rate £425 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +21.43% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.75 £10.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +337.50% -37.50% -28.89%
10th Percentile £19.73 £10.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.13 £21.90 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% -46.07%

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 294 345 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.49% 23.34% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 157 165
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -8.75%
10th Percentile £170 £204 £206
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 18
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +24.14% -28.28%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £45.30 £51.63
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.15% +1.93% -4.78%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +4 25 - - 16
Watford +1 18 £400 +45.45% 13
Welwyn Garden City -18 9 £313 +4.17% 8
Hatfield -1 4 £180 -47.83% 28
St Albans -3 2 £210 -49.09% 6
Hemel Hempstead -14 2 - - 9
Rickmansworth -19 1 - - 6
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 26 (39.39%) Mathematics
3 22 (33.33%) C++
3 22 (33.33%) Java
3 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 22 (33.33%) Scrum
4 21 (31.82%) Eclipse
5 20 (30.30%) C#
5 20 (30.30%) Web Services
5 20 (30.30%) Windows
5 20 (30.30%) Linux
5 20 (30.30%) Aerospace
5 20 (30.30%) Software Engineering
6 19 (28.79%) Qt
6 19 (28.79%) Node.js
6 19 (28.79%) NetBeans
6 19 (28.79%) Military
6 19 (28.79%) Visual Studio
6 19 (28.79%) Ethernet
6 19 (28.79%) TCP/IP
7 18 (27.27%) .NET
7 18 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 18 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 16 (24.24%) GLSL
8 16 (24.24%) HLSL
8 16 (24.24%) MFC
8 16 (24.24%) ActiveX
8 16 (24.24%) 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:

Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (6.06%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (6.06%) InVision
3 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.06%) Photoshop
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.03%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (3.03%) Simulink
5 2 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (3.03%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) Ethernet
1 19 (28.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) 2G
2 1 (1.52%) 3G
2 1 (1.52%) 4G
2 1 (1.52%) GSM
2 1 (1.52%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Big Data
1 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.52%) dBASE
1 1 (1.52%) MySQL
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (31.82%) Eclipse
2 19 (28.79%) NetBeans
2 19 (28.79%) Visual Studio
3 18 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.03%) Axure RP
4 2 (3.03%) JIRA
4 2 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (1.52%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.52%) JUnit
5 1 (1.52%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (1.52%) Redmine
5 1 (1.52%) VersionOne
General
1 20 (30.30%) Aerospace
2 19 (28.79%) Military
3 10 (15.15%) Finance
4 6 (9.09%) Retail
5 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
6 4 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (4.55%) Law
7 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (3.03%) Legal
9 1 (1.52%) Banking
9 1 (1.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Project Manager
2 9 (13.64%) IT Manager
3 8 (12.12%) Designer
3 8 (12.12%) IT Project Manager
4 7 (10.61%) Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Designer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior IT Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Senior IT Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) UI Designer
7 4 (6.06%) Digital Designer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Graduate
8 3 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) Web Services
2 19 (28.79%) Node.js
2 19 (28.79%) Qt
3 18 (27.27%) .NET
4 16 (24.24%) ActiveX
4 16 (24.24%) DirectX
4 16 (24.24%) MFC
4 16 (24.24%) OpenGL
5 5 (7.58%) HTML
6 3 (4.55%) CSS
7 2 (3.03%) CSS3
7 2 (3.03%) HTML5
7 2 (3.03%) Middleware
7 2 (3.03%) XML
8 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.52%) REST
8 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
1 8 (12.12%) User Experience
2 5 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.06%) Animation
3 4 (6.06%) Graphic Design
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Life Science
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) FMCG
6 1 (1.52%) PMI
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Linux
1 20 (30.30%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (39.39%) Mathematics
3 22 (33.33%) Scrum
4 20 (30.30%) Software Engineering
5 12 (18.18%) Project Management
6 8 (12.12%) ITIL
6 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
7 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.61%) SDLC
8 6 (9.09%) Validation
9 5 (7.58%) Analytics
9 5 (7.58%) Kanban
9 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.06%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (6.06%) Customer-Centricity
10 4 (6.06%) Human Factors
10 4 (6.06%) Prototyping
10 4 (6.06%) Psychology
10 4 (6.06%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) C++
1 22 (33.33%) Java
1 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 20 (30.30%) C#
3 16 (24.24%) GLSL
3 16 (24.24%) HLSL
4 6 (9.09%) SQL
5 5 (7.58%) MATLAB
6 3 (4.55%) C
7 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.52%) Ada
8 1 (1.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (1.52%) Python
8 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.06%) PMI Certification
3 4 (6.06%) PMP
4 3 (4.55%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.03%) MCSA
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (3.03%) PhD
5 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.52%) APMP
6 1 (1.52%) HND
6 1 (1.52%) MBA
6 1 (1.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) GMP
1 2 (3.03%) PMO
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.52%) GCP
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) Adobe
3 2 (3.03%) Citrix
3 2 (3.03%) MathWorks
3 2 (3.03%) Omniture
3 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.52%) Cognos
4 1 (1.52%) Greenplum
4 1 (1.52%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) Sony