Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 36 38
Rank change year-on-year +22 +2 +13
Contract jobs citing Degree 91 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.58% 4.77% 4.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.80% 24.44% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 39
Hertfordshire median daily rate £313 £405 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.84% +10.96% -27.00%
10th Percentile £163 £187 £270
90th Percentile £500 £536 £553
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year - +14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £22.82 £40.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.95% +300.00% -13.04%
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £38.50 £37.88
% change year-on-year +11.69% +1.65% +8.21%

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 316 270 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 26.31% 19.52% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 110 157
Hertfordshire median daily rate £418 £406 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +12.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £179 £163 £200
90th Percentile £620 £550 £541
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 35
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £28.75 £41.00 £21.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.88% +92.71% +21.57%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £71.98 £66.81 £47.25
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +14.29% -53.33%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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
Watford +28 38 £400 +6.67% 21
Stevenage +1 23 £370 +68.20% 43
Royston - 5 £175 - 3
Ware - 3 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £200 - 5
Hatfield +3 2 - - 5
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £438 - 8
Hertford - 2 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City +8 1 £180 -40.00% 4
St Albans -2 1 - - 9
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 33 (36.26%) Microsoft
2 27 (29.67%) Mathematics
3 26 (28.57%) Windows
4 25 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (24.18%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (21.98%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (20.88%) Analytics
8 18 (19.78%) SC Cleared
8 18 (19.78%) Security Cleared
9 17 (18.68%) C++
9 17 (18.68%) Power BI
9 17 (18.68%) Power Platform
10 16 (17.58%) Linux
10 16 (17.58%) Tableau
11 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
11 15 (16.48%) ITIL
12 14 (15.38%) Java
12 14 (15.38%) Aerospace
13 13 (14.29%) Scrum
13 13 (14.29%) Military
13 13 (14.29%) Finance
13 13 (14.29%) Service Management
13 13 (14.29%) C#
13 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
13 13 (14.29%) Ethernet
13 13 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 12 (13.19%) Node.js
15 11 (12.09%) Qt
15 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
15 11 (12.09%) Computer Science

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 (2.20%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.30%) Simulink
3 3 (3.30%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.68%) Power Platform
2 10 (10.99%) AWS
3 6 (6.59%) Azure
4 5 (5.49%) Office 365
5 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 13 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.20%) LAN
2 2 (2.20%) VPN
2 2 (2.20%) WLAN
3 1 (1.10%) 3G
3 1 (1.10%) 4G
3 1 (1.10%) DAB
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) GPRS
3 1 (1.10%) Network Security
3 1 (1.10%) PSTN
3 1 (1.10%) WAN
3 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.68%) Power BI
2 8 (8.79%) Amazon Redshift
2 8 (8.79%) OLAP
3 4 (4.40%) Snowflake Schema
4 3 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.20%) Big Data
5 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.20%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (2.20%) GIS
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) QlikView
6 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.09%) Eclipse
2 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.09%) NetBeans
3 8 (8.79%) JIRA
4 4 (4.40%) Zephyr
5 3 (3.30%) Bugzilla
5 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.20%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (15.38%) Aerospace
2 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Military
3 10 (10.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (6.59%) Law
5 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.30%) Marketing
6 2 (2.20%) Automotive
6 2 (2.20%) Electronics
6 2 (2.20%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Local Government
6 2 (2.20%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (30.77%) Analyst
2 12 (13.19%) Developer
3 6 (6.59%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (6.59%) Data Engineer
3 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.49%) AWS Developer
4 5 (5.49%) Data Analyst
5 4 (4.40%) IT Analyst
5 4 (4.40%) IT Manager
5 4 (4.40%) Pricing Analyst
5 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
5 4 (4.40%) Support Specialist
5 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.30%) Information Scientist
6 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 3 (3.30%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) Node.js
2 11 (12.09%) Qt
2 11 (12.09%) Web Services
3 10 (10.99%) .NET
3 10 (10.99%) ActiveX
3 10 (10.99%) DirectX
3 10 (10.99%) MFC
3 10 (10.99%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.10%) jQuery
4 1 (1.10%) Laravel
4 1 (1.10%) React
4 1 (1.10%) Velocity
4 1 (1.10%) WPF
4 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) CMDB
2 6 (6.59%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) User Experience
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.30%) Life Science
4 3 (3.30%) PMI
5 2 (2.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.20%) VHDL
6 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.10%) LIMS
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.57%) Windows
2 16 (17.58%) Linux
3 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) Mathematics
2 25 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.98%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (20.88%) Analytics
5 15 (16.48%) ITIL
5 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
6 13 (14.29%) Scrum
6 13 (14.29%) Service Management
7 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
7 11 (12.09%) Validation
8 10 (10.99%) Change Management
8 10 (10.99%) Project Management
9 8 (8.79%) Data Visualisation
9 8 (8.79%) ETL
9 8 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (8.79%) Service Delivery
9 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.79%) Test Scripting
9 8 (8.79%) Visualisation
10 7 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) C++
2 14 (15.38%) Java
3 13 (14.29%) C#
4 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.09%) Python
4 11 (12.09%) SQL
5 10 (10.99%) GLSL
5 10 (10.99%) HLSL
6 8 (8.79%) VBA
7 4 (4.40%) C
8 3 (3.30%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.10%) PHP
9 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) SC Cleared
1 18 (19.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.40%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.30%) DBS Check
4 3 (3.30%) PMP
5 2 (2.20%) CISM
5 2 (2.20%) CISSP
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.10%) CISA
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.10%) MCP
6 1 (1.10%) PgMP
6 1 (1.10%) SANS
6 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.10%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) GDPR
2 2 (2.20%) ECSS
2 2 (2.20%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) CDISC
3 1 (1.10%) GMP
3 1 (1.10%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) NIST
3 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.20%) XenApp
5 1 (1.10%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.30%) SnapMirror
2 3 (3.30%) SnapVault
3 2 (2.20%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 33 (36.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.58%) Tableau
3 11 (12.09%) Cognos
4 9 (9.89%) SAP
5 5 (5.49%) Ariba
5 5 (5.49%) Citrix
5 5 (5.49%) EMC
5 5 (5.49%) VMware
6 3 (3.30%) Apple
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco
6 3 (3.30%) Dell
6 3 (3.30%) MathWorks
6 3 (3.30%) NetApp
7 2 (2.20%) IBM
7 2 (2.20%) Informatica
7 2 (2.20%) Isilon
7 2 (2.20%) LabWare
7 2 (2.20%) Omniture
7 2 (2.20%) Optimizely
7 2 (2.20%) Veeam