Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 51 31
Rank change year-on-year +15 -20 +16
Contract jobs citing Degree 66 37 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.49% 3.02% 5.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.57% 13.21% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 26
Hertfordshire median daily rate £383 £525 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.14% +37.70% +8.93%
10th Percentile £241 £338 £185
90th Percentile £575 £600 £519
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 9
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 £25.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +94.23% -64.86%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £42.00 £41.22 £38.90
East of England median hourly rate £26.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% -6.25% +23.08%

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 306 280 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.82% 22.88% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 119 125
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £191 £200 £250
90th Percentile £525 £558 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 35 32
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -17.35% +2.72%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.43 £12.63
90th Percentile £47.25 £52.08 £39.43
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -52.86% +16.67% +57.89%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 20 £369 - 28
Watford -21 8 £356 -26.92% 6
Rickmansworth -3 4 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -7 4 £488 -15.22% 7
Royston - 4 £300 - 10
Borehamwood - 2 £365 - 4
Hemel Hempstead -4 1 - - 5
Hatfield -4 1 £130 -69.41% 7
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 17 (25.76%) Computer Science
2 16 (24.24%) Mathematics
2 16 (24.24%) Java
3 14 (21.21%) SQL
3 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
4 13 (19.70%) Retail
4 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
4 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
5 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 12 (18.18%) C++
6 11 (16.67%) Python
6 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 10 (15.15%) Windows
8 9 (13.64%) ITIL
8 9 (13.64%) C
8 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (13.64%) Validation
8 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.12%) Project Management
9 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
9 8 (12.12%) Mathematical Modelling
10 7 (10.61%) Apache Spark
10 7 (10.61%) Data Science
10 7 (10.61%) Cisco
10 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
10 7 (10.61%) Firewall
10 7 (10.61%) Hadoop
10 7 (10.61%) R
10 7 (10.61%) Node.js

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 7 (10.61%) Apache Spark
2 6 (9.09%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.52%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.03%) Simulink
3 2 (3.03%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.52%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.52%) GitHub
2 1 (1.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.06%) HTTP
2 4 (6.06%) SMTP
2 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.06%) VoIP
3 3 (4.55%) LAN
3 3 (4.55%) WAN
3 3 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.03%) NX-OS
4 2 (3.03%) OSPF
4 2 (3.03%) Skype
4 2 (3.03%) VPN
5 1 (1.52%) FlexRay
5 1 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Hadoop
2 6 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 6 (9.09%) Big Data
3 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.06%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.06%) NetBeans
4 2 (3.03%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.52%) JIRA
5 1 (1.52%) MSTest
General
1 13 (19.70%) Retail
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.58%) Aerospace
3 5 (7.58%) Finance
4 4 (6.06%) Electronics
4 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.06%) Military
5 3 (4.55%) Marketing
6 2 (3.03%) Games
6 2 (3.03%) Local Government
7 1 (1.52%) Automotive
7 1 (1.52%) Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Billing
7 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.52%) Law
7 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (13.64%) Analyst
2 7 (10.61%) Data Scientist
3 5 (7.58%) Developer
4 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Architect
4 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Designer
4 4 (6.06%) Product Owner
4 4 (6.06%) Service Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
5 3 (4.55%) PMO Manager
5 3 (4.55%) PMO Project Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Senior PMO
5 3 (4.55%) Senior PMO Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) Node.js
2 6 (9.09%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) Web Services
3 5 (7.58%) HTML
4 4 (6.06%) ActiveX
4 4 (6.06%) CSS
4 4 (6.06%) DirectX
4 4 (6.06%) MFC
4 4 (6.06%) OpenGL
4 4 (6.06%) Qt
5 3 (4.55%) HTML5
5 3 (4.55%) XML
6 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.03%) REST
6 2 (3.03%) SOAP
7 1 (1.52%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.52%) JAX-RS
7 1 (1.52%) JAX-WS
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.58%) Algorithms
2 5 (7.58%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) e-Learning
4 3 (4.55%) Graphic Design
5 2 (3.03%) ASIC
5 2 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.03%) FMCG
5 2 (3.03%) Photography
5 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Mathematics
2 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
3 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.64%) ITIL
3 9 (13.64%) Validation
4 8 (12.12%) Mathematical Modelling
4 8 (12.12%) Project Management
5 7 (10.61%) Data Science
6 6 (9.09%) Machine Learning
6 6 (9.09%) MapReduce
6 6 (9.09%) Open Source
6 6 (9.09%) Visualisation
7 5 (7.58%) Information Security
8 4 (6.06%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.06%) Scrum
8 4 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.06%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) Java
2 14 (21.21%) SQL
3 12 (18.18%) C++
4 11 (16.67%) Python
5 9 (13.64%) C
6 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.61%) R
8 6 (9.09%) C#
8 6 (9.09%) Scala
9 4 (6.06%) GLSL
9 4 (6.06%) HLSL
9 4 (6.06%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.03%) Ada
11 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.52%) Ruby
11 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
1 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.58%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (6.06%) MCP
4 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.55%) CCNA
5 3 (4.55%) CCNP
5 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.55%) PMP
6 2 (3.03%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) PMO
2 3 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) COBIT
3 1 (1.52%) ECSS
3 1 (1.52%) GMP
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.52%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) XenApp
3 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Ansible
1 1 (1.52%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco
3 5 (7.58%) HP
3 5 (7.58%) VMware
4 4 (6.06%) Dell
5 3 (4.55%) Adobe
5 3 (4.55%) MathWorks
5 3 (4.55%) SAP
6 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.03%) F5
6 2 (3.03%) Juniper
6 2 (3.03%) Mitel
6 2 (3.03%) Omniture
6 2 (3.03%) Optimizely
6 2 (3.03%) Veeam
7 1 (1.52%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (1.52%) NetApp
7 1 (1.52%) Siemens
7 1 (1.52%) Splunk