Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 37 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 60 56 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.80% 4.36% 4.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.27% 18.92% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 22
Hertfordshire median daily rate £418 £333 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.56% -12.79% +8.93%
10th Percentile £206 £256 £170
90th Percentile £609 £566 £463
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.00 £10.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +320.00% -37.50% -52.94%
10th Percentile £15.30 £10.00 £12.51
90th Percentile £53.50 £25.20 £38.83
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -6.15% +52.94% -12.61%

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 296 296 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.75% 23.05% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 137 142
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £179 £216 £226
90th Percentile £545 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 15
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.07 £17.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% +10.22% -15.79%
10th Percentile £11.96 £10.00 £12.68
90th Percentile £49.00 £50.60 £42.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -26.09% -16.67% +28.37%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +6 29 £400 - 20
Watford -4 11 £418 +51.82% 6
Hemel Hempstead -16 3 - - 6
Royston - 3 - - 7
Hatfield 0 2 £180 -62.60% 18
Welwyn Garden City -19 2 - - 8
Rickmansworth -10 1 - -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 24 (40.00%) Java
2 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (35.00%) C++
4 20 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (28.33%) Software Engineering
6 16 (26.67%) Scrum
6 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
6 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 16 (26.67%) Windows
6 16 (26.67%) Linux
7 15 (25.00%) Web Services
7 15 (25.00%) C#
7 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 15 (25.00%) Eclipse
7 15 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 14 (23.33%) .NET
8 14 (23.33%) Visual Studio
8 14 (23.33%) Aerospace
9 13 (21.67%) SQL
9 13 (21.67%) Ethernet
9 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
9 13 (21.67%) Qt
9 13 (21.67%) NetBeans
9 13 (21.67%) Military
9 13 (21.67%) Node.js
10 12 (20.00%) Validation
11 11 (18.33%) OpenGL
11 11 (18.33%) DirectX
11 11 (18.33%) 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 3 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.00%) Simulink
2 3 (5.00%) Stateflow
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) Ethernet
1 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.00%) Firewall
3 4 (6.67%) HTTP
3 4 (6.67%) SMTP
3 4 (6.67%) VoIP
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) WAN
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.33%) NX-OS
5 2 (3.33%) OSPF
5 2 (3.33%) Skype
5 2 (3.33%) VPN
5 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.67%) 4G
6 1 (1.67%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.33%) Big Data
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) dBASE
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 15 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (23.33%) Visual Studio
3 13 (21.67%) NetBeans
4 3 (5.00%) Rational Statemate
5 2 (3.33%) JIRA
5 2 (3.33%) Subversion
6 1 (1.67%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.67%) JUnit
6 1 (1.67%) Redmine
6 1 (1.67%) VersionOne
General
1 14 (23.33%) Aerospace
2 13 (21.67%) Military
3 10 (16.67%) Finance
4 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 7 (11.67%) Retail
6 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
7 4 (6.67%) Electronics
8 2 (3.33%) Law
8 2 (3.33%) Local Government
8 2 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.67%) Automotive
9 1 (1.67%) Banking
9 1 (1.67%) French Language
9 1 (1.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (10.00%) Developer
1 6 (10.00%) IT Manager
1 6 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (6.67%) Analyst
3 4 (6.67%) Senior IT Manager
3 4 (6.67%) Senior IT Project Manager
3 4 (6.67%) Senior Manager
3 4 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 3 (5.00%) Architect
4 3 (5.00%) Data Scientist
4 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
5 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) Web Services
2 14 (23.33%) .NET
3 13 (21.67%) Node.js
3 13 (21.67%) Qt
4 11 (18.33%) ActiveX
4 11 (18.33%) DirectX
4 11 (18.33%) MFC
4 11 (18.33%) OpenGL
5 4 (6.67%) HTML
5 4 (6.67%) XML
6 3 (5.00%) Middleware
6 3 (5.00%) REST
6 3 (5.00%) SOAP
7 2 (3.33%) CSS
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.67%) EJB
8 1 (1.67%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (1.67%) Java EE
8 1 (1.67%) LINQ
8 1 (1.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.33%) ASIC
4 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.33%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.67%) DataPower
5 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.67%) Life Science
5 1 (1.67%) Photography
5 1 (1.67%) PMI
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Linux
1 16 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) Software Engineering
3 16 (26.67%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) Validation
5 8 (13.33%) SDLC
6 7 (11.67%) ITIL
6 7 (11.67%) Mathematical Modelling
7 5 (8.33%) Project Management
7 5 (8.33%) Signal Processing
8 4 (6.67%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.67%) Business Transformation
8 4 (6.67%) Information Security
8 4 (6.67%) Kanban
8 4 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.00%) Change Management
9 3 (5.00%) Data Science
9 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) Java
2 21 (35.00%) C++
3 15 (25.00%) C#
3 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (21.67%) SQL
5 11 (18.33%) C
5 11 (18.33%) GLSL
5 11 (18.33%) HLSL
6 6 (10.00%) Python
7 4 (6.67%) MATLAB
8 3 (5.00%) Ada
8 3 (5.00%) R
9 2 (3.33%) Scala
9 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (6.67%) MCP
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.00%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.33%) CCNA
6 2 (3.33%) CCNP
6 2 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.33%) PMP
6 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) APMP
7 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.67%) HND
7 1 (1.67%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) COBIT
2 1 (1.67%) ECSS
2 1 (1.67%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Cisco
3 4 (6.67%) Dell
3 4 (6.67%) HP
3 4 (6.67%) SAP
3 4 (6.67%) VMware
4 3 (5.00%) MathWorks
5 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.33%) F5
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (3.33%) Juniper
5 2 (3.33%) Mitel
5 2 (3.33%) Veeam
6 1 (1.67%) Cognos
6 1 (1.67%) EMC
6 1 (1.67%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (1.67%) Omniture
6 1 (1.67%) Optimizely
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle