The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Software Engineer
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 51 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.11% 0.93% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.96% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £410 £490 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.32% +63.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +34.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.53% +5.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 585 623 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.71% 96.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 320 434
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +1 5 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (71.05%) Configuration Management
3 22 (57.89%) C
4 20 (52.63%) Integration Testing
5 19 (50.00%) C++
6 13 (34.21%) Java
6 13 (34.21%) Linux
6 13 (34.21%) UML
7 12 (31.58%) MATLAB
7 12 (31.58%) Python
7 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
8 11 (28.95%) Simulink
8 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
8 11 (28.95%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (28.95%) Rational Rhapsody
9 10 (26.32%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (26.32%) Firewall
9 10 (26.32%) SSL
9 10 (26.32%) Apache
9 10 (26.32%) Tomcat
9 10 (26.32%) Perl
9 10 (26.32%) Ruby
9 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (26.32%) Clustering
10 9 (23.68%) Puppet
11 8 (21.05%) Serena
12 7 (18.42%) LabWindows
12 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy

Software Engineer Skill Set
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 10 (26.32%) Apache
1 10 (26.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (18.42%) LabWindows
2 2 (5.26%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) SSL
3 7 (18.42%) RS-422
4 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (28.95%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Ant
4 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.63%) GDB
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) Gradle
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) NetBeans
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.63%) Military
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (13.16%) LAMP
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (5.26%) WCF
3 2 (5.26%) WPF
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) Qt
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Clustering
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.16%) RIA
4 4 (10.53%) Device Driver
4 4 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.26%) SCADA
6 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (71.05%) Configuration Management
3 20 (52.63%) Integration Testing
4 13 (34.21%) UML
5 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.79%) High Availability
6 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Yourdon
8 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
8 4 (10.53%) Requirements Management
9 3 (7.89%) DevOps
10 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (2.63%) ATDD
11 1 (2.63%) Digital Signal Processing
11 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
11 1 (2.63%) OO
11 1 (2.63%) OOD
11 1 (2.63%) Signal Processing
11 1 (2.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) C
2 19 (50.00%) C++
3 13 (34.21%) Java
4 12 (31.58%) MATLAB
4 12 (31.58%) Python
5 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
6 10 (26.32%) Perl
6 10 (26.32%) Ruby
7 6 (15.79%) Ada
7 6 (15.79%) Ada 95
8 5 (13.16%) SQL
9 4 (10.53%) ANSI C
9 4 (10.53%) C#
10 1 (2.63%) Clojure
10 1 (2.63%) F#
10 1 (2.63%) Go
10 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.63%) Rust
10 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) RHCE
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Puppet
2 6 (15.79%) Salt
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Serena
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft