Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 61 87
Rank change year-on-year -12 +26 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 26 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.67% 2.33% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.42% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £410 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.48% +2.27% +1.54%
10th Percentile £321 £267 £297
90th Percentile £523 £708 £372
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +21.95% -1.20%
10th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £38.70
90th Percentile £46.50 £54.15 £42.10
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.58% +18.75% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1451 1325 1532
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.95% 96.64% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 762 775
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 80 158
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.17 £14.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.40% -15.94% +11.29%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.68 £53.75 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -3 14 - -
Watford - 2 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -3 1 £550 +15.79%
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (73.08%) Integration Testing
3 18 (69.23%) C
4 17 (65.38%) C++
5 14 (53.85%) UML
5 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management
6 13 (50.00%) MATLAB
6 13 (50.00%) Simulink
6 13 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (34.62%) Ada
7 9 (34.62%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) LabWindows
9 5 (19.23%) Serena
9 5 (19.23%) RS-422
9 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
10 4 (15.38%) Ada 95
10 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (11.54%) Embedded C
11 3 (11.54%) Python
12 2 (7.69%) Wireless
12 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
12 2 (7.69%) RIA
13 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
13 1 (3.85%) Device Driver Development
13 1 (3.85%) IaaS
13 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
13 1 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
13 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef

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:

Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) RS-422
2 2 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 9 (34.62%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (3.85%) WCF
1 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (7.69%) RIA
3 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.85%) EMV
3 1 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.85%) SCADA
3 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) VMS
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (73.08%) Integration Testing
3 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 14 (53.85%) UML
4 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C
2 17 (65.38%) C++
3 13 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 9 (34.62%) Ada
5 4 (15.38%) Ada 95
6 3 (11.54%) Embedded C
6 3 (11.54%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Serena