Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Software Engineering
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 47 46
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1 +29
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 95 60 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.84% 3.82% 4.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.15% 4.66% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 25
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -13.16% +41.79%
10th Percentile £315 £263 £285
90th Percentile £556 £538 £715
East of England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 22
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.25 £44.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -12.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £19.75 £40.00 £43.78
90th Percentile £48.15 £47.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,328 1,287 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.62% 81.92% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 650 620
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £205 £202 £220
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 71 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -26.32% +13.08%
10th Percentile £12.79 £13.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.70 £28.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year -38.43% -7.26% +31.91%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 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 0 47 £373 - 25
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £450 - 8
Welwyn Garden City -6 9 £538 +2.38% 3
Watford -8 6 £481 +31.85% 11
Hitchin - 4 £510 -
St Albans - 4 £419 - 4
Hatfield - 2 - - 4
Royston - 1 - - 8
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering 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 Software Engineering.

1 44 (46.32%) Java
2 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
3 41 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (40.00%) Linux
5 36 (37.89%) SC Cleared
6 33 (34.74%) JavaScript
7 31 (32.63%) C++
8 30 (31.58%) C
9 27 (28.42%) Windows
10 25 (26.32%) Git (software)
11 24 (25.26%) Web Services
12 22 (23.16%) Scrum
13 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
14 19 (20.00%) Eclipse
14 19 (20.00%) C#
14 19 (20.00%) Aerospace
14 19 (20.00%) Degree
14 19 (20.00%) Mathematics
15 18 (18.95%) JIRA
15 18 (18.95%) .NET
15 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
16 17 (17.89%) Ethernet
16 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
16 17 (17.89%) NetBeans
16 17 (17.89%) Military
16 17 (17.89%) Qt
16 17 (17.89%) Node.js
17 15 (15.79%) HTML
18 14 (14.74%) MFC
18 14 (14.74%) CSS

Software Engineering
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 6 (6.32%) Confluence
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.05%) JBoss
2 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.05%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) LabWindows
2 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.11%) Sage 50
3 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.05%) Force.com
2 1 (1.05%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
2 17 (17.89%) Ethernet
3 6 (6.32%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.11%) 5G
4 2 (2.11%) DNS
4 2 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) LAN
5 1 (1.05%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.05%) FTP
5 1 (1.05%) HTTP
5 1 (1.05%) Internet
5 1 (1.05%) LTE
5 1 (1.05%) NAS
5 1 (1.05%) SpaceWire
5 1 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.16%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) DB2
4 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 19 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 18 (18.95%) JIRA
4 17 (17.89%) NetBeans
4 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
5 11 (11.58%) Jenkins
6 10 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (7.37%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (7.37%) Rational Team Concert
8 6 (6.32%) GDB
9 5 (5.26%) gulp
10 4 (4.21%) Grunt
10 4 (4.21%) IntelliJ
10 4 (4.21%) JMeter
10 4 (4.21%) LabVIEW
11 3 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (3.16%) Selenium
12 2 (2.11%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (2.11%) JUnit
12 2 (2.11%) Subversion
General
1 19 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 17 (17.89%) Military
3 14 (14.74%) Finance
4 4 (4.21%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Avionics
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Software Engineer
2 22 (23.16%) Developer
3 14 (14.74%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Administrator
7 7 (7.37%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (6.32%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Design Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Software Design Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) C Software Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) Web Services
2 18 (18.95%) .NET
3 17 (17.89%) Node.js
3 17 (17.89%) Qt
4 15 (15.79%) HTML
5 14 (14.74%) ActiveX
5 14 (14.74%) CSS
5 14 (14.74%) DirectX
5 14 (14.74%) MFC
5 14 (14.74%) OpenGL
6 11 (11.58%) HTML5
7 10 (10.53%) Spring
8 9 (9.47%) AngularJS
8 9 (9.47%) Spring Boot
9 7 (7.37%) REST
10 5 (5.26%) Dropwizard
11 4 (4.21%) Angular 2
11 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.21%) Hystrix
11 4 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.11%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.05%) ASIC
6 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.05%) FMCG
6 1 (1.05%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.00%) Linux
2 27 (28.42%) Windows
3 6 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.11%) CentOS
6 1 (1.05%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.16%) Scrum
3 19 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 14 (14.74%) TDD
5 13 (13.68%) UML
6 12 (12.63%) Microservices
6 12 (12.63%) MVC
6 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
7 10 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
8 9 (9.47%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 9 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (8.42%) BDD
9 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.32%) Test Strategy
11 6 (6.32%) Web Development
12 5 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (5.26%) Test Scripting
12 5 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.32%) Java
2 33 (34.74%) JavaScript
3 31 (32.63%) C++
4 30 (31.58%) C
5 19 (20.00%) C#
6 14 (14.74%) GLSL
6 14 (14.74%) HLSL
7 12 (12.63%) Java 8
7 12 (12.63%) SQL
8 7 (7.37%) Embedded C
9 6 (6.32%) Groovy
9 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL
9 6 (6.32%) VB
10 5 (5.26%) Embedded C++
11 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.16%) Python
13 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 2 (2.11%) ES6
13 2 (2.11%) PHP
14 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
2 36 (37.89%) SC Cleared
3 19 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.11%) MCP
6 1 (1.05%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.05%) OCP
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) ECSS
3 1 (1.05%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (1.05%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.11%) Docker
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) vRealize
1 4 (4.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 3 (3.16%) HP ALM
2 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.05%) Nagios
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
3 1 (1.05%) SELinux
3 1 (1.05%) Terraform
3 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.32%) Atlassian
4 4 (4.21%) HP
4 4 (4.21%) New Relic
4 4 (4.21%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) BMC
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle
5 2 (2.11%) Remedy
5 2 (2.11%) Sage
5 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.11%) Sun
6 1 (1.05%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.05%) Google
6 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com