Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 51 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 46 40 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.59% 2.86% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 3.74% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 18
Hertfordshire median daily rate £408 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +23.08% -3.70%
10th Percentile £263 £315 £258
90th Percentile £525 £535 £391
East of England median daily rate £438 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 4
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £49.75 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +31.79% +2.03%
10th Percentile £40.81 £44.12 £33.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £39.70
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £44.20 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +10.50% +6.67%

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1021 1070 1257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.58% 76.54% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 582 638
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £402 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +3.61% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £246 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 43 102
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +43.30% -0.31%
10th Percentile £11.62 £9.23 £8.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +30.43% - -16.36%

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 22 July 2017.

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
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 22 July 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 -1 15 - - 1
Watford -4 8 £425 +6.25% 2
Hatfield - 4 £409 - 6
Welwyn Garden City +3 3 £315 -25.88% 2
Borehamwood - 2 £275 - 3
Royston +2 1 £375 -
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 28 (60.87%) Configuration Management
2 23 (50.00%) C++
3 22 (47.83%) Integration Testing
4 21 (45.65%) C
5 15 (32.61%) UML
6 13 (28.26%) Linux
6 13 (28.26%) MATLAB
7 12 (26.09%) Simulink
7 12 (26.09%) Java
7 12 (26.09%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (26.09%) Rational Rhapsody
8 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
9 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
9 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
9 10 (21.74%) Test Strategy
10 9 (19.57%) Serena
11 8 (17.39%) LabWindows
11 8 (17.39%) RS-422
12 7 (15.22%) Degree
12 7 (15.22%) Python
12 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
13 6 (13.04%) Ada
13 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
13 6 (13.04%) C#
13 6 (13.04%) Ada 95
13 6 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (10.87%) LAPP Stack
14 5 (10.87%) Ruby
14 5 (10.87%) Clustering
14 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (10.87%) Apache
1 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (17.39%) LabWindows
2 2 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) RS-422
2 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.87%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) SSL
4 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.35%) SpaceWire
5 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Rational DOORS
1 12 (26.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.52%) Bugzilla
3 3 (6.52%) ClearCase
3 3 (6.52%) ClearQuest
4 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.35%) gulp
4 2 (4.35%) NetBeans
4 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.17%) GCC
5 1 (2.17%) GDB
5 1 (2.17%) Grunt
5 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Composer
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Avionics
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Automotive
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.35%) Games
4 2 (4.35%) Military
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Interactive Media
5 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Software Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Software Test Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Test Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) C Software Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Ada Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Ada Software Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Software Validation Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Validation Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Retail Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
2 4 (8.70%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) HTML5
2 4 (8.70%) Node.js
3 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) LAMP
4 2 (4.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (4.35%) Qt
4 2 (4.35%) WCF
4 2 (4.35%) WPF
5 1 (2.17%) Dropwizard
5 1 (2.17%) Hystrix
5 1 (2.17%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.17%) POSIX
5 1 (2.17%) React
5 1 (2.17%) Sass
5 1 (2.17%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (10.87%) Clustering
3 5 (10.87%) RIA
4 3 (6.52%) Device Driver
5 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.35%) SCADA
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Configuration Management
2 22 (47.83%) Integration Testing
3 15 (32.61%) UML
4 10 (21.74%) Test Strategy
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.87%) Yourdon
6 4 (8.70%) High Availability
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps
7 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.52%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Validation
8 2 (4.35%) BDD
8 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.35%) Kanban
8 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
8 2 (4.35%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.35%) Requirements Management
8 2 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) C++
2 21 (45.65%) C
3 13 (28.26%) MATLAB
4 12 (26.09%) Java
5 7 (15.22%) Python
6 6 (13.04%) Ada
6 6 (13.04%) Ada 95
6 6 (13.04%) C#
6 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.87%) Bash Shell
7 5 (10.87%) Perl
7 5 (10.87%) Ruby
7 5 (10.87%) SQL
8 3 (6.52%) ANSI C
9 2 (4.35%) VB
10 1 (2.17%) Groovy
10 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) Degree
4 4 (8.70%) RHCE
5 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ECSS
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Serena
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) New Relic
4 1 (2.17%) Xerox
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 5 days ago