Period
to 20 July 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 20 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.

Software Engineering
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 48 51
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 81 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.12% 3.61% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.31% 4.47% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 13
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.36% +1.88% +23.08%
10th Percentile £298 £263 £315
90th Percentile £556 £525 £535
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 13
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £44.50 £50.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +1.01% +31.13%
10th Percentile £24.63 £40.81 £44.08
90th Percentile £48.60 £53.75 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £46.00 £44.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.37% +5.95% +5.00%

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 1,283 1,030 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.15% 80.72% 78.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 529 597
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.12%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £250
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 65 44
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -28.00% +19.42%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.13 £52.50 £53.38
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +33.33% -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 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 0 36 £350 - 12
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City -3 9 £538 +70.63% 1
Watford -3 6 £538 +26.47% 4
St Albans - 4 £419 - 4
Hatfield -1 3 £400 -2.14% 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £375 -
Royston -8 1 - - 5
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 38 (46.91%) Java
2 33 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 33 (40.74%) Linux
3 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
4 31 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (34.57%) C++
6 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 26 (32.10%) C
8 20 (24.69%) Web Services
8 20 (24.69%) Git (software)
9 18 (22.22%) Windows
9 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 17 (20.99%) C#
10 17 (20.99%) HTML
10 17 (20.99%) Degree
11 15 (18.52%) Configuration Management
11 15 (18.52%) Scrum
11 15 (18.52%) UML
11 15 (18.52%) TCP/IP
12 14 (17.28%) Eclipse
12 14 (17.28%) .NET
12 14 (17.28%) Aerospace
13 13 (16.05%) NetBeans
13 13 (16.05%) Military
13 13 (16.05%) SQL
13 13 (16.05%) Visual Studio
13 13 (16.05%) CSS
13 13 (16.05%) Ethernet
13 13 (16.05%) Mathematics
13 13 (16.05%) Qt

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 4 (4.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.23%) JBoss
2 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.47%) Simulink
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.23%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Akamai
2 2 (2.47%) Heroku
3 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 13 (16.05%) Ethernet
3 10 (12.35%) Wireshark
4 5 (6.17%) DNS
5 4 (4.94%) HTTP
5 4 (4.94%) SSL
6 2 (2.47%) BGP
6 2 (2.47%) DHCP
6 2 (2.47%) DWDM
6 2 (2.47%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.47%) FTP
6 2 (2.47%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.47%) IGRP
6 2 (2.47%) Internet
6 2 (2.47%) LAN
6 2 (2.47%) MPLS
6 2 (2.47%) OSPF
6 2 (2.47%) SNMP
6 2 (2.47%) VPN
6 2 (2.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.23%) Big Data
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.23%) EDMS
4 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 20 (24.69%) Git (software)
2 14 (17.28%) Eclipse
3 13 (16.05%) NetBeans
3 13 (16.05%) Rational Rhapsody
3 13 (16.05%) Visual Studio
4 12 (14.81%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (14.81%) Rational Team Concert
5 10 (12.35%) GDB
6 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
7 6 (7.41%) JIRA
8 5 (6.17%) gulp
9 3 (3.70%) Grunt
9 3 (3.70%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.70%) JMeter
9 3 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (3.70%) Selenium
9 3 (3.70%) Subversion
10 2 (2.47%) Gradle
10 2 (2.47%) JUnit
10 2 (2.47%) Spock
General
1 14 (17.28%) Aerospace
2 13 (16.05%) Military
3 9 (11.11%) Finance
4 6 (7.41%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Electronics
6 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.23%) Law
7 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (45.68%) Software Engineer
2 16 (19.75%) Developer
3 11 (13.58%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Java Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Java Software Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Java Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) UI Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Agile Tester
7 3 (3.70%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.69%) Web Services
2 17 (20.99%) HTML
3 14 (17.28%) .NET
4 13 (16.05%) CSS
4 13 (16.05%) HTML5
4 13 (16.05%) Node.js
4 13 (16.05%) Qt
5 11 (13.58%) ActiveX
5 11 (13.58%) DirectX
5 11 (13.58%) MFC
5 11 (13.58%) OpenGL
6 9 (11.11%) Spring
7 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.64%) REST
9 5 (6.17%) Dropwizard
9 5 (6.17%) jQuery
9 5 (6.17%) Spring Boot
9 5 (6.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
11 3 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.47%) FMCG
5 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.23%) ASIC
6 1 (1.23%) Blog
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.23%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.74%) Linux
2 18 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) CentOS
5 1 (1.23%) DC/OS
5 1 (1.23%) Unix
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.52%) Configuration Management
2 15 (18.52%) Scrum
2 15 (18.52%) UML
3 13 (16.05%) Mathematics
4 10 (12.35%) TDD
5 9 (11.11%) Microservices
5 9 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 8 (9.88%) BDD
6 8 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (9.88%) MVC
7 7 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (6.17%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (4.94%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (4.94%) OO
9 4 (4.94%) SOA
9 4 (4.94%) SOLID
9 4 (4.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (46.91%) Java
2 33 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 28 (34.57%) C++
4 26 (32.10%) C
5 17 (20.99%) C#
6 13 (16.05%) SQL
7 11 (13.58%) GLSL
7 11 (13.58%) HLSL
8 8 (9.88%) Java 8
8 8 (9.88%) Python
9 5 (6.17%) Groovy
9 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.70%) MATLAB
10 3 (3.70%) PHP
10 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.70%) VB
11 2 (2.47%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.47%) ES6
11 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
2 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 17 (20.99%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) MCP
5 2 (2.47%) CCNP
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) OCP
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) ECSS
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) vRealize
2 4 (4.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 2 (2.47%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.47%) Puppet
3 2 (2.47%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.23%) Nagios
4 1 (1.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.17%) VMware
3 3 (3.70%) New Relic
4 2 (2.47%) Arista
4 2 (2.47%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco
4 2 (2.47%) Citrix
4 2 (2.47%) F5
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.47%) Riverbed
4 2 (2.47%) Zscaler
5 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.23%) Google
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) MKS
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) Percona
5 1 (1.23%) Sage
5 1 (1.23%) Sybase