Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 23 34
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 91 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.17% 6.32% 5.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.76% 7.57% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 28
Median daily rate £460 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +1.49% +2.13%
10th Percentile £233 £388 £287
90th Percentile £678 £544 £556
East of England median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £47.00 £45.75 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +2.81% -11.00%
10th Percentile £45.75 £39.00 £24.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.25 £48.60
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £47.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -2.11% +3.26% +2.22%

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 502 1,202 1,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.76% 83.41% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 646 711
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £294 £206
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 60 94
Median hourly rate £33.25 £18.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.72% +3.93% -16.55%
10th Percentile £11.89 £10.13 £10.84
90th Percentile £66.00 £57.88 £46.25
Median hourly rate £24.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.14% - -44.44%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Hertfordshire.

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 15 July 2020. 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 27 £514 - 10
Welwyn Garden City +7 6 £460 -8.00% 1
Watford +34 3 £550 +10.00% 3
Hemel Hempstead +5 3 £500 - 1
Letchworth - 2 £325 -
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 23 (52.27%) SC Cleared
1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 18 (40.91%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) C++
3 17 (38.64%) Linux
4 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 15 (34.09%) C#
5 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
6 14 (31.82%) .NET
6 14 (31.82%) Windows
6 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 14 (31.82%) Degree
7 13 (29.55%) Aerospace
7 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
7 13 (29.55%) Eclipse
7 13 (29.55%) Web Services
7 13 (29.55%) Mathematics
7 13 (29.55%) Node.js
8 12 (27.27%) Qt
8 12 (27.27%) UML
8 12 (27.27%) Visual Studio
8 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
8 12 (27.27%) Scrum
8 12 (27.27%) NetBeans
8 12 (27.27%) Military
9 11 (25.00%) Simulink
9 11 (25.00%) OpenGL
9 11 (25.00%) DirectX
9 11 (25.00%) MFC

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 2 (4.55%) Apache
1 2 (4.55%) CMS
1 2 (4.55%) Jadu
1 2 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Simulink
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) AWS
1 3 (6.82%) Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Akamai
2 2 (4.55%) Serverless
3 1 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Kong
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
2 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) SSL
4 2 (4.55%) 802.11
4 2 (4.55%) BGP
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.55%) DMVPN
4 2 (4.55%) DWDM
4 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
4 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) GLBP
4 2 (4.55%) IGRP
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 2 (4.55%) IPsec
4 2 (4.55%) MPLS
4 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.55%) OSPF
4 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
2 13 (29.55%) Eclipse
3 12 (27.27%) NetBeans
3 12 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 11 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (15.91%) JIRA
6 6 (13.64%) Rational Team Concert
7 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
7 5 (11.36%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (6.82%) Maven
9 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.27%) Geb
9 1 (2.27%) GitLab
9 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.27%) JMeter
9 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (2.27%) Spock
9 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (29.55%) Aerospace
2 12 (27.27%) Military
3 3 (6.82%) Law
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Finance
5 1 (2.27%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Software Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Ada Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Ada Software Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Developer
4 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (2.27%) Agile Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Backend Developer
6 1 (2.27%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Java Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) PHP Software Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (2.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Software Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 13 (29.55%) Node.js
2 13 (29.55%) Web Services
3 12 (27.27%) Qt
4 11 (25.00%) ActiveX
4 11 (25.00%) DirectX
4 11 (25.00%) MFC
4 11 (25.00%) OpenGL
5 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.55%) 802.1X
6 2 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.55%) HTML
6 2 (4.55%) Java EE
6 2 (4.55%) jQuery
6 2 (4.55%) OAuth
6 2 (4.55%) REST
6 2 (4.55%) RESTful
6 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Linux
2 14 (31.82%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) Mathematics
3 12 (27.27%) Scrum
3 12 (27.27%) UML
4 9 (20.45%) Configuration Management
4 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.64%) OO
6 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
6 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Change Control
7 4 (9.09%) TDD
8 3 (6.82%) BDD
8 3 (6.82%) DevOps
8 3 (6.82%) MVC
8 3 (6.82%) Project Management
9 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.55%) Microservices
9 2 (4.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 2 (4.55%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 2 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) C++
3 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 15 (34.09%) C#
5 11 (25.00%) Ada
5 11 (25.00%) C
5 11 (25.00%) GLSL
5 11 (25.00%) HLSL
6 6 (13.64%) MATLAB
7 5 (11.36%) Ada 95
7 5 (11.36%) Python
8 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.55%) Java 8
10 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.27%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.27%) PHP
10 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.27%) R
10 1 (2.27%) SQL
10 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) SC Cleared
1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.82%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) CCNP
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) OCP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Def Stans
1 1 (2.27%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
2 2 (4.55%) Terraform
2 2 (4.55%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.55%) vRealize
3 1 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.27%) Grafana
3 1 (2.27%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.27%) Istio
3 1 (2.27%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Arista
3 2 (4.55%) Aruba
3 2 (4.55%) Blue Coat
3 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) Citrix
3 2 (4.55%) F5
3 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
3 2 (4.55%) Juniper
3 2 (4.55%) Meraki
3 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.55%) Riverbed
3 2 (4.55%) Tufin
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Zscaler
4 1 (2.27%) PayPal
4 1 (2.27%) WooCommerce