Period
to 22 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 42 34
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 +26
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 78 61 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.44% 3.98% 5.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 4.77% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 31
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -13.16% -9.52%
10th Percentile £323 £358 £309
90th Percentile £556 £538 £700
East of England median daily rate £445 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +9.79% +1.33% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 24
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £47.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.74% -9.71% -3.79%
10th Percentile £37.75 £36.25 £41.52
90th Percentile £47.35 £47.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +7.06% -5.56% +7.14%

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 1,179 1,279 1,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.16% 83.43% 79.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 644 610
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £214
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.74 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -52.00% +74.42%
10th Percentile £11.83 £13.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.25 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -40.48% -3.08% +8.33%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 50 £335 - 20
Welwyn Garden City +2 4 £538 +2.38% 4
Watford 0 4 £388 +6.16% 5
Hitchin - 4 £510 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 5
Hatfield - 1 - - 9
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 37 (47.44%) C++
1 37 (47.44%) Linux
1 37 (47.44%) Security Cleared
2 35 (44.87%) SC Cleared
2 35 (44.87%) Java
2 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.46%) C
4 25 (32.05%) Aerospace
5 24 (30.77%) Windows
5 24 (30.77%) Git (software)
6 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
6 23 (29.49%) Scrum
6 23 (29.49%) Degree
7 22 (28.21%) Eclipse
8 21 (26.92%) Web Services
8 21 (26.92%) Mathematics
9 20 (25.64%) TCP/IP
10 19 (24.36%) Ethernet
10 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
10 19 (24.36%) C#
10 19 (24.36%) .NET
10 19 (24.36%) Visual Studio
10 19 (24.36%) NetBeans
10 19 (24.36%) Military
10 19 (24.36%) Qt
10 19 (24.36%) Node.js
11 17 (21.79%) GLSL
11 17 (21.79%) HLSL
11 17 (21.79%) MFC
11 17 (21.79%) ActiveX

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 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.28%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) LabWindows
2 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.28%) HFM
3 1 (1.28%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.28%) Sage 50
3 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Force.com
2 1 (1.28%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) TCP/IP
2 19 (24.36%) Ethernet
3 7 (8.97%) 5G
4 5 (6.41%) 3GPP
5 4 (5.13%) LTE
6 3 (3.85%) SpaceWire
7 2 (2.56%) Firewall
7 2 (2.56%) FTP
7 2 (2.56%) HTTP
7 2 (2.56%) Internet
7 2 (2.56%) LAN
7 2 (2.56%) NAS
7 2 (2.56%) UTRAN
7 2 (2.56%) Wireless
7 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.28%) 3G
8 1 (1.28%) 4G
8 1 (1.28%) DNS
8 1 (1.28%) RTP
8 1 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) MySQL
2 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) Essbase
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 22 (28.21%) Eclipse
3 19 (24.36%) NetBeans
3 19 (24.36%) Visual Studio
4 13 (16.67%) JIRA
5 7 (8.97%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.13%) LabVIEW
7 4 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (3.85%) Eclipse RCP
8 3 (3.85%) gulp
8 3 (3.85%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (2.56%) GDB
9 2 (2.56%) Grunt
9 2 (2.56%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.28%) Geb
10 1 (1.28%) Gradle
10 1 (1.28%) JMeter
10 1 (1.28%) JUnit
10 1 (1.28%) Spock
General
1 25 (32.05%) Aerospace
2 19 (24.36%) Military
3 7 (8.97%) Finance
4 4 (5.13%) Avionics
5 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Software Engineer
2 16 (20.51%) Developer
3 10 (12.82%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.26%) C Software Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Administrator
6 7 (8.97%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Design Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.13%) Software Design Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 2 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
11 2 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) Web Services
2 19 (24.36%) .NET
2 19 (24.36%) Node.js
2 19 (24.36%) Qt
3 17 (21.79%) ActiveX
3 17 (21.79%) DirectX
3 17 (21.79%) MFC
3 17 (21.79%) OpenGL
4 7 (8.97%) AngularJS
4 7 (8.97%) Spring
4 7 (8.97%) Spring Boot
5 6 (7.69%) CSS
5 6 (7.69%) HTML
6 5 (6.41%) REST
7 4 (5.13%) Angular 2
7 4 (5.13%) Spring MVC
8 3 (3.85%) Dropwizard
8 3 (3.85%) HTML5
9 2 (2.56%) Hystrix
9 2 (2.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.85%) Machine to Machine
2 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.28%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 37 (47.44%) Linux
2 24 (30.77%) Windows
3 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) Scrum
3 21 (26.92%) Mathematics
4 13 (16.67%) UML
5 11 (14.10%) TDD
6 9 (11.54%) Embedded Software Development
7 8 (10.26%) MVC
7 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (8.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (8.97%) Microservices
9 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (5.13%) Web Development
11 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
11 3 (3.85%) OO
11 3 (3.85%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (3.85%) OOP
11 3 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 3 (3.85%) Software Delivery
11 3 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (47.44%) C++
2 35 (44.87%) Java
3 30 (38.46%) C
4 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
5 19 (24.36%) C#
6 17 (21.79%) GLSL
6 17 (21.79%) HLSL
7 10 (12.82%) Embedded C
7 10 (12.82%) Embedded C++
8 7 (8.97%) Java 8
9 5 (6.41%) SQL
10 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.85%) VB
11 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.56%) ES6
11 2 (2.56%) Groovy
11 2 (2.56%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.28%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.28%) SOQL
12 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (47.44%) Security Cleared
2 35 (44.87%) SC Cleared
3 23 (29.49%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ECSS
1 2 (2.56%) MIL-STD-1553
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) MISRA
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) HP ALM
1 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) SELinux
3 1 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Red Hat
3 6 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (2.56%) BMC
5 2 (2.56%) New Relic
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle
5 2 (2.56%) Remedy
5 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.56%) Sun
6 1 (1.28%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.28%) Sage
6 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com