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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 39 41
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 28 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.79% 2.55% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 3.31% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 11
Median daily rate £413 £433 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +39.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £564 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 3
Median hourly rate £50.13 £49.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +35.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.71 £40.95 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £39.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +5.62%  

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 470 574 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.48% 77.05% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 311 274
Median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 35
Median hourly rate £45.71 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% +52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £8.45 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +1 7 - - 3
Hatfield - 4 £409 - 1
Watford -6 3 £500 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 2
Royston +3 1 £375 -
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 35 (54.69%) Configuration Management
2 22 (34.38%) Java
3 21 (32.81%) C
3 21 (32.81%) Linux
3 21 (32.81%) Integration Testing
4 19 (29.69%) Python
4 19 (29.69%) C++
5 18 (28.13%) Ruby
5 18 (28.13%) Bash Shell
5 18 (28.13%) Puppet
6 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (26.56%) TCP/IP
7 16 (25.00%) UML
7 16 (25.00%) MATLAB
8 15 (23.44%) Simulink
8 15 (23.44%) Firewall
8 15 (23.44%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (23.44%) Clustering
8 15 (23.44%) Apache
8 15 (23.44%) Tomcat
8 15 (23.44%) SSL
8 15 (23.44%) Perl
8 15 (23.44%) Rational DOORS
8 15 (23.44%) Rational Rhapsody
8 15 (23.44%) LAPP Stack
9 14 (21.88%) Finance
10 13 (20.31%) MySQL
10 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
10 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
11 12 (18.75%) BDD

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 15 (23.44%) Apache
1 15 (23.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.13%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) Drupal
3 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (7.81%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) TCP/IP
2 15 (23.44%) Firewall
2 15 (23.44%) SSL
3 5 (7.81%) RS-422
4 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (20.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Rational DOORS
1 15 (23.44%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.38%) JIRA
3 4 (6.25%) Ant
3 4 (6.25%) Gradle
3 4 (6.25%) Maven
4 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.13%) FishEye
5 2 (3.13%) Hudson
5 2 (3.13%) NetBeans
5 2 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.56%) GDB
6 1 (1.56%) gulp
6 1 (1.56%) Selenium
6 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.56%) Visual Composer
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.13%) Interactive Media
4 2 (3.13%) Military
4 2 (3.13%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (67.19%) Software Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Ada Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) C Software Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
6 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (15.63%) LAMP
3 5 (7.81%) CSS
3 5 (7.81%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) Node.js
4 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.13%) .NET
5 2 (3.13%) Qt
5 2 (3.13%) Web Services
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.56%) HTML5
6 1 (1.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.56%) Sass
6 1 (1.56%) WCF
6 1 (1.56%) WPF
6 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Clustering
2 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.25%) Device Driver
3 4 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.69%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.69%) RIA
5 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Configuration Management
2 21 (32.81%) Integration Testing
3 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (25.00%) UML
5 12 (18.75%) BDD
5 12 (18.75%) DevOps
5 12 (18.75%) TDD
6 10 (15.63%) High Availability
7 9 (14.06%) Yourdon
8 6 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (9.38%) Scrum
8 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.81%) SDLC
9 5 (7.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (6.25%) ATDD
10 4 (6.25%) Data Protection
10 4 (6.25%) OO
10 4 (6.25%) OOD
10 4 (6.25%) Requirements Management
11 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) Java
2 21 (32.81%) C
3 19 (29.69%) C++
3 19 (29.69%) Python
4 18 (28.13%) Bash Shell
4 18 (28.13%) Ruby
5 16 (25.00%) MATLAB
6 15 (23.44%) Perl
7 11 (17.19%) SQL
8 10 (15.63%) Ada
8 10 (15.63%) Ada 95
9 9 (14.06%) C#
10 5 (7.81%) VB
11 4 (6.25%) ANSI C
12 3 (4.69%) Clojure
12 3 (4.69%) F#
12 3 (4.69%) Go
12 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
12 3 (4.69%) Rust
13 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) RHCE
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (28.13%) Puppet
2 10 (15.63%) Salt
3 6 (9.38%) Ansible
4 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.38%) Serena
2 4 (6.25%) IBM
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.13%) Xerox
4 1 (1.56%) QNX
4 1 (1.56%) Sonatype