Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 34 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 +26 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 61 70 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.98% 5.07% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 6.55% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 4
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% -9.52% +50.00%
10th Percentile £358 £309 £373
90th Percentile £538 £700 £534
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +1.33% -0.62% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 14
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.00 £47.63 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.71% -3.79% +32.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £41.52 £39.10
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £52.43
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +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 1,257 1,068 1,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.05% 77.34% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 604 527
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £240 £217 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £41.13 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.80% +91.28% -31.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.10 £10.95
90th Percentile £47.25 £52.50 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £33.92 £33.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +10.83% +21.21%

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 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
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 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 +12 26 - - 21
Watford -2 12 £365 -27.00% 9
Welwyn Garden City -10 5 £525 -4.55% 9
Borehamwood - 3 £365 -
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 21 (34.43%) UML
1 21 (34.43%) Integration Testing
1 21 (34.43%) Rational Rhapsody
2 20 (32.79%) C
2 20 (32.79%) C++
3 18 (29.51%) MATLAB
4 17 (27.87%) Configuration Management
4 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
5 16 (26.23%) SC Cleared
5 16 (26.23%) Simulink
6 15 (24.59%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (21.31%) HTML
7 13 (21.31%) CSS
8 12 (19.67%) Ada
8 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (19.67%) Degree
9 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
9 10 (16.39%) Linux
9 10 (16.39%) Web Development
10 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
10 9 (14.75%) HTML5
10 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
11 8 (13.11%) Windows
11 8 (13.11%) Java
12 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.48%) Microservices
12 7 (11.48%) QA
13 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (9.84%) Kanban
13 6 (9.84%) Groovy

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 (3.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) RS-422
1 2 (3.28%) Wireless
1 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.64%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) Rational Rhapsody
2 15 (24.59%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.84%) Grunt
4 6 (9.84%) gulp
4 6 (9.84%) IntelliJ
5 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.28%) GDB
6 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.84%) Games
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Software Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Developer
3 11 (18.03%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Ada Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Ada Software Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Administrator
4 6 (9.84%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Product Owner
6 4 (6.56%) Demandware Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Design Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) CSS
1 13 (21.31%) HTML
2 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
2 9 (14.75%) HTML5
3 6 (9.84%) Dropwizard
3 6 (9.84%) Hystrix
3 6 (9.84%) Play Framework
3 6 (9.84%) React
3 6 (9.84%) Scalatra
3 6 (9.84%) Spring
3 6 (9.84%) Spring Boot
3 6 (9.84%) Web Services
4 4 (6.56%) XHTML
5 3 (4.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.64%) EMV
3 1 (1.64%) Fintech
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.64%) mPOS
3 1 (1.64%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) VMS
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Integration Testing
1 21 (34.43%) UML
2 17 (27.87%) Configuration Management
3 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.39%) Web Development
5 7 (11.48%) Microservices
5 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.84%) BDD
6 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.84%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 6 (9.84%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (9.84%) Front End Development
6 6 (9.84%) Kanban
6 6 (9.84%) Pair Programming
6 6 (9.84%) Refactoring
6 6 (9.84%) Scrum
6 6 (9.84%) SOLID
6 6 (9.84%) TDD
6 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.84%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) C
1 20 (32.79%) C++
2 18 (29.51%) MATLAB
3 12 (19.67%) Ada
4 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.11%) Java
6 6 (9.84%) Ada 95
6 6 (9.84%) Groovy
7 5 (8.20%) SQL
8 4 (6.56%) Python
9 3 (4.92%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.64%) C#
10 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
2 16 (26.23%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) New Relic
1 6 (9.84%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.56%) Demandware
2 4 (6.56%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.28%) Serena
5 1 (1.64%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft