Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 53 42
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11 +34
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 94 45 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.79% 3.19% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.14% 3.88% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 22
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £411 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% -6.75% +33.64%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £269
90th Percentile £556 £538 £571
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £407
% change year-on-year - +10.57% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.49% -11.00% +32.45%
10th Percentile £17.50 £40.00 £44.32
90th Percentile £48.35 £48.98 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%

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 1,316 1,160 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.08% 82.27% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 576 620
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 67 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.43 £16.81 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.69% -15.98% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.81 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.25 £44.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.97 £25.00
% change year-on-year -35.11% +7.88% -

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 42 £373 - 20
Welwyn Garden City -5 11 £538 +70.63% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £450 -
Watford +3 8 £506 +19.12% 4
Hitchin - 4 £510 -
St Albans - 4 £419 - 1
Hatfield +3 3 - - 3
Royston - 1 - - 6
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 43 (45.74%) Java
2 42 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (41.49%) Security Cleared
4 38 (40.43%) Linux
5 35 (37.23%) JavaScript
5 35 (37.23%) C++
6 33 (35.11%) SC Cleared
7 28 (29.79%) Git (software)
8 27 (28.72%) C
9 24 (25.53%) Web Services
9 24 (25.53%) Scrum
10 23 (24.47%) Windows
11 20 (21.28%) TCP/IP
11 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
12 19 (20.21%) C#
12 19 (20.21%) HTML
12 19 (20.21%) .NET
13 18 (19.15%) Eclipse
13 18 (19.15%) Aerospace
13 18 (19.15%) Mathematics
13 18 (19.15%) Degree
14 17 (18.09%) Qt
14 17 (18.09%) Node.js
14 17 (18.09%) NetBeans
14 17 (18.09%) Military
14 17 (18.09%) Ethernet
14 17 (18.09%) Visual Studio
14 17 (18.09%) CSS
14 17 (18.09%) UML
15 16 (17.02%) Configuration Management

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 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (1.06%) CMS
3 1 (1.06%) JBoss
3 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.19%) Simulink
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) LabWindows
1 2 (2.13%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) Heroku
3 1 (1.06%) Akamai
3 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.06%) Force.com
3 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.28%) TCP/IP
2 17 (18.09%) Ethernet
3 11 (11.70%) Wireshark
4 5 (5.32%) DNS
5 4 (4.26%) HTTP
5 4 (4.26%) SSL
6 3 (3.19%) FTP
7 2 (2.13%) LAN
8 1 (1.06%) BGP
8 1 (1.06%) DHCP
8 1 (1.06%) DWDM
8 1 (1.06%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.06%) Firewall
8 1 (1.06%) IGRP
8 1 (1.06%) Internet
8 1 (1.06%) MPLS
8 1 (1.06%) OSPF
8 1 (1.06%) SNMP
8 1 (1.06%) VPN
8 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) Big Data
5 1 (1.06%) DB2
5 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (29.79%) Git (software)
2 18 (19.15%) Eclipse
3 17 (18.09%) NetBeans
3 17 (18.09%) Visual Studio
4 15 (15.96%) Rational Rhapsody
5 14 (14.89%) JIRA
5 14 (14.89%) Rational DOORS
5 14 (14.89%) Rational Team Concert
6 11 (11.70%) GDB
7 7 (7.45%) gulp
7 7 (7.45%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.26%) Grunt
8 4 (4.26%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.26%) JMeter
9 3 (3.19%) GitLab
9 3 (3.19%) Gradle
9 3 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (3.19%) Selenium
9 3 (3.19%) Spock
10 2 (2.13%) Gatling
General
1 18 (19.15%) Aerospace
2 17 (18.09%) Military
3 14 (14.89%) Finance
4 5 (5.32%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (36.17%) Software Engineer
2 23 (24.47%) Developer
3 15 (15.96%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.83%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Java Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Java Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) UI Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Agile Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Agile Tester
9 3 (3.19%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.19%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.53%) Web Services
2 19 (20.21%) .NET
2 19 (20.21%) HTML
3 17 (18.09%) CSS
3 17 (18.09%) Node.js
3 17 (18.09%) Qt
4 15 (15.96%) ActiveX
4 15 (15.96%) DirectX
4 15 (15.96%) MFC
4 15 (15.96%) OpenGL
5 13 (13.83%) HTML5
6 12 (12.77%) Spring
7 11 (11.70%) AngularJS
7 11 (11.70%) Spring Boot
8 9 (9.57%) REST
9 7 (7.45%) Dropwizard
10 4 (4.26%) Angular 2
10 4 (4.26%) Hystrix
10 4 (4.26%) React
10 4 (4.26%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.13%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.13%) FMCG
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.06%) ASIC
6 1 (1.06%) Blog
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.06%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.43%) Linux
2 23 (24.47%) Windows
3 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) CentOS
5 1 (1.06%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.53%) Scrum
3 18 (19.15%) Mathematics
4 17 (18.09%) UML
5 16 (17.02%) Configuration Management
5 16 (17.02%) TDD
6 14 (14.89%) Microservices
7 12 (12.77%) MVC
7 12 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 11 (11.70%) Infrastructure Management
9 10 (10.64%) BDD
10 9 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.45%) Domain-Driven Design
12 6 (6.38%) Web Development
13 5 (5.32%) Decision-Making
13 5 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (5.32%) Programme Management
13 5 (5.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.74%) Java
2 35 (37.23%) C++
2 35 (37.23%) JavaScript
3 27 (28.72%) C
4 19 (20.21%) C#
5 15 (15.96%) GLSL
5 15 (15.96%) HLSL
6 14 (14.89%) Java 8
7 13 (13.83%) SQL
8 6 (6.38%) Groovy
8 6 (6.38%) Python
9 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.32%) VB
10 4 (4.26%) ES6
10 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.19%) Embedded C
11 3 (3.19%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.19%) PHP
11 3 (3.19%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (41.49%) Security Cleared
2 33 (35.11%) SC Cleared
3 18 (19.15%) Degree
4 3 (3.19%) MCP
5 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.06%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.06%) CCNP
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.06%) OCP
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) vRealize
1 4 (4.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 3 (3.19%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (2.13%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.06%) Nagios
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) Terraform
4 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.26%) New Relic
2 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
2 4 (4.26%) VMware
3 3 (3.19%) HP
4 2 (2.13%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) Sage
5 1 (1.06%) Arista
5 1 (1.06%) BMC
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco
5 1 (1.06%) Citrix
5 1 (1.06%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.06%) F5
5 1 (1.06%) Percona
5 1 (1.06%) Remedy
5 1 (1.06%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.06%) Sun