Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 20 July 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.

SOLID Principles
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 88 80
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +26
Contract jobs citing SOLID 17 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.08% 0.39% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.49% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £390 £363 £344
90th Percentile £556 £493 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £419
% change year-on-year +9.68% -7.46% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

SOLID 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 1,283 1,030 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.15% 80.72% 78.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 529 597
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.12%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £250
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 65 44
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -28.00% +19.42%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.13 £52.50 £53.38
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +33.33% -

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SOLID as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in Hertfordshire

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOLID in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLID in Hertfordshire

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOLID in Hertfordshire

SOLID
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 SOLID within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £400 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -8 2 £538 -
Watford -1 1 £538 +2.38% 1
SOLID
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOLID 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 SOLID.

1 16 (94.12%) Web Services
1 16 (94.12%) MVC
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) TDD
3 14 (82.35%) Refactoring
4 13 (76.47%) C#
5 12 (70.59%) .NET
5 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET
5 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (70.59%) REST
6 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio
6 11 (64.71%) SOAP
6 11 (64.71%) Windows
6 11 (64.71%) Velocity
6 11 (64.71%) WCF
6 11 (64.71%) NUnit
6 11 (64.71%) ReSharper
7 7 (41.18%) Asynchronous Programming
8 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
9 4 (23.53%) Scrum
9 4 (23.53%) SOA
9 4 (23.53%) CSS
9 4 (23.53%) HTML
9 4 (23.53%) Java
9 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 4 (23.53%) Web Development
9 4 (23.53%) Spring
9 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
10 3 (17.65%) Dropwizard

SOLID
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 1 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) NUnit
1 11 (64.71%) ReSharper
1 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Grunt
2 3 (17.65%) gulp
2 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
3 1 (5.88%) EasyMock
3 1 (5.88%) Hamcrest
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Mockito
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 12 (70.59%) .NET Developer
3 11 (64.71%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (64.71%) C# Developer
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (35.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (23.53%) C# WCF Developer
5 4 (23.53%) WCF Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.88%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) Web Services
2 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET
2 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (70.59%) REST
3 11 (64.71%) SOAP
3 11 (64.71%) Velocity
3 11 (64.71%) WCF
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) Spring
5 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 3 (17.65%) Dropwizard
5 3 (17.65%) HTML5
5 3 (17.65%) Hystrix
5 3 (17.65%) React
5 3 (17.65%) Scalatra
5 3 (17.65%) Spring Boot
6 2 (11.76%) Play Framework
7 1 (5.88%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) MVC
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) TDD
3 14 (82.35%) Refactoring
4 7 (41.18%) Asynchronous Programming
5 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) SOA
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Web Development
7 3 (17.65%) BDD
7 3 (17.65%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (17.65%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (17.65%) Front End Development
7 3 (17.65%) Kanban
7 3 (17.65%) Microservices
7 3 (17.65%) Pair Programming
7 3 (17.65%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) Java 8
4 2 (11.76%) Groovy
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) New Relic
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Xamarin