The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 9 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 70 89 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.87% 11.87% 16.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.99% 16.89% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 66 65
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.01% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Agile Software Development
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
467 527 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.52% 70.27% 79.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 266 261
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 20
Average hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Hertfordshire region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Hertfordshire region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +17 37 £375 -6.25% 4
Hemel Hempstead +6 7 £425 -10.52% 5
St Albans +4 6 - - 15
Welwyn Garden City -4 4 - - 4
Rickmansworth - 2 £340 - 1
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 51 (31.88%) Scrum
2 47 (29.38%) Finance
3 39 (24.38%) SQL
4 38 (23.75%) Oracle
5 37 (23.13%) HTML
6 35 (21.88%) Java
7 32 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
9 27 (16.88%) E-Commerce
10 26 (16.25%) XML
11 25 (15.63%) Telecoms
11 25 (15.63%) QA
12 24 (15.00%) CSS
13 23 (14.38%) SOA
13 23 (14.38%) jQuery
13 23 (14.38%) TDD
14 22 (13.75%) Retail
14 22 (13.75%) .NET
15 21 (13.13%) MVC
15 21 (13.13%) JIRA
15 21 (13.13%) Security Cleared
15 21 (13.13%) HTML5
16 20 (12.50%) BDD
16 20 (12.50%) Project Management
17 18 (11.25%) UNIX
18 17 (10.63%) Selenium
19 16 (10.00%) C#
20 15 (9.38%) WebLogic
20 15 (9.38%) OOP
20 15 (9.38%) SC Cleared

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 12 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.63%) JBoss
3 9 (5.63%) MQSeries
3 9 (5.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (4.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.13%) Confluence
6 4 (2.50%) CMS
7 3 (1.88%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.25%) IIS
8 2 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.63%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.63%) Mule
9 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
2 9 (5.63%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (3.13%) Maximo
4 4 (2.50%) Magento
5 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.63%) Internet
2 7 (4.38%) Firewall
2 7 (4.38%) VPN
3 2 (1.25%) SSL
3 2 (1.25%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.25%) FTP
3 2 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (8.75%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.25%) DB2
4 9 (5.63%) QlikView
4 9 (5.63%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.75%) Snowflake Schema
6 6 (3.75%) Star Schema
7 5 (3.13%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.50%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.88%) MySQL
9 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.25%) DTS
11 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) JIRA
2 17 (10.63%) Selenium
3 13 (8.13%) Git (software)
4 12 (7.50%) JUnit
5 10 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.63%) SpecFlow
6 9 (5.63%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (5.63%) Ant
7 8 (5.00%) Subversion
8 7 (4.38%) Maven
9 5 (3.13%) ProC
9 5 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.13%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.50%) PHPUnit
10 4 (2.50%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.88%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (1.88%) Axure RP
12 2 (1.25%) Moq
12 2 (1.25%) Gradle
General
1 47 (29.38%) Finance
2 25 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 22 (13.75%) Retail
4 5 (3.13%) Billing
5 4 (2.50%) Banking
6 3 (1.88%) Marketing
7 2 (1.25%) Legal
7 2 (1.25%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (26.25%) Developer
2 24 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 19 (11.88%) Architect
4 14 (8.75%) Analyst
4 14 (8.75%) Java Developer
5 10 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.63%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (5.00%) Consultant
8 7 (4.38%) Tester
8 7 (4.38%) Product Manager
8 7 (4.38%) Test Consultant
9 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.75%) Development Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.75%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Agile Project Manager
10 5 (3.13%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.13%) HTML
2 26 (16.25%) XML
3 24 (15.00%) CSS
4 23 (14.38%) jQuery
5 22 (13.75%) .NET
6 21 (13.13%) HTML5
7 14 (8.75%) CSS3
7 14 (8.75%) Spring
8 12 (7.50%) Hibernate
8 12 (7.50%) ASP.NET
9 11 (6.88%) Web Services
9 11 (6.88%) JSON
10 10 (6.25%) WCF
10 10 (6.25%) RESTful
10 10 (6.25%) REST
10 10 (6.25%) Apache Camel
11 9 (5.63%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.63%) PhoneGap
11 9 (5.63%) Java EE
12 8 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) User Experience
2 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.88%) Open Source
3 9 (5.63%) Visualisation
3 9 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.38%) PKI
5 5 (3.13%) PDA
5 5 (3.13%) Clustering
6 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.88%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.88%) PMI
7 3 (1.88%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.25%) Social Media
8 2 (1.25%) EMV
8 2 (1.25%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.63%) NHS
9 1 (0.63%) RIA
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.25%) UNIX
2 12 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.25%) Windows
3 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.88%) Scrum
2 27 (16.88%) E-Commerce
3 23 (14.38%) SOA
3 23 (14.38%) TDD
4 21 (13.13%) MVC
5 20 (12.50%) Project Management
5 20 (12.50%) BDD
6 15 (9.38%) OOP
7 14 (8.75%) UML
7 14 (8.75%) Software Engineering
8 13 (8.13%) Requirements Analysis
8 13 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (7.50%) Waterfall
9 12 (7.50%) Analytics
9 12 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (6.88%) Unit Testing
10 11 (6.88%) CRM
11 10 (6.25%) Software Testing
11 10 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.38%) SQL
2 35 (21.88%) Java
3 32 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.00%) C#
5 13 (8.13%) Python
5 13 (8.13%) Ruby
6 11 (6.88%) C
7 9 (5.63%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.63%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.75%) VBScript
9 4 (2.50%) PHP
9 4 (2.50%) C++
9 4 (2.50%) Scala
10 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.25%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.63%) Erlang
11 1 (0.63%) Perl
11 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.63%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.00%) ISEB
4 7 (4.38%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.50%) Degree
6 3 (1.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.63%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (23.75%) Oracle
2 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.88%) SAP
4 9 (5.63%) Tableau
4 9 (5.63%) Talend
5 8 (5.00%) HP
6 6 (3.75%) MobileIron
7 5 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.13%) NetCracker
8 4 (2.50%) Teradata
9 3 (1.88%) IBM
10 2 (1.25%) Google
10 2 (1.25%) Planview
10 2 (1.25%) F5
10 2 (1.25%) Splunk
10 2 (1.25%) ATG
10 2 (1.25%) VMware
11 1 (0.63%) BEA
11 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.63%) Cognos