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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 121 70 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.49% 13.26% 16.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.06% 18.92% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 35 110
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£400 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £584 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
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
635 370 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.05% 70.08% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 175 342
Average daily rate £400 £370 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £41.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.67% +108.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
Welwyn Garden City +4 17 £285 -51.69% 3
Watford -6 15 £250 +8.69% 4
Hemel Hempstead -11 4 £383 -23.50% 5
Hitchin - 3 £400 - 4
Rickmansworth - 2 £395 - 2
St Albans +4 1 - - 12
Letchworth - 1 £200 -
Hertford - 1 £450 - 3
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 2
Royston - - - -
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 61 (30.96%) Scrum
2 59 (29.95%) SQL
3 55 (27.92%) TDD
4 51 (25.89%) JavaScript
5 44 (22.34%) CSS
6 42 (21.32%) Finance
6 42 (21.32%) BDD
7 41 (20.81%) .NET
8 40 (20.30%) HTML
8 40 (20.30%) Retail
9 37 (18.78%) XML
10 36 (18.27%) E-Commerce
11 34 (17.26%) Java
12 33 (16.75%) Waterfall
13 32 (16.24%) MVC
14 31 (15.74%) Unit Testing
15 28 (14.21%) C#
16 27 (13.71%) ASP.NET
16 27 (13.71%) Web Services
16 27 (13.71%) Git (software)
17 25 (12.69%) QA
17 25 (12.69%) OO
17 25 (12.69%) Subversion
18 24 (12.18%) Marketing
18 24 (12.18%) Linux
18 24 (12.18%) Oracle
18 24 (12.18%) Selenium
18 24 (12.18%) REST
19 23 (11.68%) User Experience
19 23 (11.68%) Continuous Integration

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 22 (11.17%) CMS
2 20 (10.15%) Apache
3 13 (6.60%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.58%) Node.js
5 10 (5.08%) IIS
6 9 (4.57%) lighttpd
7 6 (3.05%) Umbraco
8 5 (2.54%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.52%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.52%) Drupal
9 3 (1.52%) WordPress
9 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.02%) EPiServer CMS
10 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.51%) SAS
11 1 (0.51%) Confluence
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.54%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.09%) Internet
2 8 (4.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.52%) VPN
3 3 (1.52%) VRRP
3 3 (1.52%) Firewall
4 2 (1.02%) Intranet
4 2 (1.02%) HTTP
5 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.51%) Extranet
5 1 (0.51%) SAN
5 1 (0.51%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.14%) MySQL
2 16 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (8.12%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.61%) Oracle Database
3 15 (7.61%) RDBMS
4 11 (5.58%) SQL Server
5 10 (5.08%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.55%) PowerCenter
7 5 (2.54%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.03%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (1.52%) QlikView
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.02%) Data Mart
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (13.71%) Git (software)
2 25 (12.69%) Subversion
3 24 (12.18%) Selenium
4 18 (9.14%) Ant
5 16 (8.12%) JUnit
5 16 (8.12%) JIRA
6 15 (7.61%) Eclipse
6 15 (7.61%) Jenkins
7 12 (6.09%) Maven
7 12 (6.09%) Cucumber
8 11 (5.58%) Mockito
8 11 (5.58%) IntelliJ
9 8 (4.06%) StyleCop
10 7 (3.55%) SpecFlow
10 7 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.55%) Grunt
10 7 (3.55%) FxCop
11 6 (3.05%) Capybara
11 6 (3.05%) RSpec
11 6 (3.05%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (21.32%) Finance
2 40 (20.30%) Retail
3 24 (12.18%) Marketing
4 10 (5.08%) Banking
5 9 (4.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.54%) Publishing
7 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (51.27%) Developer
2 33 (16.75%) Analyst
3 22 (11.17%) Business Analyst
4 21 (10.66%) Senior Developer
4 21 (10.66%) .NET Developer
5 19 (9.64%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.61%) Project Manager
7 14 (7.11%) Designer
8 13 (6.60%) Front-End Developer
9 12 (6.09%) C# Developer
10 11 (5.58%) Test Analyst
11 10 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (4.57%) Digital Content Designer
12 9 (4.57%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 9 (4.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (4.06%) Agile Business Analyst
13 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET Developer
14 7 (3.55%) Lead Developer
15 6 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
15 6 (3.05%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.34%) CSS
2 41 (20.81%) .NET
3 40 (20.30%) HTML
4 37 (18.78%) XML
5 27 (13.71%) ASP.NET
5 27 (13.71%) Web Services
6 24 (12.18%) REST
7 19 (9.64%) HTML5
7 19 (9.64%) Ajax
8 18 (9.14%) Spring
9 17 (8.63%) CSS3
10 15 (7.61%) jQuery
10 15 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (7.61%) JSON
11 14 (7.11%) .NET Framework
11 14 (7.11%) SOAP
12 13 (6.60%) WCF
13 12 (6.09%) JSP
14 11 (5.58%) JDBC
15 9 (4.57%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.68%) User Experience
2 18 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.06%) Open Source
4 6 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.54%) Social Media
6 4 (2.03%) NHS
6 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.03%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.52%) PMI
7 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.02%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.02%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) PKI
9 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.51%) Life Science
9 1 (0.51%) RIA
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.18%) Linux
2 16 (8.12%) UNIX
3 5 (2.54%) Windows
4 2 (1.02%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.96%) Scrum
2 55 (27.92%) TDD
3 42 (21.32%) BDD
4 36 (18.27%) E-Commerce
5 33 (16.75%) Waterfall
6 32 (16.24%) MVC
7 31 (15.74%) Unit Testing
8 25 (12.69%) OO
9 23 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (11.17%) Project Management
11 16 (8.12%) Analytics
12 15 (7.61%) SOA
13 13 (6.60%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (6.09%) ETL
14 12 (6.09%) Responsive Web Design
15 11 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (4.57%) Web Development
16 9 (4.57%) Performance Testing
16 9 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
17 8 (4.06%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.95%) SQL
2 51 (25.89%) JavaScript
3 34 (17.26%) Java
4 28 (14.21%) C#
5 9 (4.57%) VBScript
6 7 (3.55%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.55%) Ruby
7 6 (3.05%) Erlang
8 5 (2.54%) Perl
9 3 (1.52%) C
9 3 (1.52%) VB
10 2 (1.02%) VB6
10 2 (1.02%) Python
10 2 (1.02%) C++
10 2 (1.02%) PHP
10 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (5.58%) ISEB
2 8 (4.06%) Degree
3 6 (3.05%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.52%) APMP
4 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) CBAP
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CIMA
6 1 (0.51%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.69%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Xen
1 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.52%) Puppet
2 3 (1.52%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.52%) Nagios
2 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.51%) SCOM
3 1 (0.51%) Oozie
Vendors
1 24 (12.18%) Oracle
2 14 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.06%) Informatica
4 6 (3.05%) HP
5 4 (2.03%) BEA
5 4 (2.03%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.03%) Google
6 3 (1.52%) Tableau
6 3 (1.52%) ATG
6 3 (1.52%) VMware
7 2 (1.02%) Teradata
7 2 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.02%) NetApp
7 2 (1.02%) CommVault
7 2 (1.02%) Intel
7 2 (1.02%) IBM
7 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.02%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.51%) Coverity
8 1 (0.51%) VocaLink
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