The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 21 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.11% 10.38% 16.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.00% 15.94% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Average daily rate £431 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £222 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £483 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 £36.40 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+22.93% +0.41%
Agile Software Development
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
70 69 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 73.68% 65.09% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 27
Average daily rate £425 £413 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Watford region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
2 20 (50.00%) HTML
3 18 (45.00%) TDD
4 16 (40.00%) Retail
4 16 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (40.00%) XML
5 15 (37.50%) Selenium
5 15 (37.50%) QA
6 14 (35.00%) SQL
6 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (35.00%) RESTful
6 14 (35.00%) WebDriver
7 13 (32.50%) Magento
7 13 (32.50%) DB2
7 13 (32.50%) Subversion
8 12 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
8 12 (30.00%) Unix
8 12 (30.00%) BDD
8 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (30.00%) Coaching
9 11 (27.50%) PHPUnit
9 11 (27.50%) PHP
9 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
9 11 (27.50%) Document Management
10 10 (25.00%) Java
11 8 (20.00%) Project Management
11 8 (20.00%) Marketing
12 7 (17.50%) Scrum
12 7 (17.50%) jQuery

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) JBoss
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) DNN
2 1 (2.50%) Kentico
2 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Sitefinity
2 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Magento
2 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Boomi
1 2 (5.00%) Force.com
1 2 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) DB2
2 7 (17.50%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Selenium
2 14 (35.00%) WebDriver
3 13 (32.50%) Subversion
4 11 (27.50%) PHPUnit
5 6 (15.00%) Appium
5 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.50%) Axure RP
7 3 (7.50%) JIRA
7 3 (7.50%) Maven
7 3 (7.50%) Protractor
8 2 (5.00%) JUnit
8 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (40.00%) Retail
2 8 (20.00%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Automation Tester
1 14 (35.00%) Tester
2 12 (30.00%) Selenium Tester
3 11 (27.50%) Developer
3 11 (27.50%) Web Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Designer
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Designer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior UX Designer
6 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.50%) UX Designer
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Developer
7 2 (5.00%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) HTML
2 16 (40.00%) XML
3 14 (35.00%) RESTful
4 7 (17.50%) Behat
4 7 (17.50%) CSS
4 7 (17.50%) Flash
4 7 (17.50%) J2EE
4 7 (17.50%) jQuery
5 5 (12.50%) .NET
6 4 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (10.00%) Spring
6 4 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (10.00%) Web Services
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
7 3 (7.50%) JSON
8 2 (5.00%) Apache Flex
8 2 (5.00%) GWT
8 2 (5.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) User Experience
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.50%) EPoS
6 1 (2.50%) Psychology
6 1 (2.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) TDD
2 16 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (30.00%) BDD
4 12 (30.00%) Coaching
4 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (27.50%) Document Management
5 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
6 8 (20.00%) Project Management
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) System Testing
7 7 (17.50%) User Stories
8 6 (15.00%) Re-Platforming
9 4 (10.00%) CRM
9 4 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (10.00%) Presales
9 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) PHP
4 10 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) MBA
1 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (5.00%) PMP
1 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Dell
2 2 (5.00%) Google
2 2 (5.00%) IBM
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.50%) Sitecore