The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Watford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 21 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.76% 2.30% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% 2.82% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £525 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
108 71 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 78.83% 81.61% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 42
Average daily rate £413 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.40% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £18.68 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.79% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.82 £11.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
Hertfordshire

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 18 April 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) E-Commerce
2 10 (47.62%) Retail
3 8 (38.10%) IBM
3 8 (38.10%) Project Management
3 8 (38.10%) J2EE
3 8 (38.10%) WebSphere
4 4 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) Content Management
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (19.05%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (14.29%) SaaS
5 3 (14.29%) Social Media
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Customer Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) SMS
6 2 (9.52%) CSS
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.52%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Finance
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (38.10%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (47.62%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Project Manager
1 9 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Coach
4 1 (4.76%) Senior User Experience Designer
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) J2EE
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (4.76%) Kendo UI
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (4.76%) Ajax
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) E-Commerce
2 8 (38.10%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Content Management
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (19.05%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Customer Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 1 (4.76%) Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle