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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 1 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 20 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.70% 26.43% 13.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.81% 31.90% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 13
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £222 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £373
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.71% -
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
84 116 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 74.34% 82.86% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 43
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £221 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £13.25 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 25 (64.10%) JavaScript
2 24 (61.54%) HTML
2 24 (61.54%) Retail
3 19 (48.72%) XML
4 15 (38.46%) SQL
5 14 (35.90%) Selenium
6 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 13 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 12 (30.77%) Magento
7 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
7 12 (30.77%) DB2
7 12 (30.77%) CSS
7 12 (30.77%) QA
7 12 (30.77%) Subversion
7 12 (30.77%) TDD
8 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
8 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
8 11 (28.21%) RESTful
8 11 (28.21%) Unix
8 11 (28.21%) Java
8 11 (28.21%) User Stories
8 11 (28.21%) Coaching
8 11 (28.21%) BDD
9 10 (25.64%) Behat
9 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
9 10 (25.64%) PHPUnit
9 10 (25.64%) PHP
9 10 (25.64%) Marketing

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 4 (10.26%) CMS
1 4 (10.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Magento
2 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Google Analytics
1 3 (7.69%) Google Apps
2 2 (5.13%) Boomi
2 2 (5.13%) Force.com
2 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) DB2
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Big Data
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 13 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 12 (30.77%) Subversion
4 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
4 10 (25.64%) PHPUnit
5 9 (23.08%) Appium
6 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.69%) Axure RP
7 3 (7.69%) JIRA
7 3 (7.69%) Maven
7 3 (7.69%) Protractor
8 2 (5.13%) Ant
8 2 (5.13%) JUnit
8 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 24 (61.54%) Retail
2 10 (25.64%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 13 (33.33%) Tester
2 12 (30.77%) Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 11 (28.21%) Selenium Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Web Automation Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Web Tester
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
7 3 (7.69%) HTML Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Mobile UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (61.54%) HTML
2 19 (48.72%) XML
3 12 (30.77%) CSS
4 11 (28.21%) RESTful
5 10 (25.64%) Behat
6 8 (20.51%) jQuery
7 7 (17.95%) J2EE
8 6 (15.38%) Hibernate
8 6 (15.38%) Spring
8 6 (15.38%) Web Services
9 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
9 5 (12.82%) JSP
9 5 (12.82%) Struts
10 4 (10.26%) .NET
10 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
10 4 (10.26%) CSS3
10 4 (10.26%) HTML5
11 3 (7.69%) EJB
11 3 (7.69%) Flash
11 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) EPoS
3 1 (2.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 12 (30.77%) TDD
3 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
3 11 (28.21%) BDD
3 11 (28.21%) Coaching
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.21%) User Stories
4 10 (25.64%) Document Management
5 8 (20.51%) Re-Platforming
5 8 (20.51%) Scrum
6 7 (17.95%) Project Management
7 4 (10.26%) MVC
8 3 (7.69%) CRM
8 3 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 3 (7.69%) SEO
8 3 (7.69%) System Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Web Design
8 3 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) JavaScript
2 15 (38.46%) SQL
3 11 (28.21%) Java
4 10 (25.64%) PHP
5 3 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) Scala
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
1 2 (5.13%) MBA
1 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
1 2 (5.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) ATG
2 3 (7.69%) Google
2 3 (7.69%) hybris
2 3 (7.69%) Intershop
2 3 (7.69%) Percussion
3 2 (5.13%) Dell
3 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.56%) Sybase