Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 287 277 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.83% 19.80% 11.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.96% 25.60% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 204 99
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £456 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +1.39% +12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £270
90th Percentile £545 £588 £634
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.00 - £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% -5.33%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,250 1,082 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.02% 77.34% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 608 527
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 54 88
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £41.66 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.40% +93.78% -32.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.38 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £33.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.99% +11.67% +18.23%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +4 100 £363 -20.55% 25
Welwyn Garden City +1 32 £525 +3.45% 6
Stevenage +14 21 £335 -44.17% 5
Hemel Hempstead +12 16 £400 +6.67% 12
Hatfield -10 16 £393 -25.24% 22
St Albans 0 11 £325 -13.33% 30
Rickmansworth -10 6 £425 +36.00% 2
Waltham Cross - 4 £535 - 1
Hitchin 0 3 £475 +44.16% 1
Hertford -2 2 £325 - 3
Abbots Langley - 2 £525 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £500 - 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 83 (28.92%) TDD
2 70 (24.39%) Scrum
3 66 (23.00%) Finance
4 65 (22.65%) Java
5 51 (17.77%) .NET
6 47 (16.38%) SQL
7 46 (16.03%) C#
7 46 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (15.68%) Amazon AWS
8 45 (15.68%) BDD
8 45 (15.68%) JavaScript
9 42 (14.63%) MVC
10 41 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 38 (13.24%) Oracle
11 38 (13.24%) SQL Server
11 38 (13.24%) SDLC
12 37 (12.89%) HTML
13 36 (12.54%) CSS
14 35 (12.20%) Retail
14 35 (12.20%) JIRA
15 34 (11.85%) Ruby
15 34 (11.85%) Web Services
15 34 (11.85%) DevOps
16 33 (11.50%) Kanban
17 32 (11.15%) Microsoft
18 31 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (10.45%) Linux
20 29 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
20 29 (10.10%) React
21 28 (9.76%) Project Management

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.88%) Confluence
1 14 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.53%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.14%) Apache
3 9 (3.14%) JBoss
4 7 (2.44%) IIS
5 6 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.39%) CMS
6 4 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.05%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.70%) Drupal
9 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.74%) HipChat
2 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.44%) Magento
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.70%) Maximo
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.70%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) HFM
4 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 45 (15.68%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.18%) SaaS
3 9 (3.14%) PaaS
4 8 (2.79%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.09%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.05%) GitHub
9 3 (1.05%) Veeva
10 2 (0.70%) Boomi
10 2 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.35%) G Suite
11 1 (0.35%) IaaS
11 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.14%) Wireless
2 7 (2.44%) 3GPP
2 7 (2.44%) LTE
3 6 (2.09%) DNS
4 5 (1.74%) Firewall
5 4 (1.39%) IMAP
5 4 (1.39%) Internet
5 4 (1.39%) SMTP
6 3 (1.05%) HTTP
6 3 (1.05%) LAN
7 2 (0.70%) DHCP
7 2 (0.70%) IGMP
7 2 (0.70%) Multicast
7 2 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.70%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.70%) WLAN
8 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.35%) SSL
8 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.36%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (7.32%) DB2
3 21 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 20 (6.97%) Redis
5 16 (5.57%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.88%) MySQL
8 13 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (4.18%) DbVisualizer
10 11 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (3.14%) Oracle Database
12 8 (2.79%) RDBMS
13 6 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.74%) Big Data
15 3 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (12.20%) JIRA
2 25 (8.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (6.97%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.27%) Git (software)
5 17 (5.92%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.18%) Cucumber
6 12 (4.18%) Selenium
7 10 (3.48%) Bitbucket
8 9 (3.14%) JMeter
8 9 (3.14%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.79%) LoadRunner
9 8 (2.79%) The Grinder
10 7 (2.44%) IntelliJ
11 6 (2.09%) Grunt
11 6 (2.09%) gulp
12 5 (1.74%) Maven
12 5 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.39%) webpack
14 3 (1.05%) JUnit
14 3 (1.05%) Mocha
General
1 66 (23.00%) Finance
2 35 (12.20%) Retail
3 10 (3.48%) Marketing
4 9 (3.14%) Law
4 9 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.79%) Advertising
6 6 (2.09%) Games
6 6 (2.09%) Legal
7 5 (1.74%) Automotive
8 4 (1.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) Front Office
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 112 (39.02%) Developer
2 37 (12.89%) Java Developer
2 37 (12.89%) Project Manager
3 31 (10.80%) Analyst
4 27 (9.41%) Architect
5 23 (8.01%) Business Analyst
6 22 (7.67%) .NET Developer
7 21 (7.32%) C# Developer
8 19 (6.62%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.92%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 17 (5.92%) SQL Developer
10 16 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (4.88%) Consultant
11 14 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (4.88%) Scrum Master
11 14 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
11 14 (4.88%) Tester
12 13 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 13 (4.53%) Ruby Developer
12 13 (4.53%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.77%) .NET
2 37 (12.89%) HTML
3 36 (12.54%) CSS
4 34 (11.85%) Web Services
5 29 (10.10%) React
6 28 (9.76%) Ruby on Rails
7 23 (8.01%) WCF
8 22 (7.67%) Spring
9 20 (6.97%) AngularJS
10 19 (6.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (6.27%) XML
12 17 (5.92%) .NET Framework
12 17 (5.92%) HTML5
12 17 (5.92%) jQuery
13 16 (5.57%) Node.js
14 15 (5.23%) RESTful
15 14 (4.88%) ASP.NET
15 14 (4.88%) REST
16 13 (4.53%) JSON
17 12 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.01%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.83%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.83%) Fintech
3 11 (3.83%) User Experience
4 10 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.44%) VHDL
5 7 (2.44%) W3C
6 6 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.74%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.39%) DataPower
8 4 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.05%) Blog
9 3 (1.05%) EPoS
9 3 (1.05%) Life Science
10 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.45%) Linux
2 17 (5.92%) Windows
3 15 (5.23%) Unix
4 8 (2.79%) AIX
5 7 (2.44%) Solaris
6 6 (2.09%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.35%) Android
9 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.35%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (28.92%) TDD
2 70 (24.39%) Scrum
3 46 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (15.68%) BDD
5 42 (14.63%) MVC
6 41 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 38 (13.24%) SDLC
8 34 (11.85%) DevOps
9 33 (11.50%) Kanban
10 29 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (9.76%) Project Management
11 28 (9.76%) Waterfall
12 26 (9.06%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (8.71%) Microservices
14 24 (8.36%) Pair Programming
15 23 (8.01%) Test Automation
16 22 (7.67%) OO
16 22 (7.67%) Open Source
17 21 (7.32%) PRINCE2
18 18 (6.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 65 (22.65%) Java
2 47 (16.38%) SQL
3 46 (16.03%) C#
4 45 (15.68%) JavaScript
5 34 (11.85%) Ruby
6 17 (5.92%) Python
7 12 (4.18%) Groovy
8 11 (3.83%) Perl
9 10 (3.48%) C
10 9 (3.14%) PHP
11 8 (2.79%) AWK
11 8 (2.79%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.79%) Scala
11 8 (2.79%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.44%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.05%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.05%) C++
13 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (5.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.53%) Degree
3 12 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.74%) ISEB
6 4 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.70%) CCNA
8 2 (0.70%) CCNP
8 2 (0.70%) CCSP
8 2 (0.70%) CISM
8 2 (0.70%) CISSP
8 2 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.70%) HND
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.92%) QA
2 10 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.14%) GDPR
4 6 (2.09%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.74%) GCP
6 3 (1.05%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.70%) PMO
8 1 (0.35%) COBIT
8 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (6.97%) Docker
2 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.70%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (7.67%) Ansible
2 8 (2.79%) Grafana
3 6 (2.09%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (1.74%) Mesos
4 5 (1.74%) Puppet
4 5 (1.74%) Rancher
5 4 (1.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 3 (1.05%) Nessus
7 1 (0.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (13.24%) Oracle
2 32 (11.15%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.23%) IBM
4 14 (4.88%) New Relic
5 13 (4.53%) Atlassian
6 11 (3.83%) hybris
7 10 (3.48%) SAP
8 9 (3.14%) Google
8 9 (3.14%) HP
9 8 (2.79%) AppDynamics
9 8 (2.79%) Dynatrace
10 6 (2.09%) VMware
11 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.05%) Intershop
12 3 (1.05%) Qualys
13 2 (0.70%) Cisco
13 2 (0.70%) Citrix
13 2 (0.70%) Dell
13 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.70%) Xamarin