Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 270 293 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.95% 18.90% 20.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.98% 22.66% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 227 207
Hertfordshire median daily rate £488 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -13.51% +2.78%
10th Percentile £357 £300 £281
90th Percentile £588 £543 £588
East of England median daily rate £488 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £43.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -68.28% +7.10% +0.65%

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 1,175 1,293 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.46% 83.42% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 651 614
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £214
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 59 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -52.00% +74.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.25 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £33.17 £32.50
% change year-on-year -43.46% +2.05% +9.24%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 0 91 £500 +37.93% 20
Stevenage -2 31 £475 +41.79% 18
Welwyn Garden City -2 26 £538 +2.38% 5
Hatfield +2 14 £425 +6.25% 20
Hitchin -1 11 £450 -5.26% 2
Hemel Hempstead -6 7 £475 +18.75% 9
St Albans -3 3 £210 -35.38% 17
Royston - 2 £538 - 5
Hertford +4 1 £475 +46.15% 3
Berkhamsted - 1 £525 - 1
Broxbourne - 1 £413 - 2
Potters Bar - 1 £750 - 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 62 (22.96%) Java
2 59 (21.85%) .NET
3 58 (21.48%) C#
4 54 (20.00%) Retail
5 52 (19.26%) TDD
6 48 (17.78%) Security Cleared
7 47 (17.41%) Scrum
8 45 (16.67%) Finance
9 43 (15.93%) JavaScript
9 43 (15.93%) SC Cleared
10 40 (14.81%) SQL
10 40 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 38 (14.07%) SQL Server
12 37 (13.70%) Git (software)
13 36 (13.33%) Web Services
14 35 (12.96%) Migration
14 35 (12.96%) Software Engineering
14 35 (12.96%) JIRA
14 35 (12.96%) Microservices
15 34 (12.59%) Degree
15 34 (12.59%) Test Automation
16 33 (12.22%) E-Commerce
17 32 (11.85%) BDD
18 30 (11.11%) Linux
19 29 (10.74%) Visual Studio
19 29 (10.74%) DevOps
20 26 (9.63%) Windows
21 25 (9.26%) C++
21 25 (9.26%) HTML
22 24 (8.89%) Oracle

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 9 (3.33%) Confluence
2 7 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.48%) CMS
3 4 (1.48%) GlassFish
3 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.11%) Mule
5 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.74%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.37%) nginx
6 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.37%) HipChat
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) HFM
1 3 (1.11%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.74%) Magento
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.59%) Office 365
4 2 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.74%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) Heroku
5 1 (0.37%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.30%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.11%) Firewall
4 2 (0.74%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.74%) 5G
4 2 (0.74%) FTP
4 2 (0.74%) HTTP
4 2 (0.74%) LTE
5 1 (0.37%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.37%) DNS
5 1 (0.37%) LAN
5 1 (0.37%) Network Security
5 1 (0.37%) RTP
5 1 (0.37%) SSL
5 1 (0.37%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.37%) WAN
5 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.07%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (3.33%) Power BI
6 7 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.48%) Big Data
9 3 (1.11%) Essbase
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.74%) OLAP
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.74%) Redis
11 1 (0.37%) MySQL
11 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 35 (12.96%) JIRA
3 29 (10.74%) Visual Studio
4 20 (7.41%) Subversion
5 17 (6.30%) Eclipse
5 17 (6.30%) NetBeans
6 9 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.85%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.48%) Grunt
9 4 (1.48%) gulp
9 4 (1.48%) Maven
9 4 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (1.11%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.11%) JUnit
11 2 (0.74%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.74%) Bower
11 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.74%) Gradle
11 2 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 54 (20.00%) Retail
2 45 (16.67%) Finance
3 19 (7.04%) Aerospace
4 17 (6.30%) Military
5 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.74%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 100 (37.04%) Developer
2 31 (11.48%) Analyst
3 25 (9.26%) Project Manager
4 23 (8.52%) Java Developer
4 23 (8.52%) Senior Developer
5 22 (8.15%) SQL Developer
6 20 (7.41%) Architect
6 20 (7.41%) Data Migration Developer
7 17 (6.30%) .NET Developer
7 17 (6.30%) Business Analyst
7 17 (6.30%) Designer
8 14 (5.19%) UX Designer
9 13 (4.81%) ETL Developer
9 13 (4.81%) Oracle Developer
9 13 (4.81%) Oracle ETL Developer
9 13 (4.81%) PostgreSQL Developer
9 13 (4.81%) SQL Server Developer
10 11 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (4.07%) Product Owner
10 11 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (21.85%) .NET
2 36 (13.33%) Web Services
3 25 (9.26%) HTML
4 23 (8.52%) AngularJS
5 22 (8.15%) Node.js
5 22 (8.15%) REST
6 19 (7.04%) CSS
7 18 (6.67%) XML
8 17 (6.30%) ActiveX
8 17 (6.30%) DirectX
8 17 (6.30%) MFC
8 17 (6.30%) OpenGL
8 17 (6.30%) Qt
9 15 (5.56%) ASP.NET
9 15 (5.56%) SOAP
9 15 (5.56%) Spring
10 14 (5.19%) HTML5
10 14 (5.19%) Spring Boot
11 13 (4.81%) .NET Framework
11 13 (4.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.41%) User Experience
2 15 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (5.19%) Reference Data
4 7 (2.59%) Fintech
4 7 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.11%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.11%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.74%) EPoS
7 2 (0.74%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.74%) Vector Graphics
7 2 (0.74%) W3C
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.37%) FMCG
8 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.11%) Linux
2 26 (9.63%) Windows
3 6 (2.22%) Android
3 6 (2.22%) Unix
4 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.48%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.26%) TDD
2 47 (17.41%) Scrum
3 35 (12.96%) Microservices
3 35 (12.96%) Migration
3 35 (12.96%) Software Engineering
4 34 (12.59%) Test Automation
5 33 (12.22%) E-Commerce
6 32 (11.85%) BDD
7 29 (10.74%) DevOps
8 23 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (8.15%) Project Management
10 21 (7.78%) Data Migration
11 20 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (7.41%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 19 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (6.67%) ETL
13 18 (6.67%) Mathematics
13 18 (6.67%) UML
14 17 (6.30%) SDLC
14 17 (6.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (22.96%) Java
2 58 (21.48%) C#
3 43 (15.93%) JavaScript
4 40 (14.81%) SQL
5 25 (9.26%) C++
6 20 (7.41%) Java 8
7 17 (6.30%) GLSL
7 17 (6.30%) HLSL
8 16 (5.93%) PL/SQL
8 16 (5.93%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.44%) Python
10 10 (3.70%) C
11 9 (3.33%) VB
12 7 (2.59%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.22%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.22%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.85%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.48%) XQuery
16 3 (1.11%) Go
16 3 (1.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 48 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 34 (12.59%) Degree
4 9 (3.33%) MCSA
4 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.22%) MCSE
6 3 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.85%) QA
3 3 (1.11%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.37%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (3.33%) Docker
2 5 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.11%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.22%) Puppet
2 3 (1.11%) Ansible
2 3 (1.11%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.11%) SCCM
2 3 (1.11%) Terraform
3 2 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.37%) Kibana
4 1 (0.37%) logstash
4 1 (0.37%) Mesos
4 1 (0.37%) Rancher
4 1 (0.37%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.89%) Oracle
3 13 (4.81%) Talend
4 8 (2.96%) hybris
5 7 (2.59%) VMware
6 5 (1.85%) CA
6 5 (1.85%) New Relic
6 5 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.48%) F5
7 4 (1.48%) Hyperion
7 4 (1.48%) NetApp
7 4 (1.48%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.48%) Splunk
8 3 (1.11%) Citrix
9 2 (0.74%) Adobe
9 2 (0.74%) Cisco
9 2 (0.74%) HP
9 2 (0.74%) IBM
9 2 (0.74%) Lotus
9 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com