Period
to 20 January 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 265 268 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.63% 18.87% 18.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.26% 22.87% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 214 225
Hertfordshire median daily rate £430 £486 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% +21.56% -12.33%
10th Percentile £313 £357 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £545
East of England median daily rate £450 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £13.17 £41.50
% change year-on-year +241.82% -68.28% +7.10%

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 1,009 1,172 1,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.37% 82.54% 83.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 702 637
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £219 £205 £213
90th Percentile £595 £569 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 66 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £20.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +15.28% -52.00%
10th Percentile £9.11 £12.74 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £51.25 £47.25
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year -6.49% -38.89% -3.08%

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 2020.

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 2020. 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 +1 100 £411 -17.75% 14
Stevenage +5 37 - - 13
Hemel Hempstead +1 31 £475 - 5
Hatfield -3 13 £413 -2.94% 10
Welwyn Garden City +1 10 £588 +9.30% 4
St Albans +4 8 £438 +108.33% 22
Borehamwood - 7 £450 - 4
Royston -2 5 £450 -16.28% 8
Letchworth - 4 £375 - 8
Rickmansworth - 3 £498 - 2
Hitchin -1 1 £415 -7.78%
Welwyn - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 59 (22.26%) JavaScript
2 53 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 52 (19.62%) Scrum
4 51 (19.25%) HTML
5 49 (18.49%) CSS
5 49 (18.49%) AWS
6 48 (18.11%) JIRA
7 46 (17.36%) Security Cleared
8 45 (16.98%) .NET
9 40 (15.09%) C++
9 40 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (15.09%) Git (software)
10 38 (14.34%) Java
10 38 (14.34%) C#
11 35 (13.21%) E-Commerce
12 34 (12.83%) SQL
12 34 (12.83%) User Experience
13 32 (12.08%) DevOps
13 32 (12.08%) Visualisation
13 32 (12.08%) SC Cleared
13 32 (12.08%) AngularJS
14 31 (11.70%) Waterfall
14 31 (11.70%) C
14 31 (11.70%) UML
15 30 (11.32%) TDD
15 30 (11.32%) Rational Rhapsody
15 30 (11.32%) Embedded Software Development
16 29 (10.94%) Unit Testing
16 29 (10.94%) Test Automation
16 29 (10.94%) jQuery

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 17 (6.42%) Confluence
2 16 (6.04%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.77%) CMS
4 9 (3.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.75%) Documentum
6 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.75%) IIS
6 2 (0.75%) nginx
6 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.02%) Sketch
2 5 (1.89%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.75%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (6.42%) Magento
2 5 (1.89%) Shopify
3 2 (0.75%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.49%) AWS
2 29 (10.94%) Power Platform
3 17 (6.42%) Azure
4 4 (1.51%) AWS CodePipeline
4 4 (1.51%) Force.com
4 4 (1.51%) GCP
5 3 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.13%) Serverless
6 2 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.75%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.38%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.38%) Heroku
7 1 (0.38%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.38%) PaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.28%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.15%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.13%) DNS
4 2 (0.75%) 4G
4 2 (0.75%) SMS
4 2 (0.75%) WAN
4 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.38%) 2G
5 1 (0.38%) 3G
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.38%) DHCP
5 1 (0.38%) Firewall
5 1 (0.38%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.38%) Internet
5 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.38%) LAN
5 1 (0.38%) VPN
5 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.94%) Power BI
2 19 (7.17%) Amazon Redshift
3 15 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 14 (5.28%) OLAP
5 12 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.64%) Big Data
7 7 (2.64%) MySQL
8 6 (2.26%) Snowflake Schema
9 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.13%) EDRMS
11 3 (1.13%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.13%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.13%) UniData
12 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 48 (18.11%) JIRA
2 40 (15.09%) Git (software)
3 30 (11.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 16 (6.04%) Jasmine
5 15 (5.66%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.91%) Karma Test Runner
6 13 (4.91%) Visual Studio
7 12 (4.53%) Grunt
8 11 (4.15%) Eclipse
8 11 (4.15%) NetBeans
9 9 (3.40%) Bower
10 7 (2.64%) TestRail
10 7 (2.64%) Zephyr
11 6 (2.26%) Selenium
12 5 (1.89%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.51%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.51%) Protractor
13 4 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.51%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (10.19%) Finance
2 25 (9.43%) Retail
3 17 (6.42%) Games
4 13 (4.91%) Marketing
5 11 (4.15%) Aerospace
5 11 (4.15%) Military
5 11 (4.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.89%) Advertising
8 5 (1.89%) Law
8 5 (1.89%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (30.94%) Developer
2 37 (13.96%) Analyst
3 32 (12.08%) Software Engineer
4 28 (10.57%) C++ Software Engineer
5 27 (10.19%) C Software Engineer
5 27 (10.19%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 22 (8.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 15 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 15 (5.66%) Test Analyst
8 14 (5.28%) Architect
9 12 (4.53%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.77%) Data Engineer
10 10 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.40%) AWS Developer
11 9 (3.40%) Magento Developer
11 9 (3.40%) React Developer
12 8 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (2.64%) AWS Engineer
13 7 (2.64%) Power BI Developer
13 7 (2.64%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (19.25%) HTML
2 49 (18.49%) CSS
3 45 (16.98%) .NET
4 32 (12.08%) AngularJS
5 29 (10.94%) jQuery
6 24 (9.06%) Node.js
6 24 (9.06%) Web Services
7 22 (8.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 19 (7.17%) Sass
9 17 (6.42%) XHTML
10 15 (5.66%) Semantic HTML
11 14 (5.28%) HTML5
11 14 (5.28%) JSON
11 14 (5.28%) React
12 13 (4.91%) CSS3
13 12 (4.53%) LESS
13 12 (4.53%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (4.15%) ActiveX
14 11 (4.15%) MFC
14 11 (4.15%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.83%) User Experience
2 22 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.66%) W3C
4 9 (3.40%) Data Structures
4 9 (3.40%) Vector Graphics
5 6 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.13%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.13%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.13%) Tandem
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.75%) FMCG
8 2 (0.75%) Life Science
8 2 (0.75%) PMI
8 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.38%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.68%) Windows
2 21 (7.92%) Linux
3 9 (3.40%) Android
3 9 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.26%) Mac OS
4 6 (2.26%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.75%) AIX
5 2 (0.75%) CentOS
5 2 (0.75%) Unix
6 1 (0.38%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.38%) Debian
6 1 (0.38%) OpenBSD
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 52 (19.62%) Scrum
3 40 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (13.21%) E-Commerce
5 32 (12.08%) DevOps
5 32 (12.08%) Visualisation
6 31 (11.70%) UML
6 31 (11.70%) Waterfall
7 30 (11.32%) Embedded Software Development
7 30 (11.32%) TDD
8 29 (10.94%) Test Automation
8 29 (10.94%) Unit Testing
9 27 (10.19%) Data Visualisation
10 26 (9.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (9.43%) Project Management
12 21 (7.92%) BDD
13 20 (7.55%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 20 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (7.55%) Sprint Planning
14 19 (7.17%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.26%) JavaScript
2 40 (15.09%) C++
3 38 (14.34%) C#
3 38 (14.34%) Java
4 34 (12.83%) SQL
5 31 (11.70%) C
6 28 (10.57%) Embedded C
6 28 (10.57%) Embedded C++
7 27 (10.19%) Python
8 14 (5.28%) Ruby
9 12 (4.53%) PHP
10 11 (4.15%) GLSL
10 11 (4.15%) HLSL
11 10 (3.77%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.51%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.51%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.51%) SOQL
12 4 (1.51%) SOSL
12 4 (1.51%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.13%) ES6
Qualifications
1 46 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.57%) Degree
4 10 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.51%) PMP
6 3 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.75%) CCNA
7 2 (0.75%) ISEB
7 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) CCIE
8 1 (0.38%) CISA
8 1 (0.38%) CISM
8 1 (0.38%) CISSP
8 1 (0.38%) IIBA
8 1 (0.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.64%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.75%) GxP
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (4.91%) Docker
2 3 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Ceph
4 1 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) LXC
4 1 (0.38%) NFS
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (4.91%) Ansible
2 8 (3.02%) Puppet
3 6 (2.26%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.89%) Terraform
5 4 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.75%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.38%) Grafana
7 1 (0.38%) Kibana
7 1 (0.38%) logstash
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.79%) IBM
3 14 (5.28%) Cognos
3 14 (5.28%) Tableau
4 13 (4.91%) Oracle
5 11 (4.15%) Sitecore
6 9 (3.40%) SAP
7 8 (3.02%) hybris
8 7 (2.64%) Ariba
9 6 (2.26%) Juniper
10 5 (1.89%) Aruba
11 4 (1.51%) HP
11 4 (1.51%) Informatica
11 4 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.13%) Adobe
12 3 (1.13%) Google
12 3 (1.13%) jBASE
12 3 (1.13%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.13%) Talend
12 3 (1.13%) VMware