Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 281 218 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.77% 17.08% 14.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.90% 21.17% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 166 134
Hertfordshire median daily rate £428 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.04% +4.44% +14.29%
10th Percentile £329 £313 £300
90th Percentile £579 £613 £609
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £57.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% -

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 1,283 1,030 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.15% 80.72% 78.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 529 597
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.12%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £250
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 65 44
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -28.00% +19.42%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.13 £52.50 £53.38
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +33.33% -

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 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 July 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 +1 98 £435 -3.33% 16
Welwyn Garden City +1 35 £563 +18.42% 10
Hemel Hempstead +6 33 £385 +6.94% 8
Hatfield -4 28 £500 -4.76% 12
Stevenage -1 13 £213 -56.41% 11
St Albans +5 9 £413 +35.25% 16
Rickmansworth -9 4 £419 +4.04% 2
Letchworth +2 2 - -
Hitchin - 2 £400 -
Royston -8 1 - - 1
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £275 - 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 83 (29.54%) Scrum
2 75 (26.69%) Java
3 71 (25.27%) TDD
4 56 (19.93%) .NET
5 55 (19.57%) C#
6 52 (18.51%) Finance
6 52 (18.51%) Waterfall
7 49 (17.44%) E-Commerce
8 47 (16.73%) Kanban
9 46 (16.37%) Microsoft
10 45 (16.01%) Web Services
10 45 (16.01%) JavaScript
11 44 (15.66%) SQL
12 43 (15.30%) Retail
13 40 (14.23%) Project Management
14 39 (13.88%) Security Cleared
15 38 (13.52%) SQL Server
15 38 (13.52%) Windows
16 37 (13.17%) PRINCE2
16 37 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (13.17%) BDD
17 35 (12.46%) SC Cleared
18 33 (11.74%) Continuous Improvement
19 32 (11.39%) Git (software)
19 32 (11.39%) CSS
19 32 (11.39%) HTML
20 31 (11.03%) SOAP
20 31 (11.03%) REST
20 31 (11.03%) Software Engineering
20 31 (11.03%) Problem-Solving

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 (4.98%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.20%) CMS
3 8 (2.85%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.78%) Confluence
6 2 (0.71%) Apache
6 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.71%) JBoss
6 2 (0.71%) SAP EP
6 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) HipChat
5 1 (0.36%) InVision
5 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.49%) Magento
2 4 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.07%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (1.07%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.71%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.36%) HFM
5 1 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.36%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.36%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.85%) Office 365
3 7 (2.49%) SaaS
4 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.07%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.07%) PaaS
6 3 (1.07%) Veeva
7 2 (0.71%) GitHub
7 2 (0.71%) Heroku
7 2 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.36%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.98%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.91%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.42%) HTTP
4 3 (1.07%) Skype
5 2 (0.71%) DNS
5 2 (0.71%) FTP
5 2 (0.71%) LAN
5 2 (0.71%) SSL
5 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 1 (0.36%) ATM
6 1 (0.36%) BGP
6 1 (0.36%) DHCP
6 1 (0.36%) Firewall
6 1 (0.36%) Network Security
6 1 (0.36%) OSPF
6 1 (0.36%) VPN
6 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.27%) MongoDB
2 12 (4.27%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.49%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.14%) MySQL
7 5 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.78%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.42%) DB2
9 3 (1.07%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (1.07%) Power BI
10 2 (0.71%) OLAP
10 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.36%) EDMS
11 1 (0.36%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 32 (11.39%) Git (software)
2 29 (10.32%) JIRA
3 24 (8.54%) Visual Studio
4 15 (5.34%) gulp
4 15 (5.34%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.27%) Eclipse
6 11 (3.91%) NetBeans
6 11 (3.91%) NUnit
6 11 (3.91%) ReSharper
7 9 (3.20%) Selenium
8 8 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.49%) webpack
10 6 (2.14%) Grunt
10 6 (2.14%) JUnit
11 5 (1.78%) JMeter
12 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.42%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.42%) Maven
12 4 (1.42%) Mockito
12 4 (1.42%) Subversion
General
1 52 (18.51%) Finance
2 43 (15.30%) Retail
3 11 (3.91%) Aerospace
3 11 (3.91%) Military
4 10 (3.56%) Law
5 9 (3.20%) Marketing
6 8 (2.85%) Advertising
6 8 (2.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.78%) Legal
7 5 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 92 (32.74%) Developer
2 47 (16.73%) Project Manager
3 34 (12.10%) Analyst
4 29 (10.32%) .NET Developer
4 29 (10.32%) Java Developer
5 23 (8.19%) Business Analyst
6 18 (6.41%) Architect
7 17 (6.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (6.05%) C# Developer
8 16 (5.69%) Senior Developer
8 16 (5.69%) Tester
9 15 (5.34%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (4.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (4.27%) Senior Manager
11 12 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.56%) Scrum Master
12 10 (3.56%) Senior Project Manager
12 10 (3.56%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.85%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (2.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.93%) .NET
2 45 (16.01%) Web Services
3 32 (11.39%) CSS
3 32 (11.39%) HTML
4 31 (11.03%) REST
4 31 (11.03%) SOAP
5 26 (9.25%) AngularJS
6 23 (8.19%) ASP.NET
7 21 (7.47%) RESTful
8 19 (6.76%) Spring
9 17 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (6.05%) HTML5
9 17 (6.05%) J2EE
10 15 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (5.34%) jQuery
10 15 (5.34%) Node.js
11 14 (4.98%) Velocity
12 12 (4.27%) JSON
13 11 (3.91%) Qt
13 11 (3.91%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.27%) User Experience
4 7 (2.49%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.14%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.14%) EPoS
6 5 (1.78%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.78%) Tandem
7 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.42%) NHS
7 4 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.07%) Vector Graphics
9 2 (0.71%) Life Science
9 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.71%) W3C
10 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.52%) Windows
2 23 (8.19%) Linux
3 9 (3.20%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.49%) Unix
5 4 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.71%) Android
6 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Debian
7 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.54%) Scrum
2 71 (25.27%) TDD
3 52 (18.51%) Waterfall
4 49 (17.44%) E-Commerce
5 47 (16.73%) Kanban
6 40 (14.23%) Project Management
7 37 (13.17%) BDD
7 37 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (13.17%) PRINCE2
8 33 (11.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 31 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (11.03%) Software Engineering
10 29 (10.32%) Microservices
11 28 (9.96%) Test Automation
12 25 (8.90%) DevOps
12 25 (8.90%) MVC
13 24 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (8.19%) Business Analysis
14 23 (8.19%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (8.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (26.69%) Java
2 55 (19.57%) C#
3 45 (16.01%) JavaScript
4 44 (15.66%) SQL
5 28 (9.96%) Java 8
6 15 (5.34%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.27%) C++
8 11 (3.91%) GLSL
8 11 (3.91%) HLSL
9 10 (3.56%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.49%) ES6
11 6 (2.14%) Groovy
11 6 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.78%) PHP
12 5 (1.78%) Python
12 5 (1.78%) Scala
13 4 (1.42%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.42%) C
13 4 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.07%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.05%) Degree
4 15 (5.34%) ISEB
5 13 (4.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.14%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.14%) PMP
8 5 (1.78%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.36%) APMG
9 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.36%) MAPM
9 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.36%) MBA
9 1 (0.36%) MCP
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.36%) OCP
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.91%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) PMO
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.71%) GDPR
3 2 (0.71%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (4.27%) Docker
2 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.36%) Ceph
4 1 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.42%) HP ALM
3 4 (1.42%) Nessus
4 3 (1.07%) Puppet
4 3 (1.07%) vRealize
4 3 (1.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (0.71%) Ansible
5 2 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.71%) Grafana
5 2 (0.71%) Mesos
5 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.36%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.36%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.36%) Rancher
6 1 (0.36%) Salt
6 1 (0.36%) Terraform
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.12%) IBM
3 18 (6.41%) Oracle
4 16 (5.69%) SAP
5 11 (3.91%) hybris
6 10 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.20%) VMware
8 5 (1.78%) Cognos
8 5 (1.78%) HP
9 4 (1.42%) Google
9 4 (1.42%) New Relic
9 4 (1.42%) Qualys
10 2 (0.71%) Cisco
10 2 (0.71%) Computacenter
10 2 (0.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Talend
10 2 (0.71%) Teradata
11 1 (0.36%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.36%) Informatica
11 1 (0.36%) MicroStrategy