Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 286 258 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.07% 18.34% 11.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.36% 24.00% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 184 112
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £288 £269 £275
90th Percentile £538 £584 £631
East of England median daily rate £450 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.85% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.00 - £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%

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 1279 1075 1175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.80% 76.40% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 621 596
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £219 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 92
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £41.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.74% +95.81% +30.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £42.40
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.40 £24.66
% change year-on-year +8.02% +31.40% -1.37%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017. 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 +7 105 £363 -21.62% 12
Welwyn Garden City 0 25 £525 +21.74% 6
Stevenage +9 21 £335 -44.17% 2
Hatfield -12 15 £438 -16.67% 10
Hemel Hempstead +9 14 £380 -0.33% 11
St Albans 0 12 £325 -13.33% 5
Rickmansworth -5 10 £425 +37.10% 1
Waltham Cross - 5 £470 - 1
Hitchin +1 2 £404 +22.53% 2
Abbots Langley - 2 £525 -
Hertford -4 1 £325 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £500 - 1
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, 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 77 (26.92%) TDD
2 64 (22.38%) Scrum
3 63 (22.03%) Finance
3 63 (22.03%) Java
4 52 (18.18%) SQL
4 52 (18.18%) .NET
5 47 (16.43%) C#
6 46 (16.08%) JavaScript
7 44 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 44 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (14.34%) SDLC
9 40 (13.99%) BDD
9 40 (13.99%) MVC
10 38 (13.29%) Oracle
10 38 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
11 37 (12.94%) HTML
12 36 (12.59%) E-Commerce
12 36 (12.59%) Retail
12 36 (12.59%) DevOps
13 35 (12.24%) CSS
14 33 (11.54%) Web Services
14 33 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 32 (11.19%) JIRA
16 31 (10.84%) Kanban
17 30 (10.49%) Project Management
17 30 (10.49%) Linux
18 29 (10.14%) Waterfall
19 27 (9.44%) Ruby
20 26 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
20 26 (9.09%) React

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 15 (5.24%) Confluence
2 14 (4.90%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.50%) Apache
4 8 (2.80%) IIS
4 8 (2.80%) JBoss
4 8 (2.80%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.40%) CMS
6 4 (1.40%) MQSeries
6 4 (1.40%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.40%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.75%) HipChat
3 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.80%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.70%) Magento
3 2 (0.70%) Maximo
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
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.85%) SaaS
4 5 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (1.75%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.75%) PaaS
5 4 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.70%) Boomi
8 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.35%) G Suite
8 1 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.15%) Wireless
2 7 (2.45%) 3GPP
2 7 (2.45%) Internet
2 7 (2.45%) LTE
3 5 (1.75%) DNS
3 5 (1.75%) Firewall
4 3 (1.05%) HTTP
4 3 (1.05%) IMAP
4 3 (1.05%) LAN
4 3 (1.05%) SMTP
5 2 (0.70%) DHCP
5 2 (0.70%) IGMP
5 2 (0.70%) Multicast
5 2 (0.70%) WLAN
6 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.35%) LDAP
6 1 (0.35%) SSL
6 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.35%) WAN
6 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (6.99%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (6.29%) MySQL
5 18 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (5.59%) DB2
7 15 (5.24%) Redis
8 14 (4.90%) Relational Database
9 13 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (4.55%) NoSQL
10 11 (3.85%) Oracle Database
10 11 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (3.15%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.45%) Big Data
12 7 (2.45%) DbVisualizer
12 7 (2.45%) Power BI
12 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.40%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 32 (11.19%) JIRA
2 23 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (6.29%) Jenkins
4 15 (5.24%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.50%) Bitbucket
6 9 (3.15%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.15%) Maven
6 9 (3.15%) Selenium
7 7 (2.45%) IntelliJ
7 7 (2.45%) JUnit
7 7 (2.45%) WebDriver
8 6 (2.10%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.10%) Grunt
8 6 (2.10%) gulp
8 6 (2.10%) JMeter
8 6 (2.10%) Subversion
9 5 (1.75%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.75%) The Grinder
General
1 63 (22.03%) Finance
2 36 (12.59%) Retail
3 16 (5.59%) Law
4 11 (3.85%) Games
5 9 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.10%) Advertising
6 6 (2.10%) Legal
6 6 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.75%) Marketing
8 3 (1.05%) Automotive
8 3 (1.05%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) Front Office
10 1 (0.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 110 (38.46%) Developer
2 33 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 31 (10.84%) Java Developer
4 28 (9.79%) Analyst
5 25 (8.74%) Architect
5 25 (8.74%) Consultant
6 22 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 22 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 19 (6.64%) Business Analyst
8 18 (6.29%) SQL Developer
9 14 (4.90%) Applications Consultant
9 14 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (4.90%) Security Consultant
9 14 (4.90%) SQL Server Developer
10 13 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.55%) SSIS Developer
11 12 (4.20%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 12 (4.20%) Scrum Master
11 12 (4.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.18%) .NET
2 37 (12.94%) HTML
3 35 (12.24%) CSS
4 33 (11.54%) Web Services
5 26 (9.09%) React
6 24 (8.39%) Spring
7 23 (8.04%) WCF
8 21 (7.34%) Ruby on Rails
9 20 (6.99%) AngularJS
9 20 (6.99%) XML
10 19 (6.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (6.64%) HTML5
11 18 (6.29%) REST
12 17 (5.94%) .NET Framework
13 16 (5.59%) ASP.NET
13 16 (5.59%) JSON
14 15 (5.24%) jQuery
14 15 (5.24%) RESTful
15 14 (4.90%) Node.js
15 14 (4.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.15%) User Experience
6 8 (2.80%) Fintech
6 8 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.45%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.45%) VHDL
8 5 (1.75%) W3C
9 4 (1.40%) DataPower
9 4 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.05%) Blog
10 3 (1.05%) EPoS
11 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.49%) Linux
2 22 (7.69%) Unix
3 13 (4.55%) Solaris
4 12 (4.20%) Windows
5 5 (1.75%) AIX
6 4 (1.40%) HPUX
6 4 (1.40%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.35%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.92%) TDD
2 64 (22.38%) Scrum
3 44 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (14.34%) SDLC
5 40 (13.99%) BDD
5 40 (13.99%) MVC
6 36 (12.59%) DevOps
6 36 (12.59%) E-Commerce
7 31 (10.84%) Kanban
8 30 (10.49%) Project Management
9 29 (10.14%) Waterfall
10 26 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (8.74%) Test Automation
12 23 (8.04%) Microservices
13 21 (7.34%) Pair Programming
14 20 (6.99%) OO
14 20 (6.99%) PRINCE2
14 20 (6.99%) Risk Management
15 19 (6.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 63 (22.03%) Java
2 52 (18.18%) SQL
3 47 (16.43%) C#
4 46 (16.08%) JavaScript
5 27 (9.44%) Ruby
6 15 (5.24%) Python
7 11 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.50%) C
8 10 (3.50%) Groovy
9 8 (2.80%) Perl
10 7 (2.45%) Embedded C
10 7 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.75%) AWK
11 5 (1.75%) PHP
11 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.75%) Scala
12 4 (1.40%) C++
13 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.90%) Degree
3 11 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.75%) ISEB
5 5 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.70%) CCNA
7 2 (0.70%) CCNP
7 2 (0.70%) CCSP
7 2 (0.70%) CISM
7 2 (0.70%) CISSP
7 2 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.70%) HND
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.94%) QA
2 14 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.55%) GDPR
4 10 (3.50%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.10%) NIST 800
6 5 (1.75%) GCP
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 21 (7.34%) Docker
2 7 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (8.39%) Ansible
2 8 (2.80%) Puppet
3 7 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.10%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (1.75%) Grafana
5 5 (1.75%) Mesos
5 5 (1.75%) Rancher
6 4 (1.40%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 3 (1.05%) Nessus
7 3 (1.05%) Terraform
8 2 (0.70%) Packer
9 1 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (13.29%) Oracle
2 33 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.24%) Atlassian
4 13 (4.55%) IBM
4 13 (4.55%) SAP
5 11 (3.85%) New Relic
6 9 (3.15%) HP
7 8 (2.80%) VMware
8 7 (2.45%) hybris
9 6 (2.10%) Google
10 5 (1.75%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.75%) Dynatrace
11 4 (1.40%) Dell
11 4 (1.40%) Talend
12 3 (1.05%) Qualys
13 2 (0.70%) Cisco
13 2 (0.70%) Citrix
13 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.70%) Sybase