Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 288 219 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.91% 15.64% 17.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.07% 19.04% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 176 163
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £330 £303 £272
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.72% - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% +0.13%

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 1,305 1,150 1,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.16% 82.14% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 570 616
Hertfordshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £205 £212 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 67 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.37 £16.81 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% -15.98% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.81 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.55 £44.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +10.00% -

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 September 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 23 September 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 +3 100 £500 +29.03% 19
Welwyn Garden City +6 42 £563 +15.98% 11
Hemel Hempstead +8 33 £400 - 2
Stevenage -1 19 £500 +37.93% 10
Hatfield +5 14 £525 +7.69% 20
St Albans -2 8 £300 -11.11% 22
Hitchin 0 6 £510 +26.32% 2
Royston 0 3 £538 +115.00% 4
Rickmansworth -17 2 £419 -1.47% 1
Borehamwood - 1 £275 - 3
Letchworth - 1 - - 4
Potters Bar - 1 £750 - 3
Hertford - 1 £475 - 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 68 (23.61%) TDD
1 68 (23.61%) Java
2 67 (23.26%) Scrum
3 66 (22.92%) C#
4 62 (21.53%) .NET
5 57 (19.79%) Finance
6 50 (17.36%) Web Services
7 47 (16.32%) JavaScript
7 47 (16.32%) Retail
8 45 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 44 (15.28%) SQL
10 42 (14.58%) Software Engineering
11 41 (14.24%) SQL Server
12 39 (13.54%) E-Commerce
13 38 (13.19%) Security Cleared
14 36 (12.50%) Windows
14 36 (12.50%) DevOps
14 36 (12.50%) Microservices
15 35 (12.15%) JIRA
15 35 (12.15%) REST
16 34 (11.81%) Waterfall
16 34 (11.81%) Git (software)
16 34 (11.81%) Test Automation
16 34 (11.81%) Java 8
17 33 (11.46%) SC Cleared
17 33 (11.46%) Kanban
18 31 (10.76%) SOAP
18 31 (10.76%) Linux
18 31 (10.76%) Visual Studio
19 30 (10.42%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.13%) CMS
1 9 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.78%) Confluence
3 5 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.04%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.69%) Apache
6 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.69%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.69%) SAP EP
6 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) JBoss
7 1 (0.35%) nginx
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.35%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.04%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.04%) HFM
2 3 (1.04%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.69%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.69%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.35%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.43%) SaaS
4 5 (1.74%) Office 365
5 4 (1.39%) GitHub
6 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.04%) Heroku
7 2 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) Force.com
8 1 (0.35%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.60%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.21%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.39%) HTTP
4 3 (1.04%) DNS
4 3 (1.04%) FTP
4 3 (1.04%) Skype
4 3 (1.04%) SSL
5 2 (0.69%) Network Security
6 1 (0.35%) ATM
6 1 (0.35%) BGP
6 1 (0.35%) DHCP
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) LAN
6 1 (0.35%) OSPF
6 1 (0.35%) VPN
6 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 14 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.47%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.39%) OLAP
8 4 (1.39%) Power BI
9 3 (1.04%) Big Data
9 3 (1.04%) Essbase
9 3 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.69%) MySQL
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (12.15%) JIRA
2 34 (11.81%) Git (software)
3 31 (10.76%) Visual Studio
4 16 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 15 (5.21%) NetBeans
5 15 (5.21%) Subversion
6 11 (3.82%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.82%) NUnit
6 11 (3.82%) ReSharper
7 10 (3.47%) gulp
8 8 (2.78%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.74%) JMeter
9 5 (1.74%) Selenium
10 4 (1.39%) Gradle
10 4 (1.39%) Grunt
10 4 (1.39%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.39%) Maven
11 3 (1.04%) GitLab
11 3 (1.04%) Spock
11 3 (1.04%) webpack
General
1 57 (19.79%) Finance
2 47 (16.32%) Retail
3 15 (5.21%) Aerospace
3 15 (5.21%) Military
4 5 (1.74%) Advertising
5 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (36.46%) Developer
2 37 (12.85%) Project Manager
3 35 (12.15%) Java Developer
4 27 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 27 (9.38%) Analyst
5 23 (7.99%) Business Analyst
6 22 (7.64%) Senior Developer
7 20 (6.94%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (6.60%) Designer
9 15 (5.21%) Architect
10 14 (4.86%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (4.86%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.86%) SQL Developer
10 14 (4.86%) UX Designer
11 11 (3.82%) Oracle Developer
12 10 (3.47%) Angular Developer
12 10 (3.47%) Data Migration Developer
12 10 (3.47%) ETL Developer
12 10 (3.47%) PostgreSQL Developer
12 10 (3.47%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.53%) .NET
2 50 (17.36%) Web Services
3 35 (12.15%) REST
4 31 (10.76%) SOAP
5 29 (10.07%) AngularJS
6 26 (9.03%) CSS
6 26 (9.03%) HTML
7 24 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 24 (8.33%) Spring
8 20 (6.94%) Node.js
9 19 (6.60%) XML
10 18 (6.25%) Spring Boot
11 16 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (5.56%) HTML5
12 15 (5.21%) ActiveX
12 15 (5.21%) DirectX
12 15 (5.21%) JSON
12 15 (5.21%) MFC
12 15 (5.21%) OpenGL
12 15 (5.21%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (7.99%) User Experience
2 18 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.47%) Reference Data
4 6 (2.08%) EPoS
4 6 (2.08%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.74%) Fintech
6 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.39%) NHS
7 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.69%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) PMI
9 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.50%) Windows
2 31 (10.76%) Linux
3 7 (2.43%) Android
4 6 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.39%) Unix
6 3 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.35%) Debian
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.61%) TDD
2 67 (23.26%) Scrum
3 42 (14.58%) Software Engineering
4 39 (13.54%) E-Commerce
5 36 (12.50%) DevOps
5 36 (12.50%) Microservices
6 34 (11.81%) Test Automation
6 34 (11.81%) Waterfall
7 33 (11.46%) Kanban
8 30 (10.42%) BDD
8 30 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (10.07%) Project Management
10 26 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (9.03%) MVC
11 24 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (7.64%) SDLC
13 21 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (6.60%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (6.60%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.61%) Java
2 66 (22.92%) C#
3 47 (16.32%) JavaScript
4 44 (15.28%) SQL
5 34 (11.81%) Java 8
6 16 (5.56%) C++
6 16 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 15 (5.21%) GLSL
7 15 (5.21%) HLSL
7 15 (5.21%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.86%) Python
9 7 (2.43%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.08%) Groovy
10 6 (2.08%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.74%) ES6
12 4 (1.39%) VBA
13 3 (1.04%) C
13 3 (1.04%) Go
13 3 (1.04%) Scala
13 3 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 30 (10.42%) Degree
4 7 (2.43%) ISEB
5 5 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.39%) PMP
7 3 (1.04%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.35%) MAPM
9 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.35%) MBA
9 1 (0.35%) MCP
9 1 (0.35%) MCSA
9 1 (0.35%) OCP
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.82%) QA
2 4 (1.39%) PMO
3 3 (1.04%) GDPR
4 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (5.21%) Docker
2 7 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) Ceph
4 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.43%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.08%) Puppet
2 6 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (1.04%) Ansible
4 3 (1.04%) Mesos
4 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.04%) vRealize
4 3 (1.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (0.69%) Terraform
6 1 (0.35%) Grafana
6 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.35%) Kibana
6 1 (0.35%) logstash
6 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.35%) Rancher
6 1 (0.35%) Salt
6 1 (0.35%) SCCM
6 1 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.99%) Oracle
3 10 (3.47%) Talend
4 8 (2.78%) SAP
5 7 (2.43%) New Relic
5 7 (2.43%) VMware
6 5 (1.74%) Cognos
6 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.39%) NetApp
7 4 (1.39%) Splunk
8 3 (1.04%) Cisco
8 3 (1.04%) Google
8 3 (1.04%) HP
8 3 (1.04%) hybris
8 3 (1.04%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.04%) IBM
8 3 (1.04%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.69%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.69%) Omniture
9 2 (0.69%) Xamarin