Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 277 263 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.83% 21.40% 11.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.14% 26.73% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 204 107
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £551 £625 £650
East of England median daily rate £463 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% +21.53%

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 1,197 984 1,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.37% 80.07% 77.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 532 545
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £439 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.83% +6.36% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £250
90th Percentile £569 £586 £575
East of England median daily rate £438 £403 £413
% change year-on-year +8.56% -2.30% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 51 77
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.81% +36.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £12.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.88 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 £27.44
% change year-on-year -44.12% +23.91% +16.77%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 96 £375 -16.67% 13
Welwyn Garden City 0 37 £525 - 5
Hatfield -2 27 £400 -23.81% 9
Hemel Hempstead +11 20 £373 +1.36% 9
Stevenage -2 10 £300 -38.46% 6
St Albans +2 5 £300 -25.00% 11
Rickmansworth -14 3 £431 +30.68% 4
Hertford -4 2 £325 - 2
Letchworth 0 1 - - 2
Hitchin -2 1 £475 - 2
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 84 (30.32%) Scrum
2 78 (28.16%) TDD
3 76 (27.44%) Java
4 64 (23.10%) E-Commerce
5 52 (18.77%) Finance
6 50 (18.05%) BDD
7 46 (16.61%) Kanban
8 45 (16.25%) SQL
9 44 (15.88%) Waterfall
10 43 (15.52%) C#
11 42 (15.16%) JavaScript
12 40 (14.44%) Retail
12 40 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (14.08%) .NET
14 37 (13.36%) HTML
14 37 (13.36%) CSS
15 36 (13.00%) SQL Server
15 36 (13.00%) Microsoft
16 35 (12.64%) Project Management
16 35 (12.64%) SDLC
16 35 (12.64%) Java 8
17 33 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (11.91%) Web Services
17 33 (11.91%) PRINCE2
18 31 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
18 31 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (10.83%) Continuous Improvement
20 29 (10.47%) JIRA
21 28 (10.11%) Microservices
21 28 (10.11%) MVC

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 18 (6.50%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.89%) Confluence
2 8 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.17%) Apache
4 6 (2.17%) IIS
5 4 (1.44%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.44%) CMS
5 4 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.44%) JBoss
5 4 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.36%) Drupal
6 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) HipChat
4 1 (0.36%) InVision
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.33%) Magento
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.08%) SAP WM
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.36%) HFM
4 1 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.36%) Maximo
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.33%) PaaS
3 11 (3.97%) Google Analytics
4 10 (3.61%) SaaS
5 8 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.89%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (2.53%) Office 365
7 6 (2.17%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.17%) Veeva
8 3 (1.08%) GitHub
9 1 (0.36%) IaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.44%) DNS
2 4 (1.44%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.44%) IMAP
2 4 (1.44%) Internet
2 4 (1.44%) SMTP
3 2 (0.72%) HTTP
3 2 (0.72%) WAN
3 2 (0.72%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.86%) MongoDB
3 16 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.69%) Redis
5 12 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.97%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.61%) DB2
8 8 (2.89%) DbVisualizer
8 8 (2.89%) MySQL
8 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.72%) OLAP
12 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 29 (10.47%) JIRA
2 19 (6.86%) Git (software)
3 18 (6.50%) Jenkins
4 17 (6.14%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.25%) gulp
7 8 (2.89%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.89%) Selenium
8 7 (2.53%) webpack
9 6 (2.17%) JMeter
10 5 (1.81%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.81%) JUnit
10 5 (1.81%) Maven
10 5 (1.81%) The Grinder
10 5 (1.81%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.44%) Firebug
11 4 (1.44%) Grunt
11 4 (1.44%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.44%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.44%) NetBeans
General
1 52 (18.77%) Finance
2 40 (14.44%) Retail
3 16 (5.78%) Marketing
4 15 (5.42%) Law
5 11 (3.97%) Advertising
6 9 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.81%) Automotive
7 5 (1.81%) Legal
8 4 (1.44%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.44%) Military
9 2 (0.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (37.91%) Developer
2 50 (18.05%) Project Manager
3 40 (14.44%) Java Developer
4 35 (12.64%) Analyst
5 22 (7.94%) Architect
6 20 (7.22%) Business Analyst
7 18 (6.50%) Senior Developer
8 17 (6.14%) .NET Developer
8 17 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (6.14%) Tester
9 15 (5.42%) C# Developer
10 14 (5.05%) Scrum Master
10 14 (5.05%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (4.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 11 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (3.97%) E-Commerce Architect
12 11 (3.97%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
12 11 (3.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (3.25%) Test Analyst
14 8 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.08%) .NET
2 37 (13.36%) CSS
2 37 (13.36%) HTML
3 33 (11.91%) Web Services
4 22 (7.94%) J2EE
5 21 (7.58%) Spring
6 20 (7.22%) REST
7 19 (6.86%) jQuery
7 19 (6.86%) Node.js
7 19 (6.86%) React
7 19 (6.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 17 (6.14%) AngularJS
8 17 (6.14%) ASP.NET
8 17 (6.14%) SOAP
9 16 (5.78%) .NET Core
9 16 (5.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (5.78%) HTML5
10 15 (5.42%) RESTful
11 14 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (5.05%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.39%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.97%) Fintech
4 11 (3.97%) User Experience
5 9 (3.25%) W3C
6 7 (2.53%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.17%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.81%) Life Science
8 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.81%) Tandem
9 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.08%) Vector Graphics
10 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.72%) EPoS
11 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.75%) Windows
2 22 (7.94%) Linux
3 12 (4.33%) Windows 10
4 10 (3.61%) Unix
5 7 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.44%) AIX
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.36%) CentOS
9 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (30.32%) Scrum
2 78 (28.16%) TDD
3 64 (23.10%) E-Commerce
4 50 (18.05%) BDD
5 46 (16.61%) Kanban
6 44 (15.88%) Waterfall
7 40 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (12.64%) Project Management
8 35 (12.64%) SDLC
9 33 (11.91%) PRINCE2
9 33 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (10.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (10.11%) Microservices
11 28 (10.11%) MVC
12 24 (8.66%) DevOps
13 23 (8.30%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (7.94%) DNA
15 21 (7.58%) Change Management
15 21 (7.58%) OO
15 21 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (27.44%) Java
2 45 (16.25%) SQL
3 43 (15.52%) C#
4 42 (15.16%) JavaScript
5 35 (12.64%) Java 8
6 22 (7.94%) Ruby
7 10 (3.61%) Python
7 10 (3.61%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.25%) Scala
9 8 (2.89%) PHP
10 7 (2.53%) Groovy
11 6 (2.17%) Apex Code
11 6 (2.17%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.81%) C++
12 5 (1.81%) ES6
13 4 (1.44%) AWK
13 4 (1.44%) GLSL
13 4 (1.44%) HLSL
13 4 (1.44%) Perl
14 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (9.75%) SC Cleared
1 27 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 12 (4.33%) ISEB
4 9 (3.25%) Degree
5 8 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) PMP
8 1 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) QA
2 5 (1.81%) GDPR
3 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.44%) PMO
4 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.72%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) NIST 800
System Software
1 13 (4.69%) Docker
2 6 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.97%) Ansible
2 7 (2.53%) HP ALM
2 7 (2.53%) Nessus
3 4 (1.44%) Grafana
4 1 (0.36%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.36%) Rancher
4 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.36%) Terraform
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.66%) IBM
2 24 (8.66%) Oracle
3 18 (6.50%) hybris
4 13 (4.69%) SAP
5 12 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (3.97%) Google
7 7 (2.53%) HP
7 7 (2.53%) Qualys
8 6 (2.17%) VMware
9 5 (1.81%) New Relic
10 4 (1.44%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.44%) Dynatrace
10 4 (1.44%) Intershop
11 3 (1.08%) Computacenter
12 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.72%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 2 (0.72%) Sybase
13 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
13 1 (0.36%) Teradata