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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 112 95 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.38% 12.68% 11.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.14% 16.44% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 60 36
Median daily rate £525 £450 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +18.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £305 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +1.81% +7.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +20.71%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 578 554
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.28% 77.17% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 311 280
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.66 £8.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield +4 22 £525 +13.51% 5
Watford 0 22 £500 +21.21% 12
Welwyn Garden City 0 10 £475 +13.43% 1
Hemel Hempstead +3 3 £350 -22.22% 5
Stevenage +4 2 £488 +33.56% 1
St Albans +2 1 £500 - 7
Rickmansworth -3 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 - - 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 108 (42.19%) TDD
2 106 (41.41%) Java
3 86 (33.59%) BDD
4 84 (32.81%) Scrum
5 58 (22.66%) DevOps
6 46 (17.97%) Retail
6 46 (17.97%) E-Commerce
7 40 (15.63%) JIRA
8 36 (14.06%) Waterfall
9 35 (13.67%) RESTful
9 35 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
9 35 (13.67%) OO
10 34 (13.28%) JavaScript
10 34 (13.28%) Git (software)
11 32 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 32 (12.50%) .NET
11 32 (12.50%) Spring
12 30 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (11.72%) Finance
13 29 (11.33%) Information Security
13 29 (11.33%) Web Services
13 29 (11.33%) Kanban
14 28 (10.94%) Selenium
14 28 (10.94%) Cucumber
15 27 (10.55%) HTML
15 27 (10.55%) Hibernate
15 27 (10.55%) Puppet
15 27 (10.55%) Jenkins
16 25 (9.77%) Opscode Chef
16 25 (9.77%) SQL Server

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 12 (4.69%) Confluence
2 10 (3.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (3.13%) IIS
3 8 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.56%) CMS
7 3 (1.17%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.17%) Magnolia
7 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.17%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.95%) SAP HCM
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.56%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.78%) Magento
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.95%) Boomi
2 5 (1.95%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.17%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.17%) GitHub
3 3 (1.17%) PaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.78%) G Suite
4 2 (0.78%) SaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Trello
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.52%) Internet
2 6 (2.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.78%) DNS
3 2 (0.78%) HTTP
3 2 (0.78%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.78%) IMAP
3 2 (0.78%) SMTP
3 2 (0.78%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.39%) Intranet
4 1 (0.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.81%) Big Data
3 10 (3.91%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.34%) MySQL
6 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.78%) DB2
7 2 (0.78%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (15.63%) JIRA
2 34 (13.28%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.94%) Cucumber
3 28 (10.94%) Selenium
4 27 (10.55%) Jenkins
5 23 (8.98%) WebDriver
6 19 (7.42%) Maven
7 11 (4.30%) Gradle
7 11 (4.30%) JBehave
7 11 (4.30%) SoapUI
8 10 (3.91%) Ant
9 8 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.13%) JUnit
9 8 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.73%) Moq
11 6 (2.34%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.95%) FxCop
12 5 (1.95%) Grunt
12 5 (1.95%) ReSharper
12 5 (1.95%) StyleCop
General
1 46 (17.97%) Retail
2 30 (11.72%) Finance
3 7 (2.73%) Law
4 2 (0.78%) Games
4 2 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.39%) Automotive
5 1 (0.39%) Back Office
5 1 (0.39%) Front Office
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.39%) Publishing
5 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (46.48%) Developer
2 75 (29.30%) Java Developer
3 32 (12.50%) Analyst
4 31 (12.11%) AWS Developer
5 28 (10.94%) Agile Developer
5 28 (10.94%) Senior Developer
6 27 (10.55%) Agile Java Developer
7 24 (9.38%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (8.20%) Architect
8 21 (8.20%) Consultant
9 20 (7.81%) Business Analyst
10 19 (7.42%) Security Consultant
11 18 (7.03%) .NET Developer
11 18 (7.03%) Applications Consultant
12 17 (6.64%) Project Manager
13 16 (6.25%) Senior Agile Developer
13 16 (6.25%) Senior Agile Java Developer
14 15 (5.86%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (5.08%) C# Developer
16 12 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.67%) RESTful
2 32 (12.50%) .NET
2 32 (12.50%) Spring
3 29 (11.33%) Web Services
4 27 (10.55%) Hibernate
4 27 (10.55%) HTML
5 24 (9.38%) CSS
6 21 (8.20%) Middleware
6 21 (8.20%) XML
7 19 (7.42%) RxJava
8 16 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 16 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (5.86%) Gherkin
10 14 (5.47%) Node.js
11 13 (5.08%) .NET Framework
11 13 (5.08%) jQuery
11 13 (5.08%) JSON
11 13 (5.08%) REST
12 12 (4.69%) XSLT
13 11 (4.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.20%) Management Information System
2 19 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.64%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 16 (6.25%) Data Structures
5 12 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.73%) iPad
8 6 (2.34%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.34%) DataPower
9 5 (1.95%) User Experience
9 5 (1.95%) W3C
10 4 (1.56%) Contactless
10 4 (1.56%) EMV
10 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.56%) EPoS
11 3 (1.17%) Clustering
12 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.08%) Linux
2 11 (4.30%) Windows
3 10 (3.91%) Unix
4 6 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.17%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.78%) Android
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.39%) Solaris
8 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (42.19%) TDD
2 86 (33.59%) BDD
3 84 (32.81%) Scrum
4 58 (22.66%) DevOps
5 46 (17.97%) E-Commerce
6 36 (14.06%) Waterfall
7 35 (13.67%) OO
8 32 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 30 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (11.33%) Information Security
10 29 (11.33%) Kanban
11 23 (8.98%) ATDD
12 22 (8.59%) Test Automation
13 21 (8.20%) Open Source
13 21 (8.20%) Risk Management
14 20 (7.81%) Project Management
15 19 (7.42%) SDLC
16 18 (7.03%) Software Testing
17 17 (6.64%) Software Engineering
18 16 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 106 (41.41%) Java
2 34 (13.28%) JavaScript
3 22 (8.59%) C#
4 16 (6.25%) SQL
5 15 (5.86%) Clojure
5 15 (5.86%) F#
5 15 (5.86%) Go
5 15 (5.86%) Rust
6 14 (5.47%) Scala
7 13 (5.08%) Ruby
8 6 (2.34%) VBScript
9 5 (1.95%) Groovy
10 4 (1.56%) Python
11 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.78%) C++
12 2 (0.78%) Perl
12 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (2.73%) Degree
2 3 (1.17%) CEH
2 3 (1.17%) CISSP
2 3 (1.17%) CREST Certified
2 3 (1.17%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.17%) OSCP
3 2 (0.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.39%) PMP
4 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.98%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.17%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) WAI
3 2 (0.78%) SDET
3 2 (0.78%) SEPA
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.34%) Docker
2 3 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (10.55%) Puppet
2 25 (9.77%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (9.38%) Ansible
4 6 (2.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 3 (1.17%) TeamSite
5 3 (1.17%) Terraform
6 2 (0.78%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.78%) SCCM
7 1 (0.39%) Packer
7 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 23 (8.98%) Oracle
2 19 (7.42%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.86%) Atlassian
4 14 (5.47%) IBM
5 13 (5.08%) SAP
6 8 (3.13%) JDA
7 5 (1.95%) Dell
8 4 (1.56%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.17%) BMC
9 3 (1.17%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.17%) HP
10 2 (0.78%) Google
10 2 (0.78%) hybris
10 2 (0.78%) New Relic
10 2 (0.78%) Sonatype
10 2 (0.78%) Splunk
10 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.78%) WSO2
11 1 (0.39%) Computacenter
11 1 (0.39%) VMware