Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 80 297 264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.87% 20.25% 16.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.96% 24.15% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 169 195
Median daily rate £425 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £330
90th Percentile £525 £555 £583
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £46.50 - £57.50
10th Percentile £45.75 - £39.55
90th Percentile £47.25 - £61.25
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £45.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year +1.64% +2.81% +11.25%

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 422 1,230 1,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 83.73% 83.84% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 671 733
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £300 £206
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 58 94
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.75 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.77% +19.80% -1.00%
10th Percentile £11.89 £9.95 £10.84
90th Percentile £66.00 £54.35 £44.63
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £17.32
% change year-on-year +48.57% +1.04% -37.02%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Hertfordshire.

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 7 August 2020. 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
Welwyn Garden City 0 14 £425 -15.00% 2
Stevenage -2 13 £481 +21.07% 9
Watford -5 13 £425 -8.60% 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 12 £525 +40.00% 2
Hatfield +5 3 £450 +5.88% 5
Royston -1 3 £500 +11.11% 4
Hitchin - 3 £330 - 2
Letchworth - 3 £325 - 1
Welwyn - 3 £313 - 2
St Albans +2 2 - - 9
Borehamwood - 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 27 (33.75%) Scrum
2 23 (28.75%) JavaScript
3 21 (26.25%) .NET
4 20 (25.00%) C#
5 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
7 16 (20.00%) Java
7 16 (20.00%) Linux
8 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
8 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 15 (18.75%) Degree
9 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
9 14 (17.50%) Finance
10 13 (16.25%) Azure
11 12 (15.00%) Node.js
11 12 (15.00%) Mathematics
11 12 (15.00%) AngularJS
12 11 (13.75%) Visual Studio
12 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.75%) Windows
13 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 10 (12.50%) C++
13 10 (12.50%) Web Services
13 10 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (11.25%) OpenGL
14 9 (11.25%) DirectX
14 9 (11.25%) Aerospace
14 9 (11.25%) NetBeans
14 9 (11.25%) Military
14 9 (11.25%) ActiveX

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 3 (3.75%) Confluence
1 3 (3.75%) IIS
2 1 (1.25%) CMS
2 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Sketch
2 2 (2.50%) Adobe XD
2 2 (2.50%) Figma
2 2 (2.50%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.25%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Magento
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.25%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.25%) Shopify
2 1 (1.25%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) Azure
2 6 (7.50%) AWS
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.75%) Azure Stack
4 3 (3.75%) GCP
5 2 (2.50%) SaaS
5 2 (2.50%) Serverless
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.25%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.25%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.25%) npm
6 1 (1.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.25%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.50%) SMS
3 2 (2.50%) Wireless
4 1 (1.25%) 4G
4 1 (1.25%) 5G
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
4 1 (1.25%) FTP
4 1 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) LAN
4 1 (1.25%) SSL
4 1 (1.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.75%) ObjectStore
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (2.50%) Data Mart
5 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) Redis
6 1 (1.25%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.75%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.25%) Eclipse
3 9 (11.25%) NetBeans
4 8 (10.00%) JIRA
5 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.00%) ER Studio
7 3 (3.75%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.75%) JUnit
7 3 (3.75%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.50%) Balsamiq
8 2 (2.50%) Grunt
8 2 (2.50%) Selenium
9 1 (1.25%) Bower
9 1 (1.25%) Geb
9 1 (1.25%) GitLab
9 1 (1.25%) Gradle
9 1 (1.25%) Postman
9 1 (1.25%) Spock
9 1 (1.25%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (11.25%) Aerospace
3 9 (11.25%) Military
4 8 (10.00%) Retail
5 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
6 4 (5.00%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.50%) Advertising
7 2 (2.50%) Banking
7 2 (2.50%) Law
8 1 (1.25%) Games
8 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (8.75%) .NET Developer
2 7 (8.75%) Analyst
3 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 5 (6.25%) C# Developer
3 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.00%) Architect
4 4 (5.00%) Data Modeller
5 3 (3.75%) Angular Developer
5 3 (3.75%) Data Engineer
5 3 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (3.75%) Project Planner
5 3 (3.75%) VB Developer
5 3 (3.75%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (2.50%) Analytics Developer
6 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (2.50%) Designer
6 2 (2.50%) Scrum Master
6 2 (2.50%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.50%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.25%) .NET
2 12 (15.00%) AngularJS
2 12 (15.00%) Node.js
3 10 (12.50%) Web Services
4 9 (11.25%) ActiveX
4 9 (11.25%) DirectX
4 9 (11.25%) MFC
4 9 (11.25%) OpenGL
4 9 (11.25%) Qt
5 8 (10.00%) .NET Core
5 8 (10.00%) HTML
6 7 (8.75%) CSS
7 6 (7.50%) jQuery
8 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (6.25%) React
9 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.00%) JSON
9 4 (5.00%) Kafka
9 4 (5.00%) Sass
9 4 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.00%) User Experience
3 4 (5.00%) FMCG
4 3 (3.75%) Biotechnology
5 2 (2.50%) Life Science
5 2 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.50%) W3C
6 1 (1.25%) CMDB
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Linux
2 11 (13.75%) Windows
3 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Scrum
2 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 12 (15.00%) Mathematics
4 9 (11.25%) Business Analysis
4 9 (11.25%) TDD
5 8 (10.00%) DevOps
5 8 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 8 (10.00%) Project Management
6 7 (8.75%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.50%) Migration
7 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.25%) Data Management
8 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.25%) Front End Development
8 5 (6.25%) Microservices
9 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) JavaScript
2 20 (25.00%) C#
3 16 (20.00%) Java
4 10 (12.50%) C++
5 9 (11.25%) GLSL
5 9 (11.25%) HLSL
6 7 (8.75%) SQL
7 5 (6.25%) C
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 3 (3.75%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.75%) VB
8 3 (3.75%) VB6
9 2 (2.50%) Python
9 2 (2.50%) R
9 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.25%) Java 8
10 1 (1.25%) Ruby
10 1 (1.25%) UniBasic
10 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) Degree
3 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) PMP
6 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) CDISC
1 4 (5.00%) HL7
2 3 (3.75%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) GxP
3 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.75%) NFS
2 2 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.00%) Terraform
3 3 (3.75%) Ansible
4 1 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) Sparx
4 2 (2.50%) Adobe
4 2 (2.50%) IBM
4 2 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (1.25%) Ariba
5 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.25%) BMC
5 1 (1.25%) hybris
5 1 (1.25%) Informatica
5 1 (1.25%) jBASE
5 1 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.25%) Pega
5 1 (1.25%) Remedy
5 1 (1.25%) Sencha
5 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.25%) Tableau
5 1 (1.25%) Talend
5 1 (1.25%) Zend