Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 26 May 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 96 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 34.41% 16.79% 19.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 38.10% 19.91% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 27
Watford median daily rate £430 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £325 £347 £288
90th Percentile £550 £573 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -10.05% +5.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Watford median hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50

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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 252 226 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 90.32% 84.33% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 119 90
Watford median daily rate £400 £445 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +15.21% +3.00%
10th Percentile £265 £198 £222
90th Percentile £538 £570 £521
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Watford median hourly rate £29.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.10% +6.90% +7.41%
10th Percentile £15.58 £14.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £63.00 £16.25 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -45.24% +14.55% -5.98%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Watford

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Watford

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Watford over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Watford

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Watford region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 38 (39.58%) Java
2 34 (35.42%) Waterfall
3 33 (34.38%) Finance
4 31 (32.29%) E-Commerce
5 26 (27.08%) Scrum
6 24 (25.00%) IBM
7 23 (23.96%) Retail
8 22 (22.92%) DNA
9 21 (21.88%) Project Management
10 20 (20.83%) SQL
10 20 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (18.75%) TDD
11 18 (18.75%) JIRA
11 18 (18.75%) hybris
11 18 (18.75%) Kanban
12 17 (17.71%) WebSphere
12 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (15.63%) Time Management
14 14 (14.58%) BDD
14 14 (14.58%) Web Services
14 14 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (13.54%) Scenario Testing
15 13 (13.54%) J2EE
15 13 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (13.54%) Test Automation
16 12 (12.50%) Magento
16 12 (12.50%) Oracle
17 11 (11.46%) JavaScript
18 10 (10.42%) Linux
18 10 (10.42%) Git (software)

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 17 (17.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.21%) CMS
3 4 (4.17%) Apache Solr
3 4 (4.17%) Confluence
3 4 (4.17%) JBoss
3 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Magento
2 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.04%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.21%) SaaS
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) GitHub
3 2 (2.08%) Heroku
4 1 (1.04%) Force.com
4 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) DNS
1 2 (2.08%) FTP
1 2 (2.08%) HTTP
1 2 (2.08%) SSL
1 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) DB2
1 8 (8.33%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.25%) Redis
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.08%) MySQL
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (18.75%) JIRA
2 10 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.38%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.29%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.25%) gulp
5 6 (6.25%) Selenium
5 6 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.21%) JMeter
6 5 (5.21%) The Grinder
6 5 (5.21%) WebDriver
7 4 (4.17%) Firebug
7 4 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.13%) Grunt
8 3 (3.13%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.08%) Gatling
9 2 (2.08%) GitLab
9 2 (2.08%) Gradle
9 2 (2.08%) Spock
9 2 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (34.38%) Finance
2 23 (23.96%) Retail
3 5 (5.21%) Legal
3 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.17%) Law
4 4 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.08%) Automotive
6 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Developer
2 20 (20.83%) Project Manager
3 16 (16.67%) Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Tester
5 9 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.29%) Test Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Automation Tester
8 6 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Scrum Master
8 6 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Digital Project Manager
9 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce Manager
9 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce Project Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (4.17%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.58%) Web Services
2 13 (13.54%) J2EE
3 10 (10.42%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (9.38%) CSS
4 9 (9.38%) HTML
5 7 (7.29%) React
5 7 (7.29%) SOAP
5 7 (7.29%) Spring
6 6 (6.25%) REST
6 6 (6.25%) RESTful
7 5 (5.21%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.21%) Gherkin
7 5 (5.21%) HTML5
7 5 (5.21%) jQuery
7 5 (5.21%) JSP
7 5 (5.21%) RESTEasy
8 4 (4.17%) Velocity
9 3 (3.13%) Sass
9 3 (3.13%) XHTML
9 3 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) User Experience
3 6 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.17%) EPoS
4 4 (4.17%) Fintech
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.13%) Vector Graphics
5 3 (3.13%) W3C
6 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.04%) PMI
7 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Linux
2 7 (7.29%) Unix
3 4 (4.17%) AIX
4 2 (2.08%) Android
4 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Waterfall
2 31 (32.29%) E-Commerce
3 26 (27.08%) Scrum
4 22 (22.92%) DNA
5 21 (21.88%) Project Management
6 20 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (18.75%) Kanban
7 18 (18.75%) TDD
8 15 (15.63%) Time Management
9 14 (14.58%) BDD
9 14 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (13.54%) Scenario Testing
10 13 (13.54%) Test Automation
11 10 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (10.42%) SDLC
12 9 (9.38%) Presales
13 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (6.25%) Performance Testing
14 6 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) Java
2 20 (20.83%) SQL
3 11 (11.46%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.42%) Ruby
5 7 (7.29%) PHP
6 6 (6.25%) Java 8
7 4 (4.17%) AWK
7 4 (4.17%) Perl
8 3 (3.13%) ES6
8 3 (3.13%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.08%) C#
9 2 (2.08%) Python
9 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.04%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Degree
1 5 (5.21%) PMI Certification
1 5 (5.21%) PMP
2 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB
3 1 (1.04%) MAPM
3 1 (1.04%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.04%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.04%) GDPR
3 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
1 5 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.21%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) HP ALM
2 4 (4.17%) Ansible
2 4 (4.17%) Grafana
2 4 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.04%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (25.00%) IBM
2 18 (18.75%) hybris
3 12 (12.50%) Oracle
4 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.21%) HP
5 5 (5.21%) VMware
6 4 (4.17%) AppDynamics
6 4 (4.17%) Dynatrace
6 4 (4.17%) Intershop
6 4 (4.17%) New Relic
7 2 (2.08%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Cognos
8 1 (1.04%) Informatica
8 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com