Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 14 7
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 110 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 24.94% 10.45% 14.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.57% 13.51% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 16 13
Watford median daily rate £363 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +18.75% +0.63%
10th Percentile £300 £338 £316
90th Percentile £500 £538 £625
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -11.43% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.00 - £47.50

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 385 222 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.30% 77.35% 72.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 111 80
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.38% -0.67%
10th Percentile £224 £205 £212
90th Percentile £588 £531 £504
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 11
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £13.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.91% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.45 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.73 £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £41.13 £21.00
% change year-on-year -53.80% +95.83% +31.25%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 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 Watford region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 38 (34.55%) Finance
2 30 (27.27%) Java
3 29 (26.36%) TDD
4 23 (20.91%) SQL
5 20 (18.18%) Scrum
5 20 (18.18%) BDD
6 19 (17.27%) E-Commerce
7 18 (16.36%) Oracle
7 18 (16.36%) Retail
8 16 (14.55%) Ruby
8 16 (14.55%) React
9 15 (13.64%) Ansible
9 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 14 (12.73%) C#
10 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
10 14 (12.73%) MVC
10 14 (12.73%) JIRA
11 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (11.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (11.82%) HTML
11 13 (11.82%) .NET
11 13 (11.82%) CSS
11 13 (11.82%) Linux
11 13 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (11.82%) Redis

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 10 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 7 (6.36%) Apache
3 6 (5.45%) JBoss
3 6 (5.45%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.64%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.73%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.82%) CMS
6 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.91%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.82%) Magento
2 2 (1.82%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.82%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.64%) SaaS
2 4 (3.64%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.82%) Boomi
3 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.91%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) Firewall
1 4 (3.64%) Internet
2 2 (1.82%) DHCP
2 2 (1.82%) DNS
2 2 (1.82%) IGMP
2 2 (1.82%) LAN
2 2 (1.82%) Multicast
2 2 (1.82%) Wireless
2 2 (1.82%) WLAN
3 1 (0.91%) HTTP
3 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.82%) Redis
2 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (7.27%) DB2
6 7 (6.36%) DbVisualizer
6 7 (6.36%) Power BI
6 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.55%) MySQL
8 4 (3.64%) Big Data
8 4 (3.64%) Data Lake
8 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.73%) OLAP
9 3 (2.73%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (2.73%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 14 (12.73%) JIRA
2 13 (11.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.55%) JMeter
4 5 (4.55%) JUnit
4 5 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 5 (4.55%) The Grinder
5 4 (3.64%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.64%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.64%) Log4j
5 4 (3.64%) Maven
5 4 (3.64%) Mockito
5 4 (3.64%) Selenium
5 4 (3.64%) Subversion
5 4 (3.64%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (3.64%) webpack
6 3 (2.73%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.73%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (34.55%) Finance
2 18 (16.36%) Retail
3 11 (10.00%) Games
4 7 (6.36%) Legal
5 3 (2.73%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 46 (41.82%) Developer
2 13 (11.82%) Tester
3 11 (10.00%) Analyst
3 11 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 11 (10.00%) Junior
3 11 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
5 9 (8.18%) Consultant
5 9 (8.18%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.18%) Ruby Developer
5 9 (8.18%) SSIS Developer
5 9 (8.18%) SSRS Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 7 (6.36%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Junior Software Tester
7 7 (6.36%) Junior Tester
7 7 (6.36%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.55%) React
2 15 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails
3 13 (11.82%) .NET
3 13 (11.82%) CSS
3 13 (11.82%) HTML
4 12 (10.91%) Spring
4 12 (10.91%) Web Services
5 11 (10.00%) HTML5
6 10 (9.09%) JSON
6 10 (9.09%) REST
7 9 (8.18%) SOAP
8 8 (7.27%) AngularJS
9 7 (6.36%) Spring Boot
9 7 (6.36%) XML
10 6 (5.45%) J2EE
10 6 (5.45%) RESTful
10 6 (5.45%) WCF
10 6 (5.45%) XSLT
11 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (6.36%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.45%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.64%) User Experience
6 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.73%) DataPower
6 3 (2.73%) Fintech
6 3 (2.73%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.91%) EPoS
8 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.91%) State Machine
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.82%) Linux
2 12 (10.91%) Unix
3 5 (4.55%) AIX
3 5 (4.55%) Solaris
4 4 (3.64%) HPUX
5 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.36%) TDD
2 20 (18.18%) BDD
2 20 (18.18%) Scrum
3 19 (17.27%) E-Commerce
4 14 (12.73%) MVC
5 13 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.91%) Pair Programming
6 12 (10.91%) Workflow
7 11 (10.00%) Kanban
7 11 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (10.00%) SDLC
8 10 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (9.09%) ETL
8 10 (9.09%) Open Source
8 10 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 10 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 9 (8.18%) Performance Testing
9 9 (8.18%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.27%) Java
2 23 (20.91%) SQL
3 16 (14.55%) Ruby
4 14 (12.73%) C#
4 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.45%) Perl
6 5 (4.55%) AWK
6 5 (4.55%) PHP
7 4 (3.64%) Python
7 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.73%) C
8 3 (2.73%) Groovy
8 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.73%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.91%) Clojure
10 1 (0.91%) Go
10 1 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.55%) Degree
2 4 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (1.82%) CCNA
3 2 (1.82%) CCNP
3 2 (1.82%) CCSP
3 2 (1.82%) CISM
3 2 (1.82%) CISSP
3 2 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.73%) Docker
3 2 (1.82%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (13.64%) Ansible
2 5 (4.55%) Grafana
3 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.73%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 2 (1.82%) Puppet
5 1 (0.91%) Packer
5 1 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) Oracle
2 10 (9.09%) IBM
3 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.27%) New Relic
5 7 (6.36%) HP
6 6 (5.45%) SAP
6 6 (5.45%) VMware
7 5 (4.55%) AppDynamics
7 5 (4.55%) Dynatrace
7 5 (4.55%) hybris
8 4 (3.64%) Talend
9 3 (2.73%) Dell
9 3 (2.73%) Teradata
10 2 (1.82%) Cisco
10 2 (1.82%) Citrix
11 1 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.91%) Sitecore