Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 107 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 28.31% 17.43% 17.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.33% 20.88% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 31 19
Watford median daily rate £388 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% - -
10th Percentile £300 £338 £352
90th Percentile £488 £538 £625
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -13.16% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Watford median hourly rate - - £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.00 - £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 331 182 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.57% 83.49% 74.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 88 82
Watford median daily rate £400 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +10.43% +8.67%
10th Percentile £289 £257 £251
90th Percentile £553 £538 £523
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £32.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.79% -57.23% +142.44%
10th Percentile £13.93 £12.30 £11.95
90th Percentile £51.00 £15.90 £42.93
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £42.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year -45.17% +96.28% -34.85%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 40 (37.38%) Java
2 32 (29.91%) E-Commerce
3 28 (26.17%) Finance
4 26 (24.30%) TDD
5 25 (23.36%) Scrum
5 25 (23.36%) IBM
6 24 (22.43%) Ruby
6 24 (22.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 23 (21.50%) JIRA
8 22 (20.56%) BDD
8 22 (20.56%) React
9 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (18.69%) Retail
10 19 (17.76%) DNA
10 19 (17.76%) JavaScript
10 19 (17.76%) SQL
10 19 (17.76%) Oracle
10 19 (17.76%) Redis
10 19 (17.76%) WebSphere
11 18 (16.82%) hybris
11 18 (16.82%) Waterfall
11 18 (16.82%) Web Services
12 17 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (14.95%) CSS
13 16 (14.95%) HTML
14 15 (14.02%) Project Management
14 15 (14.02%) MVC
14 15 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (14.02%) DB2
14 15 (14.02%) DbVisualizer

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 19 (17.76%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.35%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.41%) JBoss
4 5 (4.67%) Apache
5 4 (3.74%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.74%) Confluence
5 4 (3.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.80%) CMS
Business Applications
1 13 (12.15%) Magento
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.74%) SaaS
3 3 (2.80%) GitHub
4 2 (1.87%) Boomi
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) DHCP
2 1 (0.93%) DNS
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.93%) IGMP
2 1 (0.93%) LAN
2 1 (0.93%) Multicast
2 1 (0.93%) Wireless
2 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) Redis
2 15 (14.02%) DB2
2 15 (14.02%) DbVisualizer
2 15 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.87%) MySQL
8 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.93%) Power BI
9 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (21.50%) JIRA
2 13 (12.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.28%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.35%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.41%) JMeter
5 9 (8.41%) LoadRunner
5 9 (8.41%) The Grinder
6 8 (7.48%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.48%) Selenium
7 7 (6.54%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.67%) Grunt
8 5 (4.67%) gulp
9 4 (3.74%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.74%) Firebug
9 4 (3.74%) webpack
10 3 (2.80%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.80%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (2.80%) Mocha
11 2 (1.87%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (26.17%) Finance
2 20 (18.69%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Automotive
3 5 (4.67%) Games
3 5 (4.67%) Legal
4 3 (2.80%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Developer
2 16 (14.95%) Project Manager
3 14 (13.08%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 13 (12.15%) Analyst
4 13 (12.15%) Tester
5 12 (11.21%) Ruby Developer
6 10 (9.35%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Junior
8 7 (6.54%) Automation Tester
8 7 (6.54%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (6.54%) SQL Developer
8 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Developer
8 7 (6.54%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (6.54%) SSRS Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Consultant
9 6 (5.61%) Digital Project Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Scrum Master
10 5 (4.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 22 (20.56%) React
3 18 (16.82%) Web Services
4 16 (14.95%) CSS
4 16 (14.95%) HTML
5 11 (10.28%) HTML5
6 10 (9.35%) RESTful
7 9 (8.41%) J2EE
7 9 (8.41%) Spring
8 8 (7.48%) JSON
9 7 (6.54%) .NET
9 7 (6.54%) AngularJS
9 7 (6.54%) Gherkin
9 7 (6.54%) REST
9 7 (6.54%) RESTEasy
9 7 (6.54%) SOAP
10 5 (4.67%) Node.js
10 5 (4.67%) XML
11 4 (3.74%) CSS3
11 4 (3.74%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.21%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (9.35%) User Experience
4 7 (6.54%) Fintech
5 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.80%) DataPower
6 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) Vector Graphics
7 2 (1.87%) W3C
8 1 (0.93%) EPoS
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Linux
2 9 (8.41%) AIX
3 8 (7.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) E-Commerce
2 26 (24.30%) TDD
3 25 (23.36%) Scrum
4 22 (20.56%) BDD
5 19 (17.76%) DNA
6 18 (16.82%) Waterfall
7 17 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (14.02%) MVC
8 15 (14.02%) Project Management
9 14 (13.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (12.15%) Open Source
10 13 (12.15%) Pair Programming
10 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
11 12 (11.21%) Kanban
11 12 (11.21%) Scenario Testing
12 11 (10.28%) Workflow
13 10 (9.35%) OO
14 9 (8.41%) Performance Testing
14 9 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (8.41%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 40 (37.38%) Java
2 24 (22.43%) Ruby
3 19 (17.76%) JavaScript
3 19 (17.76%) SQL
4 11 (10.28%) PHP
5 10 (9.35%) Perl
6 9 (8.41%) AWK
7 8 (7.48%) C#
8 4 (3.74%) Python
9 3 (2.80%) Groovy
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.74%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (1.87%) CCNA
3 2 (1.87%) CCSP
3 2 (1.87%) CISM
3 2 (1.87%) CISSP
3 2 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.93%) CCNP
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (4.67%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.87%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) Ansible
2 9 (8.41%) Grafana
3 3 (2.80%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 25 (23.36%) IBM
2 19 (17.76%) Oracle
3 18 (16.82%) hybris
4 12 (11.21%) New Relic
5 9 (8.41%) AppDynamics
5 9 (8.41%) Dynatrace
5 9 (8.41%) HP
6 8 (7.48%) VMware
7 6 (5.61%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.74%) Intershop
9 2 (1.87%) Citrix
9 2 (1.87%) Dell
9 2 (1.87%) SAP
10 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco
10 1 (0.93%) Sitecore