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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 23 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.01% 22.68% 25.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.96% 27.85% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 22
Median daily rate £469 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £302 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year -0.59% +16.55%  

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 Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 96 79 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 79.34% 81.44% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 47
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.66% +102.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Watford

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 21 (44.68%) Java
2 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (29.79%) Finance
3 14 (29.79%) Retail
4 12 (25.53%) Scrum
4 12 (25.53%) Selenium
4 12 (25.53%) WebDriver
4 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
5 11 (23.40%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
6 10 (21.28%) IBM
6 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
6 10 (21.28%) BDD
7 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
7 9 (19.15%) XML
7 9 (19.15%) TDD
7 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 8 (17.02%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (17.02%) WebSphere
8 8 (17.02%) DevOps
9 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Ruby
9 7 (14.89%) .NET
10 6 (12.77%) SAP
10 6 (12.77%) CRM
10 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
10 6 (12.77%) JSON
10 6 (12.77%) Release Management
10 6 (12.77%) DataPower
10 6 (12.77%) Open Source

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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 8 (17.02%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.64%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Drupal
4 1 (2.13%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (10.64%) SAP HCM
2 2 (4.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Boomi
1 5 (10.64%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (4.26%) G Suite
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) DB2
3 2 (4.26%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
1 12 (25.53%) Selenium
1 12 (25.53%) WebDriver
2 3 (6.38%) JBehave
3 2 (4.26%) Appium
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.13%) Hudson
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
1 14 (29.79%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Games
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Agile Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Agile Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (10.64%) WebSphere Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (8.51%) Integration Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Retail Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) XML
2 8 (17.02%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (14.89%) .NET
4 6 (12.77%) JSON
5 5 (10.64%) Gherkin
5 5 (10.64%) HTML
5 5 (10.64%) RESTful
6 4 (8.51%) Middleware
6 4 (8.51%) SOAP
6 4 (8.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (8.51%) XSLT
7 3 (6.38%) J2EE
7 3 (6.38%) Web Services
8 2 (4.26%) CSS
8 2 (4.26%) jQuery
8 2 (4.26%) REST
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
9 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) DataPower
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) RIA
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (25.53%) Scrum
3 11 (23.40%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
4 10 (21.28%) BDD
5 9 (19.15%) TDD
5 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
5 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.02%) DevOps
7 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
8 6 (12.77%) CRM
8 6 (12.77%) Open Source
8 6 (12.77%) Release Management
9 5 (10.64%) OO
9 5 (10.64%) Pair Programming
9 5 (10.64%) SDLC
9 5 (10.64%) Supplier Management
10 4 (8.51%) API Development
11 3 (6.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.89%) Ruby
4 3 (6.38%) Haskell
4 3 (6.38%) SQL
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) IBM
2 6 (12.77%) SAP
3 5 (10.64%) Dell
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.26%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) hybris
5 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
5 2 (4.26%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.26%) WSO2
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft