Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 4 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 97 69 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 28.78% 20.06% 12.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.33% 23.15% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 46 22
Watford median daily rate £450 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.48% +1.67%
10th Percentile £349 £313 £288
90th Percentile £593 £538 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £463 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +8.82% -0.58% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £57.50 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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 300 298 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 89.02% 86.63% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 138 122
Watford median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 3
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +100.00% +11.54%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.98 £13.65
90th Percentile £51.13 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.88% -25.18% +14.11%

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 20 August 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

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Watford over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 27 (27.84%) Finance
1 27 (27.84%) Waterfall
2 23 (23.71%) Retail
2 23 (23.71%) Java
3 22 (22.68%) TDD
4 20 (20.62%) Scrum
5 19 (19.59%) Project Management
6 18 (18.56%) E-Commerce
7 17 (17.53%) SQL
7 17 (17.53%) BDD
7 17 (17.53%) Kanban
8 15 (15.46%) Test Automation
9 13 (13.40%) HTML
9 13 (13.40%) JavaScript
9 13 (13.40%) CSS
9 13 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
10 12 (12.37%) JIRA
11 11 (11.34%) SDLC
12 10 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (10.31%) Oracle
12 10 (10.31%) ETL
13 9 (9.28%) C#
13 9 (9.28%) Migration
13 9 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (9.28%) Subversion
13 9 (9.28%) Data Mapping
13 9 (9.28%) User Experience

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 6 (6.19%) CMS
2 5 (5.15%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.06%) Apache
4 2 (2.06%) Confluence
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.09%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.03%) Magento
3 1 (1.03%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.15%) SaaS
3 3 (3.09%) Heroku
4 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.03%) Force.com
4 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) DNS
1 3 (3.09%) FTP
1 3 (3.09%) HTTP
1 3 (3.09%) Skype
1 3 (3.09%) SSL
1 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.12%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.03%) MySQL
6 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (12.37%) JIRA
2 9 (9.28%) Subversion
3 8 (8.25%) gulp
4 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.09%) Gatling
6 3 (3.09%) GitLab
6 3 (3.09%) Gradle
6 3 (3.09%) JMeter
6 3 (3.09%) Spock
6 3 (3.09%) webpack
7 2 (2.06%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.06%) Geb
7 2 (2.06%) Grunt
7 2 (2.06%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.06%) Selenium
7 2 (2.06%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.03%) VersionOne
General
1 27 (27.84%) Finance
2 23 (23.71%) Retail
3 5 (5.15%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.12%) Legal
4 4 (4.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (29.90%) Developer
2 17 (17.53%) Project Manager
3 14 (14.43%) Business Analyst
4 13 (13.40%) Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Architect
6 7 (7.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (6.19%) Data Migration Developer
7 6 (6.19%) ETL Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 6 (6.19%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.19%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Tester
8 5 (5.15%) E-Commerce Manager
8 5 (5.15%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 5 (5.15%) IT Manager
8 5 (5.15%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) CSS
1 13 (13.40%) HTML
2 8 (8.25%) HTML5
2 8 (8.25%) Spring
2 8 (8.25%) XML
3 7 (7.22%) REST
3 7 (7.22%) SOAP
4 6 (6.19%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.19%) J2EE
4 6 (6.19%) Web Services
5 4 (4.12%) Dropwizard
5 4 (4.12%) jQuery
5 4 (4.12%) JSP
5 4 (4.12%) Spring Boot
6 3 (3.09%) Ember.js
6 3 (3.09%) Guice
6 3 (3.09%) Java EE
6 3 (3.09%) OAuth
6 3 (3.09%) RESTful
6 3 (3.09%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.28%) User Experience
3 6 (6.19%) Reference Data
4 4 (4.12%) EPoS
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.12%) NHS
5 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.03%) Fintech
7 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.03%) PMI
7 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.03%) Vector Graphics
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.03%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.19%) Linux
2 2 (2.06%) Android
2 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.06%) Unix
3 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.84%) Waterfall
2 22 (22.68%) TDD
3 20 (20.62%) Scrum
4 19 (19.59%) Project Management
5 18 (18.56%) E-Commerce
6 17 (17.53%) BDD
6 17 (17.53%) Kanban
7 15 (15.46%) Test Automation
8 13 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (11.34%) SDLC
10 10 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (10.31%) ETL
11 9 (9.28%) Data Mapping
11 9 (9.28%) Migration
12 8 (8.25%) Data Migration
12 8 (8.25%) Front End Development
12 8 (8.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 7 (7.22%) Microservices
13 7 (7.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.71%) Java
2 17 (17.53%) SQL
3 13 (13.40%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.28%) C#
5 8 (8.25%) Java 8
6 6 (6.19%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.12%) ES6
7 4 (4.12%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.03%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.03%) C++
9 1 (1.03%) Groovy
9 1 (1.03%) PHP
9 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.15%) PMP
3 3 (3.09%) ISEB
4 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MAPM
5 1 (1.03%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.03%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) GDPR
3 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) PMO
3 1 (1.03%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.09%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (3.09%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.06%) Mesos
4 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.31%) Oracle
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.22%) IBM
4 6 (6.19%) Talend
5 5 (5.15%) Cognos
5 5 (5.15%) hybris
6 3 (3.09%) New Relic
7 2 (2.06%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.06%) HP
7 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.06%) SAP
7 2 (2.06%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.06%) Splunk
8 1 (1.03%) Informatica
8 1 (1.03%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.03%) webMethods