The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 10 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 77 78 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.82% 11.52% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.14% 14.58% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 5
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£380 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £335 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £556 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.68 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.78% +14.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £36.22 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £43.14 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.26%
Agile Software Development
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
319 535 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 73.84% 79.03% 62.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 302 95
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 56 49
Average hourly rate £32.65 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.60% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.93 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +3 17 £283 -35.31% 1
Basildon +4 11 £210 -55.78% 1
Southend-on-Sea +3 11 £460 +9.52% 3
Chelmsford +3 4 £369 -13.23% 3
Colchester +3 1 £398 -30.86%
Harlow - - - - 1
Purfleet - - - -
Rayleigh - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
Witham - - - -
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 94 (55.62%) Java
2 72 (42.60%) HTML
3 70 (41.42%) SQL
4 63 (37.28%) XML
5 56 (33.14%) Web Services
6 54 (31.95%) J2EE
7 52 (30.77%) JavaScript
8 47 (27.81%) Scrum
8 47 (27.81%) TDD
9 44 (26.04%) SQL Server
10 41 (24.26%) UNIX
10 41 (24.26%) HTML5
11 37 (21.89%) CSS
12 32 (18.93%) Linux
12 32 (18.93%) TopLink
13 31 (18.34%) SOAP
13 31 (18.34%) User Stories
14 29 (17.16%) Waterfall
14 29 (17.16%) C#
15 28 (16.57%) Relational Database
16 27 (15.98%) MVC
17 26 (15.38%) Content Management
18 25 (14.79%) Project Management
18 25 (14.79%) Oracle
18 25 (14.79%) Windows
18 25 (14.79%) REST
19 23 (13.61%) OO
20 22 (13.02%) Ajax
21 21 (12.43%) Validation
21 21 (12.43%) UML

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (11.83%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.73%) CMS
3 7 (4.14%) JBoss
4 4 (2.37%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.59%) Confluence
6 1 (0.59%) Node.js
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.33%) HTTP
2 4 (2.37%) LDAP
3 1 (0.59%) ATM
3 1 (0.59%) GSM
3 1 (0.59%) SDH
3 1 (0.59%) UMTS
3 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.59%) Intranet
3 1 (0.59%) Internet
3 1 (0.59%) RNC
3 1 (0.59%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (26.04%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.57%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.73%) DB2
3 8 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.96%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.37%) MariaDB
6 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.37%) DataStage
6 4 (2.37%) MySQL
7 3 (1.78%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.59%) WebFOCUS
9 1 (0.59%) DTS
9 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (11.24%) Ant
2 17 (10.06%) Eclipse
3 16 (9.47%) AccuRev
4 13 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 12 (7.10%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.92%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 6 (3.55%) Selenium
9 5 (2.96%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.96%) NUnit
9 5 (2.96%) JUnit
10 4 (2.37%) Xcode
10 4 (2.37%) Calabash
10 4 (2.37%) Grunt
10 4 (2.37%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (2.37%) Bower
10 4 (2.37%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.78%) Maven
12 2 (1.18%) JIRA
12 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 17 (10.06%) Marketing
2 13 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.10%) Finance
4 4 (2.37%) Automotive
4 4 (2.37%) Legal
4 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.78%) Publishing
5 3 (1.78%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Front Office
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 93 (55.03%) Developer
2 54 (31.95%) Java Developer
3 27 (15.98%) Analyst
4 20 (11.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 19 (11.24%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.28%) Business Analyst
6 14 (8.28%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (7.10%) Agile Coach
8 10 (5.92%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.33%) .NET Developer
9 9 (5.33%) J2EE Developer
10 7 (4.14%) ETL Developer
11 5 (2.96%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.96%) Analyst Programmer
11 5 (2.96%) Programmer
11 5 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.37%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.37%) Technical Manager
12 4 (2.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (2.37%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (42.60%) HTML
2 63 (37.28%) XML
3 56 (33.14%) Web Services
4 54 (31.95%) J2EE
5 41 (24.26%) HTML5
6 37 (21.89%) CSS
7 32 (18.93%) TopLink
8 31 (18.34%) SOAP
9 25 (14.79%) REST
10 22 (13.02%) Ajax
11 20 (11.83%) XHTML
11 20 (11.83%) JAX-RS
12 18 (10.65%) Hibernate
13 17 (10.06%) XSLT
13 17 (10.06%) .NET
14 16 (9.47%) Spring
15 14 (8.28%) JAX-WS
16 13 (7.69%) Spring MVC
17 12 (7.10%) Java EE
17 12 (7.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.73%) User Experience
2 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.14%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.55%) Open Source
4 4 (2.37%) Human Factors
4 4 (2.37%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.37%) NHS
4 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.78%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.18%) Biology
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.59%) Psychology
7 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.59%) AS400
7 1 (0.59%) Clustering
7 1 (0.59%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.26%) UNIX
2 32 (18.93%) Linux
3 25 (14.79%) Windows
4 20 (11.83%) Solaris
5 9 (5.33%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.59%) Android
8 1 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.81%) Scrum
1 47 (27.81%) TDD
2 31 (18.34%) User Stories
3 29 (17.16%) Waterfall
4 27 (15.98%) MVC
5 26 (15.38%) Content Management
6 25 (14.79%) Project Management
7 23 (13.61%) OO
8 21 (12.43%) UML
8 21 (12.43%) Validation
9 20 (11.83%) Use Case
10 18 (10.65%) Web Development
11 15 (8.88%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (8.88%) Configuration Management
11 15 (8.88%) RUP
12 14 (8.28%) B2C
12 14 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (8.28%) Mentoring
13 13 (7.69%) Product Management
14 11 (6.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 94 (55.62%) Java
2 70 (41.42%) SQL
3 52 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 29 (17.16%) C#
5 12 (7.10%) Ruby
6 11 (6.51%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.96%) C++
8 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.18%) VBA
10 2 (1.18%) VB
10 2 (1.18%) VB6
11 1 (0.59%) C
11 1 (0.59%) Groovy
11 1 (0.59%) XAML
11 1 (0.59%) Python
11 1 (0.59%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.59%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (6.51%) Sun Certification
2 4 (2.37%) Degree
3 3 (1.78%) PMP
3 3 (1.78%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.78%) VCP4
4 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.18%) ISEB
5 1 (0.59%) OCP
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) Control-M
2 5 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (14.79%) Oracle
2 19 (11.24%) IBM
3 11 (6.51%) Sun
4 9 (5.33%) FatWire
5 6 (3.55%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.78%) HP
7 2 (1.18%) VMware
8 1 (0.59%) Teradata
8 1 (0.59%) Omniture
8 1 (0.59%) Google
8 1 (0.59%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.59%) EMC
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix
8 1 (0.59%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.59%) Adobe
8 1 (0.59%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.59%) SAP