The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 32 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 35 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.62% 4.14% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 6.05% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 6
Average daily rate £375 £265 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -23.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £39.38 £42.00 £36.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.08 £37.45 £27.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.68 £48.00 £45.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
575 281 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.96% 68.37% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 142 145
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.48 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £43.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Basildon +5 7 - -
Brentwood -6 6 £230 -8.00%
Colchester - 1 - - 2
Harlow - - - - 1
Wickford - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 36 (55.38%) Java
2 28 (43.08%) HTML
3 27 (41.54%) SQL
4 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 20 (30.77%) Scrum
5 19 (29.23%) Oracle
5 19 (29.23%) CSS
5 19 (29.23%) Web Development
6 18 (27.69%) UNIX
6 18 (27.69%) TDD
7 17 (26.15%) Web Services
8 16 (24.62%) XML
8 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
8 16 (24.62%) AccuRev
9 15 (23.08%) PL/SQL
10 14 (21.54%) OO
11 13 (20.00%) OOD
11 13 (20.00%) .NET
12 12 (18.46%) J2EE
13 11 (16.92%) SOA
13 11 (16.92%) Linux
13 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
13 11 (16.92%) Git (software)
13 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
14 10 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
14 10 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (15.38%) Hibernate
14 10 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
14 10 (15.38%) TOGAF
14 10 (15.38%) JBoss

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 5 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Broadband
2 5 (7.69%) HTTP
3 4 (6.15%) LDAP
3 4 (6.15%) DNS
3 4 (6.15%) Wireless
4 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
3 10 (15.38%) MySQL
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.62%) DTS
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.31%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
4 5 (7.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 2 (3.08%) JIRA
5 2 (3.08%) Ant
6 1 (1.54%) NUnit
6 1 (1.54%) JUnit
General
1 4 (6.15%) Marketing
1 4 (6.15%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Developer
2 16 (24.62%) Java Developer
2 16 (24.62%) Architect
3 11 (16.92%) Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Technical Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Web Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Release Manager
8 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) webMethods Architect
9 3 (4.62%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) webMethods Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Business Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Business Solution Architect
10 2 (3.08%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (43.08%) HTML
2 19 (29.23%) CSS
3 17 (26.15%) Web Services
4 16 (24.62%) XML
5 13 (20.00%) .NET
6 12 (18.46%) J2EE
7 10 (15.38%) Hibernate
7 10 (15.38%) Struts
7 10 (15.38%) XSLT
8 8 (12.31%) JPA
8 8 (12.31%) Struts2
8 8 (12.31%) Spring
9 7 (10.77%) JAX-RPC
9 7 (10.77%) JAXB
9 7 (10.77%) jQuery
10 5 (7.69%) Ajax
10 5 (7.69%) Java EE
10 5 (7.69%) REST
11 4 (6.15%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (6.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Open Source
2 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.69%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) STB
5 1 (1.54%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) UNIX
2 11 (16.92%) Linux
3 7 (10.77%) Mac OS X
4 5 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Scrum
2 19 (29.23%) Web Development
3 18 (27.69%) TDD
4 14 (21.54%) OO
5 13 (20.00%) OOD
6 11 (16.92%) SOA
6 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
7 10 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
7 10 (15.38%) TOGAF
8 9 (13.85%) UML
8 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.77%) MVC
9 7 (10.77%) Information Management
9 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.69%) ERP
11 4 (6.15%) Product Management
11 4 (6.15%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (6.15%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (55.38%) Java
2 27 (41.54%) SQL
3 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 15 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 9 (13.85%) C#
6 7 (10.77%) C++
7 6 (9.23%) Ruby
8 4 (6.15%) PHP
8 4 (6.15%) Python
8 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.08%) Scala
9 2 (3.08%) Groovy
9 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.54%) VB6
10 1 (1.54%) VB
10 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Sun Certification
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) ISEB
3 1 (1.54%) PMP
3 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) Oracle
2 16 (24.62%) AccuRev
3 10 (15.38%) JBoss
4 9 (13.85%) Sun
5 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.15%) webMethods
7 2 (3.08%) HP
7 2 (3.08%) IBM
7 2 (3.08%) FatWire
Chelmsford, Essex
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