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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 72 85 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.12% 19.41% 12.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.10% 25.76% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 55 44
Average daily rate £425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £226 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £625 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £47.25 £36.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £26.68 £36.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £37.80 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £36.73
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.98%
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
421 330 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.55% 75.34% 79.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 184 273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 57
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £46.60 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Southend-on-Sea 0 22 £500 -16.66%
Brentwood -5 9 £400 +41.34% 5
Basildon -4 5 £400 +90.47% 1
Chelmsford 0 2 £281 -19.64% 5
Harlow - 1 £413 - 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 61 (32.11%) Scrum
2 58 (30.53%) TDD
3 53 (27.89%) Java
4 50 (26.32%) User Stories
5 48 (25.26%) HTML
6 43 (22.63%) J2EE
7 40 (21.05%) XML
7 40 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (20.53%) SQL
9 37 (19.47%) SOA
9 37 (19.47%) Waterfall
10 34 (17.89%) Jenkins
11 33 (17.37%) SQL Server
12 32 (16.84%) Middleware
13 30 (15.79%) Unix
14 29 (15.26%) Web Services
14 29 (15.26%) HTML5
14 29 (15.26%) Kanban
15 28 (14.74%) Finance
16 26 (13.68%) JavaScript
17 25 (13.16%) Open Source
17 25 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
18 24 (12.63%) Puppet
19 23 (12.11%) Git (software)
19 23 (12.11%) .NET
19 23 (12.11%) Linux
20 22 (11.58%) Oracle
20 22 (11.58%) Subversion
20 22 (11.58%) AccuRev
21 21 (11.05%) REST

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 18 (9.47%) Confluence
2 11 (5.79%) CMS
2 11 (5.79%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.16%) JBoss
4 5 (2.63%) Apache
5 2 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.05%) Node.js
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.53%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.53%) Documentum
6 1 (0.53%) Drupal
6 1 (0.53%) IIS
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (8.42%) MS Project
2 15 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.63%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.05%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.63%) SaaS
2 2 (1.05%) IaaS
2 2 (1.05%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.05%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.84%) HTTP
2 11 (5.79%) SSL
2 11 (5.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (1.05%) SAN
4 2 (1.05%) SMS
5 1 (0.53%) ADSL
5 1 (0.53%) Broadband
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
5 1 (0.53%) FTP
5 1 (0.53%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.53%) NAS
5 1 (0.53%) Telnet
5 1 (0.53%) VDSL
5 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (7.37%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.79%) DB2
5 9 (4.74%) WebFOCUS
6 7 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.16%) DataStage
7 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.58%) Big Data
8 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.05%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.53%) MySQL
10 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (17.89%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.11%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.58%) AccuRev
3 22 (11.58%) Subversion
4 19 (10.00%) JIRA
5 12 (6.32%) Ant
6 9 (4.74%) HP UFT
6 9 (4.74%) JUnit
7 7 (3.68%) TestDirector
8 6 (3.16%) Checkstyle
8 6 (3.16%) FindBugs
9 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.05%) Maven
10 2 (1.05%) Selenium
10 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.53%) Redmine
11 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (14.74%) Finance
2 21 (11.05%) Automotive
3 18 (9.47%) Marketing
4 14 (7.37%) Manufacturing
5 10 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.74%) Banking
7 4 (2.11%) Retail
8 3 (1.58%) Legal
9 2 (1.05%) Publishing
10 1 (0.53%) Games
10 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (42.11%) Developer
2 41 (21.58%) Analyst
3 35 (18.42%) Business Analyst
4 28 (14.74%) Java Developer
5 20 (10.53%) J2EE Developer
5 20 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 15 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 15 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
7 14 (7.37%) Architect
8 13 (6.84%) SQL Developer
9 10 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
9 10 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 10 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.26%) Tester
10 9 (4.74%) HTML Developer
10 9 (4.74%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.74%) SQL Server Developer
11 8 (4.21%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.21%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 7 (3.68%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.26%) HTML
2 43 (22.63%) J2EE
3 40 (21.05%) XML
4 32 (16.84%) Middleware
5 29 (15.26%) HTML5
5 29 (15.26%) Web Services
6 23 (12.11%) .NET
7 21 (11.05%) REST
8 19 (10.00%) CSS
9 18 (9.47%) TopLink
10 13 (6.84%) SOAP
11 12 (6.32%) AngularJS
11 12 (6.32%) CSS3
11 12 (6.32%) Hibernate
12 11 (5.79%) JSF
12 11 (5.79%) RESTful
13 10 (5.26%) Ajax
13 10 (5.26%) JSON
13 10 (5.26%) Struts
14 9 (4.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.79%) User Experience
2 3 (1.58%) Social Media
3 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.05%) Statistics
3 2 (1.05%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.53%) iPad
4 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.53%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (0.53%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.53%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.79%) Unix
2 23 (12.11%) Linux
3 12 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.68%) Mac OS X
4 7 (3.68%) Windows
5 4 (2.11%) Solaris
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.11%) Scrum
2 58 (30.53%) TDD
3 50 (26.32%) User Stories
4 40 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (19.47%) SOA
5 37 (19.47%) Waterfall
6 29 (15.26%) Kanban
7 25 (13.16%) Open Source
8 20 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (10.53%) OO
9 19 (10.00%) Analytics
9 19 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 18 (9.47%) ETL
11 14 (7.37%) SDLC
12 13 (6.84%) Configuration Management
12 13 (6.84%) Mentoring
13 12 (6.32%) Business Process Mapping
13 12 (6.32%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (6.32%) Test Automation
13 12 (6.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.89%) Java
2 39 (20.53%) SQL
3 26 (13.68%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.79%) C#
4 11 (5.79%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.21%) Ruby
6 6 (3.16%) Perl
7 5 (2.63%) C
7 5 (2.63%) Scala
8 4 (2.11%) Python
9 3 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.53%) PHP
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (7.37%) ISEB
2 9 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.63%) Degree
4 5 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.05%) PMP
7 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.37%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.58%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.05%) COBIT
4 2 (1.05%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (12.63%) Puppet
3 7 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.53%) Ansible
4 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 22 (11.58%) Oracle
2 21 (11.05%) WSO2
3 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.89%) HP
5 12 (6.32%) IBM
6 9 (4.74%) Rally
7 6 (3.16%) Teradata
8 3 (1.58%) Google
8 3 (1.58%) Sencha
9 2 (1.05%) Adobe
9 2 (1.05%) FatWire
10 1 (0.53%) Omniture
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
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