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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 3 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 124 44 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.81% 9.07% 7.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.94% 11.86% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 27 15
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£405 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £231 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 9
Average hourly rate £37.73 £34.25 £29.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.79 £31.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £39.60 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
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
478 371 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.36% 76.49% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 196 158
Average daily rate £400 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 57
Average hourly rate £32.65 £31.00 £29.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% +3.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £41.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Basildon +1 20 £370 -15.42% 1
Southend-on-Sea +5 17 £400 -25.51% 2
Chelmsford -2 15 £313 -1.96% 1
Colchester +10 6 £463 +37.03% 5
Harlow - 2 £325 -
Brentwood -2 1 - - 3
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 83 (36.73%) Java
2 76 (33.63%) HTML
3 74 (32.74%) TDD
4 66 (29.20%) Linux
5 64 (28.32%) Web Services
6 62 (27.43%) SQL
7 61 (26.99%) XML
8 59 (26.11%) Scrum
9 53 (23.45%) UNIX
10 52 (23.01%) J2EE
11 51 (22.57%) User Stories
12 49 (21.68%) HTML5
12 49 (21.68%) JavaScript
13 47 (20.80%) CSS
14 43 (19.03%) REST
15 41 (18.14%) SOAP
16 38 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (16.37%) Relational Database
18 35 (15.49%) Jenkins
18 35 (15.49%) OO
18 35 (15.49%) TopLink
19 34 (15.04%) Use Case
20 33 (14.60%) SOA
21 32 (14.16%) WebSphere
21 32 (14.16%) Waterfall
22 31 (13.72%) Marketing
22 31 (13.72%) Ajax
22 31 (13.72%) SQL Server
23 30 (13.27%) Ant
24 28 (12.39%) XHTML

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 32 (14.16%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.31%) CMS
3 8 (3.54%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.54%) JBoss
4 7 (3.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.77%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.88%) Confluence
7 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.44%) Drupal
8 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.44%) IIS
8 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.10%) MS Office
2 7 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.54%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.21%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.41%) HTTP
2 12 (5.31%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.31%) SSL
3 10 (4.42%) Internet
4 4 (1.77%) DHCP
4 4 (1.77%) FTP
4 4 (1.77%) LDAP
5 3 (1.33%) Broadband
5 3 (1.33%) Wireless
6 2 (0.88%) NAS
6 2 (0.88%) iBeacon
6 2 (0.88%) DSL
6 2 (0.88%) Telnet
6 2 (0.88%) Firewall
7 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.44%) 802.11
7 1 (0.44%) IPv4
7 1 (0.44%) IPv6
7 1 (0.44%) SMS
7 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.37%) Relational Database
2 31 (13.72%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.65%) MySQL
4 4 (1.77%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.88%) DTS
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.44%) WebFOCUS
6 1 (0.44%) QlikView
6 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 35 (15.49%) Jenkins
2 30 (13.27%) Ant
3 27 (11.95%) Git (software)
4 24 (10.62%) Eclipse
5 21 (9.29%) SoapUI
6 20 (8.85%) Subversion
7 17 (7.52%) JIRA
8 16 (7.08%) AccuRev
9 14 (6.19%) JUnit
10 9 (3.98%) Selenium
11 7 (3.10%) HP UFT
12 4 (1.77%) LoadRunner
12 4 (1.77%) Maven
13 3 (1.33%) Trac
14 2 (0.88%) Redmine
14 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.88%) PHPUnit
14 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.88%) Hudson
14 2 (0.88%) JMeter
General
1 31 (13.72%) Marketing
2 19 (8.41%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.42%) Finance
4 8 (3.54%) Retail
5 7 (3.10%) Automotive
5 7 (3.10%) Legal
6 4 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Local Government
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (42.48%) Developer
2 64 (28.32%) Java Developer
3 60 (26.55%) Analyst
4 44 (19.47%) Business Analyst
5 23 (10.18%) Senior Developer
5 23 (10.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 20 (8.85%) Agile Business Analyst
7 14 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (4.87%) Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 9 (3.98%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.54%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.54%) Administrator
11 8 (3.54%) Linux Administrator
12 7 (3.10%) Lead Architect
12 7 (3.10%) Lead Technical Architect
12 7 (3.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.10%) UI Developer
12 7 (3.10%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (33.63%) HTML
2 64 (28.32%) Web Services
3 61 (26.99%) XML
4 52 (23.01%) J2EE
5 49 (21.68%) HTML5
6 47 (20.80%) CSS
7 43 (19.03%) REST
8 41 (18.14%) SOAP
9 35 (15.49%) TopLink
10 31 (13.72%) Ajax
11 28 (12.39%) XHTML
12 26 (11.50%) Hibernate
13 25 (11.06%) EclipseLink
14 24 (10.62%) Middleware
15 21 (9.29%) .NET
16 16 (7.08%) JAX-RS
17 15 (6.64%) JAX-WS
18 14 (6.19%) JSF
18 14 (6.19%) JSP
19 13 (5.75%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.64%) User Experience
3 8 (3.54%) Web 2.0
3 8 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.21%) Human Factors
4 5 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.77%) Psychology
5 4 (1.77%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.88%) NHS
7 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.44%) RMADS
8 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.44%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.44%) CESG
8 1 (0.44%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (29.20%) Linux
2 53 (23.45%) UNIX
3 27 (11.95%) Windows
4 25 (11.06%) Solaris
5 22 (9.73%) Mac OS X
6 8 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (32.74%) TDD
2 59 (26.11%) Scrum
3 51 (22.57%) User Stories
4 38 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (15.49%) OO
6 34 (15.04%) Use Case
7 33 (14.60%) SOA
8 32 (14.16%) Waterfall
9 27 (11.95%) B2C
10 24 (10.62%) Content Management
11 23 (10.18%) Kanban
12 22 (9.73%) Digital Marketing
13 20 (8.85%) Configuration Management
13 20 (8.85%) Open Source
14 19 (8.41%) Project Management
15 18 (7.96%) Coaching
16 15 (6.64%) DevOps
16 15 (6.64%) Mentoring
16 15 (6.64%) E-Commerce
16 15 (6.64%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 83 (36.73%) Java
2 62 (27.43%) SQL
3 49 (21.68%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.52%) PL/SQL
5 16 (7.08%) C#
6 5 (2.21%) Ruby
7 4 (1.77%) PHP
7 4 (1.77%) Scala
8 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.88%) Perl
8 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.88%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.88%) VB
8 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.44%) Python
9 1 (0.44%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.44%) XAML
9 1 (0.44%) VB6
9 1 (0.44%) COBOL
9 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (2.65%) Degree
1 6 (2.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.21%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (12.39%) Puppet
1 28 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (11.06%) IBM
2 15 (6.64%) Google
3 12 (5.31%) WSO2
4 10 (4.42%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.98%) Oracle
6 8 (3.54%) FatWire
7 7 (3.10%) Adobe
7 7 (3.10%) HP
7 7 (3.10%) Omniture
8 3 (1.33%) Twitter
9 2 (0.88%) Zend
9 2 (0.88%) SAP
10 1 (0.44%) Teradata
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
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