The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 195 82 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 45.67% 17.34% 18.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 50.26% 21.58% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 45 72
Median daily rate £500 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £499 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 388 380 497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.87% 80.34% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 185 291
Median daily rate £500 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.84% -11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 92 39
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Essex

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Essex

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Essex over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Essex

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Essex

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +2 82 £475 -4.76%
Brentwood +5 5 £295 +29.67% 3
Chelmsford +9 4 £500 - 7
Colchester - 1 £425 - 3
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Wickford - 1 £450 -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 208 (59.77%) TDD
2 162 (46.55%) Scrum
3 145 (41.67%) SOA
4 140 (40.23%) Oracle
5 129 (37.07%) Middleware
6 122 (35.06%) DevOps
7 113 (32.47%) Java
8 111 (31.90%) XML
9 107 (30.75%) Continuous Integration
10 103 (29.60%) Test Automation
11 96 (27.59%) Linux
12 93 (26.72%) Finance
13 84 (24.14%) Git (software)
13 84 (24.14%) Kanban
14 81 (23.28%) Jenkins
15 79 (22.70%) Mentoring
16 76 (21.84%) User Stories
17 74 (21.26%) Coaching
17 74 (21.26%) Marketing
17 74 (21.26%) Configuration Management
18 73 (20.98%) WSO2
18 73 (20.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 72 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
20 70 (20.11%) Digital Marketing
21 69 (19.83%) Manufacturing
21 69 (19.83%) Programme Management
22 67 (19.25%) XSLT
23 65 (18.68%) Relational Database
24 63 (18.10%) SAP
25 62 (17.82%) Electronics

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 73 (20.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 52 (14.94%) JBoss
3 47 (13.51%) WebLogic
4 38 (10.92%) Mule
5 37 (10.63%) Confluence
6 36 (10.34%) Oracle Service Bus
7 34 (9.77%) Apache
8 16 (4.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (3.45%) CMS
10 11 (3.16%) Skype for Business
11 7 (2.01%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.44%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.29%) IIS
16 1 (0.29%) Jetty
16 1 (0.29%) Mongrel
16 1 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.57%) UXPin
5 1 (0.29%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 62 (17.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.15%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.60%) IaaS
3 16 (4.60%) PaaS
4 13 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (3.45%) Office 365
6 5 (1.44%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.86%) SaaS
8 2 (0.57%) GitHub
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.29%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.08%) HTTP
2 43 (12.36%) SSL
3 41 (11.78%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.74%) LDAP
5 10 (2.87%) Skype
6 5 (1.44%) Intranet
7 4 (1.15%) SMS
8 2 (0.57%) LAN
8 2 (0.57%) WAN
9 1 (0.29%) DHCP
9 1 (0.29%) DNS
9 1 (0.29%) FTP
9 1 (0.29%) Internet
9 1 (0.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.68%) Relational Database
2 33 (9.48%) MySQL
3 23 (6.61%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.89%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.31%) MariaDB
6 14 (4.02%) Ingres
7 10 (2.87%) Data Mining
8 8 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.01%) Big Data
9 7 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.44%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.44%) QlikView
11 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 84 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 81 (23.28%) Jenkins
3 55 (15.80%) Maven
4 51 (14.66%) JIRA
5 49 (14.08%) Subversion
6 32 (9.20%) SoapUI
7 24 (6.90%) Selenium
8 21 (6.03%) JUnit
9 20 (5.75%) JMeter
10 18 (5.17%) JIRA Agile
11 15 (4.31%) LoadRunner
11 15 (4.31%) Mockito
12 12 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (2.30%) PVCS
14 7 (2.01%) XDoclet
15 6 (1.72%) Cucumber
16 5 (1.44%) AccuRev
16 5 (1.44%) Ant
17 3 (0.86%) Eclipse
17 3 (0.86%) PowerDesigner
General
1 93 (26.72%) Finance
2 74 (21.26%) Marketing
3 69 (19.83%) Manufacturing
4 62 (17.82%) Electronics
4 62 (17.82%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.74%) Automotive
6 11 (3.16%) Legal
7 10 (2.87%) Local Government
8 5 (1.44%) Retail
9 4 (1.15%) Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 129 (37.07%) Developer
2 63 (18.10%) Java Developer
3 45 (12.93%) Agile Developer
4 43 (12.36%) Analyst
5 36 (10.34%) Architect
6 34 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 33 (9.48%) SOA Developer
8 31 (8.91%) Integration Developer
9 25 (7.18%) Scrum Master
10 21 (6.03%) Business Analyst
10 21 (6.03%) Senior Developer
11 20 (5.75%) Technical Architect
12 15 (4.31%) Agile Coach
12 15 (4.31%) Test Analyst
13 13 (3.74%) Programme Manager
13 13 (3.74%) Tester
14 11 (3.16%) .NET Developer
14 11 (3.16%) Digital Architect
14 11 (3.16%) Technical Manager
15 10 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (37.07%) Middleware
2 111 (31.90%) XML
3 67 (19.25%) XSLT
4 62 (17.82%) J2EE
5 55 (15.80%) JSON
6 44 (12.64%) Web Services
7 38 (10.92%) Swagger
8 36 (10.34%) SOAP
9 35 (10.06%) Apache Camel
9 35 (10.06%) WireMock
10 31 (8.91%) HTML
11 29 (8.33%) CSS
12 27 (7.76%) Spring
13 26 (7.47%) REST
14 25 (7.18%) JPA
15 24 (6.90%) .NET
16 18 (5.17%) EclipseLink
16 18 (5.17%) Spring MVC
16 18 (5.17%) XSD
17 17 (4.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.07%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (9.20%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (7.47%) Virtual Team
4 24 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.01%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.72%) User Experience
9 5 (1.44%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.15%) Social Media
11 3 (0.86%) PMI
11 3 (0.86%) RIA
12 2 (0.57%) Clustering
12 2 (0.57%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.57%) Replication
12 2 (0.57%) STB
13 1 (0.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 96 (27.59%) Linux
2 45 (12.93%) Unix
3 36 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (8.62%) Mac OS X
5 24 (6.90%) Windows
6 13 (3.74%) Solaris
7 9 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.59%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.30%) Android
9 6 (1.72%) VME
10 3 (0.86%) AIX
10 3 (0.86%) HPUX
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (59.77%) TDD
2 162 (46.55%) Scrum
3 145 (41.67%) SOA
4 122 (35.06%) DevOps
5 107 (30.75%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (29.60%) Test Automation
7 84 (24.14%) Kanban
8 79 (22.70%) Mentoring
9 76 (21.84%) User Stories
10 74 (21.26%) Coaching
10 74 (21.26%) Configuration Management
11 72 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
12 70 (20.11%) Digital Marketing
13 69 (19.83%) Programme Management
14 56 (16.09%) Open Source
15 48 (13.79%) Microservices
16 46 (13.22%) Software Engineering
17 43 (12.36%) API Design
18 34 (9.77%) SDLC
19 29 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 113 (32.47%) Java
2 56 (16.09%) SQL
3 44 (12.64%) XPath
4 27 (7.76%) C
5 24 (6.90%) Perl
6 22 (6.32%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.32%) PL/SQL
7 21 (6.03%) C#
8 15 (4.31%) Groovy
9 11 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.16%) Python
10 7 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.44%) PHP
11 5 (1.44%) Ruby
11 5 (1.44%) VBScript
12 4 (1.15%) VB
12 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.57%) C++
13 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.74%) ISEB
2 13 (3.74%) ISTQB
3 12 (3.45%) Degree
4 11 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.86%) PMP
9 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.29%) CISA
10 1 (0.29%) CISM
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) CITP
10 1 (0.29%) GSEC
10 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.31%) QA
2 10 (2.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.30%) GDPR
4 4 (1.15%) PMO
5 1 (0.29%) IFRS
5 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (8.91%) Docker
2 9 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.57%) Xen
6 1 (0.29%) KVM
6 1 (0.29%) LXC
6 1 (0.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 51 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
2 41 (11.78%) Puppet
3 23 (6.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.29%) Mesos
Vendors
1 140 (40.23%) Oracle
2 73 (20.98%) WSO2
3 63 (18.10%) SAP
4 23 (6.61%) Microsoft
5 20 (5.75%) Adobe
6 9 (2.59%) IBM
7 8 (2.30%) VMware
8 6 (1.72%) Google
9 5 (1.44%) Fujitsu
9 5 (1.44%) Omniture
9 5 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (0.86%) FatWire
11 3 (0.86%) webMethods
12 2 (0.57%) HP
13 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
13 1 (0.29%) Infor
13 1 (0.29%) Pega
13 1 (0.29%) Pegasus
13 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
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