Period
to 26 September 2018

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 6 months to 26 September 2018 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 332 403 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 33.74% 47.41% 19.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 37.43% 52.20% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 300 113
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +24.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £384 £350 £224
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 29
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% -2.86%
10th Percentile £32.71 £35.95 £30.75
90th Percentile £56.30 £45.00 £45.80
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% +0.13%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 887 772 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 90.14% 90.82% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 509 421
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £298 £285 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 168
Essex median hourly rate £23.00 £33.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.30% +65.00% -42.86%
10th Percentile £15.75 £13.04 £15.75
90th Percentile £58.25 £63.75 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -41.67% +20.00% -1.36%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Essex over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea 0 108 £510 +2.00% 12
Chelmsford +8 19 £500 -6.98% 5
Basildon +4 9 £500 +33.33% 3
Harlow - 6 £475 - 4
Brentwood -7 5 £475 +48.44% 3
Witham -8 1 £625 +92.31% 1
Maldon - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 170 (51.20%) Java
2 152 (45.78%) TDD
3 145 (43.67%) Scrum
4 113 (34.04%) Web Services
5 112 (33.73%) Oracle
6 101 (30.42%) Finance
7 100 (30.12%) SOAP
8 92 (27.71%) Marketing
9 91 (27.41%) SOA
9 91 (27.41%) Business Intelligence
10 89 (26.81%) Manufacturing
11 88 (26.51%) RESTful
12 87 (26.20%) JIRA
12 87 (26.20%) Programme Management
12 87 (26.20%) Greenfield Project
13 86 (25.90%) Telecoms
14 85 (25.60%) SAP
15 84 (25.30%) Electronics
15 84 (25.30%) Digital Marketing
16 78 (23.49%) DevOps
17 77 (23.19%) Middleware
18 74 (22.29%) Test Automation
19 70 (21.08%) Ansible
20 69 (20.78%) Jenkins
21 66 (19.88%) Git (software)
21 66 (19.88%) XML
22 65 (19.58%) SQL
22 65 (19.58%) Linux
23 63 (18.98%) Maven
23 63 (18.98%) Confluence

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 63 (18.98%) Confluence
2 59 (17.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 58 (17.47%) Mule
3 58 (17.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 19 (5.72%) Apache
5 18 (5.42%) Tomcat
6 15 (4.52%) WebLogic
7 11 (3.31%) WebSphere
8 10 (3.01%) JBoss
9 7 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.90%) CMS
11 1 (0.30%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.30%) nginx
11 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (3.01%) GitHub
5 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.60%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.43%) HTTP
2 22 (6.63%) SSL
2 22 (6.63%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.71%) SSH
4 8 (2.41%) Internet
5 5 (1.51%) SAN
6 4 (1.20%) LAN
6 4 (1.20%) WAN
7 3 (0.90%) Extranet
7 3 (0.90%) SNMP
8 1 (0.30%) DHCP
8 1 (0.30%) DNS
8 1 (0.30%) FTP
8 1 (0.30%) SMS
8 1 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.86%) MySQL
2 21 (6.33%) Pentaho
3 16 (4.82%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.52%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.71%) Ingres
6 9 (2.71%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.41%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.11%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.81%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.51%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (1.51%) GIS
10 5 (1.51%) Impala
10 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.20%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.20%) SSDT
12 3 (0.90%) Big Data
12 3 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 87 (26.20%) JIRA
2 69 (20.78%) Jenkins
3 66 (19.88%) Git (software)
4 63 (18.98%) Maven
5 50 (15.06%) SoapUI
6 36 (10.84%) Selenium
7 30 (9.04%) Subversion
8 23 (6.93%) JMeter
9 21 (6.33%) JUnit
10 15 (4.52%) Cucumber
11 14 (4.22%) Zephyr
12 13 (3.92%) GitLab
12 13 (3.92%) LoadRunner
13 11 (3.31%) Eclipse
14 8 (2.41%) Ant
14 8 (2.41%) Gradle
15 6 (1.81%) AccuRev
15 6 (1.81%) Bitbucket
15 6 (1.81%) JIRA Agile
15 6 (1.81%) Robot Framework
General
1 101 (30.42%) Finance
2 92 (27.71%) Marketing
3 89 (26.81%) Manufacturing
4 86 (25.90%) Telecoms
5 84 (25.30%) Electronics
6 4 (1.20%) Local Government
7 3 (0.90%) Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 149 (44.88%) Developer
2 77 (23.19%) Java Developer
3 55 (16.57%) Senior Developer
4 43 (12.95%) Integration Developer
5 29 (8.73%) Tester
6 28 (8.43%) Architect
7 26 (7.83%) Analyst
8 25 (7.53%) Senior Java Developer
8 25 (7.53%) SOA Developer
9 24 (7.23%) Agile Developer
10 23 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (6.02%) Scrum Master
12 16 (4.82%) Automation Tester
12 16 (4.82%) Senior Agile Developer
13 15 (4.52%) Test Analyst
14 14 (4.22%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (4.22%) Lead Developer
14 14 (4.22%) Lead Java Developer
15 11 (3.31%) Senior Tester
16 9 (2.71%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (34.04%) Web Services
2 100 (30.12%) SOAP
3 88 (26.51%) RESTful
4 77 (23.19%) Middleware
5 66 (19.88%) XML
6 58 (17.47%) Apache Camel
7 54 (16.27%) JSON
8 42 (12.65%) Spring
9 40 (12.05%) XSLT
10 34 (10.24%) Swagger
10 34 (10.24%) WireMock
11 31 (9.34%) HTML
12 30 (9.04%) Spring Boot
13 28 (8.43%) CSS
14 21 (6.33%) AngularJS
14 21 (6.33%) J2EE
15 19 (5.72%) REST
16 15 (4.52%) HTML5
16 15 (4.52%) JMS
17 14 (4.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 87 (26.20%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.22%) Replication
4 13 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (3.01%) Clustering
7 9 (2.71%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.81%) User Experience
9 5 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.90%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.60%) Fintech
12 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 65 (19.58%) Linux
2 56 (16.87%) Unix
3 19 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (5.12%) Windows
5 14 (4.22%) CentOS
5 14 (4.22%) Solaris
6 8 (2.41%) AIX
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (45.78%) TDD
2 145 (43.67%) Scrum
3 91 (27.41%) Business Intelligence
3 91 (27.41%) SOA
4 87 (26.20%) Programme Management
5 84 (25.30%) Digital Marketing
6 78 (23.49%) DevOps
7 74 (22.29%) Test Automation
8 61 (18.37%) Kanban
9 60 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (18.07%) User Stories
10 43 (12.95%) Configuration Management
11 41 (12.35%) Microservices
12 38 (11.45%) BDD
13 36 (10.84%) Open Source
14 34 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
15 32 (9.64%) Deployment Automation
16 30 (9.04%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 29 (8.73%) Coaching
18 27 (8.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 170 (51.20%) Java
2 65 (19.58%) SQL
3 61 (18.37%) Java 8
4 36 (10.84%) XPath
5 29 (8.73%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.73%) Shell Script
6 19 (5.72%) Groovy
6 19 (5.72%) Perl
7 17 (5.12%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.22%) C
9 11 (3.31%) Python
9 11 (3.31%) Ruby
10 10 (3.01%) Java 9
11 8 (2.41%) Scala
12 5 (1.51%) C#
13 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.90%) PHP
14 2 (0.60%) Go
15 1 (0.30%) Dart
15 1 (0.30%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 47 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.52%) ISEB
4 12 (3.61%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.20%) Degree
8 3 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.60%) IRCA
9 2 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.30%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.83%) QA
2 8 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (10.84%) Docker
2 10 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 70 (21.08%) Ansible
2 17 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (5.12%) Puppet
3 16 (4.82%) Terraform
4 9 (2.71%) Opsview
5 5 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.90%) Cacti
7 3 (0.90%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.60%) Salt
8 2 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.30%) Grafana
9 1 (0.30%) Kibana
9 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 112 (33.73%) Oracle
2 85 (25.60%) SAP
3 63 (18.98%) WSO2
4 16 (4.82%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.61%) Atlassian
6 11 (3.31%) Adobe
7 9 (2.71%) Informatica
7 9 (2.71%) webMethods
8 8 (2.41%) IBM
8 8 (2.41%) Talend
9 6 (1.81%) Google
9 6 (1.81%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.51%) BEA
10 5 (1.51%) Pega
11 4 (1.20%) Cisco
11 4 (1.20%) HP
11 4 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.90%) CA
12 3 (0.90%) NetQoS
13 2 (0.60%) Omniture