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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 144 64 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.29% 14.29% 18.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.22% 16.98% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 47 45
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 12
Median hourly rate £39.25 - £36.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 - £28.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  

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 358 377 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 87.75% 84.15% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 204 192
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 44 39
Median hourly rate £37.00 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.24% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £56.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 0 54 £495 +15.00%
Basildon - 6 £288 -
Brentwood +6 5 £265 -33.75% 7
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 3
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 121 (46.90%) TDD
2 112 (43.41%) Scrum
3 107 (41.47%) Java
4 91 (35.27%) Oracle
5 84 (32.56%) DevOps
6 80 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
7 77 (29.84%) SOA
8 56 (21.71%) User Stories
9 54 (20.93%) Marketing
9 54 (20.93%) Finance
10 52 (20.16%) J2EE
11 48 (18.60%) Kanban
12 47 (18.22%) Digital Marketing
12 47 (18.22%) Mentoring
13 46 (17.83%) Open Source
14 45 (17.44%) Coaching
14 45 (17.44%) Linux
15 44 (17.05%) Adobe
16 43 (16.67%) XML
16 43 (16.67%) SQL
16 43 (16.67%) JIRA
17 39 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
17 39 (15.12%) Configuration Management
18 38 (14.73%) Web Services
19 37 (14.34%) Manufacturing
19 37 (14.34%) Git (software)
20 36 (13.95%) Jenkins
20 36 (13.95%) Middleware
21 35 (13.57%) Software Engineering
22 34 (13.18%) OO

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 34 (13.18%) WebLogic
2 31 (12.02%) Confluence
3 30 (11.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 30 (11.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (7.75%) JBoss
5 17 (6.59%) Apache
6 10 (3.88%) CMS
7 7 (2.71%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.33%) Mule
8 6 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.78%) Moodle
10 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.39%) Jetty
11 1 (0.39%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.39%) nginx
11 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.71%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.94%) MS Office
5 4 (1.55%) MS Project
6 2 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.78%) UXPin
7 1 (0.39%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (9.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (3.88%) Adobe Campaign
3 8 (3.10%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.94%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle CX
3 4 (1.55%) PaaS
3 4 (1.55%) SaaS
4 3 (1.16%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.59%) HTTP
2 17 (6.59%) SSL
3 10 (3.88%) SMS
4 7 (2.71%) Intranet
5 4 (1.55%) LDAP
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.78%) DSL
6 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.78%) Firewall
6 2 (0.78%) Frame Relay
6 2 (0.78%) LAN
6 2 (0.78%) MPLS
6 2 (0.78%) Skype
6 2 (0.78%) WAN
6 2 (0.78%) Wireless
7 1 (0.39%) DHCP
7 1 (0.39%) FTP
7 1 (0.39%) Internet
7 1 (0.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.69%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.59%) Oracle Database
4 14 (5.43%) Big Data
5 10 (3.88%) MySQL
6 8 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.94%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.94%) QlikView
9 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.55%) DataStage
10 4 (1.55%) DB2
10 4 (1.55%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 43 (16.67%) JIRA
2 37 (14.34%) Git (software)
3 36 (13.95%) Jenkins
4 23 (8.91%) Selenium
5 22 (8.53%) JIRA Agile
5 22 (8.53%) SoapUI
6 21 (8.14%) Subversion
7 18 (6.98%) Maven
8 14 (5.43%) JMeter
8 14 (5.43%) LoadRunner
9 13 (5.04%) PVCS
10 9 (3.49%) AccuRev
10 9 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.71%) JUnit
11 7 (2.71%) XDoclet
12 4 (1.55%) Ant
12 4 (1.55%) Gradle
12 4 (1.55%) Mockito
13 3 (1.16%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.78%) PowerDesigner
General
1 54 (20.93%) Finance
1 54 (20.93%) Marketing
2 37 (14.34%) Manufacturing
3 26 (10.08%) Telecoms
4 24 (9.30%) Electronics
5 16 (6.20%) Automotive
5 16 (6.20%) Legal
6 4 (1.55%) Banking
7 3 (1.16%) Retail
8 2 (0.78%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (30.23%) Developer
2 44 (17.05%) Java Developer
3 38 (14.73%) Analyst
4 30 (11.63%) Architect
5 23 (8.91%) Business Analyst
6 21 (8.14%) Scrum Master
7 19 (7.36%) Technical Architect
8 18 (6.98%) Digital Architect
9 17 (6.59%) Senior Developer
10 16 (6.20%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (5.04%) Project Manager
12 12 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.65%) Tester
13 11 (4.26%) Agile Coach
13 11 (4.26%) Digital Marketing Architect
13 11 (4.26%) Java Software Developer
14 10 (3.88%) Digital Business Analyst
14 10 (3.88%) Senior Java Software Developer
14 10 (3.88%) Senior Software Developer
14 10 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.16%) J2EE
2 43 (16.67%) XML
3 38 (14.73%) Web Services
4 36 (13.95%) Middleware
5 32 (12.40%) .NET
6 24 (9.30%) SOAP
6 24 (9.30%) XSLT
7 16 (6.20%) HTML
8 15 (5.81%) JPA
9 14 (5.43%) CSS
9 14 (5.43%) JSP
10 13 (5.04%) Spring
11 12 (4.65%) JSON
11 12 (4.65%) REST
11 12 (4.65%) RESTful
11 12 (4.65%) Servlets
12 11 (4.26%) AngularJS
12 11 (4.26%) EJB
13 10 (3.88%) EclipseLink
13 10 (3.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (12.40%) Virtual Team
3 22 (8.53%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (5.81%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.04%) User Experience
6 11 (4.26%) Social Media
7 8 (3.10%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.10%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.33%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.94%) PMI
10 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.55%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.16%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.16%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.78%) Clustering
12 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.78%) Fintech
12 2 (0.78%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.78%) Replication
12 2 (0.78%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.44%) Linux
2 24 (9.30%) Apple iOS
3 23 (8.91%) Android
4 21 (8.14%) Unix
5 13 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.88%) Windows
7 6 (2.33%) VME
8 5 (1.94%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.94%) Solaris
9 4 (1.55%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.39%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) Fedora
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (46.90%) TDD
2 112 (43.41%) Scrum
3 84 (32.56%) DevOps
4 80 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (29.84%) SOA
6 56 (21.71%) User Stories
7 48 (18.60%) Kanban
8 47 (18.22%) Digital Marketing
8 47 (18.22%) Mentoring
9 46 (17.83%) Open Source
10 45 (17.44%) Coaching
11 39 (15.12%) Configuration Management
12 35 (13.57%) Software Engineering
13 34 (13.18%) OO
14 32 (12.40%) Automated Testing
15 31 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (11.24%) BDD
17 27 (10.47%) Programme Management
18 23 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (8.14%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 107 (41.47%) Java
2 43 (16.67%) SQL
3 19 (7.36%) C
3 19 (7.36%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.59%) C#
5 14 (5.43%) Perl
5 14 (5.43%) PL/SQL
6 9 (3.49%) Groovy
6 9 (3.49%) XPath
7 8 (3.10%) Ruby
8 7 (2.71%) C++
8 7 (2.71%) Python
8 7 (2.71%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.71%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.94%) PHP
9 5 (1.94%) VBScript
10 4 (1.55%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.55%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.55%) Scala
11 3 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (6.98%) Degree
2 17 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.26%) ISEB
3 11 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.94%) Sun Certification
8 4 (1.55%) PMP
9 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.78%) CCNP
10 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.39%) CISA
11 1 (0.39%) CISM
11 1 (0.39%) CISSP
11 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.39%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.04%) QA
2 7 (2.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.78%) PMO
5 1 (0.39%) IFRS
5 1 (0.39%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.39%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (6.98%) Docker
2 8 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.78%) Xen
5 1 (0.39%) KVM
5 1 (0.39%) LXC
5 1 (0.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (5.43%) Puppet
2 7 (2.71%) Ansible
3 1 (0.39%) Mesos
Vendors
1 91 (35.27%) Oracle
2 44 (17.05%) Adobe
3 26 (10.08%) WSO2
4 24 (9.30%) SAP
5 12 (4.65%) CA Agile Central
6 10 (3.88%) IBM
6 10 (3.88%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.71%) VMware
8 5 (1.94%) Fujitsu
8 5 (1.94%) Google
8 5 (1.94%) Sun
9 4 (1.55%) Teradata
10 3 (1.16%) Omniture
11 2 (0.78%) Blackboard
11 2 (0.78%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.78%) Cisco
11 2 (0.78%) Citrix
11 2 (0.78%) FatWire
11 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.78%) SumTotal
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