Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 253 347 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 34.52% 40.78% 15.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 39.72% 45.01% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 257 93
Essex median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £375 £313 £224
90th Percentile £614 £599 £486
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Essex median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £38.20 £35.80 £30.40
90th Percentile £45.80 £47.00 £40.15
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +18.67% +4.17% -

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 637 771 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 86.90% 90.60% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 518 399
Essex median daily rate £500 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% +17.20% -3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £224
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £436 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.65% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 56 139
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.34% +84.21% -47.22%
10th Percentile £15.60 £13.69 £15.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £54.00 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -45.02% +16.67% +20.00%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 72 £500 +2.56% 3
Chelmsford +5 28 £450 -10.00% 11
Basildon +2 7 £500 +73.91% 6
Brentwood +2 7 £475 +73.08%
Harlow - 3 £475 - 3
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 119 (47.04%) TDD
2 113 (44.66%) Java
3 95 (37.55%) Web Services
4 86 (33.99%) Finance
5 85 (33.60%) Oracle
6 81 (32.02%) SOA
6 81 (32.02%) Scrum
7 79 (31.23%) Manufacturing
7 79 (31.23%) Middleware
8 77 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
9 76 (30.04%) Programme Management
9 76 (30.04%) Marketing
10 75 (29.64%) Telecoms
10 75 (29.64%) SOAP
10 75 (29.64%) RESTful
10 75 (29.64%) Greenfield Project
11 74 (29.25%) Digital Marketing
11 74 (29.25%) SAP
11 74 (29.25%) Electronics
12 71 (28.06%) XML
13 67 (26.48%) Maven
14 64 (25.30%) DevOps
15 61 (24.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 59 (23.32%) WSO2
17 57 (22.53%) JSON
18 56 (22.13%) XSLT
18 56 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (20.95%) Mule
19 53 (20.95%) Oracle Service Bus
19 53 (20.95%) Jenkins

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 61 (24.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 53 (20.95%) Mule
2 53 (20.95%) Oracle Service Bus
3 21 (8.30%) Confluence
4 13 (5.14%) JBoss
5 10 (3.95%) Apache
6 9 (3.56%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.58%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.19%) CMS
8 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.40%) IIS
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.93%) GitHub
3 11 (4.35%) Google Analytics
4 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.79%) G Suite
6 2 (0.79%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.91%) HTTP
2 14 (5.53%) Internet
3 12 (4.74%) SSL
3 12 (4.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.40%) DHCP
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) FTP
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) SAN
4 1 (0.40%) SSH
4 1 (0.40%) VLAN
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.56%) MySQL
4 8 (3.16%) Geospatial Data
4 8 (3.16%) GIS
5 6 (2.37%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.98%) Impala
6 5 (1.98%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.58%) Ingres
7 4 (1.58%) JasperReports
7 4 (1.58%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.58%) QlikView
7 4 (1.58%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.58%) SSDT
8 3 (1.19%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.19%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (1.19%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 67 (26.48%) Maven
2 53 (20.95%) Jenkins
3 46 (18.18%) JIRA
4 33 (13.04%) Git (software)
5 28 (11.07%) SoapUI
6 27 (10.67%) Selenium
7 18 (7.11%) JUnit
8 16 (6.32%) Subversion
9 15 (5.93%) Cucumber
10 13 (5.14%) JMeter
11 11 (4.35%) Bitbucket
11 11 (4.35%) Zephyr
12 10 (3.95%) Hudson
13 8 (3.16%) CruiseControl
13 8 (3.16%) FishEye
13 8 (3.16%) TeamCity
14 7 (2.77%) GitLab
14 7 (2.77%) Gradle
14 7 (2.77%) LoadRunner
15 6 (2.37%) Ant
General
1 86 (33.99%) Finance
2 79 (31.23%) Manufacturing
3 76 (30.04%) Marketing
4 75 (29.64%) Telecoms
5 74 (29.25%) Electronics
6 5 (1.98%) Legal
6 5 (1.98%) Publishing
7 2 (0.79%) Automotive
7 2 (0.79%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 97 (38.34%) Developer
2 46 (18.18%) Integration Developer
3 45 (17.79%) Senior Developer
4 36 (14.23%) Java Developer
5 28 (11.07%) SOA Developer
6 27 (10.67%) Analyst
6 27 (10.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (7.11%) Agile Developer
7 18 (7.11%) Scrum Master
8 17 (6.72%) Architect
9 14 (5.53%) Lead Developer
9 14 (5.53%) Senior Agile Developer
9 14 (5.53%) Tester
10 11 (4.35%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.35%) Lead Java Developer
10 11 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (3.95%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.16%) Lead Architect
13 7 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
13 7 (2.77%) Information Assurance Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (37.55%) Web Services
2 79 (31.23%) Middleware
3 75 (29.64%) RESTful
3 75 (29.64%) SOAP
4 71 (28.06%) XML
5 57 (22.53%) JSON
6 56 (22.13%) XSLT
7 53 (20.95%) Apache Camel
8 44 (17.39%) Swagger
8 44 (17.39%) WireMock
9 21 (8.30%) Spring
10 19 (7.51%) HTML
11 18 (7.11%) CSS
12 17 (6.72%) AngularJS
13 15 (5.93%) J2EE
14 13 (5.14%) REST
15 10 (3.95%) Spring Boot
16 8 (3.16%) GWT
16 8 (3.16%) HTML5
17 7 (2.77%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 75 (29.64%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.14%) User Experience
3 12 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.77%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.37%) CESG
6 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.19%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.79%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.79%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.79%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) Clustering
10 1 (0.40%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.40%) NHS
10 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.44%) Linux
2 14 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (3.56%) Unix
4 7 (2.77%) Windows
5 4 (1.58%) Solaris
6 3 (1.19%) Android
7 2 (0.79%) AIX
7 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) SUSE
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) VME
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (47.04%) TDD
2 81 (32.02%) Scrum
2 81 (32.02%) SOA
3 77 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (30.04%) Programme Management
5 74 (29.25%) Digital Marketing
6 64 (25.30%) DevOps
7 56 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 36 (14.23%) Configuration Management
10 35 (13.83%) Open Source
11 34 (13.44%) Kanban
12 29 (11.46%) Coaching
13 25 (9.88%) Continuous Deployment
13 25 (9.88%) Deployment Automation
14 24 (9.49%) BDD
14 24 (9.49%) Mentoring
14 24 (9.49%) User Stories
15 23 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (7.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 113 (44.66%) Java
2 49 (19.37%) XPath
3 40 (15.81%) SQL
4 26 (10.28%) JavaScript
5 25 (9.88%) C
6 24 (9.49%) Java 8
7 13 (5.14%) Ruby
8 12 (4.74%) Perl
9 11 (4.35%) Python
10 8 (3.16%) Groovy
10 8 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.58%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.58%) Go
11 4 (1.58%) Java 9
12 3 (1.19%) Scala
13 2 (0.79%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.40%) C#
14 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.95%) ISEB
4 6 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.37%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.98%) CLAS
6 4 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.19%) Degree
7 3 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.93%) QA
2 5 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
3 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (5.53%) Docker
2 9 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (11.46%) Ansible
2 18 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.32%) Puppet
4 9 (3.56%) Terraform
5 6 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.98%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.79%) Consul
8 2 (0.79%) Salt
9 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.40%) Opsview
Vendors
1 85 (33.60%) Oracle
2 74 (29.25%) SAP
3 59 (23.32%) WSO2
4 17 (6.72%) Google
5 15 (5.93%) Atlassian
6 12 (4.74%) Microsoft
7 9 (3.56%) IBM
8 8 (3.16%) HP
9 6 (2.37%) Adobe
10 5 (1.98%) Talend
11 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.79%) Civica
12 2 (0.79%) webMethods
13 1 (0.40%) Capita
13 1 (0.40%) FNZ
13 1 (0.40%) Huawei
13 1 (0.40%) Kofax
13 1 (0.40%) Northgate
13 1 (0.40%) Omniture