Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 277 272 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.96% 33.37% 16.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 45.41% 37.78% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 207 116
Essex median daily rate £513 £435 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.82% +3.88% +4.69%
10th Percentile £365 £273 £331
90th Percentile £614 £575 £585
East of England median daily rate £463 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 6
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +6.85% +1.39%
10th Percentile £42.60 £35.15 £26.63
90th Percentile £45.80 £46.70 £52.88
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% +21.53%

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 610 720 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.79% 88.34% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 489 435
Essex median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £342 £250 £240
90th Percentile £638 £551 £580
East of England median daily rate £438 £403 £413
% change year-on-year +8.56% -2.30% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 70 116
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +88.16% -45.85%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.05 £45.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 £27.44
% change year-on-year -44.12% +23.91% +16.77%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 0 100 £525 +7.59% 2
Chelmsford +9 18 £400 - 8
Brentwood +5 13 £475 +79.25% 2
Basildon +1 10 £475 +65.22% 9
Witham - 3 £513 -
Harlow - 3 £475 - 1
Epping - 1 £380 - 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 143 (51.62%) TDD
2 109 (39.35%) Java
3 107 (38.63%) Web Services
4 97 (35.02%) Middleware
5 93 (33.57%) Scrum
6 92 (33.21%) SOA
7 91 (32.85%) Oracle
8 86 (31.05%) XML
8 86 (31.05%) Finance
9 85 (30.69%) SOAP
10 82 (29.60%) Manufacturing
11 77 (27.80%) Marketing
12 75 (27.08%) Greenfield Project
13 74 (26.71%) Programme Management
14 73 (26.35%) Maven
14 73 (26.35%) Digital Marketing
14 73 (26.35%) RESTful
15 72 (25.99%) Electronics
15 72 (25.99%) Telecoms
15 72 (25.99%) SAP
15 72 (25.99%) Business Intelligence
16 68 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
16 68 (24.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 66 (23.83%) WSO2
18 63 (22.74%) JSON
19 61 (22.02%) Jenkins
20 60 (21.66%) XSLT
21 56 (20.22%) DevOps
22 54 (19.49%) Mule
22 54 (19.49%) Oracle Service Bus

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 68 (24.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 54 (19.49%) Mule
2 54 (19.49%) Oracle Service Bus
3 21 (7.58%) JBoss
4 15 (5.42%) WebSphere
5 14 (5.05%) Apache
6 6 (2.17%) CMS
6 6 (2.17%) Confluence
6 6 (2.17%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.81%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.69%) GitHub
2 13 (4.69%) Google Analytics
3 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.72%) G Suite
4 2 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.55%) HTTP
2 21 (7.58%) SSL
2 21 (7.58%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) DMZ
4 1 (0.36%) Firewall
4 1 (0.36%) FTP
4 1 (0.36%) VPN
4 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.30%) Relational Database
2 17 (6.14%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.97%) MySQL
3 11 (3.97%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.89%) Geospatial Data
4 8 (2.89%) GIS
5 7 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.53%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.44%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.44%) Ingres
7 4 (1.44%) JasperReports
7 4 (1.44%) QlikView
8 3 (1.08%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (1.08%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.72%) Big Data
9 2 (0.72%) DB2
9 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 73 (26.35%) Maven
2 61 (22.02%) Jenkins
3 47 (16.97%) Git (software)
4 31 (11.19%) SoapUI
5 27 (9.75%) Selenium
6 26 (9.39%) JIRA
7 24 (8.66%) Subversion
8 21 (7.58%) Cucumber
8 21 (7.58%) JUnit
9 18 (6.50%) Zephyr
10 12 (4.33%) Gradle
11 11 (3.97%) JMeter
12 9 (3.25%) Hudson
13 8 (2.89%) Ant
13 8 (2.89%) CruiseControl
13 8 (2.89%) FishEye
13 8 (2.89%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.17%) Bitbucket
14 6 (2.17%) LoadRunner
15 5 (1.81%) GitLab
General
1 86 (31.05%) Finance
2 82 (29.60%) Manufacturing
3 77 (27.80%) Marketing
4 72 (25.99%) Electronics
4 72 (25.99%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.89%) Publishing
6 6 (2.17%) Legal
7 4 (1.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (35.02%) Developer
2 57 (20.58%) Integration Developer
3 44 (15.88%) Senior Developer
4 35 (12.64%) Java Developer
5 32 (11.55%) Agile Developer
5 32 (11.55%) Analyst
6 29 (10.47%) Architect
7 28 (10.11%) SOA Developer
8 26 (9.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (6.86%) Tester
10 18 (6.50%) Lead Developer
11 16 (5.78%) Scrum Master
11 16 (5.78%) Senior Agile Developer
12 13 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (4.33%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.97%) Agile Java Developer
15 10 (3.61%) Test Analyst
16 9 (3.25%) Test Manager
17 8 (2.89%) Product Manager
17 8 (2.89%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (38.63%) Web Services
2 97 (35.02%) Middleware
3 86 (31.05%) XML
4 85 (30.69%) SOAP
5 73 (26.35%) RESTful
6 63 (22.74%) JSON
7 60 (21.66%) XSLT
8 52 (18.77%) Apache Camel
9 47 (16.97%) Swagger
9 47 (16.97%) WireMock
10 30 (10.83%) Spring
11 29 (10.47%) J2EE
12 19 (6.86%) REST
13 18 (6.50%) AngularJS
13 18 (6.50%) HTML
14 15 (5.42%) CSS
15 13 (4.69%) Spring Boot
16 10 (3.61%) Ajax
16 10 (3.61%) Hibernate
17 8 (2.89%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 75 (27.08%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.69%) User Experience
4 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.89%) N-Tier
6 7 (2.53%) CESG
7 6 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.44%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (1.08%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.72%) Clustering
11 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.72%) Replication
11 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.36%) Linux
2 18 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (3.25%) Unix
4 8 (2.89%) Windows
5 4 (1.44%) Android
5 4 (1.44%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.44%) Solaris
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.36%) SUSE
8 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (51.62%) TDD
2 93 (33.57%) Scrum
3 92 (33.21%) SOA
4 74 (26.71%) Programme Management
5 73 (26.35%) Digital Marketing
6 72 (25.99%) Business Intelligence
7 68 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (20.22%) DevOps
9 45 (16.25%) Test Automation
10 44 (15.88%) Configuration Management
11 43 (15.52%) Kanban
12 37 (13.36%) Open Source
13 36 (13.00%) Coaching
14 35 (12.64%) Mentoring
15 33 (11.91%) User Stories
16 30 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (10.47%) BDD
18 23 (8.30%) OO
18 23 (8.30%) UML
19 21 (7.58%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (39.35%) Java
2 52 (18.77%) XPath
3 43 (15.52%) SQL
4 29 (10.47%) C
5 27 (9.75%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.33%) Perl
7 11 (3.97%) Python
7 11 (3.97%) Ruby
8 10 (3.61%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.89%) Groovy
9 8 (2.89%) Java 8
10 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.08%) Go
12 2 (0.72%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.72%) C#
12 2 (0.72%) C++
12 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.72%) Scala
13 1 (0.36%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.05%) ISEB
4 9 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (2.89%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.17%) CLAS
7 4 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.08%) Degree
9 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.36%) CCNA
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.36%) MBCS
10 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.78%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) P3O
3 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (4.69%) Docker
2 10 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (8.30%) Ansible
1 23 (8.30%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (7.94%) Puppet
3 10 (3.61%) HP ALM
4 5 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.81%) Terraform
5 2 (0.72%) Consul
6 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 91 (32.85%) Oracle
2 72 (25.99%) SAP
3 66 (23.83%) WSO2
4 19 (6.86%) Google
5 14 (5.05%) IBM
6 13 (4.69%) Atlassian
6 13 (4.69%) HP
7 9 (3.25%) Adobe
8 4 (1.44%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.08%) Kofax
9 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.72%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.72%) Talend
11 1 (0.36%) CA
11 1 (0.36%) Capita
11 1 (0.36%) Civica
11 1 (0.36%) Northgate
11 1 (0.36%) Omniture
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat