Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 239 333 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 31.28% 33.53% 47.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.78% 37.17% 52.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 240 310
Essex median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £400 £386 £313
90th Percentile £571 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £475 £480 £450
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Essex median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +13.21% +10.42%
10th Percentile £46.25 £38.80 £35.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.75 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% +1.27%

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 668 896 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.43% 90.23% 91.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 538 537
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +31.43%
10th Percentile £299 £298 £275
90th Percentile £576 £600 £599
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 60
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £26.90 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.35% -17.23% +71.05%
10th Percentile £11.99 £15.75 £12.22
90th Percentile £44.93 £63.75 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - -32.69% +4.00%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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 0 104 £475 -9.52% 5
Chelmsford -4 7 £375 -21.05% 6
Harlow -2 5 £450 -5.26% 4
Stanford-le-Hope - 4 £190 -
Brentwood +4 3 £450 -5.26% 2
Colchester - 1 - - 4
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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.

1 141 (59.00%) Java
2 136 (56.90%) TDD
3 126 (52.72%) Oracle
4 97 (40.59%) Scrum
5 81 (33.89%) Linux
6 78 (32.64%) SOAP
7 76 (31.80%) JIRA
8 72 (30.13%) MySQL
9 66 (27.62%) SOA
10 65 (27.20%) Web Services
11 62 (25.94%) Public Sector
12 60 (25.10%) Git (software)
13 59 (24.69%) Red Hat
13 59 (24.69%) Amazon AWS
14 58 (24.27%) Jenkins
15 57 (23.85%) BDD
16 56 (23.43%) Finance
16 56 (23.43%) Unix
17 54 (22.59%) Spring
17 54 (22.59%) Microservices
18 53 (22.18%) DevOps
18 53 (22.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 52 (21.76%) Oracle Database
20 51 (21.34%) WSO2
20 51 (21.34%) Middleware
21 49 (20.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 49 (20.50%) Java 8
22 48 (20.08%) Apache Camel
22 48 (20.08%) Electronics
22 48 (20.08%) SAP

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 49 (20.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 46 (19.25%) Mule
2 46 (19.25%) Oracle Service Bus
3 38 (15.90%) Confluence
4 10 (4.18%) JBoss
5 9 (3.77%) SAS
6 4 (1.67%) Apache
6 4 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 59 (24.69%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (0.84%) GitHub
3 2 (0.84%) IaaS
3 2 (0.84%) PaaS
4 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.42%) iTunes
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) Slack
4 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.67%) HTTP
1 4 (1.67%) Internet
2 3 (1.26%) SSL
2 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) Firewall
4 1 (0.42%) 4G
4 1 (0.42%) 5G
4 1 (0.42%) 802.11
4 1 (0.42%) Broadband
4 1 (0.42%) DHCP
4 1 (0.42%) DNS
4 1 (0.42%) DSL
4 1 (0.42%) IPv4
4 1 (0.42%) IPv6
4 1 (0.42%) SMTP
4 1 (0.42%) Telnet
4 1 (0.42%) VPN
4 1 (0.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (30.13%) MySQL
2 52 (21.76%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.93%) Pentaho
5 6 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.09%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (2.09%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.67%) Big Data
7 4 (1.67%) Ingres
7 4 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.26%) BODI
8 3 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.26%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.84%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.84%) Impala
9 2 (0.84%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 2 (0.84%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 76 (31.80%) JIRA
2 60 (25.10%) Git (software)
3 58 (24.27%) Jenkins
4 45 (18.83%) JUnit
5 34 (14.23%) SoapUI
6 15 (6.28%) JIRA Agile
7 13 (5.44%) Maven
8 8 (3.35%) Selenium
9 7 (2.93%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.93%) JMeter
10 6 (2.51%) Checkstyle
11 5 (2.09%) GitLab
11 5 (2.09%) Subversion
11 5 (2.09%) Zephyr
12 4 (1.67%) CA Gen
12 4 (1.67%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.67%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.26%) ClearQuest
14 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.84%) Robot Framework
General
1 62 (25.94%) Public Sector
2 56 (23.43%) Finance
3 48 (20.08%) Electronics
4 47 (19.67%) Manufacturing
4 47 (19.67%) Marketing
4 47 (19.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.42%) Banking
5 1 (0.42%) German Language
5 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (45.61%) Developer
2 98 (41.00%) Java Developer
3 47 (19.67%) Senior Developer
4 46 (19.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 33 (13.81%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (7.11%) Lead Developer
6 17 (7.11%) Lead Java Developer
7 13 (5.44%) Analyst
8 10 (4.18%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.77%) Architect
9 9 (3.77%) Scrum Master
9 9 (3.77%) Tester
10 8 (3.35%) Integration Developer
11 6 (2.51%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.51%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.51%) QA Tester
12 5 (2.09%) Consultant
12 5 (2.09%) Oracle Developer
13 4 (1.67%) Team Leader
13 4 (1.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (32.64%) SOAP
2 65 (27.20%) Web Services
3 54 (22.59%) Spring
4 51 (21.34%) Middleware
5 48 (20.08%) Apache Camel
6 47 (19.67%) RESTful
7 38 (15.90%) Spring Boot
8 18 (7.53%) XML
9 16 (6.69%) J2EE
10 15 (6.28%) JSON
11 13 (5.44%) XSLT
12 12 (5.02%) Swagger
12 12 (5.02%) WireMock
13 10 (4.18%) JMS
14 8 (3.35%) Lambda Expressions
15 7 (2.93%) Elastic Stack
15 7 (2.93%) Java EE
16 5 (2.09%) .NET
17 4 (1.67%) Hibernate
17 4 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.32%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.60%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.67%) PMI
5 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.26%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.84%) User Experience
6 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.42%) Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 81 (33.89%) Linux
2 56 (23.43%) Unix
3 35 (14.64%) CentOS
4 29 (12.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.35%) Windows
6 5 (2.09%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.26%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.42%) Android
9 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (56.90%) TDD
2 97 (40.59%) Scrum
3 66 (27.62%) SOA
4 57 (23.85%) BDD
5 54 (22.59%) Microservices
6 53 (22.18%) DevOps
6 53 (22.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 47 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (19.67%) Digital Marketing
7 47 (19.67%) Programme Management
8 42 (17.57%) Test Strategy
9 37 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (14.64%) Process Improvement
11 29 (12.13%) User Stories
12 27 (11.30%) Kanban
12 27 (11.30%) Mentoring
13 23 (9.62%) Test Automation
14 22 (9.21%) ETL
15 21 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (8.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 141 (59.00%) Java
2 49 (20.50%) Java 8
3 28 (11.72%) C
4 23 (9.62%) SQL
5 16 (6.69%) C++
6 15 (6.28%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.02%) XPath
8 9 (3.77%) Ruby
9 8 (3.35%) Perl
10 5 (2.09%) C#
10 5 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.26%) Python
12 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.84%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.44%) OCPJP
3 13 (5.44%) Sun Certification
4 9 (3.77%) ISEB
5 8 (3.35%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.09%) Degree
6 5 (2.09%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.02%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (5.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (18.83%) Ansible
2 36 (15.06%) Terraform
3 5 (2.09%) Puppet
4 4 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.42%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.42%) SCCM
5 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 126 (52.72%) Oracle
2 59 (24.69%) Red Hat
3 51 (21.34%) WSO2
4 48 (20.08%) SAP
5 29 (12.13%) Talend
6 13 (5.44%) Sun
7 4 (1.67%) BEA
7 4 (1.67%) Google
7 4 (1.67%) Informatica
7 4 (1.67%) Pega
7 4 (1.67%) webMethods
8 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.84%) hybris
8 2 (0.84%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.42%) Apple
9 1 (0.42%) Ariba
9 1 (0.42%) Concur
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft