Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 105 338 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.95% 39.81% 40.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.08% 45.01% 46.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 203 210
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.82%
10th Percentile £359 £375 £363
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £476 £450
% change year-on-year -5.46% +5.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
Essex median hourly rate - £13.17 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.09% +2.56%
East of England median hourly rate £46.00 £17.58 £42.50
% change year-on-year +161.62% -58.63% +13.33%

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 436 751 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 78.70% 88.46% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 441 394
Essex median daily rate £450 £495 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.02% +30.67%
10th Percentile £200 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £600 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 39
Essex median hourly rate £20.39 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.58% -54.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £26.05 £50.25 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -47.50% +7.69%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 47 £533 +12.26% 12
Brentwood -9 11 £400 -15.79%
Harlow +1 3 £513 +21.30% 2
Chelmsford -11 3 £525 +5.00% 9
Colchester +5 2 - - 8
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 £290 -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 45 (42.86%) DevOps
2 39 (37.14%) Scrum
3 38 (36.19%) JIRA
4 34 (32.38%) Java
5 33 (31.43%) Confluence
6 29 (27.62%) Test Automation
7 28 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 27 (25.71%) Open Source
9 26 (24.76%) Linux
10 25 (23.81%) Jenkins
11 23 (21.90%) Web Services
11 23 (21.90%) AWS
12 19 (18.10%) Risk Assessment
12 19 (18.10%) Kanban
12 19 (18.10%) Security Testing
12 19 (18.10%) Programme Management
13 18 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (17.14%) C
14 17 (16.19%) TDD
15 16 (15.24%) Configuration Management
16 15 (14.29%) CISSP
16 15 (14.29%) Python
17 14 (13.33%) Oracle
17 14 (13.33%) Project Management
17 14 (13.33%) Ansible
18 13 (12.38%) Business Transformation
18 13 (12.38%) Public Sector
18 13 (12.38%) SQL
18 13 (12.38%) Selenium

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 33 (31.43%) Confluence
2 6 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.81%) Apache
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.90%) JBoss
5 2 (1.90%) SAS
5 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.95%) nginx
6 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.95%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Magento
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.90%) AWS
2 4 (3.81%) GitHub
3 2 (1.90%) Azure
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle CX
3 2 (1.90%) Serverless
4 1 (0.95%) IaaS
4 1 (0.95%) Office 365
4 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.43%) Ethernet
1 12 (11.43%) IPv4
1 12 (11.43%) IPv6
2 11 (10.48%) HTTP
3 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 9 (8.57%) Internet
5 7 (6.67%) 802.11
5 7 (6.67%) Broadband
5 7 (6.67%) DOCSIS
5 7 (6.67%) DSL
5 7 (6.67%) Firewall
5 7 (6.67%) HTTPS
5 7 (6.67%) Telnet
5 7 (6.67%) UPnP
5 7 (6.67%) Wireless
5 7 (6.67%) WLAN
5 7 (6.67%) WPA
5 7 (6.67%) WPA2
6 6 (5.71%) Wireshark
7 5 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) MySQL
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.95%) Impala
5 1 (0.95%) Ingres
5 1 (0.95%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.95%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 38 (36.19%) JIRA
2 25 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 13 (12.38%) Selenium
4 12 (11.43%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.57%) Bitbucket
5 9 (8.57%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.67%) GitLab
6 7 (6.67%) Maven
7 6 (5.71%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.71%) Zephyr
8 5 (4.76%) Ant
8 5 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
8 5 (4.76%) JMeter
9 4 (3.81%) Artifactory
9 4 (3.81%) Hudson
10 3 (2.86%) JUnit
11 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.90%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.90%) Subversion
11 2 (1.90%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (12.38%) Public Sector
2 12 (11.43%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.86%) Electronics
5 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Local Government
6 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (26.67%) Developer
2 22 (20.95%) Architect
3 15 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 14 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 11 (10.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Linux Developer
6 6 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.71%) Python Developer
7 5 (4.76%) Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) C Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Java Architect
9 3 (2.86%) Scrum Master
9 3 (2.86%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Tester
10 2 (1.90%) Consultant
10 2 (1.90%) Data Architect
10 2 (1.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (1.90%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.90%) Web Services
2 9 (8.57%) J2EE
3 8 (7.62%) SOAP
4 7 (6.67%) 802.1X
4 7 (6.67%) Spring
4 7 (6.67%) XML
5 6 (5.71%) CSS
5 6 (5.71%) HTML
5 6 (5.71%) Spring Boot
6 5 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (3.81%) Java SE
7 4 (3.81%) JSON
7 4 (3.81%) REST
8 3 (2.86%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.86%) JMS
8 3 (2.86%) jQuery
8 3 (2.86%) Middleware
8 3 (2.86%) RESTful
8 3 (2.86%) Sass
8 3 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) IPTV
2 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.76%) Social Media
2 5 (4.76%) User Experience
3 4 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Clustering
6 1 (0.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.95%) PMI
6 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.95%) STB
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.76%) Linux
2 11 (10.48%) Unix
3 9 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.67%) Windows
5 3 (2.86%) AIX
5 3 (2.86%) CentOS
5 3 (2.86%) Solaris
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.86%) DevOps
2 39 (37.14%) Scrum
3 29 (27.62%) Test Automation
4 27 (25.71%) Open Source
5 19 (18.10%) Kanban
5 19 (18.10%) Programme Management
5 19 (18.10%) Risk Assessment
5 19 (18.10%) Security Testing
6 18 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (16.19%) TDD
8 16 (15.24%) Configuration Management
9 14 (13.33%) Project Management
10 13 (12.38%) Business Transformation
11 12 (11.43%) Microservices
12 11 (10.48%) Coaching
13 10 (9.52%) User Stories
14 9 (8.57%) Continuous Deployment
14 9 (8.57%) ETL
14 9 (8.57%) ITIL
14 9 (8.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.38%) Java
2 18 (17.14%) C
3 15 (14.29%) Python
4 13 (12.38%) SQL
5 11 (10.48%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.62%) Perl
7 7 (6.67%) Java 8
7 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.67%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.71%) Ruby
9 3 (2.86%) C#
10 2 (1.90%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.95%) C++
11 1 (0.95%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.95%) ES6
11 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.29%) CISSP
3 3 (2.86%) Degree
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.90%) ISEB
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) NCSC
2 2 (1.90%) JTAG
2 2 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (13.33%) Ansible
2 9 (8.57%) Terraform
3 5 (4.76%) HP ALM
3 5 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (4.76%) Puppet
4 2 (1.90%) Kibana
4 2 (1.90%) logstash
4 2 (1.90%) Mesos
5 1 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Oracle
2 7 (6.67%) Cisco
3 5 (4.76%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.76%) HP
4 4 (3.81%) SAP
5 3 (2.86%) AppDynamics
5 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.86%) Remedy
5 3 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.86%) webMethods
6 2 (1.90%) BEA
7 1 (0.95%) Google
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
7 1 (0.95%) WSO2