Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 397 369 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.66% 46.59% 20.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 41.35% 52.41% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 280 133
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +22.75% +1.83%
10th Percentile £407 £350 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £536
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +11.06% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 25
Essex median hourly rate £13.17 £40.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.09% -0.62% +10.27%
10th Percentile £12.55 £35.40 £31.36
90th Percentile £47.03 £45.00 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £35.29 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.78% - +6.67%

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 960 704 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.64% 88.89% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 478 459
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £224
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 63 158
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.62% +1.61% -3.13%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.48 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.71 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -41.93% -1.61% +31.91%

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 13 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Essex over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 November 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 0 135 £500 - 7
Chelmsford +3 13 £500 -6.98% 10
Basildon +2 8 £488 +11.43% 1
Brentwood -5 7 £475 +40.74% 2
Harlow - 6 £425 -
Colchester - 2 £550 - 11
Witham -5 1 £625 +21.95% 1
Maldon - 1 - -
Grays - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 206 (51.89%) Java
2 178 (44.84%) Scrum
3 162 (40.81%) TDD
4 124 (31.23%) Oracle
5 115 (28.97%) Web Services
6 106 (26.70%) SOAP
7 105 (26.45%) DevOps
8 104 (26.20%) Finance
9 101 (25.44%) JIRA
10 99 (24.94%) Business Intelligence
11 98 (24.69%) Marketing
12 95 (23.93%) SOA
13 94 (23.68%) Telecoms
13 94 (23.68%) Greenfield Project
14 93 (23.43%) Test Automation
15 92 (23.17%) RESTful
15 92 (23.17%) Manufacturing
15 92 (23.17%) Programme Management
16 91 (22.92%) Ansible
17 90 (22.67%) Jenkins
18 89 (22.42%) SAP
19 88 (22.17%) Electronics
19 88 (22.17%) Digital Marketing
20 81 (20.40%) Linux
21 77 (19.40%) Middleware
22 76 (19.14%) XML
23 75 (18.89%) SQL
23 75 (18.89%) Confluence
24 74 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
25 73 (18.39%) Git (software)

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 75 (18.89%) Confluence
2 57 (14.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 55 (13.85%) Mule
3 55 (13.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 25 (6.30%) Tomcat
5 24 (6.05%) WebLogic
6 21 (5.29%) Apache
7 14 (3.53%) JBoss
8 13 (3.27%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.76%) SAS
10 3 (0.76%) WildFly
11 2 (0.50%) CMS
11 2 (0.50%) nginx
12 1 (0.25%) AquaLogic
12 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (2.77%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 74 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.04%) GitHub
4 11 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.76%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.80%) HTTP
2 21 (5.29%) TCP/IP
3 20 (5.04%) SSL
4 10 (2.52%) Internet
5 9 (2.27%) SSH
6 5 (1.26%) SAN
7 4 (1.01%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (1.01%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.01%) LAN
7 4 (1.01%) WAN
8 3 (0.76%) Extranet
8 3 (0.76%) SNMP
9 1 (0.25%) DHCP
9 1 (0.25%) DNS
9 1 (0.25%) FTP
9 1 (0.25%) Modbus
9 1 (0.25%) SMS
9 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.11%) MySQL
2 30 (7.56%) Pentaho
3 19 (4.79%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.03%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.27%) Ingres
6 9 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.02%) Impala
8 7 (1.76%) SQL Server
9 5 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.26%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (1.26%) GIS
10 4 (1.01%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.76%) Big Data
12 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 101 (25.44%) JIRA
2 90 (22.67%) Jenkins
3 73 (18.39%) Git (software)
4 62 (15.62%) SoapUI
5 61 (15.37%) Maven
6 42 (10.58%) Selenium
7 30 (7.56%) JUnit
7 30 (7.56%) Subversion
8 28 (7.05%) JMeter
9 20 (5.04%) GitLab
10 18 (4.53%) Cucumber
10 18 (4.53%) LoadRunner
11 17 (4.28%) Zephyr
12 16 (4.03%) Eclipse
13 12 (3.02%) Bitbucket
14 11 (2.77%) Ant
14 11 (2.77%) Robot Framework
15 9 (2.27%) Gradle
16 8 (2.02%) AccuRev
17 6 (1.51%) Checkstyle
General
1 104 (26.20%) Finance
2 98 (24.69%) Marketing
3 94 (23.68%) Telecoms
4 92 (23.17%) Manufacturing
5 88 (22.17%) Electronics
6 4 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Automotive
7 3 (0.76%) Banking
7 3 (0.76%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 160 (40.30%) Developer
2 100 (25.19%) Java Developer
3 54 (13.60%) Senior Developer
4 41 (10.33%) Integration Developer
5 36 (9.07%) Tester
6 35 (8.82%) Analyst
7 34 (8.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 32 (8.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 29 (7.30%) Architect
10 24 (6.05%) Agile Developer
10 24 (6.05%) SOA Developer
11 21 (5.29%) Scrum Master
12 20 (5.04%) Automation Tester
13 18 (4.53%) Lead Developer
13 18 (4.53%) Lead Java Developer
14 17 (4.28%) Senior Agile Developer
14 17 (4.28%) Test Analyst
15 14 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
16 13 (3.27%) Senior Tester
17 12 (3.02%) Pentaho Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (28.97%) Web Services
2 106 (26.70%) SOAP
3 92 (23.17%) RESTful
4 77 (19.40%) Middleware
5 76 (19.14%) XML
6 60 (15.11%) JSON
7 56 (14.11%) Apache Camel
8 55 (13.85%) Spring
9 39 (9.82%) Spring Boot
10 37 (9.32%) XSLT
11 36 (9.07%) HTML
12 34 (8.56%) Swagger
12 34 (8.56%) WireMock
13 33 (8.31%) CSS
14 29 (7.30%) J2EE
15 28 (7.05%) JMS
16 25 (6.30%) REST
17 22 (5.54%) AngularJS
18 20 (5.04%) JAX-RS
19 17 (4.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 94 (23.68%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.53%) Replication
6 11 (2.77%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.52%) Clustering
7 10 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.02%) User Experience
9 4 (1.01%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.50%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.40%) Linux
2 71 (17.88%) Unix
3 34 (8.56%) Windows
4 20 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.03%) Solaris
6 14 (3.53%) CentOS
7 8 (2.02%) AIX
8 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) VME
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (44.84%) Scrum
2 162 (40.81%) TDD
3 105 (26.45%) DevOps
4 99 (24.94%) Business Intelligence
5 95 (23.93%) SOA
6 93 (23.43%) Test Automation
7 92 (23.17%) Programme Management
8 88 (22.17%) Digital Marketing
9 73 (18.39%) User Stories
10 68 (17.13%) Kanban
11 67 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (15.37%) Microservices
13 59 (14.86%) Configuration Management
14 43 (10.83%) BDD
14 43 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
15 42 (10.58%) Open Source
16 37 (9.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 37 (9.32%) Test Strategy
17 36 (9.07%) Coaching
17 36 (9.07%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 206 (51.89%) Java
2 75 (18.89%) SQL
3 67 (16.88%) Java 8
4 33 (8.31%) Shell Script
4 33 (8.31%) XPath
5 32 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 26 (6.55%) Perl
7 21 (5.29%) Groovy
8 19 (4.79%) PL/SQL
9 17 (4.28%) Python
10 16 (4.03%) Ruby
11 15 (3.78%) C
12 10 (2.52%) Java 9
13 8 (2.02%) C#
13 8 (2.02%) Scala
14 5 (1.26%) PHP
15 3 (0.76%) C++
16 2 (0.50%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.50%) Go
16 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.79%) ISEB
4 22 (5.54%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.51%) Degree
7 6 (1.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.50%) IRCA
9 2 (0.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.25%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.57%) QA
2 12 (3.02%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.01%) SLA
4 2 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (11.59%) Docker
2 14 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 91 (22.92%) Ansible
2 26 (6.55%) Terraform
3 25 (6.30%) Puppet
4 24 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.27%) Opsview
6 5 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.26%) Kibana
6 5 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.76%) Cacti
7 3 (0.76%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.76%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.76%) logstash
8 2 (0.50%) Grafana
8 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.25%) Mesos
9 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 124 (31.23%) Oracle
2 89 (22.42%) SAP
3 61 (15.37%) WSO2
4 26 (6.55%) Microsoft
5 17 (4.28%) webMethods
6 14 (3.53%) IBM
7 13 (3.27%) Adobe
7 13 (3.27%) Atlassian
8 10 (2.52%) Informatica
9 8 (2.02%) BEA
9 8 (2.02%) Cisco
9 8 (2.02%) Talend
10 6 (1.51%) Google
10 6 (1.51%) Pega
10 6 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.26%) VMware
12 4 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (1.01%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.01%) HP
13 3 (0.76%) CA