Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 156 308 280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 25.00% 37.56% 38.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.14% 43.02% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 184 213
Median daily rate £500 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +19.88%
10th Percentile £395 £373 £400
90th Percentile £619 £600 £618
East of England median daily rate £460 £475 £463
% change year-on-year -3.16% +2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £13.17 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.42% +14.10%
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £22.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +106.82% -50.56% +18.67%

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 501 716 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 80.29% 87.32% 88.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 416 402
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £272 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £600 £638
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 30
Median hourly rate £21.57 £16.50 £34.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.73% -51.50% -2.80%
10th Percentile £18.08 £12.31 £15.68
90th Percentile £42.90 £48.00 £54.75
Median hourly rate £21.17 £19.25 £21.46
% change year-on-year +9.97% -10.28% -34.98%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Essex

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in Essex over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Essex

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Essex.

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 8 April 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 59 £525 +11.11% 8
Brentwood -10 13 £400 -15.79% 1
Chelmsford -9 6 £525 +16.67% 11
Colchester +2 2 - - 2
Harlow +2 2 £575 +35.29%
Rochford - 1 £490 -
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 £290 -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 73 (46.79%) Java
2 51 (32.69%) Scrum
2 51 (32.69%) JIRA
3 50 (32.05%) SC Cleared
3 50 (32.05%) Security Cleared
4 49 (31.41%) DevOps
5 44 (28.21%) AWS
6 43 (27.56%) Microservices
7 38 (24.36%) Test Automation
8 37 (23.72%) Confluence
9 34 (21.79%) Spring Boot
9 34 (21.79%) Spring
10 32 (20.51%) Kanban
11 28 (17.95%) TDD
12 27 (17.31%) Linux
13 23 (14.74%) Open Source
14 22 (14.10%) Oracle
14 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (13.46%) Security Testing
15 21 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
15 21 (13.46%) Jenkins
16 20 (12.82%) User Stories
16 20 (12.82%) Java 8
17 18 (11.54%) Public Sector
17 18 (11.54%) Programme Management
17 18 (11.54%) Web Services
18 17 (10.90%) C
18 17 (10.90%) Configuration Management
19 16 (10.26%) SQL
19 16 (10.26%) Software Architecture

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 37 (23.72%) Confluence
2 9 (5.77%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.28%) SAS
3 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.64%) JBoss
4 1 (0.64%) Mule
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.21%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Magento
1 2 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 44 (28.21%) AWS
2 6 (3.85%) Azure
3 4 (2.56%) GitHub
3 4 (2.56%) IaaS
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.64%) Office 365
5 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.33%) IPv4
1 13 (8.33%) IPv6
2 12 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 10 (6.41%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.77%) HTTP
4 9 (5.77%) Internet
5 8 (5.13%) 802.11
5 8 (5.13%) DSL
6 7 (4.49%) Broadband
6 7 (4.49%) DOCSIS
6 7 (4.49%) Firewall
6 7 (4.49%) HTTPS
6 7 (4.49%) Telnet
6 7 (4.49%) UPnP
6 7 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (4.49%) Wireless
6 7 (4.49%) Wireshark
6 7 (4.49%) WLAN
6 7 (4.49%) WPA
6 7 (4.49%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.33%) MySQL
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.28%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.64%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.64%) Impala
5 1 (0.64%) Power BI
5 1 (0.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.64%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 51 (32.69%) JIRA
2 21 (13.46%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.97%) Selenium
4 11 (7.05%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.05%) SoapUI
5 8 (5.13%) Bitbucket
5 8 (5.13%) Checkstyle
5 8 (5.13%) Maven
6 6 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.85%) GitLab
6 6 (3.85%) JMeter
7 5 (3.21%) Ant
7 5 (3.21%) JIRA Agile
7 5 (3.21%) Subversion
7 5 (3.21%) Zephyr
8 4 (2.56%) Hudson
9 3 (1.92%) REST Assured
10 2 (1.28%) CodeSonar
10 2 (1.28%) VectorCAST
10 2 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (11.54%) Public Sector
2 13 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (1.92%) Marketing
4 2 (1.28%) Local Government
4 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.64%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (30.13%) Developer
2 32 (20.51%) Java Developer
3 30 (19.23%) Architect
4 15 (9.62%) Security Architect
5 14 (8.97%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.33%) AWS Developer
6 13 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (7.05%) Project Manager
8 10 (6.41%) Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Java Architect
9 7 (4.49%) Tester
10 6 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Linux Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) C Developer
12 4 (2.56%) Lead Architect
12 4 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.79%) Spring
1 34 (21.79%) Spring Boot
2 18 (11.54%) Web Services
3 12 (7.69%) J2EE
4 10 (6.41%) SOAP
5 8 (5.13%) 802.1X
6 7 (4.49%) J2SE
7 6 (3.85%) HTML
8 4 (2.56%) CSS
8 4 (2.56%) Java SE
8 4 (2.56%) XML
9 3 (1.92%) Java EE
9 3 (1.92%) jQuery
9 3 (1.92%) JSON
9 3 (1.92%) Middleware
9 3 (1.92%) REST
9 3 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.28%) .NET
10 2 (1.28%) SAML
10 2 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.49%) IPTV
2 6 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.85%) User Experience
3 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.92%) NHS
4 3 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.92%) Social Media
5 2 (1.28%) Clustering
5 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.64%) PMI
6 1 (0.64%) STB
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.31%) Linux
2 14 (8.97%) Unix
3 9 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.85%) Windows
5 3 (1.92%) AIX
5 3 (1.92%) CentOS
5 3 (1.92%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.69%) Scrum
2 49 (31.41%) DevOps
3 43 (27.56%) Microservices
4 38 (24.36%) Test Automation
5 32 (20.51%) Kanban
6 28 (17.95%) TDD
7 23 (14.74%) Open Source
8 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
9 21 (13.46%) Security Testing
10 20 (12.82%) User Stories
11 18 (11.54%) Programme Management
12 17 (10.90%) Configuration Management
13 16 (10.26%) Software Architecture
14 15 (9.62%) BDD
15 14 (8.97%) Mentoring
16 13 (8.33%) Project Management
16 13 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 13 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 73 (46.79%) Java
2 20 (12.82%) Java 8
3 17 (10.90%) C
4 16 (10.26%) SQL
5 13 (8.33%) Python
6 11 (7.05%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.77%) Perl
8 8 (5.13%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.49%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.21%) Ruby
11 3 (1.92%) C#
11 3 (1.92%) PHP
12 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.64%) C++
13 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.64%) ES6
13 1 (0.64%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.64%) Scala
13 1 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 50 (32.05%) SC Cleared
1 50 (32.05%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.62%) CISSP
3 3 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.92%) ISEB
3 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.92%) OCP
3 3 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.64%) Degree
5 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) NCSC
2 4 (2.56%) QA
3 2 (1.28%) JTAG
4 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (6.41%) Ansible
2 7 (4.49%) Terraform
3 5 (3.21%) HP ALM
3 5 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.28%) Puppet
4 2 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) Oracle
2 7 (4.49%) Cisco
3 6 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.21%) AppDynamics
4 5 (3.21%) HP
4 5 (3.21%) webMethods
5 4 (2.56%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.56%) BEA
6 3 (1.92%) Remedy
7 2 (1.28%) SAP
8 1 (0.64%) IBM
8 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.64%) Splunk
8 1 (0.64%) Tableau
8 1 (0.64%) Talend
8 1 (0.64%) WSO2