Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 272 239 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 40.96% 29.33% 18.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 48.31% 33.57% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 174 139
Essex median daily rate £513 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.82% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £358 £263 £288
90th Percentile £600 £546 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 21
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +3.55%
10th Percentile £35.65 £35.25 £31.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £46.75
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% -11.24%

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 563 712 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.79% 87.36% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 460 482
Essex median daily rate £490 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.67% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £230 £243
90th Percentile £609 £538 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 111 144
Essex median hourly rate £33.17 £35.00 £31.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.24% +11.08% +50.05%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.00 £45.52
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year +4.48% +14.53% +17.00%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 99 £505 +6.32% 4
Brentwood 0 22 £450 +69.81% 2
Chelmsford +10 15 £375 -16.67% 12
Basildon +5 11 £450 +74.76% 10
Witham - 4 £481 -
Harlow 0 1 - - 4
Epping - 1 £380 - 1
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 152 (55.88%) TDD
2 118 (43.38%) Middleware
3 116 (42.65%) SOA
4 109 (40.07%) Scrum
5 106 (38.97%) Oracle
6 103 (37.87%) Finance
7 101 (37.13%) XML
8 96 (35.29%) Java
9 86 (31.62%) Manufacturing
10 83 (30.51%) Marketing
11 81 (29.78%) Web Services
12 80 (29.41%) Digital Marketing
13 76 (27.94%) SAP
13 76 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
13 76 (27.94%) Electronics
13 76 (27.94%) Telecoms
13 76 (27.94%) Programme Management
13 76 (27.94%) Greenfield Project
14 73 (26.84%) SOAP
15 71 (26.10%) XSLT
16 70 (25.74%) Maven
16 70 (25.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 69 (25.37%) WSO2
17 69 (25.37%) JSON
18 63 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
19 61 (22.43%) RESTful
20 57 (20.96%) Mule
21 56 (20.59%) Oracle Service Bus
21 56 (20.59%) XPath
22 55 (20.22%) Swagger

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 70 (25.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 57 (20.96%) Mule
3 56 (20.59%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (8.09%) JBoss
5 17 (6.25%) WebLogic
6 12 (4.41%) Apache
7 11 (4.04%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.31%) SharePoint
9 7 (2.57%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (2.21%) Confluence
11 5 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (1.84%) CMS
12 3 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.31%) GitHub
3 9 (3.31%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.74%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
6 1 (0.37%) npm
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.50%) HTTP
2 22 (8.09%) SSL
2 22 (8.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.47%) Internet
4 3 (1.10%) FTP
5 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.74%) SMTP
6 1 (0.37%) DMZ
6 1 (0.37%) Firewall
6 1 (0.37%) SMS
6 1 (0.37%) VPN
6 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 17 (6.25%) MySQL
2 17 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.15%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.68%) Data Mining
4 10 (3.68%) Ingres
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.10%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.74%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.74%) GIS
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.37%) DTS
10 1 (0.37%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (25.74%) Maven
2 49 (18.01%) Jenkins
3 39 (14.34%) Git (software)
4 29 (10.66%) SoapUI
5 25 (9.19%) Subversion
6 22 (8.09%) JIRA
7 18 (6.62%) Selenium
8 17 (6.25%) JUnit
9 13 (4.78%) Cucumber
10 12 (4.41%) Zephyr
11 9 (3.31%) JMeter
12 7 (2.57%) Ant
12 7 (2.57%) GitLab
12 7 (2.57%) Gradle
12 7 (2.57%) Mockito
13 6 (2.21%) LoadRunner
13 6 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.84%) AccuRev
14 5 (1.84%) Robot Framework
14 5 (1.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (37.87%) Finance
2 86 (31.62%) Manufacturing
3 83 (30.51%) Marketing
4 76 (27.94%) Electronics
4 76 (27.94%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.57%) Automotive
5 7 (2.57%) Publishing
6 6 (2.21%) Legal
7 5 (1.84%) Back Office
8 4 (1.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 110 (40.44%) Developer
2 55 (20.22%) Agile Developer
3 52 (19.12%) Integration Developer
4 44 (16.18%) Senior Developer
5 42 (15.44%) Architect
6 38 (13.97%) Analyst
7 37 (13.60%) Java Developer
8 35 (12.87%) SOA Developer
9 25 (9.19%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (8.82%) Senior Agile Developer
11 21 (7.72%) Lead Developer
12 18 (6.62%) Business Analyst
12 18 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (6.25%) Tester
14 12 (4.41%) Agile Java Developer
15 10 (3.68%) Scrum Master
16 9 (3.31%) Development Manager
16 9 (3.31%) Test Analyst
17 8 (2.94%) Product Manager
17 8 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (43.38%) Middleware
2 101 (37.13%) XML
3 81 (29.78%) Web Services
4 73 (26.84%) SOAP
5 71 (26.10%) XSLT
6 69 (25.37%) JSON
7 61 (22.43%) RESTful
8 55 (20.22%) Swagger
8 55 (20.22%) WireMock
9 54 (19.85%) Apache Camel
10 31 (11.40%) Spring
11 30 (11.03%) J2EE
12 27 (9.93%) HTML
13 22 (8.09%) REST
14 20 (7.35%) CSS
15 19 (6.99%) AngularJS
16 15 (5.51%) Spring Boot
17 14 (5.15%) JPA
18 11 (4.04%) JAXB
18 11 (4.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 76 (27.94%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.41%) N-Tier
4 10 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.31%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.21%) User Experience
7 5 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.84%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.10%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.10%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.37%) Animation
10 1 (0.37%) CESG
10 1 (0.37%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.37%) Clustering
10 1 (0.37%) iPad
10 1 (0.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.44%) Linux
2 20 (7.35%) Unix
3 16 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (4.41%) Mac OS X
5 11 (4.04%) Windows
6 4 (1.47%) Solaris
6 4 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (55.88%) TDD
2 116 (42.65%) SOA
3 109 (40.07%) Scrum
4 80 (29.41%) Digital Marketing
5 76 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
5 76 (27.94%) Programme Management
6 63 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (18.75%) DevOps
8 48 (17.65%) Kanban
9 45 (16.54%) Mentoring
9 45 (16.54%) User Stories
10 43 (15.81%) Test Automation
11 40 (14.71%) Configuration Management
12 38 (13.97%) Coaching
13 26 (9.56%) UML
14 23 (8.46%) BDD
14 23 (8.46%) Open Source
15 22 (8.09%) Data Mapping
16 21 (7.72%) API Design
16 21 (7.72%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (35.29%) Java
2 56 (20.59%) XPath
3 52 (19.12%) SQL
4 28 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.56%) C
6 13 (4.78%) PL/SQL
6 13 (4.78%) Python
7 11 (4.04%) Groovy
7 11 (4.04%) Perl
8 10 (3.68%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.31%) Ruby
10 7 (2.57%) C++
11 4 (1.47%) X++
12 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.10%) C#
12 3 (1.10%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.37%) PHP
13 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.88%) ISEB
3 11 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (2.57%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.47%) Degree
5 4 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.74%) CLAS
8 1 (0.37%) CCNA
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.37%) MBCS
8 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.04%) QA
2 6 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (4.41%) Docker
2 5 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (8.82%) Ansible
2 17 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 106 (38.97%) Oracle
2 76 (27.94%) SAP
3 69 (25.37%) WSO2
4 11 (4.04%) HP
5 10 (3.68%) Google
6 9 (3.31%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.94%) Adobe
8 7 (2.57%) IBM
9 5 (1.84%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (1.47%) CA
10 4 (1.47%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.10%) Kofax
12 2 (0.74%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.74%) Talend
13 1 (0.37%) Omniture
13 1 (0.37%) VMware
13 1 (0.37%) webMethods