Period
to 20 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 376 284 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.29% 41.76% 29.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 43.37% 47.81% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 227 170
Essex median daily rate £510 £513 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +17.82% +2.35%
10th Percentile £374 £360 £262
90th Percentile £600 £600 £540
East of England median daily rate £488 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 26
Essex median hourly rate £13.17 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.09% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £35.65 £35.25
90th Percentile £26.26 £45.00 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -68.28% +7.10% -3.13%

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 867 594 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.29% 87.35% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 416 455
Essex median daily rate £500 £490 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +30.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £537
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 109
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £32.10 £34.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.59% -7.29% +8.19%
10th Percentile £12.41 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.63 £63.75 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.13 £32.33 £32.50
% change year-on-year -40.85% -0.52% +8.33%

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 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Essex over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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 0 137 £500 -1.09% 4
Chelmsford 0 13 £500 +29.03% 11
Brentwood -4 8 £475 +8.57% 3
Basildon -1 5 £488 +8.33% 1
Harlow - 4 £395 - 4
Colchester - 3 £375 - 2
Witham +4 1 £625 +29.87%
Maldon - 1 - -
Grays - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 186 (49.47%) Java
2 163 (43.35%) Scrum
3 130 (34.57%) TDD
4 123 (32.71%) Oracle
5 103 (27.39%) JIRA
6 85 (22.61%) Web Services
6 85 (22.61%) DevOps
7 84 (22.34%) Jenkins
8 82 (21.81%) SOAP
9 81 (21.54%) Amazon AWS
10 79 (21.01%) Ansible
10 79 (21.01%) Linux
10 79 (21.01%) SOA
11 78 (20.74%) Confluence
12 77 (20.48%) Test Automation
13 75 (19.95%) Unix
14 74 (19.68%) Git (software)
15 72 (19.15%) Finance
16 70 (18.62%) SQL
16 70 (18.62%) Business Intelligence
17 69 (18.35%) RESTful
18 68 (18.09%) Marketing
19 67 (17.82%) User Stories
20 66 (17.55%) MySQL
21 65 (17.29%) SAP
22 64 (17.02%) Telecoms
22 64 (17.02%) Greenfield Project
23 62 (16.49%) Middleware
24 61 (16.22%) Manufacturing
24 61 (16.22%) Programme Management

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 78 (20.74%) Confluence
2 42 (11.17%) Mule
2 42 (11.17%) Oracle Service Bus
2 42 (11.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (7.98%) WebLogic
4 22 (5.85%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.99%) WebSphere
6 13 (3.46%) Apache
7 11 (2.93%) JBoss
8 7 (1.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.86%) SAS
9 6 (1.60%) WildFly
10 4 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.53%) CMS
11 2 (0.53%) nginx
12 1 (0.27%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (21.54%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.79%) GitHub
4 4 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.80%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.99%) HTTP
1 15 (3.99%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.72%) SSL
3 10 (2.66%) Internet
4 6 (1.60%) SSH
5 4 (1.06%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (1.06%) IP Telephony
5 4 (1.06%) LAN
5 4 (1.06%) SNMP
5 4 (1.06%) WAN
6 3 (0.80%) Extranet
6 3 (0.80%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) Modbus
7 1 (0.27%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.27%) SMS
7 1 (0.27%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.55%) MySQL
2 37 (9.84%) Pentaho
3 22 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.79%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (3.99%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.46%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.46%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.93%) Ingres
7 11 (2.93%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.13%) Big Data
9 7 (1.86%) Impala
9 7 (1.86%) SQL Server
10 6 (1.60%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.33%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (1.06%) Oracle OWB
13 3 (0.80%) BODI
14 2 (0.53%) Neo4j
15 1 (0.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 103 (27.39%) JIRA
2 84 (22.34%) Jenkins
3 74 (19.68%) Git (software)
4 48 (12.77%) SoapUI
5 46 (12.23%) Maven
6 30 (7.98%) Selenium
7 26 (6.91%) JUnit
8 20 (5.32%) Subversion
9 19 (5.05%) JMeter
10 16 (4.26%) GitLab
11 14 (3.72%) Zephyr
12 13 (3.46%) Cucumber
12 13 (3.46%) Eclipse
12 13 (3.46%) Robot Framework
13 12 (3.19%) LoadRunner
14 11 (2.93%) Artifactory
14 11 (2.93%) Bitbucket
14 11 (2.93%) JIRA Agile
15 8 (2.13%) CA Gen
15 8 (2.13%) Gradle
General
1 72 (19.15%) Finance
2 68 (18.09%) Marketing
3 64 (17.02%) Telecoms
4 61 (16.22%) Manufacturing
5 59 (15.69%) Electronics
6 6 (1.60%) Legal
7 5 (1.33%) Local Government
8 3 (0.80%) Automotive
8 3 (0.80%) Retail
9 2 (0.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (38.56%) Developer
2 94 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 44 (11.70%) Analyst
3 44 (11.70%) Senior Developer
4 36 (9.57%) Integration Developer
5 34 (9.04%) Architect
6 30 (7.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 30 (7.98%) Tester
7 26 (6.91%) Senior Java Developer
8 20 (5.32%) Test Analyst
9 19 (5.05%) Lead Developer
10 17 (4.52%) Agile Developer
10 17 (4.52%) Scrum Master
11 16 (4.26%) Lead Java Developer
11 16 (4.26%) SOA Developer
12 14 (3.72%) Automation Tester
12 14 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (3.46%) QA Tester
14 11 (2.93%) Pentaho Developer
14 11 (2.93%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (22.61%) Web Services
2 82 (21.81%) SOAP
3 69 (18.35%) RESTful
4 62 (16.49%) Middleware
5 58 (15.43%) XML
6 54 (14.36%) Spring
7 43 (11.44%) Apache Camel
8 41 (10.90%) JSON
9 40 (10.64%) Spring Boot
10 31 (8.24%) HTML
11 29 (7.71%) J2EE
12 26 (6.91%) JMS
13 25 (6.65%) CSS
14 23 (6.12%) Swagger
14 23 (6.12%) WireMock
14 23 (6.12%) XSLT
15 19 (5.05%) JAX-RS
16 17 (4.52%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (3.99%) AngularJS
17 15 (3.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.02%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (7.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 22 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.19%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.93%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.66%) Replication
8 9 (2.39%) Data Structures
8 9 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.86%) Clustering
11 5 (1.33%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.06%) User Experience
13 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.27%) Blog
14 1 (0.27%) CAN bus
14 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 79 (21.01%) Linux
2 75 (19.95%) Unix
3 31 (8.24%) Windows
4 17 (4.52%) Solaris
5 14 (3.72%) CentOS
6 13 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.93%) AIX
8 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (43.35%) Scrum
2 130 (34.57%) TDD
3 85 (22.61%) DevOps
4 79 (21.01%) SOA
5 77 (20.48%) Test Automation
6 70 (18.62%) Business Intelligence
7 67 (17.82%) User Stories
8 61 (16.22%) Programme Management
9 60 (15.96%) Microservices
10 59 (15.69%) Digital Marketing
11 57 (15.16%) Kanban
12 51 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (13.30%) Configuration Management
14 45 (11.97%) BDD
14 45 (11.97%) Waterfall
15 43 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
16 38 (10.11%) Test Strategy
17 35 (9.31%) Open Source
17 35 (9.31%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 33 (8.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 186 (49.47%) Java
2 70 (18.62%) SQL
3 50 (13.30%) Java 8
4 36 (9.57%) Shell Script
5 24 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.85%) XPath
7 21 (5.59%) Perl
8 19 (5.05%) PL/SQL
9 18 (4.79%) Groovy
10 17 (4.52%) Python
11 16 (4.26%) Ruby
12 10 (2.66%) C#
12 10 (2.66%) Scala
13 9 (2.39%) C
14 6 (1.60%) PHP
15 5 (1.33%) Haskell
16 4 (1.06%) Java 9
17 3 (0.80%) Clojure
17 3 (0.80%) Erlang
17 3 (0.80%) F#
Qualifications
1 57 (15.16%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.44%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.85%) ISEB
4 21 (5.59%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.86%) Degree
5 7 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.80%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.80%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.53%) IRCA
9 2 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.11%) QA
2 11 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.06%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (10.90%) Docker
2 11 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 79 (21.01%) Ansible
2 27 (7.18%) Terraform
3 23 (6.12%) Puppet
4 21 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.86%) Kibana
6 6 (1.60%) Opsview
7 4 (1.06%) Cacti
7 4 (1.06%) logstash
8 3 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.80%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.53%) Grafana
9 2 (0.53%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.27%) Mesos
Vendors
1 123 (32.71%) Oracle
2 65 (17.29%) SAP
3 46 (12.23%) WSO2
4 29 (7.71%) Microsoft
5 23 (6.12%) IBM
6 18 (4.79%) webMethods
7 11 (2.93%) BEA
7 11 (2.93%) Informatica
8 10 (2.66%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.39%) Adobe
9 9 (2.39%) VMware
10 8 (2.13%) Cisco
10 8 (2.13%) Pega
11 7 (1.86%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.33%) Talend
13 4 (1.06%) CA
13 4 (1.06%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.06%) NetQoS
14 3 (0.80%) Google
14 3 (0.80%) Sun