Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 369 176 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 46.95% 20.21% 19.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 54.75% 23.66% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 131 157
Essex median daily rate £513 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.02% -1.18% +3.03%
10th Percentile £350 £250 £263
90th Percentile £600 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £405
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 27
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £41.13 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +12.67% +7.00%
10th Percentile £35.40 £31.27 £31.40
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £43.60
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.93%

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 674 744 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.75% 85.42% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 449 532
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £526 £549
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 143 146
Essex median hourly rate £31.27 £31.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% - +6.78%
10th Percentile £12.22 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.60 £44.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +25.90% +3.65%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 0 140 £500 +5.26% 2
Brentwood 0 30 £344 +11.79% 2
Basildon +15 11 £438 +86.17% 1
Chelmsford +11 6 £538 +19.44% 3
Witham - 3 £513 -
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Wickford - 1 £450 - 1
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 236 (63.96%) TDD
2 199 (53.93%) Middleware
3 188 (50.95%) SOA
4 183 (49.59%) Scrum
5 150 (40.65%) XML
6 145 (39.30%) Finance
7 142 (38.48%) Oracle
8 124 (33.60%) Manufacturing
8 124 (33.60%) Marketing
9 119 (32.25%) Digital Marketing
10 117 (31.71%) Business Intelligence
11 115 (31.17%) SAP
11 115 (31.17%) Electronics
11 115 (31.17%) Telecoms
11 115 (31.17%) Programme Management
12 111 (30.08%) DevOps
13 105 (28.46%) XSLT
14 104 (28.18%) Java
14 104 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
15 100 (27.10%) WSO2
16 98 (26.56%) Maven
17 95 (25.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 95 (25.75%) JSON
18 88 (23.85%) Greenfield Project
19 86 (23.31%) Kanban
20 83 (22.49%) Jenkins
21 81 (21.95%) Mule
22 80 (21.68%) XPath
23 78 (21.14%) User Stories
24 76 (20.60%) Apache Camel

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 95 (25.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 81 (21.95%) Mule
3 76 (20.60%) Oracle Service Bus
4 36 (9.76%) Confluence
5 31 (8.40%) JBoss
6 27 (7.32%) WebLogic
7 19 (5.15%) Apache
8 16 (4.34%) WebSphere
9 10 (2.71%) SharePoint
10 9 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (2.44%) CMS
11 6 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.54%) IIS
14 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.25%) GitHub
4 8 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.63%) PaaS
6 5 (1.36%) IaaS
6 5 (1.36%) SaaS
7 3 (0.81%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.54%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.28%) HTTP
2 38 (10.30%) SSL
2 38 (10.30%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.90%) LDAP
4 2 (0.54%) FTP
4 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.54%) Internet
4 2 (0.54%) SMS
4 2 (0.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.91%) Relational Database
2 26 (7.05%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.42%) MySQL
4 19 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 15 (4.07%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.25%) Ingres
7 11 (2.98%) Data Mining
7 11 (2.98%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.44%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.63%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.54%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.27%) Redis
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (26.56%) Maven
2 83 (22.49%) Jenkins
3 58 (15.72%) Git (software)
3 58 (15.72%) JIRA
4 45 (12.20%) Subversion
5 26 (7.05%) JIRA Agile
5 26 (7.05%) SoapUI
6 16 (4.34%) JUnit
7 11 (2.98%) Ant
8 10 (2.71%) Gradle
8 10 (2.71%) Selenium
9 9 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.44%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.90%) GitLab
10 7 (1.90%) JMeter
10 7 (1.90%) Mockito
11 6 (1.63%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.63%) Vagrant
12 5 (1.36%) AccuRev
12 5 (1.36%) Zephyr
General
1 145 (39.30%) Finance
2 124 (33.60%) Manufacturing
2 124 (33.60%) Marketing
3 115 (31.17%) Electronics
3 115 (31.17%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.25%) Automotive
5 6 (1.63%) Local Government
6 5 (1.36%) Back Office
7 3 (0.81%) Legal
7 3 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 147 (39.84%) Developer
2 77 (20.87%) Agile Developer
3 64 (17.34%) Integration Developer
4 59 (15.99%) SOA Developer
5 58 (15.72%) Senior Developer
6 50 (13.55%) Analyst
7 49 (13.28%) Architect
8 48 (13.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 40 (10.84%) Java Developer
10 31 (8.40%) Senior Agile Developer
11 30 (8.13%) Lead Developer
12 28 (7.59%) Scrum Master
13 27 (7.32%) Business Analyst
14 21 (5.69%) Middleware Engineer
15 20 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (4.34%) Integration Engineer
17 13 (3.52%) Technical Architect
18 12 (3.25%) Agile Coach
18 12 (3.25%) Tester
19 10 (2.71%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (53.93%) Middleware
2 150 (40.65%) XML
3 105 (28.46%) XSLT
4 95 (25.75%) JSON
5 76 (20.60%) Apache Camel
6 75 (20.33%) Swagger
6 75 (20.33%) WireMock
7 68 (18.43%) Web Services
8 63 (17.07%) SOAP
9 41 (11.11%) RESTful
10 39 (10.57%) J2EE
11 34 (9.21%) Spring
12 31 (8.40%) REST
13 30 (8.13%) HTML
14 28 (7.59%) AngularJS
15 27 (7.32%) CSS
16 21 (5.69%) Spring Boot
17 20 (5.42%) JPA
18 17 (4.61%) Struts
19 16 (4.34%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 88 (23.85%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (8.67%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (5.15%) Virtual Team
4 10 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.90%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.08%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.08%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.81%) RIA
8 3 (0.81%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.54%) STB
9 2 (0.54%) User Experience
10 1 (0.27%) Clustering
10 1 (0.27%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.27%) IPTV
10 1 (0.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.16%) Linux
2 33 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 33 (8.94%) Unix
3 19 (5.15%) Mac OS X
4 12 (3.25%) Windows
5 9 (2.44%) Solaris
6 5 (1.36%) AIX
6 5 (1.36%) HPUX
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (63.96%) TDD
2 188 (50.95%) SOA
3 183 (49.59%) Scrum
4 119 (32.25%) Digital Marketing
5 117 (31.71%) Business Intelligence
6 115 (31.17%) Programme Management
7 111 (30.08%) DevOps
8 104 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (23.31%) Kanban
10 78 (21.14%) User Stories
11 69 (18.70%) Configuration Management
12 64 (17.34%) Mentoring
13 61 (16.53%) Coaching
14 58 (15.72%) Test Automation
15 43 (11.65%) UML
16 38 (10.30%) BDD
17 35 (9.49%) Software Engineering
18 34 (9.21%) API Design
19 32 (8.67%) Open Source
19 32 (8.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 104 (28.18%) Java
2 80 (21.68%) XPath
3 67 (18.16%) SQL
4 39 (10.57%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.05%) C
6 18 (4.88%) Perl
7 17 (4.61%) PL/SQL
8 15 (4.07%) Groovy
8 15 (4.07%) Python
9 11 (2.98%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.44%) Ruby
11 8 (2.17%) C++
12 7 (1.90%) X++
13 6 (1.63%) C#
14 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.81%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.27%) PHP
15 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.27%) VB
15 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 12 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.71%) ISEB
4 6 (1.63%) Degree
5 4 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.90%) QA
3 4 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (6.78%) Docker
2 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (13.28%) Opscode Chef
1 49 (13.28%) Puppet
2 34 (9.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 142 (38.48%) Oracle
2 115 (31.17%) SAP
3 100 (27.10%) WSO2
4 10 (2.71%) CA Agile Central
5 9 (2.44%) CA
6 8 (2.17%) Adobe
6 8 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.17%) IBM
7 7 (1.90%) HP
7 7 (1.90%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.36%) webMethods
9 3 (0.81%) Google
10 2 (0.54%) Omniture
11 1 (0.27%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.27%) Tableau
11 1 (0.27%) VMware